tv The Papers BBC News July 5, 2020 10:30pm-11:00pm BST
again, those temperatures between 1a and 21 degrees. now, as we move out of tuesday into wednesday, that front is not finished with us. there is another wave, another pulse of energy on that front, holding it in place probably across the south of the uk for the middle of the week, and to the north of that frontal system, the air is never going to be particularly warm, so expect some rather cool conditions for the time of year. through the middle of the week, there will be some rain at times, particularly down towards the south, and it will be relatively cool, 15—21 degrees.
hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment with caroline frost and rob merrick, but first the headlines. celebrating the nhs as it deals with the covid pandemic — nationwide applause for the health service's 72nd birthday in edinburgh there was music, and in county down in northern ireland even some fancy dress as people showed their appreciation on this anniversary. it's brought us all together, actually. i know it's not been good, but for the community, it has. a call for urgent action to resolve the problems in social care once and for all — ministers say a plan will be brought forward.
thousands more staff are to be sent into job centres amid fears of a sharp increase in unemployment. and lewis hamilton and 13 fellow drivers begin the formula one season in austria by taking the knee. hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the journalist and broadcaster caroline frost, and the deputy political editor of the independent rob merrick. rob, we don't have your sound yet, but i'm hoping we were. 0h, rob, we don't have your sound yet, but i'm hoping we were. oh, and told
me do. great. before we get into the papers, let's have a look at some of the first editions that have come "their finest hour" on the front page of the metro, at the end of a day of celebrations to mark the 72nd anniversary of the nhs — including this pictured spitfire fly—past over cambridgeshire earlier. the i leads on news of a new fund for the arts — it says thousands of venues will be saved from closure thanks to over £1.5 billion in government funding. saved from closure thanks to over the daily express describes it as a lifeline for british culture. it's hoped the cash will help to keep the industry afloat whilst social distancing means it's still difficult to reopen. the rescue package, which includes emergency grants and loans, will also help galleries and museums — like the national gallery pictured here on the front page of the independent. these types of venues have been able to reopen this weekend but with a much smaller capacity than normal.
ahead of the chancellor's summer statement on wednesday, the telegraph reports that companies will be paid cash bonuses by the government to hire young people as trainees. it's part of a package of measures to try and alleviate post—coronavirus unemployment. with about £111 billion. the financial times warns that despite the hospitality sector beginning to reopen in england this weekend, many people working in the sector are fearful that the pandemic will present a longer term challenge to the industry. the paper reports that restaurants especially are expecting to struggle without the return of tourists or office workers. so, the arts funding story is the main story. caroline, let's have a look at the guardian first of all,
because a lot of the front pages have got this 1.5 billion lifeline. following a big lobbying campaign by some key names and faces in the arts sector. yes, i mean this is very exciting news, it couldn't have come a moment too soon for the arts industry. i think it's fair to say there are very much of the cliff edge. such dance has had to close its doors, it says, permanently, it's obvious to come too late for them. the good news as this mayjust be an lifeline that so many, not just the big names like the old vic, the globe, the royal albert hall, but all those community vital social hubs have got to at least tide them over what they think what is next. there are no guarantees, of course. my there are no guarantees, of course. my big next follow—up question would be how i used going to spend that cash? that emergency lifeline, to ensure that people will still be able to come and visit this to be
make these vital vent venues? it is a huge ecosystem of people, mostly freelancers, across the country. so many people have been laid off front of house, as we have been hearing. it's broken down with grants and loa ns, it's broken down with grants and loans, but most of it is in grant form? yes, as caroline says, the chancellor was under enormous pressure to act on wednesday. it was a way is going to be a major part of his announcement. he would have to get that announcement out early. the chancellor may have continued the furlough seam, but the government seems to be saying that i will be discontinued, so this is what is happening instead. the chancellor was determined to save money, there is no doubt about that, although he is no doubt about that, although he is spending billions, the calculation was that the furlough scheme was simply too expensive to continue, so this amount of money,
huge as it seems to be, it's much cheaper than continuing the furlough seam to be back scheme. but will it be as successful as the furlough scheme? we will come into that with more detail with the telegraph. we have that lovely picture, photograph ofa have that lovely picture, photograph of a woman in a mask and attending a preview, which reopens on tuesday for the general paying public, but as you say, who is going to be dishing this money out now? is it still under the arts council, or will those tiny theatres, there is little exhibitions, who is going to be releasing it? i think it will be spread across those bodies, like huge institutions such as the bfi will be involved, but it does
highlight a huge discrepancy. this is obviously great news across the a rts is obviously great news across the arts sphere, but it is apples and pears comparing the way galleries, which will be able to open the doors on tuesday, and theatres, how they go about it. i would feel much safer walking into a gallery or museum. it does depend much less on a beautiful social experience. this is put a piece of wood in the tight, it's prevented, but has no means answered the questions of how they're going to rescue this entire wonderful cultural landscape. rob, adjusting there will be some sort of link between what is happening in the a rts between what is happening in the arts world and what is happening in the international sporting arena, as well, in terms of when spectators are going to be allowed in, because it seems that the theatres will be able to go back to maximum capacity until the social distancing programme is completely stopped.
yes, and, of course, nobody could possibly put the date on that, other than the expectation that it is a long way off. caroline is much more about this than i do, so if you like i should take a back—seat, but i will have a go. as i understand it, the one metre distancing row, which is the new rule in pubs and restaurants, as long as other measures are taken. as i understand it, they want me to rule just doesn't work for most of the entertainment industry. when i say doesn't work, i'm it means that it's financially viable. it's not enough to make up for the fact that even when they do reopen, it will be on the same scale and with the same income and custom, and the thing about my part of the arts, if i can call it that, the one thing i miss most is cakes, live music, and there is no date, no prospect like music to come back because of course what the audience wants to do is crowd
together shout loudly and spread the virus, so that can't happen. looking at the older theatres, to change the older seats, to rip that out, that's a complete nonstarter, isn't it? it's not where you go to the theatre, is it? as rob said, you go to these collective gung ho experiences, netflix etc have managed to fill that vacuum, to some extent, but theatre in the pure arts, if you are, very much depends to be able to go along and be allowed to be joyful. to be able to go along and be allowed to bejoyful. i to be able to go along and be allowed to be joyful. i touch every piece of wood that i have that this will come to pass again, but i fear that this money, while a lifeline, just says now off you go, and faces challenges. now for the telegraph. cash for firms that hire young trainees.
bonuses for employers, but restrictions on hammy people they connect you take the money for. i think it is capped at ten, is that right? yes, this is, i suppose, alongside what is happening in the entertainment, hospitality world, the main issue in front of the chancellor is at rising unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, and i got to say that that, again, will fall short, really, what he has been asked to come up with, and also what the prime minister has hinted at. a couple of weeks ago, the prime minister promised each young person affected by the virus and apprenticeship. we have had no more detail since. now, apprenticeship. we have had no more detailsince. now, clearly, £1000 could be taken on as a trainee to do work experience for a short amount of time is a not an apprenticeship, a all is of time is a not an apprenticeship, aallisa of time is a not an apprenticeship, a all is a not an apprenticeship, a
full spa short of that. it seems, according to the telegraph, it's quite vague exactly what apprenticeship means. yes, the definition of apprenticeship has become increasingly loose over the la st become increasingly loose over the last few years, but people who work in that area, who know that an apprenticeship as a guaranteed job, currently training for a job or a school free trade, it can't be an in work placement to do voluntary work expense , so we work placement to do voluntary work expense, so we will have to see the detail of this, and also, of course, whether, given the economic situation, whether companies will wa nt situation, whether companies will want to take on young people, even with the incentive of £1000. caroline, tory row... influential chinese research group, some 50 or 60 on that, they want huawei
stripped by 2029. i think this has been some of the best of intentions. we know the back injanuary once johnson announced that we would be taking huawei's contribution to this, part of his go big scheme, but it has hit a bit of a dead end, a wall, because this report is saying it is not secure, really down to donald trump's decision to deprive us of those crucial us made parts, because he has taken his part, effectively, of the table. the whole thing has been deemed unsecured for british use. so, what borisjohnson does next is his next trick. more warnings from the former head of m16 and the dangers of using huawei, as well. i'm speeding on, because we are running out of time, but you'd
be back later. daily mail, pm, roll up your sleeves to tidy britain. this is an old campaign, but it's been released due to the pandemic. yes, they seem to come up with great regularity!” seem to remember richard branson being involved. maybe! waste and pollution is very bad, and i'm sure we can all be doing far more on clearing it up. i got to say that, no matter how bad the litter problem is at the moment, it doesn't really seem to me to compare with the prospect of the 4 million unemployed, the prospect of a theatres and music venues going bust. the really big stuff. so, it seems very strange choice of front—page story to return to a litter collection. it does, unless people are getting paid for doing it, but there is no mention of doing that in the moments in the mail. the
metro, the show will go on. the big picture at the top, a spitfire. thank you to the nhs, their finest hour. anniversary for their finest hour. anniversary for the nhs, but a lot more needs to be donein the nhs, but a lot more needs to be done in terms of investment. of course. we had matt hancock today pledging that their great work in recent months would be rewarded. he has already had, did he use the word guarantees? she was using the words rishi in a very telling way, i think it isa rishi in a very telling way, i think it is a nod and a wink to the statement, and it's time to remind ourselves of everything the nhs is done to look after us in recent times. interesting how they would use a spitfire for something like this, because the nhs formed after
the battle of britain, of course, in the battle of britain, of course, in the second world war. yeah, that does seem a bit incongruous, doesn't it? it is shaping up to be a really big event, isn't it? on wednesday, the government has been downplaying the government has been downplaying the announcement, everything points to the announcement being a budget in all but name. your back in half an hour, thank you both very much for taking us through the first editions of the papers.
welcome to click. i hope you're doing ok. and, i don't want anyone to panic, right, but lara has left the building. she's gone rogue... is that the outside? it's the outside world! i've been allowed out. and you may be next week! oh, no. no, too scary. too scary! what're you up to? well, i was actually inspired by last week's food special to grow some of my own veg. but seeing as i can't even keep a cactus alive, i've gone for a spot of technology to help — of course. 0k. so what's that all about then? ok, so welcome to my smart garden. this is actually called click & grow. good name! seriously? brilliant. yep, absolutely. now, this is actually a spot of verticalfarming. although i've been setting it up outside it will live indoors, and the device provides exactly the right amount of light and water that the plants need. plus the plants all come like this in little sachets
where you have the seed for whatever plants you want, but also what the company calls smart soil, which means thatjust the right amount of nutrients should be within each pod so there should be no problem in creating perfect crops. now, this device has been around for a little while, but what is new is that it now syncs your smart phone, plus this should be just the right amount of these products that one person needs to not have to go to the supermarket. what are you planting then, at the moment? well, i've got some lettuce, i've got some basil, and i've got some tomato growing. so when all this is over i can make you a salad. laughter. there's an offer. all right, well, you carry on sowing and i'll see you in a few minutes. the influence of facebook in elections has become a huge topic. the world is still debating to what extent it was responsible for president trump's victory back in 2016. as the 2020 us elections approach
the discussion over the influence of social networks is once again on the agenda. joe biden, the nominee for the democrats, has been warning that not enough has been done to protect the integrity of elections. but while the world has been talking about facebook and twitter, another social network has been on the rise — tiktok. just a few years old, it's already been downloaded more than two billion times. it's an alluring mix of funny videos and the latest dance moves have been a particular hit with younger users. but with great power comes great responsibility. tiktok‘s huge user base could mean that it has a huge influence. and as james clayton has been finding out, it is now being used as a political platform. and just like facebook and twitter before it, a dark side is emerging. tiktok is a platform where you have
fun and be creative. its whole philosophy is based around music, lip syncing and, of course, dancing. it's not supposed to be a political platform. it was not supposed to be any platform other than music. i mean, that's how it started. tiktok banned political ads last year, but its content is increasingly political, blurring the lines between comedy, entertainment, and politics. tiktok uses laid claim to sabotaging donald trump's tulsa rally, reserving seeds in droves they would never use. now people have started sitting up and taking notice of the platform's political power. the big question now isjust how influential can these videos be? and are they the future of political advertising? tiktok is easy to use and fun, giving users creative tools to make imaginative content. and exactly the same tools have been
applied to political videos. there's a green screen option so you can be your own presenter, pointing different facts and figures on the screen. the other thing you can do on tiktok is sing along with your mates, by duetting with them by splitting the screen. but that's big on political tiktok too. you can use it to react to other people's political comments — not always in a good way. sabrina haake ran to be northwest indiana's democratic candidate. she didn't have much a social media following anywhere until she posted this video on tiktok. pop music. # you know i'm your type, right...# the video has had more than 300,000 likes. that's the kind of engagement you might expect of a presidential candidate.
what worked for you in terms of getting likes? well, it was the music. # you know i'm your type...# tiktok‘s a perfect venue for people who want to get across their message in very simple terms. because there's not a — you know, it's sort of the two second sound bite platform right which is kind of everything that i am running against but it also works because it gets people to look into your platform, and read it more closely. despite this tiktok popularity, sabrina haake didn't win, not even close. evidence perhaps that popularity on tiktok doesn't necessarily translate into votes at the ballot box. but tiktok wasn't designed to be political. its blend of short videos and young users makes it particularly vulnerable to fake news and extremist material. during the george floyd protests, a man linking himself to an extremist libertarian militia, call the boogaloo boys,
allegedly shot and killed a federal security officer, injuring his colleague, he's been charged with first—degree murder. the movement that he belonged to aims to prepare for an armed struggle against the state. boogaloo boys often wear colourful hawaiian shirts, and are almost always heavily armed. tiktok has tried to purge boogaloo videos by getting rid of the boogaloo hashtag. but we were able to find many gun videos using a different boogaloo hashtag to get round the ban. the thing that is interesting about them is that it is like the wild west. the president of media matters first spotted a rise in this extremist material a few months ago. they were getting around it in two meaningful ways. one was that their identifier was not picking up the gun somehow. and none of tiktok‘s countermeasures were searching for the right terms for the boogaloos, so even though it was against their rules
it provides information to people at the moment. so we really need some more clarity both from the app and from people who are using it, on what it might do in terms of political campaigning this year. with all of the press coverage that tiktok has received, it's easy to forget just how young tiktok actually is — just three years old. and we're still, perhaps even tiktok is still, getting to grips with the huge amount of power the platform now wields. many more of us have been working from home during the pandemic and if, like me, you're starting to feel a spot of zoom fatigue, then how about some new ways of doing meetings? well, chris fox has been taking a look at what can be done in virtual reality. at the start of this week, i really did think who's going to put on a virtual reality
headset to do work or video calling? why wouldn't you just do it on your computer like everybody else? but, i have to say, some of the apps in development have really surprised me. this is spatial, a meeting space designed to bring together people with vr headsets and those without. those without a headset can drop in using their computer and webcam. so i can see zoe up on a huge video wall. and those of us with a headset are represented by these 3d avatars. all i had to do was upload a photo or take a picture using my webcam and it turned that into a 3d avatar. it applied my skin colour to the arms and look how accurately it modelled my fringe from a 2d webcam image. and, just forfun, i tried making an avatar using a picture of a dog and i had to see this so you have to see it too. laughter. now we're all in the meeting room together we can share files and photos, even 3d objects like this rendering of mars.
this is in many waysjust like a video just like a video call, but i can't stress to you enough how different it feels. and spacial, unlike a video call, really feels like the people are there in the room with you. and if you go up to them too close it feels uncomfortable and weird, especially if you go really close because you can, at the moment, look through their head and see their teeth and eyeballs, which is a little bit spooky. and here's how the setup looks for zoe who isjoining usjust like a video call on her laptop. she gets an overview of the room and she can see our 3d avatars moving around in front of that video wall. it was certainly a more personal and sometimes too intimate experience. and that feeling of really being in the same room as someone when you're in vr makes it very compelling. brilliant. that was chris fox. and that's it for the shortcut of click, from me on the sofa, and lara with her tomatoes. i'm just syncing my plants to the app! laughter. very 2020. listen, the full version available
right now for you on iplayer. please, do check it out. thanks for watching and we'll see you soon. bye— bye. good evening. it's been a very windy day across the uk. the kinds of winds we might expect in the autumn, not so much during the summer. and it stays quite blustery out there through tonight. further showers in the forecast working their way southwards. with the winds coming down from the north—west, a cooler, fresher feel to the weather as well. we start tomorrow morning between nine and 12 celsius. now as we go through tomorrow, there will be some showers around. not as many as we've had during today, but across northern and eastern scotland, down the eastern side of england, perhaps into the midlands, east wales, and also northern ireland, could see one or two showers.
not as many the further south and west you are, should be largely dry with some spells of sunshine. these are the wind gusts we are expecting tomorrow. not quite as windy as it was today, still fairly blustery out there, and it will feel cool as well, particularly given the fact the temperatures are a touch below average for the time of year — 1a to 21 celsius. as we look further ahead into tuesday and wednesday, well, some dry weather, but some wet weather also pushing in from the west. the winds will be lighter, but it stays fairly cool.
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