08/08/2012 Newsnight


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When will the British economy start growing again? Don't ask me and


don't ask the Governor of the Bank of England either. I don't think


we're in any position to forecast what will happen in the euro area,


and therefore, we're in no position of what will happen in the UK we


have no forecasts. Could the economy get a lift from all that


Olympic goodwill. We will ask four people at the sharp end, whether


there will be long-term dividend from the games. Also tonight, the


consensual sexual acts that landed a barrister in court. We will hear


from prosecutors, and ask the prosecuted, whether he feels


persecuted. At a special report from a city where heroin is cheaper


than chood. -- food. The Governor of the Bank of England,


Sir David King, mindful not everyone will wade through every


painch of the bank's quarterly report, is focusing on something we


all understand, the weather.' year ago he said the economy was


navigating rough waters, and storm clouds continued to roll role in


from the euro area, then it was had he winds, and choppy water, in May


it was strong head winds, and then it was choppy waters continuing to


roll in. A woman ran the bank earlier, and said there was a


Hurricane on the way, apparently. Don't worry, there isn't. Weren't


the Olympics supposed to make the economy stronger, if not faster and


higher. Zero growth, why? That zero growth is the bleakest of all


projections from anyone, zero is as bad as anyone thought it would be


in 2012, it is for the whole year. A year ago we thought it would be


2%, that is where all that head wind stuff came from Mervyn King.


One odd quarter down or up, it doesn't matter to macro-economics,


what matters is the size of the economy. This is the graph Mervyn


King obsesses about. This red line shows you the UK economy, since


2008 it has been smaller, it hasn't managed to struggle back, even on


the day Lehmans went bust, and in the yellow zone, the projection, we


find under new zero growth this year, that the British economy


doesn't come back to its old size until mid-20 20 20, that is eight


years. This is the central prodetection, Mervyn King, because


of Europe, doesn't think you can put an accurate figure on that red


line at all. I don't think we are in any


position to forecast what will happen in the euro area, therefore,


we are in no position to make any accurate forecast of what will


happen in the UK. I don't think anyone else is either, to be honest.


That is immensely reassuring to us all, what can he do about this?


is very clear, He made a big signal today, that there is more quanative


easing to come, we have had �357 billion already, and there is


funding for lending �80 billion for the banks. The Government talked


about this today, in the space of a year they pumped �125 billion into


the economy, only �35 billion became money in people's pockets,


why not? Because the banks are standing in the way. The �80


billion, it is clear will become bank profit. Because of this, the


governor was pressed by journalists if there were more radical things


to do, one journalist sad why not buy the debt from the British


economy and write it off? Could they do that? They could do that.


Instead of saying over my dead body, he didn't say. That I was intrigued


by that, I'm not the only one sitting in the press conference who


was intrigue bid it. There may be more radical action. The earliest


thing is another interest rate cut, probably to actual zero. Before


that, can we count on the Olympics to boost the economy? If you ask


that from any retailer in London, you will get a punch in the face,


to be honest. Most are so annoyed about what the effect has been.


Even those not sunk by it are feeling the binch. It does turn out,


-- the pinch. It does turn out there is an upside, it is, the


ticket sales. While we are all trying to get the tickets, we are


contributing to the economic growth. Those of us on the edge of the


Olympic Park, it has been swings Never mind the dressage, Britain


today was going for medals in the ultimate street sport, BMX. The


sport that makes you glad they invented shock absorbers. And with


the whole country now getting the cans in for the closing ceremony,


it is time to start thinking about the economic impact of the games.


Just a month ago, this was the promise. I'm confident we can


derive over �13 billion of benefit to the UK economy, over the next


four years, as a result of hosting these games. But with economics, as


with BMX, it doesn't pay to be confident. The Bank of England's


zero growth prediction burst the Olympic euphoria today. As for the


2012-effect, turns out it is minor. There may well be some extra


spending from tourism, but as many of us know, there is there has also


been travel disruptions, more people are going on holiday those


effects are small. The contributions from both ticket


sales and TV rights, may bring a small boost to GDP in Q3. That is


from the Bank of England is not exactly an enforcement of an


economic Phoenix rising from the Olympic Flame. It does, at least,


allay fears, that the overall impact of the games could be


negative. At this floating market, a mile away from the Olympic Park,


they are a little bit less ewe effusive about the impact of the


games. This is an Olympic venture, but has it been attracting Olympic


people? Swings and roundabouts, the fact we have come together has


served us well, but the trade is exclusively local people. We have


had a normal summer, if we have had a boost, it is because we are a


floating market and come together. We have been shocked that there is


less traditional foot fall than if we hadn't been together and a bit


of a pull to people. No, there is not massive Olympic bump up, we


haven't found that. The Olympic audiences, even though the site is


just up behind us? Don't come here. The overall figures are patchy.


This is what we know, hotel occupancy in London at the start of


the games was 84%, a little up on the norm, of 82% a year ago. A


post-games dip is expected, starting this Sunday. With


restaurants takings in central London were down about 40% at the


start of the games and Des spite an improvement, they are still down.


The two -- and despite an improvement, they are still down.


The two negatives, the costs, to pay for t we have had a lot of tax


rises in the last couple of years, and one of the reasons is to pay


for the public spending, one element of which is the Olympics.


The second is the Olympics seems to have scared off economic activity.


People were afraid that they wouldn't be able to travel to work,


I run a London business, I was told to try and ask my staff to work at


home. And tourism has been diverted from London, London has fewer


tourists than usual, which is a bit odd, given the Olympics are going


on. But other tourists who normally come to London have been diverted,


they were afraid it would be too expensive. The Government spent �9


billion on the games, the lottery another �2 billion, and the tax-


payers in London �1 billion. A lot of that has gone on infrastructure,


in private sector investment the massive shopping centre in


Stratford is swings and roundabouts, it is a huge success, but retailers


everywhere else in London say they are feel feeling the pinch. Those


involved say the real pay-off is yet to come. Even down to the


spectators who go, we are wowed. How do we turn the wow into


economic percentage points? We have to follow through and make sure we


deliver what we said we would from a legacy perspective. We want


vibrant, occupied, well-used venues, capable of being used by not just


elite, but everybody else. We want to create a place where people want


to live, work and play. If we let the developments play out. That in


theself will be a huge legacy. is a world away from the big


planning project, or the credit card and burger and fizzy drinks


companies that actually sponsored the Olympics, but it is stuff like


this -- if stuff like this is the lasting legacy of the games,


economic specialists will be very pleased, this is what they planned


and worked for, real, chaotic, small businesses, and people and


families, colonising the space in unpredictable and innovative ways.


With all major state-run projects, there is an element of build it and


they will come, and on this evidence they have. Not necessarily


the people we expected. We will only know if the games generated


more wealth than they consumed later.


Four people with their fingers on the economic pulse are here. The


co-founder of the Lyon restaurant chain, the man behind the Moshi


Monster. The chair of Venture Capital, and Nicola Smith. Are we


all agreed that you are all excited about the games, none of you saying


bah-humbug. How do we translate that into something that has some


kind of lasting economic legacy, Michael? I think everyone has been


taken by surprise at how quiet things have been in central London.


You mentioned taxi drivers are saying takings are down 20%,


restaurants and bars are quiet. Going forward, what an amazing


advert this has been for brand Britain, billions around the world


are watching, hopefully it will increase tourist numbers in the


future. Big business may come and settle here, we want to hire lots


of people in silicone valley. And the other thing, the fact the games


are inspiring a generation of kids. Olympians make amazing role models,


better than reality TV stars, and the hard work and dedication they


put in will develop the next wave of sportsmen and women to make


Britain even greater. How do we translate this goodwill into


tangible? We will get some benefits out of it, I'm slightly less


optimistic than Michael. Why is that? The history of other games is


there hasn't been a lasting legacy of significance. There will be some


benefits for the country. It has been a success in terms of the


number of medal we have won. The organisation has gone well, the


site is good. But we have chucked an awful lot of money at it. A lot


of lottery money at gone at it, that could have gone somewhere else,


and done some other good. Has it done some good, yes. To justify the


expenditure? We will find out in a few years. I expect it will be near


neutrality, not anything particularly good, that is not to


knock t it is a great experience. What about the tourists who have


seen how great it is here and flock in greater numbers? They have to,


they haven't been here the last week or two. There has been rather


a shortage of people buying things in the stores in the city, I got


the figures today for one of the large luxury department stores,


some of their departments were down 50% this week. That is a huge


economic blow. There are plenty of people not winning, over time, yes


it will be good for the country's image, but most people did know


where London was. Have your ress been empty, John vein ent --


restaurants been empty? If you come to us you will find us filled with


people, before the Olympics we were up 5%, there has been a decrease, I


have a business partner who is shrewd, he spoke to people in


Sydney, who said they didn't get the bounce expected, we learned


from that. Two points to learn, number one, let's forgive the


Olympics for not necessarily creating economic benefit, if I


have a party, or I have a piece of cake, I don't try to ask that piece


of cake or party to achieve an economic benefit to me. We have had


a party, and there are huge benefits, non-financial, and non-


economic, and intangible benefit that is come to us as human beings.


We should celebrate that. The second thing is, we are half way


through the race. This is like asking Ben Ainslie half way through


the race, stop, and tell us why you might not win the race. We will


until Sunday, London is amazing, things are going on, this goes all


the way up to Glasgow. Let's come to London, there is lots going on.


We are half way through the race. There is the Paralympics, let's get


going, there is lots to do. Weren't you, as a businessman,


understanding, as many of us did, that the Olympic Games would have


an economic benefit to the United Kingdom. Didn't you expect to be


feeling that now. Why phone a friend in Sydney? 18 months ago the


general feeling was we are going to be so busy during the Olympics, it


will be out of control, you won't be able to get deliveries in, it


will be pandemonium, we will cope. Did you take on extra staff? We did,


but fortunately, based on what happened in Athens and Sydney, we


actually had some useful restaurant relationships, which told us that


things weren't quite as the myths were suggesting, we were fortunate


we were able to plan on that basis. I'm interested, surely the airlines


knew people weren't coming, and someone knew they weren't coming. I


wonder whether that message could have got out there earlier. Can we


blame British Airways? No, enjoy the Olympic and invite people to


come tomorrow. If you come to Lyon and say you like the rings -- Leon


and say you like the rings, you will get a free side. Just now or


because we are watching? I would like to sponsor the Olympics next


time. You are doing a good job of publicity now! What is the way to


screw some money, long-term, from the games? Two things to think


about, first of all what have we already benefited from, from the


games, this is a long-term construction project. It has


created thousands of jobs, there is a great agreement between unions


and employers on sielt, which means it is the great -- site, which


means it has one of the best health and safety records and no problems


with injuries, it is great to see how that benefited both workers and


the whole of us now as we are benefiting from an Olympic Park


that is being delivered to budget, to time, and has been a real


example of how public sector investment can kick start the


private sector investment we need to get the economy going on. We


have a big area of reclaimed land, we have massive transport


infrastructure and property infrastructure, and workers on the


park, being paid at London living wage rates over the past four years.


That will all help build productivity in the years ahead,


and could bring significant long- term benefits. In the short-term we


have to look beyond the Olympics at what is going wrong with the


economy. The problem is a Government economic strategy set on


choking off the recovery rather than getting us back to growth.


are calling for massive public spending on huge products? At a


time when the Government can borrow more cheaply than it has for two


centuries, and people and various economists across the world calling


for an immediate stimulus to get the economy going. Particularly


when we have all the benefits and jobs the infrastructure investment


can bring ts good for the Government to be considering that


sort of strategy now. What about the point earlier, perhaps if this


money was spent in another way, it would have had just as much benefit.


New roads, new railways? We have done, that we reclaimed a land that


was previously desolate, we have trained up apprentices. Everyone


not watching in London might have had the more benefit. You said it


was on budget, it wasn't. We pitched for �6 billion, it was �12,


that is not on budget. One of the reason things have gone well, a lot


of money has been spent, things have been done first-class, Rolls-


Royce throughout, that's good in many ways, but a lot of money was


spent. We did the same with the athletes, we spent �300 million, we


got medals, but �60 million ten years ago, we had none. What about


getting a man on the moon, did it inspire kids, definitely, but did


it doing anything? No I'm a boring old accountant, on budget to me


means on budget. It was a wonderful party, there is nothing wrong to


throw a party that lifts the national spirit, increases


confidence and makes people happy. It is hard to measure through GDP,


part of life's rich tapestry. can argue, all the construction


contracts were delivered through budget. This about the Olympics


lifting the national mood, I think it is fabulous, I'm worried about


all the these very minor economic factors n a normal period of


economic growth, would really not be having that much impact on our


GDP and suddenly being seen as enormously significant. The reason


the Government keep telling us about the snow and the rain and the


snow, and why it is all undermining our economy, is because underneath


it is stagnant, and growing less quickly than when the Government


came into power. Just thinking about the economic benefits,


certainly the legacy of these games, how are we going to measure it?


When do we measure it? Isn't it important to quantify it? We will


never be able to measure it properly. Everyone is happy. There


are some completely intangible things, will it result in more


exports and visitors? Yes it will do some of that, nobody will know


how much. You can't do it. Your point is an interesting one you are


making about infrastructure spend, despite the �12 billion, there is a


lot less than the reduction in the infrastructure spend since the


coalition came in. We are seeing infrastructure spending cut by


close to 50% in this parliament. It is one at the point where


consumption is falling, private sec investment is falling, it is one of


the way to get the economy growing again. It is a shame. The best


thing to do is educate Rio. We, seemingly as a nation didn't


completely learn from Sydney and Athens, Rio can learn from us and


understand what the pen about fits of a great party, and cost it


appropriately. We are in -- benefits of a great party, and cost


it appropriately. We have five or six days until the end, let's get


people to London, we have people in pink shirts and hilarious


entertainers. Thank you for the free meal offer. You're welcome.


don't have other entertainment, we have Newsnight. Tomorrow we will be


looking at another aspect of the Olympic legacy, we will be looking


at what will happen to the Olympic Park itself.


It's possible, you are watching this programme in your bedroom.


Perhaps alone, perhaps with your significant other, perhaps with


someone you have only just met, in which case, why the hell are you


watching Newsnight. But, whatever your bedroom circumstances, would


you like someone from the Crown Prosecution Service in there with


you, just to make sure you are not doing something grossly offensive,


disgusting or otherwise obscene, and then taking a photograph of it.


In essence, that's what happened to barrister, Sara Walsh. He has been


on trial, charged, under the Criminal Justice Act of 2008, which


makes it illegal to possess or look on-line at any pornographic image


depicting an act that results or is likely to result to a serious


industry to a person's breast, an news Oreganals. I don't want to


cause any offence, if it is not clear where the item is going, you


might want to find the remote. The charges related to photographs Sara


Walsh's computer, including images of anal fisting, and an object


being inserted into the tip of a penis. Another image found on Mr


Walsh's e-mail account was said to be an indecent image of a teenage


boy. The prosecution suggested to wans that people who attended


sexual health clinics engaged in more risky practices. She replied


people who attended took their sexual health seriously. Tonight


the Crown Court found him not guilty in the six charges against


him. Although he has kept his freedom, he last lost his job,


working as an aide to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. First the


woman who decided to bring the case, the chief crown prosecutor for


London. Why did the CPS bring the case? We brought the case because


there was sufficient evidence, when we looked at the case, we found


that there was evidence to prosecute the offence of possessing


extreme pornography. What we looked at there was whether or not there


was an pornographic image. And the element of the act that we


prosecuted under was whether or not the image showed there was likely


to be serious harm and injury caused. But to be clear, if these


acts had taken place and nobody had taken a photograph, the law


wouldn't be interested? No, it is around the image and the law which


we prosecuted under, it is about possessing a pornographic image.


But your concern was whether people would come to serious physical


damage? Yes, the law is about, does the image show an act that is


likely to cause serious harm or injury. So it is not about


particular acts being made unlawful, it is about, does the image show


that there is likely to be serious harm or injury. What the law is


obsessed about here, is, "sex"? is about pornographic images, it is


about are these extreme images, in that does it show serious harm or


injury. If I was to take a photograph of someone marathon


running, or skydiving, or smoke ago cigarette, the law is not


interested there? That is not pornographic. You have to make sure


there is a pornographic image, which, dedefinition, is sex. Is any


part of it, when you are prosecuting a case like this, do


you hope that people will be embarrassed into pleading guilty?


That is not why we prosecute cases, we prosecute cases because we have


the evidence there, and we put them before a jury. It is for a jury to


decide. This particular case went all the way through to a jury, it


wasn't stopped by the judge, it was put before the jury, the judge


decided there was a case to answer. It is a matter for the jury then to


decide whether there was any reasonable doubt, which is


different from our test which, is whether there is realistic prospect


of conviction. Are you still happy to have brought the case? Having


looked at the images and the case we were right to bring it. The


evidence was there. The fact that a jury decides differently, is


perfectly proper, but it doesn't mean our original decision was


wrong. Are you going to review your procedures as a result of this


case? We look at each case individually, and we look at


whether the evidence is there, and whether it is right to prosecute or


not, and whether it is in the public interest. We will certainly


do that, in the same way we always do. Our procedures are there to


make sure that those tests are carried through. This was case that


took place, in part, on Twitter, as you know, and something people are


saying on Twitter, they are wondwhrerg this prosecution had had


anything to do -- wondering whether this prosecution had anything to do


with Sara Walsh's work as a barrister of prosecuting police


officers for corruption? Absolutely not, I didn't know that was part of


his work. It doesn't matter who the individual is, we look at the


evidence and whether an offence has been committed. Isn't the


embarrassing thing about this case, not these images, but the fact it


was brought, what is the law doing in people's bedrooms? This is the


law as it stand, the act was passed in 2008, it is not for us to


comment on legislation. It is for us to apply the law as parliament


sees fit. Thank you very much. Thank you.


Sara Walsh, what is it like having your sex life discussed in great


detail in open court? Extraordinarily embarrassing. To


speak to a jury, across a courtroom, over seven days, explaining what I


do in private is not something I would wish on anybody. Did you


consider, knowing that was coming, did you consider simply pleading


guilty and not going through that? Nothing that I did was ill legal,


and there was no way I would plead guilty, no. You are a QC, what did


you think of the legal arguments that were arraigned against you?


They were poor. The act has a purpose, that is to enable


prosecutions to take place for pornography that would be caught by


the Obscene Publications Act, were it published in this country. What


this act was actually used against me for were pictures that were


taken of consensual activities by people in private. That was not


what it was designed for. It is designed for extreme porn nothing


me, beastality, and necrophelia, not two or three people enjoying


themselves in the bedroom. What about the law's duty to protect


people from physical harm, whether or not there is a consenting act


going on? That is absolutely right, and were there any harm caused,


there wouldn't be a problem. These were consenting adults, I was


taking part in some of them, there was no harm at all. You were not a


medical expert, that is what the CPS had at their disposal, they


thought there was a problem? We had doctors who said there wasn't a


problem. It is activity that doesn't cause injury to the vast


majority of people who engage it, the test under the act is whether


it is likely to cause harm. It is a legislation that is designed to


stop extreme activity, the inversion of knives, this is not


what this was about. Do you blame the law then or the prosecutors who


made the decision to bring you to court? It is the way in which the


law is being interpreted. The law is correct, but the way in which it


was interpreted in my case was quite wrong. Will you change any


part of your behaviour as a result of this case, will you stop being


involved in photographing any of these events? No, the jury have


decided what I did was legal and proper.


This was case, which played out in part on Twitter. Your side were


able to tweet from the courtroom? That's right. How important was


that to you? It was very important. Because the headline of this case


sounds dreadful. If you hear the evidence as it comes out over the


course of the trial, and you are able to express that, over Twitter,


to people, they can feel as if they are participating, and people


understand what is going on. The reaction on Twitter was


overwhelmingly positive, they felt they were there and could


understand what I was going through. Even there was an allegation of an


indecent photograph of an under-age boy, was that a particularly


difficult thing to deal with? was, it was one of those


allegations that sounds absolutely ghastly. The jury decided that


image was an image of an adult. Do you want your old job back, will


you get your old job back? That is a matter for other people. Yes, I


would like to carry on doing what I did before, certainly. Do you think


you were well treated by your employers? As a barrister you are


not employed, the only person to mistreat me, would be me. At the


moment I'm unable to return to chambers, but I hope to be able to


do so. Have you any calls of support from people who used today


employ you today? I have had imnumberable calls from people


today, not from my chambers. Do you think the law will now be looked at,


or do you think at least the CPS will review their procedures?


think the CPS ought to lock at their procedures, they are using -


look at their procedures, they are using this act to criminalise legal


activity. When the act was passed, the Ministry of Justice indicated


it would only be used to prosecute pictures that would otherwise be


caught under the Obscene Publications Act. There is no way


these pictures would have been caught under the Obscene


Publications Act. It was used in a way parliament was told it would


not be used. What have you learned from this? That's a difficult


question. I have learned that the juries in this country return


perfectly sound and sensible verdicts. But I have also learned


that it takes 15 months of very difficult process to get there. I


am very much obliged to the jury for their sensible decision, but it


has been a long and hard road. In part of the world, where history


hangs heavy, and disputed lasts generations, there is renewed


unrest. In recent days the trouble in Sinai, has seen militants


killing Egyptian border guards. Now the military has hit back, and


Egypt's President has sacked his intelligence chief and the Governor


of North Sinai. Tell us more about what's happening? Essentially there


is a problem brewing in the Sinai Peninsula for a long time. It has


become ungoverned space, particularly since the Egyptian


revolution. Things have come to a head in the past few days. The


peninsula itself sits between Egypt and Israel. It is a sensitive part


of the world. There have been lots of attacks across the Israeli


border, if we go in closely, on Sunday, there was a major incident


at the Keremshalom crossing point, this is when 16 border guards were


killed by militants from the Egyptian side and then tried to get


through in armoured vehicles to the Israeli side. Yesterday the


Egyptian security forces came under attack in these two places. Their


response was to launch a major attack there, including helicopters,


firing missiles, some report even of air strikes, as we can see from


the video, heavy armoured force mechanised infantry moving in there.


The Egyptian military say they killed 20 people in those clash.


Some locals have cast doubt on that, and said they don't think many


people were killed. The point is this is now turning into a


militariseed flash point, with considerable risks for the new


President of Egypt and security more generally in the area. What


are we learning about the relationship between the President


and his generals? We are hearing about the military and the


President being locked into conflict. Now they have to deal


with the problems together. They have formed a defence council, the


President and the Defence Minister, this holdover from the Mubarak era,


they are both on this. They took these decisions together, we are


told. They sacked the head of the domestic Intelligence Service,


because they say he ignored an Israeli warning that this attack


was about to come. In some ways you can see a positive value in this


new joint approach. Mr Morsi obviously coming from the Islamic


side of politics, dealing with an Islamic militant threat in Sinai,


he has considerable credibility. The military, I think, regard that


as very helpful. But this could escalate seriously, if it becomes


more of a feud, if the combat becomes more generalised, it could


really test both President and military.


Some of the statistics about Karachi in Pakistan are quite


something. In one of the world's most populist countries, it is the


most populated city. One of the most densely populated areas on the


planet. Forecasters struggle to keep up with the explosion in


numbers in Karachi. 21 million people, they reckon. A number that


makes London, even Olympic London, look like Stackton Tressel. There


are more startling facts about Karachi, heroin is cheaper than


food. So the city has a vast number of addicts. Those who want to break


their habit have to rely on a controversial clinic, run by a


charity, using cold turkey methods. In this sprawling port city, there


is an estimated half a million chronic heroin add ducts. That is


one in every 40 people. Pakistan is seen by many outsiders as a failed


state, has little public health profession, it is left to charities


to plug the gap. The Edhi Foundation, runs what is thought to


be the world's largest drug rehabilitation centre.


Without the resources to offer conventional treatment, like


methadone, the 4,000 patients are given only paracetamol to help with


the pain of cold turkey. Every day the foundation is called by the


families of addicts, so desperate for help, that they are willing to


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Because he was forced into rehabbi his mum, under the centre rules,


only -- rehab by his mum, under the centre rules, only she can decide


when he can leave. Unlike him, these brothers checked themselves


in, and can leave whenever they It's now a week since the brothers


checked themselves into rehab. They have decided they are ready to


But had you sane's happiness is short lived. -- Hussain's happiness


is short lived. His wife doesn't want to see him and his mother-in-


law tells him to leave. At just 16, his wife says her life has been


The next day we found Hussain and Yusef sleeping rough, a few miles


from their home. The war in Afghanistan has led to a surge in


opaite exports, as a result, heroin in Karachi is cheaper than food,


and can provide escape for those stuck in a cycle of poverty and


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48 hours after calling for help, Staff at the centre told me they


often see patients pleading with family members. To them it is an


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expected part of the withdrawal A week after leaving rehab, he says


he has put his addiction behind him. But his brother is missing. Hussain


Treatment doesn't work for everyone. But the Ehdi Centre is a lifeline,


in a city that sometimes feels like it is floating on a sea of heroin.


There is more on that story tomorrow morning in Crossing


Continents at 11.00pm on Radio 4, a terrific network. A quick look at


the paper, in the Telegraph a That's all tonight. I will be back


with more winning medals tomorrow. From all of us on the programme,


From all of us on the programme, good night. Good evening, the


weather is set fair the next couple of days. With high pressure to


thank for that. It is muggy, starting with mist and fog, not


just around the coast but Midlands. It will burn back come the


afternoon. In Scotland we will see more sunshine. The north-east will


see more sunshine than we have seen. It will be warmer as a result of


more strong August sunshine. Always the risk that some southern coastal


counties will see sea fog lapping on shore. It is a similar risk


around coastlines of south-west England, the Bristol Channel and


Wales. On the whole we will see a lot of dry, fine and sunny weather.


Warm weather too, with very little wind around. There could be a sea


breeze to lap some of the sea fog on to the east coast of Northern


Ireland. With the weather front close by, one or two showers around.


Brushing close to the Western Isles, for the bulk of Scotland, a lot of


dry, and fine weather. Cloud in the north-east, one or two showers, the


indication there for Inverness. Otherwise, Thursday and Friday,


Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh and Inverness, set fair. A similar


picture further south. The cloud coming and going, more broken in


the south than we had during the day today. Warmer that is a


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