18/11/2013 Newsnight


18/11/2013

Investigating the NHS's treatment of patients with brain injuries. A look at the ex-bank boss filmed allegedly buying drugs. Are women bishops on the way? With Kirsty Wark.


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Newsnight exposes the shocking treament being meths out to - meted

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out to those in brain injury specialist units. Grant the staff

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are coming in, they will come in, you have been told repeatedly the

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staff are coming to wash you. We have to have handover first. The NHS

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Trust involved accept it was appalling. Will be talking to a

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former patient who has been through the system, and with her, the woman

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who is playing a key role in sorting it out. Rare pictures of Guantanamo

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detention camp have been broadcast on US television. Act with us like a

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human being, not like slaves. That is the voice of Shakar Ama, a UK

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resident. His lawyer is here with his reaction. We're treated to the

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first guided tour of Tate Britain transformed.

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Good evening, when someone suffers a severe brain injury, their chances

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of recovery often rest upon the quality of the programme of

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rehabilitation they receive. Sometimes relatives find it very

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difficult to gauge the quality of that care. But what is indisbutable

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is an expertise in care for brain-injured patients is uneven

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across England. We have the story of desperate measures of a man's

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treament in rehabilitation specialists. Every 90 seconds -- in

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seconds their life and the lives of their families are changed. That's

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what happened to Grant Clarke, he was 43 when he had a massive brain

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emridge. He dropped the children off at school and then he was arranging

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to go motor cross the following day, he had gone over to where the

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motorbikes were scored and just collapsed. Grant was left severely

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physically disabled, mentally he was fine but he couldn't really speak.

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18 months on he's still not home, and his partner feels he was let

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down by poor care at his first specialist rehab unit. I was told he

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would be there for 3-4 months, and I thought rehabilitation was exactly

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that, rehabilitation, to get you home. After injury the brain has to

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effectively build new pathways so that the person can regain the

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ability to do things. That can take weeks, months, even years. And it

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shows why it is so important to have good care and rehabilitation. That

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process of helping Grant relearn skills was meant to happen here, at

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the West Kent neuro-Rehab bill station unit. Not long after he

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arrived here in August last year, they started to worry. He didn't

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have his teeth washed his armpits watches, he was in urine all the

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time, every time I went to see him wet to his armpits and cold. She

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felt her complaints were ignored, so decided to taken a extreme step. He

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was trying inconsolably, and I said would it be better if I got a camera

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for your room. He stopped crying almost immediately and nodded yes.

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From the first day the secret camera picked up care that shocked Binny.

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This LAELT care worker starts cleaning the top of the tube that

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delivers food, fluid and medicine straight to Grant's stop marks care

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is needed because of the risk of infection. She does use an

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antiseptic wipe, but also borrows a pen and uses that. And over ten days

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Grant's call bell, his means of getting help is taken away for three

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times, for between ten and 16 minutes. On this occasion, when he

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presses the bell, a healthcare worker notes he's wet with urine,

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and said he will have to wait until staff changeover is finish. Still

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waiting five minutes later he buzzes again. This time a senior member of

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staff comes in and takes away the call bell. More than ten minutes

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later and with no call bell Grant starts pressing a keypad to get

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attention. When the same woman returns she's not pleased. By now

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Grant has been sitting in his own urine for more than a quarter of an

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hour. But what Binny saw two nights

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running horrified her, Grant wasn't meant to have anything by mouth,

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unable to swallow, choking could be life threatening for him. The camera

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shows an experienced healthcare worker giving Grant drinks of water

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on five occasions. Here Grant starts to cough, the worker whispers him to

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keep it quiet. Binny was really worried and overall Grant was making

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no progress. He had to get out of there, I knew that he wouldn't come

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home, I told them he wouldn't come home if he stays here and you keep

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treating him like this, he's not going to make him home. Questioned

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by police the healthcare worker said he regretted giving the drinks and

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now realised his poor judgment had endangered Grant, no charges were

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brought. The West Kent unit said it specialised in eurorehabilitation,

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but shockingly -- neurorehabilitation, but shockingly,

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an investigation found only one member of staff had specialist

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training in brain injury. The Trust upheld the 26 complaints that the

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family made against the Trust for the four months he was here last

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year and he was moved to place a safety. The Trust says:

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I think the attitude of the staff is very important as well. Professor

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Mike cap Barnes has specialised in euro-rehabilitation medicine for

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four decades. He says it is difficult to find people with

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specialist training in this field but it is vital. You can't do good

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quality rehabilitation without good quality people. It is not about

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fancy equipment or scans, or equipment at all, it is about the

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quality of the person that provides the hands-on assistance. He believes

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that services for people with acquired brain injuries are too hit

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and miss. There are some very good rehabilitation centres in this

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country. But equally, I'm afraid, there are units around the country

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that really don't provide proper co-ordinated rehabilitation at all.

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Yet that is what they are called, that, I think, is a sad reflection

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on something that needs to be done. And it's people like Shamell

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Courtney and her husband Mark, who have experienced what a lack of

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specialist care can mean in practice time and again. In March 2007 Mark

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had a major asthma attack, it left him severely brain-damaged. He needs

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24-hour care, round the clock, one-to-one. He's totally dependant

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on all his needs, nutritional, manual handling, washing, dressing,

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absolutely everything. So long after the brain injury her concerns now

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are less about Mark's rehabilitation, more about the

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failings in basic care which has meant she has been asked to train

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staff herself. He has been in four different placements in the past

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six-and-a-half years, I have not found that any placement is ideal.

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They all have their serious risks to these patients. That if I wasn't

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there, then you know, I don't think he would be here either. For Grant

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Clarke, being in a new unit that is providing good care and the

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rehabilitation he needs seems to be making a real difference. At the

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last place he was told his future was in a nursing home. Thanks to the

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progress he has made here, he's now starting to spend time back home

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with his family. There is good evidence that although

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rehabilitation costs more money clearly than someone going home or

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to a nursing home. That money is recouped over two-to-three years by

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that person requiring less support from the state, getting back to work

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and therefore earning money. So the short-term investment in further

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rehabilitation for six months or a year will be recouped by the state

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over two-to-three years. Grant is now starting to speak more, and he

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has clear goals. What is it you want to achieve? To walk. To walk. What

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about going home, how important is that to you? Very. Very. The fight

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to get the right help has added to the trauma they faced. They find

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that hard to understand. We asked NHS England to come on to Newsnight

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tonight and discuss care provision for patients with brain injuries,

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nobody was available. But the National Clinical Direct for

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Rehabilitation and Recovery in the Community gave the

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Here tonight we have Kate Allatt who survived Lock In Syndrome, and knows

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how vital good treatment is, and a rehab specialist who has been asked

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to lead the NHS for the revised treatment of brain injury patients.

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Good evening to both of you. What do you make of Grant Clarke's story?

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Well, it is difficult to comment on individual cases of course. But

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really that doesn't look at all the sort of standard one would expect to

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have. I think the point about that is that it really underlines the

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necessity to have patients who have complex disabilities cared for by

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staff. One staff was specialist in the treatment. That is

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extraordinary, calling itself a specialist unit and one trained

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specialist unit? And the British society of the Rehabilitation

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Medicine has set out standards to say what we would expect staff to be

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on those specialised unit, and the recommendation is at least a third

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of the staff to have specialised training in the nursing staff.

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Before I talk about what happened to you, I know you campaign on behalf

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of relatives and families. Presumably Grant Clarke and Mark's

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cases are not isolated? They are not isolated. There are a lot of people

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I deal with who have great experiences in rehab, if they get

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the opportunity to go to rehab. Which isn't always the case. So I

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have to say that, there are some good example, mine was very good.

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But this was appalling. Appalling, my heart goes out. But how often do

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we see vulnerable people in society being neglected like that, across

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all sectors. And for you, what happened to you? I had a brainstem

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stroke with Locked In Syndrome in February 2010, that left me unable

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to do anything to communicate through blinking. That was it,

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nothing else moved. I felt everything but I could move nothing.

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The process of getting better, is it about a partnership, the way that

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nurse was talking to Grant like a child. Well again I think that is

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appalling and very patronising, I think that is very controlling. I

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think the key thing in rehabilitation units there should be

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a specialised neuroteam, speech therapist, neuro-psychologist,

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neuro-physiotherapists, and I think especially in europsychologists, as

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part of a re-- neuro-psychologists, I think you need loved ones on

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board. You were unable to communicate, they wouldn't know if

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you were receiving proper care or not? Exactly, and also you have to

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also factor in the fact that loved ones tend to, a lot of loved ones

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tend to believe the doctor in the white coat because they don't know

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any different. Part of the problem is that you can't be guaranteed, as

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we said, what did Professor Michael Baines said, that there were units

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that don't provide proper co-ordinated care at all. It is a

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postcode lottery? Indeed, it is fair to say up until now rehabilitation

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has been something of a Cinderella speciality. Much of the focus has

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been on acute and frontline services. Specialised rehabilitation

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hasn't had the level of prioritisation that we would want to

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see. Is that because as the professor was saying that the

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initial injection of cash is high for rehabilitation, but it is down

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the line that the savings are made and trusts saying they can't afford

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it? It does look expensive to start off with, when you see those

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advantages play out over the life of the patient and we're often looking,

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as indeed in this film and quite young patients who have got the rest

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of their lives to really make the gains. Is that about the budgets of

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hospitals, they would like to think about the outcome three or four

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years down the road, but they are concerned about their budget over

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the next 12 months. Absolutely, that is partly the way the system is

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funded at the moment going from year-to-year. Are you suggesting it

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shouldn't be funded like that? No, I think one would like to see

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long-term planning and strategy really trying to make sure that we

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take advantage. We have, as Mike said really good evidence that

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rehabilitation can be cost effective, we need to make sure we

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do reap those benefits. On just the question of your rehabilitation, how

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did that play out, were you with the same staff, did you have continuity

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of care. I was in ICU for nine weeks and then went to 0s George Osborne

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straight there, and they were an amazing team. They had a very driven

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patient. Motivation of the loved one, motivation of the patient and

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the team, who identified with a young mother with three kids at

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home, it was easy for them to do something for me, because they could

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see and feel my might. They got out of me as much as I did out of them.

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It was two-way and I worked hard. I think that is important. Also

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rehabilitation, I have to say the rehabilitation should start earlier

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than it does in this country, it should start in ICU as it does in

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Denmark, two days after the coma. J In a moment rare access to the side

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of Guantanamo pay BAI detention camp. The Reverend Paul Flowers who

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led the Co-Op bank when it almost fell off the precipice was charged

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with allegedly trying to buy cocaine. Today the accusations about

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his behaviour were less about the drug deal about how about man with

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almost no experience of banking got the job in the first place. A review

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has been announced by the bank. Talk about breaking bad with a dose

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of breaking banks to go with it. The story of Paul DMROURS is

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extraordinary as it is multileveled. A Methodist minister, who

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aauthoriseding a Sunday newspaper sting put the meth into Methodist.

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Handing over ?200 for buying drugs. What else are we going to get, Ket?

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Up until June he was chairman of the Co-Op bank, a bank that went from

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one financial disaster to another, eventually being bailed out by hedge

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funds. The Reverend's life was in contrast to his poorer banking

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experience. I worked for bank for four years after I left school, and

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I undertook the examinations of the Institute of Bankers, I completed

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part one and the best part of part two of those explanations before I

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went to become a Methodist minister. So I have some experience but I

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would judge that experience was largely out of date in relation to

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the needs of contemporary banking, nonetheless I still had that

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grounding. All that training in pre-desminute analogue banking four

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decades ago must have been some use. Still he would be right on the money

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to give us the modern numbers, wouldn't he. Give everybody who is

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listening to this an idea of the size of the Co-Op Bank, roughly what

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is your total asset value? About just over ?3 billion. I'm talking

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about the assets so we are looking at the balance sheet here. I'm

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talking about the balance sheets and the asset figures were ?3 billion.

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You are offering me and I'm telling you that your annual accounts show

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it at ?47 billion. Indeed they did, forgive me. Your loan book is about

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?32 billion. It is one of the features of our banking crisis that

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when the dust settled it was clear that many of the people who had been

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approved by the regulators to steward our most important

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institutions were in retrospect wholly unsuitable. Though on the

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evidence of recent revelations, perhaps the Reverend Paul Flowers

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will be in a league of his own. Earlier I spoke to the chair of the

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Treasury Select Committee you saw there, I began by asking him how

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someone like Paul Flowers could be chairman of a large bank without any

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banking experience? What we discovered, if we didn't already

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know, is that the system of regulation was a flop, a failure. It

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was scarcely worth having. This called approved persons regime meant

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almost anybody could get through. I think it is important that we find

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out how exactly he was scrutinised. How he did get through in this

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specific case, and I will be writing to the regulators to ask them that

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question. He was interviewed by the FSA to be a non-executive director

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and he had a second interview when he became a chairman, this is at the

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height of the banking crisis. It is quite extraordinary at least I would

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feel it would be extraordinary did we not already know on the banking

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commission, which I also chaired in the summer, that this regime, this

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approved persons regime was not fit for purpose. That is why we

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recommended not to reform it but abolish it and replace it by

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something much more robust. Are you confident that your recommendations

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will be implemented in full? I can't be fully confident yet, it is

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crucial that parliament and the banking commissioners hold the

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Government's feet to the fire on this and make sure they implement

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these proposals in full. They are a package of measures, if taken

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together, can make a material difference to the way banks behave.

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You highlighted something to David Cameron something you worry will not

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be implemented what is that? There are a number, the Government haven't

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worked out the definition of a bank for the purposes of the legislation,

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that was made clear in the debate in the House of Lords, the Government

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have gone to think about it. Their definition of a banks could exclude

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investment banks. Most of us feel investment banks should be included

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in the licensing regime that we have proposed in the replacement for the

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very regime that went wrong here with the Reverend Flowers. When he

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was in front of you, at the Treasury select, did you have any idea that

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perhaps it was something to do with his lifestyle that he might have

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been behaving the way, say in the assets of the bank saying they were

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?3 billion and not ?40 billion? We will never know why he seemed in a

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sense slightly short of the odd fact about the bank that he was running.

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It is extraordinary that he had no idea at all about the asset base of

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his own bank after several years as chairman. Now, there are lots of

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non-executives in banks, are you confident that all the

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non-executives in large banks in this country are up to the job? You

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can FLEFR be -- never be absolutely confident of that. We have put in

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place a regulatory regime we are hoping the Government will

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implement. If it is implemented fully should achieve that. That

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means intensive interviews, not only at the beginning, but also during

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people's tenure, to pick up whether anything is going wrong, a very

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detailed list of what their responsible for, as individuals,

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which can then be checked back to see how they are doing. And with

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these interviews conducted by very senior people. I understand the veg

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lators are -- regulators are beginning to do that. The problem is

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going forward you could have these interviews for non-executive

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directors that are more rigorous to ascertain their background and

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experience. I'm talking about the non-executive directors in the banks

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at the moment. Can you retrospectively test them? Of

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course, one can have them come forward to be looked at to see if

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they fit the standards of the new regime. And in time those incumbents

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should be checked in that way. Are you confident the Government will go

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ahead and implement that in full? I'm confident that the spirit is

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willing. We have to make sure that the flesh doesn't weaken.

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Thank you very much indeed. Get with the programme, and get on with it.

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That was David Cameron's instruction when he made his displeasure clear

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last year after the Church of England had rejected the ordination

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of women bishops. This week new legislation thrashed out between

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different groupings in the church will be debated at the synod, if the

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synod approves it, it will be the first step towards the concecration

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of women bishops as early as next year. Opposition to the reform is

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crumbling by the day. The synod began with a rousing hymn

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of praise to Jesus, and prayers for the unity of the church in line with

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the usual practice. In this bastion of tradition. But even here, immured

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in Westminster, a modern world has intervened, no longer can the church

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afford to insulate itself against a fast-moving technological society,

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which prizes equality so highly, and finds discrimination hard to

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understand. Women have served as Anglican priests for almost 20

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years, and now make up almost a third of the Clergy. Priests such as

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Rosie Harper have become increasingly impatient as successive

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attempts to create women bishops have ended in failure. Well I think

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the way the world, the country in particular, the whole world reacted

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to the "no" vote in November was a real wake-up call. People are only

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just beginning to realise in the Church of England how ridiculous we

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look from the outside. And we had such a precious place in our

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society, being the conscience for the country, people would refer to

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the church, see what we believed and that would be a touchstone. Because

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of that vote amongst other things this has been reversed in recent

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years, so that the country in many ways thinks they have deeper and

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higher ethical values than the church. In November last year lay

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members of the synod blocked the legislation by a narrow margin,

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arguing that it did too little to he can cement traditionalists from

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serving under bishops. If anyone has a Bible. After the tears of last

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November, there is a lighter mood this week. Or even an iPad would be

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wonderful! New proposals for women bishops have generated a sense of

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expectation, even excitement. After years of bitter debate, the Church

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of England seems this week to be genuinely on the brink of an

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historic decision, to accept women bishops. Despite being offered

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rather less than before, low church evangelicals and High Church

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Catholics seem to be ready to bow to the inevitable. The reason, apart

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from the continuing damage to the church done by the debate, and the

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increasing bewilderment of the world outside, it seems to come down to a

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relatively simple plan. The appointment of an independent

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arbitrator or ombudsman. The latest proposals have been simplified and

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if passed would lead to the legislative process being speeded

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up. Leading to a final vote on women bishops next July. This time

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concessions to traditionalists would not be written into the law. But

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critically they would be backed by an ombudsman-style independent

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reviewer. For traditionalists on the Catholic wing of the church, such as

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David Holding, Jesus's choice only of men as apostles means that women

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are simply incapable of being priests. Still less bishops. But

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Father Holding is now ready to compromise. I think it is inevitable

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it can go through, I don't think we can carry on holding this back, it

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doesn't do us good we waste a lot of time and energy. It is very

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important that we do move forward. I have always said we want to move

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forward together. I haven't seen that possibility in the past. I see

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it now. That is why this is quite exciting. Others who voted against

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women bishops last November are also changing their minds. We helped to

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defeat it because we believed that it was putting at risk some

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absolutely essential elements in the tradition. And we needed to make

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sure that those people would still be with us, would be able to go on

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serving Jesus in that way. I believe that this legislation may be able to

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do that. Even the cleric leading conservative

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evangelicals in synod is ready to accept the inevitable. The church is

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on the brink of women bishops and I personally think that is contrary to

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what the Bible advises for church order, but it is not an essential

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issue and therefore it is one that we can learn to live with each other

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on. Provided everybody sticks to their side of the bargain. A final

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vote next July and confirmation by Anglican diocese could see women

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sitting among the bishops by 2015. Little did the church know that the

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sol illusion lay in turning to a new figure in the process, the

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arbitrator. CBS's 60-Minutes Programme has broadcast from inside

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Guantanamo Bay, where 164 men suspected of being as terrorists

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have been kept indefinitely without charge. In the film which shows the

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tension inside the prison, you can hear the voice of a British prisoner

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shouting out. He was identified as Shak Amr, his lawyer is with us. How

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significant is the new footage? It is significant, it is very rare for

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film crews to get access to Guantanamo Bay, it gives youen sight

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into what life is like inside the prison. If we look at it here, we

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see guards walking up and down the corridor in camp 5, prisoners are

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held in single cells, others in isolation. Here we have more insight

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into life in a cell. And you can see someone going about day-to-day

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business. And a group of prisoners reaching the point where they go for

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prayers. Again we see the guards going up and down with the

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protective massingks on, which -- masks on, because we are told the

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prisoners will sometimes throw things at them. What about this

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British resident? We are dealing with Shaka Amr, a British resident

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and Saudi national. This is his Department of Defence US file. And

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basically this file alleges that the detainee is a member of Al-Qaeda,

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tied to the European support network. It is important to say that

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he denies this and he has never been tried for it. Let's have a look at

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what he was saying now. Even you leave us to die in peace. Or even

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tell the world the truth. Open up the place. Let the world come and

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visit. Please Colonel, act with us like a human being. Not like slaves.

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You cannot walk not even half a metre without being chained. Is that

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a human being? That's a treatment of an animal! Thank you very much, I'm

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joined by the lawyer of the prisoner. You have been in there

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many times, what did you make of what you could see there? I have to

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say I have been there 30 times, I have spent almost a year down there,

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that is the first time I have ever seen someone with those masks on. I

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see the soldiers every time. This was all set up for CBS. They took

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them to one block on camp 5 and they tried to structure it in the words

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of Colonel Bogden, the guy in charge, to show that every single

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prisoner there is an evil Al-Qaeda person trying to kill everybody, it

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is total nonsense. But your own client there has been this series of

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letters and the UK Government and the US President asking for his

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return to the UK. What has happened to that? I think the most important

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thing we need to recognise is for all the allegations that people have

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made, Shaka has been cleared for release for six years now. And he's

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still sitting there. What we have to ask ourselves and what Shakar asks

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themself every day, if I'm cleared where -- himself every day, if I'm

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cleared why am I here. I sent a letter tonight to William Hague

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because he had written a personal letter about everything the

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Government had done. And Shakar wanted to thank William Hague, and

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wanted to ask him why is he still there. As Richard was saying he has

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been described as an Al-Qaeda affiliate? Well he's not. You know,

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I was down there the other day and I said what I have often said which is

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put up or shut up. And he has been cleared, he isn't an Al-Qaeda

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affiliate, he never hadding? To do with Al-Qaeda. How was he cleared?

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He was cleared by Bush and Obama, it is not like it is one person, all

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six of the major American secret agencies, the CIA, the FBI, everyone

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else has got together and said this guy is not a threat to anyone. Why

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isn't he coming home? Oh please, would you tell me. I will tell you

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why I think t this is what Shakar says, I can't talk about the

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classified evidence I have seen. I have to be clear about that. What

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seems clear, as much as I don't doubt for one second the bona fides

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of David Cameron and William Hague, I think they are being stabbed in

:33:27.:33:31.

the back by the British Intelligence Services. Shakar has given a

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three-day statement about British complicity in torture, the only way

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that becomes a criminal case against certain people is if he comes back

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to Britain and is a proper witness. If he's shipped to Saudi Arabia he

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can never be a witness and the case ends. I'm afraid there has been a

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lot of secret stuff going on behind people's backs and I wish people

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would stop it and just be up front. Do you think that films like this

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actually have any impact on the Obama Government? Do you know I

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don't really care. What this did was for the first time Shakar's daughter

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who hasn't seen him for 12 years, and his son, who has never seen his

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father, he was born on Valentine's Day in 2 O2, 2 -- 20 O2, the day he

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was put into detention. They heard their dad, and they were thrilled. I

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just hope those kids get to see their dad. While politicians and

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business leaders argue about the health of the economy, one sector

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enjoys rude good health, the art market. A work by a British artist,

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Francis Bacon, has set a new record of ?90 million at auction. And Tate

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Britain is about to unveil a ?40 million refit. At the centre of it

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all is the great Tate Panjandrum. Has he turned art anything something

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that will rival art, or has it exerted unfair influence.

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We went on a tour of his gaff. It is all a kind of alchemy, in these lean

:35:20.:35:27.

times, ?45 million conjured out of thin air, to splash on a grand

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refurbishment of the original Tate Gallery. Shimmering into view is the

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sourcer himself, Sir Nicholas Serota. This is a money that has

:35:40.:35:43.

been committed to making sure that we really show British art at its

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best. We're world leaders, historically and I would argue in

:35:50.:35:54.

the modern era in terms of what our artists have produced. We want to

:35:55.:35:58.

show it in the best possible way. In the case of Tate Britain it is a ?45

:35:59.:36:03.

million scheme, ?42 million of that has come from Trust, Foundations and

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individuals, only ?3 million from the lottery. There are recent

:36:09.:36:12.

figures that suggest per head of population that people in London and

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the south-east are spoilt compared to others? I think that the great

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thing about an institution like the Tate is it doesn't simply serve

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London but the whole country. We have more loans going out to ROEJal

:36:27.:36:32.

museum -- regional museums now than any time in the past. We work with

:36:33.:36:36.

partners in museums and galleries across the country. A restaurant is

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reopening, boasting this enchanted Muriel by Rex Whistler, a neglected

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British artist of the 20th century. The Ta Tereks and Nicholas Serota

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have been accused of having too much power over the careers of more

:36:54.:37:00.

recent artists. I think I would be really niave that I didn't recognise

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that if the Tate buys work by a young artist makes a difference. The

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market however has a way of absorbing that and any artist's

:37:11.:37:15.

price has to be sustained by a very great deal more than simply a

:37:16.:37:20.

purchase by the gallery. Do you ever walk around Tate Modern and pass a

:37:21.:37:24.

particular work and shudder and think, "what were we doing"? I think

:37:25.:37:30.

the great thing about having the responsibility for buying

:37:31.:37:34.

contemporary art is that you have an opportunity to make a judgment,

:37:35.:37:38.

present it to the public, last year we presented a major exhibition at

:37:39.:37:45.

Tate Modern of Damien Hirst, it had more visitors than any show we have

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done since we opened that building in 2000. It got some flack too? The

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Tatte -- Tate has a responsibility to show the work of leading British

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artists whose work is highly regarded internationally. The Tate

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has always been controversial, I hope it will remain so. Ladies and

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gentlemen the magnificent Tryptic of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon. A

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painting by Francis Bacon of his friend, Lucian Freud fetched ?90

:38:21.:38:30.

million in the UK this month. It won't be in the UK but in an

:38:31.:38:37.

oligarch's front room. They live in Britain too and sometimes they lend

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works to the Tate or the National Gallery or other institutions. I

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don't think you should assume that the work, since it was bought by a

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private collector that it won't be available for the public to see.

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However historically once it goes into a private collection it does

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disappear for a period. How is the Turner Prize doing, the great Robert

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Hughes, admittedly a decade ago described it as soggy and flaccid.

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How is it now? Showing it outside London as we have begun to do

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outevery two years. It is in Derry in 2013, I'm pretty confident that

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some of those people who are winning the Turner Prize in this decade will

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be as well known as those who won it in the previous decades. Look at

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Steve McQueen, an artist who won the Turner Prize ten years ago,

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unregarded at that point. Now probably going to be receiving

:39:38.:39:43.

Oscars for his major feature film. Grayson Perry in his Reith lecture

:39:44.:39:51.

recently outed you as a fan of Sir iff Richard, and who isn't?

:39:52.:39:57.

# She's just a devil woman # She's gonna get you Grayson has

:39:58.:40:06.

his own view on the world, and he undoubtedly found some things in my

:40:07.:40:09.

bedroom. What was he doing in your bedroom, you don't have to tell me,

:40:10.:40:17.

that's true? Grayson came to really enjoyable party that we often give

:40:18.:40:22.

at Christmas. He had a SNOOP around, and he found a few things and I

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think he enjoyed himself. Are you a fan of Sir cliff? I'm fan you will

:40:37.:40:41.

of a music, I collect memorabilia of all kinds. Today the President of

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the Philippines criticised local Governmental officials for his

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country not being prepared for the devastation wrought by supertyphoon.

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The mayor of the worst-hit city pointed the finger straight back at

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the President. While the blame game went on, the effort to get aid to

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the thousands left striken stutters on. We have been across the island

:41:08.:41:20.

of Lette. The poor and the weak bore the brunt, their flimsy houses were

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flashed to pieces in -- smashed to pieces in the howling wind, and

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swept away in the flood. This is Tacloban, it suffered more than

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anywhere else. They barely even notice the bodies now. Joalen has

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been searching for her son, she accepts she's now looking for a

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corpse. TRANSLATION: We saw the warnings on TV, she says. But the

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sky was clear, there was no wind. We couldn't have expected this. She

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explains how she fled to the Town Hall as the waters rose, she texted

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her son to come, but he was trapped by the wind and waves. They shut the

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doors of the hall, she says, she was screaming, my son was swept away.

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Right out to sea. People head back to the island of Lette to check on

:42:32.:42:38.

homes or search for loved ones. Apprehensive about what they will

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find. The boat docks in this town. It avoided the flood, but not the

:42:50.:42:56.

200 mile an hour winds. They say that 90% of all the buildings here

:42:57.:43:07.

were damaged or destroyed. At the Town Hall they are busy trying to

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put a sticking plaster on a gaping wound. There is no power and almost

:43:11.:43:16.

no water in the town. Their own buildings are badly damaged. As they

:43:17.:43:21.

struggle to move aid supplies around rain pours down through the roof.

:43:22.:43:27.

The big towns like this are starting to get supplies, mostly flown in by

:43:28.:43:34.

the Americans. Slowly more police and more soldiers are being

:43:35.:43:40.

deployed. It is rumours and fear, when it gets dark and you have no

:43:41.:43:46.

roof, probably a few doors a few window, open or blown out. I think

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it is not unnatural to feel a sense of dread, a sense of fear, but it

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is, I don't know, I wanted to use the word "normal" I don't know what

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that means. The new normal, right across the

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road from the Town Hall. They haven't had so much as a sheet of

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plastic to reveal these hellish conditions. We follow the trail of

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devastation across the island. The scale of it never loses the power to

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shock. The men with the shovels are from Manila, it is a rare sign of a

:44:38.:44:41.

nationally directed aid effort, and people complain it has been largely

:44:42.:44:46.

absent. What happened here has touched off a national debate. One

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newspaper said the Government had been so ineffective they would

:44:51.:44:55.

rather than American general or a UN official take charge. The sheer

:44:56.:44:58.

scale of the calamity always meant there would be severe difficulties

:44:59.:45:01.

in getting aid to where it was needed. But we have met people who

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have seen only a trickle of foreign aid, or no aid at all, and they are

:45:05.:45:12.

starting to get desperate. Spilled rice carpets the ground outside a

:45:13.:45:16.

ransacked warehouse, eight people died in the scramble. The police let

:45:17.:45:22.

them in, they knew they had nothing else to eat. What's left is rotting

:45:23.:45:30.

in the damp. The hungry family salvages a few scraps. Officials say

:45:31.:45:38.

blocked roads stopped aid getting through. But the traffic is moving

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right past this man's family. They have received nothing since their

:45:45.:45:50.

homes were destroyed. Now they are forced to live under the bridge. And

:45:51.:45:56.

their pig is the only thing of value they have left. Please help us. We

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really need shelter and we cannot recover as soon as possible because

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of what has happened. Even if we have money we can't buy because the

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supplies were already insufficient. Throughout all this there has been

:46:27.:46:30.

very little disorder, people face the calamity with no small measure

:46:31.:46:45.

of grace. They endured with dignity. A queue for food, literally a smile

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long. There was no anger. With empty stomachs people are patient and

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irrepressibly cheerful. It will be a much longer wait before their lives

:47:07.:47:14.

are back to normal. That's just about all for tonight. The death of

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the writer Doris Lessing was announced at the weekend at the age

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of 94. She's best remembered for winning the Nobel Prize for

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Literature back in 2007, the same day she won it I met her in her

:47:29.:47:33.

North London home and asked her what it was that turned her into a

:47:34.:47:39.

writer. I think what writers need, as children, is some way or another

:47:40.:47:44.

to have a very stressed childhood, that they become people who always

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watch face, watch hands, movements, body language,

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Investigating the NHS's treatment of patients with brain injuries. A look at the ex-bank boss filmed allegedly buying drugs. Are women bishops on the way? Cameras in Guantanamo. Tate Britain reopens. The aftermath of the Philippines typhoon. With Kirsty Wark.


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