14/09/2016 Newsnight


With Emily Maitlis. A look at David Cameron's legacy, the future of the EU, abortion in Northern Ireland and the deportation of homeless migrants.

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The unravelling of a prime-ministerial legacy,


less than three months after he's gone.


It's about time people just stopped dissing him all the time,


and actually see him for what he has done for my party and,


Did Cameron's party always disliked what he did, or does every new


leader have to dump the narrative of the last one? We ask one of his


earlier supporters, Nicholas Soames. Also tonight in Strasbourg,


Europe asks how it can shape its future without us


to help them along. The man charged by Parliament with


negotiating Brexit has this to say. Stop the politics of division,


and seize this opportunity not to kill Europe, as some of you want,


but to reinvent Europe. The former Prime Minister


of Finland thinks Brexit And, the EU migrants


in Britain facing deportation TRANSLATION: If you're working,


it's not a problem, but if you can't find work to support yourself,


then it's hard. You won't have anywhere to sleep,


because if you're not paid, "History will be kind to me",


Winston Churchill once said, Every living Prime Minister has


to watch as their legacy For some though, it


comes rather quickly. Our former Prime Minister, David


Cameron, relinquished all the final trappings of power this week,


as he stepped down as an MP. Barely had he left the scene than


a new narrative began to emerge. One where he faces criticism


for his intervention in Libya in 2011, where his education


policies are turned upside down, where austerity becomes a word


of a bygone age and where we're no There seems to be little love


lost between Theresa May and David Cameron,


and every leader wants But there is a nakedness to leaving


office, a vulnerability exposed Newsnight has learned that senior


advisers to Theresa May think that the differentiation strategy from


David Cameron has gone too far. It was bloodless, but it was a


purge. Theresa May has not yet reached her first 100 days in


office, at already our new leader has gone out of her way to hairbrush


David Cameron from history. -- to airbursh. Theresa May is


absolutely right saying I am my own woman, this is the person that I am.


She's absolutely right to do that. She has to put a bit of blue water


between herself and the previous administration. It may be the most


rapid transfer of power in recent history, but the Prime Minister had


clearly been thinking long and hard about how she would differentiate


herself from David Cameron. Out went most of the eater Tony ands, the


northern powerhouse, and in came Grammar schools. -- out went most of


the Etonians. She is definitely trying to be different to David


Cameron. She knows that Cameron at the start talks about education and


progress, but he didn't talk about selection, he took a stand against


selection. She has chosen to go in favour of selection. It can't but be


intentional. It has upset some of Cameron's most ardent supporters.


We've got to stop trashing David Cameron. And I'm not a Cameroon. I


didn't go to any parties at Chequers. I'm not part of his in a


circle. I'm just grateful for everything he's done for my party at


my country. I thought he was an outstanding Prime Minister and


fabulous leader of my party. It's about time people stopped dissing


him and saw him for what he has done for our country. Some of his allies


are biding their time before deciding when to strike back.


Newsnight understands that one of his friends shouted out viva Cameron


when she fired the shot and sacked him.


Perhaps some of the elements of their differentiation strategy have


gone too far. An old friend of the former Prime Minister's, who is


helping him with his memoirs, wings that the differences are being


exaggerated. We're right to think about those differences and comment


on them, but we may then be missing something which is also important,


which is similarities about one centrist, modernising Conservative


Prime Minister giving way to another centrist modernising Conservative


Prime Minister. He thinks that Theresa May should be given support


for consistency for her support for selection. I was director of policy


when she was Shadow Secretary of State for Education and William


Hague was the leader of the Conservative Party and this was the


agenda that she developed then. She has had to wait all this time


diplomat it. If she had been part of the Cameron in a government, as it


were, she would probably have done some of this by now. So because of


being slightly outside it whilst still being a moderniser, she has


got a change agenda but inside that sort of Cameron worldview. I think


that's probably quite a good balance. One veteran Tory says we


should remember that Theresa May has taken over in wholly different


circumstances to the last two Prime Minister 's who entered number ten


without an election. There was an elements of failure both with Tony


Blair and Mrs Thatcher that gave a chance to a new leader and they


could take on something different. David Cameron, in my mind, that


wasn't really the case. Of course, the referendum turned out to be an


Arab and a catastrophic one and it has cost him. But the rest of the


policy was going in a way where he could say made some successes. The


economy has picked up. He was points ahead in the opinion polls and all


that. So it wasn't quite the same circumstances. David Cameron is


living up to his commitment to go dark, but he will be back. With


Churchill's dictum about the importance of recording the first


draft of history, he is busy scribbling away at his memoirs. We


will have more from Nick Watt later. But now Sir Nicholas Soames,


one of David Camerons earliest parliamentary supporters,


joins me now. I don't think I've ever done this


before but we don't actually know where you stand on his legacy.


You were booked on the basis that we agreed to "suck it and see"!


Why don't we start by getting a sense, do you think this is the


dismantling of Cameron's policy? I don't. This is a new Prime Minister.


David Cameron has left, to my sadness, is under 58 and still with


a lot more to give, but he has decided to go and he has gone and


the party has moved quickly to elect a new Prime Minister, and she has


every right to have who she wants in our cabinet, who she wants in what


job, and she is part of the very first Cameron government and I think


she is building on it. A complete coincidence that he acknowledges his


resignation ten minutes before Justine Greening gets up to stand on


grammar schools, or that she made a speech and very first words are


about elitism being rejected, about austerity being rejected? About all


those things we've heard so much about over the past six years? I'm


the wrong person to get on this because I don't know anything about


the ins and outs, I'm not being naive about it but I just don't


know. I believe that David Cameron was right to resign, actually,


because I think he does feel that every time he chooses to say


something, and he will want to say stuff as a member of Parliament, he


will be put, as Ted Heath was, in a very ill judged time that he was out


of office. So I think he was right to do that. I think the situation


is, as Nick Watt said in his piece, the situation has completely


changed. We have this extraordinary challenge of Brexit. The very harsh


austerity... But even her own advisers think that she's gone too


far. In terms of differentiation, if you pick five things in the last


week, and I'm not even counting the Libya report which obviously has


come independently, whether it is education, whether it is this bores


on Hinkley Point, which we will know about soon, whether it is HS two,


the relations with the Chinese, the grammar schools, all the rest of it,


you don't have to look very far to see all the Cameron thinks she is an


doing. I don't see it as a big issue. I think Hinkley Point is one


of the most expensive and extreme the controversial projects. I think


any incoming Prime Minister would want to have a very careful look at


it. The Rona Fairhead thing, I don't know what the issues are there, but


she's totally entitled to do this. It is a new administration. But it


is an administration that is quite clearly going to build on what is on


gunnery and others would like to see and I think it will go further than


David was able to go. So let's take it one further, you think she is in


the right direction? If these things get under, even though you were a


firm supporter of Cameron's, you wouldn't get quite upset? I'm not


upset, but politics is a harsh, rough and quite bloody business.


Theresa May is the Prime Minister and she takes a certain view and she


is entitled to take her Administration in the way she sees


fit. But she is building on the Cameron inheritance. What does the


Tory party do? Does the Tory party say yes, we're all for academies,


yes we are all for grammar schools... Whether you're for


grammar schools, it is not to say that you're not for academies. I'm


absolutely pro-anything that is going to enhance the life chances of


a lot of people who really are not getting a fair crack of the whip. If


you choose to put a grammar school in a post-industrial town where


there are no good schools, I think that is a wonderful thing to do. A


wonderful thing to do. So I think she's going to press on. And I think


she has the space and the opportunity, in a way... And you


think she will succeed with Brexit? Well, I think Brexit is a very


difficult, complex matter which you're going to discuss with the


former Prime Minister of Finland. It's either going to go smoothly for


us, which I don't think it will, or it will be a very bitter and


protracted affair. And I'm afraid it will be a very bitter and protracted


affair and could last a long time. I'm sure the Prime Minister is very


aware but the world is not going to wait for Britain to make its mind


up. We need to get on with this. Sir Nicholas Soames, thank you very


much. Joining me now, the Times Columnist


Tim Montgomerie, and Polly Toynbee, Nice to have you both here. You


heard from Sir Nicholas a sense that it is business as usual and this is


just what you do. Tim, are you hearing a proper, new territory with


Theresa May now? A differentiation strategy? Look, on the 23rd of June


I think Britain just didn't -- didn't just vote for Brexit, there


were a huge of this affected poorer Britons, who in their vote were


crying out for change. With Theresa May at the new Prime Minister, seeds


-- if she didn't acknowledge that as well as wanting to leave the


European Union there was a call for a different time politics, she would


be failing... David Cameron won the general election on his policies a


year ago. He won with 36% of the vote against a pretty weak Labour


leader in Ed Miliband. What Brexit, the referendum, a bigger referendum


of what people thought of Britain. I think if David Cameron had been in


the position that Theresa May was in now, he would be recalibrating


policy as well. What is remarkable is that there is much more


continuity between Theresa May and David Cameron and we are inevitably


focusing on the differences. I agree with Tim, there you go! I think what


we're going to see is Nermark double amount of continuity. What she's


done is get rid of his chums and people she doesn't like and brought


in her own chums, the way that prime ministers do. What really matters in


the end is what she does about the economy. We have been through a


government where George Osborne and Cameron were committed to reducing


the size of the state in Britain to about the same size as the American


state, down to 35%. They said they would get it down today, not an


emergency measure, but that was how it was going to stay. As a result,


public services have been absolutely cut-throat across-the-board, in


those Schalke, the NHS and is a lot of fields. -- cut right across the


board in the NHS and those areas. Is she a greater evil or a lesser evil?


You were no fan of Cameron. I think they're very much on the same track.


They are considerably to the right. Cameron and Osborne had a much more


relaxed the near. They were much harder than Mrs Thatcher. Their cuts


have been much more profound than anything that Margaret Thatcher


thought she could begin to do. I think that will continue. That's


nonsense. It's too early to judge where Theresa May is going to go on


economic policy. One of the most interesting interventions we have


had since Brexit was from the Thatcherite minister Sajid Javid,


who said we should be boring 20 billion extra a year to put into


infrastructure and housing, to make the northern powerhouse real, a


central project of George Osborne. That hasn't gone. What has happened,


which is where Emily is guilty of a bit of exaggeration, all that has


happened was that Theresa May has said that the northern powerhouse


was too focused on Manchester. But she has taken these phrases that we


have been fed on for the last few years... The first thing she said


was, austerity will be looked at again. The northern powerhouse is


not about the North, it is about all the country. That is


differentiation. It isn't. If the government of Britain didn't respond


to one of the most historic vote in our nation's history and recalibrate


policy, it would be wrong. So does that mean that all the people who


voted for David Cameron, voted him into power in 2015, didn't like his


policies? I don't think so. Who knows? It's always a choice. People


go for what they think is the most competent person. The idea there is


going to be a great shift... We had a very good speech from her on the


threshold of number ten talking about the poor, talking about


opportunity. Mac but we have been there before. It is exactly what


David Cameron did in the run-up to taking power. The problem is that


she hasn't even tested. She's arrived without any kind of election


or selection. She hasn't been grilled by the likes of you, so that


when she comes up with a policy like grammar schools, she hasn't had the


chance to test it out. I think she's making mistake after mistake. The


grammar schools one is going to be a big embarrassment, because there are


a lot of Conservatives who know that most people get the School of their


choice. After grammar schools, 80% will not. What came on Monday was


timed to perfection. That wasn't just accident. Who knows? David


Cameron is going through emotional turmoil, I imagine. He won a general


election a year ago. He has been humbled. He is a sensible enough


politician to know that his successor needs to have her own


agenda. I think what we are seeing is a review of policy that is


necessary, but on some of the key fundamentals, getting our deficit


under control, passing tax cuts to the low paid, ensuring the education


system serves the disadvantaged, she is more of a camera and politician


than a Thatcherite one. -- a Cameron politician. This is the one thing


that I worry about with Theresa May. The defining Wallasey she was


associated with was control of immigration, but when she had the


opportunity to deliver the means of controlling immigration by leaving


the EU, she hesitated. She has every reason to feel resentment against


David Cameron. The legacy he's left her is appalling. The Brexit


conundrum is dreadful and will overwhelm her government. At the


same time as the state of the NHS, and a number of other problems on


her plate. He really has left her with some pretty bad stuff, and I


wouldn't be surprised if she was grinding her teeth. Nick Watt has


slipped back into the hot seat. What will happen with this? Laura


Kuenssberg, political editor of the BBC, is reporting that a source is


saying that both the Chinese and US governments will approve the


Hinckley power deal, which should be improved tomorrow. Sources close to


the deal are saying that the Chinese are unlikely to accept conditions


unless they get a guarantee over their hope that they will have the


right to be the sole builder of that second nuclear power plant at


Bradwell. Theresa May called a halt to the Hinkley C points decision,


which was one of the first things she did as Prime Minister. If she


had stopped it, that would have left you a crisis with Britain's


relations with China. But she couldn't just leave it how it was.


So she is accept in it with some conditions. Talking about


continuity, you mentioned the men was coming out with Lord Finkelstein


on David Cameron. What will that bring? Lord Finkelstein is a


familiar and friendly face in the Newsnight Village, and will be


helping David Cameron with his memoirs. David Cameron takes pride


in his first from Oxford, so why would he need help with the writing?


I think he realises it will be a mammoth task, so why not have one of


the UK's finest political writers helping out? David Cameron has


clearly been thinking about these memoirs for some time. He hasn't


done a Tony Benn notepad under the table in the Cabinet room, but


clearly he has been doing some work on these memoirs. Thank you.


When the 27 EU countries gather for their first post-Brexit vote


summit this weekend, it will be tempting


Indeed, it's what the European Commission President


Jean Claude Juncker struck a slightly elegiaic note today,


as he acknowledged in his State of the Union Address that Brexit


was a blow for the Union, and pressed for more integration


TRANSLATION: The European Union is currently not in top condition.


The number of areas where we come together, spontaneously


The number of areas where we collaborate in


Too often, interests that are exclusively


But how much solidarity actually exists within the bloc?


Divisions are opening up between those who want Britain to be


treated harshly and those prepared to give a bit of leeway.


The same divisions perhaps reveal where our European neighbours


themselves stand on that critical issue of freedom of movement.


When thinking about what the rest of the EU wants from us,


We will be dealing with 27 states, each with different priorities.


So what can we say about what they will want?


Well, first, we know Ireland is going to be very important.


It's an EU member so exposed to us that it's desperate


Lots of our other close trading partners, like Germany,


are also likely to want to minimise the disruption of Brexit.


Donald Tusk, the European Council President, is also a pragmatist.


But Francois Hollande of France is in another camp.


We have neighbours who'd quite like to give us a kicking


Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European


But there are other blocs with their own Brexit agendas.


The Baltics and Finland, understandably, see security


We are one of Europe's big military powers,


and hardline on Moscow, so defence co-operation might become


We might also become a pawn in internal EU arguments.


For example, the southern states, often slightly misleadingly called


the "Club Med" countries, are lobbying for a change


Next month, Matteo Renzi in Italy faces a constitutional referendum.


Lithuania is going to hold a general election.


Then, later this year, Romania will hold one too.


Francois Hollande looks likely to lose a forthcoming French


Angela Merkel faces a general election by next autumn.


So it's a negotiation with 27 countries, some of whom have local


fixations, some of whom may change leaders midway,


and may in fact win power on pledges about Brexit.


what shape any European deal will take.


Joining me here in the studio is Alexander Stubb, the former


And in Strasbourg, where Mr Juncker made his speech today,


is the Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan.


Thank you both very much indeed for being with us. It is interesting.


Juncker has insisted this is not going to be a summit about Brexit.


Are they really not going to talk about it?


Of course they will. Usually when you say you are not talking about


something, it is what you are going to talk about. Then there will be a


process for the future of Europe, because I think Brexit is a tough


lesson to learn for all European leaders, and they are trying to suss


out what happened. How long do you think Brexit will take? It will be a


long process. Five to ten years. The unravelling of the British Empire


took a long time. To try to take yourself out of these you when you


are talking of over 100,000 pages of secondary legislation, it does not


happen fast. I am in London for a week to try to figure out if Brexit


means Brexit, what does Brexit mean? I do think anybody knows. Five to


ten years is not something that happens briefly after Christmas. It


is a process after an event. When we get back Southern tree, that is when


we begin to diversion. When we leave, all of our regulations are


still in place. Then we can choose which ones we want to keep and which


ones we don't. What we want is the tightest relationship with our


European friends in terms of security cooperation, military


alliance, open markets, compatible with being a fully sovereign country


who makes its own laws, like Canada and the US. But you would not


disagree with that time frame? Brexit as a legal fact will come


into effect when British laws are against supreme in our own


territory. There is a timescale there. I think everybody accepts, as


Geva hushed output yesterday, we could not have another election.


Brexit will come into effect by 2019, at the latest. We still have


quite a lot of assimilated EU acts, and that is when we will decide


which ones to keep. We can do that with the consent and the approval of


our European friends. We want to avoid acting unilaterally or


precipitously. That is exactly the word. There are many within that


block watching to see what happens with freedom of movement who don't


really want it any more themselves. That is one of the difficult issues.


One of the big endgames is going to be the internal market. Second,


linked to that, the freedom of movement. And third, how much that


will cost. Does freedom of movement have to break? It is one of the


fundamental freedoms of the EU. The UK was one of the only countries to


go for free -- true freedom of movement in 2004. A lot of others


went for a transitional period. It is a Catch-22 situation for other EU


leaders. Ritz did their part, then suffered through Brexit. If freedom


of movement will not disappear, we have to acknowledge that we will not


be part of the single market, and that all the ministers coming up


with various interpretations are at odds with each other, let alone the


rest of the EU. That was to you, Dan. I'm sorry, I cannot see the


studio! We are going to have access to the single market. Virtually the


whole world has access to the single market. If you look at the back of a


smartphone, it says, designed in California, made in China. Neither


of those states have any agreement with the EU. Whether we can trade is


not the issue, it is whether we are subject to the same regime. There


may be some specific businesses and sectors where it suits them to be


part of the same regime, but for the vast majority, it may be better to


not apply those rules to our domestic commerce and industry. Is


it not a problem that, listening to conversations between David Davis


and Theresa May, you see that no one really understands the contours of


what Brexit is. Different comments about the single market over ten


each other, and junior ministers don't seem to have a clue. It is


pretty clear that we will be outside the common external tariff. The


advantage of Brexit is we will be able to have free trade agreements


with China and India and others. It is in our interests for the EU to be


prosperous. Alexander Stubb, do you want Europe to give us concessions?


Is it in their interest to do this nicely? I think Brexit is a blues -


lose proposition, unfortunately. I think it is in the interests of all


of us to make this divorce as amicable as possible. We are going


to have similar rules and regulations. This is the future.


Look at technological advancement. My kids are going to be printing


their sneakers on 3-D printers. There will not be trade rules in


between. There is going to be a very long, cumbersome and difficult


process for the EU, which we will talk about for the next ten years.


Thank you very much indeed. A paediatric pathologist


in Northern Ireland has resigned over interventions


by Northern Ireland's Attorney General on abortion laws surrounding


fatal foetal abnormality. Dr Caroline Gannon investigated


the deaths of babies, including She said the final straw was having


to advise a couple to use a picnic cooler bag to return their baby's


remains to Northern Ireland following an abortion


they were made to have in England. The 1967 Abortion Act,


which established legal abortion, has never applied in Northern


Ireland. Abortion is only allowed


in Northern Ireland in cases Fatal foetal abnormalities,


rape and incest are not circumstances in which abortions can


be performed legally. Last year, a High court judge ruled


the ban on terminations in instances of sexual crime or fatal foetal


abnormalities were incompatable But Attorney General John Larkin


appealed against that ruling. Dr Gannon said her position had


been made untenable, and that the interventions by Mr


Larkin had proved a tipping point. Joining us now from Belfast


is Caroline Gannon, former paedatric pathologist who


has just resigned from her job. We appreciate you joining us. Can


you try and explain a little better than I did the emotional trigger


which really lead to you feeling you had to step down? I think you


explained it very well. It has become increasingly difficult over


the last 18 months. It's not just the termination ruling, it is also


the stillbirth ruling, that we have a situation here where stillbirth


can be reported to the coroner and an autopsy carried out by Kara


O'Neill legislation without any input from the parents. -- coronial


the deflation. They have no say when they get their baby's body back, for


example. It's not just the termination ruling, it is also the


stillbirth ruling. Over the last 18 months I have found that I have


become increasingly, mice by these rulings, which has had a big impact


on the work I do for families. Just explain to us the couple who were


not allowed to have their dangerously ill foetus terminated in


Ireland, what happened there? They had received a diagnosis of fatal


faecal abnormalities and they wanted a termination of pregnancy and they


had to go to England for that. This was very much a wanted baby, a


planned baby, and they were very distressed that this would go ahead.


This was part of their family, this was their baby and they didn't want


to leave him in Northern Ireland. It was only through the sheer luck that


they were speaking to a very experienced midwife who knew me


personally and she put them in touch with me so I could give them


information about how best to bring the body home and how to preserve


the tissue though that we could get all the information they would need.


I'm sure there are other families out there who did not access that


information and had to leave their baby behind in England. Just give us


a sense, do you feel, and you weren't worried closely with this,


that abortion laws have become more rigorous in Northern Ireland in


recent years? Very much so. I started working in


Northern Ireland as a consultant in 2003 and bank then we did get some


babies coming into our department where the families had had an


induction of labour because of a lethal abnormality. That seemed to


stop completely in about 2008. So we do seem to be becoming more strict


over the rules here and I do feel it is interfering with family life


quite significantly. I think parents should have the right to make a


decision about their babies and they have been denied that, both in


stillbirths and in babies where they opt to end the pregnancy early.


There was this ruling by a High Court judge in Belfast that some of


the parts of the law contravenes international human rights. Why


didn't that go through? There is no will install mod for that to go


through. There seems to be very little public debate about the


impact this is having on families at an individual family level. The


impression I'm getting from the media is that this is being


portrayed as an all or nothing situation, that either no


terminations can be carried out or if we say yes to terminations for


lethal abnormalities, that opens the door to every other type of


termination of pregnancy. We're talking about termination of


pregnancy in a very specific circumstance, where the baby has an


abnormality that is not compatible with life, and it's only a very


small number of cases each year. It's just that one particular


scenario that we are looking at. This is not going to become abortion


on demand but that is the way it's being presented in the media and


that is the way that our MPs in Stormont are behaving. When you


explained to a couple what they would have to do, because they were


not allowed to have their baby terminated with you in Northern


Ireland, what was their response to that? I don't want to get into too


many details, because obviously the family deserve confidentiality. But


the father seemed to deal with this by taking a step back and being


quite detached about the whole thing. I'm sure he wasn't coming he


was very distressed and upset. I have to say, the conversation, I


deal with this everyday, I deal with postmortem's everyday, but that was


quite simply the most upsetting conversation I'd had in 16 years as


a consultant. To talk to a father about what size of picnic cooler we


would need to estimate the size that his baby might be, to determine the


size of the cooler and to explain about keeping the tissues at four


degrees Celsius so we could preserve them the best we could for genetic


testing when the baby got back to us in Northern Ireland, it really was


quite appalling and quite surreal to have to discuss that. I just found


it extremely difficult. Thank you very much indeed. Thanks for joining


us this evening. Thank you. The Attorney General's office


told the BBC today that the law on abortion is currently under


consideration by Court of Appeal. We're going to take you back to that


news that has broken whilst we have been on air, we understand there has


been a decision on Hinckley. At the moment there is only one source


giving as this but the Times has got that the French claim the nuclear


plant has been approved at Hinkley Point. Just take us through, Nick,


for those who missed it earlier, what state of the deal we think we


are at with Hinkley Point now? The Times are citing a report by


Bloomberg News saying that EDF, the French energy giant meant to be


partnering on this, they have been informed that this deal is going


ahead, but crucially there will be conditions, and the big question is


that it looks like the conditions may be attached to the Bradwell


plant, the second plant in Essex, which China is hoping to build on


its very own. As we've been reporting in recent weeks, some of


Theresa May's chief aides have voiced concerns about Chinese


security and whether they should have sole control over the building


of a nuclear power plant. We should say the government is denying any


deal has been made, but they would, wouldn't they, at this point? Tim,


what would you make of it or understand by this? You always


expected Hinkley Point to go through? No, one of the interesting


things in the Times report is that the government are insisting that


the EDF, the French board of the EDF have two re approved the can deal


under new conditions. It was quite a narrowly balanced judgment last time


and it could be that with the new conditions the French opt out and


therefore it won't be Britons saying to China pulling out of this deal,


they're trying to get France to pull out. I'm personally disappointed if


it does go ahead. Hinkley Point is a commitment for the British energy


payer, the average householder, to really be paying above the odds for


energy costs for decades ahead. It could saddle British industry with


higher energy costs for a long time. But presumably without it that would


have meant we're not going to invest in nuclear power? On this scale.


There are other nuclear models. This is the bet I think we're taking if


we approve Hinkley Point. We're betting that technology that exist


now we will still be committed to 43040 years, when actually there is


an awful lot of evidence that solar energy for example, more portable,


smaller, nuclear energy is, might actually be much cheaper in ten or


20 years' time, so we will be saddled with this providing 7% of


British energy, when actually our economic competitors could be using


new technologies that allow their industry and consumers to be paying


much cheaper bills. If this is the decision, I think it's quite


regrettable. We will take you quickly through the papers, which I


am looking for the first time too. The Times has this inquiry into


police over the 1980s clash with miners. The Telegraph has got


"Doubts over prostate treatment". Thousands of men told they could


avoid surgery affects the Guardian leading with the BBC forced to


reveal salaries of star names. That's it for tonight but we leave


you with this. French football


legend Michel Platini, who said farewell today as President


of the European sport's governing body, Uefa, to warm applause


from their congress. It didn't seem to matter that he's


been barred from football-related activities for four years,


following that unfortunate business with Sepp Blatter


and 2 million swiss francs. Hello there. The weather is going to


get back to normal as we end the week, but one more very warm day to


come for some of us, particularly seeing sunshine from the word go


across southern


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