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Fire and fury in America,
as an explosive war of words erupts
between Donald Trump and his former
soulmate, Steve Bannon.
Could this be the spat that drives
Trump's electoral base away?
We'll ask Bannon's right-hand man,
and a woman from Team Trump 2020.
Another winter, another crisis.
As the NHS postpones thousands
of routine operations,
is the system itself
in a critical condition?
We have been planning
most of the year now
for the challenges of winter.
We had a very challenging
winter last year as well.
And actually, the NHS is better
prepared than it's been
for very many years.
As violence escalates in yet another
of Syria's so-called
we'll hear from inside Idlib,
the last rebel-held
province in the county.
And is there a way of making
the cinema work better
for those with dementia?
We speak to the actress
Yeah, I do fear it, and I think
we all should fear it, you know.
And I think that's
what we need to, er...
We need to turn that fear
into action, you know,
this is a global issue.
One in three people will develop
dementia of some kind.
Even for a man as combative
as Donald Trump, today's statement
left little to the imagination.
He denounced his former
White House Strategist,
Steve Bannon, as a man who had
lost his mind, who had nothing to do
with Trump or his presidency.
The President may be
playing with fire.
Steve Bannon knows things
about him very few others do,
and he has a powerful base
on the right in which to relay them.
The statement came from
the President after the release
of extracts from a new book -
'Fire and Fury', by Michael Wolff.
In it, Bannon describes a meeting
between Donald Trump Junior
and a Russian lawyer during the 2016
campaign as treasonous
It looks and sounds like an ordinary
Trump spat, but it raises questions
of whom the Republican base now see
as their leader.
And this in a midterm election year.
The relationship between
Donald Trump and Steve Bannon is one
of the most curious in modern
If Donald Trump made
winning the presidency look
easy, Steve Bannon -
some will tell you -
was the strategic brain
behind the campaign.
He was also the ideological rump
of Trump's 'Make America
Great Again' strategy,
introducing him to those
on the right who would become
a proud and vocal base
amongst his supporters.
Like many of Trump's advisers,
he didn't last the course
of the transition to power.
If Bannon was the one person who,
rumour had it, was allowed
in the Oval Office without a tie,
he was nevertheless
unceremoniously fired from his job
in the White House last autumn.
But anyone who thought Bannon
would go quietly couldn't have been
further from the truth.
He backed Roy Moore
for the Alabama Senate race last
December and is encouraging
hard-right candidates to take
on sitting Republican senators
in almost every seat that's up
for the mid-term elections this
November - part of what he sees
as his broader populist war
against the Republican
Bannon remains a powerful
force in the alt-right
news site Breitbart,
which could yet turn its editorial
power against the President.
The bigger question
this schism raises is,
what happens now to the base?
Do they stick loyally
with their leader, Trump himself,
or realign with the ideology that
brought them to him in the first
place, the now free agent
that is Steve Bannon?
The spectacular breakdown
of communications between the two
men was inevitably the focus
of questions at the daily White
House press briefing this evening.
Here's Press Secretary Sarah
Elizabeth Huckabee Sanders
responding to a question
about whether Donald Trump Junior
had committed treason.
Er, I think that is a ridiculous
accusation and one that I'm pretty
sure we've addressed many times
from here before.
And if that's in reference
to comments made by Mr Bannon,
I'd refer you back to the ones
that he made previously on 60
Minutes, where he called
the collusion with Russia about this
President a "total farce".
So I think I would
look back at that.
If anybody's been
inconsistent, it's been him.
It certainly hasn't
been the President,
or this administration.
It's been reported that he was
furious when these reports first
came out about what Bannon
was quoted as saying.
Is that an accurate depiction?
Er, I think, erm, furious,
disgusted would probably certainly
fit when you make such outrageous
claims and completely false claims
against the President,
er, his administration.
So what's going on here,
and where does this
leave the President?
Raheem Kassam is a close advisor
to Steve Bannon and the UK Editor
of his Breitbart news.
Mica Mosbacher is a campaigner
for President Trump who works
on the Trump 2020 Advisory
First of all, Raheem, take is inside
Steve Bannon's mind. You know him
well, does Bannon really believe
that Don Junior's meeting with a
Russia -- Russian lawyer was
I think when you look at
how this book was written, really
how any book like this is written,
the author will have posed certain
questions to the interview subjects.
The interview subject will give
answers and some of those questions
are hypothetical. For instance, with
a context such as, if this was
discussed in that meeting at this
time and it went on to do this, does
it mean it is treasonous and what
have you? And people will give
honest answers to those things. I
think that is what happened here, I
am not sure you're getting the
entire context of the conversation.
But I will say this, Steve Bannon
was in the Pentagon during the
Reagan administration, he is a naval
officer, he understands what the
Russian threat really is. Outside of
the sort of media obsession over how
many Facebook adverts they took out
and so on. He understands the Geo
political threat and he takes that
very seriously. So when he remarks
that these people should not
probably have been in Trump Tower
taking meetings with campaign,
senior campaign staff without
lawyers in the room, Edwards said
that that I would say that is a bad
thing to say.
Did he say that the
Trump and his son?
I wasn't privy to
what was going on in John Tower at
the time, I don't know who learned
what, when -- Trump Tower. I cannot
imagine he would stay silent if he
knew that was going on. But again,
A couple of other things
that would Korea said which you
might shed some light on although
you were not with him throughout the
campaign. He said Trump's ultimate
goal was never to win, was that your
understanding? He calls him
befuddled and horrified, quoting
Bannon each time.
Yes, I think there
was a point at which the campaign
advisers had sort of conditioned the
candidate, Trump, to think and
believe that he was not going to
win, he did not have a path to
victory. One story that is
well-known over here is on the
weekend of the Billy Bush tape
weekend, you had the entire team sat
around in Trump Tower and the
President, the candidate back then
went around the room saying, what my
chances? Everybody said, zero, zero,
Access Hollywood take?
correct. Bannon said 100% certitude
you are going to win. And the
President did not believe him.
Candidate Trump did not believe
Steve at that time. I think the
President has been conditioned
especially because people were
jumping off the boat. The RNC was
condemning him, Paul Ryan, Chris
Christie. Everybody was looping off
the ship. There was any one person
that stood by him and that was Steve
One more on that line, this
is out in the book, that Trump never
wanted to finance his own campaign,
that it was Steve Bannon who
encouraged him to do so and Trump
merely loaned money to it, $10
million, which he then got straight
back, is that right?
I don't know if
he got it straight back, I would
imagine nobody really wants to
finance their own campaign. Going
into situations where Steve Bannon
during the campaign, they would
double digits down in the battle
ground states. They knew that they
need to spend money, well that, from
fastest? Going round the country
doing big meetings or asking the
candidate to put his hands and his
deep pockets and stump the money up
himself? I think that is privately
reasonable. And it is also
reasonable way you might not want to
do that as a candidate if you been
convinced by so many people around
you you are onto a loser. The good
thing is, he was convinced to do it,
he did spend the money comes Steve
did work on the campaign and they
Thank you for being so
patient, Mica. I want to to the
bottom" from Steve Bannon. What you
make of some of these quotes that
Trump never wanted to win, that he
was horrified when he did. That
Bannon called it broke dipped
campaign. This man never thought he
could be the President.
totally. First of all, anointing
Steve Bannon at the King's make it
is a gross over exaggeration. If
anything, Trump won because he
outperformed and outworked 17
candidates. He did over 200 -- 250
rallies and I have been part of by
political campaigns and most
candidates are very scripted and
kept in a bubble. Taiwan has some of
the best political instincts I have
ever seen. He was off script. --
President Trump has some of the
best. Like all campaigns, they're
what advisers that came and went and
they had certain roles at certain
times. Trump would not have one
without Steve Bannon, absolutely.
You are on the 2020 campaign and
before that, you have the midterms.
Are you worried that Bannon and
Breitbart will pit itself against
Trump now, putting up candidates at
the hard right which may make it
difficult for him to keep the
I don't think Breitbart
wants to get labelled break news
like CNN. The RNC has raised over
the $130 million in a nonelection
year and 70% from small donors. That
tells me the base is sticking with
him. Look at the rally on the Eve of
the Alabama elections. He had over
thousands of people and several
waited outside in the rain. Steve
Bannon had broken with the President
of the Roy Moore because the
President initially supported Luther
Strange. We were already seeing a
slight braking that relationship.
you think the base now goes with
Bannon or does stick with Trump?
think it sticks altogether and I
think Mica is mischaracterising
this. If you look at Steve Bannon
and bright spot news, it is still
the only new state into the world
and United States that endorses --
at Breitbart. It only endorses the
agenda, and it does not need to be
an either or situation. You are
right when Donald Trump is himself
on the stump, he has the best
political instincts of anybody in
the best couple of decades, at least
to build that base and get those
people are voting and to the
rallies. I don't think you need to
worry about that. Throwing threats
around, calling Breitbart fake news
if we do not toe the line is silly.
We are not on different sides.
man has accused the President's son
And the treason, it is
outrageous. I agree with Sarah
That was not a
report on Breitbart, that is a
comments made by a private
individual, it you cannot inflate
Thank you both very much
At least 17 hospital
trusts are on the highest
state of alert tonight,
as well as two ambulance
services in England.
NHS doctors, consultants,
emergency practitioners and nurses
have spoken of the impossible
conditions in which they're
being asked to work -
some have called it the most intense
strain in their professional lives.
We'll hear later from
the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt,
and Chris Cook is here to help
explain why the service is coming
under such pressure.
First, let's hear from those
on the front line themselves.
When patients have their
appointments or their operation
cancelled, they may
come back into the surgery a few
weeks later because their symptoms
have gone worse so they may be
asking us for additional pain relief
or some other way of helping them to
manage their symptoms until they are
Another thing that we see
is that the hospital administration
teams are so thinly staffed now that
patients are told they'll receive
another appointment in the post
and then that may not happen.
So they quite often have
to try and phone the
hospital, they leave phone messages,
they may leave two or three phone
messages, but not have a reply back,
so they come to us to ask us to help
them reschedule their appointment.
We are also getting
an increase in winter
viruses in children,
just starting to see an increase
in people with flu so there are many
different ways in which the winter
pressures do affect us in general
It means a complete loss
of dignity for patients.
I think that is the most
striking thing that
I have seen.
Right at this moment there will be
hundreds of patients
being cared for in corridors.
That means makeshift
screens being pulled
around them for them
and go to the toilet, their results,
the screaming, their pain, tears,
all being heard by
everyone around them.
It's just an impossible place
and way to treat patients and look
Mistakes are going to happen.
People are going to be treated
inadequately and all we can
do is just say sorry and apologise,
and that's not good enough.
Between the Christmas
and New Year period,
during an emergency surgery,
I saw a very elderly lady who I felt
that we could not manage
in general practice,
so I felt that she
needed to go to A & E.
And so instantly the anxiety
within myself starts,
because the patient maybe doesn't
want to go into A & E, which you can
And you don't want this elderly
person to potentially go
on their own up to a very
busy A & E department.
I know they are always
busy and overstretched.
And then the ongoing
consequence of whether she's
admitted and the pressure that
adds on to the hospital,
or whether she is maybe given some
treatment and then
sent home, but she is home alone,
and therefore is she going to get
any temporary services
while she recuperates at home?
So it's one of the dilemmas
we face on a daily
basis, not just over the winter
periods, where obviously the demand
increases, but I think
throughout the year.
When an elective operation
is cancelled it has
a lot of implications
In a hospital environment,
a person going in for an elective
operation will probably have
to have a preoperative assessment.
They will need to have a preplanned
programme if they need to be got fit
before an operation.
And so therefore,
cancelling an operation
means that everything will have
to be repeated, but it also has
on the individual.
So taking a young person
for example, who say,
has a scar that needs
revising, and also has
lot of psycho-social effects related
to that scar, it therefore
means that they will have to put
their life on hold most probably
for 1-2 months.
Because they had planned
for their life to move on
after they had their operation, and
that has an impact for both young
Just some of those working
with patients in the NHS every day.
And for transparency we should
mention that alongside his day job
one of the contributors -
Dr Amar Mashru - has previously
campaigned against the government
on health matters and is a member
of the Labour party.
Now - Chris Cook is our policy
editor, and he has charts to explain
why the service is under
such a strain now.
Give us the big picture first of
The thing to get your head around is
this not about the NHS doing less
than it used to, it is doing more
than ever yet not keeping up with a
wave of demand. This graph shows
hospital admissions going back to
the late to thousands. About 1
million per quarter to about 4
million per quarter. That's the gap
you can see, a rise of roughly 40%
since Gordon Brown left office.
Hospitals, and not just hospitals,
social care systems and GPs, haven't
been able to keep up in recent years
with this rising tide. They have not
been able to build in the capacity
they need. And for example, another
graph showing you why, if you look
at the amount hospital has been
spending in the last four years on
things like new buildings,
renovating existing buildings and
new equipment, there have been big
declines in the last four years. 10%
down on new-builds, 20% down on
improving buildings, 50% down on new
equipment. We are not putting money
into expanding the pipeline, not in
hospitals, not in social care, not
in GPs so we can cope with this ever
When you put it like
this it looks like it is all about
money. Is it?
Money is a necessary
but not sufficient part of the
answer to the problems in the NHS.
You must remember that there are
things like recruitment which have
lead times. We have a problem at the
moment getting and keeping staff,
not just because of the referendum
result which means it will be hard
to recruit people from the EU, but
if you put many, capital into
equipment and all that stuff you
also have to fund the people to work
on it. You can't just build the kit
and not stuff it. So you must have
the money in the right places. As
well. That's the challenge, it means
having lead times.
Thank you Chris.
Well, earlier, I spoke to
the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt,
and asked him if he recognised
a National Health System in crisis.
I think a crisis is
when you have adverse
circumstances and you don't
have a plan to deal with those
challenges, and that's not the case.
In fact the opposite.
We have been planning most
of the year now for the challenges
We had a very challenging
winter last year as well.
But are there highly challenging
circumstances on the
And I think, the thing I'd
like to say is, a very
very big thank you to all NHS staff.
Not just from me but from the whole
country because I think we are
incredibly proud of the efforts they
are going to to keep patients safe,
working well beyond
the call of duty.
You are saying a big
thank you to NHS staff.
They are saying, I will read out
the following, Richard
Fawcett, senior doctor
in emergency medicine,"
I personally apologise
the people of Stoke
for the third World conditions."
Dr Taj Hassan, president
of the Royal College of emergency
medicine: "We are seeing conditions
people have not experienced in their
Doctor Nick Scriven,
president of the society of
acute medicine "The position
is as bad as I have ever known."
Tracey Bullock, another
one, chief executive,
Tracey Bullock, another one,
chief executive, mid-
Cheshire hospitals, who says,
I am 34 years in, and I
have never seen anything like this.
Shall I ask that again.
Is this a crisis?
Well, as I say, I don't
dispute their experiences.
It is very, very tough
on the front line.
But if you just look
at what we are coping with this
year, compared to one year ago,
around 3000 more
people going every single day
to our A & E departments...
You are happy to say
that we planned to
cancel 55,000 operations
or postpone, you are
happy to say that that
was part of the plan?
Let me explain exactly
what the plan was.
So this time last year,
what we ended up
doing because we had extreme
pressures, is cancelling a lot of
operations the day before.
But just because you're
not cancelling them
with 24 hours' notice doesn't mean
that this is a step in the right
direction, this means
you have a systemic crisis,
you have a massive chronic gap
between your needs and
You recognise that, don't you?
Well I think there is a resources
issue, which we can talk
about, but it is really important
to recognise that this time of year,
creates pressures in health
systems all over the world.
So they had a terrible
winter in Australia.
Which was our summer...
But it's not just about this
time of year, Health
Three years ago as you know,
in October 2014 200,000 people
were in that group category waiting
more than 18 weeks for
You will know well that by the end
of last year, that number
had doubled, 400,000 people.
So this is not something
that just happens
over Christmas or over winter.
This is the direction
the NHS is heading
Well, let's look at
the longer-term performance.
Because in the five
years that I have been
Health Secretary, we have an NHS
that is doing 5,000 more operations
every single day.
The accident and emergency
departments in our country
are seeing 2,000 more people every
single day within the four-hour
We have more doctors, or nurses,
and an independent report
published in the middle of last year
said that in most major disease
categories outcomes have
You were hitting your A & E
targets in July of 2015.
95% of patients dealt
with within four
You haven't met that
target since 2015.
Is that wrong?
No, that is correct.
But that is not the entire measure
of the performance of
the healthcare system...
Does the target not matter,
tell me if these targets
are out of date and we
can get rid of them.
Of course it matters but in that
period there are 7000 people
alive today who would not be alive
if we had had the cancer survival
rates of 2012.
You set these targets
and you are missing them.
If that's the last
time you reached the
target which was July 2015,
where are we now with that?
Well I will tell you
exactly where we are.
We are treating more people
than we ever have in our history
within the four-hour target.
But with the 95%, because you used
to publish this on
a weekly basis and now
we don't see it.
You will know that figure.
What is that figure
now as a percentage.
No, we published it
on a monthly basis.
But let's just look
at the last published data.
Next week we will
have the data for the
whole of December but if you
look at the November
data let's just look
specifically the issue
you raise of A & E.
The data from November shows that
every day in fact the number of
people we are treating compared
to seven years earlier is 5000 more,
within the four-hour target.
It also shows that
more than half the
hospitals in the NHS are performing
better on A & E than one year
It also shows...
Those numbers don't
match, I'm just asking
you for a percentage so we can let
the public understand how they
Why won't you tell me
what the percentage is?
And is not my target,
it is your target.
Because we don't have
a number to publish.
There is no number that
I'm sitting on but
I'm not telling you, as you know
what happens is the data is
collected across the system once
a month, and that data is then
validated and it will be published
next week and I don't know what that
number will be, just
as you don't know.
So are you happy for me to tell
these people, whether it is
Richard Fawcett, Taj Hassan,
Nick Scriven, Tracey Bullock, chief
executives, experts in their field,
that everything is going according
That you are reaching targets,
that there isn't a crisis,
that there is no systemic
problem with the way
the NHS is funded or
working right now?
Can you tell that
to front line staff?
You're putting words into my mouth.
I'm asking you a question.
Well you are putting
words into my mouth.
What I am telling you
is, there is extreme
pressure on the front line.
We are incredibly
grateful for the hard
work that those doctors and nurses
and many other people are doing.
And you are asking
for that money from
the Prime Minister,
from the Chancellor, are you?
I am asking for money
and I've been given money.
That is why in the last budget I got
an extra £2.8 billion.
We are going to need more
money going forward of
course, but let me say this.
It isn't just about money.
It's also about manpower.
You won't have the manpower
if people think that they
are in a crisis and they are not
able to work in the conditions that
they are being given.
Well I'll tell you how we get
the manpower, Emily,
we get the manpower by training
more doctors and nurses.
It is going to take time,
it takes seven years to
train a doctor, three
years to train a nurse...
You've got somebody who said they've
been working on this
for 34 years.
What do you say, Bye bye to them
because they say it's
the worst crisis
they have ever seen?
I say to them thank you for
the amazing work you are doing.
Please bear with us.
We are trying as hard
as we can to train up more
doctors and nurses to
get into the system.
And if voters in England
or patients who have had their
operations put back, or front line
staff who have expressed their
frustrations need to find somebody
accountable for what they are facing
right now, who is that person?
Is it you, or is it
Simon Stevens of NHS
Well, ultimately I am accountable
for the treatment of
every patient in the NHS.
I am the Health Secretary.
And to people who have
had their operations delayed,
because of the winter pressures
that we are now facing, I apologise,
because I recognise
that it is a very, very
big deal if you need
hip replaced and you are
happy to wait longer.
Jeremy Hunt, thank you.
The war in Syria is heading
towards its eighth year with no
definite end in sight -
though some believe the government's
new assault on the last entirely
rebel-held province in the country
could prove the
beginning of the end.
Idlib, in north west Syria,
has been in the hands of rebel
groups since near the beginning
of the conflict.
Tens of thousands of civilians
and fighters from former rebel
strongholds including Aleppo,
Homs and Daraya
were evacuated there.
But an attack in the far
south of the province
by government forces,
backed by Russian planes,
could suggest the regime has fresh
aspirations to reclaim control.
Here's Mike Thomson.
And I should warn you that his film
contains distressing scenes.
This has been life for the past two
weeks for the people of Southern
And the bombing by Syrian government
forces is carrying on.
Today marks the 15th day
of the continuous onslaught
by Syrian warplanes,
mainly against the
southern and eastern
We've had more than
250 aerial raids.
So far, 57 people have died
and 200 civilians have been
I can distinctly hear the buzzing
of the regime's aeroplanes
pounding the area with bombs
while doing this interview
with you at this very moment.
And it seems it's the very young
who are suffering the
The majority of those casualties
are innocent civilians.
Just yesterday, a massacre committed
saw more than 12 civilians killed,
the majority of which were children.
Hunger and cold compete with bombs
and bullets as causes of misery
here in this hugely
We fled the heavy bombardment
in Aleppo, leaving our
only to face the same
terrible scene here in Idlib
of bombardment and destruction.
Where else can we go?
We're living the same nightmare each
day, alone and scared
for our children.
Idlib's population has been
swelled by the arrival
of thousands of civilians and
fighters from other areas of Syria,
as more and more rebel territory has
fallen to Government forces.
Now, Idlib is in the firing line.
Idlib is in a strategic
location that's on
the border with Turkey.
It is the main area
that supplies coming
through Turkey pass
through in order to be
deployed in the rest
the rebel-held areas in Syria.
And therefore, if the
regime cuts off the
supply lines through Idlib, then
it can significantly weaken rebels
Infighting between rebel
groups, some of whom are
weakened them further.
After a long struggle, an alliance
led by the formerly Al-Qaeda
linked Tahrir al-Sham,
or HTS, now dominates.
It is accused of carrying
out the numerous
These war crimes include the summary
killings of civilians,
Human rights defenders.
Beheading and the stoning of women.
And also, basically
passing unlawful sentences
throught their courts,
that do not need any
Idlib's civilians haven't
taken this lying down.
Over the last year, there have
been street protests
against HTS's diktats.
Local radio station
Fresh FM has joined the
rebellion against HTS's rule,
defying their ban on playing music
and using women presenters.
But the station's
founder fears that if
President Assad's forces succeed
in overrunning the province,
his rule might be even worse
than that of the
If Assad's forces take over
all of Idlib, will your radio
station keep broadcasting?
With the nearby Turkish
closed to refugees,
burning question facing civilians
desperate to escape Idlib is, where
If there was an attack on civilians,
they have nowhere to
They can't go to
areas out of fear of
reprisals and attacks against them.
At the same time, they can't
cross into Turkey.
So this would be another
If it reaches that
point, Turkey must open
its borders to these refugees,
or people fleeing the violence.
Yesterday, two hospitals in the far
south of Idlib were hit by air
hampering the ability
of doctors to cope with
growing number of casualties.
A shortage of staff and medicines
compounds problems caused by damage
to equipment and buildings.
But it's what might happen
if government forces
overrun the province
worries some even more.
This is a real source of concern
for the entire world.
Because if the regime
succeeds in its sinister
offensive, it will commit crimes
against humanity in Idlib.
Even worse, if the borders
are sealed, there
will be a total annihilation of more
than two million people living here.
It's yet unclear whether
President Assad has
the strength to retake
whole of this last rebel-held
bastian, though even if he does,
many years of insurgency
involving various rebel
looks likely to follow,
Before rebuilding this shattered
country can truly begin.
Carey Mulligan has told
Newsnight about her fear
of developing dementia in old age
after she lost her
grandmother to the illness.
The actress is a spokesperson
for the Alzheimer's Society
and was speaking as a number
of cinemas have started welcoming
dementia patients and their carers
to separate screenings.
Staff are specially trained,
and cinemas keep the house lights
up, and the volume low,
for the benefit of the audience.
Will this tempt an often immobile
section of the community
to get more out of life?
Or is there a danger it might
marginalise them even more?
Stephen Smith went to the movies.
to East Dulwich Picture House
and to Alzheimer's Society
and Southwark Dementia Action
Today, we have White
Christmas, which is very
appropriate for this time.
And we hope you're really
going to enjoy it.
We've got the wonderful Bing Crosby
and some lovely other amazing actors
to entertain us today.
You may have had your fill of mince
pies and musicals by now,
dear viewer, but an outing
to the pictures like this can be
a rare treat for elderly people
with mental health issues.
So Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye
and friends are top of the bill
for this screening,
which is especially for those
with dementia and their carers.
Here, they have the house lights up
a little for their audience.
The volume, not too high.
And a break for refreshments halfway
through the main attraction.
Would you like a mince pie, sir?
Do you like the film today?
Yes, I didn't mind it but, er,
I've got my mind working on some
stuff I've got to do at home
when I get back.
You liked the dancing,
didn't you, Betty?
You liked the dancing on the film.
Dancing's dancing, isn't it?
You used to like to do ice-skating.
I used to do a lot of it,
ice-skating and everything.
Well, it's our first outing
out to the cinema...
It was the first time we've come out
to the cinema, isn't it,
together, for a few years?
So we're sort of seeing how it goes.
We're hoping everything
is going to be good and that Mum
will enjoy coming and singing
the songs from back then.
Someone with plenty of experience
of the movies, and a family
connection to dementia,
is the actor Carey Mulligan.
What does she make
of these screenings?
I think it's amazing.
I think, you know,
the Alzheimer's Society did a survey
recently and found that 67%
of the people who were surveyed said
they didn't feel part
of their community any more
when they had dementia.
And I think, you know,
there's no reason for these lovely
pleasures to be taken away
when you have dementia.
It can be a very safe,
lovely environment, and a very
stimulating environment for someone
who has dementia.
So being able to come to a cinema,
and for carers to be able
to bring their loved-ones
to the cinema, is
a really great thing.
The actor lost a beloved
grandmother to the illness.
Does she fear for her own
health in the long term?
Yeah, I do fear it.
And I think we all should
fear it, you know.
And I think that's
what we need to...
Er, we need to turn that fear
into action, you know,
this is a global issue.
One in three people will develop
dementia of some kind.
In our country, one...
every three minutes,
one person develops dementia.
There's over 850,000 people
in our country living with it.
And everyone knows someone
who's going through that.
And so I think we should
all be aware of it.
We should all be thinking
about how we can conquer it.
And that's sort of how I see it.
I am afraid of it, and that's why
I want to do something about it.
Back in South-East London,
is there a risk that screenings
like this one could actually
intensify the isolation of elderly
people with mental illness?
The cinema should be a part
of the local community and people
living with dementia are part
of that community, and there should
be an offer for them.
People don't have to come
to those screenings.
We've had some people that have come
to the dementia-friendly screenings
and then felt perfectly comfortable
in the cinema environment.
They know the staff and they'll come
to other screenings.
And equally, anyone can come
to the dementia-friendly screenings,
you don't have to be living
with dementia to do so.
But those adaptations
are there in place,
and there's the cheaper ticket
price, free carer places, and free
coffee and biscuits,
to kind of hopefully help encourage
a bit of social interaction
before and after the film.
Taking her mum to the screening,
Em is grateful that the staff
and other patrons are more patient
than they might be
at a regular showing.
We've been to Jailhouse Rock,
which she really loved, like Elvis.
She knew the songs.
Did she join in?
And her favourite was Singin'
in the Rain, it has been.
And then whenever she brings it up
that we went there and we saw
Singin' in the Rain,
that's the one...
Oh, she remembers that?
Yeah, she always tells people
that she went to a place and she saw
Singin' in the Rain.
We're scrupulously nonjudgemental,
of course, but films that get people
with dementia and their carers out
of the house, it might
just be a feel-good hit.
Steve Smith. Let's take you through
the front pages. The Times has that
same book extracts that we started
with, Tony Blair warned Trump that
the UK may have spied on him and a
suggestion by Michael Wolff Mr Blair
might have been angling as an
adviser to Mr Trump in the Middle
East in the White House
The Daily Telegraph has farmers to
be paid for improving public access.
And the financial Times has a
picture of the leaders of Hungary
and Poland, defiant amid EU
sanctions threat on immigration
policies. That is almost it for
Given recent precedent,
who would dare predict
what 2018 has in store?
But one thing we can say with happy
certainty is that it
will give us a Royal wedding.
Harry and Meghan, take note.
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at least, according to the wedding
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Over 9,000 pictures from around
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