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The Scottish and English FAs lobby FIFA to allow players to wear
poppies for their match on Armistice Day.
Losing their farms and their livelihoods over
an error in the law - the tenant farmers trying
Also on the programme, Former miners in Scotland call
for an investigation into confrontations
between pickets and police during the miners' strike.
A study that says one in six jobs in the public sector could be
And, we're in Germany as Celtic prepare for tonight's
Is a poppy a symbol of remembrance or a political statement?
That question is at the heart of a row between the Scottish
and English Football Associations, and the sport's world
Fifa has turned down a request from the FAs for players to be
allowed to wear armbands featuring poppies during their world cup
qualifying match which takes place on Armistice Day.
Our political correspondent Andrew Kerr joins us
I am in the garden of remembrance in Princes Street Gardens in the
capital. It just opened yesterday. At this special time of year when we
look back and we think of those who have given their lives so we could
enjoy the freedoms we have today. All around me I am surrounded by
simple white wooden crosses, adorned by a simple symbol, the poppy. Our
footballers I wanted the chance to wear that symbol so they too can
have the opportunity to remember. A simple ceremony, a reminder of
sacrifice, people come to remember conflicts in the distant past and
recent, painful events, too. The young men who gave their lives in
battles like the Somme 100 years ago were just like these young men,
friends who banded together. On the 11th of November, Armistice Day,
Scotland will play England and the teams want to wear a poppy. We have
had a president on this back in 2011. I think it's clear, and the
point we are making is this is not a political statement, this is a
personal choice, this is a mark of respect for those who have lost
their lives in the war. It's thought Fifa under the new regime is more
likely to be sensitive to this issue involving the oldest international
match in the world. There's certainly political will for a
change of heart. I think it is important to commemorate and
remember the people who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the world wars
and there is no better to do this on Armistice Day, on the 11th of
November when England play Scotland. I hope Fifa take the sensible
approach and allow the teams to wear a poppy. I think Fifa have badly
misjudged this. The fact the game itself takes place on the 11th of
November and the fact this is the year to commemorate the Great War of
the First World War shows how badly they have it. The poppy is not a
political symbol. This year's Poppy Appeal was launched by: skin. People
of all ages in Scotland will give this year to help veterans and many
will wear a poppy with pride. There's certainly a great deal of
support to allow the descendants of those who fought to remember as they
meet on a different field of conflict.
Stewart Reagan mentioned in that report there is a precedent in 2011
when England took on Spain at a friendly in Wembley. Stuart Reagan
will be meeting with Fifa in the next couple of days, just pushing
their case, hoping that there might be a change of heart, that the
English and Scottish players might be able to wear those armbands on
Armistice Day. Back to you. Thank you Andrew.
Former Scottish miners say the UK government's decision to rule out
a public inquiry into what became known as the Battle of Orgreave
in Yorkshire during the miners' strike in 1984 makes
Campaigners here want an investigation into confrontations
between striking miners and police north of the border.
In Newtongrange, the old Callery was declared the National mining Museum
in 1984. The same year as the most bitter of industrial disputes was
unravelling. About 150 pickets were placed by -- faced by police as they
left the mind. Striking miners clashed with police, one of the
worst instances was just outside Edinburgh. One of those arrested was
Alec Bennett. I appeared in court charged with breaching the peace and
fined ?100. That was the 20th of December, 1984. I got my P 45 in
January and I never worked for three years after the strike.
In Westminster today a junior minister faced an urgent question in
the Commons 24 hours his boss Amber Rudd ruled out an inquiry into the
clashes at Orgreave. Isn't it staggeringly Home Secretary has
brushed away an inquiry as unnecessary and is in me even more
revealing she wasn't prepared to come to this house today to justify
her decision? Some believe there is evidence that the Tory government
instructed police to take a harsh approach in Scotland in the
aftermath of the violence in Yorkshire. There's a lot of
questions about civil liberties and about the politics of the policing
of the strike. It goes far beyond individual cases of justice and
requires a collective response. Hundreds of miners remain convicted
of offences during the strike, more here in Scotland than any other part
of the UK, and that's why campaigners say it is imperative
that there is an investigation here into the conduct of police. I don't
know... I can understand the Tories taking the decision that they did,
not to investigate the Tory in government or the Margaret Thatcher
government, but for the Scottish Parliament to take the same view as
the Tories, I find that strange. I don't know what the reason is. The
Scottish Government says it has no plans to it conduct and inquiry to
the police here and say the Scottish criminal cases review board can look
into cases of those who feel wrongly convicted.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says he hopes to be able to make
an announcement shortly on the review of military
There are concerns for the future of sites such as the historic
Fort George base near Inverness and the Kinloss barracks in Moray.
The MOD is keen to close down and sell off dozens
A group of tenant farmers is taking the Scottish government to court
to try to win compensation for having to leave the farms
The farmers say they are the victim of flawed legislation ,
and the government must take responsibility.
acres have been farmed by the Patterson family since 1996 after
they signed a limited partnership lease with the local landlord to run
it for ten years. Legislation to try and strengthen the rights of tenant
farmers in 2003 should have given them security for decades, but once
that law was ruled to be incompetent, their hope of staying
beyond their initial lease was not shared, they say, by the landlord.
They've now been given notice to leave at the end of the month. I
hope that those with power over this wrong legislation, the floor in the
law before this week's over. I hope they do provide a means for the
farmers who are losing their farms to be able to continue to farm. It's
not so much the landlord but the Scottish Government they blame for
their situation. Arriving at court in Edinburgh today in and John
Patterson argues they are the victims of clumsy legislation and
they must be compensated for the victims of clumsy legislation and
money they've invested in the farm over the years. It was a flawed law.
The Scottish Government said they would look sympathetically upon us,
told us to put in a compensation claim and ever since they've been
put in, the shop shutters have gone up and now we're standing outside
here, having to take it to court. The Pattersons are one of seven
tenant farmers from around Scotland taking the government to court, and
tenant farmers from around Scotland they are supported by the farmers
union. We simply ask government now, don't read this through the courts,
stepped in, pay the compensation where it's due and allow the parties
to move on from this. The Patterson family have accepted they will have
to leave this farm that they've built up over the years at the end
of the month, but they're hoping that by highlighting the plight
other tenant farmers will be spared the same heartbreak. The Scottish
Government won't comment on the court action for compensation, but
say new legislation was brought in two years ago to replace the earlier
flawed law. Years of uncertainty here have taken their toll, though.
My husband... Jim has coped with it, being the head of the family, most
of the worry has been an Jim's shoulders, that yes, it has had a
terrible and detrimental affect my husband's health, on all of us.
Could the controversial law aimed at tacking sectarianism in football
Tomorrow at Holyrood, opposition MSPs are launching
a challenge to the Government's laws around sectarian behaviour.
So why is the offensive behaviour act so offensive to so many?
Celtic Park in September, as the old firm teams took to the pitch in the
home stands this, effigies draped in an orange scarf and a Rangers scarf.
Police have made an arrest over that incident, as well as this, the
trashing of the toilets by some Rangers fans. Four years ago the
government 's solution was the offensive behaviour at football act,
but opposition parties say it was a blunt instrument that damaged free
speech. On Wednesday they will debate whether it should be
repealed. This Labour MSP said his recent consultation shows large
support for that stop you my view is football fans going to football
matches should be singing football songs.
One of the issues we've seen with the legislation is the police are
confused about what songs are illegal and potentially cause public
disorder. The judges are confused and the whole thing as ended up a
real mess. One possible way forward is to make clubs legally responsible
for fans behaviour. Ultimately it's the clubs that attracts people in
that, by being entertainment, if you like. But the fans have got a
loyalty to the clubs and if they realise the clubs were going to be
punished severely, could be punished severely, it might well be that
would be the thing, the trigger that would make them change their
behaviour is. The legislation always arouses strong feeling among fans.
One blogger says it's about free speech. If you take it to its
logical conclusion, I may be offended by your tie, it doesn't
mean the right I -- have the right to call the police and you taken
away. It is nonsense. Many football fans agreed diarrhoea is a problem
with Secretary is a problem with sectarianism in some parts of
about limits on their free speech. about limits on their free speech.
-- many football fans agree there is a problem with sectarianism. They
will discuss it tomorrow in the Holyrood debate.
A Labour MP who is on trial for allegedly kicking a Yes
campaigner on the day of the independence referendum has
St Helens South and Whiston MP Marie Rimmer faced two charges
following an incident outside Shettleston Community Centre
At Glasgow Sheriff Court, the 69-year-old was found not guilty
of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.
Ms Rimmer denies the other charge that she assaulted a woman
Stuart Earley had faced criticism over his pay packet of more
Staff were informed earlier today that the charity's board had
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The Scottish and English FAs lobby Fifa to be allowed to wear poppies
on their shirts for their match on Armistice Day.
The runner Laura Muir says that reports of drugs testing failings
at the Rio Games puts a question mark over some performances.
Almost 90,000 people working for Scotland's public services
could be replaced by a machine within the next 15 years, according
The study, by Deloitte, says powerful computers will take
the place of people who carry out routine jobs.
Our business correspondent, David Henderson, is here and can
They call this the rise of the machines, controlled
by computers, which have become ever-more powerful
That allows them to take on tasks normally done by people.
The consultants, Deloitte, say the long-term impact could be huge.
By 2030, they warn that automation could replace one out
of every six jobs across Scotland's public sector.
Almost every line of work will be affected, but the study says it
could make our public services more productive and reduce
Meet the new workers, helping to run a Scottish hospital. Robots like
these ones clear floors, pack pills and deliver supplies to the wards.
They never tire, rarely need a break and could replace thousands of
humans. We estimate that one in six or 80,000 jobs in the public sector
in Scotland could be automated by the year 2030. That's not going to
happen overnight, but over time people's roles will change. There
will be a large number of administrative roles that we simply
won't need any more. Technology has already changed our public services.
Bin collections like this are a thing of the past. Now, councils
rely on fewer people and better machines. Railways too have been
transformed with signs like these replaced by the digital revolution.
In healthcare, new systems bring new benefits. Patients in remote areas
can use a videolink to avoid a long journey to hospital. I spoke to a
couple in Skye last month. That journey to come to hospital would
have taken them two-and-a-half hours one way. That's a whole day to come
and spend actually with 15 to 20 minutes in an out-patient clinic. .
Think it's fantastic. That makes a difference to their quality of life.
The rise of the machines is being difference to their quality of life.
felt across the economy and not just by the public sector. Bringing huge
change at work and at home, but it may take time to get the technology
right. So, teething problems
there for that robot. That sort of experience has prompted
union leaders to appeal for caution. They say technology
can only do so much. They point to big costly failures
when computer systems were brought But it's unlikely they can halt this
march towards automation, as our public services look for ways
to make your money A look at other stories
from across the country. A two-year-old boy is in a critical
condition after falling from a fourth floor window
in the Torry area of Aberdeen The toddler was initially taken
to hospital in Aberdeen before Police say their inquiries
are at an early stage, but it's not thought to be
a criminal act. The 17,000-tonne oil rig which ran
aground on the Western Isles in August has finally arrived off
Turkey where it's to be scrapped. The Transocean Winner came ashore
near Carloway on Lewis in a storm while being towed
to the Mediterranean. It was later refloated and put
on board a heavy lift ship. An eight-year-old boy was taken
to hospital after a collision between a double-decker
bus and an industrial vehicle on the southside
of Glasgow this morning. He was treated by paramedics
and taken to hospital, but his injuries are not thought
to be serious. The 43-year-old bus driver has been
reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with alleged
road traffic offences. A First World War sculpture has been
unveiled in Glasgow's George Square as part of the Remembrance
commemorations. The 23 foot statue, called
Every Man Remembered, is based on the Unknown Soldier
and stands on a block of limestone A 67-year-old from Orkney has been
named "Britain's hardest working Billy Muir, from North Ronaldsay,
holds down more than 20 jobs on the small island which has
a population of fewer than 50. His roles include lighthouse
keeper, firefighter, He also has several voluntary roles
within the community. Despite injuries to several key
players, Celtic have made just one change for tonight's
Champions League match in Germany. Brendan Rodgers' side take
on Borussia Monchengladbach needing to win to have any chance
of progressing in the tournament. The manager believes they can but,
as Chris McLaughlin reports, the fans who've travelled don't
share his optimism. A pretty peaceful morning in
Borussia Monchengladbach, a lazy start to the day which didn't last
long. Many are here without tickets, but with the belief in a man who has
given them some European hope. We want to come here and the only thing
we are concentrating on is giving it everything in the game. There is no
doubt we can win here. If we perform to the level we know we can, then of
course it's a possibility for us, or else we wouldn't be here. But the
last time the sides met it was 2-0 to the Germans in Glasgow. Since
then, Borussia Monchengladbach struggled domestically, Celtic not
so much. As we've done in the league, we need to take that form
and the winning mentality into the Champions League. I think if we can
do that, then that will help us progress. Like I said, it's a
massive game and a game we have to win. Here's why it's a must win.
Celtic sit bottom of Group C. It's now very much a fight for third
place. Points must be picked up tonight. I'm a Celtic man through
and through. We will go there and try to do our best. But 2-1 Celtic.
I'm going to go with my heart. I'm going to say we will win 2-1. Do you
really think that We will be fortunate to get a draw. Celtic have
injuries concerns ahead of this game this evening so too do Borussia
Monchengladbach. Their manager said that Celtic's danger comes from the
fact they have nothing to lose, oh, what these fans would give for a
rare win on the road here in Germany this evening.
Scotland's Athlete of the Year, Laura Muir, says that recent reports
of "serious drugs testing failings" at the Rio Olympic Games
puts a question mark over some performances.
The middle-distance runner also believes that those who are caught
should be thrown out of the sport for life.
The latest accolade at the end of a remarkable season for Laura Muir.
Voting Scotland's Athlete of the Year by her peers in the sport. It's
a huge honour to be named Scottish Athlete of the Year, considering the
long list we had this year. So many names. . Breaking Scottish records
this year. The competition is very, very tough. Humble to have won the
award. The Olympic Games were the main foe curse of Laura Muir's year.
The news announced that thousands of Olympians were not drug tested in
Rio. The revelations were condemned with Seb Coe saying it makes for
uncomfortable reading. The Muir believes there are doubts over
performances. There will be that question mark. You can't judge
people until there is the proof, I guess as it were. Disappointed to
hear that news. Athletics have come a big way this year, banning Russia
from the Games. We are making a lot of big steps forward. I hope it
continues. Keep it going. Laura Muir and her coach, Andy Young, train and
compete with the hope that all and her coach, Andy Young, train and
athletes are clean. Muir has no doubt what should happen to those
athletes who take drugs. If your' caught, you're out. That is what I
think of it. You shouldn't be given a second chance. For them to come
back and do it again, the clean athletes are losing out. If people
are caught with drugs, it's obvious it's their fault. They havic taken
something, they should be out of the sport. Next on her schedule, the
Cross Country Championship and off to South Africa for preparations for
next year's World Championships with hopes of a cleaner sport in 2017.
She's one of Scotland's top athletes and is European
But speed-skater Elise Christie is still trying to get
over her biggest sporting disappointment - even though it
She trains fast and she talks fast. I like destroyed it to become world
champion. She count top She has been me. Slow to get over her biggest let
down. If I can accept what happened in Sochi I can move forward towards
the next one. I'm in the process of doing that. In the Winter Olympics
2014 she had hopes of medal glory. Things couldn't have turned out much
worse. COMMENTATOR: She falls. I cannot
believe it. She has been penalised so has Elise Christie. She was
disqualified in all three events. She prepares for the fist event of
this season, a World Cup meeting in Canada. I don't know how I will
survive if it happens again if I have a terrible Olympics and I mess
it up. All I'm thinking about is that I'm going to do it this time.
That's my focus every day. That's why the European Champion is making
things harder for herself in training by taking on the boys.
Their power is higher than mine. I have to get it spot on to overtake.
It taught me about getting the things right, not getting it right
because I'm faster. She will be back racing the girls this weekend, or
rather the world's fastest women. Now here's Laura Maciver
with details of Scotland 2016. Tonight, we discuss Miss Carriages
of justice after an event by the Innocence Project in Glasgow. The
row with Fifa over footballer's wearing poppy armbands as England
and Scotland play on Remembrance Day. Scotland 2016, BBC Two,
Scotland, 10.30pm tonight. A cracking start to November, blue
sky and sunshine around today and plenty of photos from our weather
watchers coming in. The clear skies mean it will be chilly for many. We
are dragging in cold air. As it comes over the sea surface picking
up enough warmth to produce showers to the north and north-east. That is
what we saw today. Windy here with gale force gusts for Orkney and
Shetland for the next few hours. Elsewhere it will be dry, the wind
will be lighter, it will be colder. Temperatures in towns and and cities
around three to five Celsius. In the countryside where we see the blues
on the charts down to freezing or sub zero. Tomorrow it's a chilly
start. Hours showers to the north and north-east. They will fade away
by the afternoon. Temperatures around nine or ten Celsius. The
winds will back westerly by the end of the afternoon. More cloud around
the north-west. That is the weather front approaching, the sunshine
turning hazy by the afternoon. Elsewhere, for the north-east, after
a showery morning, dry and bright to end the afternoon. As we head
through the rest of the afternoon into the evening we will watch that
weather system arrive from the north-west. That signals a change as
we head through towards Thursday, with the high pressure we have had
slipping away southwards. These weather fronts sweep their way in. A
warm front pushing through, so somewhat milder conditions as we
head through towards Thursday, fairly cloudy and damp, compared
with today and tomorrow. The heaviest and persistent rain in the
west and north-west, sopt some wet weather further east as well.
Friday, low pressure overhead, a flabby low, not much in the way of
wind, a few showers. That then clears away as we head towards the
weekend. We will see a few showers on Saturday and Sunday, but the big
difference will be the cold plunge from the north. Really quite chilly
as we head through towards the weekend. That's the forecast.
Jackie. Thank you very much.