13/06/2017 London News


13/06/2017

The latest news, sport and weather from London.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 13/06/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

now on BBC Two. Here on

:00:00.:00:18.

Muslim leaders have been accused of "hollow words"

:00:19.:00:28.

A former Met Commander, who retired last week,

:00:29.:00:35.

says community and mosque leaders are failing to tackle

:00:36.:00:38.

But one mosque has hit back against Mak Chisty,

:00:39.:00:45.

Here's our Home Affairs Correspondent Nick Beake.

:00:46.:00:57.

Three mass murders in the space of ten weeks, 35 people dead

:00:58.:01:01.

As UK's most senior Muslim police officer, Commander Mak Chishty led

:01:02.:01:08.

the tributes and tried to ease any community tensions.

:01:09.:01:11.

But now he says Muslim leaders need to do much more than simply

:01:12.:01:14.

condemn terror attacks after they've happened.

:01:15.:01:18.

The feedback I'm getting post London Bridge and Borough Market,

:01:19.:01:22.

is actually it's not as believable any more.

:01:23.:01:26.

People think they're just hollow words, they want to see actions

:01:27.:01:30.

So this is a call for action, to do something much more other

:01:31.:01:37.

than just merely announcing something or condemning

:01:38.:01:42.

For him, action means striving out what he calls

:01:43.:01:50.

the "Menace of extremism", lurking within Muslim communities

:01:51.:01:53.

Mak Chishty says it's not just about reporting extremist

:01:54.:02:01.

views to the authorities, but challenging them as well.

:02:02.:02:05.

He also wants changes to mosques in particular.

:02:06.:02:08.

He says that half the people on the management committees should

:02:09.:02:12.

be women, and he wants imams from different branches

:02:13.:02:15.

of Islam to come together, to preach a common message that it's

:02:16.:02:19.

perfectly possible to be both British and a Muslim.

:02:20.:02:23.

The East London Mosque in Whitechapel says it's

:02:24.:02:26.

It's where the family of the three Bethnal Green girls,

:02:27.:02:34.

Salman Farsi says he and other worshippers have been attacked

:02:35.:02:43.

by Islamic extremists when they've challenged their views.

:02:44.:02:46.

He believes singling out mosques for criticism is unfair.

:02:47.:02:50.

The criticisms by Commander Mak Chishty, they're

:02:51.:02:53.

If you have a look at the last two incidents, with respect

:02:54.:03:04.

to London Bridge and the Manchester attacks, the individuals

:03:05.:03:07.

were reported by members of the Muslim community

:03:08.:03:12.

and we have a very good relationship with the police,

:03:13.:03:16.

Any time we have any issues or we suspect anyone of any

:03:17.:03:24.

kind of criminality, we are more than happy

:03:25.:03:28.

These are the men behind the Westminster and

:03:29.:03:35.

It's not known what drove them to murder, but some believe London

:03:36.:03:41.

gang culture and online radicalisation are more

:03:42.:03:45.

to blame than mosques for the growing terror threat.

:03:46.:03:48.

We find that from a lot of the terrorists who've both

:03:49.:03:52.

committed atrocities here and in Europe, a lot

:03:53.:03:56.

of them had prior prison sentences, they had...

:03:57.:03:59.

Not for any extremism but actually for criminal behaviour,

:04:00.:04:02.

Mak Chishty says he is already facing a backlash for his comments,

:04:03.:04:10.

but insists more uncomfortable conversations need to be had.

:04:11.:04:13.

Meanwhile, the terror attacks on Westminster and London Bridge

:04:14.:04:20.

have lowered visitor numbers at some of the capital's top

:04:21.:04:23.

Let's get more on this from Caroline Davies who's

:04:24.:04:32.

Hello Victoria. It is a rather beautiful sight this eepg, the

:04:33.:04:42.

London Eye lit up on the London skyline. This is actually the sixth

:04:43.:04:45.

most-seen attraction in London according to Visit London. The

:04:46.:04:48.

company that own the London Eye, Merlin said they have not had that

:04:49.:04:53.

easy a ride of it. They don't just own the London Eye but they own

:04:54.:04:58.

Madame Tussaud's and the London dodge yob they say they've seen a

:04:59.:05:01.

softer day market. What does that mean? That means people within the

:05:02.:05:05.

UK who may be coming to London for the day or it maybe a school trip,

:05:06.:05:10.

fewer than those than they were expecting. The reason is the

:05:11.:05:12.

Westminster attack. They are expecting the numbers will go down

:05:13.:05:15.

further in response to the Manchester attack. We are waiting to

:05:16.:05:19.

hear the figures and how they play out. What does it mean to be a

:05:20.:05:24.

tourist? Well we spoke to some out and about today.

:05:25.:05:28.

A lot of our family members and friends warned us,

:05:29.:05:32.

But I don't know, I still feel like it's a safe place.

:05:33.:05:39.

It looks like there's lots of security around

:05:40.:05:46.

I'm actually looking around now, I find myself just looking

:05:47.:05:54.

if somebody's behind me, if somebody's next to me,

:05:55.:05:57.

We were a little bit frightened, but, yes, the show must go on.

:05:58.:06:03.

What is going tonne address this? To start, it is using more positive

:06:04.:06:08.

language. Even in Merlin's report they were saying London has bounced

:06:09.:06:13.

back before, it will again and it is important that London tourism will

:06:14.:06:17.

bounce back. It is an important part of the economy. If we take a look of

:06:18.:06:22.

the figures. 66 million tourists visited London last year. If you

:06:23.:06:25.

think about the numbers, the money they brought in. They generated ?36

:06:26.:06:28.

billion for the London economy. That is because a huge number of jobs in

:06:29.:06:32.

London are reliant on the tourism industry. 700,000. It is thought

:06:33.:06:35.

that that number will grow further. Should we be worried this this

:06:36.:06:39.

report? Merlin say we should be cautiously optimistic. They think

:06:40.:06:43.

London can turn this around. Thank you very much.

:06:44.:06:49.

Next to a legal battle between the parents of a terminally

:06:50.:06:54.

10-month-old Charlie Gard has a rare genetic condition.

:06:55.:07:02.

His parents, from Bedfont in West London, want to take

:07:03.:07:05.

their son to America for experimental treatment.

:07:06.:07:08.

But Charlie's doctors argue the infant should be allowed

:07:09.:07:11.

Now the European Court of Human Rights is deciding his future.

:07:12.:07:18.

A precious memory away from intensive care for Connie Yates

:07:19.:07:25.

and Chris Gard, together with son Charlie.

:07:26.:07:27.

Taken on the roof of Great Ormond Street,

:07:28.:07:32.

the family picnic was organised by nurses at the hospital.

:07:33.:07:35.

Charlie is kept alive with a mechanical ventilator,

:07:36.:07:38.

he's fed through a tube and is seriously brain-damaged.

:07:39.:07:42.

His parents want to take him to the United States

:07:43.:07:46.

for experimental treatment and have crowd funded ?1.3 million.

:07:47.:07:49.

They can't understand why the hospital is blocking them.

:07:50.:07:52.

We've had to stomach the fact that they don't

:07:53.:07:56.

OK, we don't agree with that, but we have to accept that.

:07:57.:08:04.

But the fact that they are blocking us from taking him to another

:08:05.:08:06.

hospital in the world, with one of the leading

:08:07.:08:10.

I can't, still to this day, can't get my head round it.

:08:11.:08:19.

This case has never been about money.

:08:20.:08:22.

Doctors here at Great Ormond Street did consider giving

:08:23.:08:26.

the experimental treatment on offer in the United States,

:08:27.:08:29.

but they and independent experts were unanimous that it could not

:08:30.:08:33.

reverse Charlie's serious brain damage and may indeed

:08:34.:08:37.

So the kindest option would be to allow him to die.

:08:38.:08:44.

Last week, the parents emerged distraught from

:08:45.:08:49.

Every UK judge involved has agreed Charlie should be allowed

:08:50.:08:56.

This medical ethicist says the courts have to consider what's

:08:57.:09:03.

It is one of the tragedies of human existence, that life can become

:09:04.:09:09.

painful and burdensome to any human creature.

:09:10.:09:13.

And three sets of judges, and independent experts,

:09:14.:09:16.

have taken the view that that has become the case with Charlie.

:09:17.:09:19.

Today, judges at the European Court of Human Rights in France said

:09:20.:09:23.

life-support must continue until midnight on Monday,

:09:24.:09:27.

to give time for the parents to submit their case.

:09:28.:09:30.

Whatever is eventually decided by the court in Strasbourg

:09:31.:09:34.

More of our MPs have been given roles in the new Government.

:09:35.:09:44.

He'll be in charge of counter-terrorism policing

:09:45.:09:51.

as the new Minister for Policing at the Home Office.

:09:52.:09:54.

Greg Hands also has a new job - he's replacing Gavin Barwell

:09:55.:09:58.

The Chelsea and Fulham MP says he's looking forward

:09:59.:10:03.

to working with the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, on common

:10:04.:10:08.

interests, including promoting and improving the capital.

:10:09.:10:12.

And it's not just London politicians, Reading West

:10:13.:10:15.

MP, Alok Sharma, takes on the housing brief.

:10:16.:10:19.

He'll oversee the Government's White Paper that includes measures to help

:10:20.:10:23.

renters here in London, with a possible ban

:10:24.:10:26.

That's it for now from me, but lets find out what

:10:27.:10:34.

Good evening. Today was the first of some summer days. It may get hot

:10:35.:10:41.

support some. Amongst the blue sky, we will be in the middle of this

:10:42.:10:46.

week, it'll be turning hot and increasingly humid. It is warm out

:10:47.:10:51.

there at the moment. We have a fair amount of clear sky across London

:10:52.:10:55.

and Home Counties. London probably won't fall lower than 16 tonight.

:10:56.:10:58.

Plenty of sunshine about which will continue into the afternoon. High UV

:10:59.:11:00.

levels. Good evening. Compared to last week,

:11:01.:11:17.

more of a summer vibe this week. Leeds displays what is going on,

:11:18.:11:22.

temperatures at or above average. Warmest day of the working week

:11:23.:11:25.

tomorrow. Temperatures drop by the end of the week but build for the

:11:26.:11:30.

weekend. For some substantially so. What is bringing the first burst of

:11:31.:11:35.

warmth, low pressure out into the Atlantic, helping to scoop up warmer

:11:36.:11:40.

air. Build high pressure as well which will chase away some of the

:11:41.:11:47.

rain across Scotland, becoming confined to Orkney and Shetland

:11:48.:11:48.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS