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Radio Scotland the time 6 o’clock it’s Monday morning
the 20th of November welcome to good morning Scotland with Gillian Marles and
Gary Robertson coming up on today’s program the challenges facing the new
leader of Scottish Labour including his predecessor heading off to the I’m A
Celebrity jungle I think not only ludicrous and I don’t think people would
expect them to jet off around the world and sit around a camp fire eating kangaroo’s
appendage. What now for Scottish manufacturing firm Bifab. What the deal
that we’ve done allows us to do is to see through the contract which is
currently there right through to April next year and to keep people employed to do
that. And a BBC investigation into allegations of sexual abuse within the
Jehovah’s Witnesses the BBC News the president of Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe has defied demands for him to step down in a rambling address to
the nation the 93 year old made no mention of his resignation the ruling
Zanu PF party had given him until midday today to resign or face impeachment
Horace Campbell a visiting professor at the University of Ghana says it’s time
for an inclusive government in Zimbabwe the party was part of the problem so the
questions of the future constitution of the government of Zimbabwe will not be
decided by the party the focus should be on an inclusive government and Mugabe
will be irrelevant tourism a will chair a meeting today of her brexit in her
cabinet with ministers keen to unlock negotiations with the EU about a future
trading relationship Downing Street has dismissed as speculation reports that
Mrs May could be ready to double the so called divorce bill she is prepared to
pay taking it close to 40 billion pounds here’s the BBC’s political correspondent
Ben Wright money is not the only reason talks with the EU are stuck but it is
the major hurdle last week the President of the European Council Donald Tusk set
a deadline of the start of December for the UK to provide more clarity on how it
plans to honor its outstanding but unpaid financial commitments yesterday
the Chancellor Philip Hammond said the government was on the brink of making
serious movement forward in its negotiations with the EU but today’s
discussion within the cabinet committee that decides the government’s
negotiating position could still be lively an ally of the Foreign Secretary
Boris Johnson told the BBC the UK should not agree to pay more money without
further assurance –is on what the final deal will involve talks to form a new
coalition government in Germany have collapsed throwing Chancellor Angela
Merkel’s feature into doubt she is due to meet the German president later he
has the power to call a new election mrs. Merkel warned of an uncertain
period to come assist in talk Millicent’s this is a day of deep
reflection at least on how to go forward in Germany but I want to tell you that
as Chancellor I will do everything ensure that this country is well-managed
in the difficult weeks to come our report says that older people are being
discriminated against if they try to access treatment to address harmful
drinking this is despite the fact that this age group is drinking more and is
more at risk from alcohol-related deaths Craig Anderson reports the Glasgow based
campaign group drinkwise aged well says so many older people are being denied
access to treatment and programs to reduce harmful drinking that the
situation actually breaches equality and human rights laws 65 to 74 year olds are
the only age group in the country which is actually increased the amount they
drink and recent government figures found there had been a 45 percent
increase in alcohol specific deaths among Lee over 50s in the past 15 years
the report suggests a reluctance to refer older people for treatment because
of a perception they’re too old to change and it’s not worth intervening
because of their life expectancy and many residential alcohol rehabilitation
services impose an upper age limit campaigners of code for the age
discrimination to stop children who were sexually abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses
were allegedly told by the church not to report their crimes victims from cities
across the UK including Glasgow told the BBC they were returned routinely abused
and that the religious organizations own rules protected perpetrators a
spokesperson for the church said it did not shield abusers former cult leader
Charles Manson has died in prison in California he was 83 Manson’s followers
committed a series of notorious murders in 1969 Manson himself was initially
sentenced to death before the penalty was abolished in California specialist
underwater rescue equipment has arrived in Argentina from the United States to
help hunt for a missing submarine the santwon disappeared four days ago in the
South Atlantic with 44 crew on board the naval analyst Christopher Kavis said it
makes sense that the search effort is being confined to shallow waters rather
than the deepest parts of the South Atlantic there’s a major drop off of the
shelf then it goes down to thousands of
thousands of seeds so if the subarray that is on the bottom past the
continental shelf chances are virtually nil that anybody
is alive down there so they if the if the submarine is on the continental
shelf there’s a there’s a chance that someone might be alive the chair of UK
sports team Katherine Granger has called for a lot more to be done to improve the
welfare of athletes with a host of governing bodies embroiled and bullying
allegations UK sport is issuing new guidance to coaches on how to treat
athletes with more respect as BBC Radio Scotland News Now sports headlines with
Heather geo morning Heather very good morning to jillian morning everyone the
Scotland fly-half win Russell will leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of the
season to take up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity the 25 year old from
Stirling has been with the Warriors since 2012 in the Scottish Premiership
hearts were denied a winning return to Tynecastle aspartic thistle scored a
late equaliser when they won all draw the hon sparse Craig Levine claimed the
officials failed to spot an off site on a handball cost his side the win and in
tennis Grigor Dimitrov has become the first man for 19 years to win the ATP
finals on his debut appearance he beats David Goffin in three sets more sport
infil for me at 25 pasture let’s take a first look at the travel situation how
many Watson good morning I mean Guardian Omid he’s tweeted to
tell me this morning that m90 dog works between junctions 6 and 8 they’ve mostly
gone but northbound traffic is down to one lane just after junction 5 and then
it’s back to two lanes before Junction 6 is just a wee heads-up
the air show the a76 South Byrnes near Auchinleck some resurfacing machinery
has broken turn so the overnight work here it’s going to be extended I’m
afraid traffic is running on an unfinished surface this morning just
watch the approach trains and fatties at the moment looking largely Fame with
those in 92 and 95 double it that’s BBC Radio Scotland traffic now the weather
prospects for the day Judith Ralston is with us how’s it looking today with King
cloudy with dream sums up the week actually a lot of Farina and a forecast
on and off a cloudy start the day without breaks have green some heavy
bursts across northern Scotland a particular time to snort over the hills
here however as we go through the morning and into the afternoon the rain
Easy’s and we will see drier conditions but the clouds still think enough
use a few spots of rain at times however in sharp contrast Shetland sticks outs
but it’s going to be dry here pretty good sunny spells at times with light
twinge of the glaad snow but a colder view here
highs of around three cells he’s across the mainland ranging from 13 degrees to
this across the southwest around 5 or 6 in the far north that’s your forecast
the time is eight minutes past 6:00 and this is Monday morning good morning
Scotland Gillian Mars and Gavin Robertson with you 7 until 9 o’clock
there are pensioners who need treatment for problem drinking being discriminated
against in favor of younger people with addictions
well a report from the organisation drinkwise aged well claims that current
alcohol strategies are not recognizing the specific needs of older adults in
Scotland harmful hazardous and binge drinking is increasing amongst those who
are aged between 65 and 74 but it’s decreasing in other age groups while
Julia Breslin as head of programme for the campaign in Glasgow good morning to
you and a problem is drinking amongst the older members of the community well
older adults are more likely to exceed recommended our comments than any other
age group as you just said and are more likely to be hospitalized or died from
an alcohol-related problem our population is aging and with that that
cohort of drinkers is increasing so and in this report we say it’s really really
important to be able to respond to the needs of a growing and an aging
population do you understand why there are problems so many problems when
because in that age couldn’t um yeah I mean we’ll have a lot of people that’s
drinking will have increased and in the 70s and 80s they talked about the baby
boomer generation but more income and alcohol has become much more affordable
and so the culture of alcohol use has changed over the years a member seen
that population continuing to drink and and some of those gone into harmful
levels of drinking and as I get older there’s also late onset drinking where
people will experience life changes such as retirement and bereavement and as a
result of that may may be drinking more and so there’s that population as well
and what is the experience there are people in that age group when it comes
to accessing services well we carried out a survey of over 150
practitioners to ask them some questions about that and some of the stuff that
came back with their concern just was just attitudes such as people
too old to change and that you shouldn’t deprive them of life’s last pleasure and
that actually we need to we need to prioritize younger people we also did
focus creep with adults who older adults and treatment as well who said the same
thing they were often meant and made feel that that it was too late for them
and and so we want to challenge that say because it’s illegal it’s against the
Equality Act and we need to make sure that everybody’s a fair and equal access
to treatment and but also because we believe that there’s you know it’s never
too late to change for anybody and actually evidence shows older adults
have better outcomes and treatment than other age groups are you seeing this
attitude across the board when it comes to the sort of services that people
might access does it start a GP level for instance um III think it can happen
across the board I don’t think um you know it’s a lot of it is very
intentional sometimes it’s just it’s absolute and sieve notions and
assumptions that are made and so for example a GP may assume that a an
alcohol-related issue is another health issue and it’s a symptom of something
else rather than asking the question about drinking what we also see is the
symptoms of alcohol being treated such as people being given paper necks or
fishermen be injections rather than actually looking at the underlying
reasons that older adults drink and we see this in mental health services as
well or will be a tendency on medication rather than talking therapies we ask the
Scottish Government to comment on your report and they highlighted the progress
that this has been made and tackling alcohol misuse in Scotland in recent
years and how important a step they believe that minimum pricing Maps like
you know alcohol will be and do you think it will tackle the problem in this
age group I think minimum unit pricing will tackle
alcohol Macross the whole population which is what we want to see
particularly in the war income groups seems to be though when we were talking
about it last week is that because it’s gonna focus on
cheaper brands of alcohol that that might be younger people specific I’m
inai I read something recently that actually of the over 65 is the highest
proportion of alcohol that they buy is under under 50 P of a minimum unit
pricing older adults are more likely to drink at home so they’re more likely to
buying supermarket and off-license and products so and I certainly older adults
will be but from a minimum unit pricing as well and
and I agree the alcohol strategy has made some brilliant developments what we
will be asking though is that as this population is growing that they need to
be given an specific attention well indeed and to that end the Scottish
government did say that they are soon to refresh their alcohol strategy so I
presume that you would want them to focus on this age group as part of it we
have or we’ve made that request in the consultation that we would want the
Scottish government to consider specifically the needs of older adults
as a cross-cutting theme across a strategy that’s very much indeed for
coming in to speak to us this morning as Julie Breslin and she is with the
organisation drinkwise age well it’s 30 minutes past 6:00 the Zimbabwean
President Robert Mugabe has defied his party’s demands to step down in his
first address to the nation since the military took control and weapons day Mr
Mugabe said he intended to lead next month zanu-pf Congress however zanu-pf
spokesman Terrance mokuba has told the BBC mr. Mugabe’s days as president are
numbered we have to follow due process and everything has to be out there’s to
be to the letter I think that position has not changed and the mere fact that
like it’s quite historic that you had the Central Committee the highest
supreme making body nice supreme supreme organ of the party coming up with a
position that like we’re going to have a new leader so the minute that body
states that it’s done so people just have to be patient and wait for the
Congress and then the Congress it’s going to be ratified well our
correspondent Milton and cosy joins me from Johannesburg in neighboring South
Africa thank you for joining us the expectation was that Robert Mugabe would
resign do we know if he changed his mind well never changed his mind he was never
going to give in that is the man he is that’s what runs in his blood veins he
never gives in we saw right from the beginning of this whole military crisis
last week in the negotiations where there were military officers a Catholic
priest his old contact and friend and also – envoy’s sent by President Zuma
South Africa’s Minister of Defense and minister of intelligence
in that room he never gave one inch of concession and that is exactly what we
saw last night his speech went on for 30 minutes and it’s been described by many
of the papers this morning as rambling did he refer to recent events at all yes
in a way but did not acknowledge that he was sent by the party yesterday he
referred to the problems that were brought by the military and he said they
should be dealt with at the next party’s conference where he will preside over it
so you’ve got to understand the background of the man spent 10 years in
prison fighting white minority rule went into Parrilla warfare before he took
power in 1980 so that is the shape of the men you are talking to he was
influenced by Kwame Nkrumah and Fidel Castro you never give in to the enemy
maccabe’s mental states this morning last night last week 30 years ago is
that he’s still in the trenches fighting the imperial forces the party has
threatened to impeach him though if he didn’t stand down
I’m not deadline is UK time GMT 10 o’clock
well that process go ahead then yes it will but it may be protracted because
they have to now follow constitutional processes and sort of parliamentary
processes where the lower house will have to vote and the upper house will
have to support that vote who knows what’s going to happen at that point
there is a thought that they want to move as quickly as possible
the military has obviously put the food off the pedal a little bit compared to
what they did last week because they don’t want to be left with a tag where
they overthrow the government in a coup d’etat so this is important for the
military but the party itself deals with this because it fits into their
narrative that this was not coup it was a take
for yes indeed that’s what they’re trying to do they’re trying to navigate
themselves as they want to keep Mugabe out of power they want to make it as
constitutional as possible remember of it Mikado once told Tony Blair at a
conference here in 2002 that we never claimed an inch of Europe please keep
your England and let me keep my Zimbabwe that is exactly the state of mind he’s
in right now well thank you for joining us we’ll see what happens today at 10
o’clock our time Milton and cozy joining me there from Johannesburg it’s 17
minutes past 6:00 take a deep breath our deep oceans are thus challenging to
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good morning Scotland now we’re gonna be spending less this Christmas than we did
last year this according to visa let’s get more than this small business
present alone on a key for morning long daddy good morning visa the card
provider says that the full in real wages and slow economic growth mean the
household spending will fall not point one percent this festive season compared
to you November and December of last year visa see perhaps not surprisingly
that ecommerce is to take the record share of Christmas spending online sales
are expected to rise by three point six percent compared to the same period in
2016 while face-to-face spending is expected to be down 2.1 percent now in
terms of what they think will be bought they expect the transport and
communication sector to be down that’s linked to lure buying activity in the
new car market in recent months and also fewer xmas ghetto ease they anticipate
instead that growth in the hotel and restaurant industry and rectory
and culture will go up through slightly as people choose to stay close to home
and do things close to whom clothing and footwear sales are expected to be doing
just a little and food and drink BC is expected to be flat this Christmas
compared to last year these are the Gary gist predictions will move the truth in
January okay this week sees Black Friday but that are warnings that not all
bargains are what they seem indeed a survey of deals on offer for last year’s
Black Friday shopping event has found that more than half for the same price
or cheaper on the months either side of the event the consumer group which
tracked the Black Friday prices of 35 of the most popular technology home and
personal care products and found that 60% of the deals could actually be found
at other times during the year or for a cheaper price now UK shoppers are
expected to spend 2.6 billion pounds online and in stores on Black Friday
that’s November the 21st and that’s according to forecasts some of those
deals actually you probably knew are already on offer and on a similar theme
today Gary the groceries called adjudicator
who regulates the relationship between the big supermarkets and their suppliers
is now looking at supermarket promotions there we’re all familiar with these
promotions but what happens to that stock when the offer ends well many
suppliers see it’s being sold at full price which is actually leaving them out
of pockets here’s the adjudicator Christine teak on what I’m trying to get
to is for retailers to treat their forecasts as in a collaborative way and
working with the suppliers and when that there is things left over which there
always will be that they can talk to them and find out you know what are we
going to do about this issue and I don’t expect it to happen when the small
issues when there’s big issues the retailers do need to engage and work
with the suppliers I will be back with the markets news arraign 10 to 7 Laura
thank you let’s take a look at the papers the front pages and back we still
featuring on many of the front pages this morning leading in The Guardian and
The Times The Guardian says chaos in Zimbabwe after maga beef refuses to
resign the headline in The Times and Bob we in despair
Maccabi clings on it says president wood Gabi defied his enemies in an
extraordinary live television address in which he desperately clung to power yes
the front page of The Telegraph as well but Gabi defies the generals as he
clings on he used this televised address to vow he would remain in charge despite
the army COO says The Telegraph from page of the I defiant Maga B clings to
pirate as well president shocks world by refusing to quit despite party sacking
him is leader the paper says he now faces impeachment after that defiant
address also the front page of the tack excuse me other Financial Times as well
my Gabi defies calls to step down as leader f T’s main story though says
tweezer me is expected to get the green light from ministers today to increase
her breaks a divorce will offer that story featuring on the front page of The
Times the cost of brexit is the headline in the head ‘old in one week’s wages for
every UK worker it says says brexit has already cost the equivalent of an
average weekly wage for every worker in Britain is a Scottish Welsh and Northern
Irish families have taken the biggest hits to their living standards according
to the most detailed analysis yet of the inflation which followed last year’s
leave victory case give me the front page of The Scotsman although they’ve
got but Obama Gaby story there the main story has an exclusive tag saying
patient safety in Scotland’s under pressure
Ian a departments has been called into question by senior medics with a stark
warning that systems to manage potential dangers have been diminished or
abandoned to save money the paper says that hospital staff increasingly feel
pressured into emphasizing only good news under reluctant to raise concerns
amid fears they may face repercussions from NHS managers the subtlest say what
MSPs have been told and staying on the MSP front The Scotsman says that
Scottish labour says Kezia Dugdale decision to take part in the TV game
show I’m a celebrity will be the focus of a Holyrood group meeting later this
week including in the former party leader facing disciplinary action over
her participation in I’m a celebrity get me out of here we’re gonna speak to
Labour’s new Scottish leader Richard Leonard a little later in the program
grumble in the jungle is a headline in the Scottish Sun
and it says Kezia Dugdale DuckTales SNP lover has accused labour
of bullying their ex leader over her jungle stint an exclusive in the mail it
says top universities have secretly hired investigators to snoop on millions
of former students it says in an aggressive drive for donations they’ve
paid wealth screening firms including one called prospecting for gold to troll
for information about their aluminized worse front paid to the express Royals
earning UK 1.8 billion pounds a year the paper says the Marquis contributed that
amount to Britain’s economy this year giving it a huge boost at the front page
of The Daily Record Council sent us to live with beasts is the headline the
paper says that three sisters are suing Glasgow Council bosses after they were
placed with foster parents who abused them the siblings were beaten and
sexually abused and for nearly two decades at the foster home in Glasgow
apart the council bosses ordered the father to leave the house after three
other women claimed he’d abused them but officials allegedly failed to check on
the predator afterwards allowing him to return home in secret and keep abusing
the three sisters and lots of papers looking ahead to the budget the National
says this and peace westminster chief calls for philip hammond to ditch the
field Tory Dogma in wetness teaser budget Oh
Gary lots of focus there’s money on yesterday’s game excuse me between
hearts and Partick Thistle in the scottish premiership primarily of the
length of time it took to confirm the match was actually going to go ahead and
Rio cheese nice tan delay blasts of SPFL you wouldn’t have left jurors dangling
is the lead in the daily record the Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald’s
here insisting that the SPFL would have treated Rangers differently to Partick
Thistle in the Tynecastle Stan saga the Jags boss says believes justice was done
with a last-gasp draw through crystalline after the game was given the
go-ahead by safety bosses at the eleventh hour the saw Warner demands a
probe by the SPFL this morning into events leading up to the game front page
of The Herald Sport polite Archibald hit sites as thistle core for review this
alongside a triumphant looking and budge fully decked out in highest colours and
showing her delight that the Main Stand was finally opened black paid
shalva Scotsman angry Archibald blasts SPFL thistle boss says game should have
been called off but budge defends last-gasp work back page of the Sun this
morning you’d not cheat jurors like this side she blasts SPFL over shambles and
the back page of the National thistles Tynecastle joy and outrage and just
finally back page at the Daily Mail this morning carries this story to however
the lead is a rugby one make it count is the headline here Hanson no does Scots
to hit world’s heights the All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen
SS has thrown down the gauntlet to Scotland to show they can be among the
best teams in world rugby this after admitting that alarm bells were ringing
as his double world champions were taken to the brink at Murrayfield we’ll have
more on the autumn internationals later first though big news last night coming
out from Glasgow Warriors theft I have Finn Russell is to leave the club at the
end of the season warriors confirming the news in a statement Russel said it
was a difficult decision to leave but added he wants to experience as much as
I can in what is a short rugby career here’s our reporter Andy book this news
will come as a disappointment but not a surprise to Glasgow Warriors fans fan
Russell has long been linked with a move away from the club and has spoken about
his desire to sample different rugby cultures beyond Scotland no confirmation
from player or club as to where Russell would be playing as rugby next season
other than to see the Scotland fly-half was presented with a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity reports a James French club racing 90 to have secured a signature as
they look to replace the outgoing All Blacks legend Dan Carter for next season
football now and as you heard there in the papers that may have taken some time
for the match to be confirmed but the game between hearts and Partick Thistle
did go ahead as planned yesterday in the Scottish Premiership the Edinburgh side
were granted a temporary occupation certificate just hours before kickoff
after renovations of their main stand failed to run on time now it didn’t go
all the home side’s way however Chris Dylan’s late goal for the Jags dampening
their homecoming somewhat the hearts past Craig Levine says his side were
hard done by so the
one would be enough today because we would defend it
you know exceptionally well Johnny gossamer CNA he’s never had a choir
again and then of course we yeah we get this I don’t call it bad luck Libyan
officials doing their job a little bit better then they’ve been practical so
that’s what a teacher that you particle is a boss Alan Archibald whoever
disagrees she claims for handball is how I watch
their back it’s hard to see what hind that hurts but it’s a fantastic finish
in class doing it and then I mean he’s only changed once since the dangers game
two weeks ago he’d won cheering session if lady in any cousins a between or
weeks or Norwood light of the go elsewhere dodging I to move top off the
championship after their three no win over Falkirk now let’s turn to Telus as
Andy Murray has no immediate plans to replace departed coach even Landa that’s
cuttings one of the key figures in his support team
Maria nine states split from Wendell on Friday after two spells together which
yielded three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic singles golds the Scott will
continue to work with Jamie Delgado a longtime member of Murray’s coaching
setup as well as fitness specialist Matt little and he tries to reach full
strength following his hip injury Takato has said that Murray will not be hiring
anyone else imminently quick Adam itself has become the first man for 19 years to
win the ATP Finals on his debut appearance he be David Goffin in three
sets in curling Scotland’s team Smith’s a top of the men’s table that’s going to
stay three at the European curling championship in Switzerland having won
all three of their round-robin games so far they’ll take on Germany and Slovakia
today and in the women’s competition team your head of one two of their first
three games so far they played Italy and Germany later Thank You Heather I know
the travel with anne-marie and MIDI tells me the m92 dog works between
junctions six and eight they’ve mostly gone but northbound traffic is down to
one lane after junction five and it’s building up around Masterton the Masters
in junction of the South burned em 90 if you’re heading for the Queen’s very tall
slot Hermiston gate that’s Junction 1 on the eastbound Emmet and Edinburgh and
heavy going on the a 720 they’d miss it a bypass if your West burned before it
the sheriff whole roundabout now an air share the a76 South burned near
Auchinleck resurfacing work overnight hasn’t been completed because the
machinery brought down so the work has been extended
traffic is running on an unfinished surface this morning so do watch the
approach trans and fatties looking largely fine eight thousand eighty to
ninety five double it that’s BBC Radio Scotland travel still
to come in the next half filed on the program remembering the near 70 people
who were tried as witches in Orkney the timers half past six a summary of the
news Robert Mugabe has defied the expectations of the army and his own
party by refusing to resign as president of Zimbabwe when he appeared on
television many thought he would bow to the pressure of recent days but in a
rambling speech he didn’t mention relinquish in power the process to
impeach Mr Mugabe will now begin James Murray daddy from the opposition
movement for Democratic Change says it’s the right thing to do for several
reasons President Mugabe is abrogated his constitutional responsibilities to
his to his wife which is against the Constitution because the person was
mandated by the Constitution to be head of state and government is him number
two for the past ten years the economy has been on a tailspin and president
gaba has not done anything at all and I think the judges that President Gabi
himself has become a source of insecurity in this country Theresa May
will chair a meeting today of our Breck’s inner cabinet with ministers
King John Locke negotiations with the EU about a future trading relationship
Downing Street has dismissed a speculation that mrs. may could be ready
to double the so called divorce bill she is prepared to pay taking close to 40
billion pounds Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has admitted that her
attempts to form a new coalition government have collapsed late last
night the centrist party the Free Democrats walked out of the talks mrs.
Merkel told reporters that she would ensure the country was well managed in
what she called the difficult weeks to come
Steve Jackson has the details Angela Merkel is now facing the very real
prospect of having to call fresh elections and relinquish her hopes of a
fourth term in office without the Free Democrats the second biggest party in
the negotiations she can only form a minority government
with the Greens something most analysts view as unworkable her best hope is to
persuade the Free Democrats to come back to the negotiating table but the tone of
the party statement suggests this is unlikely
it’s claimed pensioners who need treatment for problem drinking are being
discriminated against in favor of younger people with addictions a report
by the organization drinkwise aged well claims that current alcohol strategies
are not recognizing the specific needs of older adults in Scotland harmful
drinking is increasing amongst those aged 65 to 74 but decreasing in other
age groups the Scottish government says huge progress has been made to tackle
alcohol misuse but it wants to go further ahead of the campaign in Glasgow
Julie Breslin says there is a different attitude to older people people are too
old to change and that you shouldn’t deprive them of life’s last pleasure and
that actually we need to we need to prioritize younger people aim and so we
want to challenge that say because it’s illegal it’s against the Equality Act
and we need to make sure that everybody’s a fair and equal access to
treatment and but also because we believe that there’s you know it’s never
too late to change for anybody and actually evidence shows older adults
have better outcomes and treatment than other age groups children who were
sexually abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses were allegedly told by the church not to
report the crimes victims from cities across the UK including Glasgow told the
BBC they were routinely abused and that the religious organisations own rules
protected perpetrators a spokesperson for the church said it did not shield
abusers former cult leader Charles Manson has died in prison in California
he was 83 Manson’s followers committed a series of notorious murders in 1969
Manson himself was initially sentenced to death before the penalty was
abolished in California specialists underwater rescue equipment has arrived
in Argentina from the United States to help hunt for a missing Argentine
submarine the San Juan disappeared on Wednesday of the coast of Patagonia with
44 crew on board that’s BBC Radio’s got the news now let’s get details on
Monday’s weather prospects from Judas thank you very much very much driving
our weather through the course of the coming week and that means some rain and
the forecast and it’s a cloudy start with outbreaks or
rain the rain lighter in the side some heavy rain Thor initially across the
North falling snow over the hills of northern Scotland that the exception to
all this rain certainly today in tonight will be Shetland dry and right here with
some sunshine and light northerly wind should be glad to know after the gills
we saw over the last certainly the three days a couple of days ago for three days
solid night during the morning the rain will start to ease and for the afternoon
were left with a mainly cloudy picture a little patchy rain coming out that cloud
at times but it could be increasingly drier for much of the country and
occasionally fresh easterly wind in the north keeping temperatures on the cool
if not cold side or in five to seven sauciest
but then in the south with a milder southwesterly wind again occasionally
fresh and this will allow values here to rise to 10 to 12 Celsius receiving
further spells of rain to come on throw again Shetlands dry with clear spells
and a touch of frost the rain will become more persistent and occasionally
heavy during the overnight period especially across the north and west a
fresh breeze at times with lows of 6 to 8 celsius but fallen to freezing over
Shetland tomorrow a cloudy day with outbreaks of rain heavy and persistent
across northern and western parts especially La Habra westeros Caithness
Orkney and northern parts of Grampian possible risk of some surface water and
some localized flooding here with any lying snow across higher ground starting
to melt the central belt southwards green light and patchy with some drier
brighter interludes as we heading towards the afternoon
Shetland dry at first before rain arrives here later
strengthening easterly winds in the north with gills developing over the
northern hours later in the day highs tomorrow around 12 Celsius 9 or 10 in
the North Wednesday again we’re looking at some outbreaks of rain most
persistent in the south becoming drier in the north as your forecast 92 to 95 fm8 100 medium-wave and on
digital radio BBC Radio Scotland the tow now is 24 minutes to 7 students in
Scotland could be guaranteed an income of at least 8,000 100 pounds a year
while they’re studying that’s one of several recommendations expected to be
made in a review published later this morning and to whether students are
receiving fair and effective support we’ll hear what the latest is the BBC’s
education correspondent Jamie McIver morning Jamie just take us back a little
bit and remind us how this review came about it was all announced last year by
Nicola Sturgeon and her programme for government and the boss of Virgin Money
has been leading this review the basic remit Jillian was a very simple one it
was a bet assessing whether college and university students in Scotland are
receiving the fear and effective support so a simple remit but of course it’s no
simple issue itself so it’s been looking at all at issues such as how to provide
effective support about how to help the poorest and most vulnerable students but
also issues such as the the current fee payment threshold and period for student
loan debt so tell us how things work at the moment then of course Scottish
University students don’t pay an tuition fees that’s got if they go to a Scottish
University this is all basically about living expenses now when it comes to
university students in a nutshell they can get a student loan of up to four
thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds a year regardless of household income
and students whose family income is below thirty four thousand pounds are
able to borrow more than that up to five thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds
and there are also bursaries available for many students with the biggest
bursaries going to those from the least well-off families and those from The
Bachelor of families not entitled to bursaries at all now if a household
income is less than 19 thousand pounds there the bursary comes to almost 1,900
bones so in a nutshell students from the least well-off families at the moment
and entitled to a package of seven thousand six hundred pounds between the
birth city and the loan that any student is entitled to borrow at least four
thousand seven hundred and fifty also worth remembering
Lorna’s they’re not like normal debt you start repaying them once you get a job
and get incomes over a certain level and it works a little bit like tax you how
much you pay depends on your salary rather than how much you owe
but of course some students will also build up normal debt as well see on
credit cards store cards ordinary loans and so on yeah so what do you think the
main message is going to be from this review well we’re certainly going to get
the full details this morning but reports of the weekend suggest the
headline recommendation will be for a more generous package of support a total
available of eight thousand one hundred pounds for all students and a number of
options are going to be presented and how that could be achieved so realistic
clear but still continue to mean a combination of birth’ cities and student
loans it’s just a question of how the different elements add up and what it
would mean for individuals but we’ll find out all this this morning and
there’s also going to be the important question of how you fund college
students and about the debts for those transitioning from college to university
yeah so in practice what do you think this will mean then I think that the two
biggest groups are going to be affected here are likely to be those those from
better off families where the maximum loan is lower and where there’s a
greater expectation of course of parental support and the other question
is perhaps the youngsters at the other end and the question of whether
fatherless helps at all with the issue of widening access to universities for
youngsters from disadvantaged areas now of course free tuition it’s a point of
principle for the Scottish Government but supporters tend to turn the argument
on its head and at ask how tuition fees could possibly encourage a youngster
from a cooler background to go to university so if having free tuition was
all about removing a barrier and doing what was right in principle now the
question of financial support would a greater degree of financial support make
university seem a more affordable or realistic off option that’s one question
father day actually helps to increase the number of students from
disadvantaged areas as a different one because I think the key issue is still
about helping more young people from disadvantaged areas get those places
money only kicks in when you get to the point four
somebody is able to go and wants to go and could get a place
okay well Jamie thank you very much indeed we’ll get the full details off
that review later on today and you can hear them on news drive and watch on
reporting Scotland it’s 20 to 7:00 for just two days away from the UK budget
and the Chancellor’s landed himself in hot water over comments he made on the
impact of wider automation on people’s jobs speaking about the government’s
spending plans on the Andrew Marr programme Philip Hammond remarked there
were no unemployed people I remember 20 years ago
we were worrying about what was going to happen to the million short-hand typists
in Britain as the personal computer took home well nobody has a choice but where
are all these unemployed people there are no unemployed people because we have
unemployed we’ve donated three and a half million new jobs since 2010 this
economy has become a jobs factory well he later clarified the remark saying the
government had not forgotten the one point for two million people currently
unemployed in the UK our westminster correspondent
David Porter joins us now morning today morning Gary
how much did that gaff by Philip Hammond overshadow what he was trying to say but
it certainly wasn’t helpful and I’m sure if he had a chance to choose his words
again he would have done that he perhaps had gone on autopilot and we know how
automated no it was not a good start to the budget week a week which is vitally
important for Philip Hammond and perhaps even more important for his party this
is really high stakes for the UK government this week they will be hoping
that they can use this budget to get back on the front foot to reset things
as far as they’re concerned they had a disastrous general election where they
lost their majority the Conservative Party conference is not remembered for
policy or anything like that it is remembered for Teresa’s Mays speech and
her croaking voice and letters falling down behind her on the backdrop what he
will be hoping to do is if he can and this is a big if get away from brexit
dominating everything and show that the UK government has a plan for taking the
economy forward focusing on younger voters and also in the UK as a whole and
I stress the UK as a whole to grips with the problem with housing
the simple fact is that for many people they stand very little chance of getting
on the housing ladder because the supply of housing is just nowhere near to meet
the demand the days of pre-budget per da are over David we regularly get trails
over what is likely to be in the budget speech you mentioned housing there but
we’ve had some other measures – yes we have we I think there will be a measure
on universal credit this is the system whereby a whole load of separate
payments are grouped together in one payment in principle that people think
it is a good idea I think you find it very hard at Westminster to find in
principle Peter people who think that bringing these payments together and
helping people get back into work it is not a good idea the problem has arisen
there often people can be getting their payments six weeks in arrears ie they
have to wait six weeks for their money and if people haven’t got savings that
is an incredibly hard ask to ask be able to do after a lot of pressure I would be
very surprised if the Chancellor does not reduce that waiting time perhaps
down to a month there will be more money I am sure for infrastructure and for the
NHS as far as Scotland is concerned there has been a huge amount of lobbying
by the new group of Scottish Conservative MPs for there to be
technical help for the oil industry that when oil fields are sold that some of
the tax advantages can be transferred across it may be a technical measure but
those within the industry say it is very important and the Chancellor
acknowledged in a newspaper interview yesterday that this was the top ask now
by conservative MPs in Scotland to sort something out on this and of course the
SNP have been lobbying on the issue of the v80 paid by the unitary police and
fire boards now fire authorities and ultimately there have been some hints
that the Chancellor might move on that yeah we got a hint by the prime minister
of Prime Minister’s question time last week that that action could be taken on
that what had actually happened is that when the the various regional
authorities became a unitary authority they came under the control of central
government therefore they were then the two forces were liable to pay the
see the UK government says it told the Scottish government about that but a
political Rao and it would be extraordinarily
surprising if for the want of 140 million pounds small beer as far as the
Chancellor is concerned that they didn’t sort this out the battle will then come
from all the political parties to say it was because of our intervention that
this happened given all the difficulties that Teresa may has faced in recent
weeks losing members of the cabinet and the ongoing rise within the Tory party
over brexit how important is this budget likely to be in terms of trying to give
the government some good news to get it on the front food I think what they will
want they want to use this to press the reset button as far as the UK government
is concerned and show there is more to life than brexit that they are governing
for the whole of the UK that said brexit is going to define everything in
politics at the moment we have a very very important meeting of a cabinet
sub-committee this morning which is looking at the possibility of increasing
the amount the UK would be willing to pay in the so-called divorce bill to try
and free the negotiations up so breaks it will always dominate things but we
may have a bit of a respite from it this week when we are discussing the budget
the budget measures the good things the bad things but at the end of the day if
the budget goes spectacularly wrong it will cause even more problems for the
government if it goes well it will give them a chance to get back on the front
foot but they will at the end of the day be defined by brexit okay David thank
you very much for that that’s our Westminster correspondent David Porter
there at 14 minutes to 7 former allies of the Zimbabwean President Robert
Mugabe have reacted with anger to his refusal to step down campaigners say
older people in Scotland are being discriminated against if they try to
access treatment to address harmful drinking and then toria’s American cult
leader Charles Manson has died in prison at the age of 83 and coming up before
7:00 and look at what Scott Bern small businesses want from Philip Hammonds
budget on Wednesday from Emily Garry MIDI tells me the m92 toured watched
Junction 6 – it have mostly gone but northbound traffic down to one lane at
the moment the building around the Masters injunction on the
southbound m90 heading for the Queen’s very tall slot Harrison gate Junction
one of the eastbound Emmet and Edinburgh at heavy traffic on the adversity bypass
West burned before the sheriff Hall around about suffre spotted reported on
sections of the 81 as well if you’re thinking around stars bleah normal guy
and heir shared the a76 south burn near Auchinleck some resurfacing machinery
broke down so the overnight work has been extended so traffic is running on
an unfinished surface this morning’s to do watch the approach that’s BBC Radio
Scotland travel despite a matter defeat celtic proved their mettle against
Bayern Munich and Glasgow it’s a trip to POTUS to take on the team
who are yet to concede a goal in their Champions League call down against the
free scoring superstars of Paris a German protein numeral patinas the
relative the Champions League palace on German vs. Celtic Wednesday from 6:30 on
8 1 ovg wave and digital radio BBC Radio Scotland the time now 12 minutes to 7
the convicted serial killer on cult leader Charles Manson has died in prison
in California he was 83 Manson was convicted of leading a commune in
California that murdered 7 people including the Hollywood actress Sharon
Tate who is expecting a child with her husband
the director Roman Polanski our Los Angeles correspondent James Cook looks
back at Charles Manson’s life Charles Manson did not wield a knife or fire a
gun but he will be remembered for masterminding diabolical violence in
August 1969 followers of his cult broke into the Los Angeles home of Sharon Tate
murdering the pregnant actress and four of her friends the next night the so
called Manson family killed again tying up and stabbing a wealthy couple
Manson lived in a ramshackle commune in Death Valley with his followers many of
them young woman who used LSD and saw the guitar playing ex-convict as a saint
or prophet Charles Manson apparently believed that
the killings would spark a race war allowing him to seize power
he gave several rambling television interviews in captivity but never
explained how he persuaded his followers to kill for him he’s scared to die
sometimes I feel I’m scared to live living is what scares me dying is easy
Charles Manson was originally sentenced to death later commuted to life in
prison from where he was never released our Los
Angeles correspondent James Cook reporting there the time is coming up to
ten minutes to seven more business news now and the 5100 clues down just a touch
on Friday and reopens this morning at 7380 i side the 5100 the biggest mover
was construction firm Karelian which saw it shears plunge 48 percent after it’s
issued another profit warning and said it’s expected to breach its financial
covenants on the currency markets the pound is worth one euro and twelve cents
and one dollar and 32 cents where’s McCoy investment director at Aberdeen
standard Investments is our markets case today and he joins us from Edinburgh
always good morning to you good morning so Karelian issued their
third profit warning in a year on Friday just what’s gone wrong this is one of
the UK’s biggest construction firms and they also have a big hs2 contract to
fulfill yes I think what’s gone wrong as the work is very big but the
profitability is not so companies in the UK have often done very large work in
construction but there’s risks when there’s delays the work isn’t as
profitable so the companies now got a very high debt burden very large pension
fund in a very small equity company which is not a good combination is it’s
a possibility it wouldn’t survive do you think I think it’ll survive in terms of
the works at dozen things like hs2 will be well bonded but whether it survives
in this form the company has already acknowledged that they’re looking to
recapitalize so I don’t know in which form it will survive but in some way I’m
sure it will and looking on to this week where’s final results are due tomorrow
from Clydesdale in Yorkshire banks Group C ybg what’s expected from this still
fairly newly floated Bank yes new to the stock market but not new to the consumer
and and they’ve been very strong in SME lending and mortgage lending so we’ll be
looking to see what the trends are like they’re generally companies have been
doing well in that space but markets and are worried about the future trends for
SME with all the upheaval in the car me and also what will happen is interest
rates start to rise which they have and how that will impact the business and of
course its budget weak ways do we know how much the Chancellor first of all is
likely to have at his disposal when he gets up and does his talking on
Wednesday yes it’s interesting when we think about what he has at his disposal
I suppose we’re thinking as much about economic monetary values he’s playing
with his political power and control he’s playing with so we we would suggest
he’s playing quite a tightrope and then he has to try and stimulate and
strengthen the economy but he’s trying to do that against some constraint in
terms of borrowing for the consumer and indeed the government so it’ll be a hard
act to follow and is the uncertainty over how much the UK will have to pay to
leave the EU likely to be a big issue as Philip Hammond tries to plan ahead he’ll
maybe have less of an idea of you know how much he’s going to have because that
cost is unknown at the moment yes that is true and whether it’s actually going
to appear in the next fiscal year which will be the one he’s thinking about the
markets and the people who actually help fund government and businesses in the UK
will be trying to think ahead and saying this is all well and good the what about
the bill that you have to pay in the coming years so that’s definitely gonna
loom into into his thinking it’s they’re likely to have been money set aside for
this specifically a war chest if you like oh I don’t know I think you’re
getting into the politics of it all but I think he’ll just be trying to do all
he can to make sure the economy isn’t strong enough position in the years to
come so that there’s more coming in in terms of taxation economic strength and
we’re better positioned if you like to face our bill ways thanks for joining us
this morning ways Mcoy their investment director at aberdeen standard
investments now in other business news this morning the UK government’s being
urged to close loopholes which allow companies in the so-called gig economy
to hire cheap labor and avoid tax in a draft bill out this morning the work in
pensions and business committees will see that there should be a new
presumption of worker by defaults requiring companies to provide basic
safety standards and benefits the committee see the current situation puts
an unacceptable burden on workers to address poor practice through expensive
and risky quirt cases while the companies operate with
relative impunity a survey of deals on offer for last year’s Black Friday
shopping event has found more than half were the same price or cheaper months
either side of the event the consumer group which tracked the Black Friday
prices of 35 of the most popular technology home and personal care
products to find that 60 percent of the deals could be found at other times
during the year or for a cheaper price UK shoppers are expected to spend 2.6
billion pounds online and in stores on Black Friday that’s November the 24th
according to forecasts and on the subject of shopping we’re going to be
spending less this Christmas than we did last year according to visa the card
provider says that the fall in real wages and slow economic growth mean that
household spending will fall not 0.1% this festive season compared to November
and December of 2016 we’ll be hearing from Visa later in the program Laura
thank you very much it’s 5:00 to 7:00 now small businesses growing into bigger
ones are often said to be the lifeblood of a healthy economy but as we get
closer to the Chancellor’s budget the sweat and see many small firms are
worried that a lot more of them could end up having to collect VAT for the
taxman the Chancellor Philip Hammond is thought to want to reduce this 85,000
pounds at registration threshold which would snare firms with much lower
turnovers as goodmorning Scotland’s David Allison has been finding out there
are plenty of other concerns facing small businesses too the harbour pacific key in glasgow is a
business community mainly for digital innovations where lots of companies here
in tech in television computing and they also mix with other firms and PR legal
and even a talent agency as they go about their business and trying to pull
many of the businesses here started out being incubated nurtured and encouraged
five years on one in particular has done rather well swarm online makes apps for
the financial and energy sectors and now employs 25 people but for founder and
managing director andrew duncan whatever’s thrown up by the budget is
the least of his concerns his worry is that almost a year and a half after the
EU referendum there’s still so little clarity about what brexit will actually
mean and he says that is making businesses much more cautious in terms
of spending we’ve got a lot of customers in the financial services market
naturally they’re much more cautious about what’s happening will they still
be in an around london or have such a big presence there or will they start to
look further afield into europe and frankfurt having certainty so that the
whole country knows where it’s going and therefore can start to spend accordingly
would be helpful for us and that will help us in our own spend you know I may
be a bit slower about making decisions and what I want to invest in just
because I don’t know a hundred percent what’s around the corner across Glasgow
the whiskey bond port Dundas overlooking the city is
another collaborative work space for creative industries marketing company
brand calibre began life from the nurturing environment of the hub before
moving here across town and the firm’s managing director Luke Yerbury says he’d
like to see more help to avoid the cliff edge moment faced by many new businesses
when they make the tricky transformation from startup with plenty of backup and
financial assistance to becoming a completely free standing firm certainly
in Scotland there’s historically been a lot of
initiatives to help small startups I think it would be better if the tax
rates for fledgling businesses were just a bit lower instead of just throwing X
amount of money to be able to buy a new website or get somebody new on your team
I think that sets an unrealistic expectation of what business is going to
like because you’ve got this crutch the transition from startup to surviving
business needs to be smoother or gradiated and with a bit of an
understanding that a cliff edge is not a great idea it feels like you go from all
of this help to suddenly or of an age where they’re just like nah you’re on
your own I don’t think that’s particularly useful the number of
businesses of all sizes across Scotland is rising up 3% on the 12 months to the
end of March this year according to figures from the Scottish Government
they say that increase was mostly driven by rise in the number of small
businesses but there are rumours that in a bid to raise two billion pounds for
the Treasury the Chancellor is to force many more to register for v80 by
lowering the value-added tax collection threshold from 85 thousand pounds to
something near the EU average of 20,000 pounds not surprisingly Colin Borland of
the Federation of small businesses thinks that is a bad idea the old cliche
is the business war instability but in the current climate I think that might
be regarded as wishful thinking so I think we were just settled for no major
shocks frankly confidence is shaky costs are going up profits are going down
there’s uncertainty over breaks it this is not the right time for example to be
dragging hundreds of thousands of businesses into the fiendishly complex
regime whether or not it comes to pass will soon become apparent but after
nearly 10 years of austerity and The Associated consumer and business belt
tightening as well as the ongoing financial caution because of uncertainty
surrounding brexit small businesses feel they need a break and with small firms
with fewer than 49 employees now responsible for 42 percent of private
sector jobs in Scotland they have an increasingly strong case in arguing they
deserve one too I was good morning Scotland’s David
Anderson reporting there ahead of the budget this wetness tea 92 to 95 fm8 1o medium-wave and on
digital radio BBC Radio Scotland it’s seven o’clock on Monday the 20th of
November you’re listening to good morning Scotland with Jillian morals and
gala Robertson coming up in this hour will assess the work ahead of the new
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard a BBC investigation into allegations of
sexual abuse inside the Jehovah’s Witnesses tomorrow report it to the
place and their words were that they strongly advised me not to go to the
police because he would bring reproach on Jehovah and the author of the
Scottish Government’s review of student support the BBC News the Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe is facing impeachment after defying widespread demands for him
to step down he’d been expected to announce his
departure in a televised speech to the nation but instead he announced his
intention to stay on the war veterans association has withdrawn its
long-standing support for the president it’s leader is Chris moods van WA 37
years you had your time you are toast now politically please give the country
a chance let it move to the next page if you can’t defend the country find a way
to dispense with you it may be impeachment it may be the people
actually matching all the way to his residence
to tell him that your time is up Theresa May will chair a meeting of our brexit
in our cabinet later to discuss the so-called divorce bill EU leaders insist
must be settled before the talks can move on here’s our political
correspondent Eleanor Garnier in those brexit negotiations money has been a key
sticking point and that’s partly because the EU in the UK have taken very
different approaches to settling the bill
it’s also because the UK has been pushing to make sure taxpayers here
don’t pay any more than they need to but it’s also because within the cabinet
there hasn’t yet been agreement on the way forward when it comes to the cash
talks to form a coalition government in Germany have collapsed throwing at
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s future interdite the centrist Free Democrats
pulled out after 8 weeks of negotiations blaming arrogance era conceivable
differences with mrs. Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the Greens Peter CLEP is
from the think-tank open Europe one option could be a minority government
between macro and the Greens but then again we have a problem that may cause
Bavarian allies who also want a more right-wing Refugee policy may not be
willing to do that so there’s even a possibility that we will see a mix it’s
medical basically leaving German politics older adults are being
subjected to ageism over access to treatment for harmful alcohol
consumption according to a report from drinkwise aged well the Glasgow based
campaign group suggests a reluctance to treat older people with
issues can’t be explained by reasons such as their life expectancy and to
perceived unwillingness on their part to change consumption habits the campaign
group says aging ageism contravenes equality and human rights laws and must
end children who were sexually abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses were allegedly told
by the church not to report the crimes victims from across the UK including
Glasgow told the BBC they were returned routinely abused and that the religious
organisations own rules protected perpetrators one child abuse lawyer
believes there could be thousands of victims across the country who have not
come forward because of the to witness rule a spokesperson for the church said
it did not shield abusers students in Scotland could be guaranteed an income
of at least eight thousand one hundred pounds a year while they’re studying
it’s one of several recommendations expected to be made in a Scottish
government review published later this morning into whether students are
receiving fair and effective support our education correspondent Jamie McIver
says the jury is still out about whether changes to the student support package
will help encourage more people to attend university from disadvantaged
backgrounds with a greater degree of financial support make university seem a
more affordable a realistic option that’s one question for that it actually
helps to increase the number of students from disadvantaged areas as a different
one because I think the key issue is still about helping more young people
from disadvantaged areas get those places money only kicks in when you get
to the point where somebody is able to go and wants to go and could get a place
figures from the Department for Transport shows speeding was a factor in
nearly 300 crashes in Scotland last year that’s a rise of over a quarter since
2013 meanwhile travelling too fast for road conditions contributed to just over
500 crashes the charity break is calling for the introduction of a default 20
miles per hour limit in all built-up areas along with increased police
enforcement and for devices fitted as standard in all vehicles to help drivers
stay within the speed limit the convicted serial killer and cult
leader Charles Manson has died in prison in California he was 83 Manson was
convicted of leading a commune in California that murdered seven people
including the Hollywood actress Sharon Tate who is expecting a child with her
husband the director Roman Polanski a Los
Angeles correspondent James Cook looks back at Charles mansions life
Charles Manson did not wield a knife or fire a gun but he will be remembered for
masterminding diabolical violence in August 1969 followers of his cult broke
into the Los Angeles home of Sharon Tate murdering the pregnant actress and four
of her friends the next night the so called Manson family killed again
tying up and stabbing a wealthy couple Charles Manson apparently believed that
the killings would spark a race war allowing him to seize power he was
sentenced to death later commuted to life in prison from where he was never
released PBC radius got the news Heather juror has the sports headlines and the
Scotland fly – Russell will leave glasgow worries at the end of the season
to take up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity the 25 year old from
stirling has been with the Warriors since 2012 Partick Thistle will ask the
SPFL for an extensive review today into these circumstances that led to the
uncertainty of their match against hearts going ahead the club want to know
why the match was allowed to continue at such a late State the Edinburgh club
were granted a temporary occupation certificate hours before kickoff after
renovations to the main stand around late and a Grigor Dimitrov has become
the first man for 19 years to win the ATP finals on his debut appearance he
beat David Goffin and three sets possible for me at first how many Watson
has some travel news got a building up around the Masters injunction of the
southbound m90 if you’re heading for the Queen’s very tall but he’s thought
Cleveland’s on the east burned a meet and Edinburgh Halley going on the city
bypass West burned before the sheriff Hall roundabout same it straighten and a
lane of slow traffic on the southbound M main arch Newbridge now Corbin’s paths
and the borders the northbound a 1 is partially blocked with us beam and ice
and it’s near the core burns path Junction so that’s the e double 1 0 7
such as main tire call here wait there’s an 80 to 95 double it BBC Radio Scotland
travel and the weather details for the day Judith Ralston is
back with us and read on the car I think it’s like lady D without peeks of rain
fairly light across the South some heavier rain initially through across
North falling snow they asked maybe some of the higher routes as well of northern
Scotland but the exception to all the screen will be Shetland dry and bright
here with light northerly winds now as we head through the morning the rain
will ease and for the afternoon were left with fairly cloudy of fear a little
patchy rain at times but for most it will become increasingly dry and
occasionally fresh easterly wind in the north keeping temperatures on the cool
side around about five to seven Celsius but a mother southwesterly in the south
which will be fresh at times allowing values to rise to around about 10 to 12
degrees in fact we’re already seeing that tonight we’ll see you some further
spells of rain and temperatures staying well above freezing as your forecast
time is 8 minutes past 7:00 and this is Monday mornings good morning Scotland
and it’s the first day in office for the new leader of Scottish liberal Richard
Leonard will speak to the man himself and at hours time but for now let’s get
a feel for some of the challenges that mr. Leonard faces including weathers
appointments already been overshadowed by news of his predecessor let’s speak
to our political editor Brian Taylor morning – Brian acrimonious contests at
times but what do you believe was the deciding factor in mr. Leonard’s favor
it wasn’t exceptionally a bitter contest at times described I think the phrase
the use was uncommon Lee the word to what comrade of course is now back in
fashion in the Labour Party given mr corbyn’s victory and no mr. lin knows
mr. law of being very firmly on the left and being an unalloyed supporter of
jeremy corbyn’s leadership so it wasn’t uncommon ly contest but perhaps two
factors would be described as as decisive and I saw I had a bad start to
his campaign when there were questions about his family’s wealth and questions
about his decision to send his offspring to to private education and then
secondly there was this there was the the sense of Corbin momentum both with a
small m and a large m that being the organization that particularly backs
that approach it’s not that that the Scotland Scotland was was divided over
jeremy corbyn’s leadership the members when when they given the chance actually
voted against him the overall vote was perhaps different but the party
membership previously voted against him but he had done well in the election
there was a sense of momentum a sense of things were going his way and so to vote
for Richard Leonard was to vote with that momentum to vote with the tide and
I think that certainly mr. Sawa believes it became partly a referendum on mr.
Corbyn I think that his own campaign had difficulties from the outset and what
did the campaign tell us about the direction of travel were likely to get
from Richard Leonard Richard Lowell is setting out an avowed
left-wing socialist position he said indeed that he was not afraid to talk
about socialism where you know the party had been through a period of new labor
where I think that Tony Blair described himself as a social mist and grinned
socialism was very much back on the agenda so you’re talking about if he can
achieve it you’re talking about further nationalization national control of key
areas of the economy you’re talking he believes about workers rights workers
control if again that can be done you’re talking about he would call it
progressive taxation I think the translation of that would
would be in more basic terms would be higher tax particularly for those who
are wealthy particularly of those and he even talking about a potential wealth
tax within that you’re talking therefore about redistribution of those resources
to the poor you’re talking about further expenditure upon public spending or all
of these are objectives you know the eradication of inequality
of the eradication of poverty these are objectives that mr. Lunt has set him
they are objectives that have been set by labor leaders in the past and the
challenges almost benefit of course being delivery well indeed and taking
the party with you I suppose it’s at this stage it’s untested as to whether
or not the the party is very much on the lake you want you want a clear vote you
want a clear victory but the share the the one substantially hugely
overwhelmingly in the union affiliates section but he also crucially won not
only in the membership section I would have beena difficulty for him if he
hadn’t done so but he doesn’t have the msps
on his side they were tending towards very much tending towards and I saw
Richard land that is relatively untested in parliamentary terms although he’s
extremely experienced in the wider party through the through the trade unions
he’s extremely well known in the wider labor movement and well well very very
widely respected in that broader labor movement but the end of the day in the
total vote it was affixed 56.7% share it’s clear but remember it’s pretty
close to the share that there was in the 2014 referendum and did we think that
questions being settled no it hasn’t so it is a divided party which he now needs
to e now needs to show what he can do actually in leadership as opposed to in
campaigning to be fair to mr. Lau that he is extremely well aware of that and
his first text Brian I would imagine is dealing with his predecessor Kezia
Dugdale who’s very much sent the cat amongst the pigeons you could hardly
make it up could you I mean she’s not the first leader to to seek alternative
status on losing power and one can think of other examples before our eyes at the
moment but but she is she has taken a remarkable decision to go and join a
reality TV program that appears to involve tricky tests in a poisonous
viperous atmosphere she should be well suited to that of course but the the the
astonishment at the the event on Saturday which I attended was palpable
they were they were angry they were annoyed when she stood down as leader of
creating a contest that has proved divisive they they were they were
intensely angry when the news about this broke they felt it was completely
dismissive of Labour’s needs completely dismissive of the role of of an MSP and
the the polite her version of one of the comments was that she should head off
into the sunset you can translate the true version of what was said thank you
very much for that our political editor Brian Taylor and we will be speaking to
Richard Leonard after 8 o’clock this morning at 7:30 works resuming at the
bye fab years and Fife and Lewis after talk secured the future of the company
over the weekend a deal was struck which prevents the immediate closure of the
engineering firm when our business correspondent David Henderson can tell
us more morning David and morning Julian we were told that by fab was on the
brink of administration three times last week so workers must be breathing a big
sigh of relief yeah great relief and no doubt some
concern that their employer came so close to
collapsing the steel was announced on Saturday but as you say it took a week
of intense activity talks arm-twisting and deals to prevent by fab going under
with the loss of all those jobs you’ll recall the news broke last weekend
weekend before this one because bosses had given notice of their intention to
put the firm into administration that set the scene for a flurry of activity
we saw a march through Edinburgh we saw protests from the workforce organized by
their unions we saw workers organizing blockades at the yards announcing they’d
work on unpaid if need be with nothing going into the yards and nothing leaving
without the union’s permission and that really ramped up the pressure on by five
management on the Scottish government on by fabs owners and on the Dutch firm
they were locked in a dispute with which led to these successful talks over the
weekend and a rescue package for by family do we know what the dispute was
Stafford between the two companies then well this was a dispute on the face of
it between two private companies over the terms of a contract we know of
course though that the talks were brokered by the Scottish government
perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised because there was an awful lot more at
stake this wasn’t just about 1,400 jobs although those were hugely important
this was this is an engine and engineering firm right at the heart of
the Scottish Government’s renewable energy strategy
remember Nicola Sturgeon wants to see far more green power generated around
Scotland in the coming decades that means more wind farms and more wind
turbines which by PHAB helped to build she wants to make sure there’s an
economic benefit coming to Scotland in terms of jobs and prosperity onshore
from that and this company with its 1,400 skilled workers represents that it
would have been hugely damaging politically to the First Minister if the
company had been allowed to go bust because of what turned out to be a cash
flow problem and not because it’s short of work now the Scottish government were
onto this soon after they became aware of the crisis but it took several days
to really unpick the contracts and to identify just what was at the heart of
the problem it’s complex legal disputes it relates to
changes to the wind turbine jacket so that’s the legs which support the wind
turbines which are installed on the edge of the Murray Firth once that disputes
the legal issues were in focus on Friday and Saturday bosses from by fab and from
Seaway heavy lifting were invited to Scottish government headquarters to San
Andres house they were each given ministerial rooms the boss of Seaway
flew in from the Netherlands to join the discussion they talk they lock horns
they talked some more other parties were involved including
the energy giant SSE who part-owned by fab and who were building the wind farm
in question and so after two days they were able to tease out the issues hammer
out a deal which allowed by fab to remain in business so a complex dispute
and I should say it took days to unpick the contract but what about the solution
what do we know about it and doesn’t involve any public money well buy fab
should now have the money it needs to complete the contracts by the deadline
next April the money for it to settle this came from SSE who of course are a
major shareholder of buy fab now the Dutch contract our Seaway heavy lifting
who they were in dispute with they have apparently also agreed to contribute
firms as did Siemens the German firms who make the wind turbines now they
would have lost huge amounts of money if the wind farm had been delayed so they
are helping to and the Scottish government has offered 50 million pounds
in backup funding if there are fresh delays and if by fab is threatened again
but when Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the deal she pointed out there are medium to
long term challenges facing by Feb the fact that firm we know has a good
reputation it has skilled workers but the challenge is in competing and
winning contracts on price and that’s something which we know by facts having
to work very hard to do very soon though it’s hoping to to move on to win work
for a big wind farm in it wouldn’t a big wind farm in the in the Firth of Forth
close to the 5 coast which is going to tender so there are potentially big
contracts and big gains to be had in the near future but overall Jillian
the challenge for Scottish firms is really in capitalizing on these big
Scottish renewable projects we know Scotland’s a big generator of green
power we know it’s not been easy for them to cash in on it we’ve had sex
setbacks we’ve seen Scottish wave Pyrus companies like like polymers and
aquamarine go bust and it’s been an immense challenge for Scottish firms to
win these contracts to bill win for I’m sorry big questions whether Scottish
businesses can capitalise on the green energy revolution most urgent ones David
Henderson thank you very much our business correspondent will speak to the
GMB Union in about half an hour’s time the time is 19 minutes past 7:00
a BBC investigation has uncovered fresh claims of child abuse within the
Jehovah’s Witness organization there are fears the church’s own rules are
protecting perpetrators some experts believe it could be widespread one top
child abuse lawyer has compared it to the problems within the Catholic Church
the Charity Commission is now launched an inquiry a similar inquiry by the
Australian Royal Commission has revealed reports of 1,800 victims and there are
twice as many Jehovah’s Witnesses in the UK while our reporter Felicity QBasic
has been working on the investigation tell us what you find felicity well I’ve
spoken to multiple victims who have told me of the abuse they say they suffered
whilst in the Jehovah’s Witness organization now what most of them that
keep coming back to is something known as the to witness rule the rule is set
by the main governing body of the religion and it basically means for any
sin committed there must be two witnesses to it in order for the elders
of the congregation to take any action the men and women I’ve spoken to say the
organization basically self polices and teaches members to avoid interaction
with outside authorities or to take other members of the religion to court
to do so could lead to expulsion from the religion one victim from
Worcestershire was sexually abused at the age of four by her brother’s friend
she told her parents and elders in the congregation what happened and they
advised her not to report it we have changed her voice to protect her
identity he was 19 he started spending a lot of time with me we lived in the
countryside and regularly we’d go dog walking and thing
like that and he would always take me it started off just being very cuddly and I
was always quite a tactile little girl I was always encouraged to give hugs and
kisses and things like that but it gradually got worse and worse
until he started wanting to take my clothes off he used to take his off we
used to go upstairs and everyone was downstairs it escalated until it got to
the point when he started raping me Louise Palmer from evision was just four
years old when her brother Richard Davenport started sexually assaulting
and raping her she’s waived her right to anonymity and
they’ve been born into the organization and she feels let down by them after
they also told her not to go to the police when she revealed the years of
abuse I asked them what should I do do you report it to the police – I
report it to the police and their words were that they strongly advised me not
to go to the police because it would bring reproach on Jehova her brother
Richard is now serving a 10-year sentence for rape how big a scale could
this abuse be spread then well Kathleen Hallisey is a top child abuse lawyer of
bolt Burton Kent she’s been working with victims here in the UK and estimates
that there could be thousands who haven’t come forward in order for them
to take an allegation of sexual abuse further they have to have two witnesses
to the abuse I think that this is a much wider issue that is actually being
looked at in other jurisdictions it has been looked at in Australia there’s been
some recent developments in Canada that group is looking to have a class action
certified of survivors of sexual abuse within the Germans witness organisation
so I think momentum is building around the world in looking at this issue and
how serious it is so what can be done now to change this
rule in the UK alone there are over a hundred and thirty thousand Jehovah’s
Witnesses and the Charity Commission has opened an inquiry into the organization
as a whole into how it deals with safeguarding mutters a Royal Commission
in Australia has already found congregations were encouraged not to
report claims to the police there so now the MP for Cheltenham Alex chalk once
reassurances that safeguarding is top of the agenda and plans to raise it in
Parliament people must be free to practice their religion and we don’t
have intrude upon that but if it is established on the basis of a rigorous
inquiry that something is going badly wrong well that is gonna have to be
ripped out and written Bron no it’s chalk MP and for us to convey such the
report of their the watchtower which is the UK headquarters refused to put
anyone up for interview but they gave us a statement saying Jehovah’s Witnesses a
poor child abuse and do not shield abusers from the authorities or from the
consequences of their actions 7:23 temper thought for the day and this
morning it comes from Kelson magic is about a nun and buddhist nun and teacher
with the vadhana kadampa meditation centre in glasgow good morning good
morning so a great excitement recently in the art world as a 500 year old
painting believed to have been the work of Leonardo da Vinci was sold in New
York for a record 341 million the highest auction price for any work of
art I love money and something I find fascinating is that in 1958 it was sold
for a mere forty five pounds this got me thinking of how we all have such
different ideas of what we consider to be a value this unknown buyer of the
painting clearly really wanted that work whereas one art critic has described the
surface of the painting to be scrubbed over and repainted so many times that he
actually questioned its authenticity something that may be so very precious
to one person could be completely worthless to another but it gives a
lovely analogy to clarify this imagine there are two beautiful velvet cushions
on one as a priceless diamond and on another an old messy born from a butcher
shop I give you the choice of course she’ll take the diamond but a dog comes
in and gets the same choice yes he takes the born otters of value depends on her
wishes needs and circumstances but Buddha teaches that there is indeed
something which for each one of us is of supreme value he says that our most
precious possession is our peace of mind for without it the things we consider so
valuable would not bring us happiness we know this from our own experience we
could be surrounded with the perfect conditions with the perfect person in
the perfect place or looking at the perfect
but if for some reason negative minds arise then our happiness is gone one of
the experts said this is the last Leonardo painting you can buy this isn’t
as a store of value it’s the ultimate trophy and only one
person in the world can own this but if that person doesn’t have peace of mind
that is truly no value so the best news is that we all have the most valuable
possession within us it could be considered priceless but you know what
it doesn’t cost a penny and it’s all yours for the cheek Thank You Kelson
magic there it’s 25 past 7 Hypersport and Heather is back with us yes Gary big
news coming out so for Glasgow Warriors they’re fly-half in rustlers to leave
the club at the end of this season Laurie is confirming the news in a
statement last night for Russell said it was a difficult decision to leave but
added he wants to experience as much as I can in what is a short rugby career
yes our reporter Andy book this news will come as a disappointment but not a
surprise to Glasgow Warriors fans fan Russell has long been linked with a move
away from the club and has spoken about his desire to sample different rugby
cultures beyond Scotland’s no confirmation from player or club as to
where Russell would be playing as rugby next season other than to see the
Scotland fly-half was presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity reports a
James French club racing 92 have secured his signature as they look to replace
the outgoing All Blacks legend Dan Carter for next season
in football Partick Thistle will ask the SPFL for an extensive review today into
the circumstances that led to the uncertainty over their match against
hearts going head specifically the club will be asking why the match was allowed
to continue at such a late stage renovations to the main stand at
Tynecastle had failed to be completed on time and the Edinburgh couple granted a
temporary occupation certificate just hours before kickoff well the game ended
in a one or draw in the capital the House passed Craig Levine none too happy
with the officials so that one would be enough today because we would defend it
you know exceptionally well John McLaughlin mercy read this never
had a quiet again and then of course we yeah we get this I don’t know this I’m
going to call it bad luck moving officials doing the job a little bit
better then they wouldn’t had to go so that’s what it takes me elsewhere Dundee
United moved top of the Scottish championship after a three nil win of a
Falkirk now let’s turn to tennis as Jamie Delgado says Andy Murray has no
immediate plans to replace the departed coach Ivan Lendl Murray announced his
split from lentil on Friday after two spells together
giganto would continue to coach Maurice he works on his injured hip he says the
Scott will not be hiring anyone else in the immediate future
now swag Grigor Dimitrov has become the first man for 19 years to win the ATP
finals on his debut appearance he beat David Goffin in three sets in curling
Scotland’s team Smith set top of the men’s table on day three at the European
curling championship in Switzerland that’s having won all three of their
round-robin games so far they’re up against Germany and Slovakia today in
the women’s competition meanwhile team you’re head of won two of their first
three games so far they take on Italy and Germany today in golf Tommy
Fleetwood finished the season as Europe’s top golfer he finished joint
21st at the season finale Tour Championship but it was enough to pip
his nearest challenger Justin Rose to the race to die by title Ritchie Ramsey
was the highest placed Scott he finished on 6-under par in speaker the second
events of the home nation series gets underway today the Northern Ireland Open
in Belfast where three Scots will be in action
Eden sheriff takes on Robin Hollett ten o’clock this morning John Higgins
meanwhile is up against Nigel bond that one kicks off at two and Vossler will
meet thought one long at seven o’clock tonight motorsport for me late now there
think you know the travel with anne-marie
Gillian heavy going if you’re on the southbound m90 around the Masters in
junction and headed for the Queen’s photo it’s taking 20 minutes or so to
clear at this stretch also select Cleveland’s on the eastbound a meet and
Edinburgh and on the city bypass you could westburn delays before the sheriff
whole round about the same art street and westbound and Alain of very
slow-moving traffic on the southbound M main arch Newbridge
traffic is slaw on the m8 the classical Amy eastbound around Junction 22
plantations there was an accident here earlier did get cleared quite quickly
and all limbs are reopened again but it’s still moving quite slowly and
delays on the Glasgow bound m74 from the combis line broad Junction heading
further into Gaskell Coburn’s path and the borders the North Bend Avon that’s
partially booked with us being an accident it’s near the coal burns path
junction so that’s the a double one zero servants just main tell you call here
wait there’s an 80 to 95 double it that’s BBC Radio Scotland travel coming
up in the next half hour more than the death of the convicted serial killer
Charles Manson why the fascinations with his crimes you’re listening – good
morning Scotland half-past seven somebody of the news there’s a Bob Wian
President Robert Mugabe has defied his party’s demands to step down in his
first address to the nation since the military took control on Wednesday mr.
McGarry said he intended to leave next month’s zanu-pf conference Congress
party spokesman terrence mokuba told the BBC there will be a new leader
but it won’t happen until it’s ratified by the Congress next month what everyone
is an agreement with is that we have to follow due process and everything has to
be out there’s to be to the letter I think that position has not changed and
the mere fact that like it’s quite historic that you had the Central
Committee the highest supreme making body nice supreme supreme organ of the
party coming up with a position that like we’re going to have a new leader so
the minute that body states that it’s done so people just have to be patient
and wait for the Congress and at the Congress it’s going to be ratified
Theresa May will chair a meeting today of her brexit in our cabinet with
ministers keen to unlock negotiations with the EU about a future trading
relationship Downing Street has dismissed a speculation reports that
mrs. May could be ready to double the so called divorce bill she’s prepared to
pay taking a close to 40 billion pounds here’s the BBC’s political correspondent
Ben Wright money is not the only reason talks with the EU as stuck but it is the
major hurdle last week the President of the European Council Donald Tusk set a
deadline of the start of December for the
kay to provide more clarity on how it plans to honor its outstanding but
unpaid financial commitments yesterday the Chancellor Philip Hammond said the
government was on the brink of making serious movement forward in its
negotiations with the EU but today’s discussion within the cabinet committee
that decides the government’s negotiating position could still be
lively an ally of the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told the BBC the UK should
not agree to pay more money without further assurance –is on what the final
deal will involve attempts by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a new
coalition government have collapsed raising the prospect of the country
being plunged into another general election late last night the centrist
party the Free Democrats walked out of the talks saying it it not impossible to
find the basis of trust was mrs. Merkel it’s claimed pensioners who need
treatment for problem drinking are being discriminated against in favour of
younger people with addictions a report by the organisation drinkwise aged well
claims that current alcohol strategies are not recognizing the specific needs
of older adults the Scottish government says huge progress has been made to
tackle alcohol misuse but it wants to go further a BBC investigation has
uncovered fresh claims of child abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness
organization victims from cities across the UK including Glasgow said they were
routinely abused and that the religious organisations own rules protected
perpetrators some experts believe it could be widespread a spokesperson for
the church said it did not shield abusers BBC reporter Felicity Kovich has
been working on the investigation she says the religion is governed by what’s
called a to witness rule the rule is set by the main governing body of the
religion and it basically means for any sin committed there must be two
witnesses to it in order for the answers of the congregation to take any action
the men and women I’ve spoken to say the organization basically self polices and
teaches members to avoid interaction with outside authorities or to take
other members of the religion to court the serial killer Charles Manson has
died in prison in California he was 83 Manson was convicted of leading a cow
it’s that nearly 50 years ago murdered seven people including the Hollywood
actress Sharon Tate who was expecting a child with her husband
the director Roman Polanski the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrate
their 70th wedding anniversary today the new series of portraits a set of stamps
at a private party for the royal family BBC Radio Scotland thank you and no
let’s get the weather forecast Judith Ralston scene I was just thinking
of it I we always forget a way to go anniversary member that one a cloudy day
with outbreaks of green light and patchy but light across the set at the moment
but something heavier across the north falling Easton over the hills maybe some
higher is across northern Scotland but the exception to all that rain will be
Shetland here it’ll be dry today bright some sunshine and light winds as well
and it will continue to feel cold here too now as we head through the morning
the rain will start to ease and so for the afternoon we’re left with a fairly
cloudy affair some patchy rain coming up some thicker cloud at times but actually
increasingly dry brightness will be fairly limited but there will be some
around here and there there winds will be fresh from the east across the north
I will keep temperatures cool but in the South are milder South Wesley again
fresh at times and here we’ll see highs of 10 to 12 Celsius closer to around six
or seven across the north this evening further spells of rain to come although
again Shetland stays dry with clear spells the rain will become more
persistent occasionally heavy during the overnight period especially across the
north and west a fresh breeze at times with lows of six to eight Celsius but
falling to freezing over Shetland with a touch of frost forming by morning
tomorrow a cloudy day with outbreaks of rain heavy and persistent across
northern and western parts particularly LA Harbor westeros Caithness Orkney and
northern Grampian though be aware the possible risk of some surface water and
some localized flooding here with any lying snow starting to melt over the
hills the central belt southward the rain light and patchy actually becomes
drier and brighter here for the afternoon and Sheth enjoy it fresh
before the Rena alive arrives later winds will start to pick up highs of 10
Celsius 92 to 95 f m8 100 medium-wave and on
digital radio BBC Radio Scotland you’re listening to be mourning Scotland by the
time night 24 minutes to 8 it’s Richard Leonard’s first of all
there the office of the new leader of Scottish lay but already he’s working
out how best to deal with his predecessor Kezia Dugdale who announced
that she’s taking part and I’m a celebrity get me out of here but of
course the broader aim is to reunite the party and take power at Hollywood let’s
discuss his chances with labor activist Stephen law and John McTernan who was
chief of staff tube’s Scottish former Labour leader Jim Murphy
good morning to you both let’s start with Kezia Dugdale she’s
really thrown the cat amongst the pigeons Stephen low high shoot Richard
let her deal with her I said well I think it’s not just a mouthful for
Richard but thank you so much at four and the four census the parliamentary
good and I think some sort of disciplinary action it’s absolutely
appropriate I think she’s cheating principally the
four talks but also the party was contained we’re doing this and I really
think it’s not something that she bellowed to go don’t mention his first
test John McTernan does he have to stand up to Kezia Dugdale
look you I think listeners will be sharing with me the view that Stephen
law is utterly humorless as would be Richard Leonard if he did anything about
this has worked really hard for the party delivered a great result in the
general election earlier this year the notion that notion that going off to I’m
a celebrity is a punishable offense is frankly laughable what about her
constituents though seriously she’s got staff they can deal with any
issue that comes up she can he’ll be back shortly she’s worked hard for her
constituents all the time she’s been MSP sure work hard when she comes back
and we’ve seen from the rise of Ruth Davidson in Scottish politics that a
sense of humor for women politician is a great thing and a great way of reaching
out people who feel alienated from politics I really think people should
get a grip and get some perspective you need to get a smile on your face Stephen
lower right this way no I mean III laugh Quayle
but they laughed when a join endorsed al-assad well because that the result of
the election beyond today no I think it’s an there’s a difference between for
example with Davidson is very personal in football
Ruth Davidson is using humor as part of her job she’s not running away from her
job and then still taking the wages for it and I think people will be rightly
quite upset about that well let’s move on to the wider issue here that Richard
Lenin has to deal with he has to unite a party after a divisive leadership
campaign John McTernan and he’s very much of the left he’s a big supporter of
Jeremy Corbyn in in pursuing policies that are akin to mr corbyn’s will that
be a vote winner in scotland i think the battle for votes in scotland is in the
center ground that’s what the SNP proved when they were in the pomp there were no
lifing party they’re not a left-wing government they’re in the center the
Tories are in the center I think that the the space that has to be contested
is as ever in the center ground of politics and the real opportunity
actually for Richard land if he wants to take it is to be the only person who can
speak plainly clearly and honestly on brexit the Tories are compromised
because their government is taking the country the whole year the UK and
Scotland the European Union yes simply are compromised because they secretly
want brexit because they want the term wall so they hope they can get sneak
through independence in the back of that only Richard Leonard and the Scottish
Labour Party and the UK Labour Party speak for people who actually say
Scotland was to stay in the European Union that should be respected and that
voice should be heard at the highest level well his pitch Stephen will shoot
his pitch be to those in the sentiment well his pitch should be livable solve
the problems that currently abyss a Scotland we see a Scottish economy
vitiated the crisis of what that we have to spend that will deal with the housing
crisis that we have the current parties that John defines has been in the center
are clearly feeling at that we need to be and if he very clearly seem to be an
alternative to those things that isn’t the case as John McTernan points out
that the majority of voters are somewhere in the same
well in Scottish Parliament Tim’s majority of what was actually set in the
house or getting on for the majority were set in the house so those feel to
these people who you believe are disenchanted with politics I think in
part I also think you can do a great deal to get by the voters that we’ve
lost in recent years by being radical by being radical but let’s remember the
entire Scottish Labour Party is radical now whoever did one fine shaft would be
would be some little bit in favor of expanding public ownership it was in
favor of endorse and Jeremy Corbyn for a – though that by the father many not the
few manifesto as against the renewal of Trident and backed for what as an was an
essence an illegal faction occupation by far you know so and that would have been
true ever had one and that is very much where the Labour Party needs to be seen
EB and with that distinctive message then John McTernan is Stephen law right
that there are people out there who are waiting for to hear this kind of message
from from Labour and might well come out and vote again look at I think there are
two there’s two fantasies and what Stephen said the first is that
non-voters can have some we be teased back to come to vote you know the key to
non-voters in their name the non voters and the sec of the second one is that is
that people want something quotes a radical people want something that will
actually impact on the quality of their lives they’d like a solution on housing
rather than rhetoric they’d like a solution on the health service which in
scotland the integration of Health and Social Care has many families with older
relatives across Scotland know is an utter failure where it’s not a farce
there are many many areas where we can criticize the SNP on their record
they’ve been in government for phono for more than a decade and they have their
failed on placing they failed on education they failed on health that is
where they stole hugely popular and we need two different things to them know
try to sound like for not not appeal on the same basis but actually point out we
are a concrete alternative and Richard as
the view of the majority of the party the most capable person to deliver that
message drama tonic yeah well that’s Labour’s
problem isn’t it if richard has seemed to be the most credible person we will
see in the end it comes down to the position that he takes in the parliament
content abolition that he takes in the country on the issues which are most
proximate the most fruitful ground is over breaks it’s not over all wealth tax
and the kanafeh Lee trying to mimic the SNP in their fantasy politics are trying
to create grievances with one sponsor all the time but we know we’ll see
people want a Labour government in the UK they want a Labour government and one
change definitely in Scotland neither Jeremy Corbyn nor Richard
Leonard would be my choice for leaders and other parties but labour are on the
up across the country because of the catastrophic leadership of to resume and
failing leadership and Nicola Sturgeon Stephen low if we’re gonna get more than
just rhetoric as John McTernan suggests and a lot of along number of years and
and more a significantly I’ve been reading what he’s been writing about the
structure of the Scottish economy but when I sit in control the Scottish
economy I bet what we can do to rebuild the manufacturing industrial base I mean
it is no accident the very first thing he did when he was elected leader wish
to go straight to buy farm and support the workforce there we are going to get
a significant a delivery of actual concrete policy from Richard okay well
we’re gonna talk to him and himself after eight o’clock but let me thank you
both very much indeed for speaking to us this morning
that’s labor activist Stephen law and John McTernan chief of staff to former
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy the time is 60 minutes to no more now on the
news that the convicted serial killer and cult leader Charles Manson has died
in prison in California the 83 year old was convicted of leading commune in
California that murdered seven people let’s cross now to Los Angeles and the
sweet air correspondent Peter Bose Peter many people will be familiar with the
name Charles Manson but not know the detail of of what he did just tell us
about him yes the detail is gruesome it goes back to 1969 when he
directed his followers they were known as his family to carry out these murders
they shocked and certainly Los Angeles where they happened but the entire
country and of course it should be noted that Charles Manson himself didn’t kill
anyone he directed as I say his followers to to
do these killings the most famous victim being Sharon Tate the wife of the film
director Roman Polanski she was eight and a half months pregnant at the time
four other people at her home in a wealthy part of Los Angeles were stabbed
to death the next day this was a two day killing spree the next day in a
different part of Los Angeles a district known as Los Feliz a wealthy couple were
killed as well and their home was apparently chosen at random and there’s
been this ongoing fascination with Charles Manson and his followers hasn’t
there he’s been the subject of dozens of documentaries and books
yeah dozens of films books and a considerable murderous speculation that
I think will probably continue for some time because people have just been
trying to figure out what was in his mind what was going through his head
what really was his motivation was it world domination as some people have
speculated the prosecutors at his trial said that he was and his followers who
are trying to incite a race war that he called helter skelter which is a term
that was apparently inspired by the beatles song of the same name a song
that were told that he had become obsessed with did he ever show any
remorse at all for his crimes there was no remorse certainly not and i think the
fact that he continued to he was a subject of so much I think fascination
and intrigue over the years was that we heard a lot from him it wasn’t remorse
far far from it were heard from him because he appeared at parole hearings
and he was initially sentenced to death but before the death sentence could be
carried out it was commuted to life in prison because the death sentence had
been abolished in in California but at the time it was a straightforward life
in prison it wasn’t as it would be today life in prison without the possibility
of parole so he had the possibility of parole he essentially tried to to get
out a prison appeared at the parole board
and they were extraordinary hearings in themselves and once again reminded
people of just the kind of character that he was has there been any reaction
at all to his death so far people it’s very late at night here so I haven’t
seen a huge amount of reaction here apart from the people is saying that
they were expecting this because we had known that he was ill for some time he
had been in and out of hospital he’d actually died in hospital not in in
prison it was a hospital there and not far away from from the jail where he’d
been for the last four or so decades thank you for joining us live there from
Los Angeles our correspondent Peter balls the time is coming up to twelve
minutes to 8:00 Monday mornings news headlines former allies of the
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe have reacted with anger to his refusal to
step down attempts when the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a new
coalition government have collapsed wheezing the prospect of the country
being plunged into another general election and figures from the Department
of Transport show almost 10,000 people were injured on roads in Scotland in the
12 months to June before it author of a Scottish government review on student
support let’s catch up with the travel now in an Mary Lynn and David inane
North Byrne partially blocked with us being a knight since actually out the
devic Junction that’s the b85 one looking very sore around the Masters
injunction of the South burned em 90 if you’re heading for the Queen’s fairytale
it’s anything up to 20 minutes to get to the tall saw it Cleveland’s on the east
but Queen City crossing I should say sort Cleland’s and the East burned a
meet in Edinburgh and very heavy going on the city bypass West burned art
Gilmerton and Street and the lane of slow traffic on the South burned and
named art Newbridge I saw traffic again on the m8 Eastburn this is the glass
court ami 222 plantations because of an earlier accident although the lens are
open and air shared the a76 South burn near Auchinleck
some resurfacing machinery broke down by the overnight work was going on so
traffic’s running on an unfinished surface this morning’s to do watch the
approach that’s BBC Radio Scotland travel despite a narrow defeat Celtic
proved them against Bayern Munich and Glasgow it’s a
trip to POTUS to take on the team who are yet to can see the golden em
Champions League against the free scoring superstars of Paris German the
Champions League Paris on German vs. Celtic Wednesday from 6:30 on Ivana we
do waves and digital radio Scotland now let’s get more business with Laura and
breaking news from the energy industry this morning Julien centrica the parent
company of British and Scottish gas and the UK’s biggest gas and electricity
provider is reforming its pricing by withdrawing the standard variable
tariffs it comes ahead of government intervention in the markets here’s Ian
Khan the chief executive at centrica we think the best solution to this market
is to end evergreen contracts contracts that don’t have an end date and we’ve
obviously had to pause when Theresa May announced her intention to cap the
market but we have now announced today a comprehensive set of actions to reform
the market starting in our case with the removal of the standard variable terrace
also this morning off Jim has launched an investigation into ssese cheapest
tariff messaging an annual statement sent to its prepayment customers the
energy regulator says it will examine whether excess he failed to provide
accurate information about the cheapest tariffs that customers could switch to
and meuk savings in a separate move off Jim says it’s closed its investigation
into ssese practices around switching some of its customers to prepayment
meters it relates to 1,800 customers who had prepayment meters installed between
2014 and 2015 now its budget week the Chancellor Philip Hammond will unveil
the UK government’s spending and borrowing figures on wait and see
where’s McCoy of Aberdeen standard investments told us it would be a tricky
balance politics and economics when we think
about what he has at his disposal I suppose we’re thinking as much about
economic monetary values he’s playing with his political power and control
he’s playing with so we would suggest he’s playing quite a tightrope and that
he has to try and stimulate and strengthen the economy but he’s trying
to do that against some constraint in terms of borrowing for the consumer and
indeed the government so it’ll be a hard act to follow
meanwhile the oil industry has asked the Chancellor to consider a tax break which
they claimed could extend the life of mature oil and gas fields the industry
body oil and gas Yuki said allowing the tax history of North Sea assets to be
transferred when they’re sold could keep them more productive it’s also clean the
Treasury would save an average of 10 million pounds on each field which is
sold firms in the gig economy are exploiting loopholes in employment law
leaving workers worse off according to some MPs to Commons committees say that
mini cab drivers and delivery riders face an unacceptable burden of having to
prove their workers not self employees these suggest companies should be fined
if they falsely classify workers and deny them benefits the work and pensions
committee and the Business Select Committee have drawn up a draft bill
which would ensure worker by default to make firms P Holliday and sippy Rachel
Reeves Cheers the business energy and industrial strategy committee employees
have the most rights then workers are entitled to the minimum wage for example
and then the self-employed have very few rights indeed and what we’re saying is
that many people who are currently classified in this is what the courts
are saying with the case of uber for example many employees the people who
are classified as self-employed should be classified as workers and at least
get those basic rights we’re going to be spending much less this Christmas than
we did last year according to visa the car provider says that the fall in real
wages and slow economic growth mean that household spending will fall not point 1
percent this festive season compared to last year we’ll be hearing from visa in
foo in the business news at 10:00 to 9:00 this morning and finally the
clothing retailer ISOs is close to overtaking High Street giant
Marks & Spencer in value both were valued on Friday at just under 5 billion
pounds Chris Ralph is chief investment officer as some James’s place it’s got
higher margins and say a business like M&S or business like like like next but
actually its that its sales are still well short of where we’re next and M and
s RR so I think what the market is doing is is looking to the future of the way
in which a retailer like a sauce is likely to continue to thrive that’s the
business more from year 18 tonight the time now is coming up to six minutes to
eight later today an independent of view of student support in Scotland
commissioned by the Scottish government will report back it was chaired by Jane
and Gaggia was also the chief executive of Virgin Money and she joins us now
from our Edinburgh studio good morning to you good morning and first of all if
I could ask you what were you charged with doing here what was the purpose of
this review it was to see whether or not we could find a way within budget
constraints to make student funding in Scotland go further and be fairer and I
think that it was important because actually through good intentions a
system had grown up which perhaps wasn’t entirely fair there were differences in
the way in which money was allocated didn’t really have parity across further
and higher education in any way and was confusing because people that needed to
take out benefits such as carers or disabled students weren’t really clear
where to get their benefits from so we’ve recommended a new social contract
for students which creates a minimum living wage really a minimum income for
students based on the living wage of eight pounds 45 an hour to say that
everyone should fairly have access to the same amount of money so that they
can equally get on with their studies and manage their lives in confidence who
who’s most at disadvantage though here when you say that you’ve recommended
this minimum student income and it’s 8100 pounds it’s a significant increase
for many isn’t at the moment yeah it is an increase and as I say I think because
the because in Scotland there’s so much focus on the living way
I think it’s only fair to realize that students contribute so much to our
economy every pound spent on education in Scotland and elsewhere creates six
pounds worth of benefit in in our society and in our economy so it’s
something absolutely worth investing in and when you say who’s most at our
disadvantage I think it’s the other way around really we’ve tried to make sure
that no one loses here everyone gains and I think that’s particularly true for
people that come from the lowest income backgrounds where not only are we
suggesting that means-tested bursaries are increased a little but we’re also
saying that they should have access to really excellent quality student loans
and I know that’s controversial at the moment but the loans that we’re
recommending really will be those that have the best terms of anything a
student can get and we do know that where students don’t take advantage of
student loans they often go to the payday lenders pay more and get
themselves into difficulties that student lending simply wouldn’t lead
them to and so when when I think do you see then from what you’re proposing
would that encourage more students more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
going to university then well we hope so I mean as we’ve looked at what’s
happened to students in Scotland from those backgrounds we’ve seen that over
the last few years 25 percent more students from disadvantaged backgrounds
have gone into a into a higher education and further education which is of course
very important and I think closing the attainment gap such that people that do
come from more disadvantaged backgrounds can go on and be very successful in life
you know on a par with everybody else in society is so important we know that
that will drive social and economic value for Scotland what were you asked
to come up with how this would be funded at all when we were originally tasked
with this we were asked to manage the finances within the current constraints
of the public purse our central recommendation actually
spends 16 million pounds more on bursaries for people from the lowest
income backgrounds we think that that’s quite a small price actually for the
Scottish government to pay to achieve real fair funding and parity across
students throughout Scotland and the rest would be in law
to bring up to the 6100 pound that’s when I think the Scottish government has
not yet drawn the full amount of loan that’s available from the total UK
budget and we think that that’s a good opportunity as I say on good terms with
really clear ways of students understanding what they’re taking you on
how they’ll repay it so we need to make sure that everybody understands that
clearly and can deal with it responsibly the reality is though is that not that
many students won’t end up paying off their loans the IFS studied this earlier
this year and it was in England but you can imagine maybe the situation is the
same in Scotland about three-quarters will still be trying to pay off their
their student loans into their 50s and so it’s a public purse that that picks
up those that can’t pay off the loan isn’t it well I mean many people do pay
off the loan and one of the recommendations that we’re making today
is that those loan terms and the repayment terms are improved as well so
that students don’t start repaying until they’re earning 22 thousand pounds which
is an average salary for a qualified student or a graduate in in Scotland
we’re suggesting that the repayment timescale is reduced from what’s
currently 35 years to 30 years and the interest rates remain low and currently
they’re 1% above Bank of England base rate 101 one point two five percent at
the moment although I suspect that will go up now Bank rates of increase to one
and a half percent but you know in England the same rate is 3% or 6%
depending on a student’s background so very good terms for students in Scotland
well thank you very much indeed for joining us this morning that’s Jean and
Gaggia they’re leading that review of student support in Scotland 92 to 95 fm8 100 medium-wave and on
digital radio BBC Radio Scotland it’s 8 o’clock on Monday the 20th of
November you’re listening to good morning Scotland with Chilean morals and
Gary Robertson still to come we’ll ask the new leader of Scottish Labour
Richard Leonard for his vision of the party’s future what now for Scottish
manufacturing firm by fab what the deal that we’ve done allows us to do is to
see through the contract which is company there right through to April
next year and to keep people employed to do that and 20 years on memories of the
day the green lily I ran aground of Shetland our winch got can’t tangled in
the mast of the green Lily which was rolling pretty violently at this stage
it was obviously a very dangerous situation for the rest of us in the
aircraft and the winchman decided to cut the cable news former allies of the
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe have condemned his refusal to resign the
ruling Zanu PF party has given him until 10 a.m. to step down before it takes
action here’s our southern Africa correspondent Andrew Hardy he ignored
completely the fact that earlier in the day his own party had kicked him out as
leader he instead said next month there’s a big Congress of our parties on
EPF at that point I’ll be in charge I’ll preside over it which was the moment
when I think people thought perhaps he’s lost touch with reality he’s simply not
acknowledging the fact that he’s been ousted talks to form a coalition
government in Germany have collapsed throwing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s
future into doubt after eight weeks of negotiations the centrist Free Democrats
the FDP pulled out blaming irreconcilable differences was mrs.
Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the other parties in the talks the Greens
mrs. Marko is to meet the German President Frank Walther Steinmeier who
has the power to call a new election she’s warned the country of an uncertain
period to come as this tie in talk Millicent’s this is a day of deep
reflection at least on how to go forward in Germany but I want to tell you that
as Chancellor I will do everything to ensure that this country is well managed
in the difficult weeks to come Tereza May will discuss the so-called
brexit divorce bill later when she tears a meeting of her space
in our cabinet the Prime Minister’s indicated that the government’s prepared
to pay about 18 billion pounds but her office has dismissed as speculation
reports that the offer could be increased to 38 billion pounds the
Conservative MP and former minister Robert Halfin says people will go
bananas if that figure turns out to be true I voted romaine because I believe
in alliances of democracies in an uncertain world but we we voted to leave
the public want to want to leave a mind I cannot believe that the public would
accept such a huge amount when we need money for schools or hospitals or
housing the findings of a major review of student funding in Scotland will be
published later commissioned by the government it’s been looking at the
support available to all students and whether it meets the needs of the
poorest and most vulnerable reports of the weekend suggests that it could
recommend all students should be guaranteed at least eight thousand one
hundred pounds a year at the moment the basic package is a loan of up to four
thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds a year many can borrow more and
bursaries are also available for some with the largest ones given to students
from the poorest families a report says that older people are being
discriminated against if they try to access treatment to address harmful
drinking the study also points out that this is despite the fact that older age
groups are drinking more and are increasingly more at risk from alcohol
related death Craig Anderson reports the Glasgow based campaign group drinkwise
aged well says so many older people are being denied access to treatment and
programs to reduce harmful drinking that the situation actually breaches equality
and human rights laws 65 to 74 year olds are the only age group in the country
which is actually increased the amount they drink and recent government figures
found there had been a 45 percent increase in alcohol specific deaths
among the over 50s in the past 15 years the report suggests a reluctance to
refer older people for treatment because of a perception they’re too old to
change and is not worth intervening because of their life expectancy and
many residential alcohol rehabilitation services impose an upper age limit
campaigners of code for the age discrimination to stop off Jem has
launched an investigation into SSE cheapest tariff messaging in annual
statements sent to its prepayment customers the energy regulator says it
will examine whether sse failed to provide accurate information about the
cheapest tariffs that customers could switch to and make savings in a separate
move off Jem says it’s closed its investigation into ssese practice or I’m
switching some of its customers to prepayment meters it related to 1,800
customers who had devices installed between 2014 and 2015 the American
criminal and former cult leader Charles Manson has died in prison in California
at the age of 83 Manson’s followers committed a series of mysterious murders
in 1969 the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating their 70th
wedding anniversary making her the first British monarch to reach the milestone
our correspondent Johnny diamond looks back at the royal wedding at Westminster
Abbey in 1947 so much has changed since that day
Britain victorious but exhausted the crowds fifty deep in central London
Britain’s hungry for what Churchill called a flash of color on the hard road
we travel in Westminster Abbey the beautiful young princess married her
dashing handsome prince today a quiet day without speeches or flummery a new
portrait a set of stamps a private party oh that’s the main news sports headline
some hello John Russell will leave the club at the end of the season to take up
what the Warriors are calling a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Russell
has been at with disgusting Club for five years he’s been linked with a move
to France Partick Thistle will ask the SPFL for an extensive review today into
these circumstances that led to the uncertainty over their match against
hearts going ahead the glove want to know why the match was allowed to
continue at such a late stage the Edinburgh Club were granted a temporary
occupation certificate hours before kickoff after renovations to the main
stand ran late and at the European curling championship in Switzerland
Scotland’s team Smith the currently three nil down to Germany after four
ends travel now from Ann Marie Gillian and David the a nine North bounders
partially blocked with has been an accent at the b85 one that’s the dv8
Junction and pasture congested on the m-19 northbound at the Broxton
roundabout stealthily slaughtering the Masterson Junction on the South burned
and main T if you’re heading for the Queen’s ferry crossing and slot
Cleveland’s on the eastbound m8 and Edinburgh with heavy traffic on the
Ember City bypass West burned at Gilmerton and Street and underlined of
slow traffic on the southbound AM main arch Newbridge no gas cars delays on the
Glasgow bound M 74 from the canvas lying Road junction slow traffic from the
junction five of the m77 if you’re north burned are Glasgow pine that’s made and
Hill up to the m8 marriage at 22 plantation and delays on the m8 Eastburn
between the air scan bridge through 227 are Colston that’s BBC Radio Scotland
travelled and Judith has the weather forecast thank you very much Gary
Beaulieu pressure very much driving our weather for the coming week today
without weeks of being across the country the heaviest rain will be across
the northern half of Scotland turning to snow over some high roots and over the
hills first thing though the winners in all this will be Shetland which will
stay dry bright some sunshine well quite chilly here
it’s chilly at the moment and we’ll see highs here up around 3 Celsius now as we
go through the day we’ll see that rain clearing away but we will be left with
the legacy of cloud the cloud thick enough to produce a few spots of reading
this afternoon so it does become drier milder temperatures feeding into the
south already today we’ll see highs of around 12 Celsius for the southwest
around about 10 degrees for Edinburgh and further north around 6 or 7 degrees
and that’s your forecast Thank You Judith you’re listening to good morning
Scotland with Gary Robertson and Gillian marls the time now is eight minutes past
8:00 so Richard Leonard is the new leader of Scottish Labour he beat rival
and a Tsar war in a contest triggered by the resignation of Kezia Dugdale she of
course has not slipped away quietly and may post something of a headache for the
new leader so what are the challenges awaiting him Richard Leonard is here
with us no good morning congratulations thanks Gary good morning to you what is
your number one priority well my number one priority I’ve said throughout the
whole of the campaign is to tackle poverty and widening inequality and I
think that means in the course of the next few weeks when the Scottish
Parliament is considering its budget we need to look seriously how we can oppose
tory austerity and look at creative ways of raising taxation in Scotland but also
look at creative ways of ensuring that local government services are protected
what do you mean by creative ways people about have to pay award me well there
has been a consultation issued by the SNP government in which they look at
different ways in which income tax rates and bans could be varied I think that
creates some opportunities for a debate I think there is a growing consensus
that we simply cannot continue as we are that business as usual is not acceptable
and that we need to start looking at ways of raising taxes on a progressive
basis in order to defend public services to raise how much well there are figures
which should be mentioned around 700 million pounds for example has been
mentioned what well to be spent on investing in public services like social
care for the elderly investing in public services like our
National Health Service where there are 4,000 nursing and midwifery vacancies
it’s also I have to say a recognition that public service
workers have borne the brunt of off cuts through a wage freeze over a long period
of time and I don’t think there is anybody who believes that’s sustainable
and can continue indefinitely now is the time to address that so much
all rise should they get well I’ve argued and will continue to argue for
the reintroduction of free and responsible collective bargaining so
that would be a matter between the the trade unions and the employing but
they’ve lost quite a lot of money since 2010 I think some trade unions say that
you know it could be you know four or five percent of of the value of their
salary I mean it’s three four percent is that is that the kind of wage rise the
public sector workers should get well inflation is rising there has been a
long-term freeze on public sector pay and I think that the negotiations that
take place collective bargaining that will take place will reach a resolution
what would be a fair figure in your mind well I mean I think they I’m not gonna
put a particular figure on it because I think that is the legitimate grounds for
trade unions to negotiate with the employing bodies in the public sector
are you jeremy corbyn’s man in Scotland no I’m not the mandate which I received
at the weekend was a mandate from the membership of the Scottish Labour Party
and it’s to the Scottish Labour Party membership that I will be responsible
I’ve been in the labour party now for 35 years and I’ve never been beholden to
any faction or to any person that knows about star now well yeah I have voted
for Jeremy Corbyn and supported Jeremy Corbyn on both occasions where he stood
for the leadership of the Labour Party but I wouldn’t self define myself as a
fan so where do you disagree with them what sort of policies is he enacting
that wouldn’t be good for Scotland well actually the the taxation policy that
was in the for the many not the few manifesto in the June general election
didn’t go as far as the Scottish labor position has been which is to look at a
more progressive approach to taxation so people should pay more in Scotland
potentially yes I mean I been around long enough to
remember when I worked at the Scottish tea you see in the 1990s we were
fighting at that time for a Scottish Parliament in the context of facture ISM
and John Major and one of the motivating forces for establishing the Scottish
Parliament in the first place was that it would be a bulwark against the
hostile conservative government a bulwark against Tory deindustrialization
a bulwark against Tory monetarism and fiscal restriction and that’s the age
that we are now living in actually shake the economy because the economy is not
in that stronger position in Scotland of Norman to said well it’s not and there
are some other things which have been speaking about including the case for an
industrial policy and actually what we’ve seen over the weekend and which
will come up next I think on the programme is a discussion about the
situation of by fab but what that demonstrates is as the the need not just
simply for crisis reactionary management when businesses are facing the tipping
point it’s about having a forward-looking proactive planned
Industrial Policy and that’s something which the Scottish government should be
doing is something which I will be arguing for in the Scottish pallister’s
deserve credit for the deal reached err Bofur well I’ve not seen the details of
the deal the fact that those jobs are being safeguarded at least up until
spring next year with a bit of breathing space I hope to win extra contracts is
absolutely something which I support it’s credit for the minister’s thing
well absolutely if they have put together a package which will protect
these jobs then of course it’s something I would welcome do you also support the
Scottish Government’s call for the hundred and eleven powers that are being
handed back from Brussels that directly relate to Scotland being transferred
immediately to the Hollywood pond yes I’m concerned and I think the Labour
Party Westminster has expressed this concern too that the the way in which
the Tory government are seeking to return powers to the UK is extremely
dubious and I do support those who are calling for devolved powers to come to
the devolved almost cotton well off assembly well yes I think that’s correct
and I also think there needs to be an examination of whether some of those
other powers which have been repatriated should rest at
level or she dressed in a Scottish level but I certainly think when it comes to
key devolved areas like fisheries and agriculture there is an absolutely
cast-iron case in my view for those powers and responsibilities to be
transferred straight to the Scottish government and in the end the Scottish
Parliament – would you like to suspend Kezia Dugdale for going to the jungle no
I’ve said over the weekend that I think we need to we need to consider it and
I’ve also expressed my own personal disappointment that that was a decision
that she has chosen to make there are issues around not just the fact that
she’s there and the kind of program it is and people’s view of that there is
also a question about whether she got permission to do it not AG well my
understanding is that she sought permission and wasn’t given permission
so she shouldn’t have gone of you have you tried to contact her if you told her
to come back well I haven’t spoken to her over the weekend no have you tried
would you like her to come back should she take part in the program well I
don’t know what the program has already started and whether she’s under contract
you know what that whole position is but there’s gonna need to be a proper
discussion about it the circumstances around it and whether it is appropriate
to take action or not I’m not persuaded that the immediate step that the Labour
Party needs to take is to suspend Kezia from membership of the labor group but I
do think we need to have a discussion about it are you in danger of bullying
Horace or partner Jenna Gold with suggesting and some of the newspapers
well I’ve not seen Jenny kill Ruth comment about it there was certainly a
strong reaction on the social media when the news broke on Saturday morning and
feelings are running high about it it’s no question about that
suspension seem to be dead ago and the Labour Party nine councillors were
suspended in Aberdeen by Kezia Dugdale for agreeing a coalition deal with the
Conservatives and Aberdeen shall council do they remain suspended under your
leadership well it’s a padeen city council garrison – what they remain
suspended there is as I understand it a report which went to the National
Executive Committee of the Labour Party and again as I understand it just
picking some of the support of the weekend they are seeking some direction
from the Scottish executive of the Labour Party which somebody reminded me
at the weekend I was now so the simulated well I don’t like to
see a situation where members of the Labour Party are put outside it but
neither can we necessarily just allow for a situation where a group of Labour
councillors defy an instruction which as I understand it was issued by the Labour
Party thanks very much indeed for speaking to us this morning that’s
Richard Leonard the leader of the Scottish leaver it’s 17 minutes past due
to safe safe threatened engineering firm by fab from administration has
safeguarded more than 1,400 jobs in Fife and Lewis at least until April a
financial package was agreed at the weekend to complete the current contract
for the Beatrice offshore windfarm or Gary Smith is the GM peace Scotland
secretary good morning to you good morning you were here a week ago in the
studio a lot has happened in that week yeah it’s it’s been a very very tough
week for the workers and their families at by fab but both ourselves at GMB
Scotland and my colleagues in unite have been working very hard to support our
membership and to make sure that the struggle of these workers and the plight
of their families and communities was a top of the political agenda and it got
the attention it deserved well I think it that well do you know what can you
tell us about the deal that was struck to save these jobs the most the most
important thing is that the workers haven’t been laid off our fear through
the whole of us weekend and all week was that people were going to be paid off
the phone with be closed down and there would be a fire sale that hasn’t
happened I’m gonna do give credit to the Scottish government it’s cause
government ministers and of course the First Minister for their interventions
but it didn’t happen what will carry on till next April and it gives us a little
bit of breathing space there is a way that issue here though there are clearly
problems at by far but there is a massive issue with the renewables
industry the story of the Renewable sector has really been the table enzyme
produced in places like Denmark and Germany the carted over here and
thoughts parties connected by chinese-made cables and all the
working-class communities get as the bell for
subsidies no the subsidies are going to double to the Renewable sector over the
next couple of years and we should be saying to the big contractors like
Siemens who’ve made the fortunately renewables you’re going to have to
invest more in the high-end Scottish manufacture and high-value work but why
would they feel Gary Smith I can see your point that you want to bring that
in but if you look up by fab here as a company you said there were clearly
problems up by farm the jobs nearly when the operation was nearly closed down we
haven’t got a very good track record of manufacturing with the little that we’ve
got here the wind farm project our members are by fiber working on is what
2.6 billion pounds only around a hundred million of that in terms of my affection
what was coming to Scotland why is that happening
nobody’s disputing by the way a bit the caliber and the quality of the work the
and the skills of our members they are questioning the management of the
company does anybody think is right that Scottish people I’m and it’s a flat tax
on those the Renewable subsidies a flat tax on energy bills it hurts the
Buddhists heartless is anybody saying it’s right in fear
that we’re going to see the cost of the subsidy to renewables double by 2020 and
yet in terms of manufacturing jobs in the UK that has little or nothing
happening around renewables we need a long-term plan for the Renewable sector
and we need to make sure there’s a pipeline of work so we can get the
investment into the yard so I buy it ok what happens to staying with by fab for
the moment what happens to by fab after April well by 5:00 we’ll be competing
for work I understand there’s already talks going on over additional works and
of course that hour there is a big air wind farm project as has now got
planning and approval we need to ensure that that work is done in Scotland and
there needs to be a clear message to all the contractors in the wind industry
like Siemens and and the dong energy if you want to profit from the Renewable
sector in Scotland you’re going to have to create jobs in Scotland we are fed up
with getting the crumbs off the table for them for the Renewable sector we
want high value high high skilled jobs in the manufacturing sector but why is
that not happening at the why is our other countries like Denmark
for instance winning a lot of the work I think there’s a number of reasons for
that but what we have failed to do is a nation is planned for an industrial
future renewable jobs we are told our jobs in the future the truth is we’re
something like 10 15 or even 20 years behind
so we’re too late to the party that other countries I’ve got various
established manufacturing business and it’s good to be very difficult if not
impossible for Scotland to catch up well it’s not impossible works can still be
done but we have mesti massive opportunity now I think the the good
thing that comes at the crisis the last week as the Renewable sector has got a
renewed focus from Scottish government and I think the challenge for us now is
to secure the long-term future and that means a pipeline of work going into
these yards that and itself will free up investment and of course for our
perspective and you know a perspective the most important things if it takes
our members jobs it’s not on the issue of cost really is it that Scottish yards
are not winning this kind of work because it’s not any cheaper is it to
manufacture in Denmark so it’s something about the country and how that business
the businesses are run and does that not take us back to to buy fab and how it’s
been run and there’s something about how the businesses are run which which means
that they are much more attractive to to people looking for manufacture well I
think that what we will see is in countries like Germany in Denmark there
has been massive support for these industries from government but there is
also a bias and a favoritism what kind of support are you talking about
financial support yeah they’ll be financial support but I don’t think
we’re dealing with a level playing field and the government is gonna have to look
into that you know if we’re serious about high-end manufacturing we have to
invest in the end assume you have to support I believe the France which has
got a small less by way of renewables and we have they’ve actually got a
bigger wind industry than we have in the UK and that is just absolute madness but
there’s a bias with some of these foreign land energy companies to looking
after businesses and little in their own backyard in their own country the one
farm that’s going off of Sussex at the moment most of that cat the summer camp
is made in Scotland but most of our cat will be have been brought over from
Germany in Denmark and of course it’s a German company that’s overseeing the
project thank you very much Andy for your time this morning that’s Carrie
Smith from the GMB Union the time now is coming up to 24 minutes past 8:00 Billy
Kay’s going in search of fine wire I’m standing in the wine region of
California described by a robot Louis Stevenson as the long green staff of
Napa Valley Billy explores the Californian legacy of
Robert Louis Stevenson he was the first person to write about quality wines that
were taking root and in a way he was like the first wine critic of this area
and meets the Scott’s making a splash in Napa Valley a you’d only faith Wayne
Meeker in the world at the moment that’s a good question in California I believe
I’m the only faith Wayne make up the complete Caledonian and fiber starts
tomorrow at 1:30 on BBC Radio Scotland this is Monday’s good morning Scotland
let’s get some more support now hello George back well Gary disappointing news
for Glasgow Warriors fans this morning fly-half and Russell will be leaving the
club at the end of the season to take up what the Warriors are calling an
opportunity of a lifetime where the news was confirmed in a statement last night
joining us now to discuss that and some of the other big sporting stories making
the headlines this morning is sports town this Hugh McDonald morning to you
morning big news Dan about Finn rustle though not entirely unexpected no this
has been this has been in the background for Quake some considerable time and
there’s almost inevitable given as you know frankly to put it no less and that
is genius on with his the way he’s been playing recently and it’s it’s very
understandable for Furnham self you know he’s got 600 grand is what the what
people are toting for his annual wage rise so that that would be his annual
salary so that’s most welcome the good seat for scull and there’s it easy you
know he’s going to talk club with you know with you know Berkeley and the very
top level irregular the bad side is he may be playing more regularly he’s now
you know under the auspices of this are you in any be seriously you know it
looks like it slicing super racing player and a fee of being 600 grand
they’ll be one six hundred grands worth every years and and that
by I mean you’ll be playing a lot why France I mean a lot of people who won’t
know too much about rugby will be asking what do these top players keep going to
France is it just about the money yeah that’s where the money is
I mean that’s with the big contracts are yeah that’s we you know rugby clubs are
playing the biggest money England play will prevail as well as we know but that
seems to be with the big contracts out that’s a good culture for him as well
he’s going to his own comfort zone I think you’ve become a peer player I
think you need to become a better player the Glasgow Warriors as well because I
think there’s a an awful lot of development and then Fred and Russell
still to come almost faintly but Francis where the
money is Francis were the top clubs out and that’s where the tentacle well the
Warriors if you’re hoping Stuart Hogg stays around for some time yet he was
incredible against New Zealand at the weekend and he says the Scots proved
they can compete with the world’s best as they look ahead to their match
against Australia yeah the cannon I mean there was it was
close but no cigar and sort of the steel you’re on butting up there Saturday the
the down seat for Scotland is that Watson Ferguson Hamilton and Bambara
Volga and jetties so and they’ll be they’ll be mess ups coming from there
this are you can’t this afternoon job theatres and on those four and others
that meet or not with injuries as the thug tastes so they’ll be bumps and
bruises as well but it’s another big challenge for Scotland alright look at
fire forward to that one let’s turn to football now though as Partick Thistle
will ask the SPF are for an extensive review today into these circumstances
that led to the uncertainty over their match against hearts going ahead the
club want to know specifically why the match was allowed to continue at such a
late stage our project that’s alright to ask for this review who absolutely and
the whole thing was a shambles um for some people and social media suggests
noise so I suspect mostly hearts funds but this game wasn’t declared on an
official until the actual D of the match I mean that’s just not one the people
seen on matches a cold or flee to the night yes if a Snorlax of God exactly
but not because the stadium wasn’t ready in tain businesses just shouldn’t be run
like this this is that the customer just shouldn’t be treated or less well it’s
any any line of service justice you shouldn’t be working with
and this pfl have to have an inquiry into well that story I’m sure will run
on throughout the day big week in the meantime for Celtic and Rangers Celtic
back in Champions League action and four Rangers the pressure really increasing
on them now to find a new manager yeah the Celtic thing is the swampers Clough
we haven’t they gone to two parties because the beguine will be to really
will be to Cecil football after Christmas were playing on dolly so be
interesting to see how they play on and on Wednesday Rangers never in the
situation we are the Grimlock T option seems to have disappeared from being a
manager Darren McKenna’s now has been linked with West Brom interesting this
was Mike O’Neill who’s the BSF yz-plane target the West Bromwich Albion job is
not quite open as yeah but everybody’s expecting as we saw one thing I’ll have
to happen after the defeat by Rangers and south of Diaz I think the process of
getting the manager has to be accelerated just briefly one-year old
knife from marine becoming world number one can you believe it seems like a long
time ago quite a lot has happened in that year in terms of injuries children
and ranking yes down to 16 so it’s a long way back but isn’t and credible to
think there’s just one years ago he was claiming the top of the the world
interestingly that other players always meek he of that and Dimitrov 26 made me
just feel fulfilling his potential he won the finals last night and I go and
slamming the steel his next task yeah indeed well thanks so much indeed see
humor donned their more sport and more on those stories on our website okay
thank you both let’s get some travel news here’s how many balls got a divot
the inane northbound is partially blocked by an accident at the b85 one
that’s the deviant junction now you’ve got a lane closed on the exit slip as a
breakdown blocking the m90 southbound I don’t Junction one see that’s the ad
middle Slough Junction so that’s adding two delays here still sort Cleveland’s
on the eastbound a meet in Edinburgh and so on the M 737 northbound or Glasgow
Bowen from as far back as mid and held at Junction five up to the ami marriage
at 22 plantation and delays on the m8 East burned around Junction 27 arc
Austin there’s a contra floor in place and that’s causing Hughes back on to the
e7 37 as well Trainz there’s a fault with the
signalling system act and firm land tone so trains of running at reduced speed so
do expect delays to services through here BBC Radio Scotland travel you know
listening to Monday mornings good morning Scotland with Chilean morals and
Gary Robertson the time is half past eight of somebody of the news the new
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has told this program that former leader
cassia Dugdale asked was refused permission to go on the reality TV show
I’m a celebrity mr. Leonard was elected on Saturday
after Ms Dugdale stood down in August he says he isn’t convinced that suspending
her from the labor group is the right step to take but there needs to be a
discussion around it I’ve said over the weekend that I think we need to we need
to consider it and I’ve also expressed my own personal disappointment that that
was a decision that she has chosen to make there are issues around not just
the fact that she’s there and the kind of program it is and people’s view of
that there is also a question about whether she got permission to do it
Monday gee well my understanding is that she sought permission and wasn’t given
permission attempts by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a new
coalition government have collapsed raising the prospect of the country
being plunged into another general election late last night the centrist
party the Free Democrats walked out of the talks saying it would not be
impossible to find a basis of trust with mrs. Merkel Steve Jackson reports Angela
Merkel is now facing the very real prospect of having to call fresh
elections and relinquish her hopes of a fourth term in office without the Free
Democrats the second biggest party in the negotiations she can only form a
minority government with the Greens something most analysts view is
unworkable her best hope is to persuade the Free Democrats to come back to the
negotiating table but the tone of the party’s statement suggests this is
unlikely any new poll could benefit the far-right alternative for Germany which
exploited disaffection with mainstream parties in September’s vote to enter
Parliament for the first time former allies of the Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe have condemned his refusal to bow to widespread calls for his
resignation the ruling Zanu PF which has today
removed him as its leader has given him until 10 o’clock this morning to step
down or face impeachment the findings of a major review of
student funding in Scotland will be published later commissioned by the
government it’s been looking at the support available to all students and
whether it meets the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable it’s
recommending all students she began teed at least eight thousand pounds a year
the review was chaired by Jane and galia the CEO of Virgin Money she says it will
help students from disadvantaged backgrounds as we’ve looked at what’s
happened to students in Scotland from those backgrounds we’ve seen that over
the last few years twenty-five percent more students from disadvantaged
backgrounds have gone into higher education and further education which is
of course very important and I think closing the attainment gap such that
people that do come from more disadvantaged backgrounds can go on and
be very successful in life you know on a par with everybody else in society is so
important we know that that will drive social and economic value for Scotland
the American criminal and former cult leader Charles Manson has died in prison
in California he was 83 Manson’s followers committed a series of
notorious murders in 1969 it’s claimed pensioners who need treatment for
problem drinking are being discriminated against in favor of younger people with
addictions a report by the organization drinkwise age wale claims that current
alcohol strategies are not recognizing the specific needs of older adults in
Scotland harmful drinking is increasing amongst those aged 65 to 74 but
decreasing in other age groups the Scottish government says huge progress
has been made to tackle alcohol misuse but it wants to go further ahead of the
campaign in Glasgow Julie Breslin says there is a different attitude to older
people people are too old to change and that you shouldn’t deprive them of
life’s last pleasure and that actually we need to we need to prioritize younger
people aim and so we want to challenge that with a because it’s illegal it’s
against equality right and we need to make sure that everybody’s a fair and
equal access to treatment and but also because we believe that there’s you know
it’s never too late to change for anybody and actually evidence shows
older adults have better outcomes and treatment than other age groups and
that’s BBC Radio Scotland news now how’s the weather looking for the day
Judith Ralston is with us it’s looking cloudy with rain certainly at first this
morning the lien really lights and drizzly across the South something
heavier across the north and following a snow over the hills of northern Scotland
maybe even some snow over some of the higher routes the exception to all this
cloud and rain will be Shetland dry and bright with sunny spells and light
northerly winds as we head through the morning the rain will start to ease for
the afternoon then were left with a mainly cloudy picture a little patchy
rain coming out of thicker cloud at times but actually becoming increasingly
dry across Scotland there’s a difference in the winds today because in the North
will be fresh easterly winds keeping temperatures on the cool side in the
South will start to draw in a southwesterly which will bring in milder
air we’re already seeing values of around 11 celcius across the Southwest
it’ll rise at degree or so so 12 celcius here but further north values of around
seven maybe eat best across the Northern Isles around about 2:00 or 3:00 this
evening further spells of rain to come although shetland stays dry with clear
spells the rain will become more persistent occasionally heavy during the
overnight period for the north and west a fresh breeze at times with lows of 6
to 8 Celsius but fall into freezing over Shetland with a touch of frost that
starts dry and bright here and chilly but elsewhere as cloudy without being
serene heavy and persistent for northern and western areas particularly La Habra
westeros Caithness Orkney and northern Grampian the rain reaching Shetland
eventually though there will be a possible risk of surface water tomorrow
with some localized flooding across the far north with any lying snow starting
to melt over higher ground than the hills the red lights are impact here in
the sites and it does become drier and by changing
92 to 95 fm8 1o medium-wave and on digital radio BBC Radio Scotland the
time now is 24 minutes to 9 at 8 o’clock last night Robert Mugabe went on
television to tell the people of Zimbabwe he had bowed their will and was
resigning well at least that’s what they expected him to say but he didn’t he
ignored the tens of thousands who’d been demonstrating throughout the day and
massing outside his mansion demanding that he stepped down and told them he
was staying the deadline on a decision as to whether to impeach Mr Mugabe is 10
o’clock this morning UK time well Andrew Harding reports from
Zimbabwe’s capital her re fellow Zimbabweans I address you tonight on the
back it was very odd on state television last night
an elderly man shook the hands of the generals who put him under house arrest
and said they’d done nothing wrong then in a rambling speech President Robert
Mugabe failed spectacularly to resign however we cannot be guided by
bitterness admitting to some factional challenges was about his contrite esteem
swapping vying cliques that ride roughshod came this
little bombshell a plan to resolve everything
next month the Congress is you in a few weeks from now I’ll preside over his
processes It was as if no one had told Mr Mugabe that zarnov PF had already
sacked him as party leader earlier in the day this was the ugly chair the scene where
the Central Committee using almost Stalinist terms purged itself as the
Mugabe Creek in the Cabal around them record from the position of president mr. Patrick Cheney Mason said there was
no way back for Mr Mugabe what we are doing is an internal matter within
Zambia so he said the same old on just under a
new leader modern we wanted to be more democratic in the way we deliberate on
issues we wanted to focus on the issues and not on business
they’re not just replacing one elderly fern with another war so now what on
Saturday the vast crowds in gray that seemed shown Mugabe was poised to admit
death so his non resignation speech last night landed badly in the city’s bars we
were expecting to hear the president say I’ve heard your concerns yesterday and
I’m ready to step down this is not what we expected to hear in
a long speech without any results for us we have marched for the country we just
want him to go we are very disappointed and we just heard for the best that he
understands that the country and the world wants to change the danger now ISM
Bob Lee is some sort of escalation my name is Eva Mendoza mrs. Welman
academic wards and publisher when you start having a coup and then you have
the army now in conflicts it would seem with the party yes you’re getting into a
more dangerous more unstable situation we are of course the dangerous this
attention within zanu-pf within the war veterans within the
military so these are dangerous ending the military have to handle that
definitely let us all move forward reminding ourselves of our wartime
mantra in the meantime Africa’s oldest head of state stubborn shrewd delusional
Kings on a thank you good night that reports by and recording from Zimbabwe’s
capital Harare its twenty to nine so let’s find out what K is talking about
it nine o’clock good morning good morning good morning well I heard you
speaking to the new Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard this morning and
amongst other things you asked him about his predecessors arrival in the
Australian jungle to take part and I’m a celebrity get me out of here and he
didn’t seem overly impressed considering looking at whether or not action needs
to be taken meanwhile the First Minister Nicola
Sturgeon has declared herself to be team cares this morning on Twitter so are you
team cares or are you not what do you think of this and politicians getting
involved in these kind of programs because she’s hardly the first day
indeed absolutely oh wait wait five 92 95 double-o is the number to call and
we’ll be speaking to a teenager from mother wall who has been paralyzed since
the age of eleven unable to walk and he is trying to raise 80,000 pounds to buy
a bionic suit and which would help him walk again so
we’ll speak to him that’s mr Sweeney this morning and also Monday morning we
have our age or rage feature firstworldproblems unashamedly the stuff
that really gets up your nose you know up on your goat off your chest
I was thinking if we discussed this before you have a long list of lots of
things that absolutely get my gold contribute yesterday was hogging the
middle leaned on the mortar kind of territory it’s a marvelous feature I
love it on a Monday after I’ve done it just is waxing this morning oh wait
think walking and texting when people are crossing the road and not paying
attention and also I hardly dare mention this will be getting predictions a for
well the odds on a white Christmas oh well not too far away no I think there’s
a dusting of snow in some parts of the highlands already this morning so yes
that make you starting okay all coming up with care as ever from 9 o’clock and
the phone lines are open if you want to get your call in early for the phone
it’s 18 minutes to nine wreaths up in laid on land and at sea in Shetland to
mark the 20th anniversary of the grinding of the cargo ship green Lily
helicopter a winchman bill deacon lost his life after saving ten men from the
freighter in a violent storm John Johnston reports from Narvik on one of
the most dramatic rescues of Shetland never to be forgotten in the biting wind
on a hillside overlooking the site where the green Lily went to grind the crew of
the Coast Guard helicopter along with a number of residents from the island of
bracer gathered to remember bill deacons courage and sacrifice beside his stone
Karen built in his memory members the Coast Guard team led a wreath watching
the short salmony retired search-and-rescue captain Norman Liske
who flew the helicopter that day so many things could have been better
could have been quicker and people could have been saved
believe it it you saved I to see members of the Laird lifeboat along with Bill
deacon sunup Alan it’s brought a lot of memories back from 20 years ago 20 years
feels like it was you know yesterday again but I feel really really proud I
miss my dad I feel really really proud of what he did thank you to the people
in Shetland for remembering him all these years later a short remembrance
service was also held in Larrick it was conducted by Aubrey Jameson from the
fishermen’s mission the day the green valley was lost is etched on the main to
nearly every calendar I think it’s good that we come together at this particular
anniversary certainly to give thanks for the for the rescue services that we have
and for the countless lives that have been saved and to reflect particularly
on the loss of belly and and to remember his family
the grinding of the green lily on the 19th of November 1997 was one of the
most dramatic rescues off Shetland the freeter with a cargo of frozen fish
suffered engine failure an attempt by a Harper tug to tow the freighter away
from the rocky shoreline field when the line parted the lyric life book went alongside and
managed to pull five of the crew off the vessel at the helm was Cox and hewed
Clark who was awarded the R&R eyes gold medal for the rescue I tried to advise
the captain he had to cook like a screw off but he didn’t appear to be
appreciate situation they were in because I knew as soon as that vote had
the rocks you know she was just break up with me did believe a seat run in there
there was no way she was gonna last with daylight fading the helicopter
evacuation started 10 of the men were winched to safety by the Coast Guard
crew the master and the second engineer were the last to be winched to safety
bill deacon remained on deck waiting for the return of the lifting harness but
was hit by a huge wave and washed overboard captain Dorman lease takes up
the story at the same time our winch got tangled in the mast of the green lily
which was rolling pretty violently at this stage it was obviously a very
dangerous situation for the rest of us in the aircraft and the winchman decided
to cut the cable to save the aircraft Billy as I said it already been washed
overboard at this stage the cable cutter failed to work properly but it worked
enough that the winch was no unserviceable we couldn’t use the winch
anymore we pulled off and we could see Billy in the water he’d been thrown
against the side of the ship several times by the waves we were 30 40 feet
away from him and there was absolutely nothing we could do it but the winch was
unserviceable I’ve never felt so helpless in my life I think after his
death bill deacons bravery saw him become the first member of the Coast
Guard service to receive the George medal a quiet and unassuming hero who
saved the lives of 10 people before losing his own John Johnston reporting
there from Larry wick the time 14 minutes to 9 this morning’s news
headlines the new Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard says his predecessor
Kezia Dugdale had asked and was refused permission to appear on a reality TV
show a deadline set by Zimbabwe’s ruling party for President Robert Mugabe
to resign or face impeachment as due to run out shortly and the findings of a
major review of student funding in Scotland will be published shortly
before 9 the UK government plans to get driverless cars on our roads within 4
years let’s get the travel now and hopefully with cars with drivers and
money well if they are that in Aberdeen and it’s looking heavier than normal the
a 90 Stonehaven Road Jillian North burned at the bridge of D roundabout
cues from Portland and path share its congestion you’re looking at the m-19
northbound at Junction 12 Broxton roundabout the one lane is closed on the
exit slip by a breakdown on the m90 southbound at own Junction 1c that’s the
Admiralty Junction and that’s adding to delays sluggish in the southbound m9 and
Edinburgh at the new bridge slip and it’s straighten on the westbound ember
city bypass delays in the Glasgow ma East burned around Junction 27 our
Colston there’s a contra thorne place and that’s causing Hugh’s bike onto the
east 737 and it’s a bit murky and many of the main routes East and West the
ones that I can see so do watch the conditions this morning
that’s BBC Radio Scotland travel it’s 12 minutes to 9:00 a BBC investigation has
uncovered fresh claims of child abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness
organization I’ve been speaking to Nick who lives in Scotland and was sexually
abused at the hands of someone who was a Jehovah’s Witness at the time his abuser
was finally convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison he told me what
happened my mum became a Jehovah’s Witness when I
was around about 6 years of age and she met a fellow Jehovah’s Witness who the
she then married and so it turned out he was a pedophile so from the age of 7 to
12 I was subjected to some pretty awful crimes at the hands this particular man
who was agreement to me right from day one really so it was physical land and
sexual abuse yes it was physical mental and sexual abuse how did that affect you
it was yeah it’s kind of taking its toll by the time I was 13 or 14 I was a
really kind of very angry kids had had to no support nothing
no psychological help and has been pretty tough yeah did you try to tell
anybody at the time what what did you do yes well with the physical abuse and
mental abuse I but obviously tell what was happening but when my mum went to
speak to there the church elders of Jehovah’s Witnesses it was his word
against mine and there was nothing that could be done about it
and I’ve really didn’t feel comfortable speaking of the sexual abuse it was only
at the point where I was actually raped by him that I then came forward and said
I didn’t tell that I’d been raped but that he was being inappropriate towards
me and at that point he admitted that he and I’ve been doing any nice things and
he was then my mum and him split up yeah so what happened then to to him that
that you your mum split up so obviously she you know couldn’t bear this any
longer and and presumably was horrified yes she I would imagine that she was
horrified although it’d be another two years before she went to the police when
we suspected that he had perhaps been interfering with his son my half-brother
so she went to the police at that point but then dropped all the charges why I
have no idea I can only imagine that she didn’t want to push that because it
would bring reproach on JoVE his name and that was maybe in her mind a lot of
it that it would bring shame on jehovah’s witnesses absolutely yes
Jehovah’s Witnesses are in fear of having any bad publicity and you don’t
take a brother to court that’s drummed into you hmm so the
actual laws within the driver’s witnesses deemed higher than the secular
laws of the country that were living it and so how do they do with something
like this did video with something like this what happened well as I say for a
long time it was my word against his when he finally admitted that he had
been doing wrongdoing towards me he was disfellowshipped from the
corrugation but sometime later he was then accepted
back as a jurors witness with that process of disfellowship I think you
called it how big a deal is that how shaming is that dispel shipping is a big
deal because anyone that is dis Fellowship’s they immediately cut off
from that community and they have to show repentance in coming back into the
community but nobody within the congregation knows why that person has
been disfellowshipped they’re not told what’s happened they just simply told
that person there’s no longer a joke as witness and he came back how did that
make you feel I was actually flabbergasted that he
came back he was accepted back as a Chagas witness somebody who as far as
witnesses are concerned is acceptable to live forever in a paradise as they
believe where as billions of people around the world are going to be killed
at Armageddon how did you what what happened then at that point I then
alerted the police to the statements that have been taken from me when I was
15 and they were interested and speaking to him let him know that he was on their
radar but it wasn’t till a few years later that I went back to the police and
told them exactly what had happened to me and what I’ve been through and what’s
happened at that point he was then arrested and two years later it went to
trial and he was sentenced to 10 years in prison do you feel justice was done
eventually eventually I feel that justice was done as far as the crimes
towards me and the the difficulty is that have had to pay a very high price
in doing that in coming forward I knew that it was at the risk of losing my
family much overs with his family and that has happened that’s what happens
I’m now being shunned completely by my Chavez with his family and how do you
feel towards the Jehovah’s Witnesses I feel that they have a lot to answer for
they operate as a secret society they don’t want people to know what happens
especially when it comes to was child abuse they will not warn anybody in
their cold there’s a pedophile within them it and
they feel that they’re to witness rule that they have is actually higher than
what you know the secular authorities would have to offer that’s Nick speaking
to me earlier or the watchtower which is the UK headquarters of the Jehovah’s
Witnesses refused to put anyone up for an interview and instead they gave us
this statement Jehovah’s Witnesses abhor child abuse and do not shield abusers
from the authorities or from the consequences of their actions coming up
to what’s six minutes to night visas predicting consumer spending will fall
this Christmas compared to last let’s get more from our business presenter
Laura McKeever Gary the card provider says the fall in real wages and slow
economic growth mean that household spending will fall not 0.1% this festive
season compared to November and December of 2016
visa C online sales are expected to rise by three point six percent while
face-to-face spending is expected to be down 2.1 percent mark can tip off is
chief commercial officer at visa well we’re currently predicting a
decline of minus 0.1 percent for that festive season which is you know bucking
the trend that we’ve seen for the last five years basically and why do you
think this is lots of reasons I mean the economical uncertainty primarily would
be sort of the quotable thing and also consumer sentiment I guess some
consumers are we did the focus sort of survey and some consumers are planning
to spend less fifty fifty and there was a difference though in what you find
between ecommerce and feast of face spending just run us through the
difference yes correct so ecommerce is actually we predicting a growth in that
so it will be plus three point six in terms of prediction the face to face is
where we see the biggest decline and it’s minus two point one percent that’s
primarily driven by sort of people preferring to buy online mostly lots of
good deals and also the adoption of mobile
you know to do shopping and e-commerce generally and you also find some
differences with the sectors didn’t you transport and communication for example
you’re predicting a notable reduction they’re suggesting people are kind of
staying at home and maybe not buying a new car which again is part of the trend
of this year that we’ve seen yes know that that’s absolutely correct I mean
that is the weakest sector we’ve seen in terms of research that we’ve done as
well as prediction yeah big ticket items cars travel generally people are you
know we’ve seen sort of the staycation being sort of quite obvious during the
summer and and we predict that which other sectors are you predicting you’re
not going to see growth in this Christmas most sectors are flat or down
food and food and drink is flats clothing and footwear slight decline
minus 0.5 household goods minus one pretty much you know flats flats will
decline that was mark antipov their chief commercial officer and visa it’s
30 minutes tonight driverless cars could be on the UK’s roads within four years
or under government plans to invest in the sect so what should you to be
unveiled in this week’s budget the Chancellor hopes to give the green light
to the industry the tragedy says it could support 27,000 jobs and be worth
80 28 billion pounds to the economy with a 2035 neo Craig is with the charity I
am road smart good morning to you Neil good morning M is this overly ambitious
I think it is quite ambitious I think we won’t see lots and lots of driverless
cars by 2021 what we will see is the insurance background the legislative
background to allow them to be out there how many of actually the Outland hood in
2021 it will have to wait and see well where are we with the technology at the
moment can they take to the roads and and mingle with driver drivers not in
fooled driverless mode yet we have what we call a scale and level 5 is a fully
driverless car with a car does everything I’d say we’re getting to
about level two and a half level three at the moment and the cars we have at
the moment don’t have a good enough sensors they don’t have good enough
radar they don’t have good enough cameras they’re not connected together
in a way that tells them what’s happening around
next corner so we do have some way to go before we’ve got that situation where
you can get in a car and there’s no way that the human being can interact with
the car but ultimately do you believe from a safety perspective that they will
improve the safety on our routes ultimately but I think that’s a long way
aware the government’s own report said that we won’t get the full benefits of
dry of this cars until there’s about 90 percent of the cars in the road are
driverless as long as you’ve got humans involved you always got the potential
for problems as we’ve seen with some of the early test laws to pilot systems in
America where there have been fatalities so I think it’s a way away yet but it’s
something that’s coming and it is it is good that we’re leading the technology
but I think we won’t be seeing lots and lots of driverless cars on the roads in
2021 well you mentioned Tesla but how much of
it is actually happening here in the UK and how much of that will benefit the UK
economy well at the moment there are three schemes running with driverless
pods in Bristol Milton Keynes and then in London there’s another 20 schemes
already been given money to look at this so things are happening it’s all very
much sort of projects and academic studies at the moment but we’re clearing
the way through to get to these this ultimate goal of driverless cars but
there’s no one actually building them yet here in the UK as such it will be a
worldwide thing that we get involved with but certainly in terms of
technology a lot of it is being investigated here in the UK
yeah I suppose a lot of questions about whether drivers or those who get into
the cars will trust them but for another day thank you very much indeed Neil Greg
there from the charity I am a road smart and that’s it from us for this morning
good morning Scotland back tomorrow I shoes you’re at six o’clock but now it’s
time for key items key ah good morning to you well Kezia Dugdale former leader
of the Scottish Labour will have no need of cars for the next two or three weeks
because of course she will be as Const in the jungle taking part in I’m a
celebrity get me out of here the hugely popular ITV reality show audiences of
around 12 million well here 60% of those are in the 18 to 25 age group but many
amongst her party are very very disappointed in her choice of deciding
to do that we want to know what everyone else thinks oh wait await 5 92 95
double-o take your calls after news with Lucy white 92 to 95 fm8 one old medium-wave and on
digital radio BBC Radio Scotland good morning the new leader of Scottish
Labour Richard Leonard says his predecessor Kezia Dugdale had asked and
was refused permission to go on the reality TV show
I’m a celebrity mr. Leonard he was elected on Saturday after mr. Dale’s to
Diamond August says the party needs to discuss what sanctions if any she should
face the labor activist Stephen low fix miss Doug deal made a per decision I
thank you so much at four and the four census the parliamentary group and I I
think some disciplinary action is absolutely appropriate
I think she’s cheating principally the for talks but also the party was
contained for doing this and I really think it’s not something that she
bellowed de Gaulle phone mention centrica which owns British and Scottish
Gas has said it will scrap standard gas and electricity tariffs for new
customers is part of a package of reforms it claims will be significantly
more effective than a government price cap on energy bills
the BBC’s Sean Farrington explains what standard variable tariffs are this is
the tariff that you automatically go on if you’ve got a fixed term deal or any
kind of contract with an energy company you would go on to that at the end of it
if you don’t proactively move on to another contract it’s been heavily
criticised for many years now as being too expensive so for new customers you
will not then automatically go on to a standard variable tariff at the end of
any fixed term contract expiring for current customers they’re actively
trying to engage those customers to move them off that tariff Theresa May is
meeting members of her brexit in her cabinet to discuss the so called divorce
bill that the EU insists must be paid signing Streeters dismissing a
speculation reports that she could be ready to double her initial offer of
about 18 billion pounds the leader of Zimbabwe’s war veterans association who
fought with President Mugabe to end white rule has called for further
process after he refused to stand down yesterday Mr Mugabe Sparty’s zanu-pf
have called on him to quit the Africa Minister Rory Stuart’s
says Britain should be doing all it can to
make sure the succession isn’t another Jean opf stitch up first C Mugabe was a
tragedy a brutal tragedy for that country secondly as you yourself know
John this is one of the most educated populations in Africa it’s got fantastic
potential and its natural resources and if Zimbabwe set off on a better path of
its economy recovered of it genuinely had some political freedom that would
have an incredible ripple effects across the region will be a huge example for
Africa Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to form a new coalition in
Germany have collapsed raising the prospects of the country being thrown
into another general election and bidding her open

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