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have the goals from tonight 's's champion matches. That is all coming


up. -- tonight's championship matches.


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are the former US State Department official


and law professor, Colleen Graffy, and the political editor


The FT leads with Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, who may serve


a full eight-year term, three years longer than he originally promised.


'The Special's Off' is the Metro's headline on the sacking of Chelsea


He's the Independent's main picture but they lead with the social


It warns Britain could drift further into what it calls an existential


The Sun goes with a story of an elderly women who had over 50


rat bites on her body after living in council sheltered accomodation.


The Health Secretary has pledged to launch an investigation


10,000 asylum seekers have vanished, according to The Express.


It says the Home Office has admitted their whereabouts are unknown.


The Telegraph leads with the software blunder that means


thousands of divorced couples could have to go


back to court because their assets weren't evaulated properly.


And, 'Cameron faces deadlock over EU benefit plan' is The Guardian's take


on the Prime Minister's EU negotiations in Brussels.


The Mail claims that the scale of migration into the UK


is being covered up, as 1.9 million national insurance


numbers have been given to EU citizens in four years, while only


Let us kick-off with that and staying with the Daily Mail. That


meeting with David Cameron seeking those reforms of the EU. It finished


about half-an-hour ago and we are waiting to hear from David Cameron,


but there is a good picture on the top of the Daily Mail. Not quite a


meeting of minds. Actually, let's listen in to David Cameron.


This is a pathway to an agreement and I'm confident that after the


discussion we have had. But the truth is that it will be hard work,


not just on welfare but all of the issues that we have put forward,


because they are substantial and they involve real change and they


will need real decisions by all 28 members of the EU. I think that you


can see from the conclusions published tonight, the nature of the


progress. The conclusions make very clear that the European Council


agreed to work closely together to find a mutually satisfactory


solutions in all of the 4 areas at the meeting. Really good progress


has been made but it is going to be tough. That is because we are


attempting something very difficult, attempting something that


has not been tried before or tried by another country, and that is to


renegotiate our position inside this EU at a time of our choosing with a


mandate of the British people behind us.


Sorry about that. We seem to have lost that footage. We got the gist


of what he was saying, actually, which is that he believes he has


made really good progress but also that it is going to be tough going.


He had been presenting those demands, those British demands, to


his fellow EU leaders. As talks ended about half-an-hour ago. We


would just reviewing the papers. I think we will go back to the Prime


Minister now in Brussels. Adding to prosperity, which is one


of the baskets I'm proposing is all about. And they want to know that


this organisation is not creating unsustainable pressure on


migration. I would say that what has happened today is that we have taken


a big step forward for a better deal for Britain but there is still a lot


of hard work to be done and it is going to have to be done between now


and February 18. But there is a path through this to a better deal for


Britain and I think that is good progress tonight, but as I say, a


lot of hard work ahead of us. I have time for some questions. Sky News.


Faisal Islam, Sky News. Was 20 change discussed in the near-term?


-- treaty change. Was any other alternative to your welfare plan put


on the table by yourself or any of the other 27 members? On treaty


change, what I have always said is that it matters that change is


legally and if treaty changes necessary, and I believe that it is,


there should be a way to deliver that. That was discussed and I


believe there is a good way through that. Angela Merkel has had a few


things to say about that and it has well. In terms of welfare, I have


not put any other proposals on the table top I put my proposal on the


table at the table. The commission said they believed there were


solutions. Not compromises but solutions. But I'm involved in a


negotiation. My proposal remains on the table but I'm confident after


tonight that we can find solutions and solutions, as the EU itself has


put it, solutions in all four areas. Laura from the BBC.


INAUDIBLE. Thank you. You came here saying that you wanted a real sense


of momentum. Instead, we are hearing from other leaders tonight and from


yourself messages about hard work and come from ice is still being


required. That is not a sense of momentum but more the same. -- and


compromises still be required. Not at all. You can have momentum and


hard work. Donald Tusk has just come out today, saying he was very


optimistic. Jean-Claude Juncker has its solutions are inside. Angela


Merkel says we can find answers. There is momentum. There is enormous


support in the room for finding changes to keep Britain in the EU. I


think almost every person who spoke said that the EU is stronger with


Britain in and we are better off in that way, so people want to find


solutions. There is political will, there is momentum, but there is a


lot of hard work to be done. I think it is notable that the conclusions


published in a great night that we want to find satisfactory solutions


in all four areas, that I think is a... I'm not saying this is not


hard. It is hard. It is very hard. And it is going to take a lot of


work. It is not just the welfare that is difficult. You are trying to


bring about all the changes to make Europe competitive. That is hard


work. Trying to make sure that national parliaments can get


together and stop... That is hard work. But I have worked very hard at


this travelling all across Europe and meeting leaders, having this


discussion tonight, and I think there is a pathway through and that


is why I'm saying that I think it has been a good discussion. Prime


Minister, Prime Minister... From the Guardian? You are not from the


Guardian any more! Good. That is a relief. They promoted me. Very


briefly, the French president has said that you talked about a


referendum in the middle of next year. Is that correct? Is that still


your objective? Was a proposal of an emergency brake or shorter timescale


in terms of a ban of EU migrants who was accessed welfare discussed? --


EU migrants' access to welfare. I did not discuss that at all. I did


not mention referendum timing. The commission said that they believe


the work solutions, not compromises but solutions, on welfare and I


thought that was interesting. My proposal remains on the table. This


is a negotiation, a negotiation, but I thought that was an interesting


phrase that they use. One last question. ITV. James. Prime


Minister, given the amount of work is it still has to be done and the


apparent intransigence up until now the other 27, how would you rate the


chances of getting a deal done by February and thus the possibility of


a referendum this year? I think, as I put it, that nothing is certain in


life or in Brussels. But what I would say is that there was a


pathway through this to a deal in February. It will take a lot of hard


work but what I picked up tonight in the room was that there is a lot of


goodwill and there is momentum. People want a deal that will keep


Britain in the EU by giving us the opportunity in our referendum. But a


great deal has to be done between now and then. In the end, tonight,


what has been agreed after a substantial discussion is that we


need agreement on all of those areas and we have seen lead after leader


coming out and saying, yes, it is hard this is difficult, but there is


momentum and we do want to get this fixed. And with that spirit, I will


do everything I can to get this fixed because I want Britain to have


a better deal. That is what this is about. And I think we have taken a


step towards a better deal tonight. And there was the Prime Minister,


saying really good progress but it will be tough. He said that in


different ways several times. We also saw the prime ministerial seal


going wonky. That will make all of the outline. Is Britain going wonky?


How unfortunate. He's pretty confident. He said everybody was


supportive of Britain but he said there was a lot of work still to


do. When he popped out, we were reviewing the papers and the Daily


Mail do have that front page saying it was not quite a meeting of


minds... And he will not like that picture of him and Angela Merkel


looking rather horrified at each other. There will be some late-night


rewriting of some of these Tories, I think. His -- some of these stories.


He is quite confident and you can tell that because he has arranged


this press conference quite quickly. There is a lot of bravado.


He has said I'm working very hard to get a deal, the deal is very hard


work, I'm working even harder to get it. He is repeating himself but much


of this is because he has to show the eurosceptics at home but what he


is getting is a significant change. It is all about perception, really?


Yes. Also that he emphasise we would get a deal on all four areas. We


think three are pretty much in the bag but by emphasising all four, he


is skating over the fact that one of them, the migration issue, is going


to be the most difficult one. And watch in countries like Poland and


Hungary and Slovakia and the Czech Republic thought to have fewer


benefits or no benefits for their citizens that are coming to the UK?


Frankly, the UK is an attractive place to work when you have good


benefits and the potential for jobs, and so Britain does have that


attraction, which is good, because the economy is doing better than


other countries. But the downside is it is costing a lot. He said no


compromises but there is wriggle room for having a ban on benefits


than four. If we go on to the Times, the story on David Cameron


backtracking on the migrant benefit cap... As you say, Jason, those


stories are likely to be rewritten now. But they quote of the Belgian


Prime Minister as saying that Cameron's starting point will


certainly not be the destination. In other words, what he has set out to


achieve will not be exactly what is achieved. Listen to the language. He


said he has presented his proposals. There will be solutions, he said.


Solutions is such a vague word. It leaves him open for softening,


massaging that policy. There was one main thing that has come up


tonight. Angela Merkel has, and said that there is a possible way forward


here but it will require treaty change. -- Angela Merkel has come


out and said. The timing of this referendum is still unclear but it


must be done before 2017. If the treaty change is going to happen


before or after the referendum, that is crucial. Because people won't


know what they are voting for. How do you know you will achieve this?


And treaty change will take a while? From the perspective of other


leaders, they are dealing with the migrant crisis, they are dealing


with the terror threat, and here is David Cameron saying he wants to


change this and that. Do they see that as an irritant? I think they


recognise that the Prime Minister has a very difficult situation on


his hands and that the support for the EU is wafer thin in some areas.


They don't want Britain to leave the EU. They are helping him. They


wanted because it does not benefit Hungary, the Czech Republic or


Slovakia is Britain is not part of the EU. -- they want to help


because. But it is for most of them are tertiary issue. Not top of the


agenda. But they know they have to address it. But it is top of David


Cameron's agenda. They had 30 minutes as they ate a meal of


venison this evening to listen to David Cameron but the real crunch


meeting is in February. This was the entree. When the buns and start


getting thrown and it soon gets built, that is February.


The other big story of the day is Jose Mourinho. How can you not be a


fan of him? If you are not a Chelsea fan you might not be. He is an


attractive gentleman. Not that you want to date him because he seems to


have some personal demon is that seemed to be causing his downfall,


and it is unfortunate because he has a spectacular record, Chelsea fans


adore him and I think they are very disappointed about what has taken


place. But it just became untenable, as we were discussing


earlier, the players seem to have lost faith, and that doesn't bode


well. I was talking to a couple of sports journalists who have met him,


and his public persona as being a bit self obsessed and brash is


actually not what he is like. I heard it was an act he put on partly


to protect his players. If a match went badly for him he would come out


and blame everybody from the referee to the ballboy, to the way the grass


was cut. But actually it was deflecting attention from how the


players perform. What has happened here is they have turned against


him. But why? There is a very good lesson here. A lot of it stems back


to the way he treated the Chelsea Dock, who came onto the pitch to


help Eden Hazard, and he complained, saying she could have


lost a match for them. I think there was a lot of affection for her, and


that was arrogance towards one of their own. This is one of the


wealthiest football clubs in the world, and with all their money, if


they can fall from grace, then anybody can. Before we start


gloating too much, all the other big clubs start going, this is a lot of


fun, they should be worried about it as well. In the end, the players are


more powerful than the manager. No, the most powerful thing here is


money. That you can get rid of the manager, you won't get rid of all of


your players. It seems to have been a question of one or the other.


Either you get rid of the team or the manager. This is a club that can


only exist if it keeps playing in the Champions League. It has global


brands, logos everywhere, the shirt sales, everything. It seems sad


after five months of a bad season, after he has been fantastic for


years, from Porto to Real Madrid. He has won the league for Chelsea three


times, you would think that that much success, maybe you would be


afforded a little bit of grace. He is absolutely brilliant. He makes


great copy. He sells newspapers. You would think that perhaps he would be


afforded a little bit of time to fail, one season's failure after all


that success might not be too much to ask. I think he had this little


cloud hanging over him after several... There is some form, so


this time around it was too much. Let's move on to the Times, and they


are talking about the weather, which is extraordinary at the moment.


We're not talking about the holy and the Ivy for Christmas, we are about


daffodils. It is so warm. It is a shame, because it used to be said


that I was going to California for the winter, people would say, pretty


soon it will be... Yes, we have the same here. It will be the hottest


year on record, and it certainly has been mild. Is that climate change


will just another year? It is El Nino, but it is exacerbated by


man-made emissions,. El Nino is a cyclical weather phenomenon that we


are used to everywhere in the world, but there certainly is a


contribution from man-made emissions. This puts us about one


degree over where we were in preindustrial times, and of course


Copp 21 is looking at under two degrees, close to 1.5. This is not


just going to warm the climate, it is more unsettled weather, more


rain, it is much more diverse than people realise. It is interesting


because climate change is a difficult thing for a lot of people


to quantify. But when they feel it personally, perhaps walking around


at the moment, you can just about go out in the T-shirt and see daffodils


coming out of the ground. You suddenly think, maybe this is quite


strange. A lot of it will come down to adaptation rather than


litigation. Everyone is working on how they are going to reduce


greenhouse gases, but also the fact that we are not going to be able to


do enough quickly enough, so how do you adapt, so we will see champagne


growing in England, for example. The Guardian has a story about George


Osborne giving out some pretty big pay rises, allegedly to people


around him. What is interesting about this is it was the last day of


Parliament today, and the government released 424 pieces of information.


Normally they release about 100. There was all sorts of bad news,


which they tried to cover up in this blizzard of announcements, and this


is the one that has made the headlines, about how George Osborne


is giving his spin doctor, the person charged with making him


presentable in the news, a 40% pay rise. You wonder whether she got the


money deserved. Let's go on to the Telegraph and an interesting story


about divorce, and a software blunder where if you were getting


divorced and you fill in a form online about your assets and


liabilities, actually the computer got it all horribly wrong and you


may have to go back to the courts. There are about 20,000 individuals


if they have gotten a divorce in the last 20 months and he filled out the


form online, you want to try to find a way of going back and looking over


records, because they did not do a proper analysis of what your


financial payments should be, because they did not include


liabilities and debts. Very upsetting, because it will be a


bureaucratic nightmare to try to go back into the courts and get that


changed. And a personal nightmare. You have just been through this


uncomfortable separation and now you have to get back together and do it


all over again. Only if you filled in the forms online, just to make it


clear. Finally, I think this is your favourite story, Jason. Dog owners


are being threatened over putting festive costumes on their pets. The


RSPCA is worried that people who dress up their dogs in fancy dress,


whether it is Christmas jumpers or antlers. Do they actually dress up


dogs? Yes, people do. The RSPCA thinks it could be traumatic for the


dog. Personally, I find wearing a Christmas jumper a bit traumatic.


Could it be that dogs share this sense of shame? Are you forced to


wear these items of clothing? I wouldn't say forced, but I can


sympathise with dogs. Are you just putting them on because you have bad


taste in clothing? We have had a lot of tweaks and e-mails saying that my


dog would not be caught dead in these clothes. Many dogs are fine if


they are in Dolce and Cabanas, but it is just the ones who are having


to wear TK Maxx. Many don't have to wear sweaters at the moment because


it is so warm! Let's get the latest forecast from


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