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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers
With me are the author and journalist Matthew Green
Darren Lehmann says she is exquisite on Twitter. There you go.
Trinity Mirror launches New Day, kicking off its front page with
a report which highlights the plight of 40,000 infant carers.
The Financial Times carries claims from the British Retail Consortium
that one million jobs in retail will disappear by 2025.
The Daily Express states migrants will have received benefits to the
The Metro headlines comments from Eurosceptic cabinet minister
Iain Duncan Smith, who says David Cameron has a low opinion
of the British people for suggesting a Brexit would be a major gamble.
The Times focuses on the growing fury of Cabinet ministers who
support a Brexit being denied access to official EU documents.
The Daily Telegraph headlines a leaked report,
which suggests up to twenty-thousand people in need of emergency care
were denied immediate access to ambulances so that officials could
The Daily Mail leads with claims from a new book,
which suggests former prime minister Tony Blair decided to invade Iraq
The i headlines a report which says Chancellor George
Osbourne's Northern Ppowerhouse is seriously lacking.
-- Powerhouse. We start with something completely new. The New
Day is a new paper from the Trinity Mirror promising not to tell us what
to think but to be impartial. The front page has a story about stolen
childhood and 40,000 infant carers in this country. What of the look of
the papermasse I think it is openly. -- what of the look of the paper? It
is a new paper which is a good thing. If you ask if I am pleased if
it is a new paper, I am thrilled but I don't think it is laid out very
well. It has a strong story on the front page. We are always sorry to
hear about child carers. I am surprised because the paper says it
is there to be upbeat and optimistic and will provide a different
perspective. It has begun with this very important but depressing story.
We said before we can hardly believe it is only nine days since learning
the Independent would go online only and yet here we have a publisher
deciding there is an appetite for this. The idea of a business model
consisting of growing trees, chopping them down, turning them
into newsprint and printing something that happened yesterday
and distributing it to large numbers seems 20th century. It is great to
see such a bold move into the market. We can be more broadminded.
We are delighted for the readers. Let's hope there will be some. They
are giving away free copies. It will be 25p and then it will be 50p. They
have managed to get the Prime Minister to write on page 12 about
the story of the year, the Brexit campaign. He is setting out his
stall. How anti- Brexit e-cig? -- is he? It is familiar ground, talking
about how complicated and uncertain it will be if Britain leaves the EU,
raising questions about trade deals and the relationship with the EU, so
there are no surprises. Nonetheless it is a good start for the paper. I
am glad you were paying close enough attention or we could have had more
trouble. There is balance in the form of a teacher who is undecided.
She does not know whether to stay in or to leave. What are her concerns?
She does not understand the issues. I have really been surprised by the
Europe today because I thought most people would make their decisions on
an emotional basis. Just thinking their gut instinct is in or out,
which is how most of us make political decisions but I am struck
I how many people over the last ten days who say they want to hear the
argument. That is because it is so complicated that we have no idea
whether or not it is good or not. We don't know how trade deals work.
Shall we ignore that foreign? I think it was mine. I am terribly
sorry. I thought I had turned it off. If you are trying to call, she
is on telly, please wait. We are discussing serious matters. You may
never have me back. We will, of course. This is what makes the
papers what it is. It is live TV. Exactly. To finish that point, if
one side or the other can make it clear to all of us, in a language we
can understand... (CROSSTALK). The issue that will galvanise the
outvote. Immigration is easy to understand but... A lot of people
want to know what the future is for their family. It would mean ten
years of uncertainty, and we know how much markets hate uncertainty,
and the pound has already taken a hit, hasn't it? Why could it be so
complicated and a long process? This is a leaked government report
analysing what would happen if there is a vote for a Brexit and it is
going into the details of how complicated it would be to extricate
ourselves from this arrangement we've been part of for 40 years.
There is trade with the other countries in the EU, everything from
fishing rights, agricultural policy, security arrangements, and
we have to renegotiate another 50 trade deals with other countries
outside the EU that are covered in the EU trade deal, so it is an
absolute nightmare. There are plenty who think it is doable, that it is
just the paperwork, but it is about sovereignty, having control over as
in destiny. Those in favour of a Brexit like Boris Johnson has said
there could be up to a decade of uncertainty. They acknowledge it
will be complicated. The argument is in the long-term it is worth
extricating ourselves. It is something we can't really tell. We
have had a very complicated time trying to get the simple agreement
out of the EU about how we have different states at the moment.
Imagine having hundreds of thousands of negotiations with the EU and
other countries. It will take a very long time. The Times, rising fury of
ministers muzzled over Brexit. Demanding answers from the civil
services chief. Certain ministers are not being allowed access to EU
documents. Do we know what they are? I am not sure. It is a good story.
Eurosceptic ministers have been told they can't access briefings to do
with the referendum. Ministers like Iain Duncan Smith say what it means
is that they don't have free access to the papers affecting how the
departments operate. And the Times have been sensible, of course, there
is an impartial civil service meant to service the government, it cant
start writing anti- EU briefings because ministers want them --
can't. At the same time we have ministers who don't know what's
going on. You can't have two types of ministers. Couldn't we have
foreseen this coming? Well, it is very complicated. If the government
is supposed to be impartial but ministers equal, you can see it is
difficult. You don't want people to act against you using government
statistics. It is the internal feud dominating debate, rather than
whether it would be better to be in or out for Britain. We look at the
Independent. Northern poorhouse is the headline. Ten of the most
struggling towns and cities are in the north. The North really needs
the Powerhouse... Before that, it is unusual to see a newspaper printed
outside London on this programme. What do you mean? We should have
northern newspapers. Oh, dear. Don't start. It comes up again and again
and we hear it from all of the London press. We don't get papers
outside the capital. That is not quite true. The Sunday Post, the
Herald. Occasionally. The New Day, the northern paper. I suppose I am
making a facetious point, but... We do do the Western Mail occasionally.
To the story, it is a new report saying that ten of the UK's most
travelling cities are in the north, which is not much of a surprise.
There has been this northern powerhouse initiative launched by
George Osborne to devolve political power. The report is saying that it
is not delivering results. You say it would be OK if we had HS2? There
is no mention of it in these pages. It is saying that there are hasn't
been much of the strategy and it says that in deprived areas, telling
them to get on with it, is not working. UK Imams travel to Iraq. At
a time when leaders are under pressure to combat extremism, it is
an extreme initiative. It is completely new. Different from what
we have had from education in schools. It is sending Sunni Imams
to the front lines to learn from people living under ice is really
like to come at and say to the people who listen to them, you know
it is not going to paradise but having a nice time now. It is quite
perilous. It could be depending on where they visit. How close they go
to the ice is controlled areas. It goes to the core of the question
about how to combat radicalisation among Muslim youth in the UK. It is
great that Imams are doing this and it is important to have the message
broadcast through the mosques, the mainstream asks, but one of the fact
that have emerged of late is the influence of the Internet and this
culture of jihadi cool which so many young men seem to be hypnotised by.
That is very slick propaganda, through preachers in the Middle East
and other parts of the world broadcasting their worldview to them
and whether or not the message of these well-meaning imams will reach
of these young men is open to question. It has to be worth a try.
The FT, luxury flats lose foreign buyers. I never thought I would read
that. This is the closest we have come to a good new story apart from
the fact that there is a beautiful dress on the front of the Times
which lifted all of Azema experience. Especially Matthew's! --
all of our spirits. We were hoping that apparently the market is
falling in the luxury market even for flats in Battersea Power Station
which have got 24-hour butlers, it means perhaps developers will stop
marketing their flights abroad to the multimillionaires and build
flats at Londoners can live in. Is there an off money in affordable
flats? I can only afford a 12 hour service for my butler. I can't
afford that. Jean Cabut unaddressed. I think no one can. -- I can't
afford this Dolce and Gabbana dress. How much would it be worth? Into the
hundreds of thousands. It is the rolling for me, anyway, which is why
I won't be buying it. She said. Anyway. I don't know how happy
Matthew has been with the selection of papers tonight. We will try to do
better next time. Lovely to see you. Thank you. That is it for the papers
tonight. Thank you to Matthew