13/08/2016 The Papers


13/08/2016

No need to wait until tomorrow morning to see what's in the papers - tune in for a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 13/08/2016. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Hello, this is BBC News with Ben Brown.

:00:14.:00:15.

We will be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment.

:00:16.:00:18.

First the headlines at 11:30pm: Britain's women set a new world

:00:19.:00:21.

record to triumph in the cycling team pursuit.

:00:22.:00:23.

Laura Trott becomes the first British woman ever to win three

:00:24.:00:26.

The feeling we were getting riding round, it just felt like this

:00:27.:00:43.

And, in an amazing day for British rowers, the men's team took gold

:00:44.:00:53.

and women grabbed silver in the rowing eights.

:00:54.:00:55.

And Britain is guaranteed at least a silver in the tennis,

:00:56.:00:57.

as Andy Murray powers through to his second Olympic final

:00:58.:01:00.

In other news: A British woman is the victim

:01:01.:01:06.

The father and first husband of Samia Shahid are held

:01:07.:01:10.

And in 15 minutes, Gavin Esler and Anna Smith discuss this week's

:01:11.:01:23.

new film releases, including the remake of the Disney classic

:01:24.:01:26.

Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be

:01:27.:01:56.

With me are Caroline Wheeler, who is the political editor

:01:57.:01:59.

at the Sunday Express, and Ben Chu, who is Economics editor

:02:00.:02:01.

Tomorrow's front pages, starting with the Observer,

:02:02.:02:09.

which features an interview with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn,

:02:10.:02:12.

in which he criticises his deputy Tom Watson.

:02:13.:02:14.

A poll for the Independent suggests Prime Minister Theresa May

:02:15.:02:16.

is Britain's most popular politician, and is even regarded

:02:17.:02:18.

positively by 20% of Labour supporters.

:02:19.:02:20.

The Sunday Telegraph has seen a leaked letter

:02:21.:02:33.

from the International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox,

:02:34.:02:35.

which suggests he and Boris Johnson are arguing about who controls key

:02:36.:02:38.

The Sunday Express announces that Princess Eugenie will be

:02:39.:02:41.

Her mother, the Duchess of York, says Eugenie and her partner have

:02:42.:02:53.

The Mail on Sunday shows cyclist Laura Trott and her team-mate

:02:54.:02:57.

Elinor Barker celebrating after Trott became the first British

:02:58.:02:59.

woman to win three Olympic gold medals.

:03:00.:03:01.

And the Sunday Times's lead story is about private briefings

:03:02.:03:04.

by Government ministers to City executives that Britain could remain

:03:05.:03:08.

a member of the EU until late 2019, a year

:03:09.:03:11.

later than previously anticipated.

:03:12.:03:22.

So let's kick off with that story in the Sunday Times. What do you make

:03:23.:03:30.

of that? Brexit will be delayed until the end of 2019. We never

:03:31.:03:34.

really knew when it was going to be. We knew that two years probably

:03:35.:03:45.

after the triggering of Article 50. Theresa May says Brexit means

:03:46.:03:49.

Brexit, not as you say she didn't say when. It takes two years to

:03:50.:03:53.

hammer out how you are going to leave and interestingly it is only

:03:54.:03:56.

after that process when you are allowed to have normal talks on

:03:57.:04:00.

trade negotiations with the rest of the EU after that. So they can do

:04:01.:04:07.

preparatory talks but nothing solid until after you have left the EU so

:04:08.:04:10.

the fact it has been delayed is very significant. This means an even

:04:11.:04:14.

longer period of uncertainty about what sort of relations the EU will

:04:15.:04:19.

have with us. Will that frustrate some of your readers who voted

:04:20.:04:24.

Brexit? Absolutely, this has always been the discussion point about when

:04:25.:04:27.

we are actually going to leave. One of the things about this is the talk

:04:28.:04:32.

about delaying it into 2019, which would only be one year away from the

:04:33.:04:36.

general election, which given the general support that Brexit was

:04:37.:04:40.

given, having won with 50% of the vote, that would be quite a

:04:41.:04:44.

dangerous strategy for Theresa May to take and there are already some

:04:45.:04:46.

quotes from Nigel Farage who is basically suggest in this would be a

:04:47.:04:52.

betrayal for those who backed Brexit and people would take to the streets

:04:53.:04:56.

in protest if this were actually the case. But it is not the first time

:04:57.:05:00.

this suggestion about the delay has been mooted, in fact it was

:05:01.:05:06.

suggested earlier in the week that they would delay triggering Article

:05:07.:05:09.

50 until after the elections in France and Germany, sort of saying

:05:10.:05:13.

that Paris and Berlin would give Britain a better deal, less of an

:05:14.:05:16.

indication they would have to look tough but they would be more

:05:17.:05:22.

sympathetic to our demands. Also on the Brexit story, the Sunday

:05:23.:05:25.

Telegraph has the row between the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson,

:05:26.:05:30.

and Liam Fox, the trade Secretary. You could argue it is two bald man

:05:31.:05:34.

arguing over a comb given they can't do anything until they have done

:05:35.:05:40.

Article 50 and left the EU. But what they are arguing about is who gets

:05:41.:05:44.

to call the economic shots in this Brexit game. Fox has written a

:05:45.:05:50.

letter to Johnson and copied in Theresa May, copying in the boss is

:05:51.:05:55.

quite a clever move. He was not impressed by this particular spat on

:05:56.:05:59.

here saying hand over the economic functions of the Foreign Office to

:06:00.:06:02.

me because that is what I should be doing, and you should be looking

:06:03.:06:06.

after the spies and the diplomacy, which is presumably playing to Boris

:06:07.:06:13.

Johnson's strengths. There have always been differences between

:06:14.:06:18.

Maurice Johnson and Liam Fox and I guess Theresa May must have known

:06:19.:06:21.

that when she appointed them. And also David Davis, the other

:06:22.:06:28.

Brexiteer in the government, they are the Three Brexiteers. It was all

:06:29.:06:33.

about how soon we would see the sparks fly. The suggestion is that

:06:34.:06:38.

Horace Johnson is good at going out on being the ambassador for Britain,

:06:39.:06:42.

rubbing shoulders with the Chinese, who love them, chatting away over

:06:43.:06:52.

the Ferrero Rocher. But you can imagine Liam is a bit frustrated

:06:53.:06:56.

because as you said we can only get to the nitty-gritty of the trade

:06:57.:06:59.

deals once we have actually left, and as we have seen in the Sunday

:07:00.:07:02.

Times the suggestion is that that has moved later and later on, so

:07:03.:07:08.

what is Liam's roll going to be? He can put his feet up until then and

:07:09.:07:13.

he has said he wants a role in this, I want something to do. Sparks

:07:14.:07:18.

flying in the government and also in the Labour Party, the interview with

:07:19.:07:21.

Jeremy Corbyn saying that Tom Watson, his Secretary, is talking

:07:22.:07:30.

nonsense about Trotskyite influences in the party. This is one of the

:07:31.:07:36.

differences between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, they both have a

:07:37.:07:40.

mandate and were elected to have completely collapsed in the last few

:07:41.:07:44.

days. Tom Watson gave an interview last week saying young arms are

:07:45.:07:48.

being twisted by older hands, implying that what is going on in

:07:49.:07:51.

the Labour Party is a manoeuvre by the hard left and there is not a

:07:52.:07:57.

surge of enthusiasm for Jeremy Corbyn so much as a hard left

:07:58.:08:01.

takeover. Jeremy Corbyn says that is absolute nonsense, and that Tom

:08:02.:08:06.

Watson knows it is nonsense. It seems that the relationship between

:08:07.:08:10.

these two key figures has completely broken down. There is also the story

:08:11.:08:15.

in the Sunday Times about Labour like Listing 1000 members --

:08:16.:08:24.

blacklisting 1000 members a day, as they try and stop members of rival

:08:25.:08:27.

parties and hard left factions influencing the party leadership

:08:28.:08:35.

contest. This is part of the same story, Corbyn is saying this is

:08:36.:08:43.

nonsense, there are an zero these entrists, and the response is that

:08:44.:08:49.

it is happening and there is what is described as a Trot hunt, they are

:08:50.:08:53.

weeding out these people trying to infiltrate the party when they are

:08:54.:08:58.

not pure Labour Party members. All of this is a fight for the heart and

:08:59.:09:02.

soul of the party, we have seen this to all the way to the High Court. We

:09:03.:09:06.

have seen it go to the High Court, the appeal Court, maybe the Supreme

:09:07.:09:11.

Court as well and Jeremy Corbyn is saying that is on the cards, about

:09:12.:09:16.

whether they can stop this 130,000 people who will get a vote on the

:09:17.:09:19.

leadership contest, and whether or not he can win that battle and get

:09:20.:09:24.

them to support him. Let's go on to the Mail on Sunday, because they

:09:25.:09:28.

have an interesting story about a new police unit to crack down

:09:29.:09:34.

controls on social media, a Twitter squad they have been nicknamed -- on

:09:35.:09:43.

trolls. What do you think of that? A lot of people will look at that

:09:44.:09:46.

Twitter squad and think it is about time as well. There is so much abuse

:09:47.:09:52.

that goes on on Twitter, so much while stuff lying around targeting

:09:53.:09:55.

women and public figures that it seems like the whole thing is out of

:09:56.:09:58.

control. There has been a lot of pressure on the Met and other police

:09:59.:10:03.

forces to do something about it, not to let this go under the radar or

:10:04.:10:07.

unchallenged. The Mail on Sunday takes a very different view, calling

:10:08.:10:12.

it the thought police, saying that tweets will be policed and police

:10:13.:10:16.

will be clamping down on petty jokes and nonserious insults, whatever.

:10:17.:10:23.

That is their view. A lot of people will take a different view. What is

:10:24.:10:28.

your view, do you think it is worthwhile? I totally do, having

:10:29.:10:33.

spoken to so many MPs who have been at the end of this kind of

:10:34.:10:36.

absolutely desperate trolling. It is really nasty stuff and it is not

:10:37.:10:40.

only not very nice, it is really like, is someone going to hurt a

:10:41.:10:44.

member of my family or do something very unpleasant to me? I think the

:10:45.:10:48.

fact that Scotland Yard are going to take this man is generally to be

:10:49.:10:53.

welcomed, although if you read the pages of the Mail on Sunday they

:10:54.:10:56.

have built this up as a story and then poured cold water all over it,

:10:57.:11:01.

which is an interesting tactic. It is an interesting tactic. Let's look

:11:02.:11:07.

at the express, your paper. You have a story about cuts to chemist shops.

:11:08.:11:13.

This story has been bubbling away for a while. Basically Budget cuts

:11:14.:11:16.

were announced for independent pharmacist earlier in the year at

:11:17.:11:19.

the former pharmacy minister suggested that this could result in

:11:20.:11:24.

the closure of 3000 chemist. The whole policy has been up in the air

:11:25.:11:28.

for some time, a decision was due to be made in July but hopes are now

:11:29.:11:35.

rising that Theresa May is going to drop the proposals. It comes as she

:11:36.:11:40.

speaks to her pharmacist just days after becoming Prime Minister, and

:11:41.:11:45.

he believed she wouldn't just wave through these cuts. It is very much

:11:46.:11:48.

a kind of wait and see. Obviously she has a lot of policy to look at

:11:49.:11:54.

and consider. It may not be until Parliament resumes before we see a

:11:55.:11:59.

conclusive answer to this one. The Express also have on their front

:12:00.:12:08.

page, Eugenie is to marry, a world exclusive. And she is eighth in line

:12:09.:12:14.

to the throne, so she is obviously a very significant member of the Royal

:12:15.:12:17.

Family for the top I have also discovered she does a lot of

:12:18.:12:21.

holidays. She is an Olympian level of holidaymaker, this royal. She has

:12:22.:12:27.

been a way I think it is 17 times in the last 15 months, something crazy

:12:28.:12:32.

like that. So is she going to marry, is she not going to marry? It may

:12:33.:12:37.

not happen, according to the statement from her mother. The

:12:38.:12:41.

statement from our royal correspondent, who spoke to a

:12:42.:12:45.

spokesman for Sarah the Duchess of York, they are a couple, but there

:12:46.:12:54.

are no plans for them to get married next year. What I can tell you about

:12:55.:12:59.

this story, not having been party to it during the course of it, it is

:13:00.:13:03.

written by probably one of the best royal correspondent in the business.

:13:04.:13:07.

Her sources are absolutely impeccable, and again, we wouldn't

:13:08.:13:12.

put that kind of story on our front page with a big banner saying world

:13:13.:13:16.

exclusive if there wasn't some truth to it. From what we understand the

:13:17.:13:20.

parents had been informed of their plans to marry and they are

:13:21.:13:23.

renovating an apartment in which they will go on to live. I think it

:13:24.:13:27.

is one of those situations where when is a plan to marry a plan to

:13:28.:13:31.

marry? Is it when you say you are thinking of getting married, when

:13:32.:13:34.

you put the ring on the finger, or when you actually walked down the

:13:35.:13:39.

aisle? I think watch this space on this one. It is definitely the mood

:13:40.:13:42.

music coming from the palace that there is something in the offing. It

:13:43.:13:49.

is definitely a maybe. Let's finally talk about the Olympics which are

:13:50.:13:53.

going rather well. Third in the medal table. Third in the medal

:13:54.:14:01.

table, almost as good as in London, which when you think about it is

:14:02.:14:04.

incredible. Considering that was a big one, all that money, all that

:14:05.:14:09.

pressure, all that enthusiasm, and all that support on home soil as

:14:10.:14:13.

well. It seems to have extended another four years, which is great.

:14:14.:14:19.

And the cyclist, those who did well got extra funding, so it makes sense

:14:20.:14:24.

that that success might continue. The point has been made that cycling

:14:25.:14:29.

is just a medals machine for GB, and I don't think there is much call to

:14:30.:14:38.

stop funding it now continuing -- considering it continues to deliver

:14:39.:14:42.

and deliver. Given the size of Great Britain, if you consider the

:14:43.:14:45.

powerhouses we are competing against, to be third in the medals

:14:46.:14:49.

table is absolutely astonishing and more medals in the offing. We still

:14:50.:14:53.

haven't seen our track and field events which we traditionally do

:14:54.:14:56.

quite well at so this could be an absolutely number year for us. It is

:14:57.:15:02.

difficult times, you have to stay up through the night. I haven't caught

:15:03.:15:08.

much at work this week, but may son is a fan of the diving. Tom Daley

:15:09.:15:13.

has a lot to answer for, as he throws himself into the pool from

:15:14.:15:17.

ever increasing heights. Maybe he will get a gold medal in a few

:15:18.:15:22.

years' time. Thank you for being with us to review the papers. Coming

:15:23.:15:26.

up next on BBC News is the film

:15:27.:15:27.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS