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


With me are Jason Beattie, who's the Political Editor


of the Daily Mirror, and Mihir Bose, a columnist


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with?


The call by the head of the CBI for laxer regulations is headlined


The Metro's headline reads "Non, merci" in response to calls


in France for a new deal with Britain which would allow


migrants to claim asylum in Britain before they step on to British


The Telegraph has the same story on its front page,


adding that the Home Secretary is to meet her French counterpart


tomorrow to say that Britain will not negotiate changes


And The Daily Express says Britain is facing a "migrant disaster"


after the French proposal to change asylum rules.


The Guardian has a special report, saying the UN has awarded contracts


worth tens of millions of dollars to people associated


with President Bashar al Assad under the Syria aid programme.


The Daily Mail's headline is "le stitch-up", saying French calls


for asylum centre in Calais has sparked fury.


Plenty to get our teeth into. Let's start with the metro. This


subheading is, Home Office slab stone called by Calle chief to let


migrants claim asylum in France. Full what you have is post Brexit


fallout. France is saying, why do we have these rules could make you have


some genuine concern about what is happening in the Calle camp. There


is the lie are as many as 10,000 people living there in horrible


conditions. --. Noticeably, it's the potential right wing French


candidates, including Nicolas Sarkozy, and Alain Juppe, saying,


hang on, via we allowing the Le Touquet agreement, struck in 2003,


which says that we have border controls here. Then the local French


president of the region has gone one step further, saying, this agreement


is not working, people who want to apply for asylum in Britain should


do it here rather than waiting to cross. In the corridors of


Whitehall, as well as on the high streets of Britain, this is


contentious. The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, is going over tomorrow.


When she met Francois Hollande back in July, -- when Theresa May met


Francois Hollande in July, they agreed that the Le Touquet agreement


would stay in place. Immigration is quite an inflammatory issue which


sometimes, particularly in France, is a card you would play. Wet a lot


will depend on Amber Rudd's visit tomorrow. It is a treaty between two


countries. The other country could want to break that. It is nothing to


do with Brexit, they say, but obviously it is fallout from Brexit.


Depending on how the election goes, and Nicolas Sarkozy will probably


face Marine Le Pen in the final run-off, one could expect the claims


and counterclaims of the policies he advocates are going more towards the


idea of controlling immigration. I expect it is the first step of a


debate that will go on until well after the election. It is not part


of the Brexit negotiations. Wads of headlines on the same story, but


we'll move on to the Financial Times, where we are also talking


Brexit. He we go again! CBI calls for softer regulation as Europe


tries to woo city banks. Interestingly, it says this call for


more lax regulations as a delegation from Poland heads to London on a


charm offensive to lure some of Britain's biggest banks to Warsaw,


and it follows attempts from other European cities. The prize of London


banking is something that will have to fight hard for. Once we leave,


once the exit is made, a lot of the banking will move away, and London


will no longer be the banking centre. Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam,


even Poland, as you mentioned. This 8% tax on profits going is what they


are suggesting. You could understand banks asking for that of wide


business in the city would ask for, irrespective of whether the move


away from the city takes place or not. The Mirror has not always been


sympathetic towards the bankers. The element I was about to jump in and


say that they are pulling a fast one. -- I was about to jump in and


say they are pulling a fast one. They don't like the staff


regulations, they never have. They still fail to accept their guilt and


contribution towards other natural crash in 2008. And they got off


lightly. They did. Not a single banker in the UK has been jailed for


compared to the United States, where a large number have. Theresa May has


been very strong. The disparity between the haves and the people not


having that much has grown, and she wants to reduce the disparity. If


she suddenly takes the banks off of the naughty step, that would be


counter to what she has been suggesting. Perhaps a change of


leader would make the CBI's called desperate. I would be surprised if


the Conservative Party wasn't sympathetic to some of its major


backers who also happened to work in the city. I also do think this is


the city trying to exploit a situation. Here is another battle.


Same story, but a different one. Apple hit for billions in back tax


after Irish state aid ruling. It is likely to go appeal by both Apple


and Ireland, who both deny any wrongdoing, but they are saying that


it was illegal state aid from Ireland to lure Apple in. It has


been doing the rounds and there has been a battle between Silicon


Valley, American high-tech business, and Europe. It shows the European


Commission stepping in and getting back taxes from these naughty


companies like Apple. We all now about these huge multinationals who


don't pay tax to anyone. It is a battle that is ongoing. It reflects


some credit on the nasty European union and the European Commission


that they do look into these matters. Whether they were lightly


bring... Managed to enforce the demand for billions and whether it


will work is a different matter, but at least they are doing something


more than most governments. Jason, it is something that Apple and


Ireland say has nothing wrong with that. Normally there is a two-week


embargo period, but this was published in a snap, apparently. I


am fascinated because I remember going to Ireland in 2009 when the


come true was reeling from the economic crash. An Irish politician


said, the problem we have here is, we wanted Berlin levels of public


spending, as in Germany, and we wanted Bermuda levels of taxation,


and you can't have both. If this is true, for the Bennett of the


lawyers, Ireland has been doing sweetheart deals -- for the benefit


of the lawyers. All sorts of major companies have made their European


headquarters in Ireland because of the low taxation. Ireland gets some


of this investment, but it doesn't pay enough tax to pay for the health


system and so on. They needed the UK to help them out. They did have a


boom. And then they got a very big bust. Apple and Ireland deny any


wrongdoing. The Guardian, and I haven't seen on other front pages at


the moment, the UN aid mission in Syria pays millions to Assad's


regime. They suggest lots of links to the president and deals made


despite EU and UN sanctions. What is happening is that these are aid


programmes but they are going to organisations that are friends of


the Assad regime. One of them is linked to his wife. Or they are


going to organisations which are boosting farming and agriculture,


which is banned under the impositions of the EU, and there is


no guarantee that this money that is meant to provide aid is not actually


going straight to the Syrian regime and fuelling its military purposes


and what it is doing to its people. This will be damaging to all sorts


of charitable causes aimed at Syria, I suppose. The defence from the


United Nations, it has put its hands up and said, yes, what are we meant


to do? There is a humanitarian catastrophe taking place in this


country. We need to try to get aid to them. They cited a hotel bill,


saying there was $9 million spent in this hotel because it was the only


safe one that our people can work in, but if we don't stay there, we


can't even help a few people. They made this calculation, and it is a


difficult moral judgment, that if we can help just a few people who, as


we said other, are suffering appalling conditions, and almost six


years of civil war now, they are saying, if we can't do that, what


else are we meant to do? Walk away? It is a very messy, difficult moral


decision. I have some sympathy for the United Nations. If you're


dealing with totalitarian regimes and you then going to help people


there, for the best of reasons, to help the people who are not getting


basic supplies and so on, how do you divorce that from the control of a


totalitarian regime? Argument to walk away? The victims of the regime


will not be helped at all. It is such a difficult question. The Daily


Telegraph next. Heart attacks are 50% more likely to be missed in


women, a study has suggested. Apparently, many doctors think this


only affects middle-aged, overweight men, but symptoms of women, it says,


can be less obvious, meaning thousands of patients in need of


heart treatment are sent away. Jason. Reading between the lines of


this, there is not enough of the story to get the full picture of why


this is happening, it seems to come down to basic misogyny. Doctors, and


I presume they are both male and female, that heart attacks


predominately happened to men and they are not looking for those


symptoms among women, which makes you think, should they not be


trained to think otherwise? What is interesting here and disturbing is


that they seem to suggest that the symptoms are related to indigestion


or neck pain. This suggests that they don't do proper diagnosis of


what is happening. It is a case of, and we have heard it elsewhere, that


the GP tends to say, just taken indigestion pill that will be all


right. It was also in the Daily Telegraph, a small story, bottom


right, that caught our attention, which is that shoppers want fruit


and veg in pounds and ounces since Britain left the EU. This could have


been written at any point during the summer. Hats off to Christopher Hope


from the Telegraph, my old friend, for sneaking it in just before the


silly season wire comes slamming down. It is a great story. It is


unlikely to happen on the grounds that most of our scales, measurement


and packaging are already metric. You are keen, Anju? I am keen


because my weight would look much better. We would all be slimmer on


the beam it -- under the metric system. In the tennis, a great win


for Kyle Edmonds, who is 20, 21? One would say this is the dividend of


Rio. It is a great victory against Richard Gasquet. He is top 15? Yes,


13th seed at the US Open. There has been evidence that this is more than


just... Andy Murray is exceptional player and has a good chance of


winning the US open this year, and I would be surprised if he didn't. I


don't want to put the mockers on him by saying that. The other Mike bets


are off. And some football stories as well. Wayne Rooney to continue as


England captain in the Guardian. Joe Hart informing Manchester City he


wants to joint arena. Joe Hart's fall has been quite dramatic. Six


months ago, he was undoubtedly the best goalkeeper in the country and


no one would have thought that in not being in goal in an England


team. With Pep Guardiola coming in, new manager, look at changing the


team, and Manchester City doing well and so on, and Joe Hart, I feel a


bit sorry for him. He will probably have lost his hair shampoo contract,


for a start! Jason, as a fan of London clubs in general... Don't


make me mention Charlton Athletic! Have they got a good goalkeeper? A


good one on loan from Norwich at the moment. An interesting selection,


but the tennis is the main photo on the back page in the sport section


of the Guardian. Let's finish with this sad news that Gene Wilder has


died. When I was watching it with our film critic earlier, we were


watching the clips and, although it is sad that he has died, we were


howling with laughter. He was a master of comic acting, wasn't he?


Yet I was watching Blazing saddles, and he brought out the dramatic


situation, and the humour, which was so funny. Everyone mentions Willy


Wonka, but it was the films he did with Mel Brooks that I thought were


the great ones. I love The Producers. Which has gone extremely


well. Young Frankenstein. These were 70s and 80s, so it shows how long


ago they were. But he was very good at sharing the limelight with a


co-star, bouncing off another character. There was a slight


melancholy in his eyes as well, like a lot of comedians. He had a darker


side. Heaven will be laughing more now, which is superb. Superb timing.


You saw him and you realise that when he delivered those lines, the


way he delivered them... Thank you both very much indeed for your


input. We will be coming back to the papers for another look and to see


what else is coming in just over half an hour. Don't forget, all the


front pages are online on the BBC News website. Also there, you can


read a detailed review of the papers, and you can see us, with


each night's edition of The Papers being published after it is


finished. We'll be back later. It's been a nice day for most of us.


A lovely evening, lots of clear skies. The week ahead looks not bad


at all. Dry and warm in the southern half of the UK. The further north


you go, the weather will be more


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