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


With me are Martin Bentham, Home Affairs Editor


at the London Evening Standard and Benedicte Paviot,


Welcome both. We are a bit late starting and I know you don't like


that. Let's start with the front pages.


Maimed by fun park's bonus culture - that's the Metro's take


on the Smiler Ride roller-coaster crash at Alton Towers


Today was the opening the sentencing hearing where Merlin Attractions has


been warned to expect a "very large fine".


The Express says the economy is booming after the Brexit vote -


which they claim is according to Treasury figures.


That's a similar message from The Times - they've interviewed


a German businessman who says that Britain could be better off


than other EU countries within five years.


The Guardian has been doing a year long investigation into the trade


in endangered species and the link to organised crime


The Telegraph has an undercover filming of the England manager Sam


Allardyce. They allege he used his position as England manager to


negotiate a very large deal and offered advice to businessmen on how


to get around rules on player transfers. Mr Allardyce has not


responded to the allegations yet. Bearing that in mind that we only


have part of the story, a quick look at the Daily Telegraph's splash,


England manager for sale, it says. This is a report in this one


newspaper. They have used secret filming. It is an investigation by


the Telegraph which alleges that Sam Allardyce used his position of


influence to sell advice on player transfers. There are no proceedings


at the moment. We have not heard from Sam Allardyce or the FA yet. It


looks like a significant story. We have not had any response at all so


we cannot comment on the rights or wrongs of it. Sam Allardyce faces


questions on his judgment. This will be an issue that the FA and Sam


Allardyce will have to address. What can you add to that? It is just a


one-sided report. That is right but it is clear that the Daily Telegraph


saying there more revelations and there is a ten month investigation,


nothing proven and as you said, the FA wants to see everything that the


Daily Telegraph has got. ?4000 fee and a headline to say England


manager for sale is more than embarrass them. We will wait for


details and a response from the FA and Sam Allardyce himself.


The Times, Brexit will boost Britain says a German business chief. Who is


this? It is the chief executive of a publishing house. He is quite


heavyweight. I have just come back from Germany. The mood there was one


of pragmatism, interestingly. He is saying that actually, Britain will


do better because of Brexit. He claims in the long run, better than


continental Europe, and continental Europe may suffer more from Brexit


than England itself. That is quite a claim. It is very early days yet.


What he does also underline is this is a very important wake-up call for


Europe to refresh its political approach. We know there is a wake-up


call for continental Europe and the other EU countries, and that is what


EU leaders were beginning to try to address in the Bratislava summit.


The Daily Express has something similar. Whatever happened to the


scaremongering as it was described that we would end up in recession?


That has not happened yet. It is definitely the case in the short


term that the worst predictions are not being realised. Whether it turns


out to be real down the line is another issue. But these comments


from the boss in the Times are very powerful. The Express story actually


is slightly overcooked I think. It is forecast by economists that the


Treasury gathers each month. In essence, what has happened is the


predicted growth is up to 1.8%, which had got down after the


referendum. It has now got back to the pre-referendum level. It


substantiates the argument that there has not been this great


falling off of activity. It does not quite go as far as saying we are in


bloom territory. Staying with the Express as the French tell Britain


you must pay for the migrant crisis. Martin, they are saying we should


not use Brexit as a reason to wash our hands for responsibility for the


people stuck in the jungle. I don't think we are. We are spending quite


a lot of money in Calais already. There is a lot of French politics


going on here. The French president is under an enormous amount of


pressure from the right, the main right-wing and Marine Le Pen on this


issue. He is saying, it is the first time he has been to Calais for four


years, he is trying to say I will be tough and do something about this,


but at the same time, not wanting to let us off the hook. But I think we


are quite clear in this country we are trying to do things here. We are


building security fences and trying to address some of the migrant


issues. Just briefly, he has left it until now to visit Calais? Why would


you want to visit somewhere which is obviously very problematic. You let


your minister of the interior who has gone several times with the


former Home Secretary Theresa May go there. But we are in the lead up to


the presidential elections. I should briefly point out that Britain has


committed ?85 million to reinforce security in Calais. One person who


is hopping mad is this side of the Channel and that is the Dover MP


Charlie Elphicke who says Britain has paid millions for walls and


fences in Calais. He is right. Yet the French keep asking for more. Our


money should be spent on more border controls in Dover and the English


Channel. Expect this to rumble on. President Hollande says the jungle


will be closed by Christmas. The big question on French television


tonight is will be people come back to Calais? What is French for


jungle? The jungle. Corbyn steps back from damaging trident row. They


are all in agreement in the Labour Party apparently. The official


position is we support the renewal of Trident. They are all in


agreement except Seamus Milne stepped in and took out, tweaked


they are calling it, a piece in Clive Lewis, the Shadow Defence


Secretary's speech, about Trident. He said there would not be a change


in policy. We are told here by the Guardian that there will, when it


comes to it, although there are strong differing views, there will


always be a free vote, but Jeremy Corbyn and his Shadow Chancellor Mr


McDonnell are going to be free to basically disagree with that policy


and speak out. This is an issue of a bit of responsibility from Corbyn


and McDonnell will stop they have realised that in essence, the


Trident debate is almost over now it has been voted through in Parliament


and so on and actually, it is perhaps a diversion to try and


reopen that front in the party. It is a festering wound. The GMB union


are keen on retaining Trident because there are a lot of jobs


involved. Corbyn and others are vehemently opposed to it. Why fight


this battle when in essence, the actual battle has been taken and


you're fighting over something which you probably cannot change anyway.


They are trying to concentrate on other issues like economic issues.


And unity in the party. That old chestnut. The Guardian, revealed,


the men behind the trade in Endangered Species Act. This is


exposing how organised crime is at the heart of a lot of trafficking


and the killing and maiming of endangered animals. What is


interesting is some of the detail. They have some brothers and have


listed some of the animals which have been smuggled in.


There is some collusion apparently from the state. It is much more


organised and approved. Coincides with this huge conference taking


place about endangered the in Johannesburg. What is striking is


when you look at the BBC and other news channels which I've been


covering this, it is worth $23 billion a year, animal trafficking


is the fourth most lucrative black-market industry after drugs,


people smuggling and arms smuggling. That is staggering. It is often for


rhinoceros horns linked to things like traditional medicine in China.


Either because of medicinal virtues or sexual prowess or both. We


discover today, thanks to Alastair Leithead who has been in Kenya, that


pangolins are the most trafficked creature. I had never seen one


before. It says here that their scales are alleged to help


breast-feeding mothers. Tigers are in imminent danger. Only 13,000


rhinos are alive today, 5% of the number four decades ago.


Let's move on to the Daily Mail. How Mrs Clooney has warned that a ?4000


worth of clothes in four days. What strikes you about this, Martin? The


figure. The financial figure. I do not think I have spent ?34,000 on


clothes in my entire life. It does not say she has spent it, just she


has worn them. The voice in my ear says it is not that much money. I


don't know where she shops! It seems Mrs Clooney does not shop in the


high street. She has got the money, she has earned it, he has earned it,


what is the problem? She tries to help some of the most oppressed


people in the world. It is a good message to send out that you don't


have to wear something different every single time. Looking elegant,


and she always looks elegant and actually looks rather stunning, I


think it is maybe too much attention paid to clothes. Maybe it is. Let's


pay attention to what she does with her time. That is it for The Papers


tonight. The front pages or online on BBC website. It is their seven


days a week. You can see us as well. Each night's edition is posted on


the page and on iPlayer. Thank you to Benedicte Paviot and Martin


Bentham. Have a good evening.


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