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


With me are the Political Commentator, Jo Phillips


and the Political Editor of the Sunday People, Nigel Nelson.


We start with the Observer that leads with a claim that the banks


will be locating outside the EU next year over Brexit fears. It welcomes


the arrival of child refugees from Calais, some under the landmark DUB


amendment which helps children. The Times welcomes the refugees but


their main story is a report from Louise Callaghan of the Iraqi


mission to liberate Mosul from IS. The situation in Calais dominates


The Sunday Telegraph but it claims the Home Office ignored warnings


such as age checks surrounding the arrivals. The Express claims to have


an exclusive, a row between Prince Charles and Prince Andrew over the


official roles of Andrew's daughters, Beatrice and Eugeneny.


Jo and Nigel, good to have you both with us. The Observer, leading banks


set to pull out of Brexit early next year. Nigel? They are talking about


Britain's biggest banks are going to pull out so we must get rid of the


idea there'll be a NatWest on the high street or Halifax or something


like that, it's not that. The issue is over passporting and what is


happening is that if you have got a foreign bank located in London, it


has access to the EU market. Now we've got a warning from Anthony


Brown who is the boss of the British Bankers' Association, saying that


these banks are likely to pull out in the New Year and reason being is


they won't be able to get access to Europe. We don't know any of these


things yet, it's all part of the Brexit deal. So it might be a bit


premature to rush away in a couple of months' time. But it's a serious


issue. If you are an American bank, the ones that I know have thought


about, look, it's obviously easier for us to base ourselves in


Frankfurt, actually they don't want to live there, they want to live in


London, if they can't live in London they'll live in New York, so that's


probably where they'll end up. But, you are talking about 70,000 jobs at


stake according to the Observer and an awful lot of money will disappear


so it's important we get this deal. What is interesting Jo about this is


that, although there's been a lot of general talk about this in the past,


Anthony Brown is fairly specific in saying most of the international


banks now already have teams asen ed working out which operations they


need to move, the date at which to do it and how best to do it, their


hands are quivering at the relocate button? Many other businesses are


I'm sure already looking at it, whether it's retail or car makers,


anybody that we trade with, whether they are based here or not, will


have an impact upon them, the costs of living and jobs, an impact on all


sorts of things. Probably business is slightly better prepared than


Government appears to be. As Nigel says, it seems slightly premature,


they are talking about the smaller banks making plans to get out before


Christmas. Not much time left! We have still got another two years to


go. Is this just lobbyists kind of, you know pushing their client's


interests? You know, they are talking about getting a better deal


here. Theresa May was in Europe this week and we didn't even start to


talk about a deal yet so we are some way down the road before we can work


out things like this, which are important things. Because the sky


hasn't fallen in just yet, there's almost this, well it will do in a


minute, you know, I know it hasn't been the project fear that everybody


says, but it's almost like they are trying to talk it up. We are given


stage by stage. The idea of a great Repeal Bill, so all European law


becomes British law, so we don't have to discuss that, the issue is


going to be now trade and it will be trade and the trade-off which is


going to be how much free movement we are prepared to accept. But that


will be the nub of that. For the banks to rush off before we have


even started talking, I think Jo is right, far too premature. Maybe next


weekend there'll be even more of this kind of thing as it's


Halloween! Let's move on to another story on


the front. I don't see what the link is there. Project fear! I see,


people dressed up as clowns. That will be an interesting alternative


take on Halloween! A photograph of Carrie Mulligan clutching a toy


bear, always good for a campaign to have an actor or actress because you


get them on the front of the papers, she's a keen supporter of this


protest yesterday. This is over Aleppo? The People and the Mirror.


This was a Sunday Mirror campaign, we have been working with 15


charities and it was a march on Downing Street that Carrie Mulligan


spoke at. 200 teddy bears laid there, the purpose of the whole


thing was to remind Theresa May and Boris Johnson that children are


dying, 200 teddy bears represented the 200 children that have died


since the ceasefire came to an end. What the protesters were demanding


is, can we just have some action, at the moment we are getting absolutely


nothing from the British Government. But what sort of action? Now you


come on to the big question, there are two ways of ending this. One is


that we allow Putin and Assad to win the war as quickly as possible and


bring it to an end. That seems to be unacceptable because too many


children would have to die. The second and obviously I'm


oversimplifying, is a no-fly zone, preferably negotiated with the


Russians but we may have to impose them without negotiation. How would


you impose them without troops on the ground? We are talking no-fly


zones so you are trying to stop the bombing of Aleppo, stop the children


being killed in the awful numbers that it is at the moment. So that


means willing to shoot down jets? Yes. Various ideas have come up.


Boris Johnson's floated the idea of a no-bomb zone. A no-bomb zone is


that if they bomb, we then go and bomb them. That strikes me as more


dangerous than a no-fly zone, I mean what are you bombing, you don't


quite know. The whole thing is so utterly repugnant that people are


living in the most appalling conditions in Aleppo. We are all,


you know, talking about it on tele-I haves and radio channels and in


newspapers around the world and nobody can do anything sensible to


stop it. The argument's got to be if that every time we back down against


Putin because we fear World War three, we are not going to do


anything and it will be perpetual appeasement. I know that, but I


wonder about 200 teddy bears, you know. You start somewhere. It's


leading us on to what is happening in Calais because it would be a


sweeping generalisation to say the majority of the people there are


escaping the war, but a significant number will be and now this question


of the child refugees. There is an interesting suggestion that the


Government may have shifted its position somewhat on which children


can be accommodated in the UK? Interestingly, apparently 50 girls


have arrived this evening which I think is the first girls that we


have seen, so given that we have been told about the vulnerability of


the children in the jungle camp, these are girls who mainly come from


Eritrea, and they've been brought here because the people that, or the


kids that have come in last week have only been able to come here


because they've got relatives in this country. The DUBS amendment


after Lord Dubs, what a fantastic thing to do, actually made this


amendment so children could have safety. And that is what is


happening. So it was girls earlier. You don't have to work out that


girls are much more at risk in a place like that. The photo on the


front of The Telegraph which is about Calais and the refugee camp


issues, and in about 24 hours they'll start to demolish the


authorities, queueing for Britain, Nigel, this photo of a group of


people lining up to kind of put in their applications basically to be


processed? A really unhelpful photograph really because a lot of


them don't look like children in that photograph and what the story


that goes with it is about is that there were offers made to actually


test children to make sure they were children and... In so far as you can


possibly do it, yes. Yes, but there were offers from social services


departments, these two back to last August and the Government turned it


down, you can do it with dental checks, 17EU countries do that as a


standard routine to see how old somebody is and it's terribly


important it's children we take in, otherwise the public who at the


moment are very sympathetic to what is going on there, could change very


quickly. There is the legal side of this which is, I think I'm right in


saying, that under international agreements, if you are under the age


of 18, you cannot be sent back once you come to claim asylum, you cannot


be rejected. There is a nice take from this cartoon. This is from


Matt. He's genius, there is a coach disappearing in the distance and a


sign saying "migrant welcome centre" and on the back of bus it says


"children on board" (apparently). That is absolutely the issue to the


story. Let's move on then to our next story which is the Sunday


Times. I was blown up and trapped by Isis guns says reporter Louise


Callaghan, part of the operation, one of the dread word embedded


reporters travelling with the troops who're beginning the assault on


Mosul? Yes. As anyone can see from this


photograph, she's sitting there with her hands over her mouth looking in


utter horror at what's happening. She's taking evasive action in a


Humvee as Iraqi troops pound in Mosul. It's standard fare which


isn't to denigrate it at all. It's nasty and frightening, but I think


we all know it's been going on for six days now. Soon to move into its


seventh day. It's what happens afterwards. It's a nasty Basel but


what happens next? Contested part of Iraq, very close to the Kurdish


autonomous region, so there's pressures there. Absolutely and they


have already said they won't... Big stakes. A surprising thing was


hearing from the aid agency in the course of the week that people by


their thousands were fleeing into Syria to escape expected violence in


Mosul. Yes. When you see reports like this, I think that the


temptation for a journalist on the ground is to describe the


experiences they're going through. It's a brave thing to be going out


there and doing the kind of thing that Louise Callaghan is doing. Yes.


Also we know how dangerous the whole thing is. There are reports coming


out that 284 men and women who were human shields have now been executed


by Isis. You are dealing here with a really, really nasty enemy, so yes,


you would flee anywhere even Syria, just to get away from them. Let's,


as our little and finally, this quite fun story at the bottom.


Number Ten spin chiefs romantic blunder. It's a cautionary tale, Jo?


Yes. Not so much about having flings but about being careful with your


mobile phone? Yes, it's not about having a fling at all actually. It's


about Sir Craig Oliver, late to Downing Street, former spin doctor


to David Cameron. He had sent a text to his then girlfriend who had come


into a meeting looking a bit flustered and he sent a text saying,


"you look shattered X, X, X," but he'd sent it to more than his


girlfriend, it had gone to fellow campaign chiefs, so everybody around


the table, everybody sitting there, phones vibrating and it had gone to


the entire WhatsApp group of the campaign group, but, you know, these


things happen. His secret love wasn't secret much longer. Spin your


way out of that one. People put back on the app "you don't look so good


yourself, mate". Thank you Nigel and Jo,


you'll both be back at 11.30 for another look at the stories


making the news tomorrow.


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