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Clarence in Exeter, England's oldest hotel, has collapsed after a


devastating fire. More than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at


the 300-year-old building. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me, Mihir Bose,


columnist at the London Evening Standard, and the assistant editor


of the Times, Tim Farron -- Anne Ashworth. First, let's take you


through tomorrow morning's front pages. We're going to start with the


Observer macro, which leads with reaction to the FBI reviewing its


investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails, with senior Democrats


accusing the head of compromising its political neutrality. That


features on the front of the Sunday times, which claims that Hillary's


lead in the opinion polls is falling. The Mail on Sunday


criticises the BBC for a show featuring a transgender storyline,


which it says is available on the CBBC website. In a novel solution


for the housing crisis is unveiled on the front page of the Sunday


telegraph. It says the government is to offer help to build 100,000


modern prefabs. We are going to come to that story. First off, good


evening. Let's start with a big story this evening, which has to be


forced the only show in town is Hillary Clinton and those e-mails.


What do they say? We'd like to know. Let's have a session with Yoda. Who


knows. It's extraordinary. The Sunday papers are highlighted that


the FBI director is a Republican, he was appointed by Barack Obama. The


way he has brought the story out, there is some, if you like, support


for the charge that he's done it more to help his former Republicans,


because he hasn't done any details. He went against the orders of his


boss, the Attorney General. Normally, the FBI, if you are


looking into something, you have to say, this is what we have found,


before you say, we are looking into it. Will it be enough to take the


heat off Hillary? The letter is described as short on facts and


heavy on innuendo. Nobody knows if these RBC e-mails that were examined


and found to be OK in the summer. -- if these are the same. It


facilitates Trump's rhetoric. He can now call her crooked Hillary. This


is what he has been claiming and he now has justification. He is


comparing it to Watergate, which we all know isn't true, but it is post


factual, it's all assertions, innuendo, and they seem to be


stronger than the facts. And the problem is that Hillary has always


had a problem of trust. She isn't really liked. It's an election


between two people who are not really liked. It's extraordinary. If


you like, she doesn't have a bank of trust to draw on. And say, hang on,


I haven't done anything wrong. If you have somebody who is already


distrusted, that increases the pressure. A lot of people also


putting the spotlight on the relationship between Huma Abedin and


Mrs Clinton. It's a real soap opera, this huge loyalty that the Clintons


have two Huma Abedin. They haven't thrown under the bus. She is the


second daughter. Indeed, Bill Clinton married Huma Abedin and that


husband of hers. Former husband. Who is the source of all this


controversy. But this could be... This has been a jolt to the whole of


the Clinton campaign and it might have an effect. We know that 20


million people in America have already voted, but there are people


still wavering. The swing states. The American election isn't decided


with the popular vote. George Bush won the popular vote, Al Gore did,


rather. It is decided by which state you win in the electoral college and


so on. Somebody coming out from those states, some of those are too


close to call. One doesn't know what the effect would be. Obviously


people are saying the FBI's timing on this was... There is a hint of


political thought was made to prove that would help the Republicans. One


can't prove that. It has been labelled the October surprise. The


media grabbed it, great timing for us but, in terms of a headline, but


can Mrs Clinton really come back from this list of the polls are


already reporting... They are narrowing. But that might be the


initial reaction. When people think, actually, there is nothing in these


e-mails, haven't we heard all of this before. There are lots of


undecideds. Will they be bothered to vote? If people were undecided


before and were favouring Clinton, we don't know for sure, and they


will say, OK, Trump is bad, I'd never vote for him, but is Clinton


any better? Why bother to vote? It could be an impact. For Clinton to


win and win well, she needs a lot of people to vote. And, if Clinton does


win, there is a risk that her presidency will become a lame duck


because it will be mired in controversy from the start. Did she


missed all of that Obama is Chris Doak you miss all of that Obama hope


and change stuff? Let's turn to the Sunday times and a bit soft politics


or soft power coming from Mr Putin. Yes, an interesting story by Andrew


Gilligan, once of this parish, who is now an investigative reporter at


the Sunday Times. He is saying that Putin has been making links with the


right wing of the very powerful groups in the Conservative Party,


like the Bruges group, set up by Mrs Thatcher, and funding trips for them


to go to the Ukraine at other places, and many of them are making


appreciative noises, saying... What is he up to? You know his links with


Trump. We see Putin is this great pariah with no links with anybody


responsible or sensible in this country, but this suggests he has


been cultivating links, and many of them, or a couple of them have said,


that maybe the sanctions the west has imposed should be removed. Does


that mean the sanctions have been working? A lot of people have said


that he just doesn't care. I was in Russia recently and people were


complaining a lot. Not funded by Putin! I paid my own fair. They were


complaining, but I didn't see much preparation in the shops. There is


nothing to gain by going on these trips. The politicians must know


that they will be discovered, having had their jolly to Russia or Ukraine


paid for, and know that it will be bad for their name. Their


reputations. But getting a bit of culture, that's important. There is


something behind it. This isn't simply his reaction to, what was the


call from Boris for protests outside the embassy? Boris says, we hate


Russia so much that you should go and protest against the embassy,


whereas there are members of his party going out to Crimea and same,


Putin isn't all that bad. We don't hear from these politicians why they


went and whether all of their conclusions were that flattering.


Yes, but I think what we might hear some voices saying, we shouldn't


just demonise Putin. We should have links with Putin. This might become


a debate, if these people, if they are powerful in the Conservative


Party. I am intrigued by the lying in this article, that the group


called for a Coke cooperation agreement -- agreement with Russian


intelligence. -- by the line. Russia are very good on drug cheating,


things in sport. Will this throw any light on what their intentions are


in Aleppo? What was the purpose of the? So many questions. Right,


prefab. You can talk and talk and talk about this. One of the sections


I headed in the Times is about housing, and we know there is a


crisis. They have been big promises made by the new government, but they


argue -- that the people who are just managing will be able to get


houses and things will be better, and one way they say they will do


this is by the prefab. What is this? Nobody calls it the prefab. They


call it modular. Actually, the home is made in a factory. In Sweden,


about 80% of homes are made in that way and, in America, about 40% in


some states. It doesn't necessarily mean a rickety, poor quality


building. Not jerry-built? No. It might be the answer, because


goodness knows we need one. Would they look like IKEA houses? Not


necessarily. From what this story says, these houses can be put up in


48 hours or something, very quickly. Is quick and efficient. Have you


ever spent time in one? There are lots of offices that are prefab Drew


and you wouldn't know it. So it could be a good, possible solution.


We built about 120,000 homes a year and we need about a quarter of a


million. Something has to happen. That is the front page of the


Telegraph, prefabs to solve the housing crisis. The Observer macro,


it is Theresa May. Just managing, families set to be worse off. She


was promising... This was her big thing ever since she got to Downing


Street, that she wants to help people who are working around the


clock. What this story is based on is that a study has emerged which


shows that, if the budget cuts that Osborne made are not removed by


Philip Hammond in his Autumn Statement, by 2010, a family with


two children of four years old who are working within the constraints


of the living wage will find that they are ?2000 worse off. So come


and has to do something in the Autumn Statement. He has to


backtrack. Otherwise what Theresa May is saying will make the position


much worse. There is a big question here. Whatever he does on taxes,


these households will be very badly hit by rising inflation. We've got


wage is not rising very fast and beginning to get more expensive and,


if you are a household like this, that is where your expenditure is,


in the supermarket. You can tinker with taxes and benefits but, if


people are finding it so much more expensive in the shops, what is


and's room for manoeuvre? -- what is Philip Hammond's room for manoeuvre.


A should probably stop eating Marmite! That is probably just the


start of the price rises. Lets finish off an Ukip. This could be a


first in a way, for the party. They are looking for peers. Is that


right? It could be how Nigel Farage finally gets into Parliament. He has


tried seven times to get a seat and hasn't succeeded in some


Conservatives are saying there should be Ukip peers and they should


be Baron Brexit. Isn't it great to have a story... This is making us


smile. That's what a good front page should do, have a story that makes


you smile. Farage in the Lords would provide us with a great deal of


amusement, I would say. I think a lot of people would go to the Lords


to hear him speak. How likely is it? I suspect you will be leading his


party. There was a wonderful quote from a Ukip member who said they had


had four leaders and they had all been called Nigel Farage. We suspect


the next election for a leader will not go well and that Nigel will step


in again. We shall see. We will end on that note. You will be back


later. Very enjoyable, thank you. That is it.


You'll both be back at half-eleven for another look at the stories


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