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trade deal in Brussels, following weeks of uncertainty.


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


With me are the Home Affairs Editor of the Evening Standard,


Martin Bentham, and the broadcaster Rachel Shabi.


We also call you a writer and journalist, Rachel. Nice to have you


here. Let's look at the front pages. The Telegraph leads on what it


describes as the financial crisis It says nearly half of NHS


authorities in England are drawing up plans to cut hospital beds


and a third propose to close or downgrade Accident


and Emergency departments. The Independent leads


with the US Election campaign - it shows Jennifer Lopez


campaigning with Hillary Clinton as she tries to appeal


to the hispanic population. As the latest polls show


Donald Trump may be winning over That is following the new FBI


enquiry into Mrs Clinton's e-mails. The paper says a group of MPS say


Theresa May's claims that the government is putting


?10 billion extra into the National The Bank of England Governor's


future is the front page It says Mr Carney is likely to make


a statement this week ending speculation that he will step down


before Britain leaves the EU. The devastation of Italy's


earthquake makes the front page of the Metro, the worst


quake in nearly 40 years. a Republican, of meddling in


politics as it opens a new inquiry into Hillary Clinton days before


the country chooses We will start with the Financial


Times, Mark Carney stands ready to serve a full eight year term at the


Bank of England. It was a bit controversial when he did not sign


up for the full amount in the first place. To be fair to him, the reason


was he has a family, four daughters, and they all had to come over here


to settle. That is what he said at the time, because he was not sure


how it would go, so committed to five years and would stay on. Last


week or so, there was speculation he would not stay on, because he has


been under attack from pro-Brexit MPs, and was upset by something


Theresa May said about economic policy in her conference speech, at


the Tory party conference, that he was going to decide and announce


this week that he wasn't going to stay. Now the Financial Times says


he is, although it is heavily caveat it. It is a great journalistic


story. It talks about leaning strongly to towards the state in his


post, so they are nailing their colours firmly to the mast, whilst


at the same time in classic journalistic fashion giving


themselves an escape route if he somehow decides later this week that


he isn't going to. It is not certain, but it would be useful to


have that continuity as we leave the European Union. You would think so,


wouldn't you. I find it quite strange that there are, as you say,


members of the Conservative government that have been


undermining him, shall we say? Making comments that aren't entirely


supportive. It seems a strange time to want to rock the boat in this


way. The accusations are of him that during the EU referendum, and since


then, he has been gloomy about the economic forecast. Well, you might


just say that he has been value neutral, and the forecast is gloomy,


as opposed to him spinning it in that way. It does seem a bit


ridiculous to be making these comments about him. And certainly,


at this time when you would need continuity. I think, beforehand, it


is not what he has said since, but before the referendum, suggesting


the likelihood of a recession if we voted for Brexit, and that growth


would go down and it was likely to have a negative effect in the


short-term, that was seen as a red rag by some people, and he was


criticised in a select committee omitted before the vote. And of


course, some of that has not been proved quite correct. It is not


entirely incorrect that the sterling value has gone down, but we haven't


seen that effect in the short-term, we haven't seen a recession, but it


is possible we could do so at some point. Like when we leave the EU.


Which is what has forecast was. When we leave the EU, there will be a


recession. We haven't left yet. I then think he did say that. I have


got to say that I think he was giving perhaps... he was attacked


for saying anything at all and intervening in a political way. I


voted for Brexit, and didn't believe the scare stories, but I think he


was doing what he felt to be the right thing. He argued that the time


that it would be negligent not to have said what he thought. I think


it is right that he does stay on, and hopefully he will do. If he is


asked for his opinion, he will give it, wouldn't you think. Let's look


at the Daily Telegraph. Why almost got the wrong paper. Hospital beds


and a loonie units face axe -- accident and emergency units face


axe. It will appeal to the government to step in, won't it,


Rachel. The committee has said that almost half of NHS authorities are


drawing up emergency plans to cut hospital beds, but also to close


down accident and emergency departments. This is, as a


consequence of what they have been warning about for some time now, and


the warnings have become more and more severe of this massive


shortfall in cash. The NHS now needs a huge cash injection to save it and


it comes at a time when we have a government that is not only


underfunded health and social care for the past eight years, but shows


no signs of wanting to reverse that. I think the government would query


what you have said that, because I think the real question is that they


say they have put in eight billion, but Theresa May says she has put in


10 billion. The government says it has delivered that, and it has put


more in now, and that has questioned, and Sarah Wollaston, the


chairman of the select committee, who is writing a letter tomorrow,


saying the figure is not right. Although more money has been put in.


The problem is that the extra money that is going in, it is not


sufficient to cope with the vast the increasing demand in all sorts of


ways. That is the classic problem the NHS has faced year after year,


after year. It is a question of priority. We want a functioning NHS,


and we need to invest more in it. There is the issue of demand. It is


the same as GPs, they are overloaded because more people go to them. The


GPs are overlaid did because the NHS is trapped. It is a knock on effect.


It is something that seems to get more and more problematic. This is


suggesting that the consequence of this is fairly dire things will


happen. There were warnings, weren't there. There have been for quite


some time. We are starting to see what it might look like. Let's stay


with the Daily Telegraph, Britain to ditch its unfair fishing quotas


after Brexit. This is supposed to provide a good deal, says George


Eustace, the fisheries minister. What is going to change? One


straightforward change would be that we are not part of the EU fishing


quota system. Then we would strike a new arrangement of some sort, of


which that is reinstated. The basic point about exiting the EU is that


we would regain control of our fishing waters, fish our own waters


and decide who fishes them. The argument is that therefore we would,


in effect, be able to fish more and not have to restrict our fishing in


the way that we do at the moment. Spanish trawlers most notoriously,


babe may want to come in and take a large amount of fish that we have.


That is the lodgement. The reality may be a different kettle of fish!


If there aren't quotas of some sort, we could have overfishing again.


We will overfishing on our own terms would be your argument. We might. Of


course, fishing goes on and so we can still fish in a responsible way,


just more of it. So there are two questions about how me fish can be


taken out, and how the fish that is the right amount to response we take


out is divided between the different countries that can fish. It is a


whole other thing to sort out. Theoretically, what George Eustace


says is correct. But he doesn't very much specified. He just suggests


that things will change any fundamental way and so on. We would


hope to get a better deal. We would hope to get a better deal. You can


apply that line to just about everything. We don't know, but we


feel like we will be OK. We have hidden cards that we haven't played


yet. It has been a bugbear for people in fishing towns for a long


time. So of course, to those people it will be a very appealing


argument, perhaps. Let's look at the i. Trump closes the gap on Clinton


to two points, the polls say. The Democrats hit out at latest


investigation. This was an investigation that we understand the


FBI has opened, e-mails on Hillary Clinton's Private e-mail account.


But there has been criticism of the FBI director for doing it so close


to the election. The Democrats and others, to be fair, have pointed out


that it is a bit strange to have made these comments about the


e-mails just ten days ahead of the election. Particularly since we


don't really know whether this is a new batch of e-mails, it could be an


old batch, it could be something that has already been investigated,


they may not even be her e-mails. There are a lot of unknowns about


this. A, it wasn't qualified in that way, and it being released so close


to the election has caused ire in Hillary Clinton's the income. Harry


Reid, who is a senator, a Democratic senator, leader in the Senate, he


has come out saying that the FBI director may have broken the law by


publicly disclosing these steps so close to election day. But if he


hadn't and it had come out later, would that have been worse? Like


Mark Carney, if he does not say something before a crucial vote, you


win or lose either way, don't you? In this case, if he had sat on it


and it had turned out to be incriminating, and after the


election Hillary Clinton wins and there is some terrible revelation,


which is unlikely, but he would be accused of covering up. He is down


to either way. The reality probably is, fortunately for Hillary, it has


cast a sudden cloud, hasn't it, over her prospects -- dammed either way.


It is something that has been bad news, and a bullet of weak point in


her armoury come and it has opened up, which is not good news for her.


In the Guardian, Brexit. German family seeks British citizenship.


Tens of thousands of German dues fled the country and want to become


citizens. Why do they feel the need to do this? They want to be members


of the EU. They don't want to lose their EU passport according to


German authorities, 400 applications from the UK are being processed.


There are another 100 or so enquiries in the pipeline.


Obviously, the commentaries that this would be difficult, a lot of


these petition Jewish families might be families that fled Germany, fled


the Holocaust, fled the Nazis. A significant psychological challenge


is how it is put. There are also lots of Israelis living in Berlin,


for examples. There has been a sort of reckoning with all of that as


well. And if you years ago, Spain said that Sephardic dues, dues that


were expelled from Spain in 1492, before the Muslims were kicked out


by the Catholic rulers there, they can get Spanish citizenship. --


dues. I take all of this with a pinch of


salt. It is not big numbers. What the motivation is is completely


unknown. Is it an interesting thing? Vaguely interesting, but it is the


idea that everyone will flee the country whoever wins the election


and so on. In 15 seconds, tell us why Bangladesh are on the front page


of the Guardian, Martyn. They have beaten England for the very first


time. Great for them. Not good for us, a bit humiliating, but good luck


to them. They have become an increasingly strong Test match


playing team, and that has got to be a positive thing. 108 runs they have


beaten them by. That is it for the papers this hour. But we will be


back, it it is Sunday and you get a double dose.


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