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


With me are Katie Martin from the Financial Times


and Lucy Fisher Senior Political correspondent at The Times.


Nice to have you both here. Tomorrow's front pages, this is how


they are looking. The Financial Times, which leads


with President-elect Trump's appointment of three conservative


hardliners for his administration. The Daily Mirror looks


at the ?369 million cost to the taxpayer of the refurbishment


to Buckingham Palace The Daily Mail has an interview


with the father of a girl who was cryogenically frozen


following her death last month Unlike the girl's mother,


he had opposed his daughter's The the Times has a picture of


Theresa May and Angela Merkel who met in Berlin today. The European


leaders are saying farewell to President Obama.


The Telegraph leads with an announcement expected next


week by the Chancellor, that will see cold callers


being banned from targeting people in the wake of


Forecasters warn of a weekend of snow and storms across the UK,


The major refurb planned for Buckingham Palace


is on the i's front page, with the paper detailing


the potential fire risk of the ageing cables.


We will start with the story on the front of the Daily Mail, agony of


frozen Gold's father. This was a story that was embargoed until


midnight last night for a month after this girl died. The father


says in this story about the bitter row that has affected his family. He


is suffering from cancer as well, as is his daughter. An extraordinary


case. It is horrible, nothing nice to say about this story. It's been


all over the papers today, clearly captivated the nation. It's


difficult to see there are any winners here. It's just awful in


every direction. The poor girl and the father is suffering from cancer


himself. They had a disagreement, he and the mother of the child over


what to do. It just sounds better and awful. The court case, it was


not whether or not she should choose to cryonics league preserve her


remains, it was about which of the parents should have a say over what


Absolutely, about the rights of a Absolutely, about the rights of a


child's last wishes when they haven't yet reached the age of 18.


Who is to decide? I think it captured the nation's imagination


because of this idea of freezing your body and the possibility of


coming back 200 years later. What's really sad is the father. He's


talked about these hope traders and his complete scepticism, whether the


science is where all will ever be there to allow his daughter to be


unfrozen and live again. Is a leap of faith, very few facilities in the


world offer this service. It's in the hope that one day somebody might


be able to do something? You have to imagine he wants what's best for his


daughter, although she has passed away. He doesn't want people to be


trading on false hope or slim hope. But... The human tragedy behind


this, the family tragedy behind this is laid bare by the fact they can't


agree. Whatever there is in the science, whatever the possibilities,


whatever the legal ramifications, this is a very personal family


tragedy. The only thing you can take from it if she got her wishes. She


found out before she died this was going to be permissible. Absolutely.


I am sure many people across the nation heard this morning her final


letter to the judge saying she didn't want to die. It was


absolutely heartbreaking. At least... She wanted to have this


chance to try and cheat death and she did achieve it. The ethical


moral dilemmas of if this technology ever becomes available, she could be


brought back to life, in theory, to be treated for cancer but won't know


anyone. It will be hundreds of years from now. That is a very peculiar


thought, isn't it? It's very peculiar. If it works for her,


presumably everybody could do it. Ultimately nobody really wants to


die. So, as you said, there are these ramifications further down the


line. What if everybody does it? What if everybody wakes up 200 years


from now on to live in a completely different world? There are huge


ethical questions here and we don't know the answers. And not very well


regulated, it seems, this small industry? I think it is a very niche


industry at the moment, highly expensive. She asked her father for


?50,000, to be frozen at minus 196 Celsius, upside down in one of these


cryopreservation tanks. It seems a bit sci-fi to me and I'm not


convinced by it. I think it was her grandparents who helped raise the


money? Yes. The Daily Mirror. Who pays the bill when one of the


world's richest women in eat her house fixed up? You, of course. This


is the Queen and Buckingham Palace needing a refurb. Yes, electrical


cables are 40, the lead pipes, it all needs an update. ?370 million


has been approved by the trustees to allow this overhaul of Buckingham


Palace. And guess what, the usual suspects are not happy about! The


public are out in force saying this is absolutely outrageous. Frankly, I


think it is easy to see that when next week we are expecting the


Autumn Statement, Theresa May is trying to give a boost to the just


managing families, to see the Royal family getting millions and millions


pounds in the next ten years to do at the Palace... It's only open


during the summer months and doesn't necessarily seem for money to all


quarters. It's a tricky one. But doesn't the Queen and the Royal


family and all of this living history bring in billions to the


country? Sure... But as we were just saying, we have got the Autumn


Statement next week, which is going to be all about these just about


managing families. Whilst we or worrying about spending a third of


our income on childcare costs, it does seem slightly galling that the


Queen is getting such a huge amount of money to do up her house. It's


notable she doesn't have to move out during this process. She can just


move into the East Wing whilst the West Wing is being done up. These


are not any ordinary home repairs are going on here. Nonetheless, as


you say, there is a public interest. Nobody wants the Palace to burn down


or flood. It's full of antiques and of items that are of national


importance. Just the timing. And also the amount... It's a round


number that is very similar to this ?350 million a week we're all


supposed to be saving from leaving the EU. Whether that exists or not


we don't know yet, but there's a lot of parallels here and there's really


awkward timing that doesn't go down well with a paper like the Daily


Mirror. The FT and the Times on the appointments President-elect Trump


has been making. KT, if we're led to believe the direction he's going in,


it's conservative and quite hard line. Quite hard line is putting it


mildly. Once Donald Trump knew he had won he came out with a speech


that was quite conciliatory and talked about being a president for


all of America. But that seems to have melted away pretty quickly.


Some of the appointments have already been extremely contentious


and the ones we have seen come through today have really got people


upset and excited. In particular, I would say, the appointment of Jeff


Sessions, the Attorney General role. He was previously turned down for a


federal Judge role on the basis people thought his comments were too


racist in the 80s. He has resurfaced into this role now. Mike Flynn, very


hard line, you said various things about Muslims in America that are


rather ugly to our ears. So it seems to be pretty divisive. Some of these


appointments will have to go through a congressional hearing, but the


Republicans control Congress? Yes, that's right. I think it remains to


be seen, what we've seen so far from Donald Trump is he is quite a


whimsical and material character. Pointing these hardliners, will sit


down with Mitt Romney and some of his opponents and rivals within the


Republican party, said that we will see a bit of balance from across the


GOP. But his family, whether they are going to be part of any of these


jobs. The Times Ed Ivanka Trump, I don't intend to be part of my


father's government, I thought the kids were meant to be running his


businesses? There's a lot of confusion about the rules. Previous


presidents have put their businesses into blind trusts. That makes sense,


there can be no conflicts of interest. But today Ivanka Trump was


in that meeting with the Japanese premier and I think there's a lot of


smelling Sarah Mack, people thinking, why is the


President-elect's daughter coming to a meeting with a world leader? His


son-in-law is supposed to look at the loopholes that might allow him


to be a legal adviser. Yes, quite a power couple. I wouldn't put it past


him, where there's a will there's a way. I'm sure they will find a


loophole if there is one. It does sit rather uncomfortably that Ivanka


Trump talks about not wanting to be part of the government and then


there she is, sitting in this meeting with the Japanese Prime


Minister. What on earth is she doing there? It does look rather awkward.


Let's stay with the Times and talking of awkward photos, look at


the expressions on these faces! Eurovisions. Theresa May and Angela


Merkel, saying farewell to President Obama. The picture editor has been


told to go out and find a picture that represents national stereotypes


for the Brits and Germans and this is what they have come up with.


Angela Merkel looks rather frosty. It sounds like she has rebuffed


approaches from Theresa May to get talking about the Brexit process.


Theresa May did say today we are on track to be triggering Article 50,


this two year divorce process from the EU, by the end of March next


year. Angela, true to national stereotypes, has stuck to the rules


and said once you have done that we can have a conversation about it.


President Obama was apparently talking to Angela Merkel about her


being leader of the free West? Yes, interesting, wasn't it? Obama really


stuck the boot in and said the special relationship is in between


the US and the UK but the US and Germany. Called Angela Merkel his


closest ally. I think she has stood up for the values of liberalism much


more open stance towards immigration. I'm not surprised Obama


is championing her bravery when across the rest of Europe that seems


to be a more fragile consensus. Shall we look at the express, page


four. Senior Tory backs calls for Nigel Farage to be given period. I'm


not sure Nigel Farage wants this, at least just yet, but who is


suggesting he gets it? He's trying to retire from politics you know! He


doesn't want anything to do with it any more. There is a backbench Tory


MP, Graham Brady, who is saying the Ukip leader deserves, the former


Ukip Wheater or is he the Ukip leader? Interim. That he deserves


the honour. Also there's some talk about putting him into some sort of


informal role as a go-between between Theresa May and Donald


Trump. In terms of the peerage... I know we have slightly different


views about this. I tend to think... It's the definition of a divisive


appointment to put him in a position like that. I think you can't keep


him out. Whatever you think of his politics he has led the rise of an


insurgent party at the general election last year, received 4


million votes almost, almost 13% of the popular vote share. I think at


least the party deserves some appointees in the House of Lords,


whether they want to give that to Farage, let's leave it up to Ukip. I


think keeping them out is only going to fuel antiestablishment sentiment.


Doesn't seem like he's in a hurry? It doesn't. I think is hoping to


play a bit of a role in the Trump administration. He's had several


decades now at the forefront of British politics. He has this


lecture tour, is going to go round Europe and tried whip up anti-EU


feeling elsewhere. You get the sense he's really enjoying himself. On


Radio 4's any questions he said it's not going to happen, it's not what I


want at this moment in my life. But when his old he might think about


it, if the offer is still there! Right, the Telegraph, speaking of


Brexit. Sturgeon's chance to veto Brexit. We have heard today that the


Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly... This is the Scottish


Telegraph, thank you to that voice in my ear for reminding me. The two


devolved governments get the chance to go to the Supreme Court as


interveners, not parties to it, but in this case that's been referred as


a result of the appeal by the government against the success


challenging whether the government can just trigger Brexit before


putting it before Parliament. The High Court said Parliament have to


have a say. The government are taking it to the Supreme Court. Why


might this be a chance for Nicola Sturgeon to stir the pot a bit?


Because, of course, Scotland voted to remain and this is the problem.


Brexit doesn't only threaten the European Union, there's the union of


the United Kingdom at stake. I think it's perfectly valid for her to say


our nation voted slightly differently, we want to have our own


input, and that alongside already arguments about if the government


needs to seek parliament's approval to invoke Article 50, whether


Article 50 is reversible. There are so many questions around Brexit


remaining. There is also the issue that constitutionally it's very much


in the interests of Wales and Scotland to act in this way, because


it very much will affect their constitution if we are in or outside


of the EU. Exactly, it affects them constitutionally but this is the


very purpose, they are there to represent the people of Scotland and


Wales. As this story points out, 62% of people in Scotland voted to


remain. It's not even a slightly different view from the rest of the


UK, it's a hugely different view to the rest of the UK. This is very


much Nicola Sturgeon's moment to that view forward. The paper has a


QC writing today saying this could explode the cosy consensus that the


two year process for leaving the EU cannot be undone. We are slightly


shooting in the dark. Nobody understands how this process is


going to play out. But the fact gives Scotland and Wales an


opportunity to put a spanner in the works... A goes on to say that if,


this is really getting ahead of ourselves, if Nicola Sturgeon went


to the European Court of Justice, we are only way from that everybody, it


would leave the door ajar if she was successful at the ECJ for the entire


of the UK to stay in the EU and she could use it as a bargaining chip.


Couldn't she does? The SNP trying to leverage. One minute left to discuss


something that brought joy to my heart last weekend. The Daily


Mirror, Ed can win it. This is one of the former judges on Strictly


saying Ed Balls and his great entertainment value... But is he a


dancer? He is an entertainer. I wouldn't say his dancing is the best


on the show, but he's the one everyone looks forward to. If I tune


in on a Saturday night, I hope he makes it all the way to the final.


You are not the Strictly fan but I think you have to look at diplomat.


I am almost tempted to watch it. You must. OK. That is it to the papers.


Don't forget, all the front pages are online on the BBC News website


where you can read a detailed review of the papers.


It's all there for you - 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers,


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Thank you Katie Martin and Lucy Fisher.


I hope you enjoyed it, you seemed to! I hope you come back. Lucy, nice


to see you again. We have the weather in a minute and then the


headlines. Good evening. The cold and wintry


theme continues for the next couple of days, for much of the week ahead.


But wet and windy weather on the cards for later


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