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at the University College London. The Japanese Prime Minister has said


they are ready to deal with whatever they have to deal with. We will keep


you updated. Time for the papers. Welcome to our look ahead to what


the papers are bringing us tomorrow, we're joined by a correspondent from


the London Evening Standard, and European features reporter at the


Wall Street Journal. Before we hear they have to say about the papers


that have a quick, brief look at what they are bringing us. The


Financial Times leads on the prime Minster's speech at the CBI


conference, telling business leaders she wants to avoid a cliff edge


after Brexit. The Metro leads with the news that the number of


polyester bags left on beaches have halved after shot. Giving them away


for free. And the Guardian paper writes about a new NHS initiative


that might require patients to bring our ID if they require medical


treatment in hospital. And the times warns that Russia is deploying


ballistic missiles to a small region bordering Poland and Lithuania, the


paper claims it is in retaliation for Nato expansion. Let's begin with


the Financial Times. A leap of faith as the FT described Theresa May


hinting at a soft landing to avoid a Brexit cliff edge. The phrase has


been used by a number of people now. She is trying to reassure the


business world. There's no league, no jump. I hope that she is


stretching tonight because she was doing some impressive verbal


gymnastics today. Talking about this cliff edge, suggesting, or


interpreting that they would perhaps be a transition period after article


50 is triggered, which is confusing, she is backpedalling, and also


talking about how employees and consumers may be represented on


corporate boards, but it sort of an abstract way. She did a lots of


backpedalling today. It is interesting because the original


intention was for the Prime Minister to reassure the CBI after her


anti-business rhetoric of the party conference, some of them were quite


unnerved by that, so she went into reassure them, and she said to them


there will not be a cliff edge, we understand you have concerns, and


business was delighted with that, and then just a few hours later


number ten was backpedalling and Downing Street, in the afternoon


lobby briefing, saying, actually, that is not quite what she meant, we


are not hinting at specific measures to avoid the cliff edge, they will


not necessarily be a long, transitional deal, which Brexit MPs


fear will become permanent, and that we will be out by 2019 and stick to


the original timetable. So it is more a timeline we're talking about?


Yes, and for a lot of people this will exemplify the fact that they


are desperate to find out some detail on the timeline, and what


crunch points are going to be in the negotiation. The Prime Minister said


several times in her speech, and in her response to questions, that she


would not give a running commentary, and I think people are actually


beginning to ask for more meat on the bones. The problem is that that


is exactly what it is, negotiations, so she cannot promise anything right


now, because she does not know what she can promise. Yes, but business


leaders do not make plans for two years, they make them for five, ten


years. This was a missed opportunity for Theresa May who has not yet


earned the trust of corporate leaders, they are still waiting for


more information, and saying one thing then changing later on the


day, it is no way to establish trust. That is probably why she


doesn't want to get daily updates, because it will keep happening.


Another story you have spotted, US banks face higher costs after eight


it for tat Brussels row. Explain this to me. This is a response by


the European Union to some rules which were brought in by Washington


back in 2014, which the EU claim basically amounted to protectionism,


and at the time they threatened to retaliate, and what it is is the


banks are having to keep capital, they will be made to keep more


capital in the EU, as collateral, if you like, for them fleeing at some


point. And this is potentially going to hurt the City of London, one of


the biggest financial centres in the world, because not only will these


large foreign banks which are based here have to retain capital here,


but they will also have to keep some in the EU, and that could make life


difficult for them. This is a huge drag if you are a US bank. Because


banks want to have their money out in the world, they want to use it to


surprise surprise, make more money. What we are hearing is the EU


saying, no, we want you to give a big pool of your money in the EU so


that if there is some sort of a crisis, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs,


you can cover yourselves. It is the most produced product in the world,


the $1 note. Produced even more than coat hangers. We move the. This is


worrying, if it stands up, that in their boots in a new threat to


Europe, action challenging Nato, according to the Times, this is the


area of a build-up of tension is, isn't it? Nato have had quite a


presence there for some time. Yes, they have upped their troops and


equipment to the eastern eastern edge of of its domain, and Russia is


claiming that it is responding to that action by moving missiles into


an area between Poland and Lithuania. So, right on the border.


And it is worrying, it was going to make life uncomfortable for many


European leaders... But it is not unexpected. It is not unexpected but


in the current climate where we don't yet know what the new


relationship will be between President-elect Donald Trump when he


takes power in the White House, and the Kremlin, it is pretty unnerving,


I think, for Europe, which is stuck in the middle, and the Nato


Secretary General today said, well, this is entirely defensive and


proportionate, we have absolutely no plans to expand, it is just about as


protecting our own interests, and the defending them, but, what


happens when President Trump takes over? This is almost like, is the


Kremlin calling his bluff? Is it trying to test him to see if he will


stand up to them or not? It is quite difficult and complicated and an


uncomfortable interplay between the major superpowers, and Europe is


kind of stuck in the middle. What we know about Donald Trump so far is


that he is not a big fan of war but he is not a big fan of Nato either.


It'll take time to figure out what he feels. One of the weirdest things


about this story is that this news comes from an interview with the


film-maker, Oliver Stone. That is where these quotes come from. OK,


interesting. The Daily Mail, show your passport if you want hospital


treatment. This goes back to an ongoing problem which has been


highlighted for a long time now, particularly by the Daily Mail, it


is to try to curb health tourism. Yes, this comes out of a Public


Accounts Committee report, a meeting of MPs today, they had the permanent


Secretary of the Department of Health in, and he suggested that


from now on, if you are not a British national you will have to


show your passport in order to get medical treatment. The idea being


that they want to crack down on medical tourism. And according to


recent government paid ?674 million to other European countries, just


Europe, not the rest of the world, for treatment that the British


received in those countries, but has only got ?50 million in return. Now,


obviously hundreds of millions of pounds could be hugely beneficial to


the NHS, but there are a couple of concerns, one is that it is against


the culture of the NHS to turn people away, and then the government


will have to be very careful to make sure that it is not for emergency


treatment, and obviously Theresa May said at PMQ last month, when this


came up regarding maternity care and a south London hospital that


obviously for emergency treatment people will still be treated, but it


will be interesting to see if this goes beyond operations, scans, test,


what they decide to do then, will you need to turn up with your birth


certificate and your passport and goodness knows what else? Well it is


all going to change after Brexit anyway. This makes a great Daily


Mail headline but my question is a reader is, is this a structural


change? Or is it just a surface level change. Reminding people to


bring a passport seems very surface level to me. The other issue is


enforcement. Perhaps you will recruit more costs from foreign


people receiving medical care but it costs a lot of money to enforce


policies like this, what sort of computer setup do need to check the


validity by passport, and all that... It is not in the bones of


the NHS to turn away those who need treatment. It is not, and that is


why my point about emergency care is crucial because people will be able


to stomach people aboard bin charge for a test or a hip operation or


something like that, but if they turn up about to give birth or


something... It happens in America, which is very different, but it does


happen in America. There are always always stories about that. Horrific


stories. And it is happening here. Pita bread is an area with a high


level of immigration and Saint Georges Hospital in tooting also,


where there are maternity care pilots to make sure this is already


in place, and certainly in Peterborough where it has been going


on a bit longer, they cling to have been making savings, so we will need


to see. We have only got two minutes left so can we do hyper fast


broadband? The Daily Telegraph. Essentially the government is going


to... Cracker! More high-speed and in it. But the government for me has


a hard time picking winners and comes to technology. So investing ?2


billion in high-speed broadband could be great day but what of


technology changes and there's a better way to get Internet in the


future? And is it reaching everyone who needs to reach? Some people


don't even yet have broadband. Absolutely. What is interesting is


that although most of the focus of this campaign is on rural England,


Central London is a massive problem. London is 26 in the league of


European capitals when it comes to superfast broadband. Partly because


we have ageing buildings, it can be difficult to dig up, the


infrastructure is very complicated, but they certainly need to do more.


That was brilliant. Really fast. Metro. Halving our beach litter. A


huge problem across the world. I have a plastic bag use, I admit it,


I use them as trash bags, but I do pay the 5p charge. They make good


poop bags if you have a dog as well. And it saves money. Or, not anymore,


because you had to pay for them. But it proves it is working. Yes,


beaches are cleaner, much better for marine wildlife, and if it continues


hopefully other countries follow suit. Thank you both for taking us


through tomorrow's papers and thank you for watching. All of the front


pages are online on our website, where you can read a detailed review


of the papers, it is all there for you, seven days


per week, at the BBC website, and you can see is there also if you


want to watch again. With each night's edition of the papers posted


on the page shortly after we finish. Thank you both, from me, and the


team, good night. Hello, quiet weather, dry weather on the way for


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