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


With me are the Political Commentator, James Millar


and Dawn-Maria France, who's Editor-in-Chief of


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with:


The Telegraph says Theresa May will announce a crackdown


on executive pay this week - an approach previously advocated


The Sunday Times leads with the death of Fidel Castro -


describing him as scourge of the West.


The Observer also puts Fidel Castro on the front page -


and also claims elderly care is close to collapsing as council


The Mail claims police were warned by their own expert that allegations


of child abuse against the former Prime Minister Ted Heath


with another alleged abuse victim of the convicted paedophile Barry


We start with Fidel Castro. The day began with a lot of news bulletins.


Sunday Times call him scourge of the West and says he died at 90.


Difficult for some people to know how to pay tribute to him. On the


face of this this is great because he was a complicated character, a


divisive character. This story on the Sunday Times they have Jeremy


Corbyn hailing him as a hit massive figure in the history of the planet,


perhaps overplaying it, and Donald Trump calling him a brutal dictator.


Both of which are true. It was a massive figure and a brutal


dictator. There are many quotes and they are all true but they do not


agree with each other because he was, you know, a revolutionary and a


hero to many and a monster to others. You think it would be easy


but disappointingly Sunday Times has turned to Twitter to find out the


reaction. Let's look at the Sunday Telegraph. They look at the other


side of it. David Joyce says for the excise that fled Fidel Castro, this


photo taken in Love and in Miami who is home to many people who fled the


regime. There is no grief being expressed there. As you say,


rightly, there were many Cuban exile to Miami. They are reported to have


chanted Cuba is free and being quite jubilant at the death of Fidel


Castro. And his brother who has been in charge since 2008, he has


restored diplomatic ties but whether that will continue under Donald


Trump not sure. We do need to watch this space. That's the other line


that the Telegraph also picks up. Who will go to the funeral? Will


Barack Obama go as America's representative. He has normalised


relations to some extent but clearly there is a lot of history so he may


not be all that popular as it goes. It would make sense if he did


because he started to build a narrative with Cuba and this would


cement that narrative. Yet, looking to the future. Go to the Telegraph.


The other headline is that Mae carries on labour's business paid


crackdown, getting tough on corporate greed. Soon after she


became Prime Minister she began talking about the idea of giving


workers more of a say in how companies are run, putting them on


boards and that kind of thing. There was no appetite after the Philip


Green and the collapse of his company, people were outraged with


that. It looks as if she is using a labour platform. I'm intrigued by


the fact that she is looking at giving shareholders the power to


veto pay packages of business leaders in their annual meetings.


And also making companies put staff representatives on pay scrutiny


committees. That will play to the centre ground and that is what


workers want to see. But whether it looks like that will be good for


business is another matter. Business may not agree that at Miliband has


been tweeting about these stop it is bizarre. As a story there is not


much to it because it is just the green paper, she is not doing


anything, certainly not carrying on the business of labour and a great


bounds because they could not do it, they lost the election. But at


Miliband could not get elected on this programme so, you know, was


personality that was the problem rather than his policies? And now we


have a Prime Minister who has not been elected as Prime Minister, she


has not ever faced a general election as Prime Minister, bringing


in policies that were rejected by electorate in 2015. It raises all


sorts of interesting questions about the state of our democracy, really.


It is not your average year. From another point of view, in the centre


ground you need to win the voters who do not normally vote for you and


this looks at the kind of policy that will do that because it seems


like it is supporting worker. Another story about the Prime


Minister in the Times saying that the Prime Minister says that


thinking about Brexit keeps her awake at night. The call for


business to return access to the single market for two years after


Brexit, with the public voting to actually leave the EU and then that


kind of thing staying with the single market, that is at odds with


what the British people are saying because that will encourage freedom


of movement and many people have come out against that because it


affects, they feel it affects the community and if you look at what is


happening in parts of Yorkshire, we have seen that in a lot of factories


where there have been many EU workers and people have felt


aggrieved because they feel it pushes down their wages. It is a


difficult balancing act 's option is to appease those voted out and make


sure they get a good deal. So it is still the question of whether it


will be soft or hard. Yes, the referendum did not ask is if we


wanted soft or hard. There is a sense that in Yorkshire, maybe,


there are many mills there that relied on immigrant labour is back


in the 50s and 60s. But when austerity, as we have seen over the


years, and people hoping to apportion blame and scapegoat


immigrants have been generations always been the target of that kind


of narrative, really. A look at the mirror. The football abuse story


which is widening. Here on the Sunday Mirror a new name this is


Anthony Hughes who says that he also was a victim of the convicted


paedophile coach Barry Bilal. He has waived his right to anonymity in


this case as we have seen, been emboldened to come out and speak


out. It is having an effect. It cannot be easy, inevitably, to come


out and speak and the stories you are hearing are fairly unpleasant to


say the least. But it is having an effect. More people are coming


forward, this has now been opened up and hopefully more of the people who


are to blame, not just those doing the abuse but those who could have


stopped it will now be put in the spotlight. The Mail on Sunday is


also saying that it was not just football but other sports where this


was carrying on. The police operation is taking that into


account. And also other football clubs beside Crewe Alexandra. The


investigation broadens. I was intrigued because the accusations do


not involve any current coaches. It has opened a narrative for people


who have been abused to come forward. From that standpoint at


least that is happening. Yes and that points to the fact that there


are many more checks and balances in place these days. But it will also


hopefully lead people to look at the checks and balances and make sure


they are should be. To not be complacent and think certainly are


better than they were back in the day. Let's return to the Telegraph.


Make Farah should appear. -- make Nigel Farage Apia. --A peer. The


Prime Minister failed to deny that things have been discussed. Nigel


Farage has had a big impact on the country and on politics. If that is


the vilifying standard then he deserves one if that is the


standard. It would also be a reflection of the number of votes


that Ukip got in the election last year. Across the country they did


collect a lot of votes. What Paul Nottle is saying is that he says it


is unfair and obscene to nominate a single Ukip politician to the House


of Lords and he has promised to hold talks and write to trees may herself


to demand a change. -- Theresa May. There appears -- are peers allowed


defected in acid is Ukip. The Prime Minister has failed to deny that he


is in the frame for it so I strongly suspect this will happen. That will


be another divisive measure in what has been a divisive year because he


is, well, here's a man having... Here's the thing. Paul is a nicer


man than a Nigel Farage. The Sunday Times. Boss was told to


bring back Christmas. This is the relatively new chairman of the


Equality and Human Rights Commission. He thinks people have


become a bit too overly sensitive about celebrating Christmas and


mentioning religion at that time of year. To be honest, because he is in


the new post I think it is about him creating headlines. I've never come


across anybody having any issue. I think he is bowing out of proportion


and maybe taking it too far. In the United States they do call it the


holidays more than we do. But isn't that because they have Thanksgiving


and it goes right through? There's a question about how much Christmas is


about religion to a lot of people these days. And there's also an


issue about talking about in November. Maybe that's what he's


talking about, that we shouldn't talk about it in November. Then we


are guilty as well. That's true. I take a while to get started,


especially this year because I am behind. Thank you very much, both of


you. Don't forget, all of the papers are online and you can watch a


recording of this on iPlayer if you would like to see it again. Thank


you very much for coming in and joining us tonight.


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