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next it is the Papers. From all of us that is it at from the sports
centre, good night. Welcome to our look ahead to the
Paperers. Good evening to you both. Tomorrow's
front pages starting with the i, leading with the MP who moved
colleagues to tears after reveals in the House of Commons she was raped
as a teenager. And the Metro reports on the human rights lawyer, who
could be struck off. And the Daily Telegraph: Saudi row widens Boris
rift with May. And the Garde clan Allies rally to
Johnson over gaffe. And the Daily Express: The Home
Office is making plans to house record numbers of asylum seekers.
And the Financial Times: Reporting on the European Central Bank
decision to cut back on the amount of bonds it buys every month. So,
let's begin. Let's start on the story that is led today, which is
Boris Johnson's unguarded comments about Saudi Arabia and Iran, of
course but especially Saudi, and this has widened the rift between
Boris Johnson and Theresa May? It Harold McMillan says that in this
case Boris could firmly be and it is very bad news when you are
Britain's top diplomat. So, you are saying he has made a
habit out of insulting foreigners, Dan, how is Boris viewed in the
company states? There is a risk with the undiplomatic comments he could
be considered a buffoon. But with Donald Trump coming into office
soon, Boris Johnson may have found a comrade in arms. Boris says what is
on his mind. He operates in the social media swaggering style. So I
was thinking Boris could be a dress rehearsal for Trump but only on a
smaller scale. Yes, I think that Boris Johnson may
dispute that but anyway. But interesting, if you look at the
coverage in your own paper, Randit of the row, the guardian is talking
about whether or not bourgeois speaking the truth when it came to
Saudi Arabia? That may be the case. In private, that these are views he
conveyed to the leadership of Iran and Saudi Arabia but the problem is
you don't say it in public. To convince someone of the merit of
your case as a diplomat you do it outside of the media limelight. You
don't seek the spotlight for this stuff but Boris can't help himself.
He wants to generate a headline. He is so used to doing it, he forgets,
what job he is supposed to play. This is difficult for somebody
leading us through the Brexit negotiations if you go around
insulting people and telling them you can have your cake and eat it,
it does not go down well with the opposite half when you are
negotiating with them. He has breached diplomatic protocol
but I cannot stop thinking of Donald Trump who recently went off script
and had a call with the leader of Taiwan, even though that went
against the American foreign policy with China. It is the similar
dynamic of going off script, saying what is on your mind and not
thinking of the consequence, perhaps not caring.
And the Garde said: That some are convinced there is a campaign to
undermine him as the Foreign Secretary from remain supporters and
EU politicians but these are words he has said himself? People in his
own party have been poking fun, the Prime Minister said she could put
down Boris Johnson and compared him to a dog, Philip Hammond used a key
economic speech to make fun of his attempt to gain leadership. So
people have been making fun of him, some have been saying that you have
to stop as he is being undermined on the stage abroad if you are
ridiculing him at home. He's not the top dog! His brass has
told him you are not representing their view, then they are not
working for me, then he is in trouble.
Dan, the New York Time, the executives keep their ears to Trump,
this is about him tweeting repeatedly about wanting to keep
large companies in the US and keep the jobs there? With the election of
Donald Trump we have an unprecedented case of an
entrepreneur becoming President. Many in the business world hope he
would be pro-business. He has gone on Twitter to dress down Boeing 777,
the producer of Air Force one, saying it is costing too much. He is
threatening to cancel the order. He recently did a deal with Carrier to
prevent them from moving factories with Mexico. He is turning out to be
quite drastic, so much so that Palin dressed him down for not addressing
conservative policies, it remains to be seen if he retains the line, how
the business community in the states and around the world will react.
About it is said here that CEOa are thinking hard about the consequences
of moving abroad? This is a problem. There are people on the campaign
trail who have nursed grudges and avenged opponents. But democracy is
won on trust and dictatorships run on fear. This bullying practice, it
doesn't sit well with people. The whole point of democracy is that you
can vote these people in, you expect to administer neutrally but if you
don't like them, you can kick them out. What is to stop this man
continuing to intimidate them when no-one rebuffs them? And he tweets
and no-one knows what he is really thinking. It is hard for us to
realise what some of these tweets can mean.
I think it is a dangerous phenomenon Yom. We should watch and worry.
But if he is defending American jobs, it is a pop Lincolnshire
thing? It is populist but it remains to be seen in economic terms if it
will back fire, saving 1,000 jobs to make a difference in macro economic
terms he would have to do this every two days.
Absolutely. It is just the very start. Yes.
Let's move on to the front page of the i. This is a troubling and a sad
story. An MP, Michelle Thompson and a
speech she made in the House of Commons, telling MPs she was raped
as a 14-year-old girl. A very moving intervention that was.
It is, it comes on this UN Day of the Elimination of Violence to
Women. So people were speaking about their experiences, she was talking
about a shocking crime perpetuated against her. There is a discernible
trend in politics where MPs are standing up to talk about their
personal experiences as it brings them closer to the public. So we
have had the Labour MP who spoke about losing a baby movingly last
few months ago, then Charles Walker, the Conservative MP talking about
suffering from mental illness and to some extent it puts the politicians
on the front foot in the terms that people relate to them and see them
as ordinary people as there is the idea there is a disconnect between
them and us but to do so over such a sensitive subject... It must have
take an lot of courage. I was struck by the story in terms of an analogy,
where Hillary Clinton had to maintain her decorum afterward ho a
fee may politicians bearing her soul in the most visceral way Andres
fating with many people hearing it. So maybe we are entering a new
confessional age. Especially with women to show their real side and to
be more honest. It remains to be seen that Theresa May, who has
fashioned herself as a tough, Thatcher like Charles thatch --
character, if she will show herself. It is hard for a female politicians
to win in this situation. Let's move on to the front page of
the Daily Mirror, looking again at George Osborne, the former
Cheshiring, and his earning power now he has left government.
It is a good story. George Osborne was born with a silver spoon in his
mouth. He comes from a family of magnates, he can race money quickly.
He was a young Chancellor that made a big impact but not for all the
right reasons in many people's eyes. But it is interesting, talking about
getting close to the public, George Osborne is part of the metropolitan
elite, so called out of touch with ordinary Britons and the Mirror is
highlighting the fact that his is continuing in the same direction.
He has been given permission to do this, he is still an MP but he is
entitled to? There is a debate about life after politics, Cameron, Blair,
he has been discredited for his involvement in the private sector.
Hillary Clinton for giving speeches to eat, and here with George
Osborne, it begs the question, are politicians not allowed to make a
living after they leaf office? And the front page of the Telegraph:
Mick Jagger, father at 73. What do we think of that, gentlemen? I think
it is great. How can you not be happy for a man who has had a child
in his 70s. Mick everyone.
Does it?! Thank you very much.