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Hello and welcome to our lookahead at what is going to be in the papers


tomorrow. With me to discuss this in the studio we have got Caroline from


the Sunday express and Joe from the Independent. Welcome to both of you


and thank you for being here. Let's start with a quick look at the front


page. The Independent has an interview with Jean Miller, the


business woman who challenge the government's desire to begin the


formal process of leaving the EU without Commons legislation. The


Sunday Times also leaves with a story about Brexit saying the


government is facing fresh legal challenges if it wishes to take the


UK out of the single market. They also have a picture of the writer AA


Gill who was a leading journalist for the newspaper. The mail says


that Nicky Morgan has been banned from meetings at number ten after


criticising Theresa May's choice of trousers. And millions of people


could face a Council tax rise as the government looks to cover the cost


of social care. So, Joe. You have a story. In the Independent it is the


front page. The government says is threatening Supreme Court judges.


This is the woman who brought the case that has now made its way to


the Supreme Court. That case has been heard this week. People have


been covering it. And the judges are now deliberating on making their


decisions. One of the most important decisions in British constitutional


history. She decided to speak out because reports appeared in which


government sources appeared to be prejudging what the result of that


cake is would be and in her words were trying to spin the result. They


were saying it was not going to be as an impressive win for her side as


expected and possibly because of that the suggestion was that that


would mean the position of MPs would not have the justification to


challenge Theresa May in the House of Commons. She was speaking out


saying that it was completely started and has overturned


considered reporting that we have had through the week. And with the


articles appeared the list of judges with their background and links to


the EU and she is suggesting that this is a sort of threat saying that


you may have won the case were watching the judges' hands. And she


has become a poster girl for the Remain supporters. Although she has


had many death threats she says. On the opposite side, she is the


villain of the piece trying to frustrate what we see or what the


Brexit supporters say as being the will of the people. But if you think


about this idea and the suggestion is that the government would still


lose but they would lose 7-4 as opposed to 10-1. Somehow the


suggestion there is that that gives, that is better for them because it


means it is less decisive. When it comes to a court judgement it is


like being a look pregnant. That just does not happen. Either win or


lose. Instead of trying to spin it that way as they lost and we were


talking about this outside, the government almost conceded defeat on


this court case as soon as the High Court decision came out several


weeks ago. Many ministers behind the scenes have tacitly accepted that


they will not win and they have died to write the legislation that they


need to pass. That begs the question, why have the case being


taken forward and millions of pounds potentially being spent? And what


you make the case on TV? Were you fascinated and gripped by every


minute of it? I think court cases, apart from serial killers and things


like that can be fairly dry. This was fairly dry. It was interesting


to watch it being televised. Certainly. And this is the most


fundamental choice facing this country in generations. The idea


that, you know, it is being taken so seriously and we can see justice


being done was a great thing to behold. I think we will have many


more chances to see other cases being taken through the courts. This


is not going to be the end one. Other cases will come. One from


Northern Ireland. Staying with Brexit we have the Sunday Times who


also have a story on that. I think the BBC reported on this a couple of


weeks ago. The Sunday Times are doing it as well. The new court case


is threatening to derail Rech said. Again we were saying that they seem


to be many different court cases and it is a little confusing about which


one was which and whether or not this was a new court case. It is the


case you reported at the end of November. A court case that has been


brought that in effect challenges the whole notion that we will leave


the single market, actually saying was was that what we voted for?


Therefore challenging the whole notion of what is going to happen


next. The interesting thing is that this has been brought by two


supporters of Brexit. Peter Wilding of the precious group British


influence which has been calling for a smart Brexit, whatever that is,


and a Conservative Party activist who also voted to leave. It is


another machination of another type of challenge we will see. Everything


to do with bricks and. We have a hard Brexit, soft Brexit and now


soft -- smart Brexit. This case exposes the difficulties of the


process of getting out but also some misunderstanding about what the EU


was. Most people would say hang on, if we are leaving the EU are we just


leaving the single market, isn't that the same thing question mark


but that is not the same case. They are different constructs tied


together. The customs union, the EA, various other parts as well. Each


facet can be challenged in a different legal case if people want


to bring the challenge. And Nigel Farage would say implicitly that


when we voted to leave we voted to leave the single market but


everybody offer different interpretations of Apsley what the


question on the ballot paper meant. It does kind of leave open this


whole can of worms that which can be debated and dissected with different


court cases coming all the way up to my guess, until we actually leave


which we still don't know when that will happen. And the referendum was


only advisory.... Let's not get into that. But more important, trouser-


gate has revealed by the Mail on Sunday. An extraordinary story of of


a lot of alliteration. Toxic texts over to Reza's trousers. Caroline,


can you explain this? This is an explosion of a particular row which


has been rumbling for sometime now over to Reza may's leather trousers.


You can see them in that picture there. She has a favourite pair of


trousers. And they are quite expensive. Yes. Nearly ?1000. There


was criticism of these trousers and their price may be Nicky Morgan. And


now we see this amazing exchange of text which hinges on the fact that


in essence Nicki has been going to Downing Street along with some of


the other Remain supporting MPs to discuss the challenges of Brexit.


And now because of unflattering comments she has made about the


trousers and the decision of the Prime Minister to pay so much money


for them, she has been uninvited but the chief of staff and some of the


text messagesare absolutely brilliant. A message sent to another


remained supporter in response to this whole argument that has taken


place. Do not bring a woman to number ten again. Nicki Morgan gets


wind of this and hits back to the chief of staff saying that if you


don't like something I have settled done. Please tell me directly. No


man brings me to a meeting. If you don't want my view at a meeting you


need to tell me. And Nancy onus of respondents with a so there.


Absolutely extraordinary. A great insight into the world of number


ten. Assuming it is accurate. There is a suggestion implicit in the text


to Fiona Hill but there is a sexist undertone to it. Quite interesting.


A female Prime Minister against a former female minister and a female


gatekeeper all sort of pulling the reins of power. And if you go right


back to Nicki Morgan's original comment about the trousers one of


the interesting things about that is though even they would have her


Theresa May because of a personal nature, because Nicki Morgan said


something like only ever spending ?900 on her wedding dress, it hits


to the heart of to Reza may's political message of being part of


the common man. And, everything, absolutely everything is about


Brexit today. Everything must be seen through the prism of Brexit


today. Nicki Morgan is on the remains site and to Reza may is


trying to straddle both sides of that, that Brexit means Brexit and


that makes this whole a powerful story. Safe to say that Nicki Morgan


will not be returning to Cabinet any time soon. The express, Caroline,


your paper. Talking about council tax rises. That is correct. We have


known for a long time that there is a storm brewing even social care.


George Osborne woke up to the idea that councils do not have enough


money for this sort of thing. So a particular portion of your tax


counsel Bill for such things. The council wanted fresh cash in the


Autumn Statement that that was not delivered. And now it seems that the


government is considering a new plan and with the local government


settlement coming up the thing they are considering is whether they will


raise that precept and make it even bigger. The suggestion being twerk


from 2% to 5% which would mean council tax bills go up by 7%. Let's


go to the Sunday Times. They have a story about refugee children. Young


people who were brought over from the jungle camp in Calais. Some of


them have disappeared once they got over to Britain. There are fears


they have been drawn into prostitution and slavery? A terrible


story this. Several weeks we had debate in the House of Commons and a


lot of news coverage as well of how people were being treated in the


Calais jungle. We saw how people, how children disappeared and there


was a great push for British authorities to break through the


stagnation of the French operation and take the children out of danger


and bring them to the UK where we could house them. It is embarrassing


for British authorities now to find that, yes, we could do that with


some children at home now they have fallen into some of the same traps


on the side of the channel is on the other. And let's end with the Sunday


Times, paying tribute to their very famous TV critic and restaurant


critic, AA Gill. He has died at, sadly, at the age of 62. A lot of


cancer in his body as he told us. We had the full English of cancer. Only


he would put it that way off course. He described it at the same way as


he was reviewing a fish and chip restaurant in North Yorkshire. The


revelation that he was operating from cancer. It was not that long


ago that we first learned of that back. Only three weeks ago, I think.


So it is sad that he has died so quickly. And one of the things that


comes out is that he has written an article that I think was published


today talking about his own fight with cancer and one of the things


that comes out is that the drug that was recommended by his GP to combat


this particular type of cancer was a drug that was only available


privately the sort of makes his point that he has led a very


middle-class sheltered anti- violent life so I didn't know how to deal


with this particular thing that happened to him. I find that very


sad. And, Joe, you enjoyed his writing? That is correct. As a young


journalist growing up you would seek out people who inspired and


captivated you and his writing could do that. I would read his reviews of


TV shows and films and read them simply to taking his writing, not


because I wanted to see the subject of what he was talking about. I


think he was one of those people who could really transcend the form of


writing that he was doing to just reach out to people and present them


with a wonderful piece of poetry. A a Gill who has died at the age of


62. Thank you very much to both of you. Coming up next on BBC News it


is time for the film review.


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