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That's all of the sport, now on BBC News, Martine Croxall with The


Papers. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the the papers will be With me are Business Journalist


Josie Cox and journalist It's nice to know what 9:30am looks


like! The front pages, beginning with...


The Observer focuses on the Unite leadership battle -


featuring an interview with the man challenging Len Mcluskey


The Mail on Sunday leads with what it describes as the great


foreign aid freeze - saying the government has agreed


to halt new contracts after an investigation by the paper.


The Sunday Times says the head of the rail union behind this week's


industrial action has vowed to topple the Conservative


The Sunday Telegraph also focusses on the unions -


claiming Theresa May is facing pressure to curb


And the Express says the High Street is heading for a record


breaking Christmas - fuelled by Brexit.


Let's begin with the Sunday Times. And, this idea of a loyalty oath for


public office holders. It has been suggested by the Communities


Secretary Sajid Javid, but following on from this report that Daimler


Weise Casey has published into looking into how well integrated we


are -- Dame Louise Casey. Yes, it is very far reaching. It applies to


civil servants and even local council workers. I wonder how


effective this would be. You can get people to swear an oath to anything


but whether they fundamentally change their beliefs and values as a


result is questionable. What kind of sanction would there have two B for


it to be meaningful? We can say anything. If I want a job, I will


say it. Do I feel it or believe it? There is a problem, there is a


problem of integration. You know, within SummerSlam communities and


frankly quite a lot of white people who do not want to integrate --


within some Muslim communities. Just saying that you cannot get a job


unless you come up with this oath? That will only end up in resentment,


I think. And it is not just public office, it is everybody in society


who have an investment or share in the same ideas. How do you bring it


about? Exactly, it would apply to all migrants. Currently, it is just


people seeking British citizenship. It is just so... Are we going to ask


those people who happen to be indigenous Britons, right? To


express tolerance when a lot of them are deeply intolerant of all


backgrounds. This could be against discrimination laws and so on. What


I think is that there was a problem and there has to be a more


imaginative way of dealing with it. How? Louise Casey has certainly got


the debate started... Don't get me started on her! Believe me, Yasmin,


I won't! We have 13 minutes! There are a lot of things that we could


actually... We have all kinds of activities. In Denmark there are


fantastically local authority schemes to bring people together.


Informally, casually, to be friends. We could do that. Moving on, the


Telegraph. A fuse union stories this morning. It is nice to feel a proper


newspaper and not just the front pages! Pressure on May.


Prime Minister faces backlash over failure to impose emergency laws to


curb crippling strikes. Southern Rail this week, it means a


lot of difficulty for people trying to get about. What are the pressures


that she is under? This has been going on for quite a long time.


Conservative governments and successive ones have tried to curb


the power of the unions. Now, some of these strikes are perfectly


legal, what will we do? Change the law again... I am quite interested


that Theresa May is refusing to curb the powers of the existing


conditions under which strike... I would have thought she would have


gone for it. They are quite crossed that she is not. But I think that


she is right to not immediately step into this and make laws because of


strikes. One of these suggestions is that critical industries would have


to commit to maintaining a certain level of service even in the event


of a strike, which I think would still slow people down if they are


trying to move around on the railways for example but would not


be quite the impact that they are facing this week? And I wonder


whether it is the impact that is needed in order to get the point


across, and whether keeping crucial services or at least half of them


running would in fact defy the point of the strike will together. And the


same with The Daily Telegraph, a picture of a mother and son but not


any of them... The Queen and Prince trials, in a photograph taken by


Nick Knight, a fashion photographer, prior to the final night of the


Queen's 90th birthday celebrations. Yasmin, what do you think? She looks


really good. I like her frock. At her age she looks really good. And


so does trials! -- Charles. He is looking very fondly at his mum. She


never greens a lot. I would love to know what is going on in her mind.


-- grins a lot. This headline... This is Len McCluskey, the head of


the Unite union facing a challenge from someone else. They are


accusing, Jeremy Corbyn, he is accusing Len McCluskey are basically


not doing his job as the head of the Unite union. I wonder whether this


is not a proxy of what is happening in the broader Labour Party at the


end of such a divisive year indeed for the whole Labour Party. Yes, but


I think, I have never heard of this chap before. He does have a point.


Len... I can never say his surname properly... McCluskey. He is more


politicised than a couple of union leaders have been in the past but


there are limits, after which he fails himself and the Labour Party.


The Labour Party has always suffered from this thing. At the hands of the


union. -- unions. I think that there is a point here? Not all unions are


politically affiliated of course, but if you are, you are inevitably


going to be quite politicised and you? Yes, but you can do it subtly.


This guy committee just talks all the time about politics within the


Labour Party. He is a trade unionist. You can be more subtle,


businesses who back the Tory party do not do this upfront all the time.


It is a lesson? And they accused of behaving in a less than transparent


way? Yes. But I think that they could learn a little bit from the


other sector. Let's stay with the Observer. Look at this story at the


bottom. TUC and businesses urge Made to act now on the rights of migrants


in Britain. -- Theresa May to act now. The rights of EU migrants


should be guaranteed, they say, so that they can remain in the UK after


Ore, because a lot of industries rely on those workers, don't they?


-- in the UK after Brexit. It is some thing that Theresa May has


addressed only last week. She said that she wanted answers to these


questions. But, she's also said that she is basically not going to do


anything until the talks are triggered in March. Three months is


a long time and a lot of people will be affected by this. And over 1


million British people are also living in Britain. 1.3 million, I


think. I think that it is unfair and wrong to keep people in... How many


months as it been already since Brexit? Some of these issues are, in


a way, protected by law. Article eight of the European human rights


Convention says that you have a right to a family life, and... These


are often bypassed. But we would still be part of the convention


unless they decide otherwise. You get the right to permanent


residents. Isn't there some worry unnecessarily? A lot of it is about


rhetoric as well. And signalling, a willingness to show that


collaboration with EU states that had been particularly hostile in the


aftermath of the Brexit vote. A lot of my Polish friends are very


anxious and feel that any minute now... They feel it, emotionally


they feel insecure at the moment. The Polish Prime Minister, when she


came over, she was sounding rather different to a lot of EU leaders.


Probably in recognition of the fact that there needs to be some


reciprocity. It's an anxious time if you are an EU migrant. And the


attitudes now developing in our country towards them. So... They do


not feel that welcome or integrated, I think, quite a lot of them now.


The Mail on Sunday, the great foreign aid freeze, a stunning


victory says the newspaper, for their campaign.


As Britain suspends new aid contracts after we expose fat cat


dirty tricks. What are those dirty tricks? We both have mixed feelings


about this. The big story here, Ian Birrell is a very good journalist,


about how many executives, if you like, the CEOs of big charities, the


bonuses that they earn, it is a fair enough story but I think that there


is something else also happening here which makes me uncomfortable.


It's kind of an attack on aid itself. But isn't it the right kind


of age to the right kinds of places? Making sure money gets to where it


is meant to be, rather than going in other directions? I would say so and


it is such a big industry it is difficult to police as a whole.


Transparency is so paramount. I think Ian has a good point here. The


wording is very strong. He's talking about a dramatic halt to new


contracts. It sells like a review going into something that has to be


reviewed, but it would be interesting to see the outcome. We


face cuts here on so many fronts. The best way, isn't it? To get


people to support the idea of us giving foreign aid. Showing that it


is properly having an effect? It is, but what is awful is that some of


The Papers in the last few months have said, let's stop and look after


our own. If you do not want refugees to come here, you better keep up


with some good aid projects, actually. Otherwise, you have to


work at the source or people will do what they've been doing and die and


coming to Europe. You cannot have it both ways, really. Let's go back to


the Sunday Times. Strictly winner, hip hip, Ore, our BBC Sports


presenter... He is lifting up his partner in her spectacular yellow


gown, it is not just a dress. She was so surprised when they won, her


face was extraordinary! Neither of us have been committed to strictly


watches this year... Maybe we should have been, it looked fantastic this


year. I am so impressed at how quickly the contestants pick up


those steps. Ore had never danced before. Some competitors have


dancing their background. Sport is his thing, obviously. No, I think


that the way that they do it... Ed Balls for God sake! He did really


well. It would have thought? He certainly committed, didn't he? His


gangland style, I watched it half a dozen times... It is so joyful! --


here's Gangnam Style. And we've just spoken to the parents


of JoAnn and Kevin Clifton... And those dresses! The wardrobe


department at the BBC News Channel is not quite as well at providing


the sequence! She says, dressed in black for this morning... --


sequins. That's all for The Papers this morning.


Thank you to both of you. A reminder that we look at my's front pages


every evening at 10:40pm during the week. -- we look at tomorrow's front


pages. A man is adrift


after a storm at sea.


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