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


With me are Martin Lipton, deputy head of sport


at The Sun and Martin Bentham, home affairs editor


We will go through the review in a moment. Let's look at the front


pages. The Daily Telegraph claims


that Royal Mail staff, leaving Theresa May facing pressure


over "industrial chaos." The paper also notes Andy Murray's


third Sports Personality victory. The Guardian also


celebrates Murray's win, but focuses on claims


that the justice secretary had prior warning ahead of the riot at HMP


Birmingham on Friday. The Metro leads with


former Chancellor George Osborne's verdict that his warnings


about the UK being poorer Brexit also dominates


the Financial Times, but the paper focuses on fears


about exit talks being delayed will mean banks


leaving the UK for abroad. And the Daily Mail


leads with the claim that millions of pounds of UK aid money has been


used to fund a talk show Let's begin. Nice to see you both.


We're going to start with the Daily Telegraph, the postman. Misery for


commuters at Christmas is one thing, but kids now, this is the threat and


it is very much could, might, maybe. Royal Mail staff may go on strike to


add to the misery and prevent cards and presents being delivered in time


for Christmas. This is part of the backdrop of the wider sense of


industrial disputes in a variety of industries. Southern Rail, that has


gone on and has been the main focus but there is the stoppage for the


British Airways cabin crew. And a sector of the Tory party, calling


for Theresa May to act, calling on her to think about imposing


legislation to prevent strike action in a number of industries. This


story suggests not that they will strike, the Royal Mail workers, but


they will not cross the picket line, so they won't be able to collect the


mail that the striking post office workers are stopping them from


getting by having picket line. Slightly different but if it


happened the effect would be pretty catastrophic and a lot of people not


getting their presence and cards in time. It plays into the bigger


issue. A wider issue. Industrial play-offs for Theresa May. There is


a quote from David Mellor saying that the description of Theresa May


as the new Margaret Thatcher is as wide of the mark as it could be,


given that Thatcher is seen as someone who got on top of the


unions. On the other hand she faced a lot of industrial action before


she did that and those laws that she passed are still in place and have


been strengthened. The Southern Rail dispute, there has been a vote, it


has gone in favour and it is difficult for the government to take


the kind of action that some people in the Tory party are saying, to


react to every strike by passing tougher legislation. The consolation


is that many of us will be buying presents online and a lot of


presence don't go through the Royal Mail, which is why they have


suffered so much. So children might get their presence this year!


Imaging the chaos otherwise, would you want to deal with your kids? Of


course it is Santa, not the Royal Mail! Some of those companies


haven't been very efficient, a few stories about them. Staying with the


Daily Telegraph, patients being turned away from A, it says. Not


very cheerful front page, is it? Strikes and then you've got this


story, talking about papers to the board of NHS England. Not as bad as


it sounds, although the NHS faces enormous pressure. Basically saying


that there are some hospitals in the country that have triage system is


where innocence, people who turn up and don't need A treatment are


immediately seen by doctors and nurses and then they are sent away


to be dealt with at a lower level. Some hospitals already do that. It


says that GPs and nurses should be at the front doors to turn away the


less serious people. In a sense that already happens. The NHS board have


been told that some hospitals who don't do this kind of triage, to


make sure that the people who need emergency treatment get it... Those


that don't have the practice should be doing it. Similar with moving


people out of beds into other accommodation settings, that


should... That happens in some hospitals efficiently and in others


it doesn't. When people should move is another issue and sometimes


people are shot out to soon. We hear this story every year. It is the


issue of what services will be open, some will be closed at this time of


year, they aren't going to be open at night. During the day it is a


question. There are more silly and minor issues that people may have


after a glass of sherry. It is the staffing levels and everything else.


Clearly the NHS is under pressure for all sorts of reasons, rising


demand for GPs and A services. This is saying that the usual winter


problems, prepare for them by doing these things. It doesn't alter the


underlying demands and pressures that the NHS faces. It is saying,


get ready. Turning to the Financial Times, it is Brexit. Oh, really? The


latest little... Liam Fox talking about we might be part of a customs


union, seems to be a softening of their stance. This is the potential


delay in Brexit talks that could see some of the banks looking to shift


from London into the Eurozone. This is clearly a threat from the banks,


trying to get a deal, they want to put a brake on the harder Brexit.


These games will be played for most of the next couple of years. This


story is a bit thin, saying that the EU would like to finalise the


divorce papers so to speak first, which we knew, and they want to get


this 50, 60 billion agreed that we are going to pay, honouring existing


commitments and after that they will go on to negotiating things like


trade arrangements and so on. Because that will take time to get


to that point... This passport issued, all of the banks would like


to operate basically as they do now. Is that fair of them to need it so


early on? We haven't even got the... We have the Supreme Court hearing,


the result in the New Year. Should they be asking so early on? Lloyd's


of London have already said they are prepping. There is a difference, any


loss of jobs in any business, the banking industry, it is very


important to the country and its economy so we don't want to seek


lots of business is going to Europe -- we don't want to see. Many people


think that if it shifts out of London it is as likely to shift to


New York, partly for reasons of employment legislation and so on.


Not helpful to the financial sector in general. Some people might move


parts of their operations to certain European jurisdictions, to remain


part of the EU. There is a lot to play for here still. They are


positioning, because there's a sense of uncertainty about the shape of


the negotiations, people are trying to the armlock on all sides and you


can understand why. These are commercial entities and they sense a


potential problem, opportunity and they are trying to do the best they


can to manoeuvre things in their direction. They will until there is


certainty where we are going. This idea that we must agree the divorce


settlement before agreeing anything else, of course they want the money


from us so I'm not sure that we'll just agree to it if they aren't


playing ball in everything else. We can run parallel negotiations which


is what our government wants to do. We should honour commitments but I


don't think we need to sign until we have a sense of progress and


cooperation. We are going to turn to the Guardian and Andy Murray. Good


old Andy. Topping off a fabulous year. Outstanding. Nailed on winner


always going to win. Not for his victory this time. His tremendous


success this year is a bit of a surprise because he's been around


for a long time and in a sense you felt that they few years ago his


time had been, he hadn't quite done it, he had performed well. Brilliant


but he was in the area of Nadal and Djokovic and Federer and he was seen


as slightly below their level. In any other era he would have been the


best. And the second half of this year, he's been magnificent, his


performance at Wimbledon was fantastic and ending the year as


number one, dethroning Djokovic was by Bilic. Third time in a row that


he's won this award and rightly so. People like Andy Murray! They


didn't. He has given of himself in a way that he didn't, he used to beat


Kevin the teenager but now he has developed and grown up and


fatherhood has softened him. Everyone really likes him. I think


he's a genuinely nice bloke, he comes across that way and people


relate to him in a way they didn't before, he was a bit surly and


snarky. He is genuinely warm and also very good at tennis and in a


fantastic sporting year for the country, apart from the football, he


has been the standout character. That's your fault! I'm always


responsible. Brilliant performance. He has befriended his Olympic title,


Wimbledon and so on. -- he has defended. He plays entertaining


tennis, he isn't reliant on the big serves. He has power but he also has


finessed, at his best he is beautiful to watch. He makes you


suffer when you're watching him sometimes! He is British, Scottish


but British as well and that is part of being British. You wouldn't want


it, would you, you must have some pain before you get the real


pleasure. Surprising that Mo Farah wasn't in the top three, to be


honest, with his double double. He just missed out. It was a huge win


for Murray but the rest of them were some way below. Nick Skelton. In


third. At 56, not a young man and that was incredible. It showed the


Olympics, Kate Richardson was quite high up. A sense that the Olympics


is an all-encompassing thing that people from nowhere can become


propelled into the front. And the Brownlees, that act of


self-sacrifice. Shows what matters. It was really warming,


heart-warming, this is what family is all about. Obviously the Brownlee


brothers have done tremendously well, both of them, but also they


asked by the less... Mo Farah has had Jimenez glory. Maybe a sense


that Nick Skelton and the Brownlees is in keeping -- tremendous victory.


Very quickly, do you have your Christmas jumpers? Are you wearing


them? He got one. No, I haven't! He said he had a really good one. The


front of the Daily Telegraph, asking what Colin Firth's Christmas jumper


did to land us a pub ban. What's the story? Pubs and restaurants, it


seems to be in Yorkshire, actually. There you go! Apparently saying


people who are wearing them are too boisterous, creating a nuisance and


so they are keeping them out. Sounds like my husband, he's from


Yorkshire. People are delicate, on the way here I was accosted.


Horrible, no, stop it! We need a tweet of both of you in your


jumpers. No! Fluffy, is it? LAUGHTER Is wonderful, thank you very much.


That's it for the papers for the moment.


We'll be back at 11.30 for Round Two.


for that, all the front pages are online on the BBC News website


where you can read a detailed review of the papers,


seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers.


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