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


With me are James Rampton, features writer at the Independent,


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with:


The Metro claims that private companies are being employed


to block NHS patients being referred to hospital by their GPs.


Theresa May is set to reveal her vision for Brexit


in a speech later this month, says The Daily Telegraph.


Millions of people living near busy roads are at risk of dementia,


And that story is also the lead in the Daily Mail.


The Times carries claims that senior retired civil servants and diplomats


are concerned about the government's lack of direction over Brexit.


The Sun has a story of a Syrian refugee allowed into the UK


despite being discovered with a fake passport.


OK, so let's start with the Times. Revolt over Theresa May's


leadership. A former ambassador to Russia gets the Brussels job. All of


this the fallout after that shock resignation. Yes, the story has just


rumbled on today. It seems there is some tension growing between top


mandarins and former civil servants, and ministers. There is public


speaking out about the resignation, and the Times leads with former


civil servants talking about how Ivan Rogers was extremely competent


at his role. That is in contrast to hearing voices such as Iain Duncan


Smith this morning, and he's been speaking to media saying that this


wasn't a civil servant to be trusted. It talks about some of


these tensions. What does it say about the politicisation of this


role. It seems like a poisoned chalice. That's what we are seeing


here, the of conflict between the civil service and the political


class, who want to see Brexit followed through, and the idea that


the political class believes that the civil service shouldn't be


politicised, but should be batting for the cause when it comes to


Brexit. That's what is so bizarre about this. Surely the whole point


of the civil service is that it is neutral, and applies objected advice


to people without having fear or favour. The idea from some of the


Brexiteers that they cannot be trusted... Peter Lilley said it was


sour grapes from Sir Ivan. His job is to tell ministers what is


happening in Brussels. Just because they don't like the sound of it


doesn't mean he should lose his job. It smacks of one of the most


appalling things in our campaign, when Michael Gove said, "We have had


enough of experts". Once we get rid of experts, we are in the hands of


people like Nigel Farage! I don't want to go down that road! The front


page of the Daily Telegraph. May sets out a vision for Brexit. By all


accounts, she didn't tell the Queen what her vision is. Now the front


page of the Telegraph says we are all going to know. What is the


vision? To remove any suggestion of muddled thinking, one of Sir Ivan's


charges today, she says that her red line will be, if we are not allowed


control of our borders again, we will not play any part in the single


market. That will be the line over which she will not cross. To me,


this smacks of desperation. Why has this come out tonight when the Queen


allegedly was not told anything? Why does there still seem to be such a


model between certain ministers. Liam Fox has apparently been


sidelined. David Davis says he doesn't know what hard Brexit means.


It is so confusing, it's as though they don't know what they are doing.


For people who tap into Buzzfeed, for the people you cater to, I'm


assuming slightly younger members of the public, how do you explain the


whole Brexit phenomenon, and explain this story to them. You have a


traditional paper here, the Daily Telegraph, putting its case. It's


remarkable, because our readers are really interested in reading stories


on Brexit. Especially when we are talking about the impact on the


economy. People genuinely want to know. You mention post-truth. I


think, at a time when perhaps you do have polarised media, this is also a


time when people are searching for the truth, and people are turning to


different outlets. They just want to know different perspectives, and at


the end of the day, they want to know what's going on. Do tell us!


What is interesting with this story in the Telegraph is that it mentions


the three Brexiteers, David Davis, Boris Johnson and Liam Fox having an


important role. Perhaps after the Supreme Court ruling, so we will see


what happens. What is going to be in this speech? It says here that it is


a vision for the future. What is that? What is Brexit? We know that


vision. Onto the Metro. National health scandal. Bosses making


millions are not treating patients. A remarkable headline. According to


the Metro, at least ?57 million has been spent on schemes so that


consultants are referring patients away from their family doctors, so


the money isn't being spent on treating patients. I guess the money


is being spent on more bureaucracy, and this is quite fascinating. Where


is this money coming from? A lot of people watching will be concerned.


People being on waiting lists not being able to get their operations


in time, when you are seeing this amount of money going elsewhere. It


is quite weird. If patients who should be going into the NHS are not


being allowed to be referred into the NHS by their doctors, that saves


money. Is it a good thing? No, because it is of the GPs who decide.


It is outside consultants. It is costing 57 million a year to pay for


these very expensive consultants, and there is evidence that only 14%


of NHS commissioning groups could save any money from this. At a time


where patients are being denied very expensive cancer drugs, to be


spending 57 million on a scheme that isn't proven to be is saving money


is a scandal, and I think that the headline is right. Onto the front


page of the Express. Apparently, busy roads can cause dementia. This


is based on a study from Canada. It is quite a sad story. 200,000 people


in the UK suffer from dementia, and it is saying that people living near


busy roads are more likely to get dementia. Especially someone who's


been living in the capital for their whole life, this is really worrying.


We have heard lots of stories talking about the impact of


pollution on asthma, but I haven't really seen anything on this before.


So is it pollution or noise affecting the brain? It is the


particles from pollution getting into the system, and I guess this


affects the bodily functions, and this is what causes dementia. I just


think it's really devastating. What can you do about this? There's a lot


of people living in busy cities. But calm down, because it might not be


true. A story in the Express that might not be true! What is the


veracity of the study? It is a big study. They have studied 7 million


people, and they have concluded in Ontario that you are 12% more likely


to suffer from dementia later in life if you live near a busy road.


That is very shocking. Going back to the NHS, we have a huge crisis with


care for older people, many of whom, 200,000 already a year, being


diagnosed with dementia. If that is going to get worse, it is incumbent


on the NHS to make sure it is spending its money well. Here we


have a story about all migrants should learn English. We are going


to skip over that. Buzzfeed. Trump trusts WikiLeaks astonish over US


intelligence agencies. Mr Assange has said that it was not WikiLeaks


that gave the information about the democratic committee in America. Mr


Trump is taking his information over that from him rather than US


intelligence agencies. This is an astonishing story. Julian Assange


comes out and says, Russia is not my sources. And then Donald Trump is


tweeting away, saying... It is strange that the intelligence


briefing has been delayed, and he has been quoting Mr Assange heavily


today. OK, taking Julian Assange's perspective over intelligence


experts... It is the first time you have an incoming US president


quoting Julian Assange. Giving that he is Public Enemy Number one for


everyone in the intelligence community, and accused of sexual


assaults, hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy... The decision by the


President-Elect to back him against his own intelligence services seems


bizarre. Off air, we were talking about the threat of the Trump


presidency, and this absolutely pinpoints its me. He is a man who


speaks before he thinks, and he is saying, Julian Assange, and man


accused of sexual assault who has hidden out in an embassy for several


years, who is the most wanted man by the knows more than all of the


highly paid 12 intelligence agencies in the US is absolutely nuts. It


does fit in with the idea of a man who shoots from the hip all the


time. Mike Pence, the US Vice President elect had a very polite


message, and Trump went ballistic. Vanity fair produced a critical


review of one of his restaurants, and he said, Vanity fair must close!


Do you see Donald Trump calling off the Department of Justice on the


house of Mr Assange? We will see, but in the media we take a lot of


his tweets literally. On face value. A lot of people don't take it as


seriously. Do you think it is an imposter? No, but we will see what


happens. Before Obama was president, he was not tweeting as much, so this


is crazy. Thank you both so much for the King at some of the stories


behind the headlines. Don't forget all the front pages


are online on the BBC News website where you can read a detailed review


of the papers. It's all there for you - seven days


a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. with each night's edition


of The Papers being posted on the page shortly


after we've finished. Cold and frosty for many


through the night. But during the day today


it was a cold one across much of north-eastern Scotland,


particularly because Temperatures peaked at around 5


degrees but add on the wind


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