06/01/2017 The Papers


06/01/2017

No need to wait to see what's in the papers - tune in for a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 06/01/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

as well, as Worcester drained 16 three-pointers.

:00:00.:00:08.

That is all from us for now. Coming up, The Papers. The sport was a

:00:09.:00:18.

little short tonight, but not to worry.

:00:19.:00:20.

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

:00:21.:00:23.

With me are the business academic, Melanie Eusebe and Katie Martin

:00:24.:00:27.

Tomorrow's front pages...

:00:28.:00:31.

Welcome back, 2017. Glad you have not abandoned us. Let's have a look

:00:32.:00:42.

at the front pages. The Financial Times says London faces at triple

:00:43.:00:47.

whammy of transport strike action next week, after union discussions

:00:48.:00:51.

broke down with underground staff set to walk out for 24 hours on

:00:52.:00:55.

Sunday night. It comes amid industrial action on Southern rail

:00:56.:00:57.

and British Airways. The Mail looks at the amount

:00:58.:01:01.

of foreign aid paid out to some projects by the UK,

:01:02.:01:04.

and a decision to pull funding aimed at empowering women and girls around

:01:05.:01:07.

the world. The Times claims Theresa May has

:01:08.:01:11.

been warned by a major Conservative Party donor that he'll

:01:12.:01:14.

withdraw financial support if she pulls Britain out

:01:15.:01:16.

of the EU's single market. The Telegraph looks at winter

:01:17.:01:19.

pressure on the NHS, claiming to have seen a memo

:01:20.:01:21.

from health bosses encouraging hospitals not to use terms

:01:22.:01:24.

such as "black alert". The i also looks at demand on A -

:01:25.:01:34.

saying hospitals are turning away And the Express says US scientists

:01:35.:01:37.

have claimed that taking an hour-long nap after lunch is good

:01:38.:01:43.

for your health. And the Sun reporting on Prince

:01:44.:02:04.

Harry's first holiday together with his girlfriend Meghan Markle. They

:02:05.:02:08.

have been to see the Northern lights in Norway.

:02:09.:02:12.

Right, a leaked memo telling NHS officials not to speak about "Black

:02:13.:02:22.

alert". Every year we speak about the increased demand on NHS

:02:23.:02:26.

departments and this year is no different, but is it any worse? I am

:02:27.:02:31.

not sure but I think in the area of high taxation and the health service

:02:32.:02:36.

being one of the best locations for high taxation in the UK, we have a

:02:37.:02:44.

right to be concerned. 42 times in one week in the lead up to

:02:45.:02:49.

Christmas, when we do know this, and every year it is the same thing. The

:02:50.:02:53.

weather is cold which means we need to take care of ourselves a little

:02:54.:02:57.

more and people will be at the hospital more, so if it has been

:02:58.:03:00.

happening all of this time, why have we not fixed it yet? Or if it has

:03:01.:03:04.

not happened to this extent, then why is it happening to this extent

:03:05.:03:08.

this year? Either way there is a problem. And of course what does

:03:09.:03:14.

change over time, this ageing population, more people likely to

:03:15.:03:25.

need care all year round, but particularly in the winter? Yes, no

:03:26.:03:27.

getting around the fact people get ill overwinter, but it does sound

:03:28.:03:30.

like this is worse than usual. Speaking about, as Melanie was just

:03:31.:03:32.

saying, record numbers of people in ambulances turned away from hospital

:03:33.:03:35.

as they do not have resources to help them. In record-breaking

:03:36.:03:38.

territory, that does not sound good. One of the interesting elements of

:03:39.:03:44.

the story in the Telegraph is they are speaking about trying to

:03:45.:03:48.

encourage hospitals not to talk about this in overly alarming terms,

:03:49.:03:54.

not to speak about, what do they cold, black alerts? The Guardian

:03:55.:03:57.

speaking about how the Red Cross is saying the NHS needs to take action

:03:58.:04:01.

to make sure we are taking better care of people. Terms like Red Cross

:04:02.:04:06.

and black alert in relation to the NHS, not a good look. In addition,

:04:07.:04:12.

some of the stories, looking at individual stories, lying underneath

:04:13.:04:13.

this around deaths that have happened in

:04:14.:04:26.

hospital corridors, it makes for very grim reading. Let's look at the

:04:27.:04:28.

Guardian, though, because you mentioned the Red Cross.

:04:29.:04:30.

Humanitarian crisis in the NHS, says the Red Cross. Doctors told off and

:04:31.:04:32.

told a patient misery following death in corridors, and there are of

:04:33.:04:36.

course individual stories which are desperately sad, and concerning. I

:04:37.:04:40.

cannot remember a time when the NHS was described in that way by the Red

:04:41.:04:46.

Cross, has it? No, I think there have been conversations before

:04:47.:04:50.

regarding a crisis in the NHS, however the Red Cross commenting on

:04:51.:04:55.

it as if... We do not expect that, the Red Cross to be commenting on

:04:56.:04:59.

NHS services here in the UK. We expect them to be doing humanitarian

:05:00.:05:04.

crises, but it feels like this is entirely almost preventable, and so

:05:05.:05:08.

that is why, you know, when you think of the Red Cross, you sick of

:05:09.:05:13.

hurricanes, tornadoes, natural disasters, you do not think of the

:05:14.:05:18.

NHS needing support or comment -- you think of. Someone quoted here is

:05:19.:05:24.

president of the society for acute medicine who speaks about why it is

:05:25.:05:29.

particularly in that sort of penultimate paragraph, why the NHS

:05:30.:05:35.

is really in such dire straits now? Yes, it certainly seems to be a

:05:36.:05:38.

simple resources question. It is not like we are in the grips of some

:05:39.:05:44.

kind of academic of any kind, this is a standard winter -- epidemic of

:05:45.:05:49.

any kind. He is saying we have third World levels of staffing and beds in

:05:50.:05:52.

what is supposed to be a first world country. The two just do not match.

:05:53.:05:58.

No, and it speaks about people who died because they were on trolleys.

:05:59.:06:02.

One person had a heart attack and another had an aneurysm and then

:06:03.:06:06.

could not be saved. Let's move on and look at another story. To do

:06:07.:06:13.

with Donald Trump this time. It is still on the Guardian. The hacker

:06:14.:06:17.

accused of interfering in the US election. This is a picture of a

:06:18.:06:24.

woman who is reckoned to be a very skilled Russian hacker. It speaks a

:06:25.:06:28.

little bit about her and when she -- where she spends her time, working

:06:29.:06:33.

for companies trying to find vulnerabilities in their systems and

:06:34.:06:37.

she thinks this story has been completely overblown. I found her

:06:38.:06:43.

comments interesting. She denied having knowingly worked for the

:06:44.:06:46.

Russian government, it says here. LAUGHTER

:06:47.:06:48.

That is different to not having ever worked for the Russian government.

:06:49.:06:53.

It sounds like she is very good at what she does, very good at picking

:06:54.:06:56.

out vulnerabilities, useful for a commercial point of view, but it

:06:57.:07:00.

says she is guilty of helping Vladimir Putin to interfere in the

:07:01.:07:04.

US election, according to the White House. The company has been

:07:05.:07:07.

sanctioned and she is not very happy about it. But clearly this Russian

:07:08.:07:13.

hacking story, you know, it is doing the opposite of dying down. Every

:07:14.:07:16.

day this story escalates and appears to get worse. Something has just

:07:17.:07:25.

dropped an AP, actually, the intelligence agencies saying

:07:26.:07:27.

Vladimir Putin used a hidden campaign to influence the US

:07:28.:07:32.

presidential election in favour of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

:07:33.:07:35.

Of course Donald Trump has said today it did not effect the outcome

:07:36.:07:41.

of the election and he is now, it seems, accepting from the 17

:07:42.:07:45.

different agencies that it did actually occur. So that is progress,

:07:46.:07:50.

a change? That is progress. Up until this point he has probably not had

:07:51.:07:54.

the briefings or access to the information to be able to see that

:07:55.:07:59.

definitively, yes, Russia interfered in the US election. Now it is nice

:08:00.:08:04.

to see he is changing his tune and let's hope for the best. Everyday is

:08:05.:08:09.

a surprise with Donald Trump so I am keeping my fingers crossed but I am

:08:10.:08:12.

glad he is finally acknowledging it. I think he has turned down the

:08:13.:08:16.

opportunity to have regular briefings that he might have had

:08:17.:08:22.

with some of security experts. He doesn't need them, proudly. He wants

:08:23.:08:24.

to be informed when there is something new to say, and clearly he

:08:25.:08:32.

wants to do things his own way but, you know, what might get interesting

:08:33.:08:35.

from here is, as we were just saying, he has had this briefing

:08:36.:08:39.

today, he has been sat down and told, this is what we know. Maybe

:08:40.:08:45.

the kind of reality of actually being president will start hitting

:08:46.:08:49.

him quite soon and he will start taking people like security

:08:50.:08:52.

officials and intelligence officials more seriously. I wonder whether he

:08:53.:08:55.

will be able to carry on, I mean, you might not have time, but whether

:08:56.:09:00.

he will be permitted to be quite so vocal and active on social media,

:09:01.:09:06.

January the 20th. I do not think they will be able to stop him. On

:09:07.:09:14.

Twitter? I certainly don't. Twitter is a new and for any president.

:09:15.:09:18.

Barrett Obama was the first president to have a Twitter account,

:09:19.:09:23.

to have... That was closely monitored and overseen, isn't it? I

:09:24.:09:27.

imagine it is not always necessarily by Obama who does it, the tweeting.

:09:28.:09:34.

But it is a new thing for any Government to have, that direct

:09:35.:09:39.

access to the audience. We are treading in waters we have never

:09:40.:09:42.

tried before so I am interested to see as well what will happen with

:09:43.:09:46.

the Twitter account after he is actually president, because I feel

:09:47.:09:50.

that he is not the type of man to have his voice that way. No, it will

:09:51.:09:55.

take somebody rather brave to brave to try to clip his wings but he is

:09:56.:09:58.

also saying he recognises now he needs to put together a team of

:09:59.:10:01.

people who know what they are doing when it comes to cyber espionage.

:10:02.:10:07.

People who know the cyber, as he would say. Yes, some kind of task

:10:08.:10:15.

force looking into how to prevent hacking, not that he seems to think

:10:16.:10:18.

it has done any harm so far but he does seem to be taking this more

:10:19.:10:24.

seriously. Clearly, to the extent that the Russians have somehow got

:10:25.:10:27.

into the Democratic party machinery online, it seems to have been

:10:28.:10:31.

relatively easy to do. It is quite easy to get into party machinery.

:10:32.:10:35.

How easy is it to get into actual government machinery? It is clearly

:10:36.:10:40.

time to take this seriously. It is also interesting, you know, why

:10:41.:10:44.

wasn't this addressed sooner of? Why have we got to the point where he is

:10:45.:10:47.

being briefed about it and the election has been and gone? Why did

:10:48.:11:00.

the sooner than this something was going on and do something about it?

:11:01.:11:03.

This suggestion is still the Democrats would not let the FBI have

:11:04.:11:06.

access to some of the e-mails they thought had been hacked, but

:11:07.:11:08.

according to this report which we are supposed to see more of next

:11:09.:11:10.

week Russia's calls were to undermine faith in the democratic

:11:11.:11:12.

process and denigrate Hillary Clinton, even if it did not derail

:11:13.:11:16.

the presidency, it is something the Republicans have said, that we all

:11:17.:11:19.

need to be concerned about. I think if we look at history, though,

:11:20.:11:24.

something is coming home to roost. There has been meddling in

:11:25.:11:30.

several... In our history, meddling in political elections is not

:11:31.:11:34.

something new, and maybe it is the first time we are feeling it here,

:11:35.:11:40.

or the US is feeling it, but however it is almost an about-face, because

:11:41.:11:45.

we all have a history, out of us, of meddling in each other's elections

:11:46.:11:51.

or other country's elections. Or having a preferred candidate... That

:11:52.:11:54.

is all I am going to say. I am pleased because I would have had to

:11:55.:11:58.

stop you but you have done it yourself. Under the Times. Angry

:11:59.:12:03.

donor threatens to stop funding the Tory party. Andrew Cook, who has

:12:04.:12:09.

donated ?1.2 million to the party, he is going to stop... Why? When?

:12:10.:12:18.

If? He says, Sir Andrew Cook, he will find it impossible to continue

:12:19.:12:22.

supporting the party if the Prime Minister Theresa May endorses

:12:23.:12:26.

leaving the EU single market. This is interesting because it just

:12:27.:12:30.

demonstrates Theresa May cannot win. She either keeps the donors to the

:12:31.:12:35.

party happy, you know, who are largely businessmen, people in the

:12:36.:12:40.

City, business interests, who do not want to see a hard Brexit, or she

:12:41.:12:45.

keeps the Eurosceptic wing of the Tory party and the vast majority of

:12:46.:12:50.

the British population happy. The majority who voted? Yes, that is

:12:51.:12:57.

what I mean. Before I get lots of complaints. It was only 37% of the

:12:58.:13:04.

British people in total. But it is not just up to Theresa May, is it?

:13:05.:13:08.

The other 27 members of the EU and what kind of deal they permit

:13:09.:13:12.

Britain to have. Yes, it is about the deal we are permitted to have,

:13:13.:13:17.

however it has been fairly clear, clearly iterated that we are not

:13:18.:13:21.

going to be able to get the free market without exceeding on some of

:13:22.:13:29.

our freedom of movement demands and requests, so whatever demand comes

:13:30.:13:33.

out, and Sir Andrew is correct in this sense -- he will not have

:13:34.:13:38.

access to the free market unless we allow freedom of movement. We might

:13:39.:13:43.

have to pay to remain part of it. Yes, I mean the notion we can have

:13:44.:13:46.

our cake and eat it here I think is somewhat fanciful. That is basically

:13:47.:13:53.

what Sir Andrew is saying, he has got a factory, several factories, at

:13:54.:13:58.

least one of them is almost entirely dependent on access to the European

:13:59.:14:03.

market, he is saying. He's speaking about the UK sleepwalking to

:14:04.:14:07.

disaster if it sacrifices the Single Market. In favour favour of Brexit

:14:08.:14:12.

see, they point to other countries, who managed to trade with the

:14:13.:14:15.

European Union but are not inside the European Union, have never been

:14:16.:14:20.

inside, yet they seem to be able to do business with the block. They

:14:21.:14:25.

have some degree of freedom of movement and some degree of paying

:14:26.:14:28.

to play, so if we are not prepared... Do the? It is somewhat

:14:29.:14:36.

different. Just this notion that, you know, after 40 years it is going

:14:37.:14:40.

to be this divorce and the other side of the equation in the EU says,

:14:41.:14:44.

you know, fine, take everything, have whatever you like. It is a

:14:45.:14:49.

tough deal to strike. It is not just a la money or support. It is an

:14:50.:14:54.

acrimonious divorce, as we know, and it will take years to negotiate the

:14:55.:15:00.

settling of interests. You mention Canada, and you're right. If Canada

:15:01.:15:06.

and the US came out of the North American Free Trade Agreement it

:15:07.:15:10.

would, people would assume it would take hundreds of years just for them

:15:11.:15:13.

to untangle themselves from one another, and so there are some

:15:14.:15:18.

things we can compensate for, some things we cannot compensate for, and

:15:19.:15:24.

Sir Andrew really highlights the key tension, that we are going to have

:15:25.:15:28.

to address, the interests of business, really of business and

:15:29.:15:32.

particularly in the Conservative Party because it is a business

:15:33.:15:36.

interest heavy party, and it is freedom of movement, which really

:15:37.:15:40.

the electorate or the people who voted to leave, that is their

:15:41.:15:44.

primary interest, one of their primary interests, so it will be

:15:45.:15:47.

interesting to see how Theresa May navigates this because quite frankly

:15:48.:15:50.

I think the matter what we feel about her she has been put in an

:15:51.:15:53.

extremely difficult position where they are going to be no winners. On

:15:54.:15:59.

the Daily Telegraph Brexit is to blame apparently for Jamie Oliver's

:16:00.:16:02.

Italian nightmare. He is having to close some of his restaurants and he

:16:03.:16:08.

says Brexit is to blame because of uncertainty over the future. Yes...

:16:09.:16:14.

A big pause there, Melanie? LAUGHTER

:16:15.:16:18.

This is tough because I love interpreters and what Jamie Oliver

:16:19.:16:22.

is doing here and around the world for the -- I love entrepreneurs.

:16:23.:16:27.

However, you will see some of his colleagues in the industry, how can

:16:28.:16:31.

you blame Brexit for closing restaurants? My restaurants are

:16:32.:16:35.

actually on the upper right now, and really before the Brexit thought it

:16:36.:16:38.

seemed Jamie did have somewhat a history of closures as well, from

:16:39.:16:45.

the Conservative MP, there. Yes, the suggestion he needs to look closer

:16:46.:16:49.

to home for the way he runs his... I think we will see a lot of that, a

:16:50.:16:55.

lot of blaming on Brexit. It is like with clothes shops trying to sell

:16:56.:16:58.

horrible clothes, they always blame the weather, say it is too warm, too

:16:59.:17:06.

wet, to ... But you are not casting aspersions on his quality of food? I

:17:07.:17:13.

have not eaten in one of his restaurant for a long time but I

:17:14.:17:18.

think it will be easy to blame this uncertainty for a lot of things.

:17:19.:17:23.

Let's look at the hits and misses at a tech conference in Las Vegas, the

:17:24.:17:27.

consumer Electronics show, speaking about the winners and losers in the

:17:28.:17:30.

Internet of things, things like your fridge connected to the Internet, so

:17:31.:17:33.

they can tell you when you're running out of milk, or when the

:17:34.:17:37.

temperature is not right and you can switch heating on through your

:17:38.:17:40.

mobile phone and all that sort of thing. What has been popular and

:17:41.:17:48.

what has been? Selfie drone that follow you around, I am quite

:17:49.:17:53.

excited by that idea. Are you? Like a miniature helper that will help

:17:54.:17:57.

you. In the past people may have had a parrot on your shoulder. You don't

:17:58.:18:03.

fancy it, do you? Milliwatt? Who is speaking to me... Someone is

:18:04.:18:09.

speaking to me in the gallery. They are telling me the time, oh, I

:18:10.:18:14.

thought they were trying to tell me about a clever tech thing. I do not

:18:15.:18:20.

fancy that, I drone hovering over me! No, this event in Las Vegas,

:18:21.:18:25.

these are all the marvellous things we can do within your Internet of

:18:26.:18:30.

things, and there just seems to be plenty of examples of types of

:18:31.:18:35.

technology that have been developed for no obvious reason, just because

:18:36.:18:39.

you can. A voice activated bin, a fishing drone. I also saw this app

:18:40.:18:45.

very could write on a phone and it could print out a post-it note and I

:18:46.:18:50.

thought, have you not got ten? LAUGHTER

:18:51.:18:53.

These seems to be solutions in search of problems. -- have you not

:18:54.:19:04.

got a pen? No, I would be swatting it away like a flight, I drone. And

:19:05.:19:09.

then these selfies. I must pick and that before someone else does --

:19:10.:19:15.

swatting it away like a fly. That is all from us Friday night. Do not

:19:16.:19:21.

forget you can follow that online. And we are there as well. Each

:19:22.:19:25.

edition will be posted shortly after we finish and it is an eye player as

:19:26.:19:30.

well. We are now getting back to normal know that the festive season

:19:31.:19:32.

is over. Thank you both for coming in. Nice to see you. Coming up next

:19:33.:19:36.

is the

:19:37.:19:37.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS