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That is all, coming up in a moment, the papers, see you later.


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


With me are the former Conservative pensions minister Ros Altmann


and the sports journalist Mihir Bose.


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with The i,


it leads on the political crisis in Northern Ireland.


The Telegraph says a review has found that Britain's most senior


military judge mishandled the trial of a Royal Marine, who was found


guilty of murdering a wounded Taliban fighter.


The Mail leads on the pressures on A


It says the Health Secretary has begged patients to stay away


While the Guardian says front-line doctors have warned


patient safety is at risk, as casualty units are overwhelmed.


The Times leads on the story that doctors believe more than a quarter


of accident and emergency units are dangerously overcrowded.


The Express focuses on house prices.


And the Metro leads on Meryl Streep's criticism of Donald Trump.


That is at last night's: globes, we will talk about that later on, but


let's start with the Daily Mail, broken a and E is your fault, i.e.,


the public was fought. One in three of us should not be in casualty at


all. We are in the middle of winter, when you get the biggest pressures


on the NHS, particularly A, he is trying to flag up that sad hopefully


stop a few of us going over there. It is unprecedented for doctors to


give the kind of learning we have had just now, which is that our A


systems are overloaded, patient safety is at risk. As you say, we


are in the winter, the busiest time of year for ten one typically, but


what I think is really going on here, and if you look through some


of the examples of what people are saying and what is happening in


hospitals, lots of problems stemming from the failure of our social care


system, and hospitals are saying we have got to discharge people. We


have not got enough beds to admit people to, and they can't, because


social care is not taking people back into the community. So you have


patients at risk, at one level, and then you have got the government


saying that actually about 30% of people who actually show up at ten


one are not real emergencies. So they are talking about having GPs to


fill the people out as they come into town one to see who is really


an emergency and who isn't. Mihir, this is a problem we have year after


year, ten one can't cope, people are going there who should not be going


there, there is not enough money to put into the health service.


Something radical has to be done to deal with all this. Absolutely, and


it is quite interesting what the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has


said, that people are going in with broken fingernails, and that is


causing the broken A It is almost the way he has put it, and of course


he is suggesting that if fewer people have to go, otherwise the


four hour wait, which is what was prescribed back in 2004 by the then


Labour government, that patients have to be treated, may have to be


revised. In a way, what is happening here, we are very proud of our


National Health Service, but we are getting close to what happened in


America, where they don't have a National Health Service, and where


people when they are ill go to the emergency ward. That seems to be


happening. We need to look at our whole health care system. What we


need to do and what we should do, people are growing older, living


longer, and every year we have the same crisis. But this year the


emergency seems to be greater. But having GPs there to filter out who


really is an emergency make some sense. You would think it was


already happening to some degree and it hasn't done, so we have to get to


grips with this. The front of the independent macro, crisis as


McGuinness resigns. Bizarrely, all of this over a green energy scheme.


Yes, and although that is the sensible reason, but one suspects


that this goes back to the reaction of the Republicans who are sharing


in the ruling Northern Ireland to what has happened to Brexit and how


they feel about it. Oh really? I suspect that the filling of the


whole peace process in Northern Ireland, the European Union played a


big part in it, and the feeling was if we quit Europe and Northern


Ireland, particularly the peace process, would be damaged, and I


think this is the first, if you like, dividend, if one can put it


that way, of the June vote. Roz, Mihir has hit on this going way


beyond the green energy scheme, which if people have missed the news


over the last year, it was a scheme to encourage people to be more


green, they were getting subsidies in order to do this. But in fact the


subsidies were so great that people were actually using more energy than


they needed in order to get the subsidies, and as a result the


people of Northern Ireland are in a hole to the chewing of ?490 million


think it is. It is known as the cash for Ash scheme. But as Mihir has


suggested, it could be Brexit, certainly as far as Sinn Fein is


concerned, you have got certain issues with the First Minister, in


that state she is not seen as a friend of pound sharing --


power-sharing, per se, but she has not been giving the Catholics and


Sinn Fein what they believe they should be getting out of devolution,


so this goes very deep, way beyond Ash for cash. It definitely does.


The power-sharing agreement means that Sinn Fein and the DUP, both


sides have got to share power. So as soon as Martin McGuinness as Deputy


First Minister and stand that brings down the government and they have to


go for elections. So the DUP First Minister cannot rule without the


Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister. But an election will bring out the same


as arts, the DUP will probably be the ruling party. What they are


helping us to get rid of Arlene Foster, who they find it difficult


to work with. But there are Brexit overtones to this, as Mihir says,


there are Brexit overtones to this because nobody knows how it will all


work with the border with Northern Ireland, if you have not got an open


border, how will you make this whole thing work? Jeremy Corbyn on the


front page of the Daily Telegraph, he faces Labour backlash over


strikes. This is the RMT strike, Southern Rail strike, Jeremy Corbyn


has refused to condemn the strikes, even though the Mayor of London


Sadiq Khan has attacked rail workers who went on strike on the tubes


today, and this is seen as something that could hit him electorally. I


think it could. There are hundreds of thousands of not more people who


are really being disadvantaged by the problems on the railways. It has


been happening for a long time on the Southern railways. Today we have


had this awful strike in London, so a lot of people couldn't get to work


or spend hours trying to get work. There is a lot of anger out there.


We have got the Mayor of London saying this is unnecessary and then


you have the Labour leader saying actually he is backing the strikers.


The public want to see that something is done. At the end of the


day, we all need to get to work, we all need to commute. Lots of people


will either be losing business or some people will be losing jobs as a


result of this travel chaos. The Labour Party is putting a new Streng


-- campaign strategy for the beginning of the year that they


believe will take them to a better place in the polls. To be the kind


of unconventional leader that they believe Donald Trump has been and so


on and so forth. Is it going to work, and not being mealy-mouthed is


what Jeremy Corbyn's followers would say past Labour leaders would have


done in this situation, they would say it should go to as lead, they


should have talks, both sides have an item that suggest they should


whatever -- to as lead. He is saying I am going to back the strikers. Big


mistake? In the past, Labour leaders would have said let's have a beer


and Sam Burgess. Labour is doing what the Republican right did in


America for a long time, that we will go to our core base. I get the


feeling that Corbyn would not mind losing the next election if he gets


a Labour Party that believes in the sort of socialism he wants and that


could be the launch pad for years down the line for a Corbyn acolyte


or another figure like Corbyn that would really bring in the socialist


republic that really they aspire for. We may say that is impossible


but look at what has happened in America. But that is a maverick on


the right, and that is the thing about all these revolutions, yes


there was Syriza in Greece and the Durm us in Spain, though they are


both on the back foot. Everyone else they are on the right. But if you


know now, there is a lot of talk about the disparity in incomes, that


people in the city are still getting huge bonuses. Even Theresa May has


spoken that the so-called Jams want the government to intervene. So


those are change even in Conservative thinking. Rods, is that


true from your experience? Yes, but Corbyn doesn't have the backing of


his own MPs. Most of them. The core Labour supporters to want to get to


work, Mr Wood to have a job and travel. That could be his big


problem. The front page of the Metro now Ros, the Golden Globes last


night, Millstreet used that pulpit and microphone for a bit of sparring


with the president elect. It is incredible that he has risen to that


date. It is not incredible, Ros, where have you been? I guess you're


right, I still can't quite believe it, though. What she was basically


saying is you should not mock someone who is disabled. Most people


out there would agree with that, but for Trump to come back and said to


her that she is some kind of second-rate actress, this woman has


got 19 Oscar-nominated is, 13 Golden Globes, three Oscars. By no stretch


of the imagination could you call her other thing -- other than


anything van... We are living in a post-truth world, Ros, where have


you been? We can't keep going like this, surely? It shows that Trump is


being very Trump, and he denies saying what he says, which is on


record. If you point out to Trump that he says that come he will say I


have not. We have all fallen down the rabbit hole. A post-truth world.


We have had the meeting of the old pulpit, I support our troops in


Vietnam or I don't, thanks for the Oscar by the way, thanks to my mum.


And the way Donald Trump does it, with a bit of a tweet. At five in


the morning. Which one is going to win? It has to be that we do. Will


he still be doing it after January 20? The front page of the Guardian,


Trump to hire son-in-law the top job in White House. There is most to be


laws against nepotism, when JFK hired Robert Kennedy, they brought


in a law to stop this kind of thing happening. It's still happening. He


is going to be senior adviser, that is the story, but they believe there


is a loophole, because the law says you can't, the person who has an


agency can't appoint a relation to the agency, and they are arguing


that the White House is not an agency, the president is not an


agent, he is above that. This is an interpretation of the law. This is


semantics of the worst kind. Can he get away with it? I suppose it can.


I think he can get away with a hell of a lot. Until things go wrong.


Maybe he will continue to. He will say he is a consultant. To be fair,


he is pointing out that Bill Clinton and his wife, you know, they both


had top positions together. She would have asked Bill for a bit of


advice, wouldn't she? Maybe, maybe not, but I can see their point of


view. Mrs Clinton acted on the health care programme which did not


actually work, so she had a proper job. But I think the problem here,


Ros, is we have to see how he does and secondly at this point in time


the American people might give him a lot of slack. I do believe they will


come as I say, until something goes wrong. It is all fine until it goes


belly up. Front page of the Daily Telegraph, shoppers warned over


waste. Yes, I mean, basically we are going to apparently get science in


supermarkets reminding us that you should not why food unnecessarily,


that bread goes off more quickly if you keep it in the fridge, things


like this. Do we really need this? Are they going to help by not giving


ridiculous two-for-one offers, Fifa one of us, so you have six packets


of these things in your fridge, not speaking from personal experience.


And then you have to throw for them away. It is a bit nanny state. There


is a huge amount of food waste but not sure that signs in supermarkets


are going to make much of a difference. I will have to read it


here. Mihir, Ros, good to see you, thanks for joining us. All of the


front pages online where you can read a detailed review of all of the


papers. It is therefore you seven a week. You can see us there too with


each night's edition of the papers and we are on iPlayer as well. Stay


with us for all of that, Ros and Mihir thank you, and to you goodbye.


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