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


With me are Laura Hughes, Political Correspondent


at The Daily Telegraph and Jack Blanchard, Political Editor


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with:


The Daily Telegraph says that Labour's immigration policy


is in "disarray" after a rapid u-turn on free


The i focuses on the Labour leader's comments on capping wages.


"Corbyn's fat cat attack" is the headline.


Mr Corbyn is pictured on the FT's front page,


but the paper leads on a call by City bosses to delay full Brexit


so companies can get used to new trading arrangements.


The guard in pictures Claire Hollingworth, the veterinary war


correspondence he broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland, who has


died at the age of 105. Theresa May's senior aides have privately


criticised the senior aides at the NHS.


The death of 7-year-old Katie Rough in York is the lead


And finally the Mirror has the latest evidence


in the trial of Ian Stewart, who's accused of killing his


Dominating many of the front pages is Jeremy Corbyn's speech in


Peterborough. Both of you had the pleasure of getting on the train to


head over there. Jack, as political editor at the Mirror, was it worth


it? It always is, how much news he has created over the course of a 15


minute speech. He is on the front page of almost every newspaper. OK,


but the front page of the Telegraph, "Corbyn's migration policy in


disarray, Labour leader forced into rapid U-turn". Was that what he was


seeking? Clearly not. It is fair to say the day hasn't gone quite as


they would have hoped. This is perhaps a bit harsh to say


it is in disarray but once again, the communication coming out of


Jeremy Corbyn's office has not been as good as it should have been.


Journalists were briefed one line last night about what he was going


to say. When he stood up and said that line he said with these extra


caveats, suddenly added on into the speech that nobody had bothered to


mention were going to be their last night and it changed the tone of


what he was saying and left people confused about his position. Aurora,


this is your headline, you read this story. It's a bit out of order


according to Jack. -- Laura. There has been some serious confusion


today. All journalists thought this morning, Jeremy Corbyn is saying the


Labour Party is going to take a tougher stance on uncontrolled


migration. They will say they are not wedded to free movement, that is


what we were told. But then Jeremy Corbyn went on the airwaves this


morning as did a series of interviews where he seemed to


distance himself from his own words that had been briefed by his own


office. They added... Before, we were told he would say we're not


wedded to the policy when we went to Peter Brooke, line added "We are not


ruling it out and it might be necessary if we want to have


continued to have access to the single market" -- we went to


Peterborough. Keir Starmer, the Shadow Brexit secretary was not in


Peterborough with us, that was quite odd in itself. Over the weekend, Tom


Watson, the deputy leader said we did not know the stance for Labour.


The whole area seems to be confused. Labour MPs are still unhappy with


it. Union leaders who watched Jeremy Corbyn to start speaking to the


concerns of a lot of their voters. -- who want Jeremy Corbyn. A little


birdie told me that Keir Starmer, who is the Brexit secretary, didn't


have wind of this speech on Brexit from Jeremy Corbyn before the speech


was made. I mean, those sorts of things do happen. LAUGHTER


I don't know whether that is the case but it is possible. OK. The


bigger picture is the Jeremy Corbyn has been mooted to make a big speech


on Brexit today, to make clear what his position is. And we are coming


away from it and people still aren't clear what his position is. That


cannot be a good thing. That's not great, is it? The Financial Times.


Another big pillar of his speech wasn't just Brexit but it was wages


and the disparity between FTSE 100 CEOs earning megabucks at the top


and folk on the shop floor. Corbyn and wage gap, Laura, the word


appears again, confusion. Confusion. We all got very excited this


morning. Is it just that you guys aren't very bright? LAUGHTER


Is that what this is about? You just don't get it? That's very harsh! We


all got very excited this morning because he went on the airwaves


again and said, quite drastically, although he has said it before when


he was a backbench MP, he would like to see a cap for the top earners in


this country. Which went down like a... It didn't go down very well.


His own advisers said it was a ludicrous idea. It wouldn't work.


Could lead to a brain drain because people would leave the country. Lots


of MPs said that's not fair. And it might be illegal, by the way! That


little matter. I spoke to in MP earlier who made a good point,


interesting, why should a working-class kid, who goes on to


become a professional footballer, and pays his taxes, doesn't do


anything to avoid paying taxes, why should he be penalised when wealthy


young people will inherit a land of their wealthy parents who inherited


it from their wealthy grandparents? You are not solving the problem.


Confused, Jack? It certainly was confused. This was more confused


than the immigration one. This is one step up with the confusion. No


doubt when Jeremy Corbyn was on BBC radio, he was talking about this


idea of having a maximum wage, that is what he was talking about. As


Laura says, you floated the idea a few years ago when he wasn't the


idea -- leader of the Labour Party. He did several interviews. We went


to Peterborough this afternoon and there is no mention of it. He talks


about other ways of reducing executive pay, which, by the way, is


far too high and does need to come down. Yes. This idea wasn't in


there. When he was asked about it afterwards he said, I quite


preferred as the way of doing it through pay ratios where bosses


can't be paid more than 20 times more than their lowest worker. That


is fine but it wasn't what he was talking about this morning. This


morning. Labour have to have a clear message because people do not follow


these arguments slowly through the day in the way that Laura and I are


paid to. Most people will just get a vague idea at the end of the day of


what it is and unfortunately the only message coming through from the


papers once again tomorrow is that it is confused. Is it? The Guardian,


Corbyn steps up assault on fat cat salaries. The takeaway, Laura,


there, is as far as the Guardian is concerned, he has put the disparity


between the mega rich at the top and working people at the bottom on the


agenda. That is the takeaway. All the other stuff, detail, is chaff.


He's got that on there. That is basically what the Leave campaign


did in Brexit and what Trump did. Does that make sense or was that


rubbish? It makes sense. They lead on this, the headline, you are


right, he has got the headline he would have wanted but they go on to


the detail but today wasn't great. For Jeremy Corbyn. It is interesting


because we have had there is a strategy that Corbyn's team have


launched, which is to take a Trump style approach and, sort of, come


out with these big statements. And even if they are not viable, it will


get the attention of the public. And, actually, they might be quite


popular because a lot of people will look at that headline and say, yes,


they are paid too much. The hardest thing in the opposition is being


heard. The worst thing that could happen is you become irrelevant.


Jeremy Corbyn has inserted himself into the news today and although it


might not have been done perfectly, a lot of people, they would get a


vague impression, Jeremy Corbyn is against high pay. That is all they


will get at them today and that is not a bad place for them to be in


competitive last week when there was no sign of Jeremy Corbyn. --


compared to last week. The times, Corbyn Gath derails bid to relaunch


his leadership. -- gaff. As political editor of the Mirror,


left-leaning paper, how can it be that the leader of the biggest


political party in Europe, 400,000 members, money awash, is irrelevant?


How can that be? How did that happen? I don't think it is that


he's irrelevant,... You said he was trying to great relevance? Whenever


you are the Leader of the Opposition, that is the challenge


you face. Especially when we are Quadra years away from a general


election. You are a long way from power -- you are four years. And he


is not doing well in the polls. It is a long time before it is even


possible Jeremy Corbyn could be Prime Minister. It is difficult to


make yourself part of the news. To make yourself heard. You don't want


headlines like Corbyn gaff derails anything, but it's better than not


being talked about. Maybe. Laura, writing for the Daily Telegraph on


the other side of the political spectrum, are you guys just sitting


in the newsroom, thinking, "Yes, another Corbyn speech, we can have a


go, we can have a laugh". Never! They totally are! No! You are,


aren't you? Is you love that won't give him a chance. No, we do. A lot


of our readers will look at this, and they will be...


A lot of other people will vaguely hear it and think they are paid too


much. There you go. Yes, these bosses earn too much. That is what


they wanted but he should have been talking a bit more about the NHS


today. Well, here we go. That's a nice segue, Laura, into the times.


Number ten planes NHS chief hospital chaos. Find a scapegoat,


potentially. -- blames the NHS chief for hospital chaos. There seems to


be a row over money, as always. The head of the NHS apparently is


unhappy that Theresa May in public has said you have had this money in


2015 and we had an agreement and you had this but other departments are


not getting the cash injections at this stage. It's winter, is normal


for the NHS to be struggling at this time. They are not moving. Simon


Stephens is coming out and making some quite strong statements before


MPs. He is in front of a select committee tomorrow where he has


criticised the government for things like this, bus passes. He says we


need more money at number ten says he's not getting it. He is defending


the workers he represents in the NHS. He is a civil servant, not a


political figure and he is a very experienced manager and very


respected. This appears to be an attempt by certain people at number


ten to undermine him. Perhaps because they are worried about what


he will say before MPs tomorrow afternoon when he appears before the


select committee. The NHS winter crisis will be front and centre of


that hearing and people will be watching him very closely for any


sign that this is as bad as some people think it is. Senior people at


number ten briefing against this guy, trying to undermine him and


this is something of a pattern for Downing Street. Since this new team


has come in with Theresa May, we have seen a succession of senior


people walk out of their jobs from Ivan Rogers, the ambassador to the


EU, are there were things against him, Mark Carney, the governor of


the Bank of England will be stepping down sooner than we had thought. Jim


O'Neill, a Treasury minister advising them on the northern


powerhouse, walked out within days. There seems to be a clash between


these senior figures, who have been often quite good at their jobs.


Finally, the Daily Telegraph. A hero of mine. Claire Hollingworth. She


happened to have the scoop of, I don't know, the last 300 years. The


beginning of World War II. She was in the job for about three weeks, I


think? Something like three days. She said, I'm going to do this, she


got the scoop that all of us would only ever dream of within three


days. What is remarkable about her, when she was doing this job at the


Telegraph sent her to Poland, at that time, women were still, it was


difficult with... To have these big careers. They were told, get


married, go home and have children. Even more impressive she managed to


do all of this at a time not like now, when women weren't brave


enough, and she put to bed that I did that women couldn't be foreign


correspondence. Inspirational. She was 27 years old at the time and


went driving about the front line in a British embassy car. She found


these German tanks, ready to invade, and came back, got the scoop, front


page of the Telegraph, first big story, three days later the tanks


came rolling in and she was the one that the British Embassy the


invasion had happened. They didn't believe her. She had to put the


phone out, so they could hear the tanks going past and the war had


started. Proper journalism. It beats standing in a field listening to


Jeremy Corbyn. LAUGHTER Rest in peace, and Laura, Jack, it's


been good having you in the night. 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. And you can see us there too,


with each night's edition of the papers being posted


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