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


With me are political editor of the Sunday Mirror


and Sunday People, Nigel Nelson and political commentator Jo


Tomorrow's front pages starting with...


The Observer says cancer patients are feeling the brunt of the NHS


crisis, with operations being cancelled on a regular basis.


The Mail on Sunday suggests cutting the foreign aid budget to fund


It claims more than three quarters of voters support the idea.


Meanwhile, on the same story, the Sunday Mirror has a picture


of a 2-year-old girl it says had to sit on the floor for eight hours


Theresa May's Brexit strategy is the Sunday Telegraph's focus.


It says the PM is prepared to lead Britain out of the single market.


The "Brexit Battle Plan" is how the Sunday Express put it,


saying May is going to get tough with Brussels.


And the Sunday Times carries an image of Prince William who it


says will be leaving his position as an air-ambulance helicopter


pilot, to pursue full-time royal duties.


So those were some of the front pages. We will have a more in-depth


look now and we will start off with the Sunday Times and discuss Brexit.


This is... The Prime Minister will make a speech on Tuesday and there


has been a bit of a briefing from number ten to the newspapers. We are


led to believe that this is going to be heard aiding her cards on the


table and it is very much a clean, hard exit which I think will in some


way go to reassure the Eurosceptics and people who have been calling on


her to be more decisive. It also, I think, shows that perhaps Boris


Johnson is winning the argument about Britain leaving the customs


union in order to secure control of immigration. But, you know, it will


be interesting to see what the effective, on the financial markets.


Do you think it could be shaky even in the leader? They call it a market


correction. Darling Street staff expect her words to create a market


correction. She is down to she doesn't damned if she doesn't. There


has been a growing call for her to be far more clear about what it


means and we are waiting for the Supreme Court judgement any minute


now. We are. We are waiting for MPs to get a vote on it which will be


interesting to see if they want to fiddle around with what is going on.


For instance, Jeremy Corbyn says he is the bottomline is that we in the


single market. How do you do that? Does he then vote against Article


50? He said no. At some point, if it returns to Parliament you can bet


your life that MPs will be trying to find a vehicle to hold this process


up. I think we have gotten to a point where I'm not sure where


Theresa May could have gone with his other than where we are at the


moment. It was perfectly clear from Europe that free movement was not


going to be messed around with so that ruled out a single market.


Free-trade deals with the rest of the world meant, we want those, it


meant that we were not going to get the customs union. I think her


negotiating hand was won without any cards in it anyway. You can see we


have reached a stage where, right, at least we know the direction that


we are going in is hard Brexit. I think, also, Europe will be


listening and watching very carefully on Tuesday. Already the


Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands is saying that he will


block any trade deal with the UK depending on Brexit, unless they


sign up to tough tax avoidance. Nobody wants Britain to become a tax


haven. They envision that possibility. And so it starts. We


will get an awful lot more of this. This is one of the problems of


laying out your position, things like this will happen. We have


already seen today the chief Rex that negotiator worried now about


the city of London and the impact it may have on the other 27 countries.


All this, you see when things really start blowing it will get very


difficult and very messy. And you are correct. The rest of Europe will


be watching because they have elections coming up. French


elections, Spanish elections. And we have Donald Trump moving into the


White House in a few days time. It is all moving. It is really


exciting, isn't it? At least it is moving now because there has been a


lot of waiting. Let us move on to the Mirror. I think it is only right


that you take us through this. Fraud in the NHS. We were looking for an


image that sums up the worst crisis in 15 years in AMD is specially. We


found it was a little girl who is two years old and was taken to


hospital in Kent and she has severe asthma. There was no bed, she just


had to be put on the floor with a blanket and that is what AMD has


come to now over the winter crisis. This was a Sikh girl. She spent


three days in hospital. They could not get her into a ward. She came in


at 630 in the evening and did not get to a ward until 2:30 a.m. . It


sums up just how bad things have become. We also do a poll in the


paper where people are very generous about the NHS. They are talking


about, look, happy to pay more tax if that money could be specifically


earmarked for NHS. The government hates that kind of thing, they want


our money and decide how best to spend it stop you can see that


people are concerned enough about it, everyone knows that it needs


more money, the question is how you get it. Here you have taxpayers


coming up and saying we can help. It is also how you spend the money stop


it is a lot more complicated than I just said. You could find a million


pictures in hospitals around the country that are just as


heart-wrenching and awful and tragic as this little girl. But where are


the pictures of the other people in AMD and how did they get there?


Should that happen? Of course it should end. But if you have a


target, whether or not the person who needs to be out and a knee in


front of this person... I take the point that you may find AMD


cluttered with people who should not be there. We need to address that.


The number of drunk people on a Saturday, for instance. It is a


powerful image. The vision was that the NHS should be based on need


rather than an ability to pay. I think now it is not about need it is


about expectation and part of the problem is that we have an ageing


population and people with more complicated illnesses that can be


treated that 4050 years ago would have killed somebody. You have far


greater sophisticated stuff even in things like eye surgery and things


that can be done... That is the point. In 1948 when the NHS was


founded, the average male life expectancy was 66. Now one in three


children born today live to be 100. As a result we get more prevalent


ageing diseases. The 1948 model worked wonderfully in 1948. The


biggest problem is we have kept that model all the way through until now.


It has been fiddled with at the edges but it has been kept. What we


need is a complete rethink is the NHS is to be sustainable. That leads


to our next piece. You would talking about diseases and the progress of


medicine. The Observer talks about cancer operations where so many


cancers now are treatable which means it is more pressure on the


NHS. That model does not fit society today. Also the lives we lead and


the diet we eat, some of this and the chair of the Health Select


Committee was talking about this on radio today, she has been writing


about it often. Some of it does come down to us and the responsibility we


take for our own health. It is about diet and sensible living. It is also


about the expectation that if you don't do anything and you smoke 500


cigarettes a day and eat rubbish and you become overweight and put


pressure on diabetes and everything else you, you can't just expect to


rock up to AMD and have it fixed. Actually, it you might be doing that


and that little girl is sitting on the floor. It is huge and I think


there are hard questions that need to be addressed by politicians. One


of them is to get some sensible evidence about why are people doing


this. The government is now in a head-on collision course with GPs


and do we know the shore. At the same time they are cutting funding


to pharmacies who are huge first stop for many people and not used


enough. It seems to me that their needs are better... A bit more of a


cold and harder look at where the money goes. Do people over 60


automatically need free pensions? Well, most of us will not be drawing


pension until we are willing to our 60s. If we have one... On that


cheery note we will go to to another story in the Observer and talk about


senior British politicians including the ones named in this article such


as Liam Fox and Warren Johnson being targeted from the Kremlin. This


comes from a former Foreign Office Minister and in a sense this is


obviously in the wake of what has been happening with Donald Trump but


aimed at us. This is not actually knew. It is quite amusing to think


of Russians chasing Boris Johnson around. It must be a dream job that


they were hoping for because I am sure they would have a lot of fun.


But, yes, what they are always looking for is compromising


material. Not necessarily to blackmail somebody. It is often to


find out more about them or whatever. Even those who are well


disposed to Russia. And that is what the allegation is over Trump I am


not entirely surprise, however, that the Russians have the Foreign


Secretary and the International trade Secretary in their sights. It


is not really astonishing. It is astonishing. If you publish --


pitched this idea to a publisher or a television producer, if it had all


the details, they would not take you seriously. It seems to me that we


are now going back... We are having a lovely... A resurgence of the old


cold war and spy movies. Meanwhile everybody puts everything that they


do on Facebook or Twitter. Fake news. Kind of staying with Donald


Trump here. Everything is fake news. That is negative. It is going


further, now. A committee of MPs investigate. And, good. High time.


What we have seen with what happened over Donald Trump is that these


allegations all emerged back in October and no-one did anything with


them until Buzzfeed put the document on its website. No newspaper or


respectable media organisation would have done that. The BBC would not.


So the whole storm is actually a story about a story and the question


comes down to is there a way of regulating Facebook, Google, Twitter


in the same way that the mainstream media is heavily regulated? That


seems to be the question that emerges. This group of MPs want to


investigate a sea of it as possible. I have always said that citizen


journalism is an oxymoron because you are not a journalist unless you


are a journalist. And as Nigel says and you know, you need to have your


sources verified. The beginning of this, I think, was WikiLeaks. There


was an awful lot of material and it fed into the particular political


agenda. Fake news is far more popular. It is facilitated by social


media. I will ask you, Joe, I tried to find you on Twitter tonight. And


this is where fake news outlets access


were there? Because I think it is a total waste of time and I don't


particularly want to share my personal thoughts with... I will do


it here and I will do with -- when I write. But I don't want other people


to have contact with me. It is useful but, you know, you can still


message and call people and you may tell them have you seen this story?


And you are not exposed to fake news. The point you make is true.


Once upon a time we all knew the National Enquirer was rubbish but


now it looks reasonable because it is on the Internet. Thank you very


much to the both of


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