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by Labour since it was created in 1950. Nine people have been rescued


from an Italian hotel which was buried by an avalanche three days


ago. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the papers will be With me are Tony Evans,


Sport Columnist at The London Evening Standard and Anne Ashworth,


Assistant Editor at The Times. Nice to have you both here. I know,


Anne, you will treat our to your analysis of how well the pages will


put together. The Sunday Express is leading with news of the upcoming


meeting between Theresa May and Donald Trump. The protest against


the new president make the front page of the Observer, the Daily Mail


claims that the Prime Minister will use a meeting with Donald Trump to


tell him to stop insulting women, the Sunday Telegraph says they will


negotiate trade barriers and any position Nato, the Sunday Times


claims that No 10 covered up a Trident missile fiasco which


apparently veered off course in Florida and headed towards the USA.


Thankfully it was not armed. Let's start with the Sunday Telegraph.


Loads about Trump, would you believe. You have Trump's new Deal


for Britain, President Trump's new team working on a deal. You have to


remember that as soon as the president is inaugurated the


administration kicks into gear. Without a doubt they are up and


running already. In his speech yesterday he talked about America


first is that this but an interesting spin on it. Trump with


his new deal for Britain, Franklin D Roosevelt with his new deal brought


America and of recession in the 1930s, at least it helped to, and I


think it is a little bit overoptimistic to suggest that


Theresa May will be invited to a state visit and obviously we will


get all the benefits of the new Trump era. We did hear from Donald


Trump that he disagreed with Barack Obama's assessment that if we left


the EU we'd be at the back of the queue when it comes to a trade deal


with the US. Donald Trump has disabused us that idea. At the


moment Donald Trump is taking a totally contrary view on everything


from the previous president and says he will cosy up to Britain. He says


he will have a relationship with our Prime Minister akin to that of


Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and he is in great hopes and


apparently plans are afoot for him to have a visit here, where he will


not only meet the Queen but also the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and it


will be a very fancy affair. All of this is being planned while he's


been talking about himself in that strange third person we that he


does, he doesn't say "Me", he says Donald Trump, rather like royalty.


While millions of women have been protesting against his policies


worldwide. It has been a truly bizarre day. And of course the Mail


on Sunday says Theresa May will use the opportunity, when she meets him,


to stop his sexist insults. Apparently he has been referring to


her as "Mike Maggie". The other thing of course is that Maggie May


was a famous liberal folk song about dirty Maggie May who was a lady of


the night. Maybe he doesn't get that link. It is interesting that, what


will be discussed beside her saying, please, president, mind what you


Americans call your potty mouth and talk about women with proper


dignity. They will get onto Nato and defence spending, and that we should


spend 2% of GDP. One of the interesting things he said in that


bizarre speech yesterday was this feeling that America is taking on


all the military responsibilities of the world and he will ask all the


other countries to do their bit. What did you find bizarre about


that? That strange lack of hope. An inauguration speech, I feel, should


have that hope, change, thing. But if he tells everyone, millions of


people think that America has to make a lot of changes and then he


can bring about that change that will reflect well... There were no


specifics, it was all generalities, I will make America great again. He


has an intellectual blandness that allows people to project what they


believe onto him. It was possibly the worst inauguration speech I've


heard, as long as I have been around. Is that really fair? To say


that there was nothing in it? He talked about wanting to eradicate


Islamist terrorism, I thought he repeated quite a lot of what he had


said during the campaign. He talked about wanting to invest in


infrastructure and bring jobs back to America and put America first.


That is relatively clear, is it not? And spoke to those towns with the


industry has gone, taking jobs with it, what did he say, the old


factories look like tombstones, so he reached out to the constituency


that put him in the job. He reached out to them in the campaign and like


the campaign there was a lack of specifics that worried me. Let's


look at the Observer. Hundreds of thousands of US women unite to voice


defiance over Donald Trump, protests all over the world, and there they


are wearing pink hats, these The pussy hats as they are called. With


a home made? Let's hope they were not made in China. This attendance


in Washington seems to have been greater than anyone expected and one


does not have to be Trump administration will react. I think


the preference is to say that this is the metropolitan liberal elite


protesting against the choices of opinion or is that the groundswell


of opinion? We have a president who we saw on television basically


gloating about being a sexual predator. Part of Donald Trump 's


appeal has been to people on the message boards, the Reddit message


boards, especially men who go on the pick-up sites. There is an anger


against women in America which is always staggered me. When I lived


there I could not believe it. Not just in America although it seemed


more pronounced in America. Strong women seem to attract anger from the


lower economic levels of American men. Frightening. And this is


important, we are moving forward, we cannot treat people like this. If


you think the presidency gives legitimacy to behaviour like that,


then it is wrong. The Sunday Times has an interesting headline which we


were commenting on, a moment ago, women diss the Donald as Theresa May


prepares to visit. Is that a proper word? It has to be the first time it


has appeared in a headline. I think that they would believe that they


were doing more than dissing the Donald, they were protesting against


every one of his policies. This is newspaper logic. The Trump triumphs


is at the top in big headlines, so they've come up with a clever way of


getting him in there and it has failed abysmally, I would have


thrown it back to the subeditor. So what is going on in this front page?


You commented on the fact that they have used the word, diss, meaning


disrespect. And then right at the top we have this super puff, as you


call it, Trump's Triumph. Is a mismatch? I feel a front page should


delight the eye and also be arresting. And we are thinking, is


it all a triumph, or is The Donald already a failure and an


objectionable person? I feel slightly confused by it. And also by


the fact that we don't know quite what the story is telling us. I


think it should have been, millions of people turned about marches in


Washington and London. Perhaps you could enquire for us. Finally, the


Sunday Times, a different story, No 10 covered up Trident missile


fiasco. Tell us in a nutshell, Tony, what is this about? In June they


tested the Trident missile. It was fired from a gym is Vengeance,


submarine, and it seems to have gone the wrong way.


-- it was fired from HMS Vengeance. What struck me about it was that


this submarine had a four year refit and has only been back and see for


seven months, it was the first time it had fired a missile in 16 years.


It is about whether we've got the infrastructure to actually use


nuclear weapons. The missile was not armed. It did veer towards America


which could have been a problem but it wasn't armed. I think the story


is more about that cover up, that wasn't mentioned before, there was


that key Commons vote on whether it would be renewed. This is the


central point of our defence system. The M O D and Downing Street have


visited a statement saying that the efficacy of the system is


unquestionable, in June, missiles were tested from HMS Vengeance. It


goes on to say that HMS Vengeance and her crew were successfully


tested and certified, allowing HMS Vengeance to return into service.


They are not concerned, they have every confidence. Finally, the


Sunday Telegraph, Paul Nuttall, all, we Ukip can win over betrayed Labour


voters. This is the leader of Ukip, not long in his post, going to


contest the Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency, the by-election


triggered by Tristram Hunt, the Labour MP, stepping down.


Extraordinary, Ukip positioning itself as the party of the working


class. It is not all saying, Labour are the working-class party, it


depicts Labour as a metropolitan elite party. I don't know if that


will appeal to the voters in Stoke but it is interesting as we have


said before, it has been a Labour seat since 1950s of the loss of that


street would be extraordinary -- seat. The problem is that Labour


will not accept the truth. It is fought on the Ukip battlefields all


the time. The reality is that the political discourse these days is


defined by xenophobia and racism. The Brexit Road was all about


xenophobia and racism. Labour, yes, we need to double red immigration.


Immigration is not the problem for the British working classes. The


problem is that the unions have been destroyed, all the protections of


workers taken away. It's not about Eastern Europeans coming in and


undercutting you, it is that this has been allowed to happen although


everyone is too frightened to say, you voted to leave Europe because it


is racist. There are lots of reasons that people might have voted to


leave. It was a big decision for a lot of people. A lot of people might


think differently about having voted Brexit but it is the rise of these


big politicians, the populist ones who say, I'm a different kind of


guy, Paul Nuttall is the mini me Donald Trump. Labour needs to say,


this is not about xenophobia, it's about austerity, and protection of


workers' rights and Labour have not done that because they have pandered


to people who say, immigration is a big issue. You have dropped these


bombshells at the last minute, we have to stop, we'll pick it up again


at half past 11 when Anne and Tony will look at the front pages. Coming


up next, Reporters.


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