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

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

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ago. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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

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Sport Columnist at The London Evening Standard and Anne Ashworth,

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

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

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

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meeting between Theresa May and Donald Trump. The protest against

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

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

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

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negotiate trade barriers and any position Nato, the Sunday Times

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claims that No 10 covered up a Trident missile fiasco which

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

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

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

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

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remember that as soon as the president is inaugurated the

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

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running already. In his speech yesterday he talked about America

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

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

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

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think it is a little bit overoptimistic to suggest that

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

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

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

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

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

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moment Donald Trump is taking a totally contrary view on everything

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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While millions of women have been protesting against his policies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Americans call your potty mouth and talk about women with proper

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

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

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bizarre speech yesterday was this feeling that America is taking on

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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has an intellectual blandness that allows people to project what they

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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protesting against the choices of opinion or is that the groundswell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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you think the presidency gives legitimacy to behaviour like that,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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visited a statement saying that the efficacy of the system is

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Extraordinary, Ukip positioning itself as the party of the working

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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up next, Reporters.

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