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You can have a drink, it's OK. Don't spill it. Maybe put it down.
We'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers
First, the headlines at 11:30pm: Theresa May has refused
to say whether she knew about a failed
Trident missile test when MPs were voting to renew
I have absolute faith in our Trident missiles.
When I made that speech in the House of Commons,
what we were talking about was whether or not we should
Trade, Nato and Brexit are likely to be high on the agenda
when the Prime Minister meets Donald Trump this Friday.
President Trump and his White House team have launched a furious attack
on the media, accusing them of lying about the size of the crowds
Hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be
With me are the broadcaster, Natalie Haynes, and Rob Merrick,
deputy political editor at the Independent.
Starting with, which is it? The FT. Thank you.
The Financial Times leads with more reaction to the Trump
administration's hard line against what it is calling
The i says the prime minister's post-Brexit plan is to reboot
The Daily Express has claims from a leading Brexit campaigner
that up to a million EU migrants may head to the UK over
The Metro says Theresa May is ready to challenge President Trump over
sexist remarks when she meets him at the White House on Friday.
The Telegraph says a free trade deal with the United States is likely
to open the door to US jobs for British workers.
The Times reports that rural enterprises will be the biggest
losers in upcoming business rate rises in England.
And the Daily Mail claims terrorists and criminals are able to travel
to Britain without crossing border control because of a loophole
Not Trump, but Trident, I don't know if it makes you any happier, he
ridges on the Daily Mirror, tried and failure cover-up, May's missile
crisis - she was asked quite a few times by Andrew Marr whether she
knew about the failed test. This was the standout story from this
morning, of course, in the Sunday Times, the argument about Trident
revolving around the enormous cost, whether it increases or decreases
the nuclear Armageddon - we never argue about whether they work or
not, but apparently they are carried out every four years, the last one
was in June and, according to the paper, the missile went in the wrong
direction, headed for America, and of course no one was told about it.
Then parliament voted to renew Trident in a contentious vote in
ignorance of the fact that allegedly Trident didn't work in the test one
month earlier, and the Prime Minister was accused of keeping the
information from parliament. Anyone who saw Andrew Marr this morning,
she looked very uncomfortable and declined to answer the question, can
only assume she knew and get the information from parliament. Or she
didn't know and she should have known. So many ways to interpret it.
It wasn't armed, it didn't hit anybody. You have set the bar quite
low. Yes, the good news is there was no warhead when it went wrong and it
only veered off towards Florida. And who ever goes to a theme park?
Hardly anyone. Certainly never any children. According to the Guardian,
it was supposed to go in the direction of West Africa, which
apparently we don't care about at all. No one comes out of this
covered in glory, do they, least of all Theresa May, because failing to
answer a question four times in a row, a direct individual doesn't
know the question, it makes you look shifty, you can't go, look over
there, you have to have a defence strategy. The Guardian has a similar
title, May accused of covering up Trident failure, MPs calling for
full disclosure before the critical vote. It doesn't take place because
these tests are expensive, are they not? ?17 million per test. They have
to carry them out to make sure hopefully everything is all right.
Apparently, ordinarily, not many people know about it. There are sort
of confidential matters, we are talking about a nuclear weapons.
According to the Sunday Times, the last test carried out in 2012 was
given great prominence I MoD, producing video of the test, wanting
to advertise to the world that it needs to be taken seriously, so when
it work they had the works with publicity, and when it didn't, it
was hushed up. That sounds like North Korea. I am not sure it would
have changed votes in the House of Commons, most conservative MPs are
very keen on Trident and wouldn't have been persuaded by the fact that
one had malfunctioned. It shows her inexperience this morning. You can
make the case she doesn't need to go on national TV and talk in detail
about national security, at least she could have used it as a reason
for not giving a straight answer, but she didn't do that, she didn't
say that, instead she tried to pretend the question wasn't for
times, it almost implying that the vote that took place at month later
was irrelevant to the vote. I think it did make it look a little less
nonse. Will it reopened the discussion at about the Trident
renewal, because there is bound to be a push for that? You would hope
so, but I think you are probably right that there is such a majority
of MPs who are keen to stick with Trident, that even though the Leader
of the Opposition of course is famously antinuclear in all its
forms and has been for its whole career, I think it will make no
difference whatsoever, I think the numbers will be that even if the
numbers were out before the vote, I suspect. The best system of its kind
today. It is like there is no such thing as a full system. The other
thing about Trident is a currently the software is based on Windows XP.
LAUGHTER Hopefully they can sort that out. They have the abacus...
That is fine. Oh, dear, move on. Let's talk about the Prime Minister,
but this time her visit to see Donald Trump on Friday. The Times
says, make them fight for free trade as Trump's first visitor, though she
might not have much fight on our hands if she is the preferred
trading partner. Well, the first foreign leader to visit it him, so
presumably she feels at the front of the queue. When Obama said, we will
be at the back of the queue if we vote to leave, and we will be very
angry, and Boris Johnson impugned him over it, and now Donald Trump is
literally putting her at the very front of the queue, so maybe she
won't have to fight quite so hard. I think the trouble is that we are
quite a small country relative to the US and I think we export more
than we import, although I might be wrong. You are wrong. And my? You
are. I am glad to help. You couldn't let it slide, could you? I could
have said it more politely. In that case, they would like us better than
we like them, I don't think so. We are little and they are quite big.
At the moment of course, the EU is the much bigger trading partner for
us than the United States. Not likely to be replaced, is it, on
that scale? Definitely not. I think what must worry lots of people in
Britain is this is presented as a great coup the Prime Minister to be
seen by Donald Trump, and of course it would be true if it was a normal
president, but this is not a normal president, Donald Trump is a
monster. Oh, dear, I don't think I can let that pass. I think it makes
him sound inhuman. Hmm, OK. Poor, lovely monsters. Everything that we
have been told about the PM's trip and how desperate we are to sign a
free-trade deal says she won't go in and stand up to her, she won't go in
and say she wants to deal with him on accepted values in this country,
or on this continent, but to fall at his feet, to kowtow... That is a
great word. One example of how policy has changed because of Donald
Trump, last month, alongside America, led by Obama, Britain voted
against Israel's settlements in Palestine at the UN and condemned
Israel. It was then made known by the Trump team how displeased they
were, and they tried for the vote to dissuade Britain from voting that
way and they made no interest how unhappy they were a low and behold a
couple of days later Britain makes a speech condemning Trump's policy
towards Israel, so we displeased Trump, we were given a stern telling
off, and I think we said it won't happen again. Policy towards Israel
is changing because of how desperately we want to cuddle up
with Trump. It says it might open up the door to US jobs. Will we get
jobs as Brits in America? 1 million each way, isn't it, 1 million Brits
in the US and 1 million Americans working in Britain, apparently, and
the theory is we could have even more of those things so that the
Telegraph says, either in -- I don't have my glasses, so I could be
making it up. The average age of someone who reads the Telegraph,
surely they need spectacles. A bright light and a magnifying glass.
I wish I was here late Jessica Fletcher. There is, 1 million
Americans, I can read it. The Daily Mail has a much bigger font. That is
what I need. Let's move over to that, terrorist fast train to
Britain. Security flaws allow anyone to get to the UK without a passport.
How? An interesting story, anyone on the Eurostar would remember that you
go through very strict audit checks in Brussels before you leave Belgium
rather than when you get to Britain -- border checks. What it says here
is if you get on in Brussels and say to them, you are only going to the
next stop, which is Lille in France, within the Schengen zone, which
doesn't require a border check, you can say you are going to Lille and
stay on all of the way to the UK and evade all of the checks between
Belgium and the UK, which the Daily Mail says is a risk in terms of
terrorists and criminals being able to exploit the loophole. It says at
the bottom of the front page that the Lille loophole was closed when
it was revealed in 2011, then it says turn to Page four. Surely, you
can't - can't someone check your ticket to realise your ticket only
goes as far as Lille? I know this because I got the train about two
weeks ago from Brussels to London and they check your ticket when you
get on at Brussels and you go through customs at Brussels but I
would be astonished if many people travel from Brussels to Lille by
that mechanism because trains are irregular and they go every two
hours, and you have to go through all of our security when you could
just get the local train service, the B trains, so I would be
surprised, but it isn't the same as not being able to, so I can see why
the Mail thought it was a good story to splash. It was highlighted five
years ago and nothing has happened in the interim. Let's look at the
Sun, official warning, you have had your chips, boffins, and Ross is in
the gallery tonight, he hates that word, along with geeks. Linking
fries with cancer, why is that? The question, the food standards
authority has begun a campaign to persuade us we should stop having
superbrand roast -- Succop -- super browned potatoes and darker toast.
They have to tell you that the professor for the Understanding of
Risk, something like that at Cambridge, pointed out that there is
little evidence and we should perhaps feel less anxious about
things. I think the tests were done on mice, and I don't want to shock
anybody, they are less keen to consume roast potatoes than, for
example, Nick? Yes, I think so. -- me? I have never seen mice eating
pizza or toast. That is it for the papers tonight.
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, at BBC.co.uk/papers,
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Natalie and Rob, thank you and see you again soon. Goodbye for now.