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from Sportsday. Coming up in a moment, The Papers.


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


With me are Peter Spiegel, the UK news editor of the Financial Times


and the broadcaster and campaigner Lynn Faulds Wood.


Good to have you both. Let's look at some of the front pages.


Peter's paper, the Financial Times, leads with Donald


out of a free trade deal with Pacific Rim countries.


The paper says he's signalling he will put protectionism


The Telegraph says the new US President has vowed


to make the special relationship between Britain and


The 'i' concentrates on the political row


following reports that a Trident missile test went wrong last year.


It says the whole thing has descended into farce


to discuss the matter in the Commons.


The Metro quotes a White House Official who has


apparently told CNN that the unarmed missile DID blow itself up off


The Guardian also focuses on that missile yet looks ahead to


tomorrow's Supreme Court judgment as to whether the government needs to


consult MPs before invoking Article 50.


And the Express goes it alone, hailing a revolutionary


It is not ladies first tonight, its Americans first tonight. Peter,


we'll start with you. Sorry! Trump's Pacific trade exit, putting


protection at the heart of policy. If I may say so, your spin on it,


he's putting America first. That's right. It's not just the specific


trade deal, he announced today, he gathered a group of CEOs at the


White House, the first official meeting of his presidency and says


that if they move their plants overseas he will tax them. He said


he would call the Mexican and Canadian Prime ministers and


renegotiate Nafta. He has signalled that this is the most important


thing he will do. Economic experts are worried about this. This is how


the great depression happened, imposing tariffs up front. There's a


lot of nervousness in this global system which has been established


since World War II, being at risk and it is symbolic that he has made


this his first action. Lynn, experts don't matter, do they! It's America


first and he is the American president. This guide, if so clever,


he can't put figures, he says it will be a major border tax and then


says to these elite business people, almost all men, come on, let's get


some women in, trump. Clever women. I don't see that happening... One of


them, named Dale, he turned to him and said, Dale, you can build


monstrous... I wouldn't to the American accent, you can do


monstrance buildings, we will fast track you. Monstrous? What is this


for a president to talk? It resonates with voters, simple


language using small words, when you talk to political communicators in


the US, they say he's quite effective at this. A lot of


criticism comes from his own party which is interesting because it has


advocated for free trade the generations. One thing that one


previous Republican nominee for president said was, this is as much


about geo- strategy as trade, getting our allies in Asia,


Australia, New Zealand, against the Chinese. The argument is that he


doesn't see that bigger picture, everything is transactional for him.


It's all about him and his business. He will be filthy rich. One point


that I agree with him on, one criticism I made, it's all about and


save dangerous products and recourse, we have neglected


business, I think because every single thing I seem to buy is made


overseas, we don't have manufacturing any more so to that


extent I agree with him. That's the point, Peter, I was in Los Angeles


correspondent for the BBC in the 1990s, Nafta came in and jobs went.


Nothing was done about the communities with their jobs went


from. Like Scotland. There is a sense from his supporters that he is


on their side. He talked about Pennsylvania, Ohio. States that he


won because of these voters, working class white voters. Those who lost


their manufacturing jobs since Nafta. There is no doubt that even


people who are against Trump agreed that there are problems with local


trade policy. It's the same type of voter in middle England who voted


for Brexit, you see the same voters in France supporting Marine Le Pen.


This is a problem they have not addressed. That's the problem with


Scotland because the industry all went. Thank God for North Sea oil,


some would say. Interesting that you say that the workers work up to the


problems of globalisation. At Davos that did not look like it. Mainly


blokes again having a nice time. Right! Staying with the FT. Looking


forward to a pledge to nurture worlds leading industries. --


lukewarm welcome. Jumping to the end of it, one woman, Director General


of the CBI, Caroline Fairburn, said it was better than not to have an


industrial strategy. It's been done by all sorts of problem, praising


the industrial strategy, giving that industrial spending accounts for 43%


of gross domestic product we need a plan on how to invest that money.


This does not look like a new plan, it looks like a mishmash of old


stuff. According to business sources, this has been hyped to the


hilt. It basically was a warmed over announcement of things announced


before. I think it was important to have that upfront, this is our


response, to the same voter that we're talking about with Trump, this


middle England voter, this response seems a bit empty. I think we had a


caller on that. You compare it to Trump. Would he call it a discussion


document? He would not come he would say, we are having this and then


argue about it later. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Sometimes a


good thing when you get a mealy-mouthed piece of stuff like


this which is only on your front page, no one else's. Let's go to the


Daily Telegraph. Trump promises closer ties with UK. They are making


it clear that this bilateral relationship is going to be


pre-eminent. But it's going to work. Your view? Interesting that they


have invited Theresa May is the first foreign leader to come over.


It is symbolic. The Brits are obsessed with this special


relationship. We are deluding ourselves by thinking that we will


be at the front of the queue, we have to years before Brexit happens,


we're talking about specific trade deals, other things high on the


agenda now when it comes to trade, suddenly turning round and asking


what will happen, even two countries that like each other, these things


take almost a decade. We saw it with Canada, this evil trade monster! I


think we have a lot of nice words coming out of the White House today


and Sean Spicer said nice things about the Prime Minister but...


Lynn, how does that square with what you said earlier, I win, you lose,


how will we get a great trade deal if he's looking out for American


workers? If you look at the bottom line we've never had a great trade


deal with the United States. We deal more with Scotland which is 5


million people than we do with 300 million people in the USA. We talk


about the special relationship, they never talk about it in the States,


do they? Honestly. I would say, on trade and economics, No. I spent


years in the Pentagon and frequently you would go in and see people in


senior positions, and they would be British. So on military intelligence


there is that special relationship. There is intelligence sharing


between two countries that no other two countries share. Liverpool we


all speak English. About Michael Fallon he says he can't say anything


but Americans are spilling the beans. I did actually watch this.


Michael Fallon, is see a Sir, or a lord, I don't like titles I will


call Michael. He was talking in the House of Commons today, and


apparently not knowing that the Americans were spilling the beans


because one backbencher stood up and said, do you know there's an


American spilling the beans? Why were they not better briefed and


also yesterday when you saw Theresa May when she was asked four times on


the Andrew Marr show, that was a pathetic response for a minister who


still enjoys some credibility from us. She's got to sharpen up act and


get PR advisers. The Trident missile system is from the USA. The US Navy


has two overs either testing because it was in Florida. I do have some


sympathy that the government because first of all missile failures


happen. This just happened to be very badly timed. The other thing


is, if you are having a nuclear deterrent don't tell the world it


doesn't work! I have some sympathy with the Prime Minister, you don't


go public about this. I suppose the point is, for national security


reasons... We don't fire these missiles often because they are very


expensive. We have a huge investment in something, we are not even sure


it works that way. Crash test dummies, the USA trips up Theresa


May and Michael Fallon. The Metro is showing the other papers the way. We


are running out of time so I think we will be going to, a very quick


look at the Daily Express. Main must fast-track Brexit, a big decision


from the Supreme Court tomorrow morning. This is one of the routes


we expect the government to go down, if they lose, and the High Court


says, you must go to parliament before you invoke the divorce close,


they will put out a one sentence law, which says, we give the Prime


Minister the right to trigger Article 50. That's basically what


Tory backbenchers are suggesting. The Guardian has an interesting


story which makes the point not very convincingly that legal advice says


you cannot go that way. Not very well drafted legislation and we


could end up with more. You need to go to a longer process than a one


sentence piece of legislation. Now we will link two stories, Trident


and another story that has been running throughout the day, problems


potentially with browning your food a bit too much and the possibility


that it might show signs of cancer in a test animal. This is the Matt


cartoon. The latest submarine, armed with lethal overcooked roast


potatoes. There is a real sense that the roast potatoes might work better


than the rest. I think this is a terrible story, in a way. We've got


to stop battling people with all the things that are bad for them because


they just give up, smoking, drinking too much and being overweight. If


you can crack those three things written would be much happier.


Peter, you weren't brown your toast too much tomorrow? I've stopped.


It's got to be gold. Thank you both for joining us for a look at Fleet


Street's finest work. That's it for the papers, many thanks to our


guests, Peter and Lynn. Much more coming up. Now it's time for the




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