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


With me are the Guardian's Chief leader writer Randeep


Ramesh and Lucy Fisher, Chief Political Correspondent


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


Fortress America is the Metro's headline -


after President Trump signed an executive order to build a wall


The i previews Theresa May's upcoming visit to the United States,


with the paper describing it as "tricky".


The Guardian says the Prime Minister will seek a "special deal"


with the new president during what the paper calls


The FT says Donald Trump's moves on infrastructure and deregulation


have reignited investor confidence in the US economy.


The Times has an RAF Typhoon escorting a Russian aircraft carrier


through the English Channel on its way back from deployment in Syria.


According to the Telegraph, Southern Rail could be temporarily


renationalised under government plans to deal with delays


And finally, the Express says mushrooms could be a vital tool


We will not be looking at that front page. We shall go to the Metro.


Fortress America, Trump signs the order for the Mexico wall set to ban


migrants from seven nations. Holding true to his promise? Absolutely,


quite a surprise for many commentators who thought he would be


more moderate. Within a matter of days, he has signed a number of


executive orders and as well as building the small, it is unclear


how this will be paid for. He said that torture works, he has lifted


the ban on CIA blackspot presents... Well... I discussion paper suggests


that he was going to ask the security services to look into


whether it might be worth that. The White House has made clear it is not


a White House document. But he said torture works. There is a signal of


intent, paving the way. They are putting this up there as a kite?


That is what people think. And there is this outlandish investigation


into voter fraud, which seems slightly bizarre given that he has


one. There are lot of peeves coming from Mr Trump since the top job. And


he won the election, he got the requisite college votes, electoral


College votes, why is he worrying about voter fraud? Fortress America,


building this wall, building this wall, this man has not pivoted to


the kind of President that many people thought he might have done


now that he is in the Oval Office? Yes, he campaigned in mendacity and


will govern in moderation. Sticking true to what he is, he has a divider


not a unifier, his base wants to hold on to those pledges about


closing immigration, shutting down trade with the rest of the world and


fighting radical Islam, as he describes it. In many ways these are


the kind of darker sides of Donald Trump's Presidency which she is


unleashing. It is what people voted for? It is what they wanted? The


majority of Americans did not vote for him, the electoral college gave


him that. It is a system that he won as no one says he is an illegitimate


President. Actually, many people are! You're not. His paranoia is


more troubling, a person who gets upset about a discussion about his


inauguration crowds and then instructs his press spokesperson


tonight to members of the press on the first day of his Presidency is a


person who is probably too thin-skinned for high office. He


might grow a thicker skin but he would help all of us by hurrying up.


He is 70! If you haven't learned by then. Lucy, having heard all of


that, Theresa May on a mission to seek a special deal with the


President. Given his character, he is in real estate, some people think


he still is in real estate! He hasn't given any up. Zero some, I


win and you lose. How can you have a trade deal with someone being a


country who was like that? You lose and I win? How is Theresa May going


to get the kind of deal that will benefit the UK? It is very difficult


to see that working. He clearly said America first, this is about


American jobs and the order is like the pipelines indicator, only


American steel will be used. He is holding true to that cry. Economic


protectionism. Even today at PMQs, Theresa May said UK interest and


values first. It is interesting how they can dovetail. Very vague


language, with trade there can be prosperity, growth, more jobs on


both sides of the Atlantic. It is tricky, one thing we can say is


Donald Trump, because Imex making these deals, he wants to keep up his


reputation for results, there could be leverage, perhaps before the


midterms, wanting to sign something. It is about horse trading, a trade


deal, you get something and we get something and we are happy. You have


painted a portrait of his character. Is that the kind of character that


is going to be able to compromise here? And make the kind of deal that


is going to benefit everyone? Any transaction is a compromise to some


respect because you have done a deal and if you can see advantage in the


deal and then promote that advantage as a PR win, both sides can win. You


sell the deal. That is part of the deal. The trouble with Donald Trump


is everything seems to be a transaction. There doesn't seem...


You would hope with someone who seeks to attain the leadership of


the free world, they would have some moral baseline upon which they don't


fall below. With him, everything seems to be up for grabs. There is a


trapdoor! There is nothing beyond the boundaries, from lock them up,


send them home... It is a dangerous place to be in a democracy because


democracy is one on trust and autocracy is here and Donald Trump


often runs towards here. We have seen all of that on the campaign


trail and a little bit in the last few days, Lucy. What about the


sexism and racism and, as you pointed out, the possibility that


they might reopen these black sites around the world? Freedom of speech.


Attacks on the press. All the kind of stuff that the British or at


least certainly the government would think are a part of who we are as a


nation, freedom of speech and so on. This band is not believe in a lot of


that, potentially. How does Theresa May deal with all of that? It is


tricky, she has been very strident talking on The Andrew Marr Show, I


am not afraid to tell Donald Trump what is unacceptable. She does not


really hold the cards, America does. We are leaving the EU, we need a


trade deal more than the US. She is at risk of going in and even if


there is positive mood music from this charm offensive this week, what


is to say he won't treat next week, Theresa May- loser. As he has done


with virtually everyone else he has met over the years. He has turned on


them online. The omens are not good. The major foreign policy decisions,


Nato and the encroachment of Russia and Brexit, he is in favour of


Brexit, which is incredibly difficult to deliver on anybody's


terms and he thinks Nato is obsolete and he wants to embrace Russia. Not


good signs for a British Prime Minister. Whatever she talks


about... We have cut ourselves off from Europe and it is a bit like the


Secretary of State saying we have lost an empire and were searching


for our role in the world. When Theresa May goes back to Number 10


and somebody shouts 8- did you talk about his sexism comments? She will


have to say something? Isn't she? Like she took him to task and that?


It seems like Number 10 has been styling the lines on this. The fact


I am a female Prime Minister. I will be sitting there in the room with


him, but will show him that women can lead. I am not sure she is going


to tackle him head-on in the first meeting. Quite unlikely. The other


story is Southern Rail. The franchise at risk of being


renationalised? This will come as any surprise to anyone because it is


the worst performing operator on the old British Gas service. Only 46% of


trains running on time in the past month and this is fallout from this


strike. About how many guards and people should be working on a train,


a driverless train. The problem at this is the government loses both


ways, if they renationalised this the unions claim victory, if they


let it run, they get a beating in the heartland, where people are not


getting a decent service. I have to say, Chris Grayling, the minister,


has a history of not being a very effective minister, I will say that.


That has been one of his downfall in government. This might prove


another. It is Hobson 's choice. It doesn't put him into a winning


position, whichever he takes. Grammar schools on the front page of


the Telegraph. But grammar stream in every school to help bright pupils,


according to the head of UCAS? I am not sure how but grammar stream


would be different to the streaming that already happens in most schools


and I suppose the point that the outgoing Chief Executive is trying


to make but without saying so is that we don't want a social economic


ghetto with rich areas with grammar schools and middle-class people


moving in because the catchment area has become so expensive and poor


areas with worse girls, perhaps it was not the same level of


achievement. I can only assume this is what this means otherwise it is


just supercharged streaming. What is new in that? It is a cultural thing.


There is called, they would follow traditional academic curriculum is


and where behavioural norms could be taken for granted. There is a


sanctuary within the rough and tumble of comprehensive schools that


she seems to be advocating as though there is this place for Latin and


violent players! It is a cultural thing. Interesting. The Telegraph is


the only paper that seems to have that story. Interesting to see how


that develops. Who is that bruiser on the front of The Daily Telegraph?


Some sort of drunken sailor? He has had quite a bit to drink? No, Mary


Berry! Looking very combative after having won a national award! Good on


her! Named the best television judge at the national television awards.


That is so great, she is so elegant on television, on The Great British


Bake Off. And here it comes out! Raging against the machine! Good on


her! I think she has either find out that The Great British Bake Off is


going to Channel 4 or she has decided, you know what, I will not


get involved myself! Staying with the BBC! I think that is what it is!


It could be her next pay check! She has got a pay rise. Probably the


only one! Good to see both of you. Many thanks for that.


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