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


With me are journalist and broadcaster Aasmah Mir


and Matt McAllester, Editor of Newsweek International.


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with...


The Telegraph leads with comments by President Trump's


senior trade adviser, who has accused Germany of using


The paper also pictures Ken Clarke speaking during the Brexit


UK faces return to inequality of Thatcher years is the Guardian


headline. The squeeze is will hit the poor hardest.


The Metro says rail operators have announced a big


shake up in train fares - which they claim will see passengers


always being offered the cheapest available price.


The same story on the Times, which also features claims that thousands


of newly qualified doctors are unprepared to do basic tasks.


According to The Mail, health tourism is costing the NHS millions


of pounds because of what it calls chaotic billing.


Trump euro, attacking Germany over the euro now. He has trained his


guns on the continent of Europe. Some people would say this is


unprecedented because Donald Trump is very aggressively going for


Brussels, now going for Berlin. On the other side, people would say


he's doing what he said he would do, looking out for American interests.


What his accusing Germany of doing here is profiting from a weak euro,


and the flip side of that is that the dollar is underperforming hugely


because of this. Donald Trump has to put his money where his mouth is,


quite literally. So you can see this both ways. Very aggressive,


unprecedented, never seen before policy of calling out people that


until now have not been. On the other side you can see this is


Donald Trump calling out people for manipulating currencies, which is I


think what he is potentially saving to the detriment of the American


economy. Is it manipulation or is Germany simply taking advantage of a


weak euro? Which is a result of a host of things going on in the


European Union? It is not just Germany according to President


Trump, it is Japan and China. He's going round the world picking fights


rapidly. There is a sense of potential retaliation here because


yesterday Chancellor Angela Merkel sort of told him off, reminded him


what the refugee Convention is. And so there is a sense within the first


few days of this Administration of tit for tat. The question of whether


there is manipulation or not is being lost in trouble against the


world at this point. This will be hugely popular with his supporters,


I'm stating the obvious here but we have to remember that. To 50%


perhaps of the electorate or the world population, this is aggressive


tit for tat, but to the other 50% he's doing what he said he would do.


He said in that interview with Michael Gove, he suggested that you


don't see many share these on the streets of Berlin. He's got a point,


hasn't he? The response was make better cars! Which is fair enough, I


suppose. The Guardian, Trump travel ban. Opposition to the travel ban


grows, we know what Amber Rudd thinks of it. She is against it, and


also we have one of the powerful, richest tech barons in the United


States, the founder of Amazon who has put his weight behind it. For a


while the tech companies were on the defence. Traditionally firmly


and when Trump was elected they went and when Trump was elected they went


to Trump Tower, met with him and realised that especially companies


like Google who have contributed to individuals greatly as Democratic


candidates they had to make friends with the new administration. That's


lasted about five seconds and what happened was with this ban huge


numbers... In Silicon Valley there basically no that doesn't have a


relative or family member or a colleague or themselves if they came


from another country so it is almost next essential threat to a key part


of the American economy. They are fighting back. Isn't this just the


liberal left again as far as Trump supporters are concerned? Getting


hot and bothered about something that is not important. This travel


ban makes sense to them. Yes, but what they have to consider is this


is the new media, we are talking about media tech companies and if


you are talking about affecting the workforce of these companies, that's


something you could argue might impact the American economy as well


so we have to put that aside and look at the bigger picture. Apple is


the most profitable company in the United States so you -- would you


want to hurt that engine of growth? As I say, as 48% of Americans


support this economy, and the poll suggests they do, then this person


is talking rubbish. Yes, he and Congress will make these decisions


over the next four years. Hasn't he also made this point the travel ban


is for 90 days, not a permanent thing so if Jeff Brazil is concerned


he will not get some bright spark from Somalia or whatever, he seems


to be sort of shouting about something that perhaps isn't going


to be a problem. It's the sense of uncertainty. We see it is Germany


today, what will it be tomorrow? It is hard to keep up actually. You


were right to point out it is a temporary ban, if I'm able to use


that word. You are not! You will get a tweet tonight at 4am. How dare


you! He says they had to implement it quickly so the bad dudes didn't


rush in, so why after 90 days would be lifted so they could come back in


anyway? You are right to raise it but it's unlikely this will only be


for 90 days. That's my feeling anyway. It does seem odd, there


hasn't been an attack on American soil by foreigners since 9/11 and


restrictions are very tight so they must be doing something right, so


why upset all of that? Why we come back to the 40%. There are stories


today and a lot of reporters in the state are going to the heartland,


Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, the key states that swung it for Trump,


and they think it is great. For once someone we voted for is doing what


they said they would do. And doing it very quickly. Someone we voted


for is pandering to our fears. That is not how they put it... Pandering


to or addressing our fears. Absolutely, I'm not passing an


opinion, simply throwing stuff out there. It was a campaign, whether


you supported it or not, that was fundamentally about fear. It's a


terrible situation America is in everything is going wrong. Obama was


always about hope, this just resonated. If you say there is a


bogeyman out there and you are the person who can deal with it, you are


laughing, I suggest. If you bring up the front page of the Financial


Times, it is... KC. The great survivor, Kenneth Clarke. No, kinky


-- King Canute! I just thought of that. The bill giving the Government


the right to trigger Article 50 shouldn't go through, he's saying


and he isn't a lone voice, is he? The thing about Ken Clarke is he


stuck to his beliefs for years and years, and this will obviously put


him at odds with his party and Theresa May, and we know people like


Anna Soubry for example who didn't vote out but who will back it. Much


to be admired, you could argue, Ken Clarke is going against the grain,


and what an interesting picture it was yesterday being applauded by


Labour and SNP ministers. It is the kind of thing you never thought you


would see but you are not surprised that the things we see in Parliament


any more. And maths, the irony through all of this is that the


majority of my lifetime, the backdrop to Europe was squabbles


within the Conservative Party. At this incredibly important moment in


British history, it is the squabbles in the Labour Party that are


actually perhaps more to the fore in the situation across the ventures.


Absolutely, when you have one Conservative MP very much at the end


of his career with nothing to lose, to be honest, he's a bit like John


McCain in the United States, his six last years and he will say whatever


he likes about Donald Trump, it is completely different in the Labour


Party which is completely fragmented over this. You would think they


couldn't find any more reasons to split and fragment and Article 50


has done that. There were signs of it during the election campaign.


Jeremy Corbyn's seven out of ten enthusiasm for staying in the


European Union foreshadowed what we have now. You try to get your


average rail ticket, you have got to go through a menu that goes on for


years, longer than the Bible, but now they are going to slim things


down for us. The story is they will trial uncertain line is much simpler


fares. There are actually 16 million different types of rail fares in


Britain, so it is longer than the King James Bible. That was a joke!


15 million, and it will all be fine. Extreme million. 16 million


apparently. That is fake news, that cannot be true. How will they make


it simpler? They will cut out a lot of, if you go here you have to buy


an extra ticket, more of a direct through line. They will tell you at


the beginning how you can get the cheapest fare as opposed to being


given an affair that is expensive and then having to split the


journey, buying lots of single tickets and making it cheaper that


way. It seems ridiculous. Anything to do with rail fares is ridiculous


with both sides blaming each other, and rail companies saying we cannot


do this because the Government is in charge of this and that and the rest


of it. I would love to think we will get the cheapest rail fare but don't


hold your breath. That's not going to happen. Back to the Financial


Times. We are all about automation, bank teller is being usurped by ATM


machines, checking out at the supermarket, now we have a robot


that can play poker and beat people. I remember when I was a kid getting


a first video game. For Christmas I want one of these, a robot that has


just beaten four of the world's top professional poker players and has


won nearly 1.8 million so the game is up for human beings around the


poker table. I was going to say you can have a pretty stern face if you


are robot, pretty stern RoboCop. Thank you very much for looking at


some of the stories behind the headlines. That is it from my guests


tonight, and thank you for watching. Goodbye.


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