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On this week's Meet The Author, my guest is Sofie Kinsella. She will be


talking about her latest book My Not So Perfect Life.


Welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us


tomorrow. Joining me is Robert Fox and former Conservative employment


Minister Esther Mcveigh. The front pages, starting with the Daily


Telegraph, leading analysis of plans to close A units in England in an


effort to save money. It reports that up to one in six casualties


departments face closure. Rent Revolution, the headline on the


front of the Metro, referring to a shift in tone by the Conservatives


from their right to buy policy towards affordable homes to rent.


The Independent has a photo of the French far right leader Marine Le


Pen as she launched her presidential campaign in France today and


attacked a radical Islam. Blackmailing Beckham, the daily


Mirror reports on a plot over hacked e-mails from David Beckham.


Health tourism is the focus of the times. It reports hospitals will be


legally obliged to charge foreign patients before they are allowed


access to NHS health care. The garden looks at the


controversial travel ban imposed by Donald Trump but rejected by a US


appeals court. It looks like those defending the US president and his


efforts to stop people travelling from seven many Muslim countries.


I expected to see more of Donald Trump on the front pages but no. But


there is a lot of Marine Le Pen instead. Here she is. She was


appearing in Lyon today as she launched her campaign.


Vive la haine, which I think long live hatred. Yes. It was the rage of


the banlieues, which they do every ten years, badly. And those are the


suburbs? That's right. The interesting thing is that is her


constituency. I am worried about you and Mr Trump. We are not having him


40 already, are we? I just thought he would feature more. -- for tea.


The papers say Marine Le Pen is going in and she has a roaring start


in the presidential election race. She'll win the first round but


definitely not the second. You don't agree. I don't because we heard all


of that about Mr Trump. What's been interesting since reporting last


week from really depressed parts of France, very much the kind of rust


belt area that Trump appealed to. They say we are behind one of the


big union configurations, the CGT, but the only one who can really


speak sent us this time his Marine Le Pen. Wait for a shock. We've


heard from other politicians, particularly to do with Islamist


fundamentalism in the US in particular, but also saying that we


want a rethink of our relationship with the EU. And even the euro as


they currency. And she's come out with putting France first. She wants


to get into the, sort of, national feeling, the sense of the people


she's coming forward with. As you say, whether it is the euro, whether


it is talking in a debate to come out of the EU. She's also talking


about wanting to tax imports. Also looking at contracts for foreign


workers. To raise welfare. Cutting tax. She's appealing to everybody,


giving them a pick and mix of things they can go to her for. Do you think


she will win? Rob knows the country better. He feels she has support. I


would not have thought that. Everything I've been reading has


very much said it has always been in the French tradition anything but


Marine Le Pen and the National front. She would get through on the


first round but not the second. But if people are not tapping in and you


are not hearing the coverage of the people she's appealing to, then that


could be a way of keeping her off the front pages, but all I saw from


the footage on the BBC, when they spoke to an audience afterwards,


some were teachers, doctors, students, and they all said Marine


Le Pen is the only one for us. So what you are saying is resonating


from those 3000 in Lyon. But if they wanted somebody new, somebody


different, who wasn't part of the political establishment in terms of


had held elected office before they could pick Macron, who have twice as


many people turn up at his launch, also in Lyon. He is part of the


establishment. He went to the grand schools. He's been minister. He is


never held elected office. We've heard that before. I think Marine Le


Pen is a much better politician than her father, the founder of the front


National, and I think she has populism. She is another one of the


big populist leaders, saying, I know the people, I trust the people, the


people trust me. I think he is an elite figure, very intelligent,


absolutely top drawer, Macron will find it difficult to break that


crust. In a way the establishment let themselves down. The people who


should have been there, Fillon... I could not agree more. In the States,


everybody said, we didn't want Trump, we didn't want Hillary,


Hillary had problems with her foundation, her e-mails, why was she


the Democrat candidate? C have two people who wouldn't necessarily come


forward but the establishment has, they've let themselves down by doing


things they should not have done. You are saying the establishment has


rotten candidates? I didn't. But I think you have a point. They have


done things so wrong for a long time and got away with it, but these


people are now coming through. They've opened up the path that


these people who you would not have thought would have been here


together in the final. So it is really interesting. We will find out


pretty soon what is going to happen. April, then many, if we need a


second. And we have the Dutch. -- then May. Then we have the big ones,


the Germans, and then the Italian ones will come somewhere in between.


We will have somebody who does not agree with politics at all. It is


rock and roll. Let's move on and talk about Brexit in various guises.


There are so many different strands to the Brexit story. First of all on


the Telegraph. Made to stand firm against rebels' attempts to wreck


Brexit bill. -- Theresa May to stand firm. This would be by a number of


amendments which would cause trouble. The government will not


back any of them. How can they wrecked the Brexit bill with


amendments if they don't get much support? I would not have thought


the support was more than nine or ten. Amongst the Conservatives? Yes,


couldn't really see that, some of these amendments it is like 100 have


come forward. They are wrecking amendments, I think, one has gone


through that you cannot trigger article 50 until we've had money put


into Cardiff airport. Bless them for trying, but lots of things are


coming forward like this. At the end of the day she is going to proceed.


She is going to carry on. The vote last week was pretty much unanimous


over 380 supporting it going forward. Ken Clarke? He is about the


only one. He was the only one from the Conservatives. But we expected


that. We knew that. Yes, stand firm, follow one through, and, you know,


she is touring the right thing. We've also got on the FT, just


quickly, Brexit having a negative effect already, says big business


leaders. Hold the front page. How original of the FT. They've been


writing that practically since the 23rd of June last year. When we


actually leave, though... It might happen, but, you see, they have been


doing that and they've been rather blown out of the water by the


government of the Bank of England -- governor. And the statistics saying


we are doing better than we thought it would be. On the front of the


Independent, Jeremy Corbyn braced for fresh Brexit rebellion, it says.


Diane Abbott also under pressure. This will be the story. It won't be


the Conservatives. They've probably never been so united. This is the


story, Diane Abbott has a six-day, having a migraine... A Brexit


migraine. She said she was ill and that is why she didn't turn up. Her


own party don't believe that. Caroline Flint saying that today.


This will be interesting. What will she do next week? She cannot beat


you with a migraine this coming week. She will have to vote. -- she


cannot be all with a migraine. What will happen when other people didn't


want to vote, they wanted at Stein, he said no and they've lost their


place in the Shadow Cabinet. -- they wanted to abstain. I think this is


the start of Jeremy Corbyn's demise and him going for what Diane Abbott


has done. You think so? Do you think he will stick with her? -- I do.


I don't think Jeremy Corbyn has fought through a Brexit strategy.


One suspects he is in sympathy. He was not a great enthusiast for the


EU. Arguably he campaigned more visibly than Theresa May did, who


was supposed to be in Remain. I tweeted the other week that they


should have been given a free vote because Brexit would have gone


through if people had a free vote or not because more constituents and


more MPs would have had to have voted with him. He could have done


that. I think he's put himself in a pickle going forward. He was trying


to appeal to the by-election in Stoke, the one in Copeland, he had


to show his northern voters that he's in touch with his working


class. But he isn't. He is pulling further apart. It is difficult for


any leader, who does he follow, kind of thing, Metropolitan elite,


working-class voters in the north, the two by-elections are in the


north and that is why he went way. The health service. All this week


across the BBC we will be looking at the state of the NHS. The Daily


Telegraph says one in six A and the wards are facing closure. --


accident and emergency wards. A lot of insight into that. They are


really holding things together in a lot of places. Exactly. Talking of


closing them down or and cutting them back, according to this story,


which is very detailed, the plans are part of efforts to close a ?22


billion debt. You cannot go on doing this. The thing is the NHS is going


to need money. It will probably need a lot more money given the ageing


population. We heard on your interview just before this


programme, I think he was from... He was from a former NHS Trust. Yes. We


know what is going to happen. But when will we finally confront it?


Let me put it to you as a serving politician. Put it off today because


it is such a big question. And it is about what you said about something


else, dammed if you do dammed if you don't. But it is underfunded for


what it is going to have to do and probably what it has today already.


We will have a special tax. An insurance scheme in the middle of


it. Part privatised with an insurance thing. Do we bring back


that dreaded concept that I cannot see any British politician or


political party doing it, the means test? They are very big questions.


The Conservatives in the coalition spent a lot of money as Labour had.


That appears from the figures we have seen to have tailed away, the


amount of investment going in. The investment has gone in. The


investments are going in. As we were saying before, there are so many


demands on it now. Even with the money going in and increased money


going in the demands are growing at a faster rate. Whether it is


expectations, whether it is the cost of pharmaceutical goods, whether it


is ageing population, social care attached to that, that will be the


issue. But I think it is positive that now maybe people are going to


have a proper adult conversation rather than being so tribal, locked


and extreme parts of the debate, and not really solving the problem.


Foreign patients to pay upfront for NHS care in the Times newspaper.


Hospitals will be legally obliged to charge foreign patients. If somebody


comes in and they really need help you do not ask to see a credit card,


do you? No. This obviously has to work within the realms of humanity


and what is right. But what do you need to do is find out who is


eligible, who isn't eligible, and they need crisis treatment. They


will be paying for it afterwards. So far they haven't done that. The fact


they are just issuing them with the ability to do that with pay


machines, nobody has ever asked before. We are going to have to say


that it is in the International health service, it is the national


Health Service, and people who paid for it need to get treatment from


it. I just need to look at the rent revolution. It is in the Metro. A


shake-up to give tenants longer agreements. We are all supposed to


be homeowners. This is pretty big. It is huge. The homeowning


democracy, that was Margaret Thatcher's slogan. Selling council


houses. I can hear the brakes being slammed on, grinding gears, it is a


big change, and it is because of the way the housing stock is run and


rents are impossible, and it's very difficult for young people. A


solution 40 years ago which was right isn't necessarily the solution


now. You have so many precious. When David Cameron said we want to have


all of these new homes, you know what, you never got the planning


permission through. You can say whatever you want, actually people


don't want them built in their local environment, it isn't going to


happen. So then you have 300,000 people coming in every year, which


is pretty much a city coming into the country, where are you going to


house them? If you can't, you are not building enough, you will have


to look at rent, affordability, that is a dilemma but we do have to have


something. Supply and demand. There you go, basic. Basic economics. That


is it for this hour. But you will both be back at 11:30pm. The poor


viewers. I don't want to be here are my own. Coming up next, Meet The


Author. Sophie Kinsella's new novel


is called my My Not So Perfect Life, It's about a woman in her 20s


who leads an apparently


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