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

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With me are journalist Mina al-Oraibi and the

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Good to have you both with us. Let's begin with...

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The Commons Speaker John Bercow's opposition to President Trump

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addressing Parliament during his state visit to the UK,

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is one the top stories for the Telegraph..

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While the 'I' says 'Speaker silences Trump' on it's front page.

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The Guardian's take is that senior figures have accused

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The Times has a picture of the tight security for the Israeli Prime

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Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Downing Street.

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While the Metro leads with the death of Stefano Brizzi in prison,

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the man jailed for murdering a police officer and

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The FT says French bond prices have fallen to their lowest

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levels in 18 months, coming amid fears that

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a scandal surrounding the centre-right candidate

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for the Elysee Palace Francois Fillon paying family members

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for work they allegedly didn't do, could bolster populist candidates

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And finally, the Daily Express reports on a terminally

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ill man with cancer, being cured by a new wonder drug.

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Let's begin with one of today's big talking points. John, the Speaker 's

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bid to silence Trump. It is extraordinary. It is, not just him

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saying, I will not have this guy speaking in front of the Houses of

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Parliament, but it is because he is sexist, racist, and unfit to speak

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before MPs? It was outstanding, many people believe that the Speaker of

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the House of Commons is meant to be neutral in such matters, they are

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there to moderate the political debate. But apparently, he is saying

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no, I'm only neutral on domestic matters, not foreign affairs. This

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is foreign affairs. The language that he uses, he effectively said

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that Donald Trump is racist and sexist, and we, in this country,

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believe in an independent judiciary and liberty for all people and

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respect regardless of colour or creed, and stuck it to him, quite

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frankly. MPs applauded, they are not meant to, a huge round of applause

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from the SNP and a lot of Labour that benches, not so many on the

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Tory side... I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall that

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Number 10! In one of the other papers, the Parliamentary sketch

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writer for The Guardian newspaper, you said that he hates Theresa May,

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John Bercow, and there is no love lost between them, and Theresa May

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has always treated him like dirt? And I think this is his way of

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saying that, as Speaker committee gets a say on manner. -- he gets a

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say. This is not an automatic right, but an honour that must be earned,

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and someone like Donald Trump is an unfit for the honour. It comes with

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debate about the state visit. Definitely channelling a lot of

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anger that some people feel about this. President Shi of China, he

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locks people up in Chinese gulags. He does but does not claim to be

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leader of the free world and the special relationship... It is

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interesting. The Daily Telegraph repeated in their article about this

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special relationship. He's not the only person who can make this

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decision. Three people can but, having said that, he has effectively

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ruled it out. Clinton came here and made a speech in Westminster, so did

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Nelson Mandela. And Barack Obama. He has been around for longer than

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Trump, but I also heard today, on one of the channels that this notion

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of him speaking to Parliament, it has been mooted, when Mrs May went

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to the States, and word came back that it was not his kind of thing. I

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did not know if it was there. Let's move on. A story that we were

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talking about earlier on, Brexit, Donald Trump and the trials and

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tribulations of the NHS, they have tended to push a lot of news of the

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front pages in the last few weeks. Including Syria, and the front page

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of the Times newspaper seems to be back,

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Assad hangs opponents? Credit to the Times for covering this story,

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Amnesty International says that there is document had evidence that

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these prisoners have been killed. And they are referring to a military

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prison which is not warriors before the war started in 2011 and the

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uprising, if you went in it would be unlikely that you came out, or if

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you did it would be many years later with torture. It comes after a push

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for a renewed diplomatic effort, there have been talks in Geneva over

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the last couple of days, to put this on the table to remind people what

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the Assad regime is capable of, it is important as we go into these

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talks. Recently, there has been an effort to make it seem as though the

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regime and opposition are on an equal footing. While both sides have

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committed a crime, various sites, it is to say that by far, the Assad

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regime is responsible for them. And the killing of this kind, on this

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scale, and coming from Amnesty International, we assume that it is

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well sourced? Yes, and it comes at a time when the attempt to

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rehabilitate President Assad, or legitimise his rule, is gaining

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momentum. Donald Trump made overtures to the Russians, and we

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have the guy who was the frontrunner, we will talk about it

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later on, Francois Furlong, said that he would be willing to talk to

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the Russians and Boris Johnson has intimated that perhaps the price for

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peace is President Assad staying in power -- Francois Fillon. It reminds

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us to be careful? And it reminds us that a lot of these decisions are

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made at the top echelons of power. Some would argue saying that

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President Assad should be removed before any change in Syria

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happening, for five years ago, but to say even if he stays in power, or

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does not commit you have a security of power, where you've been involved

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in such worried atrocities committed cannot ignore them and keep them

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there. But everyone for Turkey to the USA are changing their tuned but

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in the end, if it stops the killing and this kind of massacre, then

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anything could be acceptable. It is difficult to believe that the person

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in charge of this is capable of turning a page but we will have two

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C. Staying with the Times newspaper, more homes for new buyers in housing

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plans. I was on duty here in the newsroom yesterday and there was a

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suggestion that the Conservative Party was moving away from the idea

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that everyone should own their own homes, and they would push the idea

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that renting was a good thing because you cannot get a decent

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house in this country, there are not enough of them around as people

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cannot afford them. Now, another housing plan? I would suggest

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respectively that you could have been on duty at any time over the

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last ten years and seen this headline! That was my reaction,

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we've heard it all before and the truth of the matter is, successive

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governments have been moment Bill in their efforts -- lamentable. The

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reason we are in this mess is because they have failed

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disastrously to get it off the ground. Credit where credit is due,

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they are having a crack, according to this press release now. Land will

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be earmarked to fix the broken housing market, that is their word,

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not mine, broken. And what it will apparently end is a system whereby

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local councils can determine themselves how many houses are

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built, and they have different criteria. We don't have a uniform

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plan across the country. And they want to revive the high Street, boy,

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does it need that? In my community, estate agents and coffee shops are

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the only shops left. Chicken shops and nail bars? Around my place! In

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my high Street, it's not disappeared but it has been diminished. If it

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works, but when? France, let's head over the Channel, Francois Fillon

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and his mistake. This was the centre-right politician who shoo-in

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to win in the Eliseu Palace to win the elections in April, a scandal

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concerning whether or not he was paying family members for work that

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they did not do. He has come back? Yes, he apologised but is still in

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the running. It appears that we are seeing French bonds reacting and

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people and traders are worried about getting predictions wrong in 2017

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again! You see them reacting more than they would ordinarily, almost

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compensating for a lack of judgment. We are seeing this, and it is

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interesting because of the scandal, talking about 900,000 euros. They

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said that he is taking it out and the uncertainty is that it helps the

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far right leader, Marine Le Pen, because she is pushing forward in a

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way that nobody expected. That is what they are scared of. They are

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scared that his staying actually hurts everybody else that is trying,

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at this moment, to be someone like Marie Le Pen who one year ago we did

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not take as a serious threat to reaching the Eliseu Palace but it

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seems it could happen. I'm not sure that many people would cry about

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traders losing their shares, but there you go! Ooh, I'm particularly

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worried about the millionaires in the city who might be losing stuff!

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That was a joke, by the way... John, you suggested to me that you were

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around for the coronation of the Queen? You are looking good on it, I

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have to say! I vividly remember the headmaster of my primary school near

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Huddersfield gathering us together and saying that the king had died.

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And he had died on this day all these years ago. I was five or six

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years old and my reaction was, OK, can we go and play now? Does that

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mean we have a day off? And I remembered the coronation, because

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like my parents and thousands of people in the UK at the time, they

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bought their television sets to see the coronation. The Sapphire true

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belief. It's the kind of thing that way, probably, will not see for a

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very, very, very long time -- the Sapphire Jubilee. You need to be

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came from a young age, or Queen,. I find it amazing that it is the

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day, as you say, that her father passed away. While she marks the

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day, it is interesting, as John was discussing with me earlier, that she

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always marks the day in private. Because there is a lot of reflection

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also about losing her father. Indeed, she was at Sandringham

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today. Congratulations to the Queen and to you guys, for joining us for

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The Papers. Many thanks for that. Do not forget

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that you can see the front pages of all of The Papers online on the BBC

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News website. It is their seven days a week. You can watch the programme

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later on BBC iPlayer. Thank you to all of you at home for

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watching. Goodbye.

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