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STUDIO: Hello, welcome to our look at what is going to be in newspapers


tomorrow morning. With me are Former pensions minister


Baroness Ros Altmann and the Evening Standard columnist Mihir Bose. The


Financial Times leads with a warning from the Chancellor that any extra


spending on social care and schools in next month's Budget will have to


paid for through higher taxes. The i has a report on the housing crisis.


The paper claims ministers are being accused of abandoning "a generation


of aspiring homeowners" The Telegraph leads with our top story


tonight, the British man who carried out a suicide bombing for so called


Islamic State in Iraq on Sunday. The paper says the British


government paid him a million pounds in compensation


after he was released The Times says the Brexit


Secretary, David Davis, has declared that the UK


will keep its doors open for low-skilled European


workers, after Brexit. reporting how City bankers say


the potential loss of jobs to the rest of europe could threaten


financial stability. Could the England captain,


Wayne Rooney, be heading to China? The Mirror reports he could be


leaving Manchester United. And the Mail leads with


how a suspected jihadi terrorist pocketed taxpayers' money


after accusing MI6 agents of being complicit in his mistreatment


at the hands of the Americans. We're going to kick off with the


Daily Mail, because they have the story that most of the front pages


have got, the ISU aside bomber that you, the British taxpayer, paid ?1


million. This guy was a web designer from Manchester, then he was held in


Guantanamo Bay, claimed that he was unfairly held, was released and paid


?1 million. I think the payment was to avoid paying more, if it had gone


to court, it was some kind of settlement. Now he has ended up


being filmed as a night as suicide bomber. Wonder if the ?1 million has


gone to eye -esque on some now. Reason British taxpayers paid it, he


claimed MI6 was involved in what happened. -- the IS suicide bomber.


The Tony Blair government was also involved in the release and making


the payment, according to this. It raises questions about why he was


monitored. Even after he was paid, whether payment is justified or not,


but given his record, he really should have been monitored. How do


they allow him to, if you like, have this second life and do what he has


done. Does it raise questions about those who campaigned on his behalf?


It does, I suppose they would argue that they could not have known what


he was going to do in the future. But all the front pages are pretty


much covering the story. It will sit poorly with a lot of taxpayers. You


can understand why. Ronald Fiddler, his original British name, before


changing it. Horrible picture of him, smiling, as he is about to blow


himself up and stop at the moment of his suicide bombing. Going onto the


"Brexit" story, The Times, they say Britain will stay open to EU


migrants, David Davis, exit secretary, talking in the House of


Lords today, about "Brexit", about the bill to trigger article 50. I


will be rushing back for the closing, as well. Basically, it


seems that we need EU immigrants, and this is something that David


Davis is now admitting. In sectors such as social care and agriculture,


in the NHS, in lots of areas, we need EU workers to come to do jobs


that are not being filled and will not be filled by British workers. I


guess one of the questions here is, if we do need immigration and we're


not going to stop it anyway, what was the whole "Brexit" thing


about...? A lot of people will be asking that, and that is one of the


questions I was raising in the house today. How will you vote on the


bill? We'll have to see, and amendments coming up in the


committee stage, the House of Commons will have the final position


but what a number of people in the House of Lords are saying is that


maybe the government is not quite ready, we had a white Paper, which


is not really have any costed plans, so we are not quite sure what all


this "Brexit" is actually going to mean. Maybe we should not rush to


quickly. What is interesting, reading what David Davis has said,


he has made a great case for immigration, he should be the


Immigration Minister! The arguments he presents about the hospitality


sector, and interesting that the president of the NFU, the national


farmers union, has said that if farm workers and so on do not come,


seasonal workers, we might have great difficulty in getting food!


This is one of the issues we will have to deal with as we move


forward, with "Brexit". We do need certain jobs to be done. There are


immigrants doing them, they will not be able to do these jobs.


Semi-members in the House of Lords. Some people said that the people


voted, the Commons passed it without amendment. I don't agree with that,


that is precisely the role of the House of Lords, which is, if you


think the Commons has done something that is a bit hasty or has not been


fully thought through, you can send it back and say, maybe you should


think again about these particular issues. What about the will of the


people? We do not make the final decision, the House of Lords can


send it back to the House of Commons and say, think again on that.


Commons can think again and say, we have thought again, and actually, we


think we were right in the first place. Would you vote against the


bill, against triggering Article 50? If they sent it back, and they sent


it back to us, it is not the role of the House of Lords to overturn a


Commons decision but it is the role to scrutinise it.


The French presidential candidate, some people saying he has a pretty


good chance of winning, he has been in London today, he went to Downing


Street, Theresa May agree to see him, Angela Merkel did not want to


see him because he is a candidate. You wonder whether he is thinking --


she is thinking, if he is French president, he is the man they will


be dealing with on the "Brexit" negotiation. And looking at having


the right bridges, we don't know how hard the negotiations will be. If he


gets into the lease a palace, it'll be nice for her have someone she can


talk to, and interesting motive for coming here, trying to get people to


get back to Paris and so on, even tempting British people to go and


work in Paris. -- Elysee Palace. Appealing to French voters. A lot of


French voters there? There is 300,000. A lot, several hundred


thousand. In another election it might make a difference. And he was


making a speech to them tonight in Westminster. Also saying in France


that he will not be terribly kind to Britain in the negotiations but then


he would have to say that, because the French don't want him to say, we


will give Britain a great deal. Let's talk about the Telegraph's


FrontPage, the continuing story about business rates, and looking


like some indications that there could be some sort of climb-down by


the government on this whole issue of business rates? Not clear, what


is happening is a tussle between Sajid Javid and Philip Hammond.


Sajid Javid, from the local government 's Department, sent out


some information which misled MPs a little bit, into believing that the


rate rises were not going to be as big as they were going to be, and


Philip Hammond now coming under pressure to ease some of those rate


rises, offset some of the costs. This could be a rerun of the poll


tax, the poll tax affected individual families and so on, and


it is quite interesting, if you read the story, there is a suggestion


that both sides, Philip Hammond and Sajid Javid had briefed reporters,


there is a line about friends of Sajid Javid, which always sounds


like the minister talking off the record. Saying he has been the fall


guy in this, he has been made to appear as if he has imposed these


rate rises and so on. This effect, I would think, the Tory heartland,


most of the people who are going to pay the high rates will be Tory


party supporters? Are they not likely to defect to Ukip? They will


not defected to Labour. We don't know but rates have not been changed


in this way for nearly ten years, that's one of the problems, there is


a big catch up, between the high property price rises, we have had


over the last ten years, and the amount of rates that small


shopkeepers are paying. With retail coming under pressure from the


online business... This is a real blow. I think we are seeing, for


example, about a quarter of small shopkeepers have ended up in court,


because they have not been able to pay their rates. We have a real


issue and maybe the Chancellor is going to do something about it?


Maybe he is but there is a quote, he has told MPs there is no pot of


money under my desk. He will have to find the money from somewhere else!


May be behind the sofa! But it is not behind his desk. The mirror...


As a former BBC sports editor, I'm sure you would like to talk about


Wayne Rooney possibly going to China, as early as next week even.


And getting ?30 million. -- The Mirror. This is part of the declared


policy by China becoming a great football power, within about ten


years, attracting players, what they are doing is targeting players who


are coming towards the end of their career and who have decided, if he


is going, that there is not much for him to do at Manchester United. And


play up Rafael England, probably has another year, why not make a pot of


money. These players of course will profit enormously. -- and play for


England. Whether that will make China a world power, in football,


that is another question, because they need to find their own players.


My own favourite story of the day, I don't know if you were watching the


match yesterday, possibly not, you were probably in the Lords, but the


Sutton United goalkeeper, Wayne Shaw, during the match with the


Arsenal, pictured... Eating a pie... Iain Carter fans to bet on it, and


someone offered 8/ one. -- he encouraged fans to bet on it. I


think this has been blown up, clearly there is no digestion of him


eating the pie affecting the result. -- 8/ one. Is that why the sudden


shot hit the post and did not go in...? LAUGHTER


I think this is about the FA and the gambling body becoming a bit too


officious about this. -- 8/1. Obviously you have got to stop the


sort of betting scandals we have had, not in this country but


elsewhere, but eating a buyer, having a bet on it... This is


getting quite ridiculous. Pretty chunky goalkeeper... 20 stone...


Probably quite good at stopping the ball from going in the net. He


doesn't have to do anything, just stands there. 46 years old as well,


he was the reserve goalkeeper. Classic pun from the sun. The Times,


Boris Johnson... Boris Johnson, what can one say, if... Looks like he has


had a pie or two, maybe that is the real story, how many pies to Boris


Johnson have, and how many bets were there on Boris Johnson having a pie?


What has happened to his legs! He looks like he's been in some kind of


battle with somebody! Maybe he is hoping to be recruited by the


Chinese to play football. Perhaps it could be the new reserve goalkeeper


for Sutton United. He is advertising health, -- himself, he can eat a lot


of pies and stop a goal or two. I think rugby is his game. What about


his choice of running where? Looks like his charmers. I guess his hat


matches his shorts, to some degree, that is all you can save. It is


quite a look! Very fetching, shall we say. Fantastic, great to have you


both with us. I will let you dash back to the Lords, Wendy Venice?


Midnight, that is what they were telling us. Thank you so much for


being with us. That is it from the papers denied, don't forget, front


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