28/02/2017 The Papers


28/02/2017

No need to wait until tomorrow morning to see what's in the papers - tune in for a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 28/02/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

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

:00:16.:00:18.

With me are The Chairman of the Political arm

:00:19.:00:22.

of Bell Pottinger and former Conservative MP, Tim Collins

:00:23.:00:23.

and the Deputy Editor of The Guardian, Paul Johnson.

:00:24.:00:27.

The FT leads on the story that Sir Philip Green has agreed to pay

:00:28.:00:33.

The i also picks up the story, saying the news

:00:34.:00:39.

The Telegraph claims that children as young as four could be given sex

:00:40.:00:45.

education to warn them about the dangers of the internet,

:00:46.:00:47.

The Times reports at the inquest into attack on tourists in Tunisia,

:00:48.:00:51.

with a former Tunisian minister telling the paper the attack had

:00:52.:00:53.

Also picking up on that story, The Guardian reports that families

:00:54.:01:04.

of the deceased vow to sue the holiday company

:01:05.:01:06.

A new study linking obesity to 11 types of cancer makes

:01:07.:01:16.

The Metro reports on a trial into whether a cancer surgeon removed

:01:17.:01:27.

Claims that the government is revisiting changes that would see

:01:28.:01:37.

drivers insurance premiums go up by several hundred pounds.

:01:38.:01:44.

He says sorry and pays ?363 million, that is 10% of his net worth. It is

:01:45.:01:54.

also worth bearing in mind the 500 million that he took out of the

:01:55.:01:58.

business ten years ago. It was making a profit and that he had

:01:59.:02:02.

stuck that into a tracker fund it would have doubled by now, so people

:02:03.:02:06.

saying he is paying back almost all the money he took out. He probably

:02:07.:02:15.

pay them off a lot more -- made an off a lot more. At the moment

:02:16.:02:20.

nothing he did seems to have been unlawful, questions over whether the

:02:21.:02:23.

law should be changed for the future, but he probably didn't need

:02:24.:02:27.

to hand this money back and that is hanging onto his knighthood that

:02:28.:02:33.

probably incentivised it. Those campaigning on his knighthood have

:02:34.:02:37.

possibly secured the victory. Maybe it was just as well he had alienated

:02:38.:02:41.

after all. Somebody should tell David Beckham that is so much united

:02:42.:02:46.

costs? If you are asking the question what is at worst, it looks

:02:47.:02:51.

as if it is 363 million to Philip Green. Presumably he is anticipating

:02:52.:02:58.

getting his front row seat back at London Fashion Week. And going

:02:59.:03:03.

around in his yacht he won't be bullied by the media! The deal

:03:04.:03:06.

question is whether the Daily Mail insist on calling him Sir Shifty.

:03:07.:03:15.

Shuffling through no! We haven't got one! How annoying is that? The one

:03:16.:03:22.

night we actually wanted to see the Daily Mail and we don't have it!

:03:23.:03:30.

This has been awful. He buys it in 2000 ?41 and sells it in 2015 to a

:03:31.:03:37.

racing bankrupt the times. In light must have gone on in the background

:03:38.:03:41.

and meanwhile 11,000 people have lost their jobs and 18,000

:03:42.:03:46.

pensioners living in anxiety. But they are getting something, 88% of

:03:47.:03:50.

what they would have got otherwise but the factors, if I was a private

:03:51.:03:57.

citizen who had a company, the company is in dire straits and they

:03:58.:04:01.

can sell it for a quid tomorrow and off-load the pension fund and not

:04:02.:04:05.

worry about it, the same thing could happen tomorrow, normal rules have

:04:06.:04:09.

been changed. And there's a question that the law should be different, it

:04:10.:04:13.

wasn't changed unbearably Labour Government the Tories, so all

:04:14.:04:18.

parties have some sharing keeping the law as it is. They are in the

:04:19.:04:24.

case for changing it but the power of the shame, the media, and we

:04:25.:04:28.

often have stories or whether it is a good thing that the media can be

:04:29.:04:35.

quite so intrusive. This is how it works. If this had been reported in

:04:36.:04:38.

almost any other country in the worldly person could have just

:04:39.:04:41.

bought soft but because it is the British media they held him to

:04:42.:04:45.

account. It also illustrates way political parties can be held in

:04:46.:04:50.

thrall to money. Tony Blair are given a knighthood for services to

:04:51.:04:54.

industry. David Cameron gave him a job looking at government spending.

:04:55.:05:01.

If only there was another issue we are both David Cameron and Tony

:05:02.:05:05.

Blair were on one side. What was that? You can laugh now. The

:05:06.:05:15.

Guardian, Tunisia. There was only ever going to be one verdict from

:05:16.:05:22.

the coroner, unlawfully killed, the question is any culpability

:05:23.:05:24.

potentially that the two operator might have. That is the way some of

:05:25.:05:30.

the families are going now. The coroner was very decisive and didn't

:05:31.:05:35.

mince words on this. He said the response of the security forces was

:05:36.:05:40.

shambolic at best and currently at worst, which to the survivors and to

:05:41.:05:45.

the relatives of those bed must come us an awful shock to hear that. They

:05:46.:05:52.

are now turning their attention to the company to see if they were

:05:53.:05:57.

negligent. It revolves around quite complicated advice to the Foreign

:05:58.:06:03.

Office. They do three levels, read meaning don't go there and Amber

:06:04.:06:06.

meaning of it is essential and green, look up the advice. The tour

:06:07.:06:11.

company didn't tell people to walk up the advice and the advice would

:06:12.:06:14.

have said there is a high level of activity. But to be fair, the

:06:15.:06:21.

company did say it was in the literature but it was on leave is a

:06:22.:06:25.

page of all the confirmation notes that were given to all of the

:06:26.:06:29.

travellers and you don't need a visa for Tunisia! It is horrific, the

:06:30.:06:39.

Guardian front page has the photographs of 30 victims and that

:06:40.:06:43.

is a striking way of bringing home that these are not numbers but

:06:44.:06:48.

people, loved ones whose lives have been devastated, and we always have

:06:49.:06:52.

to remember that human side of it. The difficulty also with that

:06:53.:06:56.

although I absolutely agree that the coroner has done a splendid job, he

:06:57.:07:01.

was very stark and some of the things he is saying, we have to be

:07:02.:07:05.

careful that we haven't County Council determines to blame the

:07:06.:07:08.

police and Tunisia and the tour company that might have provided

:07:09.:07:13.

better advice, we mustn't forget that actually the person responsible

:07:14.:07:17.

was the terrorist, who was himself shot at the end of it. The question

:07:18.:07:22.

is whether others could have done more but the real blame lies with

:07:23.:07:25.

the terrorists and those who radicalise them. Tourism now down

:07:26.:07:34.

95%. Let's go to the Telegraph. Children aged four to learn the

:07:35.:07:42.

perils of the intranet. And this is the sort of story I think will make

:07:43.:07:46.

difficult because you want your difficult because you want your

:07:47.:07:49.

children to be protected and have proper advice. The actual meat of

:07:50.:07:55.

the story is about saying that every school in the country, whether local

:07:56.:07:58.

authority or free school or whatever, will be required,

:07:59.:08:05.

certainly at secondary level to have proper sexual education and teach

:08:06.:08:10.

children about relationships. That I think is uncontroversial, but the

:08:11.:08:13.

difficulty is some parents will be uncomfortable about the idea of

:08:14.:08:17.

children as young as four black being taught anything about sex. On

:08:18.:08:24.

the other hand the headline captures that children that young and younger

:08:25.:08:28.

are going to come across stuff which is often very worrying and confusing

:08:29.:08:32.

to them and they need to have somewhere to turn, so it is not easy

:08:33.:08:36.

and those who say that on the one hand children that young should be

:08:37.:08:40.

kept away from sex education, but equally those who want to expose the

:08:41.:08:45.

genuinely childlike and innocent do things that they don't need to see,

:08:46.:08:50.

that would be wrong as well. We have to find a way through the middle.

:08:51.:08:56.

There has to be a holistic approach. It has to be everybody's

:08:57.:08:59.

responsibility, not just at home and the parents but the school as well.

:09:00.:09:09.

Children spent two thirds of their time at school so as a result those

:09:10.:09:15.

institutions have a duty of care. The form of the headline slickly

:09:16.:09:18.

dramatic but there was a time that the question was do you learn from

:09:19.:09:24.

teacher or parent, but the answered is no invariably from the web. And

:09:25.:09:29.

there is a graduated response, sex education is only compulsory in

:09:30.:09:35.

locally run schools so this is now broadened it out. If you're talking

:09:36.:09:40.

about the perils of relationships and aggressive relationships and

:09:41.:09:45.

what does consent mean, if you talk about the whole are of things we

:09:46.:09:49.

have become so aware of and worried about then this is surely a very

:09:50.:09:54.

creative and sensible way of going about it. But controversial and I am

:09:55.:09:57.

sure the story will run. Staying with the Telegraph, I am turning

:09:58.:10:05.

straight to you on this. Douglas Carswell in talks to rejoin the

:10:06.:10:07.

Conservatives, would you like him back? That would be over the dead

:10:08.:10:14.

body of quite a lot of people. An extra notch on the majority? To be

:10:15.:10:23.

clear, it is no surprise to you I supported leaving in the referendum

:10:24.:10:28.

and I thought Ukip were more responsible than anybody of turfing

:10:29.:10:31.

me out of Parliament and I think Nigel Farage deserves to get a

:10:32.:10:35.

peerage and 4 million voters should be represented better than they are,

:10:36.:10:40.

but if you defect from one party to another I don't think you have the

:10:41.:10:45.

right to defect back. The only one I can think of as Winston Churchill

:10:46.:10:48.

and Douglas Carswell is no Winston Churchill. Despite that's staggering

:10:49.:10:54.

thing from term advising Nigel Farage should be made a peer,

:10:55.:11:00.

Douglas Carswell couldn't get him a knighthood. He thinks Nigel Farage

:11:01.:11:07.

is a bit of a joke and is worth only an MBE, meanwhile Aaron Banks says

:11:08.:11:10.

he is going to take on Douglas Carswell on his own constituency and

:11:11.:11:14.

force out. Nigel Farage of attacking the current leader, Paul Nuttall,

:11:15.:11:20.

and Paul Nuttall, he has gone missing. My favourite line in this

:11:21.:11:28.

story that continues inside is that Ukip have contemplated taking leave

:11:29.:11:32.

whip away from Douglas Carswell but they can't do that because it would

:11:33.:11:35.

require the vote of the parliamentary party and he is! Ukip,

:11:36.:11:44.

they are quite frankly, in achieving their name, the most successful

:11:45.:11:47.

political party in this country at the moment. They add in complete

:11:48.:11:55.

disarray. And yet, if we believe the opinion polls it has made next to no

:11:56.:11:59.

difference to their support whereas Tory and Labour support has gone up

:12:00.:12:03.

and Ukip supporters at the same level. There are 3-4,000,000 people

:12:04.:12:09.

who still think Ukip is closer to them than anybody else. This is the

:12:10.:12:13.

sort of calibre of some of the people who have got as to the edge

:12:14.:12:16.

of the ruinous Brexit we're about to enter. Anybody would have thought

:12:17.:12:24.

this was planned. Just as well be about to go onto a story. I want to

:12:25.:12:33.

start with Paul on this. Dyson challenges tech giants with huge

:12:34.:12:36.

investment in Britain. She supported it. Sir James Dyson, to you. He is

:12:37.:12:48.

investing in this country and saying Brexit will be our success and it is

:12:49.:12:52.

dodgy lefties like you who want to knock it over! We will forgive him

:12:53.:13:01.

the tautology, well done. The balance of BBC presenting has been

:13:02.:13:07.

tipped over the edge. Lots and lots of movements going down, so any

:13:08.:13:13.

inward investment is judged a triumph, and any? That stands

:13:14.:13:18.

dubious, so what we have had in the last few days is the possibility of

:13:19.:13:22.

the Many going to Germany and question marks over Nissan

:13:23.:13:29.

investment and mixed messages from HSBC, and the warnings from

:13:30.:13:34.

investment companies and insurance companies over Brexit itself. We're

:13:35.:13:41.

in a very perilous situation. The story, Dyson is investing in

:13:42.:13:49.

Britain. Billions of pounds. Facebook is invested, Apple. The tax

:13:50.:14:00.

revenues we get from them will be... Given they have created thousands of

:14:01.:14:03.

jobs all those people will be paying taxes. Some may be even enough to

:14:04.:14:11.

buy the Guardian! Given away free now? This is an investment but Paul

:14:12.:14:18.

points out that dodgy right-wingers like you... Got the balance! They

:14:19.:14:26.

are just a little bit too sunny. We heard John Major point out that the

:14:27.:14:30.

truth needs to be told. First of all I am delighted having spent 20 years

:14:31.:14:36.

in the Conservative Party where we were accused of doom and gloom, I am

:14:37.:14:40.

glad people think the right is sunny and cheerful and talking about how

:14:41.:14:44.

wonderful the world those. I am an optimist and I think the world will

:14:45.:14:50.

get back. During the referendum campaign last year, we can all agree

:14:51.:14:54.

there were some fairly large porky pies told by people on both sides.

:14:55.:14:59.

One person who clearly told the truth all the way through was James

:15:00.:15:03.

Dyson and I looked him up two weeks before the referendum and he said he

:15:04.:15:07.

voted for Brexit jobs and would come, and he has done his bit.

:15:08.:15:15.

Talking about porky pies, to the express and Donald Trump gets

:15:16.:15:25.

himself a C for communication. The fact judges have thrown at his

:15:26.:15:30.

executive orders is nothing to do with being unconstitutional but it's

:15:31.:15:34.

because he didn't sell it properly. That is one way of looking at it! I

:15:35.:15:40.

am thinking he could slide 20 letters in the alphabet. I wonder

:15:41.:15:45.

what he gets himself in diplomacy, diversity. Foreign aid,

:15:46.:15:50.

environmental programmes, the list is getting longer, but the A for

:15:51.:16:05.

effort, it is his self-analysis. So he just needs to tune up the

:16:06.:16:10.

messaging, he should talk to you. He probably is! A first services to

:16:11.:16:23.

twitter. Barack Obama's memoirs, he is selling them for 60 million quid.

:16:24.:16:28.

Someone in London must be looking at that money and feeling very sick.

:16:29.:16:35.

David Cameron! He didn't quite get the millions he was looking for. He

:16:36.:16:42.

is a bestselling author anyway. We will have to lend it there. Many

:16:43.:16:47.

thanks for that. That is that from the Papers, thanks for watching and

:16:48.:16:50.

you can see the front pages online on the BBC News website. Seven days

:16:51.:16:57.

a week. If you mist the programme any evening you can watch it on BBC

:16:58.:17:03.

I player. Thanks for coming in and still you are watching.

:17:04.:17:15.

We are about to head into March so time to look back at February may

:17:16.:17:21.

not come as too much of a surprise that February was warmer than

:17:22.:17:23.

average as confirmed

:17:24.:17:24.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS