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


With me Joseph Harker, Deputy Opinion Editor


at The Guardian and Melanie Eusebe, Executive Producer of the Women


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with...


The Mail says grieving families may have to take out costly loans to pay


for new probate fees - dubbed the death tax -


The I reports that Theresa May will trigger Brexit as soon as Tuesday,


as EU chiefs warn of 'torturous' negotiations for months ahead.


The FT also reports on Brexit, with a claim from one source


saying if not Tuesday, Article 50 would be triggered


The Telegraph also reports on Brexit.


It also reports on its own poll claiming the Conservative Party


is no longer seen as a party of low taxation, following Philip Hammond's


National Insurance rise for self-employed workers


New Migrant Crisis On Way, says the Express, which claims


a surge of people travelling to Europe has sparked fears


of another summer of chaos at Britain's borders.


The Times reports on grammar schools - saying they'll be forced to offer


lower 11-plus pass marks to children from poorer backgrounds,


or embrace similar moves, to end what it calls


And the Mirror has an interview with Paul Burrell, the former butler


of Diana, Princess of Wales, who he claims


We shall start with the I. Brexit may be triggered by Tuesday.


Surprisingly. That means technically we could be off on Tuesday. That is


a surprise, not in terms of our own action, but in response to the


European Council. They are saying we could clear an our side in 48 hours.


So by the end of the week, it could be in full effect. Then they'll say


you can come back at any point in the future, just to muddy the


waters. This is uprising. The Lords let to go through and then they sent


it back. And now it is back with the Commons and you would think if they


were going to send it back, some MPs who were wavering may start to


think, well, maybe there's a reason for us to rethink it. Especially on


the issue whether or not migrants in the UK should have the right to


remain in this country. But at least we have been told all briefed that


there is unlikely to be a Tory rebellion which means when it goes


back to the Commons, they will not get through. -- they will let it


through. And this is on the expectation that they will let it


through, even though last week there was a majority of hunger for sending


it back. It could be but who knows. We have the express on page five


saying that Eurocrats are hinting at a new deal in a sneaky bid to derail


Brexit. This has been doing the rounds for ages, this idea of an


associate EU membership for those who did and wants to leave. Britain


has said it will not be the single market or the customs union. And now


they are saying there's another way in which they could a connection.


But it will be a membership of the EU, rather, some arrangement. A


wooden derail everything, just an idea put forward some time ago by a


former Belgian Prime Minister? Well, there are some people say let's make


the break, but now all of a sudden we are hearing, well, we've received


thousands of applications and so if you want to stay, personally, in the


EU, then you can apply to do so. And then also saying oh, maybe we ought


to have a special relationship. You applied to leave the boat, but you


may be able to get back on it. So frankly, in combination with the


possibility may be triggered this week and also associate membership,


we are still just as confused. We are. Now the Telegraph. Tories are


they no longer -- no longer the low tax party. Philip Hammond announced


there would be an increase in some classes of National Insurance


contributions for self-employed people. They always prided


themselves on being a party of low tax. Yes, I always like to keep


these things in context. You'll find this a thousand people voted in it,


so one in seven of them are already conservative. We should look at


that, because it may not be a reflection of what the general


populace is thinking. They say you only need to poll a thousand people


and we know the proud record companies. I think even bigger


samples than that. The subheading says almost half of the public say


they are less likely to vote Conservative and in the Express you


got them sent our 19 points ahead of Labour, so who do you believe? It is


and editing tonight, says she always packs the running order with the


huge number of... I was just going to say that hidden in a Telegraph


story was an interesting point. It said Philip Hammond must first


survive a plot to oust him which have been brewing amongst Brexit


types. So seizing on this unpopularity of his Budget and


trying to get rid of the chancel altogether. Of course, it is a


remainder. He barely mentioned Brexit in the Budget. He's the one


person who seems to be trying to stay true to his belief it is better


for Britain to stay in Europe while working for a Prime Minister who


says Brexit means Brexit. Can we move on now? The Times. Established


grammar schools most of the lower pass marks to poorer pupils. This is


an established grammar schools. She wants to create new ones. Utah to


detoxify grammar schools in order to convince Tory backbenchers that


expanding them is good idea. The big myth is that grammar schools help


social mobility. They did once, didn't they? There was a time when


ordinary working-class kids could get a grammar school and move on and


break away from their background and take advantage of greater


opportunities. But since then, middle-class families have been


getting their kids tutored and this is a free alternative to private


schools. Hence grammar schools now have 3% of kids on free school


dinners. This is an attempt to detoxify in a way undermining what


grammar schools are meant to be about, which is by lowering the


marks for poorer kids. From the North American perspective, is this


baffling to you, Melanie? Yes, and it feels like that argument about


affirmative action and letters she was at women to put in our


boardrooms. I always say, I don't want to get a bigger you have


lowered the grade or the admission criteria or changed it, it is more


that you are focusing on getting me in in different ways. It does leave


a bad taste. It doesn't resolve anything and it's still a deeply


divided issue. Kids can be quite cruel. You don't want a situation


where the poorer kids are all perceived to have got in because


their marks have been lowered. So a secondary school with kids saying,


they'll be less clever ones. Picture of Jack Munro on the Guardian who


sued Katie Hopkins for suggesting she had vandalised or approved of an


act of vandalism of a war memorial. Difficult to win libel cases, but


she has. Yes, and I love it, because this picture... Everybody who told


me I couldn't, wouldn't, shouldn't, I could, and I did. It is a victory


for us all. For? It signals the attention we should pay to our


brand. I would be very hurt and upset if someone thought I was going


around and defacing British memorials. The residue is still


there, when you Google it it will come up. So I'm glad she went for it


and forget the fact that Katie Hopkins is very controversial, just


protect your brand. Because the residue stays. It shows you social


media is not a free for all. And she did imply she had defaced a war


memorial and when Jack Munro said to her, well, can you apologise and she


would have accepted an apology, Katie Hopkins refused to do that and


she dug herself deeper in by calling Jack Monroe social anthrax. So it


got worse and worse and now she is faced with a bill of over ?100,000


and maybe she can I reflect on that she plays it back. We do not lie


about on our timelines, do we? Just be nice everybody. Ticket touts and


unlimited fines. Some companies bulk buy and use software to bulk buy


concert tickets and sell them are vastly inflated profits. Well,


hopefully this is one measure recommended by Professor Waterstone.


He published a number of proposals to prevent touting, because, quite


frankly, business has come again and still these tickets at a fairly


reasonable rate. That is to be debated. Ticket touts and the kind


of technology and the sheer power in personnel, they buy the tickets very


quickly and the reseller could be up to 400%, so that's why we are seeing


artists like Adele selling out in minutes and they are appearing for


thousands of pounds. The artist is on getting it, the venue is on


getting it, so who is getting it? Someone's getting very rich. And


it's not in the supply chain of the creation of the music. Joseph, talk


to us about broadband. BT forced a broadband firm and they can't be in


charge of open reach anymore in the way have been. There's an


interesting table they've got tea, the percentage of homes at


fibre-optic connections. 85% in Singapore, Macedonia, 8.7%, the UK,


2%! That is shocking. If it is accurate, it is quite horrific. The


idea is if BT are not in charge of open reach, there will be more


competition and it would be better for rivals if they are not having to


compete with BT up, up until now, have opened them. And they all rely


to a certain extent on open reach and BT has been prioritising their


own clients ahead of virgin, head of sky, and there's all these problems


coming out of the ownership of BT open reach. They also say that BT


are spending millions on Champions League football riots and this week


they spent even more while this service it should be offering to


people across the country is falling into decay. Especially in the


countryside where people wants to run businesses and are finding it


difficult. We were going to talk about robots with artificial


irreverence. These robots work out how to tell a bad joke. The jokes


are very good. I couldn't even decipher one. I would need help with


that. But is it for tonight. -- that is its for tonight.


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