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Bad luck to them. That's all this board. Now on BBC News, here is the


papers. -- that is all the sport. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what The Papers will be With me are Dave Wooding, political


editor at the Sun on Sunday, is under fire by MPs who fear


she has no back-up plan if the UK fails to get


a trade deal with the EU. The Mail on Sunday also leads


on the Prime Minister's impending it says she'll fire


the starting gun on Tuesday. The Sunday Telegraph's top story


is what it calls a war with ministers reportedly furious


at the Chancellor for not warning them that he was planning to break


a manifesto promise with a rise in National Insurance


for self-employed workers. The front page of the Sunday


Times has rugby hero Danny Care flying through the air


as he scores in England's victory against Scotland


in the Rugby Six Nations. And the Sunday Express reports


on a potential new lead in the hunt The paper says police have been


given extra funding to follow it up. Right, so let's begin and we are


going to start with the mail on Sunday and Brexit has got all the


headlines. A dereliction of duty if there is not a plan. It is all


Brexit, Brexit. This story is about the House of Commons Health Select


Committee report, chaired by a conservative, who have put out a


report that there is no plan B for Brexit. In other words, what do we


do if there is no deal? The Prime Minister has said she is prepared to


walk away if there is no deal. She has used the phrase no deal is


better than a bad dill. There are reasonable point is what contingency


planning have you done about this? They say there has been no


contingency planning as far as evidence suggests and they say that


is a dereliction of duty if you were not to plan for the worst-case


scenario and they are recommending, this all-party committee, that every


department in government should be looking at contingency plans in case


we go over a cliff edge. What we do about Northern Ireland with the


Borders? What do we do about trade? The trade being it exactly right.


Workforces, but Andre said this year it would take them ten years to get


a workforce that was entirely British and one out of 50


applications came from a British person. These are things which are


really going to hit straightaway, aren't they? -- a sandwich shop said


this week. Even looking at copyright for music, written pieces, and


tangling all of that is really difficult. I think that brings home


how many things there are. Also, this arrogance. We can't decide this


deal. This is a deal which will have to be agreed with all the nations in


the EU and they have oversimplified everything here for the people of


this country. The deal has to be made would the agreement of other


people. And getting that amount of agreement could be difficult? The


difficulty here, I can see the government's side and also the


all-party group's perspective as well. If you go to buy a car, you


never show your hand when you are negotiating. We don't know what


Theresa May's is and where she will go. She needs to be prepared to walk


out. If you are buying something and want to drive a hard bargain, you


need to drive a hard bargain. Should we know these publicly already? Yes,


or at least the MPs should. Parliamentarians are there to make


sure that whatever happens, whether it is internally, with foreign


affairs or with this deal, that what happened makes sense in the


long-term. There has been such an emotional rise long-term pro and


against Brexit that I think good sense is very difficult to bring


back to the table. Let's move the times and this is the headline,


may's EU payback. This is more of the nitty-gritty of the


negotiations. Theresa May is saying that Brussels should hand back ?9


billion worth of British assets which are held by the European Union


bank. This to me sounds like another bargaining chip. She is saying, we


have got this and the European Union are saying you have to keep paying


until 2020, and if they say that, she will say, we want this back.


This is all to do with jockeying and positioning when we come to a deal.


It's going to get really interesting. She has fired an


opening salvo. I think she wants to be, she is modelling herself on


Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher got back this rebate and the picture


-- the people cheered. I think she's subconsciously modelling herself on


national memory up to a point. It's a bit of PR as well. She comes over


a bit as shy vicar's daughter. What? She is not a shy person. She is


arrogant! People I spoke to when she worked at the Home Office, they say


what a tough cookie she is. She doesn't take any messing. If people


get things wrong, their beat don't touch the ground. She will be a


formidable negotiator. David Davis is talking about the Brexit rebels,


isn't he? The times -- timetable this week is that tomorrow, the two


amendments from the Lords go back to the comments, they will be shoved


back to the Lords, then if it gets put through, they will get royal


assent and Theresa May could be triggering Article 50 by Tuesday.


She probably won't do it on Wednesday because there are the


Dutch elections. Do you have secret information? No, we have all tried


to find that out because knowing what day she will trigger it would


be a great Sunday paper story but Downing Street are not telling us. A


lot of people have used the phrase, as early as Tuesday. Do you reckon


it will definitely come this week? It could be Tuesday or Thursday. It


is the Dutch elections on Wednesday and she has a speech on Friday. She


has got to get Royal assent, so Tuesday could be early. What about


this report? Would she not pay any attention? She responded last night


saying that they have got contingency plans, she does not


telling anyone what they are. Now, a Cabinet war over the budget? There


is a lot of bad feeling because this is felt by a lot of Tories to be a


very un-conservative thing to do, putting up taxes, particularly for


those striving. I think they're well have to be a rethink. Something very


slow and it will be kicked away. I don't think they will go ahead with


this. The more important things in the budget are being ignored.


Creating a whole education system which is completely going to divide


out as -- our children into fragments, sections of society, is


the more worrying thing and there has been no comment on that. The


national insurance contributions of course have taken the headlines. The


Tories are saying that the election pledge was actually bore people who


were employees and not the self-employed. Well, a bit of rowing


back on this. What happened effectively is that Philip Hammond,


the Chancellor, outlined the plan is to be Cabinet on Wednesday morning,


hours before he delivered the budget and his people are saying, we did


not hear a peep from any of the Cabinet group or the Prime Minister.


Then all hell breaks loose quantities delivered it. But they


are saying, what good we do at this late stage? They are also saying, he


didn't make clear it was a manifesto pledge. You do wonder why the


Cabinet didn't know what was in the manifesto. Exactly. And remember,


the tuition fees. The Lib Dems were unforgiving because of that failure.


This is a very fundamental thing. White Van man, as we call it in the


sun, these are the grafters, these drivers. Me! I was reading at being


in the week about start-ups and the higher percentage at the moment is


women with start-ups. We also don't get the benefits because they are


saying they are trying to make it fair because PAYE employees pay a


certain amount, but you don't get the holiday, sickness pay, maternity


pay. Well, you get maternity allowance because of Europe. But


it's a very unfair comparison, it seems to me. Just a quickie, yes or


no public view, will this the party? Yes, it's his first budget. Remember


he pointed out Norman Lamont was gone a few weeks afterwards. Newman


-- we heard from Norman Lamont yesterday and he said this was a


huge mistake. I think so too. It's an unforced error. Now, Prince


Philip. I love this story. Prince Philip meets Prince -- meets Philip


Hammond. The papers have been having fun. Yes, Philip goes up and he is


never one to miss sticking his oar in. He pulled his leg, a bit of


joshing about the budget. We don't know what he said but we can


probably guess. There is a rather funny caption in there. Yes, it


says, you will never find yourself a plumber now. We were all trying to


work out what was said but they were keeping tight-lipped about what was


said between these two Phillips. I suppose one good thing is that they


are all laughing. That is quite good. Moving along, a Russian cyber


threat in the times. What is this one about? We have heard recently


with the US presidential elections that the Russians were involved in


hacking into the campaign and maybe even swaying it. And there has been


a conference call by GCHQ cheats, these by leaders that are listening


as opposed in Cheltenham, to discuss the real and present threat of


Russians hacking political databases during the next general election and


actually influencing the result. There is a guy called Kieran Martin,


chief executive of the National cyber Security Centre, who will be


warning that it poses a threat to the democratic process in this


country. It seems to be something that is spreading and worldwide? It


is and I don't think it's just Russia. There is a lot of hacking


going on. A kind of the world in which we think we have early element


of privacy -- any element of Properzi and we don't. Everything


from wiki leaks to Russia's games, I think they are weak, and the far


right in America, who are very, very rich people. There is a new book


about this and Western democracies are under severe attack and we


should worry very much about it. Does this report give us an answer


as to what a solution to this might be? No, it says it's about outlining


the potential for hostile action and saying what political parties can do


to make their systems more robust and how to protect and safeguard


everything, but it's just a case of being one step ahead. It's like


terrorism. You have to be one step ahead and as they progress, you


progress. It's a very sophisticated area. It's kind of back to the Cold


War but with more sophisticated technology online. Let's have a look


at the Observer and this is an interesting story about how Finland


deals with homelessness. Yes, they have a system in Finland called


Housing first. What they do is rough sleepers are sent into


accommodation, they are given accommodation. The government do


deals with housing companies and they move them in without any of the


restrictions that people have when they try to get on the housing


ladder. Sometimes people who are rough sleeping have mental health


issues, drug issues, alcohol issues, and their lives are rock bottom and


they don't have the necessary paperwork to get housing. They shot


them into this housing, get them treatment and it has dramatically


reduced rough sleeping in Finland as a result. The Centre for Justice has


done a very thoughtful report on this and says it would cost ?101


million a year but the money would be recouped after three years and


Sabbir Javed is so impressed by this, he is going to go to Finland


to have a look at this and is considering doing this in Britain.


It has become a huge problem in Britain. Everywhere. I saw a couple


sleeping on the streets not far from here in Oxford Street and I am very


pleased to see the gentle side of the Tories emerging, finally, and of


course Finland has some really brilliant ideas. I think Finland has


this national income that they give everybody. Is that right? Yes. And


they have found extraordinary benefits coming from that. It's a


whole different way of looking at it, isn't it? I have never known the


Tories to go to a Scandinavian country so it's a very good thing. I


want to pop to be mirror and Paul Burrell now. What is he up to? What


would we do without him. He is would we do without him. He is


coming up with more and more allegations about what the Queen


told him and these strange goings-on on a yacht. They love him in America


because he's like a living soap opera and they love the family. He


gives them all this stuff. And the thing here is that the Queen told


him to find a woman, because of course he came out, Paul Burrell, a


view years back. But it's just fun to read. At these times we need


fantasy. He was in a view stories this week, wasn't he? He said Diana


talks to him at night. Yes, I think he has a book coming out. He was


never off the front pages if you years ago. Diana famously described


him as her rock. And he doesn't age. How? Maybe he will tell us in the


next instalment. Thanks to our guests today -


Dave Wooding, political editor at the Sun on Sunday,


and journalist Yasmin Alibhai Brown. Just a reminder we take a look


at tomorrow's front pages every


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