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


With me are Jack Blanchard, political editor at the Daily Mirror


and broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer.


The Daily Telegraph reports that Scotland First Minister Nicola


Sturgeon is already planning to abandon the SNP's policy


of rejoining the EU immediately after a vote for independence.


Referendum matters also lead in the Times -


which has conducted a poll which the paper says shows


the majority of Scots want to stay in the UK.


The European Court of Justice ruling that companies in the EU can ban


staff from wearing visible religious or political symbols


The resignation of Charlotte Hogg - the new deputy governor


at the Bank of England - is the main headline


in the Financial times, which reports that her departure


strikes a blow for gender equality at the bank.


The Daily Mail leads on MPs concerns and criticism of social media


content providers like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for failing


to tackle online hate crime, terrorism and child abuse.


The Sun leads on the Royals, reporting has been criticism over


the Duke of Cambridge for missing the Commonwealth Day service at


Westminster Abbey yesterday and reports that he performs fewer royal


duties than the Queen. Let's begin. We are starting with


The Times. Who would like to begin with the Scots wanting to remain in


the UK, according to a new poll? We are seeing quite a big backlash


against Nicola Sturgeon's call for a new referendum. Several front pages


are pushing back at her. The most significant one is in the The Times,


during the first poll of Scottish voters and it is not good news for


her. She is 14 points behind getting a Yes vote in a new referendum,


according to latest survey. This is not a foregone conclusion. If you


read the immediate response when she made the speech, it was almost as if


that is it, Scotland has gone. In fact, she still has a big hurdle.


There the usual caveats for polls and a long way out from a


referendum? They started out a long way behind before the last


referendum. It is only if you exclude the don't know's. A lot of


them to make their minds up and it is all to play for. The reality is


that everybody I have spoken to since this was announced says that


there will be a referendum, it will not be the dates she wants, but one


thing people will not commit on is whether or not she will win it. It


is a game of brinkmanship between Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon. It


is awesome to watch, a fantastic soap opera. The permutations are


fascinating, with the EU factored into this one? Let's go on to the


Daily Telegraph, the headline there, Sturgeon abandons bid to stay in the


EU. Take us through the detail of this. This is about the fact that


the whole point of this, the entire material change of circumstance that


was in the Scottish National Party manifesto is leaving the EU, the UK


is leaving and they want to stay in. But apparently, according to


sources, she is abandoning this bed because she thinks actually, I think


about one in four independence voters in 2014, they voted for


leaving the EU. There is a risk of 400,000 supporters saying, hold on,


we wanted to leave the EU. A compromise position, joining the


European free trade Association, the one that Iceland is a member of, and


Norway, access to the single market, free movement of goods, services and


people, that would be the middle ground. That would not involve


waiting for years to apply to join. Has not been confirmed yet by the


SNP, it is a story the Telegraph are running. They haven't said anything


so far. What is interesting is that it shows the Brexit split that


corporate and down the middle also applies in Scotland. There is a


vague idea that everybody in Scotland loves the EU and that is


it. That is not the case. If Nicola Sturgeon is going to win the second


referendum, she needs every boat you can get. She has her own balancing


act. Same with Theresa May, she has two please the Scots, but she risks


angering the English roaders, and there are more of them than Scottish


voters. Interesting looking at the tone of that. Something else, away


from Brexit and the independence referendum in Scotland, onto the


Metro, bosses can ban burqas. They have ruled that bosses across Europe


are allowed to ban religious were in the place of work, as long as it is


not specific to one religion. This is a very divisive issue. A lot of


groups like Amnesty International, they are very upset with the ruling


because they think it fuels people's bigotry, in effect, but on the other


hand a lot of people will say it is up to employers. Will a lot of


businesses choose to ignore this? It is not binding, they are just giving


advice. This is the thing, it is not just about banning the burqa, it is


only in an office and they would have to have a specific reason, like


you are working in a hospital, you cannot have jewellery, it could not


be that customers might not like you wearing it. It is bizarre we make


this a liberty issue. Countries like Turkey, mainly Muslim, it is


actually banned, wearing even the he -- hijab in public places. In Iran


and Saudi Arabia you are basically flogged if you don't where it. In


Indonesia, at least half of women there did not wear a headscarf. When


we say it is freedom of expressing your religion, there are still a lot


of debate amongst Islamic scholars about if there is a requirement to


wear it. There is no requirement to wear a Christian cross. It is across


the board. I don't think there is any need for people to bring


religion into the workplace unless it is relevant to work. If they want


to, why not? Who cares? Why do you need to? I don't need to do


anything. If somebody wanted to bring in... I'm not saying it is the


same thing, but wanting to wear a T-shirt that was highly political,


people might say, I'm not happy about that. In football, we often


people to wear a uniform in the workplace, I think it is reasonable


for bosses to do that. What one person thinks as a neutral thing, or


a religious symbol or not, that can vary. You are not allowed to wear a


lot of religious symbols in France, in many public places. Employment,


schools, universities. The Financial Times, this is about the exit of


Charlotte Hogg, the Bank of England new deputy governor. She has not


been on the role very long, she has resigned. Remind the viewer 's wife.


Because she forgot to tell... -- remind the viewer 's why.


Unfortunately her job involves writing the rules which say you have


to disclose these things. It's quite important if you are going to be the


person that rights and enforces these rules. It is also the fact she


wrote these rules. The idea that it is a big secret, she is the daughter


of an aristocrat dig former Tory. She is the granddaughter of Lord


Chancellor 's. Her mother was involved in politics and is a life


peer. The odds they did not check her Wikipedia page or check her


family entries and know what her brother was, I find that unlikely.


One would imagine it is a bizarre oversight, she assumed it was such


common knowledge that everybody knew that her brother worked for


Barclays, that she forgot to make a note of it. But if you write the


rules... George Osborne used to work for her father. Posh people all know


each other, in case anybody wonders. They were all that university


together. He was asked if it was about sexism. There has been a


debate, well, we have lost a female governor of the Bank of England,


lack of diversity. This is a white, aristocrat Oxford educated girl, I


am not sure she represents a full diverse range of people in the


country. The Financial Times has a photograph of two golfers,


holiday-makers on the 18th hole. Muirfield is admitting women. Women


of the world rejoice, you can't play golf at this ludicrous old golf


course in Scotland that has been banning them for however many


hundred years. As if we are supposed to be impressed they have finally


dragged themselves into the 20th century up there. Who would even


want to go there? I don't want to play golf, not at all. But if you


did, you would think... They were not allowed to host the open, if a


club said they were not open to black people, you would not be


allowed to host it, that is their choice. As a feminist, as I get


older, I think I don't care about these things. If you want to sit and


drink gin and tonic at the 19th hole and moan about your wife, I am not


bothered. They were dropped from the list last year, this year, look,


they have changed their mind. I think money might have spoken.


Dragged kicking and screaming? Maybe that is not fair, but clearly there


has been huge pressure. The amount of money they would have got from


hosting the Open, suddenly they're serious ethos about being men only


has gone. Left me shuffle back to the front page of the Telegraph. An


interesting one. A lot of people will talk about this. End of the


line for first class? We are talking about first-class carriages on busy


trains. We have all been there without a seat and the first-class


carriage is virtually empty? The Telegraph found that during


rush-hour, these trains, absolutely everybody is in each other's armpits


for hours, half of the first-class seats are empty. Nothing more


infuriating. You walk down, going past empty carriages in first class,


you get to cattle class at the back, everybody is crammed and it is


ridiculous. You know they are charging hundreds of pounds for


seats that nobody can afford to sit in. It was a great idea, why do


people need a slightly bigger armchair? If somebody else is


paying, they are lovely! Yes, your expenses! Less than a fifth of them


were full or nearly full, some had only three four people in a carriage


of 48 seats. This is what people are paying for. All of the seats are


full, the people are very cross. It is just on very crowded commuter


trains, on smaller trains they are the same seats anyway. An


interesting one, lots of people will be watching that. Thank you very


much indeed. But is it for The Papers. You can see the front pages


online on the BBC News website. It's all there for you - seven days


a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. And if you miss the programme,


any evening you can watch it Thank you Jack Blanchard


and Julia Hartley-Brewer. Hello, that big snowstorm in the


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