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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
With me are Martin Bentham, Home Affairs Editor
at The Evening Standard, the broadcaster Lynn Faulds-Wood.
Tomorrow's front pages now, starting with...
The Daily Telegraph said a Scottish referendum may be put off six years.
The Guardian leads a Nicola Sturgeon's assessment that the Prime
Minister's stance may have sealed the fate of the union. Metro has the
same story. "Brexit comes before Scotland"
is how the i sums up Theresa May's response to the calls
from Scottish nationalists. Claims that taking statins increases
the risk of diabetes dominate Let's start with a story dominating
quite a few of those front pages. And that is Scotland. We have
triggered Brexit which is what the Prime Minister announced and then
immediately off the blocks comes the little box that is Nicola Sturgeon.
I know her and an incredibly brilliant politician, but I think on
this one, if you don't mind me saying so, Nicola, you've just gone
a bit over the top, because she is provoking Theresa May she is
provoking her back and now the Prime Minister is Saint we have to wait
six years if Scotland wants a referendum. That seems an
extraordinarily long time. I she said it would have to wait until
after Brexit. Why six years? The big problem is that the Scottish will
not stand for it. If you want a war, that is it. She hasn't quite said
six years, this is an extrapolation. She said it is not before the Brexit
vote or not before this and then is to be time for Scotland's assess the
Brexit deal. It is suggesting here it would need a new mandate in the
2021 election and therefore would stretch on for another 18 months.
That's all conjecture. What is happening is there will not be an
instant referendum, because the Prime Minister doesn't want to
interfere with the Brexit negotiations. Sturgeon has said
light have one as early as next year. Yes, but she knows that's
impossible for the Prime Minister to agree to. Well, she will not want to
come aboard a Scotland in the meantime? They don't have a vote in
the Scottish Parliament next week. How can they keep two warring
factions, because that's what will happen, how can you keep them apart?
My front are very excited about what is happening now. Scotland could
easily swing behind Nicola Sturgeon. Because last time, in the last
referendum, and the Scots voted to stay in because they were promised
that way we would stay in Europe and get all this lovely Carbon capture
and billions for wind farms and then it disappeared afterwards. They felt
betrayed. So no wonder Nicola Sturgeon is fighting for it. They
didn't although because they wanted to remain in Europe are the last
referendum. But now they don't trust what is coming up. If they want to
leave, it is up to them ultimately, but it can't actually happen when...
If it does wait six years, they could potentially then vote them,
and that's up to the Scottish people to decide. Be not to jeopardise the
Brexit negotiations, that is the principal point. The Guardian has
picked up on this same story. Sturgeon may have sealed the fate of
the UK. A slightly different take. That is Nicola Sturgeon's argument,
that by rejecting what she sees as a legitimate demand for a referendum
more or less immediately, therefore, that will do what you say can
galvanise support for independence. That might happen. It is a risk for
Theresa May, but she was not a position where she could do anything
else because Brexit. Every single Council in Scotland, I think I've
read, voted to Remained, because they want to stay closer to Europe
and if they're going to have any chance of that, they want to get out
of the United Kingdom. I think is the most... It is like some kind of
nightmare I've landed on. Who would have bought five years ago we would
be in this mess? The Prime Minister of the employed to gather to the
Brexit, Scotland will come out of EU anyway. But they will. Most of them
want to stay in though. Because they like to blame others for all their
ills, don't they? Roger-Yves Bost no! No! The Metro again picking up
on this real row going on between a Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May, two
very strong women. Scots fury as they blocks referendum. Both sides
seem to be rushing up the rhetoric? Particularly from Sturgeon's
viewpoint, I understand why she's doing it. It plays the advantage to
do it. Whether in the longer and if push comes to shove she actually
think persuade people of the economic risks and someone and the
real prospect of what will be like being part of a small country in the
European Union as opposed to... Small countries do very well. Look
at Slovenia. But as you are saying, this is a classic... It is what is
called a face that sandbox. In the Glasgow edition should be smiling.
-- she will be smiling. Letters have a look at some other stories in the
papers in the morning. Martin, The Times. They be running some
investigations and what they been pointing out is that when adverts
placed by all sorts of businesses, including the Cabinet Office which
is pulled many adverts from the Internet because Google and other
Internet providers are placing their adverts alongside extremist content,
which is allowing extremists, reverent or racists, to raise money
off the back of advertising. When I was doing a independent
review for the Government, which they still haven't done anything
with, when I look to the recall website across Europe, you would
find there were loads of them and they had got all sorts of Thai
massage parlour adverts and sorts of ads and I'm glad that Google is
being hauled in and Twitter as well and being as what they are doing.
Yes, placed alongside other unsavoury content of an advert is
viewed, it generates revenue for the person putting up the unsavoury
content. Another example of how difficult it is to police the
Internet. Another interesting story, going back to the cover-macro
Telegraph fear about the role of GCHQ in this spying on the other
side of the Atlantic. Trump my like to come up with some evidence for
saying that Obama spied on him and they seem to think that GCHQ are
spies and somehow or other they held a bomb to spy on Trump in the
Telegraph. It is claimed they got intelligence agencies to spy on him
and that has been roundly rubbished by his owner agencies so easy now as
the final of justifying this, so the new argument is is that we were
doing at our behalf of the Americans, because you can't find
our fingerprints on it in America. We have actually had a statement
from a GCHQ tonight saying that recent allegations by media
commentator judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct a
wiretapping against the then President-elect Art nonsense. They
are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored. An extremely strong
statesman. Whenever Trump seems to get in trouble, he comes up with
some angle for getting him out of there by distracting you. And this
sounds like a classic distraction. OK, so Trump was not there, Obama
wasn't doing it, but perhaps the British were doing it for him. And
there was a reference to the original allegation which was
repeated by Trump's press secretary. Letters touch on a couple of other
slightly lighter stories in the papers in the morning. The Bake Off.
The new line-up. , Well, we've got a fascinating... Sandy toxic and Noel
Fielding. You normally see the latter on satirical shows.
I don't know whether either of them can cook. It could be quite
entertaining. This new line-up, do you think you
will be a success, Martin? It'll be hard to recapture the success of the
original, who knows? Channel 4 doesn't begin to get the audience
that the BBC do, so they won't get 40 million or whatever the BBC was
getting. -- 14 million. Won just time to look at a terrific picture
on the front page of the Times. It's a pitch of the Downing Street cat,
Larry. Apparently, the mouse ran away and escapes and therefore the
cat is obviously not very good. One of the photographers there in
Downing Street of those the big battle between Theresa May Nicola
Sturgeon, but of course, Larry the cat has stolen the limelight for a
moment. Sometimes give his incriminating documents they
shouldn't be displayed, but this is a beautiful photo. At the next time
you're standing at Downing Street, you need to look for this mouse.
Thank you both. Don't forget you can see the front
pages of the papers online It's all there for you seven days
a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. evening, you can watch it
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