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


With me are the the deputy political editor for the Guardian,


Rowena Mason, and Christopher Hope, the Assistant Editor and chief


political correspondent at the Daily Telegraph.


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with


the meeting between Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon makes


Tt says the pair's talks on Brexit ended in stalemate.


The FT leads on Tesco's bid to buy food wholesalers Booker,


but also finds room on the front page for the failure to find


a solution to Northern Ireland's political deadlock.


The Express carries a claim from the former government minister


Iain Duncan Smith that the EU owes the UK billions of pounds.


And Mr Duncan Smith also makes the front page of the Telegraph.


He's one of a group of politicians and business leaders calling


on the government to sweep away European red tape


The words of the mother of the Westminster terrorist


Khalid Masood are highlighted by the Metro, she says she's


shocked, saddened and numbed by her son's actions.


The Mail leads with details of a cost-cutting plan for the NHS;


it also seems to think the legs of the Prime Minister


and Scottish First Minister are worth highlighting.


The Guardian has pro-EU Conservatives urging Theresa May


to concentrate on securing a good post-Brexit trade deal for the UK


rather than the size of the bill for leaving the EU.


While the Mirror leads with more on last week's


terror attack in London, including the speed it's thought


Khalid Masood drove on his murderous rampage along Westminster Bridge.


Let's begin. We start with the i. This is the meeting between Nicola


Sturgeon and Theresa May, fixed smiles on the front page there. I am


not sure if those are genuine smiles. They are both managing to


crack a smile, even though their positions are a long way apart at


the moment. Nicola Sturgeon saying that Theresa May hasn't listened to


her at all when she's trying to tell her that Scotland wants to stay in


the EU. If not, stay in the single market. Because Theresa May hasn't


listened to her, she says she will have another independence


referendum. Theresa May on the other side is saying that now is not the


time for that. There's very little overlap between their two positions


at the moment. Christopher, what are the chances of both sides getting


anywhere closer during the next 18 months? There's a chance, because as


things stand, nothing has really changed. This is for the cameras.


She is getting around the regions, or nations of the country, before


Wednesday when she triggers Article 50. Shaking hands with Nicola


Sturgeon in the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow, rather unprepossessing


utilitarian venue. That maybe describes why are there. Not


particularly glamorous, I suppose. But the Daily Mail, let's go to


that, they have found the glamour in the situation. Christopher, never


mind Brexit, who won Legsit. It is the Daily Mail. They make the point


that they are women in skirts and their legs are showing. That's a per


-- profound point. It is unnecessary. You wouldn't compare


David Cameron's trousers. It looks over the top. It looks a bit 1970s


Dick ever read, showing lakes. I think ill it is they will be


Playing devils advocate, will they be furious given that, at the end of


the day, those four good pins? Clive! I'm playing devils advocate.


Pins are allowed. What Theresa May would say is, I hardly noticed it, I


am getting on with the job. She says that and has these glamorous shoes.


No one is interested in your shoes, Christopher. The Daily Mail is read


by a lot of women in this country. Do you think that the general


perception is that this is totally unnecessary, why has the Daily Mail


done this? I think it depends on your perspective. Some women will


find it a little bit sexist to focus on their legs when they have got


Brexit to be thinking about. Other women might think, well, that is the


position they happen to be sitting in. All right. What could they have


worn? Opaque tights, is that what you say? Trouser suits? Maybe they


didn't realise they were going to be photographed from that angle. Let's


move now onto some news. Funnily enough, news... It could be used,


the Daily Express, the EU owes Britain billions. Is it true? What


Iain Duncan Smith is saying is, we keep getting hung up on us paying


money to the EU to leave in two years' time come Wednesday. What


they are saying is that they should be paying us to leave. Iain Duncan


Smith has told the express, while we go on about paying them money to


this club, they owe us money. Why do they owe us money? We pay more into


the EU budget and we get out every year. Right. That is it. Ongoing


commitments for infrastructure, the other side of Europe will say to us,


that is why we think you owe us money. It is access to the single


market and access to the customs union. If we leave both, we should


be paying extra money into that. It is a congregated matrix of different


money flying around, isn't it? IDS, to his credit, is trying to address


it on the front page of the express. There are liabilities that the UK


has two pensions, or workers, bureaucrats or whatever it is, the


operators of the European Union. There are obligations that we have,


surely that can be offset with whatever Iain Duncan Smith reckons


they owe us? It could be zero. It could be a balanced number... All


the talk or 50 billion in the last few weeks has been nonsense? Or is


this fake news? It appends on your perspective. If you are a die-hard


Brexiteer, and you think the EU has been robbing us for years and years


and you wonder why we should pay them anything at all. If you are on


the other side, and maybe you are an official in Brussels, you think the


UK has a lot of liabilities that still haven't been wound up and it


needs to settle its debt. Nick Clegg was saying it was like we had an am


a bar Bill with the EU, that is what he said this evening on Question


Times And Is Mac. Does This Take Into Account The Final Numbers Of


The European Union? EU have said they hope us. He is trying to say,


looking at one side of the balance sheet, and not the other. OK,


Rowena, whatever the right and wrong is of this fiscal issue, hope is,


according to some within the Conservative Party, that this issue


is sorted out quickly and fast, because then we can get on to the


nitty-gritty of what Brexit really does mean. I think so. What some of


these Tory moderate rebels, the people fighting within the


Conservative Party to stay in the single market are saying is, if the


EU might be better disposed towards us when it comes to negotiating a


train real, if we have conceded a bit of it on the divorce Bill, so


there is a price on everything, we want a good deal out of the EU. We


might need to pay a little bit to get it. The two think not meant to


be tied they probably will be. It will come down... David Davis on


question Time said it could be zero. It could be zero. But once that is


out of the way, Christopher, we can get into the meat of what this is


really about. That is right. Europeans have made it clear this


Bill needs to be sorted first. It is all leading to whether we have


access to the supermarket, free movement of moving into the country,


it is tied together by the number at the beginning. A big day on


Wednesday. Huge. Momentous. Are you working on Wednesday? I don't know


what I am going to be doing on Wednesday. Who knows where I will


be! A letter delivered to the European Council president. OK,


let's move on to the Telegraph. Red tape, Mr Duncan Smith again,


figuring a lot in these papers. Top of the page there, Christopher. The


suggestion that the great reform Bill will involve, what, 19,000 EU


rules and regulations that will come onto our statute books. 600 wrecked


its governance country, and that, 90,000 rules and regulations, which


we will try to lift across this reform Bill on Thursday after the


letter is delivered on Wednesday. The idea is, they are moved lock,


stock and barrel into British law. After that, campaigners say that the


Tories should say the next election, we get rid of the ones that are


pointless and superfluous, and hold back business. That is the idea of a


campaign. It is a good idea, trying to shape and look beyond exit and


shape how might things progress. There will be a battle if there are


some things that the government wants to get off the statute books.


This is going to be a really huge issue in the coming years. It will


be a big battle with the Labour movement trade unions who want to


preserve things like health and safety legislation, environment and


a decision, as well as workers' rights that the government has set.


It will protect listing workers' rights, but there will be


Conservative backbenchers that will want to in pic -- unpick some of


these things. I think Chris has an example. Newts. It is a big issue.


What do you mean? They are protected in this country, and there are more


newts here than in other parts of Europe. Newts and road-building is a


big issue. I am putting it out there! It has got to be interesting.


Terra killer 's mother, I weep for the victims. The mother of this man,


Khalid Masood, who went on a rampage last week. Christopher, you were at


the Commons at the time, and members of his family have spoken now. It is


back to normal at the House of Commons, but they moved the gates


near to where the attack took place. It has really shocked the country.


Personally, I feel sorry for her, for Janet Ojoa. It was brave for her


to speak up this way. Rowena, is there a sense that have gotten back


to normal? People carry on their daily business, the House of Lords


and House of Commons business is carrying on as before. But people


are still sad and traumatised by what has happened there. It is


incredibly grim and sad for all affected. We saw people die outside


my office window. There were bodies therefore many hours stop its


unbelievable, not what you expect. Others went through to try and save


lives, and it was worse on the bridge, but it is a difficult time.


Absolutely. Finally, to end this edition of the papers, the Daily


Telegraph, Rowena, calling time on his London cap. It says that the


Duke of Edinburgh has used a green Metro cap for 18 years to travel


incognito around London, but now he has called time on it. He has given


it up. He has given it to the Sandringham Museum. He got in the


back of a Greens taxi, didn't talk to anyone, just got a view of what


London was like. Without having anyone looking at him. How many of


us look at a full taxi, we look for empty taxis. Clever. Very clever.


Rowena and Christopher, good to have you.


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