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


With me are Jenni Russell, columnist at the Times and Iain Martin


Good to have you both in the studio, thank you for coming in. Let's take


a look at some of the front pages. The Daily Telegraph


leads with a message from Donald Trump's son Eric -


that the White House won't bow to pressure from the Kremlin -


saying there will be be 'no-one The Dyer also leads with that story.


A warning from the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that Russia must ditch


President Assad. The Financial Times focuses


on the potential sanctions for Barclays CEO Jes Staley,


following an on-going investigation into his conduct


in a whistle-blowing case. The Guardian says a new HIV drug


to be given to people in Scotland free of charge,


to protect them from infection, puts pressure on the NHS in England


to roll out the drug too. The Express also leads


with a medical story, and the new pump that helps patients


recover from severe disease The Mirror carries tributes


to PC Keith Palmer, Thousands of police


officers lined the streets And finally, the Metro covers


the funeral of PC Keith Palmer. We are going to cross the water to


the Atlantic, over the Atlantic to America. Donald Trump's son, Eric


has given an interview to the Telegraph where he says Putin won't


bully us. More alarmingly it seems from this conversation the main


point of sending of those missiles was to make sure he and his father


could defuse the threat posed to trump by the Russia scandal. One of


Eric Tram's statement is if there is anything Syria did, it was to


validate the fact there is no Russia. So his main take on this


event is that my father will now no longer be under suspicion for his


links with Russia. And Putin won't bully us. If he wants a fight, we


won't be intimidated by talk of war. Like two bullies in the playground


squaring up and say, if you hit me, I will hit you back. Is the FBI's


investigation, the other investigations, will they care about


the missiles being sent to Syria, suggesting Donald Trump is not in


league with President Putin? I am sure you are right. They are not


going to give a monkeys. Whilst your cynicism is justified, it also


represents a more serious pivot on foreign policy. Absolutely. The


sun's take on this, practically the first thing he says is this...


That's what's illuminating. I'm not saying there was an something real


going on. As William Hague says writing in the Telegraph tomorrow,


essentially, the former Foreign Secretary, these are as follows,


that Trump has worked out, incredible it has taken him this


wrong, that Russia is not a reliable ally, is how he puts it, in terms of


international affairs. Worked out... Better late than never. It counts as


progress. Continuing this theme with the Guardian. Rex Tillerson, US


Secretary of State, US will protect innocents from aggressors says Rex


Tillerson. This is a man who is the chief diplomat for an administration


that was not interested in protecting innocents, necessarily.


As far as the explanation of foreign policy that Mr Trump was putting out


during his campaign. It was America first.


And let's not get involved in strange foreign affairs of which we


know little and understand less. I was worried about this sentence


which Rex Tillerson said the US will hold to account any and all who


commit crimes against the innocent anywhere in the world. That is a


fabulous sentiment that America doesn't have the willpower or the


understanding all resources to do it. It's actually a meaningless


statement. It way beyond retaliating through the use of chemical weapons.


If your going to Zimbabwe, Congo, stopping the bombing the US is


complicit in in Yemen? This is a nonsensical statement and no


diplomat, no one in the diplomatic service would be foolish enough to


make it. They will have to go back from it because every single


catastrophe in the world, people can turn to America and say, you said


you would defend us. They have flipped in less than a week from the


America first policy to classic liberal ultra-intervention was. I


think what is really behind it, and you can see the influence, you


mentioned Eric Trump, but Ivanka Trump seems to be winning the


battle. For influence within the White House. The way in which Steve


Bannon, the populace, one of the architects of Trump's victory, the


way he has been sidelined. Perhaps we would expect to see manoeuvred


out of the White House. And the are moving in. And try to normalise his


presidency after the embarrassment of the first few months, if you


like. The key phrase in Washington seems to be at the moment, whatever


you do, don't make dad look bad. Whoever does that will get fired.


They are trying in an interesting way, exaggerating for effect, but


they are trying to normalise his presidency after a bizarre start.


But all US presidents go through this. This conversion... They all go


insane, we're not going to be the world's policeman. George W Bush did


it, a more humble policy. Obama, pivot a bit towards Asia but he


won't be running around the world saving lives. Was a car classic


example. It took horrible pictures of ethnic cleansing across-the-board


in Kosovo for him to get involved in the Balkans. Every American


president says they won't get involved globally but they end up


having to do it. The difficulty is they look round and quite properly


think that's what happening in the world of horrors, and America is


ultimately more powerful than anyone else. All of us wish these


atrocities were not happening and we wish there were magic solutions to


stop them happening. America's record is pretty poor at getting it


right, as we've seen in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan. None of those countries


are in a good situation now. The problem is, our intentions, and any


American President's good intentions very rarely end up with good


solutions on the ground, because the world is complicated and there are


tensions we don't understand. I think the point is they have to be


seen to be trying. Even if they get it wrong. That is true, but there is


another thing at play, the law of the situation. Very seductive, the


idea that you are the president and suddenly people are coming to you


with secret briefings. The room turns to you. Every diplomat is


hanging on your every word, and Trump, a person observes the


television, finds he can respond Arnie has all of this military might


at his disposal. Yes, sure. We have to move on,


because sadly we have a lot to get through. The Financial Times.


Barclays whistle-blower, good story, this. This is pretty terrifying,


Barclays chief executive twice pushed in his organisation for the


exposure of a whistle-blower who had criticised an appointment he himself


had made. The whole point of whistle-blowing in the city if you


are meant to be able to report your doubts about ethical behaviour in


your company without having retaliation against you. This man,


who came into Barclays saying I'm going to rebuild its reputation


after the libel rigging scandal, as soon as somebody said secretly and


privately I think there is something wrong with your decisions and they


are a little suspect, tried to overturn all the bank's procedures


on uncovering and identifying this person. Now the fact he did this has


been exposed and he will have to surrender perhaps ?1 million of his


bonus. But I think that's actually not enough. I don't think you can


have somebody leading a company who just wants to get rid of anyone who


is critical. Two of the regulators are looking into this so it could be


a lot worse than simply losing 1.3 million, although for most people


that would be pretty horrific anyway. A whole different world in


the city. The FCA and the regulators, we shouldn't forget that


one of the key problems in the run-up to the financial crisis was


that there wasn't really enough space for whistle-blowers to blow


the whistle. In those organisations people kept Shrum or were fired.


Ever since the crisis, the regulators have been determined to


try and change that. But if you are employed by Barclays now you


wouldn't want to bring that whistle-blowing helpline. Or you


might have more confidence. You would know you are taking a risk. He


has been found out. Staying with the FT, United, cracking story, this.


Talking about CEOs in trouble, Jes Staley has nothing on the CEO of


United Airlines. You have this passenger dragged off a flight. What


seems to have happened if they overbooked flights, which happens


quite a bit. Asked passengers to leave, didn't get volunteers. Lead


four of the moth and this chap, a doctor, refused to go and was


dragged kicking and screaming. Bashed about. Apparently literally


screaming according to this. Videoed. The CEO has some serious


questions to answer, not least of which, not just the incident


itself... He was paying passenger and they dragged the plane.


Apparently it was because they needed four airline staff to be


flown instead. Book your airline staff a seat on the plane if it is


so important. For decades to come the response from the United


airlines department will be used as a textbook case of how not to


respond. All they said was, we are reaching out to this passenger to


talk directly to him. I think they reached out a bit too much! With a


very big cheque-book, I suspect. Briefly, the front page of The


Times. The funeral today of the policeman who was killed in that


attack on Westminster, PC Keith Palmer. Thousands of police officers


from around the country journeyed down to London for the procession of


the funeral cortege. HIV drug on the front of The Times. Scotland gets


cancer drug that is too expensive for England. Can I just say, this is


the kind of story that makes people draws divisions between England and


Scotland. The fact Scotland is getting cancer drug England is that


can't afford, yet English taxpayers subsidise Scotland, so annual public


spending in Scotland is ten and a half thousand, its 8500 innings.


That's because the English give the Scots a grant to make up for their


deprivation. A foolish decision, because it will make people worry


about if Scotland are getting special treatment very angry. Very


briefly, the page of the Daily Mail. The editor of Vogue, I know you are


a fan of fashion and you are into this kind of thing. Exactly! I have


to say, this guy who's become editor of Vogue, I've never heard of a


publication which he has editor hated edited, called W. And he used


to live in America! Isn't it great? For someone who didn't know it was


in a magazine dedicated to George W Bush, it's dedicated to fashion.


British row getting its first mail editor. Thank you both. That went so


quickly! Thank you for watching. Don't forget, you can see the front


pages of the papers online It's all there for you -


7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers - and if you miss the programme any


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