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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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President Assad. The Financial Times focuses

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on the potential sanctions for Barclays CEO Jes Staley,

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following an on-going investigation into his conduct

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

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to be given to people in Scotland free of charge,

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

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to roll out the drug too. The Express also leads

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

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recover from severe disease The Mirror carries tributes

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to PC Keith Palmer, Thousands of police

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officers lined the streets And finally, the Metro covers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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investigation, the other investigations, will they care about

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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that was not interested in protecting innocents, necessarily.

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

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during his campaign. It was America first.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Barclays chief executive twice pushed in his organisation for the

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

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

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

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your company without having retaliation against you. This man,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ever since the crisis, the regulators have been determined to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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seems to have happened if they overbooked flights, which happens

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

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

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dragged kicking and screaming. Bashed about. Apparently literally

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

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

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

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Apparently it was because they needed four airline staff to be

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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about if Scotland are getting special treatment very angry. Very

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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