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


With me are the Political Commentator, Jane Merrick


and Martin Bentham, Home Affairs Editor


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with.


The Financial Times leads with the White House's pledge to cut taxes


and 'unleash' the US economy. The i reports on the news that two


football clubs have been raided as part of an investigation into


allegations of tax fraud. A poll on the front of the Metro suggests that


Theresa May is Britain's most popular leader of the last forty


years. The Prime Minister is pictured on the front page of The


Daily Telegraph - greeting the President of the European Commission


in Downing Street this evening. The paper reports that Britain will be


tied to Europe's human rights laws for another five years. The Times


leads with a warning from the pharmaceutical industry that the


world's biggest drug companies could abandon Britain unless the NHS


receives an extra ?20 billion a year. And finally, The Guardian


reports that large numbers of foreign fighters are abandoning


Islamic State and depleting the ranks of the terror group. We will


look at some of those in more detail. Jane takers to the Telegraph


with Theresa May keeping Britain tied to human rights laws. The


Telegraph are saying the manifesto when it comes which we are expecting


in a few weeks will make no mention of the UK pulling out of the


European convention on human rights. This is something she spoke about


last year, the right of the party wanted this wrapped up in the Brexit


hill but I think the reality of this is that it'll be too much of a


distraction to have to go through that as there is an election going


on and she has the capital to do this. She has a huge poll lead and


she needs to appeal to voters in the centre so she can irritate the


right-wing. How do you see the destruction argument Martin? It is a


valid argument, there is an electoral tactic here, trying to


keep a very simple, that is a clear strategy that they are adopting but


secondly there is a straightforward practical issue that when it comes


to delivering legislation this was a manifesto commitment by David


Cameron to replace the Human Rights Act which is all silent to what


would theoretically happen if we pulled out, they would have to have


some sort of replacement in the domestic law and it's a very


complicated thing to do. Whether it is right or wrong is a different


debate but on a practical level it is complicated and the government


has to devote an enormous amount of energy to the deal. I think they


simply want have time to do this. The photograph implies that her and


her counterpart are getting along very well. This is our so-called


great enemy of Europe are having an almost clinch there. Heaven forbid.


Takers to the front of the Metro which takes us to the popularity of


Theresa May. This is a poll from my paper that they are stolen.


Basically what it says is that she is the most popular leader, 61% of


voters judge is the most capable candidate ahead of Tony Blair, who


had 52%. Margaret Thatcher 40% and now this is the most capable of the


leaders who are available so I suppose you might posit that against


Jeremy Corbyn who is not well rated I suppose. You measure it against


that's where the other leaders are measured against... Clearly the


comparison between Thatcher and major something people have made so


this will be delightful reading to Tory essential officers who were


playing on Theresa May's strengths as the leader. They will be happy.


We heard in the House of Commons today and she was repeating this


line and we can see why she is, strong and stable leadership and she


repeated I don't know 12 times. We were talking about the repeating of


lines earlier and how much it gets to the point when people do get


thoroughly sick. They'd do but a home that cuts through and I think


people only take away one line and that will be what they have done


today as well as her coalition of chaos. I suppose if you think back


to the Brexit debate and the referendum then there was the take


back control which was repeated ad in the martyrdom but it does cut


through and resonate. Maybe that strategy is right. In terms of


policies you spoke about the triple pension block whereby the pension


will go up by three different determinants and we are not quite


sure where they are going with that at the moment? Yes she was asked by


Angus Robinson to scrap it and she didn't so it is clear that it is on


the table. It's possible this could be a positive argument, she could


say we're just going to ease this slightly, it doesn't have to be


taking so much money away from pensioners but she can make the


argument that money is needed for social care and as she said earlier


she has the political capital to do this I think it would be a tough


choice. Pensioners do vote in large numbers. They do but the question


would be whoever going to vote for instead and it depends what they


come up with. I know they are assessing different options but if


they increase inflation and this is close with that level anyway so it


wouldn't make a huge amount of difference that would give them more


flexibility in terms of finances coming forward. The front of the


Times has a very ominous photograph with North commune missiles in range


of US. This is very concerning and it has been for a few weeks but


there is this terrifying rhetoric from Admiral Harry Harris is the top


US commander in the Pacific saying if it flies it will die, that sort


of rhetoric and we hear it from Donald Trump but from other people


in the administration, I think what is needed is a cooler talk and it is


very worrying that I think maybe they see if they step up the strong


rhetoric it will terrify North Korea but I'm not sure it will. Also they


are trying to pressurise China which is the big strategy and when Donald


Trump keep saying this is a problem which has to be resolved, of course


there is a danger that he talks itself into a corner and gets the


point where he has to do something because he is so committed to saying


we have to this out. Clearly his whole strategy which is a high risk


one. His strategy is to hope that the Chinese can exert leveraged on


North Korea and I'm not sure why really because to remove the threat


altogether would be an enormous step and unfortunately while they still


have weapons and while they are developing weapons is problematic


because you still have an unstable leader causing danger. One of the


North Korean arguments featured last evening here was they took one look


at Colonel Gaddafi got rid of his nuclear weapons and look what


happened to him. Yes. That is where they come from. The front page of


the Guardian, Martin and this is another huge international foreign


affairs. With particular reference to the so-called Islamic State. It


is good news in a sense that Islamic State is being depleted, on the


retreat it seems in Iraq and Syria and so on. That is broadly a good


thing and reduces the appeal and becomes harder for people to go


there and much less appealing and our people on the back foot seemed


to not be as successful as they once were. The flip side is that people


are starting to leave and from a domestic point of view they talk


about Britain who have been arrested by Turkish authorities on the


Turkish Syrian border having been in Syria and apparently they are facing


charges there and could face charges here if you came back. There is a


big concern here among domestic security about people from their


coming back. It is unclear how many people how many will, there is a


theory that some people just want to martyr themselves and therefore not


many will but anybody who does who has had any battle experience for


example is going to be highly problematic. I'm not entirely clear


if we're talking about people whose mindset has been changed as a result


of leaving and that is different. Yes they can live Syria and Iraq and


have they left the Islamic State completely? Every time there is an


attack in Europe, Isis loves to jump on it because it knows it is being


weakened in Syria and Iraq and wants to appear strong in Europe terrify


people in cities in Europe. This does show that they are being


severely depleted in this countries but as you say it is whether they


are leaving Islamic State mentally as well as physically. Some people


have certainly left that area but haven't left that ideology behind


and the role... The role Turkey plays once they arrive in Turkey


will be interesting. That is positive because they have been more


robust at closing the Borders and try to pick people up. Time to


squeeze to Morin. Let's talk football. The taxman tackles


football elite. In regards to West Ham in Newcastle today. This will


continue to evolve over the coming few months where this extensive


road we don't know the rights and wrongs of this. Clearly there is a


major investigation which could end badly for the people in these clubs


and on other clubs as it widens. It is widening as you say. I think


football is going to a terrible time with repeated scandals. They are


having an incredible management issue and financial issues. It's not


a new thing unfortunately, in Spain you had Messi being convicted


therefore tax offences or a tax offence I should say. This is trying


to minimise these people who are well paid in a rich industry who are


allegedly trying to minimise tax in ways that according to the Fifa may


not be legitimate is quite concerning I think. Difficult if you


are a Newcastle fan who has just been promoted to the Premier League.


They shouldn't be worrying about things like this. We have one


minutes less to discuss the sponsorship of the M1 motorway. It


is quite a strange suggestion. I had to check the date on the paper. The


head of the AA is suggesting you could have sponsorships of


motorways, the story he is proposing is Morrison's and other supermarkets


to get investments for road. The thing is when you drive up the


motorway you see adverts for lots of things for service stations and it


is one step. I find it depressing. They don't want to attach themselves


to the monotonous prospect of driving along a motorway. The sale


of public assets and the sale of the name, I find it is up to them of a


football club but certain things should remain free.


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