03/05/2017 The Papers


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Welcomed our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.


With me are Joan Bakewell. Good evening. Let's have a look at the


front pages. Theresa May accusing European politicians of making


threats against Britain in the i, she claims they are doing it to


affect the general election result. Same story in the FT. She said that


some in Brussels to not want Brexit talks to succeed. And the headline


in the Daily Telegraph, Mae unleashes fire at Europe. It also


makes the front page of the Daily Express. -- Theresa May unleashes


fire at Europe. The Metro's main story is the student Damon Smith,


who's been found guilty of trying to set off a home-made bomb on a Tube


train in London. Police are urging more schools in the capital to


install metal scanners to protect children from rising violent crime


in the Guardian. The Times says more than 5 million people could be stuck


on waiting lists for NHS treatment within two years, according to


documents seen by a health Journal. And the daily Mirror says the


Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has admitted to having a drinking


problem in an interview which has come after his split with Angelina


Jolie. Let us begin. The Daily Telegraph headline, Theresa May


unleashes fire. Would you start us off, she is using colourful and


forceful language. It is extraordinary, on the steps of


Downing Street she unleashes this vitriol, saying that the EU is


trying to wreck the election. She has been called the new iron Lady,


explaining that the EU needs to keep out of our elections. Very, very


strong fire against the EU. Remembering our history a bit,


everybody knew about Margaret Thatcher, do you think she is


Margaret Thatcher Mark two. I hate to be sceptical, but there was a bit


of Donald Trump, the best defence is fence. How do you take the


coronation of Theresa May off the headlines? You say here is our enemy


across the waters. How'd you get all of the Ukip voters on board? You


create the enemy out of the EU. Is that too sceptical? No, well, what


do you think? I'm more sceptical. She is fighting two battles. She is


fighting the election. And also fighting Brexit. Two are obviously


incredibly mashed, but she's going for the election first because that


is what she's got to win in the short term. She's doing it by making


a pitch for the Ukip voters, who now are not sure where to go and she


doesn't want to lose them. She doesn't feel she has to worry about


Jeremy Corbyn so she is attacking and browsing up that fierce British


spirits, we won't take it, we will fight them on the beaches. There is


a bit of that. And there is nothing like insulting people to rally your


supporters, a wonderful picture of the election. And talk of other


people getting involved in other people's elections. No Russia, not


yet. The cartoon in the Daily Telegraph. He is very gifted. Prime


Minister, the Brexit bill is 100 billion euros and the EU wants to


know if you would like to add a tip. Very good. Let's go to the FT. This


was the newspaper that yesterday had the story that the amount of money


that is going to have to go to Europe would be 100 billion euros.


That is before a lot of other arguments. They've got a lot of


stuff about the famous dinner? It has been very interesting since it


leaked from the Frankfurt newspaper about exactly what went on and who


said what. It was absolutely like a dire situation. About hatred, and


threats, and it was reported as terrible. The FT broke the story of


the hundred billion amount of money. And it says it was triggered by


reports yesterday that Germany, France, and Poland were pressing for


Britain to pay this bill on leaving the EU. There has been a claw back


since. The people involved, some of them at that dinner, have been


saying tonight that it is not going to be that steep. That she is an


honourable woman playing a good game. Words to that effect, anyway.


And ameliorating the hostility and the intensity of the hostility. This


is Martin Sa'u Meyer, chief of staff to Junker. Coming out with 100


billion euros and David Davies says, well, that is their opening gambit,


we will anchor it to the other side. -- but


Selmire has come out and said that. He's trying to play down as a tough


negotiator. Everybody is posturing and we can all relax. Considering


there is an election, this is the issue she is making the headlines


with, we haven't heard any Tory policy, we haven't heard their


manifesto, we don't know what they stand for, but we all expected to


vote because she is strong and offering strong government in the


face of our enemy. We know who the enemy is. It is focused absolutely


on her. I heard her speech. The word me was used a lot. You teach people


to negotiate. Do you think they are doing a good job of it? Absolutely.


It is all about anchoring your position in one extreme. And the


other. And hopefully not insulting individuals along the way to such an


extent that you have no room to manoeuvre and come to an agreement.


To the extent that Trump said, of his opponent, he said, you know,


lock her up. When the election was over he said I didn't mean it, it


was a tactic for the election. Perhaps all of this is a tactic for


the election. When we get round to it they will be nice as pie, give or


take, and it could be a soft Brexit. Fake news, that expression hasn't


been used, thank goodness. Let's talk about the money. Enormous sums


of money are being thrown around. But we have to be careful, I think,


because it sounds as if we will have to pay them a vast amount of money.


But actually, we will in the end, if we believe the reports, be owed a


lot of money, as well. It is money we would have been paying anyway.


This is the exit bill. You know, the divorce bill is the wrong way of


phrasing it, it is money that we would have been paying in any case.


And we are continuing to pay it a year on year until we have Brexit,


which isn't on the horizon for a couple of years. Couple of years,


this is just the beginning of a lot of Brexit and exit. Thank you. We


can move on to the Guardian. We have this story. It is about school


scanners. I cannot find mine. It's on the bottom. What's interesting


is, it sounds enormously sensible but the police are urging to take


action to stop people stabbing each other to death. What could be more


sensible than that? However, when you look into it, it presents


certain problems because they are suggesting that schools have


scanners and the children go through, the knives are discovered


and everybody is pleased. But at the end of the story it says that most


of the killings are done in the street, at the school gate. After


school, in the evenings. That's right. It is a marvellous impulse,


quite the right impulse, but it doesn't answer the problem which is


the enormous increase, 24% in the last year of deaths in the capital.


Young people are killing each other and something has to happen. It is a


well meant gesture. This is a slight echo, probably not quite so bad, of


what has been happening in America the years. Terrible things happen in


the schoolrooms. The debate is not just about scanners, it is whether


staff should be armed and so on. The issue in the US is guns. Here it is


knives. It is unfortunate, the idea, but many schools in the US have


airport tight security, as well, because you either go in that


direction, or you have people armed. Neither one of good. Having these


arches perhaps stigmatises a school. On the other hand, if I was a parent


I would feel more confident by that. But the police say the real issue is


we need to find where these nests of knives are and take care of it that


way. And also, just because it doesn't happen in school doesn't


mean it won't happen when kids are going home or going to school. The


police say we need to find the stashes. Where they are being kept.


They are not being kept at schools. Parents would feel relieved to know


that their children will be safe for a few hours. Terrible statistics.


Crime generally is on a downward trend, we keep being told, but this


sort of crime, violent crime and crime affecting young people, as you


say, seems to be ballooning. I don't know why it should be so. Boredom,


dissatisfaction, horror movies, frightening thing is happening. The


world is unstable in many ways. There is a great sense of unease


about communities. Perhaps they have picked that up. I don't know.


Perhaps it would take somebody wiser. A lot of different


approaches. Not one thing. Talking about the world being an uncertain


place, we go inside The Times about Facebook moderators. Mark


Zuckerberg, the boss of Facebook, this is all about. Would you explain


what is being proposed. We are seeing horrible things on Facebook.


You can put up videos of suicides, murders, and the feeling is that


complaints are made constantly to Facebook and they are not


responding. Facebook says they get 1 million such things and they cannot


cope with it. They are hiring 3000 more individuals basically as a


rapid response team to be able to look at what is being posted.


They've already got 4500 already. Adding another 3000 is quite


extraordinary. But it is what they need to do in order to make sure


that paedophiles are taken off-line immediately, or terrorism, promoting


terrorism. They have another issue where Facebook is being used for


piracy. What people do is they will take live sports programmes, or


other ones, and immediately live stream them and the content. That's


also been mentioned. They have been pretty slow about this. It is a


nightmare world we are looking at. Appalling things you can see.


They've been slow. They should have been able to predict this, certainly


with the huge industry of pornography that is worldwide and


known to be, and has been for decades, and they have been slow to


set up these monitoring systems. Thank goodness they are on the job


now. When they took down images, the iconic one of the young Vietnamese


girl from the napalm attack running, that was taken down because it was a


nude little girl and considered a concern. They were then criticised


for that. It is difficult. Always difficult. Very briefly, a small


story on the front of the FT. About the Turner prize. They are doing


something extraordinary. I am thrilled because it is, for the


first time, they have short listed and made it eligible for people over


the age of 50. Several of them are over 50. The work is very


exhilarating and tremendous. My complaint is they cap it at 62. That


is ageism. Why have they done that? Somebody at the age of 63 is capable


of art? And they are turning away from The Unmade Bed, The Cow


hopefully something better is coming. But it all looks jolly good.


People between 50 and 62 are young, aren't they? Children. You can see


the front pages of the papers online on the BBC website. It is there


seven days a week. If you miss the programme you can watch it later on


the BBC iPlayer. Thank you both. It has been delightful, as usual.


Goodbye. This weather pattern keeping eastern


coastal Park School, the West wall, and most dry is set to continue


until next week. -- eastern coastal


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