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In a moment, it is time for the papers, but for the team here,


goodbye Finau. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the papers will be With me are Kate Devlin,


Political Correspondent at The Herald and Martin Bentham,


Home Affairs Editor Tomorrow's front pages,


starting with... The Financial Times leads


with President Trump's calls The Metro opens


with one mother's warning to bosses at Drayton Manor four years ago -


saying the ride where an 11-year-old girl was killed


yesterday was dangerous. The Daily Telegraph says it has


a copy of the Labour Party's manifesto - and claims


Jeremy Corbyn is planning to re-nationalise energy firms,


the railways and Royal Mail. The Daily Mirror also claims to have


had access to the Labour manifesto. The I says the UK is facing a huge


rise in stroke cases. The Daily Express says a heatwave


is about to hit the UK. And they say it means Britain is


heading for a drought. The Times talks about a spat between


the Chancellor Philip Hammond And the Daily Mail


describes the leaked Labour manifesto as the most


left-wing in decades. Right, let's start. Martin, would


you set us up? Jeremy Corbyn, the manifesto seems to have been


exclusively in several papers, which I know it's a bit strange. Let's


start with the daily Mirror headline, which says it pretty well.


It does. It leads into a peek inside spread as well, detailing this


leaked draft, setting out a very extensive range of policies which


the Mirror builds very favourably, the other papers we will come to our


obviously much less favourable. This says he will fix rip-off Britain,


boost NHS schools and scrap tuition fees. Talking about how power and


the railways will be renationalised and other policies including


abolishing tuition fees. There is an extensive list and inside they say


that Labour have pledged to undo the damage of seven years of Tory


austerities, describing it as the bullet of red-blooded socialism and


then there is a note saying that Tories are rotten to the core, pages


six and seven. It is the favourable look at what is a very extensive


manifesto, by the looks of things, which all sorts of people will like


and others will not. Kate, there is loads of it, particularly within the


inside of the mirror, and you can pick out whatever makes you happy or


cross really, can't you? I think some of it is what has been missing


from Labour's campaign so far. Some of the things they have announced


that not really been that different from what Ed Miliband announced


basically in the 2015 manifesto, so the question was kind of becoming,


what is the point of a veteran socialist taking over the Labour


Party if he's not going to have some socialist policies? Which of the


things we do say speak to that? I think certainly renationalisation is


something that Ed Miliband never wanted to go towards. Scrapping of


tuition fees is not something you could have seen in the 2015


manifesto. And of course people will say, and how will you pay for it Mr


Corbyn? There is quite a lot of detail about that as well? It's


mainly pre-things like raising corporation tax, which the Tories


claim has been spent several times over and the Labour Party say is


fully costed. There is some support for that run the Institute for


Fiscal Studies who say that theoretically at least it is paid


for, albeit with the risk that corporation tax increases release in


lower corporation tax receipts in the long run. Because companies find


other ways of doing things. Because actually we have record corporation


tax income last year despite corporation tax having gone down. If


you ask for public opinion, surveys, things like we nationalising the


railways, although it is quite a left-wing thing to do, it tends to


get very high approval ratings in public approval ratings. If we look


at the Daily Telegraph, same story but the difference lance. Corbyn 's


manifesto will take Britain back to the 1970s, amongst other things they


have highlighted, trade unions to be welcomed into the Number ten fold.


They are also highlighting a pay cap, which they say would also bring


us back to the 1970s. Very interestingly, there is detail on


what will be a row in labour about defence and it looks like it is the


kind of outcome very tense negotiations. Obviously Jeremy


Corbyn has long been on the record of being against the nuclear


deterrent, will commit to renewal, which of course is already


happening, but it will have a cautious use caveat, as it were. It


shows the tensions within his own party, even with this kind of


manifesto. I like the Daily Mail front page which could have had


their headline written by the same sub editor at the Daily Telegraph.


That is one of the problems. I was thinking when I looked at this bat


may be the 1970s weren't so bad. We had scorching summers, leaves United


won the football, but the general won the football, but the general


view on it isn't quite so preferable. There is a tremendous


list here of policies, assuming this is spot on, and the danger is that


it is efficient to appeal to people in lots of ways but also sufficient


for people to find things that alarm them and that's the danger of such a


long, you know, the longest suicide note in history. The more you set


out the more things there are to be a hostage to fortune potholes to be


picked in all for people to say, I don't like it. There are some


policies that you could see Ed Miliband might forward. He said they


would pit paternity leave a month and pay for it. It was said about


the last one that there was a policies -- there were policies that


did not add up to a call. They said, vote Labour, win a microwave, but


that could be indicated again. Labour Party say they do not comment


on leaked articles and the Tories -- the Conservative Party has said this


is... The article is suggesting that


Philip Hammond have infuriated Theresa May's aids by forcing her


not to commit to the promise that the Tories had at the last election


of not raising VAT and national insurance, which rather pinned them


in, and going back to the budget U-turn, which was forced on the


Chancellor when he had to scrap the national Insurance rise, so I


suppose the question with this is, does it amount to anything public


facing, ultimately, because of course if a party is riven by


divisions or, as the party would say with Labour, a chaotic lack of


clarity as to what the party is standing for and so on, that becomes


a problem. If it is just behind-the-scenes fiction... We are


in the middle of a campaign about lots of other things? We are


certainly not in Blair - Brown territory here. It is not unleashing


the forces from next door quite yet but I think tensions between the


Prime Minister and the Chancellor are always interesting, are always


important, but given the Brexit negotiations were going to have to


face them in next two years, one would suggest it is incredibly


important at this stage. The Tories have very united front, don't they,


in the election campaign, so if that in any way or form disintegrated,


that would be damaging to them. At the moment, there is not a great


deal of sign of that. Let's go on to the story dominating on the other


side of the Atlantic. The Financial Times has this line about defined


Trump calls for closer Moscow ties after firing the FBI chief. I don't


think we need to go into the ramifications for James Comey, but


it is interesting that Sergey Lavrov was meeting Donald Trump. It is not


often I would say this but I think the FT have nail beds. The first


word is unabashed. Failing -- firing his FBI chief has unleashed a storm


against him. Accusations that he has done it just because the FBI were


investigating allegations of legs between him and Russia, so what does


he do? He calls for warmer links with Russia. It's the kind of


plastic trump move. The question is, I was going to say finally, but we


have to remember we are illegal month into his presidency. As he


underestimated the storm gathering against him, because now people are


calling not just for an FBI investigation but for a special


investigation into these allegations. The president said I


think with some justification that the Democrats wanted this man's head


two days ago but now, look at them, they are squealing and complaining.


It is Washington politics at its most raw and fascinating, isn't it?


It is true that the Democrats were hostile towards James Comey prior to


the US election and his actions over Hillary Clinton. It still is a very


disturbing way in which he has done this, just do basically humiliate


him, to be frank, the FBI chief. And also, if it was driven by what


people suspect, that he was disliking the fact he was being


investigated himself, but also, I mean, thank goodness the US has got


a very healthy, robust Congress and a lot of people there willing to


stand up and fight against this type of thing, because otherwise it is


quite damaging and dangerous rate to down. But of course one of the


institutions has to be upholding the FBI. I'm afraid we have to leave it


there, sadly. Kate and Martin, thank you very much indeed. That is it


from The Papers this evening. Don't forget you can see the front pages


of the papers on the BBC News website, therefore you 24 hours a


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