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


With me are the former director of communications for


the Conservative Party, Giles Kenningham, and Nigel Nelson,


political editor at The Sunday Mirror and Sunday People.


Good to see you both. The right and left in harmony on the paper, that


is what I like to see. A coalition, not of chaos I hasten to add. Let us


The Telegraph is looking at those reports of an apparent Labour surge


ahead of the election - saying its campaign is being boosted


by fake, automated social media accounts that pump out positive


messages about Jeremy Corbyn thousands of times a day.


The Times is talking about the possible coalition


possibilities if a hung parliament leads to a minority


While the Daily Express leads on the Prime Minister's accusation


that Mr Corbyn falls short on patriotism and the ability to get


The Financial Times looks at Theresa May's efforts to revive


what it calls her "faltering" campaign by focussing once again


The Guardian focuses on the Donald Trump's decision to dump the Paris


And the Metro - very sad - reporting that the injured


mother of Saffie Roussos, the youngest child murdered


by the Manchester terror attacker, has woken from her coma,


and been told of her daughter's death.


We are going to start with the breaking news from this evening,


Giles, front-page of the Guardian, on a lot of the other front-pages as


well. Well. Accuse at US as Trump rejects accord. He has pulled out of


the deal signed in 2015. This is no surprise. He stood on this in his


manifesto so for once, in one element, it is expected, and I am


sure the oil and gas companies are rubbing their hands. However, it


does reinforce in view of Trump and America retreat from the world


stage, following a protectionist policy and you have to wonder what


it does for inward investment in the country. You are not seeing a


strategy? Terms of what is going on. It reinforces this view it is lurch


from one chaos to another. Really interesting, Giles mentioned there,


Nigel, all companies running their hands, they are not. Head of


ExxonMobil said it was a mistake. The companies don like this at all.


That is a positive of the whole thing. Trump is saying the deal is a


job killer. Yes. And, bear in mind the constituency that Trump was


appealing to, the kind of person in Pennsylvania, who looked at his


steel work, rusting away, and there would be no jobs there for ten


years, that is the kind of person he was talking about and the Guardian


quotes him as saying I was elected to represent the citizens of


Pittsburgh not Paris which is the point. This doesn't come as a


surprise, because it is as Giles said a manifesto commitment. It is a


tragedy, and unless some kind of alternative deal can be negotiated,


then we he will be in real trouble. He says he wants to renegotiate...


The Irony is he didn't win Pittsburgh. That is ironic. One of


Trump's central pledges was about jobs, and I think his diagnosis was


right but the solution is wrong, it is about jobs but the jobs are being


taken by the robots no the immigrants. What is really


interesting as well is that the Chinese are onboard with this. You


know, the Chinese are the biggest polluter, America comes NEC so it


would have been really great if America could have stayed onboard


for this and Obama's reacted angrily about the whole thing, it will take


him a few years to get out of the Paris accord, so on the basis of


that, it may well be... It might not happen. We may have a new President


by the time. This is classic Trump, he there thinks there are simple


solutions to complex problem, Nigel said that will be borne out over the


few days. It looks as if he is giving the empee ho voted for him


what they wanted. But what is interested, the Chinese, they are


not in this necessarily to save the planet, they know that future jobs


and growth are based on green energy, green industry, and with the


command economy they have, they are going to go full steam ahead and get


those jobs. Jobs. China, India, they recognise it can't go on forever.


Let us move on then. To the election, the times, interesting


this, we will use SNP to give us power, says Labour, this is Corbyn's


plan for minority Government revealed according to The Times.


Yes, what they are saying, Labour is saying is that in the event they get


the most MPs they will govern as a minority, of course, if they do


that, the first vote comes along and they fall, so the only way they will


be able to do it is with the SNP. The question then, is what kind of


deal do you do? Are you talking about a formal coalition, an


electoral pact? What, what Emily Thornberry seems to be talking about


in The Times is saying what we will do, put the votes up, ask the SNP to


side with us, and we will negotiate on a vote by vote basis, should this


happen, we are all going to be in another election by the end of


testify year it is depress, I would imagine that in the event we get to


that situation, there will be some kind of pact and it will have to be


a bit more formal. I think this is the perfect storm for the Tories,


you couldn't have written a better headline. Maybe you did write it.


Linton Cosby will go this is a perfect headline. It reinforces the


Conservative message that you know, there is a coalition of chaos,


Labour can't form a majority, without being propped up by the SNP.


Did Jeremy Corbyn say this? What they have said is they are going to


rely on the SNP on a vote by vote basis. That is an assumption. The


problem with this story Labour have spent so long not ruling out a


coalition, they finally have said we will rule one out but we might need


the SNP. They should have ruled this out at the start. There is a huge


opportunity cost to not getting this out testify way and saying we won't


do one. What we found in the 2015 election this came up on the


doorstep, and was a huge concern for people, they don't want Labour being


propped up by the SNP, we don't want our money going up north, so for the


Tories, it is a perfect gift and a classic case Labour could get a


majority. And wipe this out. That sounds a bit weird. The I, you know,


much more a firm ground I think for the Conservatives, many people would


argue, if they are talking about Brexit, then potentially social


care? Look, I mean all the Conservatives want to talk about for


the next seven days is Brexit. They want to frame the debate round


Brexit because they have a settled position on it. Labour are split on


it. It is going to be the defining issue for the next decade. How do


you and thatle Brexit, who do you want round the negotiating table and


they are trying to get the debate back on to that. Tomorrow you have


the BBC debate, between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, and that is in my


mind the last big flash point before we go to the polls. Jeremy Corbyn


has had a good week when it comes to the eBates but he hasn't had a game


changer, that I need that tomorrow to change the conversation, so, let


us see what is going to happen. The pressure is on and it is with the


incumbent, you have everything to lose and nothing to gain, so for the


Tories if they get a score draw tomorrow they will be happy. All


right. I mean... She is not saying what she is going to do as far as


the negotiations go either. We no little about it. We now we are out


the single market. What else do we know? To keep this conversation


going all the way through NEC week it will be tricky for her. OK, let


us go on to the telegraph, continuing with the election, fake


web accounts boosting Labour's vote. Yes, the suggestion is that Labour,


Labour campaigner, they are fro suggesting the Labour Party but they


are using bots to generate constant likes on Twitter, on Facebook and so


on, Labour have been good at this digital stuff, so, I am curious to


know whether they are actually even if it was being done by the party,


whether they are breaking any rules or not. I don't see why not either.


Did you get up to this kind of thing, I bet you did. What you find


when it is done automatically. You are among friends, only us three,


did you have bots putting out messages knocking Mr Miliband in


2015. No, we didn't. I believe you. Fake news hasn't dominated the


election in the way it did with the US elections. Seven days to go. I


read this and OK, they have fake bots on Twitter but it is an echo


chamber I won't move the dial, Facebook is much more important as a


platform. I think the average time someone spends a day on Twitter is a


minute, they spend 30, 35 minutes a day on Facebook, it is where it is


at. It is where you get high levels of engagement. It is an interesting


conversation about fake news. I think Facebook's position on fake


news is unsustainable. They need to get their house in order. They say


they are a carrier but they are a platform. They need to be subject to


guidelines, and held to account. That govern the BBC. They say


otherwise. This is your story, BA, you have two minute, explain how


awful your weekend was, because of the BA mess. I came back from abroad


on BA on the weekend. I wasn't hit as badly as some but I was stuck on


the runway from three hours from one a clock, it is a classic example of


BA making a bad situation worse. I mean, now, according to the FT they


are haggling over who should fit, foot the bill over the insurance pay


out for customer, they should pay out and move on. The BA chief


executive took three days to comment, looks terrible. I was at


Heathrow, on Saturday, zero visibility on the ground, they


weren't reassuring passenger, that I were putting out an announcement


saying we have cancelled your flight, we are not saying we are


putting you up in a hotel, we will make this better, and you know, it


is basic crisis management. We agree BA should pay. I wonder whether the


chief executive can survive if this goes on. On. Willie Walsh says he


thinks it is fine. What is interesting what you were telling


ming is that the BA crew still went through the diplomatic channel,


breezed through passport control while there were massive queues in


the rest of the airport. I got off the flight, after threer hour, there


is huge queue, the BA crew barged past everything, going through the


diplomatic channel, they spent too much time talking about how they are


the world's favourite airline, get on and deliver it. Well, we all know


the problems that many people had, BA say it was a power surge that


caused prisons with the computer, now this haggling over the claims


bill that could help dent more their reputation, finally Nigel. Lego. You


are a big fan. Indeed. Gender bias in Legoland. It is from a physicist


rather than a psychiatrist but it a woman, she is saying that lego is


going backwards, it used to be much more gender equal than it is now, I


just don't believe any of this, that her argument is that kids would


actually play with gender neutral kind of toys and swap over and so


on, my kids when pyres of the Caribbean were on they were billing


the pirate ship, whatever the film, Star Wars they were building. Which


is big now. And the girls would play with sort of ponies and cuddly


animals, hasn't it always been like that is? I don't know, are there too


many pink bricks I do think this is political correctness gone mad. Many


thanks for looking at some the stories behind the headline, that is


it for the paper, you can see the front-pages online on the BBC News


web. There for you seven days a week.


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Thanks to you two and thanks for watching.


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