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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
With me are the playwright and novelist Bonnie Greer
We just want to bring you news on those honours. First of all... The
police officer tragically murdered in Westminster, awarded a medal by
the Queen, recognising actions that save lives. And awards going into
the pensioner Bernard Kenny, went to the aid of murdered MP Jo Cox and
the main who killed after the -- helped after the Tunisian attack.
Billy Connolly, knighted, jury Walters becomes a dame. Sir Billy,
CBE in 2003. Said he is pleased and a little bit embarrassed to be, a
knight! No need to be embarrassed. We start with The i,
which carries a large picture of the protests earlier today
at Kensington Town Hall, reflecting on the increasing anger
among residents and those affected The Mirror contrasts the separate
visits to the scene today by the Queen, who met survivors
and volunteers at a makeshift shelter, and the Prime Minister
who made a private visit The Daily Mail also features
a picture of the moment today when demonstrators made their way
in to council offices to demand answers, with the paper noting
many protesters called The Times says the Prime Minister
had to take cover as she was jeered and called a coward as she left one
of the churches co-ordinating The Daily Telegraph claims
the protests today had been organised and co-ordinated by left
wing militant groups and that the man who led
the demonstration had once been arrested, and released without
charge, for terrorism offences. The Sun echoes claims by protestors
and those caught up in the tragedy, that the victims were murdered
and that the council had The Guardian said those calling for
potential to offer guarantees to people made homeless, would be
rehoused. And fire safety experts want the cladding used at Grenfell
Tower to be banned. The Mirror... Four Theresa May,
brutal reading? We have both talked. Just two stories. Each of them,
cover them except one. One of the stories, the Prime Minister. I am
not a judge of a person's character, but the demeanour, and appearance,
less than required. People are asking serious questions about her
empathy. Can she actually do this job? It takes just a teeny bit of
humanity, as the Queen exhibited, to actually talk to people. She is bent
in. Talking to people. Somebody coming out of the Paris knows how to
talk to people. And the Prime Minister was being held back. The
human question, why? What is she doing? It is a political crisis that
could end her career. It seems as though she is struggling with every
single aspect of her role, trying to get the former government and
knowing what is going to be said in the Queen's speech. She does lack
that ability to talk to people, look at ease in situations that we
require politicians. Would it have made a difference that she had gone
to the scene quicker? After news had emerged? Certainly. We have got
different expectations of what politicians should do, and we want
them to demonstrate how much they care. That is the point. A new age.
You have got to be faster, respond, and with social media people are
talking to each other. Politicians have often said they do not want to
get in the way of emergency services. The Queen just walked into
this situation, does the job. Great juxtaposition of how the pictures
can tell the story. Does this represent the politics eyes --
politics of the disaster? It has already been about the politics,
because of the decisions made, about renovating the spot. It was a series
of decisions that are now being called into question. Rightly,
called in question? It is political. This is social housing. Related by
the Council for people. It is political. If you can use the world
existential, the people are deciding what destiny is going to be, shaping
it, as fast as possible. This political party, the Prime Minister,
not moving fast enough to address this. Another front page. Along
similar lines. The Times. May takes cover. Again, from her point of
view, brutal reading. Advisers will be dismayed. She is the Prime
Minister. She used to be the Home Secretary. I understand that she
needs security. At the opening gesture, it should have been that I
need to go there. Get me there. She went today. Promised ?5 million.
That seems to have been rushed aside. The story has got momentum.
It seems as though nobody in government seems to be able to get a
grip. Not even the ministers, talking about the enquiries, the
nature of that cladding. But it seems as though it is a great storm,
around this. Paralysis. One of the ladies from the gathering, when she
was told that the Prime Minister had come up with this 5 million. She
said I do not want the money, I want her to explain to me what is going
on. If you can imagine these people... Going to be in shock, and
trying to find loved ones, no homes. This is just basic human stuff. The
Prime Minister does not seem able to deal with that. Interesting, this
irony. The man who unified Germany, died. He knew how to bring unity.
The juxtaposition of this, interesting. Theresa May has talked
about representing every community. We can move to the Telegraph.
Looking at this from a different perspective. Some of the
demonstrations, particularly Kensington town Hall, stormed...
Militants, they said, hijacking the protest. This is not the front page
story. The Sun and Mail, no friends of Labour, Corbyn... It is about the
rage of the people. The Telegraph is leading with rumours. This about
Jeremy Corbyn, at the bottom, this is what should be inside the
newspaper. It gives something authenticity if it is on the front
page of a newspaper. It is social media rumours. I like a newspaper to
tell me what has happened first, then possibly say there were people
who were using this for political ends. But I want to know what is
happening, what people are talking about. Why has the Daily Telegraph
done this? The i... This same sort. I was there yesterday. You could
sense the mood. Yesterday, that grief turned to anger. Today, more
so. What about Jeremy Corbyn's handling. He has been applauded,
even by critics. Jeremy Corbyn, the Queen, Prince William, have done
human things. And the mayor. Just go in there. Just see what is going on.
Nobody knows what is happening, but address people, hold hands, talk to
them. Do you think the Prime Minister was worried that she would
be jeered? The Queen was shouted at. Prince William. Jeremy Corbyn. This
is the political leader of the country. If she cannot take people
shouting at her, in the wrong job. I am hoping this is going to be the
construction disaster that gets this country thinking about the quality
of what we build, renovating existing buildings and that really
lessons from this disaster. You always hear we will learn,
recommendations that sometimes get implemented. Sometimes get lost.
What this cladding on the exterior of the building had caused problems.
Other countries do not have it. Let's learn from this, for once.
That is one of the things that the protesters have said. We want
answers. But enquiries can take time, really thorough. That is going
to take time. This catastrophe has been a huge national metaphor. I was
once a resident of Kensington and Chelsea. The richest borough. 1.4
million average. And you get the story about this estate. How it
happened. We saw this on television. It comes together. A big moment. The
political leaders need to understand. People have had enough!
And all of these newspapers, reflecting anger. Sun, no different.
Murder! And our banner, from the protesters. -- a banner. Just
reiterating the minimal savings, made by using this cladding. 5000,
6000. It is how this was managed that seems to have galvanised
opinion. It is different for anybody to be able to talk about anything
other than this at the moment. We are going to show you some of the
other front pages. Inferno. Anger erupts. The protest is, storming the
town hall, and going past Downing Street. The Guardian, similar.
Grenfell Tower fury on the streets. And one of our story. All of the
broadsheets and tabloids, united. It is not often you get the newspapers
doing this. Got the same music. And what is going to be said next
Monday, when we start to discuss Brexit? Before the Queen's speech.
That is what should be dominating the news. The Financial Times also
have one of our story. Amazon on Whole Foods. Extraordinary.
Purchasing this market grocer. A pay cheque. That is how much it costs to
use this place. Amazon into physical stores. Moving into a sector that
they do not dominate. Stores are dying in the US. Malls are ghost
towns. That is what this is about and that this won't is going to
happen here. We are not going into shops. Going to be keeping those
open, but are not distributing outlet for services. Does that worry
you? I think it should worry us all, but it is the financial might of
Amazon, the deal-making. Retail lives are changing. It is going to
affect jobs and communities, depending on these. Owing to be
gone. And it is not afraid to go upmarket. We have all got to grocery
shopping! Go rear out of time. Thank you. It was lovely have you in the
studio. You can see the front pages online, on the website. And if you
have missed the programme, you can watch that on the iPlayer. Thank
you. Good night.