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My guest is wholly McNish, one of most popular performance poet. We


will be talking about her new collection, in which she revisits


her adolescence. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the the papers will be With me are Reuters Business


correspondent Tom Bergin and Kate Devlin, Political


Correspondent at The Herald. Tomorrow's front pages,


starting with The Times. The front page of the Times


says that relief efforts at Grenfell Tower have descended


into chaos, with reports of survivors being rehoused


hundreds of miles away. The Daily Telegraph focuses


on the Conservative party leadership, reporting that


David Davis is emerging as a unity candidate to become interim party


leader if Mrs May steps down. The Financial Times concentrates


on the Brexit talks due to start tomorrow, reporting


that the Chancellor is urging The Guardian reports that European


leaders fear the fragility of Theresa May's government makes it


more likely Britain could crash out The Independent also looks


at Brexit, and a report which suggests that plans to cut


immigration could have a double But the Daily Express


says confidence is high And the Sun has more on the news


that the TV presenter Ant McPartlin checks into rehab for


alcohol and drug problem. with the Metro, which has a picture


on the front page showing the inside of one of the flats at Grenfell


Tower following a flyer, -- following the fire, similar to the


footage that police have released. It says it will extend of the blaze


damages revealed and talks about the money the survivors will get. And


also MPs condemning the treatment of those people who lived here as


Victorian. Kate, it is hard to think that just a few days ago this was


someone's home. Yes, and I'm not surprised the Metro has put this as


a huge picture on their front page. It really shows the absolute


devastation. That apartment, someone was living in it, had belongings.


You can see things that were burned in a fire, and it really...


Obviously we saw very horrible pictures from the outside a few days


ago. I think this brings home again just how terrible it must have been


to be inside that tower. It is David Lambie, the Labour MP, who is quoted


here. He had a friend in this blog. He says while we behaving like this,


this is Victorian England. We don't have local government able to


coordinate. It did seem that the British Red Cross had come in to


fill the gap. Theresa May has said that the response was not good


enough, there is an article in the Financial Times today talking about


how the effort is being coordinated by executives from other local


authorities, effectively the Kensington and Chelsea local


authority has been sidelined in its own borough. So I seem to be serious


questions being raised about the effectiveness of that effort, and we


have of course this mention of people receiving ?10 to help them


tide them over. This is Kensington and Chelsea, that gets you caught


the underclass and if you're lucky. -- that gets you a copy and paste


review are lucky. I have seen fatal fires before, but never seen


anything like this. The leader of the council says that they are


involved, they are leading this effort, and he rejects the criticism


they have received. Let's look at the Telegraph. Let in turn are


victims of season ending arms, says Jeremy Corbyn. If you read, it says


Jeremy Corbyn appeared to suggest that families could live in empty


properties. This is a subject he referred to during the week, it was


about empty homes. This is a long-running issue. We have a glut


on the market of luxury apartments in London. The prices are weakening.


Many of them lie empty for long periods of time, if you go by these


buildings much of the year at night time you don't see any lights on.


This is what economists were considered to be a market


inefficiency. Jeremy Corbyn, not usually a fan of many economists,


but he agrees on this point. He thinks they should not be the case,


we should bring these into use. The question is how to do that. He does


mention the term occupy here, I think anybody who is concerned about


property rights would not like to see that word. But he also use a


word that anyone concerned with public finances may be worried about


a doctorate content compulsory purchase. I'm not sure many people


would consider buying multi-million dollar apartments, single bedroom


apartments, those kind of sums would release of any problems. Even with a


surplus that we understand that Kensington and Chelsea are running.


But it is possible for properties to be commandeered, sequestered for a


short period, isn't it? Yes, and when Vince Cable was Business


Secretary he was banging on about this problem a good couple of years


ago, there are actually an awful lot, a growing number, of London


apartments being bought unbelievably to remain empty. They are just


investments. There is no real financial incentive. These people


are so rich that they effectively can't even be bothered to get


renters in there, so they just sit empty. As Thomas suggesting, this is


cheek by jowl with, in a borough that has high inequality as well.


Five days in the job and I was called to Grenfell Tower of is a


young firefighter, 26, and emits catty, and less than a week as part


of the Fire Service and yet she gets sense to this extraordinary fire,


which sees and firefighters said they had no missing the likes of


before. Yes, and she says it is her first proper job in which she saw


actual flames. Hats off to all the firefighters who did such a great


job. And she saved lives. Yes, that is certainly one area that Theresa


May was quick to point out, that the emergency services getting a lot of


plaudits. We will come back to the Telegraph. The Guardian, PM orders


cash payment for Grenfell Tower move is. We know it is around ?5,500.


They'll get some in cash and some into bank accounts. People's bank


card cards will have gone up in flames. When you lose nothing, you


need to buy the most basic things, so having a cash infusion like that


just helps you to get by. It is not compensation, by any means. The


other thing is this is Downing Street still scrambling to catch up


to try to get on the front foot. It has faced an off a lot of criticism


about how it has been handled. Theresa May herself was common for a


lot of personal criticism about how she has handled this. It still seems


as if they are not quite on the front foot. Still with the Guardian,


fragile Tories warned over brittle Brexit. We have soft and hard, and


now a brutal Draxler. The argument is that they have got such a slim


grasp on power, not even a majority, some people saying they don't even


have a mandate to go into the negotiations. The problem from the


point of view of Brussels and European partners is that there is a


slim grasp on reality. Basically because Britain may have a week


government, when people come to Brussels to negotiate, if anything


is agreed the concern on the part of Brussels is that this will not be


backed up by government, because government will not be in a position


to follow through on anything. Again the perception of Brussels is that


the UK does not know what it wants. It has so many contradictory aims,


it wants to participate in regulated market without following the rules,


she was just something that is hard to get your head around. From


Brussels' perspective, they don't know how they can make the UK happy


with the many things it seeks to have. But they don't care about


making us happy, do they? At the end of the day the European Union wants


to keep itself together. This is one thing that Brussels thinks that the


UK does not get, because the idea that it is in Brussels' interest to


give the UK special deal, that is not something that European partners


would agree with. They say the most important thing is to keep the


European Union together, and a way that you do that is by not giving


any party special deal because then everyone will ask for it. But their


trade with us will concentrate some minds. Any trade deal with us would


not be unique, they have two negotiate them at all countries


outside the EU. Indeed, and it is important to understand that there


are 27 other nations here. Tom is right, they agree on an awful lot of


stuff but there will be times when they have to sell it to their


electorate that they're giving us a very bad deal, but at the same time


one of those countries that is remaining in the European Union is


the Republic of Ireland, does have a land border with us, it has a lot of


trade with us, and it has to at least look as if it is getting an OK


deal out of this. And the DUP, of course, will have a say in the kind


of Brexit. They don't want a hard Brexit because of that land border.


They are Eurosceptic party and have been for decades. The interesting


thing is how close the DUP are to their voters, and that is because


the reporters are very hardline Eurosceptics. -- in their voters are


hardline. That is one reason is the top very tough on this. It is a huge


problem, the border. Tom, the Daily Express is more confident. They have


been optimistic about Brexit throughout the period and see we


want a deal that makes both sides strong. I go back to this point,


Europe is clear what makes Europe strong, it is having a system that


works together on common rules. And those common rules are at the basis


of the European Union. If you start to have on common rules, a different


set of rules for each party, then it all falls apart. I had a


conversation with the head of the Swedish is in this lobby group and


she said to me, it is very appealing, the idea of giving


Britain a special deal where it can have unfettered access without


membership, but she said the problem is, as soon as we give this


accommodation to Britain, someone else looks for a different kind of


accommodation, and suddenly we don't actually have a single market, we


have many different markets. That is the difficulty and something that


seems to be in fields to be grasped by many of our negotiators. But the


back to the Daily Telegraph. The plight of the Conservative Party and


the threat of another General Election is never further away.


David Davis tipped to be interim Tory leader as the Cabinet turns on


Theresa May. Interim, the war that nobody would want to read. I think


you're the perfect person to keep the seat warm for me. I thought this


was interesting, but then you look at it and it has lots of ifs and


maybes. The thing is we know that the position of Theresa May is


weakened, and the hour after we started to see the exit polls


everybody was talking about her future being limited. It's


inevitable this will come up. David Davies is popular. Six months or


year ago he was talking about returning to the backbenches. Maybe


that is why Boris likes the idea of him as an interim seat warmer. You


said it! But whether this is to flush out David Davies... The source


of the story is interesting. It was tipped by allies of Boris Johnson,


who journalists would like to describe us on manoeuvres. But he


has the line that. If anybody would want to be interim leader, it is a


poisoned chalice, it will be incredibly difficult for the next


two years. The argument about just sitting about until the Brexit deal


is done and dusted is attractive, and that's why Theresa May is still


where she is today. They'll tolerate it for as long as it suits them, I


suppose. Let's go to the Financial Times. Parliamentary wing, different


things are cross the Channel. Decisive poll victory of Emmanuel


Macron paves the way for reform. He has got the parliamentary majority


easily that he needs, even though a lot of people who stood for his


party have never held office before. And his party barely existed a year


ago. This is one of the most astonishing stories in politics.


There were some who suggested even when he won the top job last month


that he would be unable to pull this off. Like you say, getting a lot of


people who have never been in office before into jobs is quite difficult.


But he has done it. He has, and now he has to use that majority and


follow through with the reforms he has promised. Absolutely. Theresa


May, we saw the honeymoon period, she was strong and stable for a


period of time, the question is whether Macron can follow through.


He has the majority to do that. Some of the things he wants to do our


controversial in France. Already we have the far left candidate


threatening protests if he tries to change the Labour code. One of the


main things that Macron wants to do is make the economy more flexible,


especially around hiring and firing and issues around redundancy


payments, to make the labour market work better so that this high


unemployment rate that sticks at around ten percentage fans can come


down to around the 5% we have in the UK. It'll be tough to do, but he has


the majority that on paper at least should make it possible.


Thank you Tom and Kate, you'll both be back at 11:30pm


for another look at the stories making the news tomorrow.


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