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


Brian Cox the actor, not the astronomer, just work that out! --


work. -- worked. With me are Reuters Business


correspondent Tom Bergin and Kate Devlin, political


correspondent at the Herald. Tomorrow's front pages,


starting with... The front page of the Times


says that relief efforts at Grenfell Tower have


descended into chaos, with reports of survivors


being rehoused hundreds The Daily Mail has


a photograph of the inside of one of the flats in the tower,


which it says show the victims of the devastation the fire


caused on its front page. on the Conservative Party


leadership, reporting that David Davis is emerging as a unity


candidate to become interim party on the Brexit talks due


to start tomorrow, reporting that the Chancellor is urging


a focus on business. The Guardian reports that


European leaders fear the fragility of Theresa May's


government makes it more likely Britain could crash out


of the EU without a deal. The Independent also


looks at Brexit, and a report which suggests that


plans to cut immigration could have a double whammy


effect on the economy. confidence is high


as Brexit talks begin. Let's start with the Daily Mail, one


of a number of papers that tonight is showing a photograph from inside


the Grenfell tower after that devastating fire. Showing the sheer


scale of destruction. From this one you can see more, it was once a


person's home. All the internal walls have been destroyed, the


furniture has been burned to ashes. Truly shocking pictures and even


people like myself who have seen fatal fires elsewhere in the past,


these are unusual, the share for city of the flames. It raises the


question of what happened -- ferocity. The correspondent who


wrote this story in the Daily Mail is the chief crime correspondent,


there's the issue about the possible criminal investigation, it's a


mystery as to why this happened so quickly. Some ideas are being put


forward, I spent time this week trying to find out what happened and


what the rules are with respect to housing, if some of the panels that


have been reported were used in this tower, that could be why this


happened in this way. It will be interesting to see how much we get


on that as we move forward, the UK can take quite a while to establish


faxed. The Times, same story, fire victims left in the lurch by relief


effort problems. All sorts of issues, Kate. It does seem like it


has taken a long time to get where we are. Today people being offered


?10 to try to deal with even the day to day costs. This evening they are


going to get ?500 in cash and another ?5,000 payable into bank


accounts tomorrow. It seems like ministers at Number 10 are trying to


play catch up on this despite days of bad headlines about how badly


they have dealt with this situation. Specifically how badly Theresa May


has dealt with the situation. Also the council has come in for


criticism, the management company that was meant to be looking after


this building. There are so many people with questions to answer.


Absolutely. Councils should have disaster plans. Also the number of


people really isn't that many, you're talking about 400 people,


Jeremy Corbyn made the point of this happens every day at Heathrow,


hundreds of people that aren't able to make flights and you could put up


at hotels. It shouldn't have been such a horrible logistical class to


look after the welfare of the people for this period of time but it seems


that people aren't being taken care of an Theresa May has accepted that.


The other paper looking at it is the Guardian, the picture of a little


girl putting a candle amongst flowers to remember those who died.


The headline says: This is just a figure to tide them


over, ?5,000 when you've lost absolutely everything. Ministers


making very clear that that amount can be increased depending on the


costs that people suffer and the amount they would need, but this is


an initial payment from the ?5 million emergency fund that they


announced earlier in the week. I have to say, they are now having to


explain more and more details about this emergency fund and it's because


they're coming under so much pressure about how they're handling


this. I was just reading in the Guardian that Gold command, a


network that manages disasters, has had to take this on, the British Red


Cross also being very instrumental in helping people? The FT reporting


that other chief executives from other local authorities are becoming


important and taking the lead away from the Kensington and is a local


authority, which itself says it is doing all it can and it is active


but it seems to be there is a bit of a vote of no-confidence in


government officials. There's an interesting nugget in the Times


front-page story, suggesting the local council spent ?50 million less


than it took in on council housing last year. Questions about how much


money they are collecting in rent and then spending on services for


council houses. Let's stay with the Guardian:


There isn't a majority, the one Theresa May was seeking in the snap


election she called, they don't have the whip and they were hoping for.


They don't. There's a couple of different ways you could look at


this in cash whip hand. They are taking the open wound that Theresa


May suffered -- whip hand. The conversation Jean-Claude Juncker had


with Theresa May was leaked pretty much verbatim. Given that


occasionally he has tried to poke fun at the UK's woes as well. I


think there's also something more serious to this, which is it is in


the EU's interest to get an agreeable deal. Perhaps not as


agreeable as some Conservative ministers would like, but it's not


without their interests in this as well. Were it to descend into chaos


and to fall apart, that wouldn't be the best thing for France or Germany


either. The Daily Express, Tom, has a much more optimistic look at it.


Confidence high as talks begin, it says, it doesn't say who is


confident. It's interesting, I was speaking to an exporter this week


who told me he didn't think Britain had enough time to lay the car parks


we would need around Dover as soon as Brexit comes, maybe it is a boost


for road builders or car park builders, because as soon as customs


clearance comes in it will take a while for lorries to get through. If


we leave the customs union. Actually, yes, even if we leave...


Even if we leave the Common Market we could still have customs


clearance. One of the issues is there are a million small tiny


details that lead to the correct functioning of the European Union,


and the easy transit of millions of transactions every day. It's like


the back of a hi-fi, we don't know how it works, we don't really want


to know, but somehow all those wires are connected and it makes sound we


quite like. Woe betide one of them coming loose. As soon as you rip


them all apart then it may not work as well as you would like and you


might not understand why but you won't get the sound you used to


enjoy. Philip Hammond might not even have been Chancellor going into


these talks had the election turned out differently, he is saying now,


bear in mind, I wonder how he is feeling on the eve of this given


that he is an ardent Remainer. He has to negotiate our withdrawal and


he's worried about the economy. He is. It's interesting how he's


playing his hands since the general election result. Affectively he is


arguing for a soft Brexit without saying it, that we need to focus on


the economy rather than focusing on immigration -- effectively. Even


today saying about immigration saying there's no timescale for it


and cutting immigration shouldn't come at the economy. Even the


Treasury says radical cuts to immigration even without leaving the


EU would hurt the economy in itself. I wonder whether the people


negotiating it for us are of the same opinion about what Brexit


should be. Hammond of course said that people didn't vote to make


themselves poorer. The government, if you're negotiating the situation,


you have conflicting aims. On the one hand people want to limit


immigration... Basically people want all the upside and none of the


downside, they want their cake and be able to eat it too. That's


difficult if you have contradictory ambitions so they are in a


commander. P2 of the Sun: It with his gloves on. Philip Hammond


not being able to talk about a trade deal from the get go, which is what


he wanted, the EU saying you have to wait until we've sorted the rest of


it out. It's interesting, this is the narrative and framework we have


seen the negotiation as. When you go to negotiate a house, I don't meet


many people who say I got 50% of. Generally when you try to negotiate


its around the margin and this is the case with trade deals. They are


well-established, the parameters are limited in terms of movement. The


idea we should see it as a big battle doesn't really make much


sense. David Davis is on the front of the Telegraph whether he wants to


be or not, being tipped to be interim Tory leader. Holder for wild


things are tricky quiz blue indeed! Especially for the next two years --


hold the fort while things are tricky quiz blue indeed! Just while


you get Brexit sorted --? Indeed! He is pledging to go to Brussels


tomorrow and returned with a deal like no other in history. That's in


the Sun? It can be read in two ways, lots of things are historic, Rafa


Nadal winning ten French opens is historic, but the Titanic was also


historic. I'm surprised they have signed that one off. It's


interesting where this story is coming from with David Davis and


it's coming from, as it says in the Telegraph, it says he was tipped for


the post by Boris Johnson, which I think tells you everything. He wants


to be the permanent leader! Let's finish with P2 of the Daily Mail,


Google plots let's on IS propaganda. Why are they doing it now, there's


been pressure on them for months -- blitz. There's talk about new


computer programmes that can help to spot difficult content, problematic


content. Google and Facebook and some of the other social media


platforms are being blamed for helping the radicalisation of


certain young Muslims and others and they are under pressure to do


something about it. The problem for the companies is they would rather


not spend the money doing this. If they can do it like this that would


be cheaper but the companies haven't been held to account for the


material that has been disseminated on the platform and they are trying


to fend it off. It is quite significant for them because it's a


real threat to their business model, if they're going to be held


accountable and they are being forced to put in place mechanisms to


stop it it could hurt them financially significantly. Fair play


to the Mail and the Times, who have been running a campaign on this, one


thing they will do is prevent adverts from appearing on extremist


material, they are making sure the people don't make any revenue from


it, this is something they have been under pressure on for weeks and


weeks but now effectively they are doing something about it.


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