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

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With me are Laura Hughes, Political Correspondent

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at The Telegraph, and Randeep Ramesh,

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The Metro leads on the news that hundreds of tower blocks need fire

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checks after 11 high-rises are found to be clad

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in combustible material identical to Grenfell.

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on the tens of thousands of tenants who could be living in unsafe

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The Daily Telegraph concentrates on Theresa May's

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promise to other European leaders that she'll let millions of EU

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citizens stay in the UK after Brexit.

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argues mass immigration has contributed to the sharpest rise

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Russian internet hackers have been selling the passwords

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The Guardian also covers the frantic testing by councils

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of their tower blocks along with a picture of the Exeter

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boys protesting that they can't wear shorts by wearing skirts.

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And finally the Mail looks at Theresa May's plans to protect

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all EU Nationals who came to the UK before Article 50 was

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So let's begin with the mirror and a really striking front-page image and

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a reminder of the fact that this story expands well beyond those

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tower blocks in west London. I was in the briefing when the Prime

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Minister's spokesperson said 600 and there was an audible blast from

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journalists are just a shocking misses and it is no wonder it is

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dominating every single front page today. It is this idea that this

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will continue for a long time. It comes because the government sent

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out a letter on Monday the councils across England, asking them to

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report back on whether or not they think the tower blocks are safe.

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Questions will be asked, why was this letter sent on Monday? This

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incident happened last week. Why are we going, all those buildings could

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be affected? Thousands of people will be wondering whether they are

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safe at home tonight or whether they will have to be evacuated. We have

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had days for councils to actually get their act together but the

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government has taken this long for them to do that. If we look at the

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front of the Metro, we have got 600 danger towers and you can debate

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whether that number is fair. But even so, that number is out there,

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the ones that are least up to be checked, and here we see panels

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taken down in north London, one Council acting in immediately. I

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know the 600 figure is up there. I think there are now 11 buildings

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identified by local authorities. It is the fear factor and that spreads

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through everyone. The outstanding question is, how did they clad the

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stuff? What was in gaps and regulations that allow people to

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think this flammable panel was something you should put on a tower

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block? Campton is saying, the reason we have taken this panel down is

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because they were not contracted. With some of the contract they are

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saying, but we did comply with regulation. There is least an

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ambiguity. Downing Street has repeatedly refused to clarify

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whether they believe it is illegal. The suggestion is we will hear

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something from the police and Fire Service. The other interesting point

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is this debate about whether the decision to allow developers to self

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certify their own safety standards, a decision made 30 years ago, might

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also have had an impact on this, we will find out. Let's talk about

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Theresa May. Daily Telegraph front-page, the publicity photo

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that, were those union flag is not union flags, she may even want on

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her publicity cards. She looks very regal. It has been an awkward day

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the Theresa May because she thought she would be going to this meeting,

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this summit, with a pick-up copy majority and she could go in and

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command the authority and actually what diplomats are saying behind her

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back is, will she last? Will she stay? Could this whole thing fall

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apart? Which is why she is putting forward this very generous offer, on

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the surface. And that is what the story next the photo is about. Even

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too much of a surprise because she always said she wanted to do this.

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This is a way of kick-starting the talks with goodwill. Of course this

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deal needs to be reciprocated for the 1 million British citizens

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living in Europe and there is one small bone of contention which is

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that Theresa May is saying they will give the citizens rights, but those

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rights will be judged in UK courts, not by the European Court of

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Justice. Do you think that will have to fall away in the course of the

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negotiations? She went in hoping for a strong hand and ended up with a

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weak hand. If you fall like a lion and end up looking like a clown,

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people will take you for the full view appeared to be. Europe is in a

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stronger position and she has had to give ground, even this offer is more

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generous than the hard breaks offer. It is a slippery slope for her. They

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know she is squirming. The only thing they cannot do is Pina lies us

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because that would play badly. The mail is putting the best possible

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gloss on it, saying this offer is made but it has to be reciprocated.

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If anyone is good to be grown-up about this, nobody wants countries

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engaged in tit-for-tat expulsions. We end up being a rogue state on the

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edge of Europe. I heard we were going to be a Buccaneers state! The

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independent has got an intriguing photo of Donald Tusk, European

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Council president, and Mrs May, and he is quoting John Lennon lyrics.

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Forgive me, it is Macron. His name is written underneath! I love the

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caption, whisper you don't have to leave. And some in Europe may be

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thinking, you don't have to go now, anything can happen in politics. She

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is rather hoping it refers to her rather than Brexit. Please don't go,

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stay as Prime Minister, letters get through this. His election has

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strengthened the EU's position, his alliance with Angela Merkel. He is

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the golden boy at the moment. Once the framing changes, the last year,

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when the referendum was happening, Europe was a mess, Greece was in

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flames, the migrant crisis was terrible and populists were on the

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march in Europe and we opted for Brexit, and the instead sought it...

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All of a sudden, we are the ones that looked like the odd person out

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in the party, the person no one wants to talk to, and unfortunately,

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it has done for her. The Macron thing is the big unknown. He could

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be the great White hope all he could fall in flames like both of his

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predecessors have. Everyone remembers Nicholas Carr suckers but

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not the reasons! The express. -- Nicholas cosy. Numbers rocket. --

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migrant numbers rocket, and an intriguing photo on the other pages

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as well, of the armed police officer with the Queen as. Ready to shoot

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any horse that underperforms, perhaps! The times, what do you

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think of this? This is the wild West of cyberspace, Russia hacking. They

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seem to have got extraordinary details of ministers, Justin

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Greening, Greg Clark, the personal details, even the former ambassador

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to Israel. If you wanted to, you could find out lots about powerful

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people. I suppose it just tells us all about our lives being online and

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for sale. It is not fully with a lot of confidence that the people who

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presumably are briefed even more as journalists about the importance of

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security and preventing information or the information we hold of other

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people, members of the public, contacts and all the rest of it,

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they may not be as imaginative with the past boats as they should be. --

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passwords. If there is anything embarrassing out there, he's very

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powerful people can blackmail, people can say, I have got this new,

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they could you get to the press, hack into loads of accounts, they

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can get really secretive important information. It is pretty

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terrifying. It says here, 1000 MPs and the staff. I mean... Never put

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anything down and you would not want to be seen, that is the only advice

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you can give. And finally, this lovely story from Devon and the

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schoolboys of Exeter taking a stand even though they must be a bit

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chilly because the temperature dropped just in time for the

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protest. It was the principle they were making and they have delivered

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us a really good news story and a talking point the day after all the

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bad news. It filled me with joy to see these young men! It must have

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filled the writers of headlines with joy in this story because they get

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their teeth into it, boys skirt the issue, a couple of others, lots of

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plays on words. It is great young people are getting political again.

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These people could be new voters for an energised Tory or Labour Party.

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I'm actually taking a stand on the issue, everyone seems to have got

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into the spirit of it, and even the head might consider changing it. The

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boys were saying, it's too hot, the girls get to wear skirts, can we

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please wear shorts? The headteacher said, it is not in the rules, which

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is absurd. You are welcome to wear a skirt if you like, and they took it

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literally. But I think men been told they had hairy legs and could not

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wear it... It is never put you what! He rather enjoyed the nice breeze

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the skirt afforded him. That reminds me of one of those images we will

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leave you with, carry up the Kaymer and the Devils and skirts, the only

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way they could scare off the enemy was by raising their kilts. Do join

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