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make sure that they stay safe and that is happening, right now. Much


more run a story at 11pm. Now it is time for The Papers.


What matter I will get to what The Papers will be bringing us tomorrow.


We're joined by the writer and broadcaster Caroline Foster and the


jealous, Tony McCoy. The first of our headlines... The Daily Telegraph


quotes the council leader in the borough, saying that Grenfell


changes everything. The developments in Camden came too late for the


daily Mirror. The express labels critics of Theresa May as EU


bullies, as the Prime Minister announces details of the offer to EU


nationals after Brexit. According to The Times, the Manchester suicide


bomber used videos from YouTube and other websites to help build a


device that killed 22 people. And the Daily Mail serialises the


biography of the Duchess of Cambridge. A couple of the papers


are managing to report what happened in Camden tonight, only a couple of


them because the news broke so late. We will start with the I. Urgent


safety work needed at high rise after buildings fail safety checks.


Even this front page was put together in a rush. Absolutely,


covering breaking news. Deciding to evacuate a block on a Friday


evening. They are talking about putting people up on a leisure


centre and speaking about finding hotel rooms in the middle of high


season in London for 800 households. My first reaction is, I think this


is a mistake. If I was the council I would say to people, there is a very


small risk that the fire is going to break out in this block and that the


cladding might catch fire and then we might have a repeat of what


happened in Grenfell. I would have offered a people asked for temporary


accommodation but as we heard from bag lady who lives in one of the


blocks, we're talking about people being out of their homes for four


weeks. I'm not sure that the council has thought this through. How big is


this risk? If I lived in a tower block I would feel the concern that


lady expressed and I can understand the Council offering that do that


people who requested it by saying that the block is unsafe and we have


to move people into a leisure centre seems like a slight overreaction and


it is going to put pressure on other councils across the country, to see


whether or not they are going to react in the same way. It is


difficult when you're in the council's position. What decision


you make? I don't think this decision will have been taken,


likely. You could tell from the body language of the council leader. I am


sure that this was done with a very heavy heart. Whilst the might be a


small chance, even this remotest chance of a repeat of those scenes


we saw last week is something that no council can be seen to let


through. People'svoices have got more powerful in the wake of the


tragic circumstances that Grenfell Tower. Can you imagine the outcry if


any council sat on any fire safety warning or they did nothing they


delayed? It be unthinkable. As you said, Tony, some people have said I


am not worried about it, I am not going anywhere. Two things. It will


be interesting to see what the Fire Service said. I suspect that they


have not ordered an evacuation and this is a political decision. They


did express concerns. They expressed concerns about the safety of the


building, well, maybe I am wrong about this. Perhaps what council


leader should have been doing for the last six or seven years is


upgrading facilities in council blocks that they control, perhaps


putting sprinklers in, perhaps putting proper fire alarms in before


this accident. This, to me, smacks of a panic, knee jerk reaction


because Camden and other councils have bigger questions to answer,


than just the cladding outside these buildings. The daily Mirror looking


at the story, as well, in a connected way, but taking it back to


what happened in Grenfell, Cilliers in our kitchens. The Grenfell fire


started by a fridge freezer that had not been recalled. Concerns for lots


of people about how safe the appliances are. The blame game has


moved around as lessons are being learned. We have seen lessons about


the cladding being learned at great speed by councils and authorities.


They have moved to the fridge freezer. 64,000 of these products


have been sold throughout the UK. That will not just the people in


tower blocks but all sorts of consumers, and they have been


invited to get in touch with the company. Presumably this is one step


short of recalling the product. We will find out that there are other


councils facing the same criticisms, so it will go on. We don't want to


balance safety problems with widespread panic. This particular


appliance has a plastic backing to it. That is correct. Not a huge


amount of detail in the front page but it seems to be saying that this


specific appliance when manufactured in the US has a metal back and in


the UK, it has a plastic back that can go up in 90 seconds whereas the


metal one stops are far from happening. This is a slightly


ignored issue that we have had some concerns about white goods. There


was a series of tumble drier fires in London that were raised in


Parliament. There has been some concern around white goods and


fires. That will come into sharp focus because of what happened at


Grenfell. This conversation around cladding we were not having a couple


of weeks ago has become a major issue of national importance. The


Telegraph looking at the risk to hospitals, feared to be at risk,


public buildings will have to be tested, again, following what


happened in Grenfell. The scale of the checks that is going to be


carried out in public buildings is enormous. This is not just


hospitals, it is also schools. All of us have seen the way in which


1960s buildings have been spruced up by sticking some cladding on the


front of them. That was a popular method of making these buildings


look more modern, but there are hundreds of them all over the


country. We haven't even considered private tower blocks. Obviously,


hospitals, schools, universities, will become a focus. The Department


of Health says it is working with the building research Establishment.


They are having a busy week doing the testing on the cladding. And an


obstruction has gone out to hospitals, who did the contracting,


what sort of cladding was use? -- and instruction. So this is going to


take time. This is the trickle-down effect. In the wake of last week's


tragedy, one of the immediate criticisms was that many of these


regulations were too complex to be interpreted by standard local


authorities. Clearly, what we should remember is that this cladding and


these buildings have been in existence for half a decade and this


was a tragedy that stood alone, so we had that people are seen this


with perspective but on the ban, these are tests that should not have


been happening in this knee jerk speed, this haste to move things to


the top of the pile, that should have been going on much more


regularly. Let's move on to the express, shall we? Theresa May


stands up to EU bullies. I would say that, watching the spectacle of


Theresa May in Europe is relatively speaking what she does better. We


know that she has had a terrible two weeks since the election. I would


think she may be relieved to go behind closed doors into boardrooms


with lots of paper and policy to munch through and, frankly, anything


she says, at least she's not going to have the PR disasters that she


had when meeting the electorate and being asked to respond to tragedies.


How Clay is it, the direction we're going in? It is as clear as mud.


That is probably not how I would have interpreted what is going on,


the way the Express has. Theresa May has gone to the European Council,


meeting of the heads of government, a regular meeting and they have lots


of things to discuss, by the way. Brexit is not top of the agenda for


the other 27 nations. They have many issues to deal with. I can


understand the sense of frustration from them. What Britain wants is not


clear to our European allies and friends. This process has been


delayed by a leadership election last year, Theresa May chose to


delay it by two months by having an election in which she thought she


would win a majority for what is called Bohar Brexit. She completely


lost her majority and has no mandate for her hard Brexit or any part of


the EU negotiation strategy and the reality of a hung Parliament means


that a very small part, pro-European Tories in her own party will be able


to scupper significant parts of a plan as it goes through. She has


arrived in Europe, she's been humiliated by the British


electorate, she still does not have a plan and the plan she does have is


likely to be voted down by Herrerin party. So if you are a European


leader you are not sure whether, what she wants whether she will be


able to deliver any of it. Negotiations that everyone involved


with will have two compromise, over something. This comes after a


concession about EU national staying in this country. Saying that she is


standing up to bullies, is she walking in back was come on the back


foot? There was going to be much budging. There has already been


fudging and U-turns on the manifesto before the election, there was a


U-turn, so he can expect some more before the signature is dry. We will


be here in two years, talking about this. It is a marathon, not a


sprint. Let's go to The Mail. Glasto's Labour Love In. Ed Balls


has been spotted in the bathroom queue with his towel. Tom Watson is


there, he seems to be a regular. I've seen them there in the past.


They are getting hot under the collar because Jeremy Corbyn is due


to address the crowd and the BBC has been accused of bias because this is


happening. It is a televised event and they are televising it. The BBC


did not book Jeremy Corbyn to appear on the premise stage. But they have


a duty to televise -- on the Pyramid Stage. A BBC youth reporter, someone


who may or may not have voted for Jeremy Corbyn was quoted as saying,


"Brilliant". They are supposed to be generating enthusiasm for an event


that they are televising. Abe supposed to stand back and say that


other MPs' speeches are available? My view is that the BBC should not


be showing this. It would not be particularly difficult for the BBC


to cut away. They massively open themselves to accusations of bias


for the left. I do think that this is an explicit political act that


has been done to put the Leader of the Opposition on the main stage.


That is politics and not music and the BBC needs to be clearer about


where that line falls. If it was me I would not go anywhere near


broadcasting it. Theresa May is not going to be there, that is the


point, there is clearly biased side. What if the Prime Minister turns up


at Glyndebourne and makes a speech? I think he's hijacking this event.


But he was invited. Whoever invited him is hijacking the event to make a


political point. A bit of a different light tonight. I am so


sorry. It is because of the News events and what is happening at


Camden. Caroline and Tony will be staying and will be back in the next


hour. Join us again at 11pm for more news.


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