24/06/2017 The Papers


24/06/2017

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on a mass scale in a country which claims to be a politically advanced

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country. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the the papers will be With me are Martin Lipton,

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who's Deputy Head of Sport at The Sun and the journalist

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and broadcaster, Rachel Shabi. Tomorrow's front pages

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starting with... The Observer leads with fire safety

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standards in schools, saying proposals to relax guidelines

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are to be dropped by ministers. Prince Harry dominates the front

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page of the The Mail on Sunday. It says he considered quitting his

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royal role, but he stayed for the Queen. --

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The Sunday Telegraph's headline reads "Blackmail fears after Mps

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story on the Sunday Times, who say there was fury at the time

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it took for the incident to be revealed.

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And the Express leads with an image of Jeremy Corbyn,

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saying he ignored Armed Forces Day invitations to appear

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way will begin with the Observer and the ongoing concerns about fire

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safety. Ministers and panic U-turn over fire

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safety in schools, cost-cutting would have been a disaster. Yeah,

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all source of things emerging about fire safety in the aftermath of the

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tragedy at Grenfell Tower there were proposals to relax safety rules for

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skills as a cost-cutting measure but it has now completely abandoned

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that. The Observer says that it is more evidence that the government

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has changed its approach, that it is less occupied with cost-cutting and

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more concerned with health and safety, which obviously makes you

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wonder why health and safety wasn't the priority in the first place! It

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is odd, when you think that you have health and safety regulations, fire

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regulations, building regulations, how flexible of a? What we have

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first of all is a sense of innate chaos which seems to have taken over

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the whole of local and national government in the wake of the

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horrendous events of ten days ago in Kensington. I find it hard to

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believe that in this day and age it was acceptable at any point for

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safety measures not to be standard in buildings which people are going

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to use. I don't know what sort of country we are in when this is

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allowed to happen. The statement from this draft legislation that's

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cool buildings do not need to be sprinkler protected to achieve a

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reasonable standard of life safety -- that school buildings. Do not

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meet that. Why? If you have children there, you would want to put things

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in place. These housing blocks, there were no spin the systems. It

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is astonishing. Some of it is down to cost, the retrofitting of old

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buildings. Changes are made in good faith, and people discover that they

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are not OK with tragic consequences. It is a coming together of lots of

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different things. It seems to be motivated by cost-cutting,

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especially if he's like the cladding. That seems to be becoming

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a bigger and -- especially issues like the cladding. That seems to be

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becoming a bigger and bigger issue. 34 blocks in 17 authorities. I have

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heard that 100% of those buildings tested so far have failed. This is a

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terrifying... It is a national crisis and what is worrying at the

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moment is that the government is not treating it like a crisis. It has

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not have Cobra meetings. Ed Miliband was tweeting earlier that when we

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have things like foot and mouth, there were Cobra meetings and it was

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coordinated as a national level. I want to look at the Sunday

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Telegraph, they are saying it is not just about cladding, installation is

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the real inferno threat. It will have to widen out the scope of the

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investigation and maybe that will trigger these emergency meetings.

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The cost of what will have to be done is now having a significant

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threat to budgets of government, local governor and national

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government. This seems to be an escalation. And it has to be done.

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Nobody can be a cheapskate is now. In case something else happens. And

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they were to blame. It is going to be an astronomical price to be paid.

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And where is the money coming from? They have to find it from central

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government because councils don't have the money. Experts are saying

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that it is ludicrous that you are only testing the outer covering of a

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building and not the insulating material. So again, inside buildings

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is being looked at. This has come up before, that experts are saying that

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it is the panelling behind the cladding, the material dues is

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different in the UK. In the the US, they use metal, we use plastic,

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which is highly flammable. In this report in the Sunday Telegraph, why

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are you testing the outer cover and not the interlacing material? And it

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can be the cavities left behind when you seal windows that pull the fire

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up in -- inside the building. So councils are concerned because they

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want to make sure that people are safe but also because they are

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worried about how they will be able to afford to do that which is why it

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needs to happen on a nationally coordinated level.

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Let's look at some genuine party politics, the Conservative Party.

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The Sunday Telegraph saying Tory plot to skip toxic generation and

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install younger face as next leader. Who is this plot by and who is the

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younger face? This is an inversion of the usual. Young cardinals like

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having an old Pope but this time they are forgetting the old Pope and

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the old cardinals and go for the Young Pretoria on guard. People like

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Sajid Javid and Jessye Norman and uncle Tom Cobleigh and all! The

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likes of Johnson and David and Hammond one has to assume are seen

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as part of a bustard flush -- a busted flush generation. I'm not

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sure this will be agreed by too many people within the parliamentary

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Conservative Party. We are absolutely certain that any

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political prediction is a legible twaddle because everyone but is

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entirely wrong over the last few years. Well, yeah. Not all of us!

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You said Brexit would win, Trump would win and Coleman would come out

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as the top leader? I did not say any of that but I was more willing to

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engage with possibilities of the Corwen leadership and to see that

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there were political shifts that might create support for him in a

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way that lots of people were very quick to dismiss. But you didn't see

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it coming? Nobody saw it coming. Nobody's crystal balls are working.

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The fact that you have clearly got factions and its use within the Tory

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party are clear. You have a silly diversion stories. This one in the

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Telegraph... Would you like the movers onto the Sunday Times? It

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says ministers want spreadsheet fail. -- spreadsheet Phil Hammond.

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So, apparently... Have you told us the headline? I just told you,

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ministers want spreadsheet Phil Hammond as caretaker PM. And they

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want an immediate usurpation of Theresa May. There should be a

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double headed beast at the top of the Tory party which will be Phil

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Hammond and David Davis, but only for two years. Would they want the

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job, given what they have to do? I do know. It's a strange situation

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for the Conservatives. In this case, the political editor has been

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speaking to a lot of people, a serving minister who is on the

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Hammond side, who says that the PM's brand is so damaged, it's painful.

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The calculation that people are making is that she is so inadequate

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we cannot wait two years. That is the Conservative's dilemma, she is

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toxic as a brand, and yet they can't figure out who to replace her with.

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When they do, they will. But Philip Hammond, what a turnaround for him!

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This is a fellow whose budget unravelled in two days and he is now

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supposed to be this safe pair of hands. He was sidelined during the

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entire election campaign and was going to be dumped if she had the

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majority that she expected. There's obviously a factional war going on

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and he is the figurehead of the Remain side. But a minority within

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the parliamentary party, a majority of those will be Brexiteers and even

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those that won't have become such, even the current Prime Minister.

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Let's look at the Observer. Corbyn tells Glastonbury, don't build

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walls. Thousands chanting his name. A peculiar spectacle, not what you

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expect at Glastonbury, to have a leading politician on the stage with

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people cheering instead of throwing things at him. It is an

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extraordinary thing. Full it is a phenomenon that I find hard to get

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my head around, but it exists. If we have said this a few years ago, that

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the Labour Party will have a staunchly left-wing leader who will

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appear at a headline concert at Glastonbury to tens of thousands of

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people who will chair his name and he will read Shelley to them, rise

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like lines, you are many, they are few. If you said that that was going

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to happen, if you years ago, right... The reason it is a

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phenomenon is that he has tapped into a hunger for this kind of

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politics. It has been there for some time, without somebody to articulate

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it at a political level. He is the man that has done it. He has

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catalysed this incredible movement around him. But the express and Mail

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on Sunday both saying, why was he at Glastonbury and not at Armed Forces

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Day which is where Prince Edward and the Prime Minister was. Some people

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will say he should have been there, others will say he exercised his

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democratic right not to be there. Whatever Jeremy Corbyn does he will

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be criticised by some and criticised by others. -- praised by others. But

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I don't understand where this phenomenon came from. It is clearly

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there. Finally, the Mail on Sunday, I wanted out, says Prince Harry, a

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reluctant Prince. He says he considers quitting the royal role,

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but stayed because of the Queen. I am not a royalist, but I respect

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what the younger generation of royals have been doing by speaking

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so honestly about these issue is. He has spoken before about the

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difficulty he has had after the death of his mother. He has spoken

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of having mental health issues at -- as having all. They have tried to

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promote awareness around mental health and I respect their efforts

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in that field. I think it is important work and they are good

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representatives for that conversation. If you step down from

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the royal role, you would lose the financial support, you would have to

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walk away from quite a lot of privilege. You would, you would have

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to live by your own means. Clearly he is quite intelligent young man. I

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am not entirely convinced by this argument, I have to say. Do you

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think years lying? Are you calling the Prince a liar? It's easy to say

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without necessarily going through it. We may talk about this again at

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1130. It depends what Rachel decides we are going to talk about with you.

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We will be back at 11.30 for another look at the stories

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