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


With me are Rosamund Urwin, Columnist at The Evening Standard


and Dan Bilefsky, Staff Writer at The New York Times.


Welcome both of you. We will talk to them in a moment after we bring you


up-to-date with the front pages for tomorrow morning. These are the


first editions. 'Thanks a billion' is the headline


on the front page of the i - referring to the Conservative-DUP


deal with Northern Ireland getting The price of support for the


minority government. The Telegraph says the agreement may


come at an even greater cost with the DUP possibly coming


back for more. The Mirror splashes with the deal


and shows a picture of Theresa May and Arlene Foster shaking hands


outside Downing Street. The Metro says the three million EU


citizens living in the UK will be required to apply for ID documents


to stay after Brexit. One of the stories in the Guardian


is the US Supreme Court's decision to partially allow Donald Trump's


travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries to take place.


The Daily Express reports an operation, using a plastic liner


in the gut, could cure Type two diabetes.


And the Times shows a picture of HMS Queen Elizabeth,


Britain's new ?3 billion aircraft carrier, which passed


through the River Forth before starting trials in the North Sea.


Let's get straight down to it and let's begin, I think, with the DUP


deal, the front page in most of the papers. Yes. Photos, which, it's


almost as if Theresa May's shaking hands with Arlene Foster and Arlene


Foster is the dominant character in the picture on the front of the i.


It does but Theresa May didn't sign the document herself, she didn't


lower herself to that. This is what the DUP is good at. They radically


underestimated them, they thought, well, they have ten MPs. A pushover.


Yes. On the Friday after it turned out we had a hung parliament they


thought they would get the deal quickly. I was writing about it at


the time and everything was frantically changing and it has been


18 days now. This is what the DUP has done for many years. They are


good at letting negotiations go down to the wire because they know that


squeezes out more of what they want. And actually they have an awful lot


of what they want. The headline is the 1 billion figure but there is


actually so much more. Various things about the triple-lock, on


pensions, Theresa May already committed it wouldn't happen for the


next two years but now it is pushed back. They have a veto on government


legislation effectively because they will see anything before it goes to


Parliament, so on legislation. They actually have a huge amount here for


what seems like quite small. Yes, ten MPs, it's an extraordinary price


to pay. From an outside perspective is this not classic pork barrel


politics and will there be a backlash against Theresa May? Some


of her critics already say she has bought each of the ten MPs for 100


million apiece. She has bought her own career surviving. In the


short-term but these are social Conservatives against gay rights and


abortion, precisely the people Corbyn has been appealing to


recently and will then not the long-term political consequences for


this decision? Yes, I think so and even the DUP knows that Theresa May


is toxic, so that's why they have tried to squeeze so much so it isn't


so bloody body anyway. The Tory board the DUP votes with us and they


expect lots of motorways and things. The Telegraph says it is just the


start. In other words, they could come back for more, if there is some


critical vote, they might say we are not sure we can support you on this


any longer, they might be a bit of desperate... You called it pork


barrel politics, the US phrase, which I think the Welsh First


Minister called it a bung. We had it in the 70s when the Labour


government tried to survive and it was paying for electricity cable to


be run under the North Sea to connect Northern Ireland with the


mainland of the rest of Britain. On that basis presumably there is a


risk in the rest of the UK to say, hang on a minute, where's our money?


Your broadband will get faster in Northern Ireland, you will get new


motorways and better hospitals and and Wales, maybe even London


complaining the money is being given away. In terms of the power-sharing,


because there is so much money at stake, Sinn Fein may come back to


this table, they already don't have a seat at Westminster because they


choose not to take up their seats. Think what they could have extracted


to get in a Labour Dermot Drummy Corbyn government if they MPs took


their seats. What about the language used? I think The Daily Mirror talks


about crackpots, they have their word bungs, some people call it a


bribe, comfortable with the way this was written up? Some people think


crackpot is offensive. I was quite surprised to see that word but there


is plenty to criticise about the DUP's policies, to put it bluntly.


The DUP did not turn to typical nationalist ideology in making the


deal, they went away from bowler hats and parades and stuck to the


nitty-gritty of economics and money so in a way they were quite astute.


They played their hand well. They were not crackpots at all. Let's


moved down to the Telegraph, to the column on the right hand of the


front page, tower fire tests ignore combustible instillation. What do


you make of this, Dan? United States builds a lot more high-rises than


Britain does, bigger population and a very urbanised country, lots of


big cities. How shocked were people by this fire when they saw the


pictures? I noticed the New York Times has a picture of Grenfell


again in the middle of it. The charred inferno of Grenfell Tower on


a human level was absolutely shocking regardless of your


nationality. From the American perspective what was also shocking


was the laxness of the regulatory framework in this country. In the US


if you have a building that is higher than a fireman's the ladder,


two stories, there is mandatory testing for the cladding and no


flammable padding of the type used in Grenfell has ever passed that


test. People in the US context were quite surprised at the regulatory


system here at and that it was so lax and the cost-cutting seems to


have been prioritised over human lives and safety. What do you make


of this story about the doubts of the whole testing process, whether


before or now? Even the minister said today it is taken too long for


the testing to go under way. They should be able to do 100 a day and


so far they only have 75 and all 75 have failed the tests. They would


start with the ones, it is appalling, but they start with the


ones that seem most likely to fail. Yes, sure. There is also a story in


the FT tomorrow saying the US engineering group which makes the


cladding panels is no longer selling the flammable version for


high-rises. They announced today they are halting global sales. That


seems obviously a good thing but clearly too late. Better late than


never, I guess. Metro, Ura must show ID papers. -- EU. I thought we had


killed off the idea of identity cards in the UK but for some it


might be coming back. This is a Home Office policy paper, I think. It is


all very provisional. Elsewhere they are saying this might mean identity


cards but it might just mean a central database and it isn't


actually clear yet which of those it means. But actually there is an


awful lot that this policy document suggests. EU nationals could


potentially be losing. It isn't clear whether they will be allowed


to vote in local elections which obviously they can at the moment,


yet they would be paying tax. Sounds unlikely if the EU Court of Justice


will be upholding this. When you look at this and look at the offer


coming from Britain, all right, a bit late again, but people saying


there is room for compromise. There is goodwill on this question. From


what I hear from people in Brussels they are saying thank you so much


that you will not deport us, we appreciate that, generous


negotiating position. The Europeans are saying there is not enough


clarity and it is too little too late. There was a tweet that said it


was not ambitious enough and not enough clarity. I think we risk,


with all these people who are looking at it on a purely economic


basis, we are going to lose the people we want to hold onto most and


that is mad. Is this not Alan Duncan because there are lots of parts of


the country where there are not many EU nationals working and bringing


high skilled jobs and experience to London. It is where the media is


based in London. They are working in farms. Without the seasonal workers


from Bulgaria and other Eastern European countries. And any rational


arrangement we could continue to invite people to work for short


periods of time for specific things like that. But if you don't have


free movement of people then how can you have Eastern European is coming


in? People who voted leave who are in the agricultural sector say they


regret it because they may not have Eastern European is to employ to


pick their goods. There was a man who employed 5000 EU nationals. And


he voted for leave. Let's pop inside the Daily Express, nothing exciting


us on the front cover but we were interested by this. Nice to see a


picture of Donald Trump smiling since becoming President. He has a


reason to smile today. The Supreme Court decided to hear the case of


his travel ban which was a ban against people from six majority


Muslim countries, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iran etc, owing to the United


States. Donald Trump declared victory because the Supreme Court


has decided to hear the case and to stay part of the original order,


meaning that if you try and go to the US you have to serve dumb show


some kind of bona fides Link, such as a job or a parent who is there


for a student visa. This will test the limits of the executive order in


the United States and it remains to be seen whether he will be able to


claim victory. U-turn and general described it as a triumph for the


separation of powers. Since Trump entered the presidency the court


system has been raining him in and there were two court decisions


against the travel ban already. This is a test case and so far the


American system has shown that one man cannot overcome the division


between different parts of government. The constitution works.


We will see, let's hope so. Let's look finally at the front of the


Telegraph. I don't think we can pick this up, but I am going to put it


there. That's the cartoon. I don't think we can quite so clearly see


from the front of the Telegraph, there is a better picture on the


front of the times, just how enormous HMS Elizabeth is. It is


enormous. The cartoon is making a connection between this enormous new


naval vessel and the DUP- Tory deal. Explain. His big gift is tying


together two big stories of the day in a way you have not thought of and


he has done it with aplomb here. It is two people standing on this


enormous ship saying, this is an very impressive, thing how many DUP


MPs we could have brought with the money. Because as we know 1 million


gets ten of them. We can see on the front of the times, this really gets


the scale of this ship. It is a big ship, wherever you look at it but it


is next to the bridge there and suddenly you think that is not a


ship, that is a small city afloat. It's an amazing site. There were


lots of grumbles in the military thinking we are getting this big


ship and there isn't much money for anyone else or any of the small


boats. What a shame! For any cartoonist complaining about the


fact that Matt gets on all the time it's because he's on the front of


the paper, get your edited to put you on the front paper and you will


make it onto tomorrow's Papers. Thank you for joining us. We have


rattled through a lot. Thank you for your company.


Don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online


It's all there for you - seven days a week


at bbc.co.uk/papers - and if you


evening you can watch it later on BBC iPlayer.


My thanks to Rosamond and Dan. I will be back at the top of the hour.


Good evening. Sunshine for some of us today but rain is on its way. I


hope you managed to make the most of it. Eastern England saw the best in


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