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


With me are Joel Taylor, Deputy News Editor of the Metro


and Kate Devlin, deputy political editor of the Sunday Express.


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with...


Brexit leads many of the front pages - the FT focuses on the Chancellor's


apparent plan for a two-phase, transition deal.


The Telegraph highlights assurances from the Home Secretary


that EU citizens will still be able to come to the UK.


Meanwhile, The Times takes a look at UK-Ireland relations,


saying Theresa May faces a new setback after


the government there called for a post-Brexit Sea border.


The Metro reports on the Grenfell Tower investigation,


as police tell residents there are reasonable grounds to look


further at possible corporate manslaughter offences.


The Guardian also headlines that story, and has


a picture of the new Swan Lake production starring Hull's


The Mirror has an interview with mother


of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, after a judge ruled he should be


The Express leads with research claiming drinking


alcohol regularly can significantly cut the risk of developing


The Sun reports on the upcoming sentencing of thieves who stole more


than ?400,000 from England star John Terry's home.


First to the Times and one of the Brexit related stories. Irish want


the border with Uganda Brexit. Dublin pushes for no controls that


land frontier. Why, Kate? There are a couple of reasons. One of them has


to be that we are dealing with a new Irish Prime Minister. He was elected


as leader of his party only a couple of weeks ago. He has installed a new


Foreign Minister and they are clearly flexing their muscles. But


they are also talking about a number of possible solutions that have been


suggested in the past, including technical solutions which they are


now rolling out. I'm not that surprised. There have been


suggestions that there would be huge difficulties in trying to patrol


that length of border with things like video cameras, and would just


be a return to the hard border of the past. This is also a huge


because the border, for a long time during the Troubles, was such a


difficult place to cross. It was the site of many atrocities. It was


where a lot of people lost their lives, but it was also symbolic of


lots of things. On the one hand, there will be lots of people in


Northern Ireland who will not want a return to a hard border and would


like this kind of solution. On the other side, where we are talking


about Northern Ireland and talk about the other community, there


will be people who look at this and say, we are as British as Theresa


May and this is imperilling our British identity. It is a big


problem. But you can understand why Dublin might think that a deal with


this at sea somehow is for some people a possible solution. You can


certainly see their perspective on getting away from a hard border in


Northern Ireland. But you can also see how the government has been


taken aback by this. There is a source from Whitehall here saying,


we are being as positive as we can, but their attitude has hardened,


which signifies that they are a bit shocked by this and not sure where


to take it. In part, this was supposed to be Project Fear. It was


supposed to be something that was never going to happen. David Cameron


mentioned it in Prime Minister's Questions about ten days before the


vote. It was supposed to be one of the last gasps, saying we can't


possibly do this, it would lead to dreadful things. When he suggested


that the border could be in the sea, I have relatives from the


nationalist community who would not particularly be that obsessed with


their British identity. They were all voting to stay in the EU, and


they were so annoyed that David Cameron would even suggest this and


would treat them differently than people in his Oxfordshire


constituency that they thought about voting no just to spite him. Freedom


of movement to continue after Brexit so EU citizens will still have the


right to work in Britain? Yes, this is a curious one because earlier


today the Immigration Minister was saying freedom of movement was going


to end in 2019, and now it is not. There is a lovely line here that


there will be a transitional period, which we had expected, because even


Michael Gove suggested that that would happen. But this source says


the transitional period may look like a similar arrangement to free


movement. So the Government has not quite made up its mind here. It


knows that it can't just stop free movement with a cliff edge, but they


haven't worked out how to frame the arrangement after Brexit. Kate, this


is to try to reassure businesses which rely on seasonal workers and


workers from outside Britain. But at the same time, it risks annoying


Tory Brexiteer MPs, one of whom is quoted here as saying we can't just


have the same thing, called something different. He says people


voted to take control and this would not be taken control. Staying with


the Daily Telegraph, Britain left reliant on allies to track Russian


buy crap. Why can't we do it ourselves? In part because we got


rid of a lot of maritime aircraft -- Britain left reliant on allies to


track Russian spy craft. It is mainly because the Russians are


buzzing us quite a lot. That is the phrase for them. They are bringing


over their spy planes and trying to destabilise us by hanging around the


area. Let's move onto your paper, the Metro. Grenfell - the net closes


in. This is the Met updating survivors. Yes, they have been


leading victims and families know they have reasonable grounds to


suspect both the Kensington and Chelsea Council and it and


organisation which deals with the council flats. They have reasonable


grounds to suspect them of corporate manslaughter, so they are going to


interview both. They will formally question representatives from both


and we could see charges following on from that. I don't think there is


much optimism yet that people are actually going to be brought to


account over this. David Lammy has been making the point that this is


punishable by a fine, but it is the start of something. It is not


individuals, though, it is clearly about the organisation rather than a


person. It is, and David Lammy has called for them to investigate a


different type of manslaughter which would not be punishable by a fine,


but could be punishable by a prison term. A long way to go. Let's look


at the #, page two - jails are an all-out scandal.


71 likes Lego by mistake. 20 guards beaten every day. The sheer number


of violent and self-harm is also going up. When you speak to the


Prison Officers Association, they say they are not surprised, because


they don't have enough staff. That has been a consistent line from them


for a long time now. Francis Cook from the Howard league for penal


reform is talking about chronic overcrowding in these jails, and the


new Justice Secretary David Lidington has admitted that prisons


are not yet safe or secure. The prisoners to be allowed to slip into


such a state is quite something. -- for prisoners to have been allowed


to slip into such a state. The government has promised that there


will be more as an officers, but it is whether you can attract people


into a career that is inherently dangerous? Yes, and pay seems to be


an issue as well. The government are looking at that. The figures are


astonishing. There were 15 prison escapes last year, bar and 73 people


were let out by accident, which seems to suggest that rather than


planning an elaborate escape, you should perhaps hope that they put


down nine months instead of nine years, as happened in one case,


which allowed a man to go free. Yes, the number of people being by


mistake is at an all-time high. Let's go back to the Times. Jeff


Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is briefly the world's richest man. Why


only briefly? Because Amazon shares were not quite as good as expected.


They went up in the day and then came back down. He had just gone


ahead of Bill Gates for about six hours. But now he has slumped to


$89.8 billion. I wouldn't have even noticed. You could ask what more


vindication this man needs than $90 billion in the bank, but he did


spend an awfully long time building his business. From his garage. For


years, people said, when is Amazon going to make any money? When is


this company finally going to turn it around? And he just kept holding


his nerve. It is a real story of one man's singular ability to continue


holding his nerve. Fair play to him. His has certainly done that, and he


might still head to head. The FT said he is tussling with Bill Gates


for the richest title. They could arm wrestle. Well, they both live in


Seattle. A sort of white collar boxing. Now, the FT Datawatch


column. This shows us the share of women who have been mansplained to


buy men at different times. This is where men patronisingly explain a


subject to women. Does this happen to you, Kate? Does it? I love this


story. We have all been there. But they break it down into when it


happens. People who have followed this phrase and where it came from


know that it came from a social event, so it is perhaps not


surprising that that is top of the list as to where it happens. But


second most often is from your husband and partner. I am sure you


never do that, Joel. I get into trouble if I attempt it. I wonder


why(!), but if you do accidentally slip into mansplaining, what is the


come # Normally being told off by my mum or my wife.


How do you deal with it, Kate? I deal with it the way the original


innovator of the phrase does, which is badly. I sit there and say things


like, yes, I know that. I am a political journalist. Or, I think


you will find I read that story. The problem is that quite often, people


can just be oblivious and they just continue because they don't want to


listen. Not life's listeners. Find a raised eyebrow is all you need.


Practise it. Quickly, moderate drinking reduces danger of diabetes.


How moderate is moderate, though? It is a rather subjective term. Men who


drink 14 units a week were found to have a lower risk of diabetes, and


women who had nine units a week had a 58% lower risk. So pretty


moderate. But before you raise a glass, you might get alcoholic


hepatitis, so it is not all good news. And if you believe, like


Graham Norton does, that he doesn't understand how people don't finish a


bottle of wine because how do they know when it is time to go to bed,


this is not the story for you. No. There are so many other reasons not


to drink, but that is one of the good reasons to do so.


Thank you, Joel Taylor and Kate Devlin.


There's something wrong with the weather at the moment.


Today was a mixture of sunshine and heavy April showers


and we have more showers this evening and overnight.


The heavy ones in the south-east should ease away, but we'll keep


them going in the west and particularly further north


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