03/08/2017 The Papers


No need to wait to see what's in the papers - tune in for a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.

Similar Content

Browse content similar to 03/08/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!



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


With me are Joe Watts political editor at the Independent


and the Deputy political editor of the Daily Express Alison Little.


Let's look at tomorrow's front pages.


The Express has a warning about EU sugar imports


In the I, an ultimatum for the Cabinet on mental healthcare


In the I, an ultimatum for the Cabinet on mental healthcare.


A report warning against wasteful spending in the NHS makes the main


The Metro leads with the news that a young


British man who supposedly found a way to block the ransomware that


hit the NHS recently, has been charged with selling


The Mirror has this story of a terminally ill man's video


And the Mail leads with what they call 'EU border chaos',


the paper reports British travellers are being told to get


Let us start with that. We can all look forward to spending half of our


holiday at an airport. It's interesting how some of the papers


making this a Brexit issue and others not. In the end it is about


security in new passport checks. That seems to be yet, though we are


blaming Europeans for knowing this was coming and not me personally...


Some people in Britain. Are blaming European governments for not putting


enough staff, they knew they were introducing this checks and it was a


security measures, they say it is for non-... Yes. It is a security


issue. The Telegraph which we are moving on to, my heart goes out to


all these people going to the Apple. It's the perfect summer story, isn't


it? Everyone is about to go on holiday or has just bin. All


panicking or packing bags. -- about to go on holiday or have just been.


Actually, airports are saying in the three hourly wage may not be enough.


You have got 10 million people flooding through these airports over


the next few days. These extra checks are causing these huge


queues, so it is the perfect amalgamation of summer holiday story


and Brexit together. In the Telegraph, a different take on the


story. This is saying a minister here saying there should be UK only


passport lines. They say to retaliate for Brexit queues, so


clearly blaming it on a Brexit. The idea that the UK the UK even though


we're not part of the free showing in travel area should have its own


dedicated line. Is that likely to you think? -- the Shang in travel


area. This slightly cancer is a silly season story. If you have


newspaper space to fill, it's an unnamed minister. It has to be said.


-- this slightly seems like a silly season story. One wonders if this is


not just subterfuge from the EU member states, if they are not just


trying to give us a warning this is something that is going to come


after Brexit. We should consider British only lanes in the UK if they


want to behave like that. Such a gentlemanly, on British way. There


are people looking ahead to what will happen, the immigration system,


will we be able to cope with a border controls. It will be a huge


upheaval. It certainly will be. But even if we learn to leaving the EU,


this would be happening everywhere. Let's move on to The Sun. This is


The Sun newspaper, page two. This is a story according to a Donald Trump.


Donald Trump has had a conversation with Malcolm Turnbull and he has


apparently said I spoke to Merkel today, and believe me, she wishes


she did not do it. This is about opening the door to a large number


of immigrants. What do you make of this? I think you are right to say


it is as told by Donald Trump, so there is always a bit of a health


warning on that. A conversation between him and the Australian Prime


Minister. It is Donald Trump saying, he had been told this by Angela


Merkel. It feels right, whether she would have admitted it to the


American president I don't know. Do they have a very close relationship!


Talking about Angela Merkel when there are all those people from


across the Mediterranean and Syria and other places, I think she felt


we must be generous, Germany must be generous and open our doors. I think


it is one of the few mistakes she has ever made, caused an awful lot


of trouble and tension and problems in her own country. She is now


regretting it, I think a lot of people in Britain would say well,


about time. Perhaps by the way, you might have been a bit more helpful


to David Cameron when he was asking you to support more immigration


controls in the EU. And you were not helpful. We just don't know. How


public pronouncements are very much still in line with the policy she


had when she did open the borders, and of course we know Donald


Trump... This is a president who refused to shake her hand in front


of the cameras in the White House. They do not have a good


relationship. He does not have the best reputation for being straight


up about his previous conversations. We know there is all sorts of


enquiries and allegations going on about those kinds of things in


America. We have to take this with not just a pinch of salt but a


tsunami of salt. A salami of salt like this in army of sugar coming


across the EU and an ex-Tory. -- in our next story. The President of


Mexico recently saying this is not how it happened at all, this


conversation. Can you stop going on about paying for the wall...? He was


getting damaged in the States in the polls because Mexico kept denying it


was going to pay for the wall. He had spent two years saying a word.


He I suppose trying to twist the President's wrists and saying, can


you please stop saying? Say it will be a negotiation. Of course, there


is no reason for the Mexican president to say there will be a


negotiation. The wall was never going to be paid for by Mexico. The


point Black repeated that. I think this is going to go down as another


Trump mishap. I'm sure Donald Trump will be tweeting about it in the


morning. On GDI, blood on our hands. This is a story we have covered a


lot today. -- on to the eye newspaper.


A big problem with mental health care particularly the young people.


It has been going up the political agenda. Really shown words from this


judge, who said from dealing with the case of this poor girl in a very


unhappy state of mind, trying to kill herself many times. It has been


recommended she go to a specialist units that will care for her and


bring her back to health. But I believe there is a six month waiting


list for said unit, and the judge has come out with these tremendously


strong words, saying we cannot help this girl something will happen and


we will have blood on our hands. If this get something done, getting


something moving, it will be beautiful. Jeremy Hunt early in the


week was talking about recruiting extra mental staff, that's


wonderful. It's the rhetoric and the talk about parity between physical


health and mental health. Absolutely, this is in your face


reality. Yes, and it seems like such a clear-cut case. She is in care at


the moment and she lives in a room where there are no objects, where


she has no belongings, where they have had to use restraints on her


117 times in a recent period. Because she has tried to take on


life so many times. Now the judge is saying it is so obvious we need to


find some new situation for this girl. It is just not there because I


suppose the resources are not or they have not worked out if they


need a particular amount of care for the situation. Either way there is


something going very wrong and this will perhaps move things forward.


The BBC had figures today showing that some had been waiting over a


year to find beds coming out of hospital. Desperate, desperate. A


related story, with the wider NHS. This is a story coming from Tim


breaks, he is conducting a comprehensibility efficiency audit.


Of the NHS. He is saying if the NHS expects more money, then it has to


cut waste. It's about efficiencies. What do you make of this? I would


say actually, yes, and indeed yes. Having worked with the health


service -- having dealt with the health service, all of us have had


dealings with the wonderful health service. Sometimes things have to be


done twice because things go straight, the wrong thing is asked


for. He is talking particularly that hundreds of millions of pounds a


year being wasted because patients end up in these emergency surgery


beds when if you had done tests more quickly, they might not have to be


there. It's quite a harsh message. I suppose a lot of people say, it


plays into, a minister is always trying to say we are putting more


money into the NHS. But it could be more efficient. They are comparing


how come this hospital can do it? Ministers are going to like this


message because the NHS is quite often saying we need more people,


more money. I think a mixture is needed. We know there is huge


variations across the NHS and that is partly because of the structure


of it. We certainly do not need a huge restructuring again, we do not


top-down control. We do know the NHS has been forced to make billions and


billions of pounds of efficiency savings already in 2010, the tinted


ten and 2015. 20 billion in that period alone. And more since then as


well. Of course, the other part to the context of this not really


mentioned here is a massive increase in costs for the NHS as well in


terms of the ageing population, and that has come out very heavily in


the last few days as well in terms of the changes to the state pension.


All these things tied together. All the amazing advances in medical


treatment as well. If you concentrate on efficiency savings


the whole time, you're not really talking about the whole problem. And


sugar! That is not what the NHS needs more of. What's this all


about, Alison? The EU makes you fat, it is now official. This is a


tremendous story, I didn't write it! Oh, come on! A tsunami of cheap


sugar. The basic story is this... It's going to flood in here and wash


us all away! It's going to make us eat toffee. There are currently


quote in place in Europe, you knew, which produces half the world sugar


but he doesn't like that. As to how much can be produced. The EU is


sweeping away these quotas, so all is sugar producers are gearing up


frantically for October. There will be more sugar, it will be like


Charlie and the chocolate factory. And the fear about the obesity


warning is that producing more sugar brings the price down, and if you


bring the price down, manufacturers no longer have an incentive to use


less of it in their products. Just at a time when we are all getting


fatter and fatter and in and in because of the sugar. The Department


of Health wants us to eat less sugar and the Department of the


Environment says this is great for British farmers. Moving on quickly,


a quick word about Robert Hardy who has died today at the age of 91.


Just hearing the signature tune to all creatures great and small... If


we had it downloaded in the studio on sheet music, I could play. It's


just as well we don't! I'm really sad about Robert Hardy, my to his


family. Lovely tribute. -- my condolences to his family. Graf,


elegant and twinkly. Lots of younger people know him from the Harry


Potter films. That's after my time, I remember him in all creatures


great and small. We were interviewing one of his co-stars


earlier, saying his greatness was because everything had to be done


perfectly. Do you remember the show! I vaguely remember the tune... I was


too young for this show, too old for Harry Potter. Kind of missed out.


Right, now finally. This is a story we really want to talk about. On the


Metro. We will talk about moisturiser. I think we are. It


might be, because you are always impeccable... Moisturiser probably


does not very much, she says. What do you think, does it? Yes. We think


it does. On the other hand, I think Helen Mirren has some sort of


miracle jeans. I can't remember how would she is but she looks amazing.


She is also the face of La Real, and I believe she has come out and said


moisturiser stonework. They will be so pleased with her! What's your


view? Looks like there will be looking for a new face for L'Oreal.


Open to any offers... He definitely uses moisturiser. I can see. You


don't need it! Bright, what a good note to end on. Thank you very much.


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 miss the programme any


evening you can watch it later on BBC iPlayer.


Thank you to my guests, Joe and Alison. That's it from us, good




Download Subtitles