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Hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing
us tomorrow. With me are John Rentoul, political
columnist for the Independent, and Ruth Lea, who's
an Economic Adviser We agreed on half of the stories and
rubbished the other 50%. You get what you pay for.
The Sunday Telegraph has a photograph of Usain Bolt
and Justin Gatlin after their controversial 100m final tonight,
The paper reports the UK is prepared to pay up to ?36 billion to settle
It says it's the first time a precise figure has been proposed.
The Independent on Sunday also focuses on Brexit and a warning
from scientists about the government's intention to leave
The Observer concentrates on advice from the Children's Commissioner,
who's concerned that many kids are bingeing on social media
The Mail on Sunday says it has found that around 40% of police stations
have been closed down in seven years.
The Sunday Times reports that British students
are being discriminated against by universities,
in favour of more lucrative foreign students.
The Sunday Mirror has a story we've been reporting on today,
the ordeal of a British model who was kidnapped in Milan.
And the Sunday Express chooses to feature Prince Harry
and his girlfriend, the actress Meghan Markle,
as they arrive in Botswana for a break.
But is it just a holiday? We don't no. The Telegraph. Brexit. Written
to put ?36 billion on the table in a divorce offer. -- Britain. But
according to a government source, they are dismissing these reports
that they are prepared to pay this bill. Do you believe it? There is no
smoke without a fire. They quit the sources that confirm it. We assume
there is some truth in it. But we don't know yet. Some parts of
government tend to disagree with other parts, I have noticed that as
the EU negotiations have gone on. That ours make the reasonable
assumption it is true. -- let us. They are trying to push the debate
on. What they want to discuss with Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator
for the EU, is the relationship for the EU and the UK. Barnier has set
until the risen a financial settlement we are not able to do
that. -- there is a. So that is why they are doing this. If this is
true, that is what they are trying to do. Much higher figures have been
talked about. Yes. There has been the 100 billion figure which Boris
Johnson said they can go and whistle for. It is not as big as it looks.
Essentially it is saying we should pay what we are paying at the moment
for the three years of a transition period, that is 10 billion a year.
And then a bit extra. I am amazed that Ruth seems to think that is
reasonable. You would expect some of the Leavers to say we will not pay a
penny. Many will. The truth is, I was a civil servant, you no... That
is where I got my superb manners from. -- know. If I may say so. But
this is a negotiation. I do believe we want a good relationship with the
European Union when we leave. And if that means you have to put some
money on the table, you put some money on the table. They are denying
it at the moment. But if this is an opening gambit and it is a
negotiation, it is going to go up, isn't it? That is true. You don't
start with a figure assuming it is going to go down. But the question
is how high you think it is at the moment. If this is really just 10
billion more than just carrying on our existing payments for three
years, then it is not very much, it seems to me. It seems affordable,
quite reasonable. I suspect the EU will not accept such a low figure.
They will end up paying more. They are talking about 50- 60 billion. So
probably 45. Put that down. 45 billion. Said that to them. -- send.
The pound is all over the place, isn't it? The Independent. If you
were with us at 1030, John was pointing out Vladimir Putin was on
the front page. He promised us by 1130 Vladimir Putin would be
replaced by Usain Bolt. We have not quite got there yet. I am sure it is
on its way. OK. We will look out for it. I am sure Usain Bolt is racing
to the front page. Yeah. Third-place. We still have Vladimir
Putin. Very odd. Spearfishing in Siberia, at least with a shot on.
Ditching EU nuclear agency will slam brakes on green car revolution, that
is the headline. A top nuclear physicist, Martin Friers, he says
leaving the EU's nuclear side, it is going to play havoc with that
industry. He makes the point it is very important we do have a growing
nuclear power sector because we have electric cars coming down the track
and we don't want to power them with fossil fuels. Yeah. Exactly. It says
we can import vital materials to nuclear plants. You will need a lot
of them to get rid of diesel cars and petrol cars by 2040. You will
need another five or six. I think this is utter rubbish. Why is that?
It is a scare story. A Project Fear neo scare story. Neo scare story! I
don't think he has any evidence for this. Would it not make sense if you
are leaving it, if you are leaving the EU, why not stay part of the
agency and make use of all of the expertise? My understanding is it is
part of the package. If you leave the EU, you leave the institution.
Over you don't have to. There is no need to reconstruct all of those...
I say everything in the EU is political. If we can reach a
political agreement, we can stay in the institution when we leave. They
would be quite happy with that. There you go. I don't think that is
what the May or Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, I don't think
that is what they want. -- Theresa May. A scare story. A neo scare
story. Never heard of it. The Sunday Times. A drive for higher education
fees betray sixth form. It is all about money. They are maximising
their income by taking people who pay more rather than people who
don't. That is very simple. It is very simple. Except that we don't
have a cap on student numbers any more in England. And so there is no
reason why you should not be able to take foreign students and EU
students, including British students. Umm, so, you know, I am
not sure, I have not had a chance to look properly at the end of this
story, I am not sure that British students are losing out because of
more lucrative fortune is being given preference. ?9,000 a year for
tuition fees if you are going to an English university. Umm... How much
do they charge for an students? I dread to think. There are high
numbers in this article. Is it where it says the foundation course is
between 15 and 22,000? The implication is that I am afraid that
British students are losing out. I take your point there is not a cap
on student. But they will have capacity constraints. Take it at
face value. Some substitution is taking place. Some are losing out.
That is the implication. And a debate about how much longer they
will be able to charge this ?9,000. There is a move for it to be cut.
For foreign students to be more attractive. Jeremy Corbyn did so
well in the General Election with his promise to abolish tuition fees.
That does me there is going to be quite a lot of pressure to reduce or
get rid of tuition fees altogether. It is difficult. For the next
election whenever that is. The Observer. Stop students to make
children bingeing on social media. -- stop children bingeing. We don't
want the meeting junk food so we should do the same with going on
line. There is no solution, it seems. Turn off the Wi-Fi? Deny all
the data? How do you do it? I am not a parent. So I don't know. What
should I do? Well... What do you do? Not to make silly analogy is with
junk food. That is my first suggestion. -- analogies. What is
junk food is in the eye of the beholder, the consumer. Like a
McDonald's... Don't advertise on here. He should eat good and healthy
food. Not with every meal... Oh dear. This is about children going
on social media too much. I am on quite a lot. That is because I enjoy
it so bytes do you put it down and read a book from time to time? Not
really. Don't you? A book? You can read that on your phone. I like a
proper book with proper pages. I am really old-fashioned, aren't I? My
poor children. No wonder they spend all their time on social media.
Well, thank you, Ruth. You can really fall out with some people,
can't you? The Observer. Dragracing. Gay Pride has been taking place.
Northern Ireland is going to have to catch up fairly soon, apparently.
That is right. Someone else was saying that on the BBC just now,
pointing out that attitudes in Northern Ireland are changing
towards gay rights, having abortions, all those things were
Northern Ireland is different from the UK. They are saying the same
thing at Gay Pride, Northern Ireland needs to catch up with the rest of
the UK. And with Ireland, actually. Extraordinary. Yes, they used to be
a very Catholic country, a very different culture from Britain. It
is incredible that different parts of the UK have such different civil
liberties. My understanding is the DUP has been blocking a marriage in
Northern Ireland. Now they are more in the fold they may change their
mind. I like these pictures. These two ladies are gorgeous. Aren't
they! One of them has a corset on. One of them is Princess Leia. She is
too much. I like their eyelashes. Usain Bolt. The Telegraph. What an
evening it has been. This is where you will prevent me from advertising
the Independent. There is no need to do that because you failed to
provide a photograph. We will stick with the Telegraph which has the
picture. I don't like to be snippy with you, but... Justin Gatlin being
hugged by Usain Bolt. You say only came third! Third is amazing. The
Sunday Times have a picture of Usain Bolt. The Independent will have it
on a website now if you go and look, I am sure. Daniel Condan on Twitter
asked how did a two times drug cheat, Justin Gatlin, get the chance
to compete? Those are the rules, aren't they? He served his time. He
has been booed every time. People are not happy to see him there.
Those are the rules. Having used drugs against the laws in the past,
has it given him a permanent advantage? I know the authorities
are doing what they are meant to. If he is allowed to compete then he
should be allowed to, it is rude to boo and he should be allowed to
compete. I think the implication is it isn't permanent, these
performance enhancing drugs I'm sure wear off. Let's reflect on Usain
Bolt, what a superhuman he has been. He is very tall, six foot five. And
very wide at the shoulder. Complaining about the blocks but
when you are that tall, it is quite difficult to get cracking. I think
it was Greg Jennett, the historian, said on Twitter tonight, if it was
the 107 metres then he would have beaten everyone. -- Greg Jenner. It
takes him a few strides to get cracking. It is wise to retire now
because he is probably past his best. At least he got a medal. He
has been a terrific athlete. What a treat it has been to watch him. Yes.
That's it for tonight. Thank you to John and Ruth. Look how you look on
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