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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
With me are Kate Proctor, political correspondent
at the London Evening Standard, and journalist and
Tomorrow's front pages, starting with...
The Times splashes Donald Trump's stark "fire and fury"
warning to North Korea, in which he takes aim
at the country's ballistic missile programme.
A storm warning makes the front page of the Express -
they expect a month's rain to fall tomorrow.
The Financial Times focuses on a warning from the financial watchdog
to the financial world of a cliff edge Brexit.
on the American President's fiery threat to Pyongyang
Stamp duty stopping people from downsizing, is the claim in the
Daily Telegraph. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports
30,000 attempts to get into the UK from France this year. Let's start
with the Metro. John, get us going. The words are very like Trump, but
sinister. Sinister, even for Trump. It will concern people in the US as
well is right around the world. The Washington Post have revealed that
North Korea has the capability of miniaturising a nuclear warhead to
go on their anti-ballistic missile is. Way, way ahead of expectations.
The Washington Post quoting defence sources in America, says that is now
a real possibility and we should bear in mind that these missiles
could apparently beat Denver or Chicago. So grave concern in the
United States and the response from Mr Trump who is at one of his
golfing venues, saying that if they've continued to threaten the
United States, the United States will respond with fire and fury such
as the world has never seen. Even for him, that is terrifying
language. It does sound like that, but we have got used to it and the
almost immune to his outburst. The American military have made a huge
plate of making sure they are on the border of South Korea. They have let
the media in and done a lot of training and showed the cameras that
they are ready. That is difficult -- different to the range of some of
these weapons. And I was reading something a few minutes before we
came on which it said that the American system of defence against
these bonds is not as smart as it might be. It strikes me that Donald
Trump is so often using language that could send shivers but also a
sense of history seems to get forgotten. What does he mean "As the
world has never seen"? We have seen terrible things at the end of the
first world -- Second World War, and it seemed to me that he was shooting
from the hip. Absolutely. Mutually assured destruction is what we have
learned to expect and deal with and that is what is in your mind when
you talk about nuclear weapons. So it feels so carefree and so worrying
to talk about it in that way. What do we do about it? It is a problem.
Lots of newspapers have that on their front page. The times, I want
to talk about something else. Home of cleek secretary backs Met chief
over stop and search. This has been going back and forth over the years.
What is this story saying? Stop and search has been hugely controversial
and we have seen different home secretaries including Theresa May
take a different stance on it. But Amber Rudd is saying that stop and
search has a place in policing. It should be increased. That also has
the support of Cressida Dick, the Commissioner. They are saying this
because of the number of acid attacks that have been happening,
particularly in the Evening Standard, this is what they write
about it a lot at the moment. Crime is changing and right now, at the
threat of acid attacks, they are saying stop and search has its uses.
You are right to say it goes back a long way. I remember the Brixton
riots and stop and search was an issue then. I remember that the Home
Secretary Theresa May criticising the Police Federation for stop and
search and saying they were too enthusiastic and only 10% of those
incidents resulted in and arrests. Stop and search at a particular
section of the community? Show by the researcher was directed at a
particular section of the community, the black community in South London.
The Metropolitan Police backed off from that and the number of stop and
search incidents has reduced to 16%. So there is concern about this. As
you rightly say, these new acid attacks and neither attacks which
have seen such problems in London has caused a rethink but she has to
be careful that she doesn't step on Theresa May's ropes. Walking a
political tightrope. Amber Rudd has a comment piece inside the times and
she is talking about basically admitting that things were not right
previously, that stop and search did break down trust between the public
and the police, but she also says that this time it will be different
and I think campaign groups will be watching this like hawks, the sea
whether that bears out. I think a lot of police would welcome it.
Let's go on to the financial. The word comes back. -- let's go onto
the Financial Times. Brexit. Financial watchdog warns of risks to
stability from cliff edge Brexit. We need to take this seriously. The
deputy governor of the Bank of England is warning that a cliff edge
Brexit basically, a very quick removal of UK finance and business
interest from the EU would end up with the most dire financial
consequences for the UK. The Bank of England has done an audit and says
that companies are making contingency plans and they are
seeing that if you do have this very sudden removal from the EU, it will
present all kinds of difficulties. We hear this a lot. I hear this from
people I speak to in banking. This is a real warning which is being
taken seriously. People there some are asked spending their days at
work trying to -- people face some are spending their days at work
trying to work on contingency plans. They would say they need time, we
needed transition, you can't take British interests out so quickly.
For those who do not study the minutiae of these things, this is
about no deal is better than a bad deal. Saying goodbye and slamming
the door. And lots of businesses would say you can't do that, you
need time, at least a couple of years to adjust. A couple of big
banks, including RBS -- RBS, say that if we do get it hard Brexit,
they would up stakes and go to Amsterdam. And that is true, it is
not scaremongering. Businesses are looking at what they would do.
People say things like, some form of a just a month is desirable. The
timing is interesting because we have the next round of Brexit talks
going on at the end of August so I feel that big voices are getting
their thoughts out nice and early. Let's stick with the FT front page.
This story has been around for a while. An engineer who works for
Google has been sacked because he wrote an internal memo saying that
women were not suited to engineering jobs and basically they were better
suited to things related to the arts and he accused Google of putting
political correctness ahead of their own business interest. Sexism in the
workplace has had a lot of coverage of late, not least here at the BBC!
Yes, yes. There bosses had no hesitation in sacking him. He is
threatening legal action to pursue it further. His remarks were that
women in these areas are not suited to the job. Well, that is nonsense!
Just reporting what he said! Silicon valley itself, you would afford it
would be sensible. But male sexism seems to run right there. I was
really surprised to see that there is a lack of gender diversity in
silicon Valley. That really goes against everything you would imagine
about Sonny, progressive California. Really worrying, because if that is
the pinnacle of tech and female equality is nowhere near being as
good as it could be, I feel that Britain has a long way to go as
well. Let's return home. Kate, the Daily
Telegraph. They have been running a campaign about stamp duty and now
they have got themselves a juicy headline. Stamp duty killing house
sales. Particular house sales, I think they mean. Top end of the
market, predominantly. That's what I would say. Stamp duty is shown by
the Telegraph to be punitive. The new rates introduced in 2014 are
hitting people hard, particularly in London, stamp duty costs of around
?40,000 to buy a family home. You have to pay a deposit and pay this
as well. You could be paying up to ?100,000. This was introduced with
intentions to try and help the lower end of the market and try and make
sure that stamp duty was a more achievable price for those with
lesser budgets but it is hitting London hard. The Telegraph clearly
think that there must be movement on this or they wouldn't be doing this
campaign. Some people of my generation are downsizing because
they are facing the prospect of paying a large amount in stamp duty.
That is not an uncommon in London. The market where I live which I
confess is a fairly wealthy area, is dead for big houses because people
say why pay the government. Isn't it the old story that so often in
politics, things come down from above and then they have unintended
consequences? Classic example. They reckoned that house sales will it
increase by 27% if this was scrapped. I can believe it, there is
research out there saying that this has not brought in the money to the
Treasury that was expected. Let's have a quick look at the
Telegraph story at the bottom of the page. This is all about you. I hate
these credit delete -- parking meters where you can't put money in.
They drive the bonkers. Give me parking meters with cash. The only
problem being that half the parking meters won't take the new pound
coins. They take cards, debit cards and credit cards. You have still got
to do all the faffing around. Just give me a machine that... You are
one of the 70% of motorists more likely to keep searching for a space
than parking? I will stop bringing my car in the town. You need to
embrace the technology and get your contactless card out. About 30 years
too late! Let's go back to something motoring
related. A story in various quarters about this job in London. Who wants
to talk about that first. The Evening Standard did a splash on it.
It was really obvious that we should do that. We felt that we should do
that early on this morning because it was shocking. We shared this
video around the office early on it shows a guy jogging along and woman
gets in the way and he throws at the pavement and she so narrowly misses
being hit by a bus. She strays a little bit into the jogging Lane.
But he appears to push her. He pushes her away from himself into
the road. A guy passed in a few seconds earlier and it doesn't do
anything toward the guy. Just the woman. You can have those days in
London when things are hostile and people tell you to get out of the
way. But this was truly... This was 7:40am, the bridge was deserted. And
according to your reporter, the woman tried to remonstrate with the
man later and he pushed her away. It has only just been revealed because
the police haven't had any success in tracking him down. You would have
thought they would find that chap. You would hope so, it has been
shared so much online. Everyone is horrified by the complete
callousness of someone to do this. So let's hope for a good result
because this is not the kind of thing that we should be seeing on
the street. Grateful to you both. Thank you very much indeed. Kate and
John, thank you. That is the papers for this evening. We will be doing
the same thing again tomorrow night at the same time. You can always see
the front pages of the papers online at our website. If you miss the
programme any evening, you can watch it later on the BBC iPlayer. For the
moment, goodbye. Hello. For some, Tuesday has been
quite a dramatic weather day and we are not done with the drama. It was
not like that everywhere. Scotland and Northern Ireland, speckled cloud