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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


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