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


With me are Pippa Crerar, political correspondent


And the Spectator's political correspondent, Katie Balls.


Thanks for coming in. The top stories.


The Times headline is Europe under threat, it says terrorists


are posing a risk by posing as immigrants.


The Telegraph focuses on Brexit - it reports EU judges could still


It also features an image of a baby found alive in the rubble


The Mail is one of several newspapers to concentrate


It marks the moment the Princes were told of their mother's death.


The I leads with the news that Britain is backing President Trump's


It says the UK Defence Secretary believes the increase


The Express carries an image of Princes Charles, William


and Harry on the day of Diana's funeral.


The Metro has a similar story reporting that Harry


is defending his dad and says Prince Charles did his best.


The Mirror also marks Princess Diana's death.


It also says the princes have praised their father


And ahead of transport Summit for political and business leaders in


the North of England, the Yorkshire post has an exclusive interview with


the Transport Secretary. Chris Grayling said it is not the


government's jobs to advance a Crossrail for North. Many people


will wonder why not. The Times, Europe under threat. An arresting


picture. Of the troops and an operation trying to deal with


migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean. And a familiar


refrain and fear that in that boat of migrants, maybe people posing as


terrorists. This is something we heard several years ago from figures


like Nigel Farage. Right now we have the Libyan Prime Minister in this


investigation, warding Europe will be increasingly at risk unless more


is done to help them stand the number of migrants heading to Italy


and the rest of Europe. Italy is suffering a lot from this and they


feel abandoned by the rest of Europe when it comes to dealing with the


number coming in. Hopefully it will mean they were. To work out how to


help each other. The British already have ships out there, picking up


people and also trying to patrol the waters off the Libyan coast and


indeed the coalition is trying to deal with that. What more can be


done? What the Libyan Prime Minister is suggesting is that Western


nations need to offer more support on land, it is not just about


patrolling the Mediterranean. That there is a porous southern border to


Libya, which is not a stable country, and to prevent the huge


numbers of migrants arriving in Libya in the first place, apparently


700,000 there just now, of which 98,000 have already attempted to


make the crossing to Italy, that they need support in strengthening


backboard. It feeds into this general fear that individuals from


conflict zones across North Africa and the Middle East could start to


head towards Europe. I was at a briefing with the American embassy


this morning with the Major General Rupert Jones, the deputy commander


of the coalition infighting Isis in Iraq and Syria and he was trying to


offer reassurance that foreign fighters, British, European, North


African fighters in Syria, they are so intent on saving their own lives


in that region, they are not focusing on coming back to Europe


and launching attacks. Is there a moral case Britain has to answer


because of the situation in Libya and the intervention of us and the


French to topple Colonel Gaddafi? The crisis in Libya was not


resolved. When David Cameron went in there he thought it would be and we


have made it in some ways worse. They call for Brussels to police the


border and sometimes you have to make what seems to be a tougher


decision that just welcoming more boats. It is difficult. There is not


easy solution. Indeed and another story that has been going on for the


last 16 years, the war in Afghanistan. Apparently it was a


stupid war wasting time and effort, according to candidates Donald


Trump, but now he wants to send more troops to Afghanistan. It is now his


war and no one else's. He described the conflict as a waste and would


not be the first US presidential candidate who became president who


made a U-turn on getting involved in foreign interventions. President


Obama was the same stop he did and he increased the troops to 100,000


at one point. There is now about 8000 special forces supporting the


Afghan army and the US military suggesting they will increase it by


4000, and Donald Trump and his Defence Secretary made it clear they


expect other Nato members to boost their presence. And the I has a


story with our Defence Secretary said the troop increase is necessary


to stay the course but what the I does not say is that we have about


500 troops on the ground at the moment in supporting roles and in


June, Britain announced it would send over another 85 members of the


Armed Forces. It is unlikely we are going to be amongst those increasing


troops on the ground. We are more likely to fill the capability gaps


such as providing logistical support, aircraft, advice and


training. I do not think we will see an uplift in the numbers of British


soldiers going. Is there the possibility of mission creep and


Britain being sucked in slowly again to this conflict? Yes, we saw Jeremy


Corbyn said to Theresa May today not to follow Donald Trump library on


the issue. I think... Jeremy Corbyn is noninterventionist here, as Trump


once was. I think everyone's eyes will be on Theresa May to see if she


will be a poodle in this. Or, support a Nato ally. If she looks


like she is going in because maybe she wants a trade deal and a better


relationship. Although there is probably a lukewarm feeling to


sending troops we saw what happens in Syria when you do not intervene


so there might be more public support. The Financial Times. Trump


and sanctions. US sanctions raise pressure on Russia and China to


sever North Korea links. The company is America identified in Russia and


China and what they think is helping send materials to North Korea for


these missiles and it comes after heightened tensions between America


and North Korea. Especially with China, the Donald Trump


administration is frustrated China has not done more to control North


Korea and they think they can stop that China has a sway there. By


forcing sanctions, in a way America is trying to force China's hand.


Already we have the response from China which is they expect them to


be lifted. And they supported UN sanctions against North Korea for


the recent missile tests, so they feel the action by the US is a


mistake and should be reversed. President Trump is right, if there


is one country that can affect the behaviour of the regime in


Pyongyang, seemingly it is the Chinese. But they have their own


issues. China is concerned about their trading relationship with the


states and President Trump has not shied away from suggesting it


potentially could be ripped up and redrawn. They will have to be


conscious I am sure of the relationship with the US and also in


terms of its relationship with the rest of the region. China is in a


strange position where it is seen as being the policeman, relied on by


the US to be the policeman for that region when it comes to North Korea,


but of course has other more complicated relationships with other


countries in the region such as South Korea, Japan, they have to


take into account. And the complicated relationship with North


Korea. Does not want that place blowing up and having millions of


people flooding over its border. Katie, baby boomer drinkers on the


Telegraph. Interesting story. The irresponsible behaviour of the over


50s. Why are you looking at me! I am not. That was my little joke. We


were discussing whether to name and shame our parents. The gin and


tonics at five o'clock. It means you learn from them. I learned from the


best, my parents. I rudely interrupted. Risky drinking is down,


apart from the over 50s and they say the people visiting hospitals the


most, not necessarily with alcoholism, but problems related to


drinking a lot of this group. At the same time, they have probably


reached retirement, a perfect time to have a drink. They do not have


mortgages for their big houses. And with their triple lock, they are


laughing! Seriously, we are seeing an incidence of high levels of


drinking going down in other age groups. This is the group where it


seems to go up. Official figures show a trebling of alcohol-related


admissions among those between 55 and 74. Iron age group that is


getting to the point where eventually -- it is an age group


where other health complications will kick in. And hike alcohol


consumption will not be helpful. The front page of the Daily Mail, the


anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. The Princes moment daddy told


's mum was dead. The express and the Mirror have this story from a BBC


documentary that is being aired on Sunday. I guess it is trying to


redress the balance. Prince Charles came out as the bad guy in the days


after and years after Diana's death. But in terms of whether the infamous


photo the Mirror has on the front page, hours after the boys were told


their mother had died they were dragged to a church service in


Balmoral and sat through a sermon from the minister that did not even


mention their mother. There was a feeling the father possibly should


not have put them through that. They have not spoken much about their


father's support for them and this BBC documentary, in it they did and


revealed he had been hugely supportive and obviously cares for


them deeply. We saw the battle between both sides in the Royal


Court, the Diana and Charles sighed, when she was alive, we are almost


seeing it play out 20 years later. He was more to blame and fault? We


saw in the Channel 4 documentary which way that was slant it. This


perhaps is a way of redressing things. It is interesting with the


anniversary we have had more of this coverage and I think Prince Charles


has been painted in a negative light. An interesting intervention


from his sons. It comes when polls show that the public mood is dipping


slightly towards Prince Charles. If the public could, they might push


Prince William forward and it might be now that public opinion will go


up, to show there was a more human side to him. The Financial Times,


vanilla crisis puts the posh ice cream market in a while. This is a


story on the scale of the shocking avocado overpriced, how will the


middle classes coke? Of a few weeks ago. We are talking first world


problems. There is a posh London ice cream chain, which I have to say I


have been known to frequent. There is a branch near me which has had to


take vanilla off the menu because the vanilla crop from Madagascar has


been hit by a cyclone and this year the price of vanilla is excessively


high and these ice cream parlours cannot survive. If you like Mr


Wimpy, you will be all right, but not the real thing. If you want to


slum it, it is Mr -- Mr Whippy. But the farmers are making more money,


so there is a plus. It is good to have you here. Thanks to you both.


That is it, thank you to our guests and to you for watching.


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