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


With me are Asa Bennett, Brexit Commissioning Editor


at The Telegraph and the Times Columnist Jenni Russell.


Tomorrow's front pages...starting with...


We start with The I which carries an extraordinary picture


of the devastation caused by hurricane Irma as it swept


The Metro says the UK has promised ?32m in aid to UK


territories in the region, it also carries a picture


of Prince George on his first day at school.


The Times claims the Prime Minister is being pressured to sack


a minister and an aide following their support for a letter


urging Mrs May to stick to plans for a hard Brexit.


The Daily Mail urgues Brussels not to treat the UK with 'contempt'


saying the Eu's lead negotiator Michel Barnier has unleashed


a string of personal attacks on the Brexit Secretary David Davis.


The Mirror says the Royal navy was racing to the caribbean to help


save stranded Brits, including two sisters who it says


The express reveals the seven steps we all need to take to keep our


brains active. The Sun's splashes the plea for the Britons trapped in


what it calls the nuclear hurricane. We will begin with the coverage of


Irma and that picture, simple headline, devastated, it looks like


matchsticks and these are buildings that had just been demolished. Whole


island is said to be barely inhabitable. Although the death toll


is steadily rising, the real devastation is for those people who


have had islands flattened and livelihoods ruined and they have


been cast out of their home. This is lead pair up with this stark image.


Britain has woken up to this and is pledging to raise its AIDS relief to


?32 million. Other nations have been quicker -- aid relief. Given that we


note that there are more hurricanes coming like Joe is a hands Katia,


lasting solutions will be needed. It is facing the next onslaught. The


temperature in the sea feeding these enormous storms, particularly Irma,


the size of France. It is almost unimaginable that you can have a


storms so large that if you were sitting in a house in Provence and


rang her friend in Normandy, you would be in the same storm. The


problem with this story is that the British response is shameful, ?32


million is absolutely nothing and it will be spread between many islands


and when you consider that Barbuda is 90% destroyed according to its


Prime Minister, I knew nothing about and well before this, but it has


been British since 1650 and it is strategically important, because 20%


of the world's shipping passes through its waters on the way to the


Panama Canal. We have got a lot out of a name that island, and now, in


its hour of need, we are not prepared to do anything like what


the French are doing for their islands. We have been ill-prepared


and slow to respond. There is a difference that plays into this in


how many of our territories have more autonomy than those that are


French protectorates. Anguilla is British, apparently and unlike some


of the other countries that had independence, they say we should be


treated exactly like the Falkland Islands are the people of Gibraltar.


We have the same kinds of responsibility and so far we are


acting as if we did not. The Daily Mirror says that the Navy are seen


to save British citizens. The French got their military interposition


beforehand because there are forecast, we know these storms are


coming. They are there to predict this. Experts look ahead to these


things. We know about the storms, the Navy was able to move in. People


have been saved, like this couple who were missing in Barbuda and the


mother feared they would be victims. No wonder Britain has had to move as


fast as they can. The reaction of Theresa May has been slow on this.


We have learned lessons from Montserrat 20 years ago when the


volcano erupted but there was criticism that things -- but things


have improved. It does not look that way so far and I think Britain will


have to up its offer. Let us move on to Brexit. It seems to have been a


long time coming. The Times, Minister in firing line over MPs


Brexit letter. Who is in the firing line and white? There is a minister


in the department who are part of a watt sub group of MPs who want a


very hard Brexit and these people who are part of the government have


privately urged MPs to back a public policy, a letter to the newspapers


which says we want a hard Brexit, no transition, we want to be able to


sign trade deals when we leave in 2019 which is directly opposed to


the policy that the Chancellor is pushing and if you have collective


responsibility in government, you cannot have people who are ministers


who are privately urging people to subvert the government policy. They


are in a lot of trouble and I am afraid it is part of the example in


which a small group of hard Brexiteers tried to push the country


to do something that anyone involved in business or trade or services is


anxious about, because it if we have a hard Brexit, we will be following


off a cliff edge without any arrangements with the rest of the


word about goods trades are services and in all probability, we will not


have it for airlines, we will have lorries backed up in Kent, we will


be in the disastrous situation which will cost us jobs over decades. A


lot of people who are very keen on that kind of Brexit would say that


we managed before, we went into the EU, why can we not managed after?


With the content of the letter, it was reported in bombastic terms, but


then wanting the hardest Brexit possible, although many of them


would say this is just called Brexit. There is a fascinating point


of difference which is the reason why the aid to the Chancellor is


facing a dicey situation about her career, on the face of it she is


meant to be toeing the line, not making waves and actually, there is


part of the letter that runs counter to what Phillip Hammond once, he


once a standstill transition, we are still close to the single market and


the customs union, where she would think that was repellent and you may


as well stay in anyway. The Tories are now saying, maybe she's no


longer for this parish. You are still causing a problem for the


Conservatives. The reason why this matters is why the Brexiteers are


trying to drive this fall, it is as if the Remain won the referendum.


This was about to join the euro and Schengen agreement. The Remain


Campbell would have asked for an extreme joining to Europe and the


hard Brexiteers are interpreting the result is the worst possible outcome


for the UK. This is the problem, it was a blunt and crude question, do


you want in or out. The Financial Times. Criticism of David Davis as a


negotiator. John Caudwell Yunker has gone for the jugular by insinuating


that David Davis is unstable, whether politically or physically,


it is not clarified and he lacks the authority in the negotiating team


and it is all from minutes coming out of the European Commission. This


may seem like absolute trash talk from the European side ahead of some


sort of Abbeydale at the end. The minute state from July, Michelle


Barnier was asked about David Davis, he said, I applaud the


professionalism and David Davis has a logical approach. Maybe they have


improved in attitudes. The daily mail does not think so. Do not treat


us with contempt! This is a ludicrous overreaction, this was not


a public statement, it was not trash talk, this was a briefing message to


the commission. All he was doing was reporting back on the way that David


Davis has been behaving and all the information that we have had from


people who work within the area and working with other ministers, is


that he is not doing his homework and that people are anxious about


the fact he is not concentrating on the task ahead and it is accurate to


say he does not seem to think that these negotiations demand his direct


involvement. He has never stayed more than a couple of hours before


returning to London, he is not in the negotiating room trying to push


the talks forward, it is simply accurate, unfortunately for all of


us. The Telegraph, a different story. New review recommends race


blind trials, criminal trials. This is interesting because David Lambie


was asked by David Cameron in 2016 to look at the fact that the


criminal justice system incarcerates so many black men in particular.


They are jailed at something like four times the rate that white men


are. David Lambie got part of the way through the review and found it


is not just a end up in jail, black men in particular but black people


in general are more likely to be arrested, charged and prosecuted and


sentence. He has suggested that perhaps there should be trials in


which the people who are making the judgments do not know the race of


the people they are sentencing. Unconscious bias has had a lot of


attention and companies are being encouraged to think about what kind


of unconscious bias exists within their ranks. There is increasing


awareness, with that review, the games are laudable but in the detail


there are unresolved questions because if you have the race and


name it hidden from such judgments, there will still be ideas about what


the crime might be. Let us say someone was bringing in drugs from a


foreign country, it might be clear where they are hailing from or even


the other implication that you have a deferred punishment in terms of


responses, who decides? You may want to have them having rehabilitation


first rather than jail sentences. There is so much ambiguity. What is


fascinating about that is that the DWP did a trial in which they


discovered if you had a foreign sounding names were four times less


likely to be called for an interview. Unconscious bias was so


real and that is what David Lambie thinks he might be tapping into.


Daily Express, how to keep your brain sharp. Anything new in there?


Stay fit and your mind will follow. If only! What is compelling is it is


saying it is not just about being fit, it is about whether you want to


end up with dementia or do you want to keep your brain going for as long


as possible? We all love lists. If there are seven things we need to


do, don't drink too much, walk a few minutes every day, each vegetable.


We are more likely to do it. Carry that check list antic, the everyday.


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Thank you Asa Bennett and Jenni Russell.


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