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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Lynn Davidson,
Whitehall Correspondent at the Sun
and Dan Bilefsky of the New York
Welcome to both of you.
Welcome to both of you.
Tomorrow's front pages.
The Guardian reports that retail
sales are falling at their fastest
rate since the recession.
The Express reports on the story
about new population figures,
saying migrants are pushing up
the the numbers.
saying migrants are pushing
up the numbers.
The Metro leads with a story
about an alleged neo-Nazi
targeting a Labour MP.
The Telegraph runs with a story
about the number of arrests falling,
despite crime being on the rise.
That story also makes the Daily
Mail's front page.
That story also makes
the Daily Mail's front page.
The Mirror runs with a story that
about a bride who saved
by a lung transplant,
being given away by the father
of the organ donor.
That's a flavour of some of the
papers. We will dip into those in a
Dan, kick us off?
So, the Telegraph
has an alarming story that arrests
are falling 12%, at the same time,
the number of recorded crimes have
reached 5 million for the first
time. This could be worrying. The
Home Office is saying that the
reason that there have been fewer
arrests is because there is a
strategy to keep young people out of
jail. But it seems smoke and
mirrors. Indeed some may ask whether
it is a signal to criminals that
they can get away with crime if you
don't have the preventive measure of
I mentioned the phrase "soft
justice" which appears in the Mail.
This story comes in the last couple
of weeks and in my newspaper, the
Sun, we have had a story of police
officers on dodge yellows, them
promoting different awareness
raising campaigns, where I think a
lot of people would be just graceful
if they were back on the beat and
arresting criminals who steal bikes,
who steal people's mobile phones on
the streets, deal with the moped
gangs. The police do a really tough
job. But they must be directed as
well and directed to catching
Lynn, staying with you and the
Telegraph, let's talk Boris Johnson.
Well, Boris has been on another trip
and yet again gone off message. So,
I mean, this is not unexpected from
him. We know that Boris Johnson has
always been pro-immigration in the
sense that he is not against people
coming but he wants control of the
numbers that come here.
When he was looking to be the Mayor
that was a familiar refrain?
reason this is on the front page of
the Telegraph is that he has gone
further than the Prime Minister. A
departure from what Theresa May has
been saying. She did not agree to
secure the rights of ex-pats when we
depart the European Union but she
said she wants to but what Theresa
May is doing is waiting until the
rights of British citizens living in
the European countries are assured.
So we have all said we want to do
this. So he has come forward. This
is an evening when the chair of the
Commons foreign affairs select
committee, has been giving a talk,
and criticised Boris Johnson by
saying we need a coal headed
approach and that Boris Johnson
carries a lot of noise when he goes
This was made last week, made in an
address on Polish/UK relations it
came to light when a clip of his
comments were put on Twitter.
There are 1 million Polish living in
When you go to Pret aManger there is
a chance that would be served by
someone from the east. There is the
issue that there could be a sudden
flight of European giving flight, an
exodus from the UK.
And you hinted on it a minute ago,
if this is different to what Theresa
May is saying this is one of the
three key issues that must be
resolved before trade talks?
it is something that Theresa May has
tried to harsh out with the European
counterparts, that they would not
budge on. Angela Merkel being one in
question. To be fair, she has been
very clear. That she wants to do
this but needs a message from them
Let's move on.
The Daily Express. Lynn take us
there. This is the story about the
UK's population. We are told it will
hit 70 million by 2029 and the Daily
Express taking a migrant line on the
These are big numbers.
Mid-2029, 70 million. It is a rise
of, I don't know, I think we need to
start building more houses is the
And maybe hospitals!
They are saying
there will be a rise of something
like 54% down to migration by 2026
and then something like the number
of over 85s in Britain will double
to 3 million by 2040. So something
like in the range of 16 million
people of pensionable age at that
time. I know that people are working
longer, are able to look after
themselves but these are worrying
figures. Never mind looking at
people now who cannot get an
appointment at a doctor's surgery,
not getting places in primary
schools, we are not seeing primary
schools, hospitals being built to do
Well this goes back to the story,
the British don't want to do the
McDonald's jobs that the migrants
want to do, so perhaps the surplus
population could prove beneficial.
But, supreme to live somewhere,
people must educate their children
somewhere, it is a strain on the
public services. And the stress on
the migrant line but old age is also
a part of the story. Let's move on
to the FT. Dan, let's start with
you. There is an ammiage at the top
of the front page. A frightening
image from Kenya with reference to
the rerunning of the election.
Yeah, this is an extraordinary story
a month ago, the judiciary in Kenya
called for a re-election, held as a
sign of Kenya's vibrant democracy.
Now there is mayhem, violence, the
opposition candidate, Odinga has
pulled from the race. Three people
killed today and now reports that
turnout is low undermining the
credibility of the election and the
he get mace whys all together. So
what was to be an example of Kenyan
democracy is turning out the
It would appear that Mr Kenyatta is
to win on the basis of the current
voting and the lack of turnout but
that does not necessarily in these
circumstances resolve a great deal?
No. The main opponent called the
election illegitimate with the turn
out low. And it calls into question
if the next election is viable
domestically and internationally.
And it sums up the violence that
It is a powerful
photograph. What I read earlier, the
judges were supposed to be ruling on
whether or not to delay the
election. Two out of seven turned
up. One of the judges who did not
turn up, her bodyguard was shot the
night before. This is the pressure
that the people are under there. A
very difficult situation.
Now the Garde front page, so many
different figures, economic figures
coming out on a day by day basis at
the moment. Some appear good news,
some don't. Here is one that doesn't
look so good. Retail sales falling
at the fastest rate since the
Does this mean there are
going to be sales?! We have raise
rising inflation. A worry. Which we
have had the figures from last week.
We have the sterling plunging. That
is great if you are coming to
Britain on holiday. But not gait for
us, obviously. Now the figures out
from the CB I survey, talking about
our spending power. The CB I are
being vocal about Brexit. This is a
bleak picture. Their figures are
portraying tonight. I'm not sure. I
think we should see a little more.
They are saying that they are
falling at the fastest rate since
the recession in 2009. That is a
considerable length of time. So they
sound damning but I'm not sure we
should worry yet.
And the income squeeze mentioned,
Dan. It's a part of the story.
Part of the problem is that London
is still one of the most expensive
cities on the planet. With the
dramatic fall in the pound and high
inflation, and rents not decareering
by a dramatic degree, the prospects
for people in the capital are not
I mentioned this being a bad news
economic story, it appears in a
paper that does not support Brexit,
is it fair to say that as we see the
different stories, some good, some
bad, they are featured more heavily
in the paper that take as particular
Brexit view as a parallel.
I'm not sure. These figures, for
example, the CB I have been vocal
about Brexit in a negative way. I
think it would be more, perhaps,
more beneficial to look at the
figures after Christmas and then
perhaps take another snapshot.
Yes, as they say you cannot read too
much into a set of figures! Dan, not
the same Telegraph, this is the
Scottish version it has a lead story
with reference to junk food and
This story talks about the fact that
price promotions on junk food
reinvestigated and restaurant meal
sizes capped under plans unveiled by
the medical associations in
This reminds me of the sugar tax.
Well, part of the plans are to send
health visitors. If you are a young
mum, south or north of the border,
you could be taking, no offence but
you may not be pleased with the
health visitors who checks up on
your children and the eating and
looking at your larder, the portion
control and what you are feeding
them, the meal time behaviour and I
don't think businesses will be
pleased with the pressure on them to
relabel with calorie amounts and
portion sizes on the products. So,
look, the SNP are talking about
asking the UK Government as it is
notp within their right to ban
advertising near schools and
playings, tourist attractions, with
the best of intentions.
I was going to say, there are stark
Yes, there are problems in
the country with obesity.
And now to look at Buzzfeed, a
parliamentary, an MP showing off his
painted nails to raise awareness of
Yes, he displayed much to the shock
of us his painted hand. There is an
eave owned Somerset police campaign,
called Let's Nail It. It highlights
women but also men, who are victims
of modern slavery.
On screen, we showed the coloured
version, black and white detracted
from the effect of the nails.
They were red.
I would not expect
them to be blue, he is Labour after
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