26/10/2017 The Papers


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Sports Day. Coming up in a moment,

The Papers.

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead

to what the the papers will be

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bringing us tomorrow.

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With me are Lynn Davidson,

Whitehall Correspondent at the Sun

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and Dan Bilefsky of the New York

Times.

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Welcome to both of you.

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Welcome to both of you.

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Tomorrow's front pages.

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The Guardian reports that retail

sales are falling at their fastest

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rate since the recession.

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The Express reports on the story

about new population figures,

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saying migrants are pushing up

the the numbers.

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saying migrants are pushing

up the numbers.

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The Metro leads with a story

about an alleged neo-Nazi

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targeting a Labour MP.

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The Telegraph runs with a story

about the number of arrests falling,

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despite crime being on the rise.

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That story also makes the Daily

Mail's front page.

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That story also makes

the Daily Mail's front page.

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The Mirror runs with a story that

about a bride who saved

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by a lung transplant,

being given away by the father

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of the organ donor.

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That's a flavour of some of the

papers. We will dip into those in a

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moment.

Dan, kick us off?

So, the Telegraph

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has an alarming story that arrests

are falling 12%, at the same time,

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the number of recorded crimes have

reached 5 million for the first

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time. This could be worrying. The

Home Office is saying that the

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reason that there have been fewer

arrests is because there is a

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strategy to keep young people out of

jail. But it seems smoke and

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mirrors. Indeed some may ask whether

it is a signal to criminals that

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they can get away with crime if you

don't have the preventive measure of

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more arrests.

I mentioned the phrase "soft

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justice" which appears in the Mail.

This story comes in the last couple

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of weeks and in my newspaper, the

Sun, we have had a story of police

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officers on dodge yellows, them

promoting different awareness

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raising campaigns, where I think a

lot of people would be just graceful

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if they were back on the beat and

arresting criminals who steal bikes,

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who steal people's mobile phones on

the streets, deal with the moped

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gangs. The police do a really tough

job. But they must be directed as

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well and directed to catching

criminals.

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Lynn, staying with you and the

Telegraph, let's talk Boris Johnson.

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Well, Boris has been on another trip

and yet again gone off message. So,

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I mean, this is not unexpected from

him. We know that Boris Johnson has

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always been pro-immigration in the

sense that he is not against people

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coming but he wants control of the

numbers that come here.

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When he was looking to be the Mayor

that was a familiar refrain?

The

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reason this is on the front page of

the Telegraph is that he has gone

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further than the Prime Minister. A

departure from what Theresa May has

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been saying. She did not agree to

secure the rights of ex-pats when we

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depart the European Union but she

said she wants to but what Theresa

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May is doing is waiting until the

rights of British citizens living in

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the European countries are assured.

So we have all said we want to do

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this. So he has come forward. This

is an evening when the chair of the

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Commons foreign affairs select

committee, has been giving a talk,

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and criticised Boris Johnson by

saying we need a coal headed

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approach and that Boris Johnson

carries a lot of noise when he goes

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abroad.

This was made last week, made in an

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address on Polish/UK relations it

came to light when a clip of his

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comments were put on Twitter.

There are 1 million Polish living in

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the country.

When you go to Pret aManger there is

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a chance that would be served by

someone from the east. There is the

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issue that there could be a sudden

flight of European giving flight, an

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exodus from the UK.

And you hinted on it a minute ago,

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if this is different to what Theresa

May is saying this is one of the

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three key issues that must be

resolved before trade talks?

Yes but

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it is something that Theresa May has

tried to harsh out with the European

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counterparts, that they would not

budge on. Angela Merkel being one in

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question. To be fair, she has been

very clear. That she wants to do

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this but needs a message from them

as well.

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Let's move on.

The Daily Express. Lynn take us

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there. This is the story about the

UK's population. We are told it will

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hit 70 million by 2029 and the Daily

Express taking a migrant line on the

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figures.

These are big numbers.

Mid-2029, 70 million. It is a rise

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of, I don't know, I think we need to

start building more houses is the

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general message.

And maybe hospitals!

They are saying

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there will be a rise of something

like 54% down to migration by 2026

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and then something like the number

of over 85s in Britain will double

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to 3 million by 2040. So something

like in the range of 16 million

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people of pensionable age at that

time. I know that people are working

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longer, are able to look after

themselves but these are worrying

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figures. Never mind looking at

people now who cannot get an

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appointment at a doctor's surgery,

not getting places in primary

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schools, we are not seeing primary

schools, hospitals being built to do

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with this.

Well this goes back to the story,

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the British don't want to do the

McDonald's jobs that the migrants

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want to do, so perhaps the surplus

population could prove beneficial.

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But, supreme to live somewhere,

people must educate their children

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somewhere, it is a strain on the

public services. And the stress on

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the migrant line but old age is also

a part of the story. Let's move on

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to the FT. Dan, let's start with

you. There is an ammiage at the top

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of the front page. A frightening

image from Kenya with reference to

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the rerunning of the election.

Yeah, this is an extraordinary story

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a month ago, the judiciary in Kenya

called for a re-election, held as a

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sign of Kenya's vibrant democracy.

Now there is mayhem, violence, the

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opposition candidate, Odinga has

pulled from the race. Three people

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killed today and now reports that

turnout is low undermining the

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credibility of the election and the

he get mace whys all together. So

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what was to be an example of Kenyan

democracy is turning out the

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opposite.

It would appear that Mr Kenyatta is

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to win on the basis of the current

voting and the lack of turnout but

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that does not necessarily in these

circumstances resolve a great deal?

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No. The main opponent called the

election illegitimate with the turn

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out low. And it calls into question

if the next election is viable

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domestically and internationally.

And it sums up the violence that

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picture?

It is a powerful

photograph. What I read earlier, the

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judges were supposed to be ruling on

whether or not to delay the

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election. Two out of seven turned

up. One of the judges who did not

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turn up, her bodyguard was shot the

night before. This is the pressure

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that the people are under there. A

very difficult situation.

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Now the Garde front page, so many

different figures, economic figures

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coming out on a day by day basis at

the moment. Some appear good news,

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some don't. Here is one that doesn't

look so good. Retail sales falling

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at the fastest rate since the

recession?

Does this mean there are

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going to be sales?! We have raise

rising inflation. A worry. Which we

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have had the figures from last week.

We have the sterling plunging. That

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is great if you are coming to

Britain on holiday. But not gait for

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us, obviously. Now the figures out

from the CB I survey, talking about

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our spending power. The CB I are

being vocal about Brexit. This is a

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bleak picture. Their figures are

portraying tonight. I'm not sure. I

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think we should see a little more.

They are saying that they are

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falling at the fastest rate since

the recession in 2009. That is a

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considerable length of time. So they

sound damning but I'm not sure we

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should worry yet.

And the income squeeze mentioned,

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Dan. It's a part of the story.

Part of the problem is that London

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is still one of the most expensive

cities on the planet. With the

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dramatic fall in the pound and high

inflation, and rents not decareering

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by a dramatic degree, the prospects

for people in the capital are not

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getting better.

I mentioned this being a bad news

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economic story, it appears in a

paper that does not support Brexit,

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is it fair to say that as we see the

different stories, some good, some

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bad, they are featured more heavily

in the paper that take as particular

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Brexit view as a parallel.

I'm not sure. These figures, for

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example, the CB I have been vocal

about Brexit in a negative way. I

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think it would be more, perhaps,

more beneficial to look at the

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figures after Christmas and then

perhaps take another snapshot.

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Yes, as they say you cannot read too

much into a set of figures! Dan, not

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the same Telegraph, this is the

Scottish version it has a lead story

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with reference to junk food and

supermarkets.

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This story talks about the fact that

price promotions on junk food

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reinvestigated and restaurant meal

sizes capped under plans unveiled by

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the medical associations in

Scotland.

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This reminds me of the sugar tax.

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Well, part of the plans are to send

health visitors. If you are a young

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mum, south or north of the border,

you could be taking, no offence but

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you may not be pleased with the

health visitors who checks up on

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your children and the eating and

looking at your larder, the portion

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control and what you are feeding

them, the meal time behaviour and I

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don't think businesses will be

pleased with the pressure on them to

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relabel with calorie amounts and

portion sizes on the products. So,

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look, the SNP are talking about

asking the UK Government as it is

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notp within their right to ban

advertising near schools and

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playings, tourist attractions, with

the best of intentions.

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I was going to say, there are stark

figures.

Yes, there are problems in

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the country with obesity.

And now to look at Buzzfeed, a

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parliamentary, an MP showing off his

painted nails to raise awareness of

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slavery.

Yes, he displayed much to the shock

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of us his painted hand. There is an

eave owned Somerset police campaign,

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called Let's Nail It. It highlights

women but also men, who are victims

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of modern slavery.

On screen, we showed the coloured

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version, black and white detracted

from the effect of the nails.

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They were red.

I would not expect

them to be blue, he is Labour after

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all.

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That's it for The Papers tonight.

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Don't forget you can see the front

pages of the papers online

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on the BBC News website.

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It's all there for you -

7 days a week at bbc dot co uk

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