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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the journalist
and broadcaster, Penny Smith
and the commentator and broadcaster,
Tomorrow's front pages,
The Mail on Sunday leads with fresh
allegations of sexism
The Sunday Times claims
some prisoners sentenced
to less than a year could be
allowed to go home to vote,
under new government plans.
The Sunday Telegraph says that
chaotic organisation of the health
service is putting patients' lives
at risk, according to
the NHS medical director.
On the front page
of The Observer, claims that senior
Tory donors have urged Theresa May
to walk away from Brexit talks
rather than accept
and unfavourable" deal.
And the Express leads
with the crisis in Catalonia,
as Madrid seizes power over
the regional Parliament.
We will start with that Conservative
Party donor story on the front page
of the Observer, Charlie. More
pressure on Theresa May, but not
from her own MPs, but those who prop
up the party.
The ones with the
money. And they are right, these
people in business who do this every
day are saying, be ready to walk
away. It is nothing to be scared of.
I was at a meeting Governor with
these people. It is almost like
Groundhog Day. The first rule of
negotiating, this is the only thing
I know about negotiating, is having
an end cut-off date to say, sorry,
we are not going to make a deal
here, and walking away. In this
case, it is different because we are
not walking away from everything, we
are walking away from a deal with
the EU but obviously keeping Brexit.
It is time to say, we have two
months to make a deal. It is not
satisfactory, we are leaving.
clock is ticking.
Except that the
amount of money we are talking about
is so vast, and the money is for all
the things would have been planned
which might fail which we have
committed to in the past and they
are saying... You have committed to
it now. It is like buying a car on
hire purchase and then suddenly
discovering that it was a
Rolls-Royce and you thought you had
put a deposit down for a mini. It is
getting bigger and bigger. It is
like the worst payday loan you have
It is like the guys who
form a band they quit before the
band makes good. If you walk away,
you walk away. In this case, there
is nothing to worry about.
is not just about money, it is about
people and jobs.
My country walked
away without a deal back in 1776,
and we seem to have done all right.
Things were quite different then.
Every time we do a Brexit story in
the paper, we could talk about it
all night, let's move on. It is on
the front page of the Observer if
you want to read more. Two stories
on the front page of the Sunday
Times. The headline says top BBC
women expose sex pests. It has a
secret group of the BBC's top female
presenters has uncovered a string of
suspected cases of sexual harassment
at the corporation, including a
senior sports presenter. All of this
with the current climate of the big
There has been a statement
from the BBC saying, we can't
comment on individuals but treat any
allegations seriously and have
processors for investigating them".
Anyone who has reached an age, such
as me, has had this sort of thing
going on at a fairly low level
throughout my working life. If you
ever complained in the past, people
would always say, why didn't you
complain at the time? Well, most of
us did, but what we got was "For
goodness' sake, get a sense of
humour, you didn't mean anything by
it". There was a general feeling
that they were OK and that you were
just being a bit silly. And the word
silly kept coming up. Don't be
silly, as though this was a
ridiculous thing. For goodness'
sake, that is what goes on. And you
look back at it and think, why did
we put up with a? But that was an
era when we were watching things
like the black and White minstrel
show when now you just think, what?!
It is also almost confusing from a
man's point of view. We are a bit
lost. In this environment, we are
all luvvies and it is all TV and
darling, and there are people I
would hug and kiss a cheek, with
nothing meant by it. Nowadays, you
start to second-guess yourself. In
today's environment, I look at the
women I work with here. I wouldn't
dare do anything sexually harassing
to you, Penny!
Because I would
karate chop you.
You are a strong
It is a good point. There are
a lot of men read stories like this
who are shocked that there are men
who still do this and get away with
Yes, and a good thing is that
women do now feel that they can
stand up and be counted and people
will believe them and will not treat
them as just overdoing it.
also confusing again from a male
standpoint because I look at this as
a more free time. Women have come on
page and women do have relationships
with men at work, and men with women
and men with men and women with
women and all of that. It almost
seems hard to imagine it going on.
The wider issue is that women are
now being given a voice. The
statement from the BBC says "We have
processes for investigating this",
and thank goodness. Let's hope we
are turning a corner, even if it
means facing an ugly past. The other
story on the front page of the
Sunday Times... Prisoners gain vote
in human rights U-turn. This has
been going on for some time. Police
chiefs were warning over terror
It is also about how there are
certain people such as high-class
detectives who are now having to go
into local police forces because
there is such a problem with crime
at the moment. But there is this
other story about the prisoners.
When you commit a crime, part of the
punishment is giving up a right. You
give up the right of freedom and to
me, you should give up the right of
That is the case in America,
You would normally give up
that right until you are no longer
incarcerated. I gather this is
coming from the EU.
It is the
European Court of Human Rights.
is why it has been going on for a
long time. Let's move on to the
Sunday Telegraph, hospitals failing
to tackle safety crisis. This is
coming from the NHS medical
Sir Bruce Keogh, who has
been the most senior doctor for ten
years and he says the problem is
that there is the central advice.
is the latest cry for help.
it is a desperate organisation with
no centre, yet it is supposedly the
most centralised organisation after
the Soviet army, isn't it? That is
what used to be said. Again, I hate
to put on the American thing, but
this sort of system, as
well-intentioned as it was and as
lauded as it should be, and I would
like to continue with a system where
you can show up at a hospital, but
from a management standpoint and a
funding standpoint, it doesn't work.
What he is saying the problem is, he
also blames the watchdogs. He says
there are too many boards and too
many watchdogs. Too many cooks
spoiling the broth. Terrible things
are being done to save people from
death and disability. There are
small things that everybody should
be doing, and not everybody is doing
Everyone has a good NHS story
and a bad NHS story. Now, Catalan.
That is on the front page of the
Sunday Telegraph and the Sunday
Express. Catalan leader faces arrest
as he calls for civil disobedience.
Penny, many analysts tonight at the
BBC are saying that civil
disobedience is going to kick in.
They are saying he faces 30 years in
jail. I don't know why I find that
And he might not
be the only one.
No. And he has been
replaced. He then went out and had
dinner and photos with people
drinking a glass of red wine. On
Monday morning, there might be two
presidents turning up for work.
Because you have Carles Puigdemont
and you have the guy who has been
putting by Madrid. So the
responsibility of them both turning
up and fighting. Pencil cases at
Federal troops will probably
And it is talk like that
that is evidently keeping tourists
away, with mounting tensions. Penny,
you do talk radio. How much do
people care? Are they worried about
what is going on in Spain?
have been people who are saying,
maybe I just won't go. I did an
interview this morning with somebody
who is out there and I said, is
there a problem? And he said, no,
you wouldn't notice. But then I
remember being in Bolivia in La Paz
and all of a sudden, a coup went on.
It was a bit scary, but perfectly
normal until then.
Charlie, is Spain
on a knife edge?
It can be. Society
is falling apart can happen
extremely quickly, faster than you
can imagine. You only have to look
at what happened a couple of weeks
ago with the voting, that
referendum. On one level, I support
the Spanish in the sense that you
can't have individuals suddenly say,
we are holding a vote when they are
not the government. The way they
handled that was, to put it nicely,
miscalculated. Going roof with
batons and what have you. But I can
understand why they might give this
man 30 years. It is seditious. It is
like me saying, I don't like what
Theresa May is doing, I think I will
be Prime Minister, or Penny should
be Prime Minister.
But people do
have the right to have a say in how
their lives are controlled. It will
be argued about whether this is
being done in the right way by the
Catalan authorities. There are
various states in America that
wouldn't mind breaking away from the
Civil war was fought over
Is Spain heading that way?
Again, it is hard to imagine in
today's world, but maybe that makes
the case for the Second Amendment.
It is hard to imagine. Shall we go
to some cheery news?
I love this. I
was watching a bit of it earlier.
these are our future players, we
might end up winning the World Cup.
Let's just start slowly and enjoy it
for what it is. There is another
picture on the front of the
Independent and the Observer.
enjoy it for what it is. They are
not talking to their agents about
sponsorship deals. This is like 1966
all over again.
We haven't even
mentioned what we are talking about.
The under 17 England World Cup team
have won the World Cup in a 5-2
victory over Spain. Spain didn't
really need this, but England needed
it. And of course, the under 20s won
They were so chuffed at the
end, and the coach.
Charlie is with
I will be dead by 2066!
spoke to a father of one of the
players and he said he sent a text
before the semifinal saying, you are
not playing well, and his response
was a hat-trick. Brewster was his
name. Amazing news for them, but it
is an insight into future talent
didn't does show that with
investment in which a sport, we can
produce fantastic performances.
Almost like the American women's
team. At one point, they had more
World Cup goals than Beckham did. We
had one of the all-time teams, but
it was our women's team. So if we
can do it, you guys have a shot as
Thanks, Charlie! Charlie and
Penny, we will do it all again at
11.30, with more stories. See you
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