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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the economics
commentator and author,
Dharshini David, and the Home
Affairs Editor of the London Evening
Standard, Martin Bentham.
Good to see you, thank you for
coming in. Let's have a look at the
front pages in brief before we
The Financial Times leads
with the Catalonia independence
crisis which goes on as the region's
for its first day under
direct rule by Madrid.
The Metro says pressure
is being put on the Prime
Minister to reveal anything
she knows about alleged sexual
harassment in Westminster.
The Telegraph is leading
with the same story.
It says Theresa May will sack
any Cabinet ministers
if they are proven to have carried
out inappropriate behaviour.
The Times has the same story as well
as a picture of newly crowned
Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton.
Catalonia still gracing many front
pages. Still fascinating and
astonishing and perhaps a sign of
The Times, the FT leading with the
story, the first day of direct
Catalonian rule putting Madrid to
the test and also Catalonian is to
the test and also Catalonian is to
the test and also Catalonian is to
Things ramping up day by day and it
is not going away by any means and
it could be a very tense week.
depends how that was imposed. While
many countries including the UK
don't recognise independence they
have expressed concern about
The problem is that
if Madrid, which I think has handled
this very badly by roughing up
people on the day of the election in
an appalling fashion, they have just
hardened the opinion of those who
were in favour of independence and
probably discouraged people from
agreeing with them, this must have
pushed people into the separatist
camp. By calling elections in eight
weeks' time, and the newspaper makes
the point that perhaps the first
sensible thing Mariano Rajoy has
done is perhaps wrong footing the
separatists a bit, he's the Prime
Minister of Spain, now they have to
concentrate on winning the election,
or whether to oppose direct rule, so
altering their focus. There is an
election to come theoretically in
RAM error high is a man who likes to
do things properly, he likes to
channel things through the normal
formal wear dashed Mariano Rajoy. He
doesn't want this as much as anyone
He hasn't faced a test like
this before. This is quite a gamble,
trying to split the Independence
And it is not clear if
people in Catalonia do want
independence. But those who do, if
response to it is to browbeat that
won't work in the long run, the
Spanish authorities need to try to
convince the population of Catalonia
that it is in the interests to
remain part of Spain. It may well be
but they need to convince them and
the Catalonian Snead to believe
that. You cannot just force them in
the long term just by pure weight of
military power -- the Catalonian
people need to believe that.
saw with the referendum it may
backfire. Not a day goes by when
we're not talking about sexual
harassment in some institutions
somewhere, especially in the and
America, which is a bad thing but it
is a good thing that we are talking
about it, women are getting a voice,
this pressure now on Theresa May,
the front page of the Metro, the No
10 sleaze briefings, pressure on
In some ways I feel for her
because clearly this kind of sleaze,
if going on in Westminster is
probably going on up and down the
country. She has denied it, these
briefings are taking place in
Downing Street, on the other hand
the Daily Telegraph reports that she
says she will sack any sex pest
ministers and the mother and much
more allegations doing the rounds
tonight once again. An unusual
situation when it comes to the ways
that MPs are...
It does perhaps
reflect society, and the way it has
been the too long but if it is
taking place in the corridors of
power it is no surprise it is
happening across the country...
course people in positions of
authority, elected representatives
and so on should at least be setting
a good example, and leading, so they
need to set a bad example. The story
in the Telegraph about how she's
going to sack any ministers who have
carried out sexual harassment and so
on, the headline sounds impressive,
it depends what the evidence is,
there may be a long gap, but some
people would admit it, like Mark
Garnier, not harassment but one
incident, his secretary being sent
to baby sex toys which he suggests
was nothing to do with harassment,
at least he admitted he had done
that. But in of serious harassment
and sexual assault may turn out to
be alleged, unless somebody is
actually proved to do it, and those
allegations can be substantiated
which will take some doing,
potentially, and maybe some time
before we see sackings.
to remind ourselves, that these
allegations are not verified. They
Some may be
consensual affairs, quite different
to some of the other allegations we
have been talking about.
thing with that ultimately will be
because the exposure of this is a
problem, as you alluded to at the
start, if proper channels can be up
and up so that victims of this type
of thing find a way that they can
talk in confidence to parliamentary
authorities, the system will be
setup to up those concerns, and
raise them publicly, then the people
carrying out these things, the
public shame will ultimately result
in them not carrying on for very
long and also potentially stop
people digressing in that way in the
You would hope so
but we were saying earlier that this
has come as a surprise in 2017
thinking that things like this are
going on in offices where you work.
The Daily Telegraph alleging that
some of these allegations affect
cabinet ministers so it's going
right to the very top.
And you would
very much hope that bringing it into
the public arena might change
Let's stick with the Daily
Telegraph. Another story, Hammond -
getting tough on the NHS. Not the
He's in a bind. The NHS
has rising costs, rising demands.
This big financial pressure on it
immediately. Staff have been pressed
in terms of pay for a long time.
images says, we will implode if we
don't get more funding. It is a war
of words -- the NHS says this.
is a crucial issue because firstly
we have seen a pay freeze and the
public sector affecting NHS workers.
We know there is a huge problem with
recruitment and retention, and if
you start to give them pay rises you
set a precedent and you end up with
a bill of billions of pounds.
when they talk about it potentially
imploding, money is needed for
medicines, facilities and so on. Pay
is only part of the extra cost. All
the other aspects that need funding,
what Philip Hammond is trying to do
is balancing the books, his problem
is, saying, if you are going to find
more money to pay for better
treatments, we can't spend it all on
pay, that is his dilemma.
just the budget coming up, it's
winter. It is this time of the year.
When I saw this on the front page of
the Guardian I thought, move on,
Gordon, we have. Gordon Brown saying
he didn't show enough emotion to an
election. He must have a book coming
I was with David Cameron do
think that 2010 election and what
was striking them was the fact that
it wasn't so much substance as
charisma that one of the voters on
the campaign Trail, that resonated
with Gordon Brown and he looks back.
Personality increasingly as
important as policy.
I agree and
disagree in the sense that I don't
think it was lost the election, it
was the financial crisis and if the
Tories would have done any better or
not if they had been in power, the
fact was that people thought that
there was this calamity, that
Labour, George, had mismanaged the
economic success which they had had,
and immigration was perceived by a
lot of people as too high. On the
other hand he is right that it
shouldn't just be about personality
and if someone is good and competent
even if they are not the most
flamboyant character, if they are
good we should vote for them and you
would want them to lead the country
will be the person in charge of your
It does seem a bit strange,
this was two years after the
financial crisis, that he isn't
saying, I wish I'd handled the
financial crisis differently and
then perhaps I would have won the
The other problem is a
classic politician's thing, we
didn't communicate the message was
the fail, not that the message
Just a couple of
minutes, let's give one minute each
to the next two pages to talk about
these stories. The Daily Express,
stayed married to a halt to manager.
Close relationship reduces risk by
60%. The latest advice on how to
That's just keeping a
mad active because you have to deal
with your other half! -- keeping
your mind active.
And what kind of
relationship? That can cover a range
of things. Is this correlation of
causality. Is that the fact that if
you stay in a relationship you are
less likely to develop dementia or
was it just the case that it's some
kind of coincidence?
I think you're
right, it's about keeping the mind
active. That is what we are all
told. Let's finish on a feel-good
story. Back to the Metro. Not just
leading, featuring a great
photograph of Lewis Hamilton, who is
now the most successful British
Grand Prix Formula 1 racer ever. I
saw an interview with him on TV
earlier today. He's pretty humble
about this. He was speaking before
the win but knew that he was close.
And he is humble about it. He's
It is a great achievement.
This year there have been seasons
where the car is dominant and maybe
hasn't been as hard as it might have
been, this season is more often even
battle between him and Vettel. He's
triumphed in style.
Nice to see that
on a day that we are discussing
sleaze and Catalonia, a great story
The express calling him
King Lewis the fourth. He's got a
lot to be happy about and we have a
lot to be happy about for him and it
isn't over yet. He's still so young.
He started young, I forget how old
he was when he won it for the first
time, he was very young then.
ahead of him.
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