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of security procedures being found
on an unencrypted memory stick left
in the street.
Now to have a look at 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 evening to both of you. Thank
you for coming in and is joining us.
-- and joining.
Tomorrow's front pages,
starting with this.
The Financial Times leads
with the Catalonia independence
crisis, as the region's government
prepares 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
ministers if they are proved
to have behaved inapprorpriately.
The Times has more on that story,
as well as a big pictures
of newly-crowned Formula 1
champion, Lewis Hamilton.
The top story in the Daily Mail
is the prime minister's response
to the Westminster sexual
including a shake-up of procedures
to deal with such claims.
The Guardian has the news that
Gordon Brown apparently feels Labour
didn't win the 2010 election
because he wasn't a good fit
for today's emotional politics.
The Sun reports Great British
Bakeoff star Sophie Faldo,
is being investigated,
for alleged benefit fraud.
And now to start with the Times. Of
course, the ongoing reporting on the
allegations in Westminster. A call
for tougher rules as the first MPs
are named. One wonders where the
pressure is coming from. Theresa May
is doing it, isn't she?
This is a
test of her leadership once again.
It is not just about the
allegations, which are still coming
out tonight, it is more about the
case this is a system she has
acknowledged she cannot do much
with. She wrote to the Speaker
saying can we change this? MPs are
effectively self-employed, so it is
up to them. This is very
I think what is being
said is at the moment it is mainly
Tory MPs in the frame. There could
be others in other parties as time
goes on. What is going on is the
Prime Minister, if she knows, we
don't know what she does know, but
if she finds out that MPs, including
senior ministers, according to some
of the allegations, have been
involved in inappropriate conduct,
she should deal with them robustly
and immediately. She says one of
those named, Stephen Crabb, send
inappropriate messages. The Whip
should be removed from him. The
question is what she should do is
that if evidence is brought to her,
ask them about the truth or
otherwise. If they deny them, there
has to be an investigation. The
suggestion is she should try to
discipline those that she finds
there has been evidence they have
done something wrong.
There is so
much pressure on her. She is the
Prime Minister. These allegations
are about Westminster politicians.
It is cross-party. If it is
happening in Westminster, who knows
where it is happening? It follows
Harvey Weinstein and the sexual
harassment allegations. He says
there was no nonconsensual sex. But
no day has gone by we have not been
reporting on sexual harassment, not
just in Westminster.
are leading the allegations of
things happening, even here at the
BBC. We hold people to a high
Which is why she may
have to sack any MP. She has to lead
That headline is stating
the obvious. If they have been
proven to engage in anything
physical, it is a criminal activity,
it goes beyond sacking. The
difficulty is exactly what we were
just getting at, substantiating the
truth about these allegations. Some
people may turn out to say I have
done something wrong. If that
happens, that is quite easy to deal
with. If not, it will take more
You have Garnier holding his
hands up, and there is an
investigation. On the other hand,
some may be nonconsensual affairs
that happened a long time ago.
Ultimately, in the long-run, it will
be interesting to see what the
Speaker, John Bercow, who the Prime
Minister wrote to calling for
tougher rules, what he and
parliamentary authorities do about
it. There needs to be a channel for
people who feel they have been a
victim of something inappropriate,
to contact authorities and have an
outlet for it, a confidential one,
so they can raise it. Often, there
are people who are MPs, of course,
they are only employed by the MP,
and they are junior people, often,
they don't have a lot of ability to
go and contact people. You are
taking on someone so much more
powerful. That is what happens with
these power relationships.
You need an outlet,
and you also need to make sure
people in positions of power, who
have been enabled in their behaviour
by people around them, whether it is
a company, the power they have...
The BBC has said this week that it
has procedures in place for
allegations. The Daily Mirror has a
story, reporting that an
investigation has been launched into
Radio 5 live presenter George Riley.
The BBC is not confirming it, saying
they do not comment on individual
It shows how sensitive this
is at the moment. These allegations
are being encouraged in a way they
were not in the past.
We are talking
about it. It is being reported on,
One interesting thing
about this is that many of these
claims and allegations are coming up
through WhatsApp and other networks.
If you are a 22-year-old working for
NMP and this has happened to you and
you have He may not be part of the
network. -- an MP.
Times to be a number of papers
reporting on Catalonia. A big day
and a big test.
The first day of
direct rule. The Catalan officials
are being required to carry out the
edict from Spain, how they respond
is important, especially the police,
that is important, and also how the
Spanish then deal with any defiance,
any resistance, any public protest.
Clearly, what must not happen, I
think, is heavy handedness on the
part of the Spanish. That only makes
It is a massive test.
Trying to divide the tension.
quick as well. Only eight weeks
away, the election.
backfire as well. We saw what
happened with the referendum.
Heavy-handed tactics did not work.
Exactly. Ultimately, the Spanish
have to win the Catalan people over
by persuasion rather than by force.
That is the crucial thing. They have
to persuade them as a whole it is in
their interest to remain part of
Spain. Trying to Dragoon them into
it will not work.
Telegraph. There is a story on the
NHS. It is always under scrutiny,
but especially this time of year,
when it is tested to its absolute
max. Jeremy Hunt has been told by
Philip Hammond no extra money will
be provided, especially for pay
rises for doctors and nurses. They
have to find the money elsewhere?
is not exactly down the back of a
sofa. They need a decent pay rise.
Obviously, doctors and nurses among
many public sector workers have seen
pay freezes. They have a big
retaining problem. Many of us are
getting older and are not as healthy
as we used to be to be medicine
costs more. A lot of pressure on the
Page two of the Sun. Pressure
to stamp out stamp duty. I am sure
that is coming from homeowners. But
who else is under pressure was blue
this is a think tank, the Adam Smith
Institute, which is claiming for
going this duty of £12 million would
bring £10 billion back. It is a huge
amount of money if you are a
Yes, especially getting
on the bottom rung of the ladder.
The thing is, particularly for the
up, if you take it away, house
prices will go up and you will have
to pay it in a different way. It is
interesting. It is not on the
Chancellor's list, it is on eight
think tank's list. -- A. This is the
time of year every think tank in
person gives a wish list to the
Page two. A story we
have reported on today. Thousands of
people are driving diesel cars
illegally, driving modified diesel
cars without pollution filters. I
want to start with you. This comes
at a time when drivers will have to
pay even more money to bring dirty
cars into the of the capital.
is not the only city with a problem
with pollution causing people to
die. This story is not a new story.
It has been around 2-3 years, this
problem of people having filters
removed by garages. A, when you have
your filter, it filters out
dangerous particles and makes them
more healthy. When you replace it,
you don't have to pay for it to be
replaced because you don't have one.
It also gives better mileage. There
are many economic advantages to you
as a selfish driver if you want to
be selfish and pollute the
atmosphere for everyone else, to
remove it. People have been doing it
knowing they are allowing the cars
to be driven illegally. Fortunately,
it seems there is a solution around
the corner in the next few years. It
will be easier to detect this. At
the moment, it is not easy to detect
this happening because filters are
concealed inside the exhaust. It is
quite difficult to see. There is a
suggestion this will be fixed soon.
Anyone who has had this done should
be disgraced, I should say.
will finish with Lewis Hamilton. He
graces the front pages and the back
pages! Quite rightly so. The Metro.
Fantastic four. Lewis Hamilton
battles back from a first lap crash
with Sebastian Vettel to get an
historic title. Almost did not at
the start. A close shave. The most
successful route it Formula 1
driver. -- British. Still a long way
to go to be the world best.
is quite young.
He is doing well
It was a riveting
race. Did not start how we wanted
it. The crash quickly and sounded
He asked the question, did he
do that on purpose?
I am sure the
champagne will be flowing in Mexico
tonight. Thank you to both of you
for coming in to talk about the
papers with us. We will do it again
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