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next year, saying it was "time
for change" after more
than thirty years.
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me the broadcaster and former
Fleet Street Editor,
Eve Pollard and the journalist,
Yasmin Alibhai Brown.
Let's look at tomorrow's
front pages then:
The Observer leads on the situation
in Zimbabwe, with a picture of one
of the anti-Mugabe demonstrators
that have been out on the streets of
The Mail on Sunday reports
on an apparent altercation
between two Labour MPs
in the Commons chamber.
The Sunday Express claims that
in Wednesday's budget,
the Chancellor will announce support
for Britain's tech industry,
which could mean we'll
have driverless cars
on our roads by 2021.
The Sunday Telegraph also leads
on a pre-budget announcement,
reporting that nurses
are in line for a pay rise.
The Sunday Times has a dispatch
from Zimbabwe and also reports
that the Chancellor will use
Wednesday's budget to announce plans
to build 300,000 homes every year
So let's begin. Zimbabwean. All the
papers have something on this
but let's start with the Observer.
Gassman, could you start us? A
fantastic image of a cheerful anti-
Mugabe demonstrated. But there...
This is now building up to some sort
of resolution of a crisis. He has
held out. He has tried to get a
Catholic priest to be an
intermediary and all sorts of
things. It is time for him to go and
the army has behaved with dignity.
What is interesting here, the
protests are not just about him.
There is a quote here from the
International Crisis Group that says
we are not just out to support a
takeover by another leader, we want
and they said, we want an
alternative to decentralising
controlling narrative. About
sophisticated. It is not going to
stop that they just replace the
With someone similar?
But that is the point. The person
who looks like he will take over is
the person he pushed out the other
day, a man associated with Robert
Mugabe down the years.
have actually shown such restraint,
the army. We do know many other
countries where Robert Mugabe would
have now been thrown into jail, this
is probably time to have an
election. If the UN is going to mean
anything, it should actually send
people over there and say this is
what country wants, give them the
chance to vote for who they want.
And show the world, actually, that
Africa can handle these things.
There are some wonderful female
leaders in Dubai were. Absolutely
astonishing women who have been
waiting to get this opportunity to
have a proper tomography. There are
deep problems. They are not all of
Mugabe's making. We left the country
and said... When Britain left and
when Rhodesia was handed over, a
promise was made that money would be
made available to buy back the land
snatched from black owners. That
never happened. Many things to be
resolved but I have always been
astonished by the level of
sophistication of Zimbabweans.
Political, economic and so on. So
they let go, the future could be
He is 93.
He has had a good
run. The one character in the
background, Grace. They do not want
I am Madge and she is out there
flourishing her credit card.
Domestic matters now. Many people
speculating on what the Chancellor
will have on that budget box on
Wednesday. He is getting a lot of
advice from all over the place are
there will be a pay boost for
What do we know about this?
The interesting thing is that
yesterday he got a letter from the
Noraid top Tories telling him to
look at the NHS and as we discussed
earlier, it should not be a
political football. It needs to be
sorted out all the country. There
will be a pay rise for nurses. The
education for schools and they need
help as well. He will also be
political as every Chancellor is. He
will show the country that the
Conservative come at some of the
I don't know...
You get more tax if you tax people
in a fair way, almost in a flat we.
What they should do is stop things
like the Paradise Papers, the Panama
papers. They should stop people
being able to park money abroad. I
also think that you want to
encourage the country to think that
it needs to purchase British and it
needs British goods to purchase. I
have returned from New York and it
is buzzing. That is what he needs to
do in this budget.
You both avoided
a word that dominated from the
start, Brexit. That is in his
calculations as well.
In my view it
is the worst and most damaging thing
that the country, that has happened
to the country and what is worst is
that even the Tory party does not
seem to be able to unite and decide
how to take this forward. They'll
suspect Philip Hammond, because he
is not a proper Brexit. -- Brexit
supporter. Domestic policy is simply
not being made. I was speaking to a
civil servant yesterday who says
that Brexit is sucking up all the
You are dealing with a
Europe that is behaving like a
wronged partner. They want the
house, they want the money and then
they will tell you if you can ever
see the children. Why nobody thought
that the Europeans would feel this
way, I do not understand.
the word house. How appropriate. The
Sunday Times has on the front page,
printing the worst picture of the
Chancellor. Scratching his head,
poor fellow. He does have a lot to
think about. Says he is planning to
build 300,000 homes a year. This
goes to the heart of so much
criticism of politicians.
more houses and they are not being
billed. The word is missing here.
Affordable. Houses and flats are
being built everywhere. Where I
live... Huge, huge buildings. But
they are incredibly expensive.
That's what we've got. We need
affordable houses for people who
work in public services, for young
people, and that is the word that
needs to be there.
I am afraid that
if your wonderful view may be
spoiled I agree you should build a
Littlewoods or put Theresa but
people... There is great spaces in
England with no houses in.
to the story, what do you think?
300,000 homes a year, the equivalent
of eight 80. Quite ambitious.
made that promise and people will
hold it against them. We are in a
febrile political atmosphere and I
think if he does not come through
with it... And what saying is
correct, there are builders hanging
on to land. Local councils hanging
on to land and, actually, what we
need to do is have citizen
journalists and somebody should
write in all the empty houses, or
the lengthy -- emptied land.
write in all the empty houses, or
the lengthy -- emptied land.. Only
two to 3% of the land across Britain
is occupied. By buildings...
does sound low. A small proportion,
I take your point. Not a lot of time
left. Moving on to something else
who front page of the Sunday Times,
inspectors to quiz girls wearing
What is this about? There is
a new inspectorate, chief inspector
of schools and she is for the first
time they will ask girls as young as
four, who are being dressed in hijab
to go to school. This is all about
women's position in place in
society. I think it is good we are
asking that because I think a young
girl should not feel that hair is
embarrassing, sexual... She is too
young to be these things.
their. I am a Muslim and I have
written a book arguing against this
because there is nothing in the
When you say against, make
clear, you mean against wearing
There is nothing that says
you cover your hen or your face.
Only the wives and the family of the
profit were being harassed when they
went into public space. Five male
authorities on religion last week
pronounced that the hijab was not
necessary. Nobody is listening to
them. It doesn't make women look...
First of all, I want these girls to
fly free and I want them to have a
wonderful education. I want them to
marry who they want to and be
British. That is the other thing. If
you live here I think there must be
a certain amount of integration and
I do not want these girls... I do
not want them to be second-class
I often stop mothers of
South Asian origin and say you are
sexualising your child. You are
saying that your three-year-old is a
sexual being. They get very
frustrated. It is the same as a
child of real for going out in a
boot tube. It is the same thing. You
say that this girl is a sexual
object. I think it is important for
us modernist Muslims to do that. I
think it is good. I think it is
great that school authorities are
asking girls why are you wearing it?
I hope also asking the parents and,
importantly, asking the fathers.
Sometimes it is the mothers who
perpetuate this. There is a
wonderful local councillor in
Birmingham who started a whole
campaign against this. I think it
has come from some very good modern
The interesting word
to mean this story is calling it a
controversial move. So not everyone
will say it is a good idea.
say, in France, it is not allowed
and I think the French have taken on
board the fact that if you come to
France you will live like French
people and you will give your girls
every chance to fly.
Like I said, it
was never in our faith I don't know
where it came from.
And, finally, a picture
on the front page of the Sunday
Telegraph. 70 years and counting,
the Queen and Prince Philip.
in a celebrant Tory mood? I think it
is a sweet picture. I think they are
having a low-level dinner with the
family but not doing anything
high-powered. I think it is sweet.
Anybody who can keep any
relationship going for 70 years
deserves a pat on the back.
thing, if you look online there is
an amazing picture of the Queen with
Robert Mugabe when she visited
curare in 1991. It is the most
flirty I have ever seen her. He was
very good-looking and it is an
returned to Prince Philip.
that is what he was before he
I think getting the Queen
and to -- Mr Mugabe into the same
conversation is remarkable. Z for
the papers denied. Headlines coming
up. -- that is it for the papers
Headlines coming up at the top
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