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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the former Labour
adviser and comedian,
Ayesha Hazarika and Tim Montgomerie,
the founder of unherd.com.
A look at the front pages.
The Metro which leads
with the resignation
of Robert Mugabe as President
of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power.
The I reflects the jubilant scenes
across Zimbabwe earlier today
as news spread about the end
of Mugabe's rule.
A so-called divorce
bill between Britain
and the European Union could be
settled within three weeks according
the FT's front page.
Ahead of tomorrow's budget,
the Telegraph details a last minute
briefing which the paper says saw
Downing Street demand a last minute
announcement on schools.
The Daily Express leads
with how Vitamin D could benefit
the treatment of arthritis according
to new research.
The Times reports that schools
will be paid £600 for every extra
pupil they persuade to sit maths
A-level to help Britain compete
on the world stage after Brexit.
The Guardian has an image
of Zimbabweans celebrating
on the streets of Harare
after Mugabe resigned.
And the Mail urges savers to boycott
banks that have not passed on this
month's rise in interest rates.
Let's talk about some of those. Take
us to the front of the Metro, if
only for the headline.
headline, hip, hip, Harare. Most
papers have very vibrant scenes of
GB Lei Sheng from Harare. A lot of
smiling faces -- scenes of
jubilation. We thought Mugabe was
going to go last week and then we
thought he was going to go on Sunday
and it didn't work out but people
will be pleased. We shouldn't
underestimate what a huge moment
this is in African politics. He has
been a presiding figure not just in
Zimbabwe but across the whole
region. At first very revered, he
was the man who helped Zimbabwe
become independent in 1980. There
was a lot of promise, he was seen as
this revolutionary insurgent, this
very strong figure but Zimbabwe went
from is being the breadbasket of
Africa with great resources
basically to being the basket case,
with horrific unemployment. At one
point, life expectancy in Zimbabwe
was the lowest of anywhere on the
planet, I think for a woman it was
43 years old. A huge collar and
epidemic -- cholera and AIDS
epidemic. The agriculture dipped.
The country has a tragic set of
events happening to it. I hope that
even know there is a lot of
jubilation, I hope that there will
be real change. It's important to
note that the man taking over from
Mugabe was a big part of what
happened before, quite a
is the crocodile.
I think what
Morgan Tsvangirai is calling for is
correct, until there are free and
fair elections in Zimbabwe who must
be careful about being too jubilant.
On the story got context, this is a
very significant day, isn't it?
huge moment for the moment said,
this is a land that had so much
promise, still a lot of resources.
Quite a talented population in many
respects and you can see the
excitement and the jubilation. The
military, this is the softest crew
we've seen of this kind, an example
to the rest of Africa if they can
have lived correctly -- the softest
coup. There has been a lot of
intimidation and violence in the
life of the modern Zimbabwe. If this
transition can happen reasonably
peacefully, it is an open question
as to how much justice needs to be
done. Whether, behind-the-scenes,
since we had that extraordinary
press conference on Sunday, the
non-amazing nation --
non-resignation conference, has he
got protection and is the immune
from prosecution? It is up to the
people of Zimbabwe what they will
tolerate. If he has got it it is
going to leave a sour taste in the
malls of the many victims of his
regime over the last 37 years. Let's
reflect on it. The pictures are so
The I's front page, have
you ever seen a great expression of
joy than the guy from the pale blue
It is an amazing optic, it
is one of hope. Zimbabwe has a young
population, actually well. Great
hope and expectation for the future
but I think Morgan Tsvangirai is
going to be a really important
figure. In a way he is the man who
symbolises the brutality of what
went before. Morgan Tsvangirai
survived three attempts on his life
including somebody coming into his
office, hitting him across the head
with a bar and trying to throw him
out of the window. He is going to be
somebody, he is like the physical
embodiment of somebody who pushed
back against the regime. The
pictures are very arresting but I
would urge a bit of caution in the
sense that we have to see, it is no
good replacing one dictatorship with
Moving ahead to the
Guardian which has the same image on
the front page
you raise the issue
briefly what happens Mr Mugabe.
There is a line on the Guardian's
coverage, the generals are yet to
comment on his fate and one of the
uncertainties amid the talk of
succession and maybe a democratic
process, what will happen to him?
Absolutely, Zanu-PF appeared to have
quickly moved behind the military.
Quite orchestrated in many senses so
maybe there is more of a plan than
we realise. We focus a lot on the
human rights issues associated with
the regime but the big thing that
has brought it to the climax we are
witnessing is the economic failure,
the complete economic failure,
basket case, as Ayesha said. It is
an opportunity for the West, we have
some historic involvement in the
I think we do.
how the transition. These people
have hope at the moment. The
universities haven't been paid. If
we can help in the investment. So
often we think of Africa as a
struggling continent but country
after country has been moving
forward, improvements in literacy,
improvements in child mortality etc
and now perhaps Zimbabwe will join
the success story.
Africa is the market to watch in
terms of its infrastructure and
telecommunications, that is
improving but interesting to see
what the leaders surrounding
Zimbabwe do as well, particularly
Jacob Zuma was due
there tomorrow, I don't know if he
will go in the light of events.
Would be delighted if he went
Easy for us to say in
the west that you must have a huge
trial, but it must be for them to
decide and it may be that there has
been so much are people and there
has been so much bloodshed they
don't want to risk a huge uprising
because he still quite popular in
Zimbabwe despite these pictures.
There are many people who think of
him fondly as the person who
liberated Zimbabwe from the evil
Empire. In a way I think that other
leaders around may also encourage
this to be as calm as possible
without increasing tensions.
more image before we talk about
other matters, the front page of the
Daily Telegraph. If you thought that
the man in the blue T-shirt we
showed you a moment ago was the
happiest man in Zimbabwe, maybe this
one wearing a suit and that
wide-eyed look is running him close!
Looks like he's going to explode
Made's budget war
with Hammond: the evil they budget.
By the time people -- the eve before
the budget. By the time people read
it it will be the day of the budget.
Would Hammond be pleased if the
Mugabe News had happened tomorrow?
It could have been drowned out or is
he glad to get the attention
tomorrow? Time will tell. Philip
Hammond, I don't think I breaking an
Feel free to do
He's not the most exciting
Chancellor or politician we've ever
had. And of course Conservative MPs
are not the happiest people and they
are hoping for something special
from the Chancellor. There seem to
be some interesting ideas, for
example encouraging maths teaching,
very worthy and important but not
the kind of idea or proposal that I
think will really change
Conservative fortunes. The story in
the Daily Telegraph is that Theresa
May seems to be anxious that Hammond
isn't going to delivered the game
And she may run out of
patience with him if he doesn't.
reach of all that she might choose
rather than those that have been
forced on her.
I come from a party
where the leader and the Chancellor
used to fight a lot and it doesn't
make for happy politics. Going into
most budgets you get a lot of pitch
rolling and atmospherics forehand.
What people have been saying so far
about Mr Hammond. Before a budget he
will do a lot of media on the
Sunday. The worst budget build-up in
history. Never had it though good
apparently. People say that it is
going to be uninspiring. What it
looks like is that the knives are
out for him. They are stuck in this
Brexit crisis at the moment and
really a budget that traditionally
happens... This is what happens in
since the Conservatives have the
election. This is a budget that is
going to be quite tough but it will
set the tone of a government with
vision. There will be nothing of
that. Things like housing, we need
something substantial. Theresa May's
conference speech didn't cut any ice
We are going to get
something on housing?
But will it be
enough? Also a lot of an happiness
about the pay cap and calls for
regional investment. Until there is
a narrative that pulls things
together, this is very
A couple of minutes
left. Let's sort out Brexit in that
time! The FC, Brussels and London
aiming to reach Brexit divorce bill
in three weeks -- the Financial
Times. This follows the meeting
earlier today, where a new figure
was mooted. It was yesterday.
sounds ambitious to me. It is vital
that this agreement is reached
because the clock is ticking. The
Article 50 process is a two-year
process and there is a feeling that
you need an agreement to get it
passed by the European Parliament
etc and we haven't begun the crucial
trade talks yet. Theresa May is
determined to find some sort of
financial offer for the European
Union so she can get onto the trade
talks but if it is the kind of
figure that has been talked about
here, I think there is going to be
uproar inside the Conservative
Party. Tory MPs, Jacob Rees Mogg,
Robert health on already leading the
calls of anxiety. Forget the budget,
the fireworks will come when we
start getting specifics on this
number. It will be the biggest test
of Theresa May's leadership and
she's had a number of tests but this
will be huge.
It's difficult because
the issue of Ireland as well, the
border, a massive issue which people
are concerned about. Tim is right
about the money. A lot of people
thought that we would get a lot of
money back from the EU and it turns
out we are going to have to pay a
lot of money to untangle ourselves.
When we get the budget we'll be told
that there isn't much money around
and austerity will stay.
Time is up.
Don't forget you can see the front
pages of the papers online
on the BBC News website.
And if you miss the programme any
evening you can watch it
later on BBC iPlayer.
Thank you to my guests and goodbye.