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Thank you for watching. Next on BBC
news, it is The Papers.
Welcome to look ahead at what the
papers will bring us the murder
Jason Beattie is with us, and Ian
Martin, columnist for The Times
newspapers. Don't be fooled, their
blue shirts may be all they have in
common. The Metro leader to a story
about a potentially lethal drug use
by date rapists targeting women. The
express says a cure for cancer could
be ready to test on patients next
year. The FT FrontPage deals how
British Gas owner Centrica suffered
its worst single day of stock market
loss due to problems with the US and
UK arms. The Mirror leads with the
announcement that the links between
heading in footballing brain damage
will begin in January. The Sun says
that have suspended betting on the
wedding between Prince Harry and
Meagan Markle. Brussels is repaired
to increase the so-called divorce
Bill offered to get trade talks
talking according to the Telegraph.
The Guardian is reporting about the
warning from the think tank the IFF
about slowing living standards. That
dominates The i, saying we are
having the biggest fall in living
standards for a generation. That is
where we will begin. The UK facing
two decades of loss wage growth. ISS
predicting a slowdown leading to a
prolonged period of austerity.
Things seem to be going quite well
for Philip Hammond compared to
previous budgets. Where it fell
apart over the dementia tax.
come the ISS. Politically he has
saved his job. The budget could have
been a real disaster. -- IFS. They
paint a bleak picture about what the
next few years could look like. I
would add a word of caution about
what the IFS says. Long history of
these predictions being run down the
years. Gordon Brown in 2007
sketching out a great picture of how
things would be brilliant in 2009,
economies are dynamic. The global
over Brexit will be causing a lot of
wobbles for people.
The golden rule
with these kind of studies, when
they support your argument, the
highly respected think tank, when
they do not, they are just experts.
That is the big problem. Looking at
the Office for Budget
Responsibility, doing the forecast
yesterday. Flat-lining growth over
the next five years. Brexit was
taken out of the equation. They do
not know what is going to happen. It
is not forecasted. We are in limbo.
It is a very new phenomenon. Going
back to 25 years ago. Before that
budgets did not contain very much.
About even the next year.
Assumptions of all sorts of things
going right or going wrong.
Sometimes things go it unexpectedly
right or the economy. A recession
was predicted for this year
according to the Treasury's
assessment Brexit, did not happen.
The government is in a bind. It does
not want to be spending a great deal
of money, because they would like to
maintain some form of austerity. To
keep the economy going, to stimulate
growth, if you are going to invest
in infrastructure, you have to spend
cash. You have the problem of the
Conservative Party, they have
backbenchers who want German levels
of public services.
They have other
backbenchers, the right wing ones,
who want Bermuda levels of taxes.
They are incompatible. This argument
taking place among the Tories at the
moment. They are in all sorts of
contortions, they don't know how to
get out of the problem. At the same
time you have Corbin promising the
world. Yes we will raise taxes, we
will give you first-class public
services. Giving people a pay rise.
Helping public sector workers,
investing in the NHS. We are
reaching a tipping point. People are
starting to think I would prefer the
pain of paying a bit more in tax. To
the pain of having bad public
services, seeing people struggle on
welfare, Universal Credit not
working. As this says, the endless
misery of stagnant wages.
spend all that money and have
top-class services and pay off the
No, people's expectations
are realistic. If taxes rise, not
going to have a stimulating effect
on the economy if the tax burden is
set to be pretty high as it is
anyway. That will not make Britain
competitive. The only way is for us
to grow our way out of it.
difficult when we have the worst
productivity since Napoleonic times.
The ABI figures are predicated on
that essentially continuing. Britain
has underperformed on productivity.
surprise you on the upside. In the
Eurozone things are booming. Jobs
growth, factory orders reaching 17
To rub it in. As we were
told yesterday by the Chancellor,
rattling through growth figures so
bad he did not want to say them
slowly. We now have a Brexit turned
down. We don't know how long that
will be, we are ready into it.
Across the Channel, they are doing
very well. Results that are the best
for 6.5 years.
Greece is still in
the bind. He mixed picture, no doubt
there is a recovery. Not an
exaggeration to talk about it as
parts of the Eurozone booming.
Personally that will be good for
Britain as well. A successful
Eurozone is in everyone's interest.
We're not leaving a corpse, as some
Brexiteers said. That is true.
you go back five years looking in
the difficulty of the Eurozone was
in during the crisis. You would
always get these moments. Cycles.
Europe doing so, the EU doing better
is a good thing.
Telegraph. May be used to break
Good luck with that.
Raising the amount of money? We knew
this was going to happen. They had a
meeting in a Cabinet subcommittee.
Boris Johnson, Liam Fox, David
Davis, Michael Gove excepting we
were going to have to increase the
amount we put on the table to grease
Like episode of The Law No
Deal. -- Deal Or No Deal.
they want citizens write Cecil,
Northern Ireland settle. I do think
that will be a problem when they
meet tomorrow, with Donald Tusk. A
divorce deal is possible. The real
problem is Northern Ireland. That is
where the bust up will be. That is
where they have an intractable
problem. Having real trouble
breaking the deadlock.
right. The government was starting
to feel quite confident going into
this key decision point in the
middle of December. About whether it
goes forward to talk about trade,
stage two. Almost from neighbour,
Ireland has become a problem,
dissipated, but really serious
problem. Potentially giving may be
President Macron, one of the other
members of the 27 an excuse or
chance to save actually we're not
ready to go forward. They were
pretty optimistic in the last week
Ireland went wanted to go
forward either. They will want to
have more certainty.
The risk they
then play, if they have overplayed a
strong hand. You get to a situation
where if you get through Christmas
and nothing is really happened
during January 's wiped out. The
risk is, the British government had
to start saying Iran February or
March, this does not look like it
will happen, start planning for no
Daily Telegraph, switch off
cameras in smart toys. Christmas not
Have you included this to
make me feel old?
Not doing a great
deal for me either.
When my kids
were going up they got very simple
toys, cuddly teddy bears. Now we
have these machines are connected to
the Internet. They had cameras. I am
boggled by this.
My daughter who is
13, some time ago but a piece of
tape across the camera at the
computer at home saying no one could
hack into us. I wish we were doing
something interesting. It is a
point. People can hijack the
point, we have been through the
early stages of the technological
revolution is a wonderful things it
can do. The evidences, consumers are
starting to work out a lot of the
stuff is about tracking them,
tracking behaviour. Collecting data.
The real problem is the only people
who understand technology other
children. If you want to fix this,
ask your kids.
Daily Mirror. The FA
launches probe into the link between
heading footballs and dementia. This
seems overdue. Your paper has had a
role in bringing this to our
We have been campaigning
on this. It came out of nowhere.
Suddenly looking at the World Cup
1996 heroes. Three of them have got
dementia. We started asking more
questions. We have had 375 former
players having possible signs of
dementia. Alan Shearer did a
documentary for the BBC. He said the
governing bodies were trying to
sweep it under the carpet. We kept
pressing. Good on the FA. They are
going to launch the study. We're not
entirely sure if there is a definite
link. The evidence points that way
will stop if we can get a scientific
study and it proves it. Overseas
purple, they're not as heavy as they
were years ago. Players can start
thinking about what they are doing.
Concerns about other contact sports.
Boxing the obvious one. Rugby, head
injuries this that is true,
particularly on the football thing.
Of concern to a lot of parents. They
had kids playing sport.
players. I think it is an example of
really good, old-fashioned, proper
tabloid campaigning. Really going at
an issue. Getting some movement. It
is what they do with the research?
Once you have the evidence, or
proof, you need, somebody needs to
You don't not wrap kids up
in cotton wool. If there are simple
things you can do, wearing a skull
cap. That is not stop them having
fun, stop people playing football.
Let's see the
It will start in January?
Conducted at a Scottish university.
Proper big study. Good news.
Pantomime season is almost upon us.
A lot of fairy stories get turned
into pantos. Sorry, you cannot wake
sleeping beauty with a kiss? She has
not given consent. A woman by the
name is Sarah Hall, she wants her
son's school to ban the classic
Her argument is a traditional
understanding of gender roles, being
reinforced here, the express
regarding it as political
correctness,. Example of how crazy
the world would be. I do think,
cerebral, the person who made the
complaint to the school, it should
be noted, as it is towards the end
of the story, in public relations,
standing as president of the
chartered Institute of public
relations. Getting a page lead in
the Daily Express. She should
There is a counter
view from the chairman for the
campaign of real education. He says
the Prince is resuscitating her with
the case. I was opposed to try and
tell children not to say somebody?
I'm going to send very boringly PC.
If you look at fairy stories, the
women characters are either Crohn's,
hags and which is, or simpering
princesses. Maybe we should have
straight slightly stronger female
role models, as a father of three
You seem work out some
chilly nobody Zane Duquemin rescue
you. You are on your own. Do I sound
bitter? Not at all. You can see the
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Jason and Ian, lovely to see you.
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