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a very high standing in the rest of
That was Alex Forsyth,
our political correspondent, with
the Prime Minister in Jordan. Now,
With me are Laura Hughes,
at the Daily Telegraph,
commentator Lance Price.
Welcome to you both. We will look at
the front pages. There is widespread
reporting that a deal on Brexit has
been struck, at the moment. But
let's bring you up-to-date with the
The divorce deal for
Brexit is reached, reads
the Metro's front page.
The FT claims the UK has bowed
to the EU's demands on the size
of the Brexit divorce bill.
The Telegraph also leads with
the agreement on the Brexit bill.
There is also a picture with Meghan
Markle, and has a buzzard
matchmaker. The i says the reported
Brexit deal is close, whereas the
Times see the -- says the UK will be
paying EU bills for years to come.
This one in the Guardian, £50
billion divorce Bill. And the
suggestion that David Davis might be
a matchmaker for the royal wedding!
The Express suggests there's a rise
in diabetes sufferers
also developing cancer.
Laura, Lance, welcome to both.
Laura, I start with you. It was the
Telegraph that began at all this
evening with the reports suggesting
a deal had been reached. Let's look
at the front page first of all. Talk
us through it.
colleague Peter Foster over in
Brussels got the story and it is a
massive moment, obviously. I think
it shows that the Prime Minister is
very determined to get Britain to a
place where in December we come to
some sort of agreement with the EU
and move onto trade talks, and that
is the priority. Some papers have
taken the stance that Britain has
caved in the EU demands and it is
interesting to the Prime Minister
has gone ahead and this figure is
significantly higher than the one
she proposed in her Florence speech
and this might upset a lot of Tory
Eurosceptics. The FT have an
interesting line in their story,
that we will never actually know the
final cost of the Brexit bill
because it will be paid out in
increments and not in one big lump
sum, so we will only know when the
last citizen entitled to an EU
pension has died.
That is a long
wait, Lance! An argument in
Parliament today about not
disclosing all the information, and
presumably this would even exist if
it is that far down the line?
that has been part of the problem
all the way along. Britain has
signed up during our membership of
the EU to all sorts of things that
are variables. We don't know exactly
what the bill will be, but what is
interesting, as Laura says, and the
papers have a slightly different
take, the relatively loyal Daily
Telegraph talks about Britain and
the EU agreeing whereas the
Financial Times basically a Remainer
paper, says Britain has bowed to EU
demands and it is pretty clear that
Britain had made all the
concessions, have agreed to pretty
much everything the EU was asking
for, but they are now talking about
how they can present that to look
like less of a headline figure than
it would otherwise be, keeping in
mind it could come back the other
And in a previous life he
worked in Downing Street and you
understand the importance of kind of
managing stories, particularly
What do you make of the suggestion,
the EU will talk up the figure and
Britain will talk it down? Will that
Actually I don't
think that is what will happen
because I think the EU will make it
easier for Britain on this point, so
if Britain wants to talk it down and
say the total figure will not
actually be that much, there is
money coming back, and so on and so
forth, the pound is weaker, and
other things to enable them to
reduce the headline figure, the EU
and a couple of EU officials have
said that in the Financial Times,
that's fine, let them say it is
less, and basically they have agreed
to everything they asked.
this is just one of the sticking
point and there are another two big
hurdles we need to cross. And Irish
border. That's right. The court of
justice in guaranteeing EU citizens'
right after Brexit, and I think the
main issue at the moment is Ireland
and demands for there not to be a
return to the hard border and there
is chaos going on in Northern
Ireland's parliament, chaos going on
in Ireland today.
Ireland parliament at all at the
A massive sticking point,
and we have the DUP making points,
the prop up the government, because
Theresa May failed to secure a
majority, so suddenly they are very
influential and what is it really
It was always much easier
to settle on the money side because
you could make concessions, whereas
on the border between Northern
Ireland and the republic, it is much
harder because basically Britain is
asking for two irreconcilable
things. The whole of the UK comes
out of the customs union and the
Single Market and there is no hard
border with the rest of the EU.
have to get the Government of
Ireland to consent to this,
effectively for the talks to move
Every single EU member state has
It is interesting because
many papers have done this, looking
briefly at the i's front page. The
deal is close, sort of hedging their
It is closer.
not a done deal and we are told that
perhaps will not be until next week.
Next week. There are suggestions
people are sitting round the table
trying to put together some sort of
truth document, shared ideals where
they can come out and say, look,
here it is in black and white, we
have all agreed, happy families,
let's move on. Lance
on the front of the Financial Times
which is in many ways as
interesting, about the ability of
our banks to cope with Brexit.
and it is the Bank of England who
are now stress test the banks. After
the financial crisis the banks now
have to prove to the Bank of England
they can withstand pressures that
may come, and what is interesting is
the way in which they have gone
about this process, because they
have made various assumptions about
what could happen if the Brexit
associations go badly and there is a
hard Brexit, and it includes things
like a fall in house prices,
unemployment at 9%, a drop in gross
domestic product, and 4.7%.
Calamitous figures which the Bank of
England are building into their
assumptions, their are worst-case
assumptions basically on what could
happen if it all goes badly wrong.
can hear cry from the Eurosceptics.
They just can't get over it!
they said it was likely there would
be this kind of Brexit, and they
think the banks will be able to cope
and I think it is at liberty
response would ask them to put some
We all need to put some
money aside, don't we? You never
know what is right the corner -- I
think it is actually responsible for
them to ask for money to be put
aside. This one, trying to make the
university sector more competitive,
to seek you need to go out and
attract more foreign students, need
to be a bit more entrepreneurial.
Part of the deal of that vice
chancellors became rather like chief
executives. And now the woman who
has become the target of this row
about how much the error has
announced she is off.
Yes, she has
suffered from a change of the
weather on all of this -- about how
much the errant has announced she
is. -- how much they earn. Wages did
seem to be extraordinary. When this
is Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell
who was earning £468,000 a year. --
and this is. Again, there is spin on
the figures, so the university are
trying to suggest she has not had a
payoff but actually add up the fact
that you will not go until August,
she has another six month after
On full day.
Full PEI, saw
her critics, of which there are
many, say she is getting up old the
buyer of about £600,000 which is not
Is this an fair?
I think it
could be seen is that when you think
of the debt students are taking on
themselves -- is this unfair?
mean, I wonder if the coverage is on
fear, she is one particular woman.
Yes, but people in the public sector
have their wages frozen -- I mean I
wonder if the coverage is unfair.
Someone must awarded to her at the
Exactly, and she has not
rejected it, but accepted it, which
you could argue was normal,
Oliveira, but the former Education
Secretary has been very bulk of --
very vocal on this.
Lance, you will
know this, the questioning of
whether the whole tuition fees model
something to be looked at. It is
interesting that all the three main
parties seem to have gone one way or
another over this, and a relatively
short at the time.
The whole issue
of how we fund our universities is
very much open for discussion now.
And I think all parties would agree
on this as well. We do want
first-class universities, and you
have to find out how to pay that and
how to find the best.
unsurprising yesterday. The Daily
Express, Harry and Meghan 's wedding
announcement yesterday, a picture of
St George's Chapel on the front
page, and that story about diabetes.
Now this is quite interesting, isn't
it, Laura? Two different
alternatives. I was being a bit
flippant mentioning David Davis as a
possible matchmaker for the royal
couple. It can't be both of these.
We have the front page first of all
of the Telegraph which shows Meghan
Markle hugging a friend of hers, so
she is one matchmaker.
Yes, and the
Telegraph sport ended she did not
deny she was indeed the matchmaker,
so we do have an actual
non-redaction from her -- Telegraph
spoke to her and she did not deny.
In the world of journalism, it
means, well, the obviously did it,
didn't they? So journalss often work
with slightly different
interpretations of the English
language than the rest of the world!
-- journalists often work with.
this other woman, we were discussing
how to pronounce her surname...
Misha wants to contact first night
we are happy to be given advice on
pronunciation. The bad news for both
of them of course is that whatever
happens now, Meghan Markle can't
wear either of their outfits on the
You are right!
yes, it doesn't matter, does it? In
the greater scheme of things, but it
is good both of the papers have gone
for completely different people. Has
someone been winding them up?
wrote for Violet because I don't see
any sourcing for this front page.
But it is a lovely picture.
a lovely story.
How much of the
energy and effort do you think of
journalists over the coming six
months will be spent on Meghan
Markle and Prince Harry? Do you
think she quite knows what she has
letters of M4?
I think she does,
yes. She is obviously as very canny
woman and he will have told her, you
do realise what this will mean? And
I am sure she will have spoken to
Kate, and she... I think she's going
in with her eyes wide open --
think she knows what she has let
herself in for?
And all the coverage
are around when it was announced
they were going out on the first
place, people were digging then, and
it is unlikely to much...
rarely signs she will do this on her
Which is quite important.
I think the public would respect
I think we have to
end on story that has made the front
of the Telegraph, not on the other
front pages yet but I have a
suspicion it is going to be, and
this is the decision made to promote
one great British product, nothing
to do with Brexit!
Nothing to do
with any other story.
unconnected with this newspaper
We are told Viagra is to be
sold in chemists, so you don't have
to get a prescription from your
doctor, but of course you do still
have to go into a chemist and have
that slightly embarrassing
discussion with the pharmacist, so
much difference this will likely
Intriguing to see whether it
will eliminate the problem of people
buying things that are not really
what they claim to be online because
they are a bit too embarrassed to
admit they it.
Especially when it is
available for men over the age of
18, so we were wondering whether or
not perhaps the odd stag do might be
livened up by something that was
obtained from the pharmacist.
I think we will leave it
there are! Laura Hughes, and Lance
Price. Thank you all very much for
joining us on the Papers tonight.
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