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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me is the Deputy political
editor of the Independent,
Rob Merrick, and the Author
and Broadcaster, Natalie Haynes.
Welcome. Nice to see you. Tomorrow's
A number of tomorrow's front pages
look ahead to the Prime Minister's
meeting in Brussels tomorrow.
The Times writes that a senior
Brussels official says Britain
and the European Union are "90 %"
towards a deal that would open
the door for transition and trade
talks on Brexit this month.
The Independent reports on fears
from MEPs that the future rights
of EU citizens in the UK and Britons
in the EU are being forgotten
as a deal gets closer.
The Express says Theresa May faces
a backbench revolt if she gives more
concessions to the EU.
The Financial Times says
the Prime Minister is set
for a momentous day in Brussels.
It also reports that there has
been a surge in Swiss
banks' reporting of suspicious
activity by Saudi clients.
The Telegraph focuses
on the virtual currency, Bitcoin,
saying there will be a crack-down
amid concern it is being used
to launder money and dodge tax.
Natalie will give a masterclass in
Bitcoin isn't she? She knows more
than us. That start with Brexit. The
Times, Brexit tilt 90% versus senior
EU official, unnamed. But obstacles
remain. 90% and yet we've heard
nothing but problems about the
border between Northern Ireland and
the Republic of Ireland?
behind. It's D-Day tomorrow, the
Prime Minister meets with the
president of the European
Commission, and if Britain doesn't
satisfy the EU by tomorrow then it's
made the necessary moves on these
key issues that the talks can't
progress to transitional deal in
future trade, as you say, the
biggest stumbling block has been the
Irish border. On Friday the EU may
clear it would stand united with
Ireland which has insisted Britain
is not satisfied. About the
inevitable return to a hard border
if Britain leaves the customs union.
It seems strange we will be 90%
there if it is not subtle but that's
what the Times has then told.
There's a desire on all sides to
reach an agreement, you tend to hear
a clear claim from the Brexiteers
that the EU wants to punish Britain.
But they want to get into a trade
talks but on its term. Written as a
concession after concession to get
this far and many more come tomorrow
to class telling either cross over
That was the warning from
the PM today? That pro-Brexit MPs do
not want her to give anything of the
They are so destructive in
their own party and her negotiating
stance because it looks like she has
no control over what's happening
behind her at home while she goes
out to Brussels. The one Saint I
think they are hoping for is a
vaguely orderly situation is this is
traditionally the case with EU
negotiations on a larger scale,
there is no hope at all and then at
3am on the final morning after the
final night, suddenly people claw
their way to a deal. It means
everyone can just about walk at home
with a bit of dignity intact, we got
what we wanted or at least enough.
That's what we have to do, the
alternative is live in a cave. I'm
not ruling it out.
Don't do that, we
need you here.
It says something
about the state of the negotiations
that Britain get into the estate of
discussing our future trading
arrangements is treated as a
triumph. Even getting to talk about
The bar is getting lower and
Its fumbling to get your pads
on before you face the fast bowlers.
This is the easy part.
supposed to be at the wicket this
month. That was the deal. The
ospreys to negotiate.
And if we're
not then business will go bonkers.
They have put in place their
contingency plans to move operations
out of Britain by the start of next
year if they have no certainty that
all will be well in the end.
look at the Independent. Rob Malik
has a byline on the front. EU
citizens' rights are at risk.
loss in issue that there are three
divorce issues that the EU said we
must make progress on. The EU
citizens they said would be the
priority at the start. When we
picked up on meetings that MEPs have
had with chief negotiator, there is
a fear that the EU will give way to
much an EU citizens because as I
said, the EU also wants to talk
about trade. Some of the issues
about the guarantees that EU
citizens will have about their
rights will be shunted into the
second phase of torque. It will be
settled now, -- will not be settled
now, thoroughly reunification,
children born after Brexit might
have a different legal status,
overseeing the rights of EU
citizens, and if they don't, those
citizens will be subject to UK
immigration law, the Home Office
talked about a hostile environment
and have started deporting
immigrant. Those fears for EU
citizens and British citizens in the
EU. But there is no focus on this
issue and certainly MEPs are worried
that that is being sidelined because
their focus is on the other two
This will affect millions of
people here and across the EU.
always the way with these kinds of
big macro negotiations that actual
individual human people. Get
forgotten. While we are discussing
with a border or trade deal might
look like, that actual people who
don't know whether will be able to
live or have their children will be
considered citizens. That is a huge
amount of anxiety for millions of
people to be living with on a daily
basis. I feel it is one of the few
things it what everyone wants which
is what people to be OK and Britons
in Europe to be OK. If it were me,
and I wasn't sure whether I could
stay, that wouldn't be good enough.
I would be worrying all the time.
And people are choosing not to say
because of the uncertainty like
businesses. This letter the
Financial Times. French offer
warship Burts if Marines and up
marooned by UK defence. What are
everyone is furious about the
negotiations and it looks like we
may cut our amphibious vessels which
sounds more fun that it is. I think
not sadly as also was hoping giant
frog. But actually it's about. --
boats. The Marines might not know
where to train so they might have to
stay on a French boat and the French
as we desert if you need some
training room, if you need a rapid
response force to be trained and
ready to go, we have boats they can
go on. It remains to be seen what
they then observe on if we've got
rid of amphibious vessel.
you use when you need to use them
A place for following
Camouflage they hope.
a heron isn't it. Camouflage them
we have three capable boats so
different. They have
anthropomorphised the boat. The
skill of these particular vessel.
have two presumably boats but we
might get rid of them. It is sport
and HMS Albion. If it wasn't for
Brexit and Damian Green pawn
allegations, falling out with Donald
Trump over the collapse of the NHS,
the social mobility crisis, this
would be a crisis facing Theresa May
because backbenchers are furious
about defence cuts. They are worried
about them and I can only imagine
the worries and response of those
backbenchers and then let it is the
French who might come to our rescue.
I don't think that will improve
It smacks of those
concerns about having some kind of
EU wide military force dozens at?
Which are entirely against, it
seemed to be the case months ago
when the referendum is being done.
And if we don't have somewhere else
to put our Marines, we have to put
them somewhere. If they can't wander
around on demand...
We spend our
entire budget on Trident of course.
It's a deterrent, Rob. A deterrent.
State the facts.
That's an opinion isn't it group.
And people don't agree with it. Not
my opinion. The i. Pensioners face
poverty time bomb. This is hot on
the heels of mass resignation of the
board of the social mobility.
five, let's stop for a minute,
there's 14 million people. That is
an enormous number. People who are
now at 60%, is that now poverty
killing a median earnings.
It's an enormous number of people
living in the charity and it doesn't
look like it will get better. The
numbers or we we have seen this
weekend is that people will not buy
property, they will rent through
their pension years and rents will
not go down. The housings cost will
stay much higher than traditionally.
They will pay off their mortgage
before the Messiah. -- not
value is useful if you downsize but
if you don't have a house you can't.
Children are caught up particularly
The warning about
pensioners might be more surprised.
There are lots warnings there will
be an explosion in child poverty but
pension poverty has been the great
success of the last decade. To go
into reversal in that would be
particularly depressing. I am less
surprised to read about children in
poverty and as the foundation points
out, one of the reasons is the four
year freeze on benefits, including
tax the introduction of Universal
Credit, these are the policies that
Theresa May inherited from her
predecessor and which he's done
nothing to change. That is one of
the reason why Alan Milburn and his
team have had enough. When it comes
to try to highlight the problems and
improving social mobility, they see
the direction it is going rate is
going to make lots of people poorer.
The Daily Telegraph, stretch your
legs, Treasury targets Bitcoin
criminals. Tell us briefly about
Bitcoin is crypto currency,
you can spend online without people
necessarily knowing who you are like
a debit or credit card which are
attached your name and address.
doesn't exist in notes and coins.
There is not somewhere a little
electronic coin. It is more like a
commodity because it is created by
people coding. Difficult and
complicated coding which encrypts
the transaction and the reward for
that is a small fraction of a
Bitcoin and by doing the thing that
makes the currency usable you
acquire a small matter of the
currency. Does it make sense?
That was a clever explanation.
short listed for the transmission
buys, Jamie Butler was like a
excellent book the .net.
I've read a difficult
Another is a criminal concern
There has always been.
It's on the front page of the Daily
It's mainly used to going
to launder money, buy drugs and
The three main groups.
The Telegraph has uncovered the
Treasury plan to target Bitcoin and
plans to regulate it. Amendments to
regulation to make sure the digital
currencies have to go through the
same text as normal currency. What
strikes me is its this information
was buried in a recent written
parliamentary answer from the
Treasury. Last month. It seems that
the government does not want to
boast about these plans to
Not sure how
confident they are. I gather it will
be an EU wide arrangement so there's
a quote from the Treasury expect
these negations did include at EU
level, 2017-2018. I went affect us
for very long then. That will be
depending on whether we crashed out
with a deal or not.
Final one, daily
Star. All roads lead to Brexit.
Strictly Alex in a race hate them
down. Alexandra Burke finished joint
top of the leaderboard in strictly
Found herself in the dance
off miserably because it's an
ongoing accusation that has dog
strictly over the years that viewers
tend not to vote for the contestants
who are not white. It's not always
true, Alesha Dixon one and last year
had a winner, but Alexandra Burke is
an excellent dancer and has always
been an excellent dancer, so some
people perhaps not voting for her
because they are certainly some
people are not voting for her --
because they are racist, who knows?
Others attacked Debbie McGee because
she is not a trained dancer, she is
also 59, it seems quite small. I
don't get caught up in the previous
training because many people on
strictly have previous training but
I fraught that lost because I am in
the funereal black.
You can't prove
this though can you?
add unafraid, and not an expert on
Fortunately we are out of
time, you are safe. The papers will
be back. That's all for this hour.
Don't forget all the front pages
are online on the BBC News website
where you can read a detailed review
of the papers.
So it away is my pen at you. See you
both at 11:30pm.
Next, it's Meet the Author.