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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Michael Booker,
Deputy Editor of the Daily Express
and Lainy Malkani,
journalist and author.
Tomorrow's front pages.
The Financial Times that says
Bitcoin prices on the biggest
exchanges diverged wildly in a
session that exposed the fragile
trading infrastructure of the
currency.ened The Times: Ready to
work through the night to reach a
compromise on the Irish border
issue. And the Daily Mail: And
comments that British terrorists
should be killed.
And the Garde: A report by the
Government's spending watchdog that
students are failed by universities
in England with one in three saying
that they receive value for money.
And the Daily Mirror carries a royal
exclusive, Megan Markle's dad says
he would love to give his daughter
away. And the #k7 Daily Express and
Arctic weathers with subzero
temperatures likely to last
throughout the week next week. Let's
start with the Telegraph.
EU expects May to sign a deal today.
Everyone was expecting on Monday
that the break through would occur.
Very excited, the bunting is out. As
it says here, barring last-minute
slip-ups. We have seen a few before.
One in here, again it is talking
about the signing off with the DUP.
As we found out on Monday that is a
key thing. So Theresa May is working
through the night. The Telegraph
have done it in a benign way. Saying
it is calm and fine. Them being a
Brexit newspaper. Donald Tusk to be
talking before the markets open at
6.50am. But it does seem as though
there is news on a deal. We have
agreed £50 billion and the residence
rights for the I nationals and now
the Irish problem but they seem to
have gotten somewhere with.
The key words are what you pointed
out "barring" that is the caveat. As
we don't know. We know they are work
through the night. The Times, the
Financial Times head lines uses
three Fs in the first two
paragraphs, frantic, frenetic, that
Theresa May is being forced into
talks and she may or may not be
going to Brussels tomorrow. So it is
frantic and frenetic but...
the difference between the Telegraph
but everything is calm with the FT.
Brussels is having its arm twisted
but dealing with the DUP. There was
a source who told the Sun that they
will not blink as we have taken our
eyelids off. That is how tough they
It was surprising on Monday that
things had not been squared off with
the DUP, you think they might have
talked with them in advance?
right. You wonder what is going on
behind the scenes. The public
persona that it is calm, that it is
under control and the discussions
are going ahead but behind the
scenes what is happening. If the DUP
were not aware. If Theresa May had
to come out of that lunch at the
time to have the conversations, if
the DUP had to then make their own
statement, basically, telling us all
that they are not satisfied with the
To be fair they have looked
hapless at times. But this is
unchartered territory. We have never
had to deal with something as big as
this for a long time. On both sides,
it is easy for the EU to be
intransigent. So what you have to
remember, this is a deal to get a
deal. We are not anywhere yet!
are read being deals and deadlines,
people thinking it is sorted but it
is a deal to just start talking
Exactly. What was interesting,
yesterday when the EU said that they
were working until Sunday, the
working week goes up until Sunday so
that this means this could go up to
Eurocrats working at the weekend!
And the true deadline...
March 2019. So they are putting the
pressure on. But the truth is
between the calmness of the Daily
Telegraph and the frantic nature of
the FT but it is in there for
goodness knows how long to come.
And the other story on the front
page of the FT, a company reporting
zero gender pay gaps that are
inaccurate. Companies are not
telling the truth about what this
Yes, one in 20 companies have
submitted gender pay figures and
looked at it and said that they are
improbable, therefore, inaccurate.
But the companies if they have more
than 250 employees they have to
submit the figures to see the
differences in the pay gaps,
submitting the mind the median
figures. They have been putting them
in, they are the same. The
statisticians are saying this is
untrue. Impossible. So they are
either one that they are lying, two,
they don't know the mean and the
median, or three, they don't care
Or four, they don't think
they would be found out. To me, if
you put forward figures to say this
is what you are doing, the reality
of the situation, as we have seen in
the run up to this, that there is a
massive gender pay gap. Women are
pushing the boundaries, saying this
must stop. So that is to me the
fourth dimension. They thought that
they would not be found out.
So you get the impression that they
are not taking it seriously. So what
does the Government do, name and
shame us, we will go away but there
are no penalties.
But openness and honesty about the
figures is crucial to the process?
It is. Hugo Boss, they it had theirs
pointed out it was unequal but then
that there was a 32% pay gap.
Now the Mail. The fuss about the
Mail's headline yesterday with the
interview with the new Defence
Secretary, talking about them
killing British jihadis is: I will
not back down headline in the
morning? It is the sort of thing
that the right-wing readers want to
hear it. A lot will be happy to see
that happen, given the terrorism
happening on our shores. Gavin
Williams is trying to talk tough.
Setting the stall out early on.
There has been a back lash, as they
are saying in the Mail, enraged
liberals. Not everyone likes to see
slaughter. That is fair enough. But
they are saying that they are
legitimate targets for military
What's the alternative? February
they are detained, what happens
then? They cannot be killed in me
are detained, can they. I am
wondering whether or not he is
sending out a message, as you said,
he is new in the job. He is now
sending a message to say he is
If he said we will let them in
the country and everything would be
fine, there would be an up roar. So
he is going the other way. Saying
that they are legitimate and
therefore a threat.
And senior public prosecutions and
so on have raced questions about
whether or not it would be legal to
actually kill people who have gone
out to join IS?
That's it. What are
the circumstances but as he is
talking in big headlines and he
wants to show he is a tough guy, we
don't know about the detail what he
means. This will go down well with
Mail readers and others, as he is
saying he is not backing down. We
have had it this week with the
failings in the MI5 MI5, the
terrorist attacks where a lot of
people have died.
And is there a
message, about him saying he will
not back down in terms of Brexit and
has May backed down?
Well, he does
want to be the Prime Minister
eventually. A lot of politicians
have that idea.
Goodness me, now the Times the
Bitcoin bonanza takes hold of the
wormed markets? Laney?
I didn't know
hot air cost so much. What are
Bitcoins. It is a cryptow currency
that people are getting excited
about and spending up to £20,000
just for one wit coin but I'm not
sure. I had a conversation with a
student who was thinking of buying
into the crypto currency. There are
others on the markets but I just
find the whole thing, there is
nothing tangible. I'm not sure where
you spend your Bitcoins, and also
the volatility in the markets in
terms of worth.
It is massive.
Bitcoins are doing
better than the pound?
They are but
it looks like it will be a bubble.
I heard earlier on the BBC, somebody
being interviewed, it is the fear of
missing out. They are piling money
into it, as they are seeing others
piling money into it. The bubble
Robert Skiller has told the Times it
will crash. There is a warning.
Good luck everyone.
-- Robert Schiller.
Now, Gordon Ramsey, he is
complaining that too many are coming
into the restaurant complaining that
they are intolerant of gluten,
wheat, garlic or tomato.
It says here that 50 customers -- in
Raymond Blanc's restaurant, that 50
customers come in with issues over
food. The reality is if you have
allergies, you have allergies, no
chef wants to put themselves in a
position where they have a customer
who has turned ill because of a
result of this.
It can be serious.
He is talking
about people who are saying that
they are gassy when they have eggs,
which I'm sure a lot of people do.
But he says it is part of the trendy
eating culture. I suppose if they
are 50 customers, getting their
bespoke dishes from Raymond Blanc,
you would feel rather special.
He is a Michelin starred chef,
surely he can cope?
As customers we
are demanding the things we want. It
is not cheap to eat in a two-star
It maybing showing that food in this
country has changed so much that
people are, there are so many things
in food making us ill, that people
don't know what good food is
anymore, they haven't tasted it. You
can see why people are going in
there, saying that they have
intolerances, as we are being fed a
load of old rubbish!
paper, the Express, just for a
change has talked about the weather.
We talk about Brexit as well!
at this headline, freezing chaos!
Well a lot of our readers are 60
plus. They don't live down here in
trendy media London land, living in
nice heated homes, many can't afford
to heat their homes over winter.
They need to know what it will be
like. Lurks travel, there will be
chaos over the next few days, it
will be very, very cold.
I think you
are right. We can mock the idea of
chaos, snow, all of the rest of it,
it's going to be minus 12 in parts.
In some parts it will be snowing and
it does affect a lot of people. Old
people can't leave their homes as a
result of it. So I hear you.
get nice pictures.
Everyone likes to see a nice bit of
And as we are coming up to
Christmas, it's a nice festive
Michael and Laney, thank you
both very much indeed. That's it for
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