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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the political
commentator Jo Phillips
and Nigel Nelson, political editor
of the Sunday Mirror.
Tomorrow's front pages,
The Mail on Sunday reports that
Theresa May had to intervene
in a stand up row between
the Defence Secretary
and the Chancellor in
the House of Commons.
The Observer leads with a warning
that the EU is under pressure not
to give the UK a better trade deal
than other non-member countries
get after Brexit.
The Sunday Express says leading
Brexit supporting Mps want the UK
to make clear it will walk away
from any trade deal they don't think
is good enough.
The Sunday Telegraph goes
with tensions within the Cabinet
over the meaning of the commitments
the Prime Minister made to move
the Brexit talks on.
And the Sunday Mirror reports that
some delivery drivers are working 14
hour days, it claims they're earning
less than the minimum wage.
Let keep off this hour with the
Sunday express front page.
This is a
report that the Brexiteers are
demanding the Theresa May should
have demanded goldplated trade deal.
If we don't get one then we say no
more money and that's the end of it.
In other words, a straightforward no
deal and we would walk away. I'm not
sure you can get away with doing no
money. You can probably do less
money. On the basis that if we did
walk away, we would have to do it
before 2019 when we're due to leave.
One assumes the transition period
wouldn't go ahead, you would save
£20 billion that way. We would
probably have to carry on paying for
pensions as part of our obligations.
Interesting about the story is we
are getting to the next stage,
really, which is what we actually
want? The one thing Michel Barnier,
Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk,
all of them have been frustrated
that Britain won't come forward with
actually what we think the endgame
is. Theresa May has a Brexit walk
cabinet coming up to thrash it out
but it is quite important now that
when we go back to Europe, we have a
clear idea of how we see our
relationship after Brexit which we
The Sunday Express is
quite a leash. They have them over
of Durrell. -- bullish.
This is what
the Eurosceptics are clinging onto.
-- barrel. That we did show signs to
collaborate after the collapse of
the TU P. That is to be welcomed if
you to anything in an negotiation.
-- DUP. They seem to think that just
because we have got to this stage
then we can turn around to the EU in
six months or 18 months' Time and
say actually we won't pay you. This
is already cementing, as if it needs
any more cement, the hard lines
between the Brexiteers and the
Remainers. It all comes down to this
thing, in the event of no deal, the
UK will maintain full alignment with
the customs union and the single
market when it comes to the Irish
border. And continuing to abide by
all of the EU's will. It is all
about semantics. It is a positive
headline for the Prime Minister,
probably, but very...
alignment phrase, moving on, Texas
to the Sunday Telegraph. Much
reference there about the talk in
the Cabinet. -- takes us to the
If you can say
that by sending Boris Johnson to
Iran, that keep him out of the way,
that is one way of looking at it.
There is a problem between the
Brexiteers and the Remainers. The
Brexiteers are so keen to walk away
from Europe that they would almost,
you know, do anything just to be
able to say, we have done it, we
have done it, we are out of Europe,
regardless of the consequences. That
comes back to the point that Nigel
made that it is difficult for the
Prime Minister and the negotiating
team and it is not just David Davis,
it is an army of civil servants and
lawyers and what have you. It is
difficult for them to go there if it
is not clear what we want.
get to the next stage which is we
ought to be honest because if we can
lay on the table, at the moment,
we're not saying anything. We are
arguing that we must keep
negotiating position close to a
chest. Now we are moving into trade
talks and the question is why should
we? Let's say this is what we want,
we then negotiate to get there and
see how far we go but at least if
you utterly knew what we were going
towards... We would speed up the
negotiations but it would be the
best way of helping both sides come
to some kind of deal.
have been negotiating on these three
issues which we have gotten past, to
a degree, only now would it be the
right moment to say this is what we
want in the future. If that is their
argument? S there is a point you
have to take it step-by-step and I
always knew Northern Ireland will be
a major sticking point.
-- there is
a point you have to take. You have
to do a bit by bit but you have to
know what your endgame is.
of truces or not, Nigel, this is the
Mail on Sunday which is talking
about a bust up.
This was an all out
war and it was between the Defence
Secretary David Williamson and the
Chancellor Philip Hammond. According
to the Mail on Sunday, their
simmering feud, as they put it,
turned into a full-scale shouting
match. Dependent on which side you
listen to, it seems that Gavin
Williamson thinks the Chancellor
wants to cut the army down to
50,000. The chancellor says he
doesn't want to do this at all. We
then get insults thrown both ways.
They went toe to toe in the Commons.
It sounds like dancing.
Chancellor calls Gavin Williamson...
I don't think it is the Chancellor,
I think it is people in his
This is his description
Pike as in Dad's Army.
stupid boy. We have this full-scale
row and the backdrop to this, of
course, is whether or not Gavin
Williamson is thinking in terms of
succeeding Theresa May when she
Well! And neat segue.
Simon Walters, political editor of
the Mail on Sunday has actually done
exactly this and point out the
remarkable similarity between the
Gavin Williamson's meteoric rise
into the Cabinet to that is John
Major in 1990. Then you had Margaret
Thatcher with the blonde bombshell
Michael Heseltine seen as her net --
natural successor. She would have
rather had anything happen than
that. Now you have the same with
Gavin Williamson. Interestingly, it
is said in other reports that he has
now aligned himself with Boris
Johnson and Michael Gove, giving a
majority, albeit a slim one, to the
Brexiteers in the Cabinet. You know,
he is siding with dubious people.
Let's move on and talk of other
things. Among them, fast tracked
degrees. It takes us back to the
Telegraph and it is the suggestion
that they ought to be two-year
degrees rather than three.
think a lot of people would think it
is a jolly good idea. Now, this is
not least of all, it would save a
considerable amount of money. It
would also get people into
employment a lot quicker. But I
think what is significant is that
this is about universities having to
offer more value for money.
It is as
well as three.
Exactly. But it is a
choice you can take and it will be
unveiled by the government tomorrow,
and Joe Johnson who is the
universities minister thinks it is
skewed in favour of traditional
degrees and offers a pitifully low
number of courses. This comes at a
time when there is an enormous fury
over the vast salaries being paid to
vice chancellors and senior
university staff. Because if you
introduce fees, you are then putting
students in the role of consumers
and therefore they will expect more
for their money. This is a good way
of seeing whether they can get it.
The figure suggested is quite
It is suggesting that
it would save the students £25,000.
It is a bit of a sleight of hand
because you would save 5500 on
tuition fees although you would be
paying 20% more for each year. That
it still gives you 5500 and you get
this extra money besides you won't
have to take out a maintenance loan
fee of third-year is the fact that
most students get a job afterwards.
19,000 is the average amount.
squeeze to mooring in the last 2.5
minutes. Civil partnerships to go
straight. Something that has been
speculated upon for a while.
Again, absolutely right. A private
members bill. The idea is to try and
basically bring the law into line
for both heterosexual and homosexual
couples. Very sensible. It should
have been done a while ago. The only
reason that heterosexual couples
couldn't enter into civil
partnerships was the argument that
gay couples were in civil
partnerships because they couldn't
get married and of course now they
can get married and this is simply a
matter of equality so everyone's
then can either have a civil
partnership or get married.
sensible for all those reasons but
also it actually makes it a lot
easier for cohabiting couples to put
things on a much better footing in
terms of pension rights and wheels,
property. -- wills to stop people
make the mistake that because people
have lived together for 100 years
they are treated as a married couple
and they are not. -- wills. It is
Charles Keaton and Rebecca Stone
fell to have their case held next
year. I know we shouldn't promote
other channels but those of us in
political circles are familiar with
the political editor of ITN. On
first-class, I thought this was Tom
Bradley. I'm sure it's not, but it
is a man dressing after apparently
Thomas is that mad.
was probably looking at Brexit. Why
would you go into the Serpentine in
Hyde Park in any freezing
temperatures yesterday in London? I
don't know but it is a good
photograph and the lady next to him
looks like she is ignoring it and
she is quite used to seeing it.
is more appropriately dressed.
either of you being tempted at this
time of year?
Know but I do live on
the coast and date to have a friend
who goes swimming at least once a
week regardless of the weather.
Hasn't appeared yet on the front of
the Sunday Times.
It is not
That is it for the
papers this hour. Thanks to Jo and
Coming up next, it's
the Film Review.