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Coming up in a moment, The Papers.
Hello, and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers
will be bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Jessica Elgot,
political reporter at the Guardian
and Steve Hawkes, Deputy political
editor at The Sun.
Good to see you both, no fisticuffs.
I don't want any violence
It will be good-natured.
The times devotes its front page to
the Tory rebellion.
The Telegraph leads
on the government's parliamentary
defeat this evening due what it
calls a "mutiny" by Tory rebels.
The Guardian also features
the Brexit rebellion on its front
page, alongside Chris Froome's
statement that he is not a cheat,
after the results of an "adverse"
drugs test emerged.
The Financial Times reports
that the UK will soon receive
imports of Russian gas,
as well as predictions that banks
will only move 6% of jobs out
of London after Brexit.
The Daily Mirror's top story
is comedian Peter Kay's apology
to fans after cancelling his
100-date comeback tour due
to unforeseen family circumstances.
The Daily Express front page also
features Peter Kay's tour
cancellation, alongside warnings
that millions of people
face "pension crisis",
because they are not saving
enough for retirement.
And the Metro's main story
is the death of 3-year-old
Lia Pearson, the fourth child to die
following a house fire
in Greater Manchester on Monday.
We are on leave of a EU summit, a
pretty crucial one, but there are
some people who believe Theresa
May's cans are now tied. Look at the
front page of the Guardian. Tory
rebellion humiliates PM on Brexit
bill. A very close vote in the
Commons this evening. 309 to 305, I
think it was, a majority of four for
those people who feel that
Parliament should have a big say in
the final Brexit deal. Also the
front page of The Times. Revenge of
the rebels. MPs win the right to
final vote on Brexit. Jessica, this
is a humiliation, isn't it?
think at the end of last week Edward
like Theresa May was in a really
strong position on moving the Brexit
talks on to the next stage, so we
can start to talk about trade. And
suddenly she was going into the
summit on the back of a really
humiliating defeat in Parliament,
and the European leaders might start
saying to each other, is she really
going to have the backing to deliver
a deal, even if we agree it?
whole point about Brexit, Steve,
some would argue, is that Parliament
would get primacy, it would be the
final arbiter of laws in this
country. And surely the rebels at
the Tory party would argue this, and
Labour and the Lib Dems and the SNP
would say, this is what Brexit is
There is that line, you
want to take back control, this is
it. It is driving them mad. This is
got to come back to the Commons for
another reading so it could be
changed, but it is the tone, the
shift. It is what it means full stop
Theresa May tomorrow morning goes to
Brussels about a crunch summit about
the start of trade talks. Now her
negotiating hand is weakened by
this. You have three different
things, the arch Remainers who now
think that Brexit can be stopped,
people like Lord Adonis saying this
is the first step, we can derail
this. The arch Brexiteers who always
thought this was going to happen,
something would stop it. And the
Tory party is furious with these
rivals, saying it hands the
initiative to the EU. How does it
possibly help our party?
page of the Daily Mail as welcome
which we will bring up, it is
reporting on this story. I think it
will come, here it is, eventually.
Jessica, the fact is, I know we all
said, it is a hoary old phrase, a
week is a long time in politics,
Theresa May last week flying to
Brussels was enjoying her eggs
Benedict, Heurtaux stand her orange
juice. She has no appetite on that
plane tomorrow, has she? She will be
as sick as a pig!
This has been the
hallmark basically of Theresa May's
entire career as PM, about how
quickly things can change will stop
look at that front page. Proud of
look at that front page. Proud of
yourselves I mean, what is that?!
be honest, they probably are proud
Jess was pointing
out, the Telegraph front page where
they had the mutineers were stopped
Nicky Morgan tonight, a lot of these
Tory MPs will face huge problems in
their own constituencies, but she is
saying the Telegraph front page,
they will have T-shirts made of it.
It emboldened them. 17 million
people wanted Brexit, remember, so a
lot of them will say, great, they
would be happy about this.
these MPs are the ones on the front
of the Daily Mail, they will make
the point that this is not going to
derail Brexit. This is backing
Brexit up, it is giving the people a
These MPs voted for Article
50, the moment of triggering it that
set the two-year timeline in motion,
which means that, unless we
unilaterally withdraw it, then we
are leaving the EU at the end of the
process. This doesn't derail it, but
does it make a softer Brexit more
likely, is that the underlying
motivation for some of these rebels?
There is a vote next week,
we get an amendment about the end
date. That will be key, because of
the rebels rebel then, there will be
real issues. Because then they would
be accused of starving Brexit.
absolutely. The Financial Times,
sticking with Brexit. Banks defied
gloomy Brexit with forecast with
plans to just remove 6% of London
jobs. The suggestion was there would
be the flight of the talents in the
banking world, Steve, but actually
the banks think it is all OK.
doesn't define all OK I suppose, but
it is big, coming from the FT. They
have been very pro-Remain. They will
be happy with the night's vote.
There was a all these jobs this is
just 6%. Who knows, if the
transition deal comes, which is the
main thing about tomorrow, then
everyone takes a breath, justices
will keep the jobs here. It is the
last part that perhaps we should be
more worried about, it says it is
not about what happens on day one,
it is three to five years down the
But Jessica, your newspaper,
doom and gloom when it comes to
Brexit. The sky will fall in, it
will all be a disaster. The front
page of the Financial Times, look at
How unfair! (!) This is the
FT's own analysis of how it will go.
It is different to the city bosses
who say we will have to move unless
we get a deal. It sort of shows you
how much they are trying to
influence it. There was a tweet if
you weeks ago from the CEO of
Goldman Sachs, saying I have just
been to Frankfurt, what a lovely
place this is, I will spend a lot
more time here. It is all mood
This is reality.
the raw figures. At the moment, 6%
is still significant.
interesting, given the vote tonight,
and that MPs will now have more than
likely the final say on a deal, are
you going to get these
constituencies, the banking sector,
they will build ringing up their
local MPs, when they they went
bother going to Theresa May any
more, just ring up the guy in the
When all the
dust settles down, Labour stops
patting itself on the back, you have
the European Parliament's main
negotiator in the Telegraph crowing
about this is a great day for
democracy. That will go down like a
lead balloon in the Tory party, you
have the opposition, as such,
crowing about what a great job the
rebels have done. Looks like it will
be a softer Brexit, that is what
they need, what they want. I have
forgotten your point now, Clive!
That is the beauty of the hung
parliament. People can ring up their
MP, try and change their minds, and
it might change what the government
It is the beauty of
snapped election, well done,
Which is why we don't often
have referenda in this country, some
I wonder what David
Cameron would say?
Indeed. Back to
the Telegraph, NHS staff 's
shortages, millennials demanding
It is probably true,
I probably just about fit into the
I feel like
my contemporaries definitely want
more flexible working hours, to work
from home or, take a couple of
months off and work longer hours for
other months. I think the world of
work is changing. It is something
employers need to adapt to and it is
healthier. So many studies showing
Not healthy for the NHS,
though, that seems to be the
problem! While you are enjoying your
holidays, whatever, staff are needed
in the NHS, so it is causing a
There could be more
bursaries fitness training and that
sort of thing. It is easier to blame
millennials who want a holiday.
robots are doing everything from you
could have a really long career
But nursing would be one of
those areas where you could not get
it to do it properly, that's the
Some of the things you hear
from perhaps the older, my
generation, but they talk sometimes
about the younger staff who come in,
and their work ethic, and there is
that divergences. The older worker
who has been used to working eight
till seven, the young ones come in
and say I don't want to do that.
don't think it is necessarily about
not wanting to work hard.
It is just
Being a bit more constructive with
your use of time, I suppose.
Jessica, women feel more unhappy
than men until they reach their
There is a quake Orton
great quote, some of your viewers
might be thinking, I wonder why that
is? Psychiatrists say it is maybe
because so many are widowed by them.
That might be a reason!
to become happier when they are
When they haven't got
blokes hanging around them being a
I am not too sure about that.
This great stat that men who are
widowed, single or divorced are more
vulnerable to developing depression,
but married women are more likely to
develop depression. There is a real
insinuation running through this.
shouldn't dwell on that, Steve. We
will go to the express was to look
at this photograph, ladies and
gentlemen. This is a squirrel, and
he has got his nuts, and there is a
bird wanting to fly in and Nick his
nuts, or her nuts. Look at that,
fantastic photograph. It is ice. Ice
age squirrel in shock as cheeky bird
pinches it snapped. Look at the
photograph beneath. There is a nut
inside the ice, I am being told. Our
photo copier is on the blink and I
can't see a dam thing. At the bottom
of the page is this story about a
whole Christmas dinner, battered and
fried. Brussels sprouts, chicken,
the potato, everything, deep-fried.
Perfect. We had our Christmas
party last night so I probably could
have finished this off at lunchtime.
Or at five in the morning when he
got home, more like it!
It is one of
those great stories of Christmas, it
takes you away from some of the more
serious stuff, but it is a Fish bar
in Devon that has deep-fried
everything. We will have to try it,
bring it in, Clive.
£9 95. I don't know how much people
spend on Christmas dinners for
themselves, but you end up spending
quite a lot. That seems like really
good value. It is the deep-fried
mince pie that comes with it in the
box that puts me off.
The quote from
the chip shop owner, Andrew
Marshall. It is a little heavy.
Jessica, Stephen, good to see you.
Thanks for that, and to youth are
watching. That is it for the night.
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you Jessica Elgot and Steve Hawkes.