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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the political
Jo-Anne Nadler and the campaigner
and broadcaster, David Akinsanya.
Tomorrow's front pages.
The Telegraph features
a picture from today's
memorial for the victims
of the Grenfell Tower fire,
six months after 71 people
were killed in the blaze.
The Times front page also reflects
the Grenfell Tower memorial service
at St Paul's, as well as reporting
the collapse of a rape
trial after police failed
to reveal evidence.
The Daily Mirror reports that
Theresa May could be headed
for a second Parliamentary
defeat on Brexit,
following last night's vote.
The i front cover also predicts that
Brexit defeat could be
looming for the Prime Minister.
for Rupert Murdoch's 21st
Century Fox assets is the lead story
on the Financial Times.
The deal between Disney
and 21st Century Fox
also leads the Guardian's front
page, as well as coverage of
the grief of the families affected
by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
And the Metro reports
that homelessness is up
65% in seven years, according
to government figures.
Don't forget you can see the front
pages of the papers online
on the BBC News website.
A lot of the front pages feature
pictures from that moving service at
St Paul's Cathedral six months after
the Grenfell disaster. Also there is
the grief people are going through,
you can see that clearly. The tears.
Which is to be expected. The problem
is, I think, this is going to go on
for such a long time. When we have
inquiries, events like this that
happen in this country, I think
people who live those events often
find it is dragged out, it's long,
it really laborious process. I just
hope... They talk about it being
over a year before we start getting
any of the evidence together. I
think it's not good enough and I
think... I covered the Hillsborough
disaster, look how long it took to
sort that out and for the truth to
come out after we found the lose of
of people were lying.
need answers quickly. Some of these
families will be in hotels over
Christmas, some in temporary
accommodation. This really isn't
good enough. This is what I'm
thinking about today.
It's a race so
many different question for society.
Absolutely, you used the word
disaster. I'm pleased to see the
Guardian used the word catastrophe
because it was on such a scale that
it's difficult, really, to report it
without falling into cliche. The
pictures on the front pages today
are very... At a very human level,
concentrating on people's grief. We
should remember in the timeline of
suffering, something as horrendous
as this, six months is really very
little. I take your point,
absolutely, about people wanting
answers. But inevitably if those
answers are going to be thoroughly
researched and the process is going
to be done properly, it may take
Let's look at the Times
front page. They also have a picture
reflecting the Grenfell service. One
of the interesting stories on the
front page is an Brexit. After that
Commons defeat, Theresa May is now
expected to back away from plans to
write the Brexit date into law to
avoid a second defeat in the Commons
next week, which would clearly be
very damaging for her government, to
have another Commons defeat.
but from somebody looking from the
outside it looks like MS. I don't
understand why, for instance, Tory
MPs should be... We've heard about
asking for them to be sacked. I
think it's ridiculous. How do you
sack an MP anyway, you said that
earlier. I don't know, I just think
it's a terrible mess.
She was saying
today she's won 35 out of 36 Brexit
wrote in the Commons.
said to keep calm and carry on,
essentially. And stressed the fact
the majority of the votes have
passed. That's not to say emblematic
Lee what happened yesterday was
significant, though I think it's
much more about the emblematic
element of it than the actual
detail, which was pretty arcane. I
think this story in The Times, in
some ways, it is more significant if
she is to drop the suggestion there
should be an absolute day, March 29,
2019, that we exit. I think it's
more of a concession in a way than
what was done yesterday.
show how after the election...
When you have to go
through point by point, as we
welcome all these issues and Brexit,
then that is the vulnerability of
the government. I think it would
probably be shrewd if the Times is
right about this, then it's probably
a shrewd move under the
David, back to your
point about the way those rebel MPs
have been treated, the 11th Remain
MPs, the express front page says
their readers have joined cause to
sack Tory rebels who sided with
Labour. Sack rebel MPs and get on
with Brexit, that is the express
I don't know how you
sack an MP, I thought you had to be
They have to be voted
out by the public.
This is total
hyperbole and doesn't really help
the express to move towards a clean
Brexit any time soon. Ramping up
these divisions. One of their
complaint is the MPs who won, rebel
MPs, were seen celebrating with a
glass of white wine in a Commons
Celebrating or perhaps soothing
their wounds, who knows?
There was a
lot of talk about how the wits have
been very hard line against rebels.
Allegations of bullying and so one.
Yes. There always is that kind of
talk when things go to the wire like
listed. Whatever they did, it wasn't
The mirror, let's
go on to that. Still on the Theresa
May theme. May Day is their
headline. They are combining... The
Prime Minister on the brink, they
say. Not only Brexit, but homeless
children up 70%. More people in A&E.
Knife crime by the young up 16%. A
second person Brexit defeat next
week, which we've already talked
All of the papers are loaded
with their own politics. At a time
like this they will drop. Don't
forget, as viewers and people
watching the news, we've been
overloaded with the big issues but
there are a lot of issues underneath
which I think are being ignored.
Homelessness is a huge problem.
that because of Brexit?
because Brexit it's taken the
headlines, a lot of drama it.
Political people always wanting to
bring up the differences and so one.
I think these other things have been
neglected and it's right for the
mirror to have picked up on some of
those things, they are the things
that affect us.
Homelessness is the
front page, since that was
mentioned. In the Metro.
Homelessness up by 65% in seven
years, a pretty harsh statistic.
Yes, a horrific statistic without
It kind of links back to
Grenfell because I think it's about
social Housing and the fact we
haven't been providing it. I know
lots of people in London really
suffering, people working we've got
proper jobs, finding it really
difficult to keep up with the rent.
Landlords almost out of control at
the moment with the amount of rent
they can charge, and the very little
they are doing for housing. And
benefits changes have meant a lot of
people who were on benefits have not
had their landlords paid. It used to
be that you would pay them directly
but now because of the changes one
isn't getting to landlords, more
people are being made homeless.
you blame the media for not
highlighting those issues enough?
Clearly Brexit is crucial to the
future of this country, isn't it,
and it has to be disgusting huge
detail every day.
That's what David
is saying, there has been a big
preoccupation on some of the
parliamentary dramas rather than the
substance of the issues. Across some
of the newspapers perhaps.
those issues are political and can
be solved, but completely, but can
be helped with politicians backing
and people concentrating on those
issues. Knife crime in London is a
huge problem as well. I want to see
We know the Prime
Minister herself is very much
committed herself personally to the
issue of housing, improving housing
and homelessness. We've yet to... A
big budget decision was made only
two or three weeks ago in the
budget. Little was said about
changing planning laws, which is
where a lot of these things come to
Prime Minister on the brink,
they said, is she on the brink? She
was cheered by European leaders in
Brussels, we gather, for getting
through phase one of the
negotiations on to phase two.
Considering where she was after the
election, some people say she could
only survive a few more days. She's
She is still bad, the
longer she is there the more likely
she is to hang on until we go
through to another election and the
normal course of events. I'd be more
concerned about her future if the
panellist on the brink was in one of
the other papers other than the
mirror. You have to feel for her
because only a week ago she had a
breakthrough on Brexit. Looking at
how we felt she seemed to physically
look like the weight had lifted off
her shoulders. It lasted just a few
That is the life of a Prime
Minister. Financial Times, this
extraordinary deal where Murdoch and
Disney... Murdoch, the man who has
acquired and built his empire,
built, built about, now seems to be
selling it off.
He's quoted as
saying he's pivoting at a pivotal
moment, which appealed to me. It
suggested he is acting in reaction
to changes in how we consume media
streaming and Internet, rather than
the more traditional formats. Which
20th Century Fox were at the
David, it's a fascinating
It is. He still says those
people who know him know he is a
news man with a competitive spirit.
I don't know where put that now. It
looks like most of the new stuff is
going to go.
The last story we will
look at is the Telegraph. An
extraordinary story. It claims the
Russians may be posing a threat to
Britain's Internet access and trade
because of undersea communication
cables vulnerable to the Russian
navy. A warning from the head of the
Armed Forces in the UK. Suggesting
that Russians are going to be
cutting our cables.
Marshal Stuart Piech. I never
imagined that. I saw some thing
about it in the news a few weeks
ago. He is buying for money, he is
lobbying for money.
I think that's
why it's coming back up.
The fact of
the matter is there are these cables
under the sea. We haven't got the
right equipment to be able to...
Because of the cuts and
everything... He's pushing that as a
way of getting more resources for
the armed services.
exactly that, the Navy doesn't have
the appropriate... Planes and ships
that are capable of detecting a
particular type of submarine...
We're smiling about
it but it could potentially be a
very, very dangerous significant
issue. A way of undermining how we
do business, how we communicate with
each other. It's interesting they
are being so explicit about saying
danger comes from Russia.
sound facetious but if they were
cutting our tables, couldn't we cut
There is a lot of information
that flows over those cables. If we
think about what they were prepared
to do with the Internet during the
elections, maybe it is something. It
might be that we're giving the
Russians an idea because... Do we
know they are planning this?
think we would be likely to know
sitting here this evening. I think I
would be prepared to take the advice
of the air Chief Marshall on this
Thank you for sharing your
thoughts with us. Good to see you
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Thank you Jo-Anne Nadler
and David Akinsanya.