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Copenhagen. I wonder what she will
do with it. Give it to someone for
Christmas? Or keep it. Why not?
That's all the sport for now.
Now on BBC News, here's
Ben with The Papers.
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what The Papers will be
With me are Katy Balls,
of the Spectator, and journalist
and broadcaster Shyama Perera.
Thank you very much for coming in.
First, let's have a look
at today's front pages.
The Observer leads on Brexit,
and warnings from Tory
peers that they will vote
against the Government in Parliament
if the Prime Minister tries to bully
them into supporting an extreme
version of leaving the EU.
The Sunday Telegraph's front
page features an article
by the Prime Minister with a quote,
"I've proved doubters wrong."
And another of its stories
to company pensions
and new government plans
to reduce the automatic
enrolment age from 22 to 18.
In the Sunday Times,
as well as their lead
on Boris Johnson's warning
on Brexit, there's
a story on tuition fees,
with the former Universities
Minister, David Willetts,
saying he wants an urgent government
review to scrap high interest rates
on loan repayments.
Theresa May writes
in the Sunday Express,
saying she will not be derailed
from her duty to deliver the
public's decision to leave the EU.
The Mail on Sunday claims left-wing
trolls sent abuse to the pregnant
wife of a Tory MP after he heckled
Jeremy Corbyn over his age.
Let us start with the Sunday
Telegraph, the Prime Minister, Katy,
I have proved the doubters wrong, in
she has. The doubters after the
election said she could only survive
a few days. Here she still is is.
Her victory comment piece after she
has basically made it to Christmas,
touch wood, and after she was
granted sufficient progress to move
on to the second stage of the Brexit
talks, this is her saying, I have
got through it, got through the
first part of the negotiations,
everyone thought I would be gone.
She also says, amid all the noise,
we are getting on with the job. Some
of that noise has been brought by
herself and the Cabinet.
a correct statement, they are making
progress. A lot of people would not
have gambled she would be here, she
does look in a stronger position, I
think, than a few weeks ago.
the Commons defeat the other day,
Shyama, at the hands of rebel MPs,
it has on the whole been a good few
Absolutely. She responded by
saying, we will not be derailed from
this fundamental duty to delivered
the democratic will of the British
people. It is obviously not being
derailed if people are saying we
should get a view. But it is a very
robust statement from the Prime
Minister in the Sunday Telegraph.
For whoever is reading it, I guess
they will be reassured.
Prime Minister writes in a Sunday
paper, so too it seems startled
Foreign Secretary, arguably on
manoeuvres again. -- it seems does
the Foreign Secretary.
supportive, backing up her vision!
Boris getting in ahead. This week is
when the Cabinet for the first time
will start talking about what
Britain's end relationship with the
EU should be. Ahead of that meeting,
Boris has decided to tell the Sunday
Times what he thinks the vision
should be. I am not sure Theresa May
will thank him. The idea being we
should diverged from the EU rules.
This will be 2018's discussion! Not
the juiciest topic. Breaking free
from Ray meat regulations, but it
has risks -- from regulations.
what extent should we be aligned
with the EU?
It is an interesting
exercise, the whole Brexit
negotiation, in how diplomacy works
because we are seeing it on the
front pages every day, the changing
of the single word suddenly creating
a new way of looking at something or
somehow calming those who are
getting into... Creating a new way
of looking at the same old, same
old. When it said Boris, I read it
as Wassle state, Christmas
He does tend to have
you reaching for your dictionary!
His criticism of Jeremy Corbyn did
not quite work, hopefully will be
more successful. I have forgotten
what the definition of mugglewump
was. The Observer, call off the
Brexit bullies, the Commons defeat
the other day, the whips were
accused of being a little
overzealous in their whipping to the
extent they may have been bullying.
Absolutely. We note the 11
dissenters have all received death
threats and allsorts of unpleasant
things. This is two Tory peers also
writing in the Observer, so I do not
know if Mrs May and Boris and the
Observer and the two baroness as
were hoping they would get a
newspaper to edit when they leave,
but they are writing that the
resulting appalling insult from
Brexiteers calls for the expulsion
from the party and even death
threats are worrying symptoms of the
toxic atmosphere which has been
created in our country. Harriet
Harman will be introducing it in the
Commons tomorrow. She will be
calling for some action to be taken.
The question is, what and how?
is the modern atmosphere in which
politics is played out, not only the
whips, but social media, in a sense,
and some of the very virulent
attacks politicians now are on the
Yeah, not only in this
story, in the story on the front of
the mail on Sunday, abuse from
Jeremy Corbyn supporters... This is
not the majority of people and the
majority of people are not online
trolls but there is a space for them
and there is this vitriol which you
do not see or it used to be a letter
to the MP that they were not shown.
Now they are confronted with it
constantly. It is tricky what the
Labour leadership, what the
Government can do. But they can send
a clear message it is not OK which
is what they are asking Theresa May
It is terrifying that it
comes into your personal space, that
is the difference, your phone is
attached to your body, almost. If
you look on social media and the on
Twitter receiving horrible threats,
it feels like someone is right in
your face, that is the difference.
If you are politician, you cannot
cut yourself off from social media,
ignore it, say, I am not to be on
Twitter. Then you will be accused of
being behind on social media which
the Conservatives are already
accused. Nigel Farage, Shyama, still
sort of on Brexit, claiming he is
skint. Poor Nigel. No money in
He is going slightly off
the Brexit theme, he says he has
separated and is skint at 53. After
24 years, he is really not earning
enough from politics. Of course, we
forget he has been an MEP. We forgot
all about MEPs until Nigel Farage
started asking for us to leave
Europe. I think this is a story
about a man on the brink of divorce.
Therefore, he is utterly panicked
because he will have to hand over
half of his doings to his Mrs. It
says he has a 4 million sperm town
house. Let us say in London at the
moment prices are so down, no matter
what the papers say, it will only go
for 3 million, so Nigel will only
get 1.5 million, and by those
standards, he probably is skint,
Are you feeling
sorry, is your heart bleeding for
He also played a role
in losing one of his jobs because it
is hard to see how he will continue
as an MEP, so maybe he needs to have
a think about that.
He gave himself
the warnings and sacked himself!
interesting story today about
teenagers and whether they should be
saving in pension schemes from their
first day at work, the idea of
reducing that age from 22 to 18.
Some 18-year-olds will be saying,
why do I need to think about a
I think this is great news
because it is one of those things
were although you probably do not
think you should be saving for your
pension, if it comes out before you
get paid, you do not really notice,
that is how I have found with this
and my student loan. It is quite
terrifying when you think about it,
by the time I get to the age of
retiring, I will not hazard a guess
at what age that will be, there will
be... The state pension, you do not
know what it will be. Whenever I
speak to my friends, I asked them
what kind of... Great chat at a
party! Percentage of the salary, the
1%, if your employer will matched
that, the best thing to be doing.
that what you talk about at parties?
Sometimes I am alone in the corner,
weird. Is there a problem getting
younger people to save?
very little money left in their pay
packet to say. I have two adult
daughters a little bit younger than
Katy and they are in the jobs market
and they can barely make ends meet
with paying student loans, Masters
loans, bits and bobs. This is a
brilliant thing to do. Even from our
age group, when I was there age, I
was earning enough and I imagined
that was absolutely... The state
pension would be more than enough to
maintain the lifestyle I had. You
forget as you get older, you have
children, homes, other things, which
as a pensioner, you still need to
maintain. Let us get them all saving
as much as is humanly possible.
had the rental memorial service at
St Paul's, very moving, six months
on from the terrible disaster -- the
Grenfell memorial service. Steve
McQueen is going to make a film
tribute to the victims of Grenfell
It is going to involve a
helicopter going over the building,
starting this week, while at his
there, taking footage. They are
saying it will be exhibited but not
further two years, part of the
reason being, still an inquiry
ongoing and all of their residence
in the area have been notified
because obviously it is such a
sensitive issue and will be four
years to come.
Do you think it is
worth more memorial, Shyama?
I do. I
think it is wonderful Steve McQueen
is funding it himself which says an
awful lot, a white City buy, from
just down the road, we are both
within spitting distance, you are
closer than me, Katy, and it is
wonderful to know it will live on in
Let us go on to the
Telegraph, a story about Amazon,
questions about whether they can
deliver their parcels on time,
Amazon Prime, it is supposed
to be the super fast delivery
option, you pay a premium.
You pay a
Lots of people ordering
stuff in time for Christmas, missing
the deadline. The good news is
Christmas... I have not started
Christmas shopping yet.
Nor have I!
As you get closer, if people are
going to make the deadline, there is
an inquiry going, but people will
not shop with them.
I am a member of
It is quite expensive.
£79 a year and it promises delivery
within two days.
When it works, it
really does work. You can do
something and have it delivered the
same day if you order early enough,
if you think of it as a saving of
your own time, even if you any
charge yourself the minimum wage,
£79 is a day off work, isn't it? It
saves you so much because you do not
need to use your own time. But it is
We should go back to
traditional shopping perhaps.
want to be sure, go and buy it
Go into a shop.
of concept is that? Let us end with
Strictly, we started with Brexit,
ending with Strictly, the winner,
the start of Holby City, Joe
McFadden. Are you a fan?
I am not.
From what I can tell, I had it on
the television last night, I did see
You had it on but you were
Two screams. He looked
very surprised. A good sign, it is
not just about whether you are a fan
favourite in terms of how popular
you are before you do it, not the
I watch it
vicariously through Goggle Box.
Brexit to Strictly, you said as if
it was a non sequitur, but if
Theresa May and the Cabinet could
get but she and right, put on the
right costumes, Brexit would happen
more easily. There is a lot to be
learned for choosing the moment, the
rhythm, the steps.
I am loving the
It is all about intelligent
I have a vision of Theresa
May and Jean-Claude Juncker on
would they dance?
Theresa and Boris.
The oldest winner, 42, the
oldest winner of Strictly.
sounds quite young.
It does to me.
Debbie McGee, 59, one of the
finalists, she has really been
showing her stripes. She has
actually been showing everything!
She has been brilliant. It has been
a really good year for the oldies.
cannot believe you said... You
hinted he might be 59! I could not
believe that is true. So good to
have you with us. Thank you, Shyama
and Katy. That is it from The
Papers. We take a look at tomorrow's
front pages every evening on BBC
News, at 10:40pm. Goodbye to my