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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 Evening Standard
columnist Rosamund Urwin
and the Telegraph's women's editor,
I've let the side down with my lack
of sparkle and my drug choice of
attire, I apologise -- drab choice.
Tomorrow's front pages.
The Observer reports that children
from poor families are more likely
to need emergency treatment
for conditions like asthma
and diabetes compared
to their wealthier counterparts.
The Sunday Times says that
Theresa May will abandon a manifesto
pledge to overturn the ban on fox
hunting in the new year.
The Mail on Sunday details how
the British Army is spending
millions of pounds of taxpayers'
money to scrap its 'Be
the Best' motto, because
of fears it's elitist.
food and drink exports
are at all time high according
to the Sunday Express, with Brexit
a main catalyst, the paper says.
Staying with Brexit -
the Sunday Telegraph reports how
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have
criticised HMRC for placing large
tax bills on individuals who donated
to the Leave campaign.
We will start with the help story on
the Observer, huge health gap
revealed between rich and poor,
where is the research coming from?
From the Nuffield trust, the latest
in a series of NHS in crisis stories
that appear this time of year, and
this is the child poverty gap
increasing, children from poor
families more likely to spend time
in A&E and it lists asthma and
diabetes as two of the reasons and
they are 70% more likely to appear
in acts compared with their less
deprived counterparts. Shocking
It is the earlier years of
your life rather than life
expectancy which we have reported
One of the things which
comes out this asthma and much of
that is related to air pollution and
the quality of the homes in which
people are living and how close they
are to main roads. There have been a
number of studies that show, in
London, for example, if you live in
Tower Hamlets you are much more
likely to suffer from asthma
compared to a richer borough, and
your score is more likely to be
closer to main roads and so is your
home -- your school. So kids are
playing in the playground and
breathing in horrible fumes. There
are other lifestyle elements to come
into this, but this sets out the gap
that is quite shocking. Something
that needs to be addressed.
example of the inequality gap that
apparently seems to be growing.
almost feels like the NHS is going
backwards when it comes to child
health, there is a tag line on the
front page of the Observer story,
quoting a doctor saying he sees
Ricketts regularly, and we have had
stories about scarlet fever coming
back and there was a whooping cough
epidemic if it feels like we're
going back to a semi-Victorian age
when it comes to child health.
Ricketts should not be seen in this
country, although you do get this in
the developed world. It should not
be happening in Britain.
plotted to discredit me -- deputy
PM's allies parted to discredit me,
this is relating to the Damian Green
What is said here, some of
the material that was submitted to
the white or inquiry which led to
the sacking of Damian Green last
week -- Whitehall inquiry. There had
been negative supporters about her,
and that actually was submitted to
the charge of the inquiry, the
evidence is that they were
submitting things which were to
It didn't work.
the suggestion of a smear campaign
against her is very unhelpful, it
takes a lot of bravery and gumption
to come forward when something like
this has happened to you and she has
said I think this weekend that she
did that because there were other
women she knew who might have
similar complaints to make and other
women who needed to speak out about
other people. To have that
discredited when we are in the midst
of this harassment scandal, not just
in Westminster, that is very
unhelpful and worrying.
apologised. We had closure on it but
then it was reopened this weekend.
This doesn't really suggest someone
who feels very sorry if there is any
truth in this.
It is the allies who
are trying to help in some way, I
suppose. They felt they were. The
Sunday Times. Theresa May ditches
hunting to back animal rights. It
was a manifesto pledge that fox
hunting, they would overturn the
ban. This is part of a rebranding of
It is. But I'm not sure
it will unite the party, I think it
will anger quite a lot of the rural
supporters as the Sunday Times
points out, and split MPs, so if
this is meant to be a rousing end of
year unite the Tories, identity will
play out that way.
It is to address
the idea that she has managed to
make the conservative brand of toxic
again since the general election,
and one of the stories that was much
shared, even that wasn't true, was
all about, the social media backlash
over accusations that they were
using Brexit legislation to reduce
UK levels of protection for animals,
that wasn't true, but that went
bananas on social media and it
became a big thing and a big story
that seems to reflect something
about the Conservatives brand, and I
suspect this is about realigning and
addressing this idea that they are a
toxic particles up they think this
to the younger voters.
Yes, this idea the nasty party,
interesting timing, as well, before
the Boxing Day shoot, a strong
statement to make at this time of
year, but maybe she feels it will be
slightly buried for maybe older
supporters at this time of year.
couple of stories we can connect at
the bottom, troops get £1 for
Christmas Day as Whitehall pays six
and £50 for a move -- £650.
Christmas dinner was on Friday for
troops in Afghanistan who feel this
has been a forgotten conflict. It is
in its 17th year and we have rather
taken our attention away from it.
They have Christmas dinner on
Friday. It has snowed in
Afghanistan, they ponder, and troops
from the Yorkshire Regiment have
been reduced to swapping the stars
on the American trees for Yorkshire
flags -- they point out. Basically
saying the Americans have been
giving great things the Christmas.
Theresa May has made a speech
praising the troops, but it seems
they have been given very little
money individually. And of course on
top of that the nice bit is that
their family and friends have sent
loads of presence but the country
has done little for them for top 500
have been given £500 for this
elevation is but Whitehall staff are
being sent for presentation skills
training at a cost of £650 a day
which rather dwarfs the £500 for 500
It doesn't really add up.
Theresa May has paid a heart-warming
tribute to the troops. It is to the
empty if they are essentially being
given pound each to Celebrex
Christmas and there's a long list of
the things that the American
soldiers get, including Christmas
trees and food and a special
screening of Star Wars. -- to
celebrate Christmas but and
Whitehall staff are having £650
spent on them so they can in answer
it. -- they can speak clearly.
will charge them a fraction of that
to put them through their paces, if
I were allowed, which I'm not,
probably. And now the Sunday
express. Christmas Brexit bonus,
exports are soaring.
one. They compared exports with 2015
and they say they are up 9%, but
normally you compare year-on-year
which they are clearly not doing.
What are you suggesting?
not be a story which I think is
entirely worthy of a front page of
Maybe we can find the
figures for 2016 between now and
1130, that would be interesting.
Apparently we are selling lots of
food and whiskey and award-winning
How is this boosted by Brexit?
The value of the pound?
That is the
assumption, from the little we have
got to go on, the shock spike in
festive food and drink at this time
of year, helped by Brexit.
Sunday Telegraph. Ministers: tax
grab on Brexiteers is bad for
democracy, this is Michael Grove >>
STUDIO: -- Michael Gove and Boris
Yes, usually if you make a
private donation to a political
party and a campaign they are not
taxed on it over and a number of
individuals who donated to EU
referendum campaigns are now shocked
that they are been charged tax by
HMRC and I suspect there will be a
few accountants heads rolling over
this. It's interesting because HMRC,
it is better say they have been
quite rocked by the suggestion of
Brexit, they spoke to the Treasury
Select Committee saying they were
going to have to hire loads more
staff and it would cost them five --
£500 million to cope with the new
borders and everything and it would
take the many years to implement. It
is interesting now that they are
chasing this down. It was in
September, it was reported by the
Office for Budget Responsibility
that HMRC had been aggressively
going after inheritance tax which is
what this is being classed under and
it was going to be up 15%, the
current action, so inheritance tax
is something they are zoning in on.
It would apply to anyone who has
donated to either of the campaigns?
The story says the Remain supporter
has also have this, so this is not
just Leave supporters, so it would
apply to both camps.
If they are the
rules, they are not being picked on.
I would say not. And also, they
raised the point that this didn't
happen with the AV vote but maybe
something has shifted. However, that
said, I do feel for her HMRC because
I have plenty of friends who are
civil servants and Brexit is a total
nightmare for them and they will not
have had a very jolly last year and
it is very stressful but the
suggestion that that means they are
going after this -- these people,
but doesn't hold. -- that doesn't
Yes, that is right.
with the Sunday Telegraph, UFOs do
exist, says the Pentagon's X-Files
J. Who is he really? -- X-Files
They have described him as
the real X-Files programme, he says
the case of objects travelling at
hypersonic speeds which are
inexplicable, has been proved beyond
reasonable doubt, so this is
interesting, aliens and Christmas.
it says items that were made
yellow macro by any nation or any
If they are so far away
that you can't see them properly,
how do you know?
resigning, this is his resignation
letter and his point is, you have
not been paying more attention and
you should have given us more money
for the projects, but he said it is
classified as to whether there are
any UFOs over the UK.
information request needs to go in.
The Mail on Sunday, the Army is
being used the be the best slogan
for some time but they are getting
rid of it. -- has been used to stop
apparently it is seen as yellow
-- apparently it is seen as
non-inclusive and elitist, and this
will cost £1.5 million.
done a focus group?
research, and it is being removed
from everything, completely dropped.
It has been their slogan since 1983,
they have a little extract Wyatt has
been written off, saying it didn't
not resonate with many of their key
audiences -- little in Stack terrain
-- little extract which explains why
it has been written.
We don't know
what by going to replace it with. Do
we? It doesn't say.
Be the second
That is not what
you want. They must know that this
is putting people off.
They must do,
but when Gavin Williamson is facing
open rebellion at suggestions that
the Army will be slashed below
70,000 personnel and backbenchers
are up in arms and he has been
accused of not trying to push this
into the budget enough, you wouldn't
think this was a top priority, even
if it's not. Having trouble keeping
funding to keep people, attracting
people for the but they always need
People leave and then they need
fresh recruits. That's right.
need to get young people.
The Sunday express, eat drink and be
merry, because an anti-fat jab is on
Has someone -- as someone
who has already eaten mince pies
this is great news.
There was a tin
of sweets alongside you outside.
Yes, that's right.
Not yourself out.
This is a university in Israel that
has discovered a drug while
researching its use in treating
obesity and I think watch this space
because hopefully what the drug
does, it says here, a jab, it
transforms cells which normally
store fat into cells which burn it
and that sounds like a dream.
was a researcher recently who said
if you lose a decent amount of
weight you can get type two diabetes
back under control, as well. That
would be against that suggestion of
eating whatever you like but we will
anyway because it is Christmas. We
That's it for The Papers this hour.
Thank you to my guests.
They'll both be back at 1130
for another look at the stories
making the news tomorrow.
Now it's time for Meet the Author.