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And the Prime Minister has released
a Christmas message,
thanking the Armed Forces.
Theresa May says British troops
are making the world safer
by combating terrorism
at home and abroad.
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the Evening Standard
columnist, Rosamund Urwin,
and the Telegraph's women's
editor, Claire Cohen.
Very good of you to be here at this
time of year. We at grateful.
Tomorrow's front pages:
The Observer reports that children
from poor families
are more likely to need
for conditions like asthma
compared to their
The Sunday Times says that
Theresa May will abandon
a manifesto pledge to overturn
the ban on foxhunting
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.
Britain's christmas 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.
Amanda is in charge tonight. Nine
stories for you. We will be quick.
She always does this, she is very,
very keen. A gap between the rich
and poor, spending more time in a
This is a study by a trust
which is found that children from
poor families are more likely to
appear at A&E than their
counterparts. Asthma and diabetes
are the two mentioned in the
Observer. It isn't telling. It is a
story about child poverty, really.
Asthma, parents will likely to
smoke, more air pollution and
diabetes also related to diet.
are used to have reports about life
expectancy affected by where you
live but this is about children.
gap is there even in childhood.
There is a link to another page, a
dog by saying that he sees Ricketts,
something we hoped we no longer saw.
It is usually to do with diet, lack
of vitamin D de or calcium and that
is worrying if children are getting
a disease that a diet could prevent.
And spending time outside.
tends to be more in adults. But this
is normally about diets but also not
being outside also stop you seeing
illnesses in children that frankly
should not be seen in one of the
richest countries in the world.
There are been a resurgence as in
other Victorian diseases. Scarlet
fever, an epidemic recently of
whooping cough. It seems like we are
One of the things
they flag is that experts are saying
that cuts to school nursing is a
problem. Nurses at schools might
seek things early on. So it could be
treated far faster if diagnosed
earlier. They also mentioned
austerity being an issue.
PM 's allies plotted to discredit
me, Damian Green was sacked this
week and this is Katie Boulter be --
And media onslaught to
discredit her. Some evidence handed
to the enquiry and, obviously,
concluded this week with Damian
Green no longer being Deputy Prime
Minister. It was a sacking but it
was called the resignation. It was
one of those. She obviously was very
badly treated by certain newspapers.
It was a very vicious some of the
things written about her and the
It would make women
think twice about speaking up.
was very brave of her to speak up
and it took real gumption and she
said she did that the spat other
women come forward as well and even
any suggestion of a smear against at
a time when we are in the midst of
the sexual harassment scandal in
Westminster and further is really
The Sunday Times, Theresa
May ditches hunting the back animal
rights. This is a change of attack.
There was scant to be an overturning
and now it seems to have
It is the end of year
we brand. A brand and possible
reshuffle. She is seeking to
perpetrate the Conservatives as a
caring party, the end of the nasty
party and they suggest it might be a
move to try and attract younger
voters. Which, of course, is
something Labour did very
Downing Street is also
in the night, no vote that could
change the policy schedule in the
session of Parliament.
interesting that it clear is
something the Tories are worried
about. We saw earlier this year a
story that ended up not really being
true. What it was, mentioned down in
this piece, is that essentially
there was an issue with whether
animals were sent in and it looks
like the EU legislation would be
repealed and not replace. They are
obviously concerned that for the
Tory brand, it looks rather toxic.
They were surprised by how much
weight was given to that story and
how angry people were about it.
Let's move on to the financial pages
to the Mail on Sunday the top
40,000,000-dollar incentive. For
Toys "R" Us bosses. There are
hundreds of staff in some of the UK
stores who are likely to be out of a
I should not think of this
story will win them many fans. They
have agreed to a last-minute deal
with creditors to save the business
but it looks like a third may still
lose their job in this country. As
this report, Toys "R" Us will hand
out $40 million to 17 US bosses
which is incredible, really, that
they could be lining their pockets
at a time when the business is in
such trouble in this country.
pension fund said there is a big
deficit and you need to put 9
million in it and they have come to
an arrangement that money will be
put in but over a number of years.
The bankruptcy protection was filed
earlier this year. They essentially
have to be approved in court and the
strange bit of it is that actually
it is... They are saying that is not
entirely up to us and the court has
had a say in it. When you have a
situation where people at Christmas,
worried they will lose their job,
all these stores are going to close
and at the same time having a
Is because of the different
jurisdictions? That is happening in
I not quite sure about
that but I think it is to do with
the way it American bankruptcy
detection works. This would not
happen here if those decisions would
have panned over in the same way but
we still have pay-outs when people
lose their jobs to bosses.
Ministers, this is a follow-up from
a story that the Telegraph broke
yesterday regarding inheritance tax
demands which is how donations from
private individuals to the
referendum campaigns are being
regarded by HMRC and now they
getting a big bill.
If you are
individual, an entrepreneur, the
story says, you donate to a
political campaign all party did not
pay tax on it seems that is not
going to be the case for the EU
referendum on a number of
individuals being slapped with tax
on the back of that. They're using a
slightly obscure inheritance tax lot
to do that thing of diminishing
their estate by contributing to
thinks this is a terrible thing to
happen to these plucky individuals.
To be fair, the rout Remainer donors
as well. There is one remain donor
mentioned here so it is not just
happening to the leave camp but it
is fair to say, a lot of people that
bankrolled the Leave campaign were
wealthy individuals are supposed to
businesses and organisations.
express, page two, US General,
prepare for war with Russia. This is
General Robert Mellor who has the
quote of the night.
Yes, we allowed
to say that? A big fight. The US and
Russia against a wall. It is quite
an extraordinary story, really. He
told this to US Marines as he
visited them fall Christmas at a
base in Norway any says that.
counterpart in Russia, particularly
over cyber warfare and maybe taking
the cables that run across the
Atlantic which could cut off
millions and millions of businesses.
It is interesting. These are
fighting words. He went on to say
that an informational fight and
political fight echoing what Boris
was saying about the UK is willing
and able to respond to cyber
attacks. Fighting talks on two
An interesting question
about what warfare would look like
in the future. It will not be people
Economic warfare. The immediate one
is that cyber warfare by other
things could happen at that we
cannot envisage which will mean
troupe not fighting.
could look very different, world War
The Mail on Sunday,
surrender- the army is giving up its
bid the best motto.
We are told it
is deemed noninclusive and elitist
so the army's top brass is dishing
this motto because it is not
attracting the right people to the
army. Saying it is frightening off
recruits. The army doesn't need to
attract more diverse people but, at
a time when it is in crisis and
needs to save £20 million, to be
spending millions changing the
letterhead is not seem viable.
did the same a few years ago with
our logo. It is extraordinary how
much these things cost.
who does it end up with? Cannot
imagine it is people deemed the most
deserving of courses. It is at a
time when the army faces such
enormous cuts as well in all sorts
of ways. It does seem like not the
wake to be spending cash.
today on the Sunday express. 40
million hit the sales early.
Terrible. An enormous shopping date
shock. An estimated £1.67 billion...
How do they work that out? I
actually have not done all my
You will have a
busy day tomorrow.
The great thing is that the majority
of the money
The great thing is that the majority
of the money was spent on High
Street, not online.
shops. Aren't you too late to buy
online? Oh, not for sale is not for
And at the
beginning of the market was down 10%
and everyone was worried so it
actually brilliant news the high
You can spend it twice, you
need to spend it today or after
Christmas but you may get some
bargains. Take your sharp elbows
with you. Let's finish with the
express. Eat, drink and be merry.
Why? Good news, easy, convenient
answer to a obesity is on the way!
If this story is to be believed, an
injection has been invented, we are
told, or it has been invented by
university in Israel, that can stop
the sites that usually turn flat
into, our bodies burn them instead,
so the trial has been successful and
that could be on the market in two
years. Sir we can eat all the mince
pies we want.
We shouldn't applaud
this, should we?
We should show
restraint. Except we do exist in a
culture where there is food
everywhere the whole time and I
think we need to address culture to
make it easier for people, and also
so much is unhealthy and packed with
sugar and all sorts of things, it
makes it hard, I can see the need
for a magic cure and we will wait
We don't need new years
resolution, we can just have an
That is the papers.
Rosamond, Claire, good to see you,
thank you for coming in and a happy
Christmas and New