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investigating an alleged plot
for an attack over Christmas.
A 31-year-old man from
Chesterfield, and a 22-year-old
man from Sheffield,
will appear before magistrates
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are broadcaster,
David Davies, and journalist,
To the thank you very much for
-- nice to have you both here.
pages, starting with...
The Times, which reports
that the best paid family doctors
can earn up to £700,000
The Telegraph reports
that the Minister
for the Constitution has accused
Jeremy Corbyn of trying to rig
the next election by planning
to block proposed reforms
to constituency boundaries.
The i leads with a suggestion that
drunk revellers should be treated
in what it's described
as "drunk tanks", rather
than our hospitals.
The Guardian leads with an MP
warning social media
giants they could face sanctions
if they continue to stonewall
Parliament over Russian
interference in the Brexit vote.
The Daily Mail's front page
covers a study suggesting
Britain has a growing
problem with addiction
to prescription drugs.
The Financial Times says
worldwide merger and acquisitions
surpassed $3 trillion
The Mirror is launching
a campaign to end
charges in hospital carparks.
The Sun reports that UK
supermarkets will start selling
bacon that doesn't have
harmful added nitrites.
Let's start with the Guardian this
time and Facebook was sanctioned
over Russia in Quarry, not just
Facebook and Twitter as well. They
have not thought to be complying
with politicians who are looking
into alleged Russian interference.
No, they are not. They are allegedly
stonewalling and ignoring the
Parliamentary committee's requests
for information, when they have
submitted a lot of data to a similar
congressional hearing in America.
And they are now threatened with
unspecified sanctions, possibly
where it hurts, their revenue, their
advertising revenue, and of course
it is very bad PR if they keep being
hauled in for questioning every now
and then, in front of the
Parliamentary committee. But I think
the moral of the story for me, for
my personal opinion, is that their
days of monopoly, without liability,
unnumbered. I think that they will
not be able to... Attends to the
mutual platforms for long. They need
to... They will have to clarify
their algorithms at one point or
another, and how they come up with
the news and if it has been tweaked
to, they are acting as editors or
This is the point, isn't it?
They have always said that, we are
not publish here, we are not subject
to that sort of regulation, we at
just a digital platform.
platform, yeah. Well, I think they
are going to struggle to maintain
that position and in the middle of
this Guardian story as well, there
is a line that ministers are
understood to be concerned by the
company's attitude and could be
sympathetic to any request for
action, and that it will be very
interesting to see whether the
government itself takes a line on
all this. And having been provoked
into it, by Damian Collins's Select
And if you look at it in
Europe, we are rather behind them.
Germany, for example, it is
Parliament has passed legislation
that could see these forms, these
giants, fined up to 50 million euros
if they do not take down hate speech
in a timely fashion.
So much gets
posted on these sites, and even with
the right will to do it, it would be
hard to keep track of all that
traffic, wouldn't it?
I think that
is right and it is very well to sit
as Little Englanders in this
situation and that is the -- this is
the absolute opposite, of course.
The evidence, and the way they gave
their evidence, do I compare the
Football Association which gave some
evidence to the same committee a few
weeks ago, it was almost an object
lesson in how not to give evidence
to a Select Committee.
A look at the
Times, snow and ice forecast to
bring more traffic chaos. Northern
England as well suffers with this
weather a lot more than we do down
Well, you know, I come from a
tradition and heritage outside
London, where we sort of don't
expect much attention unless London
and the south-east sees no. And what
was that sentence about, that if
London should stay in but the
northerners should get a big coat.
-- snow. But I mean, this is serious
stuff, and some of us feel, we
declare our interest that we sat in
the European airport yesterday for
several hours and we have had an
apology today, it took 24 hours but
we got it, to get an apology today
from an airline whose first part of
its name is Easy, and I will leave
you to fill in the other bits. What
they're doing at the moment is not
good enough and in 2018, it is not
to say I well, we can't afford to
It is not a British problem
then, is it?
Well no, it was
actually a British problem because
at the end of the day, the staff for
this airline, British, were not able
to get out of England's two get to,
to come to Europe to bring English
Thank goodness you
Well, I am very relieved to be
Thank you for bringing him to
It says here that the
revellers were advised to bring
blankets, torches and shovels, it
does not sound very like a party, it
sounds like they are going to visit
a refugee camp.
Well, no, you might
get stuck in the snow. The Daily
Mirror, other MPs have noticed this
before, axe the hospital parking tax
on the six. It can be very expensive
if you are at the hospital as a
visitor or a patient. This campaign
has its origins, I think in Jeremy
Corbyn's proposal in May, where he
has called it a tax on serious
illness, and it is, people have to
pay a small fortunes to park their
cars, including not only the family
of the six what nurses and NHS
practitioners, up to £100 per month.
And that is just exorbitant.
not used to be this way, did it?
Well, I think that you are going
back a long way to when it was...
have long memories.
Well, you may
have long memory, perhaps even even
longer one than me. I don't know is
true, I am certain it isn't. What is
happening is that charges have got
way, way out of kilter and they have
got to such a level in places like
the West Midlands that people have
said enough is enough. Now, it will
be very interesting to see how the
government reacts, if it reacts at
all, because to actually stop
hospital trusts from putting up
these charges will need, one
there will be a gap of £175 million
that will need raising to do it. The
Guardian, the back page this time.
When I am racially abused, I just
want to be alone and left to think
about it. This is Rhian Brewster,
who is one of the England under 17
winners and he feels frustrated that
there is not enough action against
racism by authorities stop loop this
is an extraordinary interview, a
huge credit to him and the Liverpool
Football Club. I cannot think of
anything comparable in recent times.
-- this is. With a 17-year-old
player, who has never actually paid
for the senior team in Liverpool yet
but he has played for England very
successfully, the England under 17
team, and he is talking about seven
occasions when he says he has been
racially abused or witnessed the
same happening 20 Mate. Now, those
of us who go back to helping the
setting up of the kick-in Out
campaign using football as a power
to fight racism, there are people
who think I well, it is all history.
It isn't history and frankly, if you
think it is history, I recommend you
go to the local park on a Saturday
or Sunday afternoon in several parts
of the country, and you will still
see racism. But having said that, I
absolutely sympathise with this and
somebody, having the guts and the
courage, not least a 17-year-old
guy, to do this and to say Uefa,
Fifa, you are not doing enough. And
what isn't of is players walking off
the pitch and grounds being shut,
that is the only thing people
Because it is an
international problem, isn't it?
This young man describes one of his
teammates being racially abused by
an opposition player, when they were
playing in Spain.
And in Russia and
elsewhere. I mean, I don't know...
Do you feel that as you say, you
have got a long memory, do you feel
that this is a recent phenomenon?
That we could tie to the rise of far
right populism, for example? That
gives people the room to rent their
But let me tell you,
it has been there. It is not,
Margaret Thatcher might have said
this, it is not, might have been
told this, it is not football's
problem but it is in football. And
the reality, you can argue that
football has done as much as anybody
to try and count it and it has been
successful in certain places, but
England is not the world. England is
not Europe and there is, in eastern
Europe, dare I say it, and in parts
of the... In Italy, I was on, part
of a committee where the Italians
used as they do not highlight it
because you will make it worse, that
was the traditional attitude.
go to the Daily Telegraph. Ask
Doctor Google before your GP. I am
sure that I have read something that
was exactly the opposite.
read it as well, and you are going
to be told up by your GP for coming
in and seeming to know what is wrong
with you, and now you are told to do
exactly the opposite and find out
what is wrong with you and not only
that, hopefully get treated for you
call on the GP at all.
several pieces of advice, one is
asking pharmacist. You second that.
I am a great fan of that. You have
to have confidence in your
pharmacist, that is true, and I'm
not quite sure who has agreed that
pharmacist should take on greater
and greater responsibilities.
are highly trained.
trained and they are overwhelmingly
kind, in my experience, kind people
who offered this advice if you ask
for it, but it is very difficult if
you go to, you know, a pharmacy on
Euston station and you go into a
busy pharmacy, customers everywhere
and all the rest of it, and somebody
has got some ailments that they
don't want to go and see their GP
about, is asking a lot of that
pharmacist to give particular time
to person after person after person.
I am surely they would send you to
the doctor if they could not help.
We have a panda.
She underlined it
three times. I am not taking a panda
with me. Pandas and politicians are
not happy omens. It was later
revealed that she meant not love
This was suggested to
Margaret Thatcher and we have just
learned about it because of the
release of the National archives, as
we get at this time of year when
they are no longer secret and can be
publicised. She thought this was not
a good idea because it would remind
people of a previous conservative.
fear, DRS say it, that has more to
do with it. -- their ISA it. The
late Edward Heath brought a
paperback from China. They were a
big thing at that time. Now I am
happy to say I think they are
flourishing in key parts of the
world. That era has something to do
with it. It is extraordinary that it
was such an issue that a former
Prime Minister should be underlining
it in her private memos.
And that it
was even secret, all this time.
be honest, I don't blame her. You
don't know what a panda might do.
Sitting next to her eating me
peanuts. Finally, the Sun. That
saves our Bacon. Fry up and rejoice.
Rashes are free of cancer chemicals.
All thanks to boffins -- rashers.
What have they done?
For those of us
who love our Bacon and poached eggs,
and have done for too many years, it
has probably come too late for me.
They can without nitrates from the
curing process will be available in
supermarkets in the new year.
letter in numbers and nitrates -- E
The food industry has a lot
to answer for.
They have listened
and thanks to the boffins it has all
been dealt with. Get those hangover
That's it for The Papers tonight.
Thank you David Davies
and Dina Hamdy.
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