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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Jason Beattie,
Head of Politics at the Daily Mirror
and Tim Stanley from the Daily
Tomorrow's front pages,
And it's Saturday Knight Fever -
for the Daily Mirror,
focusing on Bee Gee Barry Gibb
becoming a 'Sir' in
the New Year Honours List.
The Daily Mail has
Barry Gibb's photo
on it's front page -
along with Darcy Bussell who's
been made a 'dame', their main
report however is that
banks have shut 800 branches
across the country this year.
The Times reports that Travel
firms are 'misleading'
holiday-makers with claims of cheap
deals, which are not
as good a price 'discount'
as the marketing makes out.
Financial Times reports on the
rallying stock markets around the
Let's start with the New Year 's
honours. Officially released. There
has been speculation in the last few
days. I am under instruction to
seamlessly segue through the front
pages to show you how differently
they are reflecting the honours.
Saturday night Fever. In all their
spangly golden glory. Barry Gibb,
dedicating the award to his
time since they were in the
You always have had
to wait until your career has peaked
in the music industry. A long time
for Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney,
Ringo Starr finally getting one.
Being the best drummer in the
Another line from Jeremy
Corbyn, I back the mirror's car park
site. Which begs the question, who
is fighting? It does create an
image. They are wonderful when it
goes to people who go out of their
way to do something for charity.
Always fantastic when the actions of
noncelebrities are recognised. The
honours has been tainted with the
sense that some people get them,
naming no names, because they have
been around long enough. Other
people get them as a former
political reward. Nick Clegg, for
example. Serving as Deputy Prime
Minister. If you have done that, you
have formed an active public
service. With a certain amount of
humiliation. You got paid for it,
rewarded for doing his job. Some
will be highlighting the fact Graham
Brady, the head of the 1922
committee has also gotten one. It is
to do with the backbenchers. He is
the one who insures the votes go
The Conservative Party shop
steward. If there is to be a
legalistic challenge towards Theresa
May. He selects the letters.
Quite helpful for Theresa
May to keep in sweet. I agree with
Tim. Sprinkle some stardust on
otherwise a very worthy list. I like
the idea of someone who has done 25
years service for charity work, to
recognised. It is a sense, how do
they choose the people?
She was one of the
brightest stars of the Royal Ballet.
One of the greatest dancers in
English is. Why is it only when she
has been on Strictly that she gets
Always an element of
snobbery. Kenny Dalglish, one of the
great football players and managers.
Went round and visited every single
one of the Hillsborough victims.
Nothing. If somebody is deserving of
a knighthood in sport, it should be
He was picked the people whom
should have got them. The Daily Mail
also going with Barry
Gibb and Darcy Bussell.
humble. For some people just
opportunity to meet the Queen. Sir
Ringo Starr, because his OBE in
1965. In many people's guys, that
was the start of the celebrity
version of the system. People
protested. People sent theirs back.
Some people say the honours system
has never recovered.
about Lord Adonis, quitting with a
Thai raid against Brexit. Stepping
down as the government's
infrastructure G. Labour peer,
served as Transport Secretary in the
past. Says he cannot stay, he is at
odds with the government of the way
they are handling Brexit. He calls
nationalists and populist.
the resignation letter, seems he has
quit the government feels he should
never have been made a member of it.
He is in such profound disagreement
with the governance policies.
Appointed to the important role by
George Osborne. One of a clutch of
new Labour grandees who found a home
with the camera in administration.
Another one Alan Milburn, a couple
of weeks ago quit as the head of the
social mobility unit. He said the
government did not have the
bandwidth as the consequence of
Brexit to do with social mobility.
He's also complaining about Brexit.
The Tories will say in response,
well, since the public voted for it,
Theresa May said Brexit means
Brexit, Parliament voted to trigger
Article 50, why has it taken you
this long to realise the government
is pursuing Brexit? Occurs you
disagree with it, you cannot serve
it. And issuing the resignation?
Might it be because the EU
withdrawal bill is coming?
these protests are the least
interesting part of the resignation
letter. He was always a staunch
remain, not a surprise he is opposed
to the process. Two bits which are
worrying for Theresa May. One, a
point that George Osborne made
earlier. If you lose the ability to
have cross-party work for big
projects. Which covers several
successive governments, like
infrastructure. You have a problem,
because it looks like the government
is now unable to create that sent a
grand coalition. Therefore both
parties look like they are further
to the extremes.
What is scandalous, you have
Stagecoach as the majority hold deli
Macca shareholder in East Coast
mainline. They were going to pay
bigger than 3.3 billion which was
going to get to the taxpayer. At the
end of the franchise they say they
cannot afford any more. We're not
going to get back the 3.3 billion we
might get 1.3 billion. It is
scandalous. A private company can
bail out of the contract, and the
taxpayer is out of pocket. This will
come back to haunt the government.
Daily Mail, a central bank branches
shouting this year. Various
different banks are doing this.
had a conversation about this. I
last went to a bank over a year ago.
I make a point of going.
I have two,
I am paid in checks.
I am paid by
several publications by a check.
Every time I get £20. I refuse to
use the machine in the wall. I once
lost £100, is swallowed a cheque. On
a more serious note. This feels like
a retread of what happened with the
Royal Mail post offices. They shut
down villages, local communities.
Perhaps it makes some sense, people
were not using them. Not sending
letters as much. On the other hand
many communities, your local bank,
post office. Local corner shop, the
heart and soul of the community.
They have very few shops, somewhere
people can go he are not used to
using stuff online. They can go
where they are guaranteed that.
Particular problem for small
business owners who need to catch
They have to go to a bank of
driving half an hour, up to an hour.
A problem for the elderly, it gives
them contact, the interaction. For
the majority of people, they ping
money on their phones. It is an
alien concept. I love the idea that
History Today pays you in checks.
You have a generational distance.
I try to
avoid it, I have given into using
one of those apps. I don't like
people knowing what I'm doing, I
feel exposed. When I use the
Internet for money.
The Mafia could
steal the information. I sent money
to the wrong place, took the money
deli Macca months to get about.
Daily Telegraph. Phone law confusion
catching drivers out. Hefty
penalties if you are caught using
your phone. That is what a lot of
people thought was making calls.
Fascinating. Fraser Nelson was in
the car. His phone was scooting
about the dashboard. He grabbed it,
to stop it. Had a quick look at the
screen. The next thing he knew he
was stopped by the police and
prosecuted for using his mobile
phone. He, being stubborn, ticketing
Magistrates' Court, to find out
exactly what the Lloris, and what is
going on. He was found guilty. What
he discovered, the advice is very
contradictory. The government has
tried to clamp down on people using
phones in their cars, which makes
some sense. In some instances it can
be advised you don't do it. It can
be should not do it for a long
period of time. Some places have
been prosecuting people for looking
Even for using it as a
What exactly is it
they're looking for? Why are they
punishing people? Nothing wrong with
checking your Saturn as when you are
in your car. They are prosecuting
people for any kind of interactive
communication. If you are
telephoning someone, texting, or
using your Saturn because it is
Internet-based on your phone. Does
not count if it is on your
dashboard. There was a case where
someone was using it to record their
voice, they got away with it. That
is not interactive communication.
The interesting thing about this,
Fraser wrote this yesterday, taking
the Telegraph 24 hours to publish
This is a comeback for
the pub fight thinkers they have
followed up and investigated. They
found the police are raising £4.6
million a year as a result of the
That is good follow-up. To
use a Saturn. Do you use a lovely
I use one of those lovely
big maps. I find the iPhone
distracting. Having a conversation
saying turn Right now. I say thank
you very much.
I missed the turn.
He's Robert, the man who helps me.
call mine clearer.
A reliable chap.
Thank Jason Beattie,
and Tim Stanley.
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