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Hello and welcome to our look ahead

to what the papers will be

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bringing us tomorrow.

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With me are Jason Beattie,

Head of Politics at the Daily Mirror

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and Tim Stanley from the Daily

Telegraph.

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Tomorrow's front pages,

starting with:

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And it's Saturday Knight Fever -

for the Daily Mirror,

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focusing on Bee Gee Barry Gibb

becoming a 'Sir' in

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the New Year Honours List.

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The Daily Mail has

Barry Gibb's photo

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on it's front page -

along with Darcy Bussell who's

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been made a 'dame', their main

report however is that

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banks have shut 800 branches

across the country this year.

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The Times reports that Travel

firms are 'misleading'

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holiday-makers with claims of cheap

deals, which are not

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as good a price 'discount'

as the marketing makes out.

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Financial Times reports on the

rallying stock markets around the

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world.

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Let's start with the New Year 's

honours. Officially released. There

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has been speculation in the last few

days. I am under instruction to

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seamlessly segue through the front

pages to show you how differently

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they are reflecting the honours.

Saturday night Fever. In all their

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spangly golden glory. Barry Gibb,

dedicating the award to his

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brothers.

Quite touching.

A long

time since they were in the

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consciousness.

You always have had

to wait until your career has peaked

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in the music industry. A long time

for Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney,

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Ringo Starr finally getting one.

Being the best drummer in the

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Beatles.

Another line from Jeremy

Corbyn, I back the mirror's car park

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site. Which begs the question, who

is fighting? It does create an

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image. They are wonderful when it

goes to people who go out of their

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way to do something for charity.

Always fantastic when the actions of

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noncelebrities are recognised. The

honours has been tainted with the

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sense that some people get them,

naming no names, because they have

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been around long enough. Other

people get them as a former

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political reward. Nick Clegg, for

example. Serving as Deputy Prime

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Minister. If you have done that, you

have formed an active public

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service. With a certain amount of

humiliation. You got paid for it,

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rewarded for doing his job. Some

will be highlighting the fact Graham

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Brady, the head of the 1922

committee has also gotten one. It is

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to do with the backbenchers. He is

the one who insures the votes go

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through.

The Conservative Party shop

steward. If there is to be a

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legalistic challenge towards Theresa

May. He selects the letters.

Sir

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Graham.

Quite helpful for Theresa

May to keep in sweet. I agree with

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Tim. Sprinkle some stardust on

otherwise a very worthy list. I like

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the idea of someone who has done 25

years service for charity work, to

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recognised. It is a sense, how do

they choose the people?

Isn't Darcey

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bustle worthy?

She was one of the

brightest stars of the Royal Ballet.

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One of the greatest dancers in

English is. Why is it only when she

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has been on Strictly that she gets

the reward?

Always an element of

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snobbery. Kenny Dalglish, one of the

great football players and managers.

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Went round and visited every single

one of the Hillsborough victims.

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Nothing. If somebody is deserving of

a knighthood in sport, it should be

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in.

He was picked the people whom

should have got them. The Daily Mail

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also going with Barry

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Gibb and Darcy Bussell.

She's

humble. For some people just

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opportunity to meet the Queen. Sir

Ringo Starr, because his OBE in

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1965. In many people's guys, that

was the start of the celebrity

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version of the system. People

protested. People sent theirs back.

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Some people say the honours system

has never recovered.

Let's talk

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about Lord Adonis, quitting with a

Thai raid against Brexit. Stepping

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down as the government's

infrastructure G. Labour peer,

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served as Transport Secretary in the

past. Says he cannot stay, he is at

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odds with the government of the way

they are handling Brexit. He calls

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nationalists and populist.

Reading

the resignation letter, seems he has

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quit the government feels he should

never have been made a member of it.

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He is in such profound disagreement

with the governance policies.

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Appointed to the important role by

George Osborne. One of a clutch of

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new Labour grandees who found a home

with the camera in administration.

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Another one Alan Milburn, a couple

of weeks ago quit as the head of the

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social mobility unit. He said the

government did not have the

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bandwidth as the consequence of

Brexit to do with social mobility.

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He's also complaining about Brexit.

The Tories will say in response,

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well, since the public voted for it,

Theresa May said Brexit means

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Brexit, Parliament voted to trigger

Article 50, why has it taken you

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this long to realise the government

is pursuing Brexit? Occurs you

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disagree with it, you cannot serve

it. And issuing the resignation?

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Might it be because the EU

withdrawal bill is coming?

I think

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these protests are the least

interesting part of the resignation

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letter. He was always a staunch

remain, not a surprise he is opposed

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to the process. Two bits which are

worrying for Theresa May. One, a

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point that George Osborne made

earlier. If you lose the ability to

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have cross-party work for big

projects. Which covers several

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successive governments, like

infrastructure. You have a problem,

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because it looks like the government

is now unable to create that sent a

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grand coalition. Therefore both

parties look like they are further

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to the extremes.

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What is scandalous, you have

Stagecoach as the majority hold deli

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Macca shareholder in East Coast

mainline. They were going to pay

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bigger than 3.3 billion which was

going to get to the taxpayer. At the

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end of the franchise they say they

cannot afford any more. We're not

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going to get back the 3.3 billion we

might get 1.3 billion. It is

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scandalous. A private company can

bail out of the contract, and the

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taxpayer is out of pocket. This will

come back to haunt the government.

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Daily Mail, a central bank branches

shouting this year. Various

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different banks are doing this.

We

had a conversation about this. I

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last went to a bank over a year ago.

I make a point of going.

I have two,

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I am paid in checks.

I am paid by

several publications by a check.

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Every time I get £20. I refuse to

use the machine in the wall. I once

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lost £100, is swallowed a cheque. On

a more serious note. This feels like

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a retread of what happened with the

Royal Mail post offices. They shut

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down villages, local communities.

Perhaps it makes some sense, people

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were not using them. Not sending

letters as much. On the other hand

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many communities, your local bank,

post office. Local corner shop, the

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heart and soul of the community.

They have very few shops, somewhere

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people can go he are not used to

using stuff online. They can go

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where they are guaranteed that.

Particular problem for small

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business owners who need to catch

up.

They have to go to a bank of

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driving half an hour, up to an hour.

A problem for the elderly, it gives

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them contact, the interaction. For

the majority of people, they ping

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money on their phones. It is an

alien concept. I love the idea that

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History Today pays you in checks.

You have a generational distance.

A

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generational difference.

I try to

avoid it, I have given into using

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one of those apps. I don't like

people knowing what I'm doing, I

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feel exposed. When I use the

Internet for money.

The Mafia could

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steal the information. I sent money

to the wrong place, took the money

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deli Macca months to get about.

Daily Telegraph. Phone law confusion

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catching drivers out. Hefty

penalties if you are caught using

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your phone. That is what a lot of

people thought was making calls.

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Fascinating. Fraser Nelson was in

the car. His phone was scooting

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about the dashboard. He grabbed it,

to stop it. Had a quick look at the

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screen. The next thing he knew he

was stopped by the police and

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prosecuted for using his mobile

phone. He, being stubborn, ticketing

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Magistrates' Court, to find out

exactly what the Lloris, and what is

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going on. He was found guilty. What

he discovered, the advice is very

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contradictory. The government has

tried to clamp down on people using

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phones in their cars, which makes

some sense. In some instances it can

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be advised you don't do it. It can

be should not do it for a long

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period of time. Some places have

been prosecuting people for looking

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very briefly.

Even for using it as a

navigation app.

What exactly is it

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they're looking for? Why are they

punishing people? Nothing wrong with

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checking your Saturn as when you are

in your car. They are prosecuting

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people for any kind of interactive

communication. If you are

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telephoning someone, texting, or

using your Saturn because it is

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Internet-based on your phone. Does

not count if it is on your

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dashboard. There was a case where

someone was using it to record their

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voice, they got away with it. That

is not interactive communication.

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The interesting thing about this,

Fraser wrote this yesterday, taking

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the Telegraph 24 hours to publish

the story.

This is a comeback for

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the pub fight thinkers they have

followed up and investigated. They

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found the police are raising £4.6

million a year as a result of the

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finds.

That is good follow-up. To

use a Saturn. Do you use a lovely

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sepia map?

I use one of those lovely

big maps. I find the iPhone

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distracting. Having a conversation

saying turn Right now. I say thank

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you very much.

I missed the turn.

He's Robert, the man who helps me.

I

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call mine clearer.

A reliable chap.

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Thank Jason Beattie,

and Tim Stanley.

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Coming up next it's

the weather with Ben Rich

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the weather with Ben Rich.

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