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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 Telegraph.
Tomorrow's front pages.
Thank you for coming in. Thank you
I have nowhere else to
We do have two Barbie doll. --
bar the door. The front pages...
And it's Saturday Knight Fever
for the Daily Mirror,
which focusing on Bee Gee Barry Gibb
becoming a 'Sir' in the New Year
While it's the ballerina turned
Strictly Come Dancing judge
Darcy Bussell picked
by the Daily Telegraph
to grace its front page.
She's been made a Dame
in the Honour's List.
The paper's main story
is about conflicting advice given
to drivers about whether or not
they can use Satnav apps
on their mobile phones.
The Daily Mail has both Barry Gibb
and Darcy Bussell on its front page,
but its main report is that banks
have shut 800 branches
across the country this year.
The Times headlines that travel
firms are misleading holidaymakers
with claims of cheap deals,
which the paper reports are not
as good a discount as
the marketing suggests.
The weekend edition
of the Financial Times leads
on the rallying of stock
markets around the globe,
reporting that the FTSE
All World Index has seen its biggest
increase since 2009.
We begin with the new Year Honours,
which have only been released
officially in the last hour or so.
We have been speaking to some of the
happy recipients. The Daily Mirror
has Saturday night Fever, because
Barry Gibb is getting a knighthood
perhaps with others who are long
overdue. Why are you laughing?
only just noticed the pun.
It is a
It is so lovely to drag you into
2018. Anyway, a marvellous picture
you have picked on the front. Also,
Darcey Bussell, she is on the
Guardian, looking completely
magnificent when she were still
dancing, of course, she is maybe not
so well-known to a loss of people
until she became a judge on
Stickley. And you have an of that.
It is not even a Bee Gees song. My
gags are off as well.
You are all
over the place.
Keeping with the
honours system, I think,
conceptually, on the one hand it has
become more meritocratic since the
1960s, there is a certain element of
celebrity culture entered into it.
On the other hand, because of the E
on the end of it, it feels a bit old
world. Which I like. Culturally,
something is starting to Jahr about
the two things. Some people, when
they do feel resentment, certain
people are getting awards, I think
that has to do with it. Our focus is
upon the famous people, Ringo Starr,
Jillie Cooper, but lots and lots of
people who are not well known we'll
get it to their working charity.
you prefer that.
You are trying to
get a controversy out of me.
Some people don't deserve it. I
thought about it and that was a bit
mean-spirited. There are lots of
elements of celebrities like you
aware of. Jillie Cooper writes a
racy, saucy books which my mum
rates, but on the other hand she
also is very good on animal rights
and welfare and she probably
deserves in a word -- and what
about. -- an award for that. Come
back to me in 12 minutes and I will
have a witty Bee Gees pardon.
you keep taking part in the paper
review while you do it. Maybe it
will be down to you. Thank goodness
you are here.
We will talk about the
papers a bit more. I have a slight
issue about who gets honours and who
doesn't. It is very much behind
closed doors. A loss of interference
goes on. They get handed out to MPs.
Nick Clegg gets one.
He was Deputy
He also misled
people over tuition fees.
didn't, he was in coalition.
he would not and he did. What does
it mean about trust in politics when
they come out the other side and get
this automatic gong? It mars it for
those deserving winners.
always a subjective judgement. It is
based upon a slightly invisible
system of suggestion and nomination.
And some favours and be cronies.
should it be done?
There is tension
between it being a monarchical
institution and on the other hand
Democratic, if you did it completely
openly, a completely different set
of people would get the awards, but
it would lose some of that
connection with charity. You might
see people getting awards to a
different group of people find
Should it be a public
That is terrible. Sometimes
the wrong people when it.
in your opinion.
Many people get it.
I lot of people who should be
awarded but who were not well known
for what they do or who are shy and
would not want to talk about it...
Do you think tax a club like Ringo
Starr should get one.
that I know anything.
You assume I
know who Ringo Starr is.
this bad in the 1960s. He banged
Was he the walrus
this bad in the 1960s. He banged
Was he the walrus?
move on? Adonis quits calling
Theresa May be voice of UKIP. This
is Lord Adonis. By sharing the
infrastructure -- tearing the
infrastructure commission, he served
as a Labour transport Secretary
stability for that he was a LibDem
and before that a journalist. He
said that his views have not
changed. He said that the party he
could express those views within,
This is where he is
damaging Theresa May because he is
seen as being on the right of the
Labour Party and he cannot work with
the Conservative government. The
impression is that they have moved
even further from the centre ground.
I am not surprised by his Thai raid
against Brexit. He was a well-known
Remainer. -- tirade. They bailed out
a private company who bid money to
run the East Coast Main Line and
taxpayers as a result have been
pulling out of the contract and
could lose up to £2 million. That is
He also talks
about the fact that there is no
capacity within the government to
deal with anything other than
Brexit. Other important decisions
are not being made properly. Is that
they are so preoccupied with Brexit
that it is why things like this
bailout has been allowed to happen.
That was made by Anna Melbourne, the
accusation. The same charge he said
the government did not happy wit to
do so -- did not happy. There is a
slight contradiction in the
resignation letter, an extraordinary
document and well worth a read. On
the one hand you might interpreted
generously and say he feels that the
progress of the EU withdrawl Bill
and the government's ridiculous
Ansan Brexit negotiations means that
a point has been reached that he
cannot ignore it does make the
Govan's Brexit negotiations.
It is not a surprise from
him. This government committed
itself to leaving the EU. It will
leave many people saying you are
asking for a new term in government.
We should acknowledge and we are
getting there, it is being
acknowledged that Brexit is simply
so big it dominates both foreign
policy and parliamentary time, that
we have to be honest and say
traditional battles of the left and
right and some traditional goals of
government have to be slightly
parked until we have this done. It
is too big.
How will it happen? I
was talking to an advisor that Wippa
David Cameron. He said that when he
was negotiating his minor
concessions from the EU and head of
calling for a referendum, he said it
took up all of Downing Street's
energy -- ahead of. If it were
Theresa May is trying to do now is
that to the power of 1000. So
basically all business is stalled.
The amount of legislation going
through Parliament is at its lowest
for decades. They have fallen by
about half in the last year. There
is no business going on. The worry
about this is that it is a massive
endeavour, but the stuff that needs
doing, schools need reforming,
hospitals need sorting, the country
is worse off as a result of it.
might add that concessions are not
just being made in terms of time,
but from a Conservative point of
view in terms of the as well. There
are key conservative reforms and
aspects that are simply being
dropped because they know they are
controversial, they will not get
through Parliament because of the
arithmetic, and they would rather
focus on Brexit.
Shall we look at
the Financial Times. Bless the RB
millennials, they will inherit
double what their parents did --
blessed are the millennials. They
can't afford a house, but when their
parents are no longer here they will
inherit a loss of money.
of money passed on by inherited each
year has doubled over the past two
decades. It will more than double
again of the next 20 years as well
when the baby boomers die. Right now
the economy is back. People of my
generation may not be making a great
deal of money and saving almost
We only get £10
Stock, you will get the
sacked again. But because our
parents got lucky and bought
property, the inheritance, because
the value of the property has gone
up so much, we will, in theory, cash
in. It is an interesting theory but
I would dispute. Let us not forget
that mummight be worth quite a lot
of money, but as a consequence,
related to that, every house around
her is worth quite a lot of money --
mamma's house. I would probably have
to get something smaller.
What frustrates me
What frustrates me mildly is that
What frustrates me mildly is that
these are FT reading millennials. A
majority will not inherit from their
parents. They are struggling to get
on the housing ladder, particularly
those on low incomes and struggling
with high rent and the fact that a
view in two generations time will be
And inheritance tax?
social care cost. Also, my point is
I agree with you. This doesn't
affect most people but even for
those in the south-east who it does
a fact, you are living in a part of
the world where the cost of living
is so high, things like
transportation, not just rent and
council tax and things like that
that frankly anything on paper that
looks like a big inheritance gets
whittled down, which is one reason
why many people, even normal labour
supporters are against property
taxes on the houses because on paper
they may be rich but when it comes
to their actual income they are
Shall we finish with
banks on the Daily Mail? 800 bank
branches shut in one year. Lots of
different banks are choosing to do
this. Because fewer and fewer people
are going into branches.
is the people who use banks now, and
these are the people affected by it
are small-business owners who need
to take their cash up money to the
bank and the elderly, who dislike,
plus Tim, who dislike modern
gadgetry and are uncomfortable using
an Apple phone to make financial
transactions. A majority of us,
particularly the younger generation
but they only use their phone to do
all the stuff they used to do when
they had to queue in a long bank and
talk to a dowdy fellow wearing beige
and a comb over haircut.
There is no
need for that!
I apologise to all
bank tellers now.
This is actually
quite devastating, they are due to
slash 60 of its outlet. We are
talking a radical change at the
high-street. Banks and post offices
were are particularly Central part
of a smalltown village life. It is
true that a lot of us do stuff
online, some of us slightly resent
this feeling that because people in
head office think they can save
money by sacking everyone and moving
stock offshore, I resent that my
choice as a consumer at is being
The other sort of person
who when the car came along would be
known with a blacksmith. Change
happens, it is uncomfortable and it
is difficult. This is, you know,
banks are closing because people are
not walking into banks to use them
and because you can do almost
anything you want now online.
also means that if 100 branches have
closed, thousands of people will
lose their jobs.
Of course! I
disagree that all changes are part
of cycles or revolution, it is a
choice we make to move towards a
human must work front, a consumer
market will you don't interact.
is a choice of. Will you can go to
post offices and Saint-Jerome parcel
without having to interact. If you
I don't approve of that,
it is down to the consumers. -- post
a pass. I do try to queue and avoid
the self-service because I would
rather a local supermarket or bank
was employing a human being who
speaks to me directly than to get
everything from a machine.
promised us a punt on a Bee Gee's
lyric. However we owe you a apology.
So you win again was hot chocolate,
if I cannot figure out why you can't
give me that anything that everybody
needs, I shouldn't let you keep me
down like my baby. The Bee Gee's,
you win again. You were almost
right. Is that at depressing? You
win again. Go on the. -- that.
Televisions would chatter, dogs
Next time. That is it.
would pay you a cheque that.
it Tim, everybody. Aren't we glad
they came in? Coming up next, meet