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An empty newsroom but a very full
studio here! Hello, and welcome to
our look at what The Papers will be
bringing you tomorrow.
With me are Kate Andrews,
News Editor at the Institute
of Economic Affairs and Ned Simons,
editor at HuffPost UK.
It's great to see you both, happy
New Year. You have just returned
from the US and you are nursing a
hangover from New Year's Eve! It's
good to see you both, and I'm glad
you are both looking so well! The
Financial Times says...
that the UK
is looking to join a Pacific trade
group after Brexit.
Tomorrow's Metro leads
on the man jailed after
killing his third partner.
Theodore Johnson's last victim had
endured his violence for decades.
The I criticises the Transport
Secretary Chris Grayling,
who was on an official visit
to Qatar as rail passengers saw
the highest rise to fares
in five years.
The Telegraph's lead story -
the NHS tells hospitals to cancel
non-urgent operations to cope
with a flu outbreak.
The Daily Express reports
on thousands of foreign women coming
to the UK to have babies -
health tourism that could be costing
the NHS £16 million.
The Daily Mirror highlighting
pressures on the health service with
some children's teeth in worse shape
than those living in the developing
world. And with a dazzling picture
of the first super mean of 2018, as
its orbit brings our heavenly
companion extra close to us...
Let's begin with the Telegraph, the
NHS tells hospitals to cancel all
routine operations. It is winter,
the NHS are hugely overburdened at
this time of year but it is
particularly bad this year?
It is a
huge story, to cancel all
nonemergency operations, that's
about 50,000 operations until at
least February, with senior
consultant saying that patients are
being treated in third world
conditions among mass overcrowding.
There are some important points
here. We need to scrap the idea that
the NHS is the envy of the world, we
have consultants coming out saying
it feels like a third World country
but in this international
comparisons, when you look at the
NHS, it tends to rank in the bottom
third internationally. If we are to
fix this problem we need
honest and serious conversations
about the NHS. If you are to
continue to have a system that is
fundamentally based on rationing,
that's not really what they do in
the rest of Europe, you will run
into crucial situations where 50,000
people will be denied operations
that are crucial, a lot of these
people who are needing hip or knee
operations are in a lot of pain.
Weir there are some specific things
going on here. People are taking
taxis increasingly to hospitals,
they will have two ban the rules on
mixed sex roles, that is what people
like because of the pressure on the
NHS, there's always a winter crisis,
it doesn't make it any less serious,
the fact we get it every year, and
it doesn't seem to be getting
It would be wonderful if we
didn't have a crisis, looking at
Europe, Germany, Switzerland, we
aren't getting the same stories from
these countries because the hospital
systems operate better for patients.
Poor doctors in A&E have to put them
in quarters, what a horrible
situation for them.
It is difficult
for the NHS, managers and officials
for many years have been saying that
they are not getting the funding
that they need. Does there need to
be a more radical thought process
going into how you deal with the NHS
and fund it?
The funding matters,
for a number of coalition years
there was a funding freeze. And it
is kicking in. I'm sure that as part
of what we are seeing now. Although
the freeze has ended, what we are
seeing coming through as a result of
increased but at a different
proportion. I'm open-minded about
where we want to make our decisions,
maybe we should cut grandstanding
budgets but fundamentally, ranking
in the bottom third internationally
is not because you are a quid short
but because you need to change
demographics and look at the system
as a whole.
But there is a not
residual respect and belief in that
the NHS is a good thing. The polling
figure is normally pretty high?
People love the NHS for good
reasons. It should be allowed to be
But it doesn't stop
criticism, that is key.
I think it
is extremely difficult to criticise
the NHS, if you look at our
politicians, they say it is the envy
of the world, but then we have
stories like this with patients
getting hurt. The principle of the
NHS is extremely important, free
access at the point of use, and most
of Europe has passed this.
sure that it is right if we don't
dare criticise the NHS.
politicians are terrified to
criticise it. They are the ones who
will fundamentally change it.
story from the express, four months
and £16 million NHS rip-offs.
Shockingly they do not like
foreigners in this!
Start the New
Year as you need to go on!
women flock to Britain, cheating the
NHS out of £60 million by having
their babies here. In my mind, so?
I'm not going to begrudge a mother
who comes into the country to have
her baby for whatever reason.
sound like a lot.
At least 2631 in
eligible foreigners had their babies
The story was £1 billion being
wasted every year due to missed
appointments on the NHS. I think it
is completely right that this reeks
of an anti-immigration sentiment. £1
billion versus £16 billion, paying
your taxes you would feel a bit
resentful if someone came to take
something for free -- £16 million.
But we have a record number of Brits
flying abroad to access health care.
Health tourism has its benefits.
would like to see a breakdown of
Brits go abroad and
have their operations, that would be
on their front pages!
There is a
story and it is mostly about
immigration and putting more into
the system than they are taking out.
Andy the Financial Times, Tories
looking beyond Brexit, looking
beyond the continent of Europe! All
the way the Pacific Rim. Apparently
that will be a big training block of
eight, nine, 10,000 miles away?
transpacific partnership was big
news last year, when Donald Trump
famously pulled out of it. This
initiative was led by Barack Obama,
of all people. Criticism from the
left is a little hypocritical. There
was a lot of bipartisan support
before the RB lists took over and
pulled the US out of the deal. A
quote from Barry Gardiner, he said
this could be helpful but it isn't
the main event and I think that is
true. Obviously be priority for the
UK is to get a good trade deal with
the EU. This is one of the benefits
of Brexit, when we have these
negotiations going through, we can
look beyond Europe and that is a
In the Financial
Times, it was a Remained newspaper
and still is. A little dig at the
Daily Express earlier, maybe I am
thinking too hard on this but is
this the Financial Times saying
they've had to go all the way to the
Pacific, isn't this a ridiculous
I don't think it is a bad
story for the government. The
government argument is by leaving
the EU we can strike trade deals
globally. Whether it smacks of
desperation, as Tim Farron the
former Labour leader says in the FT,
or whether it is a good idea, it
shows we can do trade deals
everywhere and the Trade Minister's
quotes, he isn't saying this is what
we are going to focus on but this is
part of a package of things. It
isn't a story that the government
will be irritated about. It's a
narrative on what they want to say.
Depends on who the Brexit secretary
is! We do only have one at the
Give it a week!
the Brexit secretary will not be
Chris Grayling if there is a
reshuffle! We want to avoid bad
news, and we go to extraordinary
lengths to avoid bad news. Chris
Grayling decided that he would go to
the Middle East to avoid the bad
news of the public announcement that
yes, rail firms are going up with
the biggest rise in five years.
announcement was always going to
come today! It was a long planned
trip, a cynic in me would say, was a
long planned? Because the rail fare
rise was long planned. But they say
it's striking Brexit deals with
So he is the Brexit
Not inside gossip! It
wasn't that he was on the radio or
television defending it, London
Bridge getting a nice new station,
This is so shocking and
incompetent, there are strong
arguments for what happened today.
If you have a system like ones in
Europe with more taxation, you have
people on minimum wage and people
who are poor topping up those who
tend to be richer.
What about those
you were lauding minutes ago, higher
In some countries yes but in
others know. But my bigger point
here is that you had to look at
whether or not it is a regressive
move and if you want those on the
minimum wage topping up commuters. I
don't think it is a hard argument to
Particularly in the political
sense. It's strong ground for
Labour, their policy of
rationalising that the franchise has
come up. Is the policy Jeremy Corbyn
has adopted but it helps with the
move to the south of England. There
are a lot of middle-class voters who
have moved out of London and now
live in the Home Counties and Sussex
commuting into London, they would
not be natural Labour voters but
they care about commuting prices.
Great territory for Corbyn and
labour and great for the government
not to be ahead of this going into
And Labour have a free pass,
in a sense, saying they will
renationalise the railways and
prices will come down. They aren't
talking about how costs will go up
for a lot of people but they got
away with it.
In America they would
say that the optics are not very
good. It does look bad. But finally,
the front page of The Guardian. The
qualifications for a university
post. He taught undergrads at
Harvard and Cambridge but did not
have a post there. That has meant
that disappointment -- this
appointment is looking we?
The Guardian are making a mountain
out of a mole hill. Saying yes, I
taught there, not strip the
academic. It doesn't look like he's
trying to hide anything that they
are not happy about his appointment.
They clearly think that Toby Young
is too extreme. For me, this
fundamentally comes down to the
question of choice. Toby Young was
at the forefront of bringing in
three schools can he founded the
first in the UK, I believe. He runs
the free schools network, and he has
been at the forefront of putting
toys in front of parents to send
their kids to the right school. It
has proven successful and people are
nervous about that.
He has been
forthright in his qualifications but
the point is... The Department for
Education has not.
surprising thing about Toby Young,
something, I don't suppose "Lavish"
things that he has said, some of the
things that he has said about women
and gay people -- laddish. It's
interesting someone totally
justified in writing strong columns,
but some of the things he has
tweeted and safe, makes you wonder
whether it is the right choice.
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