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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Randeep Ramesh,
Chief Leader Writer at The Guardian
and the Political
Strategist Jo Tanner.
Tomorrow's front pages.
The Telegraph leads on the news that
Theresa May could delay a promotion
for Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's
next week because of
the worsening NHS crisis.
The Daily Mail also looks
at the NHS winter crisis -
the paper say the latest advice
from health bosses
is "don't get ill!".
The Express also features
the NHS crisis, saying cold
temperatures this weekend
could increase health risks.
The I leads with claims from a woman
who says John Worboys
spiked her drink years before
he was arrested, but that her claims
were ignored by police.
Worboys went on to drug and sexually
attack most of his victims.
The Sun says the police
and Crown Prosecution Service
did not want to pin any more attacks
on Worboys as they thought his
sentence was 'adequate'.
The Guardian reports that
John Worboys could face fresh
prosecutions as alleged victims
prepared to come forward to police.
The Mirror leads on one
of the murderers of James Bulger
being sent back to prison.
Jon Venables is to face a secret
trial over possessing
indecent images of children.
And The FT reports that productivity
levels in the UK have risen
at their quickest rates
for six years.
We will begin with the story in the
i, black cab rapist kept on
attacking after police ignored her.
This is a woman writing about her
narrow escape and sometime later
recognise the nature the attacks he
This is a lady called
Hannah Roberts who was a 20-year-old
student working in London. She
describes the police dismissing her
as stupid and naive or accepting a
drink from a stranger and refused to
investigate and it was only six
years later after the reports came
out that she was given the
opportunity to identify him in a
line-up. The story is very similar
to the other reports that came out
that the time about John Worboys
behaviour. She also talks about how
it appears that the police had
accumulated a lot of evidence but
the CPS had to strike a balance
between justice for victims and
clogging up the courts, which is
very reassuring for people who
The issue also that
he was likely to receive the maximum
sentence possible anyway and some of
the cases that came to the attention
of the police did not necessarily
meet that threshold that the CPS
thought was worth taking to court.
All the bits of the general justice
system have a case to answer, the
police in the case of Hannah Roberts
who says did not believe her and
they laughed at some of the other
victims, the IPCC thought their
behaviour was OK after investigating
them, rather ridiculously. We will
see many cases, probably private
prosecutions, which will end up with
this man being put through the
courts again because the right thing
wasn't done at the time. People
thought, OK, he will get a sentence,
but it meant that he came out, what,
ten years later, nine years later?
So many women are reluctant to come
forward because they hear about how
other women are treated by the
In this case, I had my
drinks spiked last year.
I was in the House of Commons, in a
bar, I reported it at the time but
no action was taken. The issue is,
the sense afterwards of not knowing
what happened to you is very
distressing, I was very lucky, the
police were very good with me, but
in this case, to then be in a very
vulnerable position and then report
something and then the laughter
effectively is just awful. -- and
then be laughed at effectively. What
is quite worrying, the failure in
the handling after, we learned today
that the victims did not know that
John Worboys was being released.
This is a man who knew the knowledge
and he knows his way around London
and he knew where these people
lived. This is very distressing for
the people involved.
This is not to
excuse anybody, but does it need to
be better explained to people who
come forward with a complaint, why
certain cases are not taken forward
because they don't believe that they
will reach that beyond reasonable
There might be a
case of that and in this case there
were nine other cases he could have
been prosecuted for at the time but
the judge or the CPS said they did
not think they would need it because
they will get him for enough time on
what was presented.
indeterminate sentence, as well,
which was part of the problem. There
are questions over whether people
thought he was going to be in for a
lot longer but the parole board only
have one conviction and vector
macaque as well as the assaults,
where as if it had been several
assaults and rates it would have
changed their view -- one conviction
and rape as well as the assaults.
There will be a lot of fallout from
this. Now to The Daily Telegraph, a
bit of a reshuffle, but Theresa May
doesn't have much room for manoeuvre
and Jeremy Hunt might have to wait?
He is in the midst of an NHS crisis
and he is seen as the safe pair of
hands so they are not likely to
moving from that, but he she has a
big hole because the Deputy Prime
Minister one. -- but she has. The
reporter is very certain there will
be a Cabinet reshuffle next week,
but I guess she has got to do
something because there is a gap in
She doesn't want to
move the chess pieces around much
for top she hasn't wanted to euro,
and I think it is more about being
forced to -- she hasn't wanted to,
really, and I think it is more about
being forced to. It was reported in
October that the chairman Patrick
McLoughlin wanted to leave his post
as chairman of the Tory party and he
was holding on hopeful of a
reshuffle which did not happen, then
holding on again, and then when
Priti Patel left there was talk that
it might have happened but it
didn't. There are a few players who
are being touted, getting their best
Sujad of the wardrobe, and then it
doesn't happen. -- best suit at the
She only has ace -- a few
ways she can manoeuvre.
have very unhappy people when they
leave Cabinet, and it is not even
them that you have got to worry
about, it is the others who are
overlooked for promotion, so you can
cause as many problems as you think
you are going to solve but
inevitably she doesn't have came in
green in that post and that has got
to be filled -- she doesn't have
Damian Green in that post.
caption says in the cartoon, will be
reshuffle be seen, Theresa May,
Jeremy Hunt has been waiting in the
corridor for 36 hours! Now to
another story in The Daily Telegraph
Yes, I remember the 70s,
and the events of the 80s, you
forget that coal was still going
them, because it seemed as if we
didn't really have any coal that was
being used. Last year was the first
time since the Industrial Revolution
that Britain used no coal-fired
power at all in a single 24-hour
period. We are moving over to other
methods and that is why this move
and the pollution associated with it
is part of the reason for the switch
We are doing better than other
We are one of the leaders
in Europe in terms of clean energy.
The government has to do and it has
been very zealous in implementing
carbon taxes and the rest of it. It
is a marker of change because the
whole thing was Britain was built on
call. But times move on -- built on
Few records have been broken
where clean technologies have
generated more power in a particular
period of time that the older more
traditional ones as well. And yet
sometimes it seems as if the
subsidies have dried up, the
government subsidies have not been
there more recently for some of
those cleaner fuels.
When wind power
came out as cheap and nuclear, that
was seen as a turning point for
green technology, -- cheaper than
Then everyone moaned about
wind turbines because they didn't
like the look of them. You can't
The Daily Mail, the
NHS tells us don't get ill. Over
Christmas we were told to look up
any illness we might get over the
internet. This is great advice.
can't get excited about this,
because if the NHS was telling us to
get ill I'd be more worried. Don't
get ill seems reasonable. It is
Nanny statism I can kind of agree
with, to be honest.
It will be on
present conditions and that can
cause problems this weekend. --
rather on present conditions.
and if your operation has been
cancelled... But people get sick,
ultimately, they need somewhere to
go, but if they are encouraging
people to self remedy and stay at
home, rather than soldiering on, and
no one will turn up for work on
Monday. I was told not to get ill so
I don't want anyone else to get ill.
Nip early symptoms in the bud. I
don't think I've ever been
successful at doing that.
will be googling the old wives tales
to find out the answers.
Now, 16 and
17, The Times, extracts from the
book Fire and Fury, by Michael
Wolff, after his infiltration of the
West Wing to find out what life has
been like inside the White House
with Donald Trump and his first
president. Take a shower, Steve
Bannon, you have want those pants
for six days, is one quote. This is
Steve Bannon really losing a lot of
I had to go through the
book today, so I have speed read it.
You know how it ends.
Yes, badly. It
is the rise and fall of Steve Bannon
who is quite a character and the
obvious source for much of the stuff
but it is funny and it makes you
laugh out loud. You have warned
those pants for six days is the
care much for his appearance, that's
Personal hygiene leaves a bit
to be desired?
Yes, I don't think
Ivanka Trump will be standing next
to him in too many bridges. But it
was his warm the doe -- it was his
war against Ivanka Trump and Jared
Kushner. When Steve Bannon goes
down, he tries to take other people
within, the stuff about kids
committing treason and that Donald
Trump might be done for financial
fraud and that he should be
impeached for being mentally unfit
to hold office, you know, he will
not be welcomed back, unless Donald
Trump really needs him for election.
If he is still there. This book has
become a bestseller before it is
released because the advance orders
were so intense. Anyone who got hold
of a copy, was sticking their
pictures on Facebook today. If they
had a Kindle version.
How wise is it
to turn on someone who knows so many
of your secrets?
There is the
argument that potentially, some
people around him, like Steve
Bannon, consider writing on the
wall, and if you think he won't last
that long, he will think he can use
his time wisely -- can see the
writing on the wall. This headline
and much of what is talked about in
here, Donald Trump was putting him
down in front of people and he was
quite aggressive in his tone and he
did not really try to treat him in a
friendly manner. Even the journalist
who has written this, Michael Wolff,
he's going out all guns blazing
because he has turned on the
convention, that much of this that
is said is not reported, but he has
decided he's going to make a lot of
money and he will probably retire on
He is saying he had unfettered
access to the White House. Despite
what Donald Trump is saying.
Wolff blows his own trumpet. He had
a lot of time in and out of Steve
It is like the
house of cards being replayed, the
author in that, given loads of
access. Essentially it looks like in
this case, they took advantage of
the naivete of the administration
not really recognising that this was
probably a bad idea. You work in
politics and someone says they want
to do a fly on the wall. But no, you
are on my watchful stop the
hopes for a
was as flat as a pancake and they
have had a little bump so the
Chancellor has tweeted this and
hopes to rise, I suppose, but they
probably fall, as well, I suspect,
is the expert says, there needs to
be a sustained improvement to ease
concerns. It's the worst period
since the 1820s in terms of
productivity in Britain.
quarter output per hour rose less
than 1% and that has made the front
page of the FT because they are
looking for any reasons to be
The Guardian. Phones fuel
shock rise in exam cheating. Who
would have thought it, crafty little
Staff also involved.
Official figures showing the number
teachers and school staff involved
in exam malpractice, more than
doubled between 2016 and 2017.
are they doing, then?
The fascinating statistic, there
were 2715 penalties issued to just
over two and a half thousand
students which implies some of those
must have done it more than once.
Surely if you have been caught once,
you might not do it again.
say what... A reduction of marks or
a warning given. It is not much of a
punishment, to get a warning.
suppose it is redemption, giving
them a second chance.
You have to do
I think so.
They are only in
their teens but they still know what
Sometimes. It is no surprise, you
can easily put a phone in your
blazer pocket, I imagine.
It is the
using it on a desk... I think over
the years there have been tactics
Robert who is producing said
we wrote on the back of our hands,
didn't we? Did we, Robert?
He is only surmising.
Finally, the Scottish Daily Mail.
Last or in the war on plastic, this
is getting a lot of coverage at the
moment. How we dispose of plastic
and how much plastic reuse and
plastic bags. Talking about these
particular bags with lining in a
coffee cup which makes it more
difficult to recycle the stop coffee
one of the hardest areas to
deal with because it doesn't matter
what special bin you put somewhere,
someone will walk down the road with
their cup and chuck it somewhere and
then it gets into a system that
can't recycle it. It is a massive
challenge. The Scottish Daily Mail
is focusing on a campaign that has
been launched by an MSP who is
essentially saying that stores, we
need to look at pubs and
restaurants, stopping the use of
stores because they are used far too
widespread and they are a real
problem in terms of recycling, as
well -- the use of straws.
cause a lot of problems when they
get into oceans in particular.
has said they are not taking any
more of our plastic so we have got
to do something.
Not the first time,
I'm going to show my when I was
growing up, we had paper straws. --
I'm going to show my age, when I was
growing up, we had paper straws.
They are still around for the Fai
are not very good
-- but they are
not very good, because they get wet.
The thing with the coffee cup,
everyone thinks it is paper so they
throw that in the cycling, but you
have got to line it with something
-- throw that in the recital in. --
in the recycling.
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