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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Charlie Wells,
deputy Snapchat editor
at the Economist and Hugh Muir,
associate editor at The Guardian.
Tomorrow's front pages,
The Metro says Theresa May
is planning new measures
to help the UK cut down
on its throwaway culture.
There's also a picture that of
Meghan Markle on her visit to
Following her reshuffle,
the Mail says the Prime Minister has
made the cabinet more inclusive
and representative of the UK.
There are now more women and MPs
from minority backgrounds.
Warnings from EU regulators
on the consequences of a no-deal
Brexit, is the lead in the Financial
Meanwhile the Telegraph says Germany
is planning to scupper plans
for a bespoke UK trade deal.
The Express highlights
the plight of some pensioners.
It reports that many are struggling
to live on £7000 a year.
The Guardian says Donald Trump wants
to loosen the rules regarding the
use of nuclear weapons. A hospital
in Oxford which is delaying
treatment for terminally ill cancer
patients is the Times' top story.
The i focusses on the gender
pay gap at the BBC,
following the corporation's decision
to take Winifred Robinson,
off Radio 4, after she posted
her views on the issue.
We are going to start with the
Financial Times. Brussels serves
notice of no Deal Brexit for UK
Say this is an interesting
and probably frustrating strategy
for Brexit supporters in the UK.
Essentially what has been going on
is the EU has been telling business
leaders in a very wide array of
industries ranging from pig breeders
to drug makers that they need to be
prepared for a no deal Brexit.
Theresa May isn't doing this, this
is the European Union century
speaking to Sara gets in some sense
here in the UK and telling them they
need to be ready. This seems to
indicate that the EU is much more
prepared to negotiate than the UK
It would seem prudent, wouldn't
it, that British industry, farming,
whatever, British society, is
prepared for a possible no deal.
Yes, but the significance of this is
that all through the negotiations so
far we've been led to believe that
the no deal Brexit is almost a joke
in the pack and our secret weapon
here and if we deploy that Europe
will be completely befuddled. This
is saying, no they won't. They know
that's an option and they are
preparing for that very well. The
Financial Times says David Davis is
very angry about the warnings the EU
have been giving to people to be
prepared for the no deal Brexit. He
seems surprised that some British
companies might have to decamp to
the continent if there isn't a deal.
Didn't we know all that already? It
does seem to be something dawning
upon the Brexiteers and the
government that just seemed obvious
to begin with. There's a quote here
from the Brussels to spokesman
saying we are surprised the UK
Government is surprised that the
commission is preparing for a no
deal scenario. I think you can add
me to that, I'm surprised too.
front page of The Daily Telegraph on
a similar thing, German threat to
Brexit trade deal. Angela Merkel
strong opposition may torpedo
blueprint. There were some who were
hoping Angela Merkel doesn't form a
coalition and doesn't get back into
What we've seen since the
election in Germany is that Angela
Merkel is somewhat diminished. What
we see with this story being on the
front page is that she still does
hold a strong degree of sway. What
she seems to be doing here and why
Brexiteers are probably worried, is
that she and her German allies are
taking issue with this three baskets
approach that Britain seems to be
trying to pursue with Britain, in
which Britain would look at areas
where it wants to a line with
Europe, areas where it wants to
diverged with Europe, and areas in
the middle. Angela Merkel is saying,
that is cherry picking and it's not
going to happen.
Precisely the kind
of deal if the UK got it that might
make it rather nice for other
countries to leave the European
Which is why in the cold
light of day Europe aren't
necessarily going to play along with
that. This is all about the imagery.
They are saying you won't get this
free basket scenario because it
sounds like another version of
having your cake and eating it.
Aspiration that you foist before.
Again, it just seems that in a way
they are kind of ahead of us in
terms of where we want to go
strategically. I'm not sure that we
are springing many surprises on them
I wanted to talk about
negotiating which you were getting
at. Over the past few days we had
seen Theresa May struggle to get
what she wants from members of her
own party or in her own government.
I can only imagine what it might be
like behind closed doors when
Theresa May is sitting down with EU
negotiators trying to get what she
wants from the second-largest
economy in the world, with 27 member
states who are likely in opposition
to her position, that worries me.
almost seemed to be proceeding as if
all of the shenanigans that we have
here, the farce, the comedic nature
of the reshuffle that we seen in the
last 48 hours, doesn't translate
itself across the water. If they
don't know what's going on and on
saying here is another illustration,
the fact she's not in control.
fair with the massive loss of
authority that she ended up having
as a result of the election last
year, she still managed to get
through to the second phase of talks
with the European Union. She still
managed to find her feet and move
She's clearly limping.
She's still on her feet, but
interesting point in the sense that
EU ministers seem a bit optimistic
that some countries, the Nordics,
the Netherlands and what have you,
might not be completely on-board
with Germany's position. I think if
I were a Brexiteer which I certainly
am not, that might be some room for
optimism. If the 27 member states
start afraid, then there potentially
is some room in the negotiations for
Britain but that's probably quite
Brexiteers would say to
you, be positive, that's the point.
The front page of The Telegraph has
a cartoon with a lovely take on it.
A guy comes in and find a dog on the
sofa. He says to his wife, I'm not
going to ask him to move because
when he refuses my authority will be
Staying on the front page
of The Telegraph, a quick look at
this. Black cab rapist could be free
to contact victims after his
release. This is John Warboys who
was given parole.
This is startling
and is a story we've been seeing in
the papers over the weekend. Just
the fact that Mr Warboys potentially
could be free within a matter of
weeks, it sounds like it's going to
be up to his parole officer whether
or not he can contact his victims.
That seems incredibly problematic to
me. Sexual abuse is a huge issue.
It's an emotional issue and it can
trigger people. I'm highly concerned
that someone could contact someone
who had had that sort of experience
and something needs to be done about
The problem is not necessarily
those women involved in the cases
that brought convictions, it's those
women who came forward afterwards
because he can't necessarily contact
those involved in those cases, but
there is no prohibition on him
contacting those who were making
allegations after. It is a serious
thing. It will be a big thing for
the Justice Secretary to sort out.
He's already called an enquiry. The
Financial Times, Pyongyang and 's
hole seek to ease tensions with
Winter Olympics thaw.
It's about the
healing power of sport in that the
bridal area, there are talks between
North Korea and South Korea and on
the back of a promise that North
Korea might be able to send athletes
to next month's Winter Olympics in
South Korea, they seem to have gone
on and are now talking about holding
military talks. Which is, in a way,
quite heartening. The tensions there
have been so worrying for a while.
But not good for President Trump
because of course he's been trying
to enlist South Korea to try and
freeze out North Korea and one of
the repercussions of the talks might
be that South Korea might actually
relax some of the sanctions in
particular to allow athletes to come
to the Winter Olympics. There are
many reasons The Donald Trump not to
be too happy to night but there's
Let's go straight onto
The Guardian, US to loosen rules on
use of nuclear arms. Proposal raises
fears of conflict amid concerns over
Trump's temperaments stop -- Trump's
temperaments stop yellow nuclear
powers have needed to update their
rules for a long period of
they need to be updated, nuclear
technology has certainly changed and
a lot of the capabilities of certain
countries especially in the US need
to change. A lot of these nuclear
weapons are ageing. That said, this
piece speaks to some experts who are
concerned that some of these rules
go a bit too loose. So that the
United States could theoretically
use nuclear weapons in moments when
they are not being attacked by
nuclear weapons themselves. The fear
is that this could change how other
countries think that they could
potentially use their nuclear
weapons and theoretically could use
us to a state where we are closer to
a nuclear confrontation which I
think nobody wants.
The context is
that all the while, while we are
having these discussions and talking
about maybe using a low yield
nuclear warheads, we are normalising
the idea of a nuclear conflict.
are talking about it constantly.
it happened it will be bad, it might
not be terrible, we would survive
The proposed bloody nosed
strategy that America is talking
about in terms of a strategic attack
on a North Korean installation if
they had another test.
There is no
way the United States could conduct
a bloody nose attack or a stealth
strategy into North Korea.
leave Seoul pretty open to attack.
Steve Bannon, the intellectual
underpinning of the populist
revolution in America and just a few
months ago the chief counsellor to
the president is out of Breitbart.
The right-wing website that really
put him on the map. Extraordinary.
This is a story that changes day by
day and the allegiances seem to
change Day by day. Steve Bannon of
course was quoted extensively in
that book, the Michael Wolff book
Fire and Fury. He said some things
which I think he tried to row back
Editing some people
who helped to fund Breitbart which
was a big supporter of Trump and the
word was that they were threatening
to withdraw their funding. They had
talks about Steve Bannon and what to
do about him and it looks as if he's
It means that Donald Trump is
the intellectual force behind this
populist revolution now. When it
always was Steve Bannon, yet he's
gone and is Donald Trump really that
kind of person?
Donald Trump was
registered as a Democrat for a
while. I think you have your answer
from that. I think it speaks to the
fact that Donald Trump's base once
words. They like the things he says.
He has a track record of saying
things that they want to hear and
they don't really care about
policies. They don't even think
government should do things. And a
peripheral figure, granted Steve
Bannon was quite close but has gone
into the periphery, I don't think
that base is going to care much
about a satellite getting loose.
think the chaos could be important
depending on what happens with
Robert Mueller's investigation.
Finally on the front of some of the
front pages, The Daily Mail has a
picture of Meghan Markle. The crowd
shout, we love you, as she visits
Brixton. Apparently a lots of them
were saying we aren't interested in
Harry, it's Meghan we want to see.
As a fellow American who lived in
Britain, I'm happy to see that. I've
been a fan of hers since her early
days on TV and I have Meghan mania
also. I'm a big Suits fan.
so much for looking at some of the
stories behind the headlines.
That's it for The Papers tonight.
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Thank you Charlie
Wells and Hugh Muir.