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That is all from us and coming up in
a moment, the Papers.
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Lucy Fisher,
Senior Political Correspondent
at The Times and Paul Johnson,
Deputy Editor of The Guardian.
Tomorrow's front pages.
The Telegraph reports the government
will have banks freeze the assets
of illegal immigrants.
The paper says that as part of a
plan to force them out of the
It also carries a picture
of Bethany Walker who died
after becoming ill at home -
initially from flu symptoms which
later developed into pneumonia.
They on a letter expressing
intolerable conditions endangering
The Express is warning readers that
a second EU referendum could be
on the cards after comments made
by Nigel Farage this morning.
The daily Mirror also has this with
them saying he wants a second
referendum. Their own polling shows
remain would win by 55-45.
The Times talking about a daring
plot to hide royal gems in a biscuit
tin in the grounds of windsor castle
during the second world war
to ensure they didn't fall
into the hands of Nazis.
And the Guardian has news that the
parliamentary cook has only just
been given leave to stay in the UK
after living here for 50 years. The
Daily Mail has news that President
Trump is planning to cancel his trip
to the United Kingdom over fears
they want to be made welcome. Let's
get off, we have got this story in
the Times, an interesting story
about the threat of a merger between
the Royal Marines and the
paratroopers and attempts to cut the
Armed Forces by up to 14,000 troops.
This will cause a lot of uproar, the
Army is already 14,000 short of its
82,000 target. There is a £20
billion shortfall in the budget over
the next decade, by firemen tested
how this is coming out. He has been
tipped as a future leadership
contender and he has been banging
his drum and it'll be interesting to
see if he gets his way.
And he won't
want big cuts on his watch?
things about this story, one, it is
a good story, process in action and
real-life politics. It says troops
would leave the smallest army since
before Napoleon. We don't fight
battles in Europe using squares and
cavalry so I don't think that
matters, but you could have had the
headline, merger threat to Philip
Hammond because that is really what
the story is about. Is Gavin
Williamson playing a crafty game?
The story is of backbenchers getting
really irritated about this and
Philip Hammond has another person
knocking on his door but more money.
Somebody it seems won't be knocking
on the board of Downing Street is
Donald Trump according to the Daily
Mail. You can phone that visit which
would've been hugely controversial,
and I would have been big protest if
I wouldn't be surprised.
He said he was still planning to
come but Donald Trump not keeping
his word wouldn't necessarily raise
my eyebrows. We know what he is
like, he would be faced with huge
protests. He had already scaled down
the ambitions this year for a huge
state visit to a more low-key trip
to open the embassy. I am not
surprised. He could have tagged onto
his trip to Davos for the World
Economic Forum but I think this is
right on the money.
will come sooner or later?
been a long running things. Went to
the Zamir scuttled over to
Washington to be the first leader to
hold his hand on the trip, a lot of
Brexit ears are saying, he is the
personal embodiment of a new
relationship, the special
relationship recreated, then use
that it had to be scaled down
because he would be uncomfortable,
and news now that he's not at all.
We as a newspaper said he shouldn't
be banned but the only people sad
about this will be a lot of
policemen missing out on an overtime
bonanza is interesting story in the
Telegraph, a 14-year-old girl
winning a pay-out from Facebook
about revenge pawn.
This could have
a big implications for social media
and their responsibility over what
is put out on their platforms. It is
a horrifying story, the girl was 14
years old and pictures of her naked
repeatedly published on Facebook as
revenge by people known to have. The
really interesting thing is as you
say, how this can open the
floodgates for a raft of similar
claims. With Facebook but also
tested commitment to security and
jihad a content, this is the battle
line on which it is fighting and it
has so far been quite unwilling to
help and cut down on these kinds of
fences and outrages, not willing to
spend the money for people to go
through posts to rely on faulty
algorithms. There seems to be a
general mood among individuals and
governments that social media need
to take a bit more responsibility
for what is on their platform?
is right and Facebook in particular
we published last year some Facebook
files which had the Bible in the
sense of how moderators should work,
and you could see how capricious it
was for the small number of
moderators to make snap decisions in
real small-time. Facebook have
appointed about 10,000 more
moderators since but the pressures
will grow particularly from Europe.
Interesting stories on the Express
front page and yours as well which
we will come to but let's just show
the Daily Express because they have
Nigel Farage on the stick everyone
by surprise when he went on TV and
said actually he wouldn't mind,
quite like a second referendum, and
he is the last person you would
expect to see that.
It seems to have
taken Nigel Farage by surprise as
well because he commit first of all
to say we should have second
referendum and immediately, unusual
bedfellows for him, Nick Clegg,
Andrew Adonis and Vince Cable said
he is talking sense.
as he would say!
Then there was a
subtle shift. This through to Ukip
style he was immediately condemned
by his own party saying this was a
ridiculous thing to do but it had an
immediate impact. The bookies have
propped the odds from 10-1 to 5-1 on
the second referendum and we talked
about the Manner for which had 55%
and the pawn December had 53% in
favour of a second referendum, so
perhaps that is despite the
government saying there won't be won
and despite the Labour position,
perhaps that is more talk that comes
from an unusual source.
It is in the
Guardian as well, we can show your
front page, the same story. The way
they bid it is hoped to raise, I
suppose it depends on which side of
the argument you're wrong. When he
said it in the interview he said
maybe, just maybe there should be a
second referendum and sounded like
he was just chucking it out.
I am a
little bit more cynical than both of
you. I don't think Nigel Farage
makes those kinds of mistakes in the
media, he is quite an accomplished
performer whatever you think of his
politics. The fact he said he was on
the verge and your travelling hours
later is from classic Nigel Farage
playbook of headline grabbing as he
is now on the front pages. Had he
stuck to the idea of backing it it
would have been a huge moment.
Really, these remoaners had cause to
delight and some of the champions of
Leave like Boris Johnson might have
been wrong-footed by it all but at
the end of the day we are thinking
he has said one thing turned around.
And Downing Street are saying there
won't be one anyway.
I don't think
there will be an Theresa May has
said it would undermine the
She has been firm
on many things! We have seen a few
Watch that space. Speaking
of Theresa May, our government has
serious problems with the National
Health Service. We are seeing that
letter from A&E doctors saying
conditions are intolerable and the
front-page pictures on the Metal and
other papers are of an 18-year-old
general Bethany Walker who has died
despite being airlifted to hospital
in Inverness. She had flu. What do
you make of that because this flu
outbreak at the moment, a lot of
serious problems in the NHS this
Really tragic to see a young
person, often the fluid tends to
affect elderly and more surreal
people. Worrying to hear that the
Australian flu as it has been
termed, though it is not from
Australia and not new, is about to
take off. 55,000 operations have
been cancelled over this winter and
the crisis in the NHS so far.
Theresa May today in a key speech
used a question and answer session
to call on all NHS workers to get
the compulsory flu jab. That could
be quite problematic.
something needs to be done. The
Arctic blast coming into Britain
which is obviously a weather story
but equally means the NHS, which
always faces problems that winter
time, plus it has a flu outbreak and
not enough beds.
You said yourself
the NHS, the government is under
pressure on the NHS from both the
people that represent the main
thrusts you are talking about a
radical rethink and the people
talking about taxes, but significant
amounts of more money needs to go on
to the NHS and from the people on
the front line. Six the A&E units
saying they are currently
underfunded. 12-mac things are
happening. I thought it was
interesting Jeremy Hunt has managed
to get social care umbilically tied
to his NHS health service role. He
has also talked about we need to
make significant progress about a
ten year plan. This is potentially
very positive. We need to thank our
way through this. Although the
government said no to a Royal
commission then assigns he is trying
to do this.
Last story, a cracking
story on the front page of the
Times, about the crown jewels been
heading in a biscuit tin from the
Nazis. We know how to hide our
assets in this country!
It is not
just any biscuit tin but it is a
Bath biscuit tin, and I come from
Bar. It follows a lot of
conspiracies that people think they
had been heading millivolts in
Canada and others any secret panel
But the Nazis would never
let any biscuit tin!
Even if the
phone the biscuit tenet would be so
quintessentially British that they
wouldn't fancy it.
How has all this,
During the filming of the
BBC documentary? Yes.
It is a great
story anyway. Thank you both coming
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Thank you, Lucy Fisher
and Paul Johnson.