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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Rosamund Urwin,
who's a columnist for
the London Evening Standard
and Michael Booker, Deputy Editor
of the Daily Express.
Good evening to you both. Before we
speak to them both, let's take a
look at some of the newspaper front
pages. The Guardian leads on the
condemnation by the United Nations
over Donald Trump's alleged racist
comments. The president should
didn't get his hopes up about
getting an invitation to the royal
wedding according to the Daily
Mail's lead story.
The Mirror covers
the allegations of racism
by Chelsea coaching
staff in the 1990s.
A smiling image of Angela Merkel
is on the FT, which reports
on the German Chancellor reaching
an agreement to form
a three party coalition.
Tips on how to halt dementia,
are the top story in the Express.
The Sun says there's pressure
on the BBC to sack Radio Four
presenter John Humphrys over
comments he made off-air
about equal pay.
The Telegraph has an interview
with the presenter,
in which he says he didn't know
he was being recorded.
And also reports that people
are being turned away
from pharmacies without flu jabs
because of low supplies.
Meanwhile, the Daily Star
has some alternative
advice for keeping the bug at bay.
Must read that in more detail. Let
us begin... Kick us off pleased with
the Guardian, a lot of coverage of
this. United Nations, Trump's
remarks racist and shameful. We
won't have the word itself he is
said to have used but people might
not know quite what's going on here,
please enlighten them.
Donald Trump's bigmouth has landed
him in trouble and he has been very
rude about Central American
countries and African nations and
this has resulted in the UN, human
rights spokesman saying it's
impossible to view his remarks as
anything other than racist. American
diplomats are being summoned for
approach to leaders.
I'm sure a lot
of things get said in private by all
sorts of American presidents but
this was in a slightly bigger for?
It was. A Democrat senator has come
forward to sake he said these
things. Trump at first, and this is
the interesting thing, he had
initially allowed the White House
not to deny the reports of his
comments. It has been said by plenty
of people but actually these kind of
remarks played very well with his
base. He has admitted he used tough
language but later went on to say
he'd never used those words, but the
denial was rather slow to come out.
In being undiplomatic is not
entirely new. This is the guy you
want to build the wall because he
accuse Mexicans of being rapists.
This is something he is kind of use
to and used either for or behind it.
We were discussing this just before,
there is a lot of people very angry,
the UN would be very angry with this
and call it racist, but we are still
yet to see the people who voted for
him in the first place. We don't
really hear what they are saying
about Donald Trump at the moment.
Those in the liberal media and
Western media... They think he's a
Trump's usual enemies
stop where exactly, getting upset
every single time. The same people
again in this country who were very
that he won't be coming over
to open the embassy as well. Sadiq
Khan at the London mayor saying that
he's not got our values and things
like that, but does it matter to the
people in America? Are they paying
attention to the fact he isn't
coming to open the embassy?
point being reached that even he
might be going a bit far, do you
Or is it more of the same?
There are plenty of senior
Republican politicians worried about
this, particularly people in swing
states, who are concerned they only
need to lose a few voting points and
it turns off a chunk of their voters
they don't want to lose. Obviously,
young people in America
overwhelmingly rejected Donald
Trump, those who voted, and I think
all this stuff to them, they must be
looking at their country, a lot of
young people, and thinking how on
earth as our country become this? I
think in four years, yes maybe this
stuff does build up.
You get the
impression with him anyway, when you
see the Michael Wolff thing,...
book that came out?
Yes, that he's
prepared to walk away at some point.
And the family are as well. It seems
as though it was all of a bit of a
shock to become president in the
first place and he has got four
years out of it and he likes playing
the victim. If he is perceived to be
forced out, he will play the victim
for the rest of his life.
never hear the end of it! Michael,
staying with Donald Trump, the front
page of the Daily Mail. As you
mentioned, not coming over to open a
new embassy, claiming he doesn't
like the building or the location
and thinks it was a bad deal, all
sorts of reasons. But this is
something else? The Royal wedding?
The Daily Mail had the scoop that he
wasn't coming over for the empty
this morning, now they are saying he
will miss the Royal wedding. This
doesn't seem as incredibly well
sourced because there doesn't... For
Prince Harry Meghan Markle's big day
in May, no invites have gone out yet
so we don't know 100%. They are
saying someone from the Royal
household, some courtier, there's a
good source in the stories! The
guest list hasn't yet been
announced, there is no reason he
would be invited, though. There is
this debate the former president,
because his best friends with Harry
and shares his liberal values that
of Meghan Markle, would he be
invited? This doesn't seem as cut
and dried as this morning's Daily
Mail, saying he wasn't coming to
open up the embassy. But I can't
imagine he would be invited. It is a
lot smaller wedding this time than
Kate and William's wedding. They are
trying to contain it at Windsor, so
I wouldn't imagine it would be a big
song and dance and Obama didn't go
to that wedding.
You don't make too
much buzz about things that are not
He would be interesting
if Obama does get the invite.
it would be seen as a snub.
ego is fragile and would see it as a
snub. It is in a state occasion and
the guest list is drawn up by
Buckingham Palace but the government
has a consultancy role. We know
Meghan Markle loathed him and wrote
and called him divisive and
The other problem is
if that would be his first visit to
this country, then all the security
problems, would we want this huge
protest outside of Windsor Castle
for the Royal wedding? I can't
imagine he would be invited to this
It says Donald Trump faces
the embarrassment of not being
invited. I think that is one thing
he doesn't suffer!
OK, let's go now to the Daily
Telegraph. Would you get us on this?
This is about the dreaded flu. The
headline probably says it's all,
chemist runs short of flu jab.
we've now on not only got to fear
the Australian flu but also the
Japanese flu and today... Sorry,
today the Telegraph is saying people
across the country were being turned
away from pharmacies who had run out
of stock of the vaccine. So there is
a shortage in Cumbria and the
Telegraph has contacted branches of
Routes across the Midlands. It is
not a cause for panic straightaway.
Boots said today, it has told the
Telegraph they would be being
resupplied and swiftly. One of the
things that comes up later in the
story is high-street chemist said
they avoided overstocking the jabs
because they are only reimbursed by
the NHS for vaccines that are used,
so they only keep quite a small
supply in stores because they don't
want to lose money.
It does point
out there is a stockpile somewhere.
They don't exactly where that there
is a stockpile. I don't think there
is a need to panic. As they say, it
could be the worst flu season for
seven years. It is not at that point
yet. Sadly 85 people have died over
the winter period, but it is not
that caused panic at the moment. I
seem to remember seven years ago
when it was far worse, most of the
Don't get too
worried about it. We are overdue a
They are from tomorrow
going to be fully stocked again so
again, I think it is a little bit
scary the way it is presented in the
Telegraph but I think we will be all
The extraordinary thing to me
as there is so much warning about
the flu, you have to wave a flag and
say, particularly in vulnerable,
elderly, but also the National
Health Service people are being
pushed to have the flu jab. You
would think they would get that
Except because of the
way the flu jab works, it doesn't
protect you against all the strains
of that. It can make people feel not
particular well having it and there
is an argument that it is pretty
pointless, some doctors make this
As beings can be lazy
income be bothered to get it.
talking about yourself?
course the broader context here for
this is the NHS is really, really
struggling. In theory it has had a
relatively easy winter which has
still been incredibly tough on
staff, they are losing staff, these
A&E specialist sending a letter to
the Prime Minister this week, saying
about the state of A&Es. That is a
big problem, because if you have the
context people dying on trolleys and
additionally got a growing crisis,
though admittedly at the moment not
that big, but has the potential to
become something much bigger, then
They say it's moving
towards an epidemic.
A scary word.
An official epidemic in France.
Still just across the Channel. There
is a big drama front page of the
Daily Telegraph. Michael, a familiar
face one could say, John Humphrys,
the Today programme presenter facing
criticism. Just explain if you can
what this is about.
He was recorded
having that all four word banter
about Carrie Gracie, the BBC News
China editor who resigned earlier in
the week about the gender pay rules.
As the week has gone and he has been
speaking to Jon Sopel, the BBC's
North America editor. This wasn't
being broadcast but this tape has
got out and got into other hands, it
was in the Times this morning and
the sun, in which they were joking
about it. These jokes haven't gone
down very well. Particularly John
Humphrys rather than Jon Sopel. At
one point, Jon Sopel said stop in a
jokey manner. John Humphrys talking
here, also on the front of the sun.
They want him out. And a lot of
people in the BBC, predict we women
I imagine, don't like the cut of
their jib, the way they were joking,
particularly John Humphrys. In the
Telegraph he is saying if he could
relive the last few days, he
wouldn't have done the same chat
with Jon Sopel. But I think that 74,
I think John Humphrys probably
doesn't care that much. He's making
quite a lot of money at the moment,
on about £600,000 a year and the
moment? He probably has a decent
pension and is better off than most
people. He is trying to laugh it off
and is a it was a wind-up, saying it
was just a nasty person with a
That is the other
wrangle. Let's just go to this front
page here... BBC women want veteran
What a surprise!
paragraph we can see on the front?
source for an equal page campaign
group said the only acceptable
outcome is for him to go. I think
one of the frustrations of one of
these women is a lot of them have
stopped, they are not allowed to
present on this issue, but John
Humphrys is still allowed to.
Allowed? Everyone seems to know it
was a conversation which he didn't
expect. He was broadcasting at the
Sure, but going forward... The
people have been banned, who have
commented on it publicly. His
argument was this was a private
conversation which has become a
public one and he is still allowed
to ask people about this issue.
still trying to laugh it off whereas
other people are taking far more
Onto another story...
Chelsea on the front page of the
mirror, Chelsea n-word outrage.
emerged on the Guardian online. It
is Chelsea youth players claiming to
have been subject to racial abuse by
the coach and scout. I think at
Chelsea since 1979, very close to
Ken Bates, the chairman and owner
that was. He was there quite a few
years. There is confirmed quite
shocking stuff these players say
they were subjected to from both of
And that is their relegation.
The pair of them deny those
allegations, and we must say the
police have said they have found no
evidence for it.
There was a
complaint made to the pleas, the
police investigated and there was no
grounds for prosecution. Chelsea are
now subject to legal action from
these players who said it lived with
them. These young lads, they are
eager to please, a lot of them from
very poor backgrounds and this is a
good chance to give themselves and
their family a great future, playing
football is a dream for a lot of
young lads. If they are subjected to
this sort of thing... These people
have great power over them. If they
are subjecting these lads... Why
might you are generalising.
interesting, when we see a spotlight
shifting, we start in Hollywood, we
come to other organisations and
institutions and settling on the
world of football now.
the allegations in the women's game
last year which came before
Parliament, where the women said,
not totally dissimilar, not as
severe, but that there was racial
abuse and a lot of sexism going on
and bad behaviour.
Do you think it's
a case that in areas where people
sort of felt it had to be put up
with, again not this case
particular, but in sport... People
playing football and so on, oh well,
there's a lot of rough-and-tumble,
but now people are looking at that
sort of thing differently?
power stretches. Hollywood is
similar. A couple of people hold an
awful lot of power, particularly
over relatively young people
starting out, who hope this person
will be the person who makes their
career. This is very difficult to
take them on, when you think my
career lies in this person's hands.
The point was made earlier in the
week, allegations against Kojak
Newcastle United. I think they are
being investigated as well. It goes
back to these lads are scared of
He also denies it. The
Financial Times front page,
Rosamond, the headline says mortgage
lenders shut the door on bit coin
investors eyeing first property,
disentangle this for us and tell us
what it is!
Essentially lots of young people
have seen bitcoin is an easy way to
make money. People compare to other
Rushs in the city on the past, going
back to Tulip Fever.
currency, it doesn't exist in
It is the most famous
crypto currency but a lot of people
have piled into it because it's been
seen as a really quick way to get a
massive return. It has shot up very
quickly. Now, they have tried to
cash out and some people have
struggled even to do that, but those
who have have thought, this is
great, I will put a deposit on my
flat. Except it turns out they are
not really allowed to use it as a
deposit on a flat. Public sector
worker who made £40,000 investing
bitcoin couldn't get a mortgage
because he couldn't prove where he
got the funds. What is interesting
about this is a mortgage lender
didn't know what a crypto currency
was, which seems staggering to me
given that it's been pretty much the
most talked about things of the last
Maybe... You might read about
it but it is still a pretty complex
But this will create a
problem, because it's really
difficult to get on the property
market, this is one way to get a
deposit, or has been. There is no
guarantee it keeps going up,
Michael, are you using
your bitcoin to find a new place?
checked by the computer to see if I
dropped any of there! It has been
explained to me a million times what
bitcoin is all about and it seems
like it's a made up thing that will
end up causing a lot of problems for
a lot of people who have invested so
much time and it stops are not if
you cash out! Bellowed the people
have been able to cash out and then
being ripped off when they have
tried to cash out.
The problem here
wouldn't apply, this is the first
time buyers, because the aftershow
way your deposit has come from. If
you owned the property, you could
use that money to pay down the
mortgage and then you don't have a
problem because no one is asking
when you pay down your mortgage.
Obviously no one should lie! Thank
you both very much indeed. That is
it for the Papers tonight.
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As I said, thank you very much,