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We'll be taking a look at tomorrow
morning's papers in a moment.
First, the headlines.
The Government considers a judicial
review into the decision to release
serial sex attacker John Worboys.
Every victim out there,
every friend and family of victims,
and everybody who has read
about this case will
want to know that we are doing
everything we can to make sure that
the victims are properly protected.
Police searching for a man
in connection with a suspected
crossbow attack, which left one man
dead and a pregnant woman injured,
discover a body in a vehicle.
The future of the engineering giant
Carillion remains in doubt.
Ministers are due to resume
crisis talks tomorrow
to save it from collapse.
The leading fashion photographer
Mario Testino has been suspended
from working for Vogue,
of sexual harassment.
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Martin Bentham,
home affairs editor
at the London Evening Standard,
and Owen Bennett, deputy political
editor at HuffPost UK.
Welcome to you both. And this, all
being well technologically, is the
last time the papers will look like
this. It's all going to be different
tomorrow, fingers crossed. The front
pages for tonight.
The Metro leads on the future
of Ukip's leader, Henry Bolton,
after his girlfriend was suspended
from the party for sending
apparently racist text
messages about Meghan Markle
The FT reports on the trouble-hit
It asks why it was awarded
£2 billion in government
contracts, despite issuing
a profits warning last year.
The Times also has that story. It
also pictures a claim which skidded
off a runway in Turkey.
The Express has research claiming
that adding more fibre to your diet
can help fight rheumatoid arthritis.
The I has a special report
about arms deals to countries
such as Saudi Arabia
following the Brexit vote.
The Sun reports on the marriage
difficulties of TV star
The Mirror also leads on that story.
He is to divorce his wife of 11
The Telegraph claims medical records
of British cancer victims have been
passed to a US firm working
for one of the world's
biggest tobacco companies.
Let's start with the Ukip story,
it's on the front of the Metro. Your
racist lover or your job. A warning
to the Ukip leader, Henry Bolton.
Remind us of the story.
might have forgotten, and you might
understand why, but Henry Bolton was
elected Ukip leader last autumn, and
since then it's emerged he's left
his wife for a younger party
activist. Some text messages have
emerged, in which she made some
racist and disparaging comments
about Meghan Markle. Ukip know how
to turn these things into even more
of a drama than a crisis, and now
they say he has to choose between
his girlfriend of his job, the
comments of the party chairman
today. We understand other papers
are printing other messages,
referring to other things equally
despicable, to be honest. Ukip, they
are a party without a purpose, and
seemingly a party without a leader
again, it seems.
They seem to have
trouble getting the right leader in
post for any length of time.
suppose, when he was elected, he
might have seemed a decent choice,
an ex-army person and so on, and he
might have seemed a safe pair of
hands at that time, and it's all
gone horribly wrong with his romance
and now these revelations about
these rather distasteful comments
that his new girlfriend has been
making. Although clearly one person
should not necessarily be liable for
the actions of their partner and so
on, on the other hand, I think in
this case, it's a bit too close to
home, isn't it? He becomes
identified with it himself, and I
don't think he can be identified
with the sort of things she is
saying. The headline here, your
racist lover or your job, is
probably an accurate summation.
the association, isn't it? You
mentioned the purpose of Ukip, with
Nigel Farage suggesting there might
need to be a second referendum just
to make sure we leave the EU, once
we know a deal, that purpose, isn't
Whenever Farage made that claim,
Ukip distanced themselves from it.
Of course, Farage is still the face
of the party. I don't think there is
going to be a second referendum and
I don't think was going to call it
would the Tories Labour wouldn't
And Farage then distanced
himself from it.
He is very good at
getting himself off the front page.
This just shows really, and I'm
surprised it's even on the front
page now, toonie owes to Henry
Bolton is really? -- who knows who
the real is.
Financial Times and
Times covering the story about
Carillion, the engineering giant
with £900 million worth of debt from
various banks. They were in trouble
and issued a profits warning last
year, but still awarded this
The issue here
is it's a massive company that,
until recently, most people had
never heard of, they are running all
sorts of public sector maintenance
and construction contracts across a
huge range of areas, and they have a
massive debt pile. The question in
today's story in the FT and the
Times is the allegation that the
government awarded them, they had
issued profit warnings last year and
the government kept awarding them
contracts, and the criticism is that
they shouldn't have been doing so,
and there are rules that suggest
they shouldn't have done it, and
that therefore they were throwing
taxpayers money, and money after
bad. On the other hand, there was a
line in the FT from somebody from
the government, suggesting that the
problem would have been, if they
haven't put that money in at the
time, the company would have to the
wall immediately. It still
potentially will go to the wall, but
it's lived longer and there might be
of risking it.
subcontractors to the companies,
which do the look of the HotBot
Carillion, will be watching closely
to see if they have a future. --
which do the work of Carillion.
could be that other companies come
in and cherry pick and it's all
divvied up by administration.
Adonis was criticising the decision
to offer hand-outs to those running
the East Coast Main Line, and
saying, if this is privatisation,
they have to stand fall on their
merits. The government, a
particularly, if it believes in the
free market, it shouldn't be handing
out taxpayers money to prop them up.
I agree with Lord Adonis about east
coast, that was a disgrace, but in
this case I think the problem is,
and he might be right on this one as
well, but the only trouble is it's
like the banks, too big to fail. As
you said, they are running all of
these contracts that maintain
prisons, the NHS, hospitals, quite a
view of those, and that work has to
be done, so the question ultimately
will be, the company, the work, a
lot of it, will continue, so it's a
question of whether losses will
come. The company will probably be
restructured and formulated in
underway and somebody will have to
take a hit. And one is the investors
in the company at the moment taking
a loss, or the other one is that the
government has to step in and do it
on their behalf. Obviously, the
right course is probably for the
individual investors to take that
hit, as private investors, and
that's probably what should happen.
Whether that does happen or not is
the big political question of the
Let's look at the
second story on the Times.
Households face big fines in
fly-tipping crackdown food how do
you trace it back to a particular
These things make headlines
and it looks good, households will
be fined £400 for paying in an man
in a van or taking were rubbish. We
know that local government has been
decimated by austerity, so how are
they going to have time to police
this and bring prosecutions? It's a
lengthy process already declined to
prosecute people for fly-tipping. --
to try and prosecute. It's come from
death row -- Defra, and the
Conservatives seem to be using this
as a battering ram to get into the
public good books. A lot of the
reason why people are fly-tipping is
that bin collections have been cut
by cuts to local government.
also recycling centres and household
waste disposal centres, which seem
to be open less and less and it's
harder and harder to get them to
dispose of your stuff. They have
always been people who fight it
That's no excuse. It is
possible to take things to be
recycling centre or the local tip or
stick it in your bins at not at the
end of the road. If that does
happen. I think the activity is
reprehensible and I'd be entirely in
favour of hitting those people hard.
If they can back it up.
But it's one
thing having an aspiration and
another actually doing and achieving
it. But the principle has to be
right, because what happens is
people through their old sofa down a
lay-by somewhere or whatever and
then somebody else, the taxpayer
ultimately ends up having to pay for
it, and it creates a hell of a mess
and costs somebody off the money.
And move on to the I. UK's Brexit
arms deals exclusive, exports to the
world's most repressive regimes rise
by nearly a third. The year after
the vote to leave the EU is the
connection they are making.
Personally, I think that's a bit
spurious. Of course, we've always
wanted, and the Independent and the
I will not like this, and I think
their position was always to be
critical of that type of trade, and
that's a legitimate position. If you
believe we have arms industry and
want to support that, of course we
are going to try and sell the arms.
There is a question about who we
sell them and some of the people
listed here, Equatorial Guinea, with
a terrible record of human rights
abuses, so you wonder what we are
selling to them. Uzbekistan, not the
greatest country for human rights.
The country they list is responsible
for the largest chunk of this
increased is oh man, and they talk
about it as an authoritarian regime,
and it's not a democracy in the pure
sense or whatever, but I don't think
it's high up on the worst in the
world. I don't think it's to do with
Brexit, probably just the timing of
a good deal with Oman skewing the
The article argues that, if
you look at the freedom index, it's
those countries you mention that
these deals are being struck with.
They are trying to develop a post
Brexit industrial strategy to plug
any gap over trade with the rest of
They quote a speech Michael
Fallon made when he was Defence
Secretary about that thing, wanted
to spread our arms across the world,
if you'll pardon the expression. I
agree that linking it to Brexit, it
doesn't need that in there. You can
be annoyed that we are selling
weapons to those regimes, if you
like. I don't see why the Brexit
angle is in there.
We've been doing
it for a long time, whether we
should be or not.
Thailand is being a military
dictatorship, but would you put that
in the same category as Saudi
Arabia? Tying it to Brexit, I just
think it confuses it a bit too much.
Guardian, students drafted in to
plug NHS gap. While these students?
This is now a tabloid!
Yes, a new
All those who have worked for
tabloids can now be sniffy about the
Guardian. But it was a good format
before and it will no doubt do very
well, and it is possible to produce
a good, quality paper in tabloid
Says a man from the
The Times with tabloid and
produces a good newspaper was
easier to cope with on the train.
is. It is driven by cost cutting,
that's the long and short.
students, who are they?
fifth year medical students who are
being asked to help on wards,
according to the letter that the
Guardian has got hold of saying it
shouldn't be beyond their
competence, and the BMA is quoted
saying that it is indicative of the
terrible situation the NHS is in.
That's probably true that isn't a
desirable situation but, on the
other hand, perhaps we shouldn't
panic entirely, and these people are
quite close to becoming completely
I'd rather have a
completely trained doctor though.
was always August you should avoid
being in hospital, because that's
when the medical graduates were let
loose on the ward.
undergraduates, and this is a
terrible situation to put them in
full we spoke to people working in
A&E departments and the stress they
are under, not just putting
undergraduates into this situation
to carry out minor medical
procedures, they will be stressful
environment and I am worried they
will not have the capacity to deal
with it they haven't finished their
The Daily Express. A fibre
diet can help fight arthritis and
how much have you got to eat and
A bowl of muesli per day.
That's what it is for the how many
bacon sandwiches? It doesn't say.
we know what science is involved?
Something about fatty
acids. Who knew that eating fried
was good for you.
It's about beating
Is it? That's good. --
with the FT. Lloyds brings thrill
seekers back to Earth.
This is the
Lloyd's building which has all of
its interior workings, he lifts and
all that, outside.
Like the Pompidou
centre in Paris.
Yes, and disastrous
for maintenance. An award-winning
building, grade one listed, but
apparently also easy to climb, so
they are trying to stop thrill
seekers who are all climbing up into
the top, taking selfies and creating
a risk to themselves, and probably
to people walking below.
It must be
an expensive operation.
spent £80,000 on enhanced security,
including patrols and cameras to
detect climbing. Personally, I think
if these idiots want to do it, but I
suppose it's not fair on the table
below. If you witnessed something
I've got a head for
heights, but even that would put me
I will not be one of those
That's it for The Papers this hour.
Thank you, Martin Bentham
and Owen Bennett.
You'll both be back at 11:30pm
for another look at the stories
making the news tomorrow.
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