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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the former pensions
minister Baroness Ros Altmann
and the writer and broadcaster Mihir
Good to see you both. Let us
The FT reports that Carillion
was cash-strapped at the end.
It held just 29 million pounds left
before it collapsed.
"Taking the Piste" is
the headline in the Metro.
It says whilst workers face
redundancy the former
Chief Executive of the company
is living it up
in a luxury ski home.
The Daily Telegraph says
Poppi Worthington's mother
may finally see justice
after the coroner in the case urged
prosecutors to to carry out
a fresh investigation
into the toddler's death.
The Express is angered
by the French President's call
for the UK to take in more migrants
from Calais and pay more
for border security.
While the I has a different take
on the thorny issue of migration,
reporting that the NHS is losing
doctors, because red tape
is stopping qualified
migrants getting in...
A senior Scotland Yard detective
is urging that five year old's
should be taught the dangers
of knife crime, that's
the lead in The Guardian.
And finally, The Daily Mail says
the Prime Minister is to appoint
what it describes as a Minister
for the Lonely.
There's no one big story dominating
the headlines for our guests
to sink their teeth into.
It's really a mixed bag
of front page news...
But the shock of the collapse
of Carillion is still reverberating
and that's where we start
on the front page of
the Financial Times...
Cash strapped Karelian held just £29
million in its final days, they had
£16 billion worth of orders on the
And the way the accounting
seems to have been managed, Cash was
just not coming in fast enough. They
were trying to move things around in
different bits of the company. It
had a very complex structure but at
the end of the day the company seems
to have been so broke to the firm 's
auditors were approached to
administer it decided they did not
want to get involved because they
thought they would not be enough
money to pay them. This company
seems to have managed to have fool a
lot of people. They had seen on I
page 150 or something that actually
a lot of the bills were not being
paid, they had booked the orders and
delivered some goods but it was not
being paid. Sometimes because
customers said it had not been
delivered properly, or it just
wasn't being managed right.
good example, the classic story that
if you borrowed so much money from
the bank the banks can't let you
Too big to fail, Donald Trump
But career Leon when to
25 million from five bankers, like a
football squad, three of the bankers
said no, to said we would. In a way
that people who we say mismanage the
company clearly did because they
said we can go on, the banks will
not allow us to fail. This whole
business of public and private as
well, a private company allowed to
have public sector projects and the
government is going to pay for
public sector workers.
That's a bit unfair
when you have private sector workers
also working who are probably facing
a very hard time.
And lots of small
companies who will go out of
1000 people apparently
already connected with the company
not directly but you could be
affected. The emphasis seems to be
moving on to the managers at the top
of this company. The Metro has a
fairly salty headline, taking the
piste. This is the chief executive,
a luxury ski home with six bedrooms
and an indoor Paul. He is in hot
water. I am taking the piste now!
They cannot actually find him, he is
either in his Yorkshire home or his
French ski chalets. They are making
the point that it might cost
taxpayers 600 million, and already a
lot of redundancies being announced
in these smaller firms that supply
Carillion, so obviously not one fact
has started straightaway.
at the very top were getting bonuses
and big dividend pay-outs, not too
long before this company collapsed.
Greg Clark has very quickly ordered
a fast track investigation into the
conduct of the directors, and he
wanted extended to pass directors,
not just current directors, because
clearly we need to identify what
went wrong, what happened, how
directors were behaving. The company
kept increasing its dividends even
though the business was not doing
well enough. It also had a big
pension deficit which it was not
taken Carol. -- it was not taking
care of. It does not look good and
we need to get to the bottom of what
We have not learned any
lessons from the 2008 crash. The
same thing with the banks.
what they find.
Moving on to the
Telegraph, the main story that a
coroner has urged the Crown
Prosecution Service to reopen the
case of the death of Poppy
Worthington, the 13-month-old
toddler who died of this fixation
about four years ago. And it could
well be that we see a reopening of
that case, but at the bottom of
that, Boris. He reckons £100 million
a week for the NHS is necessary or
the Tories will lose the next
Given that the Leeds side
promised people they would have £350
million a week potentially available
for the NHS -- the leave aside, you
would think 100 million may not
satisfy. But calling for any sum of
money strikes me as being strange.
Of course we have to celebrate the
NHS but we must also recognise we're
not getting extra money as a result
of leaving the EU. It's not how it
is turning out. We have already seen
the Chancellor said we will have to
pay 3.7 billion...
He's a remain a!
That's the thing, we are putting
aside. We must spend more money on
the NHS but when they can find it as
a result of Brexit is a doubt.
gave an interview in the Guardian
saying he got the figure wrong, it
was much more! Interesting there was
a divided between the Johnson
Leavers and the barrage Leavers,
barrage has always said it was not
that figure. -- Nigel Farage
The point being made is
that his party need to focus on the
NHS, that is the big issue in voters
minds, potential voters, now.
Particularly as a result of winter
crisis and the Tories have to get
real with that.
It's a position for
him to make sure he's on the right
line to succeed Theresa May when she
Maybe it is.
We can't fix the
NHS without fixing social care,
offering money isn't enough also we
have to sort out NHS, it's clear.
Onto the Daily Express, French tell
us, take more migrants. Outrageous
demands to give homes to refugees
from Calais! The Daily Express
pretty exercised about this.
the headline that actually the
Macron speech they have printed is
not about taking more migrants,
Macron is saying Britain have to pay
more for the arrangements,
immigration arrangements we already
have Calais. Maybe the implication
is that if they don't pay more we
were policed them, but the words of
the French president saying we will
actually do more but Britain has to
pay more, so the Daily Express is
implying something that the French
president may not have said.
was the last time you saw a headline
that actually matched the story? In
any newspaper? Let's be real.
do sometimes, but what's important
here is that there is a two K
agreement we currently have where
France has agreed to help us police
our innovation so they do it at
partly their expense, and what they
are now saying is, we gave you
special arrangements because we were
working together as part of the EU,
what we are now saying is we can't
give the special arrangements, you
have to pay more for this kind of
checks and we are not sure why we
should check your immigrants in our
country, you should check them
Historically that used to
be part of this country so maybe we
should reclaim it!
Flip side of the
migration story, not enough trained
doctors coming in. NHS losing
doctors to migration red tape.
know there is a shortage,
particularly in the NHS and this
again shows that the question is of
immigration as if it is an EU
immigration issue, actually many of
the doctors come from non-EU
countries. We have a whole red tape
problem there. Within the problems
in the NHS it shows we have several
issues to sort out over immigration,
not just a question of numbers, but
of who we want, how soon can we get
the people we want, it's a very
I think the
government is a little court here
because the referendum vote clearly
signals that the country is not
comfortable with a high level of
immigration at the moment. They feel
we need to slow down for a while so
the government has put a cap on the
number of people who can come into
the country, but what's happened is
because of the cat we can't take in
as many doctors as we need because
we have already reached the cap,
then you have to stop taking more
in. We need another national
conversation on some of the issues
and where the public actually want
the government to clamp down or not.
Moving on to the Daily Mail...
Minister for the lonely. In a sad
reflection of modern Britain when 9
million live in isolation and
200,000 elderly go weeks without
talking to a friend or relative.
think this is really important as a
social issue. The Prime Minister is
right to appoint somebody to look at
this, Tracy Karachi was the sports
She could not have been
To look into this
issue. This is also part of the
social care problem, 200,000 elderly
people in this country go for weeks
without seeing anybody on talking to
anybody. The councils have had to
cut meals on wheels, they have had
to withdraw some of the clubs that
used to be available to older
people, they have cut the care for
people with may be moderate needs,
so you may not be too well that you
are just on your own at home. This
is a big issue so I hope with all
this together, this new ministerial
position will be able to look at how
we can integrate people who are on
their own batter into communities.
Seems like a decent idea.
give a CD of Roy Orbison's great
song, Only the Lonely. That will be
her first task.
I don't know whether
to laugh or cry!
It is a bit
worrying, you are quite right, it's
a whole social problem which are not
sure having a minister solves it.
It's a much deeper problem if there
are so many lonely people.
departments. Across the whole social
framework of our society.
living apart and someone.
Daily Mail, we love our animals. Ms
utterly help when it comes to
loneliness as well. Who one of pop
Idol? Britain's top ten favourite
breeds of dog revealed.
The Labrador number one. The second
is interesting, a mixed breed.
That's quite interesting. In mixed
breed that has come second in the
poll. He would not have expected...
The Jack Russells bird, and
Staffordshire bull terrier of
Labrador is also, so
gorgeous, and of course they are
used for guide dogs. They are very
gentle, very intelligent and you can
rely on them.
And they make you feel
very comfortable, they make you feel
I had a Labrador for many
years and I adored her.
You are so
soft! I am a cat man myself.
No idea. It's black and
white. Thank you so much for looking
at these stories.
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