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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Polly Curtis,
Editor-In-Chief of HuffPost UK
and Caroline Wheeler,
Deputy Political Editor
of the Sunday Times.
Welcome to you both.
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
The Financial Times leads
with the end of the US
government shutdown -
saying the Democrats have secured
assurances on immigration.
The Telegraph warns that obease
children are likely to suffer health
problems right through their lives.
The I goes with concerns
about the welfare of poultry -
saying that a million birds die
in transit every year.
Polly and Caroline -
let's start things off
The Guardian has an interview with
the head of the national cyber
Security Centre who says there will
be a major cyber attack on the next
couple of years. Many people in
Britain are needlessly taking
staters, in the Daily Express. Boris
Johnson will call for more money for
the NHS in The Times in a cabinet
meeting tomorrow. Just a flavour of
the front pages. Thank you very much
for being with us.
Polly and Caroline -
let's start things off
with our first story.
The Telegraph. Caroline, children
are obese at 11 doomed to an early
death. That is a rather horrific
It certainly is, as a
mother of three. Some fairly stark
warnings from the body which has put
together this report, suggesting one
in three children will be obese by
the time they leave primary school.
That is age 11. Some of the warnings
are that they are doomed in this
cycle of eating behaviour that will
actually cut short their life by ten
years and also their healthy life by
20 years. They are saying that
something needs to be done about it.
But it is the same things we hear
again and again. Saying there should
be less advertising on television of
things that are bad for us,
particularly targeted towards
children. And that they should stop
selling fast food outside schools.
As a mum, I don't think it goes far
enough. I really struggle with what
I feed my children. My little girl
has had one of those horrible
letters at five saying she is
overweight even though to the
From the school?
It comes from the public health
authority. They do random testing of
children at the beginning of primary
school and the end. To most people
she seems to look perfectly healthy.
But I will be the first person to
admit that I struggle with what I
feed my children. Because is so much
of what we give them is marketed as
something healthy. It says it has
one of your five a Day in it. But it
doesn't say that it is twice as much
fat and loads of sugar.
The Ukip story has been our main
story most of the day. The newspaper
not making too big a plate of it.
The political correspondents have
been having a ball with this story
all day. We have had resignation
after resignation of all of the
spokespeople from Ukip front bench,
they call it. Trying to force the
leader out. At the end of the day,
when we have all that on it, this is
the most you get on a front page
because people are just not that
interested in Ukip any more. It is a
small piece in the Daily Telegraph
just skirting over the issues.
infighting goes on. Henry Bolton
talking about draining the swamp of
the party's leadership.
extraordinary language, isn't it?
But he isn't going anywhere despite
the fact his front bench have. It'll
be interesting to see if Nigel
Farage says anything because he does
resonate with the voters...
Resonate, rather than resonate.
The Financial Times, this story
about the shutdown in the US, which
has been resolved for the time being
with that deal.
It's only until the
8th of February. Given what we know
about Trump's position on this in
general it wouldn't surprise me if
we saw this issue blow back up again
fairly shortly. As of now there is a
deal, an interim deal, for the next
three weeks, so they can get on,
people can get paid, and go back to
work, which is great.
It is a lot of
theatre. The last paragraph says
that despite the political rank it
hasn't touched the dollar. The
economy will not feel it. It is a
lot of theatre.
Does it show the
dysfunctionality of the American
political system? The fact that it
can just shut down.
Dysfunctionality? In the American
Government? This is about the most
mundane thing that has happened.
really is. This is an ordinary thing
by today's standards.
A picture in
the FT of Davos. It's the World
Economic Forum where the global
elites get together on the snowy
slopes of Switzerland. Christine
Lagarde pictured, the managing
director of the IMF. The great and
the good of the world stage, they
get together and chat, it must.
Absolutely. The front pages are
split. -- get together and chat, it
must be a good thing. Theresa May
will be outnumbered by remain
supporters such as Angela Merkel.
Tony Blair is going to be there.
Will she meet Trump? That's the big
question. They are supposed to.
Rumours are he isn't happy. It might
be cordial. But then you have John
McDonnell who has been sneering at
all of these people all of these
years. The scene is set for a jolly
It's a strange concept that
all of these world leaders meet in
this very beautiful but also
snowbound mountain top in
It gives the FT a great
picture to lead on.
They are not big
on pictures on their front pages,
Exactly. It is a talking
shop. The great and the good meat to
go through the big economic issues
of the day.
The new look Guardian.
Do we like the new look?
like it. I think it is great to
read. I finish every story.
finish every story!
I think it is really accessible and
really showcases their journalism
They have an exclusive
about a warning of a cyber attack on
the UK. What do you make of that?
Scary, but, when you are at red
alert for terror attacks date to
day, is it the first worry?
the head of the National cyber
Security Centre warning of a major
cyber attack. Saying it is a matter
of when not if.
We have had a few,
the one on the NHS was particularly
worrying. And there has been one
apartment with the suggestion that
it happened just days before an
election. -- there has been one on
Parliament. We are on a very high
state of readiness for any kind of
cyber or terrorist related activity
as it is.
And he is predicting
specifically in the next two years.
It will be a category one attack.
Defined as an assault which might
cripple infrastructure such as
energy supplies, financial services
sector, City of London, I guess,
another level from what we have had.
That was the main story in the
Guardian. Also another one about
cladding post-Grenfell Tower. What
do you make of that? Only three of
the 160 social housing towers
identify dangerous after Grenfell
Tower have been known to be clouded.
There was so much concern over the
safety. -- to be recladded. Though
all of these towers which had a
similar risk and only three have
been changed. That is a real risk.
And especially the provenance that
story had. The devastation brought
that entire area. You would have
thought this would have been
massively high on the agenda. Given
housing is meant to be one of the
centre plank of this Government's
new Renaissance and new domestic
All of the promises that
were made in the aftermath of the
attack, it is the same as the
housing for the people who were
living near Grenfell Tower, so many
are still in hotels.
They have not been able to make up
for the failure which led to that
Johnson is demanding £5 billion
extra for the NHS. He is apparently
going to say this at a cabinet
meeting tomorrow. Caroline, you do
not think this is a new story, do
I spotted it in the Sunday
I think we all did.
he would make an intervention on the
NHS. Broadly speaking this has been
on the cards for quite some time.
The pledge that was emblazoned
across the bus during the referendum
campaign about putting money into
the NHS when we leave the EU has
been a thorn in his side ever since
it happened. Given the fact there
were questions over the numbers in
the first place. He needs to
detoxify that issue. The only way he
can do that is getting the
Government to sign up. What they are
talking about, when we leave the EU,
not necessarily, but from March next
year. But he isn't the only one.
Others have been bashing about the
He does seem to stray from his
Foreign Office brief. Talking about
the health service, talking about
the bridge across the Channel to
France, and so on.
He doesn't seem
to follow many protocols. But nobody
is really raining him in.
the bridge to France is part of the
Foreign Office brief. Who knows?
Also in the Times, the story about
Alison Saunders, head of the Crown
Prosecution Service, talking about
rape complainants who stay silent,
they risk the thought that they
consented to six.
I thought she
would be on the sign -- the side of
the victims. Somebody said it is
quite a normal response to being in
a very terrifying, violent situation
like rape to go quiet and not
scream. I am surprised.
says she is seeking to regain the
initiative after a series of
collapsed rape trials, which we have
But it seems to be at the
And it doesn't
necessarily happen between strangers
in a darkened alleyway. It can
happen between a married couple.
Would you scream if you were in a
Has she made a mistake with
I don't know, I
would like to read the rest of the
story tomorrow, but I am surprised
by it, yeah.
Another royal wedding
coming up. Are you excited?
It is lovely news.
wonder how much it was delayed to
make way for another royal wedding.
Maybe they come in threes. I don't
know who is next. My favourite thing
about this story.
This is Princess
Eugenie, by the way, getting married
this autumn at the same venue as
Prince Harry. It is the place to get
married, isn't it?
the royal family being rejuvenated
and we generated by these young
I'm finding the
international interest in the
wedding is fascinating. Our readers
around the world are completely
gripped by it. They do not see any
squeamishness about celebrating a
rich and privileged family. There is
a debate in this country about the
place of the Royal family. But I
think young people, a lot of our
audience, and the international
audiences are well up for a bit of
good news and celebration.
that's the same as the rest of the
country. There has been a lot of
Brexit, instability, will the Prime
Minister last, lots of front pages
dominated to doom and gloom. Then
you see some happy news and I do
think people start to feel that
although there is a campaign to have
another bank holiday, which would
We would get two,
possibly, but never mind. Many
thanks to both of you for coming in
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