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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 Jack Blanchard
from Politico and Lynn Davidson,
Whitehall correspondent at the Sun.
Greetings to you both.
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
The FT leads on the problems
at outsourcing firm Capita.
Their shares have tumbled today.
The i's splash is a warning that
record numbers of over 40s
are suffering from strokes.
The Metro has a story
about an alleged benefits fraudster.
The Telegraph's lead
is the BBC pay dispute,
and the picture is of a group
of female BBC presenters.
Carrie Gracie pictured on a
The Daily Express says
the Prime Minister trying
to end freedom of movement
during the Brexit transition period.
The Guardian's front page has
the news that MPs have voted
to leave the Palace of Westminster
so it can undergo
So, a wide fun I tell stories making
the front pages there, with no
overwhelming agreement on the lead.
-- a wide variety of stories.
Let's get started and discuss the
FT. EU banks to be tested against
impact of the doomsday Brexit. This
sounds dramatic. Is it?
It does seem
dramatic. We haven't held doomsday
Brexit before. That might be the
worst one we have had! This is a new
one. Doomsday Brexit. It's
interesting because what we are
seeing is banks in Europe testing
their own systems for what they
would see as the worst case scenario
Brexit. The reason they're doing
this is because we're getting closer
and closer to the moment when all
the stuff we've been talking about
the last couple of years is actually
going to be a reality. It's
interesting that they are now having
to put their systems reviews
processes to see exactly how big the
impact will be. Of course, people
supporting Brexiteer have been
saying for a long time that with all
the doom and gloom, the wrong sort
of Brexit would be bad for Europe as
well and cost Europe badly and
therefore we would get a good deal
in the end. This plays into the idea
that banks are having to test their
systems in this way.
I read this and
thought, wouldn't you hope and
expect this is being done anyway?
That is exactly what I would say and
every member of the public would be
thinking. I hope this is what the
banks are doing regardless! We
should be looking at any scenario,
whether clashes imminent or for any
other reason. I think this is one of
many stories B will see over the
coming months in a similar vein.
Let's move to buy seed -- Buzz feed.
It has led the way in Brexit
analysis reports that ministers
announced today would be released.
The headline, leaked Brexit analysis
shows how cutting immigration will
at the UK economy. It sounds like it
has seen these reports.
another line may have taken from the
same report that the story broke
from on Monday. This angle is ruling
on immigration and chimes with
comments Theresa May has said today
in Beijing, where she is on a trip
to China for the next few days. Now,
what they are saying is that
actually the cost of cutting the
immigration to Britain would...
Donald Trump has spoken about very
positively recently. There would be
a 2% boost and they are saying the
loss of migration would detract from
that. Yet to see the details because
we have not actually seen it
ourselves. We are just reading your
It is interesting again
because Theresa May's policy is very
much, after Brexit, we will cut
immigration. It is what people are
voting for. This is our own senior
officials in Whitehall saying, OK,
it'll cost the country money and
that is the opinion of the most
senior experts in our government. It
doesn't mean we shouldn't do it but
they are saying, there is a
financial hit to this and you need
to bear that in mind if you pursue
this course. It is a really
important point. If people want to
put immigration in front, that is
their choice but they need to know
what the impact of that will be.
They might still want to do it but
if you want more facts in front of
you, this is ultimately what this is
David Cameron and Theresa
May. Only refused to move the tens
of thousands target in previous
manifestos. It is something they've
always stuck to end it is something
she is saying again. Theresa May
said today there is a difference
between coming to Great Britain
prior to March 29 and after that.
There is an issue about classifying
people coming to Britain.
people will look at that and say, I
don't care if GDP smaller would have
been. AB InBev the country to take
that it because I want this to
happen. That's people's individual
choice, I guess. But you have to the
facts to understand it.
to the Daily Telegraph. BBC women on
the march in a story accompanied by
a picture of high-profile women who
turned out today to support the
BBC's former China editor Carrie
Gracie, giving evidence to select
committees. They can be rather dull,
but this was anything but.
very dramatic. Almost five hours.
Carrie Gracie gave evidence for 2.5
hours and it was very passionate and
emotive. She was obviously talking
about her own personal experience
and she has really put her career on
the line for it. She clocked about
her grievance and her grievance
procedure, and about how she had
been told she was receiving a much
lower salary. With someone with a 30
year career in John Osman, speaking
Mandarin Chinese, that is an insult.
-- in journalism. You can see the
likes of Kate Silverton, Mariella
Frostrup and others in the picture.
The bosses came after 2.5 hours for
another two hour roasting
Jack, you worked at the
daily miller formally. -- Daily
Mirror formerly. What was that the
situation like the?
My experience in
newspapers across-the-board is that
it is a very male dominated
industry. Certainly at senior
levels. And companies are going to
be forced to publish equal pay
information, as I understand it,
later this year. It will just be the
BBC on the rack. Lots of newspapers
and businesses across the country
have this issue and it is now
starting to come to a head. The BBC
has been pushed to publish this data
before that but I am sure this is
not the end of the story.
Also in the Telegraph, news that the
Commons have voted to move out of
the Commons. I think this is the
first time that they have had to
move out since the blitz. So it is
quite a big. Do you think they
actually will move out?
Yes, it is a
huge deal of you work there. We both
have offices in the House of
With the mice. And
Nonetheless, it is a
privilege to work there in a
fantastic old building. It is a
palace and it is amazing. People who
work here don't really want to work
on some boring office block down the
road. I suspect that the sum of the
resistance some MPs have shown to
the idea. They like the idea of
working in this grand old seat of
power. As we say, like anyone who
works there knows, the place is
You have visitors
coming as well, tourists. People
have previously said it was a risk
like Grenfell. Wiring and everything
There is a responsibility to
the building as well.
to move out until 2025.
seven years to get to the point
where we move out. At least had
taken the decision today. Compared
with the options put in front of
MPs, this was the most immediate.
The one put forward by the
government last week was
effectively, oh, let's make a
decision in another however many
years' time. At least admit some
It is a hard sell to
taxpayers to spend millions of
pounds on a refit of the office,
If it fell down or
burned down, no-one would be happy
with that. There should be an
acceptance that this is a building
that needs to be looked at.
move to a warning for all of us over
40. Stroke warning. It recognised
people are having strokes. Why is
that? -- a record number of people.
These figures are coming from
England Public-health today. One of
the factors is we are drinking more
than we should be and we are not
aware of the units. If you're
drinking at home, you're not all was
aware of what you're drinking. And
obesity of course is another
principal factor will stop we are
all much fatter. Younger people are
much more aware of health. What they
say now is that the stroke rates for
younger people are much higher than
they were before. And people aged
40- $69 into the will of the risks.
One in six people have a stroke in
It is against that.
It is not happy reading. You get
used to the idea we're getting
healthier. You don't expect to read
that this sort of preventable
condition is hitting people younger
and rubber. But it seems to be the
case. -- younger and younger.
to the Daily Express, and actually,
we touched on this when talking
about BuzzFeed earlier. At last, me
gets tough on migrants. The question
is whether she succeeds.
talk about migrants all she wants
but as we have seen so far in Brexit
negotiations, Britain starts off
with the proposition that the
newspapers like the Express like,
and then in the end they have folded
on the vast majority of things the
EU want. The US is saying that
people who moved here after leaving
the EU during a transition period
should have all the same rights as
people are now. The government says,
no, we do not agree. We will see
where we end up after the next round
of talks but from what we have seen
so far, the EU holds all the cards.
Businesses threatened to leave if we
don't get the deal we need.
numbers have gone down in a last
couple of years, quite
The picture on the
Daily Express leads us to our final
story in the Metro. Formula 1 scraps
the great girls. -- the grid girls.
Is this a good thing?
It is a sign
of The Times, I would suggest. As a
society, we seem to be moving away
from this. I would suggest that if
girls... There's people losing their
jobs and I don't think there is
anything to celebrate in that. Kelly
Brown, who started off as one of
these girls, talked about how she
managed to buy her own flat at age
20. She is a working-class girl from
Kent and that started off her
career. Katie Price would probably
see a similar thing. She started off
glamour modelling. This seems pretty
harmless. It was dark cellar in the
week and in Britain, we seem to be
abandoning it. In Holland, Germany
and Belgium, they think we are soft
I think it is
outdated and the world has moved on.
The important thing to remember is
that the reaction from some of the
newspapers is as if government is
stepping in and banning this thing.
That is not what has happened. These
are commercial decisions made by
Formula 1 and the darts because they
have seen that people don't want
this any more. This is a business
decision by them and the reasons
people don't want it any more. Some
people do, but it is a commercial
decision and that is how they see
it. That judgment reflects where we
are is a society now.
Time is up for
the grid girls and us, I'm afraid.
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