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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Stephen Bush,
for the New Statesman,
and the Deputy Political Editor
at The Sun, Steve Hawkes.
Welcome to you both.
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
The FT's leaders of volatility of
world stock markets complete with a
picture of frayed nerves on Wall
Street. The Guardian reports that
Tesco may face a £4 million bill for
back pay in what could become the
UK's largest ever equal pay claim.
It also has an image of so-called
Cheddar man, dating back 10,000
years. A planned reform of the gig
economy could lead to millions of
new work is getting better rights,
according to the i newspaper. The
top story in the Metro is the
jailing of a stalk of 26 years after
he murdered his former partner. The
Mirror features a pledge from the
mother of brain-damaged Alvi Evans
to never stop fighting to save his
life. The Daily Express claims
Britain could be forced to accept
new EU regulations after Brexit.
That's according to a new report. In
the Times has a picture of the
Falcon Heavy rocket taking off in
Florida. A mixed bag of front-page
stories. Thank you both, Stephen and
Steve, for being here. Must begin
with the FT, Europe and Asia bearing
the brunt as stocks reel from
volatilities. All day I have been
hearing it as a correction and not a
crash but wide range of
repercussions for this.
Jones index was up 567 points so
this huge sell-off has already run
its course. My view is that we are
bound to see things like this
because the stock market has been on
such a boom, it's gone up 20 points
so that will always be a correction
if people get worried, is this note
the peak, do we stop selling, and if
someone does, it highlights a me two
things. An interesting paragraph
anywhere when a trader says this is
about the economy moving off life
support. People think interest rates
will go up a lot this year. In a way
that is a sign of good things
because we are coming off life
support from the credit crisis
almost a decade ago and returning to
normality. We should see it as a
good thing that the economy is
moving back into that normal cycle.
Would you agree, Stephen?
have predicted nine out of the five
last recessions and we know for the
last decade central banks have
created this parallel universe of
big businesses. The economy appears
to be recovering, still very low
wage growth and a slight worry about
what that means. The interesting
question is, it looks as if the Dow
Jones has recovered most of its
losses. I wouldn't be surprised if
on Friday Europe and Asia have
recovered most of theirs as well.
Interesting. Notice, we didn't start
with Brexit! But we need to go to it
now. The EU six to limit UK's access
if Brexit terms are broken. We
likely to get any more clarity on
the direction we are going in?
seems unlikely. According to this
story the EU wants a transition
period while it negotiates the trade
deals are effectively we would still
be members of the EU although
without a say. The EU is worried
that we will start to leave without
having properly left. What kind of
think the British government has
spent too much time worrying about
the transition. A bit like, if we
were a hermit crab, we would not sit
there going, this shell is not good
that Shell is not God, we would put
on a shell and look for the next.
The EU needs to stop fussing and
think about what had once the UK to
look like in 2030, 20 40. A
long-term vision as opposed to this
short-term one that we've got.
this not another example of the EU
flexing its muscles?
well timed leak ahead of this
subcommittee meeting of the Cabinet
tomorrow when hopefully they will
spell out what kind of Brexit they
want which is taken far too long,
almost a year now, we still haven't
set out what we want to achieve. I
disagree in a way, the transition is
important to the government because
it helps them work out what they
want to do, it gives them more time.
Viewers will be happy because we are
into the endgame in a way so
hopefully in the next month in
Brussels and London will flesh out
where we are, there will be all
manner of arguments, stories about
who will do what still but I think
we are getting there!
The front page
of the Daily Express claims the EU
is still trying to rule Britain.
This story was in the Telegraph last
night, new laws that may come into
force, we may have to have full
recycling bill steering this
transition period. Was it only
yesterday, now confirmed?
It was a
leak obtained by the Telegraph,
saying the EU might do this, and now
they said they would.
Except that we
know that this is what transition
looks like, the EU will continue to
evolve and change and do what it
once and after we leave will do what
we want but they will be a period
transition when we will still follow
the rules. It's a bit like if you
move out of a flat your flatmates
can repaint the walls while you are
still there and you don't get to
vote on it because everyone knows
that you are leaving and you won't
be paying the rent animal. This is a
product of the governments failure
to sit down and explain what Brexit
means to voters beyond saying, we
can't talk to you about that, Brexit
means Brexit, we haven't negotiated
the end state. This stuff about the
EU wanting to rule us is just not.
There's the fear among hard-core
Tory Brexiteers but they were told,
the consequence of Theresa May
dithering as such, they were told,
2019, we will take back control.
Money, law and Borders, no it will
be 2021 because of this transition
phase, we have to accept everything.
They have no say over what puzzles
does because we moving out.
Brexiteers are worried that Brussels
could force the laws that we need to
accept that might be to our
disadvantage, will have no say in
Ireland pushing for border deal
threatens to hit Brexit talks, says
this headline. Steve?
If we have
said we are coming out of the
customs union it brings up the
question of what will happen on the
border between the North of Ireland
and the South. A massive issue,
Ireland squad we will say about it,
they want reassurance that button
won't have this hard border coming
back. It keeps coming back, this
argument. This will all hopefully be
resolved soon and we can move on.
You look at it and think, I went to
the Brexit negotiations last year
and the civil servants, in a room
could sort this out easily and all
the politicians are all arguing they
feel like this.
Any word to add on
that, Stephen, or would you like to
move on to the suffragettes?
is the big unsolvable issue for
Brexit. If you diverge from the EU
you'll have a hard border. If you
don't what is the point of Brexit?
The sensible solution is that
Ireland does not leave. The whole
Ireland does not leave. Sadly
Theresa May has lost a majority and
has to deal with the DUP and they
will never accept it. The only
sensible solution is either, we
don't leave order hard border. --
either we don't leave or we have a
Theresa May has been
asked to consider posthumously
pardoning those suffragettes who
committed crimes in pursuit of the
vote. I wonder if this is right.
Perhaps the suffragettes wanted to
get arrested to draw attention to
their cause. They may not want to be
I will plug my magazine
and said there was a great these by
Caroline creat or Peres about this.
-- is a great piece in our magazine.
She says the government was wrong to
imprison them. The government did do
something wrong. Maybe a formal
apology but this idea that you
pardon somebody. I think if I was
descended from a suffragette I would
be quite proud to be descended from
someone who had been imprisoned for
breaking an unjust law. I think a
pardon is quite the wrong course of
It's one of those things
that happening now, like with Alan
Turing, people asked if he would get
a medal, would he be pardoned. What
was great today and what we should
focus on more is the enjoyment of
that centenary celebration and how
far have moved. One line in the
speech by Theresa May was the line
about moving on and talking about
online abuse. Nowhere near that
historic battle but another big
battle we have to win. Katie Price
was in the Commons today talking
about the violence directed at her
son Harvey. Abuse suffered by a lot
of female MPs on Twitter for
Let's move on to the i
It's a policy from the
government, surprise surprise that
could do some good. Matthew Taylor
was sent to look at the gig economy.
You don't really have sick pay and
holiday day with these firms, it's a
massive review of what can be done
to help people in that gig economy.
The government may look at getting
these guys sick pay and holiday pay
and the chance to ask for a normal
contract which make them than with a
higher minimum wage. Great news for
the 5 million people in that. I
wonder if the sting in the tail will
be how the Treasury treats them tax
rise. Last year Philip Hammond
talked about raising national
insurance for self-employed workers.
That might be the sting in the tail.
Stephen, does this link with the
story on the front page of the
Guardian, Tesco may face a £4
billion bill of equal pay claim,
would that be the biggest of equal
pay claim in the country?
largest clawing back of money that
should have been paid. It turns out,
thanks to this law firms that Tesco
has been paying more to men who have
been working in its warehouse than
women in the same jobs and more to
men who have been working on tills.
People who work in Tesco's are not
self-employed, they have a
contractual relationship with Tesco.
It's part of the same pattern of big
firms are effectively saying, now
you work for us, the rights you had
in a small sum, you don't get those
needs this like a hole in the head,
the ex-directors are going through
the courts of the profit warning
from a couple of years back and now
business isn't food in the best of
light today what with the Carillion
story and Tesco on the front of a
national paper being told that they
pay women £3 an hour less, that's
not good for them.
picture. We don't have much time.
Cheddar man, facial reconstruction
of Britain's oldest skeleton. How
does he look.
Kind of how you would
expect! We know humanity began in
Africa. People arrived, fresh from
the boat as my grandfather was, you
intermarry and get a bit paler and
it appears this is what has happened
with Cheddar Man. Each generation
has become more accustomed to living
here, doesn't have to worry so much
about the sun, it's a reminder we
are all from the same place
That's a wonderful way
to end, we've run out of time. Thank
you both so much.
That's it for The Papers tonight.
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Thank you Stephen and Steve.