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Hello, and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Lance Price,
and Steven Swinford,
Deputy political editor
of The Telegraph.
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
The Financial Times leads
with the Bank of England hinting
that interest rate rises
are on the way.
The Express reports Conservative MP
Jacob Rees-Mogg wants to cut
government spending on foreign aid.
The Mirror goes with NHS figures
showing over 1,000 A&E patients
waited over 12 hours on trollies.
The Metro says the last two
Briutish Jihadi's from the beheading
gang known as "The Beatles" have
been captured in Syria.
The I goes with the same
story, and a look ahead
to the winter Olympics,
which officially begin tomorrow.
The Telegraph reports
Jeremy Corbyn told EU
Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier that
Labour was open to keeping the UK
in the EU customs union.
The Guardian leads with a government
crackdown on unpaid internships.
So a mixed-bag of front pages there,
thank you both for joining us
tonight, let's hear what you make
of some of those stories.
Let us start with the FT and this
signal from the Bank of England,
that rate rises are on the way,
presumably to make sure inflation is
kept in check.
Exactly. This is
about trying to dampen inflation,
what we are talking about is is a
doubling of interest rates from 0.5%
to is %. I cover politics, a lot of
stories matter but this is important
because it directly affects our
readers and their pockets, if you
have a mortgage, this means your
payments will go up. If you are a
saver it is good news because you
will get more interest on your
I bet there is a lag
between the higher interest rate, we
have got used to low interest rates.
It will be a shock.
small rise. It is not that long ago
when interest rates were much
higher. It is interest, it is not
the first time the Governor of the
Bank of England and the Monetary
Policy Committee have warned of rate
rises to come without putting them
up. It makes you wonder whether
issues that warning is part of the
policy whether they hope the people
will factor that in and it might
have a dampening effect.
picture on the front-page this is
the Japanese were in town in Downing
Street, particularly the car
industry, the Japanese ambassador,
that little altercation with Larry
the cat. I don't know what was
happening there, he wasn't playing
for the cameras.
This is before they
went in. Maybe Larry was concerned
that the Japanese businessmen
weren't going to give Theresa May
the message they wanted and he was
turning tail and refusing to play
ball. He is very picky.
He had --
they had a stark warning, saying we
have to have frictionless trade.
They were threatening to withdraw
business from the UK, if they don't
get free trade they will do so.
There is a fake twitter account in
Larry's name which says I may have
cost Britain a couple of billion.
You have personal experience of
Larry. We will hopefully see a
There, I was at a reception
at Downing Street with colleagues
from the Jo Cox foundation which I
work for, and there we are, it shows
that Larry the cat is choosy about
who he decides to fraternise with.
He was digging his claws into my
hand at the time. But there you are.
It can be done.
I that had to do a
piece about the day he came to
Downing Street, he was picked up by
a colleague who he did scratch her.
He has form. This is your paper
story Steven. This is about Labour's
policy on Brexit this time.
our Europe editor has on taped a
memo from Brussels which is a
meeting Jeremy Corbyn had with
Michel Barnier, why it is
interesting that Jeremy Corbyn
suggested he was open to staying in
the customs union rather than
Labour's policy which is to stay in
a customs union, that might sound
like semantics but to Labour it
means a lot. The party is trying to
chart a difficult course between
voters many of whom are pro-Remain,
this memo appears to go in the
middle. Labour is absolutely
emphatic that Jeremy Corbyn said he
would stay, Labour wanted Britain to
stay in a customs union not the
customs union, the problem for
Labour is their position appears to
We are not going to
dwell on Brexit so let us move on to
a difference rent story. We have
heard a lot about this, in the
Mirror. This is about people not
getting seen by medical staff, they
are being kept on trolleys, missing
targets month after month. This is
about Jeremy Hunt in the spotlight.
Yes, and not surprisingly it is the
daily mirror that chooses to put it
on the front-page, they campaigned
vigorously on the Health Service and
rightly too. And you know, Jeremy
Hunt carries on smiling, through all
of this, it would have been in the
past politically unacceptable to
have missed the targets month after
month, something like 30 months in a
row, but this Government seems to
think they can just weather it.
Providing it doesn't get massively
worse they are prepared to live with
headlines like this because they
don't have the resource or choose
not to have the resources to put
into the Health Service to tackle
Jeremy Hunt he has
survived. He is one of the longest
serving Health Secretaries.
become the longest serving Health
Secretary. He said the NHS staff
knew what they were signing up to.
It is a problem for the
Conservative, they know that health
really matter, it is top of the
polls and they know that Jeremy
Corbyn is doing a lot of the running
on this. People like Boris Johnson
are aware of this and he has said we
have to make a commitment to
spending the money, the Brexit Di
depends as he calls it on the NHS.
He got slapped down across the
country for speaking out of turn on
that but he hit on a problem for the
Tory, they have to come up with a
strong health offering by time of
the next election. Brexit alone
won't get them through this.
question is whether they would be
prepared to put up taxes in the way
national insurance went up under
Labour to fund the NHS.
There was an
interesting debate about whether
there should be be high pot casing,
a tax that is specifically protected
for the Health Service and for
social care in the same way the
license fee is hypothecated,
directed at one bit of expenditure.
And an NHS story on page two of the
Express, a league table showing the
number of NHS workers in England
according to the nationality, that
is from September 2017. NHS workers
from 202 countries. It is
It is amazing, the
figures are amazing, our NHS is an
incredible institution. There are
two sides to this. These figures
show those people working in the
NHS. People are concerned will they
still work in it after Brexit, are
they leaving? The Commons report
this is taken from shows that the
number of EU staff has changed
little since the referendum, and
this is an ongoing debate. Will
these EU nationals that are working
in the NHS stay here, and what kind
of migration controls are we going
to introduce after Brexit?
question is the ones who are here
will presumably get the right to
stay. It is about the ones who come
And whether people will leave
for other reasons and the pool of
available workers from EU countries
will inevitably diminish. It is
interesting the number of non-EU
countries in the list and the top
two under Britain, by far the
largest, are from India and the
Philippines before the first EU
country, Ireland comes in in fourth
place. So, I mean I am a passionate
remainor and think that the Health
Service is one of those institutions
that will suffer badly from Becks.
Others who disagree with me would
say there is plenty of other
countries able to take up the slack.
The Metro, this story on the
front-page of a number of other
papers. Beatles Jihad dis seized.
This was the gang led by Jihad
diJohn, they are saying these two
have also been captured.
been at the top of a kill list for
the US for some time. The Daily
Telegraph disclosed that a while ago
and the fact I have finally been
caught comes after exhaustive effort
from the US, surveillance, one of
the questions is where will they end
up. It looks likely this report has
come out of the US, it looks likely
they will end up in Guantanamo Bay
in the US I imagine.
presumably would be controversial
for some. And a headache for the
British Government. The British
government has been going to lengths
to try to get British citizens out,
we oppose it, interestingly, also,
apparently, these two guys have been
squealing, they have been talking to
the, their cap for -- captors and
giving high level information, so
they may be trying to negotiate
their way to some sort of better
deal, if they can get a better deal.
Move on to the guardian now, this is
ministers warning over unpaid
interns, there is a lot on this
story and making this point this is
how people do favours, the same
people end up in the same
profession, it is hard for people to
get in because of this kind of
Work experience is the way
into the working work world, you
look at this, there is statistics
from the Sutton Trust, a charity and
it estimated that 10,000 graduates
are in internships six monthses
after they leave university. A fifth
are unpaid. People who have gone
those months unpaid. I couldn't have
afforded that, if you are somewhere
in London, living in London with the
living costs here or any city you
can't afford that, so work
experience would be cut off for you
and a way into a fantastic
workplace, but it is not just that
ministers and the HMRC are been
altruistic and trying to right a
wrong. . If you are not paid you
don't pay tax. There is a real
interest there on the Government
side, to do something about it.
of people were saying it was
happening in Parliament and they are
trying to clamp-down on it. Now the
final story on the Independent, a
good story for an awful lot of
women, human eggs, the potential to
become fertilised embryos are grown
in a laboratory for the first time.
It raidses hopes for women who don't
of late naturally. An incredible
breakthrough in science.
It is one
of those exciting science stories
you only get now and then, to grow
an egg frommish awe -- tissue is
extraordinary. It offers hope for
women, who are infertile. Older
women and to girls who are about to
undergo cancer trial.. Trial.. I is
a remarkable find, all credit to
It shows the value of this
technology, and of the research that
has gone into it. I am pleased we
live in a country where the
scientists are allowed to get on
It is the fact it is
British universities doing this work
as well. Thank you. A range of
stories there to cover.
A range of stories there to cover.
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