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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Anne Ashworth,
of the Times and Bonnie Greer,
Playwright and Writer
for the New European.
Lovely to see you both, we'll be
having a chat in a moment.
Most of tomorrow's
front pages are in now.
The Observer leads with Labour's
attack on the privatised water
industry, calling the amount
in dividends paid to shareholders
The Mail on Sunday's front page
says that Brendan Cox,
husband of murdered MP Jo Cox,
was accused of sexual abuse.
His lawyers say he vehemently
denies the allegations.
The Sunday Telegraph
reports on concerns
from some EU countries that Chief
Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier's
conduct could lead to the UK walking
away from Brexit talks.
The Sunday Express
previews a speech from
the Prime Minster, saying
she will set out plans to make
the UK a truly global,
free trading nation.
The Sunday Times has
concerning the conduct of aid
workers, suggesting that more
than 120 people working for leading
charities have been accused
of sexual abuse in the past year.
A mixture of front pages there.
Thank you both for joining us
tonight, let's pick up
on some of those stories.
We had a good chat in the 10:30
p.m., as we were saying, some great
Very strong front pages of a
diverse range of stories and some
very concerning. People waking up to
some of this stuff about Oxfam
tomorrow morning will be very
dismayed by what they're reading.
What was the Observer wasp slime?
Allegations of staff involvement
with prostitution allegations. --
Observer's line. This kind of thing
is old. There were problems with the
UN at the beginning of the century.
It's an old story but what's mostly
horrific is that it is Oxfam. In
your mind and in your heart that's
not what Oxfam is meant to be
involved with, Oxfam has a feeling
about it, all of them shouldn't be,
though but this is especially
shocking and it makes me more angry
because I want them to clean this
up. Part of this is about plain old
oppression. It's the way you relate
to people the way the majority
cultural elites to people in
developing countries. This is not
unusual. -- majority culture
The thing that most
concerns me about these stories is
we have been led to believe, or
perhaps we assumed, that the
problems with Oxfam has been related
to its conduct of its officials
while in Haiti during the problems
there. The Observer is reporting
that the use of prostitutes in Chad,
with many of these same individuals
that were implicated in the Haitian
thing, and it seems as if there has
been a cover-up. I know that sounds
like a cliche.
That's the only way
you can assume it can be.
Oxfam has not told people as much as
they needed to know. We do hold
charities to account. We want them
to comply with really high moral
standards and also of openness.
Because of their appeal to us.
talking about Oxfam here. You've
hinted that it's charities. The
Observer does say," a former staffer
saying that this is a sector wide
problem and this is how it's
reflected on the front of the Sunday
Times -- does say that a former
They may have been
infiltration of the sector by
paedophiles with 120 accused of
sexual abuse, which is very
Concern because Priti
Patel is quoted as saying the former
International Development Secretary
warned predatory paedophiles have
been allowed to exploit the aid
sector. Wasn't she in charge of this
sector? Hello! Am I wrong? She's not
like anybody. Suddenly she comes and
warns us and tells us about it, why
didn't we know before? The
implication is she had some kind of
inkling, why didn't she say
It seems the current
minister, Penny Worden, is trying to
take action and questioning the
government's significant lengths.
That's great but I want to know why
Priti Patel didn't say anything.
will leave it there on Priti Patel
but the other thing is the problem
is these charities possibly losing a
lot of their funding, that's the big
concern for the next few days.
Yesterday when the Times broke this
story about the Haitian incidents, I
read the comments underneath the
story, sometimes those comments are
meaningless but other times they say
something about the public mood and
people were horrified wondering
where their money was being used,
their contributions and taxpayer
funded donations were going because
we contribute in various different
This is a discussion in the
sense of what these charities need
to do is get this cleaned up, that's
the first order of business, we need
to regulate and clean things up.
wrap this up, some of the people
have been saying that the
safeguarding measures that are in
place are the ones that will decide
who continues with their funding and
lots of people are saying if you
don't co-operate, you will lose your
money, and this is charity wide, not
just about Oxfam. Let's move on.
We're going to go back to the
Observer and nationalisation. The
thing I love is John McDonnell is
saying it is cost free
renationalisation but what does that
That could never be so because
shareholders would need to be
compensated for the value of their
holdings and remember, that's not
just a few guys in the city, it's
all of us, we hold shares in the
privatised utilities through our
ISAs and pensions. There is
considerable disquiet in the city
about the way some of these water
companies have been run,
particularly Thames water. The
companies are trying to put
everything in order. They've closed
down the Cayman Islands subsidiaries
it had. But the accusation still
stands that these utilities were
starved of maintenance money and
therefore we are having burst water
This is the other interesting
part to me, the press reports John
McDonnell as if he is crazy. But
they were all over him at Davos.
These people are hard-nosed business
people, if they think he's nuts
they're not going to be there for
him so he's getting lots of
attention not just because they
might think Labour is going to win
the next election but they are
paying attention to him. We need
deeper analysis, I don't understand
how he will make this work on the
surface, but people in the City
think he can because they're
listening to him and that's what we
need to talk about with deeper
Let's turn to our
favourite subject... The Telegraph.
Two Brexit stories, starting with
the Telegraph. Excuse me, winter
flu. Barnier is risking a UK
The Telegraph group goes on the
bogey man theory of Brexit, if you
can't make any sense, let's find the
bad guy. I read this story and I
don't see anybody on the record here
so I'm wondering who these officials
are. It sounds like a lot of gossip,
the sort of stuff you get in a tea
room, it would be great if the
Telegraph told us what countries,
Nordic countries, which ones?
the Sunday Telegraph is trying to
say is Barnier is out of step with
other officials and the rest of the.
He's been too aggressive in his
They say other people have
said it, that's my point, who are
they? There's nobody on the record.
In a nutshell your assessment of the
front page of the Express?
very, very big headline. Roadmaps...
Always roadmaps, it's become one of
the great cliches of our age,
anything that sets out terms and
conditions of anything in a clear
fashion is a roadmap but apparently
Mrs May will deliver one of the key
talks at Chequers.
I thought she
already had them last week, wasn't
there talks at Chequers?
be new talks and a series of
speeches which will culminate in the
speech she needs to deliver to bring
the different factions together.
they can't figure out what the
Conservative Party, the governing
party, is how they're going to
that she mentions the pound has gone
through the floor. None of these
have anything to do with the stock
interest rates, which I would have
thought would have been interesting.
The Bank of England is talking about
raising interest rates in April and
if you don't have a fixed mortgage!
Let's move on to the Independent,
what did you make of Kim Jong-un's
sister, or the message?
fascinated by this woman. She has
this Western Gloucester because she
was educated in Switzerland and she
looks tremendously unlike her
brother -- gloss. She is a poised
slightly girlish figure in nice
tailoring but we do not know what
lies beneath and whether she may be
the power behind things.
it's very interesting because of
course they are completely playing
Donald Trump because Donald Trump is
one of these people, he a one off,
let's put it that way, who needs an
enemy. -- he's. They are shaking
hands, she's never been there
before, look at these two, they are
telling Donald Trump to take a walk
and he will have to do something to
get the focus back on him.
Pence saying that we are tight,
Japan, the US, South Korea, we are
How funny, and then they
carry on with TTIP without the US so
They are both Koreans but
the North Korean and South Korean
languages are totally different.
Instead of labelling here the
sister, I am going to give her her
proper name, Kim Yo-jong. Quickly,
we did the pensions earlier, I want
to skip ahead if possible to the
You know, Doris has Nero
tendencies, he fascinates me --
Boris. Remember he had Boris
Ireland. Thank goodness this was
killed, the $50 million bridge of
flowers, that was his idea. --
Ireland. Now he wants to do a
tunnel. He is like Nero!
the macro channel that would bring
our country closer contact with
France once we leave the EU. --
The deeper story with Boris
is about the building.
France is all
about big infrastructure projects
but the most interesting statistic
in this story is do we need
something? Apparently only 54% of
postal tunnel capacity is currently
used so there may be nobody...
back to Boris and the Nero
Who's getting the money
to build these? All that kind of
stuff! We are going to go on and on
and on, not enough time!
Thank you, Bonnie and Anne.
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