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Hello and welcome to our look
at the Sunday papers.
With me are the broadcaster Lynn
Faulds Wood and the Political Editor
of the Sun on Sunday,
Let's have a look at some
of the front pages.
The Observer leads with Labour's
attack on the privatised water
industry, calling the amount
in dividends paid to
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 more
allegations 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.
There we go. That start off with
that story in the Observer,
continuing allegations about Oxfam.
Their front page have line, Oxfam
faces fresh claims over a start
paying for sex. We have seen the
Some of the front pages
I find a bit thin. Based on not much
evidence. In this wonder is quite a
lot of evidence. Oxfam's chap...
This was 200,000 people died in the
earthquake. You don't move into a
nice flat and then run things. It's
horrible barren ground. You have to
find people who were prepared to go
into these words owns. -- horrible
bear on the ground. There were 2000
charities piling in there. It's a
bit chaotic. However, they found out
that this guy has got form because
he was previously in Chad, when
there was a civil war. He has been
one of these people prepared to go
to hotspots, and hasn't been much
control over what he has been doing,
it looks like. A sacked for people
in 2011, and they put in new
contracts were they have to sign
that they want to give people money,
won't exploit under 18-year-olds and
so on. But it looks as if they have
handled it really badly. They should
have warned more about what was
going on, they should have told the
Charity commission more about what
was going on. Getting hit for to do
so, and more stuff is going to turn
up. They have safeguarding teams
now, whistle-blowing. But the papers
are finding out all sorts of things
went on that really, this is only
six years ago, should have been
disclosed to us.
How damaging is
this going to be to Oxfam is
potentially other charities, in
terms of, obviously, they depend on
goodwill from the public to raise
Oxfam is the gold star of
charities. It is a big brand, a
major brand. When you want to help
developing countries, it is one of
the charities you think of first. If
we ask journalists were doing
something about a tragedy of some
kind in these far-flung countries,
which charity do you ring first?
It is a trusted brands.
received £32 million last year from
the government. As well as money
from well-wishers and donors. Small
donations, the donations. This is
massive. We have stories already
about the huge salaries paid to the
bosses of these charities. Now we
are seeing some of these key
workers, in Chad here, having sex
parties in their houses, when
they're supposed to be helping
people. It's going to be really
long-term damage for them. They do
good work, in fairness, we have to
accept that these charities do a lot
of good work, but this just doesn't
help at all.
They do great work.
Oxfam is like the BBC, a trusted
global brands. Several points made
in the article, who do you think
runs Oxfam? They say here that it is
mainly white blokes and that they --
the trustees also are mainly white.
In these countries, they tend to be
white blokes again and that are out
there. The locals will think twice
about reporting a white man in these
countries. There is a lot. I think
Oxfam is a great charity, and I hope
they can get through this and that
people don't withdraw too much
funding. It is the world needs them.
The Sunday Times are focusing on the
same story. The daily Times has been
making the running on this Oxfam
story during the week. They're
saying more than 120 workers from
Britain's leading charities have
been accused of sexual abuse in the
last year alone. Fuelling fears that
paedophiles are targeting overseas
There are other
household names being dragged into
this now. The figures are quite
gobsmacking. Oxfam, 87 incidents
reported, 53 of them sent to the
police. They do children are
involved now in various allegations.
31 people there, ten of them refer
to the police. Christian Aid, the
British Red Cross as well. All of
these charities have had incidents.
What seems to be the theme is that
they're concerned with damage to
their reputation, damage or
imitation and PR than they are about
coming clean and dealing with these
I've been very involved in
the charity world of cancer. I think
they're quite often run by naive,
kindly people. Or that is the way
they start out. I don't see evil
coming at them well enough. They
have to get better at looking at
their staff, especially in hotspots,
where they have hundreds of
thousands of millions of vulnerable
people, and making sure that they
somehow have intelligence spread
between themselves. Some of the
people they sacked in 2011 have gone
on to work in other charities in
other hotspots. And probably behaved
in the same way.
OK, let's go onto
another story that is in the
Observer. This is about Labour's
nationalisation plans. The headline,
the water pay-outs are a public
scandal, says Labour. The Shadow
Chancellor promising permanence,
total and cost free
renationalisation of water, energy
and rail. If Labour win the next
Back to the future! Those
of a certain age will remember the
nationalised industries. A new
generation now seeing the railways
as they have been for the last 30 or
40 years, privatised and still might
them. They don't know what
nationalised railways were right.
And then of course the water
industry and the power industries
are all within the site of the
Labour Party now. John McDonnell,
Shadow Chancellor, is highlighting
in the Observer piece of the Private
water authorities have a lot of
criticism about them. They make
profits and they haven't invested
money in dealing with the
Is this a vote
Possibly. I think British
rail is more a vote winner than
anything else. That's consistently
is the only thing, certainly at the
last election, that Labour were
polling high in against the
do want to see the roadways improve.
John McDonnell's big problem is
convincing us all how he's going to
paper at this. He said yesterday he
is going to borrow money as exit and
everyone gasped. He said it's just
like borrowing a mortgage to buy a
house, and he rented out and get
money back in from the people you
read too. You make so much profit,
pay off the mortgage and spend some
money on dealing with the repairs
inside, riding a better service. The
problem is, who were you going to
get to do the dealing with it?
Politicians don't normally make a
good job of running things.
and man in the audience at question
time a week or two ago, saying, they
are already owned by nationalised
industries. -- there was a brilliant
man. The company 's own utilities,
our water are so one, and rail. They
all already nationalised. In
Germany, France, Spain, the
Netherlands, they have all got
nationalised industries. They own
large chunks of our industries. I
think there is a third way that
needs to be looked at, not the hard
nationalisation, not the free for
all but we seem to have on private
companies owning this and paying
their... Paying more money than they
need to. And also they get tax
benefits, tax credits that outweigh
the tax they pay. There should be a
third way. If it works in these
other European countries, why aren't
we doing more of it here?
about Brexit. No paper review would
be complete without our Brexit
round-up. The Sunday Telegraph have
a big front-page lead about Michel
Barnier. You have been talking
pretty tough again about the UK. --
he has been talking. Some of the
other 27 countries in the EU are
worried that Michel Barnier is
risking a UK walk-out. Is that
Michel Barnier is being
accused, the chief negotiator, of
being a bit of the bully this week.
He has been saying...
He says the
transition is not a given.
ground the planes from flying across
Europe. I can't see that happening.
They seem to be doing all the
running. They seem to be digging
their heels in, playing hardball. We
seem to be of four bit more meat and
smiled at these negotiations.
The Labour Party want
to show that the tree government are
doing a bad job. And you have the
Remainers as well.
And then the
represent the 27th? Do you think the
location is he's going out on the
bit about them?
I think it could be
a bit of that. They're claiming that
the Nordics and the Eastern
Europeans are not feeling that this
is being well handled. I would
love... I did watchdog for ten
years. I have never been allowed to
put everything on screen that
haven't got evidence backing it up.
I don't see the evidence here.
believe the actual thrust but if the
British government were to walk away
at... One of the points he wants to
do, Michel Barnier, is to say,
during the two-year transition, we
have to abide by new directives that
are issued in that two years. There
is about 40 of them being lined up.
We also have to continue to pay our
money on. Is Britain said OK, we
have got power of veto, not good to
pay you a penny. They were like
that. We have a negotiating strategy
as well as the EU in this. This is
all to be fleshed out over the next
I would like to see a
strategy from the government.
have been talking about that in this
Brexit Cabinet committee.
called a war cabinet. We are not at
war! We chose to leave, let's do it
nicely. There were too many men
involved in this story. Let's have
That let a woman
in. Hang on, Theresa May is doing a!
Let's go onto cheerleaders in the
Observer. A great story about the
Winter Olympics. The North Korean
spare the sister of Kim Jong-un. I
skip to paper. Never mind. We will
stay with the Observer. We have
these cheerleaders in Jung Chang for
the Winter Olympics. -- into Jung
Chang. They are doing synchronised
clapping which is rather wonderful.
Is this an opportunity for some
detente between North and South
It certainly looks like it.
They are talking as if they are
united at least over the Winter
Olympics. The cheerleaders have to
move a lot of people out of the
seats of the Google be together. It
looked like they have been
rehearsing for weeks to do this
synchronised charger leading. -- so
they could be together. We know
China is worried that the North will
get too cosy with the South. America
is worried that the Southgate too
cosy with the North. They are caught
between two superpowers. It's nice
to see something positive happening,
when up to now we have been
frightened of these nukes.
picture of Kim Jong-un's sister
checking hands with the South Korean
It is 60 or 70 years
since these countries have been
officially at war. I think it's
tremendous. It shows there is a hope
even in what we think is the most
stark scenarios. What I love about
these is that instead of watching
this first game where the two
countries played together in the
Olympics, and sadly lost, everyone
was watching the cheerleaders rather
than the games. They were so
excited. I'm going to watch
Liverpool this afternoon. They're
all dressed in red. I think we
should get them cheering on the red!
in all comes down to football!
The Sunday Telegraph. We talked
before about the Boris Bridge, this
idea that Boris Johnson talked
about, as well as the tunnel we
might have a bridge across the
Channel. There was quite a lot of
scepticism when he first mentioned
back. The Sunday Telegraph
suggesting it. Dreams May come true.
Is very longer bridge anywhere in
There is one in China
which is huge. There is a big one in
Sweden but I don't know what it's
It's not another Boris
It may be a bridge
They were able to put in
measures to stop the IRA blowing up
the tunnel or minimise the
likelihood. How will you stop people
sailing under a bridge and blowing
it up underneath it? It just seems
to me completely impractical. As not
fall through, which may of course be
Boris's way of making a distraction.
It's like Trump, you just lob
something out there to distract
people from what's really happening.
The thrust of this story, despite
the government rolling arrives, is
that the French boss of Eurotunnel
has not ruled this out. In fact he's
going a bit further in saying they
are positively looking at this and
it might be something... They're
always looking at ways to extend
I would have
thought another tunnel.
control a tunnel. The huge flaw with
the bridges that you can't control
it. And who is going to pay for it?
Is the Mexicans again? Or money
I think you work and using the
issue! -- or confusing the issue.
This is a nice story in the Sunday
Times. I've felt by, and that of a
heart-throb, isn't it? -- he has
been touted as a possible James Bond
in the past. -- Idris Elba. He has
proposed to his 29-year-old
girlfriend. The Post yesterday as a
preview of his new film. Actually in
the cinema. Siovas proposed her.
Everyone piled Andy Dalton. It used
to be one of those areas that no
light was shown on. So thank you
very much, Idris Elba. I used to
watch on the wire and he was
brilliant. He is a wonderful actor
and I wish or the luck in the world.
It is is time achieved. The paper
describes the breast to us short
I don't big we need to go too
much into that. -- describes the
first two marriages as short lived.
I love the Tutte week. One young
woman puts, I am heartbroken. Please
note texts or calls today. Another
Brits, don't worry, he will be back
on the market within a couple of
For an actor that lives an
extraordinary life, he looks like a
Speaking of nice people
who are actors, let's talk about sex
and the city. This is the nice --
the front page of the mail on
Sunday. There is a bit of a war
going on between the sex and the
city stars. You are a bit of a fan,
No, I... Way back when. It
was novel a long time ago. There
were two films and... This is
between Kim could row and Sarah
Jessica Parker. Jim's brother has
very sadly died. He looks to have
been a bit troubled. -- Kim. Sarah
Jessica Parker tweeted or text it is
publicly about her sympathy. King
trowel jests went straight into her,
saying she should not have sent out
that tweets. But out. There seems to
be very bad blood.
Alter a hypocrite
I can't find my paper.
exposing our tragedy, you cruel
grids. You assume have a watch that
theory is that they're all great
friends. -- cruel hypocrites.
like the series friends, do you
think they all got on well? You were
a huge fan of sex and the city,
It was one of these
programmes with fashion, cocktail.
It went across various age groups.
Young people and older people. It
was a bit of a cult series. When
something gets so popular, people
buy into the personalities they see
us believe that, not that they are
real, but that's that is what
they're in person. Clearly they are
not. There is some friction.
tweaks, and you were normally
allowed 140 characters, this is an
extremely long tweets from him. I
hope she regret sending it because
it is so strong. My mum asked me
today, when will that Sarah Jessica
Parker and leave you alone? It's
A sad note to end our
paper review. I do so much for being
with us. Banks again. -- thank you.
Don't forget you can see the front
pages of the papers online
on the BBC News website.
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Thank you, Lisa and Sarah.
Thank you, Lisa and Sarah.