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in the United States.
Theresa May and some of her senior
ministers are to give speeches over
the coming weeks setting out
the future relationship the UK wants
with the EU after Brexit.
Hello, and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be bringing
With me are parliamentary
journalist, Tony Grew,
and the writer and journalist,
Most of tomorrow's
front pages are in now.
We promised everyone lively
conversation. Well, I did. Don't let
The Metro leads with former
Development Secretary Priti Patel's
response to the Oxfam scandal,
and her claims that exploitation
in the aid sector is rife.
The Express warns that icy
weather is on its way,
with forecasters saying blizzards
could lead to power cuts and even
affect mobile phone signals.
The Guardian reports that £34
million of government funds could be
at risk for Oxfam following the
allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Telegraph also leads
on the former Development
Secretary's comments that warnings
about sexual exploitation in the aid
sector had previously
The Times has a story about time
pressures at the Home Office over
the need to create separate systems
to register existing EU citizens
and those who will arrive
after March next year.
And the Mirror has an investigation
into the amount the NHS spends
correcting botched plastic
surgery carried out abroad.
Lots of interesting front pages
there, with many focusing
on the Oxfam allegations.
A bit of a change from the last
hour. Still, many of them are
focusing on the Oxfam allegations.
We will start with the Times saying
Oxfam ignored warnings on Haiti
It led with the story that
there are new revelations staff are
worried about some of the behaviour
of the men using prostitutes. There
are two or three major players in
aid working. Some of the salaries
involved at the top has been a major
concern for years. Six figures
sometimes. There are not 100
charities the size of Oxfam. It is a
small cartel of what you might call
mega-charities, the charity
industry, as it were.
We rely on
them to be professional and
Absolutely. The scandal
has a long way to go. It shows this
is not about the individual
behaviour of a few people. It is
about the culture within charities
to bite James Landale, the
diplomatic correspondent, he was
talking about the sheer scale of the
operations they are trying to mount.
The chain of command gets diluted as
We know this in terms of
organisations like the UN, you have
so many strata of accountability, as
you shoot when so much money is
being funnelled into countries all
over the world, it can become quite
hard to keep tabs. -- you should. It
is not a kitchen cabinet, a cottage
industry, of raise this money and it
will come out here. You have
governments involved, international
banks, and, I mean, Oxfam, well, it
is probably the biggest, in this
country, I think, and it is
certainly the default one. If in
doubt, give your money to Oxfam.
That is the rule of thumb if you are
generous. They are robust, reliable,
independent in countries from
politics as could be possible, and
still help people. Went something
like this comes along, this is a big
house of cards to topple. I agree,
this will not be the last. With all
the same with the metoo movement. It
starts ripples of awareness. Things
people did not worry about 10 years
ago. The Times says one of the
gentlemen the subject of this
enquiry, he was sacked for his bad
attitude towards women, which raised
questions. This became a problem.
But then he gave someone else a job.
We are holding people to account in
a way we did not a few years ago.
so many issues.
And judging them
according to a new set of standards.
And obviously because it is a new
age, many people and organisations
are going to be found wanting.
said the Oxfam scandal will be the
tip of the iceberg. Priti Patel
brought it up and was dismissed.
former developer and secretary says
she raised concerns about sexual
exportation to do with peacekeepers,
but not charity workers. It comes
back to culture, as I said. There is
something to reflect on. We have
heard nothing from the alleged
victims. This is Western people
talking to Western people about a
Western scandal. I had some
journalists will go to these
countries and speak to them. It
shows the way these people are
viewed and objectified as victims by
the Western gaze.
It is very
paternalistic. Charities absolute
you rely on local workers to engage
with local people. They are the
people who know what is really
There is still a level above
that which is driving around in 4x4s
and staying in hotels, which we do
not hear much about.
The question is
how do you make sure the rights of
these people in developing
countries, that you are sure you
were helping them in the best way
possible, and the only way to do
that is to engage incredibly closely
with communities and
representatives. If it comes unstuck
like this, a lot of good will are at
The Daily Telegraph. Take your
sick children to the pharmacy, not
the GP, save the NHS.
I wrote about
this two decades ago, and we touched
on it earlier.
I wrote the weddings
page for the Hinkley Times. This is
clearly not new news.
They are an
underused resource, the well
educated and well informed and very
experienced pharmacists. It is not
just basically the tool of the GP to
dish out those in screw the ball
pots and pills that we look at and
take in. -- inscrutible. Because the
Accident and Emergency is so
overused, especially in winter
months, perhaps parents should
consider taking their children as a
first port of call to pharmacists
instead. That obviously comes with a
certain amount of risk because it
could mean that parents feel obliged
to perhaps downplayed their
I wonder what
euphemisms they will use, the
government, winter pressure. The
system is crumbling.
We say winter
pressure every year, don't we?
Exactly be but Accident and
Emergency, it is not like the
government just discovered
pharmacies are good thing, this is
just a desperate ploy to stop people
presenting at Accident and
Emergency. The focus should not be
on children. Any doctor and nurse
will tell you they prefer to see a
child who is not that six but can
give reassurance to their parents
than the tragedy that can happen in
the other direction. -- sick.
further 100,000 pounds pledged by
George Soros to fight Brexit. What
is he trying to do with this money?
It is a campaign called Best for
Britain, trying to campaign for a
soft Brexit or even staying.
£100,000, in the context of how much
money is thrown around, it is a tiny
amount of money. It says here "From
small donations, £50,000 since
Wednesday." There are some people in
the country putting money forward.
Theresa May does not have the
majority for a hard Brexit. There is
still room to change it. Many tends
to turn to the rebels in their own
party to say we are listening to you
but we have to do something
different. The same happened with
the Iraq War.
We will supposedly get
more information from ministers in
the coming weeks with a series of
I know that Tony lives and
breathes this stuff. I feel like we
have already had a lot of speeches.
I have to say someone not in the
corridors of power, I know that
Theresa May stood on those steps and
get a good talk and then Jacob
Rees-Mogg accused the Treasury is
messing up. I know Boris Johnson is
talking about building a bridge over
the Channel. I am none the wiser. I
want speeches to clarify these
The Times. Key migrant
scheme may not be ready before
Brexit. This is supposedly a system
whereby people already here I dealt
with different from those arriving
during the transition period. -- are
It will be interesting to see
what the courts think about that. It
is interesting that Theresa May has
closed many avenues down during the
process. She is tried to appease the
heart Brexiteers in the party rather
than the public interest. It is
worrying, despite warnings from
officials, she wants this system to
register new arrivals by next year.
Overall the office insisted those
arriving during the transition
period would not have automatic
rights to remain. The Home Office
faces having to resign and implement
a new registration system for 13
months from now. -- design. For EU
migrants arriving. The government
has no idea how many EU citizens are
in the country. Imagine how poorly
this will be dealt with. This is a
recipe for chaos. This is coming
down the track. This change will
happen in 30 months. The government
is still having speeches about what
Brexit might look like. -- 13.
transition period could be a bit
Not if you are Jacob
Rees-Mogg. He is quoted. It is easy
to shout from the sidelines.
royal wedding timetable. What is it
It is giving us the fall
SP on the wedding of the year
between Prince Harry of Wales and
his fiancee, Meghan Markle, who you
have interviewed. Frankly, I am
looking for an outfit based on that
12 minute encounter. Yes, I have,
what can I tell you?
What was she
like those blue A big heart, huge
compassion. This was pre-Harry days,
back in her previous incarnation as
an American star, Suits actress. She
is already a UN ambassador in her
own right. This is a young and
determined lady who was already
intent on using her platform as a
successful American actress, not
waiting for a prince charming.
Clearly, they will be more than the
sum of the parts in terms of the
platform they can create together.