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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Nigel Nelson, political
editor of the Sunday Mirror
and political commentator,
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
The Observer investigates
Britain's prison system,
claiming two-thirds of prisons
are providing inadequate conditions
treatment for inmates.
The Sunday Express says Theresa May
has declared there will be "no
going back" on Brexit.
The Telegraph leads
on claims prominent members
of the Labour Party met eastern bloc
agents during the Cold War.
The Mail on Sunday has
an interview with Brendan Cox,
the widower of murdered MP Jo Cox,
who has stepped down from his role
in two charities after admitting
with a colleague.
The Sunday Times says
the Education Secretary is looking
at a number of university reforms,
including cheaper tuition fees
for some courses.
And the Sun on Sunday reports
on alleged marriage difficulties
between pop stars
Cheryl and Liam Payne.
So a variety of stories
on the front pages.
We won't be looking at all of them.
Let us start with the Mail on
Sunday. Brendan Cox. We have to take
issue, straightaway, with the
headline. Yes, I was a sex pest,
confesses Jo Cox's husband.
not say that anywhere in the
interview at all. He certainly
admits to inappropriate behaviour.
He apologises profusely for
behaviour that may have made
colleagues feel uncomfortable. And
he completely denies an allegation
about, I think it was in the Mail on
Sunday last week, that he sexually
assaulted a woman in America. He has
continued to deny that. And he says
that one of the descriptions of an
incident in 2015 is massively
exaggerated. The headline, as is so
often the case, belies the story
inside. There is no doubt it is yet
another story of somebody who
perhaps now, with hindsight,
realises that their behaviour, and
he does say I did not think it was
predatory, I thought it was playful,
was inappropriate and caused deep
Even though he is saying
it is a massive exaggeration,
clearly some of the women involved
there are some to complain about.
That right. Obviously he feels they
did have something to complain
about, because he has resigned from
the two charities that he founded,
the Jo Cox Foundation and More in
Common. And he says he will, for the
time being, withdraw from public
life. We must not conflict this with
what is going on with Oxfam and
other charities. We are in the same
territory, but it is not the same.
It says all the way through that
while he disputes are some of the
allegations made against him, that
he is sorry that he made people feel
Letters move onto the
Sunday Telegraph. Check agent claims
15 MPs met spies, not just Jeremy
John McDonnell and Ken
Livingstone. A total of 15 MPs. They
see that this is ridiculous will
stop Ken Livingstone calls it a
tissue of lies. Labour is describing
the allegations as absurd, which is
what they have been saying all week.
The point about this is that we are
going back to the 1980s. We are
going back to a different time.
Gorbachev was then that changing the
whole nature of Russia and Eastern
Perestroika and glasnost.
Those great was we had at the time.
MPs were meeting a lot of Eastern
Europeans at the time. The only
thing you could actually say that
they were guilty of was not to
imagine that some of them might have
We don't know what on
earth they could have passed to
Ken Livingstone was
not an MP. He was coming to the end
of this time of leading the DLC.
John McDonnell probably was an MP
then, or was he at the DLC? Jeremy
Corbyn was in the same constituency.
And the Czechoslovakian diplomat or
spy talks about three meetings with
Jeremy Corbyn. Three meetings over
the course of a couple of years,
three years, in fact, does not sound
like a lot to me.
Presence in the
Observer. The dire state of our
If we can find the
shock figures. They are quite
worrying. It is an analysis of 118
different prisons. 68% are providing
unsatisfactory standards with two
inside jails unacceptably unsafe.
What we have to do is either build
more prisons or reduce the prison
population dramatically. There are
84,000 prisoners behind bars at the
moment. The jails are just not able
to accommodate them. They are no
longer fit for purpose. That is the
next stage, really, to start
debasing the whole business of
criminal justice and how we do
How do you upgrade the
Exactly. You have
Victorian buildings that are unfit
for purpose. Prison officers with
low morale and a high turnover of
staff. You have cuts to funding and
rehabilitation. We have had this
conversation for as long as I can
That's right. It feels
When he was just a
secretary, he seemed to be
concentrating on prisons and trying
to do something about it -- Justice
Secretary. How many recommendations
have been in and nothing changes?
There has to be a fundamental change
in criminality and what to do with
Stay with the Observer.
Jeremy Corbyn under pressure to
shift Brexit stance.
Have I got News
EU? Who is this coming from? -- have
I got News for you.
Two women on the
show for a change.
Two funny women.
I don't know about me...
20,000 members of the Labour Party.
I don't know about shifting his
Brexit starts, it would be nice to
know what it is, let alone shifting
it. They want to know whether he
wants to stay in the single market
in the customs union or what he
wants. Neil Kinnock has now joined
in and says these members in the
Labour Party... Neil Kinnock is
backing stopping Britain's exes,
whether or not that is likely. Lots
of people are thinking there should
be another referendum or there
should be some way to stop
everything hurtling out of control.
There is no prospect mechanism at
the moment for a second referendum.
There is no mechanism for it at all.
There are a lot of campaign groups
who are trying to get one. Eben
Britton being one of them. Best for
Britain another. -- open Britain. It
won't happen unless there is a huge
change in public attitudes. No sign
of that coming from the pulse at the
moment. If anything the Brexiteers
have actually hardened up.
still exactly the same figures. The
Sunday Times. No screen sex please,
we are actors. Equity is suggesting
there may have to be guidelines in
place for performers who might be
asked to do saucy scenes.
go into it as such...
we are a bit Coric? -- coy?
Basically it is no serious kissing
and covering yourself up.
Which seems to me to make a nude
It is a bit of a passion
Liberty bodice is at the
It is serious.
I was or is
under the impression, I am very
naive, that on-screen kisses were a
bit like on screen punches in the
face, that it was all sleight of
hand and things, I didn't realise
that we did it.
It depends on which
film you are doing it.
mentioned Roger Moore. It is not
known as a porn star.
What is this
story? Carrey gets a job with air
miles. Still on the Sunday Times --
After last week's
interesting discussion about the
Commonwealth, I am sure am not in
thinking the Queen or the head of
state was automatically...
the Commonwealth. I assumed that the
head of state was ahead of the,.
Prince Harry is to come into a youth
leadership role. There is a common
thugs of government conference in
April -- Commonwealth heads of
government. The Commonwealth still
has 53 members. It is extremely
young, as an organisation, in terms
of its membership and the people
within the countries, they have
predominantly younger demographics.
I don't understand the headline
other than that he will travel
around a lot.
The key to this is
that Prince Charles will probably
get the role anyway, he is 69, the
idea is that you need a younger
royal to bridge the gap.
Back to The
Telegraph. A little aside. Craig
Watts and says we have been
wonderful, perfect for the news.
he a producer?
I don't think he has
anything to do with it. Sheep who
can grow human organs created in
This is all a bit scary. It is
coming out of Stanford University.
The idea is that you genetically
modified sheep, that you introduced
human DNA and various different
things can grow from that,
ultimately you can be growing organs
for human transplant. Just another
step along the way of scientific
advancement. Let us have the NHS
will be able to cope when it
How close are we to
that without moving your lips.
that inappropriate behaviour? Yes,
it is meant talking of women, it
happens all the time. -- men.
CROSSTALK Would you like to say
stomach about the?
No, it is a solidified. -- it is
In the Independent, golden
glory for Lizzy Yarnold. A fabulous
picture of her become the first UK
athlete to successfully defend a
title at the Winter Olympics.
should imagine if the so... Do we go
into the weather forecast after
No, we don't. The Film Review.
If there is a snow there will be DJs
playing out of cupboards with
children wanting to try this in the
snow -- tea trays.
I might have a go
at the luge, you can go feet first.
How do you begin to start practising
You can't go slowly to see if
you like it.
You could not even go
down the stairs on a tea tray.
Anyway, good for her. She is an
absolute hero. That is a super
Thank you both.
That's it for the Papers tonight.
Thank you, Nigel and Jo.
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