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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the economist
Ruth Lea and John Rentoul,
Chief Political Commentator
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
Threats of no more cash for UN aid
work dominates the front of
tomorrow's Metro as the Government
warns it may withdraw millions over
allegations of sex abuse by aid
That theme continues on the front
page of i. The Financial Times, the
head of the Financial Conduct
Authority features on the front, he
is under fire in an alleged tax
avoidance scheme. The Telegraph has
the Queen enjoying herself at London
Fashion Week. The paper leads with
the scandal at Save the Children
saying that the former chief
executive at that organisation has
admitted making what he called
unsuitable and thoughtless comments
to female members of staff.
Hundreds killed in just two days,
but as the war in Syriai. The Times
features a story on the Labour
leader Jeremy Corbyn who is accused
of wanting a Soviet style.
Let us start off with The Guardian.
Syria, and full image.
Ghouta, this is a catastrophe. These
are the pro-government forces
attacking this territory. They rebel
held territory is in retreat. It
seems that rightly or wrongly
President Assad is getting control
over Syria. This is the culmination
of this dreadful civil war that has
been taking place since March 20 11.
Seven years. They still have the
Kurdish part in northern Syria, IS
is in retreat, other rebels are in
retreat, but the brutality has been
Women and children amongst
the casualties. It is awful to read.
There is a report in The Independent
about some of the injuries to
children. The picture on the front
of The Guardian is traffic enough.
Apparently some of the images coming
out of Syria are too horrible to
The front page of The
Independent on the same story.
Massacre in Syria. Another very
dramatic front page. Somebody racing
away from another explosion with a
child in his arms.
do not want to read any more about
this. There is a fatigue about this.
But it is important that we do pay
attention to this. I do not know
what can be done. The civil war has
been going on for so long that if
the West could have intervened to
solve it, it is to wait now.
is another international outcry, as
there was over Aleppo, as there has
been so many times in Syria, but
that does not make much difference.
And Al Asad -- Bashir Assad is
getting control, with the help of
Extraordinary battle between Jeremy
Corbyn, the allegations in the least
newspapers over the last few days.
This is him.
Explain what this is
about. I do not know that he is
rattled but he is certainly very
annoyed by their son and the meal in
particular going after him on this.
-- Sun and Mail and meal. In the
1980s you assumed. Jeremy Corbyn
would say he was promoting dialogue
between East and West and was doing
it for peace. He gets annoyed when
he is asked about it that he was
asked about it in a press conference
today and decided to fight back by
lodging a video attacking the press
and warning that change is going to
Change is coming.
sound like a threat? It does. He is
taking on Sun and Mail, The Express,
The Telegraph, that is quite a thing
to take on. Jeremy Corbyn has got
some explaining to do. It is
interesting that the Czech secret
service, they did say, he was not an
informant, but he was a man of
interest. What does that mean. We do
not know. I think Jenna Coleman has
to see more about this.
I do not
think he is going to.
There was also
a touch of humour. He said the
papers have all gone a bit James
Some of it was time in cheek.
Yes. There are serious questions to
answer. I think it is a silly spy
story from the 1980s. Everybody knew
that Jeremy Corbyn was sympathetic
to the communist bloc and wanted to
But this sort of
thing he does.
We need to know more.
There are questions to ask for
Oxfam. They were and are invented
the before the Commons select
committee. Oxfam hits with new sex
claims. 26 potential new allegations
emerging. 7000 regular donors have
stopped giving money to Oxfam but we
were hearing earlier that is out of
400,000, maybe it is not that
devastating for Oxfam.
executive said it was 3.5% of his
donors. This is an extraordinary
story. The basis of course, The
Times initially broke the story a
fortnight ago, they started talking
about the 2011 report, all about
sexual misbehaviour in Haiti. That
had just been buried. By burying
that report it seems that now
everything is coming out. It is a
contagion that is going through the
entire charity sector. This is
I find it
From what point of
view? You take the view that Save
the Children or Oxfam, they do good
work, but it does seem they are
tarnished beyond belief by people
who simply do not know how to
I am appalled. For a charity
which relies on the fact it is a
charity and people assume that it is
somehow morally superior to a
private company, for example, this
kind of thing just undermines the
reputation of these charities.
Times front page is similar,
charities in crisis over sex claims.
This has spread from Oxfam.
Children. New revelations about that
today. And the International
Development Secretary was seeing in
the House of Commons today that she
thinks it is endemic throughout the
charity sector and throughout NGOs
and the AIDS business in general.
Which is awful because it suggests
that these charities are exploiting
the weakness of the people they are
trying to help.
-- aid business in general.
Highlighting what Michael Gove was
saying about the food industry, the
agricultural industry, post-Brexit.
He offered the farmers an olive
branch. I am not sure which lot of
farmers. A lot of farmers are
brought Brexit. Another lot of are
very keen to have their strawberries
picked by workers from central
Europe coming to do the hard work.
One question is about migrant
labour, there is also the question
of subsidies, getting away from farm
subsidies as we have known them.
This was specifically about
immigration, they depend on people
coming from Eastern Europe for fruit
picking. Subsidy has to be an issue.
Subsidy has been guaranteed until
2022. But a lot of the farming
industry, if tariffs were slashed,
they were on their own, competing
with Australia, New Zealand, Canada
United States, they would really
You are a farmer's.? That
Well but on's pharmacy
better of post-Brexit? Some of them
will need support. Farming is
interesting, it is not just a food
producer. Farmers are custodians of
the countryside. I think there is a
good case for subsidising them
because they look out of the
They did not answer
whether they would be better off
We will take that as a
It depends what happens. The
Telegraph, still on the Brexit
theme. Jacob Rees Mogg and his
fellow Brexiteer is laying down red
lines for the Prime Minister.
they have gone to the Prime
Minister, this is what I call the
economic ruin group. They are good
chaps. Sorry, economic research
group, I do beg your pardon. They
either hard Brexit faction of the
Conservative Party. It is a European
research group. They want a hard
Brexit and they don't want Theresa
May to listen to the softies.
Brexit War cabinet is going to be
meeting again soon. Do you think
that it is still all to play for
what kind of Brexit there will be?
lot of it is. She has specifically
said in her Lancaster house speech
12 months ago that we are out of the
customs union and the single market
but there is talk about regulatory
alignment, that makes the nervous,
it makes Jacob Rees Mogg very
nervous. Even though she has laid
down a feudal is there is still a
loss to play for. I will be
interested in the forthcoming
meetings whether we will find out
At this time we did. Is it's
still a battle between those sort of
Brexiteer use and the Philip Hammond
Yes, essentially Theresa May
is trying to hold her cabinets
together at The Bottom Line is that
the Conservative Party is divided
but in Parliament there is a
majority for a soft Brexit and
therefore the only question is is
that something that the EU is
prepared to give us and I am not
sure that they are. It depends on
what it means. A soft Brexit that
does not include free movement of
workers is not something that I can
see the EU agreeing.
definitely leaving the single market
and the customs union?
in all those cases, clever use of
language is being used to say we
might mirror those arrangements from
outside. It is not good to be as
clear cut as those.
A last look at
one story. The Queen at London
Fashion Week and she has never been
to London Fashion Week before.
has made her debut there. Good for
the Queen. Several of us have not
been to London Fashion Week either.
Would you like to be invited? Not
really. This is a good picture of
her in The Telegraph because she is
actually smiling. There is another
picture of her where she is looking
I was astonished to
see her sitting there in the front
Doesn't she prefer to go and
She does love horses
but she cannot only look at horses.
Horses are better looking than a lot
of these models, aren't they?
is another picture of a model
wearing what looked like a motorbike
The Queen looked a
little puzzled by that.
could be wearing her crown, couldn't
Lovely to see you both. Fight you
for coming in.
That is all for this evening.