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That's all for now, coming up in a
moment, the papers.
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Kate Proctor,
of the London Evening Standard
and John Stapleton, broadcaster.
Let's run through some
of tomorrow's front pages.
The Telegraph reports comments
by a former head of MI6 that
Jeremy Corbyn has questions
to answer over his relationship
with communist operatives
during the Cold War.
The Times reveals the identity
of a man it calls a "Putin crony"
with financial interests in Britain
after a long-running legal
dispute with the paper.
The FT Weekend leads on Brexit,
it says the Prime Minister is under
growing cross-party pressure to stay
in the Customs Union after Brexit.
The Guardian has an investigation
into food safety and says that half
of all audited meat factories have
had major safety breaches in the
last three years.
Possible changes to the organ donor
system is the i's top story -
it reports MPs have voted
to progress legislation replacing
the opt-in system with an opt-out.
The Mirror calls the move "historic"
and says it has delighted
transplant patient Max.
The Mail reports hospital
consultants have won a battle
to retain lucrative bonuses,
which the paper claims costs the NHS
£320 million a year.
Stephen Fry's revelation
he has prostate cancer
is the Sun's lead story.
Let's start with the FT. Theresa May
on the spot over the customs union.
It has been another roller-coaster
day in terms of Brexit Cox and where
Britain is that with Brexit and the
FT is rightly leading with the most
important story -- Brexit talks.
Theresa May is easier to -- Theresa
May is facing a challenge from
backbench MPs. There are a few more
backbench MPs who have added their
name to this amendment.
what the amendment is.
That would be
that Britain remains in the customs
Do you think there's a
majority in the comments are staying
in customs union?
It is a knife edge
for the Conservatives right now and
we will learn more in Jeremy Corbyn
delivers his speech on Monday.
piece is saying the arithmetic has
changed but I have my doubts whether
all those Labour MPs whose
constituents voted for Brexit would
necessarily go that way. Like many
other people, I'm still wondering
what the Government have up their
sleeve, kicking the scan down the
road and saying we will tell you
what our plan and we will have a
series of speeches. We had a meeting
at Chequers last night and we still
don't have any details.
there was a surprising unanimity.
They said they want to have managed
to divergence, meaning you could
cherry pick bits of legislation or
rules from the EU that you would
like to be closely aligned with, but
Donald Katherine task has called
this pure illusion and he is coming
for his own meeting on Thursday --
Donald Tusk. Theresa May is getting
her own meeting on Friday.
leave the customs union, then you've
got to the border in Northern
Ireland and checks at Dover, etc and
no one wants either of those. If we
stay in a customs union, we can do
deals outside -- we can't do deals
Some Conservative MPs today
were saying they would like the
arrangements which some countries
are signed up to. There is another
option being explored by
Conservative backbenchers so there
is another option perhaps on the
table. It is to be able to have a
trade deal with a certain set of
countries. It is a form of customs
The Brexiteers within the
Tory party, would they stand for
No, they want us to be out
completely and not in any
collaborative arrangement with any
other countries. They want us to be
an independent coastal nation.
seem to be quite far down the Brexit
Road and it's still not clear what
kind of Brexit it's going to be.
days to go or something like that.
Is that because Theresa May can't be
clear because if she is clear, she's
going to upset some part of her
That is a defence for saying
nothing. It is also an indication
that they can't make up their minds.
Moving on from Brexit to Kentucky
fried chicken. Why did the chicken
cross the road? According to the FT,
why did the chicken failed to cross
This story right
underneath the Brexit story is
making the point that this
destruction to supplies are GST is
good to continue. I can't believe
the fuss is created. There was a
woman on the news asked about her
views about not being able to get
her TSE and she said, I had to go to
Burger King! -- to get her KFC.
People have likely been calling the
police saying they can't get KFC --
people have actually been calling
We only had one job, to
deliver fried chicken, that's what
they're saying. We had the chickens,
we had the restaurants but couldn't
match the two together. The angle is
that it's going to continue.
just great to have a weekend without
fried chicken -- we are just going
to have a weekend without fried
To the Telegraph, the continuing row
over Jeremy Corbyn and whether he's
got questions to answer and the
former MI6 says that he has.
Corbyn as I'm sure viewers remember,
said earlier this week that was a
man who created
and it is a joke. Jeremy Corbyn said
he certainly didn't betray his
country as one senior Tory alleged.
We have Sir Richard saying hang on,
it's a bit naive to imagine Jeremy
Corbyn thinking this man was just a
diplomat. He has been in contact
with some of his so-called friends
in the intelligence community and
saying, there may well be something
in this, so presumably the whole
thing opens up again.
I imagine you
will see a really strong push back
again from Labour.
We had a very
strong statement from Jeremy Corbyn.
He put a video out to say that for
right-wing media barons, time is up.
Changes coming, with a glint in his
eye -- change is coming.
interesting to hear these views but
it also references the fact that the
CIA were keeping tabs on Jeremy
Corbyn when he was travelling around
South America and places in the
Caribbean so I think his politics
and his left-wing politics have come
over the last 30 years, brought the
attention of agencies.
Mail and the sun will love this one
because it keeps the ball rolling.
The front page of Private Eye is
James Bond in a suave suit and
sunglasses and Jeremy Corbyn in a
T-shirt and shorts! Also the
Telegraph, another story that has
been rumbling since the first Oxfam
Revelations, a new charity embroiled
in the sex abuse scandal in the
eight world. What's this one about,
Kate? -- aid world.
They say they
have six cases of child abuse by
staff and volunteers. Is one of
Britain's biggest children's
charities and for me, this is
pushing it into another area where
some of these cases are displayed as
criminal in nature. We have had
correspondence between aid workers
and staff which has been
inappropriate but here we have
potential criminal activity against
children and it's another really
sickening story to be honest, that
people who do this have managed to
be employed in these charities. For
me, Oxfam brought this up earlier
this week, the referencing from when
one aid worker, let's say they are
disgraced and are able to move to
another place to find work and the
fact they are referenced and doesn't
show anything about them.
is not enough vetting. I was reading
that when there is a disaster, the
aid agencies are scrambling to get
staff and sometimes they are
recruiting very fast, sometimes
hundreds of people, so some of these
people were not appropriate.
are senior people and campaigners
and the Oxfam situation, the way
this was handled by the Oxfam people
at that time left a lot to be
desired. It was woefully inadequate.
What distresses me about these
terrible stories is thinking that
this. People giving money to these
organisations, which in the main,
the overwhelming majority of cases
do a fantastic job.
figures and said 7000 people had
stopped their donations but out of
400,000 so it was quite a small
Some also signed up in
Everyone is faced with
options about charitable giving and
I think it will have quite a big
impact on farmers.
Do you think they
will recover? Oxfam have been
hard-hit by these organisations --
It just goes on and on
and they're going to publish new
safeguards and measures to make sure
this won't happen again. It might
remind people of the original
allegations and scandal so it might
be hard to operate in exactly the
Yeah, I find it difficult.
Things that this damage your
reputation so much that you can
actually scrap what you're doing and
start again but for something like
Oxfam which is so well entrenched,
it's hard to imagine how they would
go away and come back.
It's such a
big institution that has been around
for so long. Let's talk about the
Mirror, it's a historic move on
organ donation to make it an opt out
This campaign has been going
around for two years and it involved
the boy on the front page, Max, who
had to have at heart transplant and
had to wait an agonisingly long
time. They argue that the law should
be changed and that organs will be
deleted unless the family say
otherwise. It will be deemed
consent. They have fought this
battle for two long years and now
the House of Commons have agreed to
bring in what they're calling Max's
law. They're saying 200 lives per
year might be saved. We often
criticise newspapers but the Daily
Mail deserves our congratulations --
the Daily Mirror.
If it is your
relative that is waiting for a
transplant, I think you would feel
very strongly that this is exactly
the right thing to do, that you need
to make sure that options are open
to you. What I think the Mirror has
done here is contributed so many
stories about families having such a
difficult time and also sad stories
where people don't get the organs
that they need and so I think
knowing those emotional stories as a
reporter, I can't help but support
This little lad Max got the
heart of a young ghetto who had been
involved in a road accident and her
father gave permission for all her
organs to go to people.
What a brave
thing for him to do.
And that saved
for different lives.
We have been reporting that Stephen
Fry has prostate cancer and he has
been talking about that today. The
Simon say getting a flu jab saved
his life. -- the The Sun.
I saw a
video or Stephen Fry explain in what
happened, he got diagnosed at the
end of last year and had the
operation in January and it was
fairly aggressive. But he has
tackled it with style and humour and
told his millions of fans that
fingers crossed, he will be OK.
is another example of a celebrity
with an illness than raising
awareness about prostate cancer. We
sought with Angelina Jolie. She had
It is effective when
people speak out in this way and for
something so personal, you've got to
applaud Stephen Fry for doing it. He
said something in his video, he did
a video on his website today and
said it is an old cliche, but you
don't think it's going to happen to
you and I thought that was a line
that would ring true with lots of
But it is one of those
cancers that men are not necessarily
We men are not very good
at admitting there is anything wrong
Going to the doctors.
don't like owning up to that kind of
stuff. It is a remainder, it's the
biggest killer of men in the UK,
40,000 cases a year, 11,000 of whom
died. Spot on.
It is sort of raising
awareness, which is a good thing.
Let's end on the weather. It's what
I been talking about all day.
been freezing! Westminster can be a
Written in a deep freeze, four
inches of snow on the way.
going to cause havoc across the
country, from North East to London
and the South East and in Scotland,
some places are down to -15 Celsius
so I think that will cause
difficulty for motorists.
of England which often gets off
latest, and I grew up between
Manchester and Huddersfield, this is
I thought you were going to
say you were brought up in the
This is nothing, but we used
to laugh at the South because BBC
News with run a big weather story if
there was an inch of snow in
Trafalgar Square and we were digging
mountains of snow!
The express love
weather stories. It is their staple
A polar vortex is the phrase
that comes up over and over again
when temperatures plummet, which I
think is the most Matic thing. --
most dramatic. Four inches of snow
on the way.
The first thing you
think about when you get up in the
morning is what the weather is like.
It affects what you take to lunch.
Lovely. Great to have you with us.
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