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as freezing air, dubbed The Beast
from The East, arrives from Russia.
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Martin Lipton, who's
the Deputy Sports Editor at The Sun
and Benedicte Paviot, President
of the Foreign Press Association,
as well as the UK Correspondent
for France 24.
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
Following the UN's resolution
for a ceasefire in Syria
the Observer carries the picture
of two children in Eastern
Ghouta under the heading
Syria's endless agony
Brexit leads the Sunday Telegraph -
with Theresa May's de facto deputy
David Lidington writing that the SNP
risks "splitting" the UK's economy
and damaging trade deals.
Staying with Brexit -
the Sunday Express reports
that the Prime Minister will declare
Britain's "best days really do lie
ahead of us" in a speech
in Brussels this week.
The Mail on Sunday reports
that the Ministry of Defence
is setting up a helpline for British
troops suffering from
conditions including PTSD.
So no consensus over
the main story, but Brexit
appears in several
guises, perhaps not surprisingly.
Should we be surprised at that? We
will start with the Observer. And
Syria, the breaking news this
evening, good news on the face of
On the face of it, but so long
awaited, more people getting killed
everyday, allegedly 500 this week in
this besieged enclave. In the
outskirts of Damascus. Here we have
two children and one shudders to
think... The Observer calls an
endless agony, and so is it going to
end for 30 days which are not the
vote has been delayed so many times
-- is it going to end for 30 days?
Is it going to be countrywide across
Syria? Easy-going to be implemented?
The US ambassador Nikki Haley says
it needs to be implemented
straightaway -- is it going to be
lamented? -- implemented. 400,000
people in Eastern Ghouta and the
French UN representative said this
is very belated and on Friday said
that if this was not passed very
quickly this really would be a
failure to act and could spell the
end of the United Nations itself.
Very scary and Wawrinka but these
people living on the ground,
children who have not seen daylight
-- very scary, all these people
living underground. And they do not
whether Assad is going to comply but
Russia really is being pointed at.
Russia are the force in the Middle
East, there has been a disengagement
by the US, and the Russians have
huge sway over the Assad regime as
they have had for a number of years.
Unless they twist his arm he will do
nothing, clearly, because he doesn't
want to stop and he wants to have
more of his perceived enemies
destroyed, no matter who they are.
It seems that the Assad regime of
use anybody as expendable whether
they are child or adult, it matters
not to them, it is collateral damage
in their ongoing civil war. The UN
Security Council can vote and people
can talk but unless there's a will
for something to be done nothing
will be done and I fear that nothing
will be done.
We also had three
Brexit stories. To go through them
-- we also have. The Observer has
bad news for Jeremy Corbyn, the
Labour Alliance putting pressure on
Jeremy Corbyn over his Brexit
This is one of the Caucasus
within the Labour Party which feels
we should still stay inside the
single market even though Jeremy
Corbyn is likely on Monday to go
back to officially backing
membership of the customs union, to
try to possibly vote for a
compromise deal. Going to the House
If we move to the Sunday
press, what is their take on Brexit?
Theresa May is very upbeat
and she said ministers have set the
Brexit course and UK's best days lie
ahead. On page four, it shows
Theresa May with some papers on her
lap and on the other side of the
cosy fire is David Davis who is said
to have taken back control of taking
back control. Ollie Robbins and
Jeremy Helan -- Hayward seems to be
running the show, but now David
Davis was being listened to
according to the Daily Express by
the Prime Minister and they seem to
be in unity.
Happy days are here
The Sunday Telegraph says that the
deal could be ruined.
Oh, happy days
are here again! This is David
Lidington accusing Nicola Sturgeon
and also the Welsh assembly of
potentially putting up barriers to a
smooth Brexit by daring to argue for
their own power on things like food
safety and other such things. The
only thing that is certain about
Brexit is the fact that all the
major parties love fudge, whether it
is British fudge, European fudge, it
is a big mess and it will continue,
but happy days are here again.
Talking about things continuing...
He thinks he's going to get clarity.
Staying with the Telegraph, the aid
charities story, and I want to put
this to you, many charities have
said it is all about putting
safeguards in place to protect the
vulnerable and to stop the
perpetrators of abuse.
Why has it
taken this for them to act? These
things were happening under the
edict and they did nothing about it.
The question is, should you be
looking at the people who allowed
them to continue higher up the
One of the things about
the scandal which I have been
covering a lot, and it is absolutely
fascinating but also terrifying, but
basically there is fantastic work
done by British aid charities and
French and international charities,
whoever, they do install the rework
and they going to difficult
countries, war-torn countries --
they do incredible work. The work is
commendable but as rules have
tightened up in the UK and
elsewhere, it would seem that these
aid charities have been targeted by
people who want to pray on the
vulnerable and abuse their power.
The reason why this is coming out
now in the last few days, is because
penny mordant, very clearly has
said, you put everything on the
table, so it's not just about what
has been the allegations which
happened, it is the way these aid
charities have actually covered it
up and not being transparent and
taken the money from the government
and from individual donors. We know
from the Parliamentary committee,
with Save the Children and Oxfam,
just on Tuesday 7000 individual
donors had already cancelled their
checks, and we don't know whether
corporations are reserving their
judgment. They have got until Monday
to come clean.
We will see, when we.
We will finish off with the Sunday
mail. The Mail on Sunday has great
news for those supporting the Fire
Service. What is this helpline for?
Troops who suffer from PTSD, stress
disorder, they will have somewhere
to go, a permanent line that they
can dial up any time 24 hours a day,
to get some help and advice, because
the levels of suicide from Armed
Forces personnel is exceedingly
worrying and there has long been a
view that those returning from the
battlefield with the help of that
and the damage it can do to them,
some have been left.
They have not
had this service?
They might have
been a service but it is not being
one which is on demand, seemingly.
This is something I've been talking
to various Jewish sources about this
in the past months
-- this is something I've been
talking to various British sources
about this in the past few months,
and this helpline is great, that is
some progress, but it will be about
proper care and support and that can
take weeks and it can take months,
and that is what is needed. It is a
scandal that that hasn't been done
before, and they need to be treated
properly and they need to be cared
Many of the public don't
realise that our service men and
women are not being treated in such
a way, so when the public hear the
stories there is shock.
Quite a few
of them are on the streets, through
some of the homeless work I've done,
it has huge personal effects,
So much -- thank you
so much for that.
That's it for The Papers this hour.
Martin and Benedicte
will be back at 1130
for another look at the Papers.