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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With us, Charlie Wells,
Deputy Snapchat Editor
for The Economist,
and Rosamund Urwin, who's
Financial Services Correspondent
at the Sunday Times.
Welcome to you both.
Many of the front
pages are already in.
Will start with the Guardian.
It looks ahead to Jeremy
Corbyn's Brexit speech
tomorrow, where he'll outline
Labour's Brexit policy.
Concerns over the quality
of milk post-Brexit leads
the front page of The i.
The Metro has a picture
of the building that was
on fire in Leicester
on their front page.
The Ambulance Service say six people
have been taken to hospital.
A chilling warning from the Express.
They say temperatures in parts
of the UK could drop to minus 15
with snow and blizzards expected
across the country.
While The Mirror says the cold snap
dubbed the "beast from the east"
could cause death and travel chaos.
A colourful picture
from the Closing Ceremony
of the Winter Olympics
is on the front of the Telegraph.
The Times shows a beaming
Ivanka Trump representing the US
alongside a less cheerful looking
North Korean General
at that closing ceremony.
That's how the papers are looking.
We are going to have a look in
detail. First of all, the Guardian.
Corbyn, Brexit speech to put Nate on
the spot. A bit of a change in
policy here. A customs union now
appealing to them.
So Jeremy Corbyn
is finally getting off the awkward
fence that he has been sitting on
for months and saying we are going
to state in a customs union in the
European Union. That is going to
happen tomorrow in his speech at
Coventry. And what this seems like
it's a shift for Labour. And
essentially a signal to many of
Labour's voters who backed Remain by
quite a large margin that
potentially, Labour will be
following a soft Brexit strategy. A
customs union as part of a soft
customs union. We cannot be in the
one we are currently in.
is... There are plenty of people in
his party who will say it did not go
far enough and the Guardian have
broken I hear the 80 Senior Labour
figures emerged and made a statement
that Britain stays in the single
market. Of course, Jeremy Corbyn was
elected by his membership with an
emphasis on his membership... His
membership not only overwhelmingly
eroded Remain, but they also would
like to a different approach on
Brexit. I think this is putting
clear water between Labour and the
Tories in terms of the policy but at
the same time, there are people in
the party who think this is not go
anywhere near far enough.
accused of selling snake 00 over
Brexit. How is it snake oil? That
sound like a fake suggestion.
select a fake use of phrase... That
comes from David Davis. What he is
here is that this, obviously he
claims it betrays labour's
supporters who voted Leeds. He says
is actually breaching the Labour
Party manifesto of 2017 and putting
jobs at risk by surrendering one of
the chief prizes I Brexit. His
argument is Labour may think they
have found this simple solution but
there is a lesson that are yet to
learn. It looks like snake oil, it
smells like snake oil, don't expect
it to make you feel better. Of
course, David Davis is a man who
said way back when we will be
signing all these deals, that
leaving the EU will be very easy and
he is obviously saying you cannot
find a simple solution to this. That
sound like he's changed his tune
rather a lot.
For some but,
remaining in a customs union which
is a replica of what we have
currently got is not what Brexit was
Who can really say what
Brexit is about when it was a very
simple vote with very simple
language describing an incredibly
competent procedure? Something I
really want to focus on... Remaining
in a customs union, the United
Kingdom could not strike trade he is
on its own. What the story does not
bring to the fore is the fact that
the UK already enjoys some four
dozen free trade agreements that the
EU has already negotiated. And
negotiating that many free-trade
agreements with other countries
outside the EU, a very different
negotiating position, is not going
to be easy.
And with future deals,
would you rather if you are another
nation, sign up with the EU and all
those member states... That selling
Britainshort. Let's look at the FT
and his take on Brexit. Northern
Ireland... Preventing the return of
a hard border but when the North and
With the EU is
essentially saying is that if there
is not going to be a hard border
than Northern Ireland needs to
maintain the regulations that the EU
has. Because the European Union does
not want the Irish border to become
a sort of free-for-all for products
that do not have the same sort of
regulations that the EU upholds. And
so they're essentially saying this
just to stay in place -- needs to
stay in place.
Is also historical
tensions with that border.
The Good Friday Agreement
has been successful in the large
One of the scariest things
Brexit calls into question is the
Good Friday Agreement. The DUP,
obviously in conference with the
Conservatives. Arlene Foster said in
December that any form of regulatory
divergence between Northern Ireland
and the rest of UK was unacceptable.
This is going to be a big problem.
And if you remember, she kicked up a
bit of a stink to Theresa May, which
set back this issue of them finding
agreement over its.
and I were talking about eight
Twitter comments Enda Kenny from a
viewer. Talking about how maybe
Theresa May should take on the
rambling border... -- a Twitter
comment came in from a viewer.
of roads keep crossing over, was the
points. And there are farmers would
land on both sides and there are
people that work on one side and on
the other across over every single
Jeremy, thank you for your
tweet. Let's look at the times.
Embattled universities face limits
on powers. They're really under the
spotlight at the moment.
good reason. All these vice
chancellors Arnie crazy 6-figure
salaries. There is reason to think
that we should look at many of these
issues. However, I would add this
looks like government meddling in a
way that seems really quite
questionable to me. Essentially, the
new office for will tackle not only
management issues such as salaries,
which has risen to... Also academic
matters including interest of
degrees and the number of contact
hours. That does seem sort of
micromanaging of universities. One
of the things it mentions here is
whether students get any value for
money. And of course, you might say
that over £9,000 is an awful lot of
money to pay each year for a degree,
but it wasn't universities who
changed the policy there, was it?
It's still quite cheap in comparison
to go to university here.
want to talk about my student debt
that let me just say there is
significant amount and it's a
problem. Student debt adds to the
risk of pursuing a degree for
students. And the point that I am
struck by here is the story gets
into the idea that sometimes
expanding and expanding and
expanding higher education is not
actually beneficial. There are a few
studies that actually show a strong
link between more people going to
university in a decrease in social
mobility. It sounds like a great
idea but there are other things that
people can do to to help people.
Let's have a very quick look at the
Financial Times again. China seeks
to extend presidency. Due to step
down in 2023, but could go longer.
lot of China watchers thought that
Xi Jinping would follow the rules to
achieve. And would step down after
two terms but it'd look like he
could potentially be something of an
Emperor full stop and theoretically
stay in for much of his life. And
that is concerning, as China becomes
wealthier, as he tries to exert
power on the world stage. If it has
what seems to be an unchecked ruler
who has spent the past term and a
half so applying -- solidifying his
power, he can essentially do what he
wants with the world's most powerful
militaries and largest economies.
Russia used to have a 2-term limit
on its presidency and of course, one
of the things Putin about to do is
get rid of that.
That's what it
Let us look at the
Guardian. Social media firms failing
to protect young users. Harassment,
cyber bullying, affecting mental
health. Really damaging to young
If you are
using one of these tools and summary
from your school or somebody did you
do not know send you harassing
language or negative comments, that
hurts, especially when you are 12
years old, 13 years old, maybe 14
and you're just starting to get a
sense of how social interactions
work stop it's hard enough for
adults, isn't it?
It is very
draining getting abuse online. One
of the things mentioned here that I
think it is worth a think about is
young people feeling let down by
social media platforms and they want
companies to take a much harder
line. I've talked at great length to
all the main Internet companies
committee big social media giants
about what they do and I just do not
think that they have enough
mechanisms in place to remove users,
to stop users. Order is particularly
bad because what it says for his
freedom of speech. -- Twitter is
particularly bad. If you are woman,
from an ethnic minority, you will
find that you get a level of abuse
on there if you have a sort of
public platform that is very, very
hard to deal with and it stops you
saying what you think.
with a quick mention of the weather.
Trains asked as UK braces for big
You can see why train users
have not been happy. They faced
astronomical figures and they have
been told on top of that there train
has been cancelled and the still has
not even come yet.
And tomorrow is
Monday, which is always...
the Monday morning papers. Talking
about trains being cancelled for
tomorrow night aren't they? Make
other plans or work from home if you
possibly can. We would struggle here
to work from home.
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