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to their rival's 22 points.
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 the political
commentator, Jo Phillips.
Lovely to have you both again.
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
The Observer leads on Government
figures that reveal almost four
times more men than women
are in Britain's highest paid posts.
Same old story, Hague? -- hey?
The Sunday Express says
that the ex-Russian spy
Sergei Skripal and his daughter
Yulia may have been poisoned
by the contents of a parcel that
went undetected in the post.
The Sunday Telegraph reveals that
senior government figures
are leading a plan to ban Russian
officials involved in corruption
and human rights abuses.
The Sunday Times claims that
since becoming Prime Minister,
Theresa May has received over
800,000 pounds worth of donations
from Russian oligarchs.
The Sunday People says that
the Russian President Vladimir Putin
is planning eight more attacks.
He is not done yet!
Of course, it's worth a reminder
that Russia has not yet been found
the Salisbury attack.
The Sunday Mirror front page
features claims that up to 1,000
children could be involved
in a new child abuse
and trafficking scandal.
And finally, the Mail on Sunday
headlines allegations of bullying
against a former executive
of the ONE charity,
which was founded by Bono.
The accusations have been denied
by the person accused.
So Russia dominating
the majority of the front pages,
as it has for the past few days,
so let's have a closer look.
We will stay with this of course,
the express, and the story that the
poison may have been delivered by
literally, delivered by parcel?
this is slightly contradictory to
what we have just heard in the news
headlines that they do think that a
possibility they were contaminated
in the restaurant that they went to
but according to neighbours, they
have seen courier vans delivering
parcels which is not unusual because
most of us have deliveries from time
to time, but it is obviously another
line of enquiry. They are
investigating that. What is quite
interesting in the express story is
that they have spoken to an expert,
who knew there were so many experts
coming out of the woodwork apart
from myself and Nigel, of course,
that this particular expert is
saying that any would be SSTs and is
probably now safely back in Russia,
this would have been very
well-organised job, if indeed it was
carried out by Russian orbiter such
-- sanction of the Russian
government, it would have been a
3-person team. Weather has done it
probably dropped the gas and all the
nerve agent and would be awake --
who we are. There is an awful lot of
stuff for people to go through as he
referred to, they have 200 or
You think we
will ever be able to trace it back,
I have no way of knowing
that. I think it will probably be
able to work out at some point who
is probably responsible. A
signature... Yeah. I do think anyone
is hiding at the moment, I think
they are sitting in the Kremlin at
the moment so you have to put a cave
yet out on no evidence yet but even
so, we're pretty sure who is behind
it. So the important thing is the
spy fraternity knows who is behind
it, they will all be gossiping
amongst themselves on the various
networks and those of them who are
traitors to Russia will be feeling
very frightened at the moment.
turn to the people because there is
a story of a list?
This is coming
from a former KGB FSB major who
defected to Britain 20 years ago. He
is on a hit list, I have known him
for four years, his name is Boris,
he says he had a call back in the
Brutt 12 which happens to be his
birthday, too, warning him he had
been put on this hit list along with
scrip fell and the number of others.
The kind of people who would not be
surprised that they are on the hit
list, in fact we talk to one of them
today, your brother, who was the
American-born British financier who
has been born in Russia and he
brushed it off, of course I am on a
hit list, I expect sort of the
Russians to come after me but they
haven't got me yet.
He said that to
the Commons Select Committee last
It are the most appalling
and chilling thing, I do believe
they want to kill me but they
haven't figured out how to do it but
in my analysis, this wasn't an
attack on an individual, this is an
attack to send a message on all the
other spies, policemen and senior
military about the devastating price
That is what is going
on, about sending out messages. The
various people who appeal in this,
-- who appear in this, our best war
double agencies in the list,
Christopher Steele, if you remember,
took those unsubstantiated claims
about Donald Trump and prostitutes
in Moscow, and the variety then of
people who have defected. They have
something in common - they have
upset by the Mayor Putin at some
point or another, and if they have
ended up on the hit list then they
would expect it. -- Vladimir.
about this unspoken rule that you do
not target swapped spies? Is this a
It is maybe more observed in
the bridge really because the whole
point is about being a traitor. --
breach. The Russians it is the worst
possible crime and as a result you
are never quite safe. There haven't
been trying to bump up a lot
involved in spy swaps but they have
had a cloud hanging over them.
forget it was Vladimir Putin in 2006
who brought in the law, or changed
the law, allowing the FSB to operate
abroad and is the implicit
encouragement was that just be
inventive, be innovative, act on
your own initiative.
It is still
Russia but it is Russian donors that
are on the front page of the Sunday
When Theresa May became
Prime Minister she said that she
would distance her party, the
Conservative Party, the Russian
donors. And allies that the her
aides, she was stuck with a long
spoon but according to the Sunday
Times, the Conservatives have
received over 800 thousand pounds.
It is a register donations so they
are not illegal. But the Russian
oligarchs and their associates have
given them. That this is another
stick with which to beat the Prime
Minister, accusing her of being
linked in response to the poisoning
scandal. -- limp. That is obviously
come from unnamed British ministers
but the fact that it is company is
interesting. It talks about lobbying
companies who have links to the
Kremlin and Russia. It also talks
about the wife of a former minister
of Putin who gave £160,000 to play
tennis with David Cameron.
quickly Nigel you may have to
explain who the redheaded bombshell
is on the front page of the times,
just so we... Context?
Chapman had a go on Twitter today
which seems to be her preferred
method nowadays, and of course she
was a part of the spy swap from the
US who some of the people on the hit
list were also swapped for.
the Sunday Telegraph, and what we
are talking about possible action
here but we have to say that this
has been written, we don't know yet
if it is Russia, we don't have any,
you know, talking about someone
action that might be taken.
a good point, before we can actually
do anything, we have to have pretty
conclusive proof who is behind it.
So we are making assumptions,
Russia, it sort of looks like Russia
but we don't know. Certainly, no
sanctions can come into play and
till that has been satisfactorily be
improved but the idea is we joined
the US and Canada which is obviously
much better if we do proper
sanctions and the kind of things
they are talking about is these
bands, stopping certain Russians
coming here with their money,
freezing the assets in this country
of which there is quite a bit --
visa bans I would like to see it go
a bit further and talk about
actually expelling Russian
intelligence officers. We know who
they are. There would be a
tit-for-tat, some of our good Blues
in Moscow but it seems to me if you
don't stand up to it, if you don't
make some kind of, a stand, to say
we won't put up with this, and you
guys will have to go.
Jo, do you
think Britain has too much to lose
by upsetting, because there is a
little bit of weighing up here.
you look the instance, we talk about
oligarchs and people with vast sums,
unimaginable amounts of money, who
are heavily invested in property
particularly in London and around
Europe as well, but you know, if you
take those people, wherever they
come from, whether it is Russia,
China, the Middle East or wherever,
and you take them out, of the
investment game, you cause a huge
crush at a time when our economy is
precarious anyway because of the
uncertainty over wrecks it. And I
think you know whether it is Russian
or whether it is any other... --
It is a case of show me the
money, isn't it?
I don't think
Are you talking about the
If they were to give
back the £800,000...
venue and I would have to go and
prove that who we are to sell a
house or buy a house or anything
else, it seems that different rules
apply to different people who have a
lot of money.
OK, somebody who will
have a lot of money, it seems, let's
turn back to the express and who
dares wins, this is the SAS
training. You are looking lost,
I am only lost because that
is not me. I am lost no longer!
Honestly, he is dreaming.
This is the Sunday express, they
must from this story, how many were
all weddings are we had, because it
is training for the imminent next in
line or close in line to the throne,
hostile environment training, but
Meghan Markle had hers before the
wedding and has been out with the
SAS allegedly and they used live
bullets to frighten the wits out of
OK. Let's turn to the Observer,
I saw this and I thought here we go
Did you? What did you think
of this? I am a bloke and I cannot
say that, but...
I cannot say that,
I don't have one. That is the gender
The store is reporting
four times more men than women are
in high paid post, that is basically
it, and the trouble about it is the
figures initially sound awful, the
extension 81,000 men, only £100,000
compared to 179,000 women. When it
comes to millionaires, 17,000 men,
2000 women. The trouble is if you
drill down into those figures and
find out what it actually means, I
do think it gives you a picture of a
gender pay gap. And surely, where
the gap exists is where you have men
and women to bring exactly the same
job and the women are paid less.
That is patently wrong, it is
different from those figures to say
that this is.
It is also, it doesn't
put it in any context because if you
go in that sort of money the chances
are you are not in your 20s and what
would be more interesting... Not in
an average job. It would be more
interesting to look people in their
30s where we will be in 20 years
Let's go very quickly, I don't
no if we 50s in in about 90 seconds,
back to the Sunday Times. Let's talk
about General Newton -- gender
It is a marketing
We stay with the
Sunday Times, zooming in here, I
I love this because I
love the film three billboards
outside adding Ms Lawrie which
Frances McDormand obviously won the
Oscar for. You haven't seen it, I
thoroughly recommend it, but this is
a wonderful cartoon. -- Three
Billboards ourside Ebbing, Missouri.
We are all asking that question.
Nigel and Jo, it has been a
pleasure. Thank you for watching.
Don't forget, you can see the front
pages of the papers online
on the BBC News website.
It's all there for you, seven days
a week, at BBC.co.uk/papers,