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We'll be taking a look at tomorrow
morning's papers in a moment.
First, the headlines.
23 British diplomats are to be
expelled by Moscow amid tensions
over the nerve agent
attack in Salisbury.
The British Consulate
in St Petersburg will also close.
The Prime Minister has said
Russia Must account for its actions.
-- The Prime Minister has said
Russia must account for its actions.
We will never told a greater threat
to the life of British citizens and
others on British soil from the
Meanwhile, counter-terrorism police
have started contacting Russian
exiles living in the UK,
about their personal safety
following the suspected murder
of businessman Nikolai Glushkov.
Snow and ice grip parts of the UK
as drivers are warned to prepare
before setting out tonight.
US officials investigate claims that
a political consultancy mishandled
the data of millions of Facebook
users to support Donald Trump's run
for the White House.
Lara Croft returns to the big
screen, this time played by elusive
it can do. Find out what we're made
of it and the rest of the week's top
cinema releases full of -- Alicia
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the playwright
and New European
columnist Bonnie Greer
and the economist Ruth Lea.
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
The Observer has an interview
with a whistle-blower who alleges
that information from millions
of Facebook users may have been used
by a data company during the 2016 US
Both companies deny any wrongdoing.
The Mail on Sunday says Theresa May
is planning a crackdown
on what the paper calls Putin's
of the Russian President
with money in the UK.
The Sunday Times warns that
a Russian cyber-attack could turn
the lights out in Britain.
It reports that the
National Grid is on alert.
The Sunday Express has more
on Theresa May putting pressure
on Moscow with a possible travel ban
for 1,000 Russian tycoons.
The Sunday Telegraph
leads on the same story,
as well as a photograph of a smiling
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
at a St Patrick's Day parade
of the Irish Guards.
And the Sunday Mirror leads
on the sex abuse scandal in Telford,
quoting a police insider who says
it was "too much trouble" to crack
down on grooming gangs.
Let's start. A nice headline here,
the PM's ward on Vladimir Putin's
'McMafia' million, cracking down on
dirty money. I'm unsure where
'McMafia' starts and ends and where
Russian oligarchs who just happen to
have a lot of money starts on end.
That is one of the issues. We have
had a lot of Russian money in the
system for a long time. It is
propped up quite a few things. In
some bits of the party as well. I
think is the public clamour to find
out who is here, who actually is in
the country, how are they in the
country? One thing is important to
stress, this isn't about ordinary
Russian people. Russian people who
are here. This is about people who
have loads of money in Kensington
and Knightsbridge and in the
countryside, everything on to find
out what the money is, where is it
coming from, what is it being used
for, what is it popping up? How is
that leaving? What is going on? Part
of the problem, and this has been
coming on for a long time, is that
there are little vendettas and sort
of a little thing going on in the
country between various factions of
the country and we need to know what
Indeed. Ledecka weapons are
being booked for but they are hard
to find, aren't they, Bruce?
political. She wants to make it
easier to seize money, criminal
money, but Bonnie says we have a lot
of money in the country and we are
led to understand most of it is
legitimate and we are not trying to
have a war with the Russians in the
country, but it is quite legitimate
to save if this is criminal money we
don't want it or you and I suspect
there has been quite a sort of a,
people have been relaxed about it is
the kindest way of putting it, but I
think it is part and parcel of
Theresa May's attack on Russia
because she is thought of driving up
the rhetoric against Russia from the
disgraceful behaviour in Salisbury.
They have been stories of 20 years,
various sort of people living in
London particularly who have had
vendettas against other people who
live in London and it is a bit like
I'm from Chicago and it feels like
Chicago yesterday were all of these
sort of other countries exist
alongside vows where people were
doing hits against people and
driving people out of town. And now
she is needing to deal with this
because we don't know what happened
But Russia is not, I
mean, is not a key trading partner
for example of the UK at all, is it?
I'd think about less than 1% of
exports and 1% of imports come from
Russia but of course there are
useful Russian investments, indeed,
quite useful for Russia in the
Russia is also BP has a big share in
their fuel company. You don't want
to be like America...
Know, and the
dissidents there, they were asked
why didn't you move to London and
set of New York and one of the
things he said was because of what
is going on in London. It is a lot
of madness. It is underground.
need to get it sorted. What the
Sunday Times, the same thing, but
their headline is blackout threat to
Britain as Pretty hits back. --
The National cyber
Security Centre which is part of
GCHQ, the security services, are
warning there could be a Russia and
cyber attack on the systems, the
National Grid, the computer systems,
which were actually cause them to
dysfunction and they could put the
lights out and basically I think
this is a timely warning that they
should actually used their defences
against cyber attacks and indeed
GCHQ is actually giving advice as to
how they should boost their defences
and I think it is timely.
course has form on this, Estonia...
Well, exactly. There is a warning in
the United States as well. She would
be irresponsible if she did not
actually try and sort of beef up
security as well.
What about this
gas? We don't depend on Russia for
our gas supplies, Ruth? But other
people do and it is a key point?
think so, my understanding is 1% of
our domestic consumption is actually
imported from Russia which is
miniscule. We do import gas but it
is from Norway and Qatar and places
like that but people on the
continent, they are dependent on
Russian gas. Germany for example,
about 36% of its domestic
consumption comes from Russia. It
makes a terribly dependent on Russia
and in fact a lot of eastern Europe
and the Balkans are almost 100%
dependent on Russia. This means that
Vladimir Putin has a strong case in
his hand when it comes to
negotiating with various European
countries when it comes to...
other countries say they thought of
support our point of view, but when
reality comes, well...
I think what
Ruth is saying, I'm sure, you know,
they have to be careful, Germany has
to be careful, France has to be
careful, but if it happened the way
it looks, this is an attack on
sovereignty and our partners have to
stand up and they have to do it for
national integrity and let the chips
fall where they may actually,
Vladimir Putin doesn't expect that
to happen because part of what he is
dealing with is dealing with
dissension which is a natural state
of democracy and he is coming in and
trying to disrupt that so it has to
We do and how it will end
but it has to be done. He has a very
strong hand of cards.
However, the Sunday Times talking
about another side issue coming on,
Jeremy Corbyn has been going around
saying what he does, and they say
the reason antique auburn MP
planning a new party? -- anti-Corbyn
Mps. Does anyone think there is a
chance of coming into life?
Right. You are a Labour
I am definitely a Labour
supporter. I don't see, I am saying
this as living here for a long time
but my feeling is I don't see that
the United Kingdom does that sort of
thing. I see France which basically
fired their two main parties, they
sacked them, and made another party.
Italy is doing something that is
different. I don't know if the
United Kingdom does this. I think
people feel very strongly about
Labour, the Labour Party, people
feel strongly about Jeremy, and I
think the idea of another party
being made, I don't think that is
what, I could be wrong, but I don't
think that is what this country
We remember the gang of four,
It was the new sort
of Michael foot at the time, wasn't
Yes. Didn't, didn't...
in the culture, is it?
At the end of
the day it was subsumed into the
Liberal Democrat party with the
exception of David Owen who wouldn't
be subsumed into anything but it
faded. I think you were right, the
2-party system in the country, apart
from the SNP in Scotland is
It is about
feeling. If you are a Labour Party
supporter it is a feeling, if you
are conservative, it is a feeling,
it is not just a party.
I don't how
this is... But that is right, the
first part post system doesn't help
small parties in the country.
think Jeremy Corbyn continues to say
what we need is a proper
investigation, we have not seen the
evidence and so on, and a lot of
Labour MPs are unhappy with that but
are they really putting their name
to anything as radical, not just a
new party perhaps but even a, I
don't know, you leadership or
The trouble is we don't
have the story! I think it was
noticeable in the debates last week
when Theresa May was making those
statements on Monday and Wednesday
that the weak auburn didn't quite
get the tone of the house right,
didn't get the mood of the house
That was the mistake, more
than what he said, it was that he
didn't catch the mood.
Let's get back to
something else that rumbles away in
our lives were about the last 20
years, Brexit. The front page of the
Sunday Telegraph, Gibraltar left out
of Brexit transition, explained to
us what the story is about?
know, we were hoping to have a
transitional period when we leave
the European Union at 20, 19, and
the commission has put together the
draft agreement -- march 2019. My
understanding is it is left out poor
When you say left
It seems to have been left out,
it has been left out of the
transitional arrangements. The truth
is that it will have to be some
accommodation for Gibraltar is all
of the other UK dependencies when we
do leave the EU. My suspicion is
that by the end of this year,
Gibraltar will actually be dealt
But, Travolta Rins understands
that and still sensitive about this
issue, do they not, Bonnie?
on opposite sides of this question.
She is a Remainer.
It seems to me,
and we talked about this quite
politically, that it seems to me
that the government of weather is
guiding Brexit should've actually
laid out for the people are kind of
framework or map. -- collegiately.
It looked shambolic. This has got to
be fairly Gibraltar resident
shopping. I'm not in a position to
say whether it will happen or not.
You are closer to this than me. But
for the residents, this has to be a
shakeup and they didn't vote for
this to happen anyway so it is
another sort of part of the tapestry
that just looks like a mess. A
threadbare... It will be sorted, it
will be sorted.
You get things like
this! What does that mean? Our kith
and kin Gibraltar will be sorted.
have to live it there. -- leave.
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Thank you, Bonnie and Ruth.
Next up, it's the Film Review.
But it's good night from me.