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at tomorrow's papers ina at tomorrow's papers in a moment. first, the headlines. a huge rally in barcelona as hundreds of thousands demonstrate against independence for barcelona. the spanish prime minister says he would not rule out anything within the law. theresa may insists she's determined to continue as prime minister, despite moves by tory rebels to force her to resign. sirjohn major has called for an end to disloyal behaviour within the party. scotland's first minister, nicola sturgeon, says britain's struggles to chart a way out of the european union are boosting the case for scottish independence, but she wouldn't commit to a date for another referendum vote. scientists develop a new gene test that could mean a third fewer women having preventative therapy because of the risk of getting breast cancer. and in meet the author, best selling
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author peterjames talks about the enduring fascination readers have for crime thrillers. hello and welcome to our look ahead at the papers. with us, sebastian payne dft and asa bennett of the daily telegraph. —— of the financial times. tomorrow's front pages starting with the financial times. comments from the outgoing german finance minister that global debt present a major risk for the world economy. the metro shows sexual abuse by children on other children has soared by nearly three quarters in the last four years. the daily express concentrate on brexit, claiming theresa may will warn the eu that not enough progress is being
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made in brussels must stop stonewalling. the times says the prime minister will warn eu leaders britain won't make more concessions on brexit until they open trade and transition talks. the guardian says the treasury is being accused of anti—brexit gloom. the the prime minister is getting a grip on our position as leader. the daily telegraph says thousands of shops and businesses will ignore warnings to stop accepting old pound coins. we will begin with the daily express. theresa may warns eu the ball is in your court. they will say the same back to her. exactly. this is the sort of story we can expect to see every week for the next couple of years. this stand—off between the british position and the eu position. what is striking about
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this is she is saying to brussels the uk will not offer anything else until they give them the nod to stop talking about the trade and the future relationship. the problem is the eu negotiating team has a defined mandate which will not allow them to talk about some of these things without getting the nod from the european parliament and other european leaders. what this does look like is that in this crucial october summit on the 19th, where it is decided if britain gets the nod to talk about future trade, the problem is it is in everyone's interest to have a stand—off. this looks like the moment where britain says it is not budging, the eu says it is not budging and so we are stuck. after the florence speech, the eu 27 seemed to credit britain with having got it, to have understood finally what needed to happen. i have -- have we gone back? no. theresa may was more friendly towards the eu. she realised she had towards the eu. she realised she had to dial down the rhetoric on just
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saying, like it or leave it, brussels. one might say there has not been much in the way of concessions from the eu. michel barnier has been enjoying his reputation has being the stubborn frenchman denying britain what it wants. he has been keen to close some of the issues down, for example on citizen pass' rights. —— citizen's rights. britain and eu as bad as each other. why would the eu 27 feel it has to give any concessions when britain wants to leave 7 concessions when britain wants to leave? that is the eu line. given how valuable the uk and the eu relationship is, you shouldn't want to jeopardise relationship is, you shouldn't want tojeopardise itjust for relationship is, you shouldn't want to jeopardise it just for the relationship is, you shouldn't want tojeopardise itjust for the sake of political gain, just to make sure britain is punished for brexit. if the eu is adaptable in the future, it has to be flexible. that is a
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nice idea but it won't happen. everything the eu has said has been published on the record, these are oui’ published on the record, these are our parameters, this is what we will talk about, this is what needs to happen before we talk about her future relationship. britain does not seem to be listening to what the eu is saying. if it was listening, it would know it can't move further. it would be great if the eu was more adaptable but it won't. surely there must be listening it theresa may is preparing to have a war chest put to one side in the event no deal? preparing to have a war chest put to one side in the event no deanm preparing to have a war chest put to one side in the event no deal? it is good that is happening. there has been a lot of concern, are we preparing for a no deal brexit? people in the department for exiting thinks it is unlikely. some civil serva nts thinks it is unlikely. some civil servants are more pessimistic because there are so many things that could go wrong and unravel at the last moment, the european parliament, the money issue. from the british point of view you have to a cce pt the british point of view you have to accept the eu have got their concerns and their audience, too.
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their primary concern is the integrity of the 27, not being nice to britain. theresa may's leadership, there are so many questions over it now. to fight them off she has to show results over brexit. to get results she has to have strong leadership. to have strong leadership she needs results from brexit. that brings us nicely onto your paper. the daily telegraph, sack boris and he will refuse to go, boris —— theresa may is one. can you refuse to go? it is more she said to him, you are going to be minister for paperclips. he could say, you need me front—line selling brexit to the british people, this isjust humiliation. it is striking because one i was at the conservative party conference, many people were saying that if you just sack him, it would be easy. this is
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the curse of being a front runner. people will say if you sack him he will go away. no. basically the report chronicles that if anything the civil war gets worse in the party because brexiteers will say, can we have philip hammond's head on a platter to ensure it is not a remain coup? the balance needs to be kept. when theresa may's cabinet was put together last year, it was to try to bring those wings of the party together. everything was carefully done. brexiteers in key positions, remainers innkeepers —— positions. the problem is there are some portfolios that could have better performing ministers. you have all of this briefing and counter briefing. the whole thing is a mess. we looked at this in an editorial at the weekend and we said that mrs may is so weak at the moment, she has got one last throw of the dice, she might as well have
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a big reshuffle and bring some figures up. the boris question is a tough one to solve. if you keep him, you have the constant thing, will you have the constant thing, will you try to get rid of you? if you get rid of him, you annoy a lot of people. he will not be outside the cabinet ina people. he will not be outside the cabinet in a hurry, willie? if he was outside the cabinet, there is a long list of ministers who would cause “— long list of ministers who would cause —— mps would cause mischief. he would become a sort of flag. they could unite behind him. he would cause too much mischief. he might enjoy being the arch rebel. it is safer to somehow keep his talents in the tent, to keep them involved. he is one of britain's biggest and best—known brexiteers. he cannot be cast out into the wilderness. i'm not sure about that. i think is parliamentary support is smaller thanit parliamentary support is smaller than it was last year or even a few months ago. his comments have
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annoyed a lot of people. if he did go he would become the flag beer furno deal brexit. —— flag bearer.l couple of stories from the financial times. yes, we have got an interview with the outgoing finance minister of germany, who is 20 become the speaker of the bundestag. he is warning of another financial crash on the horizon. he says levels of debt, public and private, are spiralling and this signals bad things on the horizon, particularly personal debt. that is a concern in the uk. i think it is £200 billion now on personal finance debt. the uk. i think it is £200 billion now on personalfinance debt. if interest ratess were to be raised, and with inflation going up, that could have a real squeeze on the economy. i think what he flags here is that we can't be complacent about
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this. we have to examine good financial stability. how much better off are we, in which wiser have we been since the financial crash in terms of liquidity in debt? we have certainly tried to learn the lessons from the crash, making sure we have fiscal restraint. the wolfgang schaeuble is the high priest of this. even in the uk the work george osborne had done as chancellor, albeit laudable, he got halfway to balancing the books. we can have dead still rising at some point we will deal with it, said dead still rising at some point we will dealwith it, said philip hammond. this warning is very timely. we can't help ourselves but spend and economies require us to spend, don't they? the bank of england has a problem monitor hands. totally. it's very easy for the
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german minister to say, let's have sound finances. it is harder if you are dealing with the political pressures . are dealing with the political pressures. we have had austerity for seven years. people feel they want a bit of spending. they want to loosen the belt. preaching fiscal discipline is very easy. it is harder to do in practice. the budget coming up at the end of november. philip hammond will be between this rock people want to spend more, and a hard place. huge march in barcelona, calls for unity. very different pictures from this time a week ago when the police were out and people were quite badly injured. it has been an extraordinarily turbulent week for spain. it is certainly fascinating because obviously it seems so bizarre. when scotland were trying to claim independence, i remember saying, scotland were trying to claim independence, i remembersaying, it would be fine, independent scotland can get back into the eu. and we would say, hang on, spain wouldn't
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wa nt would say, hang on, spain wouldn't want that to happen because of catalonia. the tensions are playing out on a grand scale. yes, the police were trying to be very brutal in how they repressed the catalonian independence supporters. this is more love bombing. they are calling for unity. whether that will hold fast, it remains to be seen. and the king as well, speaking out. not in the balanced way you would have expected. no. this is the problem with this situation. it is such a fee bradl atmosphere in catalonia. these images we have seen, you don't expect to see them from developed democracies, police hitting people with truncheons at ballot boxes. if catalonian independence is a real prospect that could happen, would people vote differently if there was an ordered referendum were the arguments were on the table? if catalonia was to unilaterally declare independence, which we are
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isn't going to happen this week, it would automatically be ejected from the eu and the euro because as we know in the eu doctrine you have to reapply tojoin know in the eu doctrine you have to reapply to join again. that would make brexit look like a walk in the park, to have the currency, the single market and the customs union in one instant. the more boring economical arguments will win the day overall. but i think people coming down here and finding a way to react to this public sentiment is key. force is unacceptable. the daily telegraph. pound coin chaos as shops defied deadline. so many of these coins still in circulation? 500 million old coins still in circulation, down the back of sulphurs. —— sulphurs. businesses have been very kind in that they are still open to treat them as legal
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tender. the thing that has most amused me is that officials are worrying about there being a messy transition period. i'm thinking, very timely, this. talking about complex transitions. my word. people try to adapt to having coins that will fit things like vending machines and supermarket trolleys. some outlets need to update their hardware. if you look at tesco and sainsbury‘s, they haven't upgraded their trolleys. govia thameslink. .. it is quite a short transition period we have got between the old regime and the new one. and i think this is why shops like poundland fa ntastically this is why shops like poundland fantastically have agreed to take pounds old and new. they do not discriminate despite the new regime. i wonder how this works. if banks would accept these old pounds legal tender, what will poundland do? the federation of small businesses say this is really tough for a small shopkeepers who have all these pans
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and have to get them through very quickly. i would and have to get them through very quickly. iwould imagine and have to get them through very quickly. i would imagine there will be some compromise from the treasury and the royal mint to make the extent that transition period. much like brexit, they will be a cut—off date. everything comes back to brexit. the daily mail, gender nuclear —— gender neutral census, we may not have to declare whether we are male orfemale. may not have to declare whether we are male or female. this is the awareness considering whether in the next survey you will have the option of saying whether you are male or female, much might —— much like your religion. the ons say this is not definitely going to happen, they are simply consulting it. it is so those who are non—binary they don't have to say if they


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