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hello. this is bbc news with me, martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first, the headlines: the chancellor philip hammond has said public sector workers' generous pensions mean they receive a "premium" — but he refused to repeat newspaper reports that he called them overpaid. public sector workers on average are paid about 10% more than private sector workers. are they overpaid? relative to private sector workers, they are paid about a 10% premium. the new doctor who is a woman for the first time. jodie whittaker who starred in the itv drama broadchurch will take overfrom peter capaldi next year. roger federer has won the men's singles title at wimbledon for a record eighth time, after defeating marin cilic in straight sets. mps are considering tougher sentences for people convicted of acid attacks after there were more than 400 offences in england and wales in the six months to april. hello and welcome to our look ahead
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to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are ruth lea, who's economic adviser to the arbuthnot banking group, and the journalist and columnist, yasmin alibhai—brown. tomorrow's front pages... tomorrow's financial times leads on what it says is the chancellor's bid to cushion the blow of brexit with a two—year transition deal. the metro says the chancellor is at loggerheads with some fellow ministers, who he accuses of trying to undermine his strategy for a soft brexit. the daily telegraph also leads on the supposed rift between philip hammond and his cabinet colleagues, one of whom accuses the chancellor of trying to keep britain in the eu. the times says britain is wasting billions on fighter jets that the raf won't be able to use because of defence cuts. call 999 — get skype instead — that's the headline on the daily mail, which reports
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that some patients are being denied ambulance crews in an emergency. and the sun leads on the new doctor who — the 13th time lord is the first woman to play the role. the mirror leads the new doctor —— greeted the new doctor with delight. we might have fun with that in a bit! let's start with what's going on with brexit and philip hammond. the daily telegraph says — hammond accused of brexit treachery. senior cabinet minister says chancellor is trying to deliberately frustrate withdrawal. not too many names mentioned in these articles about who is doing what to whom. everyone is being treacherous. they've got a cabinet minister who allegedly told the daily telegraph that philip
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hammond is working to frustrate brexit and is treating league supporting ministers like pirates who have taken him prisoner. it is getting really quite weird, isn't it? it is indeed. there doesn't seem to be much discipline in the cabinet, ifi to be much discipline in the cabinet, if i may say so. i think the prime minister should get to grips with these naughty boys, don't you? but she's only a woman! can they run a government?” you? but she's only a woman! can they run a government? i think mrs thatcher did. i think this is hard oi'i thatcher did. i think this is hard on philip hammond. i read his mansion house speech about two or three weeks ago and i came here that particular night to say i thought it was a very good speech. i thought he made it clear that we were leaving the customs union and single market but he was keen to have a transitional arrangement. it strikes
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me as eminently sensible. and you are pro—brexit... me as eminently sensible. and you are pro-brexit. .. i thought it me as eminently sensible. and you are pro-brexit... i thought it was eminently sensible and i couldn't see anything in the speech to object to, sol see anything in the speech to object to, so i don't see what is going on with these leave supporters. the whole thing seems to be getting out of control. that problem with that prominent brexiteers is that they are constantly on edge, they don't trust anybody, not even their own colleagues, they think this thing will be snatched from them, and they have won the battle but if they don't behave themselves, they will lose the war. david davis, who i think is doing an excellentjob, came out with papers last week and again, it was quite obvious from these papers that we are leaving. he
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is not trying to stop brexit?m these papers that we are leaving. he is not trying to stop brexit? it was unequivocal — we are out. unless tony blair has his own way, way leaving. it's not that straightforward, is it? —— we are leaving. between now and then, there will be so much happening, and will have to be some tempering of the we are leaving and leading in this way, because the eu will put demands on us, and it will have to be a negotiation, and that means give and take. there are still millions of people in this country who still don't agree with it. i know, you don't agree with it. i know, you don't need to put up your hand! whatever you think about the eu, and a final agreement will have to be negotiated, no question, but the eu has accepted we are leaving, and we are leaving the customs union and
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single market. there are arguments over the european court ofjustice, but to cut a long story short, they need to settle down. we won't let them settle down now, because we are going to look at the metro. there is supposed to be a safe space in the cabinet where people can discuss things without it getting out. you need that candid exchange of views, and if the chancellor is saying, i don't like people leaking...” and if the chancellor is saying, i don't like people leaking... i don't think it is about brexit any more but about a leadership bid, about trying to find out who will replace theresa may, and that is the second problem that is now affecting the way the brexit discussions are going. i don't have very much time for philip hammond, but i do think it must be awful to say things in a safe s pa ce, it must be awful to say things in a safe space, and the very next hour, it's out there. when he says he thinks that brexiteers are trying to
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undermine him because he wants to make sure thatjobs and the economy are protected... it's sensible. but how are the pro—brexit mps trying to undermine his efforts?” how are the pro—brexit mps trying to undermine his efforts? i don't understand why they are doing it. but how are they doing it?” understand why they are doing it. but how are they doing it? i thought his mansion house speech was fine, just that he wanted the transition 's just that he wanted the transition ns __ just that he wanted the transition 's —— transitional arrangements. the trouble is, they are positioning. it is time that somehow discipline was imposed upon the cabinet, because this looks absolutely terrible. i think that philip hammond is right that if he says things in cabinet, however
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bizarre they might be, then they should be confidential. is it odd that europe has been akin to —— a bone of contention in the tory party for as long as i can remember, and a referendum was supposed to fix this, and yet there is all this infighting, whether it is about brexit of leadership. it is both, andi brexit of leadership. it is both, and i think there is this total paranoia that somehow this thing will be taken away from them and there will be no healing in the tory party for the next 100 years. the general election changed it all. shall we move the times? there is an investigation here — britain spends billions on flawed fighterjets. the costis billions on flawed fighterjets. the cost is going up and up, ruth — why? i wouldn't like to say. unfortunate, as that is what ijust i wouldn't like to say. unfortunate, as that is what i just asked i wouldn't like to say. unfortunate, as that is what ijust asked you!” am not an expert on the defence
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budget. i know. this investigation suggests that the next generation of warplanes will be unable to function properly because they won't have the money to run them. that may be right, but i think that big question is, the ministry of defence will have to answer this, go back to the times and all these critics and say, these new fighter jets times and all these critics and say, these new fighterjets will function properly. the burden of proof is really on the ministry of defence to explain themselves. i can help you with that because we have had a statement from the mod, and it says cole and we are committed to the capital air35 programme, which is on time, within costs, and offers the best capability for our armed forces. —— and it says: we are committed... if you look at the article here, some of the problems are that it will not be able to
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operate without revealing its position, which is not very stealth, is it? in the mod, under successive governments, not a political point, there has been massive overspending and bad purchasing, and unexplained decisions in this department for the longest time. but also cuts. the cuts, we understand and we have been told about, but this world of profligacy, because it is defence, there is a protection around it. they had to explain themselves, that's the bottom line. the mod is also slightly compromised in terms of who they can get to build things for us, because you can'tjust give it to anyone anywhere in the world. it has to be allies or preferably built here. why aren't we building them here? since it was britishjobs
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for british workers, why are we not building it here? it may be more efficient to buy from the states. the key thing is, the mod has to explain itself. it is only efficient, and i never understand this... you can't —— if you say you we re this... you can't —— if you say you were building for a certain price, you can't keep increasing it, but you can't keep increasing it, but you can't keep increasing it, but you can if you are building it for a government. will will have to see what the mod has to say. —— we will have to see. the sun doct—her who. jodie is first woman doctor. she has been doing some filming already. that is the telegraph — we want the sun. is that
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possible? shall i fill it up for you? you possible? shall i fill it up for you 7 you have possible? shall i fill it up for you? you have it. what do we think? an excellent idea. it says here that doctor who started 54 years ago. i remember that. of course you do! 1963, with william hartnell. but it is the first time we have had a woman. and such a to do about it for some people. 2017 and we are getting excited about this? i mean, goodness! it's about time too. having had a woman prime minister in 1979... having had a woman prime minister in 1979. .. it having had a woman prime minister in 1979... it should have happened a long time ago. very good that we're doing it now. she looks good. and she is a very good actress. i watched her in broadchurch. it will be interesting to see what kind of
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doctor she will be and whether they will give her a male assistant, perhaps you will have a woman. 0ne of the newspapers is suggesting that perhaps the bbc are being too to pc in doing this. of course. any change that comes up, this is the accusation. 50% or more of the licence payers are female. we pay for this. i can't get too excited about it. i'm very pleased that we got this female doctor who, but i can't say that it's going to keep me awake at night. no, we shouldn't... it is excellent, i'm really thrilled. how long have you been so powerful in the banking sector?” have not seen doctor who since jon pertwee. i think that was the last time. if the banks could let you do
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this, why can't a fictional television programme? it's excellent, excellent. isn't it quite sad that we even have to comment on it? anyway, we will see, and i hope she will win round some of those who say they will never watch it again because they have spoilt the franchise. people are saying that. both people are stupid.” franchise. people are saying that. both people are stupid. i am interested in when the second woman will come on and get the same role. that will tell us a lot. or someone who is not white will stop oh my goodness! steady on, steady on! one thing at a time! back to the telegraph, if you would, please. if i may, to quote ruth. bbc offers stars protection. this is because the high—paid so—called talent, a word i can't abide, is going to be published in a list. those earning
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more than £150,000. the bbc is worried about the safety of some people. i think the abuse levels are 110w people. i think the abuse levels are now so people. i think the abuse levels are now so awful, but whether you are, i can understand that.

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