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Hello and welcome to our look at the morning papers.


With me are Tom Bergin, a correspondent for Reuters, and the


freelance journalist Lucy Cavendish. First, let's have a look at


tomorrow's front pages. The Independent's lead story focuses


on new figures that suggest thousands of race hate crimes are


going unreported. The Daily Telegraph reports on


comments by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who says that NHS


doctors and nurses should be more open with patients and apologise


when they make mistakes. The Guardian leads on claims that


taxpayer-funded school academy chains have paid millions of pounds


into the private businesses of directors, trustees and their


relatives. The Daily Mirror's top story says


British police are set to make their first arrests in the case of missing


Maddie McGann. The Daily Mail splashes on a report


that warns that half of all Brits will be obese by 2050.


The time continues on the same team, saying that doctors should


treat obesity like they do smoking. So, let's begin! Doctors and nurses


must say sorry for their mistakes. It is not an admission of legal


liability, it is the right into do, says Jeremy Hunt stop we know that


the boss is a big businesses, they might say something is regrettable,


but often they refused to say they are sorry because that implies


culpability. Yes, it does. We had to the point where -- we are at the


point where if someone says sorry, if deal silicon admission of guilt.


That is why doctors and nurses don't want to do that. It is a culture of


secrecy and not wishing to take Liam. They produced a leaflet, this


makes me feel really nervous, it is for pages and is the -- it is


entitled, saying sorry. The idea that if you go to the doctor they


will diagnose you correct the commerce and nobody needed to say


sorry, but what has been exposed is that is not actually the case and


people have died in mid Staffordshire and no one had debts


-- no one has said sorry. Sorry is the hardest word for. It's to say


because that regard legal indications. In America they are


changing the legal year, so doctors can say sorry and not open


themselves up to liability. Here they are saying that it is not an


admission of legal liability. Another interesting then I was


reading a book this week about cases in the United States of


malpractice. It Tyneside people don't necessarily sue negligent


doctors, but these two doctors who have annoyed them. Is that a


legitimate case, I don't like you so I will see you? While on the one


level you make open up the legal liability, you might also shut down


the possibility of a case against you. Empathy is very important.


Isn't it possible to say we are sorry that this has happened,


without saying I am sorry, I caused this. Yes, I suppose you could word


in that way and my -- that might be what they have to-do. You could see


through that. To me, that would make it worse. It wouldn't be heartfelt,


would it? How many times have we heard politicians say, we regret


this. It is not really saying sorry, is it? Let's move on to the Daily


Mail. Bombshell report reveals true scale of obesity crisis. It looked


like we were heading over a cliff on this. It really does, coming this


week after the stories of sugar, this is the next battle ground on


regulation. There is talk about that people should improve their own


behaviour. Also there is the question about the behaviour of


companies. The doors that lead the government is going to come under


more pressure to stop so much sugar in foods, and so on. With the


industry says that people should be able to make their own decisions.


That is right. The whole report on sugar last week, I believe that is


true. I edited the Observer food monthly and we did a lot of research


into this, especially the attack if case of sugar. There has been a


massive change in what people eat from when we were kids. It is an


addictive substance, sugar. If the government can persuade the


companies to change what is in their food, which is going to be hard


anyway, people do get a craving for it. People don't check the amount of


sugar that is in something. One of the articles last night was saying


that the obesity is our was saying -- the foetus -- obesity is our.


Clearly people should take care of themselves and exercise some


restraint. If they don't. But it is so yummy! It is dealing with


children, that is when they are hooking them in. We will have


hospitals full of people with obesity related disease. It could be


as bad as smoking. And now the government have put all sorts of


warning signs and ad campaigns and the information inside there. It is


not difficult to access. The numbers affected will be so much higher than


those who smoke. It is heading in so many different things. It is a


problem with the food industry. Remember when they tried to bring in


the traffic light system and back caused an outcry. -- that caused an


outcry. Tax is a much more meaningful thing. If these things


become more expensive, people will consume less of them. It seems that


the time of putting this off might not be for much longer. Let's move


on to the independent stop race hate, a crime the police cannot


solve. An exclusive from the Whitehall editor saying that tens of


thousands of race hate crimes are going unreported. Two military


leaders are warning that they don't have the fear in the police to


investigate these offences. This is exactly the same thing that was


shown last year, when the crime survey was compared to the police


figures. It is a difficult crimes sometimes to prove, race hate, or


any sort of hate crime. The police might see someone coming maybe with


a violent assault, they say it will be hard to stick it on the racially


motivated, so let's just go with plain assault. Maybe they are not


being pursued as he graces -- hate cases. It is important for people to


have the right crime investigated, isn't it? Yes, this reminds me of


what was going on that rape cases will be. Reporting them because the


rates of conviction were so low. But they had to go through in terms of


getting it to court. It was such a trauma. Sobbing. Reporting it. I'm


sure there is part of that in here. I can prove it, it will cause a


tremendous amount of problems, maybe there will be a lot of comeback in


the community were a live, so didn't get reported. But how do you know,


when they don't get reported? The crime survey is a sample of about


50,000 people. The police could surely argued that if you don't come


in reported, we cant investigated. I have been to the police station 12


times two reports a few small crimes. Sometimes it can seem very


bureaucratic. Maybe people don't bother. That is the message that I


got, on two occasions. Cash bonanza for Academy firms. These other firms


that run academy schools. They are given a lot of lassitude. The


suggestion is that there needs to be greater scrutiny on how they are


using this money. Wasn't this the point, that they were supposed to


have freedom? It is a very difficult story to explain in a nugget.


Essentially, a person with lots of money set and Academy, then somehow


manages to employ them rather as someone else, then that Academy


reinvest in all the company that this person owns in the first


place. Ie it is not a good ring. That is all completely wrong. It is


a good story to expose. What the Guardian is saying, quite rightly,


is that there needs to be far more transparency over what is happening.


It will be supplied into people that there is a more scrutiny. If you


read through the story, they defend these payments and say there are


different reasons why these are appropriate. Well, they are going to


defend them, hands up! There will say that the school spends a lot of


money, so the local community has the chance to get some of that. It


appears that the oversight of the schools was not as close as people


would have liked. In the daily Telegraph, happier marriages with


the couples without children. This is a huge study conducted into


Britain's relationships and apparently childless couples have


happier marriages! Of course they do! Number one, they are better


off. Number two, they have time for each other all stop number three,


they can go on holidays, did crosswords together. We disagreed on


this. I could look that and before I had children, externally it looks


like a more idyllic kind of relationship. Because it is! I


wonder would I have gotten bored of that that they didn't have children.


The thing is, you do have to make time. I say without -- people


without children and they envy them! It is a different type of


relationship. I find it more fun. Who wants to play Scrabble in the


evening? I'm sure that I would have been happy without them. If you're


trying to play Scrabble, they come in and say that that is not the


right word. People probably do have happier marriages without the


stresses and strains of children on an emotional and financial level.


When the kitchen never closes. That was very animated, that last story.


That's it for The Paper this hour. We'll be back at half-eleven for


another look at the stories making the morning's papers. Stay with us


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