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charges in Germany. And Mauricio Pochettino's future

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with the club. That's in Sportsday after the papers.

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Good to see they are keeping hydrated at the BBC sports centre.

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be

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bringing us tomorrow. With me are Paul Johnson, deputy editor of The

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Guardian, and entrepreneur Shazia Awan. Tomorrow's front pages. We

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start with the Daily Telegraph. It claims that the Chancellor's planned

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minimum wage rise is aimed at winning Labour votes. But business

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leaders fear it may put jobs at risk.

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That call by the Chancellor for an above-inflation increase in the

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minimum wage makes the lead in the financial times.

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The Express says homeowners can look forward to more soaring prices,

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adding ?25,000 to the average property value.

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And a starving child in a refugee camp in Damascus. . And Dame Judi

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Dench and Cate Blanchett go head to head at the Oscars.

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Several front pages are focusing on the Chancellor's ideas for the

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minimum wage. The Daily Telegraph says the announcement is an attempt

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to win Labour votes at the next election.

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A bit of a turn-up isn't it that we've now got a Conservative

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Chancellor championing an above-average increase for the

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minimum wage? That's a bit of a turn-up. It is a theatrical moment,

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a dramatic moment. It endorses what somebody in power can do. It is not

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a pledge, because the Low Pay Commission have to endorse this. But

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this is meant to do two things. One, it is meant to endorse George

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Osborne's ability to use this catchphrase, which is worn and

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irritates many people, "We are all in it together." He can say I'm

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looking at the bottom of the poor working people, as well as those at

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the top. But it also says, is I can outflank Labour on this. Shazia, we

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must mention it, as you did stand as a Conservative candidate in one of

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the constituencies they were fighting. What's happening within

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the Conservative Party as far as you can tell? A few years ago they were

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saying no, the minimum wage is a terrible idea, it will cost jobs,

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and it hasn't. Perhaps it is rather a cynical look at it from my point

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of view but it seems that all the main parties are gearing up for a

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May 2015 general election, and all of a sudden these things are being

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pushed out there. . Ed Miliband is making a speech tomorrow about the

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economy. I just think it is that time where all of the parties are

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trying to rally support however they can. This rise from ?6.31 to ?7, you

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could look at it the other way as a business owner and think, is this

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going to put a strain on the money that I have within my business, and

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could it lead to job losses in the long term? That's what the CBI have

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come out with today. Would it really entice Labour voters to the

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Conservatives? I think it makes the Conservative Party a warmer and more

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acceptable image. It was meant to grab the headlines, as Shazia says,

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on the eve of a big speech by Ed Miliband. But one of the other

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principal problems of this is we could see this being outflanked. The

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living wage for instance is set at ?8.80. That's voluntary but one of

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the biggest proponents of that is one Boris Johnson. Coventry council

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has started doing that. Can we really continue with the minimum

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wage as it is when to the taxpayer there is an enormous expense of

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having to pay people in work these benefits? Nobody can survive on ?7

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an hour if they are working full time. You can't cover the basics

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with that. It is a tricky issue. George Osborne is trying to appear

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as warm and fuzzy as he can by trying to address this. The real

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struggle that the cost of living has risen so fast before wages have seen

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a rise. 2008 was the last time we saw a significant change there. The

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idea of sharing the recovery with everybody. Let's look at the

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Guardian. NSA, this is the American National Security Agency, gathers

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200 million texts a day. This is a story that the Guardian's had mile

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age out of with the information that you got from Edward Snowden. Tell us

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how this works. What's the point of gathering 200 million texts a day.

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It is a ridiculous amount of information. It is an extraordinary

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story. This is Operation Dish Fire, which is mounted by the Americans.

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Basically this says it can collect untargeted and unwarranted items.

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200 million texts a day. Rather creepily, 800,000 credit card

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transactions a day. These are targeted by the NSA abroad. Some of

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this information is passed back and is at the use of GCHQ. That on the

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surface would be illegal. GCHQ say no, we are restricted here and

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haven't gone outside the law. I want to know who signed a paper to say

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this is legal. For the first time we've had a telecoms company in

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Britain, a very big global company - Vodafone - are saying on the surface

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we are really shocked by what's happening. On the surface it doesn't

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look legal to us and we want to meet the Government next week to discuss

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this as soon as possible. This is a story you've mentioned Shazia that

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the NSA was on the front page as. Are people still interested in this

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It is a difficult one. There's so much mileage in this story. It seems

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to have been going on and on. I don't think we've seen the the end

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of it, because it is such a blatant invasion of peop's privacy. But it

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is the metadata, it is about the traffic that moves back and forth...

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And what can be taken from that. It is not a content. The you don't need

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the continent necessarily if you've got the metadata. Tomorrow if Barack

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Obama replies to his NSA panel, he wants to hake this a global event.

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He is holding a press conference, he's been in touch with David

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Cameron over what he's going to say. A press conference at 4 o'clock

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tomorrow, because he's so worried about the reactions in Europe

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particularly, trying to explain why the NSA spied on Angela Merkel, on

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heads of state, on the EU, on EU commissioners and on charities. But

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they are exactly the people you would expect to be spied on rather

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than the likes of us. I don't think the Germans have reacted in the same

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way! The Mail has a campaign to look inside the secret courts that can

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lead to children being taken from their parents, or older people being

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forced into care homes. They are saying victory at last. Decisions

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will be open to public scrutiny. The Mail claiming a bit of a success

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here Shazia. It is odd that we pride ourselves on a judicial system which

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is tremendously open and yet in this part of the courts, we know precious

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little about what goes on. Absolutely. I find it strange that

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decisions about something as important as vital as children

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staying with their families or not canner or whether they are going to

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be put into care aren't in the open, and everything is done in a cloak

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and dagger way. It is time that things came more out into the open.

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So that people involved in these decisions, councils and social

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workers, will have to be more answerable. It is laudable. Open

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justice demands the publicity here. I think it is admirable what the

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Mail's done and to secure victory is terrific. The Mail doing something

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admirable, wow! I never thought I would hear that. From a Guardian

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man, that's a first. They have a focus on people trapped by the

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fighting in Syria. This is a picture of a little girl who, incredibly,

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died shortly after this photograph was taken. Looking at her conditions

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there, it isn't really a surprise. She lost her battle to cling to

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life. The image of her face is becoming the symbol of a wider

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nightmare. You wonder what we have achieved with the chemical weapons

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declaration in Syria and whether that has won a great deal of fruit

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for the people caught up in it. This is an extraordinary front page. It

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is a haunting picture. Sometimes, on occasions like this, a picture like

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this portrays that individual suffering, especially of a child,

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and it will gather momentum around it. When you read this story, you go

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back to that debate. Britain has given ?500 million, and our

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government is during proud of that, to help the refugees. But there is

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another debate to say, shouldn't we take in more refugees? It is a

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difficult place to get to Britain from Syria. Shouldn't we be taking

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more in? There is a real danger of destabilising the area around Jordan

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and Lebanon. It might encourage us to give more money ourselves as

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individuals, but diplomatically and politically, you wonder where it is

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going to go. This is such a haunting picture and a classic example of a

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picture speaking a thousand words. Anyone who looks at this certainly

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can't ignore it. It will reignite the debate about whether we should

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open up our borders more to these people. Let's move on to the Daily

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Express. Another of its favourite subjects, house prices. Apparently,

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they are going to soar by ?25,000. You wonder who this is helping. If

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you are trying to get a foot on the ladder, you will struggle if prices

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are going up like this. Absolutely. Particularly in London, presses are

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through the roof. It makes it very difficult for young people to get a

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foot on the housing ladder. Even with these different schemes that

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are around to help people. We keep coming back to the problem that not

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enough houses are being built. Supply and a are not working. The

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rental market is under pressure. This concept of the average house

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price is nonsense. The geographical differences, you have got London

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acting completely differently. There are vast regional differentiation

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is. The maths don't add up. Let's look at one of the other stories in

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the Daily Telegraph. Women leave motherhood too late, warns medical

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chief. You are brave person to that, aren't you? Ahad teacher a few years

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ago suggested it in a speech to young women. Don't think you can

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have it all, because you might come unstuck. Dame Sally Davies says the

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average age of the first-time mother in the UK is now 30, the oldest in

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the world, tied with Germany. She goes on to say that women are now

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seeking an education. Some of them are travelling, some are having

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careers. That may be behind this. It probably is, but that doesn't alter

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the fact that if you want to have a family at 40, you might struggle. It

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might be medically difficult at 40 to have a baby, but then it might be

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medically difficult for some women to have a baby at 21. I am very

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surprised at this article and her views, because it is a very

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old-fashioned viewpoint, saying that women are leaving motherhood too

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late. Women are having an education and a career of their own. Why can't

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we have it all? All I know is that when women have them, it is

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exhausting. You will both be back with us at 11:30pm to look at the

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stories making the front pages. Stay with us, because at 11 o'clock, we

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are hoping to speak to Chiwetel Ejiofor, the Oscar-nominated star of

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12 Years A Slave. Coming up next, Sportsday. Welcome to

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