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statement on the case of three-year-old Mikaeel. With the let


you know when that starts. -- we will let you know.


Welcome to our look ahead at what the papers will be bringing us


tomorrow. With me are Yasmin Alibhai-Brown from the Independent


and Eleanor Mills from the Sunday Times.


We start with the Independent on Sunday. A report on leaks connecting


the police and News International was buried. Gamers Janet Smith will


say that Jimmy Savile's behaviour was recognised by BBC executives,


but they took no action. The Sunday Times reports that Prince


Charles will share official duties on the beaches of Normandy this


summer when the nation marks the 60th anniversary of the D-day


landings. The mail says that the Prime


Minister intends to stop printing welfare literature in any language


other than English. Let's start with that story on the


mail on Sunday. The headline, speak in English, or lose benefits. This


drives me nuts! English is my fourth language. I did not even speak it


until I was eight. This idea that unless you learn English you some of


criminal. What if Spain decided to do this to the Britons living in


Andalusia. Would that be all right? Eleanor? This is another one of


those lurches to the right to try to put off the UKIP tendency, isn't it?


This is pure politics. This is responding to the popularity of


things like benefits straight and the opinion polls that everyone


thinks we should be cracking down on welfare and that people think it is


too easy for people to get benefits. This is a knee jerk political


reaction to that. We would want it to happen to Britons living in


Spain, Italy or France. There would be an outcry if those countries had


these sorts of knee jerk policies? I completely understand, Yasmin. But I


also think that there are people who come to England and claim our


benefits. You have to ask at some point, shall be endlessly spending


money who have no railings to this place except for the fact that they


have wound here -- wound up here as economic migrants. That is so wrong.


Maybe that is a way of doing it. I'm not saying... If you go into


schools, school after school will tell you, I'd even this government


admitted it ten days ago, some of the top achieving schools are


achieving high results because migrant children, who don't speak in


-- English have gone there and work so hard that they have raised


standards. So can we stop punishing people who speak other languages? I


agree with you. I am the governor of a local primary school which has


over 50% of children who do not speaking this as a first language.


And they do incredibly well. In London, where we have most


immigrants, we have the best schools. There is an immigrant


culture which values education. That is not say that we should have an


open door policy everybody who comes here not speaking English and wants


to claim benefits. Onto the Observer, serious topics


with the headline, revealed, how Savile abused up to 1000 on BBC


premises. This is Dame Janet Smith, who was a former Court of Appeal


judge who previously led the enquiry into Harold Shipman. She has led a


report into the proclivities of Jimmy Savile. She is saying probably


there were 1000 people abuse at the BBC in dressing rooms and green


rooms. That allegedly BBC executives knew about it and did nothing. The


most chilling phrase, every chat -- every chance he had, he took it.


There was never a quiet day for Jimmy Savile. That is chilling. And


to be fair, it sounds as if it is revolving around a one source. And I


commented from the BBC press office, we will not be commenting on the


article. We will be responding to the review when it is published.


Therefore, that is the situation at the BBC at the moment. It wasn't


just Savile, though, was it? The Hull City were tall thing, it came


out in a letter to the police. I took a letter that the BBC -- that


someone wrote to me about the BBC and that is the first time anybody


thought about what Stuart Hall had been getting away with. It was not


just the BBC, the whole of our society seems to have colluded in


ignoring these victims. There have been these high-profile court cases


about every high-profile chap from the 80s, the entire cast of


characters from my childhood on trial for the most horrendous


thing! And all deny it. Yes, but it is not looking good. Onto another


story with the Observer. This one is the main photograph story. Richard


Harris, the former special adviser to the Liberal leader Nick Clegg,


talks about her disgust about how the party has handled the Lord


Rennard harassment case. -- Bridget Harris. I find this, not shocking,


but is if we are back in some 18th century, or something. This is


supposed to be the modern, nice guy party. Liberal party. What is


stopping... Apparently, it is the Lib Dem peer 's, and I can believe


that, who are starving Nick on this. He was quite robust, as much as he


could be. I think he was in a corner and he had to do something. But I


notice that the laws come together. It is a club. It is up to Nick Clegg


to say that this is wrong. Lord Rennard has denied all of it. And he


was cleared by the commission that Nick Clegg setup. That is not enough


for Yasmin! The women you are coming out now are disappointed and saying


they want an apology. I don't think women make these things up because


they haven't got enough washing-up to do. It is very hard to take


npower. I wasn't suggesting that. -- to take on power. There was a great


deal of theory that this chap had got away with it and he seems to be


coming back into the fold. -- there was a great deal of anger. Bridget


Harris is saying that she doesn't want to be part of a party that


allows this go on. The Liberal Democrats have seven female MPs and


while they carry on treating women in this way, they are unlikely to


get more. It puts of women going into public life and this -- and we


need more of them. This is a disaster. The quote from Bridget


Harris is, this is a classic Lib Dem farce. Well, she should know! It is


tough on Nick Clegg as well. It is tough, but this is when... He often


becomes Nick Clegg, I can be very authorities -- very authoritative.


This is time for him to do it. It shows him in a bad light unfairly.


These are not his values. It was Nick Clegg who said that they would


make the commission look into it, and the problem is that if you let


the commission direct and they come up with a decision that you do not


like, you are in trouble. It is like Cameron and 11 as an enquiry. It


seems like the easiest political enquiry -- the easiest political


decision to leave it to an enquiry, but you should make them yourselves


-- make your decisions yourselves. Whatever the actuality, there is the


perception that these women are making complaints, even if they did


not happen, these are the perceptions. Perceptions are very


important. There was enough evidence that bad things were going on. As a


leader, he should have said that should not be going on. Just to


repeat that any allegations have been strenuously denied.


Onto the Sunday Times. The headline, Queen and child star to


job share. Eleanor, the subheading merge staff teams to begin this


week. -- Queen and Charles to job share. They are basically saying


that the Queen is finding longwall travel exhausting. Prince Charles


went to the Commonwealth conference. It seemed like Prince


Charles will be doing a lot of the heavy lifting. We discovered that we


will not call it a Regency, because that would cause constitutional


issues. But Charles will be doing a lots more. Camilla has been


shadowing the Queen in not more. She is 88, she has not been well and


this is the beginning of a shift. Charles will be taking over quite a


lot of her roles. I think it is a momentous moment. Julie six, when


they go for the D-day landings in France, June the 6th, will be the


passing of the bat. Some comments in from our royal correspondent, he


says that we have known the communication teams are being named


-- are being merged and Prince Charles is taking on more. The


newspaper's line that the Queen's visit to the D-day landing site may


be the Queen's final trip, he is very sceptical about. Yasmin, trying


to get you excited in a royal story is eat -- is not easy. I am not


going to be excited. Why do you have this on your front page? It is not a


front-page! A job share between two privileged people. I am sorry, I am


a Republican. Can I be excused? Know! -- no, you can't! On the basis


that news is what people are interested in... Something serious,


yes. But a job share between the monarchy in the air is not a big


story. There will be people shouting at their televisions in support and


against. But the Queen has insisted that she will go on and not abdicate


and this is the first sign that she is maybe feeling her age.


Onto the Sunday Times's second story. Sugar watchdog work for


Coca-Cola. This is a proper front-page story. I'm sure it


carries on. It is depressing that one of the country's leading


nutritional experts, tasked by the government to propose new ways of


instructing people not to have too much sweet stuff because it is very


bad for you, is a paid adviser to Coca-Cola and Mars. I find this


utterly depressing. He gets money from Coca-Cola and advises them at


board level. Monthly. Sorry, for Mars. And cocoa -- Coca-Cola fund


his Ms -- funds his research. This is happening everywhere. Academic


life is now is infiltrated because of cuts and so on... Well it's


funded... We are losing that ethical space between commercial interest


and academic neutrality. Someone in the Government should have said,


hang on, this is a conflict of interest, you are can't advise us on


sugar and Mars and coke coalament We are -- Coca-Cola. We are living in a


time where everything is sponsored. We no longer have it in politics,


academics. That's really dangerous. In America it's much worse, by the


way. It's all incredibly powerful sugar lobby. The last couple of


weeks people saying sugar is the new tobacco. I'm not an expert on the


science of the health claims for sugar or against, but there's a very


strong, big business lobby, which has massive financial interests in


keeping our food pumped up with cheap sugar. A huge industry. With


regards to the comments, from the Times, then, defend your stance.


You've got that as a story on the front page, but it's small in


comparison to the main story about the Queen and Prince Charles. I


think they're both jolly good stories. A lot of, probably in terms


of selling newspapers, the Queen and Charles are a good headline. That


will go around the world. What is, do you think people don't know that


Charles is now taking up much more stuff that the Queen isn't doing? In


what sense is this a surprising story for anyone? I think it is


surprising because the Queen has been so adamant that she wasn't


going to do it. Slowly, in the last six or seven months, even I, turn


away, have noticed that Charles and Camilla have been doing many more


official functions. And Prince William. Yes. All of them. , there's


an abundance of stories, Harry coming out of flying apaches. Yes


taking a desk job. Coming back to London. William back in London.


There's a sense of the new generation taking over at the


Palace. That is important. The Queen's been a massive figurehead


for a large part of the globe for a long time. She's not going to do


that, that is a big story. Whether you're a republican or not, she's


massive news. The sugar thing is completely crucial and very


important. It's on the front page too along with two other very good


stories. Enough! And fantastic stuff inside too. That's enough selling.


You completely scuppered your OBE chances. You know I sent mine back.


I did. You had to mention that. You did? I sent mine back. She's had the


call and she said no. I sent the thing back. I took it and then sent


it back. It's the past. I thought you were a rerepublican. We are


waiting for the police statements in Scotland about the three-year-old


Mikaeel Kular and that statement by police, was due to happen outside


Police Scotland headquarters. That was due about five or so minutes


ago. That hasn't actually begun yet. We could perhaps maybe talk to


Robert Hall, who's our reporter who


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