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Sportsday after the Papers in about 15 minutes' time.


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


us tomorrow, with me Martin Bentham of the Evening Standard and


broadcaster Daisy McAndrew, welcome to both of you. Tomorrow's front


pages, then, starting with the Telegraph, saying that thousands of


patients suffering from cancer are being denied the drugs they need


from the NHS. The metro lead story, three Tottenham Hotspur fans being


charged for using racially abusive language. The express says a new


treatment soon to be available on the NHS could help Britain's 10


million migraine sufferers. China's offshore secrets revealed,


that the headline on the front of the Guardian. The Daily Mail is


reporting on a 16-year-old student who died after taking ecstasy at a


party in London. And the Times are saying Theresa May is in a stand-off


with Downing Street over stop and search powers used by police. It


also pictures the fold of champion racehorse wrangle under the caption,


million dollar baby. -- Frankel. We will begin with the Daily


Telegraph, the story about the NHS and the lottery of NHS drugs is the


headline, punishing the dying. Martin, this is the idea that not


everybody who needs the drugs is getting them. Yes, and the story


here is about the body NICE which regulates drugs and decides whether


they are cost effective or not. Sometimes there are controversies


because they do not license things because they are too expensive, but


on this occasion all of these drugs have been approved by them, and yet


the report suggests that 14,000 patients per year are not receiving


them. Various other drugs are involved. It is suggesting it is a


postcode lottery that different trusts, health trusts, are allowing


people to have these drugs, others aren't, and again it raises this


debate about resources in the NHS. What we don't we have in this


story, I think, is an explanation from the trusts that are not giving


it to people, why that is. I think they are reading between the lines,


these as patient will be that these are very, very expensive drugs, and


most of the patients who are not receiving these drugs are terminally


ill. Therefore, of course, the suspicion is that in some way these


trusts don't see these patients was worth the money and worth the


investment, because brutally they are going to die anyway. We have had


this many times, this accusation that terminally ill patients, the


matter what they are suffering with, don't get the treatment that, as


Martin said, organisations like NICE have stipulated that they should be


getting. In some of these cases, with these very serious cancers,


yes, it is not going to save their life, but they could double their


life span from it, and they are not getting the treatment. NICE was set


up with the intention of getting away from the postcode lottery,


something should be available across the board. I suppose the trouble is


you still get to that basic debate, don't you, about the use of


resources? Each health trust will have the man is on its resources,


different numbers of people being treated in A and so on, so each


one has its and -- as its own dilemmas. Nobody wants to see... How


much is one drug were compared to smaller treatments to me I suppose


people want to see transparency, and they want to understand the wise and


wherefores. A lot of charities are saying that the problem is that even


when patients do know that these drugs exist, and many times they


have never heard of them, these patients are in the most traumatic


period of their life, and the last thing they feel like doing is


fighting a bureaucracy when they want to be positive and looking


after family members. It is a terrible story. Also on the front of


the Allograft, an interesting question posed in the headline, is


collect's angry wife behind his battle with Rennard? -- the


Telegraph. There are plenty of angry women who are angry with Nick Clegg


for the way he has handled the Lord Rennard story. I worked with Chris


Rennard in a very small team for two years. I am rather long in the


truth, we are going back many years, this was up to the 1991 election,


1999-2001 election, and my experience of him was as an


extremely nice, caring, important and well respected man. He was very


powerful, and everybody looked up to him, and everybody knew that, you


know, this was a man who could make a big difference. I never, either


personally or heard rumours about any of his alleged bad behaviour.


Now, I'm not saying that the allegations are not true, I simply


have no idea, but the way that the party has handled it has been an


absolute dogs dinner. -- dog's dinner. What about this question, is


it just allowing the question to sit there? It does rather do that,


suggesting that she has been left furious, but not actually explaining


how they know this. Obviously, these ideas go around, people here


things, and that may well be the case, she is very much standing up


for woman in all the things she does, Miriam Clegg, so it would not


be surprising that you took that view, but we haven't actually heard


it direct from the horse's mouth. Going back to your dog's dinner, how


do they get out of it? Leadership is a very difficult business,


especially when you are faced with something like this, and I do think


that Nick Clegg was dammed if he did and dammed if he didn't. These were


serious allegations from women who were themselves respected within the


party, certainly they have to be listened to, and the internal


workings of the Lib Dems are so ridiculously convoluted and


complicated that they have really tied Nick Clegg's hands behind his


back, and he has not been able to do what most leaders in a modern


democracy should be able to do, which is kind of, in some ways, what


he wants in order to create stability in order to send that


message down. So there was a problem there, and funnily enough, Chris


Rennard was one of the people that I often heard the moaning the


ridiculous constitution that the Lib Dems add, whereby they had all these


reports and so many chiefs, so many chiefs rather than just one cheap.


Where he goes from here... Watch the next few days! The High Court, by


the sound of its! Very expensive lawyers and very high profile


coverage. The Metro has a story which does appear any De Graaf as


well, the Y word. -- in the Telegraph. This is three Tottenham


fans being charged for using the word Yid, it is a subject of


controversy, because Tottenham fans have this chance because of their


association with Jewish supporters of the club. They see it,


apparently, as something that is self mocking. They say it is a word


they have taken ownership of. Exactly, it was chatter that there,


with some hatred, and they have turned it around. -- chanted at


them. The FA have said it is inappropriate and might be offensive


to some people. David Cameron got involved and said he thought, in


essence, that it was acceptable if it was used in a self mocking way


and should only be prosecuted as an offence if it was inciting hatred.


Obviously, we don't know the context of this, it will be thrashed out in


court. I have sympathy with David Cameron's point of view, because I


think a word like that surely has to be either given with hate or


received with beer, but if it is neither received with beer, as in


Glenn Hoddle and Les Ferdinand, the two most celebrated as both players


ever, they are bombarded with the word when they come on as a form of


adulation. It is very, very difficult, and as you said, it is


their word, they should do what they want with it. On the other and, it


is not nice in many other contexts. Troenks events in Syria in the


Guardian. Killings in Syria could be the tip of the iceberg. That's when


of the fears we have heard today. This may not be the whole story?


Exactly. The story here points out that Syrian activists say an


estimated 50,000 detainees are unaccounted for, so that obviously


adds another 40,000 even if 11,000 were among those 50,000 and yet the


numbers could be almost incalculable. It's an absolutely


grim and gruesome story. The story unfortunately is that it makes the


prospects of any settlement, any agreement, from the start of the


Geneva talks tomorrow, even more remote. It didn't look very


promising even before this came out with the talks starting with many of


the combatants not participating and it makes it all the more difficult


and the killings may go on unfortunately. Killing does happen


in wars but this is something quite different. They refer to these as


torture centres. Most would think of them as concentration camps. Many


people are drawing comparisons with Belsen and Auschwitz which will send


a shiver down the spine of any politician thinking, how on earth do


we deal with this if it's on that scale of atrocity and also, how can


we not do something if it's on that scale?


Let's move to the front of the Daily Mail. This story has provoked an


interesting series of talking boys on BBC News today. A generation of


men still living with their parents. Daisy, we are told this is to do


with economics and a whole array of other factors as well? It's to do


with tuition fees, the cost of your first home. I was reading average


costs of a first home has jumped from ?50,000 in 1996 perhaps when we


were looking to buy our first home, not saying we are all that old, it's


nearly ?200,000 now. You know, I've often reported that a first time


buyer can't get their deposit together until an average age of 36.


I worry. I was in a fortunate position when in my first job that I


could live with my parents because my parents lived in London that.


Gave me an immediate advantage over all the other young people of my age


whose parents didn't live in London. You have to have a north -- you have


a north south divide and an urban rural divide. That schism is going


to get bigger and bigger. The old idea of people getting on their bike


to move jobs is already completely flawed for the same reason. It's


difficult. We have this problem with internships that people have to work


for nothing to get their foot in the door. Bank of Mum and dad. Yes, the


figures hardly reflect the impacts of those things. That's just at the


very start of it. If anything, the situation's going to get worse


because prices are going up of housing, debts are increasing for


young people and it's grave concern to all parents actually, never mind


the children. Quite! It's a big issue that people don't want to see.


They generally hope their children have a better future than they do,


not a worse one that. 's a big issue of concern for a lot of people. It's


interesting that it's significantly statistically more men than women


and in the old days we might say that's because women are moving in


with their house houses -- hiss and getting married. -- Husbands and


getting married. It makes me wonder whether they just want their laundry


done! Worried about the Lang Juan of --


language of politics. Stop the hate, your thoughts on this? She's a young


MP, exactly my age. I don't want to bang on about age but we are coming


back to Tory party, the party of hate and she's called Nicky Morgan,


a Treasury Minister electd two years ago at the last election, and this


is still the issue that I think the Tory party hasn't dealt with


properly. A positive message she's saying? Yes, she's talking about


might raying, welfare and the European Union and so on, although


in most of those areas, they are in tune with the public, so I wonder


about that. She said we need to be more positive, although I also


think, talking about the things we are doing positively, which is an


echo about the Theresa May argument about the nasty party. But the


economic message is that the country is doing well and Labour has this


issue as well that they are trying to say what people aren't doing so


well. People don't like to hear negative messages necessarily. Apart


from in elections. Yes. We'll return to that no doubt in an hour's time.


That's it for this hour. Thank you both very much.


Back at 11. 30 for another look at the stories making the news


tomorrow. We'll have the latest on the shocking images smuggled out of


Syria which war crimes expert says is evidence of systematic killing, a


day ahead of the critical talks. Coming up next, Sportsday.


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