11/03/2014 The Papers


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fight to keep the T20 series alive with the West Indies. That's in 15


minutes, after the papers. Hello there. Welcome to our lock


ahead to what the papers -- look ahead to what the papers will be


bringing us. With us, Kevin Schofield and Emma Barnett.


Some of the front pages are already in. Let's see some of them now. We


start with the telegraph. It leads with the news that interest rates


could rise six-fold by 2017 as the economy grows. That's next to a


photograph of the missing pilot from flight MH370 with a passenger in the


cockpit in that picture, which is from a previous flight. Miliband


rules out early EU poll. That's on the front of the Financial Times.


The Metro has a story about a man who died of heart failure,


apparently brought on by biting his nails. The Mail says the NHS is


investigating claims that GPs are charging care homes for visits that


should be free. The Mirror - a story about the tax


arrangements of the Defence Secretary, whom the paper alleges


has signed over a buy to let property to his wife. Philip Hammond


has denied this is a tax dodge. The Guardian - an interview with the


inventor of the web, who says there should be an internet Magna Carta to


protect the independence of the medium.


We will start with the Daily Telegraph. Kevin, interest rates to


rise as the recovery gathers pace. We all know that's going to happen.


The question is, when is it going to happen? Are there any clues? Yeah,


well Mark Carney obviously had to roll back on the old policy which


said the forward guidance policy which said it wouldn't happen until


unemployment fell below 7%. That happened quicker than expected. The


economy is roaring along now, everyone says so. So he's


acknowledging that it is going to, interest rates will return to


something like normal, probably something like 3%. The interesting


thing politically is when the first rise is, will it be before the


general election or after? If it's before, it could be quite bad news


for the Prime Minister. Mr Carney, he suggests that it could be 3%, as


Kevin was saying. But that's nowhere near what it was pre-the recession,


which was 5%, I think at the highest point. I remember when it rates were


13, 14, 15%. I think a lot of people now will be thinking, how does this


actually affect me. For savers, it's really good news. But if you've been


used to a certain mortgage payment going out each month and suddenly


you're thinking, I haven't got a fixed rate, people, you know,


there's expected to be a rush on that, people going to fix their


rates of their mortgage. This is the start of people buying homes, that's


the season coming up, or looking to sell and move. That will affect


that. The bigger thing is will it actually affect most people's lives


and their quality of living? The quality of most people's lives,


especially we'll talk about Ed Miliband soon, but Ed Miliband


saying his big election focus and what he'll change if he were Prime


Minister is the quality of living crisis in this country. For a lot of


people, this won't mean very much, if anything, making their lives less


affordable. Think we could see a rise before the election? I would


think that Mark Carney, though the Bank of England is obviously


independent now, will come under a lot of pressure from Number Ten not


to increase interest rates. I think he's inclined not to. He says


there's a bit of slack in the economy, it can handle interest


rates where they are at the moment. We've become hooked on cheap credit.


It will be a shock to the system for a lot of people in terms of mortgage


payments, when rates go up. I don't think it will be before the


election. But certainly next year, but not pre-general election. And


missing airliner's pilot joked with female passengers in the cockpit at


30,000 feet. This is actually a photograph not from that flight,


from a previous flight, but there the first glimpse of the pilot of


this feated -- fated plane. First you do see the pilot of this missing


flight and his employees, Malaysia airlines is taking it seriously.


This passenger has come forward and said on previous flights he invited


women into the cockpit. They were smoking, him and his copilot. They


weren't even looking out in the direction of where they were meant


to be travelling. The other element of this is the news that there has


been a warning that the 777s, that there's a weakness in the system


there and there's a fear of a decompression and it wasn't anything


man-made. It could have been a fault with the plane. Which is really, you


know, both sides would be terribly tragic and we don't know what's


happened. I still can't get my head around this story. No, no-one can.


You have knavies from Six Nations -- Navies from six nations looking.


There was a suggestion that the plane actually came back, Veered off


to the west, which is now where they're focussing the search effort.


It's incredible, there's so many people and countries looking for any


sign of wreckage and any clues as to what might have happened. Now we're


getting all sorts of conspiracy theories that it's been high jacket


and redirected to some hidden location. I was hearing today that


apparently people are phoning passengers and their phones are


actually ringing, which would suggest that they haven't crashed.


But whether that's a conspiracy theory or not, I don't know. You


heard it today? Yeah, but don't take it as Gospel. Should be on the front


page of your paper, shouldn't it? That's a cracking story. I don't


think I read it on Twitter. If I were your editor, I'd fire you if


you heard that and didn't put it in the paper. That's incredible. There


is no physical evidence as to what happened. All kinds of speculation


and that vacuum of information is being filled now. We will go to the


Financial Times. Miliband rules out early EU poll. All the papers are


reporting it this way. Miliband will not hold an EU referendum. He rules


out EU poll on Financial Times. The message from the Labour Party was


that Ed Miliband will hold a referendum on the, an in-out


referendum on the EU but if... They turn it around the other way. That's


because they don't want you to report it this way. He wants to have


his cake and eat it. No-one's bought it, have they? All the papers are


reporting it this way. That's because our papers are good.


Absolutely. Go on. You're right, they are trying to present him as


being a mild Euro-sceptic perhaps, but clearly David Cameron set the


bar by saying I will hold an in-out referendum by 2017. If David - Ed,


sorry, Freudian slip again. If he fails to match that, then he's being


weaker, if you can put it like that, on EU membership. I don't see how


Labour can spin this as Ed being tough. It's quite clearly he is a


massive fan of the EU. He does not want to hold a referendum. He says


that it would be unlikely that a Government led by him would sanction


any chance powers from Westminster to Brussels triggering on his terms.


It's a major dividing line for Labour and the Tories. Despite all


that, Ed Miliband had to construct a sentence at some point that included


the word "in-out and referendum" and this is how he's done it. No-one's


fallen for the line. He's written this saying, only if there's a big


transfer of powers will we have this EU referendum. He's not going to do


that. If he is in power, he's safeguarded against that. All right.


The Daily Mail - now GPs charged to visit care homes. NHS probes doctors


cash demands. There are claims that certain care homes are paying for


GPs to come and visit their residents. So GPs are billing these


care homes for visits that should be free. We don't have all the details


because it's just a couple of paragraphs. It's reported in one


case a GP requested an extra 24,000 a year to cover services for 72


elderly residents. People are saying and a Labour peer said, if there's


evidence of fraud, it would be a police matter. This builds into the


bigger thing where I don't think we have enough transparency about what


goes on in care homes. We keep getting these stories, whether it's


abuse or the heavy burden of finance on the whole family and elderly


people having to sell their homes. It's in our interests to get care


homes to be a really decent level across the country as people live


longer and longer. Why isn't there more transparency on such an


important issue? The Government is trying to bed down on these costs.


With an ageing population more and more of us have parents getting


older and are likely to live longer than before. It's a major issue, a


major political issue as well. But you're right, there is a lack of


transparency and there's a feeling that this feeds into the whole


feeling of rip-off Britain in many ways that GPs allegedly trying to


play the system, trying to get as much money out of the families of


nursing home residents as they can. Yeah, it's a major headache. These


are services that should be free? That's how I assume everyone thinks


they should be. The nursing homes already pay a set amount to the


local GPs to come in to provide a basic service to their patients.


However, it looks like GPs allegedly charging on top of that, to cream


off some extra cash. It is completely wrong. A very interesting


story there. Onto the Guardian. Bob Crow. It's a great picture! It is.


He is a man who he said didn't like anyone gobby, he liked someone with


a bit of sparkle and with strong opinions. That would sum him up


really. The news is incredibly shocking. Just 52. Whoever you are,


whatever your politics are, you knew who Bob Crow was. I don't think you


can say that about many union leaders anymore. They don't occupy


that same space they used to. He is probably the last of a kind.


Obviously there are still at the very vociferous people in that


movement, but as your report said, I'm sure he would be chuckling as to


how many of his fiercest enemies have come to say... Or pay their


respects, saying quite lovely things about him. The suggestion is that


behind-the-scenes he was a conciliatory, he was someone who was


trying to strike a deal. There were two sides to him. He knew how to


play the media, to get public opinion on his side, and he knew how


to deal with the likes of ACAS and Boris Johnson. He was very good at


his job. You've only got a look at the terms and conditions that Tube


drivers have got compared to ten or 15 years ago. It's incredible. Why


have not love the other union leaders done that? Is there


something peculiar about the importance of the railways, of


course, to national life? If you do have a strike it does tend to bring


bosses to their knees and to the negotiating table. Is that the


reason he was so successful, because he was in a particular industry? I


think that played in his favour. But he did wield a pretty heavy stick


when it came to pay talks and suchlike. I don't think Boris


Johnson... On the one hand you can talk tough, but if it means the


infrastructure of the capital city is going to grind to a halt, then


clearly that reflects badly on you as London mayor. It is probably a


fitting epitaph for Bob Crow that his last major dispute with Boris


Johnson, he came out on top once more. He copped a load of flak for


the hassle that commuters had to put up with but, at the end of the day,


as far as his members are concerned, the guy is a hero. From vox pops we


did at the time of a number of these strikes, people sort of perspective


that. Even though a lot of people were inconvenienced and angry about


it, many others were sort of, well, he's doing what he needs to do for


his members. I don't know who you were talking to! You don't always


want to make somebody... There was lots of controversy about Bob Crow,


a lot of people said his first thing was to go for a strike. He was a man


who divided people. A lot of people I know felt that strikes were


something from yesteryear and didn't fit the place and were extremely


inconvenient for those people who needed to get to work. The head of


ACAS said if you compare the number of ballots he called with the number


of strikes that took place, he didn't have many strikes,


apparently. But then there must have been a lot of ballots. The strikes


were very high profile. They do stick in your mind if you are not


able to get into work in the morning. Blame Bob Crow. Lots of


tributes being paid to him today. You will be back in and our's time


for another look at the headlines. At 11pm, we will have the latest on


Labour's plans, or non-plans, for a possible referendum on Britain's's


relationship with the European Union. Now it's time for Sportsday.


Hello and welcome to Sportsday. I'm Katie Gornall, coming up... Bayern


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League, as the holders march on to the quarterfinals. England let the


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