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buying a football club. Ryan Giggs and others are clubbing together to


buy Salford city FC. Hello, and welcome to our look ahead


to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me are Kiran


Stacey, political correspondent at the Financial Times, and journalist


and blogger Susie Boniface, aka, the Fleet Street Fox. Here is the


independent, reporting on a study that shows that students from state


schools are more likely to get top grade degrees than those with


Dominic at private schools. `` than those at private schools. The Daily


Telegraph reports that savers who are locked into pensions will be


given a free exit. More on the probe into energy prices on the front of


the Daily Mirror. The Daily Express says millions of people will be


better off with a cap on pension charges. Ed Miliband calls for


further curbs on energy bills, that is in the Guardian. And the Daily


Mail reports on cats passing TB on to humans for the first time. On the


Times, a picture of Sumatran tiger cubs that have made their first


appearance at London zoo. We start with the Times. Alarm over


in new housing bubble, and dangerous levels of borrowing. Some of these,


if it is London and the south`east, is because of foreign investors in


London is a great place to buy property. Certainly part two, which


is available in homes that are just knew by, but definitely fuelling


prices in London. We have seen prices take off in the past few


years. Why is coming from places like the Arab world, Spain, Italy,


where they haven't got much money, or their assets are losing a lot of


value, so they are coming in buying houses filled. `` buying houses


here. There is a big turnaround. People are saying, it might be in


London, but not the rest of the country. Figures are now saying that


it is the rest of the country. There are some worrying figures that


suggest that people are borrowing much more than they can afford. It


says that in 2005, just a few years before the crash, which was partly


to do with people borrowing too much money for their houses, fewer than


5% of mortgages were at more than 4.5 times the income. Most people


were borrowing less than 4.5 times their income. Now, that has gone up


to 8.3 7%. In London, it is 17.2%. We now have nearly one in five


people borrowing more than their income. That it have any choice, do


they? If they want to buy houses in this part of the world, that is what


property costs. That is what people have had to do. I was borrowing six


times my salary in 2005, and the bank let me do it. What's


interesting is that George Osborne has sought to play down fears of a


housing bubble, following accusations he was stoking the


market to create a feelgood factor ahead of the election. Of course


that is what he's doing. That is the entire point the flagship to buy


scheme, is making everyone feel like they are doing better. That is the


entire point of the whole thing! Come on, people! Wake`up! Some


people say that it is going to crash at some point. They don't care, as


long as it crashes after May 2015. It's not our problem. Two things can


make it crash. Buyers who have come in from abroad might start to go


again. That would take out some of the heat from the market. The other


thing is that people simply get too stretched and can't afford mortgage


payments any more. Also, talk about a bubble, the criteria of lending


has tightened up since the crash. I was able to get six times my salary


a few years ago, there is no way I could do that today. They are now


saying that 4.5... 3.5 times your mum income if you are single


person, you are potentially at risk of losing your home if interest


rates go up. `` 3.5 times your income. The definition of a bubble


is now a little more cautious than it was. The Chancellor is saying


that prices are still significantly below their peak. Yes, but the guy


who is in charge of the Office of Budget Responsibility has said that


it is looking bubbly, quote, unquote. Once prices hit their


peak, it is too late. If they are at their peak, they are about to come


down. There were to move to flatten it out, so that just hit a peak and


plummet off the other side. Are they any better at predicting that than


they were in 2005? Absolutely not, they can't predict growth so...


There are lots of people now, one of the distinct things about the


housing market is how many people are buying with cash. The people who


are borrowing are getting more stressed. Loads of people are buying


with cash, so we could see an utterly divided... Who are these


people who have hundreds of thousands of pounds? They are people


coming from abroad, people who have been sitting on houses that are


escalating in price, or people with rich parents or grandparents. MPs.


MPs get mortgages get released on those. You particularly cynical,


even by your standards, Susie. Very cute picture here, three Sumatran


tiger cubs, you can only see two of them. They have made their public


debut at the London Zoo. The population in the wild is estimated


to have dropped to 300. These will be hugely popular at the zoo. It is


horrifically sad, and that is what is pictured is not illustrate.


Regents Park is not the place for a Sumatran tiger, they are not going


to be particularly happy in the northern hemisphere, with smog and


all that. There is a very narrow gene pool that they are breeding in


as well. It is like choosing to save the red haired people or the blonde


haired people or something like that. You wouldn't be very robust.


The animals in the zoo population are not the same as the Sumatran


tiger. They become different as a representation of this PC. If you


want to conserve animals that are in danger, the thing is to conserve the


habitat. I'm sure they will be cute, and we want to see tigers, but those


tigers are never going to have freedom, they will never know what


it is like to be outside was. There will never hunt their own food, and


they are not going to be tigers in so many ways. This is a species that


will breed in the wild. It is not like pandas, that have to be


encouraged through every single matchmaking session that they do.


Sumatran tigers do actually have a capacity for procreating, but the


problem is logging and so on in their native territories. The


developing world, that is having a big impact on lots of animals,


rhinoceros, elephants... You think parents should not take their kids


to the zoo? I think they should discuss the correct ways of saving


Sumatran tigers. I have done lots of stories about animal conservation,


so I have a little bit of bias. I think a tiger should be in it tiger


appropriate place, not a zoo. You are not suggesting that we don't


continue to keep the tigers we have got? No, but having animals create a


lot of interest, perhaps proponents of this sort of thing would promote


people try to go and save the situation in Sumatra. But people are


making a lot of money out of it, they are spending a lot of money on


these tigers in London, and not doing an awful lot about the


situation in Sumatra. There is no point saving these animals, if you


can't introduce them back into their native environment. It is weird and


biologically odd. You need to take them back to the place where they


are from, where they were bred, where they are designed to be


living, and to be happy and to live their lives out. You can't have them


in captivity for ever and ever just because you say, we can't have


Sumatran tigers die out. I had no idea you would have so much to say


about a picture on the Times. Sorry! Don't apologise, I'm thrilled. The


Financial Times, this is a joint article that has been written by


David Cameron and he is counterpart from Germany. Doesn't involve any


tigers at all, unfortunately. What we saw, from what we know last night


with the debate between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg, England's role in


the EU is in flux. David Cameron wants to renegotiate his position in


the rest of Europe. The problem is, does anyone else want to sign up to


what Britain was? Do they want to stop immigrants coming into the UK


and other countries, or do they want to keep freedom of movement going?


This is the first sign that Germany, the major power, might be wanting to


sign up to some of what Britain want. He is saying that he will put


in guarantees that the eurozone countries will not be able to gang


up on those countries that are not inside the eurozone, and determine


the way that how markets work. What we are worried about is that... All,


there will be a tax. The Robin Hood tax. They will say, sorry guys, we


don't care about what you want, or going to do this. That is what


Britain is terrified about, they are looking for an emergency brake. What


Wolfgang Schauble is saying is that we are listening, we understand you


have concerns, we will be listening is a group of 18 without you, and we


promise not to cook up anything that is going to hurt you. Which shows,


despite all the problems they have been with the euro project in places


like Greece, Portugal, Ireland, how powerful the eurozone is. It is


powerful partially because it has Germany in it. But you are right, it


is an immensely powerful bloc of countries, these are big economies.


As a voting bloc and a trading bloc, it really carries some clout.


David Cameron is still plugging away at the idea that he will get a


referendum through an renegotiate terms. Also, this only really


relates to ask and Denmark. We are the only two nations that aren't


obliged to join the euro, although we are EU states. All Wolfgang


Schauble has said is that he is going to be fair to countries that


are outside the Eurozone, isn't exactly what Nigel Farage would


want, I don't think. It is something, and we have not had much


so far. They will seize on it, what they? It is genuinely a positive


sign. There is no reason why Germany should turn around and say they will


look after our interests as well. That is the ultimate thing that


David Cameron is hoping. He hoped that Berlin will turn around and


say, if the choice is giving you something you want or having you


leave altogether, I would rather have you in. Not least because


Britain and Germany agree on a lot of things. This is Germany saying,


we would rather have you in, we will give you a little bit. The question


is, are they going to go much further? Particularly on things like


immigration? If they want to exercise a V2 and say, no, we don't


want to do that, we are not part of the euro but we don't want you to do


that. `` veto. They might say that, but we wouldn't say that on BBC


News. You did have as much to say about that as tigers. The Daily


Telegraph, it is after 9am, we are all grown`ups. Hillsborough police


question of the deaths. Four police officers being interviewed under


caution. It is the first time they have been questioned in the criminal


caution as potential manslaughter suspect. This is part of the


investigation into what really went on at Hillsborough when 96 people


died in 1989. 25 years on, it is incredibly slow getting to the


truth. We didn't know until about 18 months ago whether there had been a


cover`up that we seem to now know that happen. We are managing to see


members of the police force brought in for questioning. When the police


decide to cover something up, they are very good at it. They are very


good at closing ranks and making sure no one finds out the truth.


Now, we don't know what the truth is, and I'm not saying either way on


this one. There does seem to be evidence that evidence might have


been doctored, that it was covered up Apple all levels in the police.


And, we are only just now, 25 years later, finding that there are heavy


suspicions. `` covered up at all levels. Not all police officers are


cut from the same cloth. 13 are being questioned under caution, four


for manslaughter and others for offences including perverting the


course of justice, and abusing public office. Some are still


serving, 12 are long since retired. It is astonishing that it has taken


25 years to get to this stage. It has been 18 months or so since the


Hillsborough Independent panel when we finally learn foreign FAQ that


there had been a cover`up. We are now waiting for the inquest. ``


learn for a fact. It is going to be so long since the original event


that the chances of actually having a court case that you could make a


charge stick is going to be almost remote, I would have thought. This


is no victory at all, for anybody. But look at the Daily Mail very


quickly. For owners catch TB from their pet. You're not a cat owner,


are you? No. So no sympathy. This disease has lept from one species to


another. Disease will cross barriers and bugs evolve. I am looking


forward to the day that the Environment Secretary calls for a


cull on cats and tries to get that one past the voters. Seem to have


picked this up from badges, so perhaps he will blame badgers again.


Shifting the blame on to somebody else. I feel particularly bad about


the on the front page that has gone missing. He an infected cat and he


has gone on the loose. They must have known. Look at him, he is


clearly an evil cat. He is named after Richard Nixon, if you did not


know that she was up to no good then you do now. There is a little go out


there who loves that. She should be in bed, it is 11:45pm. Thank you so


much. We should not make fun of it, but we have. At midnight, the big


six energy companies face questioning about giving customers a


poor deal. Hello and welcome to Sportsday. I'm


Lizzie Greenwood`Hughes. The headlines tonight: All hail Alex


Hales. England's first Twenty20 centurion, helps them beat Sri Lanka


by six


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