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playing Cassandra Morelle in Dynasty.
Welcome to look ahead at what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.
Thank you for joining us. We will look at tomorrow's front pages. We
start with the Telegraph, the lead story is news that parents who start
star their children of love and affection `` starve their children
of love and affection face prosecution. The Guardian says
experts are warning that climate change has already cut into the
global food supply. The independent says the Midlands and the North of
England would be hardest hit by quitting the European Union. The
Daily Mail headline is about mothers over 50 having births. The daily
express says a right`wing think tank suggests patients paid ?10 per month
to use the NHS. We start with the Telegraph. This is quite
extraordinary. Explain more. Neglect and emotional abuse has always been
a gateway for social services to intervene in the family, and remove
that child into care, along with sexual abuse and physical abuse. But
here they are going to add a criminal by mentioning. The issue is
how you prove it. It has always been, with physical abuse you might
have evidence. Sexual abuse, to an extent, the same. But how do you
prove to the court that a child has been starved of cuddles? People will
be hearing this and thinking it is crazy, you will have children saying
they were ignored, this and that. Yes, I was treated differently,
excluded. In the civil court, this happens, we have many cases where
emotional abuse or the likelihood of emotional abuse in the family is a
wafer social services to remove children. `` is a way that. We know
that it can affect people. The inaccurate nursery rhyme about
mental abuse, it hurts a lot. We know that it matters, whether the
court can really judge on it, really find enough proof, it seems a lot
more work for the legal establishment. In all seriousness,
in this report there is a lot of food, might, may. `` could. How much
of a chance does this have? We have recently seen David Cameron cracking
down on pornography that children have access to. It is a political
issue. All the politicians want to look to be on the side of protecting
children. This seems to fit into that pattern. It is easy to say you
want to do something about things like this, quite hard to actually
crashed legislation that works. `` craft legislation. The political
side must be how far the state can intervene. Looking at this closely,
you do wonder, surely this is being covered by elements of cruelty, how
far are we going to go? Many mothers suffer from postnatal depression.
Where does the boundary stop? It will be very difficult if it comes
in. Staying with the Telegraph, this story about Britain walking tall
again, says George Osborne. One senses in this story a little bit of
the thumping of the election from. Such a cynic. You're quite right.
The Chancellor had a good couple of weeks. His budget was well received.
Since that budget we've seen the opinion polls tightening, Labour's
lead has gone down quite a bit. George Osborne seems to be wanting
to punch home, making this big speech on the economy tomorrow.
Within the story, we learn that Nick Clegg is going to try and rain on
his parade a little bit and claim that actually the tax cuts the
Tories claimed to have delivered are actually, certainly the raising of
income tax, was actually a Liberal Democrat manifesto idea. Nick Clegg
says, not so fast, George Osborne. What coalition? The knives are out.
It is like Game of Thrones. We are not sure who is doing what.
Everybody wants the glory. I disagree. I many people would really
have predicted this coalition, the first coalition would have lasted
until now? `` how many people. It is a fixed term parliament, there was
nothing they could have done. Onto the Financial Times. We were talking
about tax. Here is another story. It suggests according to the latest
figures, the calculation is showed that less tax than forecast is going
into the coffers. People are not paying as much. Are we in recovery?
Tax has come up short. Everybody is rushing to pay their tax. It is the
end of the tax year next week. The figures don't add up. This is the
issue. Have we got enough to do what the government wants to do the year
before the election? Talking of the coalition, the big thing that they
said they were coming together to achieve was to eliminate the deficit
in the court of this parliament `` the course of this Parliament. The
deficit is still very big. Tax has gone up by ?23 billion over the
course of this Parliament, as the FT says, politicians like to talk about
tax cuts but if you think about things like VAT, national
insurance, overall we are paying more tax. It is still not enough.
The figures, it is a small percentage that, it equates to a lot
of money. They were working on 38.8% of income. It has been revised down
to 37% now the Independent. We have the debate on the BBC on Wednesday.
But this says actually, a report is out suggesting that quitting it
would hit the north and the Midlands hardest. Too`mac this is another of
those big scare stories `` this is another of those big scare stories.
The idea is, not only would they would be hit hardest, but the figure
is 3 million jobs that Britain would lose, it is now being spoken of as 4
million. The fact is, we have a big trade deficit with Europe, we buy so
many of their Mercedes, cars, the idea that Europe is going to stop
trading with us if we were to leave the European Union is nonsense,
Norway, Switzerland, other countries outside the European Union have good
trade relations, and if we ever left, we would keep those relations.
I do agree, it is a scare story, and what makes me smile is the North,
the Midlands, O far north are we talking? Is this another blow at
Scotland? I think that is what it is. It is showing the political
might through the economic industrial heartlands, if they still
exist, in the north and the Midlands. It will be interesting to
see how quickly this survey shows up in the debate. One assumes in the
first two minutes. We should have a wager. Moving onto the Guardian. Bat
look that climate change and this report coming out about global
warming which makes some pretty damning reading. It is quite
frightening. Wheat is the first big staple crop to be affected by
climate change because it is sensitive to heat. It is grown in
Pakistan, Russia, Canada. The projection suggests it could drop 2%
per decade. It is absolutely frightening. The changes in
temperature could lead to food prices rising between three and 84%
by 2050. We have already seen food riots during the last crisis. This
is unsustainable. We cannot feed our people know. `` at the moment. If
the yield of crops is falling because of climate change and the
population rising, we are in difficulty. This is a very Guardian
story, is it not? In a way, yes. It is also on the front of the Metro.
Fair will be lots of people in Tory Somerset who will read this with
interest, worry about their future. I would link this story with the one
we just with that, the scare story on Europe. I see this as a scare
story as well. The climate panel in the UN as a record of exaggerating
some of the risks. Come on, we have fish catches that could fault by
between 40`60%. Throughout history we have had people warning of
overpopulation. If you look at the world today, disease rates, poverty
rates are falling at unprecedented levels, there has never been a
better time to be alive. The great story of humankind as we find
solutions to problems that we face. I am confident we will find
solutions. I want to catch my fish, not grow them. That is a different
issue. Onto the Express. Bat has the story, it is being said by this
think tank that patients will have to pay ?10 per month to use the NHS
under plans revealed today. Is this another scare story? No. The issue
with the NHS, I have to link it to legal aid. This is the lawyer's
interest coming through. It is one of the backbones of our society,
what makes us different from any other country in the world, and
paying to go and see your doctor, it sounds like the BBC licence fee,
doesn't it? It undermines universe allergy `` universality. We all
remember Margaret Thatcher, look at David Cameron, you still the Child
benefit from the mother on the school run. The deficit Labour left
behind might have had something to do with that. Bringing in small
charges here and there, it is going to be the downward spiral. I cannot
see the link to legal aid. You just have to get it in. In the
introduction you spoke about the right`wing think tank but my
understanding is this is a former Labour health Minister who is part
of this report. None of us want charges for the national health
service, for anything, but a little while ago, we spoke about Britain,
?100 billion deficit, the fact that taxes are not plugging the gap. We
have a massive crisis in public finances. The NHS budget is
protected. I'm not sure this is the right solution, but I'm afraid
solutions will need to be taken. It will bring in a system where people
who can pay it and cannot are in a different way. Thank you. We will be
back later. That is it for the papers. Thank you to our guests.
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