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soldier and the other top films with Mark Kermode.

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

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us tomorrow. With me are barrister Sophia Cannon and Tim Montgomerie

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from The Times. Tomorrow's front pages.

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The lead story in the Telegraph, news that parents who starve their

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children of love and affection face prosecution under a so called

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Cinderella Law likely to be proposed in the Queen's Speech.

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According to the Times, senior executives at the Big Six energy

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firms have admitted that their customer service has been poor and

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bills have been too confusing. The Guardian says UN experts are

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warning that climate change has already cut into the global food

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supply. The Independent has research which

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claims that the North of England and the Midlands would be hit hardest by

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the UK quitting the European Union. According to the FT, less tax than

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forecast is flowing into government coffers.

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Births to mums over 50 soaring, is the Mail's headline. The main

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picture is of the Dynasty actress Kate O'Mara who's died aged 74.

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And the Mirror has a special investigation into conditions for

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construction workers preparing Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. With those

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on the front pages, let's begin at our first is about the energy giants

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of the times. Tim, you are from the Times, talk us through this. Up

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until now we have thought that tankers and politicians were public

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enemy number one, we have this big survey by the polling organisation

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we are splashing in the paper tomorrow which says that energy

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companies are less popular even than bankers `` bankers. The interesting

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thing is that energy companies themselves

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admit their customer service has been poor, bills have been confusing

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and complaints have been badly handled and the story I our deputy

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political editor says that over half of people admit they have been

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turning their thermostats down because they have been worried about

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affording their energy bills. A huge public issue. It has been a bad week

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for them, hasn't it? You have to look at how British Gas came into

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being. It was a worry that there was a problem with the monopoly of the

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three big companies and we are back to that position now, with six major

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giants who are holding us tightly by the short and curly is and when we

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complain to them they have said to us, hold on, we will turn the lights

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off ``curlies. It is a bit more contemplative than that. If you look

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at the components of the bills we pay, green measures and so on, we

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are paying for higher bills and so reduce pensioners and so on. It is

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to stop climate change supposedly, but China and India do not engage in

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those kind of bills. Emissions across the world are not going down

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so it is a futile cost. What I have read, there has been no

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infrastructure. It happened under the labour government, huge

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neglect, to be put right by the coalition a little slowly. This is

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happening under a Conservative led government. This infrastructure is a

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result of planning under the labour government. The fear of the lights

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going out remains. On this issue of customers as well. That is a genuine

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point. Customers are being let down. In the high arc of the professions

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it was estate agents and bankers and now it is energy companies. And

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barristers. There has been no scandal surrounding lawyers, we

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promote integrity, and Justice. I'm not sure the legal profession is

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free of getting anything wrong. ``justice. We have

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the option to appeal to a higher authority. Let's move to the

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Telegraph. As somebody in the law profession, this seems

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extraordinary, the Cinderella Law to stop emotional child abuse. The

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Daily Telegraph is claiming that parents who start their children

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with love `` staff their children with love and affection face

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prosecution. If you were alive now, the wicked stepmother would have got

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away scot`free and emotional abuse has always been a gateway for social

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services to intervene in the family in civil proceedings. For that child

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for that to be removed into doubt as well. The issue is whether there

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should be a criminal don't mention to that and the CPS can step in and

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prosecute to a criminal standard, but how hard will that be to prove?

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The problem is you will have a child witness. Either a child in an

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immature sense or a child as an adult coming back and talking about

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historic abuse and you have seen where that leads to an sexual abuse

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cases when you have to talk about the past and the physical evidence

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just is not a. Could you see this coming into fruition or do you think

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it is just part of thinking? It is obviously a huge bubble and we know

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about increasing stories of child abuse and we know it is not just

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physical abuse that hurts. Mental cruelty is real. It is

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as serious as any other cruelty. I'm worried about the evidence of

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cruelty here. This seems to be a hard thing to prove. Politicians are

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interested in child welfare, for good reasons. We have had the big

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focus on child and internet porn. The protection of children is a

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political battlefield. Parents will be wondering... Making a child a

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scapegoat or forcing degrading punishments are some of the issues.

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In civil family proceeding cases I have seen all three of these in an

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issue, for example, some families now becoming stepfamilies and

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stepchildren are marked out as in Cinderella, which is what it is

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about. People are blending families and traditional families are not

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what you think they are. The abuse is mostly concentrated on broken

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families and we know it can take place anywhere. It is

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democratic, it does not matter where you come from. The

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issue is we have had this idea that emotional harm can happen and does

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cause harm. In the criminal courts, it will be very difficult to prove

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that there has been emotional damage from this. The independent talks

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about the EU and a claim that according to a new report the North

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and Midlands would be hit hardest by Britain quitting the EU. I will be

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watching Manchester United play Bayern Munich. That is on Tuesday

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night. Then we have another barrage between Nick Clegg and Nigel

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barrage. `` Nigel Farage. This will be a big debate on the BBC. It is

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vital for both leaders of Ukip and the Lib Dems to prove their

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convictions. It will be a munition for Nick Clegg. We have heard of 3

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million jobs at risk if Britain leads the EU, but now the scare is

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that it will be 4 million jobs. Is this a scare? I think it is a scare.

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Europe will not stop trading with Britain. It says the North and the

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Midlands hit hardest, it should actually say Scotland, the North and

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the Midlands. Here it in the Sun on page two it says Nigel Farage has

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called Vladimir Putin the world leader he most admires because he

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was brilliant on Syria. This is extraordinary. Will we praised

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Mussolini for making the trains run on time? I think this is a big gaffe

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form I shall barrage to praise Vladimir Putin. `` from Nigel

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Farage. The annexation of Crimea was illegal and nations in Crimea have

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posted against it. `` nations in Europe. He has a point. We have all

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been playing Scrabble here in the press, sending rude letters to the

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Times. Putin has played the best game of chess in his life and he

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outsmarted us. Nigel Farage has to accept that. To be fair, he says it

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is his operating skills rather than his police that he admires. I think

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it is crass to admire him in this way. It is something spin doctors

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would advise another politician not to say. The interview the newspapers

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are picking up on was given before he made his remarks in a debate last

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week. A thing it will come back to haunt him. The Daily Mirror have

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gone with an investigative story, saying that Qatar, in their buildup

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for the World Cup, is accused of working 1200 people to death in the

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building bonanza. I couldn't believe it. It was shocking, the level of

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economic slavery and the fact that people are being forced to drink

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saltwater, they are paid 57p an hour, and campaigners fear the death

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toll could be as high as 4000. That is before the finals kick off. When

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economic controls are lifted on capitalism, this is what you get,

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slavery. Who is checking? There is no want to check on them. We have

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been worried about the decision of giving the World Cup to Qatar and

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worried about footballers playing in extreme conditions. This story is

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about forgetting the footballers coping in 90 minutes of harsh

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conditions, these workers day in day out for long hours are allegedly

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being exploited by Qatar and I think it is another reason why the World

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Cup should not have been given to this desert `based nation. One of

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the goals of the World Cup is to uplift everyone and ensure everyone

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works to the same standard. There should be part of the bidding

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process that people must sign up to a basic level... Low but the Fed

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were not interested. `` But, FIFA. FIFA, one of the great institutions

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of the world has given one of the greatest football institutions to

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this country. This is just another reason why the World Cup should not

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be heading their. `` there. The story I haven't seen elsewhere, the

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Daily Mail with the headline, births to mums over 50 soaring. I don't

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know whether we should be happy about that or what the point it is

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trying to make. Menopausal motherhood. That's easy for you to

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say. It will be the new NHS story. It is a new revolution. Three women

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each week over 50 and it is the idea that we could see grandmothers who

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have gone naturally through the menopause, carrying their own

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infertile daughter's children. This is how life will be lived, I

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believe, in the next decade. Menopause will not be an issue any

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more and we will have women carrying their children in their 50s and 60s.

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It is a double standard, really. They do well enough. Older mothers

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usually have the, usually have the resources and the ability. I agree

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with what she says about the capacities that parents often have.

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We worry about the age gap, but older people understand the school

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system, the health service, they are able to get the best services for

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their children. What they lack in being able to play football in the

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park, they bring out intellectual skills. Getting a pension and

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getting your child benefit at the same time. I did not think of that

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one. Joking aside, if mother and child are both healthy, that is

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fine. Women are living longer. The whole idea of middle`aged has moved

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up a notch. Thank you very much indeed. We appreciate your input

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this evening. That is it for the newspapers for today. Stay with us,

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at midnight we will have the latest on talks between the United States

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and Russia discussing the crisis in Ukraine. Coming up, it is time for

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the Film Review. Hello, and welcome to the Film

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