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after a three`month injury lay off. And Andy Murray will have to finish


his Davis Cup game tomorrow after bad light stopped play today. That's


after the Papers. Hello and welcome to a look ahead to what the papers


will be bringing us. Tomorrow's front pages. Beginning with the


Mirror. will be bringing us. Tomorrow's


front pages. Beginning with the It leads with Sir Bruce Forsyth bowing


out of Strictly. The Daily Telegraph also leads with that. The Telegraph


also has a picture of Sir Bruce, but focuses on the Culture Secretary


Maria Miller, with the claim that she tried to bully the parliamentary


watchdog to try to stop an investigation into her expenses. The


same story about Maria Miller also features on the Guardian's front


page, as does Bruce Forsyth with the caption "didn't he do well". And


there are more claims of bullying from the Culture Secretary in the


Times, which says she used threats to silence the expenses watchdog.


The Independent has its own investigation into police corruption


at Scotland Yard with what it says is more evidence of missing


documents. The Mail claims that Chinese investors are pricing


homebuyers out of the market. And according to the I the rescue fund


for the so called bedroom tax has run dry. And back to Bruce, with the


Sun and their cheeky headline, Chin Chin Brucie. If you heard a bit of


clicking while I was talking, it was the highlight caps going back on.


You see, sound effects. Let's begin with Maria Miller, the culture


Secretary is under fire again in the newspapers. We look at how the Daily


Telegraph is treating the story. She tried to bully the watchdog.


Pressure grows. We have the Prime Minister coming to her defence


again, but the newspapers are not letting this go. Just tell us a


little bit about this allegation please, then. They are really piling


on the pressure. The allegation is that she personally put pressure on


the Parliamentary independent standards Commissioner who was


investigating her. Telling her that it was perverse to be digging so


deeply into her affairs. A lot of people see that and think the woman


was doing her job. This is exactly what we want an independent


Parliamentary standards Commissioner to be doing. It speaks of an


arrogance and a lofty disdain for the proper systems of


accountability. That is the quite shocking allegation. The former


chairman of the standards committee has been saying that Parliament


needs to implement tougher disciplinary measures. He thinks


this reinforces the view strongly held by the public that politicians


are just out for themselves. Doesn't look like that? Urn I think so.


Interestingly, the more you read this, the angry at you become. Often


there are stories running for days and as a reader you just think, for


goodness sake. Why have they got their teeth into this one? I'm not


that interested. But this is about morale is he. It will touch on every


other story we look at during this reviewing session. Because it is


about the lack of leadership. When you have a Prime Minister who allows


someone who has, rightly or wrongly, irrespective of their intention, has


received money she should not have had and done it in a way which


brought her into disrepute. And then tried to get in the way of the


investigation, and the Prime Minister says that's fine. She pays


6% or 8% of the whole, we let her off the hook and she can apologise


for 30 seconds and that is fine, what message does that send to us


about leadership, responsibility, decency, and morale are the? I think


that impacts on the NHS, it impacts on education, there is a whole


culture in establishments and public service saying they are OK to do


what they do but it's all right for me to try and get away with breaking


the rules. `` morale as he. If she is censured within the rules and the


watchdog does what it can do, why should the Prime Minister not defend


her? Or is her position untenable? This goes not just to leadership at


structures. It is astonishing that despite the whole scandal we have


lived through, MPs are still essentially marking their own


homework. This was a committee of MPs who decided what level of fines


she should pay. MPs making decisions about MPs' abuses. That seems wrong.


One of the starkest FAQ is to come out of this is that the structure is


still look `` one of the starkest facts to come out is that the


structure still looks inappropriate. We take our lead from what we see.


If it's all right for them, we all start being loose around the edges.


This is very naughty behaviour. She is not following her own code of


conduct. Has she got to go? Of course she's got to go! What would


kids think? It's someone else's fault. For goodness sake. Can you


hold on a minute, you're in charge here. You just feel like it tonight.


I have heard you had hyper mobility. The Guardian. Medics faced


absolutely destructive caseload. This is so Richard Thompson, the


president of the Royal College of physicians. He says hospital doctors


are running around like a school did cat. They are not hyper mobile


enough. A serious point that resources are not therefore hospital


doctors to do their job of caring for patients. David Cameron came in


and made a very strong pledge to protect the national health service


funding in real terms, when every other department was taking big


cuts. What this senior doctor is saying is it is not good enough.


There needs to be more funding. So many elderly people come through the


system, and the health of the nation is such that the supplier is not


meeting the demand. This is a headache that David Cameron wanted


to avoid. He thought he was going out of his way to give resources to


the NHS. Senior practitioners rightly or wrongly are saying it is


not enough. A real headache for him. Every week we seem to see the health


secretary, Singh to sort this out. Absolutely. And he hasn't, it is a


failure of management. Some of the medics are managers, and they can't


manage their behaviour any more than the top of the BBC or indeed our


Parliament. Managing is quite a difficult thing to do. And doctors


aren't really taught how to manage, they are taught how to be doctors.


And the fact is that we've got a breakdown, and I come back to what I


was saying earlier, of Management, of morale at the comma of basic


responsibility. In this country. It is a mobile phone culture. Every


time something goes wrong, it you have someone to ring because you


can't make the decision yourself. Those structures and processes are


in place and are creating this trouble. If you listen to Stephen


Moss, he will say to you exactly what other doctors are saying all


the time which is that you can have on the same ward a team of Norster


nurses everyone looks forward to coming on when their shift begins


because the whole culture of the ward changes. And then a different


team comes on. It is a tightly detailed as that. And you have to


work out what it is about the management structures in our


organisations that causes this to happen. If everybody starts


admitting fault, irrespective of legal issues, that doesn't change


how places are run, does it? But it makes it easier to start the


conversation about how to put it right. If everybody is being


defensive, no one can take the first step. I think Management does matter


but is not a panacea. There will be pressures on resources simply


because more people need care. We need to make a big decision in this


country about how we are going to fund the national health service


over the next three decades. There is a problem in that a lot of people


think they can get away with low levels of taxation and high quality


services. That will just not fit, effectively. To an extent, this is


useful. It points that out and highlights that issue coming down


the line. Aren't we to blame, because we expect too much from the


NHS. We expect it to fix everything as soon as we ask it to. We turn up


at A rather than waiting for Monday morning to see a GP. Are we


being complacent about its use? I think most people would just be glad


to be spoken to nicely by a GP, have a conversation about how they feel,


and then just leave. Even in the event of a misdiagnosis, there is a


more positive response to the interaction. One is far more willing


to forgive a nice person and a horrible one. I'm sorry to reduce it


to that, but this is about basic interactions. Most people are not


complaining about operations. Those are, which is why we read about them


in the newspapers. The day`to`day complaints are about the


interactions with GPs, on wards with carers. It's not about a consultant


who wasn't funded to give you a special drug. But if they don't have


enough time to spend with you, whether GP... That is a management


problem. Maybe also a staffing problem, which also comes under


management. Moving on. A China tycoon buying a house. Earlier we


looked at another story about investors overseas inflating


property prices in the country. This now is a tycoon. A Russian


oligarch, a shake, `` sheikh... And apparently you're a tycoon. They


have bought a department store which are used to work in. It is a


nationalistic issue. This was previously owned by Icelandic


banks. It tried to sell it to French Company 's. The ownership does not


matter. It is interesting that China has so much surplus cash and is


willing to spend it abroad. `` companies. Identikit matters because


these are just business deals. It's not about what it represents, it is


about `` I don't think it matters. We always get to that, don't be? It


is the albatross. The house of Fraser joins a list which includes


the maker of London's famous iconic black taxis, sunseeker


International, and Weetabix. These are regarded as British brands, but


they are not that reddish in terms of ownership. I'm not sure it


matters. It is not as though we are going to get Weetabix with black


bean sauce, they are not down there on the shop floor. It's interesting


they have bought a department store. We are constantly told this is the


great market, Chinese shoppers spending their money on the high


street. That is definitely true. What is often underreported is the


reason they do that is there is a huge luxury tax in China. Luxury


goods over there are much more expensive so it is cheaper to get on


a plane and come to London or Europe and spend money here. I'm not sure


that will be there for ever, so maybe it's not such a great


investment in the medium term. We will have to wait and see. We will


stay with the Financial Times. Three portraits. Tony Blair, angler


Merkel, and Vladimir Putin. The artist formerly known as 43rd US


president George W Bush has unveiled his portraits of world leaders ``


Angela Merkel. I was quite impressed. I didn't know he could


even hold a crayon. He reads books upside down. And I am thrilled he


could put this together. He can't ever get the eyes in a straight


line, but it may be that these shady characters, in my personal view,


might personal view is he looked at these and thought it was shady


characters which he has done all with lopsided eyes. Using a theory


of facial profiling, that's not a good thing, is it? I wonder when he


did these, he famously kept quite short hours at the White House. He


could have been scurrying upstairs to do these. Apparently he told his


art teacher there was a hidden Rembrandt in his body and it was


their job to get it out. I'm afraid it is mission not accomplished. They


are pretty dire. I would not want to have them hanging in my house. You


would like them to hang in your house, because they will be worth


money in a few years. A lot of people take up dancing for therapy.


That's fine. I'm not sure they should be inflicted on the general


public. Let's move on to the Sun. TV legend quits Strictly. Sir Bruce


Forsyth bowing out. He has been hosting for ten years, Strictly Come


Dancing, the hit BBC One show, and he is finding the live shows a bit


of a strain. If you were standing for hours and hours doing and has


live rehearsal all day with Tess Daly, come on! By the time you get


to 7pm live on TV, Woody Ju just be wishing someone would come in and


carry you out of the studio? You don't know how easy you've got it, I


feel for Bruce. If I were him, I too would be retiring after all this


time. One of them had to go. I have to stand on that catwalk from time


to time, so don't start. He is going to be there, he is not completely


going. Yes, he says, I'm not retiring, I will still be around.


There is hope for Brucie fans. I don't watch Strictly Come Dancing,


but I do remember watching him when I was a kid, and it is phenomenal


that he has been going for that long. We have something like a


conveyor belt here, I can turn it like a lazy Susan. That is if the


papers, thank you both. Well done for surviving your first evening, it


is not easy.


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