23/04/2014 The Papers


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Snuka, cricket, and cycling, after The Papers. ``snooker.


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


bringing us tomorrow. With me are Jenni Russell, columnist at The


Times, and Neil Midgley, media writer at the Daily Telegraph.


Tomorrow's front pages. The Express leads on the search for Madeleine


McCann. It claims that detectives working on the case are now ready to


make arrests in the Algarve. The Telegraph reports on Bank of England


figures. It says welfare reforms have driven up the number of people


who are self`employed, creating a new generation of entrepreneurs. The


Guardian focuses on police hopes that British Muslim women may tell


them about family members travelling to Syria to fight. The Metro leads


on a court case involving a man who allegedly ran a five million pound


fraud scheme. The Times says a new union for classroom teachers is to


be launched amid growing discomfort at existing organisations. The Sun


has a picture of the Duchess of Cornwall with her brother, Mark


Shand, who died after a fall in New York yesterday. That's also the lead


in the Mail. The paper says the Duchess is devastated. The Mirror,


like the Express, has more on the search for Madeleine McCann. It says


police are investigating a sex attack on a ten`year`old British


girl in the same resort from where Madeleine vanished. With me are


Jenni Russell, columnist at The Times, and Neil Midgley, media


writer at the Daily Telegraph. We will start with the times, teachers


fighting with the breakaway union. This is a good news story, as far as


it goes. A new union affiliated to the National Association of head


teachers, a more moderate union, only for the very top of the


teaching profession. It is for senior teachers, heads of


Department, those sort of people who are below head teachers. It is hoped


that when most people come out of that a new tee, that because they


are so senior within schools, the strike threat has less staying in it


`` NUT. What about unions that exist at the moment, are they too gung ho


when it comes to downing pens and paper? I have been writing about


education for the past dozen years or so, there has been a lot of


criticism under the Blair government and the conservative one. When you


speak to individual teachers, they are fantastically intelligent about


what is going on in the classroom, but when they are together


collectively, they sound like mad people. I am a person who believes


in unions but the way the union leadership is run in teaching unions


has been very counter`productive. They have parents on their side, but


they have not made any ultimate bout what has happened to education that


has resonance. Is this what they want? I think it is a militant


leadership, that says something the rank and file not happy with. It is


an excellent story to have, it is not quite clear, it is a new trade


union for classroom teachers, but it does not say whether it is for


exclusively to ship positions. Calling it this name. `` to


leadership positions. It is not the snappiest brand. Is it on the edge


of becoming a head teacher? On the edge of teaching altogether? On the


edge of striking and not crossing the edge! Lets go on the edge of


striking and not crossing the edge! Let's go onto the Daily Mail, the


very sad news that Mark Shand, the Duchess of Cornwall's younger


brother, has died in a fall in New York. He was a larger`than`life


character by all accounts, committed to saving the Asian elephant. He


seemed to be someone who had a fantastically interesting social


life, but was also concerned about the natural world. It is a fairly


common combination among people at the top of the social tree. He


seemed dedicated to those conservation charities. We were just


discussing beforehand, how does someone die falling over on a


pavement in New York? Neal was saying that apparently he was


walking along with his hands in his pockets and possibly did not get


them out in time. ``Neil. A friend of mine, when I was living in Paris,


she was walking along the road, hands in her pockets, which straight


down on her head, and ended up in the same hospital that Princess


Diana ended up in. It was a very traumatic experience. There is


nothing to break your fall. I have never thought that having your hands


in your pockets would be a risk. We are always told it is bad manners to


talk with your hands in your pockets. If you have a flagstone


sticking up a little or you trip over something, there's nothing to


break your full. If you have had a couple of drinks, as it appears that


he may have done. He was at a charity event. It is a horrible


combination of circumstances. None of us tried to blame him. `` are


trying to blame him. Let's go onto the Financial Times. Manufacturers


are at their most optimistic since the 1970s. They are, since 1973, the


CBI does a confidence index, it shows that 41% of manufacturers are


more optimistic about the future, only 8% are less optimistic. That


gives a net 33% positive index. That is apparently the best since 1973.


As we were discussing earlier, it is great news for George Osborne. It


adds some meat to the economic recovery. Some balance. Some wealth


being created as opposed to things increasing like financial houses.


There is the global economy as well, it shows a greater demand for


reddish goods abroad. How does Ed Miliband fight this? How does he


count of the ultimate that the commune is doing well under the


Conservatives, so you should vote for them at the next election? If


the economy starts doing well, they can work on that. `` the economy.


They want to be in power as well. Ed Miliband's message is that there


will be a recovery, who is benefiting? From their own


statistics, it appears to be the people at the top. Labour have been


brilliant at analysing the problem at the moment, inequality is


growing. The benefits of everything that has happened in the past few


years has been spread unequally. They have not been good at coming up


with solution. It was spread unequally under Labour as well. A


majority of jobs were created at the top and the bottom of the wage


scale. The figures show they expected to get worse in years to


come. It is in every single market economy in the world. What you do


about this fact? As economies get stronger, you will find that wages


are rising, but middle income jobs are falling. We are going to have


more education and skills and training, we are going to raise the


minimum wage, we are going to increase the living wage. It does


not add up to enough to persuade anyone that this is the answer to an


old problem. Hence the arrival of Mr Axelrod. At least they have


recognised the problem and it will not go away. Staying with the


Financial Times. Roy Marcos `` Primark. They are basically giving


goods away in New York? If this succeeds and prime, who are very


savvy, they will not have done this without research, it is a reflection


of what we are talking about `` Primark. People have very little.


Primark is one of the ways where people who not earning a Lott


managed to clothe themselves, and get good outfits for nights out and


holidays and schools. `` `a lot. And the road to hell is paved in


America. P have done well in America. Primark very savvy, day? I


was walking past the other day, and you can get clothes very cheap. ``


aren't they? Did you shell out a bit? I was running for an


interview! If I had not been, I would have stopped. This is the


inside page of The Times. This is about the fretting industry. That is


the caveat of this story, it is a study commissioned by the UK onshore


operators group, supported by the Department for business. Your


scepticism has jumped in here? The sheer scale of the potential for


shale gas is staggering. They reckon that the British geological survey,


they know what they are talking about, they estimate there's 1000


300 trillion cubic feet shale gas under the North of England. As a


country, we consume 3 trillion cubic feet. There are 400 years worth of


natural gas. That is the North of England wiped out! In terms of the


way it looks? In 18 years, we could draw 4000 wells. Can you imagine


what that will look like? We have seen what it has done to the


American economy in parts. And the American countryside? There is a lot


more than we have here. It could shift the geopolitical balance of


power when it comes to Russia. Holding the gun of energy towards


the temples of the German people. It is between oil wells in the


Pennines, and Vladimir Putin having a gun to our heads for our energy


supply. You are not from the north, are you? I am! The wrong side of the


Pennines, it does not matter! I am from Bolton! I wonder if all of


England feels like you do? I think I prefer the beautiful mountains.


There are stunning areas. It was like the wind farms we were


discussing earlier. It depends on how much you get in return. They can


completely ruined beautiful landscapes. They are so tall. I


don't think sacking mines do that. They produce almost no energy, or


any reliable energy, whereas tracking clearly, if these figures


are right, it could be a game changer. There is the environmental


problem. Come back, all is forgiven! Onto the front of this paper, this


is Andy Murray, his head is about because he is in tears for the right


reasons. Not because he lost a match on Centre Court or something. He has


been given the freedom of the city of sterling. It is lovely when you


watch public figures being moved by something other than their own


glory. ``Sterling. It means a lot to people that they are recognised by


their own communities. They are touching pictures. He started to


give a speech. I cannot remember his exact words. He said he was very


proud to come home. As soon as he said that word, " home". He is proud


of where he comes from, and the history of don blame. I was going to


say. It is a town with a dreadful history. Dunblaine. For the younger


generation. There was a terrible massacre there. I think he was a


child bow. He was. He was in the school when it happened. A number of


children were killed `` Child there. Here we have a cartoon by Matt. It


says, he was next to the TV when Jamaica In was on, and he just


mumbles inaudibly. I'm sorry, haven't got my specs with me. At the


controversy, hundreds of people called into complaint. Many people


tweeted. A lot of journalists in a bank holiday week looking for a


story. What is going on? Thereat two schools of thought, both of which


are being pounded by the BBC. One is that the actors were just mumbling


too much, and it is true, having watched it. I watched it on preview,


so I didn't get transmission problems, and I said it was like


Downton Abbey done by the Wurzells, because they were very thick West


Country accents. Also, there is this potential problem with the sound


mixing, as it was being transmitted, so now the unions have got involved


and said, our sound mixing members are very good at their jobs. Some


way another it became inaudible. Jamaica Inaudible. It lost a lot of


viewers between its first and second episodes. These things cost hundreds


of thousands of pounds many people put hours and hours of their time


into it. It is good to have you in. Stay with us, at the top of the hour


we will hear from the co`founder of the charity set up why the brother


of the Duchess of Cornwall, who has died unexpectedly in New York. Now,


it is time for Sportsday. Welcome to Sportsday. Manchester


United defend themselves from charges of unprofessional conduct


over the sacking of David


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