30/04/2014 The Papers


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will round up the snooker results. And Mark Cavendish wins the third ``


a third tour. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me are Beth Rigby,


Deputy Political Editor at the Financial Times and the writer and


comedian David Schneider. Tomorrow's front pages. Starting with the


arrest of Gerry Adams, on the Telegraph. The Sinn Fein president


is being questioned tonight about the murder of Jean McConville in


1972. The Mail leads on the same story and suggests the arrest could


jeopardise the peace process. According to the Guardian there's


been a huge surge in workers tied to zero`hour deals. The main picture is


of Jeremy Paxman, who's quitting Newsnight. GPs' leaders have told


the Times that hundreds of thousands of patients face losing their family


doctor because of funding reforms. The FT has news of government


advisers apparently making money during the privatisation of Royal


Mail. The Independent's front page shows Bob Hoskins, who's died aged


71. The paper calls him the "geezer's geezer". The actor also


features on the Metro's front page. The paper's lead story is a warning


from the World Health Organization about the effectiveness of


antibiotics. Starting with The Daily Mail. Gerry


Adams arrested over we do's murder. He has been questioned at the police


station tonight and this murder was back in 1972, this woman who


disappeared. Gerry Adams has made it clear that he had nothing to do with


it. Yes, that's what he is saying. I suppose, for me as an Englishman


away from it all, it is so easy to get misty eyed about what happened


in Northern Ireland. Martin McGuinness was with the Queen,


things we couldn't have imagined back in the 70s. It is very


affecting but I was in Northern Ireland a couple of weeks ago and it


is just there underneath the surface. People. What worries me


here is that when you hear the details about this, it's a terrible


thing. `` underneath the surface for some people. It will bring up bad


feelings that's just beneath the surface for some people. Some people


say this accusation has been bubbling around for some years and


there is some political implication on the timing of it. But it's a


worry because things have moved on but the temptation is to revisit


those old wounds. Sure. The unionists argue that to a degree


they haven't done that well out of the peace process. On some fronts,


particularly in their eyes in getting those IRA members who they


believe were responsible for murders and killings and shootings and so


forth. They would say that this is a good night tonight, that Gerry Adams


has been arrested, but Peter Taylor who has covered this conflict for


many years says Gerry Adams has been arrested hundreds of times on a


number of issues and has never been charged. It interesting you say


that. In terms of how this came about, it was because Gerry Adams


was indicated by a former IRA man, who has now died, in this Boston


College where he names Gerry Adams as the man who gave the direct order


to kill Jean McConville, who I didn't realise but she was actually


a widow who had ten children. It is tragic. By all accounts, she was


dragged away from her children out of the house. Awful. Sinn Fein have


said that their view is that this... The fact this has come up


now is actually because the individuals are going to great


lengths to try to uncover it because of what you said, caused their is a


feeling that there are things that have happened in the past that


haven't been properly dealt with and that basically the Republicans have


got away with it. And so, yes, probably there is some element of


feeling like maybe it is time to have some retribution. There isn't a


balance between the absolutely understandable need for justice and


knowing what happens to the victims and the peace process and I think


that's what the comfort letters are about, the amnesty, negotiated as


part of the agreement. It is how you balance bringing up the past and


those animosities with justice. The desperate situation that it was in.


Is interesting, the way the papers have covered it. Partly because it's


a braking and astonishing story, people are just beginning to see


what the locations could be. But the Telegraph have written it really


straight. The Mail, their take on it has been the fourth paragraph. ``


the applications could be. Full is `` it happens on both sides. The new


breed the details and you think, of course anyone connected will that


will want justice. `` then you read the details. Gerry Adams has been


arrested but he has made it clear over a number of years and tonight


that he had nothing to do with the murder of Jean McConville back in


1972. Going on to the FT. Does it look as if this whole thing is


beginning to unravel? First of all the allegation is it was flogged off


to cheaply, then it was flogged to long`term investors. Quite a lot of


them sold their shares and made a killing within days or weeks. Now


this? You have hit the nail on the head. The issue was the


government's defence on the sale of Royal Mail, the shares went up


nearly four `` 40% on the day of trading. There was a profit of ?750


million on the share rate, which would have gone to the taxpayer had


the deal being priced differently. It has turned out that there were 16


investors that the government said were launched on investors, as you


said, who were meant to hold on to the shares, and it turns out that 12


of them sold their shares very quickly, some of them after the


sale. What's more, Vince Cable released these names under duress


today. The government have resisted releasing the names, saying the


legal requirements meant they couldn't but they did release them.


The names is management. They had an allegation of shares. The investment


bank advised the government on the sale. Just to be clear, financial


institutions do have Chinese walls, whereby the investment banking arm


cannot talk to the asset and madame. Are completely separate


organisations. `` asset arm. Gravitationally this looks bad for


the government and this sale was meant to be the crowning glory of


Vince Cable's tenure ship. `` in terms of reputation, this looks bad.


This story really shocked me. I am surprised they didn't want this


revealed. Everything about the Royal Mail thing, the government doesn't


know the price of milk, bread or the Royal Mail. The completely undersold


it. Maybe by ?1 billion? Imagine what it would do for the NHS. It


seems to have gone to their friends, his long`term investors. In terms of


mayfly it is long`term. I do have a bit of sympathy, to put the


government's case across. It was a difficult thing to pull this off


because if they had... If they had overpriced shares and retail


investors have bought in and Royal Mail staff had had shares and they


all had losses, it would have been absolutely awful. So they had to


price it in a way that there was an uptick... It had to be tempting. But


not 40%. You are presuming they had to do it. If you are going to float


something, you tend to under call it. There was no reason to float


it. We have seen how wonderful privatisation is with the


utilities. Why float it? They needed the money. It seems that a lot of


their friends, a lot of big businesspeople, have done very well.


Good mac also, other Secretaries of State, other business Secretary of


State, people have tried to do this. `` also. It was a success... There


is a bigger argument about whether governments should own industries or


not. If you say they shouldn't, they did restructure the business, they


got it away and they made a profit. You know, Cameron took a hammering


from Labour. I think they are going to keep digging in a mess. And not


just Cameron but Vince Cable will have problems with this. Under the


Times. Patients at risk as GPs face forced shutdown. It isn't looking


good for the government. Privatisation, we were told they


would be no top`down reorganisation of the NHS before the election and


there has been a top`down reorganisation, at the same time as


money being cut. Now it seems the latest catastrophic meltdown, the


quote GP leaders say, is in surgeries. They say there would be


enough money for GPs because of what the government calls a tidy up in


the complex payment system. That could mean that several... 98


practices could close, almost 100 practices could close. We lurch from


crisis to crisis with the NHS. The government must have been so pleased


that there wasn't a flu epidemic, that we had a mild winter, from that


point of view. It just makes you feel that they need to address the


underfunding in the health service. They are so hands off, the patient


is ill and their solution seems to be to lock bit off the patient and


sell it. This is an interesting story because there has been the


whole NHS reorganisation and the wheels haven't come off. As you


said. They haven't. There haven't been big moments... Like a flu


epidemic, where suddenly there is chronic underfunding. This, to me,


is really dangerous for the government. The whole thing is that


Labour were always trusting of the NHS and the Tories never did. David


Cameron managed to turn that around, partly because he obviously


used the service with his own late son, who sadly died. But he was a


really big back of the NHS and they turned their reputation around. They


do not want to go into an election with people beginning to think


that... It remains, you know, the big concern for voters. People love


it. They care about it and do not want to see the service depleted.


The Master inquisitor announces departure from the late show for a


new night. It feels like the end of an era. I was suspicious when he


grew his beard, when you are tired of shaving for work, you are tired


of life at the BBC. . I am always bright and perky. I have some of his


most famous interviews here. He was asked 12 times if he had threatened


to overrule, it takes nerves of steel to do that doesn't it? Not if


you have nothing else to say. He admitted that they were supposed to


go to a tape and that it wasn't ready. He got an award for that, for


asking the question 13 times. And then there was the Chloe Smith


interview. I felt sorry for her. She had to defend the indefensible. You


hang out with all of these politicians every day. He must be so


happy that he is going `` they. I would imagine especially the younger


lot who are more seasoned in the political answer, it will be


terrified if they have to go on his show and be up against him. Why


wouldn't you be? He has been so difficult. I don't know how they're


going to replace him. Maybe they just won't bother. It will be Ryan


Giggs as an interim presenter. We will now go to the front of the


Independent, a fantastic actor, Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71.


He described himself as a short, fat, broken middle`aged man with a


big nose and a bald head. I remember him as a teenager. The Long Good


Friday was such a fantastic movie. There is that fantastic scene when


he has all the gangsters out on the meat hooks and yelled at them. Just


his face, absolutely brilliant. I never actually worked with him,


which was sad but I have always heard that he is a lovely man.


Everyone says that when someone passes but I have heard that that is


true and yet he seemed so dangerous on screen and on stage and that was


a real quality. Such quality. It has been great having you many thanks


``, But coming up next it's time for Sportsday. Hello and welcome to


Sportsday. More Tears for Terry... It's Atletico through to the


Champions League Final. There'll be no World Cup for Andros Townsend.


The England winger needs surgery. And a century of century's in a


season, that's a record for Robertson


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