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in the league one play`off final. That is all in 15 minutes.

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Welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us

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tomorrow. With me, the pensions analyst and evening standard writer,

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Mihir Bose. We will start with the Independent, which says the

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Conservatives are exploiting a loophole which lets backers make

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anonymous donations to the party using a Private Members' Bill. The

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express is leading on the safety of statins. The Telegraph says that one

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in five Britons with the University degree goes on to become a

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millionaire. Tesco is offering HIV tests with your groceries according

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to the front page of the metro. The Guardian has a report from Chibok,

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the Nigerian town where 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by

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Islamist militants. The Times claims that research

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casting doubt on the rate of global warming was deliberately suppressed.

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And the male has a warning that overuse of the internet may be

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harmful for a child's mental health. Starting with a story that has

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dominated the headlines, the situation in Turkey. The front page

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of the Independent. A nation in torment, with the death. Mounting

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and anger rising. `` death toll mounting. There has been a union

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strike today and many people on the street protesting how the government

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has handed this. The nation feels that it has not been properly

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handled. Your heart goes out to them, those that know they have lost

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loved ones and those who do not know what has happened. The hope is gone

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but they feel the authorities did not get on top of it. They really

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could have done more. And it is a national disaster. They have so many

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problems going on, problems with Syria, and the Middle East itself is

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in turmoil. This kind of accident, I think they would have hoped that the

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government would have taken charge. It seems like they have been

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disappointed. And Mihir Bose, there have been these photographs of an

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aide to the Prime Minister kicking a protester. And it just goes to show

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that people still work in very difficult surroundings all over the

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world, but this is the first time when a disaster like this Ros

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Altmann has been accompanied by an immediate political backlash against

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the ruling party. And really, this shows the distance between the Prime

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Minister, or his ruling group, and the Turks at a certain level. I know

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he has won elections, but there is a great amount of disquiet clearly in

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the Turkish nation. And this might really affect his political future.

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And this is interesting. I spoke to analyst this evening who said that

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he survived the protests last year, and he is surviving a bad bribery

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scandal that has involved a lot of MPs. Which has led to resignations.

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He tried to shut down Twitter and Facebook and yet he still seems to

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be Teflon. Do not know, this seems like a serious test. You never know

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where these things come from and it has come from this terrible

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tragedy. `` I do not know. Usually when a nation faces on politeness

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they pull together and that is not happening this time which is a

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serious indictment. And it suggests that Turkey is not as advanced a

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country as you would expect. It is sort of a handling of the situation

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`` the handling of the situation shows a lack of maturity and

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confidence by the authorities. And perhaps, according to the trade

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unions, the state of safety in the mining sector. Staying with the

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Independent, Tory funding. They use a secret club as a front for

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donations. The Burlington club?! I am intrigued by the name. It is

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called the United and Cecil club. I'm not sure if Manchester United

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have any involvement! Alex Ferguson is not a Tory, it has to be said!

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The main thrust of the story is that the donations that you can give

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through a private club do not have to be disclosed. Otherwise, a

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donation of a certain level has to be disclosed. So no rules have been

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broken? This is a question of funding political parties. Why do

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not think we have got this sorted out properly. The feeling is that we

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do not have a level playing field. I know the Conservatives will say that

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Labour is funded by the unions but at least that is transparent, if you

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like. We know that the unions founded the Labour Party, so that is

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the style. But this suggests that things are going on but are not

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publicly disclosed. And at the end of the day, the taxpayers do not

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want to fund political parties, which is the alternative. A national

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levy. We are getting to a situation where you require more money to

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fight elections. We had not reached the American level, but there is

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nevertheless a lot of money. And as the election broadcasts increase, we

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need more funding to make sure that you have a proper case to make to

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the people. The daily Telegraph, talking about election debates and

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campaigning. Interesting. An online election debates being suggested. It

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is interesting, it is in collaboration with YouTube. The

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Guardian, the Telegraph and YouTube joining together to produce an

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online election debate to rival some of the TV debates. The idea is to

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get younger people involved, who may not watch telly but they are engaged

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online. And also to encourage people to be able to interact in a way that

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you cannot do so much on the television debates. I do not know

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how it will work, and it is not actually a done deal, and they are

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still negotiating... This could be the new step. Just as the election

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debates were the big first step, at the last election, also the papers

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see an advantage in this. You are pushing them into the internet,

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getting young people in. My daughter certainly does not watch television

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the way that I did. But the fact is, because they are not on the main

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broadcasters, there is no Ofcom regulation and the BBC Trust would

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not be able to dip its toe into what is going on. A female presenter.

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There is a lot less control. Exactly. Candidates would feel that

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they could shout their mouth off. And that could work both ways. It

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may not be quite as transparent as you might expect, or as

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user`friendly. On the BBC, if it was on their website there would be more

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control. But it is one thing when it is the mainstream parties, but when

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you get some of the minority parties... The Greens, UKIP. Who

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knows? And have been told that there has to be a female presenter, moving

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away from the middle`class white presenters that one has. You can get

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a female presenter on the telly, you do not have to go online to get

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that! That is my point. It should be happening anyway. That is the

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argument that they make to get them going. Top of the Telegraph, it is

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official, how to make a million. Office of National Statistics

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figures show that one in five with a university degree goes on to amass a

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seven figure fortune. Are you a no union with your degree? It depends

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if you include my house, which is in my wife's name! There is misleading

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elements to this. If you include your home, and I'll live in London,

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where house prices have gone up dramatically... We are all

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millionaires. Only one in five. What about the rest of our scheme and is

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your principal place of abode included? Yes. And you have to live

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somewhere. Even if you sell, you have to move somewhere. What is more

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interesting is what it shows. The total wealth in private hands in the

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UK now stands at ?9.5 trillion. In the two years since 2010 and 2012.

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And it shows that the recession, its impact is not as deep in some areas

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as... But if you were loaded, there was not a recession anyway. That is

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one of the problems. Quantitative easing has been a fantastic policy

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for the well`off. It has revisited wealth from the middle groups to the

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top. `` redistribution. And the other statistic is that private

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pension wealth has apparently increased from ?2.9 trillion to ?3.6

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trillion. But for property, ?3.5 trillion. And they are all your

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clients! You have a degree, are you a millionaire? If you can sure

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house, then yes, I am in. Am I the only millionaire here? I work for

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the BBC, and must be loaded, that is what everyone thinks. I have two

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degrees in diameter rear of the year.

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Let's go on to the express. This story has been in the news today big

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time. Statins are officially safe, after a British Medical Journal

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suggested that perhaps there were problems with them. And statins,

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this story has been around for much of the day but the feeling has been

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that you go to the GP and you have high cholesterol and you are put on

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statins. I have been on statins. It is like taking an aspirin or a

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headache pill. Side effects? I have not had any. But the point is that

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this is the interesting thing. If you get research like this, it

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raises questions. Remember the skier with MMR. That affected people. It

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raises the question, should there not be more care when issuing papers

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of this kind? But this is the British Medical Journal. This is not

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a cartoon magazine. What they said in the original article was that if

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you take statins, you have a higher risk of diabetes, muscle pain,

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tiredness. And they are worried that this may have put off some people

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from taking statins. I must admit that in my experience, if you take

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statins, and the one that you take does not agree with you, it is quite

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common to have some muscle pain. You can change to a different one, which

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will agree with you. It is a question of finding the right one.

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The answer is not giving up on statins because it is important to

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control cholesterol, but use one that suits you. The doctors should

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also look at whether they should automatically prescribe it. That was

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one of the stories going around, that everyone over 50 should

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automatically have them. But NICE wants to lower the threshold. Let's

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go onto the Metro. HIV tests. Shoppers are offered a one checkup.

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You get your carrots and that is it. A saliva swab and that is it. The

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prisoner was interesting. Don't be afraid to get tested. Because a lot

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of people are afraid to even go and ask the question. And because it

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does not affect just you, it affects your partners and people you come in

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contact with, it is quite important socially for people to take

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responsibility, to have themselves tested. And if it is easy like

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this, I guess they are more likely to do that than if you have got to

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make an appointment and it feels grubby and difficult. If you work

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popping in while you are getting your carrots and potatoes, then it

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is easier. And this begs the question, we were under the

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impression that HIV has been tackled, if you like, given the

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fears that were there, legitimate fears. And it seems as if since

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2012, 100,000 people in Britain were estimated to be carriers of HIV. The

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risk is that if that 100,000, which is not a huge number of the

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publishing... But if they do not know, then it spreads again and we

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have a problem like in the 1980s. You will be back in an hour for

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another look at the stories. Many thanks.

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Stay with us because at the top of the hour, we will have much more

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from Turkey where there have been protests following the country's

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worst ever mining disaster. But now, time for Sportsday.

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Welcome to Sportsday. Here are the headlines: Rotherham are off to

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Wembley for the league one play`off final. The world number one awaits

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Andy Murray. He sets up an Italian

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