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for action for the Commonwealth Games. Will Bristol play in rugby


union 's premiership next year? All that after the papers.


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


bringing us tomorrow. With me are the Political Commentator Lance


Price and Tony Grew who's Parliamentary Editor at Politics


Home.. The FT's top story is on Tesco's


dismal trading results. The Chief Executive of the company said they


were the worst he'd seen in his 40 year career.The Express claims that


a healthy lifestyle is the key to beating dementia. The Independent's


main picture is of Hong Kong's defiant stance against China's


Tiananmen Square blackout with crowds holding a candle lit vigil.


The Telegraph leads with the death of a baby, reportedly from a


contaminated batch of intravenous medication. The picture story is of


the Queen's page boy who collapsed during her speech.That's also the


picture story in the Guardian. The top headline is about protests over


a secret terror trail which the paper says would threaten open


justice. picture story in the Guardian. The


top headline is about protests And that's also the top story in the


Mail which says that its the first time in British history that a trial


has been held entirely in secret.And the Mirror has a picture of the UKIP


leader, Nigel Farage with a female companion in Malta. The Times says


that the PM is struggling to contain the fallout from a row between two


of his cabinet ministers, Michael Gove and Theresa May over Islamic


extremism in schools. So let's begin. The Guardian covers


the Queen's Speech with more of a photograph and detailed coverage of


the contents. There is a reference to the bully on the right. That is


the headline. Hadn't it been for the lad who collapsed, a pageboy,


perhaps the speech wouldn't have made it on the front pages because


there wasn't a great deal of news in it. We knew all of the details of


the bills that were there. We saw this unfortunate situation, where


Her Majesty remained remarkably calm when there was a little bit of a


scene going on to the site. You were there. He hit the ground and it made


a significant noise. Everyone was trying to work out what was going


on. The Queen didn't miss a beat. When you look at this picture, it


leads you to ask questions about this. As the Queen is on the throne,


things remain as they are. You have to ask yourself why it is the pages


of honour to the Queen are members of the aristocracy and why we have a


12`year`old discount doing this when it could be just as easy for the


Royal family to encourage local children to take on this honour of


carrying the monarch's parliamentary road as they process through


Parliament ``viscount. I speak as a traditionalist, as someone who loves


the pomp and ceremony. Prince Charles attended today as you can


see from the photo. Camilla attended for the second time. In some senses,


the Royal family is preparing the next generation to take over, not


that Her Majesty is planning to abdicate as far as we can tell.


There are interesting changes put to be made. During the Second World


War, The King open parliament in military uniform. In 1974, without


time to organise the state parliament, the Queen turned up in a


car and in a normal dress without this. There are questions to be


asked. I would miss the pomp and circumflex starts. People like it,


don't they? It is a reminder. I don't know what these people do for


the rest of the year. They come and dress up nicely for the cameras. It


is a weird mixture of modern politics and old tradition. It is


the Queen who is stuck in the middle. She has to read a speech


written by politicians full of slogans about working hard for


hard`working people and the rest of it. It doesn't fit the image. Some


of the contents of the speech. The Daily Mail, MPs are weakened. This


is in theory giving people the chance to get rid of someone who has


misbehaves. Those who want their say it does not go far enough. Obviously


the Daily Mail is upset. Let's look at the detail. The government have


had this well. It is something the coalition pledged. In the


circumstances of which an MP is convicted of any offence, not an


offence that... The law says if you are an MP and you are convicted of


an offence for which the sentence is more than 12 months, you lose your


seat automatically. This says that if you are convicted of any offence


there is a recall mechanism where 7000 people signed a petition which


can trigger a by`election. The other circumstance in which they can


happen is if the House of Commons set up a standards committee and


they can decide that if someone who has behaved in a way that is a way


that isn't criminal... (CROSSTALK) a committee of those inside the system


will make that the `` decision. They will automatically be a recall and


by`election. If you think about that, you will see how widely open


to abuse that is. If you are an MP and you win an election with a small


majority. All your opponent needs to do is get 7000 signatures and they


can trigger a by`election. It leaves MPs vulnerable. In Northern


Ireland, the idea is farcical that you could bring something like that


in with divided politics. The balance the government has struck I


am impressed with. I think it is problematic. MPs are judge and jury


in their own trials. We have seen MPs, including Maria Miller, Culture


Secretary pictured, appears to have been left off the hook by the


standards committee and by fellow MPs. That has generated anger in the


public and has led to this disconnect between the majority of


voters and their traditions of Parliament and the way in which


parliamentary democracy is exercised. The truth is that these


plans aren't ever to be put into practice. It will never happen. It


won't happen because in the majority of cases the MPs will ensure it


doesn't get to that. If it did get to that point, where anger was


building up, the MP would resign anyway so it would not be a question


it would be a case of them being forced out through these press


reaches. `` besiegers. `` procedures. It doesn't do what the


reformers would like it to do and nor does it achieve anything


significant the Coalition would like them to achieve angry Cameron


rebukes. They are not seeing eye to eye. It is a rift that is


extraordinary. They should be briefing against one another in


private. They should be working together. A claim they are. Yet,


advisers are of the dart briefing one another at a remarkable level.


They are using extraordinary language against one another. From


the outside, it seems that Michael Gove is the fly in the ointment. He


is very ambitious. He thinks you have to upset people to make change


in society. He is frustrated the Home Office have not done enough to


tackle the problem. Theresa May, don't pick a fight with her, she


comes back fighting. Away from the soap opera discussions about this,


there are really important issues. That is to do with the way schools


were set up under the labour government academies and free


schools being controlled now. This is about extremism in school


environments that are concerning. There are answers for Michael Gove


to AMSA. And, questions about how schools are managed and controlled.


`` for Michael Gove to AMSA. They are given autonomy in the way they


run themselves. My gut feeling is that Mr Gove will come out worst.


Not because of his tussle with Theresa May. You can see why the PM


was furious to see the story. Completely unnecessary. Especially


when you want the Queen's Speech to be covered positively. We are


talking about the secret trial in the Daily Mail. Britain's first


secret trial behind closed doors. It is only thanks to a free press that


you know it is happening at all. It is the media fighting the battle


over regulation. If you don't have a free press who can do this, all


democratic traditions will be put under threat. It isn't just secret,


it is a secret trial that is secret. The fact that it was secret until


this media organisation took their own legal action to force it into


the open that it is happening. There are a lot of unanswered questions


about how the trial will take place. We don't know who the defendants are


or what the case against them is an nor do we know who was in the


authority to decide it was kept from the public ``and. Eye see the word


president, if that where you stand? No. We spoke earlier about this ``I


see. It was about football is trying to stop people finding out they were


having an affair. If security services thought it was obvious


level of importance they are aware of the extraordinary idea of asking


for a trial. I think that British have an idea of a justice system


that doesn't match up to what other people have. I remember when Diplock


was introduced in Northern Ireland and the security situation has


caused the legal system to be closed. I don't agree with that. I


don't have enough detail to know what the security services are


concerned about and that is why I can serve my judgement. Staying with


you and the Independent. It is revealed how private firms make


quick killing from PFI, the Private Finance initiative. This is a


hangover from the new Labour Party government. They saw the hospitals


were in a state and they had a dilemma about social services. What


they decided to do was get into bed with private companies and get them


to build the hospitals and lease them back from them. What we don't


see is smart multinational companies having negotiations. These companies


didn't build the schools or hospitals from altruism. They did it


because they thought they could make money. They have found another way


to make money. That is what companies do. I don't know why


people are surprised by this. PFI has been disastrous. As a taxpayer,


I would rather we build these hospitals and schools ourselves.


They have been doubling their money by flipping or selling on. They have


contracts that last 25 years for maintaining hospitals in schools


that they have built. Then they can sell them on. I was working for the


Labour Party, and Margaret Hodge, the chair of the Public Accounts


Committee who is complaining about it, admits it was a mistake.


Clearly, there was a mistake. The controversy about it at the time. No


one pointed out the company could then cash in, cash in the profits if


you like and sell it to another company. Margaret Hodge is right to


describe it as a scandal. Staying a thought from you, lamps.


Extraordinary photographs they carrying of those in Hong Kong. They


are marking the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, where people could


not do that ``Lance. Three cheers for the people of Hong Kong for


coming out in large numbers and it shows what a special place Hong Kong


is. The specialness of it has been retained since he became part of


China. Compare that with the coverage of the news channel and


elsewhere during the day of those people seeking, on mainland China,


to remember their loved ones or family members who were killed, it


is an extraordinary demonstration with so many people coming out of


the 25th anniversary. Amazing photograph, isn't it? It is a


striking image. I was a boy when the event happened but I can even recall


vividly those images. You talked about China and about how the


Chinese didn't want this to be commemorated in the way we want this


to be commemorated in a Western sense. However, China has changed so


much and open so much over the last 25 years, which is something that


gives me hope. For the hundreds of millions of Chinese people who see


small incremental changes in their country. We will end with the times.


You have the advantage of having this in front of you `` caddie


times. Office life loses appeal for highflyers.


office for a long time, and the appeal of office life... Are used to


work at the BBC, that was office life of a sort. We won't go into


details of that, but it seems that more and more people, senior


executives, are now working at home and finding it a much more


productive way in which to work. This theory idea that somehow if you


are working at home you are just skiving and taking the day off seems


to be disappearing a bit. It is a bit confused, because it says that


working from home has become the new business status symbol. Then it says


that one in seven people operate from home. Having the option to work


from home and operating from home are entirely different things, and


I'm not entirely sure which side is coming from. Operating from home is


very different from having the odd day where you say I am working from


home. We will leave it there. That is it for the Papers. Stay with us


on BBC News. The coalition's final agenda at midnight, the Queen sets


out new bills to sack misbehaving MPs, and an overhaul of pensions.


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