26/06/2014 The Papers


26/06/2014

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of England has outlined ways to call some parts of the UK housing market.

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There will be new affordability tests on mortgages and limits on

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loans. Hallow and Wellcome for our

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lookahead what the papers will bring us tomorrow. Joining us this evening

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is the political commentator Joe Phillips and the Guardian columnist.

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Thank you for joining us. Let's whip through some of the front pages. In

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the Daily Express, a routine smear test could tell by the women are at

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risk from developing breast cancer. EU leaders are questioning the

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lifestyle of the man expected to be the next European Commission

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president, Jean`Claude Juncker. The Metro leaves on the abuse by Jimmy

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Savile. The Guardian also focuses on Jimmy Savile and questions over who

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was responsible for allowing him access to NHS hospitals. In the

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times, it says the population in Britain is the fastest`growing in

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the European Union. The financial Times focuses on the allegations

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facing Barclays macro finally, this is the Independent which says that

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Britain is in the midst of a green energy revolution. Good evening to

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you both. A very tough read for many readers of newspapers tomorrow. It

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does feature on the front pages, such as the Guardian. The headline,

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Jimmy Savile, rain of abuse across the NHS exposed. Romance looking at

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what we have learned today from the investigation. `` very much looking.

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It does take it forward. What we know has been catalogued and

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reported it in detail in many of the papers. It is also... This is

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reflecting on the political angle. Obviously, Jeremy Hunt, the Health

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Secretary, made the statement in the House of Commons in the afternoon.

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There is a sense about looking for responsibility. That is the question

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that a lot of people are asking. How could this have happened? Who was to

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blame? In a way, that has just been answered in the clip you have just

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shown. What is interesting is that if we know Currie, who was the

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minister in charge of Gary Medel out, and Jimmy Savile was accused of

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a lot of incidents at Broadmoor, she is quoted in the Guardian saying, I

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wish we had never seen hide nor hair of him will stop `` of him. There is

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also an independent enquiry being called by the Labour Party. Ken

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Clarke was Health Secretary at the time. I am not sure there is a lot

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to be gained by trying to score political points. This very much

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refers to the BBC programme, Panorama. They got access to

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paperwork at the time as well. Surely lessons can be learned. Of

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course they can. It is bigger than trying to say it was this government

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or that government all this political party or that political

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party. This is only the front page. A lot more coverage inside. There

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are police and other people involved as well. I am not defending

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politicians. Let's not use it because it is real stories about

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real people who have suffered really badly. Let's not turn it into

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political football. What Jeremy Hunt said in the House of Commons today,

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if it tells us anything, this is about people who are victims of

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abuse is not being listened to and not being felt that they would be

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believed. I kind of belief you. It should not become a party political

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battle but I think politics should obviously become part of it. People

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will want to know how the political structure has allowed this to

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happen. That is one of the reasons. They will want to know the children

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are safe. Of course they do. They also want to know the institutions

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will keep their children safe. Here, we are focusing on Edwina Currie,

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who signed off on the ability of Jimmy Savile to be in these

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hospitals. I think people will want a level of accountability, not least

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because what we know and what is coming up is so gruesome that people

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feel they need to tribute blame. That might not be a good thing. They

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also want to make sure there are mechanisms in place to make sure

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this will not happen again. Inevitably, there will be

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repercussions individuals and we will need to find out who did what

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along the line. You do not think this is the end of it. Absolutely

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not. I think we will have to investigate further. We must be

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careful about how we do it. There have been a lot of changes already.

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There have. The details of the story today are so gruesome it is a bit of

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a challenge for newspapers to work out how to deal with it. Let's have

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a look at the Metro, just to pick up on that. The headline is pretty

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stark. The Jimmy Savile sex files. DJ abuse children says the NHS.

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Papers like the Metro are by a lot of people. They are left on trains

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as well. It is a difficult story. Do you think it has been tackled

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sensitively? Not as sensitively as it could have been. That is the

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point. It is very difficult for newspapers to compete with online,

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instant stuff. I do worry, and I'm not saying he should `` kids should

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be wrapped in cop walks and protected from terrible things but

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the Metro lies around, discarded on buses and trains across the country.

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Your son or daughter is going to school tomorrow will pick it up.

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There is a bit too much detail. This is what editing is all about.

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Editors and picture editors had to decide every day which picture they

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use, whether they use a very gruesome picture whether they have a

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less gruesome picture, whether they crop something so it is not quite so

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within the copy as well. The problem is that the story here is the

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detail. We know the outline of the sort of thing that Jimmy Savile was

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up to. Here it is a detail. It is doubly difficult when they are

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deciding what to put into the newspaper when the stories about the

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detail of it. How much detail do you run? A lot of kids will see the news

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on television and see it in magazines and newspapers,

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particularly in papers like the Metro. That is a good thing. You

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want your children to be aware of the dangers. You want your children

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to know it is an issue in society. There is also the sense of, it is

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the balance that has ever been that, with editors on radio and

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television. How do you tell a story with not sensationalising it of

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terrifyingly quits out of you? Programmes like news and do tackle

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issues like that but it is how. I have not seen new sound since John

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Craven was doing it but that is another story. It would be

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interesting to note how they cover it. As you said, they covered

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Michael Jackson. Yes, it did cover Michael Jackson. The Daily Telegraph

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leads on a very different story. It was looking at the European Union

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and the goings`on in Brussels. It does not look like they are all

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falling out with each other, they are watching poppies being dropped.

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David Cameron alone and isolated in Brussels over his stand over

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Jean`Claude Juncker. It sounds like he wants to be. I think the look

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that Angela Merkel was giving him, if looks could kill, he would not be

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standing up straight. I thought, this is surely a joke. Is this

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absolutely the last ditch attempt that David Cameron is trying to

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discredit Jean`Claude Juncker? He has put himself in a corner. He is

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isolated. Whether or not Jean`Claude Juncker 's drinking is a problem.

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Apparently he has cognac for breakfast. That was not unknown for

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Churchill to have a drink before sunset. Is that the best they can

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come up with? Why has he put himself into this unnecessary corner and is

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actually looking a little bit ` and he has not had a good week `

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isolated. I'd our political editor `` our political editor said, there

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is a much wider picture about this. If he thinks Jean`Claude Juncker is

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not the right man, how has he gone about trying to stop him? Given the

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verdict on the EU that people pass at the last election, maybe he is

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not the right man. We hear that privately leaders in other countries

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think about. Then you come to the second issue. How did David Cameron

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go about trying to persuade them? There are chickens coming home to

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roost. It seems as if he does not have the relationship with the other

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EU leaders that would allow him to make a perfectly `` a perfectly

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reasonable point. I tag are you saying he is looking weak? If you

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detach yourself from Europe and how it really works, you need to engage

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with Europe. You cannot do it. That is what has happened. Dangerous

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times. We are going to stay with the Daily Telegraph. We are going to

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stay with the Daily Telegraph and rather exciting news, particularly

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for women. Cancer in general, women are offered hope of a blood test

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that can predict the risk of breast cancer. There is some real meat to

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this story. This research has been done At University College in

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London. What they have done is identified the DNA, as you say, the

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genetic likelihood of breast cancer, and they think they can develop

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within the next five years or so, a pretty simple blood test that could

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determine whether you are likely to get it. And whether you are likely

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to die from it. The severity of it. That is really important and there

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is very much a lot of publicity around Angelina Jolie, who decided

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to have a double mastectomy. That is something that people often talk

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about. This is a good news story. The Daily Express is also covering

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it. It's about striking the right

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emphasis and making sure you are not running too far ahead of what the

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research actually says, and especially something like this, it

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really is important that we don't make a cure`all for these things

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seem more hopeful than it really is. It is a job for editors. The Daily

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Express obviously runs a lot of health stories on its front pages

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but it has a responsibility to think carefully. We have got enough time

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to look at the times. It probably won't surprise many people that has

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been put down to immigration, but also increased birth rates as well.

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It is 64 million people, so we are the second most populist in Europe

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after Germany. The annual increase is just under 500,000. But it is

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immigration, births, what does it tell you? We are a very overcrowded,

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little island. With immigration, that causes higher birth rates, but

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this will be interesting politically as well because the government have

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been quite anti immigration intone, but now they know they will not meet

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their caps, they will probably have to sing a much kinder chin about

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immigration and maybe there are positive effects.

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