26/06/2014 The Papers


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away. We will all see some sunshine. In the sunshine it should feel OK.


Much more detail online. Welcome to our look ahead to what


the papers will bring us tomorrow. With me is Joe `` Jo Phillips and


Hugh Muir. Let us have a look at what some of the front pages are


bringing us. The Express says a routine test could soon predict


whether women are at risk of developing breast cancer. EU leaders


are questioning the lifestyle of the man expected to be the next


commission president. The Metro reports on a Jimmy


Savile's abuse. The Guardian also focuses on Jimmy


Savile and who was responsible. This is the Times. Britain's


population is the fastest`growing in the European Union and is expected


to increase more than 74 million in a quarter of a century.


The FT focuses on the allegations facing Barclays.


And the Independent says that Britain is in the middle of a green


energy revolution is. The Daily Mail says that British energy companies


have seen their profits soar over the past five years.


We are going to start with that one. Making ?101 profit per family per


year. Under a lot of scrutiny, major firms. Yes. It is not even the ?101


profit, it is 1000% increase in the last five years. Anyone who pays for


their electricity will not the surprised. At last, an enquiry has


been announced. Jim says it will have an enquiry. `` the regulatory


body. We do not know when it is going to report or if it will report


before the general election. Is it going to say anything other than the


fact that we know we are being ripped off? Energy companies argued


the cost of producing electricity and gas is increasing all the time.


They are developing new, alternative energies. They have the most


appalling credibility problem. People do not believe what they say.


People think their bills go up, but never notice if they go down. This


is bashing the energy companies and it is a game that we can all play.


All companies will see advantage in bashing the energy companies. Ed


Miliband will seize upon this. That has been one of his main policy


successes so far. Other parties have had to try and follow him down the


road. I suspect in the next few weeks we will see a lot of the


parties bringing a lot of attention to the energy companies. Do they


think this is such a central issue to so many people? There are so few


people that politicians can talk about that impact directly on the


voters. This is one of them. Every voter is affected. Politicians find


this a good way to connect. There is not much consensus. Nobody


disagrees. That is why you will see which of them complained the


hardest. It does make you wonder whether, if this is a nice


pre`election ploy? I had an interesting chat with a man


who works for an energy company. He says we are using up reserves of gas


and oil. These companies have to find an alternative. And with all


the unrest happening in the Middle East and Russia, it is inevitable


that we have to do something. And look to either saving energy or,


this is a segue into the next story. Indeed. The gentleman I was


referring to, his job is to find gas and oil and he is running out of


places to find it. Now they are looking at green power, which


features on the front page of the Independent. Britain sees the light,


says the paper. This is staggering. Up 43% in a single year. Amazing. I


think that would surprise a lot of people. Green energy has very much


gone off the agenda, politically. Who wants to talk about it, because


it is toxic? Who wants a wind farm near them. Sections of the


Conservative party almost have it as a token of faith that we don't want


any more windfarms. The new talk about the impact upon rule Britain.


`` rural. How does it benefit politicians to even talk about it?


It comes back to the point where if we can provide our own energy and if


we can do it, then we aren't dependent on the `` for the reasons


we just said, dependent on the Middle East or Russia for oil. That


is able to argument. Don't forget they are offshore windfarms. There


is a huge one near London and around Scotland. But your cynical point of


view, that governments will focus on this type of thing to try to win


over votes doesn't quite stack up across the Conservatives have said


they aren't going to expand windfarms if they win the next


election. It's not going to have any renewed enthusiasm is for windfarms


or renewables. The Conservatives will look at the prices. That will


be their electoral cell. You are saying there is public support for


renewable energy but not a wind farm. `` electoral sell. I think


this is interesting. There is another story to this, the amount of


subsidy that has gone into this. I think there is this central benefit


of windfarms and energy that we create in this country, which is


jobs and reduce `` the Juve `` rejuvenation. If we can say we have


one fifth of the energy, if this is doing something about unemployment


and the social capital in areas that I think that would be an even better


story. Let's move on. Staying with the Independent. The headline, poor


white pupils need extra help with English. This is off the back of


Ofsted's announcement last week, that they felt schools were letting


down white working class children. That they should be entitled to the


same kind of language support as people who have English as a second


language. The paper quotes that. What this really shows is that we


don't really know what the problem is with the white working class.


Last week, the problem was the ``, the suggestion was it was poor


parenting. This week it's that they are and keeping up with pupils who


have English as a second language. The people who work in schools...


You recognise the phenomenon where some migrant children come in with


no English at all and very quickly get the English and very quickly


leapfrog some of those white working class children. The phenomenon is


clearly they are. We know it is there. I don't get the sense that we


really know why it is happening. There's a lot of flailing around and


different theories. The London figures didn't quite stack up with


the rest of the country as well. Especially in London. What came out


of the report last week, to a certain extent underlined by this,


is the fact that there are many parts of Britain, especially the


provinces and coastal towns, where there aren't the resources and not


least of all it's not very easy to attract good teachers. In actual


fact, there was report yesterday, that a lot of kids are doing better


if they are a more mixed ethnic and language `based groups of children.


Actually, money and resources have been given to inner cities and so


maybe it's a moral. Tesco's features on the front page of the Guardian.


It owns enough land to fit 15,000 new homes, homes that are very much


needed. I right in thinking Tesco's buys a lot of land near supermarkets


to try to stop the competition from building near them? They do huge


amounts of land. `` do own. We are talking about the same number of


homes that is proposed for an area in Kent, the new garden city. Given


we talked in the last lot about this population explosion, and we all


know about the house price bubble, unless you are Eric Pickles, there


is a shortage of housing. Tesco's is sitting on this land. What are they


going to do? This ties in with the Labour Party's idea, you can't sit


on it. Use it or lose it. That's a policy that yet to be fleshed out


all worked out. But it will make people think, hang on a minute, how


does this stack up? This story is about Tesco's but other supermarkets


in particular have gone out to buy areas of land to make sure that


competitors can't build out of town supermarkets close to tears. Some


new supermarkets do have flats above them. `` close to theirs. That can


happen. But when we are in a situation where we need more houses,


where house prices rise because we don't have enough... We don't have


the supplier, I think people will get angry about this sort of thing


and they should get angry. There is a disparity between what politicians


say, we need more houses, it doesn't happen and if it's a matter of


getting the land why do they just do it? But they still have to apply for


planning. We do need more houses because there is a population


surge. The Times reports on Britain being the fastest population surge


in the EU. Immigration is partly to blame. That may surprise people.


Also at increased birth rate. They are talking about 74 million people


in 25 years. The population has grown by 5 million since 2001.


That's the same amount as it gained in the 37 years between 1964 and


2001. That is astonishing. It is going to put pressure on


everything. Schools, hospitals, roads, homes, jobs. What are we


going to do? What it will mean is that areas that haven't seen a surge


in the population so far, because it hasn't been even in the country, are


going to see new people arrive and they will have to get used to that.


In somewhere like London, people are used to different faces and


languages but that's going to be the case in other parts of the country.


I just want to show the picture on the front page of the Times. It's


time for celebrity spotting at Wimbledon. Pippa Middleton bear. And


her friend, who plays Lady Mary in Downton Abbey. `` Pippa Middleton


there. She is grinning. Michelle is looking very serious. Should they be


sitting so close together? She is looking a bit toothy, like Suarez!


At midnight we will have the latest headlines and more on the shocking


reports into the abuse carried out by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals.


But coming up next, it's time for World Cup


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