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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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commission president. The Metro reports on a Jimmy

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Savile's abuse. The Guardian also focuses on Jimmy

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

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

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

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The FT focuses on the allegations facing Barclays.

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

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

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have seen their profits soar over the past five years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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people that politicians can talk about that impact directly on the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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You recognise the phenomenon where some migrant children come in with

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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