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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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With me are the barrister Sophia Cannon, and Oliver Brown,

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chief sports feature writer from the Telegraph.

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Hello. Let's have a look at the front pages. Starting with... The

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Observer. 'Triumph and Pain' is the Observer's

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verdict on the Grand Depart first stage

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of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. The picture of the peloton making

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its way across Grinton Moor The Sunday Telegraph says the

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Home Office claims it has 'lost' or destroyed 114 files connected to

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the investigation into the handling of a dossier

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about child abuse allegations. The Mail on Sunday claims that

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an unnamed Labour peer is being investigated by police following

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allegations of historical abuse. The Sunday express has an interview

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with Vanessa Feltz who claims that she was assaulted on live television

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I Rolf Harris. Let's kick off with the Observer newspaper. This is a

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very striking picture. We always like a fantastic picture on the

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front page of a national newspaper but this is a cracker. I am local.

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You can say that with pride. The way to Yorkshire is shining. Other

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counties are available. Not at this moment in time. 2 million people

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have turned up here all across the country, they have come to see the

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Tour de France and it is a big success. Apart from what has

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happened to Mark Cavendish. Look how we have presented this beautiful

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kente. Let's hope it can come back and becomes a fixture. You never

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know. This is pretty spectacular, isn't it? It looks like a scene from

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Wuthering Heights. It is at times like this that Britain feels a

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little less like an island. This Continental connection we have is

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going crazy. It is lovely that this section of the tour was designed to

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capture Yorkshire's sense of humour. There were sheep in the fields

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hinted yellow and they had polka`dots on them. I think there

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was a sheep made out of cheese in Wensleydale. It was a cultural nod

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to wear that he had taken place. Everyone is there. Wallace and

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Gromit. An inflatable Wallace and Gromit. The hope that boys. You

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could say these are Yorkshire cliches. In terms of making

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Yorkshire more international, are we taking Yorkshire to the world or is

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it the other way around? This is the high`speed, this is how we do it and

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that is the best way to be seen. Mark Cavendish. A sad end to that

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first stage. It is not what they wanted. There are concerns he had

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broken his collar bone but a dislocated shoulder is pretty

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serious for a sprinter in a race like this. His assault on the green

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jersey will be difficult to say the least. What one may consider more

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serious news here, child abuse files lost at the Home Office, fears of a

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cover`up. Is Sue is that there has always been a conspiracy about a

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conspiracy. `` the issue is that. Surrounding the issue of children

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and abuse. And it appears that despite the fact that for years

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prominent people have been claiming this has been happening, and

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obviously Geoffrey Dickens physically handed a dossier to a

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government minister and that has disappeared. The other documents may

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have also disappeared. That suggests that there was perhaps a system in

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place to ensure that both vulnerable were not being protected. It speaks

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to the issue of impunity. From the poorest homes we have had issues of

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abuse in children's homes through to prep schools in the most wealthy

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homes. This is a problem and we need to wake up to it. And an area who

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know very well from your job in the legal profession. Our reopening a

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canny hero that is going to proliferate? Will there be vast

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amounts of these cases coming out? Yes. We have to open this can. The

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way our democracy works, it is at its healthiest when we expose the

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truth and we have to have an inquiry and that is what we are good at. If

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this was going on at the time and it was being covered up to this extent,

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what is the level of criminality involved? We must look at how we

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have treated our children. How do we enquire into this? A full`scale

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inquiry? I think we need a Royal Commission. It is that serious. It

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involves those whose reach extends into the law and we have had issues

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as to whether it extends to the House of Lords as well as the house

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of parliament. And whether a Levenson style inquiry will work. We

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need to have a Royal Commission. This tax into everything we have

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heard about Jimmy Savile and Cyril Smith. I don't think the public will

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tolerate anything less than a full`scale public inquiry. It is

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interesting that the newspaper have invoked the Hillsborough precedent

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because that is the Hillsborough precedent because that is this date

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it has reached. ) looks so long to get to a point where the public

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trusted the inquiry. `` Hillsborough took so long. It is about having an

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inquiry that public trust. I think clearly the government must realise

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the seriousness of what they are on the cusp of. The central notion of

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politicians, even the intimation of a cover`up is so damaging. The very

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notion they could have harboured a piggy floor in, they will see that

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as a long way from an allegation. The sheer gravity of that has to

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lead... It is a depth and width gravitas. It has been undertaken in

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Canada and Australia, they have had Royal Commission is about how deep

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this went. We have to also. It is that question of competence.

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Documents being lost, and that is something that people will query. It

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is that Richard Nixon thing, it is either a cover`up or incompetence.

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Yes, that is the issue. We have had Operation Yewtree and that has been

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criticised widely because it has been a witchhunt, a thorough,

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judicial approach. The correct approach, we do not live in a

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society where we have witchhunts, we have the rule of law and the issue

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is, do we allow our society to be recognised as one that sweep things

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under the carpet just because it is a difficult and even a dangerous way

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to approach things. It is dangerous because we will have many people

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seeing that this did not happen. We heard about Vanessa Feltz seeing

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things happen to her live on television. It has been an issue

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that people have been saying it has happened for years, women and

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children, we need to have a Royal Commission. Probably what happened

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with Jimmy Savile has profoundly changed that, we are much more in

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claimed as a nation to believe these sorts of allegations. Yes. Jailed

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protection is paramount. 130 MPs are supportive of the notion of a public

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inquiry. Everything we have heard of Rolf Harris and what Vanessa Feltz

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is claiming in the Sunday express speaks to that. `` child protection

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is paramount. The Sunday express has covered the same story. The public

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says the Sunday Telegraph, too complacent about terror threats in

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the UK. Tell us a bit more about this. They are talking about the

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technical skill to make explosive devices concealed in tablet

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computers. We are approaching the ninth anniversary of seven slash

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seven. `` the ninth anniversary of 7/7. Obviously barring the terrible

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murder of Lee Rigby. Who on Earth would have thought that civilian

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aircraft could have been used as lethal weapons in 9/11? Who would

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have thought a soldier could be murdered so sickeningly in broad

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daylight? The fact that so much time has elapsed should be no cause to

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become pleasant. On the flip side, one person's too complacent is

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another person saying, not paranoid. At the start of summer reword gently

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mocking eyes is, they were the James Bond bag eyes in Iraq. `` by guys.

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`` bad guys. They have got a research and development department

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looking into ways of getting around current technology. War on terror is

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not going to be about flying planes into buildings or leaving bombs on

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trains, it is going to be online, digital, it is going to be on the

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microscopic level, small, tablet computers, it is not going to be the

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large bombs, it is going to be the devilish way of getting round this

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issue. We are going to be saying, war on terror, is there an app for

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that? It was said that the mobile phone network was switched off when

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Abu Bakr al Baghdadi gave his address in Mosul. Further down the

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article you have Al`Qaeda's chief weapons expert, he has linked up

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with jihadist in Syria to pass on his skills. Running bomb`making

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workshops. Extra one hour at airports is something people will

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accept once they hear about that. Let's look at the Mail on Sunday.

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Let's go back to a sporting theme. There are not that many famous

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Eugenies in the world. She got to the final of Wimbledon. She got

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annihilated. Yes. I was on Centre Court this afternoon, she was

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obliterated. And Vince is Eugenie actually turned up. `` kept Max. She

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said earlier this week it would be amazing to meet the Princess she was

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named after. The royal presence did not bring her much luck. `` Princess

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Eugenie. It was the shortest Wimbledon final for 31 years. 55

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minutes. I know. It is almost as if the god of sport is not listening to

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how things should go. It would have been a dream final if she pulled it

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out of the bag. And her twin sister is called Beatrice. Her mother must

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be a fan of the Royal Family. It was horrific to watch. The Duchess of

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Cambridge was at the Tour de France. It is never a bad thing, for oils to

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associate with big sporting occasions. They are young and

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vibrant and they are the best of British. They are pulling out what

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we do best, World Cup, cricket, all of the big tournaments. They seem to

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be bad luck, though! The Duke and Duchess turning up for Andy Murray's

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quarterfinal exit and then Mark Cavendish's crash. You can probably

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draw a parallel about anybody, if they had turned up and Andy Murray

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had won in straight sets, you would say it was despite them. Thank you

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both very much indeed for a moment. You'll both be back at 11.30

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for another look at the stories Coming up next,

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it's time for Reporters. Hello and welcome to Reporters. I'm

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Tim

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