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in from the east. Warm air following that, so the second half of the week


could turn warm and humid. Keep up`to`date with the forecast over


the next few days. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me are Beth Rigby,


Deputy Political Editor of the Financial Times, and John Kampfner,


Director of the Creative Industries Federation. Tomorrow's front pages,


starting with: The Guardian leads with the story that the Home


Secretary has announced two inquiries into historic child abuse.


Related to the same story, The Daily Mail's front page claims the Home


Office gave money to groups linked to paedophiles. The Times calls the


inquiries the biggest ever inquiry into sex abuse. While the Mirror


highlights the fact that neither inquiry will be led by a judge.


Their headline asks what have you got to hide? The Daily Telegraph


leads with the airport security story. Their headline: 'You won't


fly if your phone is flat.' The Daily Express hails what they


describe as a major breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's, with


a simple blood test. Mum`of`four Wendy Bush tells the Sun how their


breast cancer awareness scheme has saved her life. And the Financial


Times reports that the European Central Bank is under pressure to


take action against a persistently strong Euro. We will have a look at


the Times. Referring to the Home Secretary's announcements regarding


child sex abuse. There will be the biggest ever enquiry into child sex


abuse according to the Times. Yes, with sweeping... There are to make


enquiries, at the main, generic one, will be sweeping. It is interesting


how ministers and the government generally have suggested over the


weekend that they would be more limited. But they would be less


independent, and would just look at the general popular agitation for


it, and this morning, Monday morning's papers were very adamant


that it needed to be stronger. They tightened it all up. But it is...


No, it will be, both sets of enquiries, and other ongoing


specific enquiries, it will absolutely open up a can of worms.


It will expose obviously the detail to come. But this culture of


indulgence towards what we might call depravity in the 1970s and


1980s, albeit technically illegal, but at the same time pretty much


blind eyes were turned. And very much at the heart of the


establishment. One has the impression that that will be the


general atmosphere around the conclusions. As, it is interesting,


talking about what triggered the government's seeming change of heart


about an all`encompassing enquiry. We had to make people on the Andrew


Marr Show yesterday. We were told that there may well have been a


cover`up to protect the establishment, and Michael Gove said


that he didn't see any need for an that he didn't see any need for an


enquiry. It seems that the papers, and certainly the media, seems to


have jumped on to the opinions of Mr Tebbutt more than Mr Gove. And


picking up what you are saying, you saw the wind changing this morning


when we heard that they will do what they need to do. This will not be


some quick look at the Home Office issue about missing documents about


allegations of paedophilia and child abuse. They will actually do a


proper... It is the sense that perhaps there are some people in


society protecting the rich and the powerful. Yes, well the


disappearance of the documents. Doesn't this remind you of, I was


thinking, this reminds me a little bit of what happened to the Catholic


Church when they had that epiphany of, we can't keep covering up child


abuse, and abuse of children and abuse of boys. We need to actually


clean up our act before we can as an institution move on. And I think


going back to this idea of the establishment covering up, you had


that BBC documentary whereby the border skew, a senior Web the


government in the 70s, told a documentary of a systematic


cover`up. `` Fortescue. He said it might be debt, it might be a scandal


involving small boys, any kind of scandal, they would help if they


could and store it up as Brownie points. Now, I don't think if the


government had tried to sit on this, it wouldn't have stuck all stock I


think, as you have said, there has been a big... People want disclosure


and they want transparency. The political class has been denigrated


anyway since the Spencer scandal. And any attempt to cover up any kind


of scandal will not wash. They are doing the right thing by getting it


all out in the open. There is no self`interest for politicians to


cover this up, because we are talking by and large one assumes


about historical issues. And there may still be some who are around,


but we are talking about a generation or two earlier. And just


one post script thought on this, is Theresa May, last time you were on


the papers, we were talking about how well she had read the public


mood over the police. This time again, it is quite interesting, I


don't know at what point she either initiated or agreed to the broad,


sweeping nature of these enquiries. But again, I can't imagine that


Michael Gove would have gone on a Sunday morning talk show yesterday,


and said, without... They have been bounced. Exactly. Michael Gove is


the voice piece of David Cameron and George Osborne. They will have


calibrated what they wanted to say on this, and will have had it


agreed. And everyone wheeled out for media appearances over the weekend


would have had a very clear line. They have obviously changed


position, and I think they were right to do it. I don't think you


can sweep this under the carpet. But the Daily Mirror suggests it is


being swept under the carpet. Furious government launches


enquiries but neither will be led by a judge. Yes, I mean, we were


retching our heads when we were looking at this `` we were


scratching our heads when we were looking at this, that the more


narrow enquiry is going to be led by the chief executive of the NSPCC.


You would think he would... He will be assisted via top legal brain as


well. So unless we have our FAQ is wrong, the more generic one will be


announced later anyway. `` facts wrong. I think there is a political


element. Or is it Right? When we find out the nature of who is


leading the main one, I suppose, that will determine what will


happen. Theresa May, when she stood up to announce this broad, National


enquiry into all institutions, no holds barred, you know what I mean.


Something about wrestling. She was unable to name the scope of the


enquiry or the chair. It shows how quickly they have come around to


this thinking. I don't think this is about trying to hide things. I think


this is actually two separate enquiries that they are now, whether


they did it reluctantly or not, once it starts, it will be out of their


control and will happen. As with Leveson. Exactly. Berlin puts allies


back into the cold. They are fed up with being spied upon by their


so`called allies in the US and UK. This story is about the Germans


being really fed up that they have found out that a German spy was


being a double agent for the US. And it comes on the back of another


diplomatic spat between these two countries, when it emerged, was it


in the Snowden revelations? That Angela Merkel's phone calls have


been capped by the US security services, leading to a diplomatic


row. `` tapped. She is obviously really unhappy about it, describing


the scandal of the double agent spy as a serious development. And we


picked up this great quote where the German security spokesman said that


they must focus more strongly on their so`called allies. I.e. ,


France, the US... With friends like these... As someone once said. It is


lifted the lid on what a lot of Americans seem to be getting up to.


The Germans seem to have been particularly hit on. Angela


Merkel's personal mobile phone! One works with the assumption that that


they either tried to or succeeded in listening to everyone. It is


probably a sort of virility test. If you won't listen to, then you didn't


matter. They were listening to my telephone. As we were saying


earlier, there is a much greater anxiety, and I think legitimate


anxiety, in continental Europe about privacy and about the storing of


data by authorities. But also for the Germans. I mean, they are not a


military force. So it is like, why... These are sort of issues of


national security, the Germans aren't... Barrow very staunch NATO


ally. Exactly. But they are also a very well`established powerhouse. Is


a commercial, and then that, particularly offends their freedom.


Staying with the Telegraph. You won't fly if your phone is flat. I


will be in trouble because my phone is always flat. You will never be


able to find the phone charging stations at the airport now. The


bottomline is that if you can't switch your phone on power it up you


won't be able to get on the flight. So it is not just your phone being


taken away, you won't be able to flight. `` to fly. We were recalling


that after 7/7, the ninth anniversary of which was today, the


security that followed also did involve making sure that your


electronic items were powered up, so this isn't entirely new. But there


is an element of back to the future about this. It goes back to what you


said earlier about the sophistication with which those who


would do harm on flights, in terms of can you hide a device in your


body, or in your phone? You are saying maybe it is only a matter of


time before we have full body scanners. My view is that to force


everyone to go through this, when clearly 99.9% of people that fly


would be of no interest to the security forces at all, seemed a


little bit over the top. But that is only because I always get caught out


with my make`up in my handbag and my phone not charged. All right. We are


running out of time. We will talk about Doctor but they sell like


hotcakes but readers find them in digestible. A brief history of Time


by Stephen Hawking. I think... Controversial here, basically, I


read The Goldfinch, it was a wonderful book. When you go on


holiday, do you really want to sit there with a weighty academic tome?


With Capital, for instance. It is the sort of book you have to have so


that you can quote. I don't know as well. The reason I was going a bit


controversial was that I write that there is a division between the


sexes, that men will more typically take a non`fiction book, and women


will take... Chick lit? Are you suggesting that I would only take


Das Capital? Just that men are more likely to read non`fiction books.


But women are more likely to read. Book sales are skewed towards women.


Women are brainier. The moral of the story is just to take a good novel,


isn't it? And leave the brain growth... 50 Shades? I read some of


it. You read some of it? Which bits did you read? I read some of it but


I didn't find it very interesting, to be honest. You didn't find it


very interesting? I preferred The Goldfinch. You ditched it for


Capital, didn't you? You prefer your real`life to 50 Shades. Thank you


for joining me to look at the stories behind the headlines, and


interesting revelations. Always good to learn a little bit. Stay with us


here on BBC News. Much more at the top of the hour about those two


enquiries into child abuse. But coming up next, it's time for World


Cup Sportsday.


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