16/07/2014 The Papers


16/07/2014

No need to wait to see what's in the papers - tune in for a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines. With Clive Myrie.


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the OK and he will compete in the 5000 metres and the 10,000 metres at

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the Commonwealth Games, and we will also look ahead to the Open

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Championship which begins tomorrow. That is after the newspapers.

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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With me, the broadcaster Dame Joan Bakewell and Peter Conradi,

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The Financial Times carries details about the rejection of an $80

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billion bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox for Time Warner.

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The Telegraph leads on the heatwave due to hit the UK

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And English athletes at the Commonwealth Games have apparently

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been briefed about what to do if they're booed by the Scots.

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But in their Scottish edition it doesn't

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instead it leads with the norovirus bug hitting workers

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Extreme Health Health Alert is the headline in the Express.

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Singer Tulisa's trial is the front page for the Metro.

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The former X Factor judge allegedly helped supply cocaine to an

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undercover reporter after he said he could get her a part in a big movie.

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The deaths of four Palestinian boys, all brothers, in an Israeli

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strike on a beach in Gaza, is the main story in the Guardian.

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The picture shows another boy who was injured in the attack

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Clegg calls the axe of the bedroom tax according to the

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Mirror, in what it calls a shocking Lib Dem u`turn that will create

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Some very short words in that last piece. We are going to stay with the

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Guardian and a very serious story, for boys ran for their lives, and

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then a second shell exploded, there's a sense that this could be a

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tipping point `` four. It was caught on camera and has already been

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played and replayed, and every time it is awful, it is a particular

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story about four little boys who are killed and that goes to the heart of

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everyone, this is a global story, it has prompted an Israeli cease`fire,

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but not for long. Israel had to react because of the power of those

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images, if we had not had those, I doubt we would have had the

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cease`fire. Interesting. I was told they can do a lot in five hours,

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that is what someone from the United Nations told me. Hamas, at the

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moment, they have not signed up to this. Yes, just as they did not sign

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up to the previous sees via proposal `` cease`fire proposal from the

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Egyptians. They did not like that first proposal because it came from

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the Egyptians and because it did not give them any concessions, and that

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is their position, they have suffered enormous losses, but they

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do not just want to stop the conflict, they want to emerge from

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it having gained something. What they had gained, universal focus on

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their crisis once again, and it is the most unresolved problem, it is

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the thing which is quoted across the Middle East, the whole conflict

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between the Israelis and the Palestinian, it is the world against

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itself, quintessentially, and something as tragic as this, the

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death of four little boys, it goes around the world and it upsets

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everyone and quite rightly. We have had more than 200 people killed on

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the Palestinian side, but the very fact that people can see the

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footage, four small boys, they can see them running. It brings it

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home, and to actually see this, to think that these could be my

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children, people can identify with this. And now the Daily Express, we

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are going inside, this is about cutting child benefit for super size

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families. This has an election campaign written all over it. And

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policy exchange. As ever, this story starts, this kind of story, with

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plans likely to be submitted, from a think tank, which is close to the

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government, and its six a lot of boxes in terms of feeding to

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concerns about welfare scroungers `` it ticks. It also mentions

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immigrants, it goes through many of the boxes. Something very

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distasteful about pricing children, the idea of distinguishing one child

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as earning more money than another, and the only parallel I can think of

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is when I was in China in the 1980s, when you had a one child family and

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if you wanted a second, you were heavily penalised, we thought this

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was a very moral thing. These are proposals to penalised and to make

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the fourth child worth less. Something distasteful about that.

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Yes, but the majority of people, according to this poll, they think

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this is a good idea. In straight times, you have got to do this,

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perhaps. Is it cheaper to feed and clothe for children? `` four. I just

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think that is such a terrible way to trade family relationships. 70% are

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backing this, because how many people have actually got four

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children? A small minority actually have four children. The rest think

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that they are not going to pay for someone else's kids. That is right,

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it is a minority of families that are in this position, this might

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look like the government is getting tough on welfare and benefits and

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that plays well to a section of the population. They will lose the four

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children family vote, but they probably think that is quite small.

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This will appeal to Iain Duncan Smith, no doubt. And now the

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Financial Times, Time Warner rejects $80 billion offer from Rupert

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Murdoch's Fox. This is an amazing story, $80 billion, it has been

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rejected by Time Warner, which plays a heavy game. What I admire about

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Rupert Murdoch, he is a G3 and he is playing the biggest game of his

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career, he wants to roll the world `` 83. `` he wants to rule the

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world. Time Warner is CNN, and he has had to say that he would

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dispense with that, because of course it is Fox News which is his

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pride and joy, I think this is an amazing story, an old man playing

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hard until the end. What is interesting, what Rupert Murdoch has

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decided is that he cannot compete with Google, Amazon, Apple, these

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are the great media companies, and he needs Time Warner to help him

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take on these other media outlets. He does. Rupert Murdoch is the

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ultimate owner of the Sunday Times, I should make a disclaimer.

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Obviously there is consolidation going on in the media world. If you

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look at the traditional media powers, with the likes of Google, it

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is a very different situation from how it was ten years ago. What is

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quite telling, this is the final stage, as it were, in the merger of

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America Online and Time Warner, that created this company, and when that

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happened ten years ago it was worth $164 billion, but now it is worth

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half that, it is a complete mismatch to start with. Yes, but they are

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saying this is undervalued, ?80 billion, and it will have to be a

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big increase or a hostile takeover. I do not think he will get up to

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$180 billion. There would also be anti competition ramifications, he

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owns Fox News, and Time Warner owns CNN, which one is he going to flog

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off? It will be CNN. I'm a great fan of CNN and so I watch its destiny

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with care. He has made that calculation, CNN must be truly

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alarmed at this prospect, hoping that Time Warner holdout in

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perpetuity, $80 billion is small beer. And now the Telegraph. Wind

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farms. They go together like strawberries and cream, maybe

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strawberries and sour cream. We have more articles here, number of

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turbine fires could be ten times greater than for. LAUGHTER

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This is perfect for the Daily Telegraph readers, sitting out in

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the shires, contemplating the horrors of the turbines around them.

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It turns out that the total number globally of wind turbine fires is

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11.7 each year, and so that is not a very big number. It is a perfect

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scare story, though. We get a longer version of this in the Scottish

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Telegraph, which has a line about a group of turbines catching fire in

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Anglesey, which became flaming Catherine wheels, as it was

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described. We're done a `` we are going to go to President Obama,

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sorry to break

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