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gold medal for Adam Gemili. And the latest from the Oval where England


got the final test against India off to a fine start. All that in 20


minutes. Welcome to the look ahead at what


the papers are bringing us tomorrow. With me are Kevin Schofield and the


broadcaster and author. First let's have a look at the sneak preview of


some of the front pages. The Financial Times says Ukraine


destroyed a Russian column that passed on to its country. The


Independent has a picture of a woman and her sick husband, succumbed to


the bowler crisis. Police defend televised raid on Sir Cliff is the


front of the Telegraph. The Mirror has more on the decision to search


the house belonging to Sir Cliff, and allegations is Islamic state


minister and are hacking into celebrity bank accounts. The


Guardian says a report into the causes of the horse meat scandal has


been shelved until at least the autumn. The Times reports America is


considering air strikes around Baghdad to protect the leadership


from the threat of Islamic militants. Good evening to you both.


Let's start with the sun, which pretty much represents most of the


front pages tomorrow. More on Sir Cliff Richard, police revealing they


have been contacted by people with information after Sir Cliff was


accused of sexually assaulting a young boy, and allegation he


strenuously denies. He says he will fully cooperate with the


investigation. If we go to the times, another story that continues


to dominate the papers. The situation in Iraq and revelations


that the US are considering raids around Baghdad. You get the feeling


the West has been sucked further into Iraq. Is this part of the


humanitarian issue to protect civilians? That is the main


objective at the moment, but I do not think it is solely focused on


that clearly. ISIS are on the march. If they were to get Baghdad, at the


moment it is still a slim possibility, but if they were to get


Baghdad we are into a whole new phase of the crisis. It says here


that President Obama has authorised military personnel to do all they


can to protect Baghdad. Primarily to protect American personnel, but as I


say, to keep ISIS that they. If they got Baghdad it would be a huge


prizes and it would be a new scenario. The leadership in Baghdad


is important, as the Times says, they have to do all they can to


protect it? It is a significant move. The current prime ministers


stepping down, everyone hoping the new guy in the post would be much


more progressive. For me, when I hear about the US thinking about


bombing around Baghdad, I shudder. I think the West, particularly Britain


and the US, we have two step back and think about this country is


partly in the state it is because we were in that country. What they


should be doing is not this thinking of protecting US. What about the


Kurds? That is what they should be doing. They shouldn't be talking


about Baghdad, they should be talking primarily about how they are


going to save the Kurdish population. Because they are not. It


worries me when they are talking about Baghdad. I really wonder what


is actually going on on the ground. A humanitarian disaster, that is


where the focus has to be. This is a worry for me when I read a story


like this. It is worth pointing out there was a meeting of EU Foreign


Minister is today. They agreed the EU nations should be able to arm the


Kurds. That is problematic, Kurdish leaders have wanted to have a


separate Kurdish state. It might draw Europe into that. It is


different to Syria. It is universal. Pretty much everybody is


agreeing that as much needs to be done as possible, as long as it does


not involve ground troops at the moment. That is the thing, that is


completely toxic. We remember ground troops in Iraq. That is a last thing


that Obama and Cameron want to do. Let's move on to the Guardian. The


headline is horse meat findings blocked. The story is basically that


the publication of the official report into the horse meat scandal


has been delayed. Wide EU think this has been delayed? It always seems a


bit fishy when official investigations, which have been


authorised and organised by the government, then do not see the


light of day. `` why do you think? It makes you think it cannot be good


as far as the government is concerned. That is what the Guardian


seems to suggest. That the government is going to come in for


quite a lot of criticism, spending cuts for leaving the food system


open to the abuse by criminal elements, who got horse meat and


other types of unsavoury types of meat into the food chain under the


cover of it was beef. It looks a little suspicious that the


government, who called this about 16 months ago and was due to report in


the spring, they are now talking about the autumn. You wonder what it


will reveal. The other thing coming out here from Chris Elliott, a


professor at Queen 's University in Belfast, is this whole thing about


one of the things that will come out in this report is about the


government cutting front line inspections. All the things that are


there to actually keep food safe. I think it is another mirror about


what is actually happening with public funding, with things that


directly affect the public, like education, the National Health


Service. Here we have the food industry, as well. I am sure the


government are really embarrassed about it, but they need to think


about what they are going to do about front line staff like


inspectors. We need them if this is not to happen again. In the blame


game it is not just the government. There are a lot of people involved


in the food chain. There have been criminal elements exposed as well.


Absolutely. But if you have front line staff who are meant to be


safeguarding food, if they are not able to get on and do their job, and


with the frequency to do their job, these issues will not come up and


therefore criminal elements are going to flourish. That seems to be


what has happened. One of the few things they have cut through, you


cannot trust the food that you are buying in the supermarkets


off`the`shelf if you cannot believe what it says on the label. It is a


shocker for me, I am a real foodie. It makes us realise we do not look


enough that what we put in our mouths. Ultimately you have to take


it on trust. You can go to your local butcher, or farm shops, but


ultimately you have to be able to trust the person selling you that


food. The Guardian says Elliott was understood to have delivered his


final report to the government a few weeks ago. Hopefully they're coming


up with some recommendations. In the Independent on the front page, a


shocking photo of an Ebola victim. It just brings it home, doesn't it?


Before when we were discussing it, you called this picture haunting. I


think it is a haunting, horrific picture. I think what happened with


Ebola, because it has been around a long time, it is not the disease


there is a cure for. I do not think people have been taking it very


seriously. In the public, like with the bird flu incident, nothing came


of it. I think we become a bit blas? when we hear about this. Reports


coming out now are really horrific. I believe in Liberia it is up to 1


million people who are in quarantine. That is because they


think there has been a lot of under reporting. I saw an earlier report


where they were in Liberia. They were actually moving slumber


dwellers out of their homes because they thought it might be a breeding


ground. These people 's homes were destroyed. There is confusion, fear


and the countries in West Africa and need significant outside help. You


mentioned medicine, the medical charity say it will be at least six


months and it is brought under control. Six months during which


there is every possibility that it could spread out of Africa. At the


moment it is terrible what is happening in Africa, but if it was


to move out of Africa... We heard today there is someone from Sierra


Leone who is being tested in Scotland. We hope that is clear. All


it takes is for one case to get out of Africa. That is another thing,


after a while how will climb trees respond in terms of their borders?


Will they be saying people from particular nations... `` how will


other countries respond Grissom and there are big ramifications about


how we respond to this. I hope we respond swiftly and sharply. We do


not want this to get out of control. I have just been told the person in


Scotland tested negative. But it shows the paranoia, and how there is


a fear it could cross borders beyond West Africa. Absolutely, the world


is a smaller place, people can travel very easily. Then it becomes


a question of if the National Health Service is ready? I don't think it


will be, definitely not. Let's move onto another story, still in the


Independent. The headline is to tear justice, the private prosecution


revolution. I thought this was hugely expensive, it surprises me


that has been a revolution. It is expensive. It means the only people


that can pursue private prosecutions are the wealthy. Everyone should be


equal under the law and everybody should have the same access to


justice, regardless of their means. But getting back to spending cuts,


that has been blamed by the independent for a huge rise in


private prosecutions. People do not feel they are getting the justice


they expect from the CPS or from the police. It is a worry. Obviously


these cases, private prosecution cases are subject to legal aid. It


is only open to the wealthy. `` are not subject to legal aid. The better


off have better access to justice, that would be a sorry state. A look


at the Financial Times, which reports on reports that Ukraine


attacked that Russian column that reportedly crossed over into


Ukrainian territory. As you would expect, the Financial Times reports


on the effect it has had on the markets. It is, the impact it will


have on the markets. I have to say, that is not what I am thinking


about. If you think about it, in the world at the moment there are all


these conflicts. Every time you look there are women, children and people


being displaced their homes. Ukraine is one of those places. It goes on


and on. On the one hand the Ukrainians are saying in Kiev they


have destroyed two dozen Russian military vehicles. The Russians


counter about their humanitarian convoy they want to send in. At some


stage, because this group of people, Russians, pro`Russians, the


Ukrainians, are in this area, there has to be some kind of political


solution. The reason the markets are reacting the way they are is because


it has an effect on everyone. It's worth pointing out. It was


supposed to be a humanitarian accident. Some of the vehicles were


actually empty so it suggests that... Almost empty, yes.


Also in the Financial Times, plans for HMRC to seize unpaid tax could


flout human rights. There is a lot of concern about this. This won't


necessarily be targeting people who are hiding money, just people who


are behind on repayments. Yes, it says that HMRC insist that


it will only be to seize debts of more than ?1000. That's not very


much. It's people who might have forgotten or didn't get a letter and


then check their bank balance and realise that HMRC have swiped it!


Leaving aside all the civil rights issues about whether the state


should have this kind of power, I wouldn't be surprised if HMRC had a


spotless record in terms of billing people incorrectly, but they don't.


He will get letters saying that they have overcharged. The right for them


to swiped money from your account is concerning.


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