22/09/2014 The Papers


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players. Championship action tonight as Wigan host Ipswich. More on that


after the papers. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


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


the broadcaster, Jennie Bond, and the Times columnist, Matthew Syed.


Tomorrow's front pages...starting with... The Express says UKIP has


thrown down the gauntlet to the other political parties with its


pledge to scrap inheritance tax. The Sun leads on an alleged attempt


by a 37`year`old woman to kill her own mother using a deadly poison


echoing a plot line from the hit TV series Breaking Bad.


The front page of the Guardian gets its inspiration from Andy Warhol as


it reports on the news Tesco overstated its profits by 250


million pounds. The Mail has the same story`saying


Britain's biggest retailer faces the worst crisis in its 95 year history


over the claims its bosses 'cooked the books'.


The Telegraph reports that we could be ready to join air strikes against


jihadist extremists in Iraq within days, as David Cameron and President


Obama are due to meet in New York on Tuesday.


The Mirror has an exclusive interview with the mother of Stephen


Sutton` the teenager who died from cancer and raised millions of pounds


for charity. She claims that doctors missed his symptoms for six months.


And The Times says Labour will tomorrow pledge to use a new two


million pound mansion tax to help fund the NHS. So let's begin...


Labour will lead the ?2 million to fund the NHS and Ed Miliband wants


to terms to help meet national goals. It is a good story for those


people who feel that the NHS is under threat from the Conservatives


but ?2 million is not going to be enough. It will raise about 1.2


billion and that will be the centrepiece of the leaders speech


tomorrow but you are absolutely right, the central economic problem


for Labour is that only half of the fiscal deficit will have been


consolidated and they will have to raise another 37 billion over the


next two years of the next Parliament which is what Ed Balls


has said their objective is. This will be about far more than raising


that. They really want to take serious strides to get on top of it


and in addition to that, NHS England have said that the NHS itself will


be 30 billion in deficit by the end of the decade so they will have to


come up with far more serious attempts to convince the markets and


the electorate that they are going to get to grips with the real issues


facing the economy. They are walking a tightrope here, the Labour Party.


Their critics are suggesting that they are not fiscally responsible


but they know that protecting the NHS lays well to their core base ``


plays. It is a conundrum they have to balance. I think this is a move


in the right direction though I have to say I was expecting a big idea, a


new idea from the Labour leader. I think putting a levy on mansions


that are worth over 2 million is a worthwhile thing to do. It will


bring us 1.2 billion, it won't close the gap but every little bit helps


as they say. That could be a brilliant segue. I will get back to


that in a little while. There is the whole problem of people in London


being asset rich and cash poor. Ed Balls said they will have protective


measures that will solve that though he hasn't said how. I am not against


this at all. The devil is in the detail. Ed Balls has mentioned not


giving ministers a pay increase Thomas in fact, a pay cut although


I'm not sure how much that will raise. He has also said he would cut


the child benefit so there are other ways. I like what you're saying but


the other thing that strikes me is that this could be difficult in


London in terms of the electorate. Many homes are over the 2 million


threshold. Elderly people who don't earn any money and would not be able


to afford this to pay to the treasury. I think what he meant when


he said that there would be alternative arrangement is that it


could roll into the inheritance tax but I don't think that will be


popular either. You are right, the devil is in the details and it will


be interesting to see what Ed Balls says about this in the months to


come. There are some obscenely expensive mansions in London. Nearly


all owned by people who are overseas and don't even use them. If we can


get money off them, that will be a good start. Governments have


successively targeted properties. Stamp duty in the 70s... It reduces


the mobility of Labour. There are economic consequences for these


policies. But they do say that public satisfaction for the NHS has


improved recently. That does cross middle class as well as working


class as well as working`class households so some people may feel


that it is the right thing to do. I think that is right and I think that


is one of the electoral advantages of Labour. Its major problem is it's


deficit on the economy. They are 30% below the Tories when it comes to


trust in running the economy which is their biggest issue. On the


Telegraph. English home rule at the heart of Tory campaign. This is


following on from the Scottish Referendum last week and the West


Lothian question which I'm sure everyone out there knows. If they


are really going to put this issue at the heart of their campaign with


Labour putting the NHS in the heart of theirs, I think Labour are


winning. I'm not sure people really care that much about English home


rule as much as we in the media have made out over the past week or so.


Nonetheless, it has been very amusing to watch politicians


maneuvering and waffling and being so slimy and slithery as they have


in the past few days. I can get will put more people off politics and


politicians than any other issue. Do you think many other people out


there may be going to the Labour side and thinking that it was a bit


of a trick? Mr Cameron linking English home rule with Scottish home


rule and looking at the arithmetic and thinking that Labour are pretty


screwed because they have a lot of Scottish MPs ? I think Labour are in


serious difficulty here because they don't match up. If they accepted,


they will their Scottish MPs. They are talking about devolving further


down beyond... They are talking about cities and local councils and


that kind of thing. What she said is absolutely right. What people are


seeing and what should be a constitutional change would cross


party support, so that it secures a long`term consensus over a very


important part of our nation's governance, what they are seeing is


narrow and calculated self interest on everything. Everyone is doing


it. Labour need to have a convention to sort it out and the Tories are


going for the jugular. It is not about long`term interest and this


will have significant impact for generations. The problem with this


is that it is disastrous for political stability. The public


expects political classes to come to some kind of consensus. I don't


think anybody wants it. I think John Major once said that if the answer


is more politicians come out you are asking the wrong questions. Here are


the crowd going into the Ed Miliband speech, this cartoon. The caption


says, I am a Scottish MP, can I be excluded from this? Every little bit


helps in regards to Labour's economic policy but the problem is


that Tesco seem to have overestimated their profits for the


first half of the year. I feel very sorry for the chief executive who


has only been in his post for three weeks. He says that they have


uncovered a serious issue. Serious? This is staggering! The figures are


staggering. ?250 million had been wrongly attributed. I don't actually


understand the shenanigans that have gone wrong. The Guardian doesn't


seem to either. I don't understand why we have tomato soup. But I want


to know what the results of the inquiry are going to be. Is it


negligence or something a lot or sinister? ?2 billion wiped off their


share price today. I think this is breathtakingly overdone. If they


have lied, that is a serious issue of trust and it is significant but


if it is just that they have made a mistake, also serious but the other


question is whether or not Tesco is a ling as the company. It doesn't


matter that much `` floundering. If people are going to other places


because they are getting a better deal, that is good for consumers. In


capitalist societies, companies that struggle is an indication of


competition. It is a healthy part of the creative structure of which


capitalism is a part. Short`term pain for certain people but good for


the consumer. It would be extraordinary if it disappeared from


our high streets. But would it fundamentally alter our standard of


living? People would leave their jobs. `` lose. Yes, it is very


difficult in the short term but in the long`term, it is healthy for an


economy. Should they try and compete, down and dirty with the


discount retailers? I honestly don't know but what I do know is, if you


have a variation of different strategies, once you have that


variation and you have a test applied to it which is essentially


bankruptcy, that is what is healthy. The disaster is when you only have


one strategy which is when the consumer gets screwed every single


time. I don't care if the guy at Tesco is a visionary or not. So long


as you have variation, that is what leads to success and that is why I


find this whole emphasis on one particular company struggling, even


though it is a big importer... It is the biggest supermarket chain in


this country? But I think it is healthy. Survival of the fittest.


Now to the inheritance tax of all ocean and. `` abolishment. This is


all part of UKIP's strategy. I disagree with an awful lot that


Nigel Farage and his party stands for what I have to say that it is


hard to argue against this. A UKIP MEP says that they should be


respectful of those who earn money, pay tax on it, and wish to pass it


on to their chosen errors. `` heirs. I find that hard to argue


with. Remember a few years ago? They were a low tax libertarian group and


now it is something completely different. They're trying to get the


votes. It is politics. But it doesn't add up! When does it ever? I


don't know what the treasury would think about that. But inheritance


tax, I think it is very unfair. Just going back to the suggestion that


UKIP is positioning itself in order to become viable in the electorate


with less than a year to go before the election, it makes perfect


sense. I think people would typically vote for UKIP because of


their stance on the EU and immigration. They don't have to


implement any of these policies. What they're trying to do is secure


credibility by showing that it has ideas beyond the ones they are


principally known for. If this doesn't add up and credible


organizations don't agree, it could destroy their appeal on the core


issues that they want to get votes from and I think that is the basic


problem it faces. There could be quite a few people in the heartland


to think this is a good idea and they are the very people that UKIP


are trying to steal. More than quite a few I think. It is a scourge. If


you worked all your life and paid 40 `50% tax and can't hand it on to


your children, and with houses the worth what they are now, it is all


the more difficult. They can't even live in the houses you were trying


to leave them because they can't afford it. It is a very emotional


issue. This goes back to the election that never was when George


Osborne brought this up to his party conference and I think you are


right. What angers people the worst are the superrich who get around it


with overseas trusts. Great having you. Stay with us. Much more on Ed


Miliband's speech tomorrow at the Labour Party Conference in


Manchester where he is expected to signal a boost in NHS spending if


his party wins the next election. Now, it's Sportsday.


Hello and welcome to Sportsday. The two Ryder Cup teams have arrived


at Gleneagles ahead of the start of play on Friday. USA captain Tom


Watson has challenged his players to make amends for defeat at Medinah


two years ago. Merseyside police are continuing to


investigate abuse sent to the Liverool


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