28/09/2014 The Papers


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future. Welcome to look ahead to what the


papers will bring us tomorrow. I'm joined by the author and journalist


Rachel Shapley and by Matthew Green, who is also a journalist and


an author as well. `` Rachel Shapley. Some of the front pages.


This is The Independent, which like many leads on Chancellor George


Osborne's plans to cut tax on inherited pensions. The Financial


Times reports on an allegation that Apple is rocketing from illegal tax


deals with the Irish Government. The Daily Telegraph talks about Osborne


scrapping what the paper calls the death tax. The Guardian looks at


panic that there could be more defections from the Conservatives to


UKIP. Also a breast cancer drug which could extend life. The Daily


Mail has an exclusive interview with brain tumour patient Ashya's


parents. The Mirror reports on the actress Lynda Bellingham's fight


with her terminal cancer. The paper says she wants to have one last


Christmas with her family. And in The Sun, George Clooney shows off


his new bride. They married in Venice yesterday.


George Osborne's announcement this evening dominates many of the papers


tomorrow. The Independent headline, Osborne offers tax sweetener as


Tories seek to limit damage. I wonder if Mr Cameron's first words


tomorrow morning when he reads the papers will be, that is more like


it. Yes, they have got off to an horrendous start with the


resignation and the defection of a Tory MP to UKIP. It is a lurching


start to say the least. And of course, George Osborne is going to


try to change the focus to the economy where actually, the


Conservatives can point to some improvement in recent months and


really try to change the mood music and the whole conference. Said the


pledge is that inherited pensions for those under the age of 23 if you


are a grandchild or child will no longer have to pay 55% tax. There is


not a lot of doubt that this will make life easier for the people who


are going to be affected by it but it is interesting that Osborne, who


has an appalling tax record, he has failed by his own objectives, to fix


the economy, we have seen the longest possible recovery... He


doesn't say that, of course. He doesn't but this is a way of


avoiding all of that. One of the reasons people are suffering so much


will be provided some relief by this is because the cost of living is so


astronomical. So all those hard earned savings are worth less than


they should be. So this is quite a convenient way for Osborne to avoid


that conversation with this kind of crowd`pleaser to kick`off the


conference. The Daily Telegraph refers to it as the death tax. It


was hugely unpopular. It may win over some of the voters but there


will be people cautious. I was talking to a pensions expert


earlier. Because the next Government and the one after that and the one


after that have to inherit this scrap of the so`called death tax, as


The Daily Telegraph put it. And it may well appeal to some people, but


probably it is other issues that really worrying voters at the


moment, immigration, even perhaps membership of the EU, and those are


the issues that UKIP has mounted its challenge on. So there is a big


question over whether this will be enough to persuade a lot of


undecided voters. There is an interesting point in The Daily


Telegraph hear about a polling survey by Lord Ashcroft which shows


that Labour is headed for a comfortable majority at the next


election, which is more pretty devastating news for the


Conservatives. The Telegraph goes into bat on a story just underneath.


I could campaign to leave the EU, once Mr Cameron. So he is now


raising the bar because of UKIP, it seems. Yes, this is a UKIP policy,


about pledging to have a referendum about staying in the EU, and now we


are seeing the Conservative Party slightly dilutes or hedge its bets


on this, but again, is this something that voters care about? Is


this the most pressure and issue for voters? Or is it just a game being


played by political parties? I suspect most voters are not overly


preoccupied with the EU. They are when it comes to immigration. And


one of the things that he wants to re`negotiate with the EU is a limit


on migration from within the EU. That is why you keep winning


support. I have travelled around the UK in the last year to small towns


researching my book and there is a lot of concern about stories about


Polish people turning up to the local factory and taking all the


jobs because they were ten times harder than everyone else, and I


think it is a real issue out in the regions. Here in London, we are


predictable with the fact that when you walk in virtually to any coffee


shop and someone is serving but they are not from Britain and have just


moved here, but out in the regions of England, people are worried. But


it is how you friend the question. If you say, how argue `` it is how


you frame the question, do you say, are you worried about migration, or


do you say what are you worried about being worse off than you were


before the economic crash? That is the real reason people are worried


about migration and if all those problems were addressed, I suspect


immigration would not be such a big deal, if the economy was not such a


great concern. The Telegraph says he has promised to renegotiate


Britain's membership of the EU, including greater powers to limit


migration. That is UKIP territory. If he fails to do that, he would be


the one that could lead the campaign for Britain to leave the European


Union altogether. That is a bold statement. I think the headline


might be a bit of a stretch if it is coming from the quote he made to the


Andrew Marr show this morning when he said, if I thought it was not in


Britain's interests to be in the EU, I would not argue for us to be


in it. There is a lot of ambiguity. You can tell there is going to be a


Conservative conference this week because of the sheer amount of


Conservative pledges in the headlines, including one on the


front page of the Metro, three more years of wages misery. Oh. Right.


Exactly. This is a story based on a report from Ernst Young, a survey


saying basically wages will stagnate for the next three years, which


reinforces your point to some extent, about the fact that this


recovery, while some of the data is looking better, hasn't really


trickled down to the average person. It is not a recovery for most


people. It is based on an overheated housing market. It is completely


fraudulent and set up to fail and as we can see from this survey, most


people in real terms are still struggling and suffering and


wondering which of the parties it is going to address `` is going to


address that, and at the moment, none of them are seen beastie


tackling the issue issue. We had a warning from Ed Balls at the Labour


Party conference that it would get worse before better. There is not


one party offering what the majority population is calling for, which is


less austerity, which is a re`nationalisation of utility


companies, things that not of these parties is presenting as an option.


The Financial Times, crackdown in Hong Kong and `` as China's worry


grows. This is Beijing's plan to put forward a list of people who can run


for the election in Hong Kong. Yes, future protests taking part in Hong


Kong over... Pressing for electoral reforms, and it revives memories of


1989, Tiananmen Square and so on. Where is is going to go? It seems


that the students and activists are digging in and the police are


getting more heavy`handed. There is a lot of concern.


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