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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are Neil Midgley from Forbes.com


and Laura Hughes, who's a political correspondent


The Independent's front page has a picture of an illuminated


Eiffel Tower in Paris where negotiators are said to be close to


The Times says households are paying extortionate charges to Britain's


energy networks for routine jobs such as moving meters.


The FT looks at the Chinese businessman caught up


in the anti-corruption drive in China, where the private sector


is increasingly nervous of the government's actions.


The Mail reports on the millions of small business owners forced to file


The Express says a new blood test could predict


The Mirror reports on the schoolboy who died after falling under


And the Guardian says phone-hacking victims are expected to demand


a review of the Crown Prosecution Service's decision to cease pursuing


Laura, we are looking at the Independent, not their top story,


but that picture of the Eiffel Tower at the climate summit. We were


trying to work out whether that had been photo shopped, we haven't seen


the full details, it has been delayed. It will be out tomorrow


morning. We don't know everything that will be in it, and obviously


where there are conflict is, you have big powers, with America trying


to convince India and Brazil and China to sign up to the same


agreements. Then there are the issues of power countries have stuck


to the agreements that were made previously. We will see more detail


tomorrow, and find out how seriously they are going to take its. The


devil is in the detail, if it wasn't we would have had this agreement by


now. Copenhagen would not have been such a disaster. There does seem to


be something different this time around, some of them seem to be


walking the walk as well as talking the talk. The interesting thing in


the UK is that voters say that environmental issues are very


important to them, if you give them a list of issues. They say


environmental issues are important. But when you get into the detail of,


would you peep prepared to pay more for petrol at the pump if there was


a carbon tax or would you be repaired to pay more for food if the


distribution of that food cost the supermarket more because of the


carbon tax, then people say no. They think the cost should fall entirely


on businesses, on Shell and BP and Sainsbury's. Unfortunately that is


not how it works, if costs rise, unless it is a regulated industry


where it is banned, they pass it on to the consumers. So, how much


chance is there for a deal if it is a Draconian deal for the UK, whose


principal beneficiaries are foreign countries? In issues of money, one


of the stumbling blocks has been who will pay to compensate the poorer


countries for money that they are now having to shell out to deal with


problems that predate any issues that they have had in terms of


development? I think a lot of people feel that China should be doing


more, and these larger countries that are producing a lot more


emissions in the environment than many. The average China -- Chinese


person, the UK is a big country in terms of how much wealth you have


per person, and we are big country in those terms. In China they have a


huge economy but their GDP per head is much smaller. We shall see what


they come up with tomorrow. It seems to be the day that is being hailed


as when we will hear this historic deal. The Guardian is also focusing


on phone hacking. They feel victims may challenge the CPS, who say they


don't have evidence to go further. Yes, I would definitely add that,


the lawyers are set to challenge the CPS. There are some legal firms who


have made a good living the last few years out of representing victims of


phone hacking, and they tend to be clearing houses. There is one chap


who represents Paul Gascoigne, the footballer, and Alan Yandle. They


said subject to a client's instructions we would want to have a


review of the decision-making process. It doesn't seem like the


client are the driving force. What has happened here is that Alison


Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has said there will be


no further criminal action against... There will be no criminal


action against journalists at the Daily Mirror who were subject of an


investigation, all corporate charges against News UK, former News


International, which is the news branch of the Murdoch empire in the


UK. That is probably where the rubber comes in this story, because


people who hate the Murdoch empire really hate it, and they will be


furious that as they see it once again the Murdoch empire has got off


the hook. -- the rub. Never mind that Rebekah Brooks was found not


guilty of all charges, that there have been a number of convictions,


Andy Coulson went to prison, this would have been an opportunity to go


for the head honchos, especially James Murdoch. He was in charge at


News International for part of the time period of this phone hacking,


so they are talking about the controlling mind of the company, he


satisfies that test. He was the controlling mind of the company, but


the CPS has said today that there is no evidence that he or anyone else


at the top of News International knew that the money that was being


paid for phone hacking was being used for phone hacking. Laura, take


us on to the Scottish Daily Mail, because they have a story that


council tax in Scotland may be on the way out. There is a commission


that has been going on, and they have basically been given a range of


options of not what they might want to scrap. We believe that they may


have got a tipoff that the council tax would be the SNPs's preferred


option. It is possible Holyrood could have the power to remove their


council tax. These powers are devolved to Scotland, so it could


really happen. I think the story here is that it will be the middle


classes who suffer the most. They might end up paying more money


because this is designed to save people who are not on high incomes,


and it also comes as local authorities have had many tax cuts,


and they are struggling to run. We have quite a lot to get through. The


Financial Times had this photo of a tai chi enthusiast who is a business


tycoon, finding himself in some hot water. Yes, he is the Chinese


equivalent of Warren Buffett. He is a billionaire investor who has


bought many Western brands, like Club Med and set Salle -- Cirgue du


Soleil. He has disappeared, and there is and ongoing investigation


at the moment into corruption. There are a number of very rich people in


China, some of whom it seems will now be squirrel in even more of


their money away. We are going to move on to the Sun, freedom of


information move. What is this about? There is a commission going


on looking at curbing the power is off FOIs. This is a very unpopular


move among a lot of newspapers, and they haven't supplied any evidence


in favour of it. They know they will be destroyed if an MP curb the


powers of a journalist to get a story. Why did it happen in the


first place? A lot of public bodies have submitted information, like


hospital trusts, saying they can't put enough money into services for


the elderly because the cost of FOIs is too great. Most of it is done by


members of the public, not just journalists. It is an important


tool, so things like standards we have at restaurants, like hygiene


and things. This is all based on FOIs. It all came from this freedom


of information act. A lot of people have been subject to FOIs, and it


has been seen to have an agenda even before it started. The Sun's


front-page has this story about a suspected gang, they think the same


one that raided Simon Cowell's mansion, they think they may have


targeted Rita or as well. This is all on the eve of the X factor final


that starts tomorrow. Imagine them running at Simon Cowell friendly


story on the eve of such a thing. Back in the day, and by which I mean


about five years ago, the X factor final was a national event. There


was a convulsion, and we all cared. We all watched, these were the early


days of Twitter, I used to talk to my friends on Twitter while it was


on, but now, Tumbleweed. Nobody cares. I don't think any of us know


any of the acts that I ring tomorrow night's final. The show still gets 6


million viewers, but it was getting 11 or 12 in its heyday. It is still


a big audience but it is lagging three or four viewers behind


Strictly Come Dancing, its big rival on the BBC. Questions are starting


to be asked about ITV's ability to keep a compelling autumn schedule


together for the next few years. You are saying Downton Abbey is


finishing. Downton Abbey is finishing, but Cold Feat is coming


back. Is it? Yes. -- Cold Feet. That is a great story to end on. That is


it for the Papers. Coming up next, Sportsday.


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