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Chris Froome and Andy Murray as well.


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are Kate McCann, senior political correspondent


at the Telegraph, and James Lyons, the deputy political editor


Rather contrasting stories, it must be said. The Guardian and the Times.


The Guardian says that all sides in the doctors row are increasingly


optimistic they can do a deal and finish this to dispute over new


contracts and weekend working. However, the Times says the divide


between doctors and the government has increased. Doctors say they will


strike indefinitely after they refused to plead to cross a picket


line. Rather contrasting things going on and all sorts of


accusations, as usual. This is an issue that has been going on over


many years, so it is not surprising that there will be very strong


feelings about what should happen next and where we are in this


conversation. What is interesting is that if you look at the article in


the Times, there is a quote at the bottom saying that the prospect of


further strikes was raised. Nobody wants to see this continue


indefinitely, it says. That sounds like there is the possibility of a


deal, so it depends on how you look at this situation. Both sides, there


is a lot of rhetoric going on and lots of people saying we are right


and they are wrong... There is a lot going on. But I think it is one of


those things where it eventually there will have to be a deal. You


say that, but it has taken an awful long time to get to this point. And


now further strikes are being threatened, including a serious one


in February. And a stoppage at the end of the month as well. The


problem is that there is a lot of poor well and mistrust on both sides


in this dispute. -- ill will. I was so surprised to see the Guardian


earlier. The first major walkout in 40 years. There will have to be a


deal at some point but there are accusations about NHS bosses trying


to trick doctors into going back to work today with all sorts of scare


e-mails. The Daily Mail can be relied upon to pursue its own line,


I think. Striking dot is and a legacy of misery. -- striking


doctors. What is the burden of this story? You have to remember that


while we are talking about pay and people walking out and whether the


will or won't be another strike, at the heart of this issue are patients


who have had operations cancelled. Lots of people are talking about how


they were only told by text message that some procedures had been


cancelled. If you are waiting for a scan and you are worried about your


health condition, that will be a major issue for years. While it is


worth remembering that although 39% of doctors were at work today, there


were a huge amount of doctors who were not. And whether you agree or


disagree at what -- on what is going on, there are people who are being


affected for it but they did keep emergency services going on. And


this comes at the most precious point of the NHS. We are approaching


the middle of the winter flu season. Absolutely. Another story. Going


back to the Guardian. Most newspapers, most of the major ones


anyway, have this story. Ices blamed for ten deaths in Istanbul suicide


blast. -- ISIS. There have been a lot of bomb blasts in Turkey


recently and a lot of people killed, but now it is tourists. It appears


they were the target. This is an area where a lot of people go on


sightseeing tours. This is an area where you could rely on there being


many more tourists than people who would ordinarily live in Turkey. It


is worth saying, however, that Turkey have already identified,


apparently, that this was a suicide bomber from Syria and it is


interesting that they were able to do that so quickly. It is worth


asking questions about whether this person was on any kind of watch list


or whether there was any intelligence about what was going


on. We have said before that Turkey is struggling with the weight of the


migrant crisis and it is in a difficult position, really. And they


have spent a lot of time attacking the Kurds, the Turkish government to


seeing its enemy as the Kurds, whereas the Kurds are among the


people fighting ISIS. You also have to wonder what this might do for the


tourism industry. We have seen similar effects in Tunisia and parts


of Egypt. You have to wonder about the economic ramifications. Indeed.


The Express. This story keeps coming back to haunt us after what happened


around Christmas or New Year. Germans riot. This was a far right


demonstration that very clearly got out of hand in


being set on fire and hundreds of arrests. Cars


Clearly tensions are running extremely high there after the


influx of migrants. And Angela Merkel is under tremendous pressure.


It looks like her hand is being forced in all sorts of directions.


Making it easier to get rid of migrants caught doing bad things.


They can now be deported more easily. It is difficult to see what


she can do because I don't think this is about those attacks that


happened around Christmas. I think this is a much broader issue. It


must be said that this far right groups have never been particularly


welcoming towards migrants who have come into the country anyway on any


level, so there is an element of this which is using something which


is really and truly awful and people should be arrested and prosecuted


for, but as a way to say that refugees are not welcome at in


Germany. Angela Merkel is in a difficult situation because there


were a huge number of people who came into the country very quickly


and there is an argument to say... Invited them in. Perhaps they were


not prepared for the ramifications of that. But only 19 suspects have


been identified so far and there have not been any arrests. There is


obviously a long way to go before there is a feeling that the city is


if again for people who are going out at night. -- city is safe


again. The spectre of the far right rising up in Germany of all places


is terrifying. It is. But, you know, it will be interesting to see


what impact this may have on the negotiations that are happening on


the EU level about Britain's Place and membership. Whether this makes


Angela Merkel more sympathetic to British concerns about migration or


whether she finds herself on the back foot and it is harder to get


concessions. Another big issue on the horizon. Staying with the


Express. They do like health stories, but this one seems like a


good one. They do like a story about dementia, but this one looks like it


could be promising. They have a professor from University College


London and he says that by 2025, he hopes the dimension will be a


manageable condition a bit like diabetes. It could be managed by


lifestyle choices perhaps or medication. But this is interesting


because increasing numbers of people in this country are being affected


by dementia. It is a really awful disease because the decline can be


rapid but it can also be incredibly slow and at the moment there is no


real way of making people feel better about it. Any progress in


this area is really welcome. I think that dementia is the next... Similar


to cancer, there has been a lot of demand for a cure and focusing on it


in research. I think that we will see more and more articles like


this, hopefully, in the future. And it relates to what is happening in


the NHS, generally, because with more and more dementia patients,


there will be terrible pressures on the NHS in the years to come. The


people suffering and the wider economy, if I could put it as


bluntly as that... And there would be big savings if you could avoid it


happening anyway. It would be good for all concerned. The Times.


Pensioners freeze as energy companies chase profits. What is


this all about? As you will have noticed, it is quite cold. It is


certainly very cold in here. I don't know if you need 50p for the metre,


but... Just put another jumper on. This is a study about the numbers of


old people, almost 5 million, who will cut back on heating despite the


really bad weather because they simply cannot afford liberals. This


comes as the Energy Secretary is trying to get -- cannot afford to


pay the bill. This comes as Energy Secretary is trying to get fuel


companies to bring costs down. They all want that Ed Miliband's promise


to freeze prices would have had the reverse effect before the election.


She says that now that threat has gone away, they need to follow the


market. Wholesale prices have come down and only one supplier has cut


rules, and not I nearly as much as the wholesale price. -- one supplier


has cut bills. One older person dies every seven minutes from the winter


cold. Those sound like a desperate figures. Yes. And as James has


pointed out, it is shocking that wholesale prices have fallen so much


and yet companies, big energy companies, have not reduced their


bills. There is also a mine in this article from a report by MPs, which


will be released tomorrow. -- a line. People have been overpaying


Waterville 's. The industry regulator over estimated costs for


suppliers and so we all paid more than we should have a water. And now


they cannot get that money back and consumers will not get a refund. The


energy regulator has been under fire over several years for people who


are saying they have not done enough to bring down energy prices. The


Daily Telegraph. Oxford will not rewrite history, says Chancellor. Is


all about that stature of Cecil Rhodes. -- it is all about that


statue. This has been going on for a number of years. Demand for its


statues of Rhodes to be brought down. But it goes to a bigger point


about what university should be about and how tolerant universities


should be and who should be allowed to speak at universities. There has


been an issue around this conversation about people who have


extreme views on any spectrum, whether they should be allowed to


speak at universities or whether they should be barred or given no


platform, as it is called. This debate about whether universities


should remain a place where free debate should happen, even if you


don't really like the viewpoint. Yes. The pro- free-speech groups


popping up on campuses around the country. Lord Patten says education


is not indoctrination. History is not a blank page on which we can


write our own version of what should have been. Perhaps we should


remember the wrongs that have been committed. Let us finish with


looking back to the news that was dominating everything yesterday.


David Bowie, dying at the age of 69. The Sun has a nice line. -- the


Daily Star. This is about two Memorial concerts, which have been


announced. We don't know if there will be a big funeral for David


Bowie yet but this is a concert... Mick Jagger will be there, Paul


McCartney, Elton John and a galaxy of stars. The front pages David


Bowie's final photo shoot and I have to say that he looks remarkably


happy and pleased with his lot there. That is one of the things


that came out of the coverage yesterday, what kind of a man who


was. He did not make a lot of the fact that he knew that he had a


terminal illness. He kept it very quiet and was working right until


the end. That concert, where and when? New York, March 31. We have


Thank you to our guests. time to book the tickets. It will


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