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to join Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams in the fourth round. That

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is in 15 minutes after the Papers. Hello and welcome to our look

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at the morning's papers. With me are Martin Bentham,

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home affairs Editor of the London Evening Standard and Lindsay

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Watling, Westminster correspondent The Daily Express points to

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the French Prime Minister's warning that the migrant crisis threatens

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the very existence of the EU. The Independent claims that a US

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health-care giant is making a fortune from the NHS but hardly

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any paying corporation tax. The FT says Google has reached

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a deal with the Treasury to pay "New drug to wipe out superbugs" is

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the headline in the Times. The paper says British scientists

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have spear-headed The Daily Mail claims

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the Queen has shown "extraordinary" support for Lord Brammall, who was

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falsely accused of child abuse. The Telegraph lead with the news

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that more than 100 MPs want to end BT's monopoly of the broadband

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cable, they say the service is The Guardian, in common with many

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other papers, has a picture of the British actress Charlotte

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Rampling on its front page. She's stepped into the Oscars

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diversity row by claiming the objection, that not

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a single non-white actor has been And finally,

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The Sun claims Coca-Cola and Pepsi have vowed to slash sugar levels

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in their products ahead of a Normal people never vow. Now of the

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trail part to, a national disgrace. This is a very Daily Mirror story.

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Just a warning in many ways come out there complaining that a contract

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for new trains to replace these bone shaking ones that you can see on the

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front of the paper, the Northern rail trains, has gone not to a

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British firm, but to a Spanish firm that will make them overseas. The

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problem is that it is damaging our rail industry, a great industry

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invented in this country and exported all around the world, we

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have always had a great tradition of making railways and so on, so there

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that issue. Then there is the steel that is used in production of these

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trains and the steel industry is and also to disarray at the moment,

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losing jobs. They're not doing anything by allowing this contract

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to go out of the country to support the beleaguered steel industry. But

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do you want to automatically give it to a company in this country? There

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was always that argument that can be made. The RMT has characterized this

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as a kick in the teeth and I think many people in Port Talbot and other

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areas where there have been severe job cuts will interpret this just

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one way. A lack of support. The Sun, a number of companies say

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they're going to cut their sugar levels but if you cut your sugar,

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you usually replace it with something which is not usually any

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healthier. I guess the question is by how much? There will still be a

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large amount of sugar in these products, even if you cut the

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sugar. Perhaps a better ideas to encourage children to drink water

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and healthier juices and perhaps eat a banana rather than having serial

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at breakfast. Good luck with that. The Prime Minister for the childhood

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obesity strategy which will -- has a childhood obesity strategy which

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will be published this quarter. One major problem is having too much

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sugar and the government wants to move towards persuading the industry

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to change its habits. This is what has been suggested is going to

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happen. The problem is they don't always do that sufficiently and they

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continue selling a lot of things which are quite unhealthy to

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people. Use against Jamie Oliver, Boris Johnson, all of them who want

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to introduce a sugar tax your London. It will be interesting to

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see -- he is, whether it actually works or whether it is just to avoid

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tougher sanctions from the government. It may be interesting to

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see if it will work, they said paying 2p for plastic bags would

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work but it has. Now moving on to the Times. This review of freedom of

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information rules which was prompted by claims, which we should all

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reject quite frankly, that these laws which were introduced by Labour

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were somehow being misused and causing excess costs. This is all

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about saying that public services come at the government and so on, it

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is saying that private contract -- contractors should be run publicly.

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If you can't obtain information about them, obviously that is a

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great problem. Prisons is one of the main ones, it is a private

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contractor running a public area. But how likely is it that it won't

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just be expanded? This is calling for the government to go even

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further. The fear is that things are going to be curtailed and there may

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even be a charge imposed for making a request, that is one of the fears

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campaigners have. I think it is unlikely but as Martin says, it will

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be welcome. I think it might happen because it might allow the

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government to do some of the things you are talking about, restricted on

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one hand and use it somewhere else, offer something and take some of the

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things you are talking about, restricted on one hand and use it

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somewhere else, offer something it takes nothing else away. The

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Financial Times, Google and the ?130 deal for back taxes. They say they

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have not done anything wrong but I think most people will be pleased to

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read this story although they might say, should the big companies be

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doing even more? This is the news that Google has reached a settlement

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with the UK to pay ?130 million in back taxes and higher taxes in the

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future. Is at the start of a crackdown? There was a lot in front

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of the accounts committee but if they haven't done anything wrong,

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why do they owe back taxes? There is a moral case, isn't there? It may be

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because George Osborne has introduced this year diverted

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profits tax were people who have lots of economic activity in a

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particular country and have been shifting it to other countries, the

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allegation has been that their real activities in this country and they

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should be paying tax here. I don't know whether it is after whether it

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is simply the idea that they feel, perhaps with the new regime, that

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they should make a PR gesture. Guardian, risky drinking fuels

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alcohol industry sales. This is quite a startling headline, how much

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problem drinkers boost the coffers. They have been accused of

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irresponsible marketing, and there is a claim that they make most of

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their money from people who have problems with rink. These statistics

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are English only but there is a similar problem in Scotland. The

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SNP, Nicola Sturgeon is trying to bring in minimum unit pricing,

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they're trying to take it north of the border. It is not surprising

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that the people who drink most of the alcohol are buying the most. On

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the other hand, it is exactly parallel with the sugar tax story.

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There is the same issue of big companies selling lots of products,

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it is in their interest to do that, but if those products are unhealthy,

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are they doing enough to exercise responsibility and trying to

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directed away from the people who are going to suffer the most? The

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allegation here in this story is that they are not and that the

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marketing is done in a way that Willie Cridge people who have

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problems with rink to keep doing it. There is done in a way that Willy

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Cridge people who have problems with rink to keep doing it. There's a

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drink responsibly label on everything -- will encourage people

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who have problems with drink to keep doing it. That's true. But they are

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selling cute bottles at insanely low prices. It still goes on. Up

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promotions. That is part of the problem -- cheap promotions. Staying

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with the Guardian, a picture of Charlotte rambling who has got

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herself embroiled in this diverse city row -- Rampling. Racist to

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whites, she says. She has stepped into a bit of a problem here. She

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has. She stated it very strongly, she seems to be getting a lot of

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criticism. Obviously no one wants to think that they have won and award

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because of the colour of their skin but I do think if you look at the

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statistics in the article, analysis by the LA Times found that 93% of

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the members of the Academy were white and 96% male with an average

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age of 63. It is not level playing field. She has been very brave to

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say this. She shouldn't be denounced for giving an honest answer. What

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she is really saying is, why classify people? These days people

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are more or less accepted, obviously you can argue that, but she is

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saying people should be taken as the person. Isn't the point that if you

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look at the makeup of the Academy, the people who make the decisions

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are not representative of American society? On Twitter there has been

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chatter about these statistics and the data is very readily available,

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but when user has said that even compared with black actors and

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actresses, Asian people and Latinas have even more to complain about --

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Latinos. The people nominated for the ward should be the best people,

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it would be good if that reflected a broad spectrum of society. That is

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what you want to go towards. It won't always be an exact

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representation, nor should it be. I think that is really what she is

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trying to say. Unfortunately, on this occasion and historically,

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there will be very few people who agree with her. The Daily Mail on

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page three. A test that could tell a woman if IVF will work for her. It

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is very expensive and not a nice process to go through for people, so

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how does this test work? This is a test that tells women if IVF is

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futile for them. The Daily Mail says it works by detecting whether their

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wounds -- wombs carry the correct DNA for it to work. Many women are

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leaving it later to start a family and this is usually one of the only

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ways. It might not stop you trying anyway, but you would have a more

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realistic knowledge of what your odds were, which would perhaps make

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it easier. Although I am sure if really wanted to try and still

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unsuccessful, it would be demoralizing and upsetting. I guess

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there is a danger of someone who might be put off completely from

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trying because they get a result from one of these tests. And they

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aren't always right. Not always. That's all for tonight.

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