28/02/2016 The Papers


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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be


With me are the author and journalist Matthew Green


with a new report which highlights the plight of some


The Financial Times leads with claims from the British Retail


Consortium that one million jobs in retail will disappear by 2025,


as technology and the rising minimum wage reshape the industry.


The Daily Express states that migrants will have received benefits


to the tune of one-billion pounds in the last year.


The Metro headlines comments from Eurosceptic Cabinet minister


Iain Duncan Smith, who says David Cameron has a low opinion


of the British people for suggesting a Brexit would be a major gamble.


The Daily Telegraph headlines a leaked report which suggests up


to 20,000 people in need of emergency care were denied


immediate access to ambulances so that officials could meet


The Daily Mail carries claims - made in a new book -


which suggests former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair had


decided to invade Iraq in early 2002.


The i paper headlines a report, which says


Chancellor George Osbourne's northern powerhouse


And so here in an increasingly digital age on a linear digital TV


channel watched in real-time, we mark the launch of a newspaper,


printed on newspaper. It is called New Day. Not every day do we get to


review a newspaper with issue one written on it. It does raise the


question, is anyone insane enough to launch a newspaper in the current


era? Some people have stopped buying a newspaper because they cannot find


a newspaper to buy. This one is hoping to be it. There are half a


million people out there who would like a mid-market, unbiased tabloid


and they are intending to provide it. What I do find odd about this,


and I do applaud it and hope it succeeds. The more people are


reading newspapers, the more likely that Matthew and I will keep our


jobs. The publishers said beforehand, and the editor, that


this was going to be an upbeat and optimistic paper. The front pages


leading with a very good story but a deeply depressing one about


five-year-olds who have to look after their parents without any


assistance. I do not think that is quite in keeping with what they say


the new brand will be for. If we look at the fact the Prime Minister


has written for the newspaper inside, quite a big spread, isn't


it? On pages 12 and 13, about Britain', or not, in the European


Union. It is promising as not to tell us what to think. Is it telling


us what to think if you have the Prime Minister in it? It has the


Prime Minister telling us what to think. The point is, they are going


to try to avoid having a very clear right-wing editorial stance that


other mid-market papers have. That is where they are trying to


differentiate themselves. The column by David Cameron is reiterated what


he has been saying up until now about Brexit, warning what will


happen if Britain does leave the EU in June. A woman called Emma is


undecided and she wants to hear the arguments. A lot of people are


saying that. There are so much arguing going on, they cannot


actually find out what the issues at stake are. The fascinating thing


about this piece. She says she wants to know the facts. The things that


have put her off the EU have been things like the insistence we could


not buy bent cucumbers and that children under eight were banned


from blowing up balloons. What is fascinating is the children under


eight ban was complete nonsense. All the EU said was put warnings on the


packets that people have died blowing up balloons. The bent


cucumbers was in about 2008 because they said this was ridiculous. This


is what she remembers about the EU. It shows it is really hard to take


in what is really going on. We remember random facts that are not


always accurate. Brexit would mean ten years of uncertainty. This is


Downing Street. A leaked report that the Guardian has got hold of, that


says it will take ten years for Britain to extricate itself from the


EU. Under the rules that will be a two-year process. According to the


leaked government report, you'll be so complicated with all the


different issues from the common agricultural policy and single


market access and fishing rights, a whole long list of things that need


resolving, it will take a decade. The economy will suffer and


investment will get held up. The likes of Boris Johnson so this is


nonsense, we apparently capable of ploughing our own furrow and can


forge trade deals with other parts of the world. We do not have to be


relied on the EU to that extent. This is rather convincing. If you


think how long it has taken us to get the agreement of the EU, to


think about whether Britain can have a few amendments in order to be able


to hold a referendum, think how long it will take to negotiate every


single aspect of our lives. We have been integrated in EE you for 30


years. There have been regulations about medicines. One key point is


that other countries will not be able to start negotiating with as


well we are still in complicated initiations would be you. They will


not know how free we are to negotiate with them. The whole thing


does sound like it will be an almighty mess in which lawyers will


be involved for perhaps up to a decade. The Metro is suggesting we


have more confidence in ourselves. This is Iain Duncan-Smith thing


Cameron has a low opinion of the British and this is where it is


starting to become a little acrimonious. His view is we were


very successful as a country before the EU and we can be again. This is


a grand statement which does not mean anything. We may be a great


country, a grand country. The greatest country on Earth, according


to Iain Duncan-Smith. The point is the simple complicate it fact of the


way the world operates. They are not saying Britain is not great. What is


extraordinary is the people who want to leave the EU are complaining


bitterly about Cameron being rude about them but here they are


launching into a full frontal attack on the Prime Minister. It is


inconsistent. This is where the arguments between the in group and


the outgroup get in the way for a lot of people who are trying to


plough their way through all of this. It comes about a political


feud rather than the actual issues. The other one of which has been


overlooked in all of these stories, are the EU countries we are leaving


going to be in a mood to cut us a good deal if we leave? That seems to


be a big question. In the Telegraph, patients die in 111 ambulance


scandal. Can you sum it up for us? It seems that in the south-east,


there was a particular ambulance trust who decided it could only meet


targets if it secretly kept ambulance waiting for an extra ten


minutes before they were sent out to emergency calls. The call handlers


for I'm blazers were on their way, the people having after-tax thought


ambulance is were on their way but they were delayed so that the trust


could be seen to be meeting its targets. Now it is out it is a total


scandal. It is part of the cuts. It is trust is desperately trying to do


what they can while thinking they do not have the resources to do them.


The one when one service has had a pretty bad rap, hasn't it? We must


always used 999 and exaggerate our illnesses. 11 deaths linked to this


essentially stopping the clock on calls on a certain number. Almost


being downgraded as if they were not so important. They are very -- there


is a sad case of a man who was waiting 35 minutes while having a


heart attack and he died. He would probably have survived had the


ambulance arrived. Many retail jobs will vanish by 2025. What a cheerful


selection of front pages you have? There is nothing that is joyful. We


will try to find something that is a bit funny. This is a rather


depressing headline, isn't it? A million retail jobs to vanish,


according to an industry body. They are saying pressure from the


increased minimum wage is going to force them to cut back on jobs.


George Osborne is hoping that by paying higher wages, employers will


get more value out of their employees and make them worth more.


Certainly retailers are warning that sales will shift online and a lot of


jobs will go. They are saying it is about technology and the internet


and the automated tools. It is pretty depressing. Automated tales


are something that makes me want to commit physical violence! They make


me want to cry. I would gladly pay more for a human being. One tell I


have come across says, surprising item in baggage area explanation I


would dread to think what I am shopping for. Finally, with the


Financial Times, luxury flats lose lustre for foreign buyers. This is


as close as we could find for getting good news out of papers.


50,000 luxury flats are being built in London at the moment, very few of


which are being bought by Londoners. Prime property is being bought by


people abroad. Actually foreigners are up to them any longer. Are they


in the wrong place? These are flats, including in Battersea Power


Station, which would look like a very desirable place to live.


Wouldn't it be great if Londoners could start to have flats that were


built but Londoners could afford, instead of having storage boxes in


the sky for the world was Max super rich? All sorts of strange things


are happening. -- the world's super-rich. Arrival of final and


cassette gives analogue new reach of life -- lease of life. We are going


backwards. On a linear TV channel, we should not lament that, it should


we? Keep watching in real-time. We'll be back again at 11:30 p.m..


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