28/02/2016 The Papers


28/02/2016

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

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With me are the author and journalist Matthew Green

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with a new report which highlights the plight of some

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The Financial Times leads with claims from the British Retail

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

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as technology and the rising minimum wage reshape the industry.

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The Daily Express states that migrants will have received benefits

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

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The Metro headlines comments from Eurosceptic Cabinet minister

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

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

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The Daily Telegraph headlines a leaked report which suggests up

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

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immediate access to ambulances so that officials could meet

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

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which suggests former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair had

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decided to invade Iraq in early 2002.

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The i paper headlines a report, which says

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Chancellor George Osbourne's northern powerhouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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differentiate themselves. The column by David Cameron is reiterated what

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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not buy bent cucumbers and that children under eight were banned

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

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

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packets that people have died blowing up balloons. The bent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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different issues from the common agricultural policy and single

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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bitterly about Cameron being rude about them but here they are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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targets if it secretly kept ambulance waiting for an extra ten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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