01/03/2016 The Papers


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We'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment.


Great to see you both much thanks for coming in.


Seamus Daly, the man accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh


bombing 18 years ago, has been released from prison,


after the case against him collapsed.


The UN has warned that Europe is on the cusp of a largely


self-induced humanitarian disaster, because of a rapid build-up


And Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are battling for their parties'


nominations for the US presidency, as voters in 11 states head


Shares in Barclays have fallen sharply, after the bank announced


a cut in dividends and plans to restructure.


In Sportsday, Leicester City have been in action trying to extend


their lead at the top of the Premier their lead at the top of the Premier


League. Big night too for teams at the bottom of the table.


Bournemouth, one of those fighting to avoid relegation.


We'll have more on why Yorkshire cricket legend Geoff Boycott isn't


being welcomed back by the board at his home club. That's after the


papers in 15 minutes. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the the papers will be With me are Simon Watkins,


City editor of the Mail on Sunday, and the deputy editor


of The New Day, Dawn Alford. We start with the I, it accuses big


building developers of making money out of the country's housing crisis.


The FT leads on the turmoil at Barclays, whose shares have fallen


sharply today. The Express carries news of a new low calorie liquid


diet, it says can beat diabetes in 12 weeks. The telegraph says Tory


MPs are calling on the Chancellor to cut income tax in this month's


Budget. The Metro warns that young people may have to wait till they're


75 before claiming a state pension. The New Day focuses on the story of


a young cystic fibrosis sufferer releasing a charity single backed by


a number of celebrities. The Guardian says unless Europe tackles


the growing refugee crisis it faces a humanitarian disaster. We're


already there, aren't we? We start with the Metro. Workers must wait


until they're 75 to retire. Now that is going to make a lot of people


choke on their cornflakes when they read it. It will indeed. It's a bit


speculative. I don't think it's inaccurate in the sense that the


spark for this news is that the Government has appointed the former


chief of the CBI to carry out a review as to whether the pension age


is affordable. You don't do that unless you suspect it might not be.


We're already heading for older retirement. I think 67 by 2018, I


think. At the moment, I don't think the expectations are that the


retirement age will get to 70 until 2050s, 2060s. But the fact this


review has been ordered it might be earlier than that. The coalition


Government put into law that the situation with pensions must be


reviewed every Parliament. Isn't this simply part of that? Are we all


getting worried about something that might not happen? I think so. It's


scaremongering to a certain extent. Clearly, we do need to work later.


Getting older. Wear an ageing population. There was a time that we


worked until we were 65 and you know, unfortunately, we died at 67.


So if we need to work until we're 70 and hopefully die when we're in our


90s, then so be it really. It's part and parcel of us being responsible


and realising that we're an ageing population, thank goodness for -


There's a bright side to this. It's a sign that we're all living longer.


They reckon that a third of people born today, or this year, will live


until they're 100. I know. It's great news. I think as long as you


can perhaps find a job that you love, then there's nothing so


For most of us, it gets us out of For most of us, it gets us out of


bed in the morning. It's part of who we are. And why we get up in the


morning. So I don't think it's a bad thing. A bit of philosophy for you.


Confucius say if you can find the job you love, you'll never go to


work again. There you go! You get all sorts on the papers tonight. You


know what, I'm still looking! There you go. I'll look out for you. I was


fed that by the director by the way. We're on the Telegraph. Cut tax


again Osborne told, the Chancellor urged to help middle-class workers


as figures show scrapping 50p ban raised 50 million for the kegger. He


has a budget coming up. March 16 is the budget. I will cut through that


and say this is about obviously, him appealing to the grass-roots section


of the Conservative Party and it becomes the George versus Boris


show. That's what this is about entirely. We will see everything


through that prism now. Rightly so. That's absolutely true. Cuts in


taxes have been talked about for some time. I think it's about,


they're talking about the difference between 5p. It's almost about tax


avoidance. They're talking about people won't, they will make more


money by lowering the rate. I'm not sure that's entirely ethical. Can we


afford this? Are we heading for another recession, the ship is


heading to the rocks? He has a difficult budget coming up. He's


not, at the moment, on target to easily hit his own deficit reduction


targets. He will miss them. It's counterintuitive that cutting taxes


can raise more money, but it can in certain circumstances. On the face


of it - Let's not get into the nitty gritty, but it can work. But it


would be foolish for Osborne and some of the party behind him to


think you can do that, that happens forever. If in certain circumstances


you cut tax and you happen to generate more money that means you


can keep cutting taxes and you can get more money, that's not how it


works. He has a difficult budget to get through. Cutting taxes might be


far harder than some of his backbenchers think. The spotlight's


very much on him, to produce and to do something. OK. The Daily


Telegraph - schools urged to end rugby tackles. I find this whole


issue fascinating, as a mum of actually a 13-year-old girl, but


nevertheless I have friends that have children and go out and put


them on a rugby pitch every Saturday or Sunday morning and constantly I


see pictures on Facebook or get texts saying their child is in


hospital. A friend of mine just last weekend, their child was in hospital


with concussion at ten years old. Rugby, I'm sure, is marvellous. I


frankly, can't see the attraction in it. I hated it at school. I loved


it. Did you? Children are losing teeth at best. At worst, they're


breaking bones. And getting concussion. So they're saying it


will be a noncontact sport, like touch rugby or something? Some


doctors are urging that it should be scaled down. It is a rough sport.


Children are reasonably fragile. They're still growing. We've done a


piece tomorrow in the New Day looking at both sides of the


argument about a doctor saying that it's a casualty doctor as well, I


see so many children coming in, with horrific injuries and perhaps yes,


for a few years, until their bones grow and they get older and can make


the choice for themselves. That could be the way forward, you just


don't play rugby when you are particularly young? That seems


perfectly reasonable to me. My solution at school was actually


always - To avoid it! Yes and then no-one tackled you. OK, let's go to


Dawn, your paper, the New Day. Interesting story this, you've got


Katie Price on the front - brave or cruel Katie's shock confession about


blind Harvey. She was one of the panellists on Loose Women today and


say what you like about her, she's very honest as a person. She said on


the programme today that if she'd known that her son, Harvey, who


suffers from a genetic condition and he's blind and he's disabled, if


she'd have known about that before she gave birth to him or when she


was pregnant, she may well have had an abortion. Now, clearly, that's


cause aid massive Twitter storm, both throughout - For those people


who have Twitter, that's a big thing. If you don't, which is most


of the country... No a lot of people are talking about it. I hate that


phrase "Twitter storm". Did I say that? I so apologise. We know what


it means, though. You know what it means, yeah. I'll try to avoid that


in the future. I think she's been very brave. She's very honest. I


think she's 37 now, what she does say is that yes, she would have had


an abortion had she known, but she was only 23 at the time. You think a


lot of women might have taken the same decision? She is saying that a


lot of women at that same young age might have taken the same decision.


She's received a lot of sympathy? She has. And now 14 years later,


she's saying, of course, she would never be without Harvey and


actually, she'd adopt a child with similar problems or foster a child


with similar problems and actually, I think she's getting quite a lot of


support out there on Twitter and Facebook and other social media


places and within the papers, because just for her honesty and


bravery, which is something I never thought I'd say this about Katie


Price... That's to be applauded, no question about it. She's raised the


issue. We're going to chat more about the New Day and how well it's


doing, it's only started hitting the shops and so on this week. We're


going straight to the Telegraph now. Cracking photo this. Amazing.


Hillary and Bill Clinton at the wedding of Donald Trump. All smiles.


I doubt very much that you'd get them in a photo smiling quite like


that. It's 11 years old, this shot, as you might tell from the faces of


some of the individuals in it. They look fresh faced. They do. She looks


exactly the same now, somehow. I wonder why that is - funny (! )


They're looking so adoringly at each other. They look like they're


genuine friends. One wonders if there will be a vestige of


friendship after this race if they both win the nomination. None at


all. Remember how rich this gentleman is at this point and


still. All right, we have to end it there.


You'll both be back at 11.30pm for another look at the stories


making the news tomorrow. But coming up next it's time for Sportsday.


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