01/03/2016 The Papers


01/03/2016

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

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Great to see you both much thanks for coming in.

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

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bombing 18 years ago, has been released from prison,

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after the case against him collapsed.

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

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

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

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

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Shares in Barclays have fallen sharply, after the bank announced

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a cut in dividends and plans to restructure.

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

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

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

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Bournemouth, one of those fighting to avoid relegation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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a young cystic fibrosis sufferer releasing a charity single backed by

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a number of celebrities. The Guardian says unless Europe tackles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Government put into law that the situation with pensions must be

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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of the Conservative Party and it becomes the George versus Boris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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perfectly reasonable to me. My solution at school was actually

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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support out there on Twitter and Facebook and other social media

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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