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


With me are the writer David Torrance and the Broadcast


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with...


The 'i' leads with an allegation that the Royal Navy


It says the islands have been left without warship protection


for the first time since before the war of 1982.


The Mail reports on a plot to behead British troops.


It says the details emerged following the conviction


of Junead Khan for a similar plot against American


The Times says there's been fierce criticism of David Cameron's


handling of the steel crisis after China imposed huge tariffs


The Guardian reports that the Prime Minister has defended


Britain's decision to reject higher tariffs on Chinese steel,


as the Business Secretary Sajid Javed faces the anger of steel


The Financial Times reports that Tata Steel is just


"going through the motions" as hopes fade of a sale


The Telegraph says that as many as 33,000 people with granny flats


attached to their houses will face tax bills for second homes.


The Express says migrant mothers from other European Union countries


have cost the National Health Service ?1.3 billion


The Mirror leads with more details about the death of Ronnie Corbett.


The paper says he hid his suffering from Motor Neurone Disease


You could be forgiven for thinking to's paper review comes from the


1980s. There are so many stories that feel like they belong to 30


years ago. First of all, the plight of the steel industry. Here it is on


the times. Oh, the irony. Sorry, steal. China putting up a tariff


against British Steel, particularly Welsh steel. But Britain seem to be


so wary of doing the same for Chinese imports. But it's quite


interesting after a bad week for the government where we have had Anna


Soubry on Monday saying that all options were on the table.


We see that now there is a fresh human mediation for the British


government since it seems that not only has it now admitted that it has


been blocking the European Union efforts to stop China flooding the


EU with cheap steel by blocking its attempt, at raising tariffs, against


China, but China has no such problem in moving extremely swiftly because


we learn here in the times that ministers appear to have been caught


up in China's announcement which is that it is imposing new tariffs of


46% on some steel products produced in Japan, South Korea and the


European Union, and some of the very specific products that are targeted


and caught up in this union say in Wales is in fact products produced


in Newport by first Tata subsidiary. It is confusing with the government


saying one thing and the paper saying another. Trying to suggest


that it wasn't a matter of weeks or months ahead. A couple of the


newspapers today have that picture of Sajid Javid being confronted by


the steelworkers, lots of wagging fingers and angry looks. The quote


in the Guardian which appears to contradict the previous line is the


Prime Minister was speaking from Washington argues that the UK was


right to block plans, EU plans, as he argued they would rewrite not to


be the tariff rules on steel but the entire tariff infrastructure of the


EU. There is definitely been a change there and as you say, it has


not been a good week so far and that is yet another twist. Let's look at


what it says on the FT. Some commentators suggesting that it is


not really inch Tata's interest to find a buyer. The FT has various


quotes suggesting that Tata has already made up its mind. Others


speculating teaming up with a Dutch company. But there is an interesting


aspect to this within the UK. There are two plants in Lanarkshire,


Clydebridge and DL which survived the steel closures in the 80s, the


processed steel, and Tata sold those to the Scottish Government for ?1


and the government has subsequently sold on for ?1 so no cost for the


taxpayer and it seems that That he is wanting to turn them around. That


is a very particular type of processing, though, isn't it? A


niche operation. Although aspects of the new pot plants as well. I find


it weird that FT and the time tab mentioned -- haven't mentioned that.


Is there any suggestion that Liberty would be interested in the Welsh


plants? It has been raised, although that must be slightly political. Let


us move on. Staying with the Financial Times. This new tax is the


new stamp duty on second homes or investment properties and everybody


was trying to beat the April the 1st deadline giving solicitors are bit


of a headache as they were trying to get their conveyancing done. It


seems like a lot of the managed it. Yes, to the extent that the economic


's director no-ball Francis of the can construction products


Association is pointing out that there will be a distortion as a


result of this in property transactions, so big spike in the


first half of the year and then big dip. As everyone has been rushing to


beat the deadline. It is quite a major shift because by to let has


been around for 20 years, double the size of the Private rented sector.


People have done well out of it but it does distort the rental market


and it is interesting to me that it is a Conservative Chancellor that is


taking this action, that after all, the Conservatives are the property


owning democracy of home ownership. Even they are taking action to try


and tackle the distortions. It is a very British and dominant. It is


quite interesting to see these new lines caught my attention. The


British have become landlords in their millions as buy to let


mortgages were first launched 20 years ago doubling the size of the


Private rented sector. It has distorted the price, particularly in


the south-east. Isn't it looked upon as the madness for owning property


in France? I think the particular part, yes, France is a country where


you rent much more than you by and I think that French people find the


most bizarre is what they think is a very feudal system where you're


buying, for example, let's talk about London, you by, or in


Manchester Birmingham or wherever, and think you buy it outright and


then oh, no, after... You only have 100 or 110 please. This seems very


bizarre. This is wit to my eyes as well. In Scotland there is no such


system. It is all freehold. It is a very specifically English form of


property management. They have changed the tax rules on what is tax


deductible and what you get relief on as an owner. People still want to


buy them, even though there is not so much money, supposedly, going to


be in by two late fools not to look at the interest rates.


Hopefully most people don't put money under their mattresses because


that is not very advisable. What you do with money that you have? Bricks


and mortar is still seen as a way to protect your money. Although you


still need to have a lot of money to do buy to let as it takes a big


deposit. But what you don't do is build a granny flat. The Daily


Telegraph is telling us that granny flats are hit by tax rates and will


be regarded as stand-alone properties. If it spills over your


garage, can it really be regarded as a second property? An unintended


consequence, apparently of the new tax regime and it will catch 33,000


homeowners. I think there will be grannies, there will be families


really raking in their boots, particularly if you think about how


disjointed and different our lives are now and how the whole advantage


of having a grandparent or grandparents with you the whole


child care, the knowledge that is passed on and everything, and to be


caught up in something like that. And not having to put older people


in care homes. You can't even get out of this because you can't sell


it off? No, it seems an unintended consequence. To qualify for the 3%


extra stamp duty they must be valued at ?40,000 or more and be able to be


sold separate residence. I don't know much about granny flats and I


understand that will pre-much all of them. It is also the contrast with


the government, a few years ago it was encouraging people to have these


annex as a means to try to combat distortions within the property


market. It seems George Osborne hasn't done his homework. Maybe


though have to think about that. Let's look at the Guardian. This is


an appalling story. First man jailed for forcing his wife into servitude.


A lot of campaigners saying this is an important conviction. He had an


arranged marriage with a woman from Pakistan. They were apparently both


happy to get married but then his wife was treated in the most


appalling way. Yes, she was objected to two years to physical and mental


torture. He struck her, he threw tins of cat food at her, he sent


streams of abusive and demeaning text messages. He told her to jump


in front of a vehicle or read it, he broken nose, assaulted her. The list


just goes on. And it was a neighbour, we understand, who raised


the alarm as he saw her being pulled by her hair. On that point, it seems


legal experts and charities who described the case as


ground-breaking also describe it as the tip of the iceberg. The


implication is that there are a lot of other cases like this. But we


simply don't know about. One of the ways this remains a secret is as


this man did, the abuser, she said she felt like a prisoner. What they


do is isolate you. He made her work from 5am until 12pm, -- 12am, it you


get so little sleep. What sort of state are you in to go out and get


help. We need to make it clear that people can get help but, how do we


let them know? They are trapped. In most cases they're not given access


to telephones or the Internet because from the other person's


point of view it would be too risky. It's interesting on the sentencing,


it appears that there will be concurrent sentences and he could be


free within 12 months, as the Guardian says, less than half the


time that she lived under his control. Having worked at the


Conference, chaired Conference on trafficking to do with women in


prostitution, we think of police in this country -- we think of women


and think why don't they pick up the phone and call someone? A lot of


these women don't trust the police because the countries where they are


from the police are corrupt. You may think it's terribly easy to contact


the police that they may have all kinds of reasons for not contacting


them. And they are terrified to. And The "i" has a story


about the Royal Navy Why is that? Why can't we managed to


patrol these islands which the islanders of which tell us want to


remain British? According to the fuller story and according to


Labour, it is a cumulative effect of defence cuts from conservatives,


presumably from previous administrations over the last 20


years. Of course the MoD budget has not been safe from posterity over


the last two administrations. I'm not sure whether this is serious or


not, Emily Thornbury, the Shadow Defence Secretary, said the


situation is not acceptable and demand the MoD immediately dispatch


a warship to the region. Which may send an interesting signal to


Argentina which this week was told by the UN that they are the


Malvinas. . They do belong in a Marine territory of Argentina. This


is a UN working group that has come up with a ruling that is not legally


binding. Possibly to be compared in a different way with Julian Assange


some weeks ago working group who said he was having his human rights


infringed after being locked up in the Ecuadorian Embassy. It is a


catchy headline here. Britain struggles to patrol South Atlantic


while warship wait for repairs. When you have an economic problem and a


difficult situation at home, don't cry for Argentina, but they have a


lot to cry out, it's much easier to concentrate on a foreign matter. The


MoD has pointed out that they don't agree with that headline, it would


surprise you to hear. It is fully under control and the situation is


fine. Yes, I can't say radio one is my


station of predilection. Perhaps not target audience. Perhaps not. This


is what Radio 1 used to be about, distinctive music, new music. John


Peel and Jo Wiley. They used to flag up bands and acts that weren't


known. It's a difficult balancing act


It is the balance between the two. It would be nice to hear more new


music. Also its coverage of concerts and festivals. I think that is


extremely important to encourage new talent but they face a lot of


competition with streaming and all kinds of other things and of course


there is YouTube. Don't forget all the front pages


are online on the BBC News website, where you can read a detailed


review of the papers. It's all there for you - seven days


a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. with each night's edition


of The Papers being posted on the page shortly


after we've finished. It is going to for most of us get a


bit warmer through the course


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