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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are Charlie Wells, the European Features Reporter


of the Wall Street Journal and John Rentoul, the Chief Political


The Guardian has story of the Panama Papers, focusing on what it calls a


$2 billion dollar trail of offshore deals that leads to President Putin.


How the rich hide their money, the I splashes on the Panama Papers


tax havens scandal, and calls for Iceland's Prime Minister to


British steel to rise from the ashes says the Telegraph,


leading on news of a possible buyer for Tata's plant in Scunthorpe.


According to the Mirror, it's time for Business Secretary


Sajid Javid to say Tata over his handling of the steel crisis.


The Times warns of chaos on Europe's borders,


as a string of problems threatens plans to return migrants to Turkey.


The Daily Mail says white British pupils are being overtaken at school


by children from other ethnic groups by the time they sit their GCSEs.


And the Independent's cover star is the jubilant West Indies all-rounder


Carlos Braithwaite, celebrating victory against England


Starting with the Panama Papers, which is causing such a fuel


alternate. -- furore. 11 million documents have been leaked. It is


the offshore network that made the Russian President and his friends


famously wealthy, not just Russians but a great international lineup of


important people? Right now it reads like a bad paperback. There are some


questions about politicians here in the UK. We don't know too much


more. David Cameron's late father had an account. Having an account is


one thing, it matters what you do with it. He ran some companies that


were registered in various tax havens. All the papers go out of


their way to say, there is no suggestion that he did anything


wrong or illegal. This was mostly to avoid tax rather than to evade tax,


or to maintain secrecy, confidentiality. There is nothing


illegal about that. The legality issue seems to be when somebody who


holds money in an account wants to access it secretly, so there are


ways that they can get other people to claim the money as there is yes,


to claim the money as there isyes, yes,. There is the darker end of it,


which is what President Putin's friends seem to have been involved


in -- theirs. I have read six and a half million documents, we split


them up. We are completely across this story now! Any more questions,


we can definitely answer them. I am very grateful! The question is, what


do we do about it? It has been suspected that transactions like


this have been going on for years. This is the first time that we seem


to have such a huge amount of evidence. It is an enormous number


of documents. I think we will get more stories over the coming week, I


am very interested to see how the Russians respond. President Putin is


very popular in the country, he is pushing for the


de-off-shore-isation... Say that in Russian! He seems to be doing the


complete opposite. How the rich hide their money. The suggestion that


large amounts of money has found its way into corrupt regimes? That's


right. And that corrupt regimes have managed to export money to save, and


I must place is so that they can access it later. It is interesting


that the first casualties seems to be the Prime Minister of Iceland. I


don't think he has resigned yet, but he is certainly having


difficulties. He had to walk out of an interview which doesn't suggest


that things are going well. He seems to have been a little bit economical


with the facts of his financial interests. There will be more


stories like that in the days to come. World leaders caught in


offshore data leak, that is how the daily Telegraph are reporting it. --


Daily. The Icelandic Premier had transactions that failed and we


won't aware of that? I don't know how surprised people are. We have


been hearing about this so much, but we haven't found a solution. We


talked about how it is a multinational problem, how do you


solve something on such a huge scale? Having leaks like this will


act as a huge disincentive to people to put their money into tax havens.


They are like leeks in a dam, you push one and you get another.


Staying with the Telegraph, financiers to bail out Tata despite


government chaos? It seems there may be an Indian tycoon who may strike a


deal regarding Port Talbot. This story focuses on Scunthorpe? --


leaks. That's right. In thinking about the solution to the steel


crisis, there has been a suggestion that one company could purchase all


of Tata's assets. I think for the average person who has one of these


jobs, it's quite frightening. You don't see a complete solution for


Tata. It's also how they can keep going when a company of their size


was losing ?1 million a week. I think this is an indication of the


way things are going. It is going to be... The Tata operation will be


broken up into its constituent parts. The British industry has been


drinking for some time. -- sinking. They are just trying to hold back


the forces of economic gravity. In the end, they will have to get


smaller. There are cheaper steel options, not just in China. The


Business Secretary caught out about this steel debacle? He hasn't


handled it very well. I think the Labour Party has slightly overplayed


its hand in calling for resignation. Jeremy Corbyn called Fort George


Osborne to resign, just because he got something wrong in the budget.


Now they are calling for Javid to resign. They abandoned a policy, in


a sense. Calling for the Chancellor to resign was rhetorical, really,


rather than anything else. So is this. Javid shouldn't have been in


Australia while Carter was having their board meeting, but the talks


go on behind the scenes as we have seen some evidence of, with possible


buyers. Order chaos threatens deal to deport migrants, this is the deal


which is coming and tomorrow, anyone who doesn't claim asylum in Greece


or who has that claim rejected has to be sent back to Turkey if that is


where they have come from. Nobody seems to be ready for this? No, it


is thought of a precursor to what is to come. There have been signs in


these countries, you are moving someone who has paid thousands of


pounds to come across the sea, they are returning to the way they do


want to go. It is also an infrastructure issue, a lot of these


centres were constructed perhaps not for this huge influx, perhaps not


for this long amount of time. It will be really hard to deal with. As


of yesterday, the place they were going back to is just a field --


was. There was a deal done at the highest level between Turkey and the


EU, without any infrastructure in place to actually deliver it and


make sure it works. Daily Mail, betrayal of white pupils. I is 16,


white children lag behind 12 other ethnic groups. This seems to boil


down to parents not being as supportive and aspirational,


according to this article? It is truly a story about class, rather


than race. I think the problem of schools for working-class white


boys, in particular, they are known to be the most underperforming


group. Middle-class white boys and girls do as well as any other group.


I wonder how many people will feel that betrayal is the right word. For


a long time, there have been grave concerns about young black man not


doing well. One of the point that the story makes is that schools seem


to be spending more time with non-English-speaking students,


perhaps devoting more time and resources to them. Perhaps that


overtime could lead to better performance compared to white


people. That is the daily may betray all for you. I do think that is a


gross simplification -- the Daily Mail. Do they say that the resources


should be reallocated? As the Daily Mail also says, the children of


immigrants do tend to come from families who value education very


highly. It is much more a question of family culture rather than


resources, I think. On the Daily Mail, something about the At his?


Please forgive us if you have not listened to this evening's addition,


we will spoil it for you -- Archers. Charlie has only lived here for a


year but you are already familiar with the Archers? It's an


institution. We have had the first murder in 65 years! It almost broke


Twitter. I can't say that I am a devoted Archers listener, but from


the information I have gathered, this sort of melodramatic plot twist


is not necessarily surprising. Is it a matter? She stabbed him, Helen


stubbed Rob. Some deaths are not... They are not uncommon on the show --


murder -- stabbed. Some people have really objected to this as a


storyline. An everyday tale of country folk. Other people have


argued that domestic abuse happens in all types of families, so why


not? It's important to talk about, it could be a good conversation


starter. Some very funny comments have been made. If you haven't heard


it, you can go back and find out. We will hopefully find out tomorrow


whether Rob is dead or alive. Finishing with something else that


is very English, you may not be quite as familiar with the cricket.


You are doing very well! I have good tutors. Very unfortunately, the


English team has not won, the West Indies have one. -- won. A huge,


surprising upset, sort of a home-run. Sort of like American


football where the whole game sometimes changes in the last few


seconds. In American football, you have the advantage of stopping the


clock. Carlos Braithwaite scored four sixes in a row, which was


amazing. Coming up next,


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