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News, and looked at some of the stories making the front pages in

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The Papers. From us on Sportsday, good night.

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

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With me are Kate McCann, Senior Political Correspondent

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at the Telegraph, and James Lyons, Deputy Political Editor

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Tomorrow's front pages: Starting with:

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The Guardian has further revelations from the Panama Papers -

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focussing its attention particularly on senior members

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The Times has the story we've been covering tonight -

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how 27 million households are to receive a leaflet setting out

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the government's arguments for staying in the EU.

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And the Metro headlines the same story, saying ?9 million

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And the Telegraph too leads with the EU leaflet,

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adding that the move has sparked a cabinet row.

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Donald Trump is on the front on the Independent -

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who suffered a setback in the Wisconsin primary.

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The Financial Times leads with the collapse

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of the planned merger between two major drug companies.

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New Day reports on a row over whether women should

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serve in the front line of the armed forces.

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Kate, take us to the Guardian. That is where they are focusing the

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Panama Papers coverage tomorrow. I cannot think of an area yet where we

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haven't had some of these revelations touched. We have had

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football, celebrity and politics. China's censors have been blocking

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CNN saying that some of their CNN saying that some of their

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reporting has been blocked in China. It doesn't look like there is much

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of an appetite to do anything about it. It highlights one of the issues

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with this story. It's difficult to with this story. It's difficult to

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do anything about these kinds of tax schemes on a global scale because a

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lot of it depends on pressure on national governments to take some

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action. That's what David Cameron is under pressure to do, but in China

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it doesn't look like it's a similar situation. The scale of the Chinese

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connection to Mossack Fonseca is sizeable. The Guardian reports there

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are eight members of what they term the politburo's culpability, who

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have family members caught up in this. You can see why, if you look

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at what has happened in Iceland, why they would censor this. You could

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imagine the kind of reaction this would get. Various members of the

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so-called red nobility, and one of them was the granddaughter of one of

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the Chinese leaders who had companies set up in her name in 2010

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when she was studying at Stanford University. There's clearly

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something peculiar going on. And all of this at a time when Xi Jinping is

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trying to crack down on behaviour that could embarrass the Communist

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Party. That could mean pretending it's not happening. It could mean

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doing something about it, but I guess we will see what that does

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mean in reality. It comes back to this idea of the reason why so many

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people in so many different walks of life are allowed to get away with

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it. It's the people at the very top who are the people who would be

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cracking down on it. What's the incentive if you are making money

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out of it? There are hints of more inside the Guardian. We only have

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the front page. James, take us to the Times. This is the pro-EU postal

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delivery we are all going to get, courtesy of the government. I am

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sure we will all be waiting expectantly? 14 pages for people to

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Peru is before they make their decision. This was mooted months ago

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that the government were preparing this. At the time, they said they

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were thinking about it. Now they have announced they will be spending

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the best part of ?10 million on it, at a time when money is supposedly

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tight. I'm not particularly surprised by this. It echoes what

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happened with the Labour government in 1975. It has caused predictable

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outrage from the likes of Boris Johnson. When you have Leave and

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Remain at some point in the future, once each one is made official, once

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they both have the chance to do this, this clearly gives one side

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and advantage, doesn't it? Maybe I am being unduly cynical, but I am

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not really surprised that the government might be trying to put

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its hands on the scales on one side. I would say I would be intrigued to

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know how many of these booklets are going to go straight into the

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recycling all the bin, and how many will be read. We have a flavour of

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what they will be saying here. If the UK votes to leave the EU, the

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resulting economic shock will put pressure on the value of the pound,

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which would risk higher prices and damage living standards. The Metro

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leaves with this as well. What do you make of it? It has caused

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another row, because Leave campaigners are very angry about it.

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It might not be surprising the government wants to make their case

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in this way, they have an advantageous position that they are

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able to do so. The Remain campaign would be able to take advantage over

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all of ?30 million -- ?13 million. There is a significant difference in

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the resources available. There are questions there about whether it's

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all right for the money to be spent on both campaigns to be so

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different. Boris Johnson certainly doesn't think so, because he thinks

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it is undemocratic. He thinks it is a waste of taxpayers' money, and

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even suggesting that David Cameron has put this out to take himself off

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the front pages. This is the Prime Minister, the leader of the

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Conservative Party being criticised by his own very senior ministers and

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MPs. Downing Street say it is only 34p a copy. What can you get for

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that money? What do you make of this line? Downing Street says the move

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was a response to Downing Street commissioned polling indicating that

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the public wanted more information to make an informed choice. That is

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probably true. Lots of people in focus groups say, I want someone to

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give me the facts. But that's not what this is. I was listening to

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someone saying that what people want are the facts, but there are loads

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of facts out there. What people really want is someone to tell them

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what to do, frankly. I'm not sure this will make any difference. You

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mention taking David Cameron of the front page. It hasn't succeeded, if

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we look at the FT. This is referring back to a letter that the FT is

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talking about, which he wrote nearly three years ago. This is a story

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which appears to suggest that David Cameron intervened in an EU

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discussion about money held in trusts in relation to tax avoidance

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and clamping down on it. In the letter it self, there is an extract

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here, there is a comment from a government insider who says that in

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the negotiations they were able to secure a sensible way forward, to

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ensure tax consequences. Ownership had to be reported to the HMRC. The

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poor who have money, but not a huge amount, who'd leave their money in a

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trust to avoid some taxes when they died, that they walked to be allowed

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to bypass these tax avoidance rules. All of this is relevant in the light

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of the Panama painters and what has emerged about David Cameron's late

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father. -- Panama Papers. The first point is the shocking figures

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contained within the story from the FT, which says that Britain is now

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the strongest European rival to Switzerland for wealth management,

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administering 1.2 trillion of assets. The second point is what

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this all does for David Cameron's credibility in the EU debate. We

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know he will not fight another election. These allegations

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surrounding him are difficult for the Tory brand, and particularly for

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him personally. But he isn't fighting an election. He has to make

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a convincing case in terms of the referendum. If you are criticised

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for being part of an out of touch International elite, it really

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doesn't help. Now two more stories. Let's reflect on the fact that the

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Independent has a large photo of Donald Trump on the front, asking,

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can America finally dumped from? -- can America finally dumped from?

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This is after his defeat in Wisconsin. Looking at his polling in

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New York, the next battle ground, he's polling at 50%. I'm not

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convinced the wheels have come off yet. And he is good at bouncing

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back. You would be a brave individual to write him off. The

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Republican convention, if it happens and he still doesn't have the

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majority he needs, all bets are off. It is a fascinating race. An

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absolute roller-coaster. I was reading a profile of Ted Cruz at the

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weekend. It is quoting his former colleague's roommate saying he would

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rather have absolutely anybody else as a room mate -- as president

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rather than Ted Cruz. He is not popular among Republicans either,

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Ted Cruz. If it isn't Trump, it will be Kruse. At it will Cruz. He does

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have some views that do not chime with a lot of people in America. And

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lots of views that do chime with them. Ted Cruz is, if used shine a

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spotlight on him and his views, is he any better? A story that caught

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your eye. This is an Aston Villa supporter on the front of the Daily

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Telegraph who wants Leicester City to win the league. I thought he was

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having a David Cameron moment and getting confused about his team!

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Prince William has announced he is absolutely dying for Leicester to

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win the league. He is an Aston Villa fan. He said he saw a road sign and

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it confused him! He says that he made the remarks in a speech to mark

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the ten years that Prince William has spent as president of the

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Football Association. He goes on to say that Princess Charlotte has just

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started kicking a ball as well. It seems only yesterday we were seeing

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pictures of him as a toddler, and now he's done ten years at the top

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of the FA! I would also like Leicester to win the league. Thank

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you both very much. These front pages have come in while we have

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been on the air. The government vote and leafleting story. The Sun has a

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story about police in India hunting a gang believed to be plotting an

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attack days before the royal visit there. The Daily Express,

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significant rises in type two diabetes world wide.

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Don't forget all the front pages are online on the BBC News website

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where you can read a detailed review of the papers.

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It's all there for you - seven days a week.

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Each night's edition of The Papers is being posted

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on the page shortly after we've finished.

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