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


The Papers. From us on Sportsday, good night.


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


With me are Kate McCann, Senior Political Correspondent


at the Telegraph, and James Lyons, Deputy Political Editor


Tomorrow's front pages: Starting with:


The Guardian has further revelations from the Panama Papers -


focussing its attention particularly on senior members


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


how 27 million households are to receive a leaflet setting out


the government's arguments for staying in the EU.


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


And the Telegraph too leads with the EU leaflet,


adding that the move has sparked a cabinet row.


Donald Trump is on the front on the Independent -


who suffered a setback in the Wisconsin primary.


The Financial Times leads with the collapse


of the planned merger between two major drug companies.


New Day reports on a row over whether women should


serve in the front line of the armed forces.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


connection to Mossack Fonseca is sizeable. The Guardian reports there


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


trying to crack down on behaviour that could embarrass the Communist


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


not really surprised that the government might be trying to put


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Conservative Party being criticised by his own very senior ministers and


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


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


was a response to Downing Street commissioned polling indicating that


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


which appears to suggest that David Cameron intervened in an EU


discussion about money held in trusts in relation to tax avoidance


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


the strongest European rival to Switzerland for wealth management,


administering 1.2 trillion of assets. The second point is what


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


know he will not fight another election. These allegations


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Prince William has announced he is absolutely dying for Leicester to


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


significant rises in type two diabetes world wide.


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


where you can read a detailed review of the papers.


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