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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 broadcaster David Davies and Helen Joyce,

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International Editor at The Economist.

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The Financial Times leads with the rebellion by BP

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shareholders over the 20% pay rise for its Chief Executive,

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Bob Dudley, after a year in which the company

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It says the BP chief's ?14 million payout caused an investors' revolt.

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New Day leads on the young mother, Lauren Heath, who was killed

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by a lorry as she walked her baby daughter in her pram

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The Metro has the story of a policewoman

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It says a hero dragged her to safety.

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The Independent has a banner picture of the old political foes united

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in their support of the campaign to remain in the EU,

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but it warns "Brexit is no laughing matter" because the uncertainty

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leading up to the vote is hurting Britain's economy.

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And the Daily Express leads on what it hails

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as a new breakthrough in research to cure type one diabetes.

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Let's look at at least some of those. The Independent is where we

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are going to start, it is almost like a caption competition. David

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Cameron, Paddy Ashdown and Neil Kinnock sharing what seems to be a

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funny moment. It strikes me that we start with David Cameron looking

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mildly cheerful, and Paddy Ashdown is an absolute hysteria. This may be

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laughing gas. I wondered that somebody has said, why not have a

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particle Lycian. -- three party coalition. The point is they are all

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on the same side, the EU referendum. The warning below is the must vote

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to stay, so everybody know these mainstream parties, everyone is

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saying that if you go there will be lots of problems and I wonder if

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that is the problem. Which can of course work both ways? It can work

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both ways. Are there really ten weeks to go? Starting at midnight

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tonight officially. I don't know what other people think but for

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those of us who want there to be a good argument and perhaps want to be

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convinced one way or the other, up to this point, I am really

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disappointed by some of the one-sided coverage we're getting in

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so many parts of the media and from politicians. This is not a simple

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choice. Nobody can surely think that, that it is blindingly obvious

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that you should vote in or out, and we are told, you drone corresponded

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today, your political editor, was saying today that Jeremy Corbyn had

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been grudging in going in with the in crowd. Actually, I think there's

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a amongst a lot of people that they grudgingly they might be going one

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way or the other. The other thing I saw today was Alan Johnson is coming

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out front at the early part of the day, supporting Jeremy Corbyn who he

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has not always been very kind about, and I wondered, we have had a few

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lost leaders in my lifetime, and he is a lost leader of our country. I

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am interested in this feeling and I am sure people at the Bank of

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England are seeing sincerely what they think, but with all the

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organisations and parties and so on on one side, the mainstream parties,

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that is the problem people start to feel, like they are being pushed and

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they want to dig their heels in and feel like I don't care if you are

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all against me, you are all saying the same thing and I will not

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listen. But they also don't like uncertainty. And the difficulty for

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the bricks at people is to say, you when, and what happens then. --

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Brexit. Whatever you say you can't be sure. Takers to the coverage of

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Bob Dudley because they appears on the front page, the BP chief and

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shareholders were not happy today. He has been given a 20% pay rise

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even though his firm lost an awful lot of money, that is because the

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oil price fell and that is not exactly be a fault, but you feel

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that when the oil price falls it is not your fault but when it dries you

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must be an amazing boss! And not just this firm, but everyone is

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willing to see how well they were doing when the market went up and

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when it went down it is not their fault. This is a multi-year formula

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that was set and that shareholders voted and agreed on by 90%. Not

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close. And this is them saying after the fact, this is last year's pay

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and received that, that when the company has lost that much money

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they don't like the look of him coming out. They say they will not

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take the money back and I doubt they could take it back. They have hair

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band are listening and well think again for next year. This has a

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bigger significance. For the first time I suspect in the past few

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months, I think that any quality, the failure of successive

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governments to do anything about the inequalities, the gap between rich

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and poor in our lifetime is coming home to roost, and people are

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saying, it is no good any more and it is damaging to companies, and the

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number of business people have come out and said absolutely this, to be

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paying one person 14 million or perhaps even 20 million, and on the

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other hand we all know with or without a living wage, there are

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horrendous pockets of inequality in our country. They are busy line, the

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rebellion highlighted the growing trend of institutional investors and

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advisers taking a more aggressive stance over pay. It happened years

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ago and nothing came of it. The shareholder spring so let's see what

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happens this time. The daily Mirror, the superbug story quoting the

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Chancellor, we haven't got enough to get to the bottom as to why he is

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being quoted, but the warming is alarming? I was going to say, the

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job of Health Secretary has taken over from the job of Home Secretary

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as the poisoned chalice of government. Poor old Jeremy Hunt is

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being beaten up in all quarters at the moment. Today you have been

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reporting about accident and emergency waiting. Some of us have

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experienced that even quite recently, and they are horrendous

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figures, but now, the is this real worry about antibiotics that are

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going to work and that increasingly arrant going to work. And not the

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first time we have heard the warning about Andy Gray ticks but the

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figures here are telling. The apocalypse scenario is that they all

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stop working. Evolution and the bacteria evolved to cope with them.

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We haven't producing new ones, so I have no idea why the story is on the

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cover today but it is a genuine story. George Osborne said it will

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become a greater threat to mankind than cancers today. But among all

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the other thing is worrying as this should be worrying us. This caught

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your eye, finds to end misery of unmanned roadworks. Hooray for the

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Transport Minister. Councils and utilities companies that use --

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cause misery by leaving roadworks with Lord Pearce taking place will

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be fined as part of a government crackdown. The fines don't seem to

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be so huge, but for goodness sake, not before time. The only worry I

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have about this is that as you go down the story, you get to A roads

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and some of us might have stronger view about certain waterways we have

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sat on for many weekends. There was the famous cones hotline so I am not

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hopeful this will lead to a revolution in roadworks being left

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to set. However, I would like to hope something will come of it. I

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have doubt about this. If you have in the middle of doing some

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comprehensive roadworks and you have got the weekend off, do you really

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want to be clearing up the whole site on a Friday evening and putting

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it back again on Monday. The idea is you don't take the weekend. I guess

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you sometimes work shifts, rather late? Are you working 9-5 yourself?

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Fair point. Is that a fair concern? I think it is a very fair concern,

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some of us are so wizened that we look at the story is rather like

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health stories in another daily newspaper that loves having health

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stories on the front page. You look at them, not another one! Possibly.

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Possibly, a concession of sorts. I am also being told of its sites

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where temporary traffic lights are left in place after roadworks are

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completed which is an unnecessary delay and the burden on the economy

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so it is clear where he stands. We will talk briefly, we have minute

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left, about the Duchess of Cambridge's archery skills and I

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know this is a media of expertise for you. I have never even tried but

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I suspect it is rather difficult. That is my entire contribution. I

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have been to the world archery Championships in Dover, near the

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White cliffs, and I have seen the fantastic skills of these archers.

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But you haven't fired? It frightened the life out of me, but good for the

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Duchess having a go. She is lucky to go to Bhutan. On that note, thank

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you both very much indeed and thank you, Helen and David, and before you

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go, these front pages have been coming and while we are only. I am

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told we haven't! But they normally do. Don't forget the front pages are

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on the BBC website where you can read a detailed review of the

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papers. Each night's edition of the papers is posted on the page after

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we finish. Goodbye. Good evening. Thursday brought us a

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day of sunny spells and

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