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


With me are broadcaster David Davies and Helen Joyce,


International Editor at The Economist.


The Financial Times leads with the rebellion by BP


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


Bob Dudley, after a year in which the company


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


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


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


The Metro has the story of a policewoman


It says a hero dragged her to safety.


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


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


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


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


And the Daily Express leads on what it hails


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


rebellion highlighted the growing trend of institutional investors and


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


reporting about accident and emergency waiting. Some of us have


experienced that even quite recently, and they are horrendous


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Transport Minister. Councils and utilities companies that use --


cause misery by leaving roadworks with Lord Pearce taking place will


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


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


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


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


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


hopeful this will lead to a revolution in roadworks being left


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


health stories in another daily newspaper that loves having health


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


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


where temporary traffic lights are left in place after roadworks are


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


day of sunny spells and


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