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


With me is Neil Midgley, media commentator from the Telegraph,


and Louise Court, Director of editorial strategy


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with:


The Daily Mail leads on the former owner of BHS, Sir Philip Green,


who it says could be forced to pay out tens of millions of pounds


to help the company's pension black hole.


on the parents of six and seven year olds who are planning


to keeping their children away from class to avoid new school


The Guardian has an interview with Jeremy Corbyn in which he says


the anti-Semitism row will not blow his leadership off course.


The i says the Labour Party can expect heavy losses across the UK


in the local elections following the argument over


The Mirror has an interview with the BBC


presenter Chris Packham, who speaks out about his battle


The Express highlights new research which says


eating one bar of chocolate a day can reduce diabetes


We start with what is happening in the Labour Party and how the


Guardian is reporting this. Kobin sets up an inquiry to anti-Semitism


and fights back after a tumultuous week -- Jeremy Corbyn. We were


reporting earlier that the newspaper Jewish news had got this exclusive


about an independent inquiry that Jeremy Corbyn set up, and now here


it is in the Guardian. He had to do something. He had to take action. It


has been a dreadful week for him and the Labour Party. He has also said


he will propose a new code of conduct for the Labour Party and how


they deal with racist issues. It has been terrible. I wonder why it has


taken so long, because it was going on for a long time. We would just


looking at the front pages before we came into the studio, and I did a


bit of googling and of course, there were whispers about anti-Semitism in


the Labour Party even before Jeremy Corbyn was elected. In the run-up to


the general election last year as well. The former editor of left foot


forward, every left-leaning journalist, in August of last year,


when Corbyn was campaigning for the leadership, he was talking them


about how uncomfortable Jeremy Corbyn was when quizzed on Channel 4


News about having hosted Hamas and Hezbollah in Parliament. Bloodworth


said, I am paraphrasing, but he said, I question the Labour Party


and how seriously it is taking anti-Semitism. So this has been


around for a long time. The fact that there was the whole John Mann


versus Ken Livingstone kind of ruckus in the Millbank Studios


stairwell the other day, followed by Jeremy Corbyn doing his usual


routine of refusing to talk to reporters, desperately tried to put


a code into a door this morning so that he could get away from the


reporter following him, there has been a complete lack of organisation


in the Labour Party and a sense of chaos and farce around something


which is incredibly serious. But Ken Livingstone was suspended. Yes, he


has been. And he should have been. The fact that there is this almost


any Hill sort of farce with people being chased around -- a Benny hill


farce around something, I mean, he was talking about Hitler and Zionism


in the same sentence, which is massively offensive. That should be


something that Corbyn was straight down on. But he's not going quietly,


because he is still saying he is going to contest it. It is


impossible for them to keep a lid on it. Ken Livingstone said, they will


have to admit me back to the party. Even on the day he said it, he said,


I am not saying anything controversial, but it was so


offensive to some. Ken Livingstone knows what he's doing. He is a


seasoned politician and he would know a comment like that would


attract attention. Incredibly inflammatory. He has tried to


explain it away by saying he is making a particular historically


accurate point. About the deportation of Jews before the


Second World War to Israel. Specifically, the platform on which


Hitler ran in the 1932 election in Germany. Well, even if that is true,


it is an incredibly distasteful factor for Ken to pick out when he


is responding to accusations of anti-Semitism against some of his


parliamentary colleagues. That is not the time to choose to be


historically selective about Adolf Hitler. Let's look at how the i is


looking at it. It says the party can express heavy losses in the


elections next week after bitter anti-Semitism rows. But we don't


know how much difference this row will make to voters. They were


concerned about local elections in the first place, but this makes it


worse. If you think about the groundswell of the popularity of


Corbyn, which was based on a lot of young millennial voters who he


engaged with and they felt he was genuine, but being caught in a


racism row is going to turn those young people off. A lot of people


who turn out for elections tend not to be younger people, they are older


people. There is interesting stuff going on on social media, away from


what is happening with the Labour Party directly. Sayeeda Warsi,


Baroness Warsi, who sits on the Conservative benches in the Lords,


and is a Muslim woman as well, she says on Twitter, in the world of


politics, while Labour is in a civil war, in the real world, West


Yorkshire sincerely do is try to heal the rift. And there is a letter


in a newspaper from a man who was a refugee from Nazi Germany and came


to Britain in the 1930s. He is a Jewish community leader in Bradford,


saying that now is sharp, the MP -- now Shah, the MP who wrote


intemperately about Israel on Facebook and is a Labour MP, he says


she has apologised for this and this should be the end of the matter that


there are other tweets on social media saying that in Bradford, the


Muslim community, amongst others, contributed towards the synagogue in


Bradford. So on the ground, people are trying to put this right in a


way that maybe puts national politicians to shame. And quite


right, too, that there should be community cohesion. But that doesn't


stop there being a big problem in the Labour Party. On a national


level, that is something Jeremy Corbyn has to address. It is sad


that one of our two major political parties is embroiled. I am no Labour


supporter, but there should be an opposition which is strong and


united and ethical time when we have an insecure international situation


and we are going into a referendum on the future of the country next


month. We should be talking about Europe, not rather nasty, unsavoury


internecine goings-on in the Labour Party. Let's move on. The times says


parents shun school tests ooh and ah the Times. Not everyone is going to


turn up for these tests for seven-year-olds by the sound of it.


This is amazing. I think it is a great story. We keep hearing reports


that a lot of our kids are the most stressed and the most unhappy in


Europe with the amount of pressure put on children. Why are six and


seven-year-olds taking these tests? A lot of teachers they they don't


get the point of it. And creating these tests is putting huge stress


on the teachers, kids why so many leave the profession. But the


parents are going to risk fines of up to ?120 per child by keeping them


out of school for the dates of the tests. Why are you smoking? --


smirking? I wish my school had allowed me to stay at home. You did


not have those tests. Not these ones. My equivalent was showing up


for rugby in the hail in Leeds. Count the building. Exactly, but so


are tests. Oh, Neil! Well, yes, kids are stressed and we put so much


pressure on them these days. But at the same time, there are lots of


things in life that six and seven-year-olds are not going to


like but they are going to have to show up for later in life. And their


parents should be teaching them the lesson at that age that sometimes,


you have to man up or woman up and do it. Louise, would you keep your


six or seven-year-old at home? Would I keep them at home and risk a fine?


Probably not. So you agree with me? No, because I think sums up to the


parents that do. Overall, I think kids do far too many tests at


school. It stresses out the whole family. And it is pointless. What is


the point? Do an exam at ten or 11, but not before. It depends how the


school manages to handle the Sats. A lot say secondary schools take


little notice anyway. But it says here that headteachers are giving


their tacit approval and in some cases lend their support to the


campaign, called let our kids begins. What are these tests for? I


don't know! But if a school set a test, you should show up for it. But


the organisers of this are anonymous. So do you think they are


terrified of their children being picked on? Reprisals from Nicky


Morgan? Coming to get them before she turns them into an academy. They


sit two reading papers and two maths papers and two in spelling and


grammar, quite a lot. And you don't want a seven-year-old to feel they


are a failure at six or seven. Unless you're going to do something


with those results, what is the point? The problem with maths is a


lack of rigour in the exams further up the ladder. If kids were properly


prepared for serious O-levels and A-levels, as we were in our day...


You are ageing me now! Well, I am sure Louise was doing GCSEs or


whatever trade -- trendy thing they have now, but in my day, the exams


you sat were graded so that universities and employers could


distinguish between the kids who sat them on the basis of their result.


Now that there are prizes for everybody and everybody passes, that


is impossible. They don't all pass. 98% or something get something. They


don't all get A*s. But they all pass. In my day, the average


national exam result was a CSE grade four, which was a fail. There are


targets that the schools set. But and universities say there is not


sufficient distinction to distinguish between the most able


and the list able. And that is feeding further down the system into


this enormous stress where kids have to be constantly taking tests. And


once you passed your exams, you went down the pit. That's right. Let's go


to the Daily Mirror. This is Chris Packham, my suicide agony. He is a


hugely popular presenter. We will see him soon on Springwatch on the


BBC. He was talking about how he struggled with Asperger syndrome,


and he was suicidal, even though he had this tremendously successful


career. I was researching this before we came on. Thank goodness


for Google. If you suffer from Asperger syndrome, you are more


prone to depression, apparently. This story is on the front page of


the Times as well. What is strong about it is the fact that


apparently, eight Out Of ten Cats suicide attempts are done by men.


And there is a lot of concern about men being at risk of suicide and


suffering from mental illness and depression because they don't talk


to anybody about it. There is a huge stigma, so to have somebody in the


public eye talking about this is a brave thing to do. It is, and men's


mental health, Louise runs an organisation of women's magazines


and I used to work on very young women's magazines. We gave a lot of


coverage at one stage to telling the young women reading our magazine to


talk to their boyfriends and make sure there were emotionally literate


in talking about their problems instead of bottling them up. And


here he is talking about thoughts of suicide. As Louise said, there are


too many suicide attempt is among young men. On to page three of the


Times. Still in fashion, face of folk at 100 is chic and so stylish.


And there is a model of the same age who looks sensational. Marjorie Bo


Gilbert. A fantastic name, and she is the retired director of a


cardboard box manufacturing company, which is not glamorous, but she


looks amazing. She is wearing Victoria Beckham clothes in this


photograph and she says, I always like to keep myself looking decent.


Even if I am not going up, I try to keep standards up. I dress to sit


myself. I don't dress for boys. She laments the fact that we are not all


wearing hats. I am with her on that, there are not enough hats worn these


days. All gloves. Yes, if you like. But 100 years old, Vogue. I had no


idea it was that old. How old is Cosmo? It is not 100. It is just


over 50 in America and 43 in the UK. Still good going. Would you put


someone aged 50 in a fashion shoot in Cosmo in the UK? I don't see why


not. We probably have. You have an editor over 50. That is different,


because you don't see that. Vogue are making a big point of anti-ages


in fashion. Will you follow them? Cosmo never follows, Cosmo said the


trends. So what if the trend you can set? We could have a naked man over


100 in doubt. I would come and do that! You are too young. Finally, I


know you are probably sick of me talking about Leicester City. The


Daily Star says God signs for the foxes. Leicester City have turned to


God in any effort to seal their fairy tale first Premier League


title tomorrow. I know you are a pistol palace fan, Louise. -- a


Crystal Palace fan. But are you pleased for Leicester? I think it is


great to see another underdog up there, doing amazingly, especially


when they don't have the funds like Crystal Palace don't have the funds,


some of the big clubs. It cheers everybody up to see that possible.


The club chaplain is going to lead the players in prayer before they


meet Man Utd on Sunday. The mind boggles. I am not a football fan,


but the idea of a Premier League dressing room falling into silence


for spiritual contemplation before a match... I am sure it happens all


the time. Does it? A very large Leicester flight has been purchased


in our house. It is enormous and vulgar -- a large Leicester flag. I


could put it on this table as a cloth. You have to wrap it around a


Bible now. And maybe lend it to Gary Lineker when he has to present in


his pants in September. He could be in Cosmo.


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