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Hello, welcome to our look ahead to what The Papers will be bringing us.


Welcome to you both. Thank you for coming in. Tomorrow's front pages


then. Make a start with the Times. It leads with the allegations of


anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Says Labour frontbenchers are


threatening to resign. The I paper quotes Diane Abbott. The Telegraph


high lights a survey from doctors which says thousands of patients are


issued with do not resuscitate without their families realising.


The finance shall time with a crackdown on executive pay. The Mail


claims a British Army interpreter has killed himself after being


refused asylum in the UK. The Daily Express says a heatwave is on the


way after a bank holiday wash out, naturally. The Guardian leads with a


warning about the increasing availability of synthetic drugs in


prisons. The mirror leads on sats tests in primary schools. It says


parents will pull six-year-olds out of test as part of a nationwide


protest. We will start with the FT and the


issue of executive pay, which a lot of people have said has got out of


control, is too high. Norway might be coming to the rescue. The wealth


fund is set to launch crackdown on high pay, $870 billion investor on


the look out for a target. First of all, what do we mean by this wealth


fund? It is called a sovereign fund? This is where Norway is huge oil


wealth ends up. It sits there, and they have done it in a kind of


fascinating way. They own little bit, 1.3% on average of every lived


company on the planet, which gives them a kind of unprecedented


influence, potentially which they have never wielded before, they are


emplying they are looking round, and they are looking for a company whose


executives they will start pressuring, over executive pay. Why


now? Well, executive pay has as the article says, has increased scrutiny


over the last two years. And now it is, this is a whole new level of


corporate governance, where you know, they are going to step up and


say and point fingers and say your level of executive pay is


unacceptable, so it is enforcement of good corporate governance to be


fair. We don't like what the company is doing, then we have a right to


point fingers and say this is wrong, and so, you know, the problem is


with Norway, is that they, Norway Scandinavian countries are


well-known for the kind of the small gap between the top levels of the


organisation and the bottom levels, and so, what is worrying for them is


that you know, they don't want to be enforcing their national policy on,


they want to be seen as enforcing their national policy on, you know,


all of the listed companies of the world, but on the other hand, we


know that executive pay has got out of hand. They regard it now as a


global issue, it seems. It is. Let us not forget they own chunks of


these companies so they don't want necessarily to be what they


presumably feel is over paying. But they want to target. They do. Lots


of companies round the world will be worrying they could be it If I was a


CEO I would hope the other 8099 ones were in their sights not me. We know


it is not BT. The FT points out they voted in favour of that, so now for


them to flip the script a bit and say, we are going to be targeting


company, it will be interesting to see who Che choose first and how


they will attract publicity. Haven't row got to get the shareholders


round you? Depends on the corporate, depends on their voting structures


and things and the like it would be good to bring everyone else onboard


round them. They don't have to. They don't. Let us look at the Telegraph.


Families in dark as doctors let patients die. DNR notices left on up


to 40,000 people each year without their relatives being told. We don't


quite understand where the misunderstanding is coming from, do


we? Who is imposing these notice, and who it is who doesn't know. You


are right. For me, I would say it is unclear from the article who is


actually issuing the DNR on these 40,000 people each year, without


loved ones being told. So, what I have gathered from the article,


though, is that it, no, I am not even going to lie. I have to be


honest about this one. This article I find the title of it is


inflammatory, I can't quite get my finger on who is making the


decision, for, to issue the DNR, is it the doctor, the nurse, the


family, is the family not saying anything? Is the patient deciding


and not issuing instructions to the family? So I am not quite clear but


it does seem inflammatory, I get scared as soon as I say doctors are


doing something they are not telling me about. We don't know where it is


coming from. What we can say is there is a reassessment happening in


end of life issues because the Liverpool care path away as it was


known has been discredited where food and water was withdrawn and it


could be a distressing end for people. It has been established.


That is is right. Could be a distressing end for people. It has


been established. That is is right. This -- abolished. That comes from


the Royal College of Physicians says one in five families was not


informed a DNA order had been put in place, equivalent to 40,000


patients. Exactly right, we don't know who is making the decisions.


Authorities at one stage are cited at the decision makers here. But we


are not sure. But what seems to be the case, is that the Royal College


of Physicians have identified a problem in the system where families


an patients, are not being consulted suchly. It seems -- sufficiently. It


seeps tiply round end of life issues I is difficult for people to talk


about. It is so distressing people shy away from talking about it. They


shy away from talking about it. It is not just about the DNA. It


discussing end of life situation where people are rushed into hop and


dying in the corridors, locking at people who are terrified nurses who


aren't able to do things because they have to follow -- follow a


process and there are care homes who don't know about the nursing care


and they panic and call 999. It feel like end of life care as a process


is broken and we need the look closely at it. The Telegraph. Tips


coming off the Menuhin ewe. A often there is is a discretionary service


charge on your bill. People don't notice it, and discretionary means


you don't have to paint but people do. It doesn't feel discretionary


when it is there and you feel micely to cross it off. It is not a good


way to end a meal. The Government is coming and saying this has to change


on two levels. First of all, you can't slip this in, it has to be


volleyball trair and discretionary, there is a second part, which is we


are seeing that the waitering, the servers are no necessarily getting


the tips and so, the Government is saying, look, there Meades to be


transparency about who gets this. We were talking about that last summer,


it emerged that some companies were creaming off the tips that customers


thought went to their staff. Exactly. You flow know, this issue


is so close to my heart. I put myself through school being a server


and I, it is so confusing for customers. Between the card machine


asking you if you want an extra tip, then on the bill there is a service


charge, then there is the front of staff where you know, sop of the


tips situations they want to split it between the front of house staff,


the servers and the chefs in back, so there is a pool system. So


frankly I don't know where my tip is going, whatever channel I use to


issue it. But I do know that the servers aren't getting it. Their


wages aren't enough. I am glad they are looking at it. It St not fair


and it is not transparent to the customers where their money is


going. Let us look at the Times. Corbyn faces front bench exodus over


anti-Semitism. This has been headline news all week. It could


trigger resignations, yet more pressure for Jeremy Corbyn, various


people coming to his rescue over the weekend saying no, everything is


fine. We have this inquiry under way, it is a few bad apple But it is


a smear campaign. I am not going to say it is a smear campaign but I


would say it feels like we are looking for it. It feels like people


are looking for MrCorbyn to misstep or to not do things in the way they


want. It doesn't, there is something not right, he has made the claim or


he has made the statement they are fighting anti-Semitism and racism in


any form, and it is not tolerated within the Labour Party, and it is


fantastic that Len McCluskey the Unite union chief, he say it is a


smear campaign. Diane Abbott says it is a smear campaign, however, there


are some things that I would say that MrCorbyn probably, you know, in


some of the situations in regards to the calling the Hamas and Hezbollah


friends, then I can see where the Israeli ambassador is like, wait,


what is going on here, in light of everything that is happening at


home, was this the right thing to do? Some of his associations of the


past are being scrutinised again and the suggestion that this independent


inquiry he has set up should have come a lot sooner. He should have


been more emphatic about what ever steps he has chosen to take That is


right. So much is about the time that is involved, the slowness, the


Corbyn reacted, the other Labour MPs and grandee waps have been silenced


so far have been ale slow in responding and there shouldn't be


any delay in responding to racism, and it is something that shouldn't,


you shouldn't have to spend 48-hours thinking about it. Yes, investigate


it, and conduct inquiries, but when someone like Ken Livingstone has


said what he said, what is the delay? I think that created a huge


problem. Let us move on to The Mirror. Children aged six in school


strikes it is not the children who are striking, but it is parents who


want to pull their children out on mass from classes so they don't have


to take these sat, because children are aware even at this age, of they


are going to be tested and it is even if it doesn't matter to their


parents, it matters to thele zoo, it matters to the children. They are,


in The Mirror story we hear of very stressed out children, having


nightmares and so the parents are taking matters into their own hands


and taking them out of school tomorrow and taking them on


educational trips. They could be fined ?120 for doing this, but the


suspicion is that schools will look the other way.


In the States do they bother testing kids so early? Yes, I think all


round the world they do test children, you know, from the age of


four, really, as soon as they enter into school system. But I think it


is the onus that is placed on the results that put the enormous amount


of pressure on the children, so you should be testing children, you


should be making sure that you know, that the goals that we are setting


for them, we have global standards as well as UK standards, that we


should be meeting. However, what is happening here, we are translating


the individual performance of a Chile into you know the performance


of the school, the performance of our education system, and frankly we


should be locking at children saying, Hay, let us teach you this,


you haven't got it yet? Let us teach you some more. Children are allowed


to be in that strait so they are not sleeping and they are


seven-year-old. They feel like failures at seven. It is shocking.


Of course I do agree with testing per se, but I think that the problem


is much deeper than just you know, having test, tests are a good thing


and we should be teaching children how to take them but they shouldn't


feel this pressure on them to perform. They should be just be


tested. Let us move on and talk about football yet again. I was


hoping to wear a blue frock tonight, to celebrate and to drape the table


with a very large and vulgar flag that was blue and white but it is


still wrapped up back at home. Because Leicester haven't quite done


it. Here is the back page of the Guardian. It is all down to Spurs at


Chelsea, and there will be a lot of Leicester porters urging Chelsea on


tomorrow, which is probably a first for a lot of them. A very strange


thing. It will be a bit anti-climactic if Leicester aren't


on the pitch when they win the league, which could well happen


tomorrow. But the thing I love in the Guardian story is Ranieri, he


won't even by a were of it, because he is going off to visit his mother


in Italy tomorrow, she is 96, and he is going to have lunch with her and


he will be on the plane when the result comes in. So, presumably, I


am going to guess the captain on that flight will let him know.


Somebody might tip him off. How much has passed you by Melanie, as


possibly not being the most ardent football fan. No, my brother is a


Manchester United fan and the rest of my fan are Spurs fans, so, but


what I love about this though, just the sheer sports story of the


underdog, of the, you know, sometimes we get jaded with the


stories of you know, high paid athletes and well funded teams, and


Leicester is the story that can inspire any person who is inspired


by competition and pure true sport for the love and fun of it. That is


why even though yes, family please, I apologise, but I almost want to


see them win and it would have been lovely to have that pitch moment


where they can jump round. It will say so much for the sport. It could


be they are sitting at home on or on a plane and they win it without


having to kick a ball tomorrow. If that happen, you will see basically


every person in Leicester end up at the King Power stadium and in the


pubs and they may not sleep. But the issue s I think a lot of people dare


not believe they are going to do it until it is there. Many a slip


between cup and lip. That is right. This is not guaranteed. I mean they


don't have a supereasy way into the end of the season, and Spurs are on


fire. You just never know. It is one thing to win the title, last year,


you might not realise this they were not far off relegation, so the turn


round is more remarkable. But then next year you stay in the Premier


League and all the money that brings and the attention, but you have the


pressure, of not being quite the underdog you were. It is like Eddie


Redmayne after his Oscar, we love an underdog over here, I want them to


win. I want the see them flourish. And as a Liverpool supportersome Am


a Liverpool supporter. You still want to see them win. It has been a


long painful couple of decades. It has been 132 years for Leicester, so


you have our sympathy. That is it for The Papers for this hour but


Matt and Melanie will be back at 11.30 for another look at The


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