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


With me are Claire Cohen, who's the Deputy Women's Editor


at the Telegraph, and author and foreign correspondent


Tomorrow's front pages starting with...


Today's protests by parents and children over primary school


tests in England is the main story for the i.


The Times also features those demonstrations -


but the main story is the potential impact of an inquiry


being launched by the government into the collapse of BHS.


Writing in the Telegraph, the Chief Rabbi claims


Labour has a "severe" problem with anti-Semitism.


Meanwhile, the Guardian leads on warnings from pollsters


to critics of Jeremy Corbyn that a leadership coup is "impossible".


News that the dollar reached a 15-month low today


According to the Express, the German government


is proposing a joint European military command headquarters.


The New Day leads with one of our main stories -


the conviction of a mother for killing 18-month-old


And The Metro leads with evidence from the trial of a man accused


of killing a retired solicitor in West Sussex last summer.


Claire, we will start with the i. Leave our kids alone. A great


picture on the front of the i. Presumably they have a day off


school and they look very happy. This is tens of thousands of parents


who took their kids out of school yesterday because of the maths and


English test. 45,000 parents have signed a petition asking for kids to


be kids and not put under extreme pressure. Their parents are saying


their children are coming home having nightmares about these tests.


It seems pretty extreme, doesn't it? You have children learning extreme


bits of grammar and adverts and things we don't know and they are


only having in our PE a week, it does not seem quite right. -- and --


only one hour of PE a week. Pint-size protesters calling for the


Education Secretary to resign. It is indicative of a greater crisis. The


level of anxiety among teenagers, self harm, depression, all these


kinds of disorders are spiralling out of control. There is a great


deal of anxiety among teachers as well and of course parents. The


government has not managed to provide the reassuring tone that


would allay some of that. Part of the reason the government says it


wants to bring the tests in is because we are way behind in terms


of league tables with other countries, Singapore, South Korea,


China and so on, but we know what the incidences are of depression,


self harm and anxiety among those children as well, they have to go


through rigorous testing at such an age. The keywords there were league


tables. This is what this is about, is it? It is. You have to wonder


about the teaching to prepare these kids, is it doing them any good or


is it just making schools look good. I don't know how much it is helping


them. Surely it would be better to teach them how to cope with stress


and anxiety. Do you have children? No. Would you have taken them out? I


think I would. They went out and had a laugh. They are only six and


seven. The Times, must try harder, Minister fails school test. This is


Nick Gibb getting a question on the world at one. Ministers being put in


this position, George Osborne was asked a few questions back in 2012,


he refused to answer, back in 2014 it was, and Nick Gibb was also asked


a question concerning grammar. Is it unfair? It is an old tricks, but it


does seem to work every time, it is a rather good one. In fairness I am


not sure I could have told the difference between a preposition and


a subordinating conjunction in this context live on television. I hope


we will not try anything like that now. Actually... It is always funny


to see ministers squirming like this. Maybe we need to go to a more


Scandinavian kind of model where children are happier as a result.


Politicians struggled to decide which their favourite biscuit is.


Why not skewer them with an adverb. You are very feisty, U2, today! It


just shows you do not need good grammar to be an MP. -- you two.


This is the Chief Rabbi writing in the Telegraph tomorrow. This is the


sixth day we have seen this Corbin story on the front pages of several


newspapers. -- Jeremy Corbyn. He is probably facing one of the most


dangerous days of his leadership ahead of the elections. I cannot


understand why he has not got ahead of this story. This is a great story


on the front of the Telegraph, it is not to be taken lightly. I am sure


he has fought long and hard before taking the story to the next level.


This is a test of his leadership and one he is failing at the moment.


With two days to go until the election, a very important election,


the first big test of his premiership. It has been said that


this is a man who is having to deal with a huge problem within his


party. According to some people he is not dealing with it very well. It


does seem very clear that there is a problem,... He says there is no


problem. The Telegraph says that 50 Labour members are suspended. This


is also about the way that they are handling it. They should be


hammering the government, junior doctors asked writing, we have got


great amounts of resentment over austerity. At the moment it is kids


gathering in parks who are doing the most of the running in terms of


putting the government under pressure. -- junior doctors asked


writing. The Chief Rabbi said he was taking to task those people who


called this a smear. He has written in the Telegraph saying there is


nothing more disheartening saying this is more about politics than


substance. I feel he is trying to say this is not just about party


politics, anti-Semitism is a problem in the Labour Party, but it is a


wider problem in society. It is definitely not Ken Livingstone


messing things up and getting his words wrong and those people, there


are many within the Parliamentary Labour Party, who do not see Jeremy


Corbyn as the kind of leader who will win in 2020 and they are


seizing on this. You believe there is a deep-rooted anti-Semitic


problem in the Labour Party? If the Chief Rabbi is worried about this,


there does seem to be a problem. He is the one who should know. He


singled out Len McCluskey, he said it was mood music and was playing


down the row. There is clearly a case to answer. Is that the problem,


have a Labour not taken this seriously and of? Mood music, and


attempts to topple the leader, they are not tackling anti-Semitism for


what it is. -- seriously enough? It was just one man mouthing off with


Ken Livingstone, but by not acting quickly enough, Jeremy Corbyn has


tied his fate to the results of this enquiry and the results of


Thursday's collection and I think that is a dangerous position for him


to be in. Anti-Semitism is probably a problem that predates him in the


Labour Party, I ensure it is. Now his inaction is resting on his


shoulders. -- I am sure it is. Corbin critics -- Jeremy Corbyn


critics. Some suggestion that Margaret Hodge may be put forward as


a stalking horse. Strategists are suggesting that his support within


the party is huge. He has a mandate. The way that leaders are chosen at


the moment, it will not change. There was some rather gleeful


speculation towards the end of the Telegraph story that there may be a


coup in the works, but that does seem to put the kibosh on that


story. Look at the numbers from the polling, it will not happen. There


is no one out there yet who has the kind of backing to mount a credible


challenge. We all know the polls are not always correct as we saw in the


last general election, but the Guardian have gone pretty hard on


this. If this is the reason that the pollsters are putting forward that


he has a massive mandate, then he will not be toppled before 2020.


Well, the data in this story said he would win 43% of first preference


which is produced Agri I suppose. I don't know how far we can trust the


pollsters. -- which is pretty staggering I suppose. So far no


alternative candidate has attracted anything like that kind of support.


It is not that people do not want Jeremy Corbyn, but who would replace


him? Is an attractive candidate came along, we may have a different


story. There is one interesting point on the Guardian which is a


story they do not have on the front page. I'm sure you followed in the


last few months, they have been running this big campaign, keep it


in the ground, the full source fuel industry. The BBC reported this


morning that some environmentalists shut down a big coal mine in Wales


as part of the big global movement against the fossil fuel industry and


the way climate change is going it is disappointing that the papers are


not giving it any backing. It is good to come on the programme and


put the story out there that is not on the front page. LAUGHTER


All right, OK, back to the Telegraph. Dumping about brains. --


something. It is a trial to bring the brains of the dead back to life.


It sounds like something out of a science fiction long. A company is


buying 20 clinically dead patients with the families's consent. Who


would you bring back? In the time we are living in it has to be David


Bowie or prints. That is a good answer! -- Prince. I would bring


back Jonathan Kaner, The Daily Mail astrologer. I was a fan of his


columns. Somebody to campaign on climate change I suppose. To the


bottom of the Guardian. This is a good story. This is something out of


Les Miserables. A 36-year-old was convicted of stealing a small


sausage and some cheese which he tucked into his supermarket bag


alongside his breadsticks. He went through three court procedures at


vast expense for the food items worth about ?4. Finally, Italy's


Supreme Court has struck down the case and said that he is innocent.


This is causing a stir in Italy, the idea that stealing food out of need


is perfectly legitimate. It brings out a bigger issue of course. A big


recession in Italy is biting and obviously a huge problem with


corruption. People are saying if it takes trials and a court


intervention to let a guy who has stolen a piece of cheese off the


hook, what hope do we have of getting the Mafia? It is tempting to


read the story on one level rather than praise humanity and take


comfort in that. I agree with Matthew that it is a metaphor for


Italy's economic woes, a country that we are told has a burden of ?60


million in corruption every year. Would he get the same lenient


treatment in British courts? Thank you for coming in to look at some of


the stories. Many thanks. Before you go, these


front pages have come The Daily Mail's headline


is "Google Handed Patients' Files". The paper says a deal has seen


1.6 million private records passed Don't forget, all the front pages


are online on the BBC News website, where you can read a detailed


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on BBC News. Thank you. Good evening. Out of the sunshine


today, a noticeable coolness throughout the UK. Even with blue


skies like this in Windsor. If that picture has got you dreaming of some


summer warmth, you


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