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


With me are Tim Stanley, columnist at the Telegraph.


And Rowena Mason, political correspondent at the Guardian.


We can look at some of the front pages.


The I's headline reads 'fracking back on track' -


after councillors in North Yorkshire approved plans


for the controversial drilling of shale gas, despite fierce


The Metro leads with a price war in the budget airline industry,


with Ryanair saying it will slash its air fares by 12


The FT says Austria's rightwing presidential candidate conceded


defeat by the narrowest of margins, the paper highlighted how


the immigration crisis has thoroughly upended


The Telegraph leads on the EU Referendum, with a poll


for the newspaper suggesting for the first time that most men,


over-65s and Tory supporters want to stay in the EU.


The Guardian says that Christians are now outnumbered in the UK,


as more and people say they have no religion.


And the Express shows the Queen in full bloom, as she attends


this year's Chelsea Flower Show in London.


We will start with the Daily Telegraph and older voters turning


their backs on Brexit. One poll, we have to be clear, and it is for the


paper itself but it is a turned up considering polls we have seen in


the past. It is fascinating and of course the caveats about it being


one poll and we are meant to be cautious about polling after the


disaster predicting the general election last year. This is possibly


the moment we are seeing a shift from older voters tending to favour


the Leave camp towards moving to the Remain camp. What David Cameron will


have been looking out for, hoping there would be a moment when their


numerous warnings about the various things Brexit could do to the


economy might have started to hit home to the people sitting at home


will stop was that it, Tim? Over a period of time aimed nut will


eventually crack if you bash it over the head enough? Of course. It is


like they grabbed the back of the head of the public and shoved it


into a bucket of water and saying you are only coming out when you


vote Remain. I would not blame anyone at this stage who is


concerned about the economy for shifting the vote. They have had the


president, head of the IMF, major economies, the Treasury, every


person lined up to say it is a risk to come out and so no surprise there


is a shift but a warning, the Telegraph says that when it comes to


voting intentions and in these years, there is an advantage with


believers. It looks like if turnout is low the Leave campaign could


gamble everything on the possibility there people will come out and


others won't but the fact over 65s are turning, is never can. Because


the government has still not taught pensions and I bet that will be the


next big thing. They saving that up? I would not be surprised. It played


well in the Scottish referendum and that is the thing to hit next, your


pension will be cut. Your assets will be affected. If they can make


older people worried about personal finances it will affect a big shift


in the vote. What about Nicola Sturgeon today, she wants to remain


in the European Union, but she makes it clear you have to be careful in


using negative attack in order to drive home your message. She said


something quite cutting about George Osborne's Treasury analysis, saying


it was insulting to people'sintelligence he made


warnings that seen this exaggerated. One of her arguments is it will turn


people off but we must remember that Project Fear as it was called in the


Scottish referendum was quite effective. Scotland voted to stay


within the union. David Cameron and George Osborne might decide not to


listen to that advice and carry on with this onslaught of negativity,


which will make people afraid of the consequences of leaving. While


Project Fear Wigan the battle, the referendum, arguably it lost the war


because after the referendum the SNP vote went up and they started to


dominate in elections like they had not done before and I am convinced


it is a consequence of Project Fear in that referendum and down here, if


they pushed too hard on fear they will alienate a group of voters who


will go further right. Ukip will not go away after the referendum. It


could have if people had peacefully voted to stay, Ukip might have


evaporated but not now, because they have a narrative that the


establishment ganged up against them will stop I suspect Project Fear


will sustain Euroscepticism where is it killed it with kindness. David


Cameron was not complacent about winning this. He has had jitters


especially over things like turnout and older voters and conservative


voters veering towards the Leave camp will stop if he had a more


confident maybe he would not have happened to turn to this book


Project Fear is what he feels he had to do to win it. The Daily Express,


an EU threat to family life with UK mothers set to back Brexit over


fears over their children's future. This is based on a poll of net mums


and it says Britain's mothers are set to lead the country out of the


EU. An online poll of 2000 of them and their does not seem to be a


check about who can vote in it. You can find the link on the internet on


Twitter and click which side you want. Not particularly reliable? I


am not sure the methods will stand up to scrutiny. And a debate about


whether online polls tend to attract people who feel strongly about


things anyway, they seek out things to click on. Actually, online polls


seem to show a bias towards Leave whereas phone polls seem to be


tending towards Remain. And they are biased towards people on the


internet. Not everyone is on the internet. Fracking. Back on track


will stop to start up again in the UK despite opposition. This is the


first time in five years I think they will push ahead and give


somebody a licence to Frank. There will be more opposition. People will


protest. The government must convince people it is safe and there


is an economic argument for it. Britain is edging towards a power


supply crisis and the problem is if you do fracking there is no


guarantee it will lower prices because we are part of the European


grid. It will make money for the companies but not necessarily


translate into benefit for consumers. Renewable energies are


costly and inefficient. Nuclear is very expensive. We would have to pay


the Chinese a huge amount to build a new station. The things that are


cost effective things like coal and other forms of gas. Britain is


edging towards a crisis and I guess if they don't do this, who knows, we


will have rolling blackouts. The suggestion then, as in the US,


energy prices tumbling because of the fracking revolution there but


that would not necessarily apply a? The headline says that fracking is


back on track and I think it is overstating it. Likewise when George


Osborne promised an energy revolution through fracking and


prices could be brought down by Shell gas, it is a bit of an


exaggeration. We would have to do it on an enormous scale for that to


happen. This is only one case of planning permission being granted in


one place. It would have to be all over the country for that to happen.


It is a small step forward but by no means this great big revolution and


hope for lower energy prices. The person who produces the energy will


be freed to sell it across European markets with pipelines going to


Holland in Norway and so it might be Norwegian people who benefit. It


might be that the economic benefit is to employment. Christians


outnumbered as the UK becomes less religious. We are talking about


polls but there has been a shift. According to the Guardian, in 2011


there was a majority of people calling themselves Christian and in


five years, now more people say they have no religion than people who


describe themselves as Christian. An extraordinary shift. The Guardian


explains it in that the people raise Christian, who are culturally


Christian, having recent years stopped describing themselves as


Christian will stop an interesting decoupling between one's identity


and what you are christened as, what school you went to. People not


feeling the distinctive loyalty to Christianity. It is not surprising.


Christians do not evangelise in this country. They are not encouraged to


talk about their faith and promote it. It is not the done thing in this


country. If you look at British history there have been peaks and


troughs of Christian identity. In the 18th century it hit a low and


churches are under attended and atheism is popular with the


Industrial Revolution and people looking at science. It comes back on


the 19th century because it is fashionable, because there is a move


to evangelise. Until the mainstream churches shake off the nervousness


about talking about religion, it is no surprise. The Financial Times,


the right wing surge as Hofer suffers wafer thin presidential


defeat. Very interesting. Apparently Austrian news websites have been


crashing because everybody in the country has been waiting to find out


who their new president will be. Amazingly, it is the independent


candidate he used to be a Green who has come through narrowly against


the Freedom party candidates, Norbert Hofer. None of the main


parties got the second round. Like the referendum, as we said, it might


be a case of losing the battle and winning the war. The fact they went


to the final round and there was 0.4% between the two candidates. The


Green guy won postal ballots which will feed conspiracy thinking. I


wonder if it might mean those voters living abroad are more liberal and


pro-EU, I don't know. One suspects the narrative will emerge that it


was stolen from them. The freedom Party is now a big party in Austria.


And will play a big role in the general elections of a couple of


years. And in the Daily Telegraph, the Queen. She is at Chelsea. She


has been given flowers and made a joke about people trying to


assassinate her. Only she can make jokes like that by one of them I


think is a poisonous lily and she said to the person that gave it to


her, I have been given two bunches this week, perhaps they want me


dead! She goes her flowers, clearly. And the flowers behind her, the


image of her on postage stamps. An extraordinary display. OK. You will


be back in an hour and we will look at more stories behind the


headlines. Many thanks. Much more coming up stop thanks for watching


the Papers. Good evening, tomorrow should be


mostly dry with spells of sunshine. Today we started bright and there we


saw cloud


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