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


And Neil Midgley, columnist at the Telegraph.


The FT talks of surprise expressed in China, after the UK Government


announced a review for plans for a new nuclear power station,


which was being partly funded by Beijing.


The i says national security concerns may have contributed


to the government getting cold feet over the deal.


The Mirror says 53 Britons have contracted Zika -


amid warnings for tourists travelling to Florida.


An alleged programme of Russian propaganda on Britain is the lead


It also has a picture of Honeysuckle Weeks the actress


Shall I carry on with the front pages?


an environmental victory for campaigning to bring in a 5p


It says usage is down by 85 per cent.


Safety fears of overworked pilots is the Guardian's lead -


it also has an image of a jubilant-looking Hillary Clinton.


The Telegraph reports that the website of Donald Trump's wife has


been wiped from the web after allegations she exaggerated academic


achievements. Let's start with the times and


President Putin waiting propaganda war on the UK. They are focusing on


Sputnik. Tell us about Sputnik. Many would know them as a Russian TV


station who might be considered to have a political agenda. Their


background is they are a sort of propaganda wing of the Russian


government. I am not sure how many I have upset with that. The suggestion


that the Russian government are launching, as the article says,


conspiracy theorists in universities to use non-tactics. They are not


just claims -- they are just claims. A conspiracy theory. Apparently the


news agency, so-called, Sputnik, which has opened in Edinburgh, has


published a report suggesting the Labour MP Jo Cox may have been


killed because of a plot by supporters of the European Union to


sway the referendum result. She died before the vote. That is a dark


piece of supposed reporting, but is apparently a conspiracy theory that


has run on Russian television. Sputnik peddles the myth that the


west agreed never to expand Nato to Russia's borders. Well, did it? That


was a key plank apparently of Moscow's propaganda to excuse it


invasion of Ukraine. I don't think Nato said that. It is something


President Putin would like us to believe. If you are going to take


what some might perceive as dramatic military action around the border I


suppose you have to have a reason for wanting to. This is money


invested in various places. Good it be a genuine linguistic and cultural


enterprise? Every major power want soft power. We think of the BBC


World Service as being a bastion of independent journalism,


independently funded and has the same standards as we perceive the


BBC to have at home. That is not the way it is seen by governments in


China and Russia. Of course, both the Chinese and Russians have been


pumping money, particularly China, into their international broadcast


operations over the past years because they have seen, in part,


because Britain and again because the World Service in most places in


the world is seen as a Bastian of accurate and impartial reporting, it


contributes to Britain's soft power around the world. Lots of countries


have set up their own TV programme. Turkey, for example. And Iran. To a


degree, the problem with espionage and what we don't know is we do not


know what we don't know. Donald Rumsfeld territory! The Telegraph.


Traffic is ?100,000 Channel trips. The amount of money that's somebody


who is intent on smiting a large number of people can make. Some


people have been found guilty of trafficking people into ports on the


south coast of Britain. Dymchurch. Chichester. Charging up to ?7,000 a


time, per person, not per boat, for the cross-channel crossing. In a


boat that was leaking and cost them ?3000. They bought it online. They


had no life jackets. I think we remember this, the horrific scenes.


We have people in camps in Calais living desperate lies and so


whatever people think of refugee status, these are people, you would,


I would, do anything to get across, it including raising to Western


values what seems a lot of money. And they would have paid a lot of


money to make a perilous journey overland often. They have and it


highlights what has been in the news before, how few resources we in


Britain have to I suppose police the coastline. It is also a humanitarian


effort, if you try to pick up leaky boats that have maybe 17 people on


them, desperate to get to the UK, then clearly to an extent you are


policing your borders by trying to deter people from setting off on


that trip in the first place and you are also trying to find those boats


and stop people from dying when the boats fail. We only have four boats


to police the coastline. We are not just talking of the south, you think


of Orkney, Shetland, drugs and guns, they have to be alert for all the


things coming in there. It seems inconceivable we have four boats.


These people received jail terms, which is supposedly a deterrent. You


can imagine if there are ?100,000 per trip, that is a few house


burglaries. You would have to do a lot of other crime to net that kind


of ill gotten gains. These people, one of them brought them in on his


yacht. It shows the perception, whether it is the reality is another


matter, but the perception of these people, is it safer them to do it? I


don't mean logistically safe in un-seaworthy vessels, but they feel


there is little chance of getting caught. When we hear there are four


vessels, they might well think that. The express newspaper, police ID,


500 child victims of sexual abuse. This is an operation that Police


Scotland RAM. It was over a six-week period. It was an operation led in


Scotland. In terms of the way UK police forces work, in Scotland


there is one police force doing all the policing affectively for one


country. South of the border you have 43 forces, Home Office forces


and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. You think if they have 77


arrest in a small period, 30 million abuse images, 10 million of which on


one computer, you think Tom how many more would we discover if all the


efforts of policing were driven that way? Against the climate of police


cuts, reality bites perhaps it is they cannot afford to do -- you


think that how many more would we discover? A lot of them are overseas


and it is live streaming of abuse, which is horrific.


Resources are one thing but the cross-border nature of any


cybercrime is what makes it difficult to police because it is


difficult to stop something being put in front of a camera in a less


well policed jurisdiction overseas, even if it is being received by


criminals in Scotland. The Shia -- the numbers. 500 victims. 30


million images. It is slightly mind-boggling. Those are the images


they have found. The stuff on the .net is difficult to find. It is


anonymous. They can disguise details. It is very hard to police


what is anonymous. 10 million images on one computer is something beyond


consuming pornography, that is an obsessive collecting and you wonder


how those images are created in the first place, who is creating them


and where they are coming from. 500 victims is clearly the thin end of


the wedge. It is difficult enough to protect children in this country


where we hopefully have more resources available and children in


schools are made aware of the dangers of internet usage but in


other parts of the world where resources are less available it is


difficult for parents to protect their children. Millions of images.


Without prejudging anyone case, millions and millions of images of


people being abused. This is happening and showing, to a degree,


it isn't something nobody is doing, it is something that maybe as a


society we are not good enough at detecting. Rehabilitation. If some


of these people arrested go to prison eventually, what kind of help


is there to rehabilitate? There was a programme I think was called


Circles of Accountability and Support for previously convicted


paedophiles who had been released and who had a circle of people they


could call if they felt the urge to offend again, so those people could


support them in not offending. Of course, that is a controversial


approach to bringing anything like that out into the open and suggests


that it can be dealt with effectively in the community. That


is a controversial approach. I think that programme has excess. The FT,


China surprised at UK nuclear delay. The Hinkley Point decision. May be


seen as rethinking relations. Theresa May again saying, hold on, I


am in charge. To a degree she is entitled to. You are talking a


different political direction. We think back to a couple of years ago


when Chinese dignitaries were in the UK and many journalists were


screaming human rights abuses, why are you not mentioning them? It was


briefed at the time because I was briefed they did not want to mess up


lucrative financial deals with China, but frankly there are human


rights abuses concerns with China at the time swept under the carpet. Is


it old-fashioned to wonder whether any foreign country, particularly a


rich one the size of the intelligence agencies, would there


be a national security concern? There clearly is a concern about


China and hacking. To put it broadly. Cyber-espionage. That has


been a concern around China for a long time. Obviously there is


tension between the facts China is one of the world's biggest economies


and recently they were one of the world's fastest growing economies on


the one hand and in the other hand a serial human rights abuser and


suspected of espionage as well. These are tensions they have to


resolve the whole time and they have to resolve them in terms of Arab


countries and weapons contracts. Also, if there is an international


incident where a diplomat said the wrong thing these are people with a


stake internationally in 7% of our power supply. In one plant.


Currently people can be sanctioned and ambassadors called to embassies.


Many would say that is a doomsday scenario and it would not happen and


you can see these questions and discussions need to be had as


companies have conceded. There is the issue of EDF, a heavily indebted


company. Even the board were hardly unanimous, ten voting for, seven


against and one resigning. Not a ringing endorsement. When you look


at two other similar power stations they are building elsewhere in the


world, both years behind schedule and well over budget, and it was


instructed when it was announced this morning that the British


Government was delaying its final decision on this project. The EDF


share price went up I think by 9% almost instantly because I think


there is a certain amount of, let's wait and see. They are not going to


backtrack on it, the British Government, we have to have power,


we have to have a mixed way of producing energy. It has to be


thought out and decided upon. This is unlikely to be Theresa May


walking into Downing Street saying, I am in charge, I will do it for the


sake of it. It shows she is perceived to be more on the right


wing of the party compared to David Cameron. You see a difference in


political view and I suppose it is good to be looked at afresh,


whatever the result. The Mirror. 53 Zika virus cases in Britain. It


would seem these are cases that have been brought back into the country.


Yes, it is important to be careful with something that causes so much


concern and which seems to be spreading. To use a broad term. To


distinguish this, that 53 people appear to have brought the virus


back from abroad where they were bitten by mosquitoes in Brazil or


somewhere else where the virus is now endemic. With the story we had


yesterday from Florida, where four people in the US in Miami, had


caught the virus by being bitten by a mosquito in Florida. Which is very


different. I do not think there is any suggestion there is a


possibility that you can, yet, catch the Zika virus in the UK. Let's move


on and talk about a plastic bag victory. Your plastic bag victory it


says. 85% drop in plastic bag use. It is huge. They base it on 6-7


months of figures. Apparently 5p worth of banks is equivalent to 3


million pelicans, say the government. How much does a pelican


way and multiply it by... It might have been a Secretary of State for


Wales. Apparently the equivalent of 300 bewails, or so. Who has been


weighing them. 1000 sea turtles. -- blue whales. The fact the plastic


bags, when they are washed out to see kill wildlife on the one hand


and on the other is saying we have two-way plastic bags and see how


many of various different kinds of creatures they are equivalent to!


There is a serious point to it. It is strange. Olympic size swimming


pools and London buses, isn't it? Who would think a five pence charge


would make the difference? I am guilty, I walk around with banks. If


you are spending whatever it might be, a weekly shop, ?10 in a shop,


what is 5p on top of that? I would have thought people would be as


reckless as I. Clearly not. Clearly you are more reckless! As more shop


online and have it delivered, as I do, when I get my shopping


delivered, they put it in loads of plastic bags for which I am charged.


Don't you hand them back? Of course you can hand them back and you get


the 5p back will stop I am suspicious about what happens to the


banks. I don't think they can be easily reused as opposed to be


cycles. The recycling, I am not sure how much takes place. Really? Let's


not get into that. And the energy it uses. I rarely have enough plastic


bags at home because I use shopping bags. I am bladed -- loaded. I


probably have trip as 50 worth at home. A voice in my here. -- my ear.


This is awful. I am sorry to put you off your supper. Cockroach milk. Is


that what you made my coffee with? It could be the next super food. If


you are consuming any thing which you are enjoying at this moment,


please look away now. Cockroach milk, the milk exuded by a certain


kind of cockroach could be the most nutritious substance on the planet,


it turns out. There are cockroaches that do not lay eggs. They sound


like mammals. They give birth to live young and feed them with a


dense milky substance and this is where it is stomach churning, which


crystallises in the stomachs of young cockroaches. It's their


leaches into their bodies, the nutrition that they need. A heady


mix of proteins, fats and sugars. Harvesting this, it would be tricky?


I think it is tricky and scientists are not sure. They physically have


to get in there and process. They are not sure it is fit for human


consumption. I think it is a quiet news day. If you look at the


newspapers today, it is why we have 800 words of copy on two, three


lines. It got our attention. When they make cockroach milk chocolate I


might be tempted. Really? More on the website. Seven days a week, and


you can see us there. Each night's edition is posted shortly after we


have finished. Thank U. Good evening. Friday brought us a


mixed bag of weather. We had summary sunshine and big showers and


thunderstorms as well as funnel clouds. This is the sun setting in


Hertfordshire. It is a


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