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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
With me are the writer and broadcaster Eve Pollard,
She is in many more things than Standard.
She is in many more things than that. And we wish we were doing this
from Copacabana beach, or anywhere in Rio would be nice, but we are
here. Thank you for joining us. Let's look at the front pages.
The first day of Olympic action features on most of the front pages.
The Telegraph has an image of British swimmer Adam Peaty
who has broken the world record in the 100 metre breaststroke.
Its lead story says the Prime Minister will launch
The Observer also has a photograph of swimmer Adam Peaty but leads
on a warning from scientists that a key climate target may be missed.
The Sunday Times says the Rio Olympics has been rocked
by a new doping scandal in connection with the Kenyan team.
The Independent on Sunday claims the Russian team will be banned
It has an image of a Syrian refugee competing in Rio.
The Sunday Express reports that a percentage of profits
from fracking would be paid to nearby households.
And the Mail on Sunday has the same story saying the Prime Minister
is planning cash payouts to families in fracking areas.
This could be front page of Otto because I'm not sure I've got the
right order but let's give it a whirl. Let's start with the Sunday
Times. We are Olympics rocked by a new
whirl. Let's start with the Sunday Times. We are Olympics rocked by a
new doping scandal. An official has demanded some kind of payment. This
seems to be a Sunday Times story of its own. They sent undercover
journalists who dealt with this Kenya and Olympic official and they
pretended to have members of the team and he said he could arrange
for them to have warning about when Dale were going to be drugs test and
of course if you have a warning, if you have taken any drugs, you can,
if you have 13 hours, I can't imagine how enjoyable it would be,
you can flush them out of your body, and he asked for ?10,000 up front.
If this is substantiated, and we have to say there was no evidence
that illegal drugs have been supplied, it casts a big shadow over
the event. It was a fictional team of British athletes that were part
of this device in distant by the Sunday Times stop --. This man
apparently has been asked to return to Kenya and so on and it just
suggest that despite all the controversy and all the exposure of
drugs, cheating by the Russians in particular, that the problem still
continues and that it sends a message that people are still
willing to try to do something to bend the rules for their own
personal gain and in this circumstance not for his own
national team advantage, according to this story. ?10,000. Big-money.
The issue with the Russian athletes is it was said to be
state-sponsored, directly, it was such a widespread thing. You wonder
what the can watch any event at all anymore and think how clean is it.
That is the sad thing. But mags that the back of people's mind when they
seem fantastic performances. But most athletes are clean and which
give them get great credit and if we find out some of them have cheated,
that is very sad, but we shouldn't be discouraged from enjoying a
fantastic occasion. That's look at some successes. The Telegraph,
Janet. Here, we have a world record that has been set by Adam peaty and
this is in one of the heats of the hundred meter breaststroke. He broke
his own world record by three tenths of a second, he aptly smashed it,
100 metres, two lengths of the pool, he was way ahead of all his
competitors. And this was just his warm up. I had no intention of
watching any of the Olympics. I like track and field. But having been to
the, were discussing this earlier, the bicycle race today was
absolutely magnificent. It showed you rear in all its glory. We know
there are beautiful beaches but you don't realise how beautiful it is at
the back of 30 and how very, very topsy-turvy it is. Terrible hairpin
bends all the way down. The steepness was terrifying. No wonder
there were quite a few accidents. Coming down those steep slopes and
they are all going hell for leather as fast as they can to try and winds
the race. An amazing race to watch. I'm trying to persuade Eve to come
out cycling with me in Crystal Palace tomorrow. Have you got a
tandem! Right, let's go to the Observer. We've got the Paralympic
games coming up after the Olympics are over. Those games look like they
are going to beat the set for goblins for the Russians. -- beset
with problems for the Russians. These are people that have got over
terrible disasters in their lives but it seems that Russia has been
exceeding its dosage in some of the people and they say they are going
to stop the Russians entering the Paralympics, that is the story in
the Observer. The International Paralympic decision -- Mitty making
the decision of the IOC didn't make. If that is the case, I think it will
be the right decision. When you have had such systematic doping, that
should have happened. If it is state-sponsored, you probably don't
have any say over it. It is still relatively last-minute, though. It
is only a couple of weeks away. And can you imagine that you have been
training for four years and suddenly you are told you can't go. And you
feel sorry for those who are clean because they have been let down by
the activities of others. No doubt there will be appeals from
individuals. What is crazy is that Vladimir Putin thinks that by
winning a lot of gold medals you change the view of the world of your
country. Is he playing to the international audience or is it for
domestic consumption? The athletes do well and it looks good at home.
Because Russia is having a tough time, gold medals will cheer it up.
The Mail on Sunday, were you hit the frack pot? The PM is sending cash
pay-outs for families in gas fracking areas but it is a postcode
lottery. It depends where you live. Well, fracking depends where you
live. I don't suppose there is a lot of it where most of us live down in
the south-east. You can get up to ?13,000. I think we should be
fracking. I think America has cut its American -- energy costs by
fracking. What about the environmental costs? In America,
they seem to be going really percent bounce ahead of itself by actually
checking and doing checks on this. And I also believe it is is right to
give it to people and not to the Council or the community, people
will feel, and particularly, if you look at it, a lots of places in
Britain which could do with some money and work in the middle of
Britain, I think it would be great. That is controversial from Eve,
isn't it? I don't like the idea of bribing individual people to do
something. We bribe people every day. It is either a matter of public
policy that we are going to do it or it isn't, not trying to buy people.
It will be public policy. We have been faffing about fracking four
years. It doesn't get us away from using fossil fuels either. No. But
when you see the affected as had one -- in America, on energy costs,
let's talk to the average person who lives in a house where they will get
?13,000, they have done leaps and bounds checking water levels, also
saw things. It is largely unknown what the consequences are. This also
plays in to the whole point in that fracking is an alternative source of
power if we are not to proceed with Hinkley Point generally, we haven't
yet got alternative obvious solutions in turn of -- in terms of
renewable energy. The Prime Minister is looking at a way of dealing with
it. I don't think they will find it. I think it is great for people and I
think it is also, if you look, it is up in the Midlands and the North.
We'll come back to it later. I haven't heard of it house collapsing
in America yet. All these scare stories. Me to lift ban on grammar
schools, the Prime Minister seeking to reverse the block that was put on
selective education to promote social mobility. How effective our
grammar schools in promoting social mobility if parents can afford to
pay to have their children tutored so they passed the exam ration Mark
the real question with grammar schools has been what happens to the
people who don't go. The question is what happens to other people who are
going to comprehensive schools. I followed on from that and obviously
the comprehensive system was set up because the secondary modern system
was failing. At that time, secondary moderns got less resource, not more,
as perhaps should have been the case. It seems unlikely that of
course it is it great cause celebre Rafah lot of Tory backbenchers in
who will be to that this happens, whether it really... Tour with back
benches are sending data kids to private schools. I would not have
been here if it wasn't for a private school. I was taken out and my life
was changed, and I am 105 so many people are buying generation, our
lives were totally changed by grammar schools. How acceptable is
it in this day and age when you have to pass an entrance exam on the
state? How acceptable is that? Have you seen where we come in the list
of the educational league? I think it is something like 48. Millions of
countries much poorer than us, their children do better at school.
Anything we can do to improve... I'm not convinced that by that argument
that we do so badly at education. We do good at everything else, it has
to come from somewhere. The day after Brexit, you had very sad
Eastern European people running supermarkets, you had them talking
and then you have the local people talking, and the guys who lured
English often spoke much better English, much longer words than the
ones who had been taught at school. This is a scientific survey? It was
my scientific survey because I was riveted by the TV. My feeling is
we've got free schools now, academies, all sorts of different
schools, anything we can do that makes children realise that actually
you do need education to get on and the sooner you learn... Died all
children need education? Of course. All children need a better education
than we are giving them right now. They might do but I'm not
necessarily sure that the grammar school is the solution to it. There
has been plenty of success with raising standards here in London
with some schools that were previously not doing well. The
aspiration you are talking about has been in cognate id in a different
way, it hasn't been through the school structure, it has been in
convincing them and... Getting their parents involved in all sorts of
things. I'm not knocking that but why stop anything that works and it
did work? We got there. Five papers in the right order. Hurrah. Well
done everybody, especially Janet. Art in an evil be back again at 11
o'clock. Next it is Reporters.