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Coming up, Suicide Squad, we look at the verdict on that, and what else

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is in the cinema. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the the papers will be With me are Martin Bentham

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from the Evening Standard The first day of Olympic action

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features on most of the front pages. The Telegraph has an image

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of British swimmer Adam Peaty who has broken the world record

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in the 100m breaststroke. Its lead story says

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the Prime Minister will launch a new generation

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of grammar schools. The Observer also has a photograph

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of swimmer Adam Peaty but leads on a warning from scientists that

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a key climate target may be missed. The Sunday Times says

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the Rio Olympics has been rocked The Independent claims

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the Russian team will be banned It has an image of a Syrian

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refugee competing in Rio. The Sunday Express leads

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on fracking, reporting that a percentage of profits will be paid

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to nearby households. And the Mail on Sunday has the same

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story, saying the Prime Minister is planning stunning cash payouts

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to families in areas affected We will start with three of the

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papers that are looking at the Olympics in various ways. The Sunday

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Times says, real Olympics rocked by new doping scandal. There is an

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official, and we went into too much detail about who it is, but he was

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said to have asked for a ?10,000 bribe to do what? The allegation is

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that it was a Kenyan official. The Sunday Times has done sting, gone

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out there and suggested they have a team of fictional British athletes,

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although obviously the relevant official didn't know that, and he

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has apparently offered for a 10,000 downpayment to give them warning of

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drugs tests, and told them that Kenya is a good place to get away

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with cheating. He apparently knows an official who does drug tests, and

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can have 12 hours notice. This official has been asked to return

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home to face allegations, and he was suggesting that he could manage to

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help people avoid the drugs testing regime, which is designed to expose

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cheats. He denies all of this, but there are obviously serious

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allegations. Is not suggesting there is any supply of the illegal

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substances. You could take actions to read your body of drugs if given

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notice, predominantly, or presumably stop sign it all sounds terribly

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unhealthy, the idea that you take drugs and then get rid of them

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before you are tested. There is a semi- rebuttal of this after similar

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question last week, the idea that he was investigating them. He says he

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was not a sell-out, he was doing this for the future. I have heard

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that in a few stories in my time, and I'm not sure... People who were

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victims of a sting were aware of it the whole time and were playing

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along. The Observer, looking ahead to the Paralympics, where Russia is

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facing a complete ban, it would seem. The IOC, as we know, have let

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quite a lot of Russian state part in the Olympics, but the group that run

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the Paralympics say they are going to actually banned Russia as a team

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from entry. This is quite scary, because the Paralympics take place

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straight up to the Olympics, which is in three weeks, and if you

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imagine you have been spending the past four years of your life

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training for the Olympics, and because Russia has had

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state-sponsored drug testing, tampering with drugs, giving people

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drugs, etc, because for some reason Russia thinks that it means a lot if

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you have a lot of gold when medals. Well, it does, but honestly... Look,

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it is a great thing when your team walks in and they have a lot of gold

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medals, but it doesn't mean that you think that country is better, but

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the Russians are still stuck in this outmoded view. It may be an issue of

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national pride, but this is a much clearer cut decision on the IOC

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managed. Yes, and one that I think many people will welcome. The IOC

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rather passed the buck saying that the federation is good decide

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whether or not to allow Russia to take part. You have suddenly got a

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nation which has engaged in systematic doping, covering up,

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trying to use their own intelligence services to help in that, and very

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well documented, and yet their athletes are still out there

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competing against people who clearly didn't want them to be competing.

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Whereas the paralympian is, they have said, or they appear to be

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going to say, no, one out all out. Let's celebrate something from the

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Olympics. In the form of Adam Peaty, celebrating after setting a new 100

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metres breaststroke record in the heat. He beat his personal best,

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which is fantastic. The reaction from the commentator was fantastic.

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It was a brilliant achievement and it is only the heat. If he does

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manage to win the gold medal, which obviously he is hot favourite to do,

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he will be the first male gold-medal swimmer since 1988. We have had

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great success with women, but the men have not been quite so

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successful recently. Good knowledge. Brazil got a medal today, the home

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nation, in shooting. And Belgium in the cycling, which is great. Shall

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we move on and look at the Mail on Sunday? Will you hit the jackpot if

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you are sitting above some gas that could be extracted by fracking? The

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express go so far as to say people are sitting on a goldmine. I don't

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know if you think that ?13,000 is quite a jack pot. It depends how

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near Christmas it is. It is not a goldmine, but I think we should be

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fracking. The US has cut their energy costs astronomically by

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fracking. I know people are worried about what it does to the

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environment, but I think we are learning from countries like America

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and we have done it successfully. I think it is great if you can provide

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your own energy and don't have to buy it from anyone else. It

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certainly ensures energy security, but there are massive environmental

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concerns. There are, and personally I am not very keen on the idea of

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bribing people to take the decision to grab some cash upfront. Isn't it

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just compensation for inconvenience? Wouldn't you rather it go to the

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council where the money will vanish? I think you have to persuade people

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that it is the right thing to do, rather than bribe them. I'm also a

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bit excessive, because when I look at it, in Scarborough, where my

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mother lives, she would only get ?221, not the 13,000. Let us move

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back to the Sunday Times. Students are offered by one get one free

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degrees. Supermarkets have given off a lot of these, how do you do this?

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In this case,... I think you should work on the Evening Standard. In

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this case I think there is a danger, because it is talking about things

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like discounts off your courses and so on, or indeed buy one get one

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free, which is particularly related to an offer of doing the

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undergraduate degree and then get free Masters tuition. Or reduction

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in the cost of the Masters. One of them is offering it free. Sheffield

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University is offering, is that right? You get a Masters course

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worth up to ?10,000 if you sign up for your undergraduate course first.

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I think it is great if you don't have to pay tuition fees, the whole

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thing is a disaster from that point of view. But the danger here is that

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universities are desperate to scramble people into their

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particular courses. They are worried because of Brexit. They are worried

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that a lot of foreigners who would normally have come to do degrees in

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this country will now not. If you have a three-year course and you are

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out of Europe, what happens to your third year? I don't think students

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will be disappearing after Year 2 years, but that is another issue.

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There is a decision to make about what university to go to, and it

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will be sad if people are saying, I will go to that one because it will

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be slightly cheaper. You want to make a choice on the basis of what

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is the right university. I think students are much cleverer than we

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used to be, much smarter about money. They are customers now. What

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universities are doing is like everything. If you are selling

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something, the more attractive you make it the better you will do. It

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should be attracting on the basis of the course, not perks. I don't

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believe kids will go into courses that won't lead to jobs. We are

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already changing courses that don't lead to jobs. It depends what kind

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of course leads to a job. It doesn't necessarily have to be completely

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vocational, many people do well after just having arts degrees. A

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view to being on before together? No we haven't, but we are going to sign

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up as a double act. Can I just say, less boys are applying than girls.

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Fewer. Those comprehensive pupils! I didn't go to a comprehensive. We are

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not going to talk about... This is primary schools wanting to promote

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social mobility by removing the block on grammar schools. Many

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children like the idea of parents -- their children going to -- many

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parents like the idea of their children going to grammar schools.

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Of course they asked top science think parents are much more aware of

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education these days, and there are free schools in all sorts of

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choices, but I would not be here without grammar school, and I will

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not be loyal to the fact that a grammar school changed my life. If

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you went down that road, you would have to make sure that they are

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better resourced, not under resourced. I agree, I agree with all

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of that. It is still... Either way, in lifting you out of where you will

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born... There are plenty of schools that do a good job of doing that.

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That have even more can't be a bad thing. It looks like that is what is

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going to happen, but whether it will be across the entire country. I

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think local councils will vote for whether they want them, and I guess

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the places in Britain that will really go for them, as they will

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vote for that. I'm not sure they will, actually, we'll see. I don't

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think we will get any agreement on this, I can tell. We have ran out of

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time. Martin and Eve, lovely to have you both, come back, will you? Thank

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you everybody for watching. Up next, Film Review. Boys are not less

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clever than girls.

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