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


With me is our very own synchro team.


Journalist Lucy Cavendish and Tom Bergin business


The Daily Telegraph leads on claims from a prominent


surgeon that rationing in the National Health Service


will lead to "crippling pain", as waiting times


will lead to "crippling pain", as waiting times extend for years.


The Metro has the story of a fatal high speed crash involving a vehicle


being pursued by police, after a drone was allegedly flown


The Financial Times reports that Turkey's President Erdogan has


agreed to restore what he called the "axis of friendship"


with Russia after a meeting with President Putin in Moscow.


The FT notes this comes just eight months after Turkey shot down


a Russian fighter plane over northern Syria.


The Guardian quotes the Labour deputy leader Tom Watson,


alleging that Trotskyist infiltration is putting


The Times quotes a leaked army report which says the Russian


military has the edge over the UK in battle.


We start with the Telegraph and the Olympics. I've been glued to this,


we're going to enter next time as a synchro team. I need a bigger pair


of shorts but as soon as it's available. I am glued to it and


there is something to me about it, seeing people compete at such a high


level having trained so hard, boss of them are young. Today one of our


synchro girls, just 16, just so impressive and to see people do that


and the amount of effort is something about it being Brazil, the


Brazilians who the people they don't like and cheer the Brazilians. They


do things, the wrong sort of things in the tennis, clap at the wrong


time but it's got serious with this complaint about the Russians. The


female silver medallist who got a reprieve to come at the 11th hour


who is a form, let's be clear, a former drugs cheat, has been booed


when she picked up her medal and the American girl that won it wagged her


finger and there is a feeling, which I understand, because it puts up my


heckles a bit, that there is something a bit fishy about this


because of what has happened over the drugs. She has spoken out and


said this is a Cold War and they shouldn't be in the Olympics and the


Olympics should be somewhere where it is put to one side but is


difficult to put it to one side when you know what has happened. She got


the silver medal in the 100m breaststroke, Tom. And in her


semifinal she won her semifinal and a wagged her finger to save I'm


number one. The American who came in another semifinal won her semifinal


and said I'm number one and then you have the final and who won? The


United States. Lilly King has been very outspoken, in her early 20s,


she said cheats should not be allowed to compete and she was


saying this as Yulia Efimova was at the other end of the conference


table. One is hoping that as the games continue the whole thing about


drugs starts to recede, maybe, possibly.


The one way you can do that is to have zero tolerance. She is a former


drugs cheat. Twice. I'm not sure if I went around making stories up and


a year later I would be a former fabricator. The point is at the end


of the day cheating in sports is about the worst thing you can do. I


don't know many professions where the West possible act is committed


and you are allowed back. It doesn't happen in law and lots of other


professions which have a lower profile than sports. I don't know


about the cases and the specific issue here, but at the end of the


day it is unusual in today's world with transparency and openness, the


expectations are higher. It doesn't seem to be in sport that the


governing bodies seem to be following that trend. There is so


much riding on those athletes and swimmers, and whomever are


competing, who have been deemed to be incredibly clean. So Lilly King


winning was seen as a big deal. Usain Bolt, another example, we had


this in 2012 who beat Justin Gatlin who had been done twice for doping.


The credibility of the export sat on the shoulders of Lilly King and


Usain Bolt, which is a lot to carry. It is quite complicated because a


lot of people will say the rules around it keep changing. There is


lots of this, I didn't know it was banned, my flu remedy, slightly


different to what happened with the Russian athletes. That is a


completely different story. It is quite a complicated story. There


were allegations around Mo Farah because of what happened. It is


something that doesn't really go away and I don't think it's going to


go away. But I agree with you, it is supposed to be clean, people are


supposed to get there and do their best, that is the point. And if you


have done something else to enhance your performance, of course it


doesn't feel in anyway fair hence the billing. And


what is the point of watching? You might just have an Olympics for


steroids. Lots of people aren't watching it of that. It was always


the ethos that made it attractive as a non-sportsperson. NHS rationing


will cripple patients. The NHS faces cash problems, it's an old story. It


has been that way for some time and now this leading doctor is saying it


is getting worse and getting to the point where really hard decisions


have to be made. We cannot provide the level of cover price to people.


It opens up the question again, can we ration care. There has been some


attempt to do this. Drugs agencies monitor whether a drug is value for


money and whether we should use it. Some are becoming incredibly


expensive, those drugs. The question is, can we actually do this? There


is only so much efficiency you can squeeze out of it and we don't have


the money, usually we rely on economic growth for more money. This


is a moot point isn't it? We are getting ?350 million back from the


EU. What is the problem? And my friend's mother who has crippling


arthritis in her neck and can get treated because she's 84. How many


people know somebody in their 80s who isn't getting treated because


it's an ageing population and the older you get you are put on a back


burner. Basically, you are only going one way at the age of 84. And


then crippling pain and can't even get an appointment at the GP. There


is a slight problem. Most people believe, and over generations we


have believed if I'm in pain and anger I will go to my doctor and be


cured and fixed. What we are really saying is, actually you will not be


fixed because maybe it is your cataracts or you are a bit too old,


or it is not particularly urgent. As they say here lots of people with


elements which turn out to be something else, like cancer that no


one has noticed, so if you have someone on a waiting list for three


years it is too long. It could be curtains.


Onto the Financial Times, the Bank of England runs into trouble on the


second day of post-Brexit bond buying. OK. Tinbergen, business


correspondent for Reuters. Explain the problem we're having here with


this element of monetary policy for the Bank of England. -- Tom Bergin.


This is a bizarre situation, the Bank of England basically cannot


give away money. I'm laughing. Why am I laughing? It suggests we are in


trouble. The Bank of England sees the economy is in a weak position,


especially so after the Brexit vote. They are trying to inject money into


the economy to create demand in the economy so they have gone out,


printed money for themselves and now going out to buy bonds to inject it


into the economy. The problem is the pension funds who hold these bonds


will not sell them to them, they need the bombs to meet long-term


liabilities so we are in this strange situation where today the


Bank of England had an excess of ?50 billion it couldn't get rid of in


terms of buying bonds. We were discussing it earlier. The question


of, are we going to get the situation where central bankers have


to consider some of the strangest ideas they have ever looked at in


the past? People have discussed helicopter money, throwing money out


of helicopters. Giving away ?1000. I'm not sure we will get there yet


but who knows? People would stick it under the bed and not spend it which


is the point. I would just spend it. Seriously, though, are we talking


about the monetary policy of the Bank of England running into the


buffers? They cannot give money away, they have interest rates down


to close to zero, probably the next step. It will have to be the


Government intervening in some way with capital investment, I don't


know... Whatever else they feel they can do. You have hit it on the head.


The reality is that this shows some of the obvious ideas, and this was a


new enough idea but more recently. Whether fiscal, the IMF has talked


more about infrastructure investment, so who knows? Who knows?


That's the end of that one. Let's talk about old trots. Trotskyist


infiltration putting Labour at risk. I'm fascinated about this, coming


from a core Bennite. -- called on supporters. Somebody asked me if I


knew what they Trotskyist was anymore which is a valid point. My


kids have known what Trotskyism is because they have read Animal Farm.


It's interesting because what Watson is saying, and I shouldn't laugh,


but it has been infiltrated by trots. I'm thinking, what does that


mean, how many of them are there, and what is going on here? But his


point is, because of this whole situation lots of people have joined


the Labour Party to become social revolutionaries and that is what


will happen, like Trotsky ended up dead and everything else. We all end


up dead. Ended up murdered! It is not about being elected. And I kind


of thing, why does anyone think that's a good idea? I'm Labour Party


supporter. Why would you infiltrate a party to make sure it doesn't


become elected and start social revolution only about the handful of


Trotskyites are interested in. That is an interesting question. Why Tom


is saying this now I'm not sure. First of all he was elected by a lot


of those members who support Jeremy Corbyn so that is why it is


surprising he is saying this. He says it is a small nub of


Trotskyists out of the party for years sidelined by the Blairite


revolution and they are now coming back and what they are doing is


convincing lots of young people that the hard left is the way forward. In


one sense we are seeing an increasingly polarised world. We are


seeing voters moving far to the left and right in many jurisdictions. But


it is interesting. We will not be effective opposition and not be in


government. The reality is since the election the Conservative Party has


been more effective opposition, when policies were seen as far too


right-wing conservative members were arguing against that. It is an


interesting situation which seems to be leaving the Labour Party not


setting the agenda in politics. Off the agenda, way off the agenda. It


could also be about creating social movement that brings about change


within structures across the country rather than Westminster. That would


be lovely. But that is just what they might say. That is just what


they say. You hit the nail on the head, Tom! If they were actually


articulate! Thank you for that, you will be back in half an hour. We


will look at more stories behind the headlines. Stay with us, because all


of the headlines Dunne papers are online and I will be back with the


headlines at the top of the hour. Thanks to you two, see you in a bit.


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