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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, Natalie Haynes


and the Westminster Correspondent for South West News Service,


The FT says Santander is to halve the interest rate on one


of its current accounts in a move expected to be followed


The Metro shows a picture of the former Aston Villa


footballer Dalian Atkinson, who died after being tasered


An investigation's been launched by the police watchdog.


The Telegraph says the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will name


and shame parts of England which are failing dementia


sufferers, in what's been called a "postcode lottery" of care.


The Mail also has that story, saying some elderly sufferers can go


a year without their needs being assessed.


The Guardian looks at a report about the economic effect of Brexit,


which says any pay boost workers receive because of a fall


in immigration would be overshadowed by a faltering economy.


The main picture shows Charlotte Dujardin wiping away


a tear after winning another gold for Team GB in the


And the Times reports on Boris Johnson's political


rehabilitation after he was put in charge of the country


while Theresa May continues her summer holidays.


We start with The Times. News of more GB success. A fetching


photograph. Doesn't she seemed delightful and so very happy? I feel


bad because I have on occasion in the past marked dressage as being


intrinsically a bit silly on account of it being a horse dancing too, at


one point this afternoon, cut Queen. Who saw that coming? She knew what


she had to do, get music that fitted the occasion, and she got super high


marks for her artistic... I am smirking even as I say it. She has


done brilliantly. The fact I think horses dancing is a bit silly is


rude and terrible and I apologise. Hooray for her. Do I have a medal?


Who is the real winner, she is. I have watched more than my fair share


of the Olympics so it seems a bit unfair that we are celebrating a


sport I known nothing about and have never watched. I gather it involves


the horse dancing so does the horrors get the medal? It gets the


rosette. The horse gets lots of acclaim from the rider. And sugar


lumps. It sounds snarky but I saw an interview and she said she was going


to give them some sugar. Dressage it's no attention between the


Olympics so I suppose it is great. They go sideways and it looks


difficult, and diagonal, and it looks difficult. And the thing with


the... She did brilliantly. Hooray for her. Are you captivated by the


wider success of Team GB? I am just captivated by the Olympics. I don't


get so wrapped up as we are Britain is in the medals table. I would


rather see more focus on what is good or not good about the Olympic


's as a whole. We are obviously amazed by everyone's success. I have


been up all night watching, last night you seen Bolt, the night


before Mo Farah. This morning when I went running I was almost half as


fast as Mo Farah. He does it all the time so in terms of hours of


training in terms of several minutes, I am batting quite high.


Take us to The Guardian and the Sports Direct story. ?1 million for


staff. People met... Might remember The Guardian's story about this.


This seems to be the power of the press and the power of MPs because


Mike Ashley was hauled in by a committee of a hard time and was


forced to admit that his company was underpaying its staff or some of


them. Now we learn that payments will be backdated to 2012 and some


people could receive up to ?1000 for the money they should have been


paid. Back pay of around ?1 million. Divided between 200 direct


unpleasant 3000 temp agency staff. It gives you an idea of how they


fill the warehouse. The downside as always is that so far one of the


agencies, 1700 will not be paid back pay for the four that agency to


cover. -- took over. It would be nice to think that it is not the


only offender breaking the law. Perhaps this kind of story will have


an effect and persuade rogue employers to think twice. The front


of The Telegraph, I think it is in the mail also. The scandal of


dementia care. It can truly surprise anybody because standards of medical


care is one of those awkward things, we all agree we would like things to


be done locally and NHS shouldn't be one big monolith with no local


accountability but if you do things locally some places will be better


than others and so some of the measures for example about living


well and dying well, being treated in your home, having your needs


assessed rather than treated in hospital, you seem to have a better


time if you have dementia in Devon and Cornwall, Cumbria and East


Anglia and a worse time if you are in Tower Hamlets, Hounslow or new. I


would be loath to suggest that those places are not trying. I would


suggest having a high quantity of residents in considerable poverty


and probably a lot of those people living in flats which will not be


suitable for people who have dementia, will be in small places


you can't easily get care workers into or adapt, it means you'll end


up with more people in hospital. I would not say it is as easy as


shaking finger in judgment and telling them to try harder. The


politics is going back to what you said a moment ago, if you are down


towards the end, the wrong end of this table, there should be,


politicians would argue, an incentive to try to reach the other


end of the table but it is not as simple as that. It is the aim of


naming and shaming exercises that people will be dragged up. Better


dementia care was a big crusade for the previous Prime Minister so this


appears to be continuing under his successor. Some of the criticism was


that there was not the treatment to enable people's lives to be improved


once they had been identified. Perhaps this is trying to take the


dementia crusade a stage further by having these other measures and


categories which focus more on the treatment they are receiving rather


than simply being identified. But try to squeeze three more in. A sad


story in the Metro regarding the former Premier League footballer.


And enormous shock for people like me who remember Atkinson. He was a


big, powerful guy. He couldn't be defeated. Shocking when someone like


that is killed after being Taser at. Controversial circumstances will be


investigated. I think the controversy surrounding Taser 's had


gone away a bit but... And there had been very few deaths and they have


become part of what the police do and it is hard to imagine that as


going to change. In the coming days as more mergers and we get something


from IPCC, a clearer picture. The questions which will have to be


asked are about people who already have health conditions being hit


with a Taser. The Times suggests that he really had kidney and heart


conditions and that may be a problem that we are not addressing that not


everybody who the police are going to shoot a Taser at Scone to be in


peak health and these things tend to be practised with other officers who


are good to be relatively healthy. I am going to end with the political


rehabilitation of the former Mayor of London and now Foreign Secretary.


Would-be Prime Minister once perhaps. Or as Johnson, years now in


charge of the country? Milk might have gone sour in my fridge. Let's


hope nothing terrible happens in the next week. The thought that someone


who can barely dress themselves is in charge of the country makes me


feel a little bit like crying. Switzerland is not that far away.


Theresa May can get back in a hurry and somebody can perhaps put him in


a maze or something. There was a flurry of delight when we learned


that Boris Johnson was a senior minister in charge. The


disappointing thing was that the word we got back was he had no plans


for anything significant to happen this week. He had plans not to get


caught on as a wire over London. I don't think we will see too much of


him over the next couple of days. I am struck by the court from The


Times from a spokesman from Number Ten, the Prime Minister is very much


in charge and is constantly kept abreast of what is going on in


Switzerland. That is it for the papers this hour. Thank you to our


guests. Next it is the weather. We have seen some lovely sunsets out


there to finish today in which we saw blue skies from the


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