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the weekend. So, strong wind, heavy showers and feeling cooler as well.


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


With me are Kiran Stacey, Energy correspondent


at Financial Times, and Fay Schlesinger,


Starting with the Metro's headline of 'Great Scott and Great Trott'


as Team GB's gold rush continues in Rio on the water


The Express reports that Brexit Britain could get what it


calls a special deal if talks are speeded up,


according to a senior German minister.


The Times leads on the conviction of UK hate preacher Anjem Choudary


for encouraging support for so-called Islamic State.


It says the verdict was heralded as a seismic moment


That story also leading the Mail, with the headline "nailed at last",


as Choudary faces being jailed for ten years after what it calls


The Guardian interviews the President of the National Black


Police Association, who's expressed concern about the disproportionate


use of Tasers against black and ethnic minority people,


in the wake of the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson.


And the Star has a picture of Laura Trott, who pedals her way


into history to become Team GB's most successful female Olympian ever


Let's have a look at some of those in the next couple of minutes. Let's


kickoff with Olympic success on the Times. It is good news. We haven't


been kicked out of the World Cup early. We are doing really well. We


are currently second in the medals table, beating China as it stands,


although it might not last. It is a wonderful success story. Laura Trott


has got her fourth gold. Her fiance, Jason Kenny, has got his sixth, so


he is level with Chris Hoy. They are a stunning couple. We have done a


piece in the Times about the difference between them. She is very


chatty on Twitter. She has 230,000 followers. He says he is a miserable


sod. He is clearly not. He looked quite happy half an hour ago. We


have put a lot of money into cycling and it is reaping the benefits. And


the wonderful moments earlier today with a 16-year-old, Amy Tim Clark,


who has won runs in the floor gymnastics, which was not expected


-- Tinkler. You get these lovely moments of contrast. It has been a


wonderfully extraordinary day. What is it today? Terrific Tuesday. I was


looking at some of the records that have been struck today. Laura Trott


has become the most successful British female Olympian. Jason Kenny


has won as many goals as Sir Chris Hoy. The Trott and kenny household


would be 12 on the medal table, they would be above Spain. Track cycling


in 2008 and 2012, Britain won 14 of the 20 track cycling medals


available. It is astonishing. It is also deliberate with Britain


spending $32 million on track cycling. In the same time the US has


only spent about $4 million. Britain identified this as a sport with lots


of goals to get, you can get lots of results with tiny marginal gains,


marginal gains theory, we have all heard about it, and they have said


that is where we are going to go for gold, and they have done so very


successfully. The hero of the games is John Major forsaking of the


national lottery which in turn has funded a lot of these sports. I saw


that claim in one of the papers this morning. I haven't heard his


comments on that but I am sure he would be delighted. The Daily Mail,


nailed at last is how they are following the Anjem Choudary story.


Yeah, 20 years now Anjem Choudary has been around, talking about his


support for IS, drumming up hate preaching in the UK. The authorities


have been trying to chase him down for that amount of time but he has


always been clever, he has stayed just on the right side of the law,


he is a solicitor so he knows how it is worded, and he has stopped short


of saying anything that will land him in jail until now. And it seems


the reporting restrictions have been lifted on this. He has been


convicted because of a minor rule, which is that he expressed praise


for a statement by ISIS leader of a declaration of a new caliphate, and


praise for that terror, that act of terror, that has landed him in jail.


So, the Mail is quite scathing of them not getting him into jail more


quickly. And rightly, to be honest. It is a good day for the court


system. It is interesting, he has been convicted of much less than


what we have seen in the papers. We have the ability to write things we


have all known before and yet we haven't been able to say because he


is a solicitor, a careful man, and you had to be careful about what you


write about him. And now we can link into all of these plots which for a


long time he has been linked with. And the people he has influenced.


The power of words with what's happening with Islamic State, and


the way young people are being drawn into it, you can't understate that.


He hasn't joined the caliphate. He has sat at home and talk, he has


been on TV programmes, on the news, and he pushed his message. This is a


really important blow. It is important, and it is, obviously, a


shame we haven't got him into jail before. It is a good thing the law


is drawn so tightly as it is. It is important people have free speech. I


don't think he should be able to say all the things he has said at the


law should be drawn tightly to stop the state going after people it


simply doesn't like. It is important that these rules are very clearly


defined. The risk with that is a trained person can game the system


and eventually the authorities, as we saw today, will probably catch up


with him. One more for us because time is regrettably tight, because


we keep winning gold medals. The Guardian, this story about tax


avoidance. We knew what to reason may set about it when she became PM.


And now a clampdown of some description. Yes, we have seen a


number of them on tax avoidance. This specifically targets the


industry around tax avoidance, banks, accountancy firms and


consultants who have schemes through which people can pump their money


and save tax at the other end. And until now they have got away


scot-free because, if you yourself put in a tax avoidance scheme, these


guys make money from the back of it, and this is an attempt to try to


fine them for the same amount of tax that they save for their clients. I


wonder if it will succeed but, on the surface, it seems a good deal. A


clampdown that will make a difference? The big four accountancy


firms are very, very good at, as we have been talking about already in a


different story and different context, treading the right side of


the law. They will fight a way to put wording into the contract that


will make sure they are not put on the hook for any scheme they are


marketing. They will say it was just a suggestion rather than


recommendation to make sure they are never quite pinned down. It has


become fashionable, understandably, because people got angry with tax


avoidance, to announce every budget. This has come in summer, so it is


different. This is still to be seen though. Time has beaten us, I am


afraid. Thank you both very much indeed. That is it for the papers


tonight. Don't forget all the front pages


are online on the BBC News website where you can read a detailed


review of the papers. It's all there for you, seven days


a week, at BBC.co.uk/papers, and you can see us there too,


with each night's edition of the papers being posted


on the page shortly after we've


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