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

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

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With me are Kiran Stacey, Energy correspondent

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at Financial Times, and Fay Schlesinger,

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

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

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The Express reports that Brexit Britain could get what it

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calls a special deal if talks are speeded up,

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according to a senior German minister.

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

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for encouraging support for so-called Islamic State.

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It says the verdict was heralded as a seismic moment

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

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

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The Guardian interviews the President of the National Black

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Police Association, who's expressed concern about the disproportionate

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use of Tasers against black and ethnic minority people,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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has become the most successful British female Olympian. Jason Kenny

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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number of them on tax avoidance. This specifically targets the

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industry around tax avoidance, banks, accountancy firms and

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consultants who have schemes through which people can pump their money

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

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

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

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

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

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clampdown that will make a difference? The big four accountancy

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

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different story and different context, treading the right side of

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

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

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

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

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become fashionable, understandably, because people got angry with tax

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

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

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

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tonight. Don't forget all the front pages

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

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

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

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with each night's edition of the papers being posted

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on the page shortly after we've

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