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


With me are Benedicte Paviot from France 24 and the editor


Tomorrow's front pages starting with...


The Times says followers of the radical preacher


Anjem Choudary are spreading hatred and Islamist doctrines freely


across the internet despite his conviction.


Nick Skelton is pictured on the Telegraph


Its main story focuses on the Help To Buy ISA.


It says the government's top up cannot be used for


The Mail says Theresa May has ordered a victory


parade 'fit for heroes' to welcome home Britain's Olympic team.


The FT reports that Royal Bank of Scotland will charge


some large corporate customers for holding their cash.


The Express reports on moves in the City of London


to prepare for Britain's exit from the EU.


And the Guardian looks at the effect on women seeking


abortions after services run by Marie Stopes were suddenly halted


Let's begin with the story of the heroes coming home to a heroes'


welcome on the front page of the Mail. Interesting to see that the


new boss of the UK, Theresa May, is interrupting her Swiss walking


holiday and apparently according to the Daily Mail, they seem to know


that she ordered a victory parade fit for heroes to welcome home


Britain's Olympic team. They certainly are extraordinary. What


we've been witnessing I gather on BBC One and BBC Two, the ice fog


women's final. I feel like I need a manual now -- ice hockey. What are


the British team on? Belief is extraordinary. To watch that


sacrifice over four years we haven't seen and then to watch these


results. They are all egging each other on but if you haven't done the


training then it won't happen. I have to say before I moved to Kevin,


with your French heritage, what do the French make of it trailing in


the wake? Trailing in the wake definitely, nine golds, seventh or


eighth I think. Extraordinary. The French cycling team, we know what


they think, they think the British team to disappear for a cycle they


say. What is interesting is the lottery funding. Clearly the British


teams know that they must do well at the Olympics so they focus on the


Olympics. But we know from London 2012, ancient history now, that the


French were very disappointed, they were world champions and they were


astonished, they accused the British of using special warmers for their


muscles and all kinds of things. We are not giving away any secrets


here! I am British and French so I can give some of them. Talking about


the parade, I as a northerner and pleased it is in Manchester I have


to say. I thought Dame Tessa Jau got it spot on. I don't want to


politicise it but was the government slow on this? It seems incredible


there was any doubt there would be some kind of a parade, I would think


there is a matter of course with this, given how successful Team GB


has been, that there wouldn't be an opportunity for the country to come


together and for ordinary members of the public to come out and see them


parading through the streets. Obviously it happened in London,


after the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well, I would have thought this has


been organised well in advance but it looks like it has been an


afterthought and they would have to step up to the plate at the last


minute. It is a nice touch it isn't in London. You think it is right and


proper to be outside London? It is very easy for these things to become


London centric and people assume it has to be the UK capital so it is


good to take it further north and that allows people from elsewhere in


the country to share in it. There will also be an event in London so


it is a good idea. Manchester isn't quite before midnight confirmed but


it is what the Daily Mail are saying. And other news channel is


confirming that. We will come back to Rio. Let's have a look at the


other headlines before we do that. Starting with this story in the


Times, is it any great surprise with Anjem Choudary out of the way there


are still acolytes putting videos on the web? The fact of the matter is


the one that has been charged and convicted is Anjem Choudary. What


this article in the Times talks about is the fact that the Internet


is failing to take down his acolytes, the people that he has


convinced. I think the fact of the matter is what this underlines is


the fact YouTube really is a fantastic, as we know, platform, and


that this really needs policing, that's the word that is appropriate.


Because the Internet has just become this extraordinary platform for all


kinds of things. But it does mean that there needs to be a real


policy, whether it's from the UK government, the French government,


there needs to be a consistent policy and therefore discussions


with YouTube and Twitter and social media, but we know that when things


are taken down they often reappear. This is very important because what


we have seen and what the intelligence services in France and


Britain and Germany and Switzerland and elsewhere are telling us clearly


is that it is no longer in mosques that people are being radicalised,


it's in their bedrooms via the Internet that contracts are being


made. We think the Nice attack... Another person died today so the


death toll in Nice is now 86 dead among the many hundreds of


injured... Is that the two people we think who were responsible for the


murder of the catholic priest up near Rouen were two people that met


via social media, who had never met before. This really needs to be


addressed or else it makes a mockery of other security measures that we


are taking. There's a lot of frustration about Twitter in


particular not pulling down things that quite clearly are inflammatory.


Exactly. There's an argument when you could say that technology is


moving so quickly that as quickly as YouTube take these things down,


others can put them back up again and how do they keep on top of it?


It's quite a resource to pay for that kind of thing. You mentioned


Twitter, there was a thing this week about people saying any footage of


the Olympics that wasn't authorised was being pulled down by Twitter


instantly. It can be done. Because of corporate violations and there


was money to be made. They are saying things like Twitter trials


and abuse. Death threats, rape threats. They are much slower to


act. This is another example of the Internet, a great resource and


platform, but how it can be used and abused by people with evil intent.


Yet it needs a crackdown but how do you police it? I don't know, you can


try but it is almost like trying to hold back the tide, you know?


Talking about difficulty in policing, this takes us rather


neatly to a decision in Germany to ban the Muslim veil. A partial ban.


This is pretty divisive because lots of people are saying, hang on, you


are ordering people to bear their flesh when maybe they don't want to,


but there are other considerations, especially in fly France. One has to


be careful because people tend, for example I have seen on Twitter in


the UK to have... And they I'm titled to have very British


reactions to a British context. That they are entitled to. But then they


apply it to France and Germany -- they I'm titled to. In France there


is a law against the veil and it's a different context -- they are


entitled to. In Germany I understand, unlike France, it is a


secular state, very much for bidding wearing of the kneecap, the burqa,


in public spaces. -- for bidding the kneecap. In Germany it is freedom of


religion and trickier to implement. Apparently this isn't overly


divorced from the fact there are big elections in Germany next year.


What's interesting is the interior minister, who is half French and


half German, the Maiziere, who has talked about this and is proposing


this, it is about a partial ban on the face veil in schools and


universities. It is clear on the back of the attacks in Germany there


is a certain backlash in Germany towards Muslim refugees coming from


Afghanistan and Iraq and Syria. What the German government of Angela


Merkel are being accused of is pandering to those fears instead of


saying, as Angola Merkel said the other day, this isn't related to the


influx of refugees. You mention Angela Merkel coming under lots of


political pressure, her poll ratings are on the slide, she was very


popular, obviously there is an anxiety in Germany now, there's more


of these random, lone wolf attacks. She has been partially blamed or


wholly blamed by many people on the right in particular in Germany for


opening the doors to refugees from Syria. This I think should be seen


in that context. It is a way of saying we get it, we are not


completely pandering to them. This is a way of being tough on Islamism.


It is a gesture and it is not something we would ever see


introduced in this country. I don't think it would be implemented but it


is just talked about. It must be underlined that Germany is home to 4


million Muslims, as the paper points out, 5% of its population. France


the highest, around 6 million Muslims. Let's move on to the


Telegraph. Kevin, what about this story about the betrayal of help to


buy scheme savers. This is a terrible story and this is a


Telegraph Mac exclusive. George Osborne in what turned out to be his


last budget unveiled the help to buy ISA, which was the way the


government would top up people's savings to get a deposit for a new


home, and which, as we know in London, first-time buyers are


finding it impossible to come up with the money for a deposit. It was


widely mel, welcomed. It was a decent return, for every ?200 saved


the government would add 50, it's lots of money up to ?15,000. In the


small print it turns out it can't be used for a deposit. The money is


only released once the sale is completed. The thinking is that you


can use it for the first few months' mortgage payments or something like


that. What is the point? The argument is, what is the point? If


you can't get a deposit in the first place you will never complete on a


sale so you can't access the money. The point is you would need the 25%


on top of your savings to afford the deposit. Unless you are fortunate


enough to have rich parents, the bank of mum and dad to help you out.


This certainly wasn't how it was sold at the time by George Osborne,


who conveniently has left the stage now and it seems he has left a mess


behind him. This is embarrassing for Theresa May because one of the first


things she said when she arrived in number ten, a quality. Opportunity.


That is why the word betrayal is used by the Telegraph -- equality.


More than half a million people have taken on this Help To Buy Scheme


ISA, given the chance of getting on the ladder but now it has been taken


from under them. Moving on. The bottom of the Guardian, a story


about the children in Aleppo, we don't need reminding after the


pictures this week of the five-year-old boy who was dragged


out of a building that had been bombed. Apparently he didn't cry, I


was reading today, he has been reunited with his parents, which


hasn't been published everywhere. It seems it's only when the children


are on the front pages of the newspapers that we take any notice.


It does seem that way, but it seems when the Guardian does an excellent


article like this on the front page, that is also what real journalism is


about. Emma Graham Harrison writes a really compelling story. It is


continued on page 15. It describes this orphanage that is actually two


floors below in a basement. It is an extraordinary couple who are called


Azamar and his wife, his name isn't there a lass. But there are 50


children who are being looked after in this orphanage, which apparently


means outstanding guys. It talks about the subterranean Haven. It is


a haven for those children. Emma Graham Harrison talks about how if


we think Omran had it bad, the little child we saw bloodied and so


shocked that he couldn't even and didn't even cry, these are orphans


who have either lost both of their parents and they range in age from


two to 14, all one of their parents, their mother or father has died, and


the other has had a nervous breakdown or can't cope or has been


separated from them. These orphans are being educated. They play. They


used to be taken outside but it is now too dangerous with the Russian


airstrikes and the Syrian government bombings. Let's finish on a happier


note and look at the picture on the Daily Express. Nick Skelton, so many


good stories, you can't do them all justice, but at 58, with replacement


hip. A broken neck. Extraordinary. We've got a meeting at 16, the


youngest member of the team taking bronze, now the oldest member taking


gold. The oldest or over 100 years apparently. Since 1908 -- for over.


You want to know the oldest? He was called John Copley and he won a


silver medal in art. Art? Art was an Olympic discipline up until 1948 and


Jo his engraving was called Polo Players. The oldest Olympian was a


Swiss man who won gold that year for watercolours. What I love is this


hero... He was 73. I love the fact that Nick Skelton... Sorry, but he


had a broken neck, he's got an artificial hip and he was riding a


horse that was predestined to win this called Big Star. I love the


humility of the man who says he is almost speechless, which seems to be


rare for him, and he says then that he did really well. He's just


talking about his horse, Big Star. He doesn't even talk about his


experience or wisdom and boy did it pay off. Bravo. We are out of time.


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