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-- which is likely to see Usain Bolt's last performance before


retiring. I am joined by Kate Devlin and and


Oliver Wright, policy editor of The Times. Thanks for coming in. The


front pages: The FT leads with a host Brexit future of the city and


how it all reinvent itself after its biggest shake-up in almost 30 years.


-- it well. A photograph of mother to raise on the front of the


Independent. 19 years after her death she is to be canonised at the


Vatican on Sunday. The Telegraph says obese people are routinely


refused operations by the NHS. The express runs a warning from the


French interior minister as its lead story. It says he is going to


bulldoze the migrant camp at Calais. The Guardian has a picture of the


Bishop of Grantham saying he is the first Church of England bishop to


come out as gay. The Times has a report by its war correspondent


saying a civilian rebel who once shot him is now working for the CIA.


And watch out for the giant cannibal spiders in your homes, according to


the daily Star. Lots of different choice. We will start with the


Telegraph. And the story about the NHS denying operations to the ODs. I


wouldn't say it is particularly new. -- obese. This features a


constituency in North Yorkshire. Yes. They are talking about doing


this because of money reasons. There are financial concerns. I think they


will cause a lot of concern for the public. On the face of it, it is not


so much denying but postponed. On the face of it there is a sensible


health argument. People will be given a year if they are obese to


try and lose weight, six months if they are a smoker to come off


cigarettes, and then they will have to wait until there are operations.


This has been going on in the NHS for a long time. This is one health


authority in one part of the country. There is probably a decent


clinical reason for doing it. But if you need a hip replacement, they are


much more likely to be successful in the long term if people are not


obese. It seems to be a realisation by the Health Authority in North


Yorkshire that if you say to people, well, if you have a BMI rating of


over 30 you probably ought to lose some weight. If you don't, you will


have to wait. This has been dressed up as an NHS crisis, more about


rationing, but I think this has been going on for a while. What was your


however? This is what people have worried about for years. It is the


slippery slope. The fear is that if money problems means we will focus


on who we will not give operations to, then big money problems mean


fewer operations to wider groups of people. If you are obese, actually,


not having a hip or knee operation is probably unlikely to make you


lose any weight. Not least because you will be struggling to walk


around. Surely the basic point is that you eat less you lose weight.


As much as it is about mobility. There is a certain point. The NHS


has always rationed. There was this public perception that was put about


by politicians that the NHS is there for everyone. If you have a problem


it will be there for you. But in different ways the NHS has always


carried out a degree of rationing. Financial pressures are making it


more acute than in the past, but I'm not sure it is a huge change. To be


clear, it says the ban will not apply to cancer patients or those


with some conditions which could become life threatening, or if


exceptional circumstances can be shown. It does say that the


restrictions echo others in Hertfordshire, North West and London


in the past two years. On this particular thing, particularly about


money. Also, they have to be careful that they are not just postponing


further problems further down the line. If you don't treat people they


can start to develop other health problems which are linked. They can


turn out to be much more expensive than the NHS finally gets around to


getting the money together to treat them. And the big fear is the start


of the slippery slope, what the critics would say. A lot of people


out there are smokers, they've always worried this would be coming


you know, something that would start happening on a grand scale. I think


they will be worried about this story. The Times, this is quite a


complicated story, but it shows the murkiness of the sides, the blurred


lines of the sides of the war in Syria. On one level this is a


personal story about what happened to him and what happened to the man


who shot him when he was snapped in Syria. That was in 2014. -- when he


was kidnapped. This has much wider implications for us in the West


choosing sides in that conflict in Syria. Anthony's piece is saying in


a nutshell that the man that shot him twice in the leg when he was


kidnapped in Syria has now appeared in a video as part of a CIA backed


militia group in Syria. He is talking about the man he knew and


what happened to him and the betrayal in that sense. He is


talking about what Betty went on by the CIA when this guy came over from


Turkey, it appears, quite recently. -- vetting. What did the USA do when


they said you are against the Assad regime, we will supply you with


weapons, we will provide everything you need. Questions of who are you


supporting, what was he then, what is he now, and it is an interesting


and important piece. The irony is that Anthony Loyd was denounced as


being a CIA spy. And it appears this man is now working with the CIA. It


also appears to be an opportunist. He kidnapped Anthony Loyd because he


thought he could ransom him and make money from it. Now he appears to be


working, masquerading as a rebel. It does ask very serious questions. And


when kidnaps happen, it can go to the highest bidder, and sometimes


the highest bidder could be Isis. The independent, the future of


Hinkley Point nuclear-power station comes up in a couple of pages. It


makes the front page of the Independent and the Telegraph. The


angle on the independent is the headline that Theresa May has flown


out to China for the first major summit. It is in China. And they're


likely to be some awkward questions asked about Theresa May and the


future of Hinkley Point project which is being financed largely by


the Chinese. Theresa May will come face-to-face with the Chinese


premier, we think. That will be an awkward meeting entirely. The


Chinese were flabbergasted and not a little angry a couple of weeks ago.


It put a pause of this multi-billion pound nuclear-power plant. They have


issued a series of threats about the UK Government and what it thinks it


is doing over this. There is going to be a tense weekend entirely for


Theresa May. The angle on the Daily Telegraph is different, suggesting


Theresa May is a long way off from making a decision and will not be


pressured into it. She always had this impression of taking a long


time to make decisions. The interesting thing is how she adapts


in Downing Street when they are pressured to do things within a


short timescale. Much greater than they perhaps were in the Home


Office. She appears to be sticking to the way in which she behaved


before which was, I will take my time over it. This could be a case


in point. This is her first foreign summit. It is in China. An


international meeting of the G20. She has got a meeting with the


Chinese premier. The Chinese have made their concern and frankly


displeasure already clear. If she is intending to give the go-ahead to


Hinkley in the end, not doing it at this meeting is stupid. Because the


Chinese know how to humiliate someone. I think it will be


difficult for her. The decision about Hinkley Point is difficult for


Theresa May. The reality is, if she doesn't go ahead with Hinkley Point


she has to fill the gap to keep the lights on. Hinkley Point is actually


quite advanced. How you will do that and keep within your carbon target


will be difficult. If you do decide to go ahead, why hang around, why


cause yourself the extra diplomatic headache by going to China and


saying I haven't made up my mind yet. You should probably get on with


it. We will have to see another diplomatic nightmare. Barack Obama


said that the UK would be the back of the queue after the Brexit vote.


That will be a difficult one. She will have to have different stances


to the Chinese as to the Americans. Fly on the wall. She needs trade


deals from all of them. The meeting scheduled at the end of the G20, the


British press pack will be interested in that and they will be


shepherded onto the plane within minutes of the meeting ending. It


has been carefully choreographed to avoid trouble. A story of a


different kind in the Guardian. The first Church of England bishop has


come out as being gay. This is Nicholas Chamberlain, the Bishop of


Grantham. This raises all sorts of questions. It is said that


Archbishop Welby has been told and he has said he is in a long-term and


committed relationship. He is fine about it. He doesn't feel misled


about it. Interesting story. Yes. The other interesting bit to it is


that this doesn't look entirely voluntary. It appears the Sunday


newspaper got hold of the story and was going to run it this weekend. As


a consequence of it, Bishop Chamberlain has come out in advance


and said, I'm gay, I'm in a relationship, it is a celibate


relationship, therefore it doesn't break any of the Church of England


rules. I was going to say, that's the crucial bit, isn't it? It is.


One thinks back to a few years ago and Jeffrey Johns who was also


openly gay, and there was a huge row about whether or not he could be


made a bishop. In the end he went to St Albans, which was gay, sort of,


post which was high in the church but it wasn't specifically Bishop.


The ramifications will be big. What do you make of it? It's really


interesting, both the grown-up attitude that there is within the


church hierarchy, and also their childish attitude. It seems to be a


case of do ask don't tell, but don't tell the public you do. It puts them


in a very difficult position if you are just Welby. A couple of weeks


ago he talks about his horror of how the Church of England treats


lesbians and gay men. -- if you are Welby. Yet there is this agreement


at the top of the church hierarchy that in order to keep everything


together, to keep the show on the road, that they have to tie


themselves up in these knots. I'm not terribly sure that is what


people want in their church leaders. What I think they want is some


leadership. Let's see what the ramifications of that. Onto the


Daily Mail. It looks like the beads have had it. These plastic beads


which are supposed to be in everything from toothpaste to shower


gels, etc, which have been choking the planet. It looks like the


campaign has succeeded. This is a huge victory. They have been


campaigning. It was a quick victory. I'm looking at the headlines, they


appear to have started this on the 25th of August, and tomorrow is the


3rd of September, pretty much one week. One wonders if they knew they


would win this campaign before they set it off. You are in a cynical


mood. Or is this the kind of thing that happens with new governments,


keen to keep the press happy. This has captured people's imagination.


It has. It has been an issue for quite a while. There is not much


doubt that these things should be banned. Most of the major


manufacturers were getting to the stage where they were phasing it out


anyway. I think the government is saying that they will ban it by the


end of next year. I think almost all major manufacturers are saying that


they were not going to be producing this stuff anyway. Not hugely


problematic. An easy campaign to win. Not too many dilemmas involved


in it. It is a product whose time has probably come. And when it they


have. The FT weekend, the last one, animal farm is low ill wind as study


takes shine off healthy country life. Who would like to explain


this? I love this story. It is fabulous. Well done to the FT for


putting it on their FrontPage. It would not work half as well if it


was on the front page on a Monday or Tuesday. -- front page. People will


splatter over their cornflakes as they make their way to their country


homes for the weekend. To realise it was all for nothing. And to realise


that the country air is polluting their lungs just as much as it was


in the towns and cities. And we are looking at the animal waste, which


is the pollutant, and ammonia in it. Yes, that's the problem. If you


think it is great that you living next door to lovely farm animals --


you are living next door to lovely farm animals, perhaps it would be


better to be more isolated and on an island. The animal farms are indeed


causing the problems. Does this spell an end to your country pile? I


wish I had one. I don't know. It is a counterintuitive story. You think


all of the fresh air Darcey wonders. It is kind of interesting. -- does


your lungs wonders. There has always been this focus on pollutant in the


cities. Carbon dioxide in the air, but it is a broad and rounder


question we need to be looking at. Always thinking that it is an urban


problem. People living within one kilometre of 15 farms would be 1%


worse. Gorgeous detail. The fact that if you see hay some -- the fact


that if you see some haze drifting in the distance, you might just


think it is the lovely warmth, but that is the pollutant. You are in


fine mood this evening. All of the Papers are online. Also, you can see


us there with each night's addition being posted on the page shortly


after we finish. Thanks to Kate and Oliver. Goodbyes. -- goodbye.


Good evening. We will start with a quick look at the latest satellite


sequence. It started pretty cloudy across England and Wales. Some rain


to go with it. But it has been moving


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