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We'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment.


The head of Europol, the EU's law-enforcement agency,


has warned that the start of the week could reveal


more victims of this weekend's global cyberattack.


The largest nursing union, the Royal College of Nursing,


will stage a "summer of protest" over the Government's


The new French President Emmanuel Macron has been sworn


In his inaugural address, he said the country was on the verge


Labour has pledged a Robin Hood tax on financial transactions to raise


billions for public services if elected. The Conservatives have


criticised it as a total shambles. It goes to the magnificent seven


Lancashire. A winning night for happy Valley at


the BAFTAs, at one best drama and its star one the lead actress award.


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


With me are Rob Merrick, deputy political editor at The Independent,


and the broadcaster and author Natalie Haynes.


The i says the Prime Minister is to make a pitch to Labour voters


by boosting the living wage and guaranteeing EU labour laws.


The Telegraph reports that the Conservatives' workplace


promises will include a legal right to take time off work


A similar lead on workers' rights for the Express.


The Daily Mail says it will be the biggest ever expansion of workers'


rights. A similar lead on workers'


rights for the Express. They call Mrs May's


promises "revolutionary". It says they are battling for


working-class votes, and Jeremy Corbyn will take a million people of


NHS waiting lists by 2020. The Times has the same top story on


the Prime Minister, and a report on the global cyber attack. It says


Jeremy Hunt was warned about poor NHS cybersecurity last summer.


The Metro has the latest on last week's global cyberattack.


It has a warning for people returning to work to


The Sun reports that Ian Brady is close to death.


Thankfully, you will be doing most of the talking! Let's start with the


election campaign, and the Telegraph, workers get leave to care


for elderly, the Conservative manifesto to boost employees' right


and tackle the social care crisis. An acceptance that there are so many


people in the country who do have caring responsibilities and often


find it difficult to work while doing it. This is the latest attempt


by the Prime Minister to march on to Labour turf, we have had energy


prices, help with housing, and a protection of workers' rights. Part


of the announcement is to protect the rights that workers have,


because we are members of the EU, that they will survive. But the


Telegraph has gone with the aspect of the package that refers to caring


for relatives. They think that is the bit that will appeal most to


their readers. Part of the package will be something along the lines of


maternity rights, rated power for workers to ask for time off to care


for relatives. An important aspect is that people will not be paid. It


says here that there will be no payment. The first thing you think


is, how much help will it be for the average person who may not be edited


take time off, however sick their relative is? Their job would be held


open for them, and some of these measures will have a cost to


employers. That is true, although it is difficult to imagine what it


would be like if you were at a point in your life when you had one or


more elderly parents and you had to guess at what point they had less


than a year left to go, because presumably if you only have this


option for a year and your infant parent lasts for 18 months, at no


point really want to have to say that the list they are, I have to go


to work now. It does not sound like an enviable position for the 6


million people, the Telegraph says, who act as unpaid carers, a third


spend more than 50 hours a week looking after their loved ones, more


than a full-time job. I don't see how you could possibly be expected


to make those decisions. It is a start, but it is not much. But it


pales into insignificance prepared with the statue right of two weeks


off for paid child bereavement leave, which is how long it would


not take to get over losing a child. It is a start, it is more than


hammer the people -- I wonder how hammer the people -- I wonder how


many people will take advantage of it if they are not going to get


paid, but it is a not in the right direction. Other papers will look at


workers' rights being protected as we leave the EU. Workers offered new


deal by Tories, how new is this? Not new at all, even the Conservatives


might be surprised at how much coverage they have got on the front


pages with the announcement, the cost of Prime Minister said it


before she became Prime Minister. People do not pay attention, you


have! That is why you are here! You have been training for this! It is


significant. One of the things that many Conservatives would want to do


when we leave is to embark on the race to the bottom and ripped up


workers' rights, and here is the Prime Minister taking a different


stance, they will be protected. The working time directive is something


that some Conservatives have spoken out about before, and it alleged


effect on behalf of service, the right to ask for a limited number of


hours. Another thing somebody might say is that Theresa May's Government


impacted on trade unions' ability to strike. The rights for workers do


not seem to extend to trade union rights in terms of strikes. But


taking back our own laws, but not the EEC rules over Labour rights,


they are quite good, it would appear. It is interesting, having


complained. Blog about the burden of EU legislation under which we have


been toiling, it turns out we would like some of it to stay so that


people can have the exact same rights that they had before. What is


interesting from our perspective, I have not had a job since the 1990s,


so I cannot imagine what it is like having sick leave or holiday pay or


anything, and there are huge buzz of people like me who are on the gig


economy, as I believe it is described, and there is a kid there


might be more right coming through for those of us who are freelance,


who work from home, which would be interesting, because we have never


had such a thing, and we cannot envisage it. He did not arrive


tonight having delivered pizzas or anything like that! Heaven help me!


That would be a proper job! I didn't think you get a free mopeds, you


probably have to pay to rent the mopeds. There has been so much work


done and thought given to when an employee is an employee rather than


a freelancer. It is a huge issue. It is, and I choose to be freelance, I


like my job, and I get to do it, and it is mostly fun, but a lot of


people would prefer to have a proper job, with holiday pay and sick pay


and maternity leave and all of those things, and they are not high


profile things to want, they are quite ordinary. It is an interesting


point that Reza May came in and said she wanted to be there for the just


about managing families, but this looks like this is the thing that


she is quite passionate about, and it is hard to tell when everybody


just repeats the same words over and over again, but this might be what


actual real-life Theresa May cares about, people with jobs. She is


sticking to this, so how does Labour argued against it and say it is not


a good idea? They will point out that the Conservative record in the


past... They were cast out on the Bittman. The Tories will be


committed to it. When we leave the EU and lose the trade arrangements


that we currently have, Britain will have to find a cutting edge in a


different way to compete, and many Conservatives will say to rip up


regulation is the way to do that, to cut taxes and cut regulation, and


she will protect the rights of workers, and I would imagine there


are many Conservatives who are not happy about that. The Metro looking


at the cyber attack and what might happen tomorrow. Crippling bug could


be lurking in your inbox. This happened on Friday around the world.


A lot of people will come into work and put their computers on tomorrow


for the first time since it struck. And it would be best if they clicked


on nothing at all, and they are completely sure of what it is. I


cannot emphasise this enough, do not click on it. If it looks like a


weird attachment or if it is from somebody you do not normally hear


from, or you were not expecting a link, do not click on it. Big about


it, take a capacity, you did not need to start at a run, and


everybody slowdown, look hard at the things you touch before you touch


them, because otherwise chaos will Bentiu. The problem with this is you


do not even have to do anything for it to have infected the system. It


could start all over again and rippling out tomorrow. Any decent


employer should have sent in the IT people over the weekend to sort it


out. We can't have that confidence. You would have thought they would


have spent the weekend. The Microsoft president says it is a


wake-up call for the Government of the world, because we have been


telling them for a long time they need to use the patches. It is sweet


of them to make it everyone else's fault, given it a specialty system,


and they have retained the highbrow, they said, we did say it was


rubbish! You did still sell it for cash money. Well done, then, for


having the high ground. You read at the headline of the times, they


reported as an election issue, because the Government seems bang to


rights. They refused to pay Microsoft to continue to support


Windows XP when they said they were no longer going to do that, there


was a short-term contract, and that has increased the risk in the NHS,


which was the thing that concerns most people. I have read that our


Trident nuclear missiles work on Windows XP. Really? You can only


hope they are being patched up better than the health service.


Let's look at the Independent, a striking photograph on the front,


French Renaissance. In that parade, as he was inaugurated at a lavish


ceremony, promising a cultural and economic renaissance in France, but


also wanting reform of the EU. He is off to see Angela Merkel. Two


interesting aspect, jetting off to see Angela Merkel, and it emphasises


the central bond in the EU that remains the German/ French axis. It


is that axis that is about to be waged against us when these


negotiations start. The other reminder that it is not all about


Brexit, because when he is in Germany, he will ask for German


help, because the German economy is stronger than the French economy, he


wants Germany to find a way of bailing France out. That reminds us


that it is not all about Brexit for other EU countries. Where will the


reform come from, and how many members will want meaningful reform?


David Cameron would have liked to have heard about that. I imagine he


is sitting in his shed thinking, this sounds even if familiar,


jotting down a few notes in his memoir. Shepherd's had. I am


contracting that into shed. I think the chances of Angela Merkel folding


and setting, yes, let's just have Germany bailed you out, don't worry,


though problem, the pretty slender. The Germans have been the greatest


winners of the Eurozone, and I doubt they are keen to go, let's share


that are found, don't mind. What I find interesting in this picture is


how much it reminds me of a Roman triumph. Look how high he is, I can


not help that belief one of these men flanking him is whispering,


remember you are mortal. The horses, the helmets, the plumes, I see that


the motorbikes are not fully Roman, but it reminds me of imperial times.


It looked spectacular. We talked about pomp and ceremony over here.


We have a coach. With a cream in it. When the state opening happens, the


Queen is practically coming on the bus, the carriage is being used for


something else. What else have they got? Never mind. The Daily


Telegraph, the absolutely fabulous, Joanna's a jolly good fellow.


Marvellous that she has got a fellowship of BAFTA for all of her


lifetime work. We celebrate how excellent she is as an actor and as


a comic actor, and we do not celebrate how good she is at


designing bridges. That is controversial to end on.


We are back again at 11:30pm, and I am back with the main stories at


11pm. Michel Faber's success has come


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