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


With me are Ben Chu Economics and Business Editor


at The Independent and Dave Wooding, Political Editor


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with.


The Metro leads with what it calls a car crash interview - where Jeremy


Corbyn stumbled over the cost of Labour's free childcare plans in an


Telegraph says it has seen leaked Telegraph says it has seen leaked


documents showing a Labour plan to allow thousands of unskilled


migrants to enter the UK after Brexit. The same story is in the


Mail adding that proposals also include axing rules which limit


foreign spouses living here unless they can show they will not be a


'burden' on the taxpayer. The Guardian focuses on Theresa May


saying Jeremy Corbyn's policies would leave him "alone and naked''


in the negotiating chamber of the EU, they call it her strongest


personal attack on the labour leader. The Times refers to a YouGov


poll suggesting the Conservatives could be in line to lose 20 seats


and Labour gain nearly 30 in next week's election. The Daily Star's


top story is the American pop star Ariana Grande returning to the UK on


Sunday, for a benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena


attack - the line up includes Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Take That. And


one of the stories on the Financial Times is a plan by London Mayor


Sadiq Khan and Transport For London for people to be able to use their


phones on the tube. Not sure if we welcome that, we'll


discuss that a bit later on. First of all, I'm sorry I haven't a clue


is the Metro's headline over the interview with Jeremy Corbyn.


Stumbling a little in his woman's hour interview. There have been so


many car conditions of use during the general election and I'm


thinking of going into the motor repair business. We had Diane Abbott


with two pranks, she's probably right about this stage and Jeremy


Corbyn has this absolute pilot today were he was being interviewed on


woman's hour on BBC radio whereby Emma Barnett he asks him the price,


the cost of his childcare policy which is about ?5 billion, even I


need that. He was bearing and the pauses were excruciating. He has


apologised but he should know the sort of stuff, it is a minor detail


in yet again it calls into question whether he is a competent enough and


B has the financial knowledge to deliver. Labour supporters have


reacted on Twitter and elsewhere saying at least the proposals the


party has costed and saying the Tory proposal and costed. Which is a fair


point. The Conservatives had no numbers in their manifesto tall and


Labour had this detailed list of how it will be paid for but it does you


no good unless you remember the numbers when it comes to the natural


follow-up where people ask about individual policies. It's pretty sad


really because he did pretty well last night on the debate, he came


across competence, knowing his staff, you could disagree with him


but he was a far cry from the stereotype of a guy who knows


nothing and crash lands as David sets today in vicinity. It is like a


scene out of the thick of it and you think why not have a little back of


an envelope, a couple of schools with the numbers. The thing now is


the modern world of media, where you just hear it on the wireless, now


that our video cameras in the background and the whole thing has


gone up on websites where you can see him fiddling around, getting his


iPad out and looking flustered. The interesting thing between the two


leaders, Jeremy Corbyn is coming through style and substance, not on


top of the figures and details and not on top of his brief but also he


is coming over as warm and friendly and it's looking like Avon killer


figure and is likeable to people watching him where Theresa May who


is in trouble for the figures is coming through as cold and lacking


any warmth. Which leads to the times, we've learnt not to believe


the opinion polls that anyway let's talk about them. Shock poll predicts


Tory losses as the times. A controversial Yugo polkas Mike shock


is a massive understatement, if we got a result like this it would be


needing new superlatives to describe it. The idea the Conservatives


called the selection expecting a landslide victory really, to then


lose seats and lose control of Commons, these numbers suggest that


Labour would be just about in a position to form a coalition with


the Liberal Democrats and the SNP's whose coalition of chaos Theresa May


told us about would be a reality of these numbers were borne out. I


think it's interesting reading the waiters written, the story itself,


take it with a pinch of salt, this is not a normal poll where they ring


over 2000 people engage a result, this is a bottom-up exercise, they


don't do them often so you can't really calibrate numbers well. Yes


absolute shock and horror. There is a lot of small print here. What they


haven't done as you've seen is not an overarching poll, they will


attack constituencies to see how it is slightly different areas where


there are different voting trends say yes, if this happened it might


be Jeremy Corbyn. Is there anything less than a landslide a defeat for


Theresa May? You're getting a lot of expectations, the regular polls did


close quite a bit in their chance to work out what was causing that but


you do as David will know, you get a lot of spin saying well, this is


perhaps good for the Conservatives because it focus peoples minds on


the needs and not to be complacent and also talking about what sides a


majority would be success and what of failure. I think just remember


where we are when Theresa May called this. More than 50 I would say


majority would be considered a failure to damage her prestige. The


Telegraph got interesting story about a secret plan for Labour to


increased migration. This is all about allowing unskilled workers to


come into Britain. Now interviewers of all different TV stations have


had a go at Jeremy on this and try to pin him down on whether he would


cut immigration or not. All he has ever said as it might come down a


little, it might come down a little and of course the Conservatives are


talking about bringing it down to tens of thousands. That's a third


time they promised that of course but now it is about 260,000 a year


net migration. What seems to be said that there was a phrase used, the


barista visas, to get people to come here and do coffee shops, the other


side of this, the unskilled workers who a lot of Britons were concerned


about who voted Brexit in the first place because low paid jobs were


being undercut in wages so that would be something that would anger


a lot of people in the working classes. And the eye to Lee Mack I


say it would damage a... He found on the campaign trail and got this


comment out of it but they are interesting because the NHS is


expected to be Labour's big strong suit and a line to the report is you


need us the Conservatives because otherwise you have an economic crash


with labour which means we won't be able to give the resources to the


NHS that it needs to deal with the various pressures on it which are


large and extreme at the moment so it's effectively trying to do a


political jujitsu saying if you care about the NHS you should vote


Conservatives because only we will be to run the economy well. I don't


know if it will work but it is a good line I suppose, an interesting


one. He stayed clear of mentioning that ?350 million a week which is


going to go into the NHS since Brexit. Let's move away from the


election for a minute. The star companies that Arianna Grande is


coming back to a benefit concert in Manchester as well as other


superstars to raise funds for victims. A great tribute to people


who died and were injured, it shows that we will carry on with our


lives, you will not stop us from having concerts. Manchester will


obviously be a very safe place now in the wake of what happened. If you


people have suggested it might be too early for some victims still


being in hospital and so on. Yes but I think that the city is getting


over and trying to pull itself back together again and I think this is


in fact the phrase being used together for Manchester, perhaps it


is showing we are getting on with our lives and it will help the city


to heal itself. There is or was a trade-off in these things, too late


and it loses the moral and power of it as a statement as David says,


getting back to normal and being a powerful tribute so soon after the


events. I think it's interesting that Arianna Grande is fronting it


because it must've been very traumatic and catastrophic, people


coming to your gig to lose their lives in that way. Broken is what


she tweeted the day after. A credit to her to say I will do this and


come back because she cancelled the rest of her tour on the back of it


and now she's putting it back together for this amazing thing. It


is quite a line-up? It is a dream. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin


Bieber, it is going to have big figures I imagine. Let's go on to


the Financial Times and they have a story about the underground and we


will all be listening to other people on the phones which sounds to


me like a nightmare. We've heard I'm on the train, we will now hear I'm


on the shoot, I'm the Jubilee line because Siddique Khan the Mayor of


London is working on a plan to bring the mobile phone coverage down


underneath the capital. It will be quite handy, if only people will use


it to send texts. If there will be people talking,... I must say on a


train I had for the silent carriage. I've been on the Hong Kong Metro


people can talk on their mobiles and it is horrific because people shut


down them and it is a place where you used to be go and get away from


that mobile phone Bert it has been violated now so I will be in favour


of texting only if you can use it. It is quite nice on the cheer that


it is quiet. It is but it is quite noisy inasmuch as you can hear the


rails and the engine... You can't complain about that. But if you have


people shouting on top of that it'll get to be quite noisy. Riot last


story is in the Guardian, is 80 350 because they are saying really which


is the people calling old people old auctions at using the word unless


people are really very very old, it is that the way you can sum up this


story? 50 years since Sergeant Pepper came out and when I'm 64, it


does seem crazy that that is the totemic age of oldness and see now


that he now, no one is older than they are 64 really. So it makes


sense it is pushed back, I don't know if it makes sense to call


people 80 not old or active adults, I don't know if we are quite there


yet that certainly people in the late 60s, what this guy is saying,


sorry Sarah Harper whose gerontologist which is a nice job to


have but what she is saying make sense of perspective. The other


interesting figure in here then is that in the 18th century there were


only ten centenarians in the UK. Sorry in Europe and other 14,000


500. In the United Kingdom alone and by the end of the century they


predict there will be 1.5 million centenarians in this country so it


just shows how we are looking, it is adding two years to the life span


every decade. We are definitely an ageing population. Does this say at


what stage you should call someone told all is it's your only old if


you are infirm. In firm, close to death, dependent on other people for


everything so essentially it is saying known as old and so it is


close to the end. The fourth age of Mannus said. You could be 95 and not


be old? The implications who are not audit which is a revolution. So none


of us are old. I'm looking forward to getting my active adult Railcard.


And getting on the tube with your mobile phone. Thank you Ben and


David for being with us. That is it for the papers are sour and we will


be back just after 1130 with another look at the papers.


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