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


With me are Miranda Green from the Financial Times


and Christopher Hope, chief political correspondent


The Metro leads with the Haute de la Garenne children's home,


at the centre of a report into decades of child


by calls for the Prime Minister to end the 1% pay cap


are urging the Chancellor to abandon commitments to reduce corporation


tax on order to fund an increase in public sector pay.


cites a new report showing the impact of pay freezes


government ministers that the UK should be prepared to work


closely with EU regulators in order to protect our Pharmaceutical


treatment based on DNA testing could help millions of patients.


The Telegraph says that charities that


pester donors for cash, face being fined up to ?25,000


And the Express says a fresh heatwave


will hit the UK this week - it's expected to rise to 32 degrees


What a scorcher! Starting with the Metro, this is a dreadful story, the


island of Jersey. Tear down the house of horrors, the picture of the


Haut de la Garenne children's home, decades of abuse, a report several


years in the making. The report is out now and they say that there are


some children in Jersey who may still be at risk? That's right,


extraordinary story and it is very difficult to read. This is 57 years


of abuse and hundreds of cases. Although, as you rightly said, the


chief minister of Jersey today, on receiving the report, apologised, it


actually seems that one of the findings is that the lessons haven't


been learnt even now and that there are children in Jersey, in the care


of Jersey who are not being looked after properly and who are still


very runaround or. Such a horrific story -- still very vulnerable. They


are going with the story that the home should be raised to the ground


but it seems it will take more than that to ensure that this is never


repeated. Some things are absolutely horrendous and it isn't a story to


be taken lightly. As you say, the enquiry has been years in the


making. Sexual abuse, children were victimised, beaten, put in solitary


confinement, separated from their friends. Absolutely dreadful. And


this, the building on the front, Haut de la Garenne. The report says


that, it talks about the Jersey way, I don't know if you have heard of


it, it is a mindset where you are proud of the traditions and history


of the island but wrapped up in that there is a sense that society closes


ranks when there is controversy and the so-called Jersey way, the report


explicitly says it may have been a contributing factor to people not


coming forward and talking about it. So shocking and the examples,


youngsters selling flowers in the street until they sell enough. They


looked at 500 offences between 2007 and 2010, and that was just three


years but it is many more years involved, so no surprise the paper


is saying to tear it down. It is generations of abuse and no


transparency. None at all. The Times, you have been tweeting about


this, Christopher, this whole thing about scrapping the 1% pay cap. You


can't understand how the Tories have got into this. They won the


election, they didn't lose it, they won it and now this is the front


page of the Times, scrap tax to -- scrap tax cuts to boost state paid.


Briefly, I can't speak now! It is a strange row because the Tories were


the biggest party, they are panicking about why Corbyn did so


well and they think, OK, he offered money to public sector workers, so


we'll do that as well. Tuition fees were a hit, so we will hint


something about that. It was chaotic. It is baffling why they are


bothering, they are getting no credit, we are five years from an


election. Now you have these ministers bullying and hectoring


Philip Hammond who is trying to control the bucket and hit the


deficit target, by the next decade, so it is a bad luck. Looks like they


have lost, they are having a nervous breakdown. It is complete disarray.


As Lord Lamont said today, other Cabinet ministers are appearing to


publicly gang up on the Chancellor. Even last week Philip Hammond was


said to be angry that his budget in the Orton was being anticipated and


promises were being given -- his budget in the autumn. There is quite


a lot of detail speculation about what tax cuts he may be forced into


reversing, ones that have been promised but not put into effect, to


find extra money to pay public sector workers. It would get him out


of a hole because he does not want to put taxes up, he does not want to


borrow, he does not want to do that. This would get him out of a hole,


maybe he is pushing the story! I think this story is so complicated


already, let's not introduce any more! They have pledged to reduce


Corporation Tax even further, from 19%, to 17% and a suggestion here


that if they did not do that it is quite a lot of extra money for the


public sector workers. There is a lot of anger, the cap on public


sector workers when we are forced to congratulate them every couple of


weeks when they sold a disaster, like a terrorist attack or a public


tragedy like Grenfell Tower and then we aren't playing them. The Tory


government should be trying to put more money back in the pockets of


people who voted for it and dropping the threshold of 40%, even the lower


rate, I think is the wrong answer. I also supposed to be the party of


fiscal discipline so they have a real problem -- Bay supposed to be


the park it full -- Bayard supposed to be the target. -- they are


supposed to be the party. It was said that you cannot get rid


of the 1% cap because they must be fiscally responsible and they still


have a deficit of 80% of GDP, whatever. A lot. I said... He said,


we must be fiscally disciplined and we must be sensible but I said, you


have public sector workers, the argument is that they have taken a


real terms cut in pay for the last one, six, seven years. Inflation is


really going up. Things will be hitting people. He says he will not


balance the books until 2025 and Ken Clarke said he did not think anyone


was talking about a 1% cap until 2025. Who knows? You never know. The


Financial Times, top ministers pushing to keep EU farming ties


after Brexit. Interesting on two levels, it is more evidence of the


weird Cabinet free for all. Any minister at the top of government


seems to be making their pitch for public sympathy or manoeuvring. Why


not, they can get away with it. There is no discipline within the


Cabinet. Two ministers, Jeremy Hunt of health and Greg Clark Whiting a


joint letter saying that they want to keep these very close ties with


the EU over the drug industry, pharmaceuticals and health, which is


very interesting because it is very important for NHS treatment, drugs


coming on stream and having the regulatory structure allowing


patients to get them as quickly as possible, but it is also important


to the pharmaceutical industry. What is going to happen if every cabinet


minister in their particular sector starts saying, OK, Brexit, fine but


not my bit of business and industry? Why are the FT saying this, why not


write a letter to the Cabinet minister, or David Davies? This is


not business as usual. Wide are they pitching it at me instead of David


Davies? It is lobbying in public. On every single issue. It says the


letter has been passed by Downing Street but it is very odd. It again


makes it looks as if the Prime Minister's authority isn't strong at


the Cabinet level. The Daily Telegraph, charities facing fine for


pestering. A lot of rows about this. On Thursday they are launching a new


line where you can report any kind of... If you are being bombarded by


marketing and text messages you can say stop and within 28 days if they


don't stop, a fine by the information Commissioner. It is a


stick to try and stop this and forcing them to improve. It is the


elderly being affected. You can complain on behalf of a relation, a


concerned son or daughter. The eye newspaper, -- the I paper,


personalised cancer care based on genes. In an annual report there has


been a call for a complete change to how we treat cancer patients,


essentially saying we must bring it up to date and that means gene


testing, DNA analysis for every person who presents to the NHS. This


could improve care. At the moment, people can end up being sent around


to several different specialists before a treatment plan is in effect


and it may not be appropriate for that individual and their genetic


make-up. She says, give everybody a test and then you know what you are


targeting. It is the frontier of medical science and research and it


would change the way that individual patients received their care. At the


bottom of the I, the TV Guide, how to prevent terror... INAUDIBLE


. That is the papers for you. The Times newspaper, memory lapses are


good for your brain. One of the best stories in the paper. The best I've


seen in many years! You must blame your evolved mechanisms for neural


transience, our brains are saying that something isn't important,


forget that. Why would I bother anyway? The important stuff stays


in. More than that, it says that the brain deliberately decides to forget


things that you don't need any more so you can deal with new Tjallingii


information. And it is like not having enough bandwidth --


challenging information. What I find odd is that I have total recall for


music lyrics from the 1980s, which I don't actually need! I'm worried


that they are blocking space. So when I forget the keys, my bus pass,


whatever, it is actually a sign that my brain is clicking along at a


cracking rate! I'm actually on the ball. It actually says it is a sign


of intelligence. Those with superhuman intelligence need


psychiatric case studies. I have been described as that. Helen and


George, great to have you both. Good to see you both. Thank you. That's


it for the papers. Thanks for watching, goodbye.


A weather system moving into Northern Ireland, turning things


wetter and the rain by


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