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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
With me are Susie Boniface, columnist at The Mirror,
The Telegraph says people will be able to use voice mail and text
messages to make their wills under a proposed radical overhaul
The I says there's been a pensions victory for gay couples,
after a former Calvary Officer won a Supreme Court case
for his partner to receive payments following his death.
The Metro also headlines the story, suggesting the ruling could open
the floodgates on hundreds of millions of pounds of claims.
The Times claims that internet giant Google has paid British and American
academics millions of dollars for research that it hoped
would sway public opinion in support of the tech behemoth.
The Mirror splashes that the Royal Navy will source 65%
its steel from Sweden to build eight new battleships, much
The Guardian writes that the Prime Minister is facing
a revolt from Labour on Brexit, specifically her Great Repeal Bill,
if there aren't concessions on workers' rights.
The Sun leads with Johanna Konta's success at Wimbledon and it has
an exclusive interview with the Prime Minister,
in which she asks for enough time in Number Ten to complete Brexit.
Pensions victory for gay couples. Landmark ruling means the couples
have the same rights. We have civil partnerships, gay marriage, why has
it taken so long? You may ask that. That is what this former cavalry
officer was asking. Spending years, and lawyers racking up bills are
millions of pounds, including government lawyers fighting this,
and pension companies. Though we had civil partnerships, and gay marriage
introduced by the Coalition Government in 2010. If you have a
civil partnership or gay marriage after those dates, with a pension
part built up before those dates. In the 90s, your new legal spouse could
not receive that pension. I think I'm right in saying if you decided
to make the beneficiary on the pension documents, it would go to
them. In terms of it automatically going to your legal spouse, taking
in account, not legally possible. In a country where the government of
the day has introduced gay marriage, where previous governments have
introduced civil partnerships, you would think it would be fairly
obvious at the same time you would cross the Tees, dot the eyes, and
say you inherit your dead spouse's pension. Who else would it go to?
Obviously something where finance companies have put their heels in.
It will cost them a lot of money? It It will cost them a lot of money? It
should do. This is money someone has built up over their lifetime for
their family to inherit over the end of the policy. Someone to get a
pension can it ever so spouse of the same sex, they should be able to
leave it to them. Whether you choose to. We are all agreed on that one.
Not a very good argument so far. You did say you are willing to argue
with yourself. I will try. Another aspect of the whole story, in the
FT, the pension changes George Osborne brought in when he said
pensioners could draw down any amount of the pension they chose to,
without buying annuity from a a few years ago, they have all started
doing it. Shoots worry and concern. The pension pots are disappearing.
Daily Telegraph. Draw up your will in a text message. Law Commission
says outdated system of inheritance and must catch up with the digital
age. Like Alan Partridge walking around the Travelodge. The trouble
with this, you need to update the inheritance and will system. I have
had to update mine, I have a daughter. Gone through the process
of having written, which took a couple of hours of conversation with
alloy offers not something you can do with a text message. Go through
your paperwork. Best will in the world! You have to work out your
debts. I have not signed it off, costs three in Japan is for a very
simple will. I have been spending money on the star. The idea is, it
will have legal voracity admissible, legally watertight, you can do all
of this in a text message and leave it. Not legally watertight. What
they're trying to do, someone at the end of their life in hospital, more
able to speak, type, then right. -- than writing. If you were to
communicate another fashion, it would have legal basis was the Law
Commission said it could add to family arguments. People would start
churning things up. A well written in the traditional manner six years
before you got ill, on your deathbed a change of heart, sending a text
message to your wife saying you cannot have anything can you have
not visited me enough, I'm living it to the dog same. Comparing a text
message to a voice mail with a well written six years ago in a normal
fashion. Causing chaos. You have to update the process, find their way
to make it not cost three edge of pounds for a simple will. My lawyer
was telling me most people do not update their wills. People have not
updated their will for years. Not when they have got divorced,
children, ten years past. They do it once and leave it. When they die,
ups and downs. The scope for abuse is huge. If you can make a change,
potentially on a phone first a text message. How do you prove the
deceased person made it? One other proposal, lowering the age from 18,
down to 16. What is a 16-year-old going to leave? Debts. Leaving
behind your student debt. At 16. Continuing with the Daily Telegraph,
lack of leadership putting Brexit talks at risk says a watchdog. We
heard what the chief negotiator for the EU said. He is hearing the clock
ticking. En us leaving Brexit. The European Union. We have not got
anything discussed. National Audit Office producing reports saying we
could not even get a plan out of the Brexit people. They could not give
us any reasons. You have a departmental government. If you tap
it apart like chocolate Orange. Basically between the lines, because
Theresa May is lacking leadership herself. Brexit is lacking
leadership. Some issues in the white departments. Everyone is lacking
leadership, there is a Prime Minister, as we get to the Sun,
hanging below the water line. How will she have power, negotiating and
get us through Brexit. From picture of the Sun, nice move, let me do
Brexit. Theresa May appealing for more time to get us through this.
She is the Prime Minister, she should deserve this. She did get
13.5 million votes. She has had to tear up the manifesto. She has
already lost her mandate, you could argue. Everything in the text of
this interview, done by Tom Newton Dunn. Seems to have stalled, she had
the flashy wheel going around. She says even calling a snap election,
she does not regret it. Even though it is left Britain tumultuous,
Brexit clueless, and her unable to govern. She can see why some people
say that, did not quite go to plan. Doing his best to hold serve further
under the water line, Liam Fox. Saying privately, she has made it
impossible for him to negotiate properly. If she stays in place for
them next two years, as she is saying, the poor woman will get
blamed for everything. Who is she talking to? Who knows. The Sun
readership are not going to change in that opinion of Theresa May. Good
or bad. Must be talking to backbench MPs, begging them for time. They'll
be a Tory party conference in October, where she will be walking
into a bearpit, feels a conservative activists, constituency chairmen.
People who've had a tough time on the doorstep, if she does not do
better than this before October she will get eaten alive. I doubt the
Tories will allow that. They are saying they need and want to stick
with her. David Davis says there is no need for a contest. Google pays
academics millions for key support in British and American researchers.
Good bit of investigative reporting. Showing scientists who have done
studies into the effects of Google, how it operates. The tech companies.
They seem to have been funded by Google, not declaring the fact they
pay for the research. I was speaking to scientists. If you want to do a
speck of this piece of research. I want to prove why you are good for
health. You cannot get funding. You would have to fund it, saying I have
the money for it. The scientists do not get to choose what the study. It
shows Clive Mhairi will put 15 years you're like the watch him every day.
The science, which could still be true, it could narrow the focus down
to one bit. Makes the fund findings more significant. All BBC
newsreaders are good for health of you watch them all. For example.
That is a problem with funding this research. Narrow. We will have to
leave it there. We know that watching news channel is good for
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