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

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With me are Susie Boniface, columnist at The Mirror,

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The Telegraph says people will be able to use voice mail and text

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messages to make their wills under a proposed radical overhaul

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The I says there's been a pensions victory for gay couples,

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after a former Calvary Officer won a Supreme Court case

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for his partner to receive payments following his death.

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The Metro also headlines the story, suggesting the ruling could open

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the floodgates on hundreds of millions of pounds of claims.

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The Times claims that internet giant Google has paid British and American

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academics millions of dollars for research that it hoped

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would sway public opinion in support of the tech behemoth.

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The Mirror splashes that the Royal Navy will source 65%

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its steel from Sweden to build eight new battleships, much

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The Guardian writes that the Prime Minister is facing

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a revolt from Labour on Brexit, specifically her Great Repeal Bill,

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if there aren't concessions on workers' rights.

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The Sun leads with Johanna Konta's success at Wimbledon and it has

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an exclusive interview with the Prime Minister,

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in which she asks for enough time in Number Ten to complete Brexit.

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Pensions victory for gay couples. Landmark ruling means the couples

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have the same rights. We have civil partnerships, gay marriage, why has

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it taken so long? You may ask that. That is what this former cavalry

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officer was asking. Spending years, and lawyers racking up bills are

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millions of pounds, including government lawyers fighting this,

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and pension companies. Though we had civil partnerships, and gay marriage

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introduced by the Coalition Government in 2010. If you have a

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civil partnership or gay marriage after those dates, with a pension

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part built up before those dates. In the 90s, your new legal spouse could

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not receive that pension. I think I'm right in saying if you decided

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to make the beneficiary on the pension documents, it would go to

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them. In terms of it automatically going to your legal spouse, taking

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in account, not legally possible. In a country where the government of

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the day has introduced gay marriage, where previous governments have

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introduced civil partnerships, you would think it would be fairly

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obvious at the same time you would cross the Tees, dot the eyes, and

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say you inherit your dead spouse's pension. Who else would it go to?

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Obviously something where finance companies have put their heels in.

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It will cost them a lot of money? It It will cost them a lot of money? It

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should do. This is money someone has built up over their lifetime for

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their family to inherit over the end of the policy. Someone to get a

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pension can it ever so spouse of the same sex, they should be able to

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leave it to them. Whether you choose to. We are all agreed on that one.

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Not a very good argument so far. You did say you are willing to argue

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with yourself. I will try. Another aspect of the whole story, in the

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FT, the pension changes George Osborne brought in when he said

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pensioners could draw down any amount of the pension they chose to,

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without buying annuity from a a few years ago, they have all started

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doing it. Shoots worry and concern. The pension pots are disappearing.

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Daily Telegraph. Draw up your will in a text message. Law Commission

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says outdated system of inheritance and must catch up with the digital

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age. Like Alan Partridge walking around the Travelodge. The trouble

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with this, you need to update the inheritance and will system. I have

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had to update mine, I have a daughter. Gone through the process

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of having written, which took a couple of hours of conversation with

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alloy offers not something you can do with a text message. Go through

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your paperwork. Best will in the world! You have to work out your

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debts. I have not signed it off, costs three in Japan is for a very

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simple will. I have been spending money on the star. The idea is, it

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will have legal voracity admissible, legally watertight, you can do all

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of this in a text message and leave it. Not legally watertight. What

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they're trying to do, someone at the end of their life in hospital, more

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able to speak, type, then right. -- than writing. If you were to

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communicate another fashion, it would have legal basis was the Law

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Commission said it could add to family arguments. People would start

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churning things up. A well written in the traditional manner six years

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before you got ill, on your deathbed a change of heart, sending a text

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message to your wife saying you cannot have anything can you have

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not visited me enough, I'm living it to the dog same. Comparing a text

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message to a voice mail with a well written six years ago in a normal

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fashion. Causing chaos. You have to update the process, find their way

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to make it not cost three edge of pounds for a simple will. My lawyer

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was telling me most people do not update their wills. People have not

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updated their will for years. Not when they have got divorced,

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children, ten years past. They do it once and leave it. When they die,

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ups and downs. The scope for abuse is huge. If you can make a change,

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potentially on a phone first a text message. How do you prove the

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deceased person made it? One other proposal, lowering the age from 18,

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down to 16. What is a 16-year-old going to leave? Debts. Leaving

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behind your student debt. At 16. Continuing with the Daily Telegraph,

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lack of leadership putting Brexit talks at risk says a watchdog. We

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heard what the chief negotiator for the EU said. He is hearing the clock

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ticking. En us leaving Brexit. The European Union. We have not got

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anything discussed. National Audit Office producing reports saying we

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could not even get a plan out of the Brexit people. They could not give

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us any reasons. You have a departmental government. If you tap

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it apart like chocolate Orange. Basically between the lines, because

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Theresa May is lacking leadership herself. Brexit is lacking

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leadership. Some issues in the white departments. Everyone is lacking

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leadership, there is a Prime Minister, as we get to the Sun,

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hanging below the water line. How will she have power, negotiating and

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get us through Brexit. From picture of the Sun, nice move, let me do

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Brexit. Theresa May appealing for more time to get us through this.

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She is the Prime Minister, she should deserve this. She did get

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13.5 million votes. She has had to tear up the manifesto. She has

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already lost her mandate, you could argue. Everything in the text of

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this interview, done by Tom Newton Dunn. Seems to have stalled, she had

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the flashy wheel going around. She says even calling a snap election,

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she does not regret it. Even though it is left Britain tumultuous,

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Brexit clueless, and her unable to govern. She can see why some people

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say that, did not quite go to plan. Doing his best to hold serve further

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under the water line, Liam Fox. Saying privately, she has made it

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impossible for him to negotiate properly. If she stays in place for

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them next two years, as she is saying, the poor woman will get

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blamed for everything. Who is she talking to? Who knows. The Sun

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readership are not going to change in that opinion of Theresa May. Good

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or bad. Must be talking to backbench MPs, begging them for time. They'll

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be a Tory party conference in October, where she will be walking

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into a bearpit, feels a conservative activists, constituency chairmen.

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People who've had a tough time on the doorstep, if she does not do

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better than this before October she will get eaten alive. I doubt the

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Tories will allow that. They are saying they need and want to stick

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with her. David Davis says there is no need for a contest. Google pays

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academics millions for key support in British and American researchers.

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Good bit of investigative reporting. Showing scientists who have done

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studies into the effects of Google, how it operates. The tech companies.

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They seem to have been funded by Google, not declaring the fact they

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pay for the research. I was speaking to scientists. If you want to do a

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speck of this piece of research. I want to prove why you are good for

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health. You cannot get funding. You would have to fund it, saying I have

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the money for it. The scientists do not get to choose what the study. It

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shows Clive Mhairi will put 15 years you're like the watch him every day.

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The science, which could still be true, it could narrow the focus down

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to one bit. Makes the fund findings more significant. All BBC

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newsreaders are good for health of you watch them all. For example.

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That is a problem with funding this research. Narrow. We will have to

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leave it there. We know that watching news channel is good for

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your health. Thank you so much for taking and running the show. It has

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been brilliant. For you watching, you can see the front pages of all

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the newspapers online. It's all there for you seven days

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a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. And if you miss the programme any

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evening you can watch it

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