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


Even women can do it, that is relevant and Aaron. -- relevant and


current. With me are Caroline Crampton from


The New Statesman and Lynn Davidson, Whitehall Correspondent


with the Sun. The Times leads with the rise


in acid attacks and suggests that anti-knife crime laws might be


harnessed to combat the sale of corrosive


substances to under 18s. The Guardian has new research


which it claims highlights the financial divide


between the generations. The Daily Mail has a warning


for drivers hiring cars abroad with excess charges for damaged cars


now averaging over The FT reports on the fortunes


of two major US Banks which are facing a drop in revenues


- the front page photo shows one of those extended handshakes


between Presidents Trump The treatment of Charlie Gard,


the baby at the centre of a court dispute over his care makes


the front of the 'i'. And the same story is on the front


of the Daily Mirror - an American doctor is flying


in to discuss a new therapy Let's begin with the story about the


knife crime laws to halt acid attacks. Headlines in the Times,


ministers act after five new victims in east London. These incidents are


increasing. It is a particular concern to the police. It is. The


figures in the story, 183 in 2012-13. 524 in 2016-17. The problem


for the police and Home Office, as one person says, these are chemicals


which most people can find under the kitchen sink. Hard to introduce a


licence. Controls about carrying them, as they did with knife crime


when that spiked a few years ago. The authorities are in a bind. You


cannot prove because someone is carrying acid there is any intent.


Stephen Timms, the MP for East Ham who was attacked in his constituency


some years ago. He will be debating on Monday in Parliament, pushing for


a change in the law, so that carrying acid is the same is


carrying a knife. If you have a knife wrapped up, bought it from the


shops, it is an offence. If you can prove intent. If someone has


sulphuric acid, which they may be taking time to unblock the drain,


but if there is evidence of intent, they can be charged with a serious


offence. What we discovered talking to a QC, there are laws from


Victorian times which mention corrosive substances like vitriol.


There are laws like GBH with intent, using a corrosive substance. Maybe


those laws may be used if people are called. Interestingly legal


precedent goes back that far, showing this is not a new


phenomenon. Corrosive liquids as a weapon has been around for as long


as corrosive liquids. It is finding the balance between cracking down on


people doing household chores, versus people causing serious harm.


Top US doctor flying in to see Charlie Gard. The parents of this


little boy in the High Court again. They have been there all week. To


win a chance to get this numerology may have an experimental treatment


which could help. Everyone involved and this is in an impossible


position. They are, the staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital and to


provide the best care for the child. The parents want to give their child


every chance of survival. I'm sure this expert wants to offer the same


thing. But it seems like they are competing interests, competing


evidence. So difficult to settle that and see that clearly in such an


emotive case. A sensible ethical solution, they are calling for.


Whether that turns out to be the case, we don't know. This professor


arguing that this experimental therapy he can offer can give 10%


improvement for Charlie's condition. This is a baby that cannot see or


hear or move or swallow or even breathe on its own. It is very


emotive for everyone involved. Some of the staff working at the


hospital, they just want the best for little Charlie. So appalling,


when you think great Ormond 's reaches so world-renowned. Everybody


working for the best of all the patients they are trying to treat.


Let's look at the Guardian. Campaigning headline. Divided UK,


the rich thrive, the under 35 struggle. What is new about the


report? Repeating quite a lot about it. Not reading anything that any of


us did not know already. We know that people earning ?275,000 or more


than recover quickly any recession. The other 99% of the population, we


know under 35 is which many of whom supported Labour, the just about


managing under 35 is, that's a reason may want to support by


overhaul housing. Incomes are the top people take a others didn't. A


big challenge facing us is divided Britain. Does it offer any


solutions? It does not, outlining what we have been talking about as


the background to every political event since the referendum. To be


honest, before that. This idea how you vote these days is better


predicted by whether you own a home or not than any other factor. The


average age at which you can own a home is steadily getting higher and


higher. Meaning that people in their 40s, maybe 20, 30 years ago would


have made the switch from Labour to conservative which comes with


greater stability are not making that anymore. The issue housing came


up quite a lot in the election. Even though it was supposed to be about


Brexit. The fact that so few people can afford to buy a house was such


an issue. Fundamentally what you want in this country. We are


programmed to want it. People not getting on a housing ladder is not


good news, particularly not good news for the Tory party. The issue


with a triple lock, which the Tories did not, and Labour wanted to hold


onto. The redistribution of wealth, he held at the top, the older


generation, not trickling down. There will be many people saying


there are a lot of pensioners struggling. Difficult to make


sweeping statements. It is indeed. More evidence and more grass cannot


hurt. We like grass, even though quite difficult to see. Maybe that


is my eyesight. The FT, hands-on approach. President is joining


forces for the Bastille Day parade in Paris. Donald and Emmanuelle in


their best friends. Loaded with symbolism. 100 years since the


American forces during the First World War, Bastille Day, France


looking at its very best for this holiday. Two great revolutionary


republics. Throwing off the shackles of oppression at the same time in


the 18th century. Dating anyone would have imagined this from


America coming ever to meet this president in France. Two astonishing


political stories in their own right. Two male egos on display in


these last few weeks. As the FT displays with this very firm


handshake. You can see white knuckles. Interesting to see how


long that handshake would have been helpful. How long for Donald to let


go. Still not as uncomfortable as the first time they met, when they


seem to be arm wrestling. They have really put on a show for him. Dinner


in the Eiffel Tower last night. A lot of commentators saying, well,


you can make you feel welcome it, he will not look or feel so isolated.


Unexpectedly mentioning maybe America will rethink whether we stay


inside the Paris climate accord. Quite amusing how Donald Trump


mispronounced his name. Like was Scottish or something. That the


suggestion was made tactfully and diplomatically that there may be


movement. Macron saying he would not meddle in another country's affairs.


Some of those affairs following into Europe. The talk all week about the


meeting his son had with the Russians. Now we learn today there


was a former Russian intelligence officer part of that meeting. Going


to be very difficult when he gets back home. Completely astonishing.


Revelation after revelation coming out. The investigation has not


properly got under way. All of this stuff is coming out. If we have


learned anything from the presidency of Donald Trump, the more terrible


things that come out, the more immunity seems to be. On a world


tour seeming totally unruffled by the fact his own family is the


subject of a serious litigation. He said it was a fast meeting, anyone


would have taken it. Page nine of the Daily Mail. Secondary schools to


have 500,000 more pupils in the next ten years. We have known, not a


similar story. We had known about the baby boom fuelled by migration.


We now have the numbers. The issue at the moment, we seem to have a


funding wise, Justin Greening, the Education Secretary asking for extra


funding. We had known about this for some years, the primary school bulge


in population moving to secondary schools. We are short of teachers.


The combination is a difficult one. Looking at places like Birmingham,


70,000 people in Birmingham giving to school is not near them. This


report yesterday, very difficult. Talking about hundreds of foreign


teachers to be recruited to fill the gap. Foreign teachers means more


immigration, which we're trying to keep on top of. As the Prime


Minister repeatedly said, we need to get the net migration targets in


place. They will have to introduce exemption for teachers. Essential


services, similar story with essential NHS workers. Many of them


come from outside Britain. The health service would collapse


without them. Part of the problem, which is not the main focus of this


story. The issue of teacher's pay. Why young British graduates are not


interested in joining the teaching profession. Or joining it, or


leaving within five years. Not staying with it for their whole


life. Pain conditions were not great. The number of teachers


standing as candidates against the Conservatives in the election


demonstrating the scale of the problem the Conservatives have on


that front. The advantage of being able to control migration means you


can target specific teachers. Physics or chemistry teacher


shortages you can recruit them individually. That is the theory. If


they come upon a way of implementing it. The Sun, oh, dear. Even a woman


could do that says the Chancellor. Tell us how he drops of this


clanger. Philip Hammond, in trouble before for making sexist comments


earlier this year. Sparking a storm by saying in a private cabinet


meeting that driving trains is so easy even a woman can do it.


Apparently subject to a withering slapped down by the Prime Minister.


Who, as we well know, does not like men complaining or making comments


about women. Not that she does not like men. Full stop. Do you think he


forgot his boss was a woman? Is it so deeply ingrained, does not matter


who is in charge. Or he genuinely believes, that some men holding


opinions like this, the intelligent women they know of anyone category,


and womankind as a whole is in another category. I'm very


interested on how it came to be on the front of the sun. This is a


private cabinet meeting. Someone has chosen to share the details. I


wonder who could that have been. You will not tell us. What we have to


look at now. The inner movements of the Cabinet. Philip Hammond has


renewed power within the Cabinet. Whether he has been flexing his


muscles, you might assume, by making these comments. Earlier he said to


the Labour MP in the chamber accusing her of the hysterical when


she asked a question about how businesses in Ireland fare after


breakfast. He said he would urge her not to be in hysterical. He got into


trouble for that. Another comedy has made. I would suggest there is no


doubt he did make it. Absolutely no doubt. His track record will not


helping. A picture of a female train driver called Pauline, quite rightly


angry on page four. Theresa May had a month to lick their wounds. It is


her getting her strength back. The Daily Mail has a timely warning


before the main summer holidays starting. ?2200 summer car hire


rip-off. Large bills if you crunch the hire car. Anyone who has ever


hired a car for a holiday and experience the sinking feeling, you


thought you got a good deal booking in advance, standing by the desk.


They say would you like to take the extra protection, you ask what that


involves. Just an extra ?16 a day, we can charge you to grand if you


hit a lamp post. I'm sure I'm not alone in saying I had better pay the


extra. It is a classic male free summer holiday story. If there isn't


it an outrage that car companies are able to do this. Hiking up the


charges, not fair on holiday-makers. Other things you may want sat there,


child booster seat. It is stressful when you drive out of the airport,


which way to go round the roundabout. We see this story year


after year. Putting pressure on the car hire firms paying very little


attention clearly. Families facing mounting costs for giving on


holiday. Does not help. Public service announcement from the


presenter. You can go online and buy yourself ?35 for the year and excess


insurance policy covering you for all excess charges for any car you


may hire in Europe. Or anywhere else in the world. For the whole year.


Never ever need to say yet again to those questions at the desk. Top


tip. Use them, they're very good. Finally the back page of the


Telegraph. Elegance. A little while to speak about this extraordinary


man, Roger Federer. One match away from claiming his eighth Wimbledon


title. 21 Grand Slam finals. 35. Relevant in this context. He has


been up against younger players. He has seen them all. Different players


plagued by injury. He has made an amazing comeback from injury this


season. Matchless elegance is a good phrase. Not a big baseline it's like


Nadal or Djokovic, or some of the other players. He lacks finesse, to


come into the net. He likes to put on a show. He has so many fans.


Marin Cilic will hear them cheering on Centre Court. Hugely popular. A


class act. Now Andy Murray is no longer in the frame sadly, we know


where we will be shouting for. Don't forget you can see the front


pages of the papers online Thank you Caroline


and Lynn - Goodbye Coming up next, the weather. You


know what, the weather this weekend is not looking perfect. Going


downhill at the moment. There will be some, as I like to call it,


windows of opportunity. Amongst the rain,


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