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


With me are Lynn Davidson, Whitehall Correspondent


at the Sun and Josie Cox, Business Editor the Independent.


Tomorrow's front pages - starting with...


Hurricane Harvey will pump up petrol prices in the UK to a four year


high. The Times carries an interview with


the former Labour frontbencher Sarah Champion who says that party is


turning a blind eye to sex crimes. The Telegraph claims the National


Trust is in conflict with countryside campaigners, it is


listing details of illegal hunts taking place on land it owns on its


website. The Guardian has the story of a


grammar school accused of pushing sixth form student out halfway


through the term. The express leads on what they call


a breakthrough in the treatment of high blood pressure.


The Daily Mail saying local authorities are ordering binmen to


check people's bins for recycling offences.


The Mirror carries Wayne Rooney's drink-driving charges on the front


page. The FT is leading on investors in


northern rock reigniting the campaign for compensation after the


nationalisation of the bank. We will dip into a few of those over the


next ten minutes. Let's talk about the march of the bin snoopers. This


is the latest episode of the Big Brother binmen who have been on


overdrive, apparently. They have recorded almost 7 million incidents


of people overfilling their wheelie bins. These are so-called recycling


offences which could mean overfilling them, keeping their lids


open, God forbid, contaminating their recycling. Not washing out


items before putting them in the recycling. Householders face fines


of about ?60, ?80, depending on where they live, as a result. This


is the latest. We have seen in previous years where some bin


lorries have been fitted with spyware. Some councils had lorries


fitted with touch screens so binmen could swipe whether people had put


their bins out late, for example. I'm not sure people up and down


England and Wales will be delighted to hear there are more reports being


filed on them and potentially more fines. Does this trouble you? I like


to think I am a conscious recycler. I think it feeds into this general


narrative about waste in this country. We have seen the crackdown


on plastic bags at supermarkets. Plastic bottles, thinks like that.


People are trying to reduce packaging. It's a huge issue. It's


something we don't pay enough attention to just yet. The other


side is that people don't like feeling like they are being snooped


on. That's clearly in element. To be fair, councils are under pressure.


There are EU targets on the cycling on things like metal, glass, papers,


things like that. It's so different across the country. Where I live,


everything goes in one thing altogether. Other places is it -- it


isn't like that. It is difficult within varies from time to time. We


have a picture here of Sarah Champion. She's been talking for the


first time since she was sacked from the front bench, is that right? Yes,


she was sacked after making those remarks. She said Britain has a


problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls.


Which caused quite a storm. It led to her resignation. Well, her


dismissal, anyway. In this interview, to my mind she is coming


out and reasserting herself. Not backing down on what she has been


saying, but creating context. Basically saying that there are


certain things about the way we perceive race in this country. And


we have the call them out. That's OK to do. We don't have to be overly


sensitive about political correctness if that isn't the way it


is. She is saying, call a spade a spade and let's recognise this is a


problem. This isn't a direct quote, but the implication is, if there is


a judgment that has been made of her it has come from people who are


London based and have one particular view of the world. She represents


Rotherham. She says people don't see things the same way necessarily. I


entirely agree with that. We've heard lots about the North London


group, including Jeremy Corbyn, etc. That is what she is pointing out.


She is a rather remember P. She knows her constituency very well.


The latest conviction which came a few weeks ago in Newcastle. -- she


is a Rotherham MP. She has spoken about this in the past. She isn't


shrinking from the Commons she has made. She has talked about the


floppy left. She did on the today programme. That was on the same day


of making the column which was published in the sun newspaper.


London is very multicultural. It's not the same up north. She has been


hit by both sides, which I think she accurately predicted. That was when


she made the comments in the first place. But it is good to see she is


sticking to her guns, I think. Let's talk about Kenya. The Financial


Times... Well, we will deal with their lead in a moment. But with


reference to what the Supreme Court has said about the presidential


election result. It is quite unprecedented, as they say, in


Africa, isn't it? Yes, quite, and we are yet to hear about the basis of


the decision. It has been declared null and void, the election, they


will have to hold another one. I suppose the main fear really is what


happens next. We haven't heard of any protests thus far. But


obviously, around about 20 people died last month. Back ten years ago,


many people died in bloodshed there. We will wait to see what happens


next. There seems to be a huge disparity between the electronic


votes collected and account. You are now looking to a body, namely the


Electoral Commission, who have now been discredited by what the Supreme


Court says to oversee another vote, unless they can change the make-up


of it. It sets a precedent. There are two Mapoe ways this could


unfold. The violence is a concern. The country has a history of that.


In 2008 it was an incredibly bloody election. -- two ways this could


unfold. Equally, maybe this process also shows a sense of democracy. But


it is a checks and balances system, which was set up for a reason, which


is working now. That is perhaps the ideal outcome of this. It remains to


be seen whether actually, and whether both candidates will be able


to respect whatever decision is made. You need to put on your


business hat now and talk about Northern Rock. Yes, Gosh. Ten Years


Ago. That Might Feel Like A Long Time Ago, But Clearly The Wounds Are


Still Very Fresh. An Awful Lot Of People Were Affected By The Collapse


Of The Northern Rock bailout. The chairman of the Association of small


shareholders in Northern Rock is saying that these shareholders are


demanding something back. They lost out during the bailout. They are


saying that the government made millions, billions of pounds of


profit from that bailout and they are now entitled to that. It's an


interesting story. That anniversary is coming up. But equally a lot of


the people affected by Northern Rock in this way are widows and


pensioners now. Those are the most vulnerable. Not only that, we are


living in an incredibly difficult time for consumer confidence.


Inflation is at a high. The pound is falling. We don't know where we are


going in terms of the EU and Brexit. This just sounds like a household


savings story. The pound in our pockets feels more fragile than


ever. If you were someone who was struck by Northern Rock ten years


ago, then that is something you are still going to be reeling from. Yes.


Talking about the pound in our pockets, petrol prices might be


going up. Not an encouraging story for motorists. Not for long, though,


maybe. Yes, we think this is a short-term pain, hopefully. Unleaded


set to increase by 5p per litre. It would be more expensive than diesel


to the first time in about a year. Prices, they say a four-year high, I


think it is meant to be ?1.21 a litre. That is what the RAC has


said. What has happened in America is that these refineries in Texas


have been shut down as a result of hurricane Harvey. That means they


have not been able to pump out the fuel they need over there. America


has had to buy fuel from elsewhere, meaning there is less for everyone


else to buy, and prices go up as a result. Fracking in the US is a big


thing. There is still a huge reliance on petrol over there and


this is an example of why. I think it will be short-term. It makes for


a nice headline. It is scary when it feeds directly through to the


consumer. Oil prices, we are still in this historic oil glut. We have


seen prices fall from above $100 per barrel back in 2014 to about half


that now. There is a huge glut. Opec has for years been trying to reach


an agreement on a sustainable cap on oil production, which would be able


to moderate prices somewhat. This might look like we are going to be


worse off because petrol prices will skyrocket or whatever. But in a


couple of weeks' time, once the full impact of hurricane Harvey dies


down, there will be some recovery there and these refineries should be


able to reopen, as well. We are trying to pack in a lot in our last


five minutes. The Daily Telegraph, front page, we have two versions.


National Trust is aiding Hunt saboteurs will be the lead in


England, at least. Yes we have the Scottish and English ones. Hunting


came back on the news agenda just ahead of the general election


earlier in the year. After the May said she would allow a free vote on


it in Parliament. Not much has been said since. Well, it wasn't the


Queen 's speech. -- after Theresa May said she would allow. David


Cameron did not say it because he knew he would not have the support.


Theresa May said it. It is an unpopular thing. Something like


800,000 people signed a petition against bringing it back. What we


are seeing now, what we have going on his trail hunting, and now the


countryside Alliance and those who like hunting are very upset because


they feel the National Trust are not on their side. There is going to be


an annual general meeting of the National Trust where they will vote


on this, on an outright ban on National Trust land. And a word


about the Scottish front page. This is to do with fishermen. They are


threatening the SMP with legal action. Yes, they are being forced


to land a certain amount of their macro captured in Scottish ports. --


they are threatening the SNP with legal action because they are being


forced to land a certain amount of their catch in Scottish ports. This


comes against a backdrop of an already fierce battle between


fishermen and the SNP. Nicola Sturgeon's opposition to Brexit


isn't striking a favourable tone with them because they think Brexit


could be something which would help the industry. An interesting


escalation. Two minutes to race through three lighter stories. A


pensioner wins a lawn prize after 60,000 hours of mowing. This is a


fabulous story. It's incredible. Stuart Grindle, here, my favourite


quote is from his wife, 74, who has to ring a bell for his attention


when she wants to speak to him. She said in his life there is golf,


gardening, and grass. Yes, apparently he won a lawn mower but


will continue to use the old one. If you have a sneaky long lunch at your


desk will find you out in the FT. A bit of Big Brother again. I hope


they don't get any eyes in media. Or Westminster. Banks are reflected. I


am sure they will come up with some sneaky way around it. It is all to


do with networking. And the cartoon in the Telegraph. This one's


powerful enough to suck the UK out of the customs union with a sign on


the back saying EU banned vacuum cleaners. Vacuum cleaners are not


allowed to the over 900 watts apparently. The Braves met the


challenge. Thanks very much. -- you met the challenge, well done.


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