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

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With me is Dia Chakravarty, Brexit Editor at the Telegraph,

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and John Rentoul, political columnist at the Independent.

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Let's show you tomorrow's front pages, starting with the guardian,

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Michael Bloomberg saying that Brexit is the silliest thing a country has

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ever done, apart from electing Donald Trump as President of the

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United States. According to the Daily Telegraph,

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some of the world's richest people are bracing themselves

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for their financial details to be exposed, after a major offshore

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company admitted that its computer The Financial Times highlights

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an estimate that multinationals avoided paying as much

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as 5.8 billion pounds in UK corporate taxes last year by placing

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profits in overseas entities, a 50 % increase over previous

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government forecasts. The Daily Mail says drivers

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are paying more than a billion pounds a year in fines

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amid claims they are being The Metro says the mother of a young

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Briton who died fighting so-called Islamic State,

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in Syria, has said she is The Daily Express says

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there's been a breakthrough in the fight against dementia -

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saying research suggests common blood-thinning drugs have the power

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to protect against the condition. And The Times highlights

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new research suggesting Gatwick has overtaken Heathrow as the airport

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whose expansion would bring the biggest boost

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to the economy and least damage Let's start with the guardian,

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Michael Bloomberg saying that Brexit is the worst ever decision. I

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suppose I can hear Brexiteers say, who cares? I think a lot of people

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might be thinking that, and this is precisely the sort of comments which

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have been made by a lot of world leaders, in the lead up to the

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Brexit referendum, which I would argue probably has changed more

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people's minds towards Brexit and away from it. People don't like

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these interventions. So mind your own business? A bit like that.

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Speaking on behalf of Remainer is, this is the sort of thing we could

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do without. Some incredibly rich American telling us how stupid we

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are averaging to leave the European Union. The single stupidest thing

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any country has ever done, that is quite a claim. Apart from electing

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Donald Trump, which is a good line, but front-page lead in the guardian?

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Please. It is just annoying, especially as this is the guy call

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one of the stupidest thing is a rich man has done is build that ghastly

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new headquarters in the, rowing a beautiful cityscape of St Paul's. It

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is hideous, go and have a look, and don't have a listen to him. Is that

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is the single stupidest thing that any man has ever done! The

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Telegraph, super-rich hacked in Bermuda data leak, what is that

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about? This appears to be another story where a company called

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Appleby, based in Bermuda, with offices in many tax havens, who is

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warning their client tonight that there has been a leak, and I think a

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lot of people are in desperate conversations with their lawyers to

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night trying to understand the damage. How sorry we feel for the!

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Are they quaking in their boots? The Panama Papers were very embarrassing

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to some people, including the then Prime Minister David Cameron, but if

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sunlight is the best disinfectant, maybe it is a good thing. Who knows.

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Is a data leak a good thing? The sunlight point is a good one, it is

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all out of the open. But the other side is the Internet security side.

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How safe is the private data, and how far do these leaks go? Ridgers

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makes it awkward if it is very rich people are not you and me, but from

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an Internet security point of view, who else might fall prey to it? It

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is a question to ask. John, Universal Credit is the front page

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in the Independent, selling three quarters of the public want the time

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cup for people have to wait before they get their benefit. The six-week

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delay built into the system is the focus now of intense pressure on the

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government, a lot of backbenchers are very worried about it, and this

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will add to the pressure on the government. The poll is interesting

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in that people are not persuaded of the benefits of Universal Credit,

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people wanted to be stopped altogether. What is the reason for

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this delay? Is it a computer? It is built-in. People are saying they

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have had to wait months and months. That is where it goes wrong, but it

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is designed to be your paid per in arrears, so when you first claim can

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wait six weeks because it is supposed to take into account what

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your circumstances are over the previous month. See you think it is

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flawed? I do, and purely for the purposes of saving money. It would

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cost a huge amount to have payment is made within two weeks, which is

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the existing... Iain Duncan Smith, the creator, says it is a great

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reform. He has been speaking out against the delay, actually? Really?

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It is his delay. They have had seven years to sort this out. We have

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heard these reports about these conversations going on, arguments,

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debates within the Treasury, and it was meant to be Iain Duncan Smith's

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baby, he was passionate about welfare reform, but what I heard was

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that the money was simply not forthcoming from the Treasury, which

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ended up in something massively problematic in the way it was

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finally delivered, and I think that is one of the reasons Iain Duncan

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Smith cited as the reason for him to leave that post, but it is

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unacceptable that you have this six-week wait, these are the most

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vulnerable people you are dealing with, and I cannot see how there

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cannot be a turnaround needed. It is a warning from the chief executive

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of Virgin Money on the Financial Times, saying that sexism is

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prevalent in the financial services industry. I missed this, I was in

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the House of Commons today but I missed this evidence. It looks

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interesting, and achieve executive of Virgin Money says that sexism is

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a real problem in City firms, and quoting someone she is to work with,

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a senior woman Royal Bank of Scotland who was upset because she

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was expected to sleep with her boss. It is astonishing that such

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attitudes are carrying on. To think in the wake of Harvey Weinstein that

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other industries are now looking to see how they can improve themselves,

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and this is one example? What became clear after the Harvey Weinstein

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scandal broke was that it wasn't anything to do with that industry at

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all, it seems like women found the courage to finally speak out, and it

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seemed as quite a prevalent thing in almost every industry, we have

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talking about it, parabili European Parliament is a hotbed of sexism and

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women have been putting up with this role on time. We were to give

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sunlight being the best disinfectant, this is one way of

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dealing with it, the more women who speak out the better. But the

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message needs to be very clever young girls considering careers in

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these industries. It is also a place for us to go and find Aaron feet.

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People have worked hard over the years so that women of my generation

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can find our feet in the world. And there is this women in finance

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Charter, the initiative to boost gender diversity in the city of the,

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but the chief executive Virgin Money was saying a couple of the big

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investment banks didn't sign up. I think the Bank of England only

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signed up just a little while ago, and this has been going on for some

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time. But I worry about these fancy signing up to charter is where.

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About themselves because they have ticked the box. And also in the F T,

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China, this Communist Party Congress, and President Xi Jinping,

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and Carrie Gracie, are China editor was saying he is the new red

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Emperor, he is the new Chairman Mao. And his name has been written into

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the Chinese Communist Party constitution, which is a big deal.

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Mao Zedong is the only other person who has been in his lifetime written

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into the constitution. I don't know enough about China, but I find that

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fairly reassuring in the sense that President Xi seems to be a fairly

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capitalist moderniser. Running, Ennis party! Who is bringing China

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into 21st-century. We were rather that

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they were democratic and liberal and respected human rights, especially

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in Tibet, but the system seems to be working, and

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it is extraordinary have this huge ComRes party Congress in a country

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with more billionaires than America, apparently. It is fascinating. One

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of the things I also find interesting is that it seems like Mr

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Xi has not pointed any officials young enough to be a guaranteed

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success as a president, anatomy would sooner he will hold office

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beyond 2022. He will be around for a long time, one would suspect. Last

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story, the Daily Telegraph. This is the controversy about Cambridge

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University replacing some white authors with black writers on

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English literature courses because of demands from the student union

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women's officer. It is a fascinating story. I'm sure Cambridge University

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would say they were responding just to an open letter from the women's

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officer of the student union, but it seems to me like it is broadly a

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good thing to have a more diverse curriculum. There are people quoted

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in the Telegraph article saying that this is a very worrying trend

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because you can't have the curriculum by some kind of

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statistical measure of ethnic diversity. But if it is just saying

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you don't just want the canonical dead white men, then that is a step

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forward. I think it is absolutely right that important BME authors

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should be included in curriculum. I think it is important that students

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don't miss out on reading the other classics. The responsibility to

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strike the right balance will be on the authorities, and they need to

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make sure they do a good job. Deduced the English at University? I

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studied English at Cambridge. So you are very well qualified! What

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authors warn your curriculum? Hardy, Dickens and Shakespeare! I remember

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choosing my own authors for a lot of the work that I did. But they'd

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tends to be white men, I do remember, rather embarrassingly.

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Well, interesting, good to talk to both of you. That's it from the

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papers for tonight. Don't forget you can see the front

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pages of the papers 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 For the moment, thank you to both of

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you, and we will see you again soon. Good night.

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It's a cloudy evening out there, a spot or two of rain

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