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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me is the political
commentator Daisy McAndrew
and Chief Political Correspondent
at the Daily Telegraph,
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
The Guardian's main story
is the backlash following the equal
pay report at the BBC in which it
said there was no evidence
of "gender bias" in pay decisions
by the corporation.
The Metro also has the same story,
saying female staff have accused
bosses of a whitewash
after the report found only a 6.8%
discrepancy on average earnings
between men and women.
The Times writes that housing
developers face losing
the right to build on land
if they fail to hit construction
targets, under new Government plans.
The Telegraph leads with comments
by the Government's former chief
scientist that German
car manufacturers have
'blood' on their hands
following the emissions scandal.
The paper also has a photo
of the Duchess of Cambridge
on her royal tour with
Prince William to Sweden.
The Financial Times says Amazon
is to enter into the US
health care market which could,
the paper says, reduce costs
for "all Americans."
The paper also headlines that the UK
has hit its cap on skilled visas
for non-EU workers for two months
in a row, for the first time.
And The Mirror quotes a new report
which says thousands
of cancer patients die in Britain
due to a lack of funding,
with some of the worst
survival rates than five
of the EU's largest nations.
Cracking on with the metro, take us
to the farce and the furious.
is about the BBC's gender pay
report, you won't be surprised, many
are saying, in particular female
presenters, are saying it was a
whitewash, that it is not fully
transparent, they say that PwC he
did the report have simply handed
over the report that the BBC wanted.
This is about women not pay the same
as men, it looks navel-gazing from
the outside looking in. Every BBC
Billiton has been leading with this
story, which... It does feel a bit
awkward, it feels we are airing the
dirty linen in public. Also the BBC
saying there is no market in news
where there is a market in
entertainment and that is why people
like Chris Evans are on millions
compared to others, but that is not
true, there is a market in news, a
large market between the different
But it is less now than
it was, is the argument. Few options
for television news...
always a market, this is about a
report showing 7% difference between
men and women, and it is a bit of
navel-gazing. Lots of news
provisions, BBC as a rival, so it is
a bit of a punchbag. People care
about the BBC as well, the BBC
matters. So, it is something of a
totem. The BBC loves to have a
crisis, every three years, this
place goes into firm and, when this
happens, you have interviewers who
are badgering their bosses for more
pay, interviewing bosses on air
about wanting more pay! It is
bonkers. Collective nervous
Appearance by the bigwigs
and by Carrie Gracie, the journalist
who sparked this off in some ways.
The only thing I would question,
every three years?
There was a
backlash, the pay review found there
was no gender bias, according
to PwC, men paid well before 2010
are now doing better in proportion
to younger women. That's why they
are giving these pay rises to 200
people, of whom the majority are...
The second tranche of pay, only
one third of those presenters are
women, two thirds are men. So you
can certainly see a big gap. A big
gap in the Times coverage where it
says the PwC
I knew that we would enjoy this one.
Rest assured, I am not on any list!
Perhaps you should be!
My belief is... And I think I am
right, actually, very few presenters
bring audience with them, it is the
programme and the content that
maintains the loyalty of the
audience, many presenters turn
people off, turn viewers or
listeners off because they do not
like their style but very few when
they move from BBC to ITN actually
take the audience with them, so you
wonder what on earth they are being
You mentioned the Times,
let's show the coverage as well, BBC
pay review will give men more rises
than women, this is a reference to
what Lord Hall has said about all
The women are
getting a greater pay rise than the
men but by volume... Start paying
people by target, and soon... It
becomes like Russia, tractor
production... There is a market for
people doing a certain job, the
damages, if that is what you end up
Whole thing is an absolute
mess. The alternative, six
presenters being told that they will
take a pay cut, I don't think that
is the way to do it, I think that is
pretty unfair, clearly some of them
are earning silly money. Some
months, seems rather random.
they will go into programme making.
Where will they come from, these pay
The times, changing stories,
ugly truth of socialism laid bare by
researchers, says whom?
literally saying that socialists are
physically less attractive than
right-wing people... It has been
backed up by research, so this is
research that shows attractive
people tend to do better in life,
largely because people interact with
them differently, this can leave
them with a blind spot when it comes
to others hardship. And result in
the good-looking being less likely
to back redistributive taxes and
more likely to be Tories. And they
have done this huge amount of
research, involving more than 2000
people, monitoring, working out how
attractive they are and what
corresponding political views are.
And they are claiming, ugly people
become socialists. It is brilliant.
What do we think?
I think it is
as a Tory...!
readership, I think... The Guardian
readers, generally wonderful
Socialists more likely to
be physically weak, that is a whole
I am going to
leave that there are. Not comment on
it at all, just as we did with the
first story we did. Telegraph is...
This is interesting, inheritance tax
gifting and the limit for it may be
lifted, we are told.
legitimising what is happening a
lot, parents, grandparents giving
money to their children to get onto
the housing market, almost saying,
the bank of mum and dad is actually
happening, rather than an idea that
it is happening. Trickle-down
economics. It is what is going on
The trouble with the
story is it plays to a certain
audience, very many people will
never be in a position to inherit
money, whenever, from their parents,
because their parents simply do not
have the money. The problem with
inheritance tax, it is not a fair
tax, it infringes on fairness. This
idea that it is to help kids get on
the housing market, the average age
of someone who gets inheritance is
61, this is not kids getting onto
the housing market.
Quite an old age
to get on. And you can already get
850,000. It is not a small amount of
money. So it is not a great policy
but it is certainly preaching to a
I was going to
suggest that might be why...
Let's move onto one that I know you
both... Hesitate to use the word
fixated... But, actually, I won't
hesitate, you were both fixated on
this earlier, and Frankie, why not.
The big story of tomorrow.
killer whale, apparently, can speak
a few words of English.
it is in France. Perhaps getting
Apparently he can say
hello, he can count to three, and he
can say goodbye. I know that we have
had a lot of stories about Wales
being able to communicate with
dolphins, I don't know if this is
the first English speaking wail. --
whales. We try to hear it but we did
When Lassie comes along and she
barks three times and they find the
child... This is a little bit more
The creatures are able to
copy unfamiliar sounds produced by
other orca Wales, including a sound
similar to blowing a rose Brit.
Hello, 1-2, and bye bye! It is
It is a killer whale. --
blowing a raspberry. Being looked
after in Antibes. We will
momentarily return to a cartoon, not
sure where we will show you it. I
think we may be able to show it,
this is from the Matt cartoon.
Genius, first year anniversary with
the newspaper this year, we are
proud to have in there, this is,
what can I say, it is a BBC boss, in
the Blue Planet office, with a
Of course, starfish turn into female
starfish as they get older, had to
check that one. We checked it
earlier, it is hilarious, combining
lots of good ideas!
He is so clever.
Time is up. Thank you very much
indeed. That is it for the papers
tonight. Don't forget, you can see
the front pages online, on the BBC
If you miss the papers any evening,
you can watch it on the eye player,
thank you very much.