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This is BBC News.
We'll be taking a look
at tomorrow papers in a moment.
With two of my favourite guests.
First, the headlines.
Haiti's Ambassador to the UK tells
the BBC he believes Oxfam
did cover up a scandal,
involving aid workers
The charity alerted UK
authorities to what happened
after the earthquake in 2010.
That is the lead story today on BBC
News. We can take you through the
papers and in a moment I will speak
With me are Anne Ashworth,
associate editor of the Times.
And Bonnie Greer, playwright
and writer for the New European.
A general look at the front pages.
The Observer leads
with Labour's attack
on the privatised water industry.
Calling the amount in dividends paid
to shareholders "scandalous".
The Mail on Sunday's front page
says that Brendan Cox,
husband of murdered MP Jo Cox,
was accused of sexual abuse.
His lawyers say he vehemently
denies the allegations.
The Sunday Telegraph reports
on concerns from some EU countries
that chief Brexit negotiator
Michel Barnier's conduct
could lead to the UK walking
away from Brexit talks.
The Sunday Express previews a speech
from the Prime Minster,
saying she will set out plans
to make the UK "a truly global,
The Sunday Times has more
allegations concerning the conduct
of aid workers, suggesting that more
than 120 people working for leading
charities have been accused
of sexual abuse in the past year.
A mixture of stories. I hope you are
both well. Very well, yes. You were
warming up on Twitter, as well, I
People seem to be staying
in tonight at watching.
It is the
weather outside. We start with the
Observer. The Oxfam story. The Times
break this but the Observer have it
on the front page.
engulfing perhaps the most famous
charity, Oxfam, seems
engulfing perhaps the most famous
charity, Oxfam, seems to be
spreading out. There were
allegations of a cover-up, conduct
all senior Oxfam people in Haiti.
The Observer newspaper is telling us
that the same thing seems to have
happened in Chad with some of the
same individuals who were let go
from Oxfam, mentioned as working in
Chad and leading the Oxfam operation
in that country at the time. This
seems to be... Oxfam saying there
was no cover-up but it seems to me
the Charity Commission was not fully
informed of the events and the
charities who was subsequently
employing some of these people were
not properly informed of the conduct
of these people.
Whether it is true
or not we know the UN peacekeepers,
some of them have been accused of
this in times past. This is a sad
old horrible story. The sooner we
get to the bottom of this, it has to
do with a oppression, it is a form
of oppression. We need to get to the
bottom of this as soon as possible.
What fascinates me, Priti Patel was
the former International Development
Secretary, warned that predatory
paedophiles have been allowed to
exploit the aid sector. Did she just
find this out, or did she know when
she was in charge of this sector?
have jumped onto the Times
newspaper. It is the same story. But
it is talking about, almost a crisis
in the charity.
Almost endemic in
the charity sector. If we have
someone in charge, the implication
is she is telling us something
either she has told others and it
did not get through, or she is now
saying something about it. This is a
catastrophic situation. It has to be
dealt with. We should not think it
is new because it is not new.
does it do to your thoughts when you
think of charities?
Would you think
twice now? A lot of people will feel
dismayed and feeding their
contributions and taxpayer money is
going to organisations that are not
run in a properly regulated and
responsible way. We expect high
standards of them than the ordinary
organisation, to be exemplary of
high behaviour -- good behaviour of
the highest moral standards. The
Sunday Times leader saying there are
120 people accused of sexual abuse
in major charities and paedophiles
might be infiltrating the sector.
That will leave people asking a
great many questions.
I think it
will be an unnerving week ahead. It
should be if this is going on. Let's
go back to the Observer. We heard
Jeremy Corbyn talking about
nationalisation and his hopes. What
do you think about it?
Just as an
idea? I am of the school who
believes these things should be
nationalised. Why? It may sound
strange but I do not think people
should own water. I do not get what
that is about. I understand owning
pipes but the water I do not
understand. I think trains need to
be under control of the government.
The problem for Labour is who will
pay? How will it happen? You have to
get them back. Somebody said they
will just not renew the franchises.
Is that how it works? There would
have to be compensation paid to
shareholders, which includes a lot
of us through pension schemes as
shareholders in utilities such as
water companies. There is still huge
disquiet in the corporate sector and
the City about the way companies
such as Thames Water have been run,
the dividends paid to former
shareholders, such as the Australian
institution by Thames Water. Thames
Water is trying to put its house in
order. While we see evidence of
perhaps skimping on maintenance of
these utilities, people will start
to think, maybe nationalisation
would not be a bad idea.
Nationalisation is oversight. If we
have a government supposedly in
charge of these things we should
assume they are watching out for us.
You put it in the private sector
because you think it will be better.
It is not better. How does Labour do
it? How was it paid for?
make the regulators more muscular?
We have regulators for these
businesses. Maybe they do not have
sufficient power to intervene.
Ofwat, regulating the water
industry, maybe it needs fresh
powers to see the system works. Why
has it not happened? I wonder if
these companies have not been under
the scrutiny they might have been.
The bus I regularly uses being held
up by a burst water main and I feel
resentful about Thames Water's
behaviour at the moment. Maybe we
need to be tougher.
being tough, let's turn to the
Telegraph and our favourite subject,
It is interesting. Everyone
is trying to figure out how to
explain why this is not working or
why it looks crazy. What the
Telegraph has done is they will find
someone on the other side acres zero
in on because it works. People are
like, I don't know what is but give
me a name. They have come up with
Michel Barnier, who is saying do
what you said you are going to do.
We have a meeting and we have to be
able to take something back to 27
countries. He is saying, what is
Is the Sunday Telegraph
basically trying to say the shell
Barnier is out of step with the rest
of the EU? That he is being too
demanding. Everybody quoted in the
story is saying he will need to step
back, calm down, and demand a little
less, otherwise Britain can just
walk away. Who are they quoting?
Every official quoted seems to back
up the central theme of the story,
that Michel Barnier is overstepping
his authority, trying to bring
Britain to the brink. Nevertheless
it is an interesting thing. The
brink of what? What the cost would
be to the EU if we just walked away.
The cost will be to the UK. The EU
did not say get out. We said we want
to leave. We want a trade deal and
the EU is saying this is how you can
have it. Somebody in the UK is
saying we want this and that. The UK
does not have any cards on the table
as nobody wants to be honest about
It is interesting because
picking up on what you said, Anne. I
do not know whether you listen to
Any Answers after Any Questions.
There was a consensus Michel Barnier
was scaremongering. That was the
feeling coming from the British
We are looking for a
And he would be the
person. What about Japan? Japan told
us yesterday, we are here to make
money and if we are not making
money, we are out of here.
scaremongering also? We are not
leaving this subject because if we
turn to the Sunday Express, still
Brexit, but the headline is that
Theresa May sets out a road map to a
What is that?
many road maps have we had? What do
they say it is?
This is another
crunch time. We keep coming to a
crunch moment where Theresa May will
sit down and said to them all, we
have to concentrate.
They just had a
weekend away at Chequers. They had
one a week ago.
It is only one year
away and we are supposed to be
leaving the EU.
We have to have this
together by October because they are
coming together in October and they
will vote on our plan, whether they
want to go ahead with trade deals.
We have to be ready by October.
broader question is whether Theresa
May will bring together her party.
Those people who are vehement
Brexiteers and those who disagree
with them. We have been seeing the
division between those parts.
know that the pound is collapsing
because of this. What I am trying to
understand, I thought there was a
meeting this week about that. She
had a summit this week about
bringing the factions together.
this another summit? I think we have
a speech coming up.
There is a very
big speech coming up and it seems to
me the Conservative Party is more
divided on this issue that it has
They have always been
divided and maybe now this will
surface and we can see it for what
The Sunday Telegraph, we are
talking about pensions. Savers to be
discouraged from raiding their
pensions. Who has got a pension?
pension freedoms were supposed to
give us control over our pension
funds. They were one George
Osborne's largest reforms as
Chancellor. There are now growing
concerns that people are using their
pensions up too early. They have the
freedom to withdraw them and they
are not anticipating how long they
This is human nature.
George Osborne said when he did
this, now you can use your pension
the way you like and that is what
they are doing.
The problem is that
if people deplete their pensions,
they will fall back on the support
of the state, so there needs to be
curbs on these freedoms and there
was concern when they were
My point is of course,
this is what was said when the
Tories announce this. What are you
going to do, what is the curve?
did not do that. There are people,
whatever the circumstances, will be
thrifty. And some people see a lump
sum and will fritter it away and
there are concerns people are not
realising how long they will live
and using up all their money.
the cost of living is going up. Very
quickly, the Sunday Times.
teachers, what is going on? Did any
of your teachers give you help with
examinations? Not my teacher.
is it happening? Why is it
happening? If it is, it is about
Where is this
happening? Are they allowing
children to see copies of state
examinations? How do you do it? It
is evidently happening if they have
to have a clamp-down.
getting results and thinking why are
so many people...
? An indication of
the questions so when you do your
revision you know what to prepare
If you are a parent and
desperate for your child to get
through these exams, would you be
happy with that?
We are really
hard line. I would not. It is a bad
example to set for your child and I
would be crying my eyes out. Also,
life is not easy. There is a lesson
to be learnt at school. You have to
work for what you want.
You will be
coming back after 11:30pm. You can
join Anne and Bonnie and myself at
the top of the hour.
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