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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the former
Trade Minister, Lord Digby Jones,
and the Broadcaster and Campaigner,
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
pages, starting with
The Metro which leads on the news
that the FBI was tipped off
about the Florida shooter
Nikolas Cruz - months before
the teenager carried
out one of America's
deadliest school attacks.
That story is also covered
by the Independent which carries
pictures of most of the 17 victims
who were mainly teenagers.
The Mirror says police investigating
football coach Barry Bennell -
who was convicted of abusing boys
in his care asked Gary Speed
if he was a victim.
The Telegraph leads on report
which suggests that young
professionals are half as likely
to be home owners as
they were 20 years ago.
The I focuses on a warning that
many household chemicals
are a risk to health.
Scientists say cleaning products,
cosmetics and perfumes are releasing
harmful particles into air.
The Times reports that thousands
more prisoners are to be released
early under a government drive
to relieve pressure
on overcrowded jails.
And the Daily Express carries
the story that eating two yoghurts
a week could significantly reduce
the chances of having
a heart attack.
That is a quick run through of the
newspaper front pages. The Florida
shooting dominating, and a striking
picture on the front of the
Telegraph and raising yet again, we
say this every time, the question of
gun control. They think anything
It raises the question
of gun control in the minds of
people who have lost loved ones, in
the minds of those usually on the
left in the United States, the
Democrats, but not in the minds of
those who are paid by the National
Rifle Association and the gun lobby,
nor in the mind of President Trump
who has treated and said, people of
America are you should not be scared
going to school, and there are
people there to protect you, and
everything apart from introducing
background checks which would make
it more difficult fight and alienate
a teenager to get his hands only of
war. If Sandy Hook wasn't able to
move the dial in 2012, and it is a
great shame and says a lot about
remarks didn't mention gun control
at all and you talked about mental
health, and he is a big supporter of
the NRA and the gun lobby in the
United States, and it is a big
supporter of him.
this headline about the grieving
parent and it says a nation mourns
From our point of view, how
many more times? If Sandy Hook
doesn't move the dial what is going
to? If you have a president who
doesn't talk about the fact that
this mentally deranged people walks
into a place and kill 17 people with
a gun, doesn't talk about, he
wouldn't have done that if he
doesn't have a time, he would still
be mentally deranged but he couldn't
use that as a channel to commit the
atrocity, so you have to step back,
but in the psyche of America, this
amendment was brought into the
people in lonely places from
marauding gangs. -- 1791. When you
think a young person, a teenager in
America, the chances of being being
killed by a gun is tens of thousands
more likely than anywhere in Europe.
We are going to be seeing this again
and again and again and that is
In the Guardian, the
front page we have to say the
alleged gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas
Cruz appearing in court accused of
17 premeditated murders, but a lot
of questions about the FBI and
whether they will told in advance,
whether they knew in advance and
could have done something because he
was putting out stuff on social
How much stuff that he put
out and how clearly was marked? I
understand that he made a comment in
response to a video that was posted
on YouTube and the FBI came and
interviewed the person who posted
the video but weren't able to trace
it to this young man. We found out
quite a bit about him. He was linked
to a far right white supremacist
group. He had said a lot of things
which alarmed the youngsters he went
to school with before he was
expelled, you know the said person
most likely... He was said person
most likely to shoot up the school
thought was an open secret and still
nothing was said.
And looking at the
treatment of this FBI in the papers,
it is not true. They knew it was
posted but couldn't trace it to him.
Headlines are not always accurate.
Let's move onto one of the big
stories at home, Barry Bennell, and
this is dominating some of the front
pages, the Times, football clubs
facing multi-million pound claims
over sex abuse will stop notorious
now, 64 years old and just been
convicted of 43 sex offences against
11 boys as young as eight.
specific period, and that is often
the case when somebody becomes
notorious, other people who have
kept quiet for a long time come
forward. Police have disclosed that
a further 86 people have come
forward with allegations and they
will follow all these up seriously.
He is now suspected of being one of
Britain's's most suspected
paedophiles. Lawyers say that
compensation claims could reach more
than £250,000 per person because
many of these people were destroyed
psychologically. They didn't fulfil
their potential. They were abused,
that is talk of being linked to
suicide, no ending of this. Who
knows where it could go.
And if you
follow that, the quest for damages,
you need a deep pocket to sue, and
if you think about it it won't be
Barry Bennell who pays for this.
When you see the front of the
Guardian they take it one stage
further and actually put Manchester
City's name up in lights and said
they are seriously implicated in
this, were warned about his
behaviour and still let him carry
Let's just see the Guardian, the
front page, Manchester City ignored
warnings and kept serial abuser and
the youth team setup. There are
going to be more questions.
are questions that you see so often
these victims, when they look for
financial compensation, the pocket
they have to go after those usually
doing time in prison for that very
thing. Here, they have got an
absolute slam dunk very wealthy club
who actually put this guy back in
charge of children, having been
warned, so I would suggest...
when there is proof.
One little well
done this to a former Crewe
Alexandra player, Steve Walters,
where he waved his anonymity in 2016
to come up and say this man abused
me. That is staggeringly courageous,
especially in this game of football
where everyone is macho, I think it
is amazing, and because of that
others then said I was. I would say
Steve Walters has done a lot of
people some good and well done to
him, because in the match football
that is very difficult to start
talking about it.
And the more you
read about Barry Bennell you realise
how devious he was and it is a
particular person who goes into a
job where they have a petition of
trust, the parents are very keen and
hand over trust to a football club.
They think they are being
safeguarded, the same term used in
relation to Oxfam, and there are
certain types of devious people who
go on to these professions because
they know they have untrammelled
access the children.
about housing because it is a story
that in different ways is on a
couple of the front pages, and the
Telegraph runs it as its main story.
Middle-class millennial is priced
out of housing and young
professionals half as likely to be
homeowners as 20 years ago. Is that
the to you?
What it doesn't do is
What do you think is the
That is factual
analysis. Some of it is going to be
because in south-east England house
prices have increased at a rate way
beyond wages ability to borrow the
money to buy one, so good point,
what an awful lot of other parts of
Britain that is not the case, and
the a lot of this will be because
millennial is' choices and sense of
priority, what they want to do has
changed. What do they do? They go
and have expensive stagnates in Las
Vegas and weddings in the Caribbean
and then say I can't afford a house.
I am now millennial but I bought my
first property in 1983 on the
deposit they had to put down was
£2600 and that was in zone to
London. I am from Manchester, let me
land. The same person who wants to
buy a two-bedroom flat in London now
will have today is around a bit
£80,000. They will have two be
earning £80,000 a year.
Go up the M1
and it is not the same.
I know it is
not the same in Birmingham
Manchester a, but the thing is if
you have left in London all your
life or you live in the south-east
and your job is your...
agreeing with you, I am merely
saying north of their people have
different priorities to that which
would lead you to buying a house or
need to buy a house and one of the
reasons as they accept renting as a
way forward if they can do other
things. Come on!
We have got to move
on, you can be here all night as you
usually are arguing about things.
Household products. Revealed as a
major cause of pollution.
household is misleading because yes
it is the stuff that you put down
the toil and so on but here the
article is talking about shampoo,
talking about deodorant. Is personal
products. Household gives you the
connotation of stuff you clean the
house work and this is stuff you use
on the body and it is the healing of
it and the particular its in the ear
that get into your body and lungs
and do damage.
This is the kind of
problem that is on the links that
are usually sent to me and I would
think it is fake news, this is not
the kind of guy I am. Maybe it is
meant for a big day. But this is an
everyday product and if we are
trying to eradicate these I am not
sure how we would replace them.
Maybe someone will come up with
non-harmful particles but these are
embedded into our way of life just
as processed food is.
Very quickly I
will ask you about South Africa.
Jacob Zuma is gone and the new
president, are you optimistic? A new
Has to be, a new dawn for the
rainbow nation but I wish people
would stop seeing everything went
downhill after 1994 because
everything was worse under
I am privileged to have
met all three presidents of South
Africa in office and the quality of
governance and leadership and
inspiration declined in that time.
He is right that compared with what
it is like under apartheid that is
But will it improve
It won't get any worse.
We are already seeing bounces and
all the economic indicators.
country's standing bubble up in the
He is a very skilled
And he has been around a
long time. He knows how to play the
He does and
people will be optimistic.
to get the economy going and has to
get business and investment.
knows he is only in power now
because of the failures of Jacob
Zuma and he knows he will be judged
not just on the economy but on
dealing with corruption.
have both with us even if you argue
a lot. But we never talked about
That is a first for us!
Henry and Digby, thank
That's it for The Papers tonight.
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