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the Churchill family and of course,
once again, BAFTA. I am so grateful
for this incredible honour, thank
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are the former
Giles Kenningham and Torcuil
Crichton, Political Editor
at The Daily Record.
Let's have a look at
tomorrow's front pages.
The Financial Times is leading
with a story about Donald Trump
lashing out at the FBI
and his national security advisers
over the Russia investigation.
A pensions boost for millions.
The Daily Express says pensions
experts are hailing a "perfect
cocktail" of conditions that have
boosted many company schemes.
The 'I' focusses on the new review
of university tuition fees saying
the reforms will be divisive.
Power dressing at the BAFTAS.
The Telegraph pictures British
actress Florence Pugh who joined
other celebrities dressing
in all black at tonight's Bafta
awards, in solidarity
with the Time's Up movement
and victims of sexual assault
The Metro also leads on tuition fees
with a quote from the Prime Minister
saying 'uni fees unfair
and poor value.'
The Mirror shows a picture
of Keira Ball, who died in a car
crash, whose heart helped
save the life of a 10 year old boy.
The Guardian also focusses
on tuition fees saying that
proposals to reduce charges
for cheaper courses is deemed
'unworkable' by critics.
And The Times says that savers
are losing millions to retirement
fraudsters with a surge in cyber
criminals targeting pension pots.
So a mix of stories there
in tomorrow's papers.
We will begin with university
tuition fees. The Guardian's
reporting that is a is warning to
universities over high cost. Some
courses might become cheaper?
all part of the Tories overhaul of
tuition fees in an attempt to woo
the youth vote. She is saying that
some subjects the fees should be
dictated to by their market value to
the economy. Interestingly, the
Guardian have a chart here were
saying if you studied medicine and
dentistry you are looking to rake in
about $35,000 when you leave, if you
do art and design you are looking at
about £20,000. There are some other
sensible things in the proposals
that they are rolling out. A push
towards more degrees which last two
years with a vocational aspect.
Looking at a cap on fees. I have to
say, I did my own degrees which
lasted for years, it deftly could
have been done within two years.
Sensible, but these are ideas and
The Labour Party said
they would scrap tuition fees
altogether and bring us in line with
It was 11
billion when he looked at it and it
would cost more now, would you spend
that if you are getting a
middle-class subsidy or would you
put it at the other end at the start
of schooling, with kids from
working-class areas to boost them to
get into university in the first
place. It is interesting in the
first instance because it is not
about Brexit. A story about Theresa
May and the UK government. It is the
first time we have heard the
government on the front foot on a
I thought he was
very surefooted, he gave a great
interview on the Sunday Times,
everybody talking him up as a future
leader, very sensible and pragmatic.
He is out on Sunday, the headlines
on Monday morning she will make a
speech tomorrow morning. She sang
the university fees are too high. --
saying. A lot of people having a go
at that as well, there has been
blowback already from Justin
Greening, who was sacked as
education Secretary and from
universities UK in the eye.
look at that because the headline is
tuition fee reform will be divisive.
Penalising poorer students and they
have got to do something to address
the interest rate that you pay on
Yes, because these are
only one part of it. There is fees
and then the loans you take out to
survive because they have
maintenance grants. Then the amount
of money that universities rake in
from foreign students and the amount
of money that universities pay to
You make a good point,
none of this is costed so how will
we pay for it? Is no detail at this
point. I suspect the government will
hide behind the fact that there is a
review going on. With Jeremy Corbyn,
he said it will be free tuition
fees, after the election they go
back and say it is an ambition, not
-- not a promise of.
It is a huge amount of money that
universities have gotten used to
It is the wrong end of the
Marsh. If you want to get more
people in, or more poor kids from
working-class areas into university
you spend money on education at the
beginning of their lives not when
you are giving middle-class
Let's look at the time.
We have got a couple of stories
about pensions in different guises
here. The Times is saying that
savers lose millions to retirement
fraudsters, targeting pension pots
An incredible story, says
the law changed in 2015, people over
50 but access and can choose what
they want to do. People have gone
and advising people on how to spend
their money. A huge fraud industry
has gone up attending, cloning
themselves online, cold calling
people and fraud in people out of
money. They set up websites that
look like legitimate high-street
names getting people to get their
pension pot out and stick it into
non- investment. The financial
authority estimates that to an half
million has been stolen in the last
year from pension pot.
Fascinatingly, they have cloned the
financial conduct authority 's
website. If you go to check on their
company against the site, it refers
you to a clone website that tells
you the company is legitimate.
talk about how facts here -- they
talk about Halifax being targeted.
Big-name. What is interesting is,
cyber security, the government will
spend more on that. It is a new
There is a huge amount of
money sloshing around which in the
past was safely stored away.
would have been locked up.
Don't invest in anything
They are not qualified to give
advice. The Daily Express has a more
positive story about pensions.
Pensions boost the millions.
Deficits have gone down because of a
perfect cocktail of conditions,
They are saying the
surge in the stock market has helped
to replace £50 billion in deficit
and comes as a huge relief to
millions of employers in their final
salary pensions scheme. Great but I
think they miss out because the
stock markets are quite volatile.
Also, a lot of so what? Is this
doesn't affect you tomorrow morning
unless you are retiring tomorrow
morning. It is a bit like pensions
themselves, it is like never-never
land. Let's put that to one side for
And a lot of people
don't even have access to their
pension scheme and never have.
are increasing in the minority,
Look at the Financial
Times, Richard Hammond -- Philip
Hammond to drop.
We knew that there
was going to be a smaller budget, we
didn't know that small.
office still being a somewhat ironic
nickname. -- docs office filled.
That was his nickname back on the
Kind of ironic. He has picked
the net publicity box, it will be 15
minutes long, no red Ox is. -- box.
Did in the previous chancellors toy
with the idea of not bothering with
it any more?
There was the whole
thing about having one budget a
year, most advanced economies in the
West only have one.
We have two
because Gordon Brown wanted two
The only thing I would say
against that is that at the moment
we are in a huge time of uncertainty
but it might be a good idea that we
had a bit more than 20 minutes to
reassure the world that we are a
good place to invest. I am sure Phil
it -- I am sure Phil knows best. You
guys will fill the void with a lot
The budget used to
be the use day in Westminster now
they want to take it off.
24 hours a day of light and
continuous use channels to sell.
Thanks very much Philip Hammond. The
Telegraph is where we will finish.
Power dressing at the BAFTA's. This
is an actress looking defiant in
support of the movement to tackle
sexual harassment in the film
industry and in particular she is
also wearing black like a lot of
people chose to do on the red
Power dressing at best, most
of the female guest we're chose to
wear black. They chose it to put
focus on to the meat to campaign and
culture of abuse of power and sexual
harassment. -- Apra to. They want to
change that and they will but as we
were saying earlier on, these things
don't change at award ceremonies,
they change earlier on in industry
and earlier on in the development of
movies and scripts who has the power
on who green lights movies, who
writes movies and directs them.
know it feels like there is a
sizeable shift going on in relation
to tackling inequality, sexism, it
is not just isolated towards the
film industry, it is spilling out of
a charity set and politics and into
many other films.
pictured there, with two of the
women from the date on...
them. -- Dagenham. The Dagenham
strike was all about equal pay, it
was good in name but not good in
nature because women are still
earning less. It was nice to take
along these two women.
Part of a
campaign from so long ago that is
still not complete. Let's finish
with hidden calories fuelling
obesity. Don't nibble on anything
before you go to bed. We are all
eating too much but particularly men
We are the worst offenders.
Apparently an obesity crisis is
being filled by the average person
eating 50% more calories than they
realise that has come down to lack
of portion control and people eating
more meals outside of the home. I am
definitely on the fence.
good of you to declare that.
It is a
good old STAT story. Where are they
from? They are from an official STAT
agency. They asked people to
estimate how much there were eating
over a four-day period and men
estimated they were eating 2000
calories per day, in fact they were
3500. The women estimated they were
eating thousand 500 and were eating
just over 2000.
What I find is that
Britain is the fattest country in
western Europe, which I didn't
realise. The sugar tax is coming
into force in April, which they
reckon will rake in £520 million,
which will be earmarked to get
sports in primary schools, getting
kids at its. Clearly it is a
problem. We hear stories every day
about the obesity crisis.
It is a
worldwide problem, other countries
have got the sugar tax in, it does
seem to work. In the 1970s, talking
about Dagenham and their workers, 2%
of the population were obese, now it
is 45%. -- 25%.
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Thank you Giles and Torcuil.