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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
I'm joined by former Conservative
minister Nicola Blackwood and
political commentator and columnist
Evening Standard, Ayesha Hazarika.
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
The Times says advertisers are
threatening to abandon Facebook -
following Mark Zuckerberg admitting
that the company had
made mistakes over
the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Boris Johnson's comparison
between Vladimir Putin
and Adolf Hitler is the lead
in the Express.
On the FT - an image of Nigel Farage
throwing dead fish into the Thames -
in protest toward the UK remaining
in the common fisheries policy,
during the Brexit transition period.
The Telegraph reports on what it
calls Tory fury over a Franco Dutch
company being poised to start making
the UK's new blue passports.
The £4 billion pay boost for NHS
workers is the lead in the i.
The Metro also reflects
on the NHS pay-rise,
and has that image of Ant McPartlin,
who's been charged
with drink driving.
And it's the same story
in the Mirror, which says the TV
star has checked in to rehab.
And the Sun says there's
uproar in Lincolnshire,
where police officers
are being given two days off
to de-stress with yoga.
Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
Let's go to the Times front page
with the Facebook story writ large.
The main story in The Times is this
story, the scandal of Cambridge
Analytica, which continues to go on
and get larger, with advertisers now
threatening to pull out of Facebook.
They have some 3000 brands that use
Facebook. This comes on the day that
Mark Zuckerberg has finally broken
his silence and made a statement on
Facebook. Even though during those
five days we have had an operating
manager who has told the DCMS select
committee he warned the actions of
Facebook were outside rules. We have
still not heard an apology from
You say finally, do you
think you should have said more
One of the reasons
investors are suing and advertisers
have pulled out, there has felt like
there has been an absence of
It doesn't look good at
all. The thing that is becoming
clear about Facebook is that for a
lot of us, we thought it was a nice
and fluffy platform for posting
pictures of our babies and pets and
actually it's a ruthless marketing
platform and the deal is, you get to
do all the fluffy nice things, and
we get to harvest all your
information. Everybody kind of knows
that's the deal and we know it
happens with advertising, but when
it moves into politics and slightly
more serious issues like democracy,
I think people do want to know. Add
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most
powerful men on the planet now.
These new tech giants have so much
power, but with that comes
responsibility. I think the fact he
has not said sorry... I have been
reading his statement. It's very,
very long, but the word that is
missing is sorry.
He does say, we
made mistakes, there is more to do,
we need to step up and do it. He
pledged to investigate suspicious
looking apps and banned developers
who refused to comply with an audit.
Is that enough?
He also said it is
against our policy for developers to
share data without our users'
consent. It's also against data
protection laws to share that data.
New laws were becoming in in May and
breaches of that law will incur
penalties of up to 4% of worldwide
revenues, which means that these are
now laws that have real bite and
companies will have to pay attention
to them. Not only that, it also
means this is a wake-up call for
companies like this about
reputation. What we have seen is the
delete Facebook hashtag trending. It
remains to be seen whether those
will be followed with actions, but
what we are seeing is a move from
people being happy with companies
just relying on data protection, and
they want that to be followed with
To conclude this, I
think the idea of people deleting
Facebook is not going to happen.
It's a social lifeline for a lot of
people. I have relatives in India
and it's incredibly helpful for me.
But us as consumers, and users of
this, we have to get more savvy
about what is happening with our
data and our privacy. People at
Facebook have to be much clearer
with us, the users, about what the
deal is, and allow us to opt in and
opt out of things.
Let's go to the
i, a pay rise hope for the NHS.
pay cap on public sector workers,
particularly in the NHS, has been a
sore deal for a long time. Public
sector workers feel they have borne
the brunt of austerity. We have
heard stories of nurses going to
food banks and lots of horrendous
things like that. It looks like a
deal has been reached for nurses.
They do still have to vote on it.
does feel like the unions and
government are in a good place.
unions seem to be with it.
argue that it would have been good
if this could have been done earlier
because people have had a hard time.
In real terms you have seen the cost
of living going up and it's been
hard for nurses. The question now
is, what about the other public
sector workers, teachers, classroom
assistants, firefighters? They all
do important jobs in society.
former government minister, Nicola,
I'm intrigued to know how you see
this. Clearly that's an issue at the
headline points to the fact that
wants one group of public sector
workers sees something better, the
others are bound to want the same.
If you look at health, this is not
the only pay deal which has been
settled. This has had the biggest
news, £4.2 billion of new money from
the Treasury, and it's a significant
amount of money, and we are seeing
the lowest amount going up to
potentially 29% pay rises. It's
coming from the Treasury reserves.
And the GP contract has been agreed,
£256 million more. We know doctors
and dentists will have to follow
suit. These pay settlements will be
coming forward. I think what has
become clear in terms of the way the
government is looking at it, it's
not just about the fact these are
incredibly hard-working public
sector workers, who have been on
tight budgets for a really long
time, it's also about recruitment
and retention. In some places, like
my own constituency in Oxford and
Abingdon, it's become a real
challenge with the cost of living
going up inexorably.
One of the
reasons the Conservatives failed to
get the majority and lost a lot of
seats at the general election, a lot
of public sector workers got sick
and tired of the pay cap. I think
the Conservative Party paid quite a
heavy price for that paid.
express, Boris says Putin is just
like hit her.
bluntness and use of language, Boris
makes the point about what he sees
as the risks of the World Cup. --
Putin is just like Hitler. We know
with the World Cup, the use of
propaganda extends to sporting
events. We saw it with the Sochi
Olympics and the doping scandal that
followed. I think the concerns Boris
has raised are perfectly reasonable.
The politicising of the World Cup. I
think the question which then
follows is twofold. The first is,
who should then attend? And I think
he is right that having worked so
hard for all of this time, it's
right for the team to attend, but
the next question that follows is
the safety of the fans, and ensuring
that safety. I know discussions are
going to follow on that, but I think
it will be a really crucial part of
Lots of discussions
about whether England should even go
to the games. As a Scot, we took a
decision early on not to get to the
World Cup! We took a very principled
We look to the future and saw bad
things coming down the track and
said no. That's what I would like to
I'm sure that's how Gordon
Strachan sees it!
You have to look
on the bright side. It's a difficult
issue. Everybody is talking tough
around Putin. To be slightly
cynical, I think it's easy for Boris
to ramp up the rhetoric. Equating
Putin to Hitler I think is a bit of
a stretch, to be honest. Putin is
definitely a bad man. Hitler killed
millions and millions of Jewish
people and other people, so I think
it's a big reach. What I think Boris
Johnson should be doing, and Theresa
May is cracking down on tackling
money coming in from Russia to this
country. They have done good on the
diplomats. There is the Magnitsky
Act, which they should be putting
into place to allow us to crackdown
on foreign officials involved in
corruption, but there is a lot of
dirty Russian money coming through
London. I think a little less
hysterical overblown rhetoric like
this and C as crackdown on that kind
I will invite you both to
move reasonably swiftly through the
next few selections. A word about
the Metro, and Ant McPartlin, and
where it will leave ITV.
really sad story. Ant McPartlin has
been struggling for a long time. And
on deck are a large drawer for ITV.
For the rest of the season it
presents ITV with a huge challenge
and Dec has said he will go through
with the remainder of programmes
without Ant. The question is whether
that can be sustained for the rest
of the season.
It's hard to
visualise it for either of them.
read that they had a pact that they
would always do television together.
They grew up together, they were
teenagers when they entered the
spotlight. It's very sad, but
hopefully their friendship will help
them come through this.
and some fish on the front of the
Just when you think
Brexit can't get any more
ridiculous, it is the spectacle of
Nigel Farage throwing dead fish into
the River Thames as a protest at the
fact that fishing is not going to
change as much as we thought it
would. We are not going to take back
control of fishing in the way we had
somehow promised. I think, you know,
the whole thing was a completely
ludicrous stunt, but then again, the
Leave campaign did go around doing
some ridiculous stunts during the
campaign as well.
Says a Remainer.
lot of people are saying... They are
on the warpath saying it's an
important industry. I'm not saying
it's not, but there were other
groups in society, take the staff in
the NHS, we employ a lot of people
in the NHS and they are wondering
where the £350 million per week
plastered on the bus is.
We are not
going to rerun that campaign again.
We haven't got time. Nicola,
sticking with that theme, the
Telegraph, the blue Brexit passports
might not be made in Britain.
might not be made by a British
company, they might be made by a
Franco Dutch company. The concern
made by some Brexiteers is that the
reason for this is because European
rules required the tender to be put
out across the EU and it has been
won not by a British company, and
the symbolism of this is not what
we're after during the Brexit period
I have to say, I think all concerned
need to lift up their eyes and look
at where we are trying to end up as
an end goal, which is to come out of
Brexit with an economy that is
strong and with the right results. I
think Michael Gove put it quite well
when he said, keep the eye on the
prize. You want to have trade
negotiations through the transition
period and have a pragmatic result
at the end where immigration rules
are right, and the terms of
transition give certainty to
companies. Some of these issues, it
feels like they have some
importance, they are perhaps not top
I will ask you to pause
now, to give us 30 seconds to
reflect on back pain. According to
The Times, treatment is useless.
subject close to the back of my
heart. It's about getting hooked on
drugs and painkillers and opioids,
what people should be doing is using
psychological therapy and exercise.
So instead... Back pain is a huge
issue, suffered by 9 million people
in Britain. One out of every seven
GP appointments is about back pain.
The message is, don't just pop
pills, gets down and do some
About five years ago I
couldn't turn my neck at all. I went
to a physio who was also a Pilates
teacher and she did everything with
physio and couldn't fix it. She said
I wouldn't respond to any touching,
try doing exercise. And I did, and I
can now turn my head.
am living proof that the article is
Thank you both for the
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Thank you to you both. Goodbye.