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this is bbc news. the headlines — the search continues in germany and elsewhere for hundreds of people still missing following devastating floods. the health secretary, sajid javid, is isolating at home after testing positive for coronavirus. a new round of afghan peace talks has got under way in qatar between afghan leaders and the taliban. both sides have sounded a note of cautious optimism. olympics organisers have announced the first case of coronavirus in the athletes�* village six days before the start of the tokyo games.
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hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the writer and broadcaster lucy beresford and the property and personal finance commentator anne ashworth. hello to you both. tomorrow's front pages, starting with... as health secretary sajid javid tests positive for covid, the observer highlights the plea from top scientists not to "let the virus rip" as england prepares to lift all remaining lockdown restrictions on monday. with that in mind, the mirror leads on calls by a scientists for monday to be dubbed "free—dumb day". the health secretary's positive covid test is also the lead for the express, with the paper carrying warnings from business leaders
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that they expect staffing chaos to continue as workers continue to be pinged by the nhs test and trace app. the mail speculates on the number of senior cabinet members who might have to self—isolate as a result of sajid javid's positive test. it's emerged that the health secretary spent time with the prime minister yesterday. the telegraph leads on claims that ministers have decided only to offer covid vaccines to the most vulnerable uk children over 12—years—old rather than a wider rollout. that story also on the digital front page of the independent. conversely, the paper saying that the government is under pressure to providejabs for all uk teenagers. the times picks up on the number of staff off work due to being buzzed by the test and trace app. the paper uses the example of parts of the london underground which were forced to close over the weekend due to a lack of staff.
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so, let's begin. a little taster of the front pages. love you to have you back. let's kick off this time with the daily mail and a kick off this time with the daily mailand a pained kick off this time with the daily mail and a pained on the front page. on its front page, the mail on sunday and is trying to explore the consequences of sajid javid having tested positive. he has had both tests, definitely testing positive for covid—19, and what this means for covid—19, and what this means for the cabinet. because as sajid javid met his cabinet colleagues and the prime minister, does this mean that they are going to isolate or have they joined that they are going to isolate or have theyjoined up to the pilot scheme that enables you to continue to work but have a test every day. but whatever, this could not have come at a less opportune time. because as we were calling some
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weeks ago freedom day, it dawns on july the 19th and it is quite clear that it will not be freedom day at all. so there are all kind of complications at the heart of government and also ministers need to make sure that they look as if we are all in it together. if they look to be enjoying special conditions and dodging the need to self—isolate which so many workers are doing, that would not be a very good look. people are going to be watching very closely, are they not, lucy? lucy, we have got you on mute. is there any way we can click? clicking, not pinging. mil any way we can click? clicking, not .'n. in _ �* ., any way we can click? clicking, not minin.�* . . a, any way we can click? clicking, not pinging. all at the click of a button. it's _ pinging. all at the click of a button. it's all— pinging. all at the click of a button. it's all very - pinging. all at the click of a button. it's all very well - pinging. all at the click of a . button. it's all very well having very— button. it's all very well having very clear _ button. it's all very well having very clear instructions as we had at the very— very clear instructions as we had at the very beginning of the pandemic, which _ the very beginning of the pandemic, which asked us to stay at home and save lives —
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which asked us to stay at home and save lives. everyone to get their heads _ save lives. everyone to get their heads around that. they are now so many _ heads around that. they are now so many variations of what the rules are going — many variations of what the rules are going to be. it is meant to be freedom — are going to be. it is meant to be freedom day but we have already got the mayor— freedom day but we have already got the mayor of london urged people to continue _ the mayor of london urged people to continue wearing masks on public transport — continue wearing masks on public transport. we've had several supermarket chains saying that they are going _ supermarket chains saying that they are going to try and persuade most of their— are going to try and persuade most of their customers to wear masks if at all_ of their customers to wear masks if at all possible. so this idea that it is going — at all possible. so this idea that it is going to be this big opening up it is going to be this big opening up hassan— it is going to be this big opening up hassan whitley changed and it could _ up hassan whitley changed and it could not— up hassan whitley changed and it could not beat more starkly highlighted when it is in fact the health _ highlighted when it is in fact the health secretary himself to has tested — health secretary himself to has tested positive and therefore is perhaps — tested positive and therefore is perhaps going to force half the cabinet — perhaps going to force half the cabinet to do what many of us have always _ cabinet to do what many of us have always had — cabinet to do what many of us have always had to do. but of course we have _ always had to do. but of course we have to _ always had to do. but of course we have to recognise that there is this system, _ have to recognise that there is this system, there is a trial three departments worth of staff have signed _ departments worth of staff have signed up for in government already, members _ signed up for in government already, members of— signed up for in government already, members of the public can set up for it where _ members of the public can set up for it where you — members of the public can set up for it where you have use of isolate but you take _ it where you have use of isolate but you take a — it where you have use of isolate but you take a test every date and if it test negative you can go back to business — test negative you can go back to business and have sort of a get out
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ofiaii_ business and have sort of a get out ofiaii free — business and have sort of a get out ofjail free thing. but quite at the moment— ofjail free thing. but quite at the moment what freedom day is going to be about— moment what freedom day is going to be about as _ moment what freedom day is going to be about as cited on the sunday mirror— be about as cited on the sunday mirror headline, it is not so much freedom — mirror headline, it is not so much freedom day but free dominic day which _ freedom day but free dominic day which is _ freedom day but free dominic day which is what doctor david nichols the neurologist has wanted us to refer— the neurologist has wanted us to refer to — the neurologist has wanted us to refer to it— the neurologist has wanted us to refer to it as.— refer to it as. that takes us very nice and to _ refer to it as. that takes us very nice and to the _ refer to it as. that takes us very nice and to the front _ refer to it as. that takes us very nice and to the front page - refer to it as. that takes us very nice and to the front page of. refer to it as. that takes us very| nice and to the front page of the sunday mirror and as lucyjust said, free dominic day, a not impressed. scientists rarely seem to be impressed, do they? is that not the leitmotif of the whole of the coronavirus? we have had so many contradictory voices from medicine because of course nobody really knows the way out of this but apparently there are some who do not think that we should be loosening restrictions at all, that we should indeed be being more cautious and i think most people will be tempted to
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be cautious. i think that people are minded to be careful, to be good citizens and that is what we need. and yet before we move on from this story when you combine what is going to take place on monday, the very real risk that the pings are going to increase as we have a move to normality, depending on how people behave, it does make you wonder as to how cautious everybody is going to how cautious everybody is going to have to be. and there is a line here on the front page that says one senior medic even said bluntly basically that we are in big trouble. lucy. i basically that we are in big trouble. lucy.— basically that we are in big trouble. lucy. basically that we are in big trouble. lu . ., , ., ., trouble. lucy. i wondered if you are actually going _ trouble. lucy. i wondered if you are actually going to — trouble. lucy. i wondered if you are actually going to say _ trouble. lucy. i wondered if you are actually going to say what - trouble. lucy. i wondered if you are actually going to say what he - actually going to say what he actually _ actually going to say what he actually said. i think what is going to happen — actually said. i think what is going to happen is it is going to be a little _ to happen is it is going to be a little bit — to happen is it is going to be a little bit like the serenity prayer that is _ little bit like the serenity prayer that is used a lot in addition recovery— that is used a lot in addition recovery which is about having the courage _ recovery which is about having the courage to — recovery which is about having the courage to change the things that you can _ courage to change the things that you can be — courage to change the things that you can be in control of but also letting — you can be in control of but also letting go — you can be in control of but also letting go of the things that you
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are not— letting go of the things that you are not in— letting go of the things that you are not in control of and also having — are not in control of and also having the _ are not in control of and also having the wisdom to know the difference. it is going to be much more _ difference. it is going to be much more about personal responsibility nowadays. it is really much more about _ nowadays. it is really much more about what — nowadays. it is really much more about what you want to do in order to protect — about what you want to do in order to protect yourself and your loved ones: _ to protect yourself and your loved ones, whether that means wearing a mask, _ ones, whether that means wearing a mask, hand — ones, whether that means wearing a mask, hand sanitising, not going out, _ mask, hand sanitising, not going out, do _ mask, hand sanitising, not going out, do going out, it is going to be more _ out, do going out, it is going to be more of— out, do going out, it is going to be more of a — out, do going out, it is going to be more of a personal choice which so my argument is what boris johnson famously— my argument is what boris johnson famously a — my argument is what boris johnson famously a libertarian would instinctively prefer. somehow he has been a _ instinctively prefer. somehow he has been a bit _ instinctively prefer. somehow he has been a bit hijacked by this whole pandemic. but if we don't open up at some _ pandemic. but if we don't open up at some point, — pandemic. but if we don't open up at some point, we are going to probably end up— some point, we are going to probably end up being in a very strange scenario— end up being in a very strange scenario for the next 9—12 months where _ scenario for the next 9—12 months where we — scenario for the next 9—12 months where we are in a siege mentality and that— where we are in a siege mentality and that will have such chronic implications for mental health, for the backlog in the nhs but other non—covid—19 conditions and also obviously— non—covid—19 conditions and also obviously for the economy. you sort of feet— obviously for the economy. you sort of feet that — obviously for the economy. you sort of feel that even if it is a gamble with the — of feel that even if it is a gamble with the vaccination rate being so
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successful, it is probably a gamble worth— successful, it is probably a gamble worth taking. successful, it is probably a gamble worth taking-— worth taking. very quickly, so we have to open _ worth taking. very quickly, so we have to open op. _ worth taking. very quickly, so we have to open up, the _ worth taking. very quickly, so we have to open up, the question . worth taking. very quickly, so we l have to open up, the question has been asked will more and more people than be switching off that test and trace? you cannot open up if you are being pinged and told to stay at home. i being pinged and told to stay at home. ., . , .,, ., ., home. i notice people going into restaurants _ home. i notice people going into restaurants dodging _ home. i notice people going into restaurants dodging having - home. i notice people going into restaurants dodging having to i home. i notice people going into . restaurants dodging having to swipe their phone against the qr code in order that they would avoid being pinged by the app. but what the government now needs to do very quickly is to mobilise and to make sure that people are not vaccinated in that they are not get vaccinated and if they had to use the fridge mentor which is the president threatening you will not be able to go to a public restaurant unless you have been fully vaccinated, that ought to do it.— have been fully vaccinated, that ought to do it. cracking the whip, is he not? — ought to do it. cracking the whip, is he not? let's _ ought to do it. cracking the whip, is he not? let's go _ ought to do it. cracking the whip, is he not? let's go to _ ought to do it. cracking the whip, is he not? let's go to the - ought to do it. cracking the whip, is he not? let's go to the front i is he not? let's go to the front page of the sunday telegraph. legal action for tech age discrimination.
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this is an extremely interesting story because the equalities commission has decided it is about the quality of every top and we know there is a huge amount of asian termination and or a great deal of thatis termination and or a great deal of that is happening is among workers who have not got huge tech skills. many of the middle—aged women and it is going to be unsuitable to do that, that you cannotjust say is going to be unsuitable to do that, that you cannot just say you don't know how to work the attack, you should be on the scrapheap. employers have got to provide training. nowi employers have got to provide training. now i can get very worked up training. now i can get very worked up about this because what we want in a great successful businesses is what they call cognitive diversity were people come from all different ages and coming from different places and if you are going to ask people who may not necessarily be tremendously adept with technology, your company will certainly beat the pooh your company will certainly beat the poor. so i think love people will be applauding this story. yes.
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poor. so i think love people will be applauding this story.— applauding this story. yes, but it is interesting _ applauding this story. yes, but it is interesting the _ applauding this story. yes, but it is interesting the discrimination l applauding this story. yes, but it| is interesting the discrimination is now being — is interesting the discrimination is now being used not for things that peopie _ now being used not for things that people cannot help, like race or gender. — people cannot help, like race or gender, but actually targeting things— gender, but actually targeting things that they could perhaps develop — things that they could perhaps develop those skills individually if companies were mandated to provide the training to ensure the people were _ the training to ensure the people were able — the training to ensure the people were able to level up their skilful supplementary to see that this definition of discrimination is becoming so broad. all definition of discrimination is becoming so broad. all about the trainina. becoming so broad. all about the training- use _ becoming so broad. all about the training. use of _ becoming so broad. all about the training. use of people _ becoming so broad. all about the training. use of people provide i training. use of people provide training. use of people provide training. let's move to the sunday times, and germany failed to act on flood alerts. while you made of the pictures coming out of europe? extraordinary. i've been watching cash at madera on those bridges and the site and the extraordinary sight of it germany that we think of as a well organised country not coping very well, and this story in the sunday times basically suggests that
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the systems that the germans had put in place for a crisis like this did not work because they had great computer programmes but had not told people what they should do if flood waters threatened. and i think there are these extremely interesting because it you would imagine that informing the population how they should mobilise and giving them really good warnings of the need to do so would be a very german thing to do. in the german language, there is a word which means thoroughness that you think about every single aspect of a task or of anything, and it seems as if the charge is being leveled at the germans as they did not apply that principle and it has cost lives. a , not apply that principle and it has cost lives. a, , , ., , not apply that principle and it has cost lives. , , ., cost lives. many people saying what about preparation _ cost lives. many people saying what about preparation for— cost lives. many people saying what about preparation for climate - about preparation for climate change, lucy. about preparation for climate change. lucy-— about preparation for climate change, lucy. about preparation for climate chance, lu . , ., , ., change, lucy. the wider story about this, the floods _ change, lucy. the wider story about this, the floods in _ change, lucy. the wider story about this, the floods in germany - change, lucy. the wider story about
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this, the floods in germany and - this, the floods in germany and germany— this, the floods in germany and germany and holland and belgium or whether— germany and holland and belgium or whether it _ germany and holland and belgium or whether it is the intense heat and the fires — whether it is the intense heat and the fires that they have been seeing in north— the fires that they have been seeing in north america, itjust speaks to how vital— in north america, itjust speaks to how vital it — in north america, itjust speaks to how vital it is that countries around _ how vital it is that countries around the world actually really grasp _ around the world actually really grasp this nettle around climate change — grasp this nettle around climate change was up a lot was talked about at dunning _ change was up a lot was talked about at dunning cornwall last month when the leaders all met at the g7 but it is not _ the leaders all met at the g7 but it is not enough tojust have fine words — is not enough tojust have fine words i— is not enough tojust have fine words. i think the scientists use to be worried — words. i think the scientists use to be worried about this are literally tearing _ be worried about this are literally tearing their hair out because the governments of countries are not giving _ governments of countries are not giving enough. they are setting these _ giving enough. they are setting these deadlines far too far in the future _ these deadlines far too far in the future whereas actually things need to really— future whereas actually things need to really start shaking up now. or maybe _ to really start shaking up now. or maybe if— to really start shaking up now. or maybe if you've a country like germany _ maybe if you've a country like germany which is normally thought of as being _ germany which is normally thought of as being so _ germany which is normally thought of as being so organised and so sophisticated, if they can be prone to events — sophisticated, if they can be prone to events of a sort of biblical nature — to events of a sort of biblical nature like these floods, than it really _ nature like these floods, than it really speaks that this is now becoming an urgent situation. let�*s
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becoming an urgent situation. let's turn finally to _ becoming an urgent situation. let's turn finally to the _ becoming an urgent situation. let's turn finally to the front _ becoming an urgent situation. let�*s turn finally to the front page of the observer. hello, summer, the site here not resembling my university trip there. it’s site here not resembling my university trip there.- university trip there. it's a gorgeous _ university trip there. it's a gorgeous picture. - university trip there. it's a gorgeous picture. a - university trip there. it's a gorgeous picture. a great| university trip there. it's a - gorgeous picture. a great beauty spot, it is based in its side and we are all enjoying being out in the open air which is lovely. but i'm fascinated by is that everybody seems to be able to organise their summer clothes better than me. some think it's ruinously warm and they have all got their outfits back and i am thinking it is going to be 31 tomorrow in london, is there anything in my wardrobe that goes with that? it is a wonderful thing a people patiently waiting to see this gorgeous maritime and this gorgeous cliff site, and it makes you think if we cannot go abroad, we have got some gorgeous islands to enjoy and let's enjoy them. some gorgeous islands to en'oy and let-s enjoy “mi some gorgeous islands to en'oy and let-s enjoy went
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let's en'oy them. lucy, 31 it in the shade let's enjoy them. lucy, 31 it in the shade and — let's enjoy them. lucy, 31 it in the shade and hotter— let's enjoy them. lucy, 31 it in the shade and hotter in _ let's enjoy them. lucy, 31 it in the shade and hotter in the _ let's enjoy them. lucy, 31 it in the shade and hotter in the sun. - let's enjoy them. lucy, 31 it in the shade and hotter in the sun. i - let's enjoy them. lucy, 31 it in the | shade and hotter in the sun. i love the heat and _ shade and hotter in the sun. i love the heat and humidity. _ shade and hotter in the sun. i love the heat and humidity. and - shade and hotter in the sun. i love the heat and humidity. and i - shade and hotter in the sun. i love the heat and humidity. and i always wanted _ the heat and humidity. and i always wanted to— the heat and humidity. and i always wanted to do a paper review when it is a few— wanted to do a paper review when it is a few water scorcher moment and i -ot is a few water scorcher moment and i got that. _ is a few water scorcher moment and i got that. so— is a few water scorcher moment and i got that. so i— is a few water scorcher moment and i got that, so i have done this and i'm got that, so i have done this and i'm excited _ got that, so i have done this and i'm excited-— i'm excited. scorcher. 0k, lucy, thank you— i'm excited. scorcher. 0k, lucy, thank you very _ i'm excited. scorcher. 0k, lucy, thank you very much _ i'm excited. scorcher. 0k, lucy, thank you very much and - i'm excited. scorcher. 0k, lucy, thank you very much and it's - i'm excited. scorcher. 0k, lucy, i thank you very much and it's been i'm excited. scorcher. 0k, lucy, . thank you very much and it's been a pleasure. get a good night sleep with all this heat tonight but thank you both. and thank you forjoining us in from all the team, cheerio. hello, and welcome to the film review with me, mark kermode, rounding up the best new movies available for viewing in cinemas and in the home.

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