31/01/2014 The Papers


31/01/2014

No need to wait to see what's in the papers - tune in for a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 31/01/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

it up in an hour and a half, as great and leave the USA in a Davis

:00:00.:00:00.

cup tie, after he wins the first singles rubber in San Diego. Hello

:00:00.:00:23.

and welcome to our look at the papers tomorrow. Tomorrow's front

:00:24.:00:33.

pages. The Mail's front page is dominated by Amanda Knox's TV

:00:34.:00:36.

interview after her conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher.The

:00:37.:00:39.

Mirror leads with the same story, with Knox insisting she'll fight to

:00:40.:00:43.

the end. "Cameron's EU strategy is dealt a double blow", according to

:00:44.:00:45.

the FT. That's after the Prime Minister's

:00:46.:00:48.

talks with President Hollande and a Lords defeat.

:00:49.:00:53.

The Independent has news that the chair of Ofsted is to leave her post

:00:54.:00:57.

at the end of the month. The Telegraph claims English is no

:00:58.:01:00.

longer the first language for the majority of pupils in more than one

:01:01.:01:04.

in nine schools. Education also features in the

:01:05.:01:07.

Times, with news that the government wants children to take school tests

:01:08.:01:12.

at the age of four. The i reports an attack by Prince

:01:13.:01:16.

Charles on climate change sceptics. He describes them as the "headless

:01:17.:01:18.

chicken brigade". Finally, the Guardian says a third

:01:19.:01:21.

of the mansions on London's billionaires row are standing empty.

:01:22.:01:33.

Let's begin with that reinstatement of those guilty verdict is in

:01:34.:01:41.

Florence last night. 24 hours ago we were talking about this, Amanda Knox

:01:42.:01:46.

and Raffaele Sollecito having those convictions for the murder of

:01:47.:01:52.

Meredith Kercher upheld. Amanda Knox appeared on American TV following

:01:53.:01:55.

her reinstated guilty verdict for Meredith's death. It makes several

:01:56.:02:01.

of the front pages. I don't suppose we should be surprised because they

:02:02.:02:05.

have always been fascinated by Amanda Knox. The Daily Mirror calls

:02:06.:02:10.

her the ice maiden and the Daily Mirror -- the Daily Mail describes

:02:11.:02:15.

it as a brazen charm offensive. The Independent also has a picture of

:02:16.:02:20.

Amanda Knox alongside the caption, loneliness of the long-distance

:02:21.:02:23.

fugitive. There is no doubt in their minds about whether she was rightly

:02:24.:02:30.

or not -- wrongly convicted. I know. The way they talk about her is that

:02:31.:02:34.

she is guilty. Which an Italian court has said she is. It has been

:02:35.:02:39.

such a long process. You can be left confused about what the situation

:02:40.:02:45.

is. They talk about her appearing on television in full make-up. The

:02:46.:02:49.

minute you walk into a TV station, they slap make up onto you. That is

:02:50.:02:54.

what happens. I just get a really bad feeling from it. Obviously, the

:02:55.:02:58.

people I am really concerned about are the family of the victim. And

:02:59.:03:03.

yet so often we do not see the pic of the woman who was killed,

:03:04.:03:07.

Meredith Kercher. It is Amanda Knox who is constantly on the front page.

:03:08.:03:14.

It is almost like she has become a character in the whole scheme of

:03:15.:03:19.

things. It is that whole thing of calling her Foxy Knoxy and all of

:03:20.:03:22.

that sort of stuff, I think it is very strange. Seven-year is since

:03:23.:03:27.

Meredith Kercher died, and her family, it seems, still cannot be

:03:28.:03:33.

sure this is the verdict that is going to stand. Absolutely. Seven

:03:34.:03:38.

years down the line, three court cases now. And the Daily Mail is

:03:39.:03:44.

right, this is a TV charm offensive designed to try to prevent

:03:45.:03:49.

extradition. Meredith Kercher's family are left, still, not really

:03:50.:03:52.

knowing what happened to their sister and daughter on that night,

:03:53.:03:57.

and probably without any end in sight, at least for a very long

:03:58.:04:02.

time. Because of the Italian court system, they can go back with an

:04:03.:04:06.

appeal. Even an extradition, if it were to go ahead, would be a year

:04:07.:04:11.

away, so there is uncertainty for everyone. The Americans have already

:04:12.:04:16.

been poking at the Italian system, saying it is not a system they

:04:17.:04:21.

trust. When it comes to the extradition, Americans are going to

:04:22.:04:24.

be American and say, why are we going to send her back there. You

:04:25.:04:29.

look at it through the prism of your own judicial system. If you have a

:04:30.:04:34.

system of double jeopardy, as in the United States, they cannot

:04:35.:04:37.

understand why in Italy you can be tried, in effect, for a second time

:04:38.:04:43.

for the same crime. We will see a lot more high-profile TV interviews.

:04:44.:04:48.

She was on good morning America, which has millions of viewers. It is

:04:49.:04:52.

a real appeal to public opinion to get public outrage behind her to put

:04:53.:04:58.

pressure on politicians. As we know, extraditions are a legal issue but

:04:59.:05:00.

they are political as much as anything else. She wants American

:05:01.:05:08.

politicians to be batting for her. A test of extradition treaties,

:05:09.:05:11.

particularly when we know that the United States always wants

:05:12.:05:13.

extradition treaties to be honoured when people are going the other way.

:05:14.:05:21.

We have issues with them ourselves, don't we? Some people are extradited

:05:22.:05:25.

to America. Not necessarily seen the other way. Let's move on and talk

:05:26.:05:30.

about one of a number of education stories on the front pages. This is

:05:31.:05:36.

the Independent, beneath the picture of Amanda Knox, Michael Gove Sax

:05:37.:05:41.

Ofsted chief. This is Baroness Morgan, who was a very close aide to

:05:42.:05:48.

Tony Blair, but also appointed by the coalition three-year is ago to

:05:49.:05:51.

be the chair of the schools Inspectorate, Ofsted. We understand,

:05:52.:05:55.

Kate, you will probably know more about this, the tensions there have

:05:56.:06:03.

been within the various bodies looking after education. There has

:06:04.:06:07.

been an extraordinary spat about Ofsted, the future of Ofsted and

:06:08.:06:10.

what Michael Gove was going to do with it. He had to make a statement

:06:11.:06:14.

only a few days ago saying he would sack anybody who would be briefing

:06:15.:06:18.

against Ofsted, and now we discover that Baroness Morgan is going to not

:06:19.:06:24.

get a second term. She is not being kept on. It is a strange situation

:06:25.:06:29.

because her tenure should come to an end at the end of this month, which

:06:30.:06:34.

is today, but she is likely to be kept on until they can find a

:06:35.:06:39.

successor, until the autumn. It is a peculiar mixed message. Her tenure

:06:40.:06:42.

has come to an end but she is staying on until they can find

:06:43.:06:45.

someone to take over. That is politics. I think there is a lot of

:06:46.:06:51.

politics going on. Despite the fact that she was closely linked to Tony

:06:52.:06:54.

Blair, she also supported the free schools policy. That is why she

:06:55.:06:59.

might have been useful to Michael Gove until now. There has been a

:07:00.:07:05.

statement from Michael Gove regarding the dismissal of Baroness

:07:06.:07:11.

Morgan. He says he would like to thank her for a tremendous

:07:12.:07:14.

contribution to the work of Ofsted, bringing great knowledge and

:07:15.:07:17.

insight. You would think she was stepping down of her own volition,

:07:18.:07:20.

the way this is worded, but it is never that straightforward. What is

:07:21.:07:26.

going on behind this is that Michael Gove is very much trying to appeal

:07:27.:07:30.

not to the education establishment, who he has shown he is not afraid of

:07:31.:07:35.

antagonising, but the judgement he is making is that something needs to

:07:36.:07:39.

be done to help standards in schools and that that will appeal to parents

:07:40.:07:47.

who will vote. But it will not be easy to find an appointment that

:07:48.:07:50.

satisfies everybody, particularly so close to an election, and I think

:07:51.:07:57.

there has been a complaint to the Cabinet Secretary to stop Tory

:07:58.:08:00.

ministers making party political appointments that are not

:08:01.:08:06.

necessarily approved of by the Lib Dems. The thing that I remember most

:08:07.:08:11.

is about when Tim Lawton was sacked as the children's minister. That man

:08:12.:08:18.

was loved by people in the field, and there was total shock when he

:08:19.:08:22.

was sacked by people working in that field. Again, we will have to wait

:08:23.:08:28.

and see what comes out. They know who they are going to a point, but

:08:29.:08:31.

it is a case of waiting to see what happens. We will come back to

:08:32.:08:41.

education in a moment. Here is the financial Times main story -

:08:42.:08:47.

Cameron's EU strategy dealt a double blow. This is after he met the

:08:48.:08:56.

French president at Brize Norton today and resident Holland said now

:08:57.:08:58.

is not the time to think about treaty changes. -- resident Holland.

:08:59.:09:07.

It is a problem for David Cameron. Just to see them on stage together,

:09:08.:09:17.

it shows the international diplomacy. Body language was

:09:18.:09:22.

interesting. I heard they were in a pub as well. Maybe he did not like

:09:23.:09:28.

the beer. There was also a problem today for the Prime Minister in that

:09:29.:09:32.

the Lords have done in the bill that would have underpinned this

:09:33.:09:36.

referendum on our continued relationship with the EU. You wonder

:09:37.:09:39.

where the Prime Minister goes with this. He is still talking about the

:09:40.:09:48.

referendum in 2017. Yes, he is, but the noises from number ten are very

:09:49.:09:52.

much a blame game, saying, look at the Labour Party and the Liberal

:09:53.:09:54.

Democrats. It is their fault the bill is not happening. They are

:09:55.:09:58.

trying to put Bush on the parties without putting too much pressure,

:09:59.:10:01.

because they want to go into the next election saying, only the

:10:02.:10:05.

Conservatives will give you this referendum. I must ask you what you

:10:06.:10:10.

made of Christopher Hope from the Telegraph was Mac temerity, in

:10:11.:10:20.

asking the president if he has made France a laughing stock with his

:10:21.:10:25.

private life, if he is still in a relationship with Julie Gayet, and

:10:26.:10:30.

if he is sorry that she is not here. French journalists do not understand

:10:31.:10:37.

the fixation with that question. Absolutely, the French media and

:10:38.:10:42.

French MPs are considering that British journalists have insulted

:10:43.:10:45.

the French president, and it is because they have a tradition of

:10:46.:10:48.

being deferential to their political leaders. And in Britain we have a

:10:49.:10:52.

tradition of asking very tough questions to people in power, and I

:10:53.:10:57.

think that is what we get from a free press, and we should be proud

:10:58.:11:01.

of it. You would feel you are not doing your job properly if you had

:11:02.:11:05.

not asked it. Let's move on to the Telegraph, another education story

:11:06.:11:10.

with England a second language at one in nine schools. What is the

:11:11.:11:15.

point of the story? It's in the Telegraph, so that might be a

:11:16.:11:20.

pointer. It's not news. It's something that I hear all the time.

:11:21.:11:25.

I am not sure what their motivation is. There have not been any figures

:11:26.:11:32.

or anything else like that released. They say it has gone up 10% since

:11:33.:11:39.

2009. It says the majority of children in 755 primary and

:11:40.:11:42.

secondary schools spoke another language at home following a sharp

:11:43.:11:47.

increase in the pupils with foreign-born parents. They saying it

:11:48.:11:52.

is a good or a bad thing? -- are they saying? One thing they are

:11:53.:11:58.

saying is that these schools were all mainly rated good or outstanding

:11:59.:12:03.

by Ofsted. So it's not a disadvantage to speak more than one

:12:04.:12:10.

language. They do talk about the things that the schools are doing as

:12:11.:12:17.

well to help pupils and to help the society within the school. They are

:12:18.:12:20.

pointing out that we are expecting a kind of explosion in the number of

:12:21.:12:25.

kids going to school in the coming years, because we are seeing a

:12:26.:12:29.

rising birth rate. It's nothing we haven't seen before. We saw this in

:12:30.:12:36.

the early 1980s, so it is about whether we allocate resources and

:12:37.:12:39.

how do we deal with it? More teachers having to cope with

:12:40.:12:43.

children who do not speak English as fluently as they might want. I

:12:44.:12:48.

always think having a second language is a real skill. It's

:12:49.:12:52.

something lacking in my life. I wish I had spoken to languages. Prince

:12:53.:12:59.

Charles attacking the climate headless chickens. He often gets

:13:00.:13:01.

criticised the commenting on anything. But he might be criticised

:13:02.:13:08.

if he did not make a comment at all. I often agree with a lot of things

:13:09.:13:12.

he says. I remember when he talked about buildings being carbuncles,

:13:13.:13:17.

and a lot of people think he should not say things like this. Should he

:13:18.:13:22.

be? As the heir to the throne? I am torn. One of the interesting things

:13:23.:13:28.

about him saying this is it shows the rise and influence of

:13:29.:13:32.

anti-climate change groups. That is it for this hour, but David and Kate

:13:33.:13:38.

will be with us at 11:30pm. Stay with us on BBC News because at 11

:13:39.:13:42.

o'clock we have more on the heavy weather which is starting to batter

:13:43.:13:55.

the UK. Coming up next, Sports day. -- Sportsday.

:13:56.:14:05.

15 minutes left of the transfer window now and the deadline day

:14:06.:14:11.

drama could come from Anfield. Andy Flower calls for a clean slate after

:14:12.:14:15.

he steps down as England team director

:14:16.:14:17.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS