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15/03/2014

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing

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us tomorrow. With me to do that is Eva Simpson and Emily Ashton. Good

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evening. We're going to be going through all the front pages, but

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let's have a quick sneak preview. There is the Observer. Leading with

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Vince Cable intervening in the debate on the controversial HS2

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high-speed rail line, calling for the North-South gap to be closed.

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Torment of hope if the headline on the Independent.

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The questions whether we are really any closer to finding out what

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happened with the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

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The top story in the Sunday Times is also the hunt for flight MH370.

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The Mail on Sunday focuses on the pilot he was a supporter of a

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controversial Malaysians opposition leader. The Sunday Telegraph is lost

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plane, it has picture of the Towers in Kuala Lumpur next to the New York

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Twin Towers. The revelations today make a great

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headlines. The truth is, we have still got nowhere near to knowing

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exactly what happened. There is still a lot of speculation. At the

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today for the first time, there was something to go on, some concrete

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information coming out from the Malaysian authorities. But the Mail

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on Sunday, they have an interesting line, they claim the plane was

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hijacked by a pilot who was eight political fanatic. -- who was a

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political fanatic. They have gone into some detail. They have an

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amazing graphic insight, which is their version of what seems to have

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happened. We have interviewed one of his close friends who says anything

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like that would be totally out of character. Yes, he said if he had to

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choose any pilot to fly the plane, he would choose this man. So it is

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out of character. There is be the lots of theories around. The papers

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have gone for different angles because nobody really knows what has

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happened. The flight veered West, nobody knows why, it looks like

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somebody has taken control, but who is it? If it is somebody with the

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expertise, it looks like you would turn to the pilots first and say,

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why do you think they might want to do it? The bill on Sunday said one

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of them white -- might want to do it because he is a political fanatic.

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That lack the Mail on Sunday. -- the Mail on Sunday. Nobody Willie knows

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the truth. There is a new line which has emerged about how the plane

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ascended rapidly to 45,000 feet... The Mail on Sunday had phoned their

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graphics department! They say he did this in order to knock everyone out.

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You do not want to be on a jet that climbs to that height, then descends

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unevenly to 23,000 feet. We will be beating to experts later this

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evening, but my experience of flying at that height is, it is pretty high

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to go, you would be talking about a loss of pressure, a lack of oxygen,

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then falling to 23,000 feet, the GeForce would be very great. Sun

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violent changes in altitude might have been done to a struggle in the

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cockpit. -- violent changes in attitude -- altitude. There would be

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a loss of oxygen, a loss of pressure, and people lose

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consciousness. MH370 but it is fascinating to read. When we look at

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the area they are searching, it is a vast area. And the agony continues

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for the families. They must still have hope, possibly unreasonable

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hope. That is all you're left with. But that questions as to why

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Malaysian authorities have waited seven or eight days to come back

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with this. This Sunday Telegraph also agrees with this story. The

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headline is not one that anybody wants to read. Nobody would ever

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want to read that. That kind of organised terror plots. And Al-Qaeda

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supergrass has revealed in court that he was in touch with potential

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Malaysian men who were preparing to take control of a plane and use it

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as a bomb. There are no specifics of when this was meant to have

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happened. But a pattern is emerging of terrorism emerging from Malaysia.

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That is why they have the pictures of the Petronas Towers, as a

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possible target. Yes, it is one possible target. But this is another

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fairly. -- theory. But they are being told that there are so many

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securities, so difficult to get near the cockpit. But if the pilot is the

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one who is doing this, what can you do? You presume there are power

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checks on -- there are checks on pilots. But if somebody did use a

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bomb hidden in a shoe, there was no media call from the pilot. There is

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no suggestion that up passenger has gone in there takeover. Let's move

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onto some of other stories. In the Sunday Telegraph. David

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Cameron on Europe. He has written an article for the Daily Telegraph

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saying he will campaign for Britain to stay within the EU if Europe

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agrees to his terms. He says this a lot. There are European elections in

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May. People are fed up with the lack of action on Europe. They feel like

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Europe is dictating what Britain is doing and Cameron needs to take

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action. But rehashing arguments, people get bored with that. They see

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through that. It won't necessarily help them. Is it the EU that will

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become a central issue during the general election campaign, or the

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migration issue? Immigration is a massive issue for people who feel

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their jobs are being taken. This is a massive debating point. They

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possibly feel Nigel Farage understands them more, understand

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their anger. The worry for the Conservatives is that UKIP takes

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votes from them. We have at least a year to go, and they need to talk

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tough now. One of those seven targets is tighter immigration

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rules, new rules, less interference and more power flowing from Brussels

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to Britain. We have heard it all before. Our political team was going

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through it, but he saw nothing new there.

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Onto the times, and Ukraine is the other big story. Putin goes to the

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brink of war. Some of our crews have been filming military activity and

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Islands on the course of Crimea. It is really heating up. After the

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referendum vote tomorrow, you have the sense it could turn very nasty

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very quickly. I hear talking about military action? -- are you

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talking? More Russian troops are coming and, and in the Sunday Times

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piece, you have the Ukrainian acting president seeing the next step is to

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invade Ukraine its self. Presumably there isn't another tight for

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military intervention? -- an appetite. Now, but there is a

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feeling not enough is being done. We did a piece about the charge of the

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lightweight brigade, all the diplomatic measures so far would not

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do anything to remove Russian troops from the Ukraine. They will probably

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agree asset freezes and travel bans, but Putin and his officials will not

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be affected. Everything is very slow and Putin knows that and he is

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possibly taking advantage of the weakness of the rest at the moment.

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David Cameron is talking about easing the hunting ban. This is a

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peculiar one. I haven't heard this story being raised before. He is

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searching for MPs who will help them reintroduced fox hunting by the back

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door, something that will play well to rural communities. But there was

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such a few Rory last time when the ban came into force, to try and

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bring it back on again, it could be a vote loser for him. Fox hunting

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does continue in some shape or form. It doesn't really exist anyway.

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Farmers think... You have to think, how will this help in the run-up to

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the elections? Let's look at the Observer. Vince Cable demanding the

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high-speed rail link is thought through to ease the north-south

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split. It lot of jobs and investment and commuters at the line on this.

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There is a lot of debate about the way HS2 is being built. The first of

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these of it is only from London to Birmingham, and then years later, to

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Leeds. The think tanks has said, should it be but the other way

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around? Build it first in the North to get jobs at their, the

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infrastructure up there. It kind of looks as if London is getting

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everything. But why build it, is it for jobs or to improve links? And

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London is an international hub, people fly in from all over the

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world to London. A lot of people think sometimes, London to

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Birmingham, two hours on the train, an hour and a half, let's get it

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down to an hour, great! But how will it benefit those people in the

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North? Couldn't you bring some of that workforce down to London to

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start building it? No one can afford to live in London. It's a huge

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project. I was staggered at the time scale of it. If this all goes

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according to plan, the second phase would be completed until 2033. Vince

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Cable does mention the property market to being a huge issue about

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moving workers down. He is ahead of us.

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That's it for The Papers this hour. Thank you, Eva Simpson and Emily

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Ashton, you'll both be back at half eleven for another look at the

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stories making the news tomorrow. Stay with us. We will have more on

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the developments in Ukraine and on that Malaysian Airlines plane.

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