24/04/2014 The Papers


24/04/2014

No need to wait until tomorrow morning to see what's in the papers - Martine Croxall presents a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 24/04/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

couple of places. In the south`east, there could be heavy downpours into

:00:00.:00:00.

the evening hours. Whatever the weather, have a peaceful night and

:00:00.:00:00.

day tomorrow. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

:00:00.:00:18.

to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me is pension

:00:19.:00:26.

analyst Ros Altman. And the journalist Mihir Bose. Nice to have

:00:27.:00:35.

you with us. Tomorrow's front pages. The Telegraph leads on comments by

:00:36.:00:38.

Nick Clegg that the Queen should lose her constitutional role as head

:00:39.:00:41.

of the Church of England. The Times has the same story. The paper says

:00:42.:00:44.

senior cabinet ministers are split over the role of the church. The

:00:45.:00:47.

Guardian reports on Russian forces carrying out fresh manoeuvres on the

:00:48.:00:52.

Ukrainian border. The paper also says the Gherkin building in London

:00:53.:00:55.

is for sale. And the price tag ` ?500 million. The Independent says

:00:56.:01:02.

senior executives at Barclays were heckled by shareholders over

:01:03.:01:05.

boardroom pay today at the company's AGM. Three cups of coffee a day

:01:06.:01:08.

could help slash the risk of diabetes. That's according to the

:01:09.:01:14.

Express. And today's court appearance by the Coronation Street

:01:15.:01:16.

actress Barbara Knox dominates the Mirror's front page. She denies

:01:17.:01:31.

drink driving. Something that doesn't give us much

:01:32.:01:33.

information to go on here in de Mirror. Ten British women fighting

:01:34.:01:42.

in Syria exclusive, is the headline. Police in the country have been

:01:43.:01:46.

encouraging British Muslim women to report their sons or husbands, male

:01:47.:01:51.

relatives, to try to discourage them from going to join the fight in

:01:52.:01:55.

Syria. It appears that some women have already joined the fight? They

:01:56.:02:00.

say some women are going with their husbands and joining jihadist

:02:01.:02:04.

factions come as there are several the regime. This one seems to be the

:02:05.:02:10.

Islamic state of Iraq and Syria. So extreme that even the Al Qaeda has

:02:11.:02:13.

disowned it. The worry is that, apart from what they're doing, many

:02:14.:02:20.

are coming back and radicalising here. They have a story about Nick

:02:21.:02:25.

Clegg saying that the security forces are very worried and when

:02:26.:02:29.

they come back from Syria they radicalise the young Muslims here on

:02:30.:02:33.

jihadist slogans and so on. What this exposes is our belief to do in

:02:34.:02:39.

some years ago the rebellion started we thought it was a good thing but I

:02:40.:02:43.

don't think we paid enough attention to all of the forces raging against

:02:44.:02:48.

President Assad, whether they were desirable or not. The removal of the

:02:49.:02:58.

regime could bring out an even worse regime. Some go to Syria to deliver

:02:59.:03:02.

aid and the risk is they could get caught up in it but they are setting

:03:03.:03:06.

out with something noble in mind. Exactly. There are two issues. One,

:03:07.:03:12.

it is really frightening that apparently there are 600 Brits

:03:13.:03:18.

fighting in Syria. Fighting, not delivering humanitarian aid. And of

:03:19.:03:21.

course it is highlighting that there are ten British women. At the role

:03:22.:03:27.

for us should surely be to deliver the humanitarian aid. Joining in the

:03:28.:03:32.

fighting or trying to change regimes... We don't know who is who

:03:33.:03:37.

is better than who. It's not our role. But everything splinters so

:03:38.:03:44.

much. 130,000 people have died, 100,000 children. We need to deliver

:03:45.:03:51.

aid as much is possible to believe their suffering. No sensible person

:03:52.:03:57.

would support the Assad regime but reports are coming out of the sort

:03:58.:04:00.

of collateral effect of the Arab Spring. There is a lot of

:04:01.:04:07.

discrimination faced by Christians and other minorities. These are

:04:08.:04:13.

worrying signs. Don't you have to be fairly radicalise before you even go

:04:14.:04:16.

there in the first place? Seeing pictures might be enough to

:04:17.:04:22.

radicalise people? Absolutely and what sort of propaganda is emerging

:04:23.:04:26.

to radicalise them? What sort of information is coming to this

:04:27.:04:29.

country to make young people want to go and fight for the Syrian rebels?

:04:30.:04:34.

Moving on. Independent. Berkeley is told to stop `` says to stop moaning

:04:35.:04:44.

about our bonuses! ?2.4 billion, that is the pot handed out. You

:04:45.:04:50.

would have got a good lunch! There is an interesting point that the

:04:51.:04:56.

Independent has focused on. The head of the remuneration committee at the

:04:57.:05:07.

bank has criticised standard life. They only on 2% but that's a big

:05:08.:05:13.

amount of money. But what Barclays was saying is, why have you done

:05:14.:05:19.

this publicly? Why didn't you come to us in the pre` consultation

:05:20.:05:23.

period and express your displeasure? Isn't that a fair point? Express it

:05:24.:05:29.

before it has happened? Not really. It sounds like there are these

:05:30.:05:32.

backroom chats with the institutional investors that block

:05:33.:05:35.

the small shareholders out of any possibility of having powered here.

:05:36.:05:40.

Doesn't this show that shareholder democracy is a bit of a farce? You

:05:41.:05:43.

have a shareholder meeting, invite everyone, the vibe drinks and

:05:44.:05:50.

canapes and what have you. But at the moment they are ordinary

:05:51.:05:56.

shareholders. `` provide drinks. You already have the vote in the bad.

:05:57.:06:02.

That's what they are saying... But they say it is after the horse has

:06:03.:06:09.

bolted. 30% isn't enough. It is important that the institutional

:06:10.:06:11.

voters, who represent our pension funds and our money invested, are

:06:12.:06:17.

able to stand up in public and say that they disagree, if they do. But

:06:18.:06:22.

they don't stand up. That's why it's important. It is telling that

:06:23.:06:30.

Barclays expected them not to. But the world hasn't changed since the

:06:31.:06:34.

banking crisis. We are still paying large sums of money to bankers. And

:06:35.:06:42.

profits are down and where does that leave shareholders? How do they

:06:43.:06:48.

justify it? Limit they said they had many people trying to leave and they

:06:49.:06:51.

would lose people if they didn't pay more money. That's what they always

:06:52.:06:55.

say. But at the end of the day shareholders should have some say.

:06:56.:07:01.

They own the business. But it ends up with lots of ordinary small

:07:02.:07:04.

shareholders thinking they don't have any power. Moving onto the

:07:05.:07:08.

Times. Coalition split on role of church. Nick Clegg calling for an

:07:09.:07:13.

end to links with the Anglican state, claiming the Queen should no

:07:14.:07:18.

longer be the head of the church. I can't quite pin down why that would

:07:19.:07:22.

make any difference and how it would be a good idea. I can't see any

:07:23.:07:26.

difference between the Queen remaining the head of the church. Of

:07:27.:07:30.

course this was an historical legacy, what Henry VIII did for his

:07:31.:07:35.

own personal benefit, but that's a long time ago. I don't see how...

:07:36.:07:40.

Nick Clegg suggest if you do that churchgoing will increase. I don't

:07:41.:07:45.

see how that would work out and I don't see what effect it would have

:07:46.:07:49.

on the church. There are larger questions of the church being part

:07:50.:07:54.

of the state, of the state being the head of Whitchurch, and whether we

:07:55.:07:57.

should have a ships in the House of Lords. That's a political question

:07:58.:07:59.

but he doesn't raise that. That are much more import and question that

:08:00.:08:04.

whether the Queen remains the head. `` we should have bishops in the

:08:05.:08:08.

House of Lords. Everybody who lives here should have no problems

:08:09.:08:11.

accepting that, provided the country doesn't discriminate against

:08:12.:08:15.

Christians. But it relies on the monarch being a believer. It does.

:08:16.:08:21.

But Nick Clegg's intervention strikes me as being political.

:08:22.:08:29.

Against David Cameron, who encouraged people to have more faith

:08:30.:08:33.

and bring religion perhaps more into their lives. I actually think the

:08:34.:08:38.

Prime Minister is right on this one. David Cameron has kind of expressed

:08:39.:08:41.

the view that many people think, whatever your religion, the fact

:08:42.:08:48.

there is a head of state who is also a religious figure and that we are a

:08:49.:08:53.

country that is tolerant of all other religions I think is something

:08:54.:08:57.

we should be proud of. For political reasons, the Deputy Prime Minister,

:08:58.:09:04.

to come along and say to get rid of this idea, that somehow there is a

:09:05.:09:06.

connection between the state and religion, I think would detract from

:09:07.:09:11.

something really important. In the past, prime ministers didn't say

:09:12.:09:14.

that. Alastair Campbell's famous phrase, we don't do God. My

:09:15.:09:18.

ministers didn't talk about religion. Like in the United States.

:09:19.:09:24.

The president going to church is something you see every weekend. But

:09:25.:09:31.

as long as we are tolerant of it we can be proud that we want to have

:09:32.:09:34.

the kind of traditions and history that this country has always done,

:09:35.:09:39.

which is bound up... What would other faiths feel more included in

:09:40.:09:44.

public life if the head of state were not attached to one particular

:09:45.:09:50.

religion? I doubt it. We have such a pluralistic society and such an

:09:51.:09:54.

inclusive society. We respect all other religions as a nation. I

:09:55.:10:00.

think, in a way, trying to take religion out of the game is a threat

:10:01.:10:07.

to people. You might make the Christians feel that they are being

:10:08.:10:11.

discriminated against and are being targeted, which would be a bad thing

:10:12.:10:15.

to do. Moving onto the Guardian. President Putin warning... Soldiers

:10:16.:10:22.

on the board again after the deaths and violence in Slavyansk.

:10:23.:10:27.

Pro`Russian supporters were killed there by Ukrainian forces. We have

:10:28.:10:31.

just been listening to John Kerry rebuking Russia for its actions.

:10:32.:10:37.

But, in the view of many, there is an interim government bear which got

:10:38.:10:41.

there by illegal means and overthrew an elected president. `` government

:10:42.:10:50.

there. It is difficult when the West goes on and tries to impose its

:10:51.:10:55.

views on other countries, when there are complex circumstances. But, at

:10:56.:10:59.

the end of the day, it looks like President Putin is going down the

:11:00.:11:02.

gauntlet and saying to the West, what are you going to do? John Kerry

:11:03.:11:06.

has just said, we will punish you because you will pay. It will be a

:11:07.:11:11.

financial problem. Your markets are down, your currency is down. But

:11:12.:11:15.

there is more here. This is actually a fundamental threat. Ukraine wanted

:11:16.:11:20.

to be part of the EU and part of the problem is a rose from Russia

:11:21.:11:27.

wanting to stay with Ukraine or the Ukrainians wanting to stay with

:11:28.:11:33.

Russia. And not join the EU. What has the interim government in

:11:34.:11:36.

Ukraine properly insured ethnic Russians in Ukraine, there are many

:11:37.:11:42.

across the country, do they feel their position is safe? I think

:11:43.:11:49.

interim government has been caught on the wrong foot. It didn't

:11:50.:11:54.

anticipate what the Russians would do and it hasn't done enough.

:11:55.:11:57.

Clearly Ukraine can't be sustained as it is. We be careful. If you look

:11:58.:12:01.

around the world, the onto the West, not all countries are supporting the

:12:02.:12:09.

western attitude. Let to a couple of health stories. Coffee helps fight

:12:10.:12:20.

diabetes. That is music to my ears. I have tried to stick with only two

:12:21.:12:27.

cups. Previously we have had all these warnings, don't drink too much

:12:28.:12:31.

coffee. Having three would be fine by me. I grew up being told aides

:12:32.:12:39.

were good, and then they were bad. And then we have heard for years

:12:40.:12:49.

that coffee is bad. `` eggs. Green tea and raw fish, is at a price

:12:50.:12:59.

worth paying? Possibly no alcohol. Is that appeal to you? Green tea?

:13:00.:13:06.

You get green tea at the BBC, don't you? Green tea is all right, but no

:13:07.:13:14.

fish, and no dairy... And all you get is four more years of life. Is

:13:15.:13:21.

it worth it? I don't think so. That's it for The Papers this hour.

:13:22.:13:25.

Thank you both. Stay with us here on BBC News. At midnight, as violence

:13:26.:13:28.

escalates in Ukraine, we will bring you US Secretary of State John

:13:29.:13:30.

Kerry's comments on today's developments. But coming up next

:13:31.:13:45.

it's time for Sports Today. Hello, I'm Nick Marshall`McCormack and this

:13:46.:13:51.

is Sport Today on BBC World News. Chelsea's title hopes take another

:13:52.:13:56.

hit, as Ramirez is banned for the rest of the season. Tottenham's

:13:57.:14:04.

conquerors. They take an advantage into the second leg

:14:05.:14:05.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS