20/05/2014 The Papers


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took the World Cup, England footballers have arrived in Portugal


for their first training camp. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


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


political commentators Lance Price and Miranda Green.


The Independent's front page shows a man telling off anti`UKIP


demonstrators as the Party campaigned in Croydon ahead of


Thursday's European and Local elections.


The Guardian highlights fighting in Syria, reporting on rebel attempts


to break the stalemate there. Lloyds' crackdown on high`risk


mortgage lending in London is the Financial Times lead.


The Mirror reports on an inquest into the death of a 20`year`old job


seeker who committed suicide after applying for 40 roles to no avail.


Reporting on recent developments in the so`called 'plebgate' affair, the


Times reports on claims by former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell. He


alleges an officer at the centre of the affair boasted he could "bring


down the government "Prince Charles' comments on Vladimir Putin make the


front page of the Daily Mail. The paper reports that he's likened the


Russian President's actions to those of Hitler.


The Sun leads with Abu Hamza, reporting that the convicted


terrorist's family continue to live in a 1.25 million pound house, paid


for by the British Government. And the I leads on the renewed


search by the US Coastguard for four British Yachtsmen missing in the


Atlantic Ocean. We are going to start with the


Telegraph. George Osborne: UKIP is a threat to the economy. What of mind


has been plugged at Nigel Farage and this is the latest bit. Aimed at his


direction by the Conservatives `` Nigel Farage. He hasn't actually


named UKIP but he talks about the extreme right and the left who he


believes are a threat to the economy because they don't support


Britain's free market position. IPhone is a bit of an unconvincing


argument from the Chancellor. `` I find. I do believe that you could's


policies are going to have an impact on government policy because they


will not win the election or form part of the Coalition. This is an


absolute earthquake. More interesting, I find the event that


is coming up, the CBI president is going to say that it little


uncertainty that is the biggest threat to the economy. We know the


CBI don't like the idea of a referendum because that creates the


uncertainty that business hates. If the Conservatives to win at the next


election, they have pledged to have an in our referendum. A lot of


public like that idea. They do. They also have given the Scots are


referendum on whether to stay in the United Kingdom which is coming up


very quickly now. It is almost upon us because it is in September. That


is another source of huge political uncertainty, says the CBI. And


another reason why it is nurses who might be thinking of investing in


the UK are thinking twice at the moment. It is a really big issue,


actually, because if you have got a large, international corporation


thinking, we want to be somewhere in Europe, where surely invest in our


new plant? Or we might want to meet corporate headquarters to Europe,


where should be go? They are seriously, this implies, looking


elsewhere, not perhaps to London because of all of these enormous


political mini earthquakes that are going on in Britain at the moment.


And that is a serious concern because, we have just started on a


recovery after the worst recession we have seen for many decades. If we


are giving the message to the rest of the world that we have become an


unserious country in which to invest, that is worrying. At the


same time, one of the big debates at the moment is this sort of lack of


involvement of, you know, the mass of the population in the political


process. From the so`called elite as Nigel Farage would put it. That is


part of the reason he is doing so well. Having a referendum on Europe


and a referendum in Scotland, including the public in these


debates, that is part of democracy, isn't it? And the CBI, I know it has


to fight in its own corner at the end of the day, the public need to


feel part of the process, but they? Certainly. I think we will see in


the votes that are coming up on Thursday that that disconnects that


you are describing is a very real problem. It will be reflected in the


wake in which people vote. I have no doubt about that. The Tories and the


Labour Party and the Lib Dems have to face up to that problem. It is a


different situation when you get to the general election. The disconnect


will properly still be there and it is one reason why the Conservatives


have to tread carefully about whether or not they will scupper


television debates. That is something which does connect with


people. The voters like it. It makes democracy feel more real. The big


challenge for Europe at the moment, people have said it many times that


all politics is local. The problem with the EU is it feels very remote


and it is easy for people like you get to tap into that. Veranda, that


is the challenge for the established parties as well, the big three. They


have to somehow tap into that contract without going too far to


the right in the eyes of some and trying to take UKIP on. What is


wrong with this George Osborne approach I don't think this is a


very effective last`minute attack on UKIP with hours to go before polling


on Thursday. For the very reason that this is the approach that has


failed so far. The Conservative party has been talking now for three


years about this idea of being in the global race. We must compete in


the global race. That analysis may well be right in this analysis from


George Osborne today about Britain needing to remain open with open


borders and free trade, it may be right. But it gives a lot of people


in this country the feeling that they are being left behind in this


race and that they are not going to win, even if some sections of


society do win out of free trade and free movement because they get the


employees they need if they are in business. This does not tackle in


any way the well of discotheque that UKIP have been tapping into. ``


discontent. Is not about the figures, economically we may do


better because of immigrants coming here. It is the environment that is


left behind as a result of that. It is that the fact he is pointing to.


Let's go to the Times. Biggest bank home loan. This is all in the wake


of fears of the housing bubble. We now know that the housing market


really is worrying. Not just the Bank of England but also Downing


Street. David Cameron has had to say that he is doing the rounds and he


is the warnings from the Bank of England. Those warnings from the


bank have become more explicit this evening and quoted here on the front


page because Charlie Bean, the retiring deputy of the governor of


the Bank of England has used his farewell speech to say that the


housing bubble is you really reminiscent of what happened to the


buildup in the crisis of 2008. There is a lot of worrying. But where are


the response ability lie for stopping another vast? That is the


question. Is it in Downing Street or is it in Threadneedle Street? Is all


your fault, isn't it? You had a number of years to build a whole


bunch of houses. You didn't do anything. You do have a point on the


housing... I have never been much of a housebuilder! I am no good with a


trowel. The shortage of supply is an absolutely fundamental problem. To


be fair to the Labour Party, they build houses they didn't build


enough and they recognise that. They do have a big programme at the


moment but the common thing that runs through all of this is market


and you leave it to themselves or do you intervene? Actually, all of the


stories show that you have to be prepared to intervene when the


markets are going crazy. The other thing about this Lloyds story, new


caps on home loans is that every time the mortgage industry decides


to tighten the rules on who can get a mortgage, whole categories of


people who would like to buy their own home yet ruled out. That is a


big danger. One of the things we have seen in this recovery is a huge


growth in self`employed people. Very difficult now. How are you going to


get a house was Mike yes, you don't need the obvious criteria. It is a


worry for people who would like to get on the housing market. Top of


the times as well, officers claimed they could bring down the


government. This is coming out of private hearings held by the


Metropolitan Police into the so`called Plebgate affaire. This is


the story that never stops delivering. There is always


something new on it. I used to cycle through those gates on a regular


basis and never had any problems! This is about whether or not the


police officers concerned were aware of the political implications of


what they were doing. There is a suggestion that one of the officers


textured shortly afterwards to say that it could actually even bring


down the government. Of course, Andrew Mitchell who is fighting in


action against what he perceives to have been in justice of his fourth


resignation. This is going to go on and on. This is because Andrew


Bichel is determined to clear his own name. He would clearly like to


rebuild take his political career and there are many people in the


Conservative party and beyond the Conservative party who would like to


see him reinstated. They don't like the idea of a Cabinet Minister being


wrought down by some sort of campaign unfairly. OK, when you need


to know anything in this country, you talk to a taxi driver. We know


that and David Cameron has decided he is going to do that with


elections coming up. He says he understands why people vote UKIP.


This newspaper has been doing a series where they have their own


taxi driver who has been interviewing the party leaders.


David Cameron is trying to justify himself to a very suspicious man who


is tempted to vote UKIP on Thursday. I'm afraid that he does not exceed


because at the end of this interview, the cab driver is still


saying that he is veering towards UKIP. If you read it from the point


of view of someone like myself, the message you get from it is that


making excuses and saying that you understand the UKIP message does not


work. It does not convince people, it just makes them feel happy about


choosing UKIP. That is why I am not that happy about either the


Conservative party or indeed now the Labour Party deciding to take this


tack, we understand where UKIP is coming from. I think you got to take


them on directly. Is this... Is this more than a gimmick or is this the


way that you actually do get the voice of the people? I never find


these articles very convincing. They are not designed to convince me,


they are designed to convince the reader is of the newspaper who may


find it genuine. To me, it does not sound genuine. Even the language


does not sound right. The verdict at the end, none of the leaders have


jumped off the page at me. That will be Tom Newton Dunn. That is a bit


cheeky. They did write a very fierce editorial, today? Lambast in Nigel


Farage for what they called racist language. Other people in politics


have been much more mealymouthed about whether it was racist or not.


When they feel people have crossed the lion, they do go for them.


Certainly, Prince Charles feels as though a certain Russian leader has


crossed the lion. `` line. Usually, when a royal uses language like


this, it is slightly offensive. I wanted to pack him on the back ``


pat him on the back. He is saying what a lot of people are thinking.


To annex the company, to foment unrest in the country, and use that


as an excuse to go in and take a slice of it is exactly what Hitler


did in the run`up the Second World War. The Daily Mail are going on to


say that it is likely to be seen as a criticism of the West will not


confronting Vladimir Putin. That seems a bit of a stretch. Yes, that


does seem a bit of a stretch. I don't think he is suggesting we


should be rearming. Miranda, Vladimir Putin would say he was


defending Russian speakers, defending those people who are his


countrymen, and that is what the leader should do. He would say that,


but I think the thing is, as this has gone on, experts are now saying


that those fears that we are entering a second Cold War are quite


real now, because Russia clearly seas NATO as an enemy, and they have


been using increasingly belligerent language `` sees. Stay with us and


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