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action from Novak Djokovic's first round contest. Plus, Brendan


Rodgers's contract with Liverpool. That's coming up in 15 minutes after


the papers. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


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


journalist and blogger Susie Boniface aka the Fleet Street Fox,


and Kiran Stacey, political correspondent for the Financial


Times. Good evening to you both. Before we have an in`depth look at


the papers, let's have a quick preview. The Financial Times says


David Cameron has embarked on a diplomatic offensive to persuade


European leaders to change course on the EU.Nigel Farage is pictured with


an empty pint glass on his head in the Telegraph and it reports that


business leaders are calling for a new deal with Europe.


European leaders to change course The Guardian pictures Nick Clegg and


questions whether he is leading the Liberal Democrats to a wipeout.The


Times reports that Ukip is to step up its assault on Labour's


heartlands. While The Scotsman says recriminations flew in Holyrood


after Ukip won its first European seat in Scotland. Nick Clegg's


prospects are the lead on The Independent. It says the Liberal


Democrat leader is fighting for survival. The Daily Mail also


considers the pressure on Mr Clegg after the party's performance in the


European elections. Finally, the Daily Express gives readers the


seven golden rules to help people fight Alzheimers. The express their


trying to be different. The front pages, as you would imagine, are


dominated by the fallout of the European elections. A tough read


over breakfast for Mr Clegg particularly the Mail, the face of a


leader at bay, says the headline. I am feeling sorry for him. If he


stays as leader, possibly the worst 12 months of his life. People get


this right up to election. When he leads the Lib Dems into the guns,


which will happen in May 2015, they face almost certain obliteration, it


will be his fault that matter what and will be laboured as Nick Clegg


should have gone and didn't go. If he stays, it will be a torrid time.


There was talk today or suggestions he could stay on as deputy PM but


resigned as leader of the party which would be even more suicidal.


There is a whole tumbler website of pictures of Nick Clegg looking sad.


Another hundred pages of images today. He is a toxic issue for a lot


of voters. For him to say that if any dilemmas would be addressed by


me going, of course I would do it. Not to understand he is the main


dilemma is stupid and obtuse and he is seeing what is obvious in front


of him. The Daily Mail are trying to pressure him to go with headlines


like that. That is how a lot of journalists would like this to pan


out. He made it clear to Vicki Young that he has no plans to go. Why have


Lib Dems suffered the most in the European elections? He took a bold


plan at this European election. Usually, at a European election,


they do well because they talk about everything apart from Europe. They


talk about potholes and road repairs and bin collections and make it all


about local issues. They are good at sourcing out and getting a good


reputation. This time, Nick Clegg thought, this won't work. I will do


this, its OK, it is under control. I will do an overtly pro`European push


because there is a group of people who believe we should be in the EU


and they don't have a party fighting in their corner. For voters wanting


to stay in the EU, stayed at home or were happy to vote for the Labour


Party because they think they are pro`European as well. Unfortunately,


Lib Dem voters don't want to be in the EU. They vote Lib Dem for


different reasons, particularly in the south`west. I don't think the


strategy worked. Don't you think the televised debates was a kick in the


face? He did so badly compared to Nigel Farage. He won a lot of people


over at the general collection. People didn't know who he was until


the debate. In 2010, he was the bloke who seems nicer, more human, a


bit different. Now he gets the same thing from Nigel Farage. The they


say they have got hold of a poll that will show he will lose his


seat. `` the Guardian have written him off. Others say they don't know


where this came from and that it has been leaked for political reasons


and say that the local elections on Thursday show it was nonsense. He


won't lose Sheffield Hallam. I am 99%. Having grown up there, I know.


Note it down. This has been a Lib Dem seat for years. Before that, it


was a Tory seat. It is a nice, leafy, wealthy part of Sheffield,


not the socialist People's Republic of Sheffield that we think of the


rest of the city as. I have read a piece by the Labour candidate saying


that they don't think they will win it either. You have to wonder, given


the Lib Dem reaction, who undertook this poll and why and why have they


leak it to the Guardian? There are people in the Lib Dems who are


trying to do something. What is important is that no big guns have


come out and said, he needs to go. That is because his main opponent is


Vince Cable, who is conveniently in China and is at this moment, we


might want to get a comment out of him. Whenever there is a leadership


challenge or argument in any of the parties, the main contender absence


themselves as quickly as possible. John Major, when Margaret Thatcher


had problems, had his wisdom teeth done. If a politician doesn't want


to be quoted on the TV, it is because it is important. He decided


to release a statement instead of going on camera. We will find out


more of Nigel Farage on the front page of the times. He likes to hold


an empty pint glass on his head to celebrate. He probably doesn't mind


that photo. He posed for it. He invites photographers to the pub and


AE range it with the pub owners. `` a range it. It is done on purpose.


`` arrange. I can't imagine anyone who intends to be a world leader


doing that. He has already said he is setting his sights on


Westminster, of course he the headline, Farage set his sights on


Labour heartlands. He has 12 months to win people over on Europe for


Westminster. As we know, local elections, the voting in local


elections, doesn't reflect what happens on general election day.


This will be tough. 2009, at UKIP got to 17%. 2010, they got 3% in the


general election. Can Farage do something different this time and


build up enough support to take a Westminster seat? I think that he


can. Things are different this time, UKIP voters are enthused and


committed enough to go and vote UKIP again even at a general election. Is


it still a protest vote? it is. But not one that will go away. People


genuinely want to protest. They will want to protest at the general


election as well. The question will be, if and when they do win at


Westminster, do they do what the Greens do and fall apart because


their leader isn't so active in leading the policy and making sure


the structures are in place? What does one seat make do anyway? You


wrote a paper in the mirror after the local elections but it applies


to the European elections because there was a 33% turn out to the vote


and you made an interesting point that there is still 30 million


people in this country that didn't vote for any of this. In fact, they


didn't vote at all. When people like David Cameron say that we have the


message of the EU, are they correct? Of course not. They aren't


speaking to the populace. They haven't heard what we all think.


There are 46 million registered voters and only 16 million voted. If


they voted, it could be a different result. We don't know. They haven't


come out to vote. You wrote and local elections have a much lower


turnout than general elections. `` euro. They are just as important,


though they are seen as less than important. When we talk about a


surge in UKIP and landslides and that there is a earthquake in


British politics, there is actually an ever expanding sinkhole expanding


at all of these politician's feet, Farage, Cameron, Clegg, they have


had a kick in the face from voters, saying we are not interested in any


of you. If you are a disillusioned voter, there is the zest and that


you vote for UKIP. If you compare that with the total electorate,


fewer than one in ten people voted for UKIP. The other nine are still


disillusioned for some reason and are not coming out to vote for


anyone. That is a huge issue. If we cannot raise the turnout, and the


2010 general election turnout was only 65%, which was historically


low, there will be a lack of democracy. We can't criticise


countries like China, Saudi Arabia or Zimbabwe if in our own we don't


vote ourselves. Let's look at the Scotsman, there was a surprise


result. Even the UKIP candidate, David Coburn, looked surprised in


that photo. That is a great photo. They have won a seat for Scotland,


UKIP about. He goes to show that the more people that vote, the more


realistically vault can be, the more reflective it can be `` UKIP there.


The Scottish the SNP has always said that UKIP doesn't have a place in


Scottish politics and this proves it wrong. One year ago, Nigel Farage


was in Edinburgh and the reception was so hostile he had to take refuge


in a pub. Had to take refuge... Go to the Winchester and wait this one


out. It is clearly true that they find it much more difficult in


Scotland and there is a much less Eurosceptic, anti`immigration vote


there. Are they tapping into something we have seen in the rest


of the UK? Will this become a much larger part of Scottish politics? If


so, Alex Hammond's for your saying that they aren't various cottage


this lot, they are racist, won't work `` they aren't very Scottish.


They have had it up to here. It is interesting, a clever man so that


when the people reject the elite, the elite band of people, not


themselves for having turned people off voting, they say it is the


peoples vote for not agreeing with them, which is what Clegg is doing


today. To show how the picture of the European Union has changed


overnight. The Independent has a out. Is of Germany's first neo`Nazi


MEP. A lot of right`wing groups have managed to get seats. A lot of anti`


European establishment seats. It's not only the UK. Interestingly, in


the EU they are bad at cooperating with each other. One of the things


people have voted UKIP in in this country is that they hope that


perhaps they will withdraw us from the EU or do something about


immigration and open borders. If every UK seat in the European


Parliament were cooperating, that is still less than 10% of the total in


the EU bloc, therefore for Nigel or anyone else to control legislation


or block legislation, they have to form coalitions with other parties


in the EU. There has been a surge, but they haven't actually got that


much influence, have a? Not individually. They would have to


gang up together. They will coalitions between the far right


parties, the peoples party in Denmark, perhaps the Front National,


and then you wonder who you sit next to and who is OK and who isn't at


one point does the neo`Nazi vote become important `` People's Party.


The other important thing about the elections in Germany is that Angela


Merkel is an election winning machine. Her party actually won the


majority of the MEP vote. It is interesting what is happening in


France and Germany, particularly France, is that they are the two


countries seen as the drivers of the European Union. They are seen as the


country that supported and want it. `` support it. Let's look at the


front page of the Daily Telegraph. Nigel Farage's pint glass photo


there again. We will get to know a bit more about the leader of UKIP


from his wife. It is interesting. Someone has buttonholed Mrs Farage


at the victory party. It was ill`advised because of the people


you have that UKIP. The chances of someone saying something wrong in


UKIP during a party is quite high. He isn't like this at home


apparently, he is not extroverted. He drinks and smokes too much and


she worries he doesn't eat Ropley. He can't use a computer and most


interestingly, there is no time for a family life and they have four


children `` he doesn't eat properly. They watch him on the telly when


they want to see him. That is a bit mean. It is interesting. Is it a PR


gaffe masse warps, you have let Mrs Farage speak. Or, is it a well


calculator thing to do. `` PR gaffe? We a problem he has is that


he doesn't attract female voters. `` won the problem he has. If we see


him as a family man, or not one who sees his kids often, but if we see


his wife, his vulnerabilities... He goes to sleep when he comes home.


One thing we can be sure Roz is that from now on, UKIP will be under more


scrutiny than they ever have been `` we can be sure of. The level of


scrutiny in the media they have had. They aren't used to regular,


constant checking up on by local journalists, broadcast and print


journalists. We have to leave it there. Many thanks to Susie and


Ciaran. And, thanks to you for tuning in. Stay with us on BBC News.


At midnight, the political fallout of UKIP's success at the expense of


other parties in the European elections. Coming up next, it is


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