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praise on his new players, plus all the highlights from the Diamond
League athletics in Rome. But is in 15 minutes after the papers.
Welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will bring us tomorrow.
With us, a contributing editor for Esquire magazine John Harrison and
Lynn Faulds Wood. Let's start with those front pages. The FT leads with
the news that the European Central Bank has cut the deposit interest
rate to below zero in an unprecedented move to encourage
lending. The Telegraph has more on President
Obama stepping into the debate over Scotland's future, while a photo of
a D`Day veteran on in Normandy beach dominates the front page. The same
image is the Metro's front`page, with the simple message, thank you.
The Guardian has an exclusive interview with Jean`Claude Yunker,
the front runner to become European Commission president, in which he
says he will not beg Britain for the job.
An image of a D`Day veteran dominates the temp won's front`page
`` it dominates the Daily Mail's front`page. Arrested for having a
fat kid is the Sun's headline, clipping the parents of an
11`year`old boy were questioned by police after their son weighed in at
15 stone. Let's begin with the foreign
intervention, as it is being described, possibly an unwelcome
one, in the Daily Telegraph. Is urges Scotland not to leave
extraordinary union. Lin, you are bound to have a comment on this.
Well, he was asked this question at the G7 press conference, standing
beside David Cameron. And he just reacted and said, it is up to the
folks of Scotland. I don't think he meant it to be as strong as it is.
Well, people are looking for the nuances in these things. He talks
about the need for a strong and United UK. Everyone is looking at
the word United. It could be united in lots of ways. I don't think he
stepped into this, he has been yanked into it. This was not a
calculated intervention, I don't think. He has mouth some platitudes
about strength and unity, which is what presidents do. The interesting
thing to me is that Alec Salmond, very adroit at being able to turn
anything to his advantage, has responded in a very low`key way. He
has not said this is an affront to Scotland, stop interfering. He
borrowed the catchphrase, yes, we can. So I think people are more
exercised about the notion of a president discussing something in a
foreign country than the substance of what he said. I don't think this
will make any difference. It will not sway anybody? I don't think so.
If David Cameron does the Scots, don't vote for independence, they
will all say, sorry, up yours, we will do what we like. Are we allowed
to say that? I don't know. A bit rude. But the Scots are a very
independent minded lot. That does not mean they will vote for
independence, but if you tell them not to, they will do it. The idea
that a politician as skilled as President Obama is being dragged
into something and is being conscious of what he might be asked
and how he needs to do is bond, is that not naive of him? Well, he had
a lot of things to think about. But he was standing about David Cameron
`` next to David Cameron. Well, he could be interpreted as saying,
stick together, folks. But if you look at his words, they are not that
strong. If he wanted to make a strong in detention, he would have
been a lot less opaque about it. He would have been very clear and said,
we want Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom. So the idea that
it will anger Scots because it was an unsolicited intervention from
abroad will not fly? It does not seem to have angered Scots. Alex
Salmond handled it in his usual good way by saying yes, we can, and
linking it back to Obama. I think Alex Salmond will be delighted,
because it has elevated the issue to the international stage. For a day!
Something else will be along in a minute. The no campaign has welcomed
the president's contrition. That could mean anything. `` his
contribution. There is a poster of him as the flying Scotsman. Somebody
has said, does that mean lying Scotsman? It is amazing what a
picture can do for your reputation. Staying with the Daily Telegraph,
there is an extraordinary photograph on the front. It is a man who is an
89`year`old veteran, one of many taking part in the commemorations on
the Normandy beach chairs, revisiting gold be shut. `` Gold
Beach. It is a fantastic image and an opportunity for people to say
thank you to the few hundred veterans who are still left. It is a
beautiful photograph. It is incredibly moving. The fact that the
weather is so good has also lent a magical quality to these pictures.
This is one of the things we can all unite around. When you look at the
state of European politics and the fractiousness of it, you look at
this time when we could all agree on something. There was a national
purpose. And in the Daily Telegraph, it says he was there at 19. He said,
we landed on the beach and saw this pile of blankets there. We just had
one over us and went to sleep, because they were not ready to run
up the hill yet and be shot at. I thought, that is amazing, a
19`year`old being there for a start, and then just go to sleep on the
beach until they were ready. They are under play what they did. They
are so sanguine about it. This is our grandparents and our fathers'
generations. Those are the kinds of people they were. There is a
poignancy to this anniversary, because in ten years' time, it will
be very different. Loss of the book will not be there. There is an
extent to which this is the last elevation of this kind we will see.
That adds an extra dimension to it. And one of the chaps was saying when
they ran up the hill being shot at, we had a few skirmishes. They just
talk about it like that when they were people dying all around. It was
the turning point. Let's move on to the FT. Mario Bergoglio from the
European Central Bank made a historic rate cut to stave off
deflation. Interest rate have now dropped so low that they are under
0%. They don't want the banks stashing their money with the
European Central Bank any more and getting any interest. They want the
banks to spend the money. They are putting 400 billion into the banks
to lend to businesses to get Europe moving. But if we remember in
Britain, when we gave the banks money to get businesses going, they
sat on the money. So I hope they are doing something in Europe to make
sure the same does not happen. The negative interest rate means it
costs you money to keep your money on deposit. I did not realise this
was possible. Apparently, you can. Didn't they do this in Japan a while
back, when their economy was in a mess? They had gone to 0%, and that
they had to drop it even further because they were very concerned. To
an economic elite at like me, I feel I am being softened up in the UK for
rising interest rates. We are hearing loss of stories about the
inevitable rise in interest rates and that people will not be able to
handle it. This is Europe heading in the other direction, lowering
interest rates. I am in literature in economics, but it looks like I am
in literature in economics, but it looks like a Dover agents `` a
diverges between what is happening in the UK and the Eurozone. The
Guardian still has a European flavour. You mentioned Jean`Claude
Junker, described as the embattled and runner to head the EU executive.
He says he will not come begging to Britain for the top job. On BBC News
tonight, I think I saw him being rather rude by journalist who asked
him a legitimate question, what about Britain? And he snapped at
him. He was the lead runner before the elections across Europe, which
showed that there is considerable anxiety about Europe continuing the
way it has. These people should realise that they work for us. We
don't work for them. They have to understand that we want change in
Europe. Every country that voted signalled that. Stop heading that
way when a journalist asks a question. It shows such a tin ear
for the way European politics is moving. Even pro`Europeans recognise
that there has to be reform. moving. Even pro`Europeans recognise
that there Those behind the European project want to see it become more
responsive. You don't want to see someone strutting around, saying, I
do want to be forced to get on my knees before the British. What
bothers me is the British press campaign. Something got lost in
translation. There are some ground people in Brussels who think that
they are above their station. If this chap is going to behave like
that as well, let's get a woman in. I am sure there are grand women in
Europe who are just as bad. They are wholly nice people. Fair enough.
Vodafone reveals mass state surveillance. They have revealed the
existence of secret wires that allow Government agencies to listen to all
the conversations on its networks, saying they are widely used in 29
countries that they operate in. Are we surprised? I am not surprised.
Liberty so they are terrified. I am not at all surprised. I am not sure
be doing better at combating be doing better at combating
terrorism and criminals? We are not doing badly at combating terrorism.
It is better than it could have been. This is Guardian catnip.
Julian Assange, surveillance state, the perfect story. But if it is true
it is great they get it. I am surprised it is so small. We were
talking about this earlier. With the best will in the world, it will not
deliver the best pictures. It is hard to beat what you are seeing on
the page. It is interesting that it continues their campaign about state
surveillance and cross state surveillance. Whether we can get to
the bottom of this and find out something new is happening, I don't
know. Doesn't this seem like something we haven't already seen
previously? I have not seen Vodafone admitting it and apparently it is
huge that they are admitting it. If it is happening with Vodafone,
surely it is happening with other networks. They have had to admit it
for the article but it is a risk because people will try and decide
who to go with. They might not choose Vodafone because they think
they are being listened to. I don't care if people listen to me because
I am not saying anything interesting. They have proactively
released it almost as a kind of gambit against this continuing
surveillance. The things they have asked today, they have publicised it
because these are the things governments are asking them to do.
Going back to the Telegraph, why hungry men like a super`sized lover.
Men find the kind of voluptuous figure for which Rubens was famed
attractive when they are packaged. Is this a reason not to go on a
diet? I am on the slim side so I don't think I want to join in this.
If I had that kind of figure, I would make sure that my man ate
dinner before going out with him possibly. Does this ring true for
you? It is a new one on me. In our currently well fed society, this
could account for the popularity of the Kate Moss type, the extremely
slim female. Maybe. Maybe it is one of those weird surveys. And what do
women go for? If you have skipped a meal, you go for a larger man. It is
equal, not just men. That is it for this hour. But they will be back
with us at 11:30pm for another look at the stories making the front
pages. Stay with us on BBC News. At 11 o'clock, President Obama's
intervention in the debate about Scottish independence. Coming up
next: Sportsday. I'm Nick Marshall`McCormack.
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