13/06/2014 The Papers


13/06/2014

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and I suspect it will feel quite warm. `` high pressure.

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Welcome to our look ahead to the morning papers. This is your

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starter. You get the main course later. Thank you very much to you

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both for being here tonight. The front pages, then. The crisis in

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Iraq is the main story in The Independent. The Telegraph reports

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that the SAS may be deployed in the Iraq conflict. The times says the

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Ministry of Justice is scrambling to recruit enough prison officers to

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deal with the prisoners in Britain's jails. The Daily Mail

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claims a big rise in applicants for passports from migrants is

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contributing to the problem at the Home Office. Stephen Sutton has been

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included in the birthday honours list in the Daily Mirror. And The

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Guardian shows the honour awarded to the actress Angelina Jolie. So we

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begin with Iraq and we will take a look at the headline from The

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Independent. Iran now makes its move. Old enough to remember that

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Iran and Iraq spent a long time at war with each other. So peculiar to

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read a headline like this. Absolutely. Also some countries were

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sucked in and it went on for a long time but it is beginning to look a

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bit more `` more and more like that as an analogy. You have Syria

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involved, Turkey, now even troops from Iran and advising

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al`Maliki government on how to stop this Sunni terror group from

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advancing towards Baghdad. It is getting more and more complex and

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being more and more difficult for Western powers to judge how they

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intervene or whether they should intervene at all. `` becoming more

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and more difficult. That is the odd thing, for America to be watching

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and thinking, we don't want to send ground

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surveillance. But Iran might be the one local power which could help

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Iraq out. Exactly. I also remember those pictures of the Iran`Iraq war

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from my childhood. I watched John Kerry, the Secretary of State in

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America, earlier talking about this. I watched the live news conference.

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And he painted a picture which I don't recognise. And he was saying

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that they all need to do more to put sectarian differences aside. And he

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was talking about the country coming together to fight this Islamic State

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of Iraq and this terrorist group. I just get the sense that that is not

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what the various members of this country want to do. They want to

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advance their own religion or their own version of their religion and

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their own power bases, and when I look at the mess being created, one

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wonders how much this has to be blamed on foreign policy mistakes of

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the past from the West. From a very long time ago. From the very

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creation of Iraq, which was always ridden, since its current boundaries

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were drawn up, I sectarian tensions? Yes. These were drawn up... It is

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the straight lines. Yes. And those have been disregarded as these

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countries were created and it looks like Iraq could be at risk of

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breaking apart. And there is a terrible irony for the US in the

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present scenario because they have been at odds with the Iranian regime

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quite forcefully over the past arcade also, and very against

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Al`Qaeda. `` past decade or so. So do they intervene or do they let

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them get on with it? Very fraught, complex and difficult decisions in

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the days ahead. For America, I think. Yes. The Daily Telegraph the

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SAS could be sent in to help the Iraqi army. Obama macro considering

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air strikes. `` Barack Obama. It seems this group which has carried

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out some truly horrifying atrocities, if an atrocity can be

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anything but that, they have taken people by surprise with their recent

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progress towards Baghdad. I think it is the speed. They are not that far

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from Baghdad but also from Turkey, they are 68 miles from the Turkish

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border. Turkey is supposed to be one of the friends in the West `` of the

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West in the region. It now has the mess of Syria and Iraq on its

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borders. In terms of the story of the SAS possibly being sent in, can

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I just suggested is overwritten `` suggest it is? You may! Well,

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firstly, if they were going to get involved, with The Daily Telegraph

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no? The point is, no one knows! And then tucked in there, the Foreign

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Secretary "gave no details". That is the clue. And then in 2011, the SAS

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advise rebels. So that is despite Cameron saying no boots on the

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ground. I am sorry, Richard Spencer, Middle East correspondent, and Peter

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Foster in Washington, I think that could be overwritten. But they

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grabbed our attention in our review! Let's move on to the Daily Mirror.

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And the Queen's birthday honours list being released tonight. And

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hero MBE. Here we have on the front of the Daily Mirror a picture of

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Stephen Sutton, the teenage fundraiser, who, despite suffering

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cancer, raised nearly ?4 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and he has

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been included in the birthday honours. And this will be welcomed

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by so many people. Yes. He captured the imagination of everyone with his

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fortitude and activism and his courage in the face of this illness.

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And this sort of thing really gives the honours system a good name.

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There are a lot of celebrities and people where you think, well, do

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they need an honour? They are doing their jobs! And getting paid a lot

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to do it! But let's give the an honour anyway `` and honour anyway!

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But he also did that before he died as well. I am impressed he raised

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money for the Teenage Cancer Trust because if you look at the health

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system, it is set up to deal with children and with adults. But where

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it often fails is the particular emotional demands of teenagers which

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are neither one nor the other. I know the Marston, the cancer

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hospital in South London, set up a specific teenage unit because it

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recognised the need to take care of teenagers differently than adults.

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`` the Marston. Especially those with a life`threatening illness. So

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how do we feel, then, about an honorary dame for the actress

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Angelina Jolie? For her work on rate as a weapon of war. We have seen her

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in London this week repeatedly with William Hague tried to bring our

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attention to this. Is this a good thing? She doesn't have to do it,

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does she? She uses her celebrity to do something positive and that is

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clearly something she feels an emotional attachment to, that also

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politicians like to hang out with celebrities. I think William Hague

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has enjoyed it. That's the papers for this are. We will be back again

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at 11:25pm with them and the ways for another look at the front pages.

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Coming up next, it is time for sports day. Welcome to sports day.

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Coming up, a World Cup wake`up call. Reigning champions Spain are

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thrashed by the

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