17/06/2014 The Papers


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north. All in all, it stays relatively quiet for the next few


days to come. And that will be the forecast right until the end of the


weekend. Welcome to BBC News. We will be


taking a look at what the papers are bringing us tomorrow in just a


moment. Let's have a look at the front page is now. The Telegraph has


what appears to be a reversal of medical advice for the taking of


aspirin to prevent strike. The paper is reporting that 1 million people


have been told not to take the medication if they have a particular


heart condition. A legal loophole that allows GCHQ to spy on British


People's Facebook Twitter messages. The same story is on the front of


the Mirror. GCHQ says that without surveillance, there would not be


adequate levels of intelligence. The Guardian has more detail about this


apparent loophole, reporting that GCHQ is considering certain social


media legally acceptable to monitor because the data lies outside Rajesh


borders. Cosmetic surgery is the `` outside UK borders. Cosmetic surgery


is on the front page of the Daily Mail. Jeremy Hunt says the procedure


should no longer be available on the NHS. And the Times says nurses are


calling for patients to be charged ?10 to see their GP. OK, we will


begin with the story on the front of the Financial Times. How ISIS charts


its brutality in an annual report. The Financial Times has a very


interesting thing about ISIS. Apparently, they have been


functioning like a corporation, issuing reports, and not exactly


collecting donations but telling their supporters what they plan to


do, how many cities they will take, and what their donors' money is


doing. This has been happening for two years. The Financial Times


appears to be both horrified and amused by this. This is something


quite new, to say the least, we're what we call a terrorist


organisation is acting almost like a corporate entity with a goal in


mind, which is actually to create a state. The question is this. If they


have been tracked like this for two years, why hasn't anybody done


anything about this? A lot of this information was found on memory


sticks in a raid in one of the areas they controlled in either northern


Iraq or Syria. I cannot remember which. But they found this


information and this was on that data. But they have been monitoring


this organisation for years. It is bizarre it has not come up. The


Financial Times is leading on this. If you have potentially millions of


dollars from outside donors funnelled into your organisation,


you have got to produce a report when you think about it, haven't


you? One thing we have been saying is that this neatly underlined the


fact that this is not some kind of ragtag army sweeping through the


Middle East. It's push through Iraq has been planned for several years


full of and here we have a few annual reports from the organisation


in which they set out metrics and essentially advertise to donors that


if you give us some money, this is what you can expect to get for it.


And there are some quite precise things they have. Assassinations, is


revised explosive devices and so on. It is the professionalisation of


terrorism. Amusing is the wrong word but it is the fact that we are


receiving metrics in terror and those are two things we don't


commonly associate in the same field and that is why it does feel a


little bit... And it is great for the Financial Times to put this on


their front. It is great but it also shows how we, Western journalists,


tend to show pictures of a particular aspect of terrorism and


this is actually deeply organised. And suddenly, we get the feeling


that this has burst onto the scene when of course it has been going on


for two years and has been planned. And it makes you think, why do we


get to this point? When ordinary people are being murdered,


basically, before anything is done. sleeper cells that are ready to pop


up, including Baquba, the place they were fighting over last night.


15,000 fighters spread across the country. You can expect relatively


detailed planning to have gone on in the part of the country that they


haven't... When you look at the other side as it were, a call to


arms very late or even children being called into the effort. Bouet


comedy effectively having a re` shuffle today. `` Nouri al`Maliki.


You would be very optimistic about the future for the country as it


stands. My point again is that this organisation has been tracked for


two years. Suddenly, all of this comes out on the front page. Let see


it other newspapers pick this up. This is something very, very new and


very precise. It also gives us an indication that this organisation


which is trying to create a state, it has branched out to people


outside of their entity and getting money from it and showing a return


for their money. It goes back to, why haven't we been watching this


before? This is their annual report, ISIS. On to the Times. A


Muslim man failed `` faces claims of corruption. We will remember the


case of on election night. Something odd was going on. We could tell that


was the case because of the enormous delays. You will remember on


European election night, holding up into higher country's


result. Here we are seeing the first indications of what might have gone


wrong. An independent is accused of having groups around the various


polling stations, perhaps hindering what was going on, allegations that


will be tested in the High Court. Nevertheless, the accusations have


been outlined today. It does feel like Tower Hamlets is a bit of an


electrical `` electoral entity. There are three political parties


that are concerned about what is going on. It is something that is


not understood outside of the area. It is a micro` political climate.


Few people have properly penetrated it, perhaps what is going on in the


High Court will judge that. If it is found that will be wrongdoing, the


election will be rerun. Was the mayor faces claims of corruption. Is


it because he is a Muslim? What is that about? The story is about, as


is said, the very complex entity that is Tower Hamlets. Why is this a


headline? Also the fact that he was born in Bangladesh, what has that


got to do with anything? The story does not tell you it has anything to


do with anything. This is the sort of thing that stirs are up the kind


of problems that we are having now. I don't agree with it. OK. Onto the


Independent. Millions living in overcrowded conditions. Because of


failure to build new homes. The side`effect of rising house prices


and people not being able to get on the housing market but those people


who do have houses are squashed in. I think being an immigrant myself,


one of the things that maybe I can help to understand is there is a


real attachment, particularly in England to green spaces. People


don't want houses and housing built on landscape, basically. One of the


problems is that a lot of land and space where houses could be built,


where they should be built are allowed to be built because people


do not want the space invaded. There is something that people don't want


to talk about because it is assumed or felt that everybody gets about.


That there, it is necessary for green space and landscapes. It will


was in a village in Yorkshire and people were talking about the ever


to see the vistas. That is at the bottom of all this. It is a cultural


thing that, I think people outside of the United Kingdom are


particularly, don't get. And that is really at the root of it and it is


not talked about directly. It is talked around. There is a lot of


space but people don't want that space built on. I am not saying it


is good or bad but I am saying it is not a question that people engage


with. It is about how much land, the law of land. Is that the problem, do


you think? That we are not prepared to go after greenbelt land, or brown


field sites. As a result, we will have problems building the houses we


need. Absolutely. The unwillingness to build on our tarnished land is


deep embedded in the psyche. You only have to look at the buildings


that are going up to no and do a random that they are much smaller


than previous housebuilding generations. Take an example from


Lewisham where I live. There is a big corporately owned block that is


being turned into housing. The planning application was for a whole


series of 1`bedroom flat. Then they realised they could get more money


if they converted those flats into studios. So there is no separate


bedroom. They could squeeze more money because the price per square


metre has gone up so much and that is the issue because you can squeeze


money out of people. Developers are building, basically, tiny little


rabbit hutch is. They are within the law. The measurements and


specifications for properties are legally... It also has to do with a


deep antipathy to the city and to urban space which is also part of


the culture in this country. I live in the west end. Near Oxford Street


and the same thing is happening. There was a huge baby`boom at the


beginning of the century. This is going to have to be faced. I think


the question is whether or not local councils are feeling they can stand


up to developers when they say, they want to shrink the size of the


properties and squeeze more money. That is where the relationship is


quite interesting and Ricky largely uncovered. That takes us to the


Daily Telegraph. Average house is ten times the salary of most people.


So, you know, one of these rabbit hutch houses, the booklet afford


anyway. This is a bit about the device. A man who goes to Singapore


and is guided his accent because the taxi drivers turn around and ask


him, where should I buy in London? Because they argued in Help to Buy.


This is something people aren't talking about. This is very


dangerous. George Osborne has been warned about this by the IMF. In


saying that we are in a situation where we are getting very close to


it becoming untenable. Banks are starting to increase the ratio of


salary to lending. This is where we are, we are a culture where bricks


and mortar... This matters because in the next fortnight, the Bank of


England will increase the amount of money you can borrow. It will feel


like an interest rate rise through the backdoor but of course, that


only affect households rather than businesses because it is pushing up


the cost of growing for people blocking them from getting


mortgages. This is why this kind of story matters because you simply


won't be able to extend your salary to have a mortgage that big. This is


the kind of thing that... He flip`flops about interest rates,


Mark Carney. I am not sure we have got to the bottom of what he is


like. That is interesting! Explained. We have got, Mark Carney


came in with a big idea where he would give an indication of when


interest rates would rise. Forward guidance was based on an implement


than it turned out unemployment so he replaced it with fuzzy guidance


and that didn't work. He said, whatever happens, I will not raise


interest rates. Many said, there an interest rate rise around the


corner. The markets have reacted with confusion and some panic. I am


not sure he is the genius that he said he was. If he raises the


interest rate, something like a million people will be in trouble.


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