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Welcome to our lookahead at the papers. Let us take a look at the
front pages. The Daily Mail says police will seize the mobile phones
of every driver in a car crash. Almost half the population...
The Financial Times marks the economy returning to the size it was
before the financial crisis. The Guardian reports on expensive
housing developments segregating less wealthy neighbours.
The Times says the US is urgently investigating reports that Islamist
militants in Iraq have gotten I hold of surface`to`air vessels that can
bring down a commercial jet. The Scotsman pictures Daniel Wallace
with Scotland's seventh Commonwealth Games cold metal. `` gold medal.
And the mother of three might be to make `` a three`year`old who killed
her son. New missile threat raises fears for
airline passengers. It has only been a week since the Malaysian airlines
plane came down over the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Now the
US says it is looking into Islamist militants in Iraq who have managed
to obtain a surface`to`air missile. Extraordinary. Planes still fly over
areas where there is conflict. That is why this is a strong and striking
story. Of your paper. I should express an interest here. It says a
popular route passes over a key stronghold in the self declared
Islamic caliphate. It quotes a Lieutenant`Colonel, a former SS ``
SAS member. He makes an important point that civilian jets should not
fly over active war zones that could use high altitude air defence
systems. This is an issue of very serious concern. We are seeing the
level of civilian aircraft and harrowing images. This is something
that people will be deeply concerned about. One would expect air`traffic
control taking into account these concerns to change the roots of
aircraft so they did not go over these areas. It is about whether...
The United States is investigating whether they obtained the missiles.
There is no evidence they have. Intelligence sources are very
concerned. I am sure they are concerned about a lot of things.
They are investigating. It says the Pentagon has ordered American
special forces to confirm whether or not they possess these weapons. I am
not sure whether I am full of hope about what they will find. There is
a difference with Ukraine. The separatists had already shot down
planes. They had already shot down military planes. There is no
evidence that this will happen. I am not sure `` saying that they should
not take cautions. There will be extra fuel costs, and that is the
risk that airlines will need to make. Those are the airlines that
directed their planes away from the Ukraine and took the hit of the
extra costs. I am not saying it is not happening, but this is an
example of the newspaper moving the story along. Qualified credit. I
take that while it is on offer. Moving on to the express. Ed
Miliband, the only film style I'd like is Wallace, says Ed Miliband.
How much is a gamble is this? Saying, I am just an ordinary man?
That is probably a conscious uncoupling from the Tony Blair
years, where it is all sparkle. Ed Miliband is complaining about Ed ``
politicians talking about image. It is if few late for him to try and
convince the people that he is focusing on the material. But we
have got the election campaign, and this may turn people. People do not
like the idea that there political leaders are sleek. David Cameron has
spent too much time courting the media, commenting on things that he
should not. For me, the media of this is when Tony Blair was
commenting on the trail of a character who does not exist except
in Coronation Street. How much do you pander to what the papers tell
you you are interested in. I do not think Ed Miliband's image problem
has got much to do with people not thinking he has ideas of substance.
I agree with about half of that. Maybe 55%. The real problem is when
a politician is having to explain to the public why they are not terribly
keen on them. Ed Miliband is somebody we are not keen on the
moment. If you were to focus on substance, we would like more.
Ronald Reagan says when politicians have to make those kind explanations
about their image, they are losing. I think this is a risk for Ed
Miliband. I think Tony is right. It goes into the clear division at the
moment between David Cameron and Ed Miliband. What does he need to do?
He should start working on policy. If he wants to be seen as a policy
person, he should talk about policy. One thing that is really important
in politics is that voters are not stupid. I'm not saying Labour's
policies are stupid, just that you have to convince people that your
policies, no party and your leader are already fit for government. But
in the television age, the way you express policies and the way people
think about how you do that, the body language that you bring to
bear, all of that fits into an image that is going to generate a certain
reaction from the public and drive votes. Police will seize mobile
phones in every car crash in a crackdown on texting at the wheel.
It seems common sense. Is does. To my mind, it is a sensible policy.
Based on anecdotal evidence that I have seen, driving around the
streets of London, when people bump into you, it's often when they are
distracted by their phone. But looking at the evidence, there is
robust evidence coming out of America, that when California banned
the use of mobile phones in cars, it did not have a significant effect on
the number of accidents even when you look at traffic news and so on.
There are other surveys that present a slightly different picture. It
seems that the evidence is ambiguous. There is concern among
the police that they are seeing a rise in this. 40 years ago, you
would be surprised if you had crashed your car and the police
officer asked if you had been wearing your seatbelt or had been
drinking. Today, none of us would be surprised. Whether they have to
seize your phone... It might be in the records anyway. It might act as
a deterrent. The Guardian. Poor doors. The segregation of inner`city
flatulence. Poorer residents are being forced to use different
entrances in the same building. `` the segregation of inner`city flat
dwellers. I do see the point that people living in the same building
should use the same entrance. I take the point about community cohesion,
that we all live in the same society. That was only 55 minutes
that took! I'm material. I have been thinking about it. Now you can take
the we are all the same line. When developers are putting prime
developments in London, they often create social housing in a different
part of London. It is not just a different door to the development,
it is the social housing in a different part of the geography.
This apartheid has been going on for some time. The whole rationale for
having social housing among prime real estate is for social cohesion,
though people to mingle, for social barriers to break down and to create
mutual understanding. Even though developers essentially say that if
you share the common parts, the service charge for the socialising
will be higher, and they would say that, wouldn't they? It does hit at
the basic rationale of the policy. In London, the poorer rich have
always mixed cheek by jowl. Is a very stark bit of segregation, isn't
it? It is much to do with the way it is being reported. You have got half
in the `` you have got tough in the last hour. Esther McVey fears ending
up on welfare. We will probably see quite a bit of her in the run`up to
the election. She says she fears that she could fall on hard times
and end up living on benefits and she is calling for more tolerance
towards people who do claim benefits. This is quite a change in
the sort of... The Conservative approach to benefits claims. Iain
Duncan Smith, who has been making most of the running on this since
the election, has had a very different tone. There is often a
sense of vilification of people on benefits, on welfare, that they are
doing something wrong and are not self`reliant. And that has
stigmatised welfare. This is clearly an image thing. They have a woman
from the north of England, who speaks in a different way to Iain
Duncan Smith, saying that people on benefits need to be nurtured back
into work. It seems that independent of the tone, it is a sensible point.
In a modern and dynamic economy where people change jobs, most
people will end up on benefits at some point. And this is an important
way of making sure that people do not feel they are on the scrapheap,
that they have the opportunity to move on to something better. Isn't
it a bit late for that message? I think that the Tories have looked at
their market research and it has told them that this is affecting
them badly and they have decided to change the mood music, if not the
policy. How to squirm your way into Cambridge. Cambridge University
giving us access to videos of admission interviews that
prospective students have to go through to try to debunk the myths
of just how awful the process can be. You won't to Oxford, Matthew.
similarly nerve wracking. It was nerve wracking. I went to a state
school and never thought I would end up in Oxford. I was in a room with a
communist and a philosopher. It is intimidating if you are not used to
justifying an intellectual argument in front of two academics. We were
talking about employment and voluntary and involuntary
employment. One said if he were to put a gun to my head and then leave
this room or I will shoot you and you subsequently left, would that be
a voluntary or involuntary act? We spent the next half hour debating
the philosophical niceties of what constitutes a free act. Going back
to the story, it is a good idea to show people what it is like because
it can be intimidating and people should practice before they do it.
They do these days. Everything that is wrong with our political culture
in one anecdote. It tells you about the sort of people who write
for and read the Times. What do you mean? It is this classic... Why am I
reading and almost 5`page about one university in this
country? It is just the Oxford and Cambridge elite. And they
say is: We are Leeds. Thank you for joining us. And at midnight, we will
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