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Jadeja during their altercation during the first test between


England and India. Welcome to our look ahead to what


the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me here in London is


Craig Woodhouse, political correspondent for the Sun.


And in our Glasgow studio, Jean Freeman from Women for Independence.


Time for a look at the front pages. On the Daily Mirror, bomb terror at


38,000 feet. The paper describes the moment RAF


jets were scrambled to escort a passenger plane after a bomb hoax.


The Times shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry


walking through a field of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London.


The Daily Mail says six out of ten chickens on sale at supermarkets


carry a dangerous bug, which causes food poisoning.


The Express warns that energy bills may soar as suppliers scramble to


make up for a dip in their profits. After today's shock resignation by


the Conservative minister Baroness Warsi, the Telegraph says she's


warning another minister may follow her lead.


And the Guardian says Alastair Darling landed a barrage of blows on


First Minister Alex Salmond in tonight's televised referendum


debate. No surprise, then, that the debate


features heavily on some of the front pages. But there is more


analysis on the inside pages as well. Also, the resignation over


Gaza. That is the front page on the Times, which also speculates that


this may just be the beginning. That is what Baroness Warsi indicated in


her rather inflammatory exit interview she gave yesterday


evening. Interestingly, the Times says Dominic grieve, the former


Attorney General, who was axed in the reshuffle recently, has come out


in favour of Baroness Warsi's position. In her resignation, she


said that the Council of some of the more moderate figures like Dominic


Grieve 's and Ken Clarke had been missing in the last few weeks.


Clearly, there is a rift. Nick Clegg and Vince Cable have come out


strongly in favour of suspending arms exports to Israel. This is not


just a Tory party war but a war within the coalition. When things


like this bubble up in the summertime, when everyone is on


recess, they take a while to get going. But this one has got going


very quickly. How do people read into this? Do people care? What


people care about is when they think that parties are divided and split.


There is a lot of evidence that voters do not like division within


parties or, in this case, it looks like not only within a party but


within the two parties of government. I think that is what


people care about. Of course, people will care about what is going on in


Israel and in Gaza and have opinions on that but I think that the impact


this will have is more on the unsettling nature of division in the


UK government. I also think the point about things like this


happening in the summertime, absolutely, it has certainly grown


legs and run quite fast. Debates like this are harder to close down


this summer as well because there is not much else happening and the


Prime Minister is on holiday, so he is not there to get a grip of it and


take control or even appear and make statements and so on. It feels


well`planned, well timed and therefore deliberate. I think what


has been happening over the last few days, she did not have much option


in that timing. She the World War I commemorations that


have been going on. She earliest point she could do it and


she knew that David Cameron was on his way to Portugal. This is your


newspaper's headline. It is quite clever. Again, it hints at some


insight into the internal discussions going on at the ten


Downing Street, if anyone is around, of course. Indeed. David Cameron


seems to be cursed that whenever he leaves the country, something big


happens. He was in Africa when his constituency was flooded. He was


under attack for that at the time. He was on holiday shortly after the


horrific murder of Lee Rigby. And here he is, looking at fish. And we


have the caption, gutted, underneath a picture of David Cameron and a


picture of a fish, just as one of his main ministers walked out. If he


wanted to give a statement from Portugal, it might give this story


too much credence. He is dammed if he does and dammed if he doesn't. Do


you admire someone who was hailed by David Cameron as Britain's first


female Muslim Cabinet minister? Do you admire what she has done today,


making a stand? I admire any politician who acts out of beliefs


and principles. If that is what has happened today, that is worthy of


admiration. sensibly cynical about politicians


and their motivations, so I will withhold my judgement until I see


more about what happens here. That is a good point. This might not end


up dabbling `` damaging the government too much. People won't


mind if a person stands down because they have to look in the mirror


every day and... Let's look at the other main story in the papers, the


referendum debate in Scotland. The Daily Mail is calling it. Darling


wins debate as crowd turns on Alex Salmond. Yes. And with all due


respect, it is something of a classic Daily Mail headline in that


there were a few seconds when the audience, not the crowd, the


audience in the venue expressed their displeasure at the first


minister. There were also other occasions when the audience


expressed uncomplimentary views of Alistair Darling. It was a bit...


But it is accurate. They did express displeasure. Whether that warrants a


headline to say that the crowd has turned on Alex Salmond, I'm less


sure. This is the problem with these election debates. Similarly with


leadership debates before elections. The one between Nick Clegg and Nigel


Farage. Everyone is desperate to reach a judgement immediately on who


won and who lost and what they key moments were. That is partly the


reason why David Cameron says he does not want the same format this


time around. This ends up being dominated by who said this and who


said that. Sometimes, it's just a couple of seconds either way that


can determine the entire coverage. Head`to`head battle. Alex Salmond


and Alistair Darling in a head`to`head battle. It is fair to


say that it was a heated debate and made interesting television. Yes,


and that is exactly what we want. That is the point of them. Alistair


Darling has been criticised as the grey man, the man with no notions.


He came across much better and gave as good as he got. I agree. You


found it engaging and heated? It was. Not merely passionate enough


for my liking at times but in terms of Alistair Darling's performance,


he is criticised and characterised as being dull and boring and in


fairness, he was quite energised and animated and he stuck to the script


and made his points. In that sense, it was not all. Admittedly, you have


seen more of it than we have. It is on our Parliament channel tomorrow


at seven o'clock because there were problems with the streaming on the


internet, so not everybody could get it. So, you are our expert tonight


on whether it was heated or not. Moving on to the Guardian will stop


aspirin could cut cancer rates. We seem to get a lot of these Tories.


In some sense, we must be careful that we do not read into possible


breakthroughs. I'm always sceptical whenever I see some thing could cut


or cause cancer. We often get all the same thing can do both. This


does seem to be a fairly authoritative study pointing to some


significant health benefits in terms of bowel cancer, cancer of the


oesophagus, other stomach cancers. It is if you take a small dose of


aspirin over a long period of time for 50`64 `year`olds. The older you


get, the better the health benefits for you. It is a slight gamble,


however, because for every 15 or 17 lives it will save, some people will


die from the risk of stomach bleeds and strokes, so it is a calculated


gamble. As always, consult your GP. How much do you read into these


revelations? I agree very much with what has just been said. You have to


read the entire article, if you like. Sometimes, you will get that


kind of headline and when you actually read the story, what has


happened is that researchers have got to the next stage in their


research and there is an indication that suggest that such and such a


thing might be helpful. This is a bit different but I think that with


all of these things, you have to read past the headline and then


consult your GP because all drugs are individually dependent on what


else you have going on, whether it is your weight, your exercise or any


other conditions that you have. You have to be careful and not just jump


out and start buying aspirin. The doctor who conducted the study said


that aspirin looks to be the most important thing we can do to reduce


cancer after stopping cancer `` after stopping smoking and reducing


obesity and would probably be much easier to increment. Those other


things are more important to do but we are so lazy and so bad at giving


up smoking but it might be easier just to take an aspirin before bed


everyday. A reminder today that we are still under threat and there is


still tension about our safety from terrorist attacks. We don't have to


tell people where you are, in Glasgow, about the threat from


terrorist attacks because you had the attack at Glasgow Airport some


time ago. The Mirror is focusing on this story, dedicating its entire


front page. Yes. There are two aspects to this. The interesting


thing for me about this story is how quickly both the airline and


particularly the aircrew and our security forces reacted to this and


dealt with it. That is a good thing and reassuring. And the risk of them


is that because it was like that and nothing bad came of it, we need to


be careful not to become too blase about it and think that this kind of


threat cannot be carried through with catastrophic consequences.


However, it is an important story. I think it has to be given some


context and we have to be grateful that the security forces and the


aircrew and the airline reacted so well to it and remain vigilant to


those kinds of threats and such possibilities. Terrifying if you are


sitting on an aircraft and you see a fighter jet flying by the side. You


know what it is therefore. Yes, absolutely. And the reason why this


story took off is that everyone has a high`quality camera in their


pockets. We had a man filming the RAF jet through the window, we had


people in gardens in the Manchester area forming the entire thing, and


this was all happening before the aircraft even landed! It was


absolutely amazing in terms of speedy coverage. We have time to


look at the Daily Express. Energy bills soar by ?130. Energy is one of


the big issues at the heart of the referendum debate. Who will pay and


how much will it cost? Where will it come from? It is a big worry. And


this is such a classic story because the argument that is being presented


for the possibility that energy prices will rise is that the


companies concerned did not do so well because we had a warm winter.


If we had a cold winter, that would have been their argument for doing


it as well. I think that there has to be much more serious examination


of our energy use and energy resource in the country. Let us get


away from the capacity of private sector companies to make such a


degree of profit and to jiggle around prices, which causes enormous


misery to ordinary, working people, who really, for them, the idea that


price hike is a significant worry as we head into winter. Thank you. All


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