08/08/2014 The Papers


08/08/2014

No need to wait to see what's in the papers - tune in for a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 08/08/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

his attempt to get a fourth major title. The wet weather in Manchester

:00:00.:00:00.

hampers English cricket. But first, look at the papers.

:00:00.:00:13.

Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

:00:14.:00:16.

With me are Louise Court, Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan

:00:17.:00:20.

and Sue Matthias, Editor of the Financial Times Weekend Magazine.

:00:21.:00:26.

Hello and welcome to both of you. Let's look at the front pages.

:00:27.:00:32.

Several of them have the US air strike on the front. The Daily

:00:33.:00:40.

Telegraph quotes sources who said that Britain has not ruled out air

:00:41.:00:46.

strikes. The Times newspaper has the same front page photo. The Daily

:00:47.:00:50.

Mirror says members of the SAS have been sent into Iraq. The independent

:00:51.:00:58.

newspaper leads with a front`page photo of President Barack Obama as

:00:59.:01:04.

he speaks to the King of Jordan. The Daily Mail looks at guidance from a

:01:05.:01:07.

health advisory body on the safety of drinking alcohol or two days in a

:01:08.:01:12.

row. The Daily Express warns of severe weather in the days ahead.

:01:13.:01:23.

Let's begin. The decision to mount error strikes on Iraq. The Daily

:01:24.:01:29.

Telegraph suggests that Britain is considering are strikes to avert

:01:30.:01:33.

genocide in Iraq. We know that written has committed to providing

:01:34.:01:38.

humanitarian aid and only America is involved in error strikes. The

:01:39.:01:44.

suggestion that Britain might change its mind depending on what happens

:01:45.:01:49.

on the ground. `` error strikes. This is a complete turnaround. David

:01:50.:01:55.

Cameron says he will help that humanitarian aid but not in a

:01:56.:02:00.

military way. The Daily Telegraph stakes its claim here. It says it is

:02:01.:02:07.

possible that we could get involved in... Military action. It was not

:02:08.:02:15.

long ago when the United States turned down a request from Nouri

:02:16.:02:18.

al`Maliki to intervene when Mosul cell. `` fell. Now the situation is

:02:19.:02:29.

such that he cannot ignore it any longer? I think that is the case.

:02:30.:02:36.

Barack Obama was quite clear that they did not want to go in until

:02:37.:02:40.

there had been a change of government. That does not seem like

:02:41.:02:50.

it is imminent now. But the United States is in a position where they

:02:51.:02:56.

had no option but to intervene. We do not know what the politics of

:02:57.:03:00.

this is in the background but certainly there has been pressure on

:03:01.:03:03.

Mary al malachite to be more inclusive. The argument is that

:03:04.:03:09.

divisions in the country have led to the rise of this Sunni Muslims

:03:10.:03:18.

group. President Obama has said he cannot sit back and watch while

:03:19.:03:23.

genocide takes place. He said he is not going to be drawn into a war and

:03:24.:03:27.

will not send troops out there but I think it is impossible to see how

:03:28.:03:32.

the whole thing well on hold. I think because ISIS... They are not

:03:33.:03:39.

going to stop at anything. Barack Obama says the US will have a turn

:03:40.:03:45.

of often and there is only so far that they will go. `` a button that

:03:46.:03:56.

they will turn off. There was a suggestion that if chemical weapons

:03:57.:03:58.

had been used in Syria, there would be a line that had crossed but the

:03:59.:04:02.

United States still decided against error strikes. But eventually you

:04:03.:04:11.

have to act. That is correct. So far, seems to be general support for

:04:12.:04:18.

what the United States is doing. There is not a huge amount of

:04:19.:04:23.

criticism. My own paper, the Financial Times, in its leader

:04:24.:04:26.

tomorrow morning, calls the action risky correct. There is a genuine

:04:27.:04:35.

chance that Kurdistan could be completely overrun. Iraq could be

:04:36.:04:43.

completely overrun. They also point out in the leader that the US has a

:04:44.:04:50.

mandate. It has been asked to intervene by Iraq. Apparently, it is

:04:51.:04:57.

justified in doing so under the UN right to protect. Let's look at the

:04:58.:05:04.

Independent newspaper. Barack Obama is speaking to the King of Jordan on

:05:05.:05:12.

the telephone in the Oval Office. The Islamic State group now in

:05:13.:05:18.

charge of parts of Iraq and Syria as well. The headline talks about

:05:19.:05:33.

launching air strikes. It will be interesting to hear what happened in

:05:34.:05:37.

that conversation. You would love to be a fly on the wall, wouldn't you?

:05:38.:05:42.

I was going to say there is the issue of oil. A number of oil

:05:43.:05:48.

companies have withdrawn. There has to be some way of going around this.

:05:49.:06:04.

I am not sure about this right now. The markets are obviously very

:06:05.:06:09.

rattled by Fortis happening. I think the companies are worried about the

:06:10.:06:14.

safety of their essential personnel. `` by what is happening. They are

:06:15.:06:24.

making progress. Prices on the European and Asian markets dropped

:06:25.:06:27.

because of what is happening. There is particular concern and people are

:06:28.:06:33.

speaking out about the protection of Christians in particular. The fact

:06:34.:06:38.

that this ethnic group, the UCD sect, many women have even taken. ``

:06:39.:06:48.

the Yazidi. People have had to flee to the mountain without food and

:06:49.:06:55.

water. An extraordinary story and it throws light on to this particular

:06:56.:07:00.

group. They have targeted by Islamic State for their religious

:07:01.:07:07.

background. Apparently they are accused of being devil worshippers

:07:08.:07:16.

by Islamic State. This is a kind of misinterpretation of their faith.

:07:17.:07:30.

The latest story from I think, the Ministry of health, is that hundreds

:07:31.:07:38.

of women have been taken captive in Mosul. Let's move on to the murder.

:07:39.:07:52.

`` to the Daily Mirror. The SAS have been sent into Iraq but how do they

:07:53.:07:58.

know that? I suppose it makes sense that you would have a corporate

:07:59.:08:04.

operation. I am sure. `` eight corporate operation. `` an

:08:05.:08:13.

undercover operation. Let's move on to the Daily Mail. Do not have a

:08:14.:08:18.

drink two days running. Latest advice from a health crime go. `` a

:08:19.:08:27.

health group. On a Friday night, here we are, not having a dropped! I

:08:28.:08:34.

am here until the very small hours and not a drop ball pass my lips!

:08:35.:08:50.

This not a drop will have my lips. Gerald Howarth says the advice is

:08:51.:08:55.

completely unrealistic! People have the common sense to know how to look

:08:56.:09:00.

after themselves. For him, the idea of not having a drink two days in a

:09:01.:09:06.

row is out of the question. What is interesting is that it sets a

:09:07.:09:09.

completely different tone from all of the other front pages. It has got

:09:10.:09:16.

a fairly light`hearted health story. It has a massive emotion for rather

:09:17.:09:23.

nice spring flowers and for the start of the football season. ``

:09:24.:09:30.

massive emotion. Why do you think they have done that? They stand

:09:31.:09:35.

apart from the doom and gloom. The Daily Mail understands its readers

:09:36.:09:40.

very well. It will probably sell more papers. They are probably more

:09:41.:09:48.

concerned about not being able to drink two days in a row! I wonder

:09:49.:09:55.

some days about the public appetite for what is happening in Iraq. We

:09:56.:10:00.

look at them all of the time, of course, that is what we do, but do

:10:01.:10:05.

other people want to hear about it? It is very difficult. There are wars

:10:06.:10:11.

going on on almost three fronts and the news is a mitigating. Your taxi

:10:12.:10:18.

driver on the way in says will you be talking about the war tonight?

:10:19.:10:22.

And you said which one? There is that much conflict to choose from.

:10:23.:10:29.

You cannot fail to be struck by the fact that the bestselling Saturday

:10:30.:10:37.

newspaper focuses on avoiding the story of the day. We are

:10:38.:10:43.

traditionally the new silly season and there are not any stories! This

:10:44.:10:48.

is a silly season front page and it is not silly season at all. There

:10:49.:10:54.

are more stories than usual. Are we turning into a nanny state? They do

:10:55.:11:04.

not say how much she can drink! Do not drink a bottle of wine! That is

:11:05.:11:11.

a good idea. It is undeniable that deaths and illnesses from liver

:11:12.:11:14.

disease are growing. Deaths from things like cancer and heart disease

:11:15.:11:19.

are dropping. There is probably a bit of truth in there. Let's move

:11:20.:11:27.

on. Let's look at The Daily Express and they are also avoiding the

:11:28.:11:32.

situation in the Middle East. Storms mayhem and The Met office issues a

:11:33.:11:37.

severe weather warning. Sunday is going to be an unpleasant day. It

:11:38.:11:47.

could have been worse if the storm had travelled further north. We do

:11:48.:11:52.

not know where it is going and we know that The Daily Express likes a

:11:53.:11:56.

weather story. The readers do as well. They say there is a 60% chance

:11:57.:12:03.

that we will get it but if you go onto their website, there is a story

:12:04.:12:07.

about the end of days because there will be a huge moon that apparently

:12:08.:12:13.

will make the weather even worse. Nostradamus wrote about this some

:12:14.:12:18.

time ago. Let's look at the Daily Telegraph again. Another story that

:12:19.:12:27.

is interesting. The suggestion that collection boxes, postboxes will be

:12:28.:12:36.

collected earlier as part of Royal Mail you restructuring. ``

:12:37.:12:43.

restructuring. I have done that race around trying to find the collection

:12:44.:12:54.

box for the last posting of the day. Letters are doing very badly for

:12:55.:12:57.

Royal Mail because nobody sends them and everyone is online. Since the

:12:58.:13:05.

sale of Royal Mail, the business is doing better but they aren't doing

:13:06.:13:12.

well delivering packages. `` they are doing well. Internet shopping.

:13:13.:13:18.

The days of the postbox might be numbered. There are a lot of people

:13:19.:13:26.

who do not rely on the Internet. I am thinking about older people who

:13:27.:13:30.

do not shop online. They depend on letters. Or getting your passport

:13:31.:13:43.

delivered. There are certain things that still come in the post. You are

:13:44.:13:47.

saying it was not cost effective because there are still matters to

:13:48.:13:50.

be collected, but it is hastening the demise, isn't it? If you think,

:13:51.:13:55.

it is no good, because actually, if I have not gutted posted by 9am,

:13:56.:13:59.

then I do not stand a chance, and people are going to use it west. I

:14:00.:14:05.

think the area that is still booming as birthday cards. Everybody still

:14:06.:14:08.

likes to get a card, don't they, rather than something over the

:14:09.:14:12.

Internet? It does not feel very personal, does it, an electronic

:14:13.:14:15.

card. Apologies to those companies that make them, and allow you to

:14:16.:14:20.

design them with twinkly bits of music and snow falling. Or they do

:14:21.:14:23.

not work at all. That is always disappointing. You cannot go wrong

:14:24.:14:28.

with a card. That is the Papers for this hour, but we will be returning

:14:29.:14:32.

at 11:30pm to look at the front pages of the morning News. Stay with

:14:33.:14:38.

us, because at 11pm, the US attacks Islamic militants in Iraq, watching

:14:39.:14:41.

air strikes in the north of the country. Now it is time for

:14:42.:14:59.

Sportsday. Good evening. Welcome to Sportsday.

:15:00.:15:05.

Coming up in the programme, Rory

:15:06.:15:07.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS