09/08/2014 The Papers


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starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the film review.


Welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us


tomorrow. With me are the political commentator Jo Phillips and Nigel


Nelson. Let's get on with it. Let's start with the Sunday Telegraph. The


situation in Iraq dominates most of the front pages. The headline says,


save us from death. Obama vows to smash the militant in northern Iraq.


The Observer also highlights how minority communities are fleeing


from the Islamic State fighters. It points out that tradition aircraft


have joined the relief effort. A picture Baroness Warsi is on the


front page of the Independent. The former Tory Minister resigned over


Gaza. Now she is speaking out. The mail on Sunday claims that a UKIP


MEP is coaching candidates to emulate the public speaking


techniques of among others, Adolf Hitler. UK airport staff are set to


strike over fears they will be the first to catch the deadly Ebola


virus if it comes to the UK. Let's begin. Thank you very much for


being with us. Let's start with the horrible picture on the front page


of the Sunday Telegraph. A harrowing eyewitness account. The first


Western journalist to get into the mountains where the Yazidi Kurds are


stranded. Yes. Through his copy, you can see that he is quite angry about


it. He is on the frontline of what is going on. He makes the point


about Americans dropping aid from 15,000 feet. Without a parachute. It


then breaks open and is useless. The other point is that he makes in the


story, the aid delivered so far is not enough to stem the growing


humanitarian crisis. Journalism has changed hugely. In the old days, a


reporter in the field was the only one who experienced first`hand. Now


you get journalists back in the office in London, following the


whole thing on Twitter are in real time. He was telling me about ISIS,


one kilometre, two kilometres away. That was coming off Twitter.


Everybody is now involved in the journalistic community. ISIS are


very sophisticated on social media as well. Even the refugees, they


have been talking to Reuters on mobile phones, saying they have no


water, but they have mobile phones. It is very bizarre. There is


something absolutely pitiful and poignant that you can have a mobile


phone signal but you do not have any water, all in`off to it.


Helicopters, how ridiculous to just throw it out the window? The


temperatures of 50 Celsius. In terms of the diplomacy on that, we have


been hearing that the US has launched four more airstrikes to


defend civilians. It does not say where. But let's issue and it will


probably be here. Obama is saying that it is a long process. He has


hoisted himself slightly by getting out of the Dunmore, only to go back


in again. It will now be a long haul. It does not sound like they


have any sort of long`term plan. They either have to go in very hard


and make sure you do the job, because ISIS, or Islamic State, are


advancing very rapidly through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon on. At the same


time, there is not much about Gaza on the front page of the papers. I


think there will be a lot of people who will be looking at Obama and


David Cameron, and other leaders, saying that you are doing this here,


what have you been about Gaza? We have been hearing that today,


protesters in central London. They are demonstrating against Israel's


actions in Gaza. Some people call it hypocrisy. There is a fantastic


quote on the front page of the absorber. `` the Observer. From the


Archbishop of Irbil's Catholics. There are only 40 Christians left in


this area. It is so in printed into our memories of childhood and Bible


classes. He says, trust is broken. 2000 years, all these minorities


have lived there. Now they have to leave. It is quite interesting about


the timescale. What Obama is signalling, this is a much bigger


job than just refugees. They are hugely important. It back in the


situation, America wants regime change. They want the government to


stand down and a new one in its place. There is a lot of diplomacy


on the basis that we would not invade again. To get it sorted out.


At the moment, the absolute priority has to be those up to 150,000


people, on that mountain. Let's look on the story on the front page of


the Observer, about care work is going on strike. The headline is not


particularly about the care workers. It is about a very rich


man, a private equity firm, buying up UK nursing homes and are


proposing, allegedly, to slash workers' wages. He is the managing


director of Bridgepoint capital. They have brought up Care UK, who


run quite a lot of care homes. This is a dispute that has been going on


for several weeks, among carers, who are having their wages cut. This is


a bigger story, for many reasons. If you pay people appalling wages for a


job that every single politician says is the most important, and we


want to treat the elderly with respect, what about treating the


workers who do the job with respect? All sorts of questions about


privatisation of healthcare services, questions about the


profits that are made. Inside the Observer, a former editor, he has


written a really good think piece about the state of capitalism. It is


not tell you anything that you would not expect the Observer to say...


But what it does talk about, which I think is quite interesting, about


trade unionists. We have all got mixed views about trade unions. They


have been lambasted quite often. But when you look at people in this


very, very low paid, low prospect, low skill set. You see what unions


are for. That is another side to the story. There are a some instances


where the day can run industries more efficiently than the dull, but


this is talking about paying the people who work a decent living.


There is always going to be a pragmatism. The money is not


therefore the day to pay for everything, but there is a balance.


Let's have a look at the Sunday express. Page two. Will be a level


purchase the results collapse? `` purge. Will it be reflected by a dip


in grades? A fascinating story. I have a youngster who is in the


middle of all of this. So I am kind of living with it. The issue,


Michael Gove was absolutely right, that you cannot have grades


constantly going up so you could not distinguish who really was a


top`class student, and who wasn't. He has made the whole thing a bit


more difficult. So there will be a greater spread. What the story seems


to suggest, the universities are decrying that. If you do not get


three a stars, you do not get the university of your choice. But there


will be plenty through the clearing system who will be able to find a


course elsewhere. But if Michael Gove has left the Department of


education with a mismatch between the universities and the grades that


people get, they will be a problem. We will find out next week when the


results come out. Because there is such competition for places, if


universities are still asking for a triple star, or whatever, and very


few people get it, then those places will have to be field. That is the


point. It may well be that there will still be enough places, but


your first choice, if you do not get the grades, you do not get back. To


complicate things slightly, you have got the International baccalaureate


coming in. Also Cambridge preuniversity qualifications. They


are also in the mix. Students will be getting courses based on those


two as well as the grades coming up. What are your children's grades


expecting? He tells me that he would do terribly well. We will see. Let's


go to the Mail on Sunday. A big headline. UKIP tells its youth wing,


copy Hitler. Really? I know. This is in the Mail. He is facing a storm of


protest. At one point, he was involved with the Conservatives. He


is an MEP. He has been training one of the UKIP members who are standing


`` thinking of standing in Parliamentary elections. He is


giving advice on how to be better orators. He says that they should


take tips from a hateful figure who achieved a great deal. He talks


about Hitler being a magnetic and forceful public speaker. To be


fair... We must be fair. He said, this is the performance. It was very


much about the techniques of it. There is a statement that the Mail


has given us. It says: I was talking about a whole range of public


speakers. I also mentioned Tony Blair. At no point did I endorse


Hitler or anybody else. We were only discussing public speaking. Hitler


and the Nazis were monsters and I am angry that I'm being asked questions


about whether we would wish to be linked with them. Yet another cheap


shot to deal with from the media. That is going to sell copies. It is


the one bit of fun in the papers. Fun? Wow. What have we come to. He


also named Mussolini. An awful lot of politicians to talk about the way


that Hitler actually spoke. It was an extraordinary performance.


That is it for the papers. Coming up next it is the Film Review.


Hello and welcome to the programme. Joining me is Jason Solomons.


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