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have taken preventative measures. Nigeria has created isolation

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centres. Welcome to our look ahead at what

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the papers will bring us tomorrow. With pep are Jo Phillips and the

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editor of the Sunday People. Thank you for coming in. The front`pages.

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Let us begin with the situation in Iraq, it dominates most of the front

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pages as you can imagine. Save us from death says the Sunday

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Telegraph. Obama vows to smash the militants in northern Iraq is the

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headline in the Sunday Times, The Observer high lites how minority

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communities are freeing from Islamic state fighters, and points out who

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British aircraft have joined the relief effort. A picture of Baroness

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wars Sir is on the front of the Independent.

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`` the Mail on Sunday claims that a UKIP MEP is coaching candidates to

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emulate the public speaking techniques of Hitler. The Daily Star

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Sunday is reporting that UK airport staff are set to strike ore fears

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they will be the first to catch Ebola if it comes to the UK.

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Let us begin, Jo, Nigel, thank you for joining us as ever, as you said

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you have done this slot more than I have, probably. You could lead us

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through it. Shall I take the sport? That would be very good! There is

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not a lot. We were saying, you know, normally at this time of year, of

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course it is the silly season, with nothing. Not this year. There is

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nothing but doom and gloom and the most terrible story, and this Sunday

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Telegraph that we are starting with, this striking picture, save us from

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death, with the starving refugee, who are now trapped probably about

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150,000 of them, stuck up in the Iraqi mountain, where they are being

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purr `` pursued, escaping from the Islamic state, formally ISIS. The

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Telegraph is the first British newspaper to have a journalist

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there, Jonathan Crone, who has managed to get near, but the reports

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are appalling, and as you were reporting, in the new, we have Obama

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saying this is not going to be over quickly. But I think beyond the sort

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of the human horror, and human scale of this, is there are a lot of

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questions to be asked about how this has caught the international

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community, particularly America, and Europe, on the hop. I was talking to

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Christopher Hill, just about an hour ago on the BBC News channel about

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this very point. He said they didn't have that much intelligence from

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inside Iraq, from ISIS, now known has the Islamic state. You wonder

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why not, the amount of money America spends. Especially as they have been

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in Syria before, it might be new to us, but for the intelligence

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community wow would have thought they would be monitoring it. The

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trouble with President Obama talking about we are in for the long`haul,

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we don't have time, these people will die one day, I mean according

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to the Telegraph report, the heat is 50 degrees send grade. Yesterday's

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drop of food aid was useless, again, according to the Telegraph. It came

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down from 15,000 feet, without a parachute, burst all over the

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mountain, so it is things like that that are going on, you have to allow

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for the screw ups along the way, but the real problem is this has to

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happen now. Tomorrow is too late. He was talking about it being a kind of

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long project, but that was more about pushing back the Islamic state

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rather than helping these particular people. One of the things that Obama

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has to do, and I would rather hope Britain would help on this, is that

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you have to stop ISIS or IS as they call themselves now, you have to

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stop hem in their track, because if you don't, we will see much more of

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this, we are talking about something medieval brutality, crucifixion,

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beheadings, there are people being executed for not changing their

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religion, this is extraordinary stuff not seen in the world for 500

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years. The feed it is moving. Through Iraq and Lebanon is

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astonishing. I notice that Lord Dannatt is suggesting what sounds

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sensible, that actually you send in soldiers, to create a safe refuge,

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for people, while you try... Good luck in selling that. Absolutely,

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but you do that to keep these people safe while you as Nigel says you get

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rid of the, the march of the Islamic state. We saw this in Afghanistan,

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with the American bombing what they thought were convoys, only to find

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they were wedding parties and thing, so it is a nightmare. You can

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imagine this is a major headline in all the George Papaconstantinou ``

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papers. `` in the papers. Nigel. You

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mentioned this pointor, do with those poor people on the mountain,

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the Yazidi, the trouble is that air drops is not going to get them off

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the mountain. No, this is the important point. The next stage you

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have to think about is because the buzz words this week have been

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pre`Budget report shall response in Gaza, what is the pre`Budget report

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shall response in a situation like this? I would argue that you have

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got to stop ISIS in its track, and you certainly do it from the air,

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carpet bombing, whatever it takes, Britain should get involved, so

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should other western country, and a response to the kind of thing they

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are doing is to go in with massive force. What a dilemma. Let us turn

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the corner, stick with The Observer but look at the story that is above

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that Obama story. This man is 1.5 billion private equity firm buys

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this nursing home. Now they want to slash this care work's wages. It is

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an interesting story. There are pages of it in The Observer. With my

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sort of slightly cynical hat on, you think, well, it doesn't really take

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a huge newspaper like The Observer do this, all you have to do is to

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look in a local paper, and see the salary, the hourly Valerie that is

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offered to care workers, you know, you look round a lot of coastal

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town, a lot of the, you know, outside of London, places where

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these are the only jobs that people get, and they are by and large

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minimum wage, the story is about a Unison strike for, 50 carers for

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disabled people, in Doncaster have been on strike for seven weeks,

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because William Jackson, he who is photographed here, the Managing

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Director of bridge pointIcal Tam. They are a firm who are bought care

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UK and they own or are involved in some high street names, like fashion

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and food, retail. They have cut the care workers' wages by 25%, they are

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on the minimum wage, ?7 an hour. I don't know if you have had

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experience o dealing with care homes? I have. People will wonder

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how you can provide any standard of reasonable care when you are paying

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wages that are so low, and you are not counting the travel time... Who

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is making the profits? Absolutely. Let us go back to the Sunday

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Telegraph. Another story about care home, the headline, we failed

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elderly by being too scared of taking care homeowners to court,

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Watchdog admits as the Care Quality Commission which has come in for

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criticism. What do you make of this 1234 This is the head of the Care

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Quality Commission, think it is an appalling admission, frankly,

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broadly saying that when they found a home that was below par, if they

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felt any legal action was going to be taken against the Care Quality

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Commission, they backed off. So, so we have had years then, of no proper

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policing of the system. Now, of course, now, because of the horrors

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exposed recently, now they have to go in and we have a mandatory

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inspection regime coming in. High time too. You can see that if

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somebody in his position is admitting they didn't do the things

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that I were meant do at the time, we really do need this inspection

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procedure now. But it goes back to more than inspection, if you really

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care about how you look after elderly or disabled people, 234

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Doncaster it is disabled adult, but you have to pay people proper wages.

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That is probably right. The next question comes dough, should people

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be making a profit `` out of it? In our strike story. You could have a

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better headline that says we failed the elderly and have a list of the

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Governments for the last 20 years. The tail `` Daily Star Sunday. I am

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sure it is in your weekly reading. Big headline, Ebola, in red so we

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don't forget it is dangerous. Ebola UK airport staff set to strike. I

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only have the front`page of this. I only have the one paragraph on the

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top. But it says it all. It claims UK airport staff are terrified they

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are pretty much the front line. Who can blame them? As you say we only

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have the paragraph, a couple of sentence, staff at Heathrow and

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Gatwick have threatened to strike and really, mine, they are going to

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be the front line, because as far as we can tell from Ebola, it is very

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likely to combination somebody arriving on a plane. I did hear a

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woman from the relevant union the other day saying they had no

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briefing, no containment areas, I think what is astonishing it is the

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first time in my living memory the Daily Star has done a story. It is a

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real story, it is fascinating. I agree with you, you would be

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terrified. However, one rather assumes that you wouldn't just get

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an ordinary border guard seeing somebody with Ebola coming into the

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country. You would hope not. Shuffle your way to the Sunday Times, if you

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don't mind. This is interesting. I know you will have a lot to say

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about this. Baroness Warsi. Tories can't win the next election, is that

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sour grapes? Hell hath no fury. I think Baroness Warsi, she quit for

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principle reason, she wasn't happy in the first place, so there had

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been a lot of sniping, the argument was she wasn't up to being a senior

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minister in the way she was. There had been a lot of pressure on

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Cameron during the reshuffle to sack her. He didn't do so but he didn't

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promote her and she didn't like that either, so, in that sense, that

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there is a history behind this, it is not just a matter of the

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principle, however, one has to take her at her word, and in fairness she

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does think that the British policy over Gaza was not strident enough

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against Israel and that is why she resigned. It's a little bit Geoffrey

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Howe to Margaret Thatcher isn't it? Yes. Not quitting in the first

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place. Yes, what is interesting is that Gaza is off the front`pages at

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the moment because of what is happening in Iraq. She has scored a

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hit certainly. The whole thing is that our policy

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against Israel has not been good enough. We need to be Morrow bust

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about it. It's a pity some other ministers didn't say the same thing.

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Exactly. Is she right saying the Tories can't win the next election?

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Looking at the poles and the real votes cast, it looks like a minority

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Labour Government. It can change. Well, UKIP...

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That is it for The Papers this hour. Thank you to Jo and Nigel. You will

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be back at 11. 30, look forward to that. Before that, it's time for

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Reporters. Welcome to Reporters.

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