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200 metres. We will have a report from the oval, where England's


bowlers got the fifth Test off to a good start. Axing 15 minutes. ``


that in. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me are Kevin


Schofield, Chief Political Correspondent at the Sun, and the


broadcaster and author Dreda Say Mitchell. Tomorrow's front pages.


The Financial Times says the Ukraine has destroyed part of a Russian


armoured column which had reportedly crossed into its territory.


The Independent has a striking image of a woman and her sick husband at


an Ebola ward in Liberia. The Daily Mail has an interview with


the wife of a man beaten by masked burglars in his London home.


'Police defend televised raid on Sir Cliff', is the headline on the front


of the Telegraph. The Mirror also has more on the decision to search a


house belonging to Sir Cliff as well as allegations that I.S militants


are hacking into celebrity bank accounts.


The Guardian claims a report surrounding the horsemeat scandal


has been shelved until at least the autumn.


The Times reports that America is considering airstrikes around


Baghdad to protect Iraq's new leadership from the threat of


Islamic militants. And the Herald pictures a triumphant Team Scotland


showcasing their Commonwealth medals at a parade in Glasgow. Good


evening. Two stories dominating the front pages tomorrow. One of them is


on Sir Cliff Richard. Police say more witnesses have come forward


over the allegations that he strenuously denies. He says he will


co`operate with the police investigation. They also say 10,000


fans have sent messages of support to him. The Times, an interesting


take on developments in Baghdad. What are the details? It seems like


we are facing a new phase of the crisis. An Admiral of the US Navy


has revealed that President Obama has given the go`ahead for US


military to step in, if Islamic State enter Baghdad, primarily to


protect American personnel but clearly Baghdad would be a key


victory for the Islamic State and if they were to cease Baghdad we would


be entering a whole new phase of the crisis. Interesting because it says


a former senior official at the Pentagon has warned that air power


alone isn't enough to secure Iraq. President Obama is placing a lot of


responsibility on the Iraqi government. He should all stop but,


as I said earlier, this country has been in crisis for a long time. ``


he should. But, as I said earlier, this country has been in crisis for


a long time. If you have a country where the leadership isn't holding


itself together, that isn't able to protect its citizens and leaders


have been saying for a long time that effort `` ethnically they are


very different, maybe there is an opportunity to do this. Maybe this


is a question people have to start grappling with because they should


be able to protect themselves. How do you feel about the fact that EU


member states can now on the Kurds? But you don't want more confusion. I


think people have to fill... If the Kurds have arms, they feel they


might use this to start their own state, so people have to be clear


what the possibilities actually for the future. I think the whole


question is of self`determination. Do you think people, especially in


Britain and also America, are worried about being drawn into


another conflict? Definitely. We saw that this time last year and its ``


with Syria. We actually did a poll this week for the Sun. There is much


more support for military action in Iraq this time than there was in


Syria last year, as a way of defeating the Islamic State. But, as


a country, we are still just getting out of Afghanistan, there's no great


appetite for military action. But in this specific case, I think the


government wouldn't have to try too hard to sell it to the public, if it


was sold on the basis that we are trying to stop maniacs from killing


innocent people. Another issue that many people are concerned about is


Ebola. Harrowing picture on the front page of the Independent. Can


you describe it? It's one story that tells hundreds. It is. It's shocking


in terms of the colour. It looks so bleak. You've got a couple, the


husband on the floor. You just wonder where the medical staff. The


wife is just holding her head. What this picture really gives is a sense


of helplessness. Who is going to help us out of this? That the big


question. Is the outside world going to take this seriously enough to


actually getting there and helping people? It doesn't get... This is


really bleak. Really bleak stuff. To me, that's enough for us to think we


need to go in there and get something sorted out. What's


especially terrifying about Ebola is there's no cure. It's so fast


moving. It's relatively easy to catch. Once you've got it, there's a


90% chance you will die. Terrifying. At the moment it is contained in


Africa. As a disease it's been around for a long time, it hasn't


just sprung up, but there's obviously some kind of progression


that happened with this disease and that's why it needs to be taken very


seriously. I spoke to a gentleman who has dealt with three Ebola


outbreaks. Two in the 70s, one in the 90s. He said the only way to


stop the spread of this is by getting into the clinics, getting


into the hospitals, sanitising them and getting the staff to have strict


regulations. I think a lot of the problem is where this is. These are


countries that don't have these resources. It seems to be getting


out of control. They say six months to get it contained. That's a long


time, a lot of people who will be lost in that time. Absolutely. If


it's about sanitisation, there's not that much to do really. It's not


like there are bigger things that maybe you have to do. If it's that


type of level, that should be easy to do. At it is quite a large area.


But, still, that's basic medical treatment. Ukraine continues to


dominate as well. The Guardian has donated much of its front page to


claims from Ukraine that it has destroyed Russian military


vehicles. Conflicting reports from all sides about what's going on. The


ongoing crisis in Gaza and Iraq have almost taken the world's attention


away. But the situation there is obviously not getting any better.


Ukraine claim they have destroyed vehicles moving into Ukraine, from


Russia. Russia says that's not true. You just get this sense that this is


not something that has a solution on the near horizon. Two or three weeks


ago it was all we were talking about. Ukraine and Russia. But we


have taken our eyes off the ball a bit. When you say that, giving


journalists, the media? Or do you think governments? Political leaders


have imposed sanctions on Russia. They've retaliated I banning some


stuff from the West. `` by banning. It doesn't look like Putin is going


to back down. He isn't that type of character. Perhaps more sanctions,


targeting those closest to Putin, the oligarchs. I think something


needs to be done because clearly it's not getting any better. I know


this is something you feel strongly about. There is a humanitarian


situation as well. It does need`year`old. It absolutely does,


whether that's from Russia or whatever. `` need aid. I think is


humanitarian so`called convoys seem to `` provocative. Look at the


conflict around the world, you are right, the gaze went off this but


there is so much conflict going on around the world. We have to step


could ask ourselves as human beings, what are we doing? It does seem like


the world is in crisis. And the people who pay the price our


children and people who have nothing to do with these conflicts. Your


paper brings an issue much closer to home, on page four. Foreign language


is the headline. Tell us about this. The Sun has been doing some


research. In the last year, prisons spent ?1 million on interpreters for


foreign prisoners. That's a lot of money at a time when we are having


to make cuts to bring the deficit down. I can see why people would be


up in arms about this. Personally, if I was in a country where I


couldn't speak the language and I got arrested, I hope there would be


an interpreter for me. But the bigger picture is that the


government is struggling to deport foreign prisoners who basically are


at the end of their sentences. There is a rise in the population? Yes.


Because, for whatever reason, they are still there, which is adding to


the issue of interpreters. Strangely, there is a huge


disparity. Some prisons spent ?200,000, others only ?5,000. The


question is why some prisons... Clearly they have more foreign


prisoners and need more translators. Moving on. Going back to the Times.


This is interesting. Page six. Scots independence a bad idea, coming from


the Australian Prime Minister. Were you going to talk about this? I just


hope Tony Abbott isn't on Twitter because if he is he will wake up


tomorrow morning to a deluge of abuse from enthusiastic, shall we


say, supporters of independence in Scotland. But he has been asked for


his views. It is the first time we have heard from a foreign leader on


this. Barack Obama was asked at a press conference that he sought back


to the union. But this is the most outspoken by far. He is basically


saying Scottish independence would be a threat to international order.


It would be a blow for the friends of freedom, as he says. It is


pretty... Kind of over blown. Is known for being outspoken. I don't


see these comments going down very well. Rowe I understand why people


might want to think about it. `` I understand. Do you find yourself


engaged in what's going on in Scotland? I think about nationalism


and why people need to all of a sudden tie themselves to their flag


and really separate themselves from other people in a union. It is


interesting in history when those things happen. When the UK was


created, the Scots became Scottish, the Welsh became more Welsh and in


which became more English. That make sense. You do step back when you


have this moment and think about your identity. Issues about


ethnicity, what defines me in terms of culture, what defines me in terms


of language. That's what's very interesting.


It's got people here interested. It has captured the imagination because


it is a seismic event . It is a once in a lifetime


opportunity to get independence. It is permanent. You can change your


mind in five years in the general election. `` can't. It's good to


hear people talking about the future. It is good we got something


out of you in the end. I wasn't going to let you off. Thank you for


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