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Hello and welcome to our look ahead at what the papers


With me are Tim Montgomerie from The Times and James Millar


Tomorrow's front pages starting with


The Financial Times leads with the news that many global banks may


no longer be able to count on the support of the US Federal Reserve


interview with the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon in which he says


British fighter planes and surveillance aircraft are being used


in the fight against the Islamic State fighters in Iraq.


The Guardian also leads on that story ` below a picture of


Britain's successful 4 by 100 metre women's relay squad.


The Metro's front page is devoted to the group of Afghan Sikhs found


inside a shipping container in Tilbury Docks ` the paper calls


The Express says the Prime Minister will announce


the creation of specialist welfare teams designed to target what it


Those are some of the front pages. We will start off with the Guardian


and the story about Iraq which is dominating the newspapers. Tim, do


you want to start? Britain its bands role in a rock. We all expected


this. `` Iraq. It is a very pressing humanitarian tragedy, the Yazidi had


been trapped on the mountain. People thought Islamic state was a threat


and hoped the intervention would go further to stop this barbaric


terrorist organisation potentially spreading and having the kind of


influence that in lard and could only have dreamt of. Also people who


are critical of any intervention in this region is that this happened.


Humanitarian intervention would be the pretext for wider involvement. I


personally regard the Islamic state is a huge threat to our security and


the security of the region and I'm glad we are taking this proactive


role. Should Parliament be recalled? Should our government be doing this


without our MPs having an opportunity to debate it? The Prime


Minister gave his opinion in the newspaper today. He gave an opinion.


It is interesting about Parliament being recalled, Britain is expanding


its role, Britain having a mission in Iraq. Nowhere has this been set


out exactly what the role or mission is. There is the usual fear of


It may be nice to have Parliament It may be nice to have


recalled to set out what we are recalled to set out what we are


doing, what we are trying to prove. Are you getting the sense there is


growing pressure to recall growing pressure to recall


Parliament? He has said it is not for this sort of thing. My sense is


intervene, he wants to intervene intervene, he wants to intervene


quite dramatically, a year ago he quite dramatically, a year ago he


wanted that in Syria. He doesn't want to get too far ahead of public


opinion. Where he wants to be is where the public is demanding


action. They are seeing stories of people being buried alive, terrible


abuses. The public will say please, act. Then if we do see a big


expansion in the role, it would be hard for him to ignore those calls


for a recall. We are quite close to Parliament coming back in two


weeks. At the end of August they came back last year and the Prime


Minister got beaten. He does not want to lose two years in a wrong in


very similar circumstances. `` in a row. I do detect a feeling in this


article, there is more coming in tomorrow's papers. You get the


feeling that the pieces are being into position. Indeed, we will see


papers when we are back in an hour. papers when we are back in an hour.


Onto the Daily Telegraph. Tomorrow marks the one month countdown to the


Scottish independence referendum. In the Daily Telegraph, shadow role for


big beast, Alistair Darling after Scottish vote. If the no campaign is


successful, Alistair Darling will be rewarded. We have had so many


landmarks along the way, but it is interesting with a month to go, the


no side is beginning to talk about what happens after the vote. We had


whispers about what would happen if there was no wind. We are beginning


to talk about Alistair Darling. This is catching up with my story from 12


months ago. Ed Miliband hinted there may be a role for Alistair Darling,


big job. That will grow as we get big job. That will grow as we get


closer to the vote. Will this story upset the voters? The big danger for


the no camp is complacency. If it does not look like they are looking


at what will happen after the referendum, if they are expecting to


win, that is a dangerous place to be. The Scottish vote will say do


not take this for granted. This expression the big beast! LAUGHTER


Tories do fear him, he is one of the Labour people that they genuinely


fear. The Tory message in the next general election is going to be dogs


bark, cat 's meow, Labour will increase tax. They can pimp that on


Ed Balls, he is associated with the worst of the Brown years. `` they


can pin that. Whereas Alistair Darling is a reassuring figure. If


he was put in as Shadow Chancellor, it would be a brave thing for Ed


Miliband to do. If he is a big success in the Scottish referendum,


he could be exactly the sort of person who may change the game at


the next election. The Daily Telegraph, the elderly in care, they


must be given home comforts. This is a story about care homes having to


furnish rooms with residents own curtains and furniture in an attempt


to civilise institutions. It may be difficult in practice. That is why


you have the inverted commas. It is a very good idea, it will appear to


a lot of people. `` it will appeal. More of us realise we will end up in


homes for what ever reason. The question is how do you do it? It


will cost money. The whole subject of care is becoming increasingly


important to people. Whenever we covered this story at the times, it


read issues. Because of the stories read issues. Because of the stories


we have had in recent months, the BBC has been reporting on this.


goes on in care homes. They see like goes on in care homes. They see like


factories, the residents in them, factories, the residents in them,


the people in them are just numbers. This initiative of trying to turn


the bedrooms that people live in into something more like a home, it


has the features of the homes they left, it sounds very humanising. At


a time when there is so much fear, Norman Lamb is a very established


government figure and I hope he can deliver this as he is promising to.


looking at the new robust inspection looking at the new robust inspection


regime coming into force in October. There will be a real sense of an


individual 's home. I personally do not believe that people who work in


care homes want them to feel like prisons. I am sure given the money


and the circumstances, most people would love to be able to turn them


into homely places. How do you do it? Onto the metro, a headline


reveals, stowaways in a metal coughing. `` coffin will stop this


is a horrendous story. Often it is economic migrants. People just


wanting a better life. This seems to be a more desperate case of Sikhs


Afghanistan potentially fleeing for their lives, lots of young children


in this mess of coffin. One person did die in it. The others are


incredibly unwell. The British public are quite interesting on


these issues. You would find a lot of opposition to immigration, but


when people are fleeing persecution, they feel differently.


This is not the right way to come in and it will be in Sting have a Home


Office deals with it. That will be the next few days headlines. What is


happening to this group? You have this debate about immigration and


general anti`immigration feeling. To put yourself in a container like


that and trouble`free and a half thousand miles, you are fleeing


something horrific. `` and travel 3500 miles. There are a lot of


definitions it covers, but these are the real people that sometimes get


forgotten in the immigration debate. Back to our fast story in a rock.


France, Canada, America, they are taking in a lot of immigrants and we


should be doing more. `` our first story in Iraq. India beaten in three


days, you would not want a ticket for tomorrow. We have the cricket


win on the front of the FT, the relay runners doing incredibly well


on the front of the Guardian and we have the women's rugby world


champions on the front of the Telegraph. As a Manchester United


supporter, I did not have such a good weekend, everything else has


been good. You are following football, you should be following


athletics rugby, cricket! Thank you for that. That is it for the papers


this hour. Thank you,


Tim Montgomerie from The Times and You'll both be back at half


eleven for another look at the At eleven


the plight of the Afghan stowaways, including 13 children,


rescued from a container at But coming up


next it's time for Sportsday.


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