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media at a press conference today, and we will round up a busy night of


super league. That is in 15 minutes. Hello. With me this evening at


Jeremy Cliffe from the Economist and Alison Phillips from the daily


Mirror. That has look at some of the papers.


Climate of fear, this is the news of the UK's terror threat being


raised. The daily Mirror says more police


will be on the streets and at airports.


The Times says the Prime Minister will negotiate with the Lib Dems


over antiterrorism measures. The Daily Telegraph reports that a


laptop seized in Syriac contained research on how to make a biological


bomb, and religious justification on using it.


The Daily Express has a picture of the missing 5`year`old who is


seriously ill, who was taken from hospital by his parents. The Daily


Mail claims consumers are panic buying hype powered vacuum cleaners


before an EU ban on their sale comes into force.


The Financial Times said Labour is considering a health tax.


As we would presume, the main headlines are about the terror


threat tomorrow. Difficult one for editors, because you don't want to


be accused of being sensationalist, but when you have words like


"highly likely" being issued by the Prime Minister... This comes after a


long summer of bleak news from around the globe. It will have been


increasingly worried, at home we have seen young British men going to


fight alongside ISIS, and now there is the concern about many of them


coming back. But also the fear that if it all continues, what the


long`term future could be. Theresa May has said an attack is highly


likely. We didn't do a story like the slightly today, we appreciate it


will add to the concern, these feelings of fear. `` lightly.


However, people need to know where we are with this. Does this change


the way we live our daily lives? I think so. I completely agree, I


don't think this is sensationalist, it is as you say a report on what


the Government's telling us, but there is a debate to be heard about


how we as ordinary citizens use this sort of information. I was listening


to the radio, and there was a debate about whether or not this is


directed at us. Are we supposed to take these different levels of


threat into account and change our behaviour? My understanding is it is


addressed more at organisations like the police and transport


authorities. But it affects the atmosphere in which we live our


lives. Until about 2006 the public were not


informed what was the security was `` to security there was. Lots of


biggest Egyptians, local authorities, the risk has gone up so


lots of things kick in for that. `` big institutions. The Independent


has the headline, "climate of fear" . The media does not want to be


responsible for that, but terrorist organisations like Islamic State


are. In some ways, terrorism is on the day working for them, isn't it?


Is David Cameron said today, this is a fight we will be fighting for


generations ahead, most likely. `` as David Cameron said. I think this


front page does a good job of bringing home how much the events


abroad and are reflected in our daily lives, there is this picture


from Cardiff of people about their daily activities, walking through


security barriers in preparation for the NATO summit. And the article


talks about Iraq, Syria, are to lose to the Russian `` we used to go to


these `` it points out quite rightly this is now hitting home, one cannot


simply allot the drawbridge on crises happening apparently a long


way away. `` pull up the drawbridge. I would imagine a lot of people do


not want to lose the freedom we enjoy. If we have rings of steel and


security checks at Tube stations and airports... We have been there


during the IRA Troubles, no one particularly wants to go back to


that and we have been through those periods and come out the other side.


And this is a tightrope David Cameron has to walk, can he do what


he needs to do to protect people's security without infringing more


than is necessary? It is a test for the security


services, and also a big test for the Prime Minister in his handling


of this. He is trying to distance himself from what in `` some see as


infringements on civil liberties by the past Labour Government. He made


a big song and dance about the fact his Government was going to get rid


of control orders. Neither are suggestions he might be bringing


them back as soon as Monday. But it makes it easier for him to bring


back control orders and sees passport if we are at a higher level


of risk as well. The Daily Express says, new fears of


jihadi attack. I mean, as I was saying before, it is very difficult


not to present a headline that is good to worry people over breakfast


tomorrow morning because that is what we are being told, that is a


reality. The other big story being covered by BBC News and no doubt the


papers tomorrow is the search for 5`year`old Ashya King, who has a


brain tumour. It is such a sad story. He was last seen on the


cross`Channel ferry to Cherbourg. It is believed the family are now


driving through France. It seems extraordinary the family have not


been found, they have the registration number of the car... He


will need a wheelchair. And a feeding tube. Apparently this is not


strictly illegal. Parents can take their children out of hospital when


they are receiving treatment. That in itself is not against the law. I


found that remarkable. I think unless the hospital have gone to get


an order to get him looked after, which I don't think is the case


here... But this is a very poorly little boy, and who knows what the


parents are going through. We do not know why they told the boy


out. `` took the ball out. They have been documenting his treatment for


so long as well. `` boy.


The Daily Mail dedicates its front page pretty much to a consumer


story. "The great vacuum cleaner stamp paid". `` stampede. We're


being told to anticipate a buying frenzy tomorrow as people stormed


department stores to buy high`powered vacuum cleaners before


it is too late. The EU is cracking down on these. And while obviously


the fact that the EU gets involved in these things drives us all up the


wall, I have to say I think these stories sometimes overlook the


bigger picture which is that practically everyone apart from the


fiercest Eurosceptics think we should be part of the single market


in some way. If you're part of the single market you have to sign up to


common rules and regulations. You can disagree with individual rules,


but the bigger picture is that this is something we have to put up with.


And while Earth do you need a vacuum cleaner? That is like a fire are. ``


Ferrari. But in some ways, a particularly ``


this is the kind of stuff people care about, but the EU has an


influence over, from bananas to vacuum cleaners to hairdryers.


But the people who really care about it are the people who make vacuum


cleaners which I imagine is where the story has come from. They will


be doing well after this! As cynical we all are.


`` how cynical. The Financial Times, they lead on Ukraine, and the latest


situation in `` just on the eastern edge, where the claims of a Russian


invasion now. Some striking reporting now, from the Financial


Times's man on location. He describes the residents digging


trenches and preparing for the invasion of rubble. One is quoted


saying, I will use my shovel to fight if necessary. `` the invasion


of rebels. It seems Russia is invading this part of Ukraine rather


like what happened in Crimea. According to NATO. The Russians deny


anything like this is taking place. The Daily Telegraph very much linked


to that story, don't mess with us, we have nuclear weapons, Putin warns


the West. I suppose we didn't need reminding of that. He was speaking


at a kind of youth rally, I don't know if he was trying to whip up


greater enthusiasm, but it is a really old smack of statement. He is


talking like a boardroom thug. # a really bald statement. `` just above


that, bake of complaints hit 800. `` the great British bake off.


I have missed the whole scandal, but I know it has infuriated many


people. A grown man make a big Alaska, an elderly lady took it out


of the freezer, his date Alaska melted and he failed in the contest.


He stormed off, and the lady, who I feel sorry for, has become a


national hate figure. There have been 800 complaints to the BBC, but


it is not entirely certain whether there were complaints about the dish


being taken out of the freezer or just about the editing which has


made this lady into a criminal. Surely the point of the programme is


to provide light relief among these terribly depressing stories. And


even this now is descending into low skulduggery. Where can we turn?


It goes to show we can take our minds of some of the great horrors


of the world at the moment, and still have a huge debate about when


is the right time to bring out an Alaska and whether it was edited in


a fairway. Thank you for taking us through all


the papers, you will be back at 11:30pm.


the news that Britain's terror threat level has been raised. ``


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