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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.
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