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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing


us tomorrow. With me is the political commentator, Jo Philips,


and Nigel Nelson, who's political editor at the Sunday People.


Tomorrow's front pages. Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy


Ashdown accuses Tory ministers of a kneejerk response to the terrorism


threat from extremists, says the front page of the Observer.


The Independent on Sunday says parliament will ask what government


officials knew about abuse in Rotherham after a report this week


revealed more than a thousand children were abused in the town.


Cameron faces UKIP by`election bloodbath, according to the results


of a poll by the Mail on Sunday. The Sunday Times says some of the


UK's most influential imams have condemned British Muslims fighting


alongside extremists in Iraq and Syria.


A remarkable new heart drug could cut deaths by a fifth according to


the Sunday Telegraph. The paper also has an image of Rona Fairhead, the


first woman to run the BBC Trust. And the Sunday Express claims


Britons fighting for IS are to be told not to come back to the UK.


So, the breaking news of Ashya King being found, the five`year`old boy,


it came too late for the front pages of the papers. A lot of them


focusing on talks over the weekend between David Cameron and Nick Clegg


and what they will do with this terrorism threat. Let's begin with


the Sunday express because it is confusing. Jihadis told, do not come


back. Is that possible? It is curious because apparently,


according to a government source who told the Sunday express that David


Cameron will announce on Monday that they are looking at stopping British


citizens re`entering the country if they are suspected of terrorist


activity, taking away their passports. I understand from


listening to Alex Carlisle, the former adviser on terrorism that you


can't actually make someone stateless, which is what would


happen to these people. If they have another nationality that is OK but


you can't just say to somebody, you can't come back to this country if


you are a British citizen as far as I understand. There are a load of


not just civil rights issues but legal issues and I think the


precedents... I don't know that any other country does this. The


presumption is that they do have another nail `` nationality. It does


say, Britons fighting. We are confused about how this would work.


If it could be carried out, I would be in favour of it. I just wonder


how you could do it legally. What David Cameron has got to do is


whatever it takes to minimise the risk. You cannot eliminate risk but


you can minimise it. I would prefer him taking away the passports to


stop them travelling in the first place which is perfectly legal. Over


50 passports have been taken in the last year, so that is possible. That


announcement on Monday from David Cameron, we will find out the


conclusions and legislation. The Sunday Telegraph reports on the


situation in Ukraine, with Nato saying they have evidence of Russian


troops crossing into Ukraine. The Sunday Telegraph reports on Putin on


the verge of war with Europe over Ukraine. There has been threatening


rhetoric from him, hasn't there? He has and I assume he thinks he can


get away with it. That is because he has. I think that is where the


presumption comes from. Maybe he feels that we are so engaged in what


is going on in the Middle East that we will let him sort of do whatever


he wants to. He has got Angela Merkel to deal with. Indeed. The


problem is how to stop him. I don't think Europe have an answer. We can


put more sanctions on. According to the Telegraph, he is hoping to use


the city of London to stop Russians passing money through. Does that


damage asked? `` us. Of course it does but you have to suffer some


pain to do that. The other thing is to withhold the right for them to


hold the 2018 World Cup. That might hurt them harder than anything else.


The feel at the moment is that nothing will stop Putin short of


brute force and we won't do that. This has been mentioned a lot, the


point of no return by EU ministers and by Poroshenko in Ukraine.


Absolutely. That is frightening. All`out war. It is terrifying. Of


all the stories running on the bulletins and on the front pages,


whether it is Syria and Iraq or ISIS and this, there is this feeling of


impotence. Yes. 100 years ago, tanks would be rolling over the border.


They would. Is that not because, people or a conspiracy theorist will


be saying and they do say that it is because of gas and oil. Others will


probably argue rightly so that it is because of a nuclear threat, which


Putin has mentioned, nuclear bombs. We have moved away from that kind of


attitude. One of the things about commemorating the First World War as


we are is that world leaders can see just how quickly you can end up in a


world conflict. 37 days from the original shooting in Sarajevo to the


entire world being at war. They have had these lessons and they do in


fairness think that we have progressed on that front. But, on


this one, we won't roll tanks into Ukraine, we just won't do it.


Sanctions would stop them. So, what can you do? Nothing, angle of Merkel


will get cross, but that won't threaten Putin, will it? `` Angela


Merkel. Obama has most solution to the Middle East. What can you do? ``


no solution. Don't we have peacekeepers? You have to be allowed


in by both sides. The Observer. Interesting, isn't it? One in three


young workers on low pay, not because they are lying on their


backsides and cannot be bothered to get a job it is presumably because


there is no proper job to get. It's not about jobs, it is about money


and wages. What's interesting on this is that this has been going on


for 40 years. Young people, between 21`30, I would have thought that by


30 you should be pretty well established. This isn't straight


from school. That's why I said what asset. `` said what I said. These


aren't people without rival rendition, they have lots of it.


That's right and it answers a lot of other questions that seem odd ``


without ambition. We presumed people could not get onto the housing


market because houses are going through the roof, the prices. The


kind of money around their age 40 years ago in relative terms is very


different from the money they have now. The other thing is that it has


been going on for 40 years, meaning that every government is culpable


for what is happening. I remember starting out at work and I never got


very much money but it always seemed enough. Here, it is a whole


different ball game. There is a generation gap. There is. The


proportion of low paid older workers, people between 51`60, has


dropped, so there is a huge as you say generation gap. What's


interesting is what you and I spend money on, wages, when we were


youngsters. I don't think we should go there, should we? (CROSSTALK).


Let's move on to the Sunday Times, which is one of a couple of papers


to report on the new appointment, she is not quite there yet, but


pretty much, the first woman to take charge of the BBC. Tough job always


but particularly at the moment, isn't it? Yes. And a good choice of


someone who has no baggage, appearance, the former chief


executive of the FT and non`executive director of HSBC bank.


I don't think anyone knows much about her but she seems to come in


with a clean pair of hands. Apparently, she says she is open to


looking at the licensee and different attitudes towards


governance of the BBC. And, ?110,000 per year for a three`day working


week which in the current climate actually seems not unreasonable.


It's a reasonable amount. Some BBC salaries of the past... And, she has


a lot in her injury to come into on her first day at work. Obviously,


getting over the Jimmy Savile scandal, the investigation into


that, the review of the licensee and even a review of the BBC trust


itself. Exactly. In a sense, she has the whole future of the BBC in her


hands. Wow. The Sunday Times, they did not do what the Sunday Telegraph


did which is that she has got three children. That is irrelevant. I knew


that you are going to get there. Let's move on. Can't comment. Let's


move on to the Independent on Sunday, the Home Office and what it


knew about Rotherham and the shocking findings of that report as


well in rather that the child abuse scandal occurred. The problem with


this one is that it is like the last story we were talking about. This is


crossing so many different government planner. What the


Independent on Sunday is looking at is Tony Blair's government. It would


seem that the suggestion in the article is that the government of


the day was bending over so far to try to keep stable community


relations, they tended to ignore what was happening on the streets.


Particularly in the Muslim community. The Dick Lee. Because of


9/11 as well. This is going back to 2001. `` particularly. 9/11 would


have something to do with it after the event but the Labour MP and


foreign office minister said he was almost fired by Foreign Secretary


Jack Straw because he was accused of upsetting Muslim relations because


of the speech he was making. If someone like Denis MacShane, the


local MP, is stopped from saving things because he would be accused


of being racist, how many other is word doing what they should have


done when the abuse first came to light `` weren't. What is damning is


the Home Office report carried out which hasn't seen the light of day.


One Home Office research was sent to Rotherham in 2001 and the report was


suppressed if one believes what was in the Independent by the government


and local council. There are lots of questions. There is a jigsaw with


pieces missing. This story has come from Denis MacShane. It has, yes,


obviously. Not wanting to cast aspersions on him, not at all, you


do wonder if it was... Why didn't he go some way else. You know, if he


really... The next stage is, when Parliament returns, Keith Vaz, chair


of the Select Committee, is determined to find out exactly what


evidence existed within the Home Office. That committee has said...


It is the best way of doing that. The Muslim community and I know this


from my own investigation in sexual grooming by men of Pakistani Origin


that the community itself has done a lot to work with the police. We are


speaking historically, but so far to go and that was the conclusion of


the report. We must end it there. Thank you for taking us through the


papers. Thank you for tuning in. Stay with us on BBC News because we


have the latest on the breaking news story tonight, five`year`old Ashya


king, seriously ill, taken by his parents, has been found in Spain ``


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