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despite a disastrous series against India. The latest from the U.S. Open

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in tennis and the days reaction from the final football transfers.

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Welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us

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tomorrow. I'm joined by a broadcaster and the president of

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YouGov. Many papers are leading with the apparent murder of American

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journalist Stephen Sotloff by Islamic State. The Metro reports

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that the militants threaten to kill a British hostage next. The Daily

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Express calls it a chilling new threat. The Guardian says the

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British accent of the jihadi in the video was the same as an early

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video. The Times says the prospect of a close vote in Scottish

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independence has sent jitters through the market. We will start

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with the Daily Telegraph, Stephen Sotloff. I should say that for a

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while some of the papers are using more detailed pictures from the

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video. The BBC has chosen not to do that. The Daily Telegraph, Britain

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will be next warns jihadi John as he beheads a second journalist will

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stop this is a real problem for journalists, newspapers, television

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and radio, because you are balancing the need to tell people as much as

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you can, because we do not believe in censorship and covering things up

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with the fact that you can play into the jihadist's hands by showing and

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saying more. The Foreign Office has asked for the names of people

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involved not to be quoted by the media. As far as I am aware the

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media have respected this. In a sense it is a subset of this much

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wider dilemma as to how on earth we deal with these people. The one

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reflection I have is that through most of our adult life we saw the

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world moving to greater interconnectedness. We thought it

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would mean less violence. If Russia and China were trading with the West

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it we would not go to war. But Russian gas is stopping is acting on

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Ukraine. We perhaps need to deal with Assad in Syria to see off ISIS.

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We perhaps need to do more with I ran. We need to have a different

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relay should ship with Saudi Arabia. `` relationship with Saudi Arabia. A

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lot of these countries have social Democrats in charge of them. It is a

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problem with journalism but it is also a subset of a wider strategic

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problem we face. The is another problem that we might try to behave

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as well as we can as journalists but social media feels this and puts

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terrible, grisly stuff out there and we might all decide that what they

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really want is the optimum publicity. These are not ideologues.

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First of all they are asking for huge ransoms from the families. We

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saw that the French did a deal and got their hostages back because they

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paid a vast sum of money. The British and Americans don't do

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deals. There are another 20 western hostages. The Telegraph had an

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interesting bit where they have been looking carefully at the background

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of these videos. They are very well produced videos. They are

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speculating that these poor people, these journalists being killed on

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the same day, and may the British hostage is already dead. Because

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they are so similar. For reasons you have explained, and you are rightly

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not showing the horrible picture on the front of the Telegraph, but it

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is still a very powerful front page, it has a huge amount of impact. It

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is a front page that the jihadists clearly hope will be a recruiting

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tool as well. Of course. This goes back to the dilemma. Do we sacrifice

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our belief in openness and information and the risk of giving

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them publicity. It is not an easy choice. Cameron was saying yesterday

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that if you carry on with the humanitarian drops, or you could

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also strike them. Nobody is asking that military question at the

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moment, do we stay the same or you could also strike them. Nobody is

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asking that military question at the moment, do we stay the same goal.

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Thereafter selection of horrible wars. 1 million people displaced in

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Ukraine who can't get on the front pages because this is happening. ``

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there are. At the bottom of the Guardian front page. A Spanish judge

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frees Ashya's parents from jail after a U`turn. Thank goodness. I

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used to do a programme called Watchdog and there used to be a

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requirement for a lot of evidence before you put anything on screen.

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The way these parents have been treated with a durable in warrant,

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that is a pretty serious thing with a potential ten years in jail

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hanging over their heads. `` with a European warrant. To be treated the

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way they have been done in the European system when they have not

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actually got a charge, what would they charge them with? Child

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cruelty? It was too nonspecific for the heavy guns that have been

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trained on this poor family. But at the start of this whole issue, the

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authorities at the hospital really had no idea what was going on, how

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far the child had been taken away. They knew the parents had taken them

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but it was against medical advice. I am playing devils advocate, but a

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lot of us are having 20 slashed 20 hindsight. This child has a horrible

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brain cancer. I was president of the European Cancer coalition and we

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have talked endlessly about how Britain is not as good as most

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countries in Europe at cancer. I'm presuming these parents might be

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aware of that kind of thing and the hospital at one point were saying

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this was a child who was terminally ill. We have no idea what the

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parents were told or not told. Regardless of that, it was a very

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heavy tool to use against these parents. They have been in

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handcuffs, in jail for four days. That is what David Cameron said. I

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suspect a 99% of the viewers of this programme will disagree with what I

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will say, but this review process started after David Cameron and Nick

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Clegg stepped in. It was plainly a ludicrous overreaction by the

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prosecution service. But hang on a minute, do we really want to drift

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into being a country where politicians, ministers, start to

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interfere in legal processes? It is very easy to contain political

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interference when we don't like it. The real test of when we mean it,

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when we want to keep politics and law separate, is when we think

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politicians are right and the law is wrong. Do we still believe in it? I

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believe it was being sorted before that and I think they were jumping

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on the bandwagon I believe it was being sought before that and I think

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they were jumping on the bandwagon to get it sorted.

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Does this undermine all the work at Southampton hospital as if they

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don't know what they are doing? It is crazy. It has been revealed that

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99 children already this year have been taken abroad for protein

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therapy. That is about ?10 million already and we're only halfway

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through the year. We need to have a much better system of looking at how

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the rest of Europe deals with its serious cancers and get on the

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bandwagon earlier. Lots of countries have got this. It is never too late.

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Please get second opinions out there if you are told a child is terminal

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and it sounds as if some point that was said and the parents have

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believed that there are children and some... There are new facilities

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being built. But we are late. We probably think we are better than

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the Czech Republic but we are not. We are worse than most countries in

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Europe when it comes to cancer. We need to catch up. Moving on to the

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Financial Times. In Scotland, it is the YouGov poll that has rattled the

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markets. The reason is, for most of the year, YouGov have been at the no

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end of the scale. We have been showing no beating yes. In the last

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two polls, we have shown to marked increases in the no votes. It is

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showing that. Let me say, when I first saw the figures yesterday

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morning, I was a bit twitchy. The law of probability. All polls can

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get wonky samples. It is the law of statistics. You thought there was a

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problem? I thought there might be. We found that of the 1000 people in

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our poll, half of them are questioned early in the year at some

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point or another. We could look and compare what the same people had

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said a few months ago with what is being said now. There has been a

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shift from no to year. That is absolutely real. I am confident that

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something is going on. Sure. It is fascinating. If Scotland does say

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yes, it is YouGov that has encouraged by the sound of it. She

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is yanking your chain! The Scottish people are making the change. The

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trend is... This is serious. The Financial Times is saying that banks

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are losing shares. The most terrifying thing is that a top

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Treasury civil servant has said he has not made any contingency plans

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for a yes vote. He will wait till the day after the referendum. I

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still big blue `` think that's probably the no campaign will win. I

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am saying there is now a 20% to 30% chance of victory. In no victory is

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more likely than a yes victory. Given the consequences of a possible

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yes victory, it is criminal that in the Treasury in Downing Street they

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are not doing anything about it. What they have to understand is the

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Scottish psyche. I love Scotland a long time ago but I am... The

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proudest thing about me is I am Scottish. The Indus people and I am

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assuming `` the English people, to talk like that with no contingency

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plans, it sounds so arrogant and the Scots hate it. I do not think you

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can say anything any more. Is the BBC telling me what I can and cannot

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say? Yes. Lots to talk about at around 11:25pm. We will have a

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second look at some other headlines on the papers and all the stories

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behind it. Stay with us here on BBC News. At the top of the we will have

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much more on the release of that video by Islamic state militants

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which is claiming to show the killing of another American

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journalist. Now it is time for the sport.

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Making his Ryder Cup debut, Stephen Gallacher is given a wildcard.

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But four`time winner Luke Donald is out.

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Embarrassment for England at Edgbaston.

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