10/09/2014 The Papers


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


us tomorrow. Joining me from Inverness is Broadcaster and


Journalist, Nicky Marr, and with me in the studio is Professor of Law at


Pepperdine University, Colleen Graffy. It is good to have you both


with us. Tomorrow's front pages, starting with... The Financial Times


claims European Commission President Jean`Claude Juncker has offered


David Cameron an "olive branch", by giving the UK's Lord Hill a key job


overseeing EU finances. Money matters also dominate the front of


the Daily Telegraph. This time it's the Bank of England governor's


warning that Scotland may struggle to keep the pound, if it becomes


independent. Scotland's Daily Record claims it's been a "Black Wednesday"


for First Minister Alex Salmond, as a poll for the paper suggests the no


campaign has a clear lead. The Guardian quotes fears that mortgage


lending could dry up for Scottish homebuyers if Scotland votes for


independence. Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron are pictured


on the front of the Metro, with the headline "United We Stand". They're


joined forces to try to persuade Scotland to vote against


independence. The I also focuses on the Westminster leaders campaigning


in Scotland. A different weighty issue make the front page of the


Times. They have the results of a study, which claims shaming and


blaming overweight people only makes them heavier. And The Sun shows a


picture of a security guard, who has become the first man to be signed


off work with morning sickness. A bit of transference there one


supposes. I have no idea at all! The Independent, the scramble for


Scotland, a picture of the heavyweight political leaders all


trying to sway votes. It has been a big day. It certainly has. I'm not


sure if Scotland has had as many heavyweights here before at one


time. It is an absolute scramble and since Sunday and that poll which put


the Yes campaign slightly ahead, it has been a little bit undignified.


Undignified? Do you think it has? No, I think it is just fascinating.


The newspapers are incredibly exciting and dive question, has


there been a development between how people are thinking... Is it with


the head or the heart? Everyone is making comments about that `` and I


have a question. Everyone is thinking it's a sort of movie style


independence brigade, is that the change in the poll? What is


happening? We have to remember that this is just one poll. The only one


that matters is the one on the 18th which will decide whether or not


Scotland will become independent. One pulled this way, one poll that


way `` one poll. We have been living with this for the last couple of


years. It is a bit of heart and head and I think that is why so many


people are not yet decided. Many people would love Scotland to be


independent. David Cameron saying it is not about the Tories, I think he


is missing the point. For many people, what it is about, is looking


at the success of the local government and seeing how well they


have done. Thinking whether we could go our own way and do it all


ourselves and become independent. With our heads, badge is how we are


thinking, but then there is that fear about finances `` that is how.


Moving on to the Times, financial turmoil hits Scotland. That is where


all the rhetoric about the economy going down the toilet, if there is a


vote for Yes, the oil running out, not being a member of European Union


and forth, the No campaign would say that this is the result of a vote


for independence. I do think that as the article points out, a stream of


blue`chip companies broke cover to indicate the risks of independence.


We also have the chief Secretary to the treasury saying that the


economic case for separation is finally dawning on everyone and it


will affect growth and jobs and investment. In terms of trade and


investment, how we have the whole issue of ministers going out and


trying to get investment for the UK, will Scotland have the capacity


to do that individually? That with a question I had for you, you made the


question about Hollywood and the importance of local government, to


what extent are people looking at Scotland's lays globally? `` place.


You would not have the UK pitching for the whole country. I think that


is and `` an issue. In particular, when it comes to the question of


Europe. A lot of thoughts are very concerned about the issue. ``


Scot's. Many would rather be part of an independent Scotland in Europe


then be added to the European Union altogether. Many Scottish voters,


four yes voters especially, it is about being a world player. We are


apparently the 14th wealthiest nation in the world. That is the one


side but on the other, it is an entirely different statistic and


that has been a story we have heard for many months. Just to back up


what the Times is saying, the BBC has spoken to the standard life


group and they have said that they will certainly move on a contingency


plan if the independence vote goes forward. You have people wanting to


take money out of the bank, or will be property impact if there is a


vote `` there will be property impact if there is a Yes vote. Alex


Salmond has nudged ahead. It is just one poll. The Yes campaign were


ahead and I think we are not taking account of the 10% to our


undecided. If the 3% have said no thanks. 47% of those who are already


decided have obviously agreed but many people have not voted at all.


The other front page of the Herald. Union turned the heat on Yes. The No


campaign, according to this one is six points ahead. David Cameron,


Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband made a calculated decision to push the


heartfelt element of the union forward, say why it is important,


not with their heads but with their hearts. Does that work on its own or


is it this kind of pressure from big businesses that is going to affect


the undecided voters? It goes back to the heart or the head question.


Labour is really reaching out to their members because they are


recognising what will happen with Scotland not part of the UK. The


Labour vote that could swing the next election. It will have a big


impact on them. I saw the cartoon in the Times of ISIS saying that they


should invade now before the job is done of breaking up the country. The


Guardian. Moving away from Scottish matters to president Obama preparing


to step up in his fight against ISIS. He will give a speech


outlining the strategy that he said he did not have last week but he now


says he has, the `` thankfully. He is trying to row back from saying


last week that he did not actually have a strategy. I don't think he


actually meant that, just that they had decided which of the strategies


they were going to go with. He will also apparently be saying that he


does not need the approval of Congress which is what we saw when


we were looking at chemical weapons in Syria. The other issue will be


what action is actually taken in Syria because we have avoided


wanting to have any strikes within Syria in the past. Only within


Iraq. We have Secretary of State, John Kerry meeting with the Iraqi


president and asking how they can have unity within their government


because that political unity will be key in dealing with ISIS. Scotland


obviously has a lot on their plate with the referendum but obviously


this situation in Iraq and Syria must be playing on the minds of the


people. It is, especially because the next hostage in line is


Scottish. That makes it sound very parochial but it is something we are


keeping a very close eye on. You are right, the big issue is what is


happening this week but it is a huge issue, no doubt. ISIS are truly evil


and something has to be done. It is a question of what can be done and


how carefully it can be done in order to not have this escalate. And


also what kind of coalition can be built. We would be more comfortable


if we could have turkey involved but they also have hostages `` Turkey.


We also wanted Saudi Arabia involved. Building a coalition in


that area will be tricky. Moving onto the Daily Telegraph. Do you


drive a diesel car? No, it is petrol. Unleaded? It is. That is the


right answer because Boris Johnson is saying that diesel cars should be


scrapped, with each driver paid ?2000 to do it. I very rarely agree


with him. I do think many people feel very betrayed by this. They


thought they were doing the right thing for the environment by


purchasing one and now they will be penalized and have extra charges for


going into London. He thinks we have to somehow compensate them, so let's


give them a couple of grand. Do you think your government would like to


follow the same path? I have not given that a second thought. I


haven't a clue. A lot of people do feel cheated. They were encouraged


to purchase diesel cars and got tax incentives to do so and now we're


being told it was bad idea. Were people really being encouraged to


purchase cars in London with the congestion charge? It was way before


that. The United States did the same thing. With the Cash for Clunkers


programme. It was a simple idea, beginning that it would be more


effective to just purchase these cars off the road but it was not the


best result. I hope somebody is looking at that case study to see if


it will work here. It might just be better to jump towards encouraging


the building of electric cars. With big plants being opened in the


United States, it might revolutionize the whole process. The


United States writing to the rescue as usual `` riding. Where has she


gone? She's gone! Can you see me? It has been great having you.


Stay with us here on BBC News. At midnight ` all the day's news from


the campaign trail in Scotland. Has a visit by the Prime Minister and


Westminster party leaders had any effect on undecided voters? But


coming up next it's time for Sportsday.


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