11/09/2014 The Papers


11/09/2014

No need to wait to see what's in the papers - tune in for a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 11/09/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

international duty could have been avoided. A record`breaking day for

:00:00.:00:00.

one South Korean golfer on the women's tour.

:00:00.:00:14.

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

:00:15.:00:19.

bringing us tomorrow. With me is Media Commentator for Forbes.com,

:00:20.:00:21.

Neil Midgley, and live from Glasgow is Scottish Columnist for The

:00:22.:00:29.

Observer, Kevin McKenna. Tomorrow's front pages, starting with... The

:00:30.:00:33.

Times has the results of the new YouGov poll, the paper says support

:00:34.:00:36.

for an Independent Scotland is on the slide.

:00:37.:00:42.

The Sun leads with a story about 'strictly', but also carries the new

:00:43.:00:45.

poll suggesting the No vote have a 52`48 percent lead. The possible

:00:46.:00:59.

rise on the cost of living in Scotland if the UK were to split is

:01:00.:01:11.

on the cover of the Daily Mail. Potential price increases also if

:01:12.:01:17.

independence goes through. The Daily Record headlines the story of a

:01:18.:01:21.

Jihadi bride, vowing to kill, and to die a martyr. The Daily Telegraph

:01:22.:01:24.

claims the BBC has told the presenters and stars of the Last

:01:25.:01:27.

Night of the Proms not to mention the Scottish referendum amid fears

:01:28.:01:30.

the corporation could be accused of bias. The Guardian pictures Oscar

:01:31.:01:38.

Pistorius on its front page. The paralympian was cleared of murdering

:01:39.:01:40.

his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp today, but has to wait until

:01:41.:01:43.

tomorrow for the judge's final verdict. The Independent features a

:01:44.:01:45.

striking picture of Oscar Pistorius, leaving court, surrounded by camera

:01:46.:02:00.

crews. So let's begin... No where to start but Scotland so it is to you

:02:01.:02:11.

first Kevin. This new poll highlights support for Independent

:02:12.:02:18.

Scotland on the slide. It is the Times which has probably been the

:02:19.:02:24.

most hostile and anti`independence papers to describe a situation. We

:02:25.:02:31.

are two points away from touching distance, away from the just over

:02:32.:02:40.

50% required, so to describe that as a slide is a bit adventurous, I

:02:41.:02:51.

would say. 48% Yes and 52% No. They are referring to the big visit

:02:52.:02:57.

yesterday within the study also found the politicians. It is a

:02:58.:03:04.

combination of a lot of things. What is interesting is what the internal

:03:05.:03:11.

numbers beyond the headlines indicate. The number of undecided

:03:12.:03:26.

voters is down 24%, down to 6% now. About 10% consistently have been

:03:27.:03:33.

undecided. Also, people apparently, according to the Times, are being

:03:34.:03:40.

persuaded by business leaders, the Westminster party leaders and so

:03:41.:03:48.

forth but they are going to be worse off `` that they are going to be

:03:49.:03:53.

worse off. There has been a 6`point rise in six days of the number who

:03:54.:03:59.

think the country will be worse off so whether the business leaders have

:04:00.:04:02.

been orchestrated or not, it seems they are doing the job for the No

:04:03.:04:10.

campaign. Alex Salmond is deeply uneasy about some of the headlines

:04:11.:04:16.

coming`out. The Scotsman says that he demands a probe over the treasury

:04:17.:04:20.

briefing. He said he would expect there to be an investigation into

:04:21.:04:25.

this information leaked to the BBC about the plans that a number of

:04:26.:04:29.

banks and retailers are making in the case of a Yes vote. He is saying

:04:30.:04:36.

that the leaking of sensitive market data from the treasury to the BBC

:04:37.:04:42.

ahead of the RBS announcement that it would relocate its headquarters

:04:43.:04:47.

south in the event of a Yes vote probably broke several rules. But

:04:48.:04:52.

this also affects the narrative of the last three days. The onslaught

:04:53.:04:58.

of big business and corporate interests of the right and the

:04:59.:05:04.

Conservatives, all stampeding North to tell the country... What next,

:05:05.:05:16.

there will be a plague of locusts if all the headlines are to be

:05:17.:05:23.

believed. The Guardian had mortgages going up today with a ridiculous

:05:24.:05:31.

report into Telegraph suggesting that Mark Carney, the governor of

:05:32.:05:37.

the Bank of England, was claiming that individuals in Scotland would

:05:38.:05:43.

face tax rises of up to ?18,000 per person. Given that the average wage

:05:44.:05:50.

in Scotland is around 20,000, we would be going back to the Middle

:05:51.:05:53.

Ages that that rate. What do you make about this? He is looking at

:05:54.:06:03.

the Scottish Daily Mail. It says that bread and milk and clothes

:06:04.:06:09.

prices would all be going up. It is fear `based campaigning. The kind of

:06:10.:06:13.

negative campaigning that has been proven to work very well, especially

:06:14.:06:19.

in the US. This is the distinction between the campaigns. The Yes

:06:20.:06:29.

campaign is built on hope and the No campaign, by necessity, has had to

:06:30.:06:43.

be built on fear because the No campaign is protecting the stages

:06:44.:06:53.

quote. `` status quo. President Obama won on three words, yes we

:06:54.:07:00.

can, and Alex Salmond is not as galvanizing but that is boiling down

:07:01.:07:04.

to what this campaign is about and it seems that these nuts and bolts,

:07:05.:07:10.

these daily issues about the price of milk are swaying some voters. We

:07:11.:07:15.

will move on from Scotland in a moment but first, do you feel we

:07:16.:07:21.

will see more of a focus on the economics as we have seven days to

:07:22.:07:27.

go? What will be the overriding line of argument? I don't think the No

:07:28.:07:33.

campaign has anywhere else to go, they have run a dismal campaign in

:07:34.:07:38.

Scotland. It is inevitable that things will turn to the economy, it

:07:39.:07:43.

was always going to be expected by the Yes side. I think you will hear

:07:44.:07:50.

Alex Salmond paint a more vivid picture in the next few days of what

:07:51.:07:54.

can be done and achieved in a country that already has the 18th

:07:55.:08:01.

best and most affluent economy in the world with all its renewables,

:08:02.:08:08.

the oil, which, depending who you listen to, is a lot, and other

:08:09.:08:17.

countries who would like to have what's Scotland has. I think they

:08:18.:08:22.

will say it is a once`in`a`lifetime opportunity to run our own affairs

:08:23.:08:25.

and also to get the government that we always vote for. We will see but

:08:26.:08:32.

for now, let's turn our attention elsewhere. The the Independent with

:08:33.:08:38.

this extraordinary photo of Oscar Pistorius leading court in

:08:39.:08:44.

Pretoria, cleared of murder. This extraordinary turn of events where

:08:45.:08:53.

the judge sort of left another cliffhanger. It was almost as if it

:08:54.:08:59.

was a scripted drama. It is hard to remember that this is about a

:09:00.:09:03.

horrible and tragic that of a young woman whose family is still

:09:04.:09:08.

grieving. There is all this theatre and you see these dramatic

:09:09.:09:12.

pictures, Deezer brilliant pictures, here is one of Oscar Pistorius

:09:13.:09:20.

surrounded by a pressing crowd of reporters `` these are. There is

:09:21.:09:29.

this theatre and trauma but there is a very sober business of the law at

:09:30.:09:39.

the central rabbit. `` centre of it. The judge said that the

:09:40.:09:47.

prosecution failed to prove that he had the intent to kill Reeva

:09:48.:09:52.

Steenkamp and what we will hear tomorrow is whether his actions,

:09:53.:09:55.

which have been described by the judge as excessively forceful,

:09:56.:10:02.

whether that amounts to culpable homicide. We don't know what she is

:10:03.:10:06.

going to say tomorrow or what the result of any judgement will be in

:10:07.:10:12.

terms of a prison sentence but do you think in the light of the

:10:13.:10:16.

coverage this has had that Oscar Pistorius, his image and his

:10:17.:10:20.

athletic personality can be rehabilitated? One paper suggested

:10:21.:10:28.

that by being found not guilty of murder, no matter what happens

:10:29.:10:32.

tomorrow, he stands to make millions of pounds which would suggest that

:10:33.:10:41.

they are not expecting a stiff sentence if he gets done for

:10:42.:10:50.

manslaughter. The Daily Mail says disbelief as he is found not

:10:51.:10:54.

guilty, not sitting on the fence and telling it like it is. Now, David

:10:55.:11:02.

Cameron to push for UK strikes on ISIS in Iraq but not Syria. This is

:11:03.:11:10.

dovetailing President Obama's plans to hit Islamic extremists and it

:11:11.:11:16.

also shows that David Cameron seems to be slightly at odds with the

:11:17.:11:23.

Foreign Secretary. It is a curious story. Philip Hammond has said that

:11:24.:11:27.

there would be no airstrikes and now we see that number ten doesn't have

:11:28.:11:36.

that exact policy. It would be completely expected that David

:11:37.:11:40.

Cameron's policy on this would dovetail with the White House,

:11:41.:11:47.

especially as President Obama has already managed to get a coalition

:11:48.:11:51.

of ten Arab states to back him which makes it a little bit safer for

:11:52.:11:56.

Cameron to make this cautious statement about airstrikes. What did

:11:57.:12:03.

you make of this? It doesn't look right for the government in terms of

:12:04.:12:08.

the presentation of it. It looks like a bit of a shambles. The

:12:09.:12:13.

Foreign Secretary seems to be ruling out airstrikes in Syria and then

:12:14.:12:19.

Downing Street comes out and says that he was talking about the

:12:20.:12:23.

parliamentary vote they had last year ruling out airstrikes against

:12:24.:12:29.

Bashar al`Assad. They said he was not talking about airstrikes against

:12:30.:12:35.

these rebels. It shows just how difficult intervention in the Middle

:12:36.:12:40.

East is because in Syria, the people who are perceived in the West as the

:12:41.:12:46.

good or the bad, they keep changing by the month. You think, what would

:12:47.:12:53.

have happened if we had gone in and made airstrikes? Would that have

:12:54.:12:58.

strengthened Islamic State who now are the main opponents? Highly

:12:59.:13:04.

problematic as you say. We're going to finish with the Financial Times.

:13:05.:13:12.

I know this story caught your eye. Scientists grind coffee bean DNA in

:13:13.:13:15.

the search for the perfect cappuccino. I am a complete coffee

:13:16.:13:23.

addict. My is called Starbuck after my coffee habit. What they have done

:13:24.:13:31.

is sequenced the DNA of a coffee bean. Not the coffee beans that we

:13:32.:13:41.

have in lot days and cappuccinos `` lattes, but another one that paves

:13:42.:13:48.

the way to genetically modified coffee. In the 90s, we were worried

:13:49.:13:53.

about mutant foods and now we are not worried about mutant coffee, if

:13:54.:13:59.

they decide to genetically modify it, it is a chilling but. They say

:14:00.:14:05.

it would help producers get over things like drought and they could

:14:06.:14:10.

make them very resistant. Would you drink genetically modified coffee? I

:14:11.:14:16.

don't know. Occasionally I want to put in a little bit of whiskey or

:14:17.:14:23.

Bacardi just to help it along, so what that would do to genetically

:14:24.:14:27.

modified coffee, I don't know. It is probably immaterial. A nice little

:14:28.:14:35.

nod to Scotland there. Thank you very much. That's it for The Papers

:14:36.:14:55.

this hour. Thank you Kevin and Neil. Stay with us here on BBC News: At

:14:56.:14:58.

midnight Alex Salmond accuses ministers of bullying regarding

:14:59.:15:01.

Scottish Independence. But coming up next it's time for Sportsday.

:15:02.:15:15.

Hello, welcome to Sportsday with me, Katie Gornall. Coming up: Louis Van

:15:16.:15:19.

Gaal parades his new signings at Manchester United and says he

:15:20.:15:22.

released Danny Welbeck because he wasn't up to

:15:23.:15:24.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS