12/09/2014 The Papers


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

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night of rugby union with five matches and rugby league to tell you


about as well. The Daily Mail leads


on a warning from the SNP's former deputy leader that


Scottish banks will be broken up and oil giant BP nationalised to punish


them for backing the No campaign. The FT reports that Better Together


campaigners have seized on threats by Jim Sillars that banks


would face a "day of reckoning" in the event of a Yes vote


in the independence referendum. The Guardian highlights its new ICM


poll which suggests that the union between Scotland


and England hangs by a thread with the Yes vote just two percentage


points behind those supporting No. The Scottish version of the


Daily Telegraph has more warnings on the financial risks


of independence and has a picture of two former rugby internationals


who are campaigning for a No vote. The Independent carries


a dramatic portrait of Ian Paisley, The Daily Record devotes part of


its front page to Oscar Pistorius's conviction for shooting and killing


his girlfriend but says the And finally, the Mirror leads on the


news that animal lovers have raised over ?1 million for the dogs? home


in Manchester that was badly damaged We will start with the Scottish


referendum. Businesses face a day of reckoning. Nationalists issue a


threat. Your paper suggesting that the Yes campaign has stalled and


there would be a day of reckoning for businesses. What is interesting


about this is the way the language is getting more and more apocalyptic


around this issue. It is described here is the ugly side. That is


increasingly becoming the case. This particular report is around a speech


made by a politician, quite and at school one, `` quite an obscure one,


former Deputy Leader of the SNP, coming out and saying, quite


threatening language, saying... Threatening BP and other businesses


would learn the meaning of nationalisation. This is being


seized on as an example of really how appalling and scary the whole


issue has become. It's an obvious gift to the union. I suspect it will


be a one`day wonder because people will know that he's not in charge of


the SNP, it's Alex Salmond. You wonder which of the campaigns this


comment is designed to help. Nigel Farage has visited Scotland as well.


Their headline here is that his visit is a gift to the Yes


campaign. He has been up there this evening. He has been critical of the


Prime Minister for calling him moronic and not putting diva Max on


the ballot paper. `` diva Max. You wonder who he is trying to help. The


idea is he trying to push Labour voters back towards the No camp.


Somebody said this morning that if David Cameron looked like a fish out


of water going to Scotland, then Nigel Farage made him look like Rob


Roy! He is so out of character. It should've been a three pronged


question. Lots of people think there should have been an option there but


what Cameron wanted to do was kill it off altogether. He was confident


there would be a strong no. To be fair, Nigel Farage is not the only


one that is making this point. It turns that he had quite a small


audience, it seems, 60 demonstrators and he was smuggled into a side


door. He also suggested the Queen has a responsibility to speak out.


Not going to happen in the next six days. Again, who knows. Hell could


freeze over. He felt he had to be there as party leader with the other


three. Maybe he's trying to stand alongside them. It would be


fascinating to see what other scare stories emerge. The Daily Mail had


Alex Salmond mocked up as the North Korean dictator. Let's look at the


Guardian. Union hanging by a thread as Yes camp narrows gap. Suggests


the No vote is just two percentage points ahead. But 17% undecided,


huge number of people. Absolutely. Other papers are carrying this as


well, including the Financial Times and the political editor of the


Financial Times saying at this point, it is mad to try and cool


it. We really can't. But if it did end up a very narrow margin, that


could be as destabilising as the alternative. Alistair Darling was


saying privately he wanted a 20% victory. That is what they needed,


they thought to kill of the issue. Now he's hoping for 0.2%! Let's move


away from the referendum discussion. Let's look at the


Independent newspaper and the picture there. Extraordinary


photograph of Ian Paisley. The holy warrior who made peace. I thought


there might have been a bit more coverage. He is such a legendary


figure. But I am sure there will be lots of comments inside. Such an


amazing life to talk about at length. He got kicked out of the


European Parliament for calling the Pope the Antichrist and went to


jail. I never interviewed him myself and I'm he didn't because I read


that he got reporters to sing hymns to him for the price of an


interview. Who would have thought that when he died, nobody would have


a bad word to say about him? During his life, most of his life, he was


incredibly divisive. The only comments I have read that have


veered away from positive tributes were from a former Alliance party


leader who said that whilst he sympathises, he can't believe that


the rewriting of Ian Paisley's role, prolonging the troubles of the


many years. And so antagonistic in the beginning. Might take longer to


write his legacy. It is a story of redemption. Including Martin


McGuinness. The daily record, one of the main stories in Pretoria, with


us finding out that the Paralympic and Oscar Pistorius has been found


guilty of culpable homicide, which is more like manslaughter. The


suggestion here he may never go to prison because there is quite a wide


range of sentences that the judge could deliver. Yes. As I was coming


over, I was listening to LBC and a big discussion point here and one


thing came through: People are quite mystified, I think, about the


workings of the South African court because... They are very different


to British courts. Of course, in the UK, the chances are that he would


not have been bailed in the first place. The verdict we got today will


not overcome the disbelief that it was not a stronger verdict. It could


just be a fine, it could be community service which is


extraordinary. Maybe five years is the most accurate prediction, the


best guess. Very quickly let's have a look at the Daily mirror. ?1


million has been raised for the Manchester dog so my 50 dogs died in


what is thought to have been an arson attack. `` dogs home. We both


felt a bit uneasy about this one. The paper is calling for the dogs


that survive to be adopted. I wonder if a children's home burned down and


children needed to be adopted and is on the way home I cannot see them


being given the same treatment which makes me uneasy. Money has been


coming from Australia, America and Canada. It is not just the Brits.


110,000 people have donated. It is in stark contrast to some of the


other charity causes that are desperate for support. It is odd and


it is on the front page of not just one national newspaper either.


That's it for this hour but Sue and Rob will be back with us when they


have enjoyed a bit of our hospitality at the back. Stay with


us on BBC News. At 11pm tributes paid to one of the most prominent


figures in Northern Irish politics. The Reverend Ian Paisley who has


died at the age of 88. Coming up next, time for Sportsday.


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