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14/09/2014

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the contest is still too close to call. Hello and welcome to our look

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ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me are

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Oliver Wright, the Whitehall editor at the Independent, and Angela

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Knight, the chief executive of Energy UK. Tomorrow's front pages,

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starting with: First, the Independent which leads on the

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threat to the second British hostage, Alan Henning, who is being

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held by Islamic State militants. The same photo of the 47`year`old, a

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volunteer working on aid convoys, is also on the front of Telegraph

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though it's main story is the comment made by the Queen about

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Scotland's referendum. Tomorrow's Guardian also reports on the Queens

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remarks as well the threat to a second British hostage. It says the

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prospect of the UK joining military action against the Islamic State is

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closer than ever. And in the Sun ` a challenge to the Islamic State

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militant, responsible for the deaths of three Western hostages ` "show

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your face coward" is the headline. Very powerful pictures and headlines

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tonight, a thoroughly sickening story following the death of David

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Haines, now concerned turning to this man, Alan Henning. Here are

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years on the front of The Independent, holding the hand of a

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child `` here he is. Many had known about this man being held captive

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for months, but it has only just been released. He has been held

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captive for nine months now, up until that point they had

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effectively been a news blackout stopped the Foreign Office is very

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keen that there would be no mention, a few months ago, and certainly

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about their identity. That position has now changed, with that chilling

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video released overnight on Saturday, and the Foreign Office

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have taken the view that it is legitimate and write for his

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identity to be published `` right. And his family speaking out that

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hatred would he be easy feeling to have. An appalling thing happening

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here. These are people who have gone out to help and assist,

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volunteering, they have families here and it is just a barbaric

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situation. I think there are so many things that now need to be thought

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about, as Bolivar said. Is this keeping quiet about the hostages, as

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long as we do the right thing or not `` Oliver. And how do we react? We

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can all react in the sense that this is appalling, the sense that

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something should be done if it possibly can be done, both to

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prevent this type of action on the next hostages, but also take action

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against ISIS itself. It is easy to have that automatic reaction that

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something must be done, but very difficult to decide what is which

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should be done. And the ability to do it as well. Here is the same

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photograph. Fears for a second British hostage, David Cameron to

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seek authorisation for further airstrikes as another British

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citizen is threatened with death. Clearly the resolve and

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determination is there to do something. David Cameron has said he

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has to go to the UN approval. And he is absolutely right. To seek a

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coalition as well, because one of the things that has happened the

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past that it has been the US or UK, maybe we have had other western

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countries who have said we will form our coalition to do something in

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certain circumstances. That is not the coalition that they need to

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have. You have to have a coalition here of the countries in that part

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of the world that are also affected. It is the Arab countries

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as well, in conjunction with the US, with the UK, who I think will form

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the group if they will come to the table, that will have a longer

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lasting effect. Let me just show the Guardian, because that makes the

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point about the Arab states, saying that they are ready to join in the

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US led assault. That will be key to this. Getting a wide enough

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coalition. What they are looking to do is avoid the mess they got

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themselves into over Syria. If that means taking a little bit longer and

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not responding to the sort of knee`jerk reaction you were talking

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about earlier, I think this is partly, my guess, coming from the

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Americans more than the British. David Cameron would have liked to do

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something earlier, given his own free will, but he has signed up and

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bought into this strategy coming from Obama which is that if it takes

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another month or two back months and we get it right, it is far better

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than doing it in one or two weeks and getting it wrong. And I think

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that is the right approach. Because it does not feel or seem right if

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you are in that region for others to just come in and say we are going to

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do whatever we are going to do with airstrikes or whatever without your

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involvement. That is why it has to be broader. Two I think what western

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governments are not saying and perhaps should be saying a bit more

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of at least privately is they've got to do something about the support

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and funding for organisations like ISIS which is going on in countries

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which are nominally at least our allies. And that has been going on

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from long`time, that is part of the reason why ISIS was able to develop

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so strongly. It is a very sensitive subject, because some of the people

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who will be part of this great coalition, close to the

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establishment. In more ways than one. And I hope that the SAS or

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others are trying to get to the hostages first while all the rest of

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the political, and how we are going to form these coalitions, while

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these discussions take place in the big picture, I hope the small

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picture is that the SAS and others are actually managing to get these

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hostages, to get them out. On the Sun, a truly shocking picture. Show

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us your face, coward. The man known as Jihadi John, who we have heard

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speaking on S`Video, and have only shown stills of, as David Haines was

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beheaded. Obviously this man speaks English with what sounds like a

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British accent. A sort of south`eastern accent. I hesitate to

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put it like this, but this is what the Sun does so well. " Alaves

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something. I agree. This guy with his face entirely covered apart from

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slip for his eyes, and hasn't got the nerve to show his own face. I

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agree with the Sun very much. They have hit the nail on the head with

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this. Let's see who you are, this man who is doing these appalling

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things. He is deliberately trying to terrorise. Let's see who he is. The

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Daily Express with a very visceral headline as well. Destroying

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jihadist monsters. In the context of the rhetoric we have heard on this,

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this is still remarkably strong. But getting to a point which is that

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this doesn't represent any kind of faith, in any way, shape, , or form.

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Alan Henning was an aid worker, he had gone into Syria to deliver

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medical equipment to keep people alive, to help civilians caught up

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in the conflict, to help people who had been terrorised by ISIS. And the

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Muslim leaders here in the UK, they have all come out and condemned,

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they are prepared as well to stand there and say this is wrong. This is

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not representing any religion, this is terrorism. This hostagetaking, we

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don't agree with any of that. I think that is brave of them. This is

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a different thing, if you are a leader of the Muslim community,

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saying this, then if you are... Also strangely, if you talk about

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radicalisation, you go back to the question of identity and revealing

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who these people are. I think this does more to dispel the notion that

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somehow joining ISIS is a glamorous, exciting, and just been to do. These

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kinds of stories and headlines thankfully undermine that argument

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to any section of the population. And it is only a week ago, maybe two

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weeks, that we started to hear stories of people who have gone out

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there with the idealism to join, and found it is not that, and how do you

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come back? So I think you're right, what we are seeing is something that

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is really horrific. It has been revealed for what it truly is.

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Turning to the referendum, a stark message from the Queen, as described

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by this newspaper, is also on the Telegraph. Queen breaks silence over

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Scottish independence. People should think very carefully about the

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future before casting their votes. How wise was that of her to say

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anything, even as that? It will be surely perceived as prounion. To my

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mind, what are commonsensical statement to say. We have wall to

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wall commentary. Wall`to`wall commentary going on about the

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Scottish vote, and it is going to be 24`hour Scotland for the next few

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days. And for the Queen to say it might be a good idea to think how

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you vote, well, if you are asked your view, I think that is pretty

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good common sense reply. I'm in favour of that. She is very good,

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isn't she, about keeping quiet about things. One journalist on Twitter

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said in the public eye there is no such thing as a private

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conversation. She knows that. Exactly. Will she be subject to a

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torrent of vitriolic abuse to the same extent as those who went after

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JK Rowling. Is it safer to say nothing? It doesn't make it right to

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say nothing. And in the Telegraph, it does give reference to her speech

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in 1977, when Scotland and Wales were voting on devolution, and she

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said I cannot forget the day I was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom,

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Great Britain, and Northern Ireland. I think it is good that we have a

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head of state, and she is a good one. What is curious is that really

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strong statement put out earlier in the week making it clear the Queen

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does not get involved in Constitutional affairs, it would be

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utterly wrong. It does, when you read this copy, it seemed that she

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decided to say something, rather than being put in a position where

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she had no choice. So the two things don't quite square to me. But maybe

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she doesn't agree with her aids. Thank goodness we have someone like

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this is head of state. You like Her Majesty, I think we have established

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that. She goes there a few months for her summer holidays, and says

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this. Anti` tech backlash, Google and Facebook conceding they need to

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do more to prevent damage to their image because people are upset about

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data protection. No kidding! In short. This has been a long time

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coming. I think so. I love the understated comment at the end. It

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says some in our industry have understated and underestimated the

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degree to which people care about rip a C. Have they only just found

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that out? What is the world which Google inhabits `` care about

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privacy. Thank you both very much for joining us to look through the

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front pages tonight. Stay with us on BBC News. Coming up next, The Film

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