14/09/2014 The Papers


No need to wait until tomorrow morning 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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the contest is still too close to call. Hello and welcome to our look


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


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


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


starting with: First, the Independent which leads on the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


tonight, a thoroughly sickening story following the death of David


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


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


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


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


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


effectively been a news blackout stopped the Foreign Office is very


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


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


video released overnight on Saturday, and the Foreign Office


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


seek authorisation for further airstrikes as another British


citizen is threatened with death. Clearly the resolve and


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Daily Express with a very visceral headline as well. Destroying


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


kinds of stories and headlines thankfully undermine that argument


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Scottish independence. People should think very carefully about the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


does not get involved in Constitutional affairs, it would be


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


says some in our industry have understated and underestimated the


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


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


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


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


Review. Hello and welcome to The Film Review


on BBC News. To take us through this week's releases, Jason Solomons.


What have we got? We go to Hamburg for a spy thriller, A Most Wanted


Man, based on the novel and starring the late, great Philip


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