19/09/2014 The Papers


19/09/2014

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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have the result of the sporting action as Saint Helen 's take on

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Castleford. It is in 15 minutes. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. Let's look at the front

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pages. We will start with the Scotsman. There is a close up of

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Alex Salmond. The headline that tells the story dominates.

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Cross`party devolution promises have already been shattered, according to

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the Independent. The Daily Mail and sister about English votes for

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English laws. And the Daily Express has the announcement about Alex

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Salmond resigning. The Daily Record has a picture of the first Minister

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and his wife, and headline the dream shall never die, which was a quote

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from one of his press conferences. The Telegraph is also going with a

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picture of the first Minister. It says several pro` union newspapers

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were excluded from that particular news conference. We will talk about

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that. The Guardian says the political battle has shifted to

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England. The Times says political deadlock could mean that the new

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powers promised for Scotland are blocked. We began with the

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Scotsman. We will discuss that with Kevin McKenna from the Observer and

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James Miller from the Sunday Post. I like that we're starting with the

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Scotsman. It is bold and simple and does what it says on the tin. There

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is a close`up of Alex Salmond, the man who has dominated this. It is a

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good front page. It is a big picture and he has been a week character in

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Scottish politics. He has dominated Scottish politics for a long time.

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He is being leader fought ten years in his second stint. 20 years and

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all. It has the feel of the historic edition. It is a nice front page.

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You are not doing as well in terms of what a big figure he is. The

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Scotsman does things very well. I am looking forward to seeing it. The

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way they have used that picture and the choice of picture signifies a

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tribute and some respect. The Scotsman is in the vanguard of the

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unionist papers. That is fitting and it is appropriate and elegant. Would

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you expect to see his political obituary in the papers? What do you

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think it will be, in the sense that he couldn't get through

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independence, but they have come a long way? Independence has been a

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bridge too far. He has been the most commanding and able politician of

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his generation in Scotland and possibly in the entire UK. For him

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to have delivered, not only the first government for the SNP in the

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2007 poll by an overwhelming majority, which wasn't meant to

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happen, and then within a few years, coming within a whisker of bringing

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an end to the union, he has a lot to be proud of and he has left the SNP

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a bass of Legacy. `` a massive legacy. What I found coming up to

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the referendum in Scotland was people saying they were not going to

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vote yes because they didn't like Alex Salmond. He is a pre`eminent

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politician, but a lot of people didn't like Andy turned people off

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especially women. Let's move to the Guardian. There is going to be a lot

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of column inches about the battle moving to England. Column by Carol

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Ann Duffy. I don't know if it has been specially written, but I

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haven't seen enough of the script to work it out. The political battle

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moves to England, in terms of getting the powers that be three

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Westminster leaders promised last week. `` the three. It shows how

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Scotland and England are different. In Scotland, the story will be about

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who replaces Alex Salmond. That is why we were we are. Scottish

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politics and English politics have pulled apart. There will be a big

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battle in England over the powers and how devolution would work. It

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will dominate the rest of this parliament and possibly beyond. The

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Guardian says that there are differences over how the laws will

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look in fact David Cameron may have set a political trap. It is an

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imaginative and cultural front page. I assume that is a specially

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commissioned piece of art work, also on the right`hand side, there is a

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piece by Irving Welsh. He is keen on nationalism, although he doesn't

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mention Alex Salmond and the legacy he has left his party. He says this

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would go away, but 45% of the country, 1.6 million voters is

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something that Alex Salmond and the SNP will be proud of. He also

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lambasts the Better Together campaign. It looks like an

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imaginative front page for the Guardian. Alex Salmond said this

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morning and Acho of that, that the dream won't fade. That was in the

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later press conference when he talked about the resignation. He

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said the desire for independence has gone away for now. I think that

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Irving Welsh seems to be reflecting that. There was also the changing it

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free generation, perhaps they said for now, he was then back as a

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signal that he would be stepping down, and although he would take the

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agenda of independence away, but might not be the thought for the

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next leader. Do the Daily Mail and who `` home rule for England. This

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debate has a long way to go. It is the West Lothian question. No one

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has on it because there is not an easy answer. `` has answered it.

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Their names coming up and talking about it and challenging the Prime

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Minister like Owen Paterson and Liam Fox. These are not the usual

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suspects, the backbench head bangers. These people could pose a

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threat to David Cameron if he does not get this right. We in for a

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fractious time? A year after the Westminster election, their overall

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majority was something that was previously thought impossible and if

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this isn't sorted out, the West Lothian question, the extent of the

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devolved powers, which was their plea in the last week of the

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campaign that moved thousand voters, and people in the SNP will think

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they have a mandate built on the 1.6 million and 45% of the voters and

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they can see this as a mandate to bring the referendum back within a

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few years. It may not be over yet. That is something to look forward

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to. The Daily Telegraph has a striking photograph of Alex Salmond.

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This is the Scottish tradition. The English edition has a formal

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portrait of the Queen and talking about her statement that was

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released this afternoon. The Telegraph is interesting because

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some people were not allowed the conference. There was a sub text to

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the story because when the first minister made his resignation

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speech, certain members of the press were barred from being there, many

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being the most rabid of the Pru union papers, including the Daily

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Telegraph, even though I say that myself. `` pro union. That is

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reflected in the splash on the Telegraph. It said that Salmond has

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left the party in disarray and he was forced out. That is cobblers.

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The party is not in disarray and there is a clear successor, Nicola

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Sturgeon, the deputy. She might not follow his agenda, but I'm sure she

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will follow his disciplined style. They are not in disarray or turmoil

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at all. There she a shoo`in? `` is she. He was diplomatic when the

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question was raised. I don't know who else could stand. There might be

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another contender. Angus Robertson was the name that was mentioned in a

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few cycles. That makes sense because Angus Robertson is a very able

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politician that is held in high regard. They would have to give a

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pattern of competition, rather than have Nicola appointed. Rather than

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being anointed. When we look at the Times, this has both elements.

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Salmond quits as powerful Scotland are blocked. We are looking at one

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version here that has a close`up photograph of Alex Salmond at his

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resignation news conference. The other image we are looking at is the

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trouble at George Square in central Glasgow. Maybe one is a later

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version. It is interesting what they are trying to say if that is the

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focus with the photograph on George Square. As we understand it, there

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were only a few hundred people. What I heard from George Square was that

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there were a few people and didn't seem to be that bad, I hope. There

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was an expectation that there might be trouble. It seems that something

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might have kicked off tonight. I was going to go there, though if there

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is anything happening in George Square, I will report back. Stay on

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the line. The Daily Express has the story about reuniting Britain, leads

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the queen. Lot of the newspapers picked up on story with Buckingham

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Palace. Bleeding, well, it depends on your reading of the statement. ``

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pleading. It is unusual for the Queen to get involved and a cheesy

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the magnitude of what has happened. `` and it shows the magnitude.

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Haven't watched this from the beginning and following the twists

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and turns, do you think we would have this response and the tone here

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tonight, the divide in the polls of 55 to 45, when people thought it

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would have been closer. With that your expectation at the start? That

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the polls would be...? That the result would be reasonably

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emphatic. At the start, the yes vote was running at around 30%. Although

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it has been more comfortable than predicted by the polls, the yes

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campaign added 15 points within three years. Significantly, there

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are not a lot of Scottish Nationalists of themselves that

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could deliver independence, so to get to 45 cents, tens of thousands

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of Labour supporters deserted their party. It was also in the areas with

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the worst areas of social deprivation. Labour have got

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problems off the back of this. Any of them pointed out that they won

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the referendum, it is not the whole thing. They should not be

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celebrating given the results. The questions begin. James Miller, Kevin

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McKenna, thank you very much. You have a lot of work yet to do and a

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healthy amount of reading to come. From the Sunday Post and the

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Observer, thank you. That is about it from here in Edinburgh. I stole

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Martine's job here tonight, but I do have Edinburgh Castle behind me.

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Thank you. Hello and welcome to Sportsday.

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