19/09/2014 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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have the result of the sporting action as Saint Helen 's take on


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


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


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


Alex Salmond. The headline that tells the story dominates.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


that. The Guardian says the political battle has shifted to


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


powers promised for Scotland are blocked. We began with the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Guardian says that there are differences over how the laws will


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


lambasts the Better Together campaign. It looks like an


imaginative front page for the Guardian. Alex Salmond said this


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


later press conference when he talked about the resignation. He


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


majority was something that was previously thought impossible and if


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


portrait of the Queen and talking about her statement that was


released this afternoon. The Telegraph is interesting because


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


the story because when the first minister made his resignation


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


campaign added 15 points within three years. Significantly, there


are not a lot of Scottish Nationalists of themselves that


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


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


the worst areas of social deprivation. Labour have got


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Thank you. Hello and welcome to Sportsday.


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