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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
With me are the broadcaster and campaigner David Akinsanya,
and the political commentator and journalist Miranda Green.
Tomorrow's front pages now. Starting with...
The Observer leads with Labour plans to raise the minumum wage to more
than ?8 an hour, as the party's conference prepares to get
The Mail on Sunday says the Prime Minister has warned Ed Miliband
in the wake of the Scottish referendum.
A similar sentiment on the front of the Sunday Telegraph,
this time from Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.
Writing in the paper, he says Scotland should not gain any more
while Scottish MPs still have a say in English affairs.
The Sunday Post features another 'vow' from Westminster leaders `
that further devolution for Scotland will be delivered.
The Sunday Herald has a striking picture of St George's Square in
Glasgow, it was the only paper backing referendum before the ``
backing independence before the referendum.
And former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is criticising the
Prime Minister saying the Cabinet was not consulted about details of
the referendum, including the question of the ballot paper. It is
a bit late for that! This is the Mail on Sunday. This is appearing
outside Scotland. The Scottish front page is very different. A Prime
Minister warns, do not sell out England. This business `` I will
show you the Scottish version in a second. This is a pole being carried
out that apparently shows furious over how much money goes to
Scotland. The sentiment seems to be people want it to stop.
This process has taught English people are a lot of things Scottish
MPs have a say in that we do not have a say on. The West Lothian
issue. And I think people are waking up to it and they understand there
are issues if Scotland are going to get more powers, English MPs might
be calling for changes. The warning is to the Labour leader
here. Making capital out of this. In the run`up to the general election,
there is a lot of mileage for the parties.
There is. The unfortunate thing gives that in the run`up to the
Scottish referendum, all the parties were trying their best not just to
appear unified in what they were promising the Scottish people to
secure this no vote but also, they were promising that after the
referendum result was announced, everybody would work together to
resolve what we knew would be difficult constitutional questions.
They were already promising so much to Scotland, there were going to be
knock`on effects on the rest of the UK. We knew there would be knock`on
effects for Wales but also for the northern cities of England which are
very upset about the idea of the Scots get more money per head of
public funding and that they have these powers to run their own
affairs when somewhere like Manchester is an enormous economy,
why should they not be getting devolved powers? This was going to
happen and people knew it was taking place but what is extraordinary is
that we are not yet 72 hours after the referendum result and it has
thrown the political world into chaos. It is a plump for Ed Miliband
`` problem for Ed Miliband because David Cameron has set a trap by
saying they are going to give a new package for Scotland by the end of
January, a very tight timetable to work out what that would be. He has
also said they have to have a fairer deal for the rest of the UK
alongside that. The Labour Party is saying they are being bounced into
this. Alistair Darling is saying that is
not negotiable, the timetable. These are the results of the poll. Who
persuaded the Scots to stay in the UK? Gordon Brown coming out on top.
A favourite moment in the referendum campaign. It was the Queen is Mac
life for people to think carefully. I do not know where they did this
poll, not Scotland! Ash the Queen's plea.
They are as skiing if more devolution would make it impossible
for a Scottish MP to be Prime Minister in the future. `` they are
also asking. When you think of how many prime ministers have been
Scottish MPs, that is a big deal if the rest of the UK no longer feels a
Scot is appropriate as a leader for the UK.
I want to show you, our director is not expecting less... `` expecting
this. The Scottish Mail on Sunday, the Scots back the SNP that they do
not want to see another referendum. `` but they do not. It shows how
different it is from the English and Welsh and Northern Ireland first.
The Sunday Telegraph, the Justice Secretary tells the Scots, get off
my lawn! Chris Grayling. It is quite nasty already.
It is more of the same, this idea that Scottish MPs are going to be in
the house of Parliament voting on things affecting England only. As
the Justice Secretary, he thinks it is his place to say that.
We heard Alex Salmond has been speaking to Sunday Politics tomorrow
at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning, he is saying the parties are going back
on the speed at which this is meant to happen. Downing Street say the
three prounion parties have set out a clear timetable. Lord Smith of
Kelvin will oversee the timetable. The powers of tax spending, welfare,
agreed by November and legislation published by January. It is not as
quick during the latter is ages of the campaign.
Gordon Brown, David Cameron is and remains Prime Minister of the United
Kingdom, but he devolved constitutional decisions to Gordon
Brown. His personal nemesis and his predecessor as Labour Prime
Minister. Gordon Brown promised this deadline of Ernst Knight. This
complicated Scottish side of the Constitution will be sorted by Burns
night. `` deadline of Burns night. It was promised so they have to
stick to it. And you have to resolve and you have to plan how to resolve
these English issues and the wealth issues. `` Welsh issues.
The other story, stop the flow of `` `` money and guns to jihadists.
Pressure growing and countries like Kuwait and Qatar said to be
providing money to the militants. What comes out of this article is
that it seems, it is a Conservative saying that because there are so
many investments in this country, we are afraid to confront Qatar about
the systems in operation providing money and arms to the jihadists. It
may be that people are thinking we are not pushing as much as we should
be. And there is a recognition having
too much Western involvement in the problems in Iraq and Syria will be
counter`productive and they need to bring in the Arab states.
It is complicated because we are criticising the funding going into
the opposition groups in Syria who are opposing President Assad but we
in the UK have been sending in funding and support to opposition
groups in Syria because we have been trying to get rid of President Assad
and now he is not going. You have to be careful who you
support. It is incredibly difficult and there
is a sectarian divide in the Middle East which we found on one side of
the sectarian divide... So we are criticising others for funding and
it is a bit late for that. In 24 hours, 45 thousand refugees
were coming from Syria into Turkey. That is contained within that bit of
the article but so many things going on. They are not working.
It is over 60,000 now. Even today, it has gone even further.
An interesting and weird details... There has been a lot of interest in
the last 48 hours on how the votes of Scottish MPs might have changed
things. If you took out the votes of Scottish MPs last year, David
Cameron's resolution and Syria and possible military intervention in
Syria would have passed. So it seems these constitutional arguments are a
bit of a turn off to everybody else. But substantial decisions
taken by the UK could be different in the future.
Ed Miliband is pledging a big pay rise for Britain's poorest workers,
we are likely to see announcements. ?8, a big increase on the minimum
wage but still not a living wage in a lot of places.
It is ?8 by 2020 which is a long time.
We do not know what inflation is going to be.
Yes. The thing about the minimum wage which came in after the Tony
Blair victory, the landslide in 1997, it is the perfect policy
because it is a real policy that changes people's lives and it tells
you something fundamental about values of the party and who they
stand up for. So trying to make something new of that policy, the
minimum wage, to achieve a victory in next year's election makes sense
for Ed Miliband. But it may not make sense when you look at what it is
worth to people. This beam of the cost of living and living standards,
the working poor, is very important `` beam. Placing this story in the
Observer, they are trying to get back onto their agenda for the
conference season. The question will always be, how do
you pay for it? In 2020, how much is ?8 worth? And
how do we pay for it? He has not said here.
He will be pressed on it. Employers will be paying it because
it is wages. The trick with the minimum wage and the reason it is
set by an independent body and the level it should be is because you
have to be very careful you do not destroy jobs by making a minimum
wage to high and that is why the debate about the living wage and the
minimum wage can get so complicated. I am sure tomorrow a lot of
economists will be questioned about whether this is a realistic level
and poverty campaigners will be wondering if this is a level that
will make a difference. Another story here, use the tax
kicks, Desmond Tutu here, peace prizewinner, saying people should be
boycotting internationally mining companies, oil corporations and
businesses that trade on fossil fuels during the comparison with
what's top of the apartheid regime. `` with what's top old.
There was so much to boycott! Gold and fruit. It is a good idea but I
think the governments should be putting pressure on companies and
most of the things we talk about are things we all need. I cannot stop
dying petrol. We also need those companies to provide jobs? We do,
and also, something that is quite interesting from Sir Desmond to is
this idea that there is too much pressure from international bodies
on the developing world to cut back on its climate change and carbon
gases when the developed world has enjoyed the benefits of all of that
development already and this is an emerging theme and has been for
several UN meetings on climate change. The idea that the developing
world is feeling hard done by and sum saved they should be paid
compensation, if you want us to not develop in the way you have, pay as!
`` us. I want to return quickly to the aftermath of the referendum and
in the Sunday Post, it says Scotswomen are set to dominate
politics and girl power, there is Nicola Sturgeon, the hopeful
successor to Alex Salmond. I wonder what that will be called? Tartan
Spice? They say they have got their organically and not through any
special treatment. No positive discrimination or anything. But it
is to make up and one down because Ruth Davidson in Scotland was the
undoubted star of the campaign and Nicola Sturgeon is the up and Nicola
Sturgeon is the up`and`coming female leader in Scotland has been almost
invisible and is facing possible leadership problems. She might not
be there forever, it might be very short lived. That is it. Lots to
discuss. So, around and David will be back again at 11:30pm for another
look at the front pages. Stay with us. The latest on Alex Salmond and
his accusations at 11pm. Coming up next, it is reporters.