20/09/2014 The Papers


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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.


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