20/09/2014 The Papers


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celebrations to mark 50 years of independence on his state visit to


Malta. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. 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, leading with


Labour plans to raise the minumum wage, as the party's conference


prepares to get under way in Manchester.The Sunday Mirror has the


same story with a very simple headline, reading '8 pounds an


hour'. The Mail on Sunday says the Prime Minister has warned Ed


Miliband not to block devolution for England 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 tax`raising powers


while Scottish MPs still have a say in English affairs.


Miliband not to block devolution for England 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 full of saltires, it was the only


paper backing Indepedence before the referendum and the picture is a


tribute to the Yes campaignThe Sunday Times continues the Scottish


theme. This time former environment secretary Owen Patterson is


criticising the Prime Minister, saying the cabinet wasn't even


consulted about details of the referendum, including the question


on the ballot paper. So let's begin.


consulted about details of the referendum, Were you busy doing


something else? I was looking at something else! Engrossed in the


research! The Sunday... The mail on Sunday, two different front pages,


depending on the addition you look at. Last hour we had a look at it.


Outside of Scotland, what it looks like. This is David Cameron 's


ultimatum, apparently, is a mail on Sunday poll shows the fury over the


handouts for Scotland. On the right of the screen as the Scottish


edition. Another poll, this time saying the Scotland people do back


the SNP but don't back another referendum. I wonder how widely


reflected that is, on social media there are a lot of people who wanted


independence. They say they will never give it up. You would imagine


that those people are going to continuously call for that.


Actually, they want the SNP in charge but I want another debate.


They want to get on with them as the governing party. Exhausted though, I


would think, a lot of people. You have been writing about it for


months? Yes, it has exhausted everyone. But, unfortunately, there


are precedents for referendums being returned to before, perhaps, the


whole nation is ready. In Canada, when Quebec voted to stay, there was


the possibility of another referendum the whole time. There was


another referendum. The joke was it was a never`endum. With this


uncertainty, it could affect independence without people voting


for it. People do not like to invest if they think the situation will


change. It's a danger, the SNP is clearly choosing, as we have seen


with the Alex Salmond interview that will be shown tomorrow, those of you


who voted no, you have been conned. You will not get this huge promise


of devolution honoured. We have heard that they will get it, there


is a timetable that will be adhered to. It seemed to be promising


everything would happen quickly but it is so complicated. You cannot


wave a magic wand and over the weekend it is sorted extract and a


lot of people are saying it will not get sorted in that time. Let's look


at the Sunday Times. Top Tory/PM over the Scotland deal. Ed Miliband


phase a revolt `` face. It has become bad tempered in a short


period of time, after the unity between the parties in the


referendum campaign itself. It is difficult to see how this is


resolved. The Labour Party cannot afford to see those crucial 40 odd


MPs they have in Scotland disappear, because it could alter their chances


of ever having a majority to govern the UK again. The Tory party, David


Cameron has a huge problem that he's promised things to the Scots, and


these English MPs on the backbenchers are up in arms, trying


to block the Scotland deal going ahead unless there is a whole bunch


of new power was representing the English. It is a constitutional


mess. And a huge contrast, I have to say, between the feeling of


democratic joy, that we have seen on the streets of Scotland in the last


few weeks. `` power was representing the English. Westminster is so


unpopular, it will be even more so if you get this wrangling over


arcane details of the Constitution to most people. ``powers. You have


Cabinet people released recently putting in their pennies. It seems


like it will be messy for a long time. Better. Let's stay with the


Sunday Times, moving away from the referendum, it could please some and


disappoint others, OFSTED chiefs slam lacks heads. Sir Michael


Wilshaw has served there is a culture of casual acceptance of bad


behaviour by the pupils that is wrecking education. It's funny, I


watched a programme about a school in the East End a couple of weeks


ago, watching the teachers dealing with disruptive pupils is difficult.


What I was saying before is that when I went to schools, there were


schools for children with emotional and behavioural problems, they were


sent away to special schools. Now, those children are integrated into


mainstream schools as much as they can. There are still places but


maybe not enough? What confuses me is that with league tables, schools


working to get rid of these children and exclude them, they could be


affecting the school 's reputation. This again is saying there are


700,000 children working in classrooms with disruptive


children. It says too many teachers have come to accept this kind of


low`level behaviour, how are they supposed to get on and teach? They


need backup from somewhere? It is more complicated, there are actually


problems, it seems, with academy schools excluding too many pupils to


try to avoid this kind of problem. They want to up the academic


performance, and have shoved a lot of kids out who were disruptive.


There are more compensated things going on in the system. It's


interesting, so Michael Wilshaw, the relatively new head of OFSTED, he


was the head of an academy in Hackney, which turned round the life


chances that the kids in the area by not only being academically


excellent but being a strict environment. There's a huge emphasis


on discipline, in a lot of those schools, where they have ramped up


academic results, getting children into fantastic universities. It may


not be for every school, but he comes from that background, being


able to change things around with that emphasis. He wants to impose it


on the whole system but will be facing resistance. How do you back


it up? People of my generation remember the slipper and the cane,


that will not come back. What sanctions do you have for those


children? The whole school has to back it. It is a really difficult


situation. I think there should be special schools for children who are


that disruptive they are destroying chances of other children. There may


be some but not as much provision as we need. Let's look at the Sunday


Mirror, ?8 an hour, the Labour party 's pledge on the minimum wage. They


are in Manchester for the Labour Party Conference, the plan is to


boost pay by ?3000 per year. But that is not until 2020. Indeed, ?8


an hour, what will that be worth by 2020? It is obvious that Ed Miliband


wanted to re`emphasise, as he did in the last Labour Party Conference


this time last year, that he is the one sticking up for those who did


not benefit from the recovery, this whole cost of living crisis was the


theme last year. Actually poverty campaigners may say that is not


going to be enough, ?8 by 2020. Economists may say, had you actually


done the projections as to whether it is affordable? Or whether you


could be destroying jobs? That's the difficult thing with where you set


the minimum wage. It managed to get on the front page of the Sunday


Mirror. And he would do with a story like this. As you said earlier on,


it is the companies who will have to pay this cost. It is whether he has


to do something in government to give them a backhand so they can get


that a pounds an hour. With this Scottish mess, he will have a


difficult conference this week. To start off on a Sunday with at least


two of the Sunday papers carrying the stories they want to emphasise


rather than infighting within Labour as to what to do in Scotland is kind


of a small victory for them anyway. It's still a far cry from the


campaign for a living wage, which, by 2020, would put it at maybe ?15


per hour? Let's return to the Sunday Times.


Where is it? You've come to my rescue so many times tonight! GCHQ


recruits dyslexics buys. The surveillance agency is harnessing


the minds of more than 100 dyslexic and dyspraxic spies to combat


terrorism and foreign espionage. You've had a look at this more than


I have. Why? It's interesting, the story says that people who, they


call, have a neuro diverse intelligence... I've not heard that


phrase before. They bring in different skill sets to bear. They


say people who are not necessarily so good at deciphering words on the


page, dyslexics, they are good at a different kind of analysis,


detecting patterns, for example. That could be very useful in the


kind of work that GCHQ does in processing large amounts of data to


try to pick up patterns. It's interesting, in the past, we've had


technology companies saying they are actively seeking out people on the


autistic spectrum, people with Asperger's, maybe this is the start


of something new? It's really exciting. It warms your heart, we


know that people with dyslexia, given the right support, can do lots


of things. To find something they are really good at, and they can do


better than everyone else, that is fantastic. It's amazing, I've heard


something new tonight. Neuro diversity! I will look out for that


more and more. Thank you to both of you. Stay with


us here on BBC News. At midnight, we will have the latest on the


accusations that ministers will not devolve powers to Scotland.


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