23/09/2014 The Papers


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winning trophies arrives at Gleneagles.


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers


With me are here in our London studio ` Eleanor Mills, Columnist


and Editorial Director of The Sunday Times, and from Salford, the


Tomorrow's funk pages `` front pages.


Hairy Cornflake Faces Porridge is the headline on the Sun.


It refers to former DJ Dave Lee Travis who could be facing prison


after being found guilty of groping a TV researcher almost 20 years ago.


And two leaders, two gaffes on the cover of The Independent.


Ed Miliband forgot to mention the deficit during his party conference


speech and the Prime Minister was overheard saying the Queen purred


down the phone when she was told Scotland had rejected independence.


The Telegraph leads on the UK potentially joining international


air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq.


David Cameron says we cannot opt out of the fight.


The Express has the same story claiming that


the Prime Minister will authorise those strikes on Wednesday.


And the Guardian says Ed Miliband played what he hopes will be


his trump card as his ?2.5 billion pledge put the NHS at the heart


And the Times leads on the news that the wife of Alan Henning, the


hostage, has received a recording from him pleading for his life.


Let's begin with the Guardian. Aspect out of a photograph alluding


to events in Syria. `` a spectacular photograph.


Pick up on that one and your thoughts on how the Guardian is


covering that story. It is a very dramatic photograph on the front.


Details of the coalition President Obama and John Kerry have managed to


put together. Britain is not part of that coalition. It would have been


almost unthinkable that the United States would put together a


coalition on something as important as this and Britain would be on the


sidelines at one point. We know the reasons why. We know the reluctance


of the British people to get in engaged in this, or what we believe


to be the case. We can see a very dramatic stepping up of United


States is action, launching these attacks in Syria, possibly having


advised the Syrian government, but not consulting them about what they


were doing. An interesting distinction. No sign of the British.


That might not be for much longer? I have just come back from the Labour


Party conference and was a lot of talk about this. Talk about Scotland


quickly switched to a recall of Parliament, likely to be on Friday,


the day of Nigel Farage's speech. This is a coalition of Arab allies.


I still want to portray this as a Western crusade against Islam. If


you have five Arab allies, all taking part with America, it is hard


to be characterised like that. Allies with predominately Sunni


Muslim population. Yes, it undermines the claim of an Islamic


caliphate. You both touched on that point of Britain's lack of


involvement so far, do you agree with her on how soon that might


change? Yes, it is very likely. I am still in the north`west and the same


sort of conversations are being had. People are asking each other how


quickly do MPs have to be told before the recall of Parliament and


some speculation over whether or not the recall was not announced so as


to give Ed Miliband the chance to deliver his speech before the


announcement was made. You are the, and Eleanor was here, so it seems


sensible to move onto Ed Miliband. He pledges to put the NHS at the


heart of the election battle. I sat through this speech. I was waiting


to be inspired. All the polls suggest that Labour was great the


election, so I was sitting there waiting to see a prime ministerial


presence, shades of Tony Blair and was a lot of expectation. Last year,


Ed Miliband did very well. But I thought this was a disappointing


speech. It felt lacklustre, there was a lot of fidgeting going on in


the press section, it was full of platitudes. The pledge on the NHS


was the moment when confidence got to their feet and cheered. But that


was the only moment of drama and what was quite a long speech. The


Labour Party are going to cheer when you say you will give more money to


the NHS. But much of the rest of it is things we have heard so often


before. Mansion tax, tobacco tax. His big freeze was together we can.


It felt like a real amalgam of things we have heard before. I was


not that impressed. And the people of envy were not that impressed.


Were you impressed? I'm afraid I was not impressed. I used to work for


the Labour Party, and I used to work on these speeches so I know how


difficult it is and how hard it can be to inspire the audience. Tony


Blair could do it, I'm afraid that Ed Miliband didn't today. There was


not that sense of excitement. People were not spilling out of the


conference hall seeing what a fantastic speech it had been. The


whole feeling of the conference has been rather flat. It doesn't feel to


me like a party that thinks it is on the threshold of power. I have been


to fringe meetings talking to Labour MPs and candidates and I'm afraid


the general mood is not that dissimilar to what Eleanor has said.


What about his forgetting an important date? This speech was


believed in advance to include a section on the deficit, but in this


final conference address before the general election and not speaking on


the economy is extraordinary. There was nothing on education, welfare


reform, but a lot of areas that were not touched on. The NHS is the easy


one. You will always be cheered for talking about saving the NHS. In


terms of the overriding narrative thread that made it clear exactly


how a Labour government would be different, that was lacking. Let's


move on to the Daily Telegraph. Their front page refers to the


stories we have discussed so far and also what David Cameron said about


the Queen. This was a conversation that was overheard and he claimed


that the Queen purred. This is David Cameron divulging that when he cold


the Queen to tell her, she purred. And either teared up a doubt, that


was not picked up by the microphone was not picked up by the microphone


We all remember Helen Mirren in the Queen. And Tony Blair. These things


are not meant to come out. There will be some red faces at number


ten. It is not exactly surprising that the Queen is pleased, the


pairing is hilarious, it is like George Galloway in the Big Brother


house. `` the pairing like a cat. In a way David Cameron makes it a story


about himself, the definition of relief is when you tell the Queen it


is OK. He was dreading ringing her up to tell her it was not OK, even


more than he was dreading the break`up of the United Kingdom.


There is a cartoon on the right saying it is Prince Philip for you,


Prime Minister, he is not purring. LAUGHTER


Dave Lee Travis has just been found ill to one of these charges. ``


found guilty. I do not think it is massively surprise in, he is being


sentenced on Friday. One of my colleagues on the Sunday Times went


to interview him and he did something similar, we were not


surprised. Final thoughts on that, Lance? Your headlines talk about


hairy cornflake facing porridge, quite a good headline from the sun,


we do not know if he will go to jail or not. He has been likened to Jimmy


Savile, he has been found guilty and it is a terrible offence, but


compared to Jimmy Savile and the scale of the rapes he was involved


in, I think that actually DLT may feel a little aggrieved to be


compared with Jimmy Savile. That draws matters to a close, thank you


to both of you. You will both be back at half`past 11 for the stories




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