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25/09/2014

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league Castleford tigers hosted Warrington Wolves tonight. The best

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of it in Sportsday in 15 minutes after the papers. Welcome to our

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look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With us is

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broadcaster David Davies and Anne Ashworth, assistant editor of the

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Times. Tomorrow's front pages. The Guardian leads with the vote in the

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Commons tomorrow on whether the UK should join air strikes in I The

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Daily Telegraph says the FBI knows the identity of "Jihadi John," who

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murdered a British aid workers and two Ameri journalis The Express

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claim as spicy diet could hold the key to beating Alzheimer's. Let's

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begin with the recall of Parliament and this vote tomorrow on air

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strikes by Britain on Iraq. We begin with the Guardian's take on this.

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RAF jets ready to attack within 4 hours of the vote but Guardian's

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take on this. RAF jets ready to attack within 4 hours of the vote

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but not within Syria `` within 24 hours of the vote but not within

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Syria. It is a very serious and momentous evening. We had a month

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where it feels that all the news is very serious. Only a week ago we

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were looking forward to the vote on the future of the United Kingdom and

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now we are poised to go, start military action in Iraq. But there's

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nothing gung`ho about the statement that they are going to debate for as

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long as seven hours in Parliament tomorrow. We don't know quite what

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the aims are but it seems it will be limited action. What the aims are it

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is not clear there. Has been criticism of that. Somewhere in this

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piece it says there's no identifiable or achievable aims of

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this action, but there is all party support now, won by a careful

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campaign for this. Lift be a very interesting debate in Parliament

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tomorrow. In the past, David, there's been concern about the

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legality of action like this, but this is at the request of Iraq, so

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they think they are on safe ground. Absolutely. This story in the

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Guardian says the Cabinet handed clear advice from the Attorney

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General justifying the war's legality, it says. But just to

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reflect the point that Anne is making, the first sentence of the

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story, wary British MPs are expected today. The contrast is painted with

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last year's vote on getting involved in fighting Assad in Syria. When the

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Prime Minister surprisingly lost that vote. You've had during the day

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here on the BBC News Channel General Sir Michael Jackson, the former

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Chief of Staff, saying what is the long`term plan? But the answer to

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that question of course is, what is the alternative to what we are

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doing? Sit seriously nothing? If it is to push Islamic State back out of

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Iraq, doesn't that just park the problem in Syria? This will be in

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combination with the coalition action in Syria which is taking out

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the oil installations, a vital source of receive knew for ISIS. S

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taking out the oil installations, a vital source of receive knew for

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ISIS `` revenue for ISIS. If they can knock out many of those

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installations maybe it won't be so great to work for ISIS, which

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essentially is like a multinational crime corporation. People are paid

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handsomely. They are paid very well. Jordan has been complaining how well

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people have been paid to fight for ISIS a. We've got to hope that the

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action in Syria and Iraq work in tandem. We know it is going to last

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a long time. Michael Fallon has been warning today, years. Two to three

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years he suggested. But the solution to this lies in the region. The fact

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this is a multinational force. Perhaps some surprising countries

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involved in it up to this point. Who knows who else might come in as we

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go along. The transformation down there and the way that Iran now is

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so involved in what is the ultimate outcome of this, it is fascinating.

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Some extraordinary allegiances you would never have dreamt of. O Met's

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move to the Metro. Terror alert on New York and Paris Subways. The

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White House is playing this down very much, but news of this came

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from the Prime Minister of Iraq, because they believe they've got

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this intelligence from captured Islamic State extremists, who say

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that a strike was planned. We don't know how imminent though. It is all

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quite vague, but the premier of Iraq has thought it worth mentioning. I

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suppose this strengths the case for action. A lot of things are coming

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together to support the vote tomorrow. On action in Parliament.

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But it isn't just people in Iraq who are suffering the most appalling

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way. Paris, London and... Obvious targets. You would think so. I think

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people will be scared by this sort of stuff, which isn't a reason, I'm

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not suggesting that people if this information exists, that people

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should not be alerted to it. But I think most people recognise the

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threat very clearly. But it isn't just a local threat in reaction it

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has international consequences for us as well. Let's look at the

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Telegraph, another strand to this story. We know the true identity of

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"Jihadi John," claims the FBI, but they are not telling us. They are

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not, but there is in the middle of this story, I mentioned earlier

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General Sir Mike Jackson, the former Chief of the General Staff. Here we

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have Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, a former head of the RAF,

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warning that Britain's Air Force will struggle to mount a sustained

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campaign because it has been cut back to the bare bonus. He says the

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RAF is at rock bottom after years of cuts. Let's be, as Britain

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presumably now gets involved in all this action, and Michael Fallon

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talked about two to three years, are we in a position to be involved for

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two to three years? I'm sure people will be asking tomorrow in

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Parliament, if there's a lack of combat aircraft, how long can we

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sustain the campaign for? And it has to have diminishing returns. Once

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you've taken out the obvious targets, what do you do next? We are

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in uncharted territory here. Overshadowed by the fears and

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concerns and the bad outcomes of previous conflicts. It is beyond me.

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It is rather like it is simplistic but it makes the point, how do you

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fight a part of a war? This all roads lead too Syria in this is

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really what I'm saying. Is I suspect that tomorrow's vote in the House of

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Commons will be followed in the not too distant future by another vote,

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which extends this into Syria. But it has to be a separate vote. It is

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quite a restricted motion. Which will be a relief to a lot of people

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tomorrow having to make the decision. EU moves to block

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buy`to`let mortgages, in the Express. Accidental landlords are

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going to be hit. If you are renting a house I think that hearted from a

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parent or you've both had a flat before you got married and you are

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representing it out. Anybody who is a landlord, not as in a business but

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as a reluctant or accidental landlord, nobody knows how many of

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these there are, and how much they borrow, but they are going to find

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it much more difficult in future to be able to get a mortgage. They are

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going to have to undergo the same tough affordability checks that

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other borrowers face. It seems we don't know how many there are.

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Surely you would be able to Claridges I am a landlord as a

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business rather than just by accident. It is a very strange piece

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of EU legislation, of which this is the consequence. I can almost hear

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Nigel Farage as we speak, saying what on earth has this got to do

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with the EU? You might well ask that. It is an extraordinarily

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bebuildering move, but whatever happens, we know that mortgages are

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getting tougher to get. There are lots more questions asked of anybody

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wanting to borrow, and currently buy to let loans are not covered by that

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legislation. Is that not the responsibility of

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the British Parliament? You know I cannot answer that! Let's go to the

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business pages. Bank on brink of raising interest rates. This will

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strike fear into the lot of people if they are lumbered with those

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mortgages. Mortgages are likely to rise in the near future, nearer than

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we might have thought. Is this not the biggest delayed drop story of

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our lifetime? ! They had to dust it off. I rather like Mark Carney and

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the job that he is doing in succession to Sir Mervyn King, who I

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also thought was in excellent governor. We seem to be every week,

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every month he says there are going to arrive dash`mac they are going to

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rise. He is running around the still United Kingdom saying the same thing

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that we have known for ages. Central need to be enigmatic and the like to

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keep you guessing. We all know interest rates are going to go up.

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He seems to suggest it might be sooner than we thought but the

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increases will be limited and gradual. He is absolutely pledging

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that. I do not think there is going to be a quick up words surge. It

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will be small increases but everybody needs to be ready for

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this. It is inevitable and it might happen early next year. But if they

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are not ready, they are living on another planet because we have been

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told for however long that it is going to be either side of

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Christmas. People have become habituated to record low rates. It

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has been going on for so long that people, I think, some people will be

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shocked and other prudent people will not and I am sure you are

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amongst them. We are the prudent people today! The Guardian, sorry, I

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need to go back to the Guardian and a story about GB waiting times,

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which are national disgrace according to the chair of the Royal

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College of GPs. When she says so, you have to start worrying, don't

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you? GPs say that they are trying to manage this problem as best they

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can. Sobering statement because she said the biggest risk is that some

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people don't get an appointment, call away and are better stop other

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people have got a serious illness, the symptoms seem better and then

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they did not go back again and that serious illness is not caught early

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and that is the problem. If people are waiting for a week they give up

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and think they don't feel that well but have to put up with it and then

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present in Accident and Emergency with very serious conditions. That

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is what is happening. We are always encouraged to take action sooner

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rather than later for early diagnosis and early intervention. If

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you cannot get an appointment, it is difficult. I have to wonder why the

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proportion of patients waiting at least a week has gone from 13% in

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2011, we are told, to 16% in July of this year. This pressure on the GP

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surgeries which most of us see in our local communities month in month

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out or however often you go to see your GPs, I still think that there

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are a lot of people who are generally healthy who could have

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telephone consultations who still prefer to pick up... I would prefer

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to pick up the phone and go and see my GP but I think I do get it that

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there are people who need to see their GP personally much more than I

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do and I think a telephone consultation is perfectly

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acceptable. It would save a lot of time. That is it from the moment but

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there is a lot more to discuss. We will be back at 11:30pm for another

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look at the stories making the front pages tomorrow. Up next, sports day.

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for the opening fourballs at Gleneagles, as the competition

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