25/09/2014 The Papers


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league Castleford tigers hosted Warrington Wolves tonight. The best


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


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


broadcaster David Davies and Anne Ashworth, assistant editor of the


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


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


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


murdered a British aid workers and two Ameri journalis The Express


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Guardian says the Cabinet handed clear advice from the Attorney


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


combination with the coalition action in Syria which is taking out


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


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


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


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


essentially is like a multinational crime corporation. People are paid


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


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


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


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


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


this is a multinational force. Perhaps some surprising countries


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


this intelligence from captured Islamic State extremists, who say


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


not suggesting that people if this information exists, that people


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


in uncharted territory here. Overshadowed by the fears and


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


tomorrow having to make the decision. EU moves to block


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


going to have to undergo the same tough affordability checks that


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


legislation. Is that not the responsibility of


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


increases will be limited and gradual. He is absolutely pledging


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


will be small increases but everybody needs to be ready for


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


which are national disgrace according to the chair of the Royal


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


present in Accident and Emergency with very serious conditions. That


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


rather than later for early diagnosis and early intervention. If


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


do and I think a telephone consultation is perfectly


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


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


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


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