05/11/2015 The Papers


No need to wait to see what's in the papers - Martine Croxall presents a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.

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does. And England lose their test with Pakistan, 2-0 on the final day


of the third test. That in Sportsday, in 15 minutes -- Sydney


Rabbitohs. Hello and welcome to


our look ahead to what the papers We are joined by the City Hall


editor at the Standard and John Statham.


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with: The FT suggests the Bank


of England is considering making it harder for lenders to extend credit,


The story of a driver who has been jailed after he filmed him


self driving at 192 miles per hour is on the Metro's front page.


British spies uncover Isil plot, says the Daily Telegraph,


suggesting British intelligence intercepted messages showing that


Isil extremists had plotted a terror attack in Egypt.


The Sun says you can pay 15 quid to get through the security at


Good news on the front page of the Mirror, with the story of the baby


girl who has been cured of leukaemia with pioneering gene therapy.


the Guardian also leads with that picture of Layla Richards,


who is now cancer-free, after being given months to live.


The crisis in Sharm el-Sheikh features on


the Independent's front page, which claims Britain is becoming embroiled


And, finally, the Times claims there is evidence that an Islamic State


bomb was smuggled on to the Russian jet in a piece of luggage.


So a lot of speculation still. We still don't know what happened. But


The Times Is among the few papers which has been digging. In their


headline is spies think Isis blew up a plane with a bomb in a bag. That


is why the Brits stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh are still being told that


when they fly home they can only do it with hand luggage and they hold


luggage will have to stay on and be checked out and brought out


separately within a week, they say. Let's see about that. Britain has


apparently requested all sorts of extra security at the airport. I can


only imagine that the Egyptian authorities are going to agree to


all of it, even though they may be doing it all already. Extra checks


on background checks on Egyptian baggage handlers is one of the


things that has been asked for, according to the Times. Extra checks


on passengers and their hand luggage. And things like the holds


of the planes being checked, vehicles which drive in and out of


the airport. There are all sorts of options for people trying to get


in, close to the planes. And they are all being looked at now, trying


to ascertain what is going on. As you would expect, as we had at


Heathrow, similar action on planes leaving Heathrow many years ago.


Those cheques can't come soon enough. The front page of the Sun.


I'll tell you what, you can carry on. Not trying to take over from


you. Just a natural link. Some stories claim you can pay a ?15 fee


to skip the cue altogether, and they allege that that enabled one guy to


walk through with a razor blade and somebody else spotted someone


supposed to be manning a security machine playing can be -- Candy


Crush on his mobile phone. People are supposed to be looking at and


attending those machines, eating and smoking. And letting staff through


airports, airport staff through, without any checks at all. It does


sound of the story is to be believed as though this story was -- that


security was very lax. And the Egyptian President said in London


they had looked at it and found nothing MS. Obviously... We assume


something was amiss. -- amiss. There was indeed a bomb on board this


plane in a bag. I don't know about you, you have travelled through a


few dodgy countries and war zones where security is always incredibly


tight, and remained so for years and years and years. Tel Aviv, if


anybody has ever visited Israel they will have experienced the tight


security there and it has been like that for decades. Do you think we


are perhaps getting to a point where we have to have that persistent,


tight security, not just surges of it when there is an event? I get


irritated by it at Heathrow, I must confess. Take your shoes off, take


your belt off, it varies from airport to airport. I think in this


country at least it is very effective. It certainly has been in


the main so far. I think the question this raises is what is it


like at these sort of resort airports where this evidence would


suggest that at Sharm el-Sheikh and maybe one or two others around the


world, a similar picture would emerge. The Independent makes this


point that this demonstrates that if it was indeed a bomb, as seems to be


the case, it suggests there has been a dramatic shift in Islamic State's


strategy, having gone from being an organisation predominately fighting


on the ground in conflict zones in the Middle East to being one which


is considering the option or already has considered the option of softer


targets, tourists, western targets, people going on holiday. It is the


classic soft target, incredibly difficult for security services to


do anything about. It is these resort airports rather than the


capital cities and European cities which will be vulnerable, and which


presumably the British government will want, around the world, not


just in the Middle East, but will want foreign governments to do


something about stepping up security. As experts have been


saying on the BBC is what you have to remember is we are not


necessarily talking about an Islamic State sell. There are many extremist


groups around the world that support Islamic State. Franchise operations


as well. The other thing this raises, The Independent Raises the


diplomatic row which has resulted as a consequence, Mr Cameron talking to


Mr Putin on the phone today. Putin apparently angry that Cameron made


this assessment of the situation, he put it more strongly than that,


before the situation will make investigation of what eventually


happened. The Egyptians very angry still because they believed that he


was premature to say this. And clearly harmful, desperately


harmful, to their tourist industry. It is very damaging for Putin if it


is found to be a bomb because it was only very recently that he committed


Russian forces to combat operations against ISIS in Syria. Many will be


thinking was that such a good idea if we have ended up being attacked?


What tends to protect us more than anything is intelligence, and if we


go to the Guardian we hear from Nick Clegg that most investors were not


told of the mass surveillance of British nationals. Interesting


story, this. Nick Clegg claiming in the Guardian that he only found out


when he became Deputy Prime Minister, and that as you say most


senior ministers had no idea that this was happening. But it had in


fact been happening since 2005. I think most people when it was


revealed this week that it had been happening were surprised as well.


Personally I don't have a problem with it but I can understand the


civil libertarian argument against it. At the Discover actually that


senior figures in Cabinet didn't know about this is quite


surprising. -- but to discover. Maybe we are reassured by that


because it was kept secret. Maybe we were all naive and should have


realised it was happening. One would imagine that the security services


will be arguing for... Will be saying that events like this plane


crash from Egypt actually demonstrate the case for increased


surveillance power, when you consider that the British


intelligence and some American intelligence as well has gone back


retrospectively to the few days before the incident and found


chatter online emanating from that part of the world which indicated


that something was coming up. But they only found out after the event.


And that is from access the phone, in the UK, phone, e-mail and text.


If they were able to expand that to social media in the UK would they be


able to do more? There is always the argument that if you are not a


terrorist you have nothing to worry about. It is a fine argument that if


you impose restrictions on some people, they will be imposed on you


and do you want to live in that sort of society? And as we know that


journalists can get involved in that it is they are speaking to people


that security services want to know more about. And where then do you


get independent journalism? Let's move on to the Daily Mail. They


focus on two very different stories today. Let's go to the first one.


Fury over speed camera racket. I know you have a lot to say about


this. I have been done for speeding, I'm sure you have. Absolutely not.


Pure as the driven snow. But tens of millions of pounds by blackmailing


motorists to attend speed awareness classes. They have pocketed a large


amount of money by sending millions of drivers into these one-day


sessions. It makes the argument that police have no interest in stopping


people speeding because they don't keep the money from speeding fines


but they do keep the money from these courses they send... Or you


volunteer to go in. And the accusation is they are persuading


people to go on these courses not because it will do them any good


necessarily but because it will actually mean more revenue for the


police forces. And the police forces would argue they desperately needed


because this government is cutting back on our servers right left and


centre. Is that not dedicated on the assumption that these touchy-feely


courses as described are actually less of a deterrent for drivers


speeding van fines might be? I mean, I know people that have gone on them


and they have actually learnt a lot, and they are quite shocked. I had


never been more boarded my life. They go on for a long time but they


tell you how much the difference of a few mph can make as a matter of


life and death. People don't realise, they say I was done for


doing 35 and 30, it is the difference between life and death.


So many people say this about these courses. I have also heard. As John


says it is all set against the wider background of police cuts. We have


the cognitive Spending Review later in the month. Some forces, like The


Met, is expecting cuts over the next four years, a massive chunk of their


Budget -- comprehensive Spending Review. What sorts of crimes will


the police investigate, if you are mugged or burgled? People will


really basically... They are saying 25% cuts already and the prospect of


further. It is staggering. Also on the front of the Daily Mail is a


picture of a blazing police card New Scotland Yard tonight. A rather


large protest in central London and other cities around the world. Quite


close to home. Surrounded riot police at the BBC. There was the


prospect of protest is coming -- surrounded by police. So he donned


his Guy Fawkes mask before coming here. It is the Anonymous group on


November the fifth, celebrating Guy Fawkes's attempt to blow up


Parliament. They call it the Million Mask March. We respect anyone's


right to protest peacefully but according to the police some of


these people was the last thing on the mind of mind of some of the


people, they say, involved in this March. They are apparently telling


their followers police are not your friend. We see picture evidence


there are some of the problems they have caused. I don't know how


widespread it was but obviously a huge operation for the police


tonight. We have heard there have been some arrests for public order


offences as well. Now let's move on to the Daily Express. This is what a


lot of people will be talking about tomorrow. What does no rise in


interest rates mean for me as a homeowner and me as a saver? And it


is not what we were expecting, is it? The Express has a slightly older


order your Mac audience, a readership who might be -- slightly


older audience, a readership who might be planning their retirement.


So they are not going to get any interest on their savings,


basically. And haven't done for a very long time. Whereas people with


mortgages, obviously it is good news because it looks as though we are


going to have another couple of years, we are looking at spring 2017


was the suggestion, that interest rates rise above the 0.5% rate they


are currently at. So yes, it will be a very long time before that


actually happens which means that mortgage payments will still stay


low. But the suggestion from Mark Carney today, the Bank of England


governor, is that there would be some restrictions on lending,


multiples of it income looked at carefully -- multiples of income


looked at. It is still quite difficult to get a mortgage,


certainly more difficult than it used to be? Is the review, how much


you spend at the gym, how much you spend on pizza... That is a good


thing, isn't it? Into that sort of detail? The problem the last time


around was they were giving out money like there was no tomorrow. It


depends where you live, in south-east London or Edinburgh,


properties are very expensive and if you are on an average income than


the only way to move up the property ladder is to borrow. If you feel you


are able to afford those outgoings, and I appreciate there has to be a


margin for error for mortgage companies, but if you are unable to


afford it, you won't be able to. Shall we give ourselves something to


smile about? Let's have a look at the Al alpaca on the Times. He was


photo bombed. The scoops me all the time with this background


information. This is one of two employed or taken on via Turkey


farmer ahead of Christmas because the fox has come out and grab hold


of your Christmas dinner -- by a turkey. It will drive the foxes away


and sort them out. This farmer is Colombian, which is why the knows


all this -- why he knows all this. So far it seems to be very


successful. They really like llamas as well. Thank you to our


correspondence. Thank you to you as well. Great to see you both and


thanks for tuning in as well, Sportsday is next.


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