12/11/2015 The Papers


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That is in from Sir Terry Wogan, who will be very sad not to join the


presenting team for children in need tomorrow night on BBC One. We will


miss you, Terry. Let's look at some of the papers.


Kate McCann, senior political correspondent at the Telegraph joins


me. In joining your new job? And Rob Merrick, political journalist, joins


as well. -- enjoying. The Financial Times says George Osborne is


considering a plan to sell off the government's stake in housing


associations in what he says would be one of the largest ever


privatisations of its kind. Corbyn steals a march on Labour plotters is


the headline in the Independent, suggesting the Labour leader is


looking to change party rules in a bid to head off plots to oust him.


Details from the court case involving a Buxton man accused of


imprisoning and beating his daughter over 30 years. The Telegraph that


out further details of possible industrial action by junior doctors


who are currently being balloted over changes to new contracts. Same


story in the Guardian, the paper says Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is


gearing up for battle. Suggestion from a Tory minister that those


affected by tax credit cuts should go without make ends meet. The Times


leads with the migrant crisis, the paper says Europe's system of open


borders is under serious threat. A warning storm Abigail could wreak


havoc across the country in the Daily Express. So, the news on Sir


Terry Wogan coming too late for the papers. Certainly not too late for


them to feature the NHS. After missing targets and waiting times


and beds being occupied by people who don't need to be there, we have


another problem for Jeremy Hunt, junior doctors threatening to go on


strike. It's been a problem for a number of years now, it is about to


come to a head because junior doctors are going to be balloted on


whether they want to walk out or not. It's the first time we've seen


what that could look like. In the Guardian, it says there could be a


24-hour emergency care only package on the 1st of December and on the


eighth and 16th of December there could be a partial walk-out, it


would have massive implications for anybody who had a scheduled


operation because junior doctors, staff, based at a loss of our


hospitals. Across the country. The real crux of it is that junior


doctors don't feel Jeremy Hunt's proposals around pay and working


hours are fair, they want to compromise. Jeremy Hunt says they


don't want to sit down and talk about it. It's been going on for


years. It's looking like there might be a strike, like it'll be difficult


to find agreement at this late stage. The Health Secretary condemns


it has extreme action, he's got a battle on his hands, do you think he


sits there, thinking this might happen. Is he advised, warned? I


don't think you'll be expecting a strike. It's an extraordinary idea,


doctors going on strike, it's never happened before. It doesn't seem any


doubt that the ballot will be fought. It'll be an interesting


public relations battle, doctors are the most respected profession, more


respected than the profession we are all in. They are the backbone of the


NHS, everybody thinks they are overworked, they keep the NHS


ticking over. Senior doctors might be accused of being on the golf


course, dealing in private practice. If they are going on


strike to protect overtime payments, then, if things start going wrong in


the health service when they are out, there could be... Bite it'll be


interesting, it'll dig in. And it's winter, this would hit NHS hospitals


hardest, you are starting to see people coming down with flu, a lot


of older people in A units who need to be removed on and can't be


moved on. If the strike goes ahead, looks like it will, it will cause


really big problems. Daily Telegraph. Features a photograph of


Mr Modi, the Indian We were shocked because we struggled


to find coverage of the papers front pages. Daily


Telegraph, quite a meaningful headline, depending on


what side of the fence you sit. All is forgiven, quite a loaded


headline. In a way, it's been a strange visit so far, there hasn't


been much in the been much in the papers, hasn't been


a cradle in the press and not much fanfare at all, I wouldn't say.


There was a protest in Westminster, the roads closed off, but quite


small. It ended after a couple of hours, quite peacefully. Modi has


done a couple of speeches talking about the relationship between the


UK and India but I've struggled to find any substance in anything


either of the leaders are saying. He did allude earlier this evening to


differences, what those differences are, it might be over his


leadership, some of the human rights issues raised by organisations like


Amnesty International. The Daily Telegraph points out that Britain


rolls up the red carpet for a man who was once shunned over his


response to rioting that left 1000 Muslims dead during those riots in


Gujarat. We're talking about a man, not a country. Slightly different to


the Chinese visit of Xi Jinping. I gather he was banned from Britain


because of what happened in the province he was in charge. He was


accused of allowing riots to take place. We've had controversial


visits, not just the Chinese, the leader of Kazakhstan last week. That


is perhaps why there is less coverage. He was asked about his


record in India but it lacked the drama of when the Chinese leader was


confronted. Whatever this guy is responsible for, he is leader of a


democracy, used to fighting elections aren't having to and fro.


With China it was more dramatic. We'll set aside any human rights


differences because it's all about trade. They often say that by


dealing with leaders all countries where there are issues you are


opening up the doors for those conversations to be had. If you shut


the doors you can't influence change, that is always the argument.


I always wonder as a journalist, does the change happen, Douvalidis


ship issues change, are they influenced by the doors being open?


He was talking about the importance of making his country work better


for people to invest in it. The Indians are aware of the need to be


democratic and transparent. He was talking about upholding


international standards of business and things like that. I think they


are aware of that and there could be great opportunities for the UK to


invest in India and vice versa, there's a lot of change. He alluded


it had taken him a while to visit the UK. There was a nod to that.


Yeah. Most people think it's a smoke screen, the idea that by talking to


countries we'll improve human rights when what we want to do is buy and


sell from them. Which is trade is down 10%, we're desperate to reverse


it. When it comes to EU membership sometimes it's part of the deal, you


can't become a member until you have addressed the welfare system and


other issues. As we saw with Romania. Trade is a powerful


negotiating tool, trade sanctions can make a difference. Amnesty


International said they are not knocking business deals, they don't


want it to stop, it helps everybody. But they would like more


transparency. Front page of the independent, Corbyn steals a march


on Labour plotters, you might know more than the Independent. According


to the paper he is planning to change election rules to stop


anybody ousting him. Another one of those stories, the latest in Corbyn


against his own party. I heard today... Some element of it. I heard


he is angry because the press are referring to some of his MPs as


moderate and they feel it paints him as extremist and they are not fans.


It's used here in the first or second paragraph. It's a story about


Jeremy Corbyn trying... It sounds like changing the rules to make sure


he'd automatically be on the ballot if there was a leadership election


triggered, which isn't the case at the moment. You need 50 MPs under


the new rules to be able to get on the ballot. He struggled to get the


support of the MPs on the original ballot and lots of people only


supported him because they wanted to broaden the field, thinking he


wouldn't win the election and he did. Whether it would happen a


second time and he'd be able to reach that magic number of 50 MPs


would be questionable. Sounds like an opportunity for him to make sure


he's on the ballot, whether he could get the votes again another


question. Reaction to this? It doesn't mean there is any immediate


challenge to Corbyn. I don't know what Kate thinks, but Labour MPs I


talk with, none of them think Corbyn is going anywhere soon, they think


he's there for the foreseeable future because he has a powerful


mandate from the party members. Stories suggest he has taken


precautions in case. If he was unable to change the rules and would


require the device images, 50 including any of these to be candid


again. -- he would require 30 signatures. If he can guarantee him


is on a ballot paper, presumably, if there was a rerun, he'd win again.


presumably if he's on the ballot paper, he'll win again. Which


suggest it probably won't happen in the near future.


Let us have a look at the Telegraph. Mortgages until you are 80. People


are living longer, so this makes a lot of sense. I think at the moment,


you have to be paid off by the time you are 70 or 75, but people are


living longer and 75 is not unachievable. Also, the age at which


most people buy their first home is going up. I think the average age is


31. Some building societies and banks are thinking of increasing the


age limit in terms of payment money back. Also, they are thinking of


taking away the age limit completely. Could it mean smaller


mortgage repayments? It could also mean parents and grandparents


helping the younger generation to get on the property ladder. A lot of


pensioners are better off and have greater assets and this might allow


these sorts of mortgages to be given. Thank you for joining me. We


will do it again at 11:30pm. Do stay with us because at 11pm we will be


bringing you more on the NHS missing their targets before the winter even


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