17/11/2015 The Papers


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Belgium next week, who has been denied the chance to represent his


adopted country. Hello and welcome to


our look ahead to what the papers With me are Tom Bergin,


Business correspondent at Reuters and Journalist Lucy Cavendish,


who writes for the Times. Images


from the England versus France friendly at Wembley is the choice


of many of the front pages, the The Telegraph chooses another image


from that match and mentions the security fears that caused the


evacuation of the Hannover stadium. Another picture from Wembley


on the front of the i but the main story is about David Cameron's


decision to press for another vote The Financial Times looks at


Russian President Vladimir Putin's instruction to his naval commanders


off the coast of Syria to establish contact with French forces


and "work with them like allies". But its main story focuses


on Barclays and allegations it The Guardian looks at the airstrikes


against Islamic State, saying the Paris attacks have spurred


international efforts to crush the organisation. The Mirror says


freedom is the winner after tonight's football match in London.


The Daily Mail features a picture of a police officer at Wembley, whom it


likens to the film character RoboCop. And, The Times says


international airstrikes against Islamic State mark the closest


relationship between Russia and the West for more than a decade.


Let's begin with The Times. Like so many papers it has a picture from


Wembley, but the headline, united against terror. Who exactly is


united? They are using the picture obviously to show the fact that the


football match has brought people together, and the French national


anthem has been sung. It was a moving experience for everyone, and


I think it has pulled people together. But more than that, what


they are saying is that Putin is now coming on board because of what


happened with the bomb on the aeroplane, and that actually they


will join in with Europe against Islamic State, and whatever that


means, which obviously will become a bit more clear when David Cameron


presented to the Commons and they decide whether they will say yes or


no to airstrikes Syria. It is all happening very quickly, it is all


quite complicated and it feels quite panicky, really, I think. There are


people on the run from Paris, there are cells in Belgium, and there is a


feeling of shock, I think. It is very interesting, Tom, and we will


see that over the course of looking through the papers, but all the


papers essentially have the same story, and the tone is to some


extent reflected in the headline somewhat up it. Yes, and the Sun is


upbeat as well, saying that the match going on shows that terrorists


will not win. Making those comments, we are hostages to


fortune. Actually, does that mean that terrorists win because the


match was called off in Germany? We can't use the usual cliches we


sometimes use around these things. It is a situation now where there is


a heightened state, if the package is found people will panic. Will


that change and fade as time goes on, it is impossible to know? It is


interesting the Sun has dedicated front and back pages to this story.


I think they have got it right, you can really get the feeling of it,


David Cameron and Prince William were both there, so it was quite


risky. It is an ageing image -- in amazing image. Here we have this


picture of the female RoboCop, I think this is someone who made an


appearance at Wembley this evening. This is quite incredible, I was so


shocked. She does look like a robot, and she has gloves on and armour,


and she seems to have a lot of guns and you can barely see who she is.


On the one hand you think, I will feel very safe if I'm standing next


to her, but on the other hand I thought, being a female, I wonder


how long it took to get all that on. Just the practicalities of it,


that must have taken sometime! I'm sure men are also wearing it, it is


not just women, but the idea is that she looks very tough and


invincible. Tom, according to the Mail she is part of a 130 strong


Scotland Yard squad, which arrived in huge armoured vehicles to throw a


ring of steel around fans. This was appeared to be necessary, and that


is a sign of the world we're living in. Obviously the UK has a police


force that doesn't use guns. Not any more we don't. It also means there


is a huge cost, and the kind of measures that happened tonight, can


this be a regular occurrence? There is a certain percentage of GDP we


spend on security, quite a small one. There are plenty of countries


where they spent 20 or 30% of their funds on such things. There is a


real cost to changing where we live our life and living a life in the


way we did tonight. Obviously this is a particular thing that happened


tonight, this can't happen that every single event that ever


happens, it is impossible. Obviously the PM and the heir to the throne


were there, and you don't want anything happening. It is a sort of


act of defiance in a way. I was mentioning at the beginning


the contrast with The Times, this headline, continent on the edge as


fear takes its grip. What did you make of this? This is quite an


extreme one, obviously people are anxious. In terms of the total


significance of the people and whether they should... The fact that


there are couple of going around inspiring this level of panic around


Europe, I'm not sure about that. Even if you catch these people, the


infrastructure involved in this kind of attack is not so enormous that it


can't be replicated relatively easily. That is probably the most


fearful issue. A lot of people disagree about that. Security


officials say it is extremely difficult to organise an attack like


this, and it is unlikely to happen again quickly. I suppose you have a


bomb attack on a plane and this attack in relatively short periods


of time. The cancellation of the match in Hanover looks fearful from


the outside. Once it starts, this fear that we are all a target it is


very difficult to know how that will change and how people will feel


safe. Moving on to the Guardian, and Tom you mentioned the reference to


the Hunt possibly now in France or Belgium or across Europe for a


second suspect. Tell us a bit about how they have approached the story.


Obviously this is the issue about finding those responsible, that is a


key part of the story. Many of the attackers died in the attack so


there are relatively few people. It will be interesting if they can find


these people to get more information about the infrastructure and


architecture behind this attack. The hunt is on, there are concerns that


may be one of the individuals may have gone back to Syria, so it is a


highly uncertain situation. Interesting Lucy is the reminder


here that one of the French football players, his cousin died in the


Paris terror attack. It is very sad, and he says we must unite against an


enemy that has no religion. On to the Financial Times, but they have


made this their central focus. Vladimir Putin saying that France is


an ally. I can see the point behind that because they have both been


attacked, obviously in very different ways, but in terms of what


is happening in Syria, they are both following a slightly different


agenda, and how they are going to pull that agenda together and agree


on an agenda is something... I have no idea how they are going to do


that. It is interesting that they are saying that because obviously


they are supporting very different factions. I'm not sure that there is


a fraction... There are so many factions that yes, Putin is


supporting Assad, but what everyone else is supporting a slightly


opaque. Yes, they overlap on one subject, ISIL, but on the issue of a


sad they are opposed. Underpinning a lot of the aim is politically around


Syria and ISIS is that you can have a solution in Syria, and if you have


stability it might be more difficult for them to operate. But there seems


to be a different agenda on how you get there. You have the rhetoric


that they have attacked us and we will destroy them, but I think that


maybe then they will become un- Allied. On many of the front pages


is Charlie Sheen, and his admission that he is HIV positive and was


blackmailed to keep it a secret. This is quite a confusing story,


because actually it looks like he spent about ?10 million on being


blackmailed, and I was trying to think why he would spend ?10


million. I imagine it is because he might have a lot of lawsuits


following him now, if he has had unprotected sex with other women.


They can potentially probably now sue him, so that is probably why he


has not gone public until now. I imagine he went public because


someone got wind of the story. It has been a difficult time, I


imagine, and he has had a very difficult life, and this is where it


has ended up. It'll be interesting to see how much sympathy there for


him. Yes, there are some who are quite sympathetic, but some of the


tabloids are already saying, raising issues about whether he was totally


forthcoming about the women he has been with. There are potential


criminal issues in a lot of jurisdictions, if you knowingly have


sex with someone, you are open to manslaughter charges in some


countries. It is a complex legal area. Time has caught up with us,


sadly. Quite sombre tonight. That is the world we live in at the moment.


Thank you both, it has been great to talk to you. Coming up next,




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