20/11/2015 The Papers


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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


Thank you to our guests for joining us.


The Independent leads with the Mali hotel siege and the headline,


"Another Bloody Friday," a week on from the Paris attacks.


The Guardian shows a picture of a vigil held in the French


capital today and also reports on the Mali attack.


The same story on the FT, showing an injured man being carried away from


The Times focuses on a resolution, now approved by the


UN Security Council, calling on member states to double their action


The Telegraph says Britain is poised to join air strikes against IS


in Syria after senior Labour MPs publicly defied their leader,


The Mirror reports security chiefs are warning Islamic State could be


plotting an attack on British ferries.


The Express leads with the rise in the basic state pension


expected to be announced in next week's Autumn Statement.


And the Mail claims police are to probe a Tory scandal.


We will begin with the siege that took place today in Mali and the


capital, Bamako. It is the main picture and the main headline in the


Independent. Special Forces stormed building to release hostages but the


fate of many guests is still unclear. A very sad picture of a


body in a bag being removed from the hotel. It seems that it is all


over. Very conflicting reports but it appears that they have put an end


to the siege and thankfully the majority of people got out, but not


all. Yes. There were 76 hostages. The raid began before seven o'clock


this morning, so it seems that from varied reports that they have


checked the entire hotel, all seven floors of it, and everyone is out


and accounted for. Because of where it took place, James, there were


French and US forces in the area as part of the peacekeeping force. They


were able to respond quickly. Absolutely. Despite the fact that


this was an obvious security targets, it continues the trend


where we have seen planes, trains, shopping centres in a hotel like


this. There are reports here that the attackers came in a car with


diplomatic numberplates. Absolutely, there were special forces close by


and with the death toll close to 20, it could have been a lot worse.


There are conflicting reports that there were up to 170 hostages at one


point. The outcome is targeted enough.


People who generally go to the hotel, generally it is the target,


they were made to the target. The president of Mali says they are


declaring a national state of emergency in the wake of the hotel


attack. It also goes on to say that 21 people have died. That includes


two militants and seven injured. This is a highly reliable news


source. Moving onto the Guardian. People spontaneously turning up


across the week, not just today, but in the places where these attacks


happened. And this need to be there, this need to applaud and reflect has


happened all week. Absolutely. We are seven days on end it feels like


it was only happening just hours earlier tonight. It was last Friday


that these attacks took place. People were urged to come out, urged


to go to the bars and cafes, but one feels that they did not need too


much encouragement to get out. Parisians wanted to come out and be


defiant and showing solidarity. The Place de la Republique was full of


people singing the national anthem tonight. It is a show of defiance.


But we would be wrong to think that people are getting on with their


lives. There are less and less people now in this world that have


not been touched by terrorism. Paris still has a long way to go before it


even gets back to a sense of normality. Nowhere close at the


moment. Yes, it is defiant, but this is not normal. The Times is thinking


of the concern that so many countries have. The world unites to


wipe ISIS, maps. -- ISIS from the map. Calling on nations to take


action by any necessary means. It is giving permission without there


being a legally binding aspects to this. Exactly. However, this is


quite a move for all of the governments that are involved.


Before, we have the regular standouts of Russia and China,


however it feels like we will get a decision either later tonight or


early tomorrow morning and everyone will be behind living outside of


Iraq and into Syria would air strikes. The UN has essentially been


a bystander up until now on this and there was always the aspect of


Russia and China vetoing any action to go into Syria. But now we have a


united voice and what it means politically, obviously, is that it


gives David Cameron the sort of leveraged that he needed to get a


House of Commons motion through and that puts much more pressure on


Jeremy Corbyn. And it seems that he will still attempt to give his


speech tomorrow where he will make it clear that he still believes that


Western intervention in the Middle East has led to more tax.


Potentially, up until last Friday, there might be more people


suggesting the same. But things have changed so much since then. And this


is looking at the British aspect of this. Britain set to strike ISIS, as


Labour MPs defy Corbyn. We don't know if they will need to define


Corbyn. We have to let the man speak tomorrow but we don't know how many


Labour MPs will follow him. We don't. Last week, there were reports


of 20 and now it seems that number has increased to 60 MPs who are


anticipating that he will be against the additional hour strikes. -- air


strikes. However, they have been quite vocal. Is looking at some of


the quotes... Is pacifist views -- Corbyn's have to -- Jeremy Corbyn's


pacifist views could exclude him from office. Very strong statements.


What does Britain do if it gets a mandate to go into Syria? And that


point is not been stressed enough by David Cameron. It is being stressed


by one Afghan veteran, who is just that Britain has specific tactical


capabilities that would mean that we can help in the fight against ISIS,


but the other issue is what happens when we have that time and space


after we go into Syria? We don't exactly have a great track record in


the west of cleaning up our rubbish afterwards. And one suggests that


the case has still not been made here, an ironclad case, to


potentially get the House of Commons vote. He is not as after a tight


majority. He wants the House of Commons with him on this. He wants


to be able to share the blame and responsibility. He wants a big


number on this. This will concentrate all sorts of mines.


Ferries. -- minds. The cross-channel ferry could potentially be a target.


It is not surprising given the geography of our countries. I think


that it would be wise for us, particularly looking at... Some of


the migrant crises and the refugees and the association with the


migrants coming through the ferry system, I'm not surprised that they


are looking at this. It would be silly not to. This is the Autumn


Statement from the Chancellor. Looking at the bigger pension


pay-outs that everyone will get. They are not overwhelmingly


increasing the pensions. I'm enjoying some of these quotes. This


is apparently cracking news for pensioners, especially after another


tough year for many. What about childcare? What about the cost of


living in central London? How do I go out and buy a house at the moment


with the other factors I have to face as a relatively young person?


The argument for people having pensions is that they are on fixed


incomes. Yes. I have to be patient. Yes. But let us be honest. Pensions


are budgeting. When you have a pension, EU budget based on interest


rates. -- you budget based on. Frankly, we do need some kind of


guarantee against inflation. They will only get ?3 and 35p per week


extra, so don't spend it all at once. Tax shortfall threatening


borrowing goals. He is going to miss this by quite a margin. And it puts


into jeopardy all of the plans that he had to eliminate borrowing by


2019 and 2020. Increases with regards to income tax, national


insurance, corporate tax, VAT... That means we will feel it in other


places. He could always increased taxes. Absolutely. And maybe VAT


could be looked at by George Osborne ahead of the Spending Review. But


missing this target by ?10 billion. I know that George Osborne is a bit


of a political Houdini, but this might be too much even for him. We


will wait to see what he has to say on Wednesday. Thank you for joining


us this evening. That is it from us tonight. Coming up next, Sportsday.


Hello and welcome to Sportsday - I'm Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes.


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