24/11/2015 The Papers


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team ahead of their final in Ghent and from David Kay. First, here are


Whitby is the political commentator Miranda Green and Chris Hope from


the Daily Telegraph, the chief political correspondent. Let's have


a look at the front pages. The Financial Times leads with


tomorrow's Autumn Statement saying the Chancellor will announce the


biggest house-building programme since the 1970s. The Guardian says


the axe is to fall on care and please. The Metro goes with the


Russian plane shot down by Turkey, quoting President Putin as saying


the action was a stab in the back. The Times says Putin is threatening


revenge. The Daily Telegraph has new guidance advising doctors to put the


protection of the public ahead of confidentiality and to report


elderly drivers who are not safe. The greater risks of having a baby


at the weekend are highlighted by the Daily Mail. The Daily Express


focuses on pensions and what could happen to pensioners who rashly cash


in their retirement savings. Let's begin with our selection and we are


starting with the Metro. It is a stab in the back, says Putin.


Although a lot of the papers might not have that as their main story,


it is dominating the news agenda. It is, absolutely. The dramatic footage


of the jet coming down in flames is on most of the front pages tonight.


It is used to great effect because the international news gets more


frightening by the day. This latest development is very worrying because


Turkey, which has shot down this Russian jet, is a member of Nato.


The great worry now is that Nato, and each Nato member has pledged to


defend another Nato member, if there is a stand of between Russia and one


Nato member, it is a stand-off between Russia and all of Nato. Is


that how you see it going? What we do not know is what this jet was


doing. The big problem the West has is what is Russia doing? It is


having a go at Assad's opponents, which are moderate, and also Islamic


State. That is a problem. We will never know who is in the right or


the wrong, but this is a dreadful concern. There are all these


different voices in such a small area of airspace. We spoke to an RAF


navigator who said the pilot would have known whose airspace he is in.


They need to know that. The last time we were on there was a warning


from Turkey that a Russian jet had been wandering into its airspace.


The Turks say this particular pilot sent 21 warning messages before the


shots were fired. It is very complex to work out what was really going on


at the time. But more important is how does Putin react now and how


does Nato react? Putin is here calling Turkey the accomplice of


terrorists in downing the jet. That is because Russia and the Nato


countries are targeting different groups within Syria. We have the


vote next week about whether we start air strikes ourselves in


Syria, so it is very complex. In the Telegraph another picture dominates.


But the story we are focusing on is a small one. Labour MPs are denied


free vote on air strikes with the comment that Jeremy Corbyn is


indicating Labour shadow ministers will not be allowed a free vote on


Syrian air strikes. The world's biggest rebel in politics is now


denying his own MPs a free vote. Had it been the other way round, he


would have demanded his right to vote against what the party wanted


him to do. We think the vote will be next Thursday. David Cameron will


sell his case for British military action. It will be about on camera


will try to get MPs to support British action. It will be very


interesting. Although the Conservatives have a majority, it is


pretty thin. How the other parties behave will be significant. The


Conservative Party will have rebels in bold and by the Select Committee


report which was very dubious about the effectiveness of air strikes by


the UK. Cameron will need enough Labour rebels, possibly some SNP, we


do not know how they will play it, to bolster the chance of getting the


boat through. When it is about something so serious like putting


British troops in harm's way, they will want to have an overwhelming


majority. You do not want to have a sliver. The point is how much is


enough? Before Paris you needed to have a lot of the House with you and


after Paris is shrunk because there was a feeling that we need to do


something in this country. A smaller majority is now probably acceptable


to the government. We have to see the effect of this jet being downed.


If that was a British jet brought down by Turkey by mistake or by the


Russians, in this crowded conflict area, and that is why they are


concerned. Another big story for Wednesday will be the Autumn


Statement, the spending review. Let's look at the FT. It is a


positive story and the Chancellor promises 4000 new homes, hoping to


appeal to those aspirational voters. George Osborne has an enormous


problem of his own making, which is that he has annoyed everyone with


his attempt to introduce these draconian cuts to working tax


credits. There was the great Rebellion in the Lords blocking the


cuts, even some of his own MPs were saying we cannot do this, we are


hitting blue-collar workers, our own people, and we should be protecting


them. Tomorrow he has to make it look as if he is once again on the


side of people in low pay who are trying to help themselves, this


drivers. The FT has portrayed it that some of the other big measures,


house-building for affordable homes, infrastructure for the North of


England, that is all supposed to be to say, I am still on your stride.


But you turn to the Guardian and they are concentrating on where the


axe will fall. They are suggesting it will fall on care and police. He


is intent on balancing the budget. He has to, the Tories have always


been strong and on law and order. To say they are cutting back on the


police is the opposite. It is all very well spending money on spies


and the SAS, but you cannot see them. He knows there has been a


battle going on for a while. It will be interesting to see Theresa May's


face as he goes through each department. To see her face when it


comes to hers. One assumes this has been thrashed out and it has been


sitting around for a few days. The Home Office? Everyone thinks that


Bernard Hogan-Howe runs the biggest police force in this country and is


saying I cannot cut any more. He and Osborne and the Tories are on the


wrong side of the debate in law and order. And any British response to


any potential terrorist attack and ministers need to make sure there


are sufficient funds for sufficient officers ready. The government has


tried to make lots of pre-announcements over the last week


since the Paris attacks to say we are putting more money into


intelligence and more money into the anti-terrorist infrastructure. We


will recruit more spies basically. But as Chris says, that is only one


part of the anti-terror jigsaw. The Home Office is under such great


pressure, as is the business Department which will also see big


cuts tomorrow because so many departments are now protected and


untouchable. The NHS budget is untouchable, overseas aid and


several others. Some have got really savage cuts. One that is not ring


fenced and it is another story with the FT and it is pay packages.


According to the FT it might just be that one senior boss has blown the


gaffe. What is this all about, Chris? Is boss is saying bonuses do


not make me work any harder. He is the CEO of Deutsche Bank, one of the


world's biggest banks. He says, I have no idea why I was offered a


contract with a bonus in it because I promise you I will not work any


harder in any year or in any day because somebody will pay me a lot


more or less. Shock, horror. It is wonderful. There is a wonderful


straight delivery that says, his view is not popular with his peers.


on this idea that astronomically on this idea that astronomically


high pay for some people in the city of London is a market and it is all


to do with market competition. They say they do not know what his


package was worth, but his predecessor was an 3-point million 8


million euros. He is a Yorkshire man from Harrogate. He said it. That you


both very much. Thank you to Miranda and Chris. We will be back at


11:30pm for another go.


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