29/11/2015 The Papers


29/11/2015

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Hello and welcome to our look at the morning's papers.

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With me are Kate Devlin, political correspondent

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for the Glasgow Herald, and Joel Taylor, deputy editor of the Metro.

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Political problems for both the Conservatives and Labour dominate

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The Telegraph says Jeremy Corbyn is on the verge

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of demanding that Labour MPs oppose military action in Syria -

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despite most of the Shadow Cabinet being supportive of air strikes.

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The paper claims this would provoke an unprecedented crisis

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According to the Independent, Union boss Len McCLuskey has warned

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Labour MPs against trying to oust Mr Corbyn, threatening to mobilise

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The Times has more on that McCluskey warning - it says he told Corbyn's

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opponents they were writing their political obituaries.

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It's the Conservatives who are on the cover of The i - the paper says

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Tory Party Chair Lord Feldman is to be questioned over a bullying

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scandal which has already prompted the resignation of minister Grant

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Pressure mounts on Feldman is the headline in the Guardian, which says

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support is growing for a full independent inquiry into the

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scandal. And it is more of the same in the Mail which makes reference to

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the Lord Feldman's close friendship with David Cameron. And finally the

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Express has something entirely different, a pill which could help

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us live to 120 is being tested on humans for the first time! Let's

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begin with a happy story for a change. We are all Scottish know!

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They Independent. Game, set and history! A picture of a victorious

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Andy Murray, overcome with joy, having beaten Belgium and helped

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Britain win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. It is Great

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Britain, but the Scots will be particularly proud, Kate. This is

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such a great photograph of Andy Murray. He was so emotional when he

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won, which I think is a really interesting thing. We have seen a

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different side to Andy Murray in the last couple of years, ever since he

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famously cried when he did not win at Wimbledon, and the way he kind of

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fell to the floor with emotion today when he won, I thought that was

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absolutely fabulous. They have captured it in this headline and

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photograph. A really nice headline there as well. Ending the drought at

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Wimbledon, she has now ended the drought in the Davis Cup.

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Absolutely. Extraordinary scenes at the end there and the manner of it

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as well. I thought what also was very interesting was immediately

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after he was embraced by his team-mates he made a point to run

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over to the Belgian team to commiserate with them, and obviously

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they have been going through some hard times there recently is, so you

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could see not only did it mean a lot to him, but he put on a very good

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display for the country. Well done, Andy. David Goffin did play

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amazingly well and on another day he would have beaten somebody else.

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Let's stay with the Independent and onto the pressing issue of air

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strikes and what is happening in the Labour Party, with Jeremy Corbyn in

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particular. Len McCluskey warns against ousting Corbin, he warns

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Labour MPs, this is the leader of Unite. How much cloud does he have

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in this? Possibly not with many of the Parliamentary Labour Party, but

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it is interesting how you can now it is interesting how you can now

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see a split within Labour, not the parliamentary party but with those

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who voted for Corbyn in such massive numbers and those in the House of

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Commons -- how much clout does he have. Those in the House of Commons

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who see the situation in a very different way under the situation in

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a very different way, and could vote for air strikes in Syria. A

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difficult one for the Labour Party, Kate. If they try to get rid of

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Jeremy Corbyn, have a leadership election, he could win again, so

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they can't oust him without another plan. An extraordinary set of

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circumstances and these are the thoughts Labour MPs are having, they

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are trying to work through ideas about what exactly would happen.

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Lots of Labour MPs feel actually, you know, especially the ones very

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against Jeremy Corbyn and who would like to see a different leader, they

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feel it is just too early for a new reader. Like you say, the issue of

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another leadership election, that either he would win again or another

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left candidate would come in to replace him. And there is a real

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kind of feeling about what are they going to do? That said, the phrase I

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have heard about Hilary Benn in the past couple of days from some Labour

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MPs is, the nice man, and should they be forced into this situation

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by their own leader, the idea is that something could happen --

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cometh. And the showdown with MPs. Wondering whether he could call an

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extraordinary meeting to insist the back his stance. That would be

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dynamite, wouldn't it? He is meeting his Shadow Cabinet tomorrow and

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quite a row has developed this evening about who will decide their

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policy on going to war and Jeremy Corbyn has very clearly said it is

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the leader 's decision. Others are talking about the Shadow Cabinet

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making the decision and it is this that is really going to explode into

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the open tomorrow. There is clearly the open tomorrow. There is clearly

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a conservative push by certain figures to try to get him to agree

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to a free vote. Even his close friend and ally, John McDonnell. And

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you imagine there will forcibly be resignations in the short-term. It

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will come to a head again. Very interesting week, not even mention

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whether they would have enough vote in parliament for a vote this week.

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Let's look at the Times. Tear gas fired on protesters. There were not

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many protesters out on the streets compared to previous events like

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this because of what happened in Paris two weeks ago, the terrorist

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attacks, that Bisla the authorities have clamped down on that. Yes, --

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obviously the authorities. Not very pretty scenes. The candles, the

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commemorations for people killed in those attacks, apparently some of

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those were thrown, too, by protesters. Pretty ugly. President

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Cudd is clearly not happy. As he clearly was -- president Hollande.

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Inviting 150 readers. But a protest was extraordinary, all the peers of

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shoes? Yes, and I agree with you. From what France was all on says,

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the tensions he is under, very understandably -- with what Hollande

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says. The eyes of the world are now on Paris. They are, and have been

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for the past few weeks, four very different reasons. In the Metro.

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Junk food banned from nine o'clock, on the front of your paper, Joel. An

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intention or hope from MPs? It is a recommendation from the House of

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Commons select committee. The idea that adverts for junk food would be

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banned from pre-what a shed programmes and also that the 20% tax

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should be placed on the supermarkets display suite at the

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end of hours -- pre-watershed. I know this is the second time these

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sorts of things have been recommended in recent weeks. I

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imagine it will be the same this time. There does not seem to be a

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lot of appetite within the Government to do this, does their?

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Even though it would be popular with quite a lot of campaign groups. It

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would, and possibly lots of parents as well but there would be lots of

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other people it would not be popular with. Certainly the Conservatives

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have all was been keen to edge away from things that look like state

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intervention and it is quite a difficult one for the Government to

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kind of wrestle with and tried to realise where to come down on it. I

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think part of the problem as well is the evidence for the impact these

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would have is quite mixed. The picture from experts is quite mixed

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and so I would probably agree with you. I think they may end up sitting

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on the shelf. We may be reading them for quite awhile. Let's look the

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Daily Express. A pill to help us live to 120! This may slow the

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ageing process. Hands up, around this desk, who would want a pill

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like that? None of us! We all said the same thing, I don't want one of

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those. What is it supposed to do? They think this drug could wipe out

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diseases such as Alzheimer's, which would easily be a terrific-mac

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achievement in itself. The prospect of living to 120, with or without

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Alzheimer's, it does seem... A little bit beyond most people's

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ambition -- terrific. Nevertheless these trials have been going ahead

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by the American food and drugs administrations we could have the

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prospect of someone like Donald Trump living to 120... Perhaps we

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should be slightly more optimistic. I am flip-flopping! I guess the

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problem is that this society is not really geared up, probably most

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people would argue, even for the longevity a lot of people currently

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live to and it is all about quality of life and if we could kind of

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increase and perhaps change society to better treat older people, then

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perhaps people would be keener to live to 110, perhaps, but not 120.

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At some point we have to shuffle off to make way for the people being

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born, don't we! Of course. Goodness knows what the world population

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would soar to. I am not interested. I do not want one, thank you very

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much. Charlotte, adorable pictures of the baby princess taken by Kate.

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Do you like these pictures? I think they are very good pictures. It is

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extraordinary how much Charlotte looks like her brother which is very

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interesting. I also think they probably show her parents in quite a

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good light. They have decided not to release details about what she is

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wearing because they do not want to see any hype around Charlotte, as

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there is around Kate at the moment. Probably quite a sensible decision.

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I think she looks a bit like the Queen? I have not seen that just

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yet. I will have to study that, but, yes, perhaps. It could be a

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mini corgi she is playing with. It looks like a spaniel to me. It will

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be the toy of the year for under one-year-olds probably. Kate and

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Joel will be back at half past 11 for another look at the front pages.

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Stay with us on BBC news because British warplanes could be in the

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error within days if the Government moves ahead with the vote on it

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strikes. And that is a big if. And now on BBC news it is time for

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