06/12/2015 The Papers


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investigating a knife attack at Leytonstone underground station, are


urging witnesses who filmed the incident on their mobile phones to


elections suggest the far-right National Front party, led by Marine


Le Pen, is leading in six of the 13 regions.


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be


bringing us tomorrow. With me are political commentator Lance Price


and the author and journalist Matthew Green. Tomorrow's front


Let's begin where we must begin, with the appalling weather


conditions that have brought flooding to parts of the country


that really didn't think they were going to have to go through it again


just yet. Here is one of the local newspapers. A picture on the front


of a rescue boat with a woman being led to safety with her dog. By few,


in circumstances like this, so appalling for people to have to go


few, the way everyone rallies around is moving at times. -- Matthew.


Absolutely. It's refreshing to see a regional newspaper featured on the


programme. It's rare we have that privilege. It's nice to see a


positive headline. Heroes. They are emphasising the great work that is


being done by the emergency services responding to the disaster with this


striking image of this poor woman being dragged along in this dinghy


by these rescue workers. You would normally see cars and there is one


in a background in flood water. At the bottom, it says devastation as


floods cause chaos again. These are supposed to be rare events and yet


this part of the country, the north-west and the Scottish borders,


seeing it too often. That's absolutely right hand inside the


paper, as well as these stories about the way in which the


communities are coming together, businesses are donating, individuals


are donating to try to help those who have been caught up in it all,


is this sense of disbelief they could be going through it all so


quickly after the floods of five or six years ago. The other thing of


course that must distress people locally, and many of them have


problems with insurance payments. If you live somewhere where you have


been flooded before, your payments go through the roof and if it comes


round a second time, he might find yourself in difficulties. Very


difficult to get renewed insurance if at all. On the Guardian, it says


we never thought this could happen again. Victims of 2009 floods aghast


at new devastation. New defences have been put in but not equipped to


cope with this colossal amount of rainfall. Yeah. I suppose the


question is do we look at this at the micro scale, what defences we


are using, agricultural policy, we forest in except, or do we zoom out


and think about what is going on in Paris at the moment with a climate


conference? It is remarkably absent from any of the front pages. It's a


big, too weak, UN summit which is determining our future policy on


global warming. In some senses it's critical to the future of the human


project. You would think they would be more excitement about it on the


front pages every day, rather than just occasionally. Maybe so in the


next couple of days. We can come back to this at 11:30pm. Staying


with the Guardian, another story, police look at Isis influence on


horrific tube attack. A stabbing, an appalling act of violence, that


might surprise people that police are regarding it as a terrorist


incident. Often when there has been an attack of this kind, we tend to


know something about the perpetrator fairly quickly and are able to make


an assessment whether it was indeed a terrorist related offence. We


haven't had answers to this question so far today. It may be, of course,


that this was just a troubled individual. And not part of any part


-- conspiracy or related to Isis. Of course, the authorities have to


assume the worst. They have to look to see if there is anything more


serious behind it. As yet, there is no evidence of that. Though, the


suspect was arrested for attempted murder and is in police custody but


the Metro's headline, you ain't no Muslim, bruv, which is what was


supposed to have been said to the suspect. I am sure lots of people


have seen the clip where the attacker is being tasered by


repeated shots from the police. He falls to the ground in this dramatic


scene and someone shouts, you ain't no Muslim, bruv, from the sidelines.


This has been trending on Twitter over the weekend. In a way, it sums


up that spirit of defiance and the anger as well that onlookers were


feeling. One of the stories were saying that someone was throwing


bottles at him. They were not taking it passively. And all the


condemnation. The story here is about Muslim leaders rallying around


to condemn this individual, who is now a terrorism suspect. They


denounced his actions. Moving on to the Express. Foreigners must now pay


to use the NHS. I thought they were always meant to, for certain


treatments, Matthew. With all of these funding stories, the challenge


is to pass the wishful thinking and headline from the nitty-gritty of


how much money is going to be raised. I'm not going to embark on


that project on hair but that is the question we have to ask, isn't it?


We don't have the inside story. There are obviously huge questions


about the future of the NHS. Billions of pounds are going to be


needed to keep it afloat in the coming years. I'm not sure these


measures will make it. The headlines are quite misleading. The detail is


much more complicated than that. It's not all foreigners. Anybody


with an EU passport or from within the economic area is still entitled


to free treatment. There is the question about what we are asking


doctors and medical staff to do, whether or not they suddenly have to


become the front line in determining whether people are entitled to free


treatment or not and whether that should be part of their job. They


might have to ask for a credit card. We clearly don't want to go


down that road but nor do we want the time of GPs being wasted. Let's


look at the FT for a couple of stories. Firstly, National Front set


for an historic French result. The exit polls saying they are ahead in


the first round of voting, admittedly, there is another round


to come in six of the 13 regions. They are doing very well and some


people will seek to interpret this as a reaction to Paris. I don't


think it is necessary that at all. They've been on a steady rise in


France for some time. If it is confirmed in the second round of


voting, these would be Interestingly, we've got the


National Front first and socialists of President Hollande


were in has made it clear he is not


interested in any pact which means that their chances of coming top of


the poll in the second round of voting in a week's time is very


high. The National Front have tried to link immigration with the risk of


terrorism, haven't they, in recent times? That is very much the case,


particularly in the wake of the attacks in Paris and the big


question is, looking forward to the presidential election in 2017,


whether this is a straw in the wind that shows Marine Le Pen could be a


presidential contender. It is a remarkable change in their


landscape. It's whether those regional results translate into a


national level and from which they don't, as we've seen in our general


election. Marine Le Pen has actually managed to reconfigure the image of


the National Front in a way that right-wing parties in this country


struggle to do. She has presented himself as a credible candidate.


Whether they would be an anti-National Front packed in a


presidential election is an interesting point. The other is that


although the Socialist party are trailing in the low 20s in these


results compared to the projections so far tonight, President


Hollande's personal ratings are way above that, they are touching 50%


after his strong reaction to what happened to Paris. He seems to have


benefited personally, without having a knock-on effects to his party.


It's a confusing business. Cameron moves to bypass lords of the other


headline on the FT. The Prime Minister seeks to neuter the upper


house. The Lords are causing the Prime Minister problems, when vague


said we don't like your tax credit changes. It is perhaps not


surprising that David Cameron would respond to that and the plan,


according to the FT, is to essentially review the role of the


peers in terms of what kind of veto powers they exercise of a certain


types of legislation, so-called secondary legislation. You can see


why they would want to do that. The Tories have 251 seats out of 822 in


the Lords. If Labour and the Liberal Democrats get together, they


outnumber them quite substantially. And they are not elected. For many,


many decades, there was an in-built Conservative majority which


frustrated governments of any other complexion. Cameron has got a


problem. He can try to threaten to create lots of extra peers which no


one believes he is going to do. If he goes round this route, the danger


is that important stuff gets classified as secondary...


Constitutionally, that's dodgy going forward. We will have a longer


version at 11:30pm. Matthew and Lance will be back again. Coming up


next, it is time for Click.


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