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lots of runs on the opening day of their first Tour match. That's all


coming up in the next 15 minutes straight after the papers.


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are the Middle East correspondent for the


Wall Street Journal, Margaret Coker, and the business correpondent


The FT says that Bank of England governor Mark Carney has signalled


there'll be no haste to raise UK interest rates.


The Express reckons that falling oil prices could hit millions


The i warns of a Christmas travel nightmare, with rail links


The NHS watchdog has told doctors that they must show more respect to


dying patients after complaints from families, according to The Sun.


The Telegraph says the UK would be prepared to back ground forces


from a newly-formed coalition of Muslim countries in an attack on


The Mail leads with a story about Prince Charles being shown


confidential cabinet papers for many years.


The Guardian has the same story, but also carries a picture of


Tim Peake's Soyuz rocket blasting off on its way to


And the Times carries news of plans for


a European Union force which would protect the EU's external borders.


We will start with the Mirror, which has a clever mix of the Star Wars


premiere and a real life in space for Tim Peake. May the force be with


you, dad. That was among one of the most touching moments, him with his


family on earth and speaking to them from the International Space


Station. Absolutely. When his son got to the microphone and said his


goodbye to his father was very sweet. In America, lots of kids from


the 60s have dreams of being an astronaut. Finally, congratulations,


Britain. They were watching all over the country, which is good news for


the space agencies, to be honest. Absolutely, NASA in particular has


always been good with public relations, it has been a key part of


its activities, to get funding. If children are more interested in


space, maybe more people will study spines. This is where we may get


dividends. It costs about 300 million to the UK each year. The


astronaut going up is not the main payoff. Interesting looking at the


Times, they also have the advert for the first review of Star Wars, and


then a picture of Tim Peake entering the International Space Station.


What do you think kids would rather read about, Star Wars or Tim Peake


Les --? It depends on their Christmas list, doesn't it? What is


interesting to me as someone who started their career in the former


Soviet Union, the IS is a place where Russians and people over the


world co-operate on scientific discovery -- ISS. All in a days


work, according to the Times. That is just the start of it. Six months


of important experiments and no doubt more conversations with


schoolchildren and Britain from around the world with the ISS.


Absolutely. It has taken a decade. Six years of preparation. 2.5 years


training for this mission. Maybe there is a lesson for children,


exercise and you have to work hard and it may come in the end. 30 years


for Star Wars as well... LAUGHS. Now, onto other matters, the Times


dedicating some of its front page to the EU army to protect borders. The


subhead line, talking about thousands of troops planned. This


comes as the migrant crisis overshadows David Cameron, who is


trying to revive the renegotiation of the British membership. Yeah,


this is a fascinating story that leaves a lot of unanswered


questions. Right now this proposal is in the planning stage. The EU


moves very slowly. Will this be implemented? From the pictures we


are familiar with from summer, border control and security is a


huge issue right now. The existing institution, front axle, which helps


keep the see it safe needs more funding -- Frontex. The issue is of


course that there is multiple frontiers when tackling the migrant


crisis, it is not just about securing borders but about helping


people as well. And the question is what will the so-called EU army do?


Will it support people. Hand Atwater? We will discuss it -- hand


out water? Even if a country does not want the help of the force, it


could go in to help the country secure its borders. That is what


newspapers focus on today. Already, some countries have come and spoken


out against it. Clearly, that is an area which is quite testing. The


sovereignty of nations could be impacted. Even if this idea gets


through, it mightn't come through in the form in which it is being


discussed. And as the paper points out, while the focus is on the


migrant crisis, less focus on what David Cameron wants for the future


of Britain and the EU. That is true. He wanted the main agenda to be


about Britain. He has had some good news today. Mr Tusk has said there


is no taboo. Hopefully the issues will come up. Playing second fiddle


to the migrant issue. The next or you want to talk about in the


Telegraph is kind of linked with this -- next story you want to talk


about. If there was an persecution in Iraq and Syria, people wouldn't


perhaps be fleeing to Europe -- wasn't. The Daily Telegraph is one


of a number suggesting the UK could background force attacks on


so-called Islamic State. It is a story with a lot of caveats. The US,


the UK and others have said they were not put boots on the ground.


The question is who will. Arab states led by Saudi Arabia will put


together their own Muslim coalition of fighters. However, it is not


clear where any force will come from and what nationality. This seems


like an easy win for David Cameron to look tough on security and


terrorism without putting together a really concrete package about what


it means for Britain's defends expenses or its own forces. There is


a lot of nervousness about how far to go in Syria and Iraq. It took


David attempts to get backing for a -- Eric power. The action today it


is a move to avoid having to do that -- air power. What he is saying is


if Muslim countries try to solve it, we will support them. The hope


would be that countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan can solve the


problem, thereby making sure Britain does not have to do anything more.


The only issue is with this new agenda unveiled today. We don't have


the details. How will these foreign countries and to Syria to secure the


area? They say they also don't want another void to be filled by the


Assad regime, if ISIS is removed. It is difficult to see how it will


work. And where is the UK are going to get the air assets to support


another mission? Where do the bombers come from, logistics and


cargo planes? There is the defence budget issue in the UK. Lots of good


headlines without a lot of meat behind them. What is different about


tackling Islamic State is the continued incentive to involve


Muslim countries, to involve... It doesn't become bad foreign policy


that many experts have blamed on creating Jihad. Depending on how far


back in history you want to go, people will argue that Al-Qaeda is a


response to every bad regime in Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf


monarchies which don't support democracy. And that it evolved.


Yes, into something extreme. -- if you are on the road to


radicalisation, in Syria and Iraq where there are Muslims fighting, it


went to sleep you from joining ISIS. Shall we move on to the Guardian?


Interesting story on the front page, next to the


to the heir of the throne. Continued focus on Prince Charles's


relationship with politicians. In one sense the argument is that this


has gone on for decades, back to the 1930s, in that the heir to the


throne has to prepare for his final position and therefore should access


this information. That is the The criticism today is Prince


Charles is unlike some previous monarchs in that he takes a


political road and lobbies certain issues. We had the private letters,


which were finally published after the London debate. The argument is


that Prince Charles has information which helped him lobby for his pet


causes more effectively, and that does not fit with his constitutional


role -- helps him. That is the basis. What is interesting is this


has come from a freedom of information request from an NGO, and


Thai -- and anti-Monarch. We would all like more access to government


documents. When you look at the parallel in the US, with Wikileaks


and the diplomatic cables spread out across the Internet, one thing


that, when US officials got over the embarrassment, what they started to


say was, you will see that what we say in public is what you will see


that we have said in private. I would say that maybe Prince Charles


can take some of that comfort as well. I think people pretty much


know what he believes in and the causes that he adopts. He has never


been shy of saying that. Let's move on to the inside pages of the Daily


Mail to get more information on their lead story. The arrogance of


doctors still using banned deaf pathway. This follows complaints


from families of loved ones that have died and how they were treated


by NHS staff -- death pathway. When you are told you are terminal and


have no right to care or comfort and you will be left to die, it really


is a nightmare. It rings all of the bells when it comes to, as an


American or European, in that the government has run a mark.


Continuing scandals on this subject, it looks quite bad -- amck. The


government launched a report last year to say that we shouldn't have


this. Some officials say it is being continued in places. It is obviously


a worry for people with family in hospitals, who potentially might be


the kind of people to be put on this pathway. We will read more about


what the Daily Mail says. It points out that people are often quick to


point the finger and blame. Sometimes at the wrong people. Is it


the doctors, the nurses, or the pressure put on them from above as


well? The pressure is budgetary. It is basically creating more spare


beds. This isn't the issue. There is not enough money to go around for


the services we need and people are looking at ways to be more


efficient, would be the description. Inappropriate


deaths... That is not the kind of wording a family member would use


when discussing this. It seems a policy which everyone has agreed is


not a good idea. But it basically grew out of the need to free up


space and to save money, so it is... And then how are we going to


solve this problem? We have been saying that since 2012, according to


the Daily Mail. One headline, did NHS kill my mother to free up a bed


in 2012. Lonely death on the care pathway. July 30, 2015, here it is


again. And December, 2015. It has been going on for a long time.


Indeed, it is surprising. People are coming and finding that, I mean,


family members have been denied water and food and literally been


left to die because someone decided they were dying. One of the points


made today is that doctors don't always know if someone is dying or


not. Someone who is being helped along the way on the basis of


possibly an erroneous decision about whether they will die or not, there


is mention in this story that some individuals who may have recovered


were actually put on this pathway, which is very worrying. The Daily


Telegraph, the intriguing story, as it often is with the Daily


Telegraph, who always has a high story count why eating lettuce is


not so green. Who wants to go for it? LAUGHS.


Yeah, well, I am leery of things that smack of junk science! I am not


so sure where they are going with this. If you believe everything the


papers say about food and you would starve to death! And I am a print


journalist. We've just had a very big climate change conference. We've


just had an enormous amount of international tension. On carbon


emissions and global warming. It is very contrary to come back and say


the vegetables you eat are things we should focus on. I don't think those


sitting in Paris last week considered lettuce as the major game


changer on climate issues! We have been warned about bacon and other


meat. They said that bacon is bad for us, and yet, we cut down trees


to make space. My bacon sandwich in the morning is much healthier. Are


you going to put letters in it? I am thinking about the environment and I


will keep the letters in the fridge and the shop. Always a pleasure.


Thank you for taking us through the papers. Thank you for joining us.


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