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Africa on Boxing Day. That is coming up in 15 minutes after the papers.
Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers
With me are are the former Trade Minister, Lord Digby Jones,
The FT - it reports that Apple has launched a fightback against
Temperatures will reach 17 centigrade
during tomorrow's winter solstice - as warm as the summer solstice
The Express says that hospitals are making up to ?3.7 million each per
year from car park charges on patients.
The Mirror also has that story, as well an interview with
British families spent ?40 billion more than earned this year,
fuelling fears of a new crash, reports the Independent.
The decision to ban Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini from football for
David Cameron has been urged by the former chancellor Lord Lawson to
allow cabinet ministers to campaign to leave the EU, says the Mail.
Ruth Jones, we are going to start with Fifa, the front of the Guardian
-- Lord Jones. Sepp Blatter it is getting it in the next more damaging
for Michel Platini. They are both getting it in the neck. It depends
on what each of them say. For Sepp Blatter it is the end. This is his
legacy. This is what they will remember
corruption. They have thrown the book at him. The Guardian say, in
addition to the alleged corruption with a potential lifetime ban, the
charges were based on other breaches of mismanagement, non- cooperation.
He wants to be fought as the man who took the game to all of the
developing world. That is a noble purpose. He will end up with the
image of a man who clung to power, the nails coming down the door close
as they take him out. That has ruined him. That is what is so
painful. Football has this. We saw this with the IOC. We
will see it with the IAAF, with Lord Coe. We have seen it in cycling with
Lance Armstrong, clearing people like Chris Froome, winning the Tour
de France. Football has to go through this. Sepp Blatter will feel
wrongly done. That is his problem. If he can show it is wrong, let him
put it forward. And Platini has this problem, he did something, he didn't
worry that Blatter might not be around to recorded, and now you are
saving he paid me the money just before he needed my vote. That
unaccountable and that was the problem. You shouldn't be so
cynical. Onto the Times. Interesting front page. None of the other papers
have it. SAS fighter stops Taliban in Helmand. The district where 100
Britons lost their lives. That is right, in the town of Sangin, which
has fallen after a weekend siege. It looks as though the Afghan forces
cannot hold it without refute and American help. We are seeing 60
American special forces and 30 British SAS -- British. They are
going to try to wins this back. It going to try to wins this back. It
calls into question the whole mission. British and American troops
were therefore their best part of years -- win. They want to enable
them from that place of the country to take back the country and
maintain and run it as a fledgeling democracy. That hasn't happened.
People are asking if it was worth it. It was always a west is
province. -- Mesto. It was a stronghold of -- they working to win
back -- restive stronghold. There are two sides to this story. Both of
them are so sad. The first is, clearly, if we are going to be in at
all, we pulled out to only. It says here, the Afghan forces were not yet
ready for this. And both Britain and America, responding to democracy...
(CROSSTALK). The home. And that is a problem. The
biggest thing, especially this time of year, and it is not just of the
456 British fatalities in Afghanistan, a quarter of which
occurred in Sangin. Think of the guys who lost their legs and arms.
This Christmas is going to be mums and dads who look at photos of kids
who never go home. -- who never came home. If you see a photo of a kid
who didn't come home from the Second World War, the Falklands as well,
with a noble purpose, liberating people and relieving people, it does
think that at least it was worth it. think that at least it was worth it.
Many feel it was worth it. Many feel they were right to go in. Clare
Short was for Afghanistan. It might well have been worth it. You have to
stay there and see it succeed. Coming home, and none will be
holding a photo and thinking it really wasn't worth it. -- a mum.
That is the greater story from this headline. While we are thinking
about IAS and assuming Al-Qaeda was in retreat, and the Taliban, who are
no longer relevant, in their own country, Afghanistan, they are
strong -- IS. The Taliban and ISIS, so-called Islamic State, are
actually fighting each other. Not the same theatre operations. They
are enemies. It is unclear what version of Islam... Some poor
civilian will be caught up in it. That can never be good. Moving to
the Independent. A really interesting topline story. It was
highlighted by you -- top line. Sun told to put the Jeremy Corbyn
apology on the front page. When we were coming in for the 10:30pm slot,
we thought it and I wondered what it was about. I ask your good people to
get the people for the 11:30pm slot, the Sun are being held by IPSO, the
Khat -- independent press office. 30-3040 years ago we brought in the
idea that the leader of the opposition can be paid for being the
leader of the opposition -- 30-40. You should pay someone to oppose the
government, it is fabulous. It is called Short money. It has nothing
to do with brevity. The story was about how he uses this money. The
Sun have been judged that they were inaccurate. To be clear, the Sun was
ordered to publish a front-page correction for a story, falsely
claiming the Labour leader only agreed to be initiated as privy
councillor because his party stood to gain financially to get this
short money when in fact it is a long-standing convention that the
leader of the opposition can get the money, which is allocated according
to a formula which does not depend on whether the party leader is a
Privy Council. The Sun got it wrong. They got it completely wrong. And
they deliberately got it wrong. I won't get into whether it was
deliberate. They were factually inaccurate. IPSO say that you are
going to... (CROSSTALK). The regulator say. Where you ran the
story. I believe that if the press are told to put apologies where
won the story, this would end overnight. Their newspapers would be
full of apologies -- run. Rather than on page 57. So they are told to
do it, and that caught my eye in the Independent that. -- Independent.
Then on the Sun, this exclusive on the politicians having an affair,
and then down on the bottom left corner, so small that you can hardly
see it, IPSO complaint on Labour Short Money is upheld, on page two.
The apology is on the apology is on to five words at the bottom of
whatever it is. Exploiting the loophole. It is clearly a loophole.
The regulations should say that the apology should be the same size as
the offence. Let's bring the offence. That is the apology. Let's
see the offence. He varied lives. -- there it is. The front page on the
left where the Sun made the mistake and the apology is on the bottom,
the right, on the bottom left, you can't even make it out. If they were
told to put the apology on the front page, they don't even include the
word sorry. They put IPSO complaint is upheld. It would be nice to see
the word sorry. First of all, they don't apologise. Secondly, the size
of the apology, the non- apology, is miniscule. It is an insult. It
should not end there. We have always said IPSO has no teeth. Hopefully
this body should result in a body with teeth. Let's see what they do
as a result of this. Where I think it is right that this is taken up is
it is in the Sun's best interest that they do this properly. I for
one want to see a free press. I don't want loads of regulation. I
believe it is right that this partly to the review of Canon -- can prick
us and I don't want censorship in the wrong way. It will only work if
they deal with it in the way it is meant to be dealt with. There will
be more regulation if they don't. The members have Hacked Off the
organisation representing those who have had their phones hacked as part
of the results of elements within News International -- hacked off.
They would say that they can afford to do that because they got away
with it. They can get away with it. There is no suggestion from the
Leveson Inquiry that it will continue to a second phase. That is
what it was supposed to have done. That has been thrown out. The bottom
line is, newspapers can act this way because there has been nothing in
recent history. We are in complete agreement. This is a test of IPSO.
We need to see consequence and a full-page apology because they
it wrong and they have got it deliberately so. It going to need
someone to go to IPSO and make a fresh complaints -- it's going to
need. Will you do that? It is common in the Labour Party machine. It was
actually an ordinary punter who bought this original in. Try to get
through to people. -- port. If we want the free press that a mature
democracy should have, you have to rely on the press to do the right
thing. The right thing in this case is to do what they were told to do
and not try to get away with it. The problem is... (CROSSTALK). It will
bring more regulation. In media organisations there is group think.
People adhere to a particular philosophy. It knows no boundaries
or morals. We are going for him, whichever way we can, which is what
we have to do. I just wish, because the CBI, government and everything
else, have always tried to have less regulation and less rules, not more.
Because you trust them. Because I believe it frees the spirit.
(CROSSTALK). If they don't do it they will get more regulation and
more rules, which is what we don't want. There are some people who will
say that if you cannot have the regulation to stop this kind of
thing, after the phone of a dead girl has been hacked, it it ain't
gonna change! We will see what they will do. Onto the Telegraph. Down at
the bottom, there is a row going on where students of this college in
Oxford have removed a clerk in honour of Cecil Rhodes and they want
to now pull down the statue because of his obvious prejudice, some would
say racism, historically. And Mary Beard, the Cambridge academic, has
said he was a prejudiced man but not necessarily racist. By the way
students, you can't have your cake and eat it because you have a Rhodes
scholar and take the money, but want to get rid of this. That is the
argument. I would ask for people to be judged on the time when they were
there. If you want a really good lesson in this, Thomas Jefferson,
the father of the Constitution of the United States, this huge pillar
of representation of the people for the people by the people and the
rest of it, owned four slaves and had sex with them. At the end of the
day we are judging him with a different set of rules. We are
judging people of that later, the Confederate flag, the
statues of Confederate leaders, like Jefferson, have been taken down on
university campuses, including the deep south of the US, because people
are using the enlightened morals they have today to judge that time
find those people wanting. We have the right to do that. We live in a
free world. This can only be a question of opinion. How many
opinions to Jefferson allow. If someone wants to pull down the
statue, they should pay back the scholarship. Is the money of the
ancestors! Henry and DB, as ever, great to have you in. And Merry
Christmas -- Digby. I don't know if we can say this to everyone who
watches but thank you for putting us together. Yeah it is not easy as you
know. The top of the hour, Newsday, now, Sportsday.
of the Premier League, after beating Manchester City tonight.