03/01/2016 The Papers


03/01/2016

No need to wait until tomorrow morning to see what's in the papers - Martine Croxall presents a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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With me are James Rampton, Features Writer for the Independent and

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the academic and former government policy advisor, Zamilla Bunglawala.

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The Times leads with the video released by so-called

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Islamic State which shows the execution of five individuals

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The Guardian headlines the same story, saying the jihadist

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The paper also mentions an English-speaking boy who appeared

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The Telegraph also covers the video - with an image of the militant

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The BBC has decided not to show the image.

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The Independent front page claims David Cameron is facing criticism

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for failing to condemn the Saudi Arabian killings yesterday.

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The i headlines plans by the government to fast-track

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the building of thousands of new homes to alleviate

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The Express warns of a pensions crisis, as employers

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struggle to meet their liabilities and stump up the necessary cash.

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And the Mail leads with news that soldiers who served

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The paper is concerned they could face a witch-hunt.

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Let us begin with the story that has been dominating the news bulletins.

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This new video that is set to come from so-called Islamic State.

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difficult for people to independently verify. We do not know

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who is in it. But the hunt for this gunman is on. A British sounding man

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and a very small child. That is the shocking element. A small boy, you

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can clearly see his face, he says that they will kill the unbelievers.

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That is a shocking development, that they are utilising small children.

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We have had child soldiers quite frequently in some places. A couple

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of weeks ago, so-called Islamic State used younger boys to kill

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prisoners. A TUC five-year-old child to issue threats against Britain is

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a chilling development. -- but to use. They are masters of propaganda.

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They are very good at capturing our attention. We are talking about it

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now. This is a huge story in with an obvious British connection. We have

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to take it seriously. And the efforts to trace who this man and

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who this boy is could take months. We know it is a long process. It is

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important, because we need to know where British nationals on. --

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National spa. Some of these militants come back into mainland

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Europe. It is going to be very disturbing. Islamic State is very

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good at using social media. Videos will be watched by young people. If

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the objective is to appeal to young Europeans, this is going to be quite

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effective. The purpose of these videos is to get people watching.

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Through these people are is still important. It is not entirely clear.

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The Guardian also talks about this story. There are so many elements of

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this video which are chillingly reminiscent of those put out when

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Muhamed Aussie was appearing in them. -- Emwazi. And they are

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copying what he did. Accusing Britain of all kinds of serious

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crimes. Calling David Cameron a slave of the White House. A detailed

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knowledge of British politics. Talking about Tony Blair and Gordon

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Brown. And the fact that soldiers are paid the minimum wage. He is

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steeped in the knowledge of Britain. It is very chilling that

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you can get somebody with that depth of knowledge issuing a direct

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threat. We will get back to this story with the lack of criticism of

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the killings in Saudi Arabia. There is so much going on in the Middle

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East. It is a scary time. Looking at the other story in the Guardian.

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Doctors row before strike deadline. There is the hope that they could

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find some common ground. It is not going to be a strike, it is going to

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be a series of strikes. It is important with the timing. The point

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of the article is that this has been moved from number 10. The broader

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point is we have 45,000 young doctors talking about issues and pay

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conditions. They are an important part of making sure that the NHS

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works and functions. For any of this to resolve, it will take months. We

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need to look at how we deal with our professionals. Both sides

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criticising each other, saying, we were prepared to talk. I would agree

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with what was just said, it just shows how important the NHS is as a

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political entity. I would say it is the greatest thing the country has

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ever done. No government can suggest cutting it. You have to say all the

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time that you are increasing funding and improving services. We love the

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NHS. However difficult it is to run it, we feel a deep connection with

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it. And if it appears to be breaking down because of government

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intransigence, that is severe political damage. Soldiers furious,

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ambulance chasers prosecuting the heroes of Iraq. This is the

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investigation into a more full killing and treatment of Iraqi

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civilians by British soldiers when we were fighting the war. This is

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not right, this is a witch-hunt. People suggesting it is a waste of

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money. People who fight for our country should be revered, so there

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has to be balance in making sure this is the rule of law being

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properly applied. The government set aside ?57 million on potential

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claims. There is room for manoeuvre. That is important. We

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should not forget the important job the armed services do for us. I

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absolutely agree. This is what separates us from Islamic State.

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Executing people with no trial or Jupiters of law. The great thing we

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are promoting is the idea that people are entitled to a fair trial.

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That is the same for soldiers and potential alleged victims of war

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crimes. You must be seen to be doing the right thing legally. A pledge to

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fast track building of new homes, a shift in policy. Small firms will

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get the chance to develop sites. How much detail is there? It seems very

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vague. I am not an expert on housing. I am an expert on cricket

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instead. TV programmes. I think it seems a bit wishy-washy. Affordable

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is one of those weasel words. They say they will create 40,000 new

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homes with a ?1.2 billion fund. I will be interested to see where the

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money is coming from. Have they been looking down the back of the sofa?

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They have a lot of problems that are really battling to find. Good luck

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to them. It is absolutely the case that it is a problem that needs

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addressing. A lot of campaigners say at least it is a start. Which is a

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fair point. But statistically we need to do 50,000 new houses every

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year. -- 250,000. The Times. Offering to swap jobs. A reshuffle

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in the Shadow Cabinet. This is very odd. Why would they do that? If it

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happens, it would be very interesting. Andy Bunham holds the

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post of Home Secretary. Since Jeremy Corbyn was the lack of, this is

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about the speech supporting the invasion in Syria. -- elected.

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Normally they would reshuffle anyway. But the article talks about

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women not taking the job. Maybe they are just trying to hold on to a

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senior position. This is an element of it. I am perplexed that Jeremy

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Corbyn never asked him what his views were about foreign policy

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before he was made Shadow Foreign Secretary. The picture for you was

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Jeremy Corbyn's face when he gave the speech. The look of cold fury.

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Has he never talked about foreign policy? It is extraordinary. A new

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kind of politics. Another story from the Middle East. David Cameron

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condemned for silence on Saudi killings. What is the British

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government supposed to say. There are -- they are a huge strategic

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partner. There was a huge... David Cameron is compromised in any way.

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His instincts might be to protect Saudi Arabia, but it is not an easy

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thing in the world of real politics. It is not always black and white.

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Lord Ashdown says he believes that the confrontation that seems to be

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growing between Sunni and Shia Muslims could pose a far greater

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danger to the West than so-called Islamic State. That is really

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interesting. We now have the diplomatic ramifications of this,

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with Saudi Arabia breaking off ties with Iran. If we are a strong ally,

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it is the responsibility of us to say something when mass killing is

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happen. We need to say it is wrong. As a trusted partner, we are allowed

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to say it is wrong. This is a story that is going to bubble. Tell us

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about war and peace. It is starting tonight. You were in Lithuania. I

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met the delightful Willie James. I will not say how delightful she is.

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-- Lily. People complain about the BBC and said we cannot justify the

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licensing, watch this and you will see why it is worthwhile. Lovely to

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see you. Thank you very much. That is it from the papers. Coming up

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next, it is Reporters.

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