05/01/2016 The Papers


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McFadden has been sacked for apparent disloyalty to leader Jeremy


Corbyn -- Press. Hello and welcome to


our look ahead to what the papers With me are Beth Rigby, the


media editor of the Times and author and chief executive of the Creative


Industries Federation, John Tomorrow's front pages, starting


with the FT, which leads with the bid by


Sainsbury's for Argos and Homebase, which it says is


an attempt to bolster its position ahead of the entry of Amazon


into the UK groceries market. Labour's reshuffle, and the sacking


of Michael Dugher, leads the Independent, which also carries a


picture of a tearful Barack Obama as Metro leads with


the disappearance of the former Police have found three bodies


in the garden of the family home. The Telegraph says that police


failed to notice for six weeks that the Briton


suspected of appearing in the latest free rein on the EU referendum after


a manoeuvre by leading Eurosceptics. Mr Cameron brought the announcement


forward after a meeting with cabinet ministers Chris Grayling and Theresa


Villiers, according to the Times. The Express says the move is a


"huge boost" to the Leave Campaign. And the Daily Mail calls it


a "victory for democracy". We will cross to America, The


Independent. Obama's tears, the gun lobby's jeers. Pushing through


stricter gun controls. He says enough is enough? Look at the power


of still photography, for a moment. That picture, particularly the one


used in the close-up, a massive tear. We were talking about how this


was Obama's unfinished distance. -- business. He was going through his


last year with a sense of, even if he doesn't get that far on this


issue, or you get the sense that healthcare was his big campaign in


the first term. That had moderate effect. This is going to be his


defining moment in the second term, even if he doesn't go very far. We


know that the plans he has a modest adjustments to the John Morse. -- to


the are. -- are. It is curious to a European audience what is going on


about. When you realise that the vast majority of Americans agree


with the President's proposals for strict background checks, it is


interesting, isn't it? Yes. He said he might not have the support for


the Congress, but he does have the support of the people. He said he


will push through the measures, he says in his speech, just because


it's hard, that's no excuse not to try. He said it may not happen


during his presidency, but he has decided to use his final year...


Instead of being a lame duck, he is going to try and push forward. Why


are the Republicans so resistant to it? Partly because of their own


voter base, they are very resistant to any further gun controls. There


is also a more this rule animosity between President Obama and his


Republican rivals. They do not want to relinquish any power to him or


his presidential authority. It will be quite a bitter fight. We saw the


Republican candidates coming out to denounce what he was saying before


he even said it. Yes, they said all kinds of things. In the radio


address, he said he would make an announcement. But he had never


actually said anything, and he is well within the presidential


prerogative to push these things through. When it comes to gun


control, in America, we British people are not going to get our head


around what the Americans are thinking. But does it mean, somewhat


on the right, do they need a Republican to say, enough is


enough? More people are being killed by fellow Americans than terrorists


in the United States. It is just not going to happen. It Obama is the


most likely president to really campaign on this. A second term


president, they are not fighting for re-election so they can choose their


issues. Most go for foreign policy and fight a war somewhere. But he


has gone with a domestic policy, he will make a little progress but not


much. If there is a Republican president, they will surely reverse


whatever he comes up with. With The Independent, rebels defiant as


Jeremy Corbyn is ridiculed by the man he sacked. That is Michael


Duggan, the Shadow Culture Secretary. We learnt in the last few


minutes that Pat McFadden has been fired as well, apparently for


disloyalty to Jeremy Corbyn. The most rebellious MP since 1997, I


think. Apparently David Cameron has voted more times with the Labour


Party than Jeremy Corbyn? If anyone knows the answer to that, please get


in touch! So, two and have been sacked for speaking out against


Jeremy Corbyn. He has sacked Pat McFadden, a very pro- European


Labour MP who took the portfolio when Corbyn was elected. He has been


fired for disloyalty. Arguably, Corbyn feels that Hilary Benn has


been very disloyal to him as well. There was a free vote about Syrian


air strikes, but he stood up and made a very passionate speech urging


his Labour benches to vote with David Cameron. Part of the talk


about this reshuffle has been that Jeremy Corbyn will use it to stamp


his authority on the party and move Hilary Benn to a different


portfolio. It does not seem he is able to do that, because he cannot


galvanise his own shadow cabinet to bend to his will. There are reports


that he would face ten potential resignations from other shadow


cabinet ministers. So, these are rather small fish in the shadow of


the Cabinet. We have heard nothing of the big news, such as foreign


affairs. What about the Prime Minister and his cabinet? The Daily


Mail, victory fought democracy. MP EU, in -out campaigning. The express


has done a similar story. The Times, interesting as well. Saying that


David Cameron was forced to do this by the prospect of what we were just


saying, the prospect of resignations within his own Cabinet. This is an


extraordinarily difficult moment for the government, assuming it takes


place in June or September. We have now got, in some ways it was


inevitable, two sides of the Cabinet are going to be openly campaigning.


Trying to stop it would have been almost impossible. The pro-


campaigner have a very difficult... The anti- campaign is pretty


straightforward. They don't believe David Cameron will bring back any


meaningful reforms. Yet, many ministers, the mainstream of the


Conservative Party who adopt his position which is very Euro


centrist, they can't really campaign yet. They have got nothing to


campaign on. This supposedly negotiation has not achieved


anything noticeable. This is a victory of sorts for the campaign to


leave? There was talk about this in the run-up to the party conference,


Eurosceptics were asking David Cameron to give the Conservative


Cabinet a free vote. He resisted. I think that the writing on the wall


was clear. I think it was a question of when, not if for David Cameron.


On the basis that he knew he could not convince his Cabinet to support


a position of collective responsibility in Europe. He knew it


would infuriate his Eurosceptic backbenchers. In terms of whether it


is a victory for them, if you look at how the pro- EU wing of the party


reacted, they were very disappointed that the PM hadn't forced it


through. You compare that to those who are pro, who say it was a mature


decision of party politics, that tells you what you need to know.


Doesn't show you how, when you mention the two talismans for the


pro- EU calls, people were saying that during John Major's time stop


work he was undermined by the Eurosceptics in his party. It shows


how far the party has moved, that these two elderly gents are still


really the only two pro- European members. It takes a lot to find


people who will openly state their opinions. Police blunder left a


terrorist free? He is in the latest Islamic State video, arrested on


terror charges. Apparently supporting Islamic State. He was


then released, as long as he gave his passport in, which he didn't?


There are two things. Firstly, we don't have border checks. Not when


you leave, the same way you do when you are coming in. It is easy to


leave. There are checks when you arrive, it is easier to leave. The


second point is that there are 750 people that security forces believe


have returned from Syria or Islamic State areas, fighting with the


Jihadis. The security services cannot monitor that amount of


people. So, this is talking about a police blunder. I would argue that


it is quite difficult for security services to monitor all these


people. It might be, given the changing threat we have seen over


the past three or four years with these homegrown Jihadis coming out,


it might be that the government might use this latest case to start


really thinking about how they could control orders on people or restrict


their movements. It should be that hard, it is a lot harder in mainland


Europe where there are so many transnational land orders. Even if


you are opposed, we are seeing in Denmark and Sweden... A famous


bridge. Even the Spanish reimposed territory against terrorists with


friends. It is still a lot easier to get across land borders rather than


sea borders. I would argue this is a blunder and it is embarrassing.


Odds of winning the lotto. I actually don't have that paper. I


have it here. The odds are getting worse. What are they, millions and


millions and millions anyway? It is just one in 14 million, and now it


is one in 20 million. One in 45 million X! There is always a chance.


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