08/01/2016 The Papers


08/01/2016

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started. We will have the rugby union squares and the latest from

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the darts. That is in 15 minutes after the papers -- rugby union

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schools. -- scores. Hello, and welcome to

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our look ahead to what the papers With me are Caroline Frost,

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the entertainment editor of the Huffington Post UK, and David

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Williamson, the political editor of Tomorrow's front pages,

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starting with: The Telegraph leads on what it calls

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the migrant backlash now afflicting Europe following the sexual assaults

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in Germany on New Year's Eve. The Guardian's top story is

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the sacking of the Cologne police chief for the way

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officers dealt with those attacks. The Independent says on its

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front page that British troops could face prosecution

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in connection with as many The Daily Mail has a different

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headline on the same story - the papers claim 280 British troops

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are being hounded in an Iraq War The Times has an interview

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with former shadow minister Michel Dugher, who claims

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Ken Livingstone is pulling the The Financial Times leads on

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plunging global stock markets, which it says have suffered their

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worst start to the year in decades. The Sun carries the story of a

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British mother who says she's suing New York State police

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for ?30 million because they seized We will begin with the Guardian and

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how it is covering the attacks in Cologne. Sex attacks in Cologne cost

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police chief job. Authorities say 18 asylum seekers were arrested. He has

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been encouraged to take early retirement because of this to

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restore public confidence. Yes, and it is a story that is mystifying.

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The facts are beginning to emerge, and the Guardian have done a great

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job of getting human stories. Someone had a firework in their

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three-year-old's Prem. It seems to have been a night of terror. There

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are so many and answered questions. The level of organisation, the level

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of intent. And the political and police murkiness. I think this will

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come out over months and months and we can expect lots of analysis over

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how it is being reported. The suggestion is they were a

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co-ordinator group. The media in Germany don't seem to be on stop of

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-- on top of this story. There are reports that the media colluded in

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keeping this secret. When I first heard this story, I felt he was

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being right to be circumspect, because it is so awful to start

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playing into everybody's fears about asylum seekers and how they may

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behave when they get to foreign lands, but the more you hear about

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the human cost, and women having to put a hand into a pram to protect a

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baby from a firework, can you imagine if this went on in London or

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intolerable behaviour. Any crime on any scale you would hope

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properly investigated, but the problem is 18 asylum seekers out of

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all of those thousands, tens of hundreds of thousands of people who

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have come seeking a safer life here, it is too easy to jump to

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conclusions quickly. Absolutely. In the back of people's memories are

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things like the disaster in New Orleans, have their work initial

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stories of crimes, and then wants people to into the reporting, flaws

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were found. People are rightly cautious about jumping into this

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again. But there needs to be some reporting. And a great deal of

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investigating. Migrants' sex attacks backlash, on this newspaper.

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Mounting anger over what has happened. Political tensions,

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cultural, societal tensions. Angela Merkel is facing tension in her own

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country from political opponents saying the way she has been treating

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the whole migrant crisis up to this point, and now this has happened.

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She is meanwhile trying to cover by calling for deportation, Swift

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punishment. Then there is the question of bread to these people so

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that punishments? Do you send them home to Syria? -- road to these

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people. Anybody who has committed a crime is in no way I been their

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cause. It plays into pre-existing fears and belief of opponents but

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there is no such thing as a multicultural Europe. Some of the

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leaders in the EU are saying that. A hungry -- a leader from Hungary

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saying you need these borders. You have these contrasting opinions

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between Angela Merkel and eastern European leaders like the Slovakian

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Prime Minister saying the liberal dream is dead. And speculation that

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these crimes could be repeated in Finland, in Helsinki. These gentle

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places. Livingstone running the Labour leadership on the Times. This

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is come from Michael Dugher, who lost his job in the reshuffle. He is

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not happy, and his descriptions of a bunch of far left anti-war former

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communists, who are apparently taking hold of the Labour Party.

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There is a narrative which Jeremy Corbyn's foes are keen to cement at

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this early stage, which is that Ken Livingstone is the puppet master and

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his new tenants have taken on new positions and he is the power behind

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the throne -- lieutenants. I imagine Jeremy Corbyn will have something to

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say about this. They are different characters in terms of tone, but it

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does feed into this narrative, which is that we have seen the hard left

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take over from within, and Michael Dugher surely will also in the

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coming months use his position on the backbenches to fire at every

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opportunity. And we have the Labour Party's struggles, the strife within

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the party on the front page. Not talking about the opposition.

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Absolutely not. It has been the chiding crisis, whether Jeremy

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Corbyn would apply the whip to his party members -- trident. This is a

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surprising rebranding of canoeist on. He has been this firebrand on

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the radio. -- Ken Livingstone. He has been a quiet person, staying out

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of the limelight as long as he can control. But I am enjoying the

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rebranding. I wonder if he is. 280 troops handed in Iraq while

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witch-hunt, Fury as soldiers are sent a legal threat. We will not

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look at in detail, but the Independent taking a different time

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and saying at least 55 deaths need to be investigated -- different

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time. It has been going on for a long time, this investigation into

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abuses in Iraq. One day, we might have a whole newspaper without the

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legacy of Iraqi being questioned and mulled over. There are different

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perspectives. The Independent saying a factual account where they have

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created a body investigation that have presented cases to their

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version of the Crown has it in, and the mall going in on the defensive

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saying this is unfair to veterans who have served their country -- the

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Mail. It cost a lot of money, but that is justice. In Northern

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Ireland, they have been historical enquiry teams. You look at the

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events of bloody Sunday, and so many decades on, the enormous

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repercussions. Britain does need to show it is accountable for its role

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around the world. The difficulty is these troops have this hanging over

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them and there is no and to it. It goes on and on. It must be a

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situation where any soldier stepping off a plane knowing this might

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happen down the line, it is probably different from World War Two when we

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had nothing. Even in Vietnam, where we had groundbreaking journalism, it

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was still a case of if there were reporters to see it. And now people

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do have smart phones. We have seen amazing reporting coming out of

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Syria. People brave enough to upload that they have shot themselves.

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Let's look at the Guardian. Pollution limit broken in London. We

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were supposed to be holding ourselves to account over this. My

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reaction is gulp. I remember a speed camera in London where consistently

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there were so many speed tickets eventually raise the limit of the

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road. I just wonder at what point they decide this is not able to be

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enforced. If these moments... Do they find every street? They said

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Oxford Street hit its limit after two days. It seems to be untenable.

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The monitoring station was broken. Just overloaded. At some point we

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have to get a grip on this. We need to meet these targets, that only a

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few weeks ago in Paris were set. There is a focus on carbon

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emissions, but it was not that long ago we talked about this being

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linked to diesel pollution. And now diesel is cheaper than it has been

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for a long time. Either we wait for Google to give us a electric cars,

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or we do something about diesel. Then you are interfering in a

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political fight. Page eight of the debris now. Smaller portions or face

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punishment. -- the Daily Mail. Suddenly a prospect of levies being

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introduced for food and drinks. One thing you would not expect and eight

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a Conservative government would be a nanny state. But the sugar is still

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there and people are still getting bigger. The chief medical officer

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has come out and they are cracking the whip. It is effectively like the

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Mary Poppins a lot Mrs Doubtfire solution, he comes the nanny to save

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the day. We have had a reaction with the alcohol advice as well. I do

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have questions. How successful have the absolute price hikes on

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cigarettes being in the last 10-15 years? ?10 for a packet of

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cigarettes, have sales diminished, our people healthier? I want to know

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it if there is a parallel I can draw on to see if this will succeed.

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People ultimately like cake. It could just be that adding another

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5p, I'm sure those levies Wolfie down to the consumer, but at what

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point does it become prohibitive or an incentive to say I will eat my

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greens. And there is portion size. How big is your plate? We have

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become a nation that has huge plates. You look at wedding lists

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and they want to eat things because there are tables. It off a side

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plate. There you go. -- eat. If we go back to the Times, which I

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inconveniently put away, the photo is of Alicia Vikander. We are

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talking about BAFTA nominations. This is the actress who has been in

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The Danish Girl with Eddie Redmayne, and a science-fiction

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thriller Ex Machina. She is supposed to be a fantastic actress. She is a

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supreme star of the future. She has only just begun and we are lucky to

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have her. She's from that stable of Scandinavian and textiles. There was

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all the talk of Eddie Redmayne's rate transformative powers, and then

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of course now we are saying what is the title even referred to? It could

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even referred to his wife. Allies are on Alicia Vikander, because she

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is nominated twice. -- all eyes. Some of the big films like Star Wars

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have not been recognised in the nominations you might have expected.

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Especially, as Britain went so wild over the last James Bond, which was

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seen as a critical and commercial fantasia. But Star Wars of course

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almost takes pride. It was delighting audiences and dismaying

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critics. I think James Cameron and Star Wars

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are famous for that, but they don't need the awards in a way that these

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other films do. People will flock to see them no matter what they wind or

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don't wind. . -- wind or don't win. Hello and welcome to Sportsday,

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I'm Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes, from behind in tonight's opening

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third round FA Cup tie, earning

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