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Hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers
We are not sure that people in southern England can watch this
because of Storm Imogen affecting people's satellite dishes.
With me are the broadcaster, Alice Arnold and
The FT reports that the US is urging China to punish
North Korea after it launched a long-range missile without warning.
The Independent says David Cameron is poised to turn his back
on the Conservatives tough policy on prisons
by admitting the stance has been a "scandalous failure" for years.
The Daily Mail's take on that same story is summed up
in its scathing headline: "Lock up prisoners just for weekend".
The Express claims the former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis
has warned that the Prime Minister's deal on EU reform won't
The Guardian says the EU is preparing new legislation to make
global firms more transparent over their tax dealings.
The Metro alleges that a so-called Islamic State fanatic made his way
to Syria on a convoy organised by former MP George Galloway.
In a statement tonight he insisted he didn't know Alexanda Kotey.
The Times suggests that agency medics are using
the junior doctors dispute to demand higher rates of pay for shifts.
And finally, the Mirror says a father who lost
his daughter in the 7/7 terror attacks says he was upset that
a bus was blown up as part of a film stunt near the Houses of Parliament
I feel breathless after that with a lot to get through. We start with
the Telegraph. Grexit brings the jungle to Kent -- Brexit. We would
have thought that a Brexit would mean people would not come to
Britain but David Cameron is trying to warn that if we are not in the EU
we won't have border guards in France as they are now to catch
people before coming on the back of lorries and on trains. And therefore
they would get to Britain and set up camps because they wouldn't have
anywhere to go. The other argument would be that if we were not in the
EU then these people perhaps would not be bothered about coming in the
first place because they would not get the advantages of being in the
European country so I don't quite know what he is saying. People might
want to come here because they will claim asylum anyway, irrespective of
whether we are in the EU. Britain is an attractive country. There is the
subtext - the PM has realised the tide is going in favour of exit from
the EU community and he is pressing the buttons on the people, things
they will be scared off. If you leave the European community you
will get more migrants. It is a Daily Mail kind of approach. I think
it is a fatuous argument but it is a worrying sign that perhaps they fear
the country will vote to leave the European Community. We have a way to
go. We don't even know when the vote will be. He is playing the security
issue, rather than economic. Interesting that he is playing that
card. It would be more rational to say that the economic links are so
strong that extricating ourselves would cause problems. Some
businesses don't think so. They say we carry on as we are. I think it is
much more complex. If we leave the EU, you will get more migrants.
Let's look at the Times. Bank builds $98 billion Brexit warchest to save
the pound. The markets don't like uncertainty. I think this is a more
coherent argument, that those who want to stay in the EU can put
forward. There is always the Law of unintended consequences, when
something comes along that was unexpected, whether for the good or
the bad -- law. They built up this war chest. They have built lots of
dollars to save the pound. The idea is to buy pounds with dollars if the
pound is threatened. NHS locums exploit crisis to get higher rates
of pay. Yes. Supply and demand. This is because locums, who are not
staff, are working in different areas. If they can get a job
somewhere else that pays them more, that's where they go, and they are
leaving hospitals in trouble because they are not working in that
hospital. The answer would be to have more stable staff that you are
using, and fewer locums and agency staff. If you have staff committed
to you then you would not have a problem. Modern business - let's cut
cost. We are doing great! Look at the bottom line. Oh, we need a
freelancer. It happens all of the time. The illusion of management and
cuts. It doesn't work. The NHS would be better getting a better body of
staff and so you don't need freelancers. This is not private
business but the NHS. Whether it is the BBC or the NHS, the same things
happen. The illusion of management and savings, when it does not bring
the any savings. No, you dare not, not in here! Londoners identified as
part of ISIS hostage cell with a picture of one of the men, Alexanda
Kotey, from west London, believed to have been an important recruiter,
encouraging others to go to Serie A. Several papers have this story --
Syria. They have identified another kind of gain, with Emwazi, this man
was called Alexanda Kotey, he went over some years ago and they have
pictures identifying him as coming from west London -- another kind of
gang. It is not set in stone. Some people do not say this is confirmed.
There is another member of the gang who has been confirmed. It is just
identifying that this group of four went over and have now joined ISIS.
They seem to have gone for a different reason, not to fight
necessarily but to help with the aid effort. The focus of the story,
George Galloway, who arranged it. We are focusing on how they got there,
not how they got their mentally and intellectually. We need to look at
how to stop these young Muslim kids who have become disenfranchised
about of tune with society that they want to go and fight for ISIS. --
and out of tune. I think that the government would disagree with you.
I don't think they are even beginning to get to the problem of
the problem. It is quite hidden. Radicalisation is a difficult
problem to spot. We've been through as similar thing before. We can look
at Northern Ireland. The communities in Northern Ireland were
radicalised. The population with the least criminal convictions became a
terrorist situation. Yes, we do have the data and knowledge of. The
exclusive in the Guardian regarding Google and tax. -- knowledge. Tax
avoidance by global firms. The idea is that you reach a certain level of
profits and they look into it. What's interesting is that one of
the leading initiatives is from Joel -- Jean-Claude Juncker, who created
this tax haven for these companies in Luxembourg. I think the
realisation has come that the political pressure of seeing these
huge companies getting away with paying no tax and making huge
profits is massive across the European community. It is
interesting, because a lot of the companies they want to target were a
-- originally based in America. They say it is unfair picking on their
companies, which distribute the profits across the world, and then
they would have to be publicly declared in the whole of Europe and
pay tax in Europe. The United States is not happy because they say they
are being unfairly targeted. I want to go back to that story on Alexanda
Kotey, travelling on an aid convoy to Syria, organised by George
Galloway. We have had a statement from him, his statement said he had
never heard of Alexanda Kotey until his name appeared in the press. The
aid convoy predates the formation of Islamic State. There were 120
vehicles and 500 people part of this convoy and neither he, George Ore
have any recollection of this guy. His name was not known to George
until now and it is possible that he could have been on the trip but he
just does not know his name -- George or I. It predates Isla next
eight. Moving on to the Mail and the Independent. -- Islamic State. Soft
justice fears as David Cameron plans to free offenders from Monday to
Friday. But treat prisoners as assets, says the Independent, not
liabilities, as David Cameron says we have to see prison reform, which
is not always what we hear from the Conservatives. This is the first
time a conservative Prime Minister has taught on prison reform in 20
years. Clearly, the prison system isn't working. The Daily Mail is a
brilliant paper. It knows its audience so well. It knows out to
press the buttons easily. The prison system is not working. It is costing
money. People who are going to jail go back in. There is no
rehabilitation for many people. It is becoming a growing, a bigger and
bigger business and we need to stop it. The Daily Mail knows the
leadership won't agree with this. The Daily Mail will make it sound as
if these violent criminals will be let out on the street, which is not
at all what is being said. We have a massive overcrowding problem. And
because of that, they cannot do the work they might do, which is to
rehabilitate and train prisoners so that they can have a job when they
get out of prison and can set their lives back on the right path. That
is good for everybody. Scottish Daily Mail. This is different from
the rest of the country. NHS shares our details every day. Fears over
privacy and cyber crime. Who is it sharing our details with?
Presumably, other agencies within the NHS. I didn't really see the
problem with this story when I looked at it. I always find it
difficult to get excited about identity theft cyber crime stories.
If it happened to us we would think differently probably. How often does
it happen? I think it happens a lot. We are led to believe. So we are
told. I have seen no statistics to prove it. I think it is a modern
myth that has come a long which can be dragged up at any time. And
saying, they are sharing our details! What are they going to do?
Someone goes to the doctor and says, yes, I have his bad knee. They
can be fined lots of money. They don't want them to share the
information with taxmen, airports and solicitors. There would be
issues with insurance policies if the information was known. The Daily
Mail, Aronica, tasteless, thoughtless, the exploding bus as
part of a film set was frightening for people caught up in terra
attacks -- moronic. I live in that area. It is obvious. Someone said
they live in that area. It is obvious. Someone said they lives out
for them. -- they lived out there and it was not obvious for them. --
terror attacks. Becky said it would have shaken her because she was not
aware that it was... It is difficult to warn everybody. I saw that
picture and I thought, golly, I haven't seen that in the news today.
That is the aim of the Daily Mirror, to make everyone think it was real.
Very convincing. It has been very lively tonight on Twitter. Thank you
for your comments. Thank you Alex and Tony. That is it for the papers.
Now it is time for the Film