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This is very new and quite exciting, you are probably used to it because


it is the fourth night, but it is new to as!


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be


With me are the broadcaster Anna Raeburn and the contributing


editor at Esquire Magazine, Andrew Harrison.


We have your chair is very low, very low tonight. Let's make a start.


The Independent leads with the sentencing of the former


Bosnian Serbs Leader, Radovan Karadzic.


Genocidal butcher of Srebrenica is sentenced to 40 years, it says.


Justice catches up with Karadzic, reports the Guardian.


The UK was not told about bomb fears, says the Telegraph,


referring to warnings over one of the Brussels bombers that Belgium


On the same story, The Times says the brothers suspected of suicide


strikes on Brussels Airport may have been planning to build


Donald Trump fronts the cover of the Daily Express.


He's predicting a Brexit off the back of dismay


Animals says the son of the former Sunderland player Adam Johnson who


has been jailed for six years the sexual activity with a schoolgirl.


New Day also leads with the sentencing of the disgraced


And the Daily Mail says foreign workers are being recruited


by the NHS are undercutting British staff.


We begin with a guardian, and the story of Radovan Karadzic finally


hearing his verdict and sentence after many years on the run and in


court. Here it is, justice catches up with Karadzic. During his five


years coming you chose to represent himself, which might have slowed


things down a bit? I think so, but he loves the sound of his own voice,


and nobody else does. This story is too little, too late for the people


who lost their loved ones, and one of the greatest defences in Europe


after the Second World War. There is a terminology here which is missing,


I think everybody wanted to hear him condemned to life imprisonment, they


didn't want to hear that he was condemned for 40 years. It does seem


to have baffled people, a sentence which given his age he probably


isn't going to come out, but it is the message it sends. It is the


symbolism, and follow-up stories inside the Guardian, relatives of


the and the communities affected saying, is the commission not


ashamed? If he can't be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison


for this, what can you be imprisoned for? It is a strangely arbitrary


figure, as well. May lead to cancer genocide would do it instead of one?


Without being flippant,. -- maybe two counts of genocide would do it?


Without being flippant, this is the worst atrocity since the Second


World War, so I think there is a surprise to it, and clearly people


will find that this is not the full justice they were looking for. Not


only has he spun it out, which is the only victory he can have at this


stage of his life, but he has been handed down a sentence which...


There can be no adequate sentence for this, but the symbolism was


inadequate. And it was such a long wait for them, but it is very fresh


in so many minds, when you see those pictures replayed in the reports


after the sentencing, it was only in the 1990s, and it was so close to


hear, part of Europe. And yet there was no understanding that, if you


did this, you forfeited your rights to be treated as a human being, and


he has been treated as a human being in the best justice system that we


could devise, and it would have been nice if they had just said,


finished, no, end, for the rest of his natural life. It is on the front


of the Independent as well, this story. We were speaking to a


journalist earlier, Andrew, who said he had done an interview with


Karadzic early in the week, and he said, they will never find me


guilty. Even right up to now he was saying that. His defence was the old


defence of, the leader of the genocidal Government, which is, I


didn't know what was going on. This was the individual actions of


individual local army commanders and so on. The commission has found


otherwise, that he did know what was going on and is ultimately


responsible for it. When you reach the very rarefied legal heights of


what the leader of the country is doing and can they be held


responsible for what is happening on the ground, the president of these


things is an Nuremberg, they are the biggest Oracle moments, and this is


a big historical moment like that, it is closure. I don't think the


verdict is a surprise to anyone apart from Karadzic himself, it does


close the book. Letters just turn our attention to the times. --


Times. It says Brussels was plotting a radioactive bomb attack. Tell us


about this, it seems a nuclear industry official was being filmed.


It is one of those things, it doesn't appear to be worrying until


you have something to worry about, and then it is very worrying indeed.


Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui, the suspects in the Brussels bombings,


were believed to be involved in an Islamic state plot to scatter


radioactive material over a large area. A senior Belgian nuclear


official was secretly filmed, according to the authorities, and


why did they know about this last year, yesterday the brothers were in


the surveillance, they were linked. It is suggested that they were


trying to get hold of radioactive material. The concept of a dirty


bomb terrorist attack isn't a new one, it is slightly Tom Clancy, but


we have to think in those terms now. The Times is definitely spinning at


the evidence as far as it will go, but I think that is the way security


authorities have to think now, what are the indications of what is going


on? Why would they have a nuclear industry official under


surveillance, so it is deeply worrying, and it is something they


have to factor into future security plans. And they are now guarding


Belgian's two Tomic plants with a lot of soldiers, as you might


suspect. Staying on this story with a different tack, the Daily


Telegraph says the UK was not told about bomb fears, the suggestion


that there is a failure somewhere in how Europe shares intelligence. It


is the Telegraph, so there is a Brexit cast over this. Saying


Britain will be safe outside the EU because we won't there is an


argument that we will not be able to share intelligence, but they are


saying that in this case it wasn't happening. Anna, you were talking


about the very unusual security communications situation in


Brussels. I was fascinated, because I knew it is very easy, it seems to


me, after the event, the people who are specialists in is available is


for the gathering of intelligence, to point fingers and say, Belgium


wasn't doing this, they weren't thorough, but the situation in


Brussels is quite different from the situation we have here. There are


several local police forces, they have to share information and get on


with each other, and there is a federal force over the top, and the


structure of how information is passed is incredibly clumsy, and


that would slow it and distort it as fast as it came. So the issue is not


that Europe is sharing it of Asian with written, it is that there is --


not that Europe isn't sharing information with Britain, it is the


fact that there is a difficulty with intelligence within Belgium. I have


heard on two news agencies tonight that six arrests have been made in


Brussels as part of a police operation following those attacks,


that is coming from Reuters and the AFP News Agency, so another line


coming out there. We are going to look now at Day,... Which camera? We


are all over the place! It is because of how they have laid it


out. This is a story of Adam Johnson being sentenced to six years in


prison for sexual activity of a schoolgirl of 15. We were talking


outside about how they have laid this out, and having your view,


Andrew, it doesn't work? They are trying to carve out a new identity


for themselves is a different newspaper, possibly doing news in


less aggressive manner, targeted towards the female reader trying to


find a new way of doing it, but this doesn't work, because what this is


really, this is what we would call a side bar, not a front page. It is


one of those fact boxes that you see in a corner of a feature with a


bunch of statistics, the number of football fans who look up to him,


the weekly salary, it is statistics, not a front page, and I imagine


myself at a newsagent, you can't read that, it is not a bold


statement, front-page headline, and I didn't understand it. Is there a


different agenda, would women find this easier to read? They might if


it were on a magazine front, but I don't think it works, I didn't know


any of that it was fascinated to listen to it, you both know more


about this than I do, but that isn't a magazine cover, and it won't work,


it is a newspaper. But more worrying still is that if this is aimed at


women, the bulk readership of the women of this country read the Daily


Mail, and this is about as far from the Daily Mail as you can get. I


like the colours, if that makes any difference! Let's look at the


picture on the Independent of, I thought this was a statue, it is


Barack Obama have in impromptu state dinner with a woman who has draped


herself over him. It is the tango, they are in Buenos Aires. Body


language! You very rarely see Barack Obama look awkward, because he is


graceful, but the feet and the way he is holding her is suggested that


this girl was told to drape herself over the president, and the cameras


would line up, and he looks uncomfortable. He wishes she would


go away and sit down! It looks like a stunned, and the one on the front


of the times is even more odd, he looks like a statue in his own back


garden there. She has flung herself on top of him, and I think you can


read from his facial expression that he wants this to end. It is a great


front-page picture, and surely old -- old-fashioned picture editor on


the front page, this is part of the formula, but you can feel him dying


a little inside. You can. And look at the hand, it is hardly on her.


The handset is, I have to put my hand here because otherwise it will


look wrong, but I don't want to get involved in this. Michele Knight


have something to say. She would look prettier in that frock. It is


not nice to have things sprung on you, as I know! Finally, artificial


intelligence fails to beat real stupidity. This is a chat robot, an


artificial Twitter account, supposed to have created its own personality,


and what happened, Andrew? They designed this baying to in valve and


learn. That is not the story! Hold on. Here we go. Artificial


intelligence fails to beat real stupidity. They programmed this


thing, chat robot, to act like people on Twitter. It is supposed to


be like a young woman, using slang, being impersonal. And within hours


it had evolved to be sexist, misanthropic, racist, and very


sexually explicit in a way that we can't describe on the BBC. It became


the lowest common denominator almost instantly, and the times describes


it, Microsoft's new chat bot does indeed sound like a human, but not


someone you want to follow in a hurry! You would run away from it.


It hasn't really worked. Finally, it seems it has got harder to win the


Lottery. We always knew it was hard, 440 million chances you have of ever


winning, but this is such a cruel story. You have to get your five


numbers, you match five numbers on the ?25 million national lottery


draw, only one of the jackpot, but they earned just ?15. Barely worth a


trip to the shop! It isn't worth the bother, is it? I wouldn't be


changed. You would still turn up and do the papers for us.


It is a bit of trial and error, this then. We will get used to it, won't


we? Don't forget all the front pages


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