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movies since then, but really made her mark as a writer. For the


moment, thank you very much, with the latest from Los Angeles.


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will bring us


tomorrow, with as is the political commentator, James Miller, who


promised a glitter appeared on Twitter, but has not delivered. And


a journalist, Matthew Green, who is helpfully wearing a colour


appropriate tie. Nice to have you both. Front pages, the headline in


the i is, Isis killer shot dead by rookie. The European open border


policy being blamed for the suspect fleeing 1000 miles across the


country is, the Telegraph also leads that story saying that


counterterrorism experts are warning that open borders put security at


risk, the Guardian headline, end of the manhunt, it says that the


Moroccan authorities had warned Germany about the wanted man, the


Times, a picture of the body of the wanted man, under a blanket in a


Milan street, it also carries the story of a banking terrorist


blacklist which apparently is so useless it includes a three-year-old


member of the Royal family. The Daily Mail has advice for any but


unwell over the festive season, pushed by Christmas. The paper says


that health chiefs have prescribed self isolation to keep the pressure


off casualty units, and the daily Mirror, chocolate Santas could kill.


It reports that the Co-op has withdrawn them from their shelves at


button batteries were found inside. A bit of festive cheer. Let's make a


start with the story but so many papers are leading on. This man, the


Tunisian, who was shot dead, after this routine check in Milan, he was


the man wanted in connection with the attack in Berlin at the


Christmas market, the headline in the i, Isis killer shot dead by


rookie, setting out some of the main points of the story. The benefit of


this is it straight to the point, it does not have to try to find a new


angle, the fellow who, it certainly seems to be him, they have


fingerprint evidence from the cabin of the truck crashed into this


Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, they seem to have got it in


Milan, and yet, essentially, the policeman said, are you not that


fellow? He got out a gun and they had a shoot out. That is really all


you need to know. That is the long and the short of it, really. And the


fact that he was able to cross three different countries when he was the


most wanted man, with all these different aliases, and he was able


to get across into France, and back down into Italy, so that is one of


the... Issues that has been picked up by


a lot of the newspapers. There is this question of how he could have


managed to travel 3000 miles, undetected, across Europe, before


finally been caught, more or less by accident, by Italian police, but the


big question as well, for German security forces, who had him under


surveillance for many months, and had identified him as somebody who


might be planning attacks, but were not able to step in and either make


an arrest or gather the evidence they would need to act. So there is


a lot of talk about open borders but I think in many ways the bigger


question is for the German intelligence services. And they


would also tried to deport him, haven't they? But were not able to


do that. His family have criticised the Italian and German authorities,


I was reading, that they did not manage to deport him, but there are


processes that we have to go through in Europe, for people to be sent


back to their country. Yes, the whole


thing is it is... It is still a very British, the coverage, we perhaps


don't understand how Europe works, Europe is trying to be almost like a


country, which is why they don't have borders, this idea that they're


going to have more borders to somehow stop this stuff, I am not


entirely convinced by it, but that will never happen, politically,


because the whole point of the Schengen is that you can travel


around, but you can get picked up in Italy, as it turns out, more likely


than you could picked up in Germany. Yes, it was a routine check, this


might easily have not happened. That is right, but it is not possible to


have 100% security ever anywhere, and every time these attacks


happened there are these questions asked, and like James is saying,


through the lens particularly, particularly of the right-wing


press, inevitably it will be couched in terms of a failure of European


open borders, but the reality is that, you know, there are many of


these disaffected young men, in this case, he followed really a


pretty tragic past, from a small town in Tunisia, joined the wave of


migrants heading into Europe, spent time in jail in Italy where he


seemed to have been radicalised, and was a petty drug dealer in Germany,


where he presumably got infected by this ideological virus that caused


him to act in the way that he did, but you know, the idea that closed


borders are the answer to that, I don't dig it stands up to any


scrutiny. The Daily Telegraph is making the point, EU border warning,


as terrorist is found in Italy, the opening paragraph says that open


borders in Italy are putting security at risk, politicians and


counterterrorism experts are warning, there are measures, as we


saw in France, where, for... For a limited period, emergency measures


can be brought in were borders are closed, we did see that in France,


so Germany have that option. Absolutely but, the strange thing


about this is that it's as politicians and experts, I mean,


I... I will often talk politicians but they are not experts in


everything, to just go to a politician and Sarah does not make


it true but there is a very weird line in this, from a former


counterterrorism, head of counterterrorism, at the Met,


says... Schengen poses a huge risk of terrorism. We need European


countries to get their act together, sooner or later they will get across


the Channel. The whole point is that we are not in Schengen. So if they


are going to get across the channel anyway, what has Schengen got to do


with and it the old quote does not seem to make any sense but nobody


has even picked up on that to make sense of it. It is not too late,


Daily Telegraph, make a correction. The Daily Mail, feeling ill,


postponed Christmas. They be forced to turn away patients and health


chiefs are having to prevent the head of infection. This is the real


Christmas Grinch story from the Daily Mail. Health chiefs are


talking about, and again, we have to say... This is according to the


Daily Mail, so it needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. But apparently


health chiefs are sane self isolation will stop the spread of


illness and keep the pressure from casualty units. Self isolation at


Christmas doesn't sound like a pretty harsh prescription from the


NHS, doesn't it? That depends how well Christmas lunch goes for some


people, they might be tempted to do it even if they are feeling


perfectly fine. If you have the flow you are not going anywhere anyway.


You have no choice but to be isolated. It is a bizarre story in


the sense of, you know, what else are you going to do? But it is also


Daily Mail brilliance. Because it is, feeling ill? Yes. We are nearly


at Christmas, everybody is quite tired, feeling a sniffle, you look


at the news stand and go, yeah, that is me. And never mind that the copy


is fairly self-evident. It is an eye-catching headline. We


will go on to eliminate that may not be quite so eye-catching, but these


figures, the hundred 74,000 patient 20 casualty departments last week, I


don't know how that compares with normal, do you? You need a


comparative figure before you can actually make any sense of that. We


know that no new money was made available in the Autumn Statement,


that the NHS is going through an extremely pressurised... And


extremely pressurised phase in its finances, so it's perhaps not


surprising that the casualty wards are piling up and the health service


is under strain. In a way that should be the focus of the story. It


does say that hospitals and 95% full. I would hope that hospitals


are usually around about 95% full. If they were only 80% for the Daily


Mail would say, the doctors are knocking off and there is... I would


have thought the Daily Mail would have a truce on Brexit and wish a


Merry Christmas to the non-EU citizens who keep the NHS going, but


generally don't get much of a mention. No sign of that. This


headline may not have quite the universal appeal of the Daily Mail.


Banks are honest clients. And there is a three-year-old member of the


Royal family. A top story. On a blacklist. What is this list. I like


the contrast with the Daily Mail because to some extent if you are


not a three-year-old Royal, then why bother reading? I suppose honest


people want to read on. This is a database of more than 2 million high


risk individuals including criminals and senior politicians, which banks


use to carry out compliance checks, apparently a copy was accidentally


left online in the summer, it is not quite the same as accidentally


leaving on the boss, is it cost and Mark may be more people will see it.


Apparently the times have spent the last few months looking at it and


investigating it and now publishing their findings which amount to, yes,


there are lots of people on this list are probably not any danger to


anyone. Then why are they on the list? That is the question, but I


suppose banks are trying to... Dining... The amount of money that


gets laundered through many of our high street banks is pretty


shocking. And I guess this of one layer, in whatever


system is put in place to try to prevent that, although that is


obviously the bigger question, how much will is there really amongst


these institutions to take a firm line? Otherwise they would not have


to rely on blacklists with three-year-old Royals and a former


chairman of English Heritage on it, who insists he has never been


involved in any sort of party political activity, so it is pretty


clear that the database is casting its net pretty wide. I wonder how


long this story will run for, given the time we have been poring over,


four months. Yeah, I mean, I guess... It does have 2 million


names on the list, so... OK, it will not take them that long. The team of


officers spent the last three months reading through the list one by one.


Now, he has been analysing it. Analysed it, not just read through


it. It is maybe not as interesting as the


Panama... The Panama files, not quite. I mean, it is a good story


but it does slightly have the air of one that may have been sitting


around in a basket waiting to be run and a quiet moment has arrived. That


is not meant as a criticism, it is merely an observation. We all


struggle towards Christmas, and all have stockpot stories waiting on the


shelf for a quiet news day, gosh, we spent ages putting this together


every year. For people like us on the TV. That is always fresh. We do


our best. Let's go back to the Telegraph. This is a story they have


been covering. President Obama criticised for abandoning Israel.


The United Nations voted on a resolution put forward to condemn


the building of settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. And


ordinarily, Matthew, the United States would veto such a resolution.


But not tonight. That is right. This resolution is more or less are


saying what many people in the international community think, that


these settlements, that Israel has been building, they are illegal, and


should be stopped. The resolution also stresses that Israel has a


right to it and security. But President Obama has broken with


convention by refusing to veto it. It seems to be a sign of his growing


frustration with the government in Israel, which is one


of the most right-wing that has ever been elected, and which seems to


disdain the idea of a two state solution, which was very much US


policy. President Obama is taking this opportunity to signal his


feelings on the issue. Whether he is abandoning Israel, I think that is


questionable, given that the US has just signed its biggest ever


military aid package, worth $38 billion, but there is a very


powerful pro-Israel lobby in US politics and they spend a lot of


money and they have a lot of friends. But Barack Obama is not in


office for much longer and Donald Trump has signalled it will be


different with him in charge. You know, Palestine- Israel is obviously


incredibly complex, but you can boil it down to a soap opera, you have


got President Obama apparently fed up with Benjamin Netanyahu, who he


never really got on well with, and not Donald Trump piles in with a


tweet saying, things will be different after January 21 he


becomes president, so there are all sorts of issues at stake, but there


are big personalities as well, that is perhaps the way to get into the


story. The US ambassador to the UN said, we are just reflecting what is


happening on the ground, in their view, our policy is, you cannot have


a two state solution and keep building. Exactly. It is a policy


that many internationally agree with. It is just that US politics is


so framed that it is very difficult for politicians of either party to


break with the sort of constant support of Israel in the security


class. You wonder about the timing of it, so close to the end of the


President Obama tenure, if that has anything to do with that, feeling


that he can do so at this point, when he would not have made this


choice a few months back. Although apparently they have been agonising


over it for months in the White House, what are we going to do about


this thing, so it is not simply going, I am a way out the door, I


will do what I say, is usually conjugated


issue for any reader. And although the Palestinians are celebrating


they have been incredibly frustrated with President Obama is well these


last eight years, he is not popular among either side actually, for


failing to go further in, well, resolving is the wrong word, but at


least progressing some sort of settlement. I suspect that will not


change, Donald Trump is hardly the man to fix Israel/ Palestine. He is


making the right noises though, different noises. Daily Mirror.


Chocolate Santas could kill. There is a recall here of some festive


sweets. We should say that we try to find


something a bit more cheerful. The last papers before Christmas. As a


newspaper man, I like this story. And a father of two?


I heard this on the radio and thought, that is a good story, it


should be on the front pages. And working from home a lot I have the


pleasure of listening to the Jeremy Vine show, he had a thing on,


surgeons in September, this news story about kids are swallowing


these little batteries, and they do all sorts of damage to the wind


pipes. If you wanted to damage small children the best way to do it would


be to put tiny batteries in chocolate Santas. I do wish you


would not make the statement quite like that. They seem to think that


tampering has taken place after they left the factory and before they got


to the Co-op. So we don't know exactly what is going on. But it is


the sort of story that is a bit like the Daily Mail one, eye-catching, to


sell papers. And also, a small child could


mistake it for a suite. Yes, a little silver, glowing suite. It is


very difficult at this point, so close to Christmas, to recall things


like this, surely. Absolutely. 165,000 of those things are out


there, that they need to get back. And to be fair, not only is it a


good story, but putting it on the front page will also help.


That is it from the papers this hour. We will have another view at


11:30 p.m.. All the front pages are online on our website where you can


read a detailed review of the papers, seven days a week, BBC .co


.uk/ papers, you can see us there also, each night's edition is posted


on the page shortly after we finished, it is also an iPlayer,


thank you to James and Matthew, red glitter, in James's pocket, we might


see it later. See you in a bit. Good evening. It will continue to be


more northern parts of the UK they get the worst of the weather over


the next few days, there is another storm brewing out in the Atlantic,


this area of


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