22/02/2017 The Papers


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


With me are the journalist Sean Dilley and The Guardian


The Daily Mail has said that RAF drone strikes have taken out British


jet -- jihadists. The Metro's main story


is the killing of Helen Bailey by her fiancee Ian Stewart,


and asks if he killed The Telegraph leads on the story


of the British suicide bomber Ronald Fiddler,


who blew himself up in a bombing near Mosul, and asks whether UK


terror payouts went to the so-called The Guardian goes with the


appointment of Cressida Dick, and Helen Bailey who was found dead


alongside her dog. The I also features Cressida Dick's


appointment and says she is already being criticised


over her involvement And the Times has said that the data


kingdom is wasting hundreds of millions subsidising power stations,


burning pallets that do more harm to the environment than what they


replace. The Express says a new jab


could stop millions of people developing Type 2 diabetes and also


speculates on whether And this is also the daily mirror.


Also featuring that photograph of Cheryl. You do wonder... And a


single mum has also won ?14 million. Good on her. One story dominating.


That is terrorism. The question on the front page of the Daily


Telegraph. Did UK terror pay outs go to Isil? Indeed. What happened at


Iraq and thereafter. The money that was paid to this man is something


that is going to be talked about for days. Newspapers are going to take a


different tact, different angle. The Daily Telegraph looking at the money


that was paid to him, and wondering if some of that was actually used to


fund the activities of Isil. Other newspapers, my one included want to


know why that was made. I think these are issues that are going to


run in tandem. It is easy to say no. We know so much more about this


particular character. But certainly are feeling, rulings that some of


those from Guantanamo Bay were innocent. Shakily radicalised, lost


their way. This is an example, I am afraid, and I cannot help being


controversial and no doubt we're going to get some abuse on Twitter


later but ultimately if somebody is not charged over criminal offence


they cannot be convicted. Yes, National Security Agency and I think


some measures could be taken that may or may not be ones that we would


agree with day to day but ultimately if somebody has been badly treated


on a circumstance that is what the courts rule. It is like seeing the


Hugh and I wood badly interfaced appearance fees and go and do some


illegal activity. It is nonsense. The idea of monitoring how he was


going to spend the money, that is a secondary point. Why give him so


much money in the first place. What were they trying to hide? I think


people are good to look at why that payment was made. He was deemed to


be innocent. Actually deemed to be for security. He was monitored.


Nobody believed. It was a blemish. What it said was that they did not


want to go to court, and have the intelligence operation and the


mechanics of the intelligence operation discussed in open court. I


smell a rat. The intelligence operations have been discussed in


court cases, you have got ways of doing that with Camara hearings.


This would not be the first time. The fact it was felt that in this


case that could not be done, and instead they had to give him so much


money, I think that tells you that they did not want to discuss what


was done. Allegations about extraordinary renditions. It is a


different point to what he did with the money. They should have watched


him more closely. Legitimate argument. But the idea about what he


was doing with his money, moot point. What are you doing with


yours? Tony Blair's government lobbied for the release of


Guantanamo Bay despite never regarding him as innocent. Something


that Jack Straw has admitted. Again, why have they given him


compensation? The argument was about the rule of law. Suspicions. Nothing


proven about him. The detention at Guantanamo should not have happened.


And they made that argument on the basis of the process. It is easy for


us to see. We know what he has done after blowing himself up. Perhaps he


was a terrorist all along. But he was living in Manchester for ten


years. Tony Blair did not pay compensation. He has actually said


that, but he has been out of power for ten years. The politics of years


gone past, we have heard nothing and suddenly it is interesting that


every single time something being discussed, we get more of Tony


Blair. Connie suspicious but why is that? We will wait and see. Time


will tell. The Metro. This is going to upset many commuters. It is an


awful story. Did he kill his first wife? Referring to Ian Stewart.


Killing Helen Bailey. The back story is that she was her first husband


after a freak accident, she became lonely and went on to social media,


talking to various people and he was one of them. Striking up a


relationship. Seemed to be terribly happy with him and suddenly appears


that all of the time he was planning to get rid of her and get her money.


She killed her. Has it has just got so many elements that people are


going to be interested in. Her celebrity, but also the sense of


Midsummer models. She was planning the wedding, he was planning the


murder. Facebook brought them together. So many interesting


strands. But on the human level it is just a terribly sad story. And


also looking into the death of his first wife. Going to re-examine


that. Very sad. We can move to the Guardian. A lot of newspapers


covering Cressida Dick, becoming the first woman to run the Metropolitan


Police. I know that you were on Twitter. A lot of people upset that


we keep mentioning that she is a woman. As the Guardian points out,


she is a constable. Why is that such a big deal? If you are treating


this, stop before you tweet. It is the first thing that a woman has


been in charge of the Metropolitan Police. In the same way that Hillary


Clinton would have been the first female president of the United


States. Get over it. It is. It is not unique there. Woman are not very


represented at the top as well as other groups. It is historic. People


have pointed out that President Obama was the first black man, to be


president of the united states. I wonder if people who tweet things


like why are you mentioning if she is a woman, they have an issue that


they are not wanting to admit to. It is clearly about equality. Not


making such a big deal of this. It is a big deal. If you think about


the organisation, policing has been a very male dominated, macho thing.


The Metropolitan Police have had issues in the past, about treating


female officers. And if they can get through the ranks, get a fair deal.


So to have a woman in charge of that organisation is a significant


advance. And when we have the stories it is important to stop,


this is a big thing. Celebrate. Cressida Dick, nobody can deny the


fact she has had an illustrious career. She rose through the ranks.


I think she was Chief Superintendent at the time of the Jean Charles


shooting. I am not sure. It could have been a promotion afterwards.


But she was known as one of the gold commanders and was widely criticised


for saying stop him. That was controversial because you have got


so many interpretations of that. Very a marmite figure. Much some


people loved her when she was in charge of Operation Trident, gun


crime. By the same token, that expression, the rate man for the job


can no longer apply. But looking to the future, a lot of hope that she


can reform the Metropolitan Police, and tackle terrorism. Make not just


London but the United Kingdom safer, and tackle racism. Absolutely.


Nobody can look at the appointment and say it has been gun crime. --


tokenism. She has done very significant things at Scotland Yard.


Operation Trident, gun crime. Also counterterrorism units. She does


have a big job because obviously the budget is going to be an important


thing straightaway. The government is keen to keep the pot string


state. But the Metropolitan Police have so many responsibilities, she


has got to have the political nous to deal with that, while having


credibility to keep the officers on her side. She is also continued ten


a day to do a job. And we're not talking about cigarettes. The Times.


A bigger bowl. Fruit and vegetables. How much do you eat? On none. Some,


three. Sundays, but I am not going to have ten bananas. I would be in


even worse shape. Ten grapes? That would be easy. Ten melons! Ten


portions, scientists have said. Anybody wanting maximum protection


against heart disease, cancer and early death should eat 800 grams.


Double the government advice. It is difficult because they change the


advice every so often. But we do need to think about what we eat. You


think about the obesity crisis that we have. You eat several times a


day, and if you exchange something fattening, is that a problem? They


have sinned do not eat things like bottle. They change things.


Recently, but is apparently fine. Then it is sugar. You have been


reading too many of the stories. And the Daily Telegraph. Marmalade could


be toast. Worried that we're not exposing our children to an offer


that. National scandal. It said that young people are rejecting


marmalade. No! Chocolate spread. Peanut butter. One percent aged


under 28. Six out of ten, aged over 65. They have just as people and a


sorry. If you have a really racy story on page number three, it was


known as the marmalade dropper! Many thanks for taking us through that.


We're going to do that again, the second round. Even more Twitter


conversations. We will see you in a bit. That is it. We are going to be


back later. You can see the front pages online, on the BBC News


website. Seven days a week on the website. Thank you. We'll see you


again in one


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