23/03/2017 The Papers


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


With me are the political commentator Lance Price


and the Deputy Editor of the Express, Michael Booker.


in. We will not go through all of in. We will not go through all of


the front pages, because this is just a quick look at the stories,


well, the one story, of course, dominating all the front pages, and


we will look in more depth at 11:30 p.m.. The Financial Times is where


we'll begin. Home-grown Islamist named by police as Westminster


attacker. Known to the intelligence services, but some time ago?


that particular moment, he had sort that particular moment, he had sort


of fallen off the radar and was not part of any current investigation,


but it is interesting, and it brings the question, what makes you part of


a current investigation? If you have previously been known or


investigated for extremist views. It goes to show the real difficulty


that security forces have and monitoring absolutely everyone. I


believe there are something like 3000 or 4000 Islamic extremists that


are known out there that they have been monitoring. And they have to


prioritise. And unfortunately, in this case, someone who has


previously been on the radar has now fallen off the radar, has done this


horrific act, and obviously, questions have been asked of MI5 and


the security services. But at the same time, you have to have a huge


amount of sympathy for them, because how do they stop everything? A lone


wolf, anyone can get into a car and do what he did. That's the sad fact


of this, that's the shocking thing, that anyone can do this. Yes, and


his connections will be part of the investigation. The Daily Express, at


risk of talking to your paper with Lands first of all, Westminster


killer was a teacher. So we are starting to find out more about him.


He wasn't named straightaway, now we know his birth name in addition to


his pseudonym. Yes, we are finding out more about


him, and part of me feels a little uncomfortable about that, because


people who do these things sometimes seek notoriety, and USB careful not


to give that. But there are of course questions about his


background, and his motivation. We know that he has got children, that


he is in that sense, a family man, and are -- and unlikely profile,


perhaps, for someone to commit this atrocity. But that might be one of


the reasons, one of many, that the police did not regard him as an


ongoing threat. Unfortunately, I would say that this even if Michael


was not here, the Daily Express does not seem to be the papers, seeking


to point a finger of blame, suggesting he should have been more


actively investigated in the current circumstances. From what we know him


so far, it is understandable why the police would not do that.


Yes, their work on all convictions in the past, and paper as saying


that is why he converted to Islam, in prison.


Yes, we understand he converted and changed his name while in prison,


and we have heard of this previously without the cases where people who


have been radicalised in British prisons do appear to have their own


record. A lot of prisons have this problem, of Ghetto wising their


prisoners in a radical and played where views are being exchanged, and


people who find themselves in prison go there because they want to fit


in, and they end up being radicalised, and they come out, and


these are the consequences. British attacker fell off MI5 radar,


says the i. But eight people arrested in a number of raids. So


how alone he was in what he did, we are yet to discover.


Yes, and the security experts you have been interviewing all day on


News 24 have made that point quite effectively, that there may be


people who appear to be acting alone, but of course, nobody in life


acts completely alone, and there are very few people that nobody around


them has any hint or suspicion of what they are getting up to. But it


is possible that somebody just decides to tell nobody, to go off


and do something like this, and in that sense, it doesn't appear to


have been a large-scale conspiracy. One of the subheadings here, Kent


born father of three had convictions for violence. This man, Adrian


Helms, was from Dartford in Kent -- Adrian Elms, and also lived at


various times in Rye and Crawley in East Sussex, and Eastbourne in East


Sussex as well. We're told the same man appears to have been convicted


of a knife crime in 2003 in Eastbourne, and that day tallies


with the Met's information about previous convictions. The other


issue as well here is, he was said to have been shot by the protection


officer who was with the Defence Secretary, and that is another


concern, isn't it? Yes, it is a concern, because if he


had not been there just by chance, because the Defence Secretary was


going into Parliament at that time, he could have got even further, and


there could have been even more horror in Parliament yesterday. They


are now looking at beefing up security at Parliament dates and all


around there, and there are now people calling for police in


sensitive locations to be armed, and a lot of people are agreeing with


that at this time. A lot of people are saying there


would be a knee jerk reaction to this. You have spent a lot of time


in Parliament, and you know how heavy the security presence is there


a risk in the bay. The security presence is very heavy,


but some MPs have remarked that perhaps the palace gates, as they


are called, which he went through, the weak link. The fact is that MPs,


ministers, the Prime Minister, are coming through those gates all the


time during the day, and part of keeping them safe is getting them


into the confines of the Palace of Westminster quickly. So it is not a


view solution might just keep the gates shut and have lots of armed


police around. It creates as many problems as it solves.


Having got somebody with a gun, you have still got a human being, so


there is still an element of human error. So even if there had been


people with guns at those gates, you cannot say 100% that you cant stop


everybody. They are not quick to shoot, they?


On the eye, there are thousands of pictures of those people who


gathered in Trafalgar Square this evening for the habitual, but on the


Mirror, there are pictures of people lighting candles, a group of young


people there. Britain's defiant message to vile peddlers of terror


cash evil will not win. And we had Theresa May making a statement to


the House of Commons, saying we need to carry out millions of acts of


normal everyday life. People not put off gathering in large numbers a


stone's throw from Parliament. I think this is a fantastic front


page, and it reflects the best of Britain, and not just Britain, but


countries around the world, respond to incidents like this. We come


together, we don't allow terrorists and extremists to drivers apart, and


the kind of expression that is shown by the big picture there in


Trafalgar Square people come together, but I think even people


sitting at home watching that on the television, you don't have to go


there and actually be there to feel a sense of a country determined not


to allow themselves to fall victim to exactly what the terrorists would


like us to do. I got a sense last night going home


fairly late, went to Liverpool Street At Double Station, A Big


Central London Station. People Still Seem Quite Relaxed, And There Were


20 People Around. Again, This Morning, Foreign Students Have Been


Mixed Up In The Stack, And There Were Plenty Of Those Still Wondering


Around, Feeling Safe In This Country, And They Were Reassured, I


Think, To See A Lot More Police With Guns In Central London This Morning.


And A Quick Look At The Metro. London stands united, head of faith


leave vigil in wake of Westminster carnage. That is our quick look at


the front pages, but we'll be back again from more in-depth look at


those headlines at 11:30pm with Lan St Michael. Join us then if you can.


Next, the weather.


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