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drive-in set to continue for the rest of the week. Lots of warm


sunshine coming through. As a consequence, it will turn very warm,


in fact, hot for some. Hello and welcome to our lookahead


key papers. -- Hello and welcome to our look


ahead to what the papers will be With me are Laura Hughes,


Political Correspondent at the Daily Telegraph


and Jack Blanchard, Political And there's really only


one story in town. And The Guardian reports


that the security services are urgently seeking to establish


if the Manchester suicide bomber, was acting alone or was


linked to a wider group. The Mail reports that troops


could be deployed on Britain's streets, in the wake


of last night's attack. The Times highlights his link


to Libya, saying the bomber recently The Daily Telegraph says


thousands of soldiers will be deployed on


the streets amid fears The Daily Mirror features


pictures of two of those killed at the Manchester


Arena, including the youngest victim known


so far, 8-year-old, While the Metro also carries


a picture of Saffie Roussos and reports that


Theresa May has raised the UK terror threat


level to 'critical'. First, we have the pictures are two


of the victims, Saffie and Georgina. Between them, some words, but also


the pop singer, Ariana Grande, that they both went to see it that


concert. Both excited. Both delighted. Like so many, hundreds of


young girls, were to be at that concert. Lots of women have actually


written some amazing pieces today about how significant that moment is


for a young teenage girl, to go to her first ever concert, maybe with


her friends, or parents have taken her for her birthday, or a Christmas


present. And it just showers how artfully brutal this attack was. It


was targeting young people enjoying a moment, actively going to see


enjoyment, and to have this moment that this attack chose to pick that,


you know, it was not even just... He will would have known who would have


been in a concert hall. And the vision of parents waiting outside


for their young daughters to come out, and then suddenly, it hits,


that something is going on, where is my daughter? That moment of panic.


It is so extraordinary, as Theresa May made the point, like many have,


they targeted young girls in this country who were having this


cultural moment, really, that a lot of us have. And they have taken out


a way. Yes. At the bottom end of the front page, soldiers on the streets.


This is the response from Theresa May, and an announcement in the last


hour and a half or so, I think it was, or maybe two hours, Operation


Tempura, we go to see guys, military personnel, on the streets, with


guns, the police? It was an extraordinary statement


that the Prime Minister made, to see her come out and say that another


attack could be imminent and to tell is that thousands of troops will be


on our streets tomorrow. This is something very rare in Britain. The


last time this happened I think was 2003 when there was a perceived


threat to Heathrow and that was targeted at the airport. The Prime


Minister was talking about troops at football matches, the FA Cup finals


coming up, presumably we will see the army outside. What we're used to


in the country and it shows how concerned they are that this is not


the end of this story. I have travelled to enforce between


Brussels for work and getting off the Eurostar over there and there


are armoured personnel carriers waiting at the station and troops


with machine-guns, it is not a pleasant atmosphere to arrive into


and you are immediately on guard and worried, when would you feel safe?


You hope that that is not the society we move towards, you hope


this is a short term measure while they try and figure out who else was


involved in the plot. There has been a state of emergency in Paris for


over a year? And how long are we going to have these troops? Theresa


May said it could be up to 5000. This kind of brigade at I


understand, is on standby for occasions like this and that


obviously the reason they have done this is that they decided in a COBRA


meeting, that meeting is what triggered it, what are they basing


this decision on? That is the question. Do they have intelligence


that this man was not acting alone and he was part of a larger network


could there still be people out there? What prompted them to do


this? Or are they concerned that there may be copycat attacks? It is


a transformation that we will see right across the country,


potentially. Airports, you know, football stadiums, anywhere where


many people will gather. But does it... You talk, Jack, about seeing


troops on the streets in Brussels, I have seen them there as well and in


Paris. Does that make you feel safer? Different people react


differently. Some people feel safer, seeing an armed presence. Certainly


not everyone. I have spoken to other people who do not feel safer when


they see men with guns wandering around on the streets. It seems like


a natural reaction to where we are right now, there is much expert


analysis of what this guy did last night who are saying that commie


now, this does not tend to be something you do on your own. If


there is any possibility that there is a bomb maker out that planning


further attacks and they need to do what they can to keep people safe


and, especially at big events like we saw last night. My point is when


I am in Paris and I see these soldiers with their automatic


weapons, I think if there is a suicide bomber who wants to blow


himself up, he would just run in blow himself up. The soldier will


not have time to turn react, shoot the guide and stop this from


happening. While we have a public show of security on the street,


there has got to be much more invested when the scenes. Get


intelligence gathering. Keeping an eye on suspects. That is where the


real work has to take place, isn't it? And one hopes that those


resources will now be there. And in fairness to our services they have


done a brilliant job over the last 15 years. It is amazing how rare


this has been and how long it is taken for one to get through, if you


like. We have been told over and over that it is a matter of when,


not if, and I think they have foiled a dozen or so big plots. We cannot


be critical of the in a general sense. Inevitably, I think many


people realise that this day is going to come. We have had a


statement from the mayor of London following the COBRA meeting and


Theresa May announcing that the threat level has been increased, the


Mayor of London has put out a statement saying that the National


threat level has been raised to critical an advice of the security


experts in the aftermath of the barbaric terrorist attack in


Manchester. He says that London stands in solidarity with the people


of Manchester, those who seek to harm and divide us through barbaric


acts of terrorism will never succeed, we will never be cowed by


terrorism. That is the latest from the Mayor of London. On to the Mira


now. Georgina Callander there on the front as well Saffie. A similar


picture to what was on the front page of the Daily Mail. You are


pointing this out, Laura, that this... The softest of targets. A


rite of passage for many young girls, going with their mothers to


their first concert. And killed by evil, that is what the Daily Mirror


has on its front page. The scale of how mini people will been affected


by this as well, we have seen in an pictures of two young girls but


21,000 young people were at that concert. It is one of the biggest


venues, possibly the biggest in North England. I spoke to a group


from the outskirts of Manchester, people who know people who know


people who was there, somebody's cousins or dads friends daughter


everybody will have been affected by this in some way. It is that, you


know... Especially for the young people, they will have to live with


that. And then it is all over the media and it is everywhere. It is


difficult to escape. And given the political campaigning has been


stopped, we will wake up tomorrow and see the army potentially on the


streets, this is not something that will be easy for anyone to even stop


thinking about for a bit. And ever present is danger, obviously, but


one that you can put at the back of your mind. But if you see troops on


the streets... Given how many people were in that concert, each one of


those people will have family and... You think how many people are now


going to be looking at their weekend plans. Will they go double concert


or festival over the summer? Any of sporting event. Friends of mine in


Paris no longer go to a crowded place. What appearance meant to tell


their children now? On the front page of the times. Libya terror


link. This man, they have a name for him, he was born in Manchester.


Salman Abedi. From Libyan stock, his parents came here as refugees in the


mid- 90s. This suggestion is that this man flu back from Libya quite


recently. That is a new kind of angle that has emerged this evening.


That he actually may have just only recently returned on Libya. And what


was he doing that in Libya? Was he being trained in a camp to do the


things that he has come back to do? There will now be a massive effort


out there to work out what he was doing, who he had associations with,


who did he fly out and fly backwards? Was he on our radar? Did


we know about this movement? Were the security services watching?


There will be many questions and, again, Libya is a sore point given


Britain's role in the country and questions again will be asked about


that. The Guardian as well. Young life stolen by terror. Two pictures


of the same girls on the front and on the bottom of their people


holding pictures, placards saying that they love Manchester. And,


indeed, an interesting phrase now. Manchester, United. Red and blue


together. Anyone who watched the footage of the vigil tonight would


have been deeply moved by it. I know Manchester quite well and I know how


proud people are of the city and how much of a sense of the community


there is there. It was incredibly powerful to see so many people out


there in the late evening sunshine coming together. I don't if you saw,


there was a poet who read our pome about Manchester that is incredibly


powerful to watch. Everyone should really see that. I think the new


Mayor of the city has done a terrific job today. He is only two


weeks into the job and he has spoken for the city. Manchester has been


through some thing similar to this before, this is not the first time


they had been targeted. Nothing as serious as this, obviously, but it


is a city that has come back from this before and will come back


again. And there were amazing stories, as there always are and we


should focus on them. People, heroes that rushed towards the scene. Was


London taxi drivers. People offering free lifts, offering their homes,


charging phones, food, water, a homeless man who ran straight into


the middle of the scene and I saw a scene earlier, someone set up a page


to raise money for him so he has somewhere to sleep tonight. There


are extraordinary stories and are always up and it is important that


we celebrate that. One coward but thousands... Anyone who went away


much today or a tribute... There is one of him and far more of us. Looks


at the helpers, it is a nice phrase. You always see it in the footage on


the photos, there are always people helping everytime full it is an


instinctive action of almost everybody. We only have a couple of


minutes left. We will end with the Daily Telegraph. Interesting,


commentary on the bottom is there from Allison Pearson. There has been


a load of debate about how we as a nation or how any Western nation


should respond to this kind of attack. There is a sense for some


people that the idea that we should just carry on, soldiers through is


not enough. People need to get angry and society needs to get angry. Is


there a sense that, perhaps, we as a nation, in dealing with these kinds


of attack, are not getting angry enough? Certainly in this commentary


it has been made clear and she thinks there should be internment


camps. It is belittling to tell people how they need to respond to


this and to tell them that they are not angry enough. Everyone I spoke


to today is gutted by what happened in Manchester but it is about acting


on the right way and the response is important. This terror attack is not


a sign of strength, a sign of weakness. The most cowardly thing


that you can do. And they will not harm institutional democracy, they


will only do that if we react in the wrong way to something like this.


Shouting at people that they need to get angry and set off internment


clamps is the wrong result. That is precisely what terrorists want you


to do and that is why we should not do it. We are angry, of course, but


we must be rational and think about how we respond to this in a way that


keeps our society is strong. We saw the response of Theresa May, that


was quite strong. Whatever you think of her, whatever your alignment, she


is good at delivering that message of we will not be cowed we will not


be defeated. I think that is actually come as a country, what to


do. I remember after the bombings in 2007, everyone was on the tube the


next day and carried on. That is how we win. The response of Britain to


things like this is magnificent and people on the sidelines shouting


that we need to get angry and reacting on the wrong way will not


help. Many thanks to both of you to look at the only headline, really


the outpouring of grief following that atrocity last night in


Manchester. Many thanks for that. That is it for us. Thank


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