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so-called Islamic State -- bomber. Sofar 14 of the victims have been


named but police say they know the identities of everyone who was


killed. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


at what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me are the


political commentator Lance Price and Allison Little, the deputy


political editor of the Daily Express. Welcome to you both. The


front pages tomorrow, starting with the Financial Times, which leads


with police looking for a terror network and possible links to Libya


and Syria following the Manchester attack. The Metro shows an image of


troops taking to the streets following Theresa May's warning of


an imminent terror attack on British soil. The Guardian has one of the


pictures supposedly from the forensics investigation and


published by the New York Times. It purports to show the bomb used in


the attack. The Daily Telegraph reports on the Manchester attack are


being flagged up to authorities multiple times over his extremist


views -- attacker. The Daily Express reports on the deployment of troops


across the country. The Sun talks about the police's desperate race to


hunt down a terror network linked to the attack. The Times reports that


authorities were warned of Salman Abedi's extremism views by a


relative. And the Daily Mirror shows the picture of the attack's brother,


arrested in Libya earlier today. So let's begin. We were remarking


earlier that the image on the front page is that of troops on UK


streets. What does that make you feel when you see that, Lance? It


makes you appreciate the seriousness of the situation we face, not that


we needed reminding of that, but I'm sure the security of services, the


government, will be pleased to see this photograph on a lot of the


front pages, it's partly there for reassurance to let the public know


everything is being done to keep the streets as safe as they can be. Some


people may feel there's a bit of people may feel there's a bit of


window dressing about it, that it really is there more for reassurance


and the practical benefits that this can have but it takes the pressure


off the police service themselves. It will allow them to concentrate on


the serious work to be done, which is of course ensuring that if there


is a sell out there and there's the threat of further attacks, that that


is being dealt with as effectively as possible under the circumstances.


What is your reaction, Allison? In the papers we have seen so far, this


photo is on all but one of the front pages. It is something that thank


heavens from my point of view we are used to seeing on British streets,


we are used to seeing it in Europe all we see our forces in other


countries. There's been a break from electioneering this week, that is


due to break out again after the pause to honour the victims of the


bombing. The police Federation tonight has been pointing out that


the Army are having to be brought in because of cuts to the police. That


political dimension is working up again and I'm sure the Labour Party


will want to make something of it but they have to tiptoe around the


sensitivities and while the investigation is still going on. We


will talk about political campaigning starting up a little


later on. But now let's go to the front page of the Times, which has


the same image pretty much of the day Lee Telegraph, troops right in


front of Westminster, but the headline is:


This is all about the various warnings that supposedly happened


about candy. There do seem to be a lot of them -- country. It's not


surprisingly the how many people come across the radar of the


security services that it is physically impossible. We remember


how difficult a job they have to try to track them all but clearly they


have to pirate eyes and I think a lot of people will be looking at the


number of warnings there were, some of the papers were saying there were


five separate warnings going back as far as five years ago when this guy


was obviously still a teenager. Whether or not because of the number


of warnings there were and the people were doing what they had been


asked to do under the Prevent controversial scheme, which is to


let the security services know if they think there's someone in their


community that could be a threat, people did that and yet look what


happened. Yes. I'm wondering whether we are following a familiar pattern


after these tragic events, we get over the shock of the event and we


identify the victims and there's deep sorrow about that, and very


quickly we get onto whose fault was it apart from the man who planted


the bomb, the man who built the bomb, if you know what I mean. We


are two days after this dreadful event and we are already saying


British authorities made a mistake. Headlines like this... It is a very


British thing to do, it was our fault. It is up to them to protect


us? We do rely on them and if there were glaring errors, Lance is right,


they have so much information and there's only so much they can do.


They can't have known he was going to do this. The time will come when


these questions need to be asked. Yes, agreed. Whether MI5 should be


watching their own backs at this moment when they have a really


important job to do to keep us all safe... We should remember, he may


have been working with others, but there was one person responsible for


this and that was Salman Abedi. Yes, that's what I'm saying. The one


person responsible for this bombing, yes, but the suggestion is there's a


network with these various arrests going on. Let's look at the front


page of the Independent. We spoke earlier to the defence editor of the


Independent, Kim Seung-gyu actor, who has written their front-page


story, which is the authorities found explosives in other places


where they have done these raids. -- Kim Sengupta. This appears to be a


genuine scoop, assuming Kim Sengupta has his facts right, and I guess


they wouldn't be reading this on the front page if they weren't


confident. They are talking about a device blown up in a controlled


explosion -- putting this. It is more than explosives that could have


been used to put a device together, it was a device. They will be


scrabbling around in other newsrooms to follow up on this. This helps to


explain why they raised the security threat level last night and this is


a very fast moving and wide ranging and scary situation. Especially if


there are lots of devices around the place. The Guardian and the


Independent are the newspapers that have put pictures on the front page


of what we understand and believe to be part of the actual device itself


that caused such havoc because of the leak in the US. We will go back


to that in a moment but first the front page of the Daily Mail, it


underlines the international dimension of this story, doesn't it?


Jeremy Hunt himself from Libya and his brother and father both arrested


in Tripoli -- Salman Abedi. Very stark headline, the G hardy family.


Is that their? A classic Daily Mail front Page. --. They also have the


picture of the younger brother in Libby on the Daily Mirror -- jihadi.


Past experience shows not everything that you know two days afterwards


about a family will turn out to be true. For example, it said here that


the father and one of the brothers are IS supporters. I think I heard


another commentator saying today the father was thought to be more pro-Al


Qaeda year because in Libya al-Qaeda have said about IS that they are too


brutal -- pro-Al Qaeda. I don't know if that's the case. I noted that in


the Times, the Mail are saying this is a whole family and a whole


network and we are fascinated by evil families, aren't we? The Times


say... They also say it was claimed Salman Abedi called his family 15


minutes before the attack in Tripoli to say goodbye but friends of the


family said his father had been so worried about radicalisation in


Manchester that he demanded he moved to Libya. People will jump to


conclusions very quickly about all of this and that's a dangerous thing


to do immediately after an incident like this. It's not to say


journalists shouldn't ask these questions and go after the facts


such as they are. But I do think it is important we remember the


security forces themselves aren't in a position, and nor should they be


wasting their time answering these questions, so we only get one side


of it. It looks like there has been a failure on their part to follow up


on leads, to respond to warnings and presumably even on an international


level, because if this family was based where they were then they


wouldn't just be keeping an eye on them as British intelligence, there


would be others. Clearly big questions. It worries me that this


is hampering the work of the security services. Or they are going


to let journalists run around and chat about this stuff while they get


on with the work of tracking down these people. There's the


inevitability that you start with the people close to the person


suspected. No surprise that members of his


family have been arrested. The first thing you do is look at families


because they are the people who would and know the perpetrator must


closely. Let's go to the front page of The Guardian, this is same


photograph that you have alluded to on the front page of The


Independent. Supposedly a photograph of one part is believed to have been


used on Monday that had been leaked to the US media and this is one an


extraordinary image and also it is causing a row. It is unprecedented


that a live investigation live in this country should then be revealed


by the intelligence agency in one of our partners, perhaps our closest


partner in the United States. On the radio, Amber Rudd saying she was


very irritated and that is a British euphemism to say they are livid


about this. The Prime Minister is going to confront the President when


they meet later on tomorrow at a Nato meeting and say this is


absolutely not acceptable at every level. The president himself has


suffered from leaks that have perhaps come from... You never know


how Donald Trump will respond but he has his views about leaks from


security services in his country but this is a very, very serious


situation and you would think people on both sides of the Atlantic would


be concerned about. In the last half an hour, a counter police saying


trust has been breached between the two intelligence communities and


that is extraordinary. I suppose as well as the breach of trust, the


fact that such images that should appear from a live investigation,


there is also the human factor of that, you can see these bloodstained


weapons... It is absolutely ghastly, distressing and very real stop we


know there was a blood but it is a shock to see it and quite heartless


to put that picture... There is a bit of a question of The Guardian


putting it on the front page only because in their story, in the


second column, a senior US sources are clearly distressing to the


victims's family and still they put it there. The human story, the story


is of the Vic Demps. A touching story of a gay man killed. --


victims. He was he appeared on television and radio, outspoken and


lived life to the full and very touching to see that story. I


expected to see more images of victims on the front of the pages.


Yesterday we had the heart wrenching pictures of students. More adults


have been named the day and it is striking how many were parents,


mothers, in some cases the couples, and children who have become


orphans. Whole lives destroyed. In the back page of The Times,


appointed bleak positive story, we won it bought Manchester. -- for


Manchester. I think they had one of the players earlier saying we won it


for the victims. Pride of Manchester in another paper. Slightly tearful


faces. For sure. Let's have a think about the timing of all of this. We


have had political campaigning suspended and it will start up in a


gentle way tomorrow with the Ukip manifesto. And then again on Friday.


Will it have a different tone? I think it will. For one thing, when


it starts Theresa May is going to be abroad, in Brussels and then to


Cicely for the G7 summit. -- Sicily. The Tories are sensible, they will


not seek to politicise this. They will not need to. They will have the


pictures of Theresa May and subliminally the question will be


asked, can you imagine Jeremy Corbyn responding in this way. Inevitably,


there is already creeping into the discussion whether or not the cuts


to police numbers, which is undoubtedly a fact which has


happened under the Conservatives, is one reason why we have to sit in the


army on the street. I wonder if Jeremy Corbyn will return to the


then he came up with a couple of weeks ago whether he might reach the


rate that the ball on Terror has not worked and has not made us safer. --


the wall on Terror. Is this going to be a very different last two weeks?


I suspect the first couple of fewdays we will have a different


feel to it. Pretty soon after that, rightly or Rob Lee, we will get back


to the campaign were having earlier. -- wrongly. Before this appalling


incident happened, the Tories were on the back foot with plans for the


elderly and other aspects of the manifesto. It will be a hard fought


last two weeks of the campaign. Thank you both very much. Don't


forget you can see the front pages online on the BBC website. It is all


there for you. If you miss the programme you can watch it later on


the BBC iPlayer. Thank you very much. Next, all the days sport. From


me, good night.


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