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This is BBC News with Martine Croxall.


We'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment.


Police investigating the suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday have


Remembering the 22 victims of Monday's bombing,


the city came together for the Great Manchester Run,


to show it won't be defeated by terror.


It's been an exceptionally difficult week for everybody, but greater


Manchester is saying this place will get through it and we will go


forward together. Vigils and services of remembrance


have been taking place today in memory of people


who lost their lives Thousands of British Airways


passengers have suffered a second day of delays caused


by a massive IT failure. Japan has protested


against North Korea's latest launch of a missile,


which appears to have landed Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to tomorrow's papers. With me are John Rentoul,


Chief Political Commentator He has told us that he's interested


in politics, so I'm quite relieved. And I hope she's interested in


economics as well. The Financial Times leads


on the IT chaos causing misery for BA customers


and carries a photo of a rather happier looking German Chancellor


at a campaign event. cost-cutting and what it calls


a 'moronic' cover-up. The election campaign


is the Telegraph's main story. It claims Jeremy Corbyn attended


an event ceremony in honour of a terrorist involved in the 1972


Munich attack on Israeli athletes. The Eye says the Conservatives


are re-launching their election campaign in a bid to stop


what the paper calls their poll The Times reports that a key legal


power designed to control British jihadists has


been used only once. The Mirror has a full-page photo


of some of the 40,000 people who took part


in the Great Manchester Run. The paper calls it a 'defiant


act of solidarity'. And a terror warning is the top


story for the Express. It reports on fears that Libya has


become a breeding ground Let's start with something a bit


uplifting, the front page of the daily Mirror. 40,000 runners taking


to the streets in Manchester. Ruth, you know Manchester better than any


of us. This speaks of the spirit of the place. We still all know and


think about the people who lost their lives and their families, but


the people from the North West of England are without doubt the best


people ever anywhere. They are the most intelligent, beautiful, they


are the best comics, and they stick together. What got me about this was


the way the communities came together as well. I was very touched


when I saw the Muslim cleric with this elderly Jewish lady because you


want to see everybody together. You don't want to see particular groups


together, you want to see the whole city which is as diverse and


energetic as any in the country. To hold an event like that so soon


after something which could have made so afraid to go out is quite


uplifting. I think the spirit Manchester has shown in the past


week has been really impressive and I'm not from Manchester, but I'm


really proud of them. I love Manchester. It's a great place to go


to party conferences in. Politics again, you see. Europe assessed. It


was great to see everybody out and congratulations to get the race


under way and I'm sure they had great fun -- you are obsessed. Ten


days to diss -- decide the Prime Minister. The Conservatives are


relaunching their campaign because the polls are not going quite so


well, but also Nicola Sturgeon suggesting that she would join


forces in a Progressive alliance with Labour. That's right. That is


what has happened new to night. You were reporting it earlier, but


Nicola Sturgeon saying she would be part of the Progressive Alliance,


but also said she did not think Jeremy Corbyn was suited to be Prime


Minister. She is trying to have it both ways. The thing about Nicola


Sturgeon is that you secretly know she wants Theresa May to win, like


she wanted David Cameron to win before because she knows the Tory


Prime Minister in London means votes for the SNP in Scotland. But she


also has to pretend to be part of the Progressive Alliance against the


Tories. This relaunch of the campaign will be very interesting. I


think it will. They will go hard about Jeremy Corbyn himself as being


weak on terrorism not least because of his association with the IRA,


allegedly and he said he was not sympathetic with any terrorists. And


he has voted against anti-terror -- legislation in the last ten years so


his record on terrorism is very poor so I think they will go over that.


It might sound like opportunism but this is an election campaign after


all but even though there has been a slide in the Tory vote it still


looks as though they are reasonably on track to have a fair overall


majority, perhaps not we thought a fortnight ago but still an overall


majority. One poll the other day had a 5-point lead. That is very close


but then there was not a poll today in the Sunday Times which was seven


points. That's not suggesting necessarily that the polls are


shifting. We will have to see what happens this week and whether the


narrowing continues or whether it starts to widen again. The other


thing to say about Nicola Sturgeon is that she was scorned by Jeremy


Corbyn. She is a spurned woman. She wasn't interested in the progressive


alliance. She tried to snuggle up to Ed Miliband and Ed Miliband had to


try and defend her. It is a complete disaster for the Labour leader to be


associated with the idea of a coalition of chaos. The stories


could do well in Scotland and pick up another five or six seats. They


could do better than in a long time. Lots of people have been complaining


to me, not you, but to me. The independent. Labours are the most


trusted to defend pensioners. Social care fiasco. We must start with you,


John. What it found? I think it's significant that the social care


question has not gone away. It was the big question after the


Conservatives publish the manifesto, the withdrawal of free home visits.


And they are expected to use the value of their home to help pay for


it and that has gone down extremely badly with a lot of pensioners and


it is significant because the conservative vote depends on older


people who tend to turn out a lot more than younger people and vote,


and if they are unsettled by this that might not happen this time. It


really put the cat among the pigeons, the so-called dementia tax.


It did seem like when them manifesto came out it was anti-pensions, and


it wasn't about the extra expenditure on home care, if you are


at home, although there was a limit of 100,000. There was no cap, that


was the main thing and then there was the U-turn last Monday. It


wasn't just the social care thing, it was the means testing over winter


fuel allowances. And the end of the triple lock. In themselves, perhaps


they don't seem that important, but taken together it seemed like a


concerted attack on a splendid group of people which are the backbone of


this country. They have paid their stamp. I have been paying all my


life. I come from the north of England and I had to pay, it's just


not good enough. It's only just under the surface, isn't it. Life is


hard. Hopefully your fee for coming here will help a little. Enough cat


food. The Daily Telegraph, well, the worst chaos I have ever seen. Half


term misery as BA disruption to continue for days there is a picture


of a poor woman who is asleep on her luggage waiting for a flight which


may or may not have arrived yet. The biggest IT failure in aviation


history one of the other papers reports. It seems as though it will


be an expensive one for BA, because the Daily Telegraph is saying that


the compensation payments may be 50 million and there will be the costs


of goodwill and lost business of another 50 million but the


suggestion is that one of the reasons we had this disaster was a


move to cost-cutting and they had outsourced a lot of the IT services


to India, that kind of consultancy or whatever it was, and if that's


the case, my goodness, has it rebounded. A false economy indeed.


And it does seem to be not a lack of communication, a PR disaster of the


world's kind. -- the worst kind. It did seem most of the information


came from the media. We did our bit, John. Very few members of staff


either seem to have information or be in evidence at Gatwick or


Heathrow. That's right. It looks as though BAe were taken surprise by


this. They didn't seem to have a contingency plan may need one for


when things like that go wrong, just so they have got people out there


telling the customer is what is going on. Any day of the week for


this to happen would have been difficult, but over a bank holiday


weekend where so many people are trying to get away and the


ramifications are worldwide because all the planes will not be in the


right place. Including Andrew Neil, apparently. He could have got on a


train, it's not like getting back from India. He could have thumbed


left. I wonder who would have given him a lift. Jeremy Corbyn? Nicola


Sturgeon, maybe. I think John is right, no contingency plans. No free


food, no water, drinks. Some people were lucky if they got a bottle of


water. Look after these people for goodness' sake. They were ignored --


neglected and ignored. It's extraordinary. This is a consumer


driven industry, so we here. Let's look at the FT. Angela Merkel


sipping a large glass of beer in Munich. Cold comfort, it says.


Europeans on their own as US tensions grow. She is saying in this


campaign rally that she was at that really we cannot rely on the US and


the UK and we have two snuggle up to France a bit more. She is being a


bit anti-American. She has an election coming up and the German


voter does not like Donald Trump. She is obviously telling them what


they want to hear. It will be interesting to see if she carries on


with this kind of anti-American rhetoric after being re-elected as


Chancellor, if that is what happens. Do you remember when she offered to


shake hands with Donald Trump and he did not do it? No, he didn't. Very


pointed. Where is macron would not let go. There is a whole book to be


written about Donald Trump and his handshakes. I think essentially it's


a bit of a cheek. If I may. Permission granted. When it comes to


security, Germany does not pull its weight. When it comes to defence


spending, it's less than 1% of GDP and Donald Trump does have Germany


in his sights when he was accusing various countries of not fulfilling


their commitments for Nato. The other thing I would say is, that


when it comes to the UK, Theresa May went out of her way when she was


invoking Article 50 to say that she wanted a good security relationship


with the European Union and I think she meant it. She had said as Home


Secretary that she thought it was an important part of the security plan


to be in the EU. Well, that might be a U-turn. I thought I would pointed


out. Angela Merkel is engaged in posturing the negotiations as well.


From a trade point of view, Britain is pretty important to Germany. I


think we are first or second as the largest market for goods. We have a


trade deficit of ?30 billion in goods with Germany, the equivalent


of about 1% of German GDP and I think there would be a lot of German


exporters of Audi cars and BMWs who really want to continue to trade


with us. I think they will. But this is right from John, posturing ahead


of the Federal elections before the 24th of September and also the


Brexit negotiations will be starting in June and I suspect that the EU is


ramping up the rhetoric, so to speak, before those negotiations


start. The great unanswered question is, did she finished that beer? We


suspect not. There was quite a lot of it. A whole litre. That's it for


the papers, John Andrews, always a treat to see you. Have a very good


bank holiday Monday -- John and Ruth. Coming up next, the Film




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