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


With me are Alison Little the Deputy political editor


of the Daily Express and the political


Let me bring you up-to-date with a look through the front pages.


Like many of tomorrow's papers, the Telegraph leads


on the London Mosque attack - they feature a picture


of the suspected attacker, who is alleged to have shouted 'kill


all muslims' and 'this is for London Bridge'.


The Times leads with reports on the man held after the attack.


The Express lead with defiant comments from Prime Minister


following the attack, who says that hate


The I call the terror incident 'an attack on all of us'.


If we start with that, Alison. It's a very striking image. Partly


because it's a night-time image, it's beautifully lit but also its


reflective image. Under that headline, an attack on all of us.


Very powerful. It is, and that's the message lots of politicians have


been trying to get out there. They know how divisive it might be, so


they are trying to say, and trying to convey the message that they


understand that this is an attack on British people and British human


beings. There is never a shortage of pictures and images, we see so many


through social media and television, all the stuff people were filming


last night on their own phones at the scene. It must be quite hard


sometimes for the newspapers to find the still but is fresh, but also


encapsulates a story. Yes, and one that does not distort the story as


well. I think what's very important about the coverage across the board


and all papers that we will see tomorrow morning is they, as far as


I have seen so far, are trying very hard to make it clear that this was


simply a terrorist attack. Just as Westminster was, just as Tower


Bridge was, just as Manchester was a terrorist attack. The terrorists can


come from any community. And they can attack any community. The


headline says, each and every one of them is an attack on all of us. The


Metro has an image of Darren Osborne, the man who is claimed to


have caused the attack. Perhaps most striking is this picture to the


right, in fact I think I've jumped one, I think we have the... Lets do


The Express first. Theresa May and Downing Street. Yes, the evil will


never succeed, which we saw on the front page there. Of course she has


to say that. Of course, it's in a sense, the kind of reflexive


response after any incident of this type. The question, whether these


incidents in themselves change anything, or change our perceptions


of the community we live in, the society we live in, and our sense of


whether or not we are safe. I think a lot of people are asking whether


or not we are safe. And the truth of the matter is, we all have a


responsibility I think to make sure we are as safe as we possibly can


be. There are two ways to do that. One is to make sure the police and


the security services have all the resources that they need, and that's


the responsibility of government, to ensure that is the case. But we all,


I think, have a responsibility as well, because there are clearly


people living amongst us who have hatred and anger in their hearts.


And you can go on to do horrible, horrible things, as we have seen. We


have a responsibility to keep an eye out for that. And to make it clear


that any level of racial hatred, or a sense that somehow there is a


group out there, and other, that we do not approve of, that it is


legitimate to criticise and attack, that has to be stamped out at root


cause. If it gets out of hand, this is what it do. In terms of what we


saw particularly late last night, when we saw this intervention that


features on the front of the Metro, which was the photo I was going to


show you next. The photo of the imam, Muhammad by mood, who later


did a news conference today explaining what had happened, he


says and we see the pictures here, him intervening. Effectively putting


a hand on the shoulder of the man who had just driven into some of his


fellow Muslims, some friends, kind of protecting him, for fear they


might be violence against him. But the anger could turn... An


extraordinary symbol, isn't it? He has been widely hailed as a hero and


I think we'd all agree with that. The mobile phone footage people


have, the panic and screaming, anger, pain. There was a big blob of


people, rightly angry with him, and he just rushed out and said, no,


don't touch. Hand him to the police. And it was fantastic. What a great


leader. The contrast with the negative image of some people who


claim that they are inspired by Islam, with the contrast with those


who kept saying, this is a religion of peace, supposed to be about...


He's devastating that. Also that the Muslim community are absolutely


behind the police. And that, this imam was making it absolutely clear


that it should be the police who deal with it, it should not be mob


rule on the streets even though it seems that the attacker was almost


willingly the crowd to take out vengeance on him. The imam was


saying no, absolutely not, it has to be the police to deal with this.


That's how we do things in this country. The question that has been


raised by some people talking today about this, and this has been raised


and some commentary again tomorrow, is not just the immediate question


of this incident, but whether there has been a rolling together of lots


of different forms of hatred, and fear, and distrust between different


communities. And whether there is a danger of confusing all of this, and


treating everything has the same, so people talked about trying to do


with Islamophobia to prevent -- through the prevent programme, for


example, a programme which is meant to be about ensuring people were not


influenced by extreme thought, and actually radicalise. Any thoughts on


that? Whether there is a clear enough official view, if you like,


of how we deal with the different elements of this? We do have to deal


with the different elements, because they are in themselves different.


But they have the same root cause, which is the sense of hatred. That


is what we all can recognise in each and every one of them. So you do


have to have specific ways of dealing with radicalisation within


the Muslim communities, but at the same time you have to have slightly


different ways of looking for right wing, far right extremism wherever


it is they might be living. You don't use exactly the same


techniques to approach them, but, they are so similar. And the idea


that they are completely different phenomenon on... Demonising and


attacking a group, yeah. This was the fear many had that there would


be some backlash, retaliation, something of that kind. Let's talk


about the Telegraph. A different subject, inevitably that is their


main story, but this was supposed to be the day when all the papers were


expected to be leading on Tuesday morning with a Brexit talks. It's


still there on the front page, just. A lot of papers lead on Brexit


because the attack happened so late. Could not make it into today's


papers. Davis slammed the door on any hope of a soft Brexit. Is it as


simple as that? Looking at this, it is and it isn't. The Telegraph have


chosen to go in by saying, both David Davis and the EU are making


clear we are leaving the single market and the customs union. A lot


of pro-Brexit can say, of course we are. Even Philip Hammond, the chief


Remainer in the Cabinet, said yesterday, when it comes to be about


is how much access you have. So this new relationship could do that? To


me this is not rocket science. I'm slightly surprised, one of my


colleagues was in Brussels today so I will hear from him tomorrow, but


that it might take chilly end of October they say, to sort out the


issue of citizens rights. EU citizens. That was supposed to be


some way the easiest thing. But we are also expecting there is a


suggestion that Theresa May, when she does the Brussels summit with


other EU leaders on Thursday, or Friday, that she will go with this


kind of big generous offer on migrants rights to try and win them


over. Maybe cajole slightly earlier. If we prop forward to the Guardian,


EU yields inverse negotiations... Clearly there were concessions, on


trade and all that. One of the reasons both David Davis and the EU,


on the EU side, they are trying to say we are clear it's going to be


hard exit. They have to start somewhere. If there is still the


possibility of the House of Commons turning around, when there clearly


is not a majority for hard Brexit, then it just makes the negotiating


his nurse almost impossible to do. The basic fear of having one hand


tied behind your back. Going back to the Telegraph, it's clear there are


people and parties in the House of Commons who are determined to do


their best to ensure that it is not a hard Brexit, or if it is hard,


it's hard with a soft centre. Maybe we need Mohammed, the imam, to come


in halfway through the talks and try and get them to calm down. Let's end


with The Times. A couple of interesting stories, this want of


Russia threatening the RAF in US air force jets after an American jet


apparently attacked a Syrian plane. That's right. All getting very


located isn't it rushed up I won't pretend to be an expert but it was a


Syrian jet brought down by an American jet. The first time in


Americans have bought down a foreign jet since Kosovo. To write it off as


the RAF being under threat as a big extreme. There was a suggestion that


the Russians will be tracking planes. It goes back to this problem


that Russia is there with the Syrian air force, cooperating with the


Syrian government. We and the Americans have certain preferred


partners who are in the opposition, but there are other groups that


neither the Russians or the Americans are very keen on. The


Americans on the British are a lot more robust on Syria than they were


in the past. I don't think the Russians have any right to complain


about that given the way they have been behaving in the past five


years. It also reminds us of this hideous situation in Syria, that is


continuing. We have been so... It's not getting any better. Let's end.


How else can we possibly end? Nobody is quite yet saying on the front


page, what a scorcher, but Britain bakes in the longest heatwave for 20


years, says The Times. Yes, Lance you were saying to me earlier,


goading me as a representative of a Brexit supporting paper, were we


going to have to go back to Fahrenheit after Brexit? LAUGHTER I


think I smiled. Your paper has stuck with Brown hype through thick and


thin! We will all have to go back to Fahrenheit. Could that be in the


Great Repeal Bill? We will find out... If we do go back to


Fahrenheit, it doesn't make it any cooler! It doesn't solve anything.


On that note, thank you very much. That's it from the papers.


Don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online


It's all there for you - seven days a week at bbc dot co uk


forward slash papers - and if you miss the programme any


evening you can watch it later on BBC iPlayer.


My thanks to Alison and Lance. What else next but the weather. I'll be


back at the top of the hour.


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