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Reports would suggest it is that way.


But since 2004, the train attacks, the bombings in Madrid.


welcome to the second look ahead to what the papers will bring us


tomorrow. Lots more of the papers in since we last spoke with Christopher


and Jessica. Thank you for stating for the second Reading tonight. Of


course, the papers are dominated by the events in Barcelona. The Metro


has a picture of the victims caught up in the attack. And a warning some


of the papers carry photographs you might find disturbing. The Mirror


has scenes of carnage in the Catalonian capital. The Daily


Express focuses on the van used in the attack. The Guardian leads with


a photograph of some of the 100 people who were wounded and a


picture of one of the men arrested, Driss Oubakir, who has told the


police that he wasn't involved. The Daily Mail suggests many


holidaymakers from Britain might be caught up in the attack. The same


photograph is featured in the Daily Telegraph, which would suggest the


death toll of flirting is likely to rise. The Times' headline is evil


strikes again as Barcelona is among the other cities targeted by


terrorists. Finally the Sun that uses strong language towards the


attackers, who so-called Islamic State has claimed as their own. --


the death toll of 13 is likely to rise. We will begin with the Daily


Mirror which has an immensely striking image of this famous,


beautiful white boulevard which runs from Place de Catalunya all the way


down to the Christopher Columbus seafront, and if you have been you


will have walked along Las Ramblas. It is one of, if not the thing to do


when you arrive in Barcelona, normally it is the first thing they


do, head for the wide street usually packed with tourists, with street


performers and stalls on each side. There is a lovely market where you


can pick up fresh food for a picnic. It really is like the heart of the


Barcelona tourist seen. And to see it like this almost devoid of people


but dead bodies, people injured and all of those emergency service


personnel running around is such a shock. It is a great front page from


the Mirror because it captures the horror of a street familiar to lots


of people. In the days of budget airlines. You can see bodies


pixelated out because editors are very concerned about offending


people, particularly with dead and seriously injured people. It


certainly captures the essence of what has happened this afternoon.


The papers react - you can see the different pictures across all the


papers. Some have gone for quite shocking ones. Others have gone for


quite mundane pictures as they try to work out how to communicate that


with readers. The Telegraph has a similar story that is much closer in


to the people who were involved, and an man being tended to, terror in


the heart of Barcelona, and one of the man who has been arrested, Driss


Oubakir, who is said to have rented the van, though he says he handed


himself in and that his papers were stolen. The Prime Minister of Spain,


Mariano Rajoy, says it was jihadist terrorism and requires a global


response. We will talk about the response in a moment. They have been


quite quick to state that this is the character of this attack.


Earlier, ISIS we think said they were behind this attack. It is a


low-tech attack involving a van. It is hard to police against. It is one


for trying to convince hearts and minds of people driving these


vehicles not to use them as weapons. Otherwise it is hard to see how it


can happen again. Yes, it was weaving from side to side, managing


to hit so many people. At the moment it is 13 people died and 100


injured. What does a city do to try to keep people safe, but also keep


an area area open? We saw with the attack in Finsbury Park, which was


against the mosque, it is not just jihadist necessarily, it can be


people with other motivations. And it is a kind of attack that, you


know, who can guard against people renting a van? Thousands of people


do it every day. At the place where we work at the house of parliament,


across Westminster Bridge and London Bridge, many of the monuments in


London, there are these big concrete pollard is going up along the street


which are there to keep people safe. -- bollards. It is a sad state of


affairs when you have to divide public spaces, when you have to put


these almost... It looks like a battle zone, having these things


that would stop a big vehicle. At the same time, what is the option?


The Times - evil strikes again, it says. Evil strikes down innocents.


Children hit as Stryver targets tourist with a van. More on a


statement from Ariana -- Mariano Rajoy. -- as driver targets. Saying


the response has to be global. Security services say it is. We are


foiling plots all the time. Interesting on page four of the


times from Charles Bremner going through all of the different attacks


that have been foiled by police. And it does say here they have been so


effective in thwarting fact they have been reduced to the basic use


of cars as a weapon and it goes back to the appalling Al-Qaeda attack in


2004 when four bombs killed 191 people on the train. They have


struggled to deal with that threat and it might suggest why the only


way they can do is to use a car rather than a van. Yes and some of


the extremist groups have been espousing that, haven't they, take a


van and use a gun and knife if you get out, and that's what we saw with


London. It is a measure of success that the security services... That


people who want to commit these atrocities don't have access to


weapons such as bomb-making equipment. They don't have access to


firearms that can play multiple rounds and cause absolute


devastation. Yes. But still, because they are low-tech it is difficult to


try to stop. The Daily Mail. The same photograph.


A massacre. It is such a popular destination, so easy to get to. It


is an extraordinary place to visit. Not far from here but very foreign.


Yes. Families on the photo, a child with an elderly person, who knows? A


shocking picture. They blurred out the faces, which is important. You


might wonder what you are looking at. This is the Eiffel Tower which


is normally illuminated and you would recognise it. As a mark of


respect to those in Barcelona, those caught up in the atrocity, the


majority of the lights have gone out. That is just the lights on the


top of the tower, which are always on because of the aircraft. There it


is. You can see what it is. But it is not in its illuminated glory


which we are used to. That often happens now, landmarks around the


world are altered in some way as a sign of respect. That is a way of


showing global solidarity for these attacks which have global impact


because they tend to take place in areas with a lot of tourism and


nationalities affected. You have seen in the media there are


definitely German and Australian citizens among the dead and injured,


those governments have said so. And I suspect many more nationalities.


The Guardian. Terror strikes Barcelona. Yeah. And it is. A good


headline, I think, that. That is what this all is. No matter what you


say about it. That picture yet again, the same picture again on the


Daily Mail and the Telegraph and the Guardian. I had doubts when I first


saw it. Now I understand, it captures the family issue, tourism,


visitors hit by an appalling attack. Tonight after the London Bridge


attacks, a lot of the pictures that were shown, we had a lot of


discussion about the choice of pictures these days on papers. You


want to tell the story but you don't want to discuss the people, you


don't want a traumatised people. With these, everyone is watching


social media all the time and are seen worse pictures. The feeling


might be that many readers are looking at this photo and you can't


really sum it up what is going on. In the old days, black and white


photos, they had the same problem. The pictures we choose when we


broadcast as well, a different kind of parameters. It is a difficult


balance to strike. As a newspaper, you don't want to patronise viewers,


show a sanitised version of a tragedy. But at the same time,


readers come to a paper, rather than just looking at Twitter, because


they want to see a respected authoritative version of it and not


just all of the gore. It is important to get the right balance.


Yes, and it is considerate. There is a timelapse between the event and


the article being written. We were hearing earlier about eyewitnesses


saying panic is often greater following events if you are there in


the moment as you follow things on social media. It can make matters


almost worse. There was a rumour of a hostage situation initially, I


think. That became not the case quite quickly. But on social media,


it immediately appeared. You can come to your own conclusion these


days. The Sun. Barcelona bustards, it says. I am sure you will forgive


the use of the word. Cops help as a man lays injured. There is another


body or two further in the distance, one of which has been blurred out.


You wonder what the response will be from Barcelona. They have dealt with


terror attacks, and homegrown terror as well. They are well versed in


events like this. Yeah. I think, always, and clearly because these


attacks have been happening with increasing frequency, you know, any


intelligence service of a country, especially in places with such


popular tourist destinations, they will have trained, they will know


how to respond to it. But when it actually happens in the streets, it


still has an impact that you can train for. Islamic State refer to a


battle in 1212, one with Spanish troops killing 2000 Muslims. They


can draw on these things 800 years ago. 800 years ago. It is


interesting how they are using this long history. We will look at some


other stories. The Financial Times. Firstly, a rise in pupils getting


top A Levels grades. Boys ahead of girls for the first time in decades.


There was a gap to close. It's a shame, though. They were sexist


exams. It is a sweeping generalisation, but girls tend to do


better when there is a coursework focus and boys do better with exam


focus. Now, the only assessment is an exam. And some experts are saying


this is the reason why there is a surge in boys overtaking girls. I


think you would want this to have a parity with boys and girls getting


roughly the same. But we are not yet there. Michael Gove try to bring in


exams to make it harder to get good grades and it has done the other way


around. Boys are getting better grades. It will be interesting to


see what happens next weekend even so next year with the JSCEs. This


year is just a change of the year. We will go through all of that next


year. Dreading it. I don't know if there are different boys and girls


exams. What colour would you choose for the girl exams? Blue. I caught


you out. In the old days, girls wore pink because it is derivative of


red, a strong colour. There is also the Jeremy Corbyn effect, 13% rise


in passing. A weight of your mind. Just quickly, if you can, can you


deal with Steve Bannon? Stoking White House tensions for a China


trade war. What is going on in the White House? It is hard to keep up


with it. Donald Trump's advises seemed to have lots of very


different strong opinions they don't mind expressing in public. --


advisors. That is normally the hallmark of a well functioning


administration but Donald Trump does not like it. Talking about North


Korea in an interview he has given, Donald Trump, and he is saying that


there should not be any kind of concessions with China to try to


deal with North Korea because the US should be maniacally focused on


economic war with China. Yeah. That is an interesting way to take it.


War is an unfortunate word to use with China. He was talking about


Gary Cowan, the chief economic adviser, and it seems like utter


chaos. But apparently, as you were saying earlier, Donald Trump likes


this. He likes to see people competing for his affection. Seeing


who comes out on top. I would not have thought that is a healthy way


to run an administration. He is like a Roman emperor at a Colosseum. That


is it for the papers for the night. Don't forget, you can see all of the


front pages on the BBC News website. If you missed the programme, any


evening you can watch it later on the BBC iPlayer. Thank you, both of


you, for staying with us in this very late hour. Coming up, the


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