tv The Papers BBC News April 8, 2018 11:30pm-11:46pm BST
first, the headlines. the un security council is expected to hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss reports of a chemical attack in syria. medical sources say dozens of people died in the rebel—held town of douma. donald trump describes president assad as an "animal" and condemns syria's allies. the syrian government denies responsibility. ministers deny any link between falling police numbers and the rise in violence in london. labour accuse them of having their heads in the sand. hungary's right—wing prime minister viktor orban claims victory in the country's general election, leaving him poised for a third consecutive term. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are michael booker, he's the deputy editor of the daily express and broadcaster and campaigner lynn faulds wood. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in,
and syria makes many of the headlines. the metro focuses on donald's trump warning to president assad and his allies that they will pay the price for what the paper calls an outrage. the ft picks up the same theme, highlighting trump's tweet calling assad an animal. the daily express have chosen to put a distressing picture on the front page, highlighting the horror of the alleged chemical attack. the daily telegraph highlights trump's claims that vladimir putin was partly responsible. the guardian claims it has a leaked home office document which alleges government cuts to the police may have encouraged violent offenders. the times has the same picture as the guardian illustrating the syria story, it also has story claiming the nhs is wasting £40 million a year on a useless injection for back pain. the daily mail says the open university is a victim of the changes to tuition fees and claims educationalists and some senior conservatives are calling for it to be subsidised.
and the i takes a look at the home secretary's multi—million pound plan to reduce youth crime. so, syria dominating the front pages there. your paper has chosen to use this photograph of this baby having to receive oxygen after that attack in douma, seek is the headline. most of them will die, the targeting of anything that is known to have life. is important to choose carefully the pictures you use, but there are so many traumatised children that we are seeing. there are much worse pictures that have come out. this is as far as you can go to get across the horror that is going on. we are getting the story every six months
orso, it getting the story every six months or so, it comes around with depressing regularity, some more horrors from syria and we see it quite often and then we go into the same sort of response is. we have the un security council, we see the horrors and the footage, then we have the talking from the politicians and donald trump tweeting as soon as he got up this morning when he had seen the footage, claiming vladimir putin, blaming assad climbing there would bea blaming assad climbing there would be a big price to pay as well. last time this happened we had some bombs drop in syria, which were supposed to be the origins of the chemical attacks last time and yet assad is still in charge and his forces are still in charge and his forces are still behind more chemical attacks and we are here again. the times, what is donald trump meant to do then? clearly the un security council is stymied by the fact that russia has a veto and is an ally of
serious topic the times has put its finger on one of the things it is meant to do bit and that is talked to people before he tweets. after he says they have a big price to pay, then the times understands his comments were composed for the white house made any decisions over its response. are you considering that —— suggesting there are —— there is confusion over american foreign policy? all of this could come to a head tomorrow and john bolton, the new national security adviser starts tomorrow because the last one got the push. he has called one of the pay the push. he has called one of the pay “ the push. he has called one of the pay —— papers, the patron the push. he has called one of the pay “ papers, the patron saint the push. he has called one of the pay -- papers, the patron saint of warmonger as. this guy is much more hawkish, if we are to bring this to
a head and have a real fight over it, it sounds like it could happen. it says a number of times we are locked in urgent talks, the international community must respond is to be a british source says it will likely be a response similar to last year, which wasn't effective.” think if you have a hawk like john bolton going in there,... is that almost an ad hominem attack? has got anything to do with his ability to do thejob? anything to do with his ability to do the job? he is very right-wing. the daily telegraph has the final take, trump was that warning to vladimir putin over syrian gas atrocity. there is a much going on between the us and russia and many other allies, not least britain because of the nerve agent attack in salisbury, the expulsion of diplomats, tit—for—tat between russia and 23 different countries.
inevitably, there is an implication here. this is his strongest attack on vladimir putin since he became president and yes, we have had sanctions over the past few weeks following the poisoning. he says that blood on the putin, russia and iran are responsible and there is a big price to pay, but will there come anything of it? these tweets this morning, when he has reacted very quickly to it, comes a few days after he tweeted that us troops will be pulled out of syria because he thought thejob be pulled out of syria because he thought the job was done against is. when this first blew up, we were going to support a group that became an offshoot of is again. it shows you the picture in that country. he is so difficult to understand. that animal assad's animal wars are over,
now he says that the duke pull troops out. —— they were going to. as the scene from donald trump, is he the guy that will help save the world ? he the guy that will help save the world? he also said america first and that he won't get involved in foreign wars. he did, but then he changed his mind last you when he got good headlines. so much of what is or isn't done in syria, is surely fallout from what happened in iraq. we are all feeling, in this country and all of the countries that came in on iraq, that we left with our tails between our legs. we have had some missile strikes in 2015 in this area, but we have never gone in any other way because there wasn't the appetite and public opinion was behind it. this is all being stepped up because
when 0bama was the president, in ghouta there was 1400 people killed ina gas ghouta there was 1400 people killed in a gas attack and many were children. and we are seeing much more headlines, there have been lots of chemical attacks on populations in syria and this isjust the latest one. either they have got to do something, like trump saying this is his war, and holding putin more than partly responsible. he has got to do something! you have a horrible feeling that we buy be discussed in the same thing in 6—8 months time.” hope so, it is otherwise what else will happen? a couple of crime stories to do with violent crimes of the rising crack cocaine driving violent crime, warns amber rudd, just before we get the launch of this £40 million strategy. they seem
to be acting after this huge rise in violent crime, we had deaths and stabbings particular —— particularly in the streets of london. she is coming out and seems to be doing something, £40 million. is that a huge amount of money in the big scheme of things? she is talking about how there is hugely addictive crack cocaine increasingly used across the country. it is more pure, cheaper and what the gangs are doing is using kids from the inner cities and going along the county lines and into the towns and villages and selling these things. it is not a london issue, it is some thing that is spreading and these kids have been groomed and they are trying to stop it but it is very difficult for them to do it. it is a mental health issue because the people who are taking the crack cocaine are ending up taking the crack cocaine are ending up extremely ill will. i was doing
an investigation into gangs in glasgow years ago and they had lookouts that were ten years old then and then they were making a fortune doing counterfeit products and basically all bought dvds of films, they were making a fortune and all of the lookouts were children. here they are using children. here they are using children again. the guardian, contrary to what the home secretary has said, police cuts likely a tribute to rises in violence, according to a home office paper. well there is the nile is about this as well. one of the problems you haveis as well. one of the problems you have is that this particular, the serious violence strategy is hitting harder with the police, what the other countries have done is that they have got together all of the agencies involved, because this is notjust a agencies involved, because this is not just a police agencies involved, because this is notjust a police issue, this is social services, health, everybody in it. and a map the gangs in
lascaux and then they invited all of the game, at gangs to come to court —— gangs to come to court and they showed them and put pictures up around the court and showed them what they did. but they also offered help. they were offered accommodation, jobs, constructive things to get them back on trucks and then they would talk to buy the mothers —— talked to by the mothers of those who had died, they found a very high uptake of people wanting to get out of this cycle. this is done by the home office in february, saying there was a huge rise in violent crime, or what driven by sex offences and at the same time a drop in police officer numbers since 2014. the court in this, i don't
know how exhausted the report is, they are saying the resources dedicated to serious crimes, charge rates have dropped and may encourage offenders. it does seem as though this is seen in black and white. you lose police officers, violet crumble go lose police officers, violet crumble 9° up lose police officers, violet crumble go up because people don't think they will get caught. —— violent crime will go up. crime is changing, moving away from other crimes, if you are burgled, the police probably won't come out. also the issue of cyber crime. let's look at the daily mail. says the open university —— say you've. —— save. it is curious when everybody is focusing on what happened in syria and the awful pitches we see in the news, sullenly —— awful pictures.
suddenly we want to save the open university. a hour for people who are employed and they are older, probably maul likely daily mail readers. —— more likely. maybe they are on a wonderful thing and will shipa are on a wonderful thing and will ship a lot of copies tomorrow and get a lot of interest, but it seems an odd headline. numbers of part—time students have been falling over the last two years and open universities has gone down by 30% and it was because back six years ago the government introduced a cap on what, the money you could get to attend part—time courses at £6,750, which doesn't take you very far. now they are suggesting there should be some sort of subsidy. if you give a subsidy to the open university, wouldn't you have lots of other stu d e nts wouldn't you have lots of other students putting their hands up, saying i cannot afford mike course,
iama saying i cannot afford mike course, i am a young kid and don't want huge debt, why only help that people who possibly have a job at the same time, have made a few quid in their time, have made a few quid in their time, you will get people saying hang on, this is unfair. just because they are terribly nice and middle—class, why should they? that is the inference from this, i am not saying they are. they are employed and older. that doesn't make you middle—class. the open universities area middle—class. the open universities are a different beast. they admit that lord willett, who was the inverter is minister, introduced maintenance grant to make up for the fa ct maintenance grant to make up for the fact that you are paying for these fees, they found out that the grants, most students couldn't get them. they have now realised that that measure they brought in back then, backfired. maybe they can save
then, backfired. maybe they can save the open university. barely any time at all. this man on the cover of the financial times, a scientist who thinks he created the nerve agent. he is the proud father of of novichok, he thinks that yes, they we re novichok, he thinks that yes, they were targeted with it. it sounds russian, there is clews there. that is not conclusive proof. i am very sceptical tonight and u2 have been very unruly. finally, that is a wrap, hamilton wins olivier awards, and unlikely success in some ways it. -- in and unlikely success in some ways it. —— in some ways. and unlikely success in some ways it. -- in some ways. a hip-hop musical about the forgotten founding father of america. i hate spontaneous