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


bringing us tomorrow. With me are Vincent Moss, the Political Editor


of the Sunday Mirror, and the author and journalist Shyama Perera. First


the front pages. The Sunday Telegraph is looking at calls from


95 MPs for powers to veto every aspect of EU law.


The Observer reports on Brussels fight against the Government's


attempts to change EU immigration rules.


The Sunday Times has followed that theme and led on a story about the


Government planning to ban EU migrants from claiming welfare


payments for up to two years after arriving in the UK.


The Independent on Sunday revisits the Iraq war, with a story that the


UK is to answer for alleged war crimes.


The Mail on Sunday splashes on more claims about the former Co-op bank


chairman Paul Flowers. So, let's begin! We are going to


talk about Europe, because I don't -- it is in several other papers.


Let's look at how the Telegraph is covering it. 95 Conservative MPs


call for an EU law veto. They want every aspect of EU law to be open to


a veto in Westminster. An extraordinary appeal. It doesn't


stand a chance, does it? Not really. The Eurosceptic Sunday


Telegraph has a story saying that 95 MPs have written to David Cameron,


wanting to block future laws and revise existing laws. They once a


white card to cherry pick the bits they like. It will never happen.


They just want to get out of Europe. They are starting to put the


pressure on as we are coming up to the election. I think that the


elections coming up in Europe, I think these MPs are worried about


the rise of the European -- the UK Independence party. They are piling


pressure on Conservative HQ. The bill that is supposed to give us a


referendum in 2017, even that is looking dicey. Now Bill is going to


get through. What interests me about this, and you probably have the


answer, is how does he and third -- the Prime Minister respond to this?


What is the response? You can say yes. Does he just step back and let


the UK Independence party swallow up all of these constituencies, or does


he do something incredibly stupid? He is ready starting to be


incredibly stupid by trying to buck your -- European Union law. He will


continue to top tough. You will hear stronger and stronger rhetoric on


things like immigration. It probably will change much in reality.


European law takes years to change, not months. Iain Duncan Smith is


talking about being tough on immigration and whether they can


claim benefits. We will hear a lot of this up until the elections in


May because it is the issue that concerns voters the months. We are


going to have the most interesting alliance after the next election.


This will split the vote on over the place. This will not do these MPs


any favours at all. What is really interesting, and I think we should


be running lots on this, or running a book on it, is what is the mix of


the next government going to be? There will not be a majority


government. While all of this is happening, I wish there were some of


the he could step out of the box and say we will end up with the UK


Independence party having 10% and the Conservatives having whatever. I


think we have more of a rough ride ahead, and a new way of government


for the foreseeable future. Like today in Germany, where they have to


form coalitions every time. That would be a real change for us. Is


that how you read this? Yes, although Labour are ahead,


Conservatives are realising that they cannot win unless they come to


some sort of deal with UKIP. That is the thing that obsesses nearly every


conservative MP I speak to. Let's have a look at the story and Europe


in the Observer. It is an essay, really. Defiant Russell slaps down


Britain's threats to rewrite immigration rules. The President of


Europe says that the idea of free movement of such a basic tenants of


the European Union that there is no way we will let that slide. I think


we forget that we are not part of that land mass. On the continental


mainland, people are crossing borders everyday without having to


think about it. Of course they want to keep that. We have got the island


mentality of being scared of people crossing over. He makes the point


that I have heard others make before in the European Union, he said I


would like to see the UK making its case for reform from within the EU


rather than having one hand on the escape hatch. I think George Osborne


will make a speech along those lines this week. The reforms are needed,


that we will stay within and tried to reform from within. The Observer


is very pro-European, saying Brussels. Sign any British FM to


rewrite the immigration rules and there is no chance of curbing free


movement -- curbing free movement between EU states. I don't think


much will change. High in case of the builders with this issue of


Europe? It causes lots of problems with the Conservatives, and always


has. Is it just the aspect of immigration are particularly


concerned people is to mark -- particularly concerns people? I


think voters think it is bonkers that their MPs are concerned about


this boat when they are struggling to pay the bills. In the Observer,


police were aware of Mark Duggan flash points. We saw people


gathering today in Tottenham for a vigil over the death of Mark Duggan,


who was shot lawfully in August 2011. We saw riots spread out across


the country after that shooting. The suggestion here is that the lease


new that the shooting of Mark Duggan would trigger wider disorder and


despite the later came from Scotland Yard that the riot is in Tottenham


could not have been predict did. This is a total nonstory. People


knew that the shooting of Mark Duggan cooed cause widespread


disorder, despite the fact that they claim those riots after Mark Duggan


could have been predicted. They could not predict it was going to


spread across England. What you see when you read on is that they put


into play all sorts of mechanisms to ensure that if there was some I wake


of this order in Tottenham they could deal with it. What they did


not do was think ahead to other places. They plan for what they knew


would happen. What they didn't do is guess what might happen. So, it


confirms that, to me. They were aware that things might happen like


the police station in Tottenham might need a bit more protection,


they were not aware of how big the riots would become. The judges who


sat on all those cases on people who were caught up in the riot said it


was absolutely opportunistic and they couldn't say that it was


connect with some sort of civil protest that happened in London. I


think it was a time when people work climbing the Cenotaph and shops were


having their windows smashed by young protesters. There was a wee of


at rest in the country anyway and this provided an opportunity for


people to vent, but not necessarily about what was happening in


Tottenham. The family of Mark Duggan do not feel they have seen justice


done. We have to trust the jury system. We have to trust that they


did come to the correct verdict. There is a call for a tax on fruit


juice. People should think seriously about it. If you want those


vitamins, have some fruit. With everyone thinking about diets, that


theme is hitting home. I find this story interesting for a different


reason. I think drinks are behind the obesity epidemic. 20, 25 years


ago, when Starbucks and all the big coffee companies started. I would go


in and have four cappuccinos across the day. What I did not think about


was that was probably two pints of milk a day I had not been having


before across five working days. I was having an extra day off Kallis


to ease -- calories every week. When people drink, they do not think in


terms of calories. A lot about sugar at the moment. The Bay City 's art


is suggesting there should be a tax on some of the fizzy drinks. --


obesity tsar. Emma Thompson and Sandra Bullock are up for Golden


globes tomorrow night. Apart from Jennifer Lawrence, the average age


of the 39 women who are nominated for awards, the average age is 45.


In their prime! We disagree about Gravity. That is it for The Papers


this hour. We will be back at 11:30pm. Stay with us here on BBC


News. At 11pm, we'll have more on the legacy of one of the most


influential and divisive figures in Israeli history - Ariel Sharon, who


has died at the age of 85. Coming up next, it's Reporters.


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