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work on Radio one and the Late, Late Breakfast Show. Coming up on

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Sportsday, Tom Daley wins gold in the ten metres diving platform.

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Welcome to our look at what the newspapers will be ringing us

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tomorrow. Thank you for joining us. Time for a look at the front pages.

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The Observer has claims from the Scottish National Party that the

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success of the Commonwealth Games will boost the independence

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campaign. The Sunday Times says Boris Johnson will tell David

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Cameron that he must be prepared to leave the EU if he wants a better

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deal from Brussels. The Sunday Telegraph leads on Gaza and an

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interview with Philip Hammond, who says the public is deeply disturbed

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by the fighting. The conflict is also the top story in the

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Independent on Sunday, with the paper focusing on a row between the

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Conservatives and Labour leaders. The Mail on Sunday says the UK is to

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get its first NHS funded national sperm bank to make it easier for

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lesbian couples and single women to have children.

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This evening, we will begin with Gaza, which has been dominating our

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news for the last few days. Looking at it from the Independent on

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Sunday's point of view, David Cameron and Ed Miliband are in a

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furious row over Gaza. A political story and one that suggests that the

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two leaders are attacking each other on this. Yes, this was sparked by a

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statement earlier today by Ed Miliband, bluntly criticising the

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Prime Minister for not condemning what Israel is doing enough. Ed

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Miliband makes the point that there should obviously be a ceasefire and

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both sides are in the wrong, and he does say that there has been an

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inexplicable silence from the Prime Minister on these continued attacks

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on civilians in Gaza. He says the Prime Minister should show more

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leadership. This is awkward as the Prime Minister has just left for a

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holiday in Portugal. His office has hit back, saying it is shocked that

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they see the leader is playing politics over such a serious issue.

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A big fight over a very important matter. Normally, they tried to

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speak with a united voice over such things. Yes, it is strange, really.

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Ed Miliband is Jewish and he has come out strongly saying that Israel

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is wrong and unjustified in the level of violence that it has been

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raining down on the citizens of Gaza. He has also criticised Hamas

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as well but his line of fire is really to attack David Cameron for

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not doing enough and not being active enough in making sure Britain

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takes a lead. Do you think people watching night after night this

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relentless bombardment, do you not think we are all a bit unsure of

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which side we should be on? I mean... I'm not sure even Philip

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Hammond has got it right in the Sunday Telegraph. People now think

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the balance has shifted away from Israel because they just see

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innocent civilians and children in the firing line and I just

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wonder... You can never get it right but people are thinking, hang on,

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Israel. You have a good case but you have got to stop killing civilians.

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And the graphic pictures as well. Let's look at these comments in the

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It is a weekly, really. `` week Sunday Telegraph. The condemnation

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It is a weekly, really. `` week lead. He has talked a little bit

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about this and a little bit about that. He has talked about Ebola and

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commerce to send support if any British citizens who are brought to

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come infected. Given the economic recovery in the UK. `` even. He has

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talked about the potential for an increase in anti`Semitic attacks in

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Britain. Why should that happen? Do you really think that is going to

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happen? I do not think so. It is a measure at interview. The situation

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is intolerable in Gaza and something must be done. Frankly, thank you

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very much, tell us something we do not know. He does not seem to have a

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solution. Not really taking a strong leader that we want to see. It is

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that lack of a solution that makes Ed Miliband's comments so

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interesting. He is almost trying to get the Prime Minister to say he has

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got a solution. He is also trying to drive a wedge between the Prime

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Minister and Nick Clegg. David Cameron has been a bit more

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measured. There is a little bit of political manoeuvring. He knows the

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Prime Minister has just gone off on holiday. It is a bit mean. Right

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now, when the world could be on the brink of war. Maybe it is not the

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best time to go off on holiday. Change onto the Observer now. A much

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happier story all around, the Commonwealth Games. Nicola Adams.

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Who narrowly beat my fellow countrywoman from Northern Ireland.

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She thinks she was robbed. A split decision. It is the friendly games,

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we do not discuss these results. I think she is a wonderful athlete.

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You cannot have a sport nowadays, if the men can do it, the women can do

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it. This story is more about an interview with sturgeon. She

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believes the record`breaking performance has led to an interest

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in the country. She has a point. Any sporting triumph does have a bounce

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the fact. `` effect. It is not until you get knocked out. In this

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situation, the Commonwealth Games has been a great success. The lovely

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weather has helped. The wonderful spread of medals. Fantastic

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performances. Do the politicians actually think this will have any

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effect? I do not think so. Had the games been a disaster, it might have

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reinforced the no vote. The fact it has been a success, I am not sure it

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could make a difference. I think probably we are looking at a no,

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rather than a yes. Do you want a fiver on it? There will not be much

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else happening ahead of the vote on Scottish independence. I think we

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will see a lot more on this. The Observer has done rather well to tie

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together a series story with what is going on with the common scams. You

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will have to make your bets off BBC premises. `` Commonwealth Games.

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Boris Johnson is said to be warning the Prime Minister that the only way

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to win reformed is to threaten or be prepared to leave the union. Who

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would thought Boris Johnson is appealing to the conservative

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grassroots by saying it you should be ready to leave the EU? This is

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based on one of his economic advisers. He is going to suggest

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that unless major reforms happen in the European Union, Britain should

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be ready to leave. That is the kind of thing that most Conservatives are

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saying. He is just reinforcing that message. It is a way of getting a

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popular conservative onto the front of the Sunday Times. Everybody wants

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to know if Boris Johnson is to finally put up or shut up and become

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an MP and eventually take over from David Cameron. Smart money was to

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mark her nose. ``? Who knows. Isn't it just a bit of sabre rattling?

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Just in case he ends up in the chair and it is also setting up the EU for

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renegotiation. He is reminding people that he is still there. David

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Cameron is in Portugal. Elsewhere on the Sunday Times. News or

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speculation that the star of the apprentice will be made a Tory peer.

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Lord sugar is a Labour peer. I never know where these leaks come from.

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They are usually be well sourced. `` pretty. I think there has been a

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good idea. She has proved herself in the arenas of sport and business and

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on television. She is a thoroughly good egg, in my opinion. She might

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liven up the House of Lords. I think there will be some these trembling

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in the House of Lords. Alan sugar has already been on Twitter saying

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it would be a great idea. Does need some younger blood. Some more

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competent women. The Mail on Sunday. NHS to find sperm bank for lesbians.

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`` fund. That is going to get Daily Mail readers I rate, I would have

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thought. He has to think very hard how he can upset his readership, his

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constituency, every Sunday. This will probably get them going. This

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particular sperm bank idea will also be available for heterosexual

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couples. The lion that is intended to anger is that it will be

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available to lesbians. Same`sex couples are fully intended to have a

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family as anyone else, why not? Interesting front page. The headline

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a rather different story altogether. Allegations about Russel Brand.

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Thank you very much for your input. I think Gaza will dominate those of

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the papers and inside pages. Thank you both for that. Every day we

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discuss the papers on BBC News. With the Commonwealth Games drawing to a

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close tomorrow, it is of course the closing ceremony with Kylie Minogue

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going to be the headline act. We will cross to Glasgow and have a

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look at the Commonwealth Games Sportsday.

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