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to keep the week it in the opening one-day international against


Pakistan tomorrow. We will have the rest of the day's


sport in Sportsday, in around 15 minutes, after the papers.


Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.


With me are the Evening Standard columnist Rosamund Urwin


and political commentator Lance Price.


The Financial Times leads with David Cameron's plans


for changing Britain's relationship with the EU.


The inquest into the death of singer Nick Cave's son Arthur


The Telegraph leads with a speech by Sir John Major


in which he describes the level of inequality in modern Britain


The Express says there were 1.2 million illegal entries into the EU


and the paper says that's why Britain should leave the EU.


The Guardian says the Chancellor has been dealt


a blow by a Conservative-controlled committee of MPs


who are condemning plans to cut working tax credits.


David Cameron's is pictured inside a jelly on the Sun,


which claims his stance on migrant benefits is wobbling.


The Independent also goes with the Prime Minister's bid to


renegotiate the terms of Britain's EU membership.


There are more allegations from the Mail


The paper also shows the Duchess of Cornwall jokingly brandishing


a knife, during a visit to a winery in Australia.


At least we hope she is joking. We begin them. We kick off than with


the Independent. But here are the Eurosceptics. They really were, some


of them, angry in the chamber of the house. One of them saying, " Is that


it?! " he called it a single rule. He is obviously a campaigner for


out. There is a feeling that David Cameron gave rather vague proposals


and then watered down the ones that seem like a red line only six months


ago. There has been a quick change of heart on this. The Europe


Minister went even further and said," Let's see what other people


suggest we do instead. " Obviously, he is willing to find some ground to


move on this. It has not exactly pleased the Eurosceptics. Some


people are suggesting that he has stitched up a deal already with


Angela Merkel along time ago, and the other EU leaders, to get all


this through. What is your reading? Will he have a battle on his hands?


There is a battle on his hands. It is not all about Angela Merkel. The


other EU leaders have to agree on treaty changes. That is a tall


order. Some have pointed out that this may be unachievable and we


should be out altogether. There is no doubt that Chancellor Merkel


wants the UK to stay in Europe. I think that David Cameron does as


well. She keeps saying that anything is possible. That is the way that


renegotiations work. It does not make it or attractive necessarily to


the people who have to decide in the referendum, all of us, because it


tends to be deals. It is difficult to pin down who said what to whom


because it is done behind closed doors. David Cameron has a difficult


task on his hands to persuade a very sceptical Conservative Party and a


public and Bill about Europe as well and they are in bill at about


Europe. This was his date is set out his stall. The headlines he will get


tomorrow at the last things he wanted. A different style from


Margaret Thatcher's negotiations. It is not exactly no, no, no, is it


that is what the Eurosceptics wanted to hear. They want another Thatcher.


That is what the Sun have focused on. They had David Cameron in a


jelly, say that he or balls on a plate. He will not like that. He


will not like that at all. -- wobbles on a plate. David Cameron is


in a difficult position here. It does not want this to be the


defining moment of his premiership. Is this all goes wrong and we vote


to leave, he is done for. He has fixed his term. How does he stay in


office after that? It would be game over. It is a policy that he


created, isn't it? To deal with the far right of his party and to deal


with UKIP. It was affixed to keep Tory party quiet. He now has to keep


the price that decision -- pay the price for that decision to do that.


It was a short-term fix and now he faces a difficult decision to get


through this. I'm very pro- European and I think that we will vote yes. I


have to wish him well even though we do not necessarily think it was the


right decision. Will the referendum settle this whole debate that has


been so dominating politics. Long? If he loses, he will have to go. --


dominating politics for so long? It is a once and for all decision. As


we have seen in Scotland, once in a generation. A new Conservative


Party, new Prime Minister, they could say we will look at it again.


Moving on from Europe, the Guardian has a fresh blow for George Osborne


on tax credits. What is that about? The Work and Pensions Select


Committee which is controlled by the Tories, has said that they would


want tax credit changes, cuts, to be brought in slower. This is what


Frank Field had put before the House of Commons. This is not quite the


same way as doing it. In order to cut spending, George Osborne wants


to save ?4.4 billion by cutting tax credits. The problem is that this


will hit the so-called striders, hard-working people, not the


scroungers but this government sees as the mortal enemy of everything.


People in work and people with children, and people trying to make


a better life. This is incredibly difficult for them to push, this


time. What the government is doing is putting up the minimum wage for


those over 25 at least. That is supposed to offset that. If you


bring in more slowly, the idea is that it will have the fact that


people will not be badly punished. They have been forced to go back on


the tax credits by the House of Lords? It is obvious that he will


have to budge on this. The biggest concern comes from the conservatives


who had serious doubts about it. Some of them are saying that this


could be the administration's poll tax, it could lead to that much of a


reaction in the public. It is interesting. When I was working for


the Labour government when the tax credits were introduced, it was


fiendishly complicated. It was Gordon Brown's baby and he


understood it and few others did. You understood it, didn't you? I did


my best. There was not much gratitude in the country when it was


delivered. We wondered why people want more grateful but as soon as


the threat comes up to take it away, it becomes... Does it have the


same resonance as the poll tax? It is not quite as simple as the poll


tax. Not as easy to grasp. We will not see writing in the streets and


all of those dreadful scenes again. One of the reasons we won't you that


as well as Thatcher refusing to budge on the poll tax, George


Osborne will budge on tax credits. Speaking of issues are so could --


social equality which the TAT credits -- tax credits are supposed


to address, interesting comments from the former Conservative Prime


Minister John Major, saying that the lack of equality in Britain is


"shocking". Major is a boy from Braxton who grew up in a council


house and went on to become Prime Minister. He has experienced here.


Not many politicians have that kind of experience. This is a personal


intervention. He is admitting that he failed when he was empowered to


do much about inequality, as it was not a big issue when he was in


power. There is now this massive gap that has opened up between the rich


and poor. It is something that he is finding desperately unfair, that a


child may start with worst prospects than some others. It was across the


idea that you have no security and no peace of mind if you grow up in


those circumstances. He would deny it of course, but this is another


attack on the tax credit policy. There is a nod in there to the


increase in the living wage as you are saying. And improving government


finances being a prerequisite for ending poverty. He says that he


failed to do it in his having years as PM. It raises the question of


whether equality will be reduced or increased under the next... The only


Conservative Prime Minister we have had since John Major, David Cameron.


It is an easy one for the Labour Party and opposition to say, if you


will cut tax credits and also cut taxes on the rich, you will make it


worse. Former Prime Minister John Major, in


the Daily Mirror, former prime minister Gordon Brown saying that


the Tories are betraying Britain with the tax credit cuts. Quite rare


interventions from Gordon Brown. We have had a few in the last year or


so. It is not speak up very often. I think that he is very right in the


arguments that he is making. This is the least of their problems. You


would expect Gordon Brown, the architect of tax credits, to be a


very vocal supporter of them. He does that, pointing out exactly have


we had been discussing earlier, the people hardest hit are those who


want to work. They are not people on benefits of our people with kids and


all the rest of it. There is an older and ageing politics that


is... The opposition are in front of you, your enemies are behind you and


the the George Osborne has to worry about other Conservative benches,


not Gordon Brown. We can talk now about the Times's


report on Sunday trading. This is an interesting kind of coalition of


rebels who, as the Times say, brought down the shutters on longer


Sunday trading hours, including the SNP, the Scottish National party,


even though this is something that applies to England and Wales. They


are claiming this as a victory even though they could not have won it


alone. We will not have longer trading hours on a Sunday. I'm


puzzled about this being an issue. Most supermarkets get around it by


opening up the smaller stores at that stay open till 11pm anyway.


They found their peaks anyway in big cities. But not that big... The tiny


little... It is confusing for shoppers. Mike small supermarkets


stay open longer and the big ones cannot? Well, quite. Is this


something that government should be doing? I don't want shops open all


the time that this isn't something the government should be doing. The


last paragraph of this story is fascinating. It is a different angle


on the story. The Queen comments on something political which she rarely


does. She was igniting the Liberal Democrat who lost his seat. He said


that there were more women than before and she said that there were


more Scots. That is bizarre. There are more Scottish Nationalists but


many of the MPs who were defeated in Scotland were also Scots. Not sure


what she was getting out there. The SNP a saying that this is another


example of them acting as the effective opposition at Westminster.


But if Labour had done well in the election, they could be almost


working hand-in-hand with Labour in government, that was the theory


before the last election. Absolutely. The SNP on this one have


jumped on the bandwagon, basically. It does not affect them. They


already have the right trading laws in Scotland as it stands. It used


the Labour's opposition, which is bigger than the SNP in Parliament.


The deadly bit in the mix once again is the Tory backbenchers who do not


agree with David Cameron. Now, perhaps Camilla has an idea for


the way that David Cameron might deal with these backbenchers. I


hesitate to suggest... She is looking ferocious there, isn't she?


This is the kind of photograph that makes the picture editor's day. It


is in several papers. Normally, a royal photo opportunity, they are


happy and smiling. This looks like something out of an hour through


Hitchcock film, doesn't it? I rather applaud her for not playing along


and smiling the entire time and having a bit more personality. I


rather like the idea that she was at the same time, warning her husband,


Prince Charles, to behave himself. Don't mess with the Duchess! Don't


mess with the Duchess! Finally, we have a cartoon from the


Daily Telegraph. It is my favourite cartoon on the Russian athletes. It


is rather brilliant. We have to bear is in a cave and one is saying to


the other, I would never eat a Russian athletes, they are so pumped


full of chemicals. That is a rather beautiful summary of the day. It has


been the dominant story of the week, the doping scandal. The idea that


this was based on its sponsored doping... Back to the Cold War, back


to the Soviet days... It is not on the front pages of many papers but


it will be a huge story that will develop and it may turn into almost


a Cold War test of strength. Blimey Putin and the Russian authorities


seem unrepentant. He is accused of using sport as part of his foreign


policy. He will get the states dependent on Russia for oil or gas


to threaten to boycott the bits as well if Russia were to be under


pressure not to compete. -- boycott the Olympics as well.


That's it for The Papers this hour. Thank you, Rosamund and Lance.


Coming up next, it's time for Sportsday.


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