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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.