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05/01/2016

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McFadden has been sacked for apparent disloyalty to leader Jeremy

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Corbyn -- Press. Hello and welcome to

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our look ahead to what the papers With me are Beth Rigby, the

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media editor of the Times and author and chief executive of the Creative

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Industries Federation, John Tomorrow's front pages, starting

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with the FT, which leads with the bid by

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Sainsbury's for Argos and Homebase, which it says is

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an attempt to bolster its position ahead of the entry of Amazon

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into the UK groceries market. Labour's reshuffle, and the sacking

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of Michael Dugher, leads the Independent, which also carries a

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picture of a tearful Barack Obama as Metro leads with

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the disappearance of the former Police have found three bodies

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in the garden of the family home. The Telegraph says that police

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failed to notice for six weeks that the Briton

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suspected of appearing in the latest free rein on the EU referendum after

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a manoeuvre by leading Eurosceptics. Mr Cameron brought the announcement

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forward after a meeting with cabinet ministers Chris Grayling and Theresa

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Villiers, according to the Times. The Express says the move is a

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"huge boost" to the Leave Campaign. And the Daily Mail calls it

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a "victory for democracy". We will cross to America, The

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Independent. Obama's tears, the gun lobby's jeers. Pushing through

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stricter gun controls. He says enough is enough? Look at the power

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of still photography, for a moment. That picture, particularly the one

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used in the close-up, a massive tear. We were talking about how this

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was Obama's unfinished distance. -- business. He was going through his

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last year with a sense of, even if he doesn't get that far on this

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issue, or you get the sense that healthcare was his big campaign in

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the first term. That had moderate effect. This is going to be his

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defining moment in the second term, even if he doesn't go very far. We

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know that the plans he has a modest adjustments to the John Morse. -- to

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the are. -- are. It is curious to a European audience what is going on

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about. When you realise that the vast majority of Americans agree

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with the President's proposals for strict background checks, it is

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interesting, isn't it? Yes. He said he might not have the support for

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the Congress, but he does have the support of the people. He said he

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will push through the measures, he says in his speech, just because

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it's hard, that's no excuse not to try. He said it may not happen

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during his presidency, but he has decided to use his final year...

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Instead of being a lame duck, he is going to try and push forward. Why

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are the Republicans so resistant to it? Partly because of their own

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voter base, they are very resistant to any further gun controls. There

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is also a more this rule animosity between President Obama and his

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Republican rivals. They do not want to relinquish any power to him or

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his presidential authority. It will be quite a bitter fight. We saw the

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Republican candidates coming out to denounce what he was saying before

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he even said it. Yes, they said all kinds of things. In the radio

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address, he said he would make an announcement. But he had never

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actually said anything, and he is well within the presidential

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prerogative to push these things through. When it comes to gun

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control, in America, we British people are not going to get our head

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around what the Americans are thinking. But does it mean, somewhat

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on the right, do they need a Republican to say, enough is

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enough? More people are being killed by fellow Americans than terrorists

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in the United States. It is just not going to happen. It Obama is the

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most likely president to really campaign on this. A second term

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president, they are not fighting for re-election so they can choose their

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issues. Most go for foreign policy and fight a war somewhere. But he

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has gone with a domestic policy, he will make a little progress but not

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much. If there is a Republican president, they will surely reverse

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whatever he comes up with. With The Independent, rebels defiant as

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Jeremy Corbyn is ridiculed by the man he sacked. That is Michael

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Duggan, the Shadow Culture Secretary. We learnt in the last few

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minutes that Pat McFadden has been fired as well, apparently for

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disloyalty to Jeremy Corbyn. The most rebellious MP since 1997, I

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think. Apparently David Cameron has voted more times with the Labour

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Party than Jeremy Corbyn? If anyone knows the answer to that, please get

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in touch! So, two and have been sacked for speaking out against

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Jeremy Corbyn. He has sacked Pat McFadden, a very pro- European

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Labour MP who took the portfolio when Corbyn was elected. He has been

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fired for disloyalty. Arguably, Corbyn feels that Hilary Benn has

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been very disloyal to him as well. There was a free vote about Syrian

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air strikes, but he stood up and made a very passionate speech urging

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his Labour benches to vote with David Cameron. Part of the talk

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about this reshuffle has been that Jeremy Corbyn will use it to stamp

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his authority on the party and move Hilary Benn to a different

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portfolio. It does not seem he is able to do that, because he cannot

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galvanise his own shadow cabinet to bend to his will. There are reports

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that he would face ten potential resignations from other shadow

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cabinet ministers. So, these are rather small fish in the shadow of

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the Cabinet. We have heard nothing of the big news, such as foreign

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affairs. What about the Prime Minister and his cabinet? The Daily

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Mail, victory fought democracy. MP EU, in -out campaigning. The express

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has done a similar story. The Times, interesting as well. Saying that

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David Cameron was forced to do this by the prospect of what we were just

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saying, the prospect of resignations within his own Cabinet. This is an

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extraordinarily difficult moment for the government, assuming it takes

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place in June or September. We have now got, in some ways it was

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inevitable, two sides of the Cabinet are going to be openly campaigning.

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Trying to stop it would have been almost impossible. The pro-

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campaigner have a very difficult... The anti- campaign is pretty

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straightforward. They don't believe David Cameron will bring back any

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meaningful reforms. Yet, many ministers, the mainstream of the

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Conservative Party who adopt his position which is very Euro

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centrist, they can't really campaign yet. They have got nothing to

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campaign on. This supposedly negotiation has not achieved

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anything noticeable. This is a victory of sorts for the campaign to

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leave? There was talk about this in the run-up to the party conference,

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Eurosceptics were asking David Cameron to give the Conservative

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Cabinet a free vote. He resisted. I think that the writing on the wall

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was clear. I think it was a question of when, not if for David Cameron.

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On the basis that he knew he could not convince his Cabinet to support

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a position of collective responsibility in Europe. He knew it

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would infuriate his Eurosceptic backbenchers. In terms of whether it

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is a victory for them, if you look at how the pro- EU wing of the party

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reacted, they were very disappointed that the PM hadn't forced it

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through. You compare that to those who are pro, who say it was a mature

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decision of party politics, that tells you what you need to know.

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Doesn't show you how, when you mention the two talismans for the

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pro- EU calls, people were saying that during John Major's time stop

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work he was undermined by the Eurosceptics in his party. It shows

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how far the party has moved, that these two elderly gents are still

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really the only two pro- European members. It takes a lot to find

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people who will openly state their opinions. Police blunder left a

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terrorist free? He is in the latest Islamic State video, arrested on

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terror charges. Apparently supporting Islamic State. He was

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then released, as long as he gave his passport in, which he didn't?

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There are two things. Firstly, we don't have border checks. Not when

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you leave, the same way you do when you are coming in. It is easy to

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leave. There are checks when you arrive, it is easier to leave. The

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second point is that there are 750 people that security forces believe

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have returned from Syria or Islamic State areas, fighting with the

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Jihadis. The security services cannot monitor that amount of

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people. So, this is talking about a police blunder. I would argue that

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it is quite difficult for security services to monitor all these

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people. It might be, given the changing threat we have seen over

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the past three or four years with these homegrown Jihadis coming out,

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it might be that the government might use this latest case to start

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really thinking about how they could control orders on people or restrict

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their movements. It should be that hard, it is a lot harder in mainland

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Europe where there are so many transnational land orders. Even if

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you are opposed, we are seeing in Denmark and Sweden... A famous

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bridge. Even the Spanish reimposed territory against terrorists with

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friends. It is still a lot easier to get across land borders rather than

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sea borders. I would argue this is a blunder and it is embarrassing.

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Odds of winning the lotto. I actually don't have that paper. I

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have it here. The odds are getting worse. What are they, millions and

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millions and millions anyway? It is just one in 14 million, and now it

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is one in 20 million. One in 45 million X! There is always a chance.

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