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


Lots of politics, so two likely people with me.


Our guests are Chris Hope, Chief Political Correspondent


of the Daily Telegraph, and the political commentator


It is all Europe. Let's start with the Metro. Last night, the headline


was, you must be joking. Today, the best of both worlds? Well, all of


the headlines last night could not the headlines last night could not


really have been worse for poor David Cameron. Today, yesterday, the


focus was on the deal he brought back from the EU, today the focus is


very much about Cameron against his own party. Today was the day when he


presented the deal to Parliament and then had to endure two hours of


every backbencher, pro and against, standing up and saying their piece.


He's got to go through this, because He's got to go through this, because


the relationship with his own party on Europe, the issue that divides


them, it is a bit of internal family therapy that he has to do over the


next few months if he has any chance of winning the referendum. As he


scored some points, given that it is a slightly more mellow headline on


the one we got last night? Possibly. He has a period of about two weeks


and is insisting the negotiation with our European partners is not


over. That his party, his MPs and his cabinet ministers should give


him that two week grace period to go back and get some more, but this is


the basis of a good deal, he says. He is being given the benefit of the


doubt, probably by enough backbenchers, and therefore the mood


today has been that he looks like he might be getting away with it. That


is probably why the headlines are less bad than there were 24 hours


ago. But the ghosts of Europe row's past are coming to haunt him. Fury


of the Tory grassroots? It's the of the Tory grassroots? It's the


same story, differently told. This is a two our debate. One exchange


that has been highlighted, we have written this in the Telegraph, David


Tennant -- David Cameron got them to agree on this slightly watered-down


deal, don't take a view because of what your constituency association


might say, or if you are worried about a boundary review. It is a red


rag to a bull, given that most people believe that Tory activists


at the right of the leadership, as are many of the Tory base. Here we


have a Prime Minister who is due to leave in three years' time, telling


his MPs, you need to get re-elected, ignoring those that vote for him? He


will not be there, he will not need to win the support of the people


that won the support of activists in 2015. Line taken by this campaign


you have on the left-hand side of the front page. We have not heard


anything about the live debate, one of the most crucial things in a


generation, why have we not heard about a live, televised debate?


There is still a lot of uncertainty about whether we will have a


referendum in June. It is pencilled in for June the 23rd. There has been


so much focus, the energy of the principal players in the government,


Cameron and Osborne, has been on this renegotiation and trying to get


a deal that they can put to the country. How the campaign will be


fought has become a bit secondary to that. The thing Cameron has on his


side is that at least the stay in campaign, the remained campaign,


seems to be relatively unified. When the deal is done coming two weeks'


time, even the those on the remain in side, who have been taking


potshots at David Cameron about the way he has conducted the


negotiations, they will have to come in behind him. At the moment, the


leave campaign has some very strong arguments and very encouraging signs


in the opinion polls, but it is very divided. At the moment, this problem


they are having is that David Cameron has told other Cabinet


ministers, you can't come out publicly for out yet. They have no


figurehead. On this point, Cameron said he would be on the TV during


debates. We are trying to make sure we hold him to that. What sort of


debate? There is only Nigel Farage that would stand there and say that.


Our idea is a good one, put Cameron against the best no campaign person


they can find. May be the campaign has somebody? It could be a business


leader, hopefully David Cameron will feel secure in his arguments and


have a proper debate. In the election last year, he did not want


to debate Ed Miliband head to head. I am sure Nigel Farage would give


him a run for his money. The Guardian, there are people within


the Cabinet, particularly the big beasts, feeling a little bit


uncomfortable. We know they are Eurosceptics, and yet they are


making tactical decisions about whether they will, indeed, be in the


campaign? Theresa May yesterday, Michael Gove not sure. Is Boris the


game changer? Seems to be, the dance of the seven veils, as I heard it


described. I heard a Boris Ally saying, you know, are we going to


win? They are looking at the polls? It is all about the future. This is


your point, David Cameron has told us he's going to stand down. A lot


of the power that the Prime Minister has is keeping their party onside,


through the fear of not being preferred to minister ships. Why


can't he have an honest debate? This is what the public complain about.


Why can't you say, I am a Eurosceptic, you know that, we will


have an honest debate. If you vote to stay in, that is democracy? That


would be an honest way to go forward? This is the other


complicating factor. All of these people being lined up as potential


successors, if the vote goes against David Cameron and the British people


vote to leave the EU, the next few years will be dominated by a


horrendous wrangle over how we come out. For me, and horrendous wrangle.


For others, an exciting journey. There will be thinking, if I want


the top job, how will I want to spend the next few years? I reckon


zombie-like Theresa May, who has hummed and hard -- somebody like


Theresa May, she will be thinking, do I want to do that? She could be


the most powerful Prime Minister for many years. We're nearly at the end


of this hour, let's look at the story in the Guardian. Lord Lucan,


he was called George Bingham yesterday. The guy in the picture is


now officially dead, according to the High Court, which allows George


Bingham to have the title. We are fans of Downton Abbey. Will she be a


dowager? Presumably it is all about the title. It marks a point on a


story that has obsessed viewers in Britain for decades. I think it will


continue to. The evidence might be emerging next year, says one of the


reports. If he re-emerges alive, he is back as Lord Lucan. For now, it


looks like a line has been drawn under this situation. One of the


families members of the victim was not happy. The son of the nanny and


the son of Lord Lucan have become good friends over the years. We will


get into more of that in the next hour. We will have more to go


through it. Coming up, time for Sportsday. And


apparently we will have more on the Prime Minister's attempts to win


backing from MPs for his deal on reforming Britain's place in Europe.


He has been facing some criticism today from some in his own party. I


have talked to the pictures. It is time for Sportsday.


Hello and welcome to Sportsday with me, Ore Oduba.


Coming up tonight: Runs, more runs and a lot of rain.


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