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the test series against South Africa. And, Warren Gatland talks

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about the chances over Ireland. Hello and welcome to

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our look ahead to what the papers With me are political commentator

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Miranda Green and Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent

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for the Telegraph. The Metro has the Prime Minister

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saying that the deal he's negotiated with the European Union offers

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the best of both worlds. The Financial Times, tucked away

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on the bottom left, says Boris Johnson is set to back David Cameron

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to keep Britain in the EU, once he The Guardian says the PM's hard line

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on UK self-rule has "wooed" the London Mayor to his campaign to

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keep Britain in the European Union. The Telegraph reports on more anger,

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this time within the ranks The Express says Mr Cameron's EU

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draft deal is already falling apart, as polls suggest voters reject what

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it calls his "sham reforms". The Times says there's been

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a revolution in cancer care, The Independent writes

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of what it calls the Great It says teachers are boosting

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pupils' predicted grades to help And the Sun claims that Age UK is

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running a scheme offering a special energy deal with Eon,

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which is more expensive than The charity rejects the allegations,

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and Eon says it always works to give What do we make of the front page of

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the Daily Express? It is a poll that claims that the EU is already

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falling apart. Today has been dominated by David Cameron's

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relationship with his own party over Britain's relationship with the EU.

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The Daily Express has chosen to go with the headline, the idea that

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David Cameron has overpromised and underdeliver, particularly on

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immigration. One of the greatest successes of Ukip is to ally the

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relationship with the EU with people's fears about to watch

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immigration to the UK. They are going on the idea that David Cameron

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had promised to stop benefits for EU immigrants, and it turns out that to

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do that we would need the agreement of the other states. They are

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calling that a failure. This is quite fun, it is a poll of Daily

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Express readers, so I'm not sure... I would suggest to you that the

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result, which is 99% of them saying they would back an EU referendum,

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and 93% said the UK should leave the EU. That is not what you tend to get

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in the scientifically produced polls by the polling companies. Would you

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suggest that the wide consensus reflected by the papers is that he

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has overpromised and undelivered? David Cameron spent two hours being

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grilled by his MPs about the deal, with a very pro- EU boss. He kind of

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avoided all of this stuff until today. He has really copped it big

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time. You could argue it is the first poll since the deal was done,

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so it can only get better. I don't think I'm being unfair to say that

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the outcome is looking in disarray at the moment. They have replaced

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two of their key members, but there are some Eurosceptics who are crying

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out for this Middle Road, a moderate road, Michael Gove and Boris

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Johnson. Michael Gove, the Lord Chancellor is torn by his

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convictions, isn't he? They have is really interesting story which is

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all about what he has been saying privately to friends. Publicly, ten

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Downing St has said with confidence that Michael Gove will back the PM.

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Even though Michael Gove is known to be a lifelong eurosceptic, that he

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will go along and at the deal. As you were rightly saying, the Grexit

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is... It desperately needs a decent figurehead -- Brexit. Michael Gove

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is a slightly swashbuckling figure, seen as an intellectual by the

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people on the right. I think a lot of waverers might be convinced by

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Michael Gove on that site. It is very important to try to bring him

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over. Is it fair to say that there are two issues? Here's reformer, he

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has got his teeth into penal reform. So Mackie has friends in the media.

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He would be great. I think a lot of people are sick of these politicians

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being torn about an issue, sometimes publicly attacked. Why can't they

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just get out there and enact what they have been saying for years?

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This is a once in a generation vote, these guys should put them to one

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side. Eurosceptics will argue that they should get on with it. What

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about Boris Johnson? They are saying he has been wooed by the PM's

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promise over sovereignty. Michael Gove doesn't profess to be the next

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leader after David Cameron, but we think George Osborne and Boris

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Johnson and Theresa May all do. There has been a lot of discussion

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about where they will line up. Yesterday, Theresa May was seen to

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come onside behind David Cameron, and we know that George Osborne has

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been trying to strong arm the people in the party to line up with him.

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But where will Boris Johnson come down? This suggests that after the

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long two-hour session in the Commons today, in which David Cameron got

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eaten up by his own MPs, enduring a lot of criticism, a lot of the team

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went to Boris Johnson with extra concessions, designed to keep Boris

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Johnson on side. Are we talking about a bolt onto the draft deal

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that we have seen or is this part of the existing text? No, it is outside

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that. The idea is one where you have a separate Constitutional Court that

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can weigh up what Europe is saying to this country. If Europe doesn't

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do what we want, we can reject it. It is about the court system that is

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not really part of the four baskets that David Cameron offered us. Human

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rights law is a whole new area that David Cameron has promised to deal

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with. Buries the issue that we gave the EU privacy so we can take it

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away? It is very interesting, because Germany's Constitutional

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Court, it does sit and is called upon to make this judgement calls

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about whether Germany should go with EU rulings or not. We do have the

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Supreme Court in the UK, so it is interesting, in that the story also

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says that we are waiting for two weeks as David Cameron finalises his

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renegotiation with the EU. It suck we will have two weeks finalising

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negotiations with Boris Johnson as well -- it looks like. Meanwhile on

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the front of the Daily Telegraph, here is a PM who doesn't have to be

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a lack that again. -- doesn't have to be elected again. David Cameron

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hasn't really helped himself. It is a two-hour session, questions from

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all sides, and David Cameron is a brilliant Commons performer, but he

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did say not to take a view because of what your constituents

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association might say. So ignore the guys who helped you win your seat in

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the last election, do what you want to do, that is, sort me out. We have

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reported here a lot of anger from associations and MPs piling in. This

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kind of arrogance as it is seen by the grassroots will come back and

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bite him. BMPs are not supposed to be delegates from the Conservative

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Party association. They should represent all the constituents, even

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those who are not activists of the Conservative Party. Someone has

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tweeted in the last few minutes saying, presumably in the next paper

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review you will do the decent thing and hold up the front page of the

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Daily Mail. Who will speak for England? Are they accusing David

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Cameron of being Neville Chamberlain? They do say very

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carefully in the final paragraph, far be it for us to suggest that the

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EU is comparable to the Nazi regime in Germany, but the tone of the

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front page, which is extraordinary, is basically saying that those in

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the Conservative Party who are not sticking to their guns are

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appeasers. The Conservative Party it says has been proselytising for the

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EU in defiance of most of its rank-and-file members. That is

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exactly right, on the money. You are defying our expectations and acting

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for elites, not us. Disease can learn to trust in politicians as

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well? Quite. -- does this come down to. This is a classic Fleet Street

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read. I'm not sure how much Number Ten mine. I think they have got a

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deal on migrants, a deal on sovereignty over the EU, a deal on

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redtape. It is basically a deal, without David Cameron saying it is

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one. I agree with the Daily Mail in that they do point out that the vote

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that we will have, possibly in June, is about much more than these

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four points that David Cameron has been talking about. I want to take

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two stories really quickly, we are running out of time. Let's talk

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about the Zika virus first. The Times saying it could spread to

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Europe by summer. This is extraordinary, saying that the Zika

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virus, while not in Europe yet, is carried by these mosquitoes which

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live in southern Europe. If it found a way over here it would be a

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threat. You gave me an impression of what they do. They can't really fly

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across the Atlantic, can they? What about students transporting

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themselves to the right universities? This is a good story.

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For those who are worried about their offspring, and those who are

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worried about fairness and whether the right people are getting into

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British universities. This is pointing out that something that has

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gone on for a long time, which is schools over inflating the predicted

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grades of people about to do their A-levels. That results in the wrong

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people getting places at university, and the predicted grades don't often

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matched the once they end up with. But now that ongoing problem has

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been made worse because the government lifted the cap on the

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number of places, so universities are competing for applicants and

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they are giving discounts. Say you are getting this ridiculous

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situation where the schools over inflate the predictions, and then

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when they don't come to pass and people get much worse grades, they

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say don't worry, we will give you a discount, come in anyway. Mind you,

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they were spot on. They need to move to a system where you get your place

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after you have sat exams and got your results. Thank you very much.

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We will be back with the Papers at the same time tomorrow. Up next,

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Sportsday. Hello and welcome to Sportsday,

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with me, Ore Oduba.

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