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Coming up, Dad's Army hits the big screen, we will have more on the


latest releases in The Film Review. Hello and welcome to


our look ahead to what the papers With me are Caroline Wheeler,


who's the Political Editor at the Sunday Express, and the


political commentator Vincent Moss. The Sunday Express leads


on the announcement that a new "supergroup" will be unveiled


this week, uniting voices calling A key adviser to Margaret Thatcher,


Lord Powell, believes the former Prime Minister


would have supported David Cameron's Brussels deal - that's according to


the Sunday Times. The Observer fears government plans


to restrict council homes for the very poorest will mean that


tens of thousands of families will The Sunday Telegraph leads on a


letter it's received from more than 40 Conservative Party Associations


"angered", it says, by David Cameron's instruction to Tory MPs to


ignore their views on Europe. The Mail


on Sunday claims that the Help for Heroes charity is being investigated


by the charity commission. Finally,


The Independent on Sunday dedicates its front page to the efforts being


taken to tackle obesity, but criticises the policies of both the


NHS and the Department of Health. That is where we will begin. The


front page, tackle obesity? Fat chance. The Independent on Sunday


has interviewed the former adviser on this issue, and she says it will


be a mistake if this only focuses on the weight of children and


youngsters, and that it is about making sure parents are part of it.


It says that parents must be part of it, and it is not just about getting


parents involved. Funnily enough, I spoke to her a couple of weeks ago


and the big message she had was that it is about changing attitudes of


parents. Her message was about not as a parent giving your children


sweets as treats, which I am wholly guilty of, and when there is ever


any bribery in our house, the sweetie teams come out. I can see


what she is saying that when we have so many overweight adults we can't


just focus on children, but I think the whole strategy that the


government is looking at, is that if we don't start with them from


youngsters and see them grow up with good eating habits we will end up in


a worse situation than we are in now. But we grow up with habits of


our parents. Parents are so influential and that is what is so


terrifying, they copy what you are doing. If you are not eating well,


chances are your kids want either. That is a big problem the government


has, they will announce their strategy, and it is things like that


carrot and stick approach that is the problem. How long do you go down


the road of putting prices up on things rather than trying to nudge


people in the right direction? I get the sense they haven't made a


decision on this. Every week, I ask if their strategy is coming out, and


every week I get the answer, there is no fixed date. It was supposed to


come out at the end of last year, it didn't. It was supposed to come out


in January, it didn't. So I wonder if they are still considering and


weighing it up carefully. The Observer, working people moving out


of public housing. This is that individuals earning more than


?40,000 a year in London will have to pay a market rent for their


social housing. The argument is that they simply won't be able to do


that, particularly in areas like London where the cost of housing and


rent is much higher. In essence, it could force people out of the


capital, or simply force people out of their council homes. It is one of


those more worrying aspect of the unintended consequence of a movement


by the government that is trying to limit benefits and reduce the


welfare state. If you earn significantly less than ?30,000 or


?40,000, aren't people more deserving of council homes, which


are subsidised? It is about prioritising, and giving social


housing to those in greatest need, but the reality is that if you are


somebody who is on ?40,000, you may just be on a family income of


?40,000, you may have three children and live in three or 4-bedroom


council house, which you are paying ?500 a month for. But in London, a


similar property in London would cost you ?1500, and that would be


unaffordable. They might have to lead anywhere in central London,


they may work in hospitals will have shiftwork, and they would have to


leave. It adds to the ceiling where cities like London will start to


become ghettos for the rich and wealthy because people on lower


incomes won't be able to stay. Even under the Labour government there


was no emphasis on building more council homes, it was social housing


but not council homes. That is right. I think the government is try


to grasp the nettle on this. The point is that building housing takes


time, and we need to find somewhere where we can build them, when we


have rigorous planning enforcement laws in place where we can't build


on this that land, it is hard to find a space. I think the government


is keen to build more homes but they keep finding that many barriers are


in place to let them do it. Humanitarian disaster looms in


Aleppo as Assad's forces cut off rebels. This is the power of the


government forces backed by Russian airstrikes. The situation in Aleppo


is going to deteriorate very fast. About a million people stuck there,


half of them will be under siege by these troops, who have put a circle


around them. The warning is that the number of people heading towards the


Turkish border have doubled in a day, and they will get higher and


higher as long as the attacks on Aleppo continue. It looks like there


is no end in sight, and that is essentially the warning. They are


talking about approximately 400,000 people living in non-


government-controlled areas, and they are expected to remain. But


there are serious concerns from all organisations that there is


effectively a siege situation. And supply lines have been cut off to


get aid in. And this plays into the fact that it will fuel the migration


problem we are seeing in Europe, and exacerbated even further with more


migrants making those perilous journeys across the sea and coming


to Britain. That can feed into this European debate that we are having


about the control over our borders. It is a desperate situation on many


levels. Now we have a clutch of EU stories. Rivals unite to fight for


EU except, says the Sunday express. Who is coming together? We have seen


this incredible week of bitter infighting from the out campaign,


and I think there is a sense they need to draw a line under that and


get together and speak with one voice. We are told this is what will


happen, there will be the creation of a large supergroup, the


amalgamation of two of the biggest groups, which is grassroots out,


leave. EU. I'm told there are 47 in total which is a huge number. I'm


glad we don't have to list them all. So am I. They are going to come


together and make this group, they will become the official outgroup


which gets all the benefits of being registered with the Electoral


Commission, and give David Cameron a run for his money. It will make it


easier than for the groups to start having a clear debate, rather than


these disparate messages. They think so, because at the moment all the


public has seen his legions of stories about the bitter feuds and


mudslinging that has gone on. Reasons to stay and reasons to go


had not been coming out, but the top lines have been on permutations of


these feuds. They need to start to spell it out in terms we can


understand, why we should vote to stay or leave. There is a helpful


guide in the Sunday Express today, with an article set out by Lord


Rose, who is leading the in campaign, and Nigel Farage who is


leading the out campaign. The Sunday Times... Someone with a very good


Ouija board might know this! Lord Powell, who was in -- her adviser in


the 1980s, he says that Margaret Thatcher would vote yes. Lord Tebbit


is saying that Lord Powell is not really anyone important, and he


claims that she would never have gone along with it. This isn't


helping with cohesion, is it? Not really. They still go into MP's


officers and they still have her face adorning the walls. This is a


figure they are trying to use to galvanise support behind David


Cameron's deal or non- deal that he is trying to do. Show us respect,


Tories tell PM, with 44 local party chiefs not happy that they have been


effectively snubbed by the PM. This is all in relation to what the PM


said earlier this week, which is basically that MPs should listen to


their hearts and minds rather than their local associations. The


association is really your bread and butter, they put you in the position


of being a Parliamentary candidate, and there won't be many eurosceptic


groups. They will feel that they did David Cameron and enormous favour by


knocking on doors and delivering leaflets, and they will feel


aggrieved that perhaps he is trying to pull the rug from underneath them


and not get the MPs to represent their views. The Mail on Sunday


thinks it has found a cabinet minister who will fight to leave the


EU. They are referring to the employment minister. After she was a


Conservative Party press officer she left to work for the referendum


party, so she always had eurosceptic credentials. There is now less


Westminster guessing game where cabinet ministers are likely to go


towards the outside of the argument. The culture Secretary is


one, Iain Duncan Smith is another. People starting to speculate about


who will stick their head above the parapet and align themselves with


the out campaign. Priti Patel has been claimed to be that person. Now,


claims there has been some kind of data leak that was upsetting for a


soldier who was being cared for. The allegations are that in at least one


case, medical records were shared beyond the team caring for this


soldier. There are allegations of bullying as well. While the Charity


commission is investigating, the charity also stressed that it is not


a full stature tree investigation, so they are now just looking at


these concerns -- statutory. Why they are focusing on this week is


because there are questions focusing on charities at the moment. We have


seen questions about the death of Oliver Cook, who was hounded to


death by a charity, and H and K as well. Tell us about this section.


They are responding to these allegations, there are accusations


of staff being gagged. They say they have had almost 10,000 visitors to


their centres last year by veterans, they are proud of what they do in


the dedicated service they provide, and they take their responsibility


very seriously, and ensure that they are the best stuff to look after


people. Any allegations otherwise are unfair. Finish with a couple of


sports stories. A picture of Dylan Hartley, the England rugby captain,


celebrating the victory over Scotland in the Calcutta happy knack


cup. -- the Calcutta Cup. This all started over the Six Nations, some


may disagree that England did beat Scotland today. Rugby does seem to


unfairly feature of most of the front pages. A lot of people follow


it, but football is a much story, and the story of Leicester City.


Those of little faith, you would have got 5000/1 four Leicester City


to win the Premier League. Gary Lineker said that he would wear his


underpants to present the news if Leicester City one. Up next, The


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