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the injuries affecting the Six Nations matches and hear from the

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Formula One champion on the eve of the start of the season. First here

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is The Papers. Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what The Papers

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will be bringing us tomorrow. With me is Pippa Crerar and the

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Well, the weather is going to be Well, the weather is going to be

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chilly, and it was chilly in the Commons today. It sure was. It was,

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well and truly frosty, the front-page of the Daily Telegraph

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and the Guardian, they look similar, what they have there, is a picture

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of the Prime Minister, on the front, and reference to Cameron letting rip

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at Boris, and Prime Minister attacked Johnson over Brexit. John,

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any pretence of civility that the Prime Minister suggested would

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characterise this debate, certainly between him and his cabinet

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colleagues and those within his party, in dealing with the

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differences they have over the EU referendum, that is out the window

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know. Evaporated. I watched about an hour and half of it. It was great

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spectator sport, it really was. Was your shirt tucked in by the way? Who

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was it said that. I don't know but it was very funny. I can't remember

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for, well not for many year, to two members of the same party having a

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got at each other in this way. Boris shouting rubbish at one stage to a

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response from David Cameron, David Cameron making, I mean really

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cynically, ripping into Boris, that picture of the two of them there I

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think displays their feelings very very adequately. I mean, Cameron

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looks angry, Boris looks bewildered, dismayed, call it what you will, in

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shock at the treatment he got. First of all Cameron picked up on this

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assertion from Boris that maybe by saying let us leave, we could

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negotiation a better deal. He says that is for the birds. That is not

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on the ballot paper. Was that some kind of joke? The killer was towards

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the end, when Cameron said, you know, I am not standing for

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re-election, I am saying this because I believe this to be a good

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for the country, dig, dig, dig, Boris you are doing this because to

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further your own ends. That headline you ghured last night, that said

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Boris out for himself. I thought was a good headline. Many people would

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say that is what he is in it for. Pippa, do you see the rest of the

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campaign, and we have another four months of this. Can't help it. Being

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fought in this very kind of personal way, between, I mean we are talking

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for a lot of people in the for a lot of people in the

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Conservative Party more than 100 MPs potentially this is the battle of

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their life. This is something they have been wanting, this referendum

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for many, many years. Do you think, we are going to see this kind of

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vitriol over the next few months. There will be people on both sides

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who are hoping very much that is not the case, and in fact at the 1922

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committee backbenchers, this afternoon, one MP pleaded to the

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Prime Minister to be nice to Boris, obviously boar advice the biggest

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beast in the out the Brexit campaign -- campaign and the Prime Minister

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is the biggest beast in the campaign to remain, so inevitably they will

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be at loggerheads, whether it is played out so much in public again

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is unlikely. Boris has suggested he would not be prepared to have a

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formal debate. Do you believe that? He said he wouldn't take part, he

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wouldn't go head-to-head. After this isn't that going to change? Why

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wouldn't you? If you believe that Britain should leave the European

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Union, why wouldn't you take part in debates? What you could say is the

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Prime Minister started off this campaign suggesting there should be

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an orderly debate in the party, not wanting it to descend into the likes

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of the splits and the infighting that the Conservative Party suffered

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in the wad old days of the Maastricht Treaty. Under John Major.

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And yet, today he has launched this, series of person at at -- personal

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attacks on Boris. You could say he started it but yesterday when Boris

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came out and declared he was for Brexit, he gave the Prime Minister a

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minute's warning by text. OK, let us go to the I. On your bike or ribs.

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-- Boris. John has been talking about that. Pippa, are we talking

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really about the Prime Minister feeling that he has been betrayed,

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that he has been led up the garden path by Boris over the last few

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weeks where Boris has suggested he is going to join the Prime

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Minister's side on this. The final minute, he says no, a. Going to

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Compiegne to leave. He has not just suggested to the Prime Minister,

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there has been a series of backbenchers who have come out and

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other Conservative Party figures who have said Boris told me that I was,

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that he was going to vote in, and he, apparently had a meeting with

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leave campaigners who he told, the problem is I am not an outer. I

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can't do it. His own columns have talked about being within, being in

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the EU and the geopolitical necessity of that for wherein, so

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anyone could be forgiven for thinking he was going to stay in --

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Britain. What intrigues me, how would you characterise the

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relationship between these two? They went to the same university in

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different year, similar background, they are in the same party, they are

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supposed to be buddy, do they hate each other? Probably now they do.

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There has been an elm of healthy competition, they went to Eton,

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Boris was a couple of years older than David Cameron, they were at

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university together. In the Bullingdon club together. Cameron

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got a first, Boris didn't quite managed that. He has never forgiven

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him. He viewed himself as the intellectual superior of the Prime

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Minister who he sees as an up start. So, this spirit of rivalry has on

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occasion, for the most part been friendly rivalry, jocular, ebbing

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texting banter to and fro but you could say it has dipped into

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animosity, on Heathrow the dispute over whether there should be a third

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runway at Heathrow and other issues, it has never been as bad as this.

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Cameron spent the last few months trying to persuade Boris as the

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biggest beast in the Brexit campaign to come over to his side, and has

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offered him, an parentally offered him every job, every cabinet job

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apart from Chancellor, as an enticement to come over. Foreign

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Secretary? That has been on the table. Foreign Secretary and Defence

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Secretary what was I was told. I can't see Cameron turning round and,

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but this is not going, Cameron may feel he has drawn a line under this,

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Boris won't. I witnessed Boris in the past feeling humiliated at the

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attacks as he sees them. For example Theresa May, George Osborne and this

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will certainly linger, he won't, he will be furious about this. He will

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see it as humiliation. I was going to say as far as the front-pages are

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concerned it is fascinating to read, everybody is interested in

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personalities. The issues are all-important, they get no mention

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at all. You go to the next one. The Metro, Eton rival, even the Metro is

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talking about the two of them head-to-head. And the... The other

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thing I think it raises, if I may say so, look at that picture of

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Boris, in his woolly hat and anorak and Eton rivals in the Metro. I just

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wonder, you know, for althe ballyhoo round Boris what appeal he has

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outside London. I was watching some vox pops, probably from the BBC, a

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lady from Liverpool said who is Boris. He is the most popular

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politician in the country, I think. It is fair to say when it comes to

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whether people will listen to him over David Cameron, it suggests more

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people would trust David Cameron. I think the issue will be how, whether

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Boris is, his likeability can be transformed into statesmanship and

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into the public having confidence he could deliver, there is a world of

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difference between thinking a politician is a great laugh,

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entertaining, charismatic, crowd pleaser and thinking he can glifr on

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-- deliver on detailed policies. Whether if you put him in charge of

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the nuclear codes, or the economy, whether people would have the same

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faith. That has been the problem for Boris when it comes to his own

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political aspiration. Sorry, the other issue is the impact of all of

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this on the Tory party, and the split. Indeed, and William Hague has

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written a long article in the Telegraph, but let us go to the

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Financial Times and John sterling tumbles as Cameron takes on Brexit.

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Sterling fell while the FTSE went up. I was puzzled. I am sure it was

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explained to you it went up because of the rise in oil prices but the

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pound went down to a near seven year low, and several agencies, Moody are

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saying for example, that this, this, it was all down the announcement by

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Boris and the uncertainty about Britain's future in or outside the

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EU. I could lead to a more expensive Government borrowing. You know

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whether you believe Moody or not. Fitch are saying much of the same

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thing. Two of the three. Two of the big three. Again, all, as a

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consequence of Boris's pronouncement. It is not the Prime

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Minister o or those on the in camps staying it is the politics of fear,

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sterling, this is what happened. It just happened. On the uncertainty of

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the possibility. It was on the back of one politics, albeit a very

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well-known one, popular, a record of vote winning saying he was going to

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take a certain position. This is not, you can only picture what might

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happen, should Britain pull out. The reality is I don't think any of us

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know. There are those on the leave side who will say sterling will

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settle if Britain pulls out. It is good for exporters and people going

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on holiday. The Huffington Post. We will bring up the Outside Source

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picture of that. There it is. Which is which? We couldn't work it out.

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This is a reference to Boris being savaged by Cameron in the Commons

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over the second referendum claim. This is a battle of big beasts. It

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is. Huffington Post have had a day of it. They had Boris mocked up as

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Vicky Pollard in what they describe as a no but, yes, but impression of

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how it might go. John, Pippa you will be back in an

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hour, we will look at more of the story, maybe we will get beyond

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Boris but I doubt it. Stay with us, much more coming up but now time for

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Sportsday. Welcome to Sportsday. Coming up

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tonight. No FA Cup upset at new meadow as Manchester United see off

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Shrewsbury Town and reach the

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