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the injuries affecting the Six Nations matches and hear from the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


any pretence of civility that the Prime Minister suggested would


characterise this debate, certainly between him and his cabinet


colleagues and those within his party, in dealing with the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


committee backbenchers, this afternoon, one MP pleaded to the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Prime Minister started off this campaign suggesting there should be


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


of the splits and the infighting that the Conservative Party suffered


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Britain. What intrigues me, how would you characterise the


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


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


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


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


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


university together. In the Bullingdon club together. Cameron


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


concerned it is fascinating to read, everybody is interested in


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Boris is, his likeability can be transformed into statesmanship and


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


difference between thinking a politician is a great laugh,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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