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latest on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini. And an injury blow for

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British cycling for the track Championships in London. That will

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be coming up in Sportsday. First it is time for the Papers.

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

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With me are the senior political correspondent at the Telegraph,

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Kate McCann, and the political correspondent at the

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Let's look at some of the front pages. We will start with the i

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which looks at what life is like for people living under the rule of

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so-called Islamic State in Syria. The International Monetary Fund is

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urging the world's top economies to work together to boost growth,

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according to the Financial Times. The Telegraph claims Michael Gove

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could be facing the sack after he challenged the legality of David

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Cameron's EU deal. The metro says the Internet giant Google is facing

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a ?1.3 billion tax bill in France, ten times the amount repaid in the

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UK. And investigations into how police failed victims of sexual

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abuse in Rotherham are the Guardian's main story. Kate,

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starting with the Daily Telegraph. Michael Gove facing the sack over

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the EU right. -- row. This is not because he has disagreed with the

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Prime Minister because the by Mr said that is fine, but he is the

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Justice Secretary. Yes, this massive row and the possible the of one of

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David Cameron's most senior allies in the Cabinet losing his position,

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so you are right. David Cameron said ministers would be able to take

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sides in this debate but I don't think he expected Michael Gove to

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use his position to make quite such a claim. Michael Gove is saying the

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reforms the Prime Minister has renegotiated our not actually

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legally binding and therefore will not mean anything at all. And he

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should because he is the Justice Secretary? Correct. So there is a

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problem for the primaries to. How does he deal with one of his closest

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allies and friends speaking out against him in such a way that makes

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it legitimate, very difficult thing to deal with. They are legitimate. A

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trade union in Poland could, and a half of its workers, see part of

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this deal is discriminative. They could go to the European Court of

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Justice? Michael Gove is right here? It seems to be legally it for

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dispute, anyway. The class in Downing Street operation today, to

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relieve but Michael Gove's claims. They got the Attorney General out,

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saying the deal was in fact what type, they got the former Attorney

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General to see the same thing, and the European Council president as

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well tonight, all gathering together on the other side to see Michael

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Gove is wrong. But, coming back to what Kate said, he is the Justice

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Secretary, and therefore his position does carry some weight,

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when it comes to interpreting the law. If Iain Duncan Smith came out,

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for the sake of argument, and said, the deal you have struck as regards

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the in work payments to migrant workers, I know, because I am the

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Work and Pensions Secretary, that is not going to work. That would be a

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similar kind of problem? Exactly and this is the problem camera now has

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to deal with. Does he do something and city people and you can't use

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your title when you campaign, does he ask people nicely to stop making

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decks from their position? He has already said ministers will not have

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access to EU documents in the department any more, part of the

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referendum. But using his title? As you say, he has a standing as the

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justice minister, like Iain Duncan Smith would have as the work in

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benefits -- he did not say, as the justice minister... But he has been

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informed as his work as a minister so he has seen lots of EU

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directives, lots of situations in which the UK has been hamstrung. The

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problem here, the real crux of this problem, is that neither side can

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actually prove this, because until it has been tested, like lots of

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things to do with the EU, there is no proof. Well David Cameron is

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saying one thing and Michael Gove is seeing the other, they could in fact

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both be correct. David Cameron can say this is legally binding and has

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been ratified by the EU and is now part of their international law

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documentation, but Michael Gove is correct to say another state could

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challenge it and they may well win, so that is the problem. While this

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reaction may seem overblown it is probably really important to David

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Cameron, that he gets a hold on this. Rowena, let's go to the

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Guardian. The PM is wrong on migration, Iain Duncan Smith. This

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is very similar, actually, to the situation we were just speaking

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about with Michael Gove. Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions

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Secretary, he ought to know about benefits for migrants and he is

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coming up and saying, actually, the emergency brake negotiated by

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Cameron may actually be counter-productive and allow more

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migrants to come into the UK ahead of the brake which will not comment

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until 2017. Another interesting aspect of this story is that it is a

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move by the Leave campaign to turn the campaign on the immigration

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which denotes a weak point for David Cameron. The remaining people really

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want to keep talking about the economy and the risks and the leap

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in the dark of exiting that you -- which they know is a weak point for

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David Cameron. This is the point for the Leave campaign to start talking

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about David Cameron's personal... He is essentially saying, Kate, the

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deal struck will not work? Yes and this is something David Cameron has

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no defence of. He has negotiated this but actually, you know, like

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Rowena says, it will not come in for a number of years so if you are

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thinking about coming to this country, you will try to do it for

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that brake comes in because of course as part of his renegotiation,

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the prime ministers set out to make those things apply to people already

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living in this country, and that has not happened. It was one step too

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far for the EU, so while in future this may deter some people from

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staying longer in the country and it may deter people after 2017 or 2020

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when it comes in, what it will not do is change anybody's mind who is

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here already intending to come to this country, if they were intending

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to come here to claim benefits. Is Michael Gove saying, go on, fire me?

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More than 100 Tory MPs, more than 100 of my colleagues want to leave

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as well and they will not let you fire me? Mr Cameron?

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LAUGHTER That is a very good point. Where Mr

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Cameron and his allies in the Cabinet want to keep Britain in the

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EU and they will be very angry now, especially Michael Gove, a very

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close ally of Cameron, as he is openly defying him on this. When it

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actually comes to after the referendum, if David Cameron does

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win and Britain fought to stay in the EU, she will have to make a lot

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of concessions to the people in his party who wanted to leave, and it is

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very difficult to see that he could put Michael of out into the cold

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altogether, you know, in a similar position as Boris Johnson, you will

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have to find him a big job -- Michael Gove out into the cold. OK,

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let's stick with the Guardian, Kate. Six convicted of abuse of girls in

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South Yorkshire. An incredibly. And a lot of focus now on the

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authorities, particularly the police, who knew, as far back as ten

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years ago, that all this was going on. 16 years ago? South Yorkshire

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Police are under incredible pressure and is a part of this story that

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says more than 50 officers are being investigated. 26 so far have already

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been given misconduct notices. That is, you know, huge honour of people,

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working in one force in one area of the country. I suppose you have to

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start asking questions about whether this is happening in other areas of

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the country or an incredibly unfortunate one off. 1400 children

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in Rotherham town alone could have been affected by this. That is a

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huge amount of children who are living with the aftermath of

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something that is so awful, to think the police could have known it was

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going on and did nothing to stop it, it is quite frightening. I spoke to

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the police and crime commission for this area this evening, Rowena, and

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he said as far as he is concerned the public can have confidence in

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his police force in dealing with this kind of story in the future.

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There will be people out there are still sceptical? I think that is

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true, given we have learned today the independent complaints

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commission is investigating 55 separate different incidents in

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South Yorkshire Police. So there have got to be some people still in

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that force who are feeling very uncomfortable about their role in

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what happened, and this is just a story that gets worse and worse. It

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touches so many different authorities, not just the police,

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but also local government, local politicians as well. For the people

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living in Rotherham it must be, it must give a real blow to the

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confidence in their authorities. Yes, indeed. Read, OK. Kate, the

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Metro. The French demand ?1.3 million in tax from Google while we

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go on what, ?100 million or something? -- one 3p. Why is that?

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They have not got it yet, remember -- ?1.3 billion. They are asking for

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ten times what the UK managed to get out of Google for back taxes over

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ten years, remember. Not just one year. It is a huge amount more

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money, but whether the French authorities will actually succeed in

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their ambition is yet to be seen, but I think what is particularly

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interesting about this is this demand has come on the same day as a

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report from the Public Accounts Committee which is a really in the

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little group of MPs in Parliament and the saying, look, some of the

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money Google paid to the UK is disproportionately small and they

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have really big questions about why HMRC did not levy a penalty notice

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on Google for not paying enough tax over ten years. If any of us were to

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forget to send in her tax return or be late, we would get a fine of

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?100, possibly more than that, so businesses should get a much bigger

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fine, and Google has got away with none at all, paying ?130 million

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over ten years, which lots of people including MPs think is nowhere near

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enough... The Chancellor would say and has said, that is ?130 million

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more than was taken by the previously the Government after

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1997. He certainly did say that but I think he must be regretting those

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first initial comments he gave straight after. I think he described

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it as a victory at one point, even. You know, his face, here on this

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story on the front page of the Metro, he must be feeling very

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unhappy that he has somehow managed to get yorked to this deal that HMRC

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struck and on it as his own political triumph, it doesn't look

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very good for him. -- own it as his own. You will both be back in an

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hour's time. Stay with us here on BBC News. Much more coming up. For

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now it is

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