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million-dollar question. And, we look at the track championships in


cycling in London next week. Hello and welcome to


our look ahead to what the papers With me are


the senior political correspondent at the Telegraph, Kate McCann,


and the political correspondent The i reports on what life is


like for people living under the rule of the so-called


Islamic State group in Syria. The International Monetary Fund is


urging the world's top economies to work


together to try and boost growth, The Telegraph claims


Justice Secretary Michael Gove could be facing the sack


after he challenged the legality The Metro says internet giant Google


is facing a ?1.3 billion tax bill in France, that's ten times


the amount they paid to Britain. The two investigations


into how police failed victims of sexual abuse in Rotherham are


the Guardian's main story. The Sun has an interview with former


television presenter Stuart Hall, who's finished serving a jail


sentence for indecent assaults. There's claims in the Express that


the French will let thousands of migrants head for Britain


if the UK opts to leave the EU. And the Mail has a picture of the


singer Adele, who's swept the board at the Brit awards, along with a


warning that more than one million We will start with the suggestion


that Michael Gove could be fired after the referendum on whether or


not we should stay in the EU in June because he is perceived to have used


his office as the justice secretary to attack David Cameron's deal. I


think with this story we don't really know whether David Cameron


will have calmed down after the referendum. He might be feeling this


way now, but come June we don't know what the result is going to be and


we don't know is he will need a unity cabinet to keep Michael Gove


in the tent along with Boris Johnson. The most interesting aspect


of this for me is the bitterness of the off the record briefing that is


now going on between the two different warring Tory camps.


They'll already whispering into your ears about who is doing this. This


is an anonymous minister saying that they might befriends, but it would


be hard to see how Michael Gove can continue as just a secretary after


what he has done to Cameron. I suppose David Cameron might feel


justified in feeling that he has been stabbed in the back. It is a


funny one, because what is playing out across most of the front pages


is not really anything to do with an argument about whether we should


leave or remain in the EU, it is an argument between friends. David


Cameron and Michael Gove are very good friends, so anyone who has read


the article in the Daily Mail today by Michael Gove's wife, saying that


he agonised about this, saying that the PM would feel let down. This is


not just about politics, it is friendship. That is the same as


Boris Johnson in the PM. When David Cameron reacted to Boris Johnson's


coming out to campaign for Brexit, he was angry. It was a personal,


heart and not head reaction. This is something the country wants to see


leadership on. What they don't want to see is an argument among Tory


cabinet ministers about who is right and who is wrong and who has


betrayed whom. But that was always the danger of that, wasn't it? We


know what John Major called some of the people in his party who feel


this way about the EU. We know about the divisions that run deep, very


deep. It was going to happen. That is why we are seeing stories like


this today. David Cameron may well decide to move Michael Gove out of


the cabinet after the referendum, because while politics is the most


important thing, he is not going to sack him tomorrow as it wouldn't


make any sense. But he may decide to sideline Michael Gove at the end of


this process and say, I expected more from you and I am very


disappointed. And he might keep Boris in the camp, because if Boris


Johnson keeps his word and doesn't become the poster boy for the leave


campaign, which could become very damaging, if he can do that then he


may be rewarded with the top job. He knows it could be Michael Gove's


job. Michael Gove is simply stating what is there for everyone to see,


that until this deal becomes part of the official treaty of the EU, it is


still potentially possibly maybe challengeable in the European court


of justice. That is what the leave campaign assay, but on the other


side Downing Street is adamant that there deal is -- that their deal is


watertight. They have lined up a number of people, Donald Tusk and


Dominic Grieve, it was a very slick operation. Donald Tusk has said that


he believes this deal has legal force and the European Court of


Justice will have to take it into account. Michael Gove says we have


no control over who we let in, and warns of a huge new influx this


year. Michael Gove popping up again, and when he pops up in a story you


know that it is legitimate, or so you think because that has been the


case so far. It is a problem David Cameron has to deal with. This story


about migration will be one of the main focus is for the EU referendum


campaign, particularly on the Leeds side. They know that many people who


want to see the back of the European Union are concerned about migration.


-- leave. Neither side can say for sure that this is or is not going to


be the case, but what people are frightened about is that it might


be. Unfortunately, at the moment, the remain campaign can't say that


that won't happen. The French to let migrants head for Britain, outrage


at threat to scrap border checks at Calais. Why would the French keep


the British border in France if we leave the EU? This is an interesting


story, because this is the Calais regional president who is saying


that if Britain left the EU, then he would want to move the border over


to the UK. And that is exactly the argument David Cameron has been


making about this. He is saying that it is actually Paris and the EU that


is keeping the agreement as it is. It is also an argument that has been


very strongly rebutted from the leave campaign. Saying that this is


scaremongering and it would never happen. The more this argument gets


repeated, David Cameron will want this to be out there. He will be


willing to Cali politicians on -- Calais politicians on. This is about


as feasible as the deal being struck down by the European Court of


Justice? It is based on an agreement. I think all the arguments


about these treaties and how it is or is not interpreted by the courts,


someone was making the point today that lots of EU treaties can be


interpreted differently by other European countries, so saying it


won't be legal until it is in that treaty doesn't mean much, because


sometimes the treaties themselves are challenged. A lot of this comes


down to goodwill, and at the moment that is stretched because Calais has


a real problem. The French aren't getting much out of this deal. They


are getting some support, some financial support and political


support, but I think those relationships will be stretched to


the limit if the UK does decide to leave. Are we seeing Michael Gove


being put out there will voluntarily taking the mantle of the spokesman


for the leave campaign? It won't just be him, we have also seen Iain


Duncan Smith come out and make a similar argument in his brief about


welfare, and saying that the emergency brake won't be effective.


But I think Michael Gove is taking a bigger role in this already after


just four days, and maybe David Cameron will have expected that.


It'll be a surprise to David Cameron that good friend has defied him and


rejected his deal, and also that he has been quite so bullish and out


there in his arguments against the EU. We had better move on to the


Guardian. Police failings in Rotherham. There is a source in here


saying that more than 50 officers are being investigated, and we were


saying before how that would have an impact on the community in


Rotherham. Particularly when you find that 1600 children in the town


at that time alone could have been victims of these kinds of attacks.


That is a shocking number of people for a relatively small area. I think


there are big questions being asked of the police, but as Rowena pointed


out earlier, it is not just the police at fault, but local


government and others who knew about it. It is neighbours, friends,


family, people who work in the child-care system, they may have


been aware of failings and maybe they weren't reported early enough


or taken seriously as they should have been. For some people, the Fiat


also of being potentially labelled racist in pointing out these issues


that seem to be emanating from such a tiny section of the Pakistani


community -- the fear. There is this argument about it that people in


local government were so frightened about being labelled racist that


they didn't act on it. That seems to me to be very good excuse -- to be


not a very good excuse. This is such an appalling scandal on such a huge


scale, that doesn't seem inadequate reason. Absolutely not. The French


demand 1.3 billion of Google in taxes. Ten times what Britain got.


This is a demand, they haven't actually managed to get this money.


It is ten times what the UK got, which was ?130 million from Google


over a 10-year period. At least they are asking for it. There is some


criticism here with George Osborne saying it was a victory for the UK.


This group have come out and said that the payment was


disproportionately small. HMRC didn't bother levelling any kind of


fines for late payment at Google either. We would expect that if we


didn't submit our tax returns on time. It is not the end of this for


the UK, and HMRC had in fact said in another committee hearing that they


could look again at Google's tax bill if other countries were


perceived to get larger pay-outs. So there could be a review? Yes, there


could be. So if the French are successful, a bit more restitution


may be. Don't think this will be the end of this story, I think there


will be political pressure. People have started asking questions


between the links between Downing Street and Google, and was that too


cosy relationship? Are revolving door between Whitehall and the


company, and the close was of Eric Schmidt, the CEO, who was on David


Cameron's business group. I think there are more questions to ask


about what pressure Google put on the government to not look too


closely at this in the past. Very quickly, do we have time for one


more? I'm getting conflicting messages. It is all over, I am being


told. We have run out of time. Thank you both for coming. Sportsday




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