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


With me are Laura Hughes, political correspondent


of the Daily Telegraph, and the journalist and political


Welcome, good to have you here again.


Let's have a look at the front pages.


The Telegraph leads with Boris Johnson attacking


what he call's David Cameron's "Agents of Fear" in the ongoing


The Sunday Times has the same story plus a warning


from the Justice Secretary, Michael Gove that the "EU fuels


The Independent has an exclusive on what it says is a cover-up


of the treatment of terror suspects in the UK.


"NHS to harvest babies' organs" is the rather alarming headline


The Sunday Express says Britannia will no longer rule the waves


claiming the EU wants to take charge of the UK coastguard as part


Welcome to both of you. Laura, let's begin with the Sunday Telegraph, a


couple of stories, Boris Furia over EU bullying scandal. This is all to


do with the suspension of the British Chamber of Commerce director


general? Yes, the BBC should take a neutral stance, but he said they


should be out. It caused controversy. It's been claimed that


Downing Street lent on the board, the BCC, they said that the comments


were inappropriate. They say that conversations did not happen between


the board and number ten, Boris is having fun, this follows from


project fear, he says. He says agents of the are putting pressure


on businesses and people, bullying is absolutely shocking. It is strong


language from Boris here. It is a good opportunity for the campaigners


of the EU to leave the EU. What do you make of it? It's interesting,


John Longworth said it was his personal view. Surely, being head of


the BCC, he says it is not going to be taken on a personal note, he must


have realised it would have cost uproar. Members of the board are


split. -- caused uproar. We will see more stories like this, it is


inappropriate not have a view on it. We've seen some division, people for


the Brexit or the vote, that exit, whatever it is called, they say they


are being bullied into not giving a point of view, it is interesting,


because the government has allowed ministers to vote. They are


campaigning, I think the Tory party will face a meltdown at some point,


they are at each other's throats. The fact Boris Johnson calls it


scandalous, it is part of his way of talking. It is interesting, we had


this Iain Duncan Smith earlier in the week when he implied one of the


government documents on the subject was like the dodgy dossier over


weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The implication is the Prime


Minister cannot be trusted on it, but the theory is people like Iain


Duncan Smith and Boris Johnson will be sat around the table again with


David Cameron on June 24, do people find that credible in Westminster?


It's a collective responsibility in his own cabinet, he has key players,


divisive and strong people like Michael Gove, Iain Duncan Smith,


he's really interesting because he is in charge of benefits and migrant


benefit issue will be a big one when it comes to voters choosing whether


or not they want to leave the EU referendum. It ties into the


leadership contest. We have reported before that after the referendum,


the next leader of the Tory party, if Britain votes to stay in, would


have to come from the vote leave campaign, it could be Boris or Priti


Patel. It's interesting, having that in the back of your mind every time


you hear these big characters making comments like this on stories.


Another story on the front of the Telegraph, different reasons why


ministers are falling out, over Sunday trading? It links into what


Laura was saying about collective responsibility, we will see


disagreements, people are more courageous about giving out their


opinions, they will see a Cabinet reshuffle, this is about Sunday


trading hours, an issue the government has raised before. The


vote is on Wednesday. According to the story, two ministers, they


aren't named, I don't know if it is on the inside, I don't make so. In


addition to 50 MPs, they may vote against us. We know Labour will vote


against, the SNP it is not clear. It is about the government could lose,


potentially, or get a large opposition within their own party


it's not clear how the vote will go but it is coming up on Wednesday.


The SNP, it's another example, like the hunting law, the government gave


up and said there was no point in trying to bring it back because the


SNP would vote against. They can reach across the House of Commons


and join forces, the same with Labour, it is a cross-party


rebellion that is happening. That is trouble. Let's move on, "Britain


will no longer ruled the waves". This is on the Sunday express. It


would make anyone set up. I wonder what they think about the EU, the


first line of the article says that the EU has drawn up plans to seize


control of the British coastguard. You read through the whole story,


its difficult to say whether these plans have been given the go-ahead


or whether they are considering it, but it is clear the British


government's view is that Britain is not part of the Schengen area. So


far, everything coming from the government is that we are not


included, but having said that, some of the language in how the story is


written, you would think that Russia is controlling the coastguard. It is


about the migrant crisis that we're having at the moment in Europe.


Britain so far has been at bay from accepting refugees that coming in


from Syria and other places of conflict, in addition to some


migrants in different parts of the world. However, they say that the


Eurocrats, bureaucrats from Europe, they want to take control. It is


difficult to know whether this will go ahead. Given that Britain at the


moment does not have this problem, why would you put more forces at a


time when the EU has to put extra resources in from where they are


having to deal with it. Is that necessarily a naval border that


you'd need to defend in the same way? The Daily Express has come up


with it wonderful illustration on the second page, I don't know if we


have it on our screens, it's an image of the white cliffs, and I


don't know whether -- don't know where they founded.


There is the lion protecting Britain... Manning the seas. There


is a ship in the background. She does not look fearsome, this


Britannia. She looks quite relaxed! That is why we have to protect her.


It is time for the lion to roar. This headline, I think it would have


a lot of people picking up the Mail on Sunday, it is a striking


headline. The NHS to harvest baby 's organs, does the story live up to


the headline? It is about the decision that hopefully no woman


would have to go through, or parents, they baby that -- of a baby


that has defects that means it is stillborn, or they have to choose to


abort. If you carry on with a nine-month pregnancy, have the baby


born dead, but harvest the organs. It comes at a time when you have


only had 11 organs donated in two years. There is a problem for babies


being born. 11? Yes, only 11 under two months have become organ donors


in the last two years. However, the way it comes across, it is true. It


is a medical dilemma, whether the medical capabilities are there or


not. To go to full term, knowing that a child is unlikely to survive


will be so severely disabled, she, the mother, and the father, they


make the decision, they may have chosen an abortion instead? It is


described as "Ghoulish". By Doctor Trevor Summers, of Saint Mary 's


University. You do have a crisis in organ donations, I think it says


that there are 7000 people in Britain currently on the list but


you have three dying every day because they do not have access. For


a number of reasons, people are living longer. People are not


offering up organs. It raises the question of, it is, before, whether


some kind of opt in, or if you are automatically in unless you opt out,


that could be a better option rather than going down this route. Unless


there is something particular about a baby's organs that is lacking in


adults or children... They are healthy, fresh... You can see that.


One of the things that is interesting... It is a hard


conversation for a doctor or nurse to have with a parent. This issue


would not be raised, they say, when a woman is considering abortion. It


would not come into the decision-making phase, it could


start that way, but what happens in five, ten or 15 years... They are


making clear that no one would be obliged to do so. Equally, you can


imagine parents at a vulnerable point, they must be concerned about


whether there would be pressure implicitly because of the


vulnerabilities. They've changed the rules so I think that previously, it


was illegal for any baby to donate an organ before two months, but they


are relaxing it. I think people will be talking a lot about that story


tomorrow morning. I'm glad we have it on this paper review.


Let's move onto The Sunday Times. Two interesting stories, on the


left, this organisation that is after your money again! Yes, this


is... Apparently there is a loophole of ?115 million per year of people


accessing BBC programming through their iPhones and iPads through


iPlayer, I frequently use it and think it is brilliant. You can use


it as long as you are in the UK or are using a VPN outside of the UK...


You are not supposed to do that, we will brush over it! You get access


to programmes that you would only have with the TV licence, it means


new legislation that means you had to buy a TV licence. The point of


this is that it really makes it a subscription, how is it different to


Netflix or others? I don't necessarily think it is a bad thing.


It is the principal, we have to think of ways to keep it going, but


more of us are turning to online programming. The TV licence concept


is becoming dead in the water. Perhaps this is the way to go?


Laura, will everyone sign up if they had to pay for it? We will see. I


don't know, it's a general problem that we have in the newspaper


industry, even... Even more than we do. If you love it, pay for it.


There are people behind the scenes putting it together for you. The


Telegraph does not mean you had to pay for it? You can get a lot of


online stuff off of the paper's website. What about publications you


write for, is it common? In the Arab world, you still don't have to pay.


We are probably 10-15 years behind the UK, it is the US is even more


advanced in the sense that it is further ahead. People buy carbon


copy papers more than you would find here. To go back to the BBC issue,


there are amazing programmes people will pay to see. We've realised it


when they sell some of their programmes. Let's squeeze in one


war, OMG. The! Will not be allowed. -- the exclaimation mark will stop


being used. Seven-year-olds, they are not going to be allowed to be


used the exclaimation mark. It would be used in the Telegraph? I don't


recover the used a exclaimation mark in an article! I will keep it in my


head. I will try! Thank you to both of you, we will be back in one hour.


We will be back at the top of the hour with more on the decision on


George Osborne to cut tax relief on pension contributions.


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