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prices, which will mean cheap it tickets for travelling fans, and a


surprise result in the World 2020 cricket tournament where Ireland


were playing Oman. Hello and welcome to our look ahead


to what the the papers will be With me are Tony Grew,


the political reporter The Entertainment Editor


of the Huffington Post. The Express leads on Buckingham


Palace's disquiet after the Queen was accused of favouring


Britain leaving the EU. The row between the Sun


newspaper and the Palace It says the Justice Secretary


Michael Gove is implicated Sir George Martin and Sir Paul


McCartney are pictured in the Guardian following


the producer's death Its main story is the defeat


of the government's plan to relax The Independent also carries


tributes to the so-called 'fifth He's described by Sir Paul


as "the most generous, intelligent and musical


person" he'd ever known. The 'i' says the number of people


employed in the UK on zero hour contracts has increased


and accuses bosses of The FT carries a warning


from senior bankers in Europe about the dangers of


negative interest rates. The paper says a further cut


in rates is widely expected. And the jail terms given to five


members of the gang behind the Hatton Garden diamond heist


feature in the Metro. The sentences of up to seven years


are described as 'soft'. We start with the Daily Telegraph,


goat faces Queen Brexit questions, following the sun's front page


yesterday. A private dinner back in 2011, where apparently the Queen is


supposed to have shown her colours as a Eurosceptic. This has been a


developing story through the day, we have had the unusual step of the


palace complaining to the press standards watchdog about yesterday's


story. Journalists being journalists pretty quickly can work up from


official documents he was at the meeting with the Privy Council, who


was at the lunch immediately afterwards and he might have leaked


it. Nick Clegg was there and went out and said he didn't know anything


about it, so by process of elimination it seems to be that the


Daily Telegraph is pointing the finger at Justice Secretary, Michael


Gove, who is a close friend of the Prime Minister and surprise many


people by saying that he was going to vote for Brexit to the UK to


leave the European Union, and now appears to be in a little bit of hot


water. It is interesting how closely written the Daily Telegraph's story


is. It says the Justice Secretary refused to deny that he was the


source. Has to go's spokesman said we don't comment on private


conversations with the Queen and sources close to the Justice


Secretary, I assume that it in himself, said he has no idea where


the source of the leak came from. There have been calls for the


cabinet secretary to investigate this, because if the Queen can't


trust her ministers not to go out and blood things she has said in


private, it is pretty bad for the way in which the government works.


Caroline, The Sun because it is now being referred to the press


watchdog, its defence is that this is a credible source, we won't


reveal it, but it is a credible source and the story has a certain


veracity to it. The problem is linking and a bad back in 2011, for


there was any talk of a referendum with a referendum five years later,


six years later? Yes, five years between a conversation over a quiet


lunch table and now all of the headlines and the balance... The


Queen is emphatically neutral all the time, I have never heard her


views about anything, and as we know, David Cameron, when he even


hinted that he had heard after the Scottish referendum, that was


slapped down and he had to backtrack. This is pretty


unprecedented, as far as I can remember and it doesn't look good


for Michael Gove, particularly after those images of him having that


late-night assignation with Boris Johnson, the night before Boris came


out. It is starting to add up to a bit of a cloak and dagger 's game


which is not quite the dignity they would wish to discuss this kind of


debate. To be breaking the confidence of Her Majesty The Queen


is something that is just not done and could cause whoever did it, and


the suggestion is that it is Mr Gove, though he has so far not


suggesting that he did it, it could cause big problems. The Hatton


Garden gang escaped with soft sentences? They are not actually


that soft because all of these gentlemen have served a certain


amount of time while they were waiting to be sentenced. People will


look at this and think perhaps these chaps have enjoyed a certain


glorification of their particular sting because of their ages? I feel


like there is a certain sort of... They hatch the whole thing in a pub


in North London. One of them arrived on a bus. A three-day extravaganza,


the thing did not go through the wall so somebody had to go through


machine Mart in Twickenham, other shops are available, and stock up on


supplies. It reeks of classic French connection, Italian job caper. There


is probably people might wonder if the judge, even besides inside, he


has said this thing stands alone, I doubt he has been perhaps caught out


by the glamour of it all the sentiment, but I am glad they are


not serving 30 years, I can't tell you why, I know they have done


wrong. There are some who would argue, particularly those who lost a


lot of cash in this, that this was not a victimless crime and the


sentences are soft, and at some point there will be a hearing next


year I think where they will have to point out where the rest of the loot


is stashed, and if they don't do that, then they could be a change in


sentences. There is something strange in our culture that seemed


to sentimentalise what are crimes. People like the craze. French


Connexion, sounds more like an Ealing comedy. There was something I


find slightly troubling about that. We were saying this earlier, no


doubt someone is writing a screenplay about this, you could not


make up some of the detail about this.


These people are criminals. There are victims here, people have had


items stolen that have not been returned. Very rich people. Very


rich people. That is right then. Let's not get into that, they broke


the law, they are going to jail. Would it be a comedy or a


tragicomedy, the film? The comedy aspect is they end up getting


caught. It is not that they escaped with all the loot, they will end up


in the 60s and 70s serving time. Some may even end up dying in jail,


you never know. We interviewed a chap called Noel Razor Smith, in


relation to all this, talking about career criminals, and why they have


to do just one more heist. There you go. Independent now, tributes all


over the papers to frankly a genius, Sir George Martin. Absolutely, I was


talking to Tony earlier about this, the fact you have somebody so


successful. Normally in the music injury you have had to burn if you


edges along the way to get to that status inevitably because it is such


a competitive field, but George Martin seems to have emerged through


seven decades of absolutely tireless music devotion, and worked with so


many artists. As we saw from the tributes today, nobody had a bad


word to say about him. Sir Paul McCartney talking about not just the


craft but the person as well. George Martin was responsible for bringing


those for mop tops into the studio and turning them from a people


pleasing quartet into something so unique and extraordinary to define


the sound of the 20th century. Paul McCartney said today if anybody can


deserve to be called the fifth Beatle it is George Martin. You


listen to some of the work he did with the Beatles, tracks from the


White album, Sergeant Peppers and that kind of stuff, it sounds so


fresh and interesting. 30, 40 years on somehow, he gave that music a


veneer, a sheen, that meant it is going to last. It has had a huge


influence, now Caroline has to have other things I was going to say,


because I was going to make the point that actually what is


fascinating is that the Beatles were just a pop band, a boy band, and he


went on that journey with them through that fast exponent Asian


with music, sound and lyrics, and he was there. As he grew, the band grew


and he was part of it. The fifth Beatle as they say. He had a


classical training, so it as each one of theirs and imagination


expanded, Paul McCartney songwriting developing, John Lennon getting more


and more experiment, then you had George Harrison coming in with these


Eastern traditional sounds, and each time George Martin could match those


sound for sound. I remember in an interview John Lennon said I


basically told him I just wanted a sort of orange sound, and somehow he


created it. He found orange. Interesting story for the


government, Tony, he lost this vote on Sunday trading, a vote they


didn't necessarily have to lose? I was in the press gallery for most of


the day, it has been a long day. Sorry, mate! Glad to be here talking


about the Beatles and what orange sounds like, a welcome diversion!


But seriously it is almost inconceivable what a self-inflicted


wound fizzes. Local council will decide what is best for them. There


is a big group of Tory MPs, some of them Christians, motivated by faith,


who opposed this. The government have had an opportunity to say we


don't need to do this now, there is opposition to it, we will pull back


from its so there was confusion as to how the government allowed itself


to get into a position where was defeated and 31 votes. It is the


first defeat government has suffered in the House of Commons in this


Parliament, and what is worse is that the Prime Minister spent hours


of his time in House of Commons talking to MPs who were only elected


in May 2015 trying to convince them to vote with him, and he appears to


have failed. It is almost inexplicable. It seems strange, but


Caroline, there are people out there who don't believe that all the shops


should be open for the whole day on a Sunday. Some of those Tory rebels


did strike a chord with a lot of the public. I think so, we are all just


order to ramble what it was like to have a quiet Sunday. A very


disparate, separate distinct part of the week, and there is a certain


pleasure in that. You have to balance that with giving people the


services they have become used to. I can see how it happened, I am just


surprised got this far and has become such a major issue in what is


such a four time for the government generally. One of the big crux is of


the government has met argument is that Sunday is the most popular


shopping day online, and therefore retailers and I should being


pummelled by the fact people can go online and shot, but by that


rationale shops should be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as


is the internet. We will have to end it there. We will look at more of


the stories in the paper. Much more coming up now in Sportsday.


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