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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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With me are Anne Ashworth, Assistant Editor of the Times, and

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the writer, broadcaster and Evening Standard columnist, Mihir Bose.

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The Independent on Sunday claims Barack Obama will

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use a visit to the UK next month to support David Cameron's campaign to

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The Sunday Times says Palace officials have stepped

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in to prevent the Queen from being used as a political football

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The Mail on Sunday have disclosures from a new book by the former

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Lib Dem cabinet minister, David Laws, who describes the "simmering

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tensions" between the Prime Minister and the tory EU Brexit campaigners,

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The Sunday Express claims that Turkey's bid to join

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the EU could have a major effect on the forthcoming EU vote.

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The Observer says the Chancellor is under pressure to

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ditch promised tax cuts for the well-off in Wednesday's budget.

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And The Sunday Telegraph reports that trains on HS2 rail scheme are

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at risk of derailment and catastrophic track failure.

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Let's begin. The Independent on Sunday has a story about Barack

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Obama coming here and this comes on the back, just a few days ago, on

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reports that he is very critical of David Cameron over the whole affair

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in Libya. It is extraordinary. Barack Obama will launch a charm

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offensive to make sure we stay in the European Union. He will be at a

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trade and technology show in Hamburg but he is going to come and see his

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dear old friend David Cameron of whom he is not in the least bit

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critical despite those are marked in -- those remarks in the Atlantic

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magazine. He seems let down over what happened in Libya and we know

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that is something that Barack Obama feels very sore about. Perhaps they

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are not such good friends. But they are parking that one and now it is

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all about bridge and staying in the European Union. It is the only show

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in town -- Britain. We even have Clarkson coming out saying we should

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stay. Everyone is obsessed. And we have a long way to go until June

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23. I think the Obama thing is interesting in that he has been

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shown as a campaigner but I think this is all connected with his

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legacy. It would not look good on his watch its Britain left the

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European Union and there were all sorts of other changes. The

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Americans have always wanted Britain in the European Union. What sort of

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world is he leaving behind and so forth. A world where Britain is not

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an European Union and Libya has gone to the dogs. Might it be a slightly

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awkward meeting between Barack Obama and David Cameron given those

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critical remarks? They will have a lovely party. And of course the

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president's wife will come along in the two first ladies will be there

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together. In the kitchen wearing very nice frocks. Is the special

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relationship still very special? I think so. There will always be

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hiccups along the way but it is a very special relationship and now

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Barack Obama needs to look to his legacy. It is more special here than

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it is in America. Let's talk about the Sunday Times. They have a story

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on Buckingham Palace and that whole row rumbling on. They don't want the

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Queen involved in any of this. They feel that she has been dragged into

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this argument, it is not where she should be and they want to say, no

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more. She's not a spokesperson for either side. This is after the story

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in the Sun. Saying she was in support of a Brexit. She does not

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want to be involved in this. What did you make of that story in the

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Sun? What I would love to know is who told what to wear. That is the

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story I would like to have read -- where. Exactly how they got the

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story and how they stood it up and the role they played. They were very

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confident, when the Sun's editor was interviewed, he suggested it had

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come from more than one source. Two people who were probably at the

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lunch. It is possible that Rupert Murdoch had dinner with Michael Gove

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and over dinner he let something slip. You probably know more about

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this than I do. I can't comment. In the Daily Mail on Sunday for

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tomorrow, it is all about who said what meetings shouldn't have been

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reported on. Someone took a note about conversations between the Lib

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Dems and David Cameron when they were in government. Since you have

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moved on, this is about a new book by the former cabinet minister David

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Laws. Good old-fashioned Sunday journalism. The Lib Dems have not

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been in that for a long time and what we don't know is the actual

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extracts that have been published, we have only seen the news stories.

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On the basis of this story, David Cameron is very critical of Michael

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Gove. He called him a Maoist. He didn't explain that. He makes it

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very clear that Boris Johnson is after his job in his opinion. If

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these allegations are true, it is very damning. There are also

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allegations about the Queen from Nick Clegg when he was having lunch

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with her, about having a different succession then has been set out and

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he asked if it bothered her and she said she would be dead by then. It

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seems suspicious. Just leave her alone. The Daily Express still on

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the referendum, we just can't get away from it. They have a different

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angle with Turkey, saying if Turkey joins the European Union, which

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isn't imminent, we have to stress, that would put off voters and many

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of them would say no. It is the sheer size of the population. It is

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a very populous country and it seems to me that when polled, many have

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said they are out if Turkey is in. It is the migration issue. Also

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Turkey would bring an enormous Muslim population in and given what

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is happening in Turkey now, Turkey seems to be moving away. The only

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secular democratic Muslim state in the world for a long time seems to

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be going towards dictatorship with a newspaper is being banned and so

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forth. We should stress that Turkey is not going to join the European

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Union potentially for years. Five -10 years. I think this could be a

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fear for people who want to leave. That Turkey will one day want to

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come in and that one day we will be able to do anything about it. But

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what sort of timescale are we talking about? 10-15 years? One

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doesn't know. I want to know why it is we feel we can do nothing about

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the European Union. As if they are these faceless bureaucrats who we

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cannot hold to account. Because we don't even know their names. We

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don't know where they live or how they have got there. There is very

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little knowledge about the European Union. I would struggle to name my

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MEP, I don't know about you. Very disappointing. Obviously we could

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very easily. Moving on... The Observer has the budget, not the

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referendum. George Osborne and his tax plans. It is interesting, this

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idea he has. He wants to take more people out of the higher tax

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bracket, into which many people have been dragged were not

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extraordinarily well-off. For many people earning 43,000 -?44,000 which

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is the level at which you start to pay higher taxes, it seems like a

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very good wage indeed, but there has got to be some giveaway to middle

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Britain in the budget and I think that he might try to bring this one

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in despite criticism. He is fighting for his... Everyone sees him is

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fighting this leadership campaign against Boris Johnson already, even

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though David Cameron is obviously only worried about Johnson. He is

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fighting to succeed him in the argument will be, we have heard a

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lot about the growing disparity between the rich and the poor and if

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he gets this wrong, he will be presented at least happy he has got

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a few things wrong. He had to withdraw on the Sunday laws,

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extending the hours. That will come to hours -- that will come before we

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have to decide on the European Union and that may affect his chances of

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getting into number 10. He has been... Richard Gere has been on him

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to do summing to eradicate the homeless from the streets and I

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would say he would have to balance this properly. Finishing with the

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Telegraph, a story on HS2 and one on Heathrow. Transport stories. The

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Heathrow story is the more interesting one. I don't know why

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they haven't let on that. They have an interview which says the cabinet

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will block Heathrow expansion which seems to have gone against what was

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generally agreed upon by David Cameron that no announcement will be

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made until after the mayoral election. Something to think that it

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will take place at all, and this does raise a question of what will

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happen to airport capacity. Where will we get more runways? Will it be

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Gatwick? The box has been passed. -- buck. What about HS2? It is the idea

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that such will be the velocity of these trains towards Birmingham,

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that it will cause the rails to corrode. I don't know much about

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it. They go too fast? Yes and it apparently has not been taken into

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account. But it is a high-speed railway? Yes. The report has

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suggested that not enough work has been done to modernize the railway.

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Not enough study has been made of the impact of improving the rails

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will be on what is still a very old infrastructure. It is all in the

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future, as is the referendum, has is the budget. Anyway let's not get

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overly philosophical. Thank you Anne Ashworth and

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Mihir Bose.

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