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


With me are Tim Shipman, political editor of The Sunday Times


and Caroline Wheeler, political editor of


The Observer leads with the fallout from Iain Duncan Smith's


resignation, saying the Tory party is at war.


The Mail on Sunday claims the Prime Minister unleashed a four


letter tirade at Mr Duncan Smith when the Work and Pensions Secretary


made clear he was determined to resign.


The Sunday Times focuses on what the resignation could do


to George Osborne's leadership ambitions.


And the Sunday Telegraph says the knives are out


for the Chancellor, as he suffers what they call an "unprecedented


The Sunday Express has a different lead, reporting that murder trials


could be shown live on TV, in a bid to show justice being done.


And for the last ever print edition of the Independent on Sunday,


the paper has the simple headline "lights out" and a report


A bonanza for people like this. You could hardly believe what you are


seen when we all saw the story drop last night that Ian Duncan Smith had


resigned. With the mail on Sunday. Expletives


at Chequers. Expletives on the telephone, we are told. In other


newspapers as well, I should stress. I have had more cans of Diet Coke


today than I have had hours sleep since this book. Ian Duncan Smith


said in his resignation letter to David Cameron yesterday, by car, I


am told. At the taxpayers expense. Probably. It arrived at the primers


to reforms him up and says, is there anything I can do to keep you? And


please don't resign immediately, have a think. Ian Duncan Smith


phones back a couple of hours later and says I am off and I will issue


my letter to the media. At flash point in the prem and Mr Gore 's


desert. He calls him dishonourable for his behaviour because he didn't


have the guts to turn up and resign in person. The reason that she was


supposedly resigning, the cuts to disability benefits, he had not


bothered to mention to the Prime Minister before. David Cameron is


furious. There is a huge lead in the Sunday Times as well on this. And in


the Sunday express. Probably in the Telegraph as well. It has been a


very well briefed story and it has a right old mess. We have all been


waiting for weeks that there is a civil war and put the party but


tonight there actually is. And you actually seen anything like this


before? In all the times you've been covering politics. In his letter, he


was very plain and explaining why he was calling. And then the reaction


that we also last night. It was astonishing and some senses. There


was a strange delay from when he announced he was calling and number


ten responding. I am told from sources close to Smith that there


had been some warning signs that he wasn't happy for some time and it


was some suggestion that he had been unhappy about the direction of


policy for some time and particularly on the cuts agenda, he


could see that cuts were being made at all costs and putting in jeopardy


what he saw as his latest work, which is around the agenda of making


work pay. He wants to be seen as a social reformer. That is his legacy.


He has people close to him referring to him in those terms. Will he be a


light to get away with that? Some people have an in touch as saying


that you have to remember that has legacy has meant hardship for a


great deal of people. And that is how number ten want to spend it.


That he was looking for an excuse to go. He was not happy with the way


that things were going. There is a suggestion he wanted to cause pain


and embarrassment to the Chancellor, who is in favour of the prime


ministers renegotiation deal to stay in Europe. If you speak to those who


are close to Iain Duncan Smith, they are very determined that this was


about the fact that he wanted -- you felt that his whole life 's work was


being undermined by the slicing of the budget. But as luck at the


Sunday Times. This shreds as attack -- has chances of getting to number


ten. George Osborne has been this dominant figure in politics for a


long time. All the people that support and the man himself have


been trying to make it years the inevitable next leader after David


Cameron. He offers people job got -- jobs, he gives my to constituencies


and he gets a lot of support. Since it looks like he will not win,


people come crawling out of the woodwork. What we have huge night as


all-out war on George Osborne by ministers, MPs, who are sick to


death of him walking at over the party. There are people sing he is


unfit for the job, people come heading into the jail catcher in the


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. -- comparing him to the jailed catcher.


-- child catcher. We also have the revolution that last week one of the


people closest to him was telling people that he made not run. If you


make not win, he will not risk the humiliation of running. One voice is


awful quiet in this also far as Boris Johnson. She is on holiday,


skiing. He is -- he will be delighted. Ever since Boris Johnson


came out in favour of the exit for -- from Europe, his popularity has


soared. At the same rate that George Osborne popularity has diminished.


George Osborne has known that his popularity was on the wane. There


was a tax credits row last autumn when he was damaged. This rebellion


over the personal independence payment has shown that he has


misjudged the mood of the party once again. Want is recoverable but twice


not suck. Everyone needs a friend and George Osborne 's rent as


Michael Gove, coming to his side. The one member of the true that is


trying to remain friends with everybody. Osborne invited Gove over


to his tax funded home to be nice to him and keep it all sweet. Meikle


Corp has done a piece for the Sunday Telegraph saying that everybody


needs to pull together. I think the Secretary of State for Justice


should probably read all the stuff that we had just been looking at and


see what chance that is of everybody remaining friends. It is pretty wall


at the moment. But is usually interesting to political journalists


like you, but, I'm almost you for you, but what I want to know is what


this is matter to the country? Why would people who don't follow the


ins and outs at with spinster need to worry about this? I think at the


heart of this there is a row about something that is fundamental. It is


to do with the direction of travel for the country, it is about how we


move forward. The flashing lights of the economy are plunking away and we


are trying to get our books back into the red, so that we can protect


ourselves of any shocks that made commented future. It is all about


how that will happen and basically, Ian Duncan Smith has tried to


protect his empire and he is saying that he doesn't think we can cut and


cut and cut at the expense of things that need it most well at the time


that Mike at the same time as giving tax breaks to the high income


earners. The other thing you get with others in fighting in one party


if you think back to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, it was all them


arguing with each other and the opposition at that time was largely


irrelevant. The fact that the Tories feel that they are able to have this


ridiculous Civil War on the front page of every paper is partly a


function of the fact that they do not think that Jeremy Corbyn is a


threat to them. That is special about her CD as a bookish as for the


country. If you don't have an effective opposition, this is what


happens. There was a poll that put carbon ahead for the first time. --


Jeremy Corbyn. The public does not like political parties that are


fighting each other all the time. A couple of quick stories away from


the Conservatives. The Sunday express their stocking about plans


to screen the moderate trials. Not the whole trial, but certain parts


of it. There has been talk about this for a long time now. It is all


about open justice. What the proposal as it is that they will


have a pilot scheme at the Old Bailey, to film the sentencing


remarks of just -- judges, whether viewed to in the future appealing --


paving the way for the jet -- tell the position of the high-profile


trials. There is precedent for this across the rest of the world. We saw


the Oscar Pistorius trial, the OJ Simpson trial, and I think this is


just about seeing that we need to evolve our criminal justice system


into the 21st-century. They have been doing it in the Court of Appeal


for well. The real question is comes next. Is this the thin end of the


wedge when we suddenly get the British barristers grandstanding


like Johnnie Cochran back in the good old days? There are judiciary


is probably scored to adapt to the skin of thing than almost anywhere


in the world and there is a positive development. It will be interesting


to see how far it goes in the years to come. Finally, the last and


addition of the Independent on Sunday. Lights out, it says. They


are talking about the reasons for optimism on climate change. It is


very sad to see the paper going online. I have friends who work


there. I think it is a fantastic newspaper. Pound for pound, in terms


of the budget they have and the staff they have, they put out a good


product. It is a great shame to see it going online only. We need to


embrace the future. They can make a success of a deer, or to the good


and David Cameron has given an interview this evening. No escape


from politics. There are some cracking lines on there. One of the


things that David Cameron actually says is that he would not rule out


serving in a future government. Once he stood down as Clemens to, he has


said he will not serve a third term, but he may come back and read up in


the parklands and the future. Boris Johnson will be delighted to offer


him the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. That is a further


papers. -- That's it for


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