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

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

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and Caroline Wheeler, political editor of

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

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resignation, saying the Tory party is at war.

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The Mail on Sunday claims the Prime Minister unleashed a four

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

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made clear he was determined to resign.

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The Sunday Times focuses on what the resignation could do

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to George Osborne's leadership ambitions.

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And the Sunday Telegraph says the knives are out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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resigned. With the mail on Sunday. Expletives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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over the personal independence payment has shown that he has

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

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

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

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trying to remain friends with everybody. Osborne invited Gove over

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

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

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

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

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

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at the moment. But is usually interesting to political journalists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the Conservatives. The Sunday express their stocking about plans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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wedge when we suddenly get the British barristers grandstanding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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papers. -- That's it for

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The Papers this hour. You'll both be back at 11:30pm

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for another look at the stories The Easter weekend is within sight.

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