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

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With me are Miranda Green from the FT and Christopher Hope,

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who's assistant editor at the Daily Telegraph.

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Let's look at some of the front pages.

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The Telegraph reports a suggestion by a Cabinet minister that the BBC

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has sought to smear the Culture Secretary.

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The Guardian leads on claims by the SNP that that thousands more

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Government inspectors are employed to tackle benefit fraud than tax

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The FT says officials believe George Osborne will have to consider

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selling the public stake in Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss

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because keeping it in the public sector is bad for the bank.

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The Metro focuses on a report predicting that first-time buyers

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will need a salary of ?64,000 to get a mortgage for a typical home I20

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20. According to The Times, Tristan

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David Cameron over Europe has slumped, suggesting the referendum

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is on a knife edge. The Daily Mail claims that we pay ?1

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of every ?7 given by rich countries in foreign aid.

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And the i says the UN has reprimanded Britain for failing

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We will start with the express, a crusade to quit the EU takes a huge

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leap forward, according to the Express? That's right. Is that?!

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This is an important day, in a way, you can see Electoral Commission

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named the official out two campaign and the official Remain campaign, it

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is the moment where battle commences. For those who have long

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wanted the EU to leave the EU, like the Daily Express, it is a great

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moment. They have waited a generation, this is a

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once-in-a-lifetime chance to try to convince the public to vote for Out.

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But they said something that is contradicted elsewhere, which is

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that the computing Brexit groups promised to put their differences

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aside and build a mass movement to quit. However, that is not reflected

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in every paper. Viewers and readers may be concerned, it is not the

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final battle, some papers have been fighting this battle for a long time

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in pointing out the weaknesses and mistakes and errors in the EU. And

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not pointing out the strengths? You could argue that, too. But the ten

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week EU referendum campaign starts on Friday. Ten weeks tomorrow... It

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starts official Friday, let's go one week only. Let's go to the Financial

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Times, the Express trumpeting that the battle for Britain begins,

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bursts the designation of Vote Leave as the official Out grouping sparks

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feuding? Not everybody has been reporting this, it is two groups

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fighting for the right to be the official designated Brexit, British

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exit, group. It turns out that the regulator has given the right to a

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group called Vote Leave, the establishment vehicle backed by

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Michael Gove and the main Conservative Cabinet ministers who

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said they were backing Out. It means they can spend up to ?7 million,

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then they can raise money and ?7 million, the other groups can only

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spend ?700,000, they have an advantage, they can spend more. But

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these other groups, by aggregating all of that parts of ?700,000, can

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spend a lot more, it is OK by the rules. But Grassroots Out, the

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organisation led by Ukip and Nigel Farage, which lost out on being the

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designated Out grouping, will sue? They are seeing lawyers today and

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tomorrow morning. That could mean that if a judge orders a stay on the

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process it could delay the June 23 referendum, because you need your

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10-week window, which starts on Friday, or it won't happen any more.

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Unbelievably, this could go on forever. So going back to the Daily

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Express, the battle for Britain beginning, it might not. May be as

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battle between the Brexit groups will remain a sideshow, or maybe it

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will disrupt the process itself. Clearly, the Remain campaign will be

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hoping there is a lot of Nigel Farage on the telly talking about

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his attempt to derail the official Brexit campaign, because what they

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would like on the Remain side is as much Ukip as possible, because that

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is not a turn on for the middle-of-the-road voters. Farage

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once the two to come together. He is quite keen on the two getting

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together and working out a way forward. But I am saying that on the

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Remain side they want as much barrage in the news as possible so

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there is a battle going on between the two sides. Yes, but does Vote

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Leave once Farage? On the Leave site, many want to move on, someone

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to stay and fight field battle. Nigel Farage said he wanted to bring

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them together. During the general election last year we had a lot of

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coverage of what they call process stories, and, in the end, not enough

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coverage of the substance of the case and the issues, and if we have

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ten weeks of process issues about who is in and out of various sides,

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it will not be very helpful to the electorate, it would be good to move

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some substance. Lovelace let's go to The Times, voters turn away from the

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EU as trust in Cameron slides. The vote is on a knife edge,

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Corbynista make the speech was staying in Europe first remark he

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makes a big speech tomorrow? MIRANDA: he does indeed, it is

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important that Labour mobilises if Remain has any chance. That this was

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Cameron peers tactical move to buy off the wing of his own Conservative

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Party worried about Ukip and the centre of gravity of the

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Conservative Party has moved to yours get the glaze. He is the

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figurehead, like it or not. Whether Corbin could convince Labour voters

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to back Cameron peers rather crazy throughout the day 's referendum is

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very, very difficult to bet on -- whether Corbyn could. When I look at

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this story I am amazed. Less than a year ago David Cameron and George

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Osborne pulled off a spectacular surprise winner of a majority in the

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House of Commons for the Conservative Party, here they are

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now and the authority has just led away from David Cameron because its

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issue. But while I agree. I think it is likely Cameron peers fault. In

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75, Wilson stood above the referendum, he got it happening and

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let everyone fight. Cameron has put himself on one side and fired via

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the other side, on which said many of his Cabinet members. His position

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as Prime Minister becomes attacked, not a good look. Arguably you could

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say that he has the deal and will let everyone fight over it, arguably

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you could say he has attacked the other side. I would say it has

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damaged his authority in the party and the country. Is that the debate

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over the EU referendum that has affected trust, or Panama Papers or

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a combination? In this article it said that the economy is an issue,

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but there is a feeling of overstretch at the heart of

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Government, you are seeing that with Panama... The steel crisis. Why was

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Sajid Javid in Australia, not in Mumbai on the day it happened,

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fighting for Tata Steel? I think this is causing problems. They are

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starting to look a bit accident prone, you don't want an accident

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prone leader, you want a leader who attracts a lock, then luck builds

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trust, etc. -- attract luck. Why they have gone through this in 2016

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instead of waiting for the last moment in 2017, as promised, they

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wanted to go early to avoid what is normally referred to as mid-term

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blues, when every Government becomes unpopular in the mid-term, you take

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unpopular decisions, you have irritated certain groups. But

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already they have irritated enough people that they are experiencing a

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slump that endangers the result. So I do saying that results could oil

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down to confidence in Cameron rather than the issues relating whether we

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should be in or out? A few weeks out it will be more about the position.

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This article is about what Corbyn has done on Europe, not much. Alan

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Johnson is the Labour lead campaigner for Remain. He is not

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doing enough. Really, 31% of the electorate want to hear from Corbyn

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and the Remain side hope they can convince him to vote, because

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currently Cameron is speaking to the minority who voted him in the last

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election. The Guardian, Christopher, benefit

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fraud or tax evasion, a row? It is a real head for the SNP at my

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ministers questions, and as Robinson has got some numbers showing there

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are over 3000 DWP, Department for Work and Pensions, staff, assigned

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to investigate welfare fraud, and just 300 dealing with the rich. So

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the idea is why the Government is chasing after low margin examples of

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welfare fraud when they are not going for the big ticket items.

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Arguably, we said earlier that this is perhaps the type of opposing that

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Jeremy Corbyn should be doing, arrows aimed at the heart of

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Government which will give you a splash hours later on the front of

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the Guardian. This is interesting, the suggestion is that ?1.3 billion

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is lost in benefit fraud every year. A relatively low amount. Yet they

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have 3000 plus inspectors. Yet it is ?34 billion, officially, lost in tax

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evasion. Labour says it is actually ?120 billion. What is going on? In

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recent years, during the coalition years, they bumped up the number of

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people trying to target unpaid tax, both corporate and personal, we

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should say, because the big-ticket tax evasion is why companies, if we

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could get that right and if all of the countries in the EU and

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to prevent multinationals playing to prevent multinationals playing

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games with where they claim they are making a profit, it would make a

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huge difference. I agree, this is really good politics. Angus

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Robertson has come up with a killer fact, that the numbers investigating

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tax evasion are totally dwarfed by the numbers investigating welfare

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fraud, which is quite a low cost to the taxpayer. Christopher, why isn't

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Jeremy Corbyn saying this? Good question. On Wednesdays, I watch him

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perform, he is quite windy Ritter, he seems quite impatient with the

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MPs shouting -- quite a windy rater. I don't really maximises his six

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questions. He needs to have this type of sharp questioning, it will

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deliver head on the Government, there is no point in being in

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opposition if you cannot make heads. We only have 30 seconds, diet for a

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year to keep the weight off for good. The three others felt very,

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very slim and light! We don't have to worry about this. Miranda? There

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has always been a confusion about why if people go on the diet and

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come off, the weight goes back on instantly, they have worked that you

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had to do it for a full year for the chemical reactions in your body to

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stop telling you to eat too much, essentially. You know what they say,

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diet always begin tomorrow, this seems yet another good reason to not

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even started. The start of the diet for the referendum campaign starts

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tomorrow! Christopher, Miranda, thank you for coming in.

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Don't forget, all the front pages are online on the BBC News website

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where you can read a detailed review of the papers.

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It's all there for you seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers,

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and you can see us there too with each night's edition

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of The Papers being posted on the page shortly

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Thank you Miranda Green and Christopher Hope.

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Good evening. I know it has not been everywhere but if you have enjoyed

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the sunshine and the warmth we have experienced across southern

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