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


With me are Laura Hughes, political correspondent


at the Daily Telegraph and Mihir Bose, who's a columnist


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with:


The Mail headlines with new allegations


about the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale's private life.


It claims he sent a photo of highly sensitive Cabinet papers to a woman


The Observer says a crisis is looming in primary school places


in England - with a shortfall of 10,000 places expected


The Sunday Express dedicates a full page to the photograph of William


and Kate visiting the Taj Mahal and replicating Princess


The Sunday Telegraph quote a senior government minister saying Britain


could face an economic shock similar to the banking crisis if it leaves


And the Sunday Times writes that the former cricketer


Sir Ian Botham has backed Britain leaving the European Union and said


Britain should stand proud as he did as a cricketer.


Plenty to get our teeth into tonight. Let's start with the


Observer. Lots of different lead stories this weekend. The Observer


says there will be a gap of 10,000 primary school places in four years'


time. This is a story saying that because of cutbacks and because


schools are becoming academies, they can't expand, new schools can't be


set up, there will be a big gap and this story is time to because early


next week, parents will get letters telling them whether their children


have got to the primary school near their place of residence, the one


they have chosen. I'm not doubting the story. They are saying even the


Conservative local government Association is going to protest


about government policies. This seems to be a recurring problem, in


the country, as far as I can remember in the last 50 years, we've


gone is from grammar schools, to comprehensives, to academies and we


don't seem to solve the education problem. If you want to do well in


life, you've got to send your child, as I have to send my child, to a


private school, which is only 7% of the population. I am sure people up


and down the country will disagree with that. This comes amid a big row


about Conservative schools across the country. Labour are fiercely


opposed to this. Tory MPs have come out and criticised it. And the fact


that the LGA, which is Conservative lead at the moment, is planning to


come out this next week to coincide with these results, it is not good


for Nicky Morgan. You mentioned the perfect school debate. I was


watching question Time on Thursday night and people were still


attacking private schools but some might argue that sending your child


to a private school is taken up the pressure from some of these schools.


If you go to France or Germany, when I speak to my friends there, there


is not that emphasis on private schools. Why should we have built a


school culture in this country where you feel if you have the money, you


would rather spend it on education than something else? Getting back to


this particular shortage in school places, these are worked on as


forecasts years and years in advance. What I have learned from


the front page of the Observer is was it a bad forecast bad planning?


But that it has done in terms of academies and so on, and they are


projecting, and because of that, they won't be able to build more


school places and therefore accommodate the demand and this is


particularly the Midlands and the North and so. The projecting on the


basis of current policy. They are saying that in 2019 to 2020, some of


the worst areas, a wide range across the country, and they say last year,


up to one in five youngsters did not get into the school of their


parents' choice. The figures seem to be rising dramatically. Definitely.


I think it is worrying generally to hear that schools are being forced


to turn areas that are not designated for class brings into


classrooms. I think parents will be worried. I have a very small chance


of getting my child into the school where I live and how many children


will be these classrooms and in what environment are they going to be


taught? Let's move on to the Sunday Telegraph now. They do focus on


possible breadth it and the EU referendum. -- Brexit. We are


expecting a landmark report from the Treasury, out lining the cost. We


have been waiting for this big Treasury report which is forecasting


what the impact will be on Britain leaving the EU. It is not surprising


that it has a warning like this. The government wants us to stay. It is


not surprising they have taken this position. You've got Michael Gove


and Chris Grayling saying... Obviously, they were going to say


that. The public will think this is another piece of propaganda, more


scaremongering, the government are trying to deploy fear tactics. But


it is also interesting. There is a piece in the Telegraph from the new


work and pension is secondary, the new access to the face of the Tory


party, in the midst of all these upsets, his background is a


blue-collar worker. He is warning the people that will be affected by


this are people who work in manufacturing and construction. It


is interesting they have put him out here to make this point. I don't


believe he sat alone and read this piece, Stephen Crabb. Do you get the


feeling there is a plan of a Minister weekend making some


statement in a grid that is laid out to say why it is a bad thing. Last


weekend, Jeremy Hunt was lined up saying that the DHS. I think the


government has decided to give what they consider facts and convince


people of agronomic back that it would be disastrous to leave the EU.


# Convince people of economic facts. It is being presented as governor


and propaganda and that is where the leave campaign is doing quite well


because they are saying they are not presenting facts or hard economic


truths, they are just projecting what would happen, as if leaving the


EU is falling off a cliff. And that the government problem. The more


facts they present, the more they are seen as a propaganda machine.


You get the feeling from what you are here from inside the various


political establishment that it has backfired? Yes. How many people have


read it, for a start! And Boris has been crude about it. He said it is


not made on material that some people would like to use it as. You


would expect apartment to do that. If the government were recommended


we leave, they would spend that money on it. They will have more


manpower and money behind it. It is going to be an emotional decision.


You either think it is good for you feel we have lost control of our


country, there are two mini people here and therefore we ought to


leave. I don't think it will be decided on economic facts. Stick


with that thought. The Sunday Times, let's stay with the story, very


different angle from the Sunday Times. With the headline, Botham


swings bat for Brexit. He has apparently written an article or


being interviewed. I'm a big Ian Botham fan but that does seem very


unusual headline. It is unusual and most of the stories about Boris


Johnson' speech up North and Ian Botham and all his great cricketing


deeds provides the introduction to the peace. He is a wonderful


cricketer and I wish he were still playing but listening to him talk


about whether we should stay in the EU or not is the most ridiculous


argument I have heard. One of the arguments he has presented is


because I am a cricketer but cricket has at team ethos. There are 11


players. It is a bit like the EU, with all sorts of restrictions put


on it. And it might not appeal to the younger generation? I have to


admit, I do know who he is. Let's move on to a different topic. We are


coming up to the local authority elections. Indeed, the one that


seems to be getting a lot of headlines is the London mayoral


race. The Sunday Times comes out with the headline, Labour London


hopeful linked to terrorist. And this, Laura, is all about sadly


calm. We have seen this story come up again and again and the point I


would make is that it is just a bit sad that it has come down to this


level of debate. The accusation that is being made here is that Siddique


Khan shared a platform with the ring leader of the 7/7 bombings and has


shared a platform with various people who have said things against


the West and those kinds of things. A lot of this has to do with the


fact that he is a human rights Laura, he would work fully dirty and


often stand up and speak at events where he would defend issues like


this. -- he worked for Liberty. He was on the platform with people that


espoused views that were not appropriate but this is the level of


debate that the mayoral election has come to. There are two men fighting


to lead one of the biggest cities in the world and yet they are disputing


this kind of thing. A spokesman for Sadiq Khan has said he has done


nothing wrong, this is desperate stuff, Sadiq Khan has always been


honest about his time as a leading human rights lawyer. And he has


always condemned terrorism. It seems to be the Conservative strategy that


they feel they can spread up... The whole saying was the immigrant


community, they all voted en bloc for Labour. The last vote --


election showed that the Indian vote, the Hindus, they've -- the


Indian vote was for the Conservatives. The way it has been


presented, it brings up, as Laura says, this old post about Sadiq Khan


being a muslin, the first Muslim to stand for mayor and so on. It is dog


whistle politics. Lynton Crosby is directing the campaign. It has


become more bitter in the last ten days to two weeks. If you speak to


Tory MPs, most of them fear that the goal set will not winds, so they are


thinking what shall we do now? His former brother-in-law is in rum


calm. And she was a very good cricketer! Maybe that will be the


headline next week. On to the express now. A picture of the Duke


and Duchess of Cambridge outside the Taj Mahal and of course, the Sunday


express going to huge on this, but also with a picture of the late


Diana Princess of Wales on the same bench. This has been an amazingly


choreographed trip. You almost expected this. The last photograph


from this trip to India would be a picture of Kate and William sitting


on the same bench on which his mother sat, what, 15 or 20 years


ago, more than that, and basically announced to the world that the


marriage was breaking up, so they are reversing it. It has been a


wonderful trip in the way that it has gone about but I don't know what


the trip was meant to do. Was it meant to help British is this? Brand


building for the Royal family? That future king and queen and so on and


Kate has looked wonderful in all the costumes that she has worn, if I may


say so. But I am unsure how much it will benefit in terms of trade, the


British people. Laura, what do you think about the photo? It is


interesting because Buckingham Palace have denied this claim,


discharge, oh, look, they are trying to reverse his jewellery, look at


the symbolism of this. And they have said, no, everyone has that photo


taken. But you think someone might have realised people would make this


connection. And I don't think there is anything wrong with it. Brave of


the Duke? If they hadn't done it, what would the media have said then?


Would they avoiding this audible would... It was Diana who made the


sitting on the bench and iconic moment. I don't think before that...


I think they now call it Diana's bench. Before that, I don't think it


was thought to be a moment about a supreme visited the Taj Mahal. A


cartoon in the Telegraph, just with a warning that we are going to tread


around this very carefully. The cartoon, here it is, says, I have no


idea what was too was over but I do know the name of the celebrities who


had that threesome. There is a ruling about this on Monday. This is


done careers in. I think around the world, but not in this country,


everybody knows who the celebrities is. It is like him and eight 1930s


when the Prince of Wales is having an affair. When I read it, the


newspapers in this country were the only ones who couldn't print the


affair and... And we have the internet now, which completely


changes things. The cartoon is funny and well placed. It is hilarious. It


symbolises the fact that everybody knows. You can go on the internet.


Nowadays, with things like that, the British media cannot print it in


their newspapers, but people can find out. You can't believe


everything on the internet, surely. This is true. Thank you very much


indeed. Love its use, the political correspondent from the -- we will be


back with you at 11:30pm. Stay with us here because at 11pm, will have


more on Boris Johnson' claim that President Obama is a hypocrite for


saying that the UK should remain within the European Union. Coming up


next, Reporters.


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