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But still leads the rest by four shots, on 14 under par.


That is all the sport. Now on BBC News it is Gavin Esler with The


Hello and welcome to our Sunday morning edition of The Papers.


With me are Claire Cohen, the Deputy Women's Editor


of the Daily Telegraph and Dave Wooding, Political Editor


A ringing endorsement from Nigel Farage for Boris Johnson


to become Prime Minister is the Mail on Sunday's headline.


Boris himself is quoted in the Sunday Telegraph -


saying the EU is pursuing a similar goal to Hitler and Napoleon,


in creating a European super-state, albeit with different methods.


The Sunday Times says David Cameron fears being replaced


It also has the story of an alleged CIA tip-off,


that led to the arrest of Nelson Mandela.


And the Sunday Express reports on a trial being carried out


by the government over the safety of statin drugs for the heart.


UK households are to be targeted this week as part of a mass campaign


to encourage people to vote in the EU referendum.


That's on the front page of the Observer, that also has


a story about GPs criticising care for children


So, let's begin. Let's begin with the Telegraph. Boris, how the EU


wants a superstate as Hitler did. You knew Hitler would come into this


argument at some point and here he is. We have already had plenty of


Churchill so these names will pop up. It is a great headline. Boris,


ever the classicist says in 2000 years of European history, it has


been characterised by repeated attempts to unify Europe under a


single government. Napoleon and Hitler tried to carry it out. The EU


is trying to do the same thing by different methods.


They are potentially inflammatory comments. People are saying on


social media what is it with former mayors of London coming out and


bringing Hitler into the argument?! It is covered in the Telegraph and


other papers constantly, the splits in the Conservative Party, if you


word David Cameron or George Osborne, you are being told that you


are Neville Chamberlain, and appeaser. That will not go down


well. It won't and we have had a lot of grand statements characterising


this debate. We have had Churchill mentioned, now then saying it will


lead to world War three. It makes me wonder why they are taking the risk


of this in the first place. We have six weeks to go! This shows a


cranking up of the rhetoric. Last week we had David Cameron saying it


would be world War three and people thinking this was a crazy over the


top thing to say, and now Boris has out done him with rhetoric. This is


the antidote to the war story. Europe keeps the peace. Boris is


effectively saying this is the creation of a superstate like Hitler


wanted, and the three words he uses are by different means peacefully.


It shows the intention in the different countries being forced to


amalgamate together. The problem is, he has invoked the word Hitler. As


Ken Livingstone learned to his cost, as well as rhetoric, we're getting


outrage. Every time people say it we get, this is an outrage, a scandal!


Was he right to mention a dark period in history? Probably not. The


EU, whether it you like it or not, it has been a voluntary union.


People have joined it because their government has voted for it rather


than being taken over by the Roman legion. But the Brexit people will


say when we signed to join it in 1975, there were not 28 nations with


others in the waiting room. There were five or Six Nations. This leads


us on to what is going on within the Conservative Party. The Sunday


Times: Cameron fears Boris will be the next leader. At some point there


will be a success in question which he sees as a problem and it links us


with the Mail. Far edge says he will back Boris for Prime Minister even


though he does not have a say. He has hit the front page of three


papers this morning. David Cameron has apparently had a private


conversation with someone in which he believes that a Brexit person


will be the next Prime Minister. That is a good bet. Even if he wins


the referendum, unless he wins it comfortably, there are the sharks


circling, the hard right of the Conservative Party, the


Eurosceptics. They don't like what David Cameron has done, they don't


like the way he has handled the referendum and the way he has tried


to twist people's arms. They will be so incensed if they lose and


victorious if they win, the chances are they may force a leadership


battle. Especially if it is quick. The grassroots people are


intrinsically Eurosceptics so they are more likely to back a exit


person. These are more stories about Tory civil war, infighting, the


party dividing and it is not the issues which is perhaps what is


missing from all of these stories. The Sunday Times piece is already


looking beyond what is happening after June 23 and we are already six


weeks away. The interesting question for me is, what will make people


change their votes, particularly people who are undecided. Will it be


Hitler, world War three, the big rhetoric, or will it be, will I keep


my job, what do I think of immigration, the sovereignty


question, all of these which are important issues but difficult to


get to the bottom of. They are and I think these reports show how


difficult it is to get to the nub of them. I think what British people


care about what the households will look like and what their children's


futures will look like, not the future of the Tory party. How bad is


it to try and pull the party together when it is so clearly split


down the middle on an issue like this. Whoever is leader will either


have a split party or they will have to heal the wounds which will be


tricky. They have kept a lid on this for many years. If you turn the


clock back to 1992, 1995, John Major was struggling with the Eurosceptics


in the Conservative Party. David Cameron has tried to lance the boil


but it has brought all the bile out. It will be difficult to get a lid


back on it. It has all come flooding out. This is their one chance, June


23, to take Britain out of Europe. If they fail, they will fail


forever. The seething anger in the Eurosceptic camp is quite


substantial. John Major made some outspoken comments, he has named


names and saying they are flirting with danger. Now we are in a


position where we have Nigel Farage backing Boris to be Prime Minister.


It is everybody piling in. What this did make me think is another


situation where we have Boris Johnson and Donald Trump on the


world stage. That is an interesting question. There are those who see


Boris Johnson as the Churchillian figure and that is when you are


simply Hitler question, how he sees himself, there are others who see


him as the Donald Trump figure who can say things which are outrageous


to some people and yet they get headlines on three major reddish


newspapers on one day. He can be a unifying figure. We only have to


think about him hanging off a zip wire and he was not laughing about


that?! He is potentially divisive and some people do see him as a


Donald Trump figure. He won two elections for the Mail rule the


inland and which is intrinsically Labour and he does cut through the


political divide #2-macro mayoral elections. A massive turnout


campaign has been launched and there is a piece in the Observer saying


young voters could make this election for one side or the other


and someone saying I don't want my grandad to tell me what my future


will be. It is very just in trying to recruit people who have not


registered to vote. We are told that 7.5 million people are currently not


registered to vote which is extremely worrying. Postal votes is


an interesting one as well. In the Scottish referendum 11,000 people


tried to register to vote Poster Lee and registered too late so they were


not able to. They are starting this campaign six weeks ahead of the vote


to try and get people to sign up and explaining what to do an old day. It


sounds patronising but I think it is important. There was a lot of


confusion on the London assembly, how many votes you had and first and


second choice -- what to do on polling day. This has been going on


since the early 90s so some of us have been discussing it for a very


long time but there is a whole generation of voters who have not


really thought about it because the EU has been part of their lives. You


have to be pushing 62 have voted last time round. Young people have


known nothing else other than Europe. For young people at Israeli


in the dark because they do not know of a Britain outside of Europe. Old


people remember the good old days when Britain ruled itself. Young


people are less likely to vote but more likely to vote to stay in.


Older people are more likely to vote and more likely to vote to leave.


The idea for David Cameron and the Remain group is to get the vote out.


That is the most important thing, to get people to vote because that will


play more into their hands. This vote will be forever, it is either


in or out and that is it. Very interesting. Let's move on to a more


serious story, page three of the Sunday Times.


Stalin and an alien steal the sparkle from Eurovision. I take it


you were watching it? I watched some of it. I cannot claim to see the


whole thing. I saw half a dozen songs and felt I had seen it all but


I did see the winning entry. It is sort of end of kitsch, this very


heartfelt moving performance, singing about her family fleeing


Stalin captured everyone's imagination. It is different from


the freak show elements which we quite like, like to dislike. Like


the European referendum which is another big European battle, there


was a dispute over the voting whether it was fair or not, because


Australian finished second. That well-known European power. And it


was won by Ukraine who want to join the EU. Maybe they will step up the


campaign. To avoid the inevitable e-mails, we no Eurovision is


different from the European Union. I did not watch it, I was more


interested in Saracens winning. I will watch the BBC Young musician of


the year final. This headline says cheated into wasting 12,600 seconds


of my life. What is interesting is there was a great public vote. The


UK came 24th and we cannot say it is all political because the public


voted and we still came third from the bottom. We will invite you back


if it is the end of kitsch. I am not convinced on that one. What is next?


The Observer. Care for children with mental health problems won't fall


says GPs. They have an interesting story inside about depression and


pain behind the eyes, how artists have captured people suffering from


depression. It is something they have campaigned about, a very


serious topic which at least we are now talking about which we did not


use too. This coming week starting tomorrow is a mental health


awareness week so no better time to talk about it. This story in the


Observer is shocking. Family doctors not caring for children


with mental health wait for up to a year for specialist help. This is


something which is coming to the surface more and more. There was a


statistic this week saying self harm is one of the biggest killers of


young people in the UK which is shocking and there is so little


understanding about it. In this story it says the support is not


there until they reach the high thresholds which are required. We


are leaving it to a critical stage, you have to be really ill before


anyone pays any attention. Early intervention helps, what do you make


of it? It is a really bleak picture. I know the Liberal Democrats were


they wearing coalition with the government, they raised this issue


several times and David Cameron recently said he would make mental


health a big issue so let's hope he does that because it affects more


families than we dreamed it did. It is kept below the surface because


people do not like to talk about it. David Cameron said he would make it


a big issue and it was a key election pledge but then we have the


mental health czar losing her job so you have to wonder how big a


priority it is? It is party politics. I love this story in the


Observer, women say Trump is creepy, Clinton has a man problem, how the


gender gap could be decisive in the presidential race. Women think Trump


is creepy, men do not think that at all. Hillary Clinton certainly has a


problem with white male voters, there is no doubt about it. Lucy


Rock says she thinks it is the most gender driven election in American


history. This is a great romp through all of Trump's awful sexist


comments about women he has made through the years calling women fat


pigs, dogs, slobs. It is no surprise that 77% of women have an


unfavourable opinion of him. There is a shock. It is an interesting


story and interestingly as well, Elizabeth Warren, a prominent


senator in Massachusetts, who has called Trump on some of these


things, she has been subjected to the sort of stuff that we would be


regarding as abuse from Donald Trump. There are some of the


outpourings of Donald Trump. The microcosm of this for me is in


Florida, the gap is widening into a gulf between the two candidates or


the two potential candidates. Donald Trump has a 13 point lead among male


voters and Hillary Clinton has a 13 point lead among female voters which


just goes to show the huge divide. I think we have time for one other one


which is the Telegraph. Is Bond's secret out? Odds plummet on Tom


Hiddleston 4007. What do you think? His name has been banded around and


we have heard he met Sam Mendez and Barbara broccoli last week. He is


only 35. Do we think he is too young? I saw him in the Night


Manager and thought he was really good except in the fighting scenes.


You do need a bit of a thug. Daniel Craig has got a bit of suave and


also published nurse. -- thuggish behaviour. Sean Connery was good but


it is difficult to get someone who can fit into that because it is such


a stereotypical role. We will see. Sometimes people grow into the role.


Roger Moore was quite suave. He would be my top Bond. He was a


little bit more witty. That is true, there was almost slapstick at


sometimes, which was great. Slightly tongue in cheek. Daniel Craig is not


tongue in cheek, more punch your teeth out. You have to have the


underlying humour. Thanks to Claire Cohen


and Dave Wooding. Just a reminder we take a look


at tomorrow's front pages every evening at 10.30pm and 11.30pm


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