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


With me are the journalist Rachel and James Lyons who's the Deputy


political editor of the Sunday Times. Welcome to you both. The


Metro is leading with news of the woman jailed for life, murdering her


two young daughters, to avenge herself on her partner.


The Telegraph carries details of a new sentencing scheme under


which offenders could be electronically tagged


during the week while spending weekends behind bars;


Lord Heseltine 's outspoken attack on Boris Johnson is the message on


the times. While the FT is leading on controversy in Spain over the


government austerity programme. The Home Secretary's accusation that


police are failing some victims of domestic abuse, is the headlines in


the Guardian. And the express has the picture of the Queens emotional


visit to the National Memorial Arboretum. We will discuss them in


some greater detail now. Let us start with that. Criminals go to


jail only for weekends? Yes this is going to be one of the things that


is coming up in the Queens speech tomorrow, and apparently, prisoners


could be allowed to spend the week at home, or at jobs, and just to


time over the weekends. Because of improvements, with the introduction


of surveillance tagging. The idea being, to initially have


surveillance tagging, to raise the standard will improve the quality of


the community service to monitor that better. And then Cameron says


he wants to extend it to the way that sentencing is carried out. So


that is the plan. A big change, the Telegraph says? Potentially a very


dramatic change, they are flagging up the fact that there will be a


Tory backlash over soft justice, the government being forced into a lot


of U-turns, they have got a working majority of only 16 so it remains to


be seen whether or not this will actually come to fruition. You can


see the winds here in terms of the tax receipts, what I am not clear


about, is what happens to the sales basis during the week. Perhaps it


could be a bit like Center Parcs, people over the weekend and


everybody else goes Monday to Friday. Or the prison experience. I


had not thought about it. Presumably we are only talking about certain


types? I am assuming. That is what I thought as well. This is talking


about not just people who are not serious offenders and you have for


release but also potentially serious offenders to. It is one of the many


reasons why it doesn't fairly unlikely. Take us to the front of


the Independent which is focusing on the same. This is with particular


focus on Michael Gove, describing his thing has a revolution. It is


being billed as the biggest change in the prison system since Victorian


times, and that is probably right. The thing about Michael Gove, he


really believes in things, you really believes in the power of


education and rehabilitation and so what we are going to see is that he


is going to turn some prisons at the moment that seem to be failing,


giving them more autonomy, into prisons along the lines, of


education. And what we will see tomorrow, the phrase we keep on


hearing, his life chances. This is all part, of this package, and what


David Cameron and his allies hope will be a big idea that can piece


the party back together again once the EU referendum is back together.


It is interesting within the political context of the


Conservative Party, you have got Michael Gove and David Cameron on


different sides, here they are apparently coming together on issues


such as this? It is a bonding issue and on the other hand, it is an


issue with massive holes, given that the Justice Secretary wants to model


his prison system on the widely discredited and now shelved a cad my


station of schools policy. Are they shelled or not just moving quite as


fast? Because it has not been a success but when you look at the


prisons that they are talking about, mentioning 1's work here. That is


one of the prisons, that has had a high number of deaths in custody.


Some of themselves inflicted, it has got overcrowding, staff shortages,


the same problems caused by cuts and underfunding and understaffing and


neglect. That is one of the big things that Labour will be saying,


all of this idea of remodelling the prison system is pie in the sky. It


is only one week or so, that we saw two prison officers attacked in


Wormwood Scrubs, in back to work by the government. Rachel the front of


the times, is focusing on rows within Conservative circles over the


EU referendum with particular reference to Lord Heseltine and


Boris Johnson? Yes Heseltine is quite upset with Boris Johnson, he


said that he's losing his judgment and stooping to depths. He thinks


that the strain of the campaign is getting to Boris and undermining his


capacity to how shall we put it, say sensible things. That is broadly the


thrust of its top there does seem to be a bit of a bidding war going on,


with Heseltine weighing in, we have had Boris Johnson talking about


Hitler. We have also this evening, thinking about what the other papers


have said, with David Cameron talking about how Isil would like to


see Britain leaving the EU. Yes, so-called Islamic State would like


to see Brexit. Baghdad who support Brexit according to David Cameron.


And Vladimir Putin. I was talking to one of our correspondence, about the


level of the debate and that appetite that people surely have


when they want to make an informed decision to get some information,


that leads them to that informed decision, they are not getting that.


But what information do you want? The people want the facts and the


facts are contested, they are not simple facts. Today we have not


touched on it, there has been an extraordinary row around anon as for


goodness sake. This is what we are watching, the Conservatives bearing


a long-standing spat, it is all coming to the fore. They are


allowing it to distract from the debate, it is like watching a


bickering couple that is unable to extract themselves, right? And then


they have to rebuild themselves afterwards which is a big political


challenge? I was speaking to one Cabinet minister and he said what


are the chances of everybody Breen it back together? Any says somewhat


south of 10%. His point is that there is so much bad blood being


spilled now that it may be difficult from June 24. Britos move the to the


Guardian, the top story, which is a reference to what Theresa May said,


with particular reference to domestic abuse. The Home Secretary


is being characteristically robust, saying that police are failing


domestic abuse victims, and vulnerable victims. She has ordered


a major in quarry to get the bottom of exactly why this is happening.


So, tough messages there. Which of course tends to happen as you go to


the Police Federation, but by comparison to recent years, today


was a little bit more I would not go so far as to say cordial but there


was less friction. Better received, it is a really important issue,


domestic abuse is one of those issues, that is so overlooked. Not


enough cases, are even brought to trial, people don't feel confident


in reporting them and the fact that the police have been accused of


shameful attitudes, and developing inappropriate relationships with


domestic abuse victims, this is what made told the Police Federation


conference. The wonder people don't want to come forward over what is


already a really difficult issue, it is welcome. She talks about these


new powers to tackle domestic abuse, controlling or kerosene behaviour.


Effective she says but not used anywhere has systematically as they


could be. Let us go to the other one from the Guardian's FrontPage.


Raising the prospect of a Livingston comeback. This was an internal


examination of anti-Semitism? Yes, there are possible. One is ongoing,


this is the one that has concluded, by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon says


that, where changes demonstrate ball, then, party members don't


necessarily, they can reapply for membership. They wouldn't get banned


for life? And I think that has raised concerns, over Ken


Livingstone being allowed back. But I do think that the keyword is


change. Showing change. That is something that Livingston has


clearly not found himself able to do. So perhaps not? We should


remember that Ken Livingstone is not the only high-profile case. And the


Bradford MP who kicked it all off, lots of colleagues believe that she


has changed her views since she reposted her views on the Internet.


Striking contrast. But it has to be said, a lot of fearful in the Labour


Party that convinced and will be allowed back in, and it's very angry


about it. The very public disagreements that exist within


Conservative Party circles about the EU but how much in Labour Party


circles? Is this a very serious rift potentially? It is one of numerous


very serious rifts in the Labour Party. Although I think most of the


Labour Party would agree, that the commitment, two first of all see how


big the problem is, and to tackle it? I think there is a massive


divergent sought views inside the Labour Party, many people in the


Labour Party think that they are being unfairly picked on and a small


number of cases are being unfairly magnified by the media and other


people in the Labour Party thinks that there is a genuine problem,


particularly with a hard left that have entered the Labour Party


recently. The size of the problem is definitely a disputable point but


the desire to change it, is a problem. Yes, but lots of people


inside the Labour Party think there isn't a problem. People think it has


just been caught up by the media had lots of other people think it is an


incredibly serious problem that must be dealt with. As you say, there is


another report that we await. I know there is one mature both keen to


discuss which takes us back to the Independent, it features a


photograph with Mary Berry and an awful lot of cheese in front of her


and the headline "Recipe for disaster goes great with the BBC row


boiling over. You were particularly keen on this? This enormous


petition? It is a phenomenal petition. 150,000. Who knew there


was so much support, we should have known. They are very good recipes,


especially the ones for cake. So I'm not surprised there has been such


outrage and people posting things like what am I supposed to keep now?


Totally bereft and bewildered. I can't tell from the expression on


your face what you think about it? I suspect it is a sinister plot to


sell more BBC recipe books myself but there you go. It shows what


happens when people try to mess with the BBC, the government has backed


down from a of the reforms, that they have considered bringing for


that reason. It will be fascinating to see, I'm not sure if he is on the


right website, if it was to be debated in Parliament, what him


wonderful moment that would be. I think we would be glued, on that


note thank you very much indeed. That is it for the papers tonight.


Before you go, a quick look at the front pages, meanwhile that had been


coming in while we have been in on air.


Don't forget all the front pages are online comic you can read a detailed


review of the papers, it is all there for you. And you can see past


the two. Being posted on the page shortly after. Thank you very much


to Rachel and to James. Tomorrow quite a good chance of


catching some rain and we have got sunshine on offer but a changeable


day, and for the rest of this week


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