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will take Muhammad Ali through the streets, to allow anyone who was

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there from the world to say goodbye. Welcome to our look ahead

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to what the the papers will With me are the Mirror columnist,

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Susie Boniface and Philippa Kennedy, The digital Independent carries

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an image of the man who's on the front of virtually every

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paper tomorrow morning. He died on Friday night. That is a

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rather humourous image. 20 by the serious ones.

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The Express on Sunday shows a picture of Muhammad Ali in his later

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years, with the quote, "Don't count the days, make the days count".

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The Sun on Sunday shows a picture of a young Muhammad Ali back

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when he was still known as Cassius Clay.

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The Observer also shows a picture of Ali and

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in the corner has a poignant quote from President Obama and his wife.

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The Sunday times also has a picture of Ali but leads on reports that the

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Royal Navy have been asked to patrol the english channel to look for

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The Daily Mail leads with claims that the the campaign for Britain to

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leave the EU has been infiltrated by dozens of far-Right extremists.

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Inevitably it is Muhammad Ali pretty much all the way. What do you make

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of the coverage? Well, he has always been absolutely beautiful. I think

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they are trying to outdo each other to find the best picture. Many I

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haven't seen before. The Sun on Sunday has chosen one when he was

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very young. The Observer is featuring one when he looks a little

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bit older. The physical presence is what comes out. He loses -- oozes

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charisma. He really grabs the lens. Absolutely. He was one of the first

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sports men really to create this as a credible... Reaching out to

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teenage girls. I never knew one single boxer before he came along.

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He became so much more than that. The papers have given him a very

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good sendoff. Just look at the number of pages the Sun on Sunday

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has given to it. Extraordinary. I think his whole legacy, the whole

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idea of him being a black icon at a time when racism was rife in

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America, he actually reached right across the world. Why was that? It

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has got to be because of his total charm, as well as his skill and

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beauty. For UN died we are not really old enough to remember him at

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the peak of his powers as a boxer. -- for you and I. Probably most of

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us remember him at the Atlanta Olympics. I have been as fascinated

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about Muhammad Ali as somebody who has actually seen him fight. And it

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does make a difference. The fact that this is someone who is no

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longer with us, his impact and the effect he has had is still affecting

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young people is-- young people, who have never seen him box. He was the

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first sports a megastar, certainly the first black megastar, who was

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crossing cultural boundaries. He was young, handsome, witty, clever, fast

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on his feet, beautiful to look at. Opting vans, people who weren't

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boxing fans, everybody wants to see him. -- boxing fans. That's what

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enabled him, when he did become criticised, he could have this

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massive impact. Had he not been a boxer, had he stayed in Louisville,

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I do think the American Civil Rights Movement would have looked very

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different and may not have had the success when it did. Certainly for

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the times when he came to Britain, to Brixton, the impact he had on

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people here... They probably loved him or hear at one point. -- more

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here. There was one time when I was terribly disappointed, when he

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wouldn't join the army. We were close enough, I wasn't born during

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the Second World War, but I am close enough to remember the legacy. You

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hear your parents talking about conscientious objectors. He took a

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big risk. Effectively he was stripped of his boxing title. Very

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crucial years, yes. Never mind that a lot of Americans would have been

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angry and resentful. But he was right. Look how everything has

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changed in America and how they view the Vietnam War now. He was a hero.

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But he was absolutely denigrated by a lot of people in America, and all

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over the world, for draft dodging or whatever it was called. I suppose he

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didn't even dodge it, he was upfront about it. The Independent, the

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digital Independent as it is now, I dearly wish they were still

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publishing. You can imagine these pictures on the news stands. They

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would catch your eye. I mentioned the comic on, the one in black and

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white. Impossible is a big name thrown around by small people. That

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picture of him looming over someone after he has floored him. No

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shortage of pictures of him. Let's move on to another story. Also in

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the Sun. This is, well, quite a bold headline. 'Dangerous Dave. PM can't

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protect Brits'. There is some reason to say this when you look further

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in. It's a slight stretch... You might have to make a judgement next

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week about it. It says you can't trust the Prime Minister, you can't

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protect Britain's money. Boris has written an open letter, saying, we

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are not sure whether in the future Britain might have to bail out other

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governments in the eurozone, because we are not members of them and we

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don't have to bail them out at the moment. Boris basically says he

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doesn't trust and the public can't trust the EU. The government

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promises we might have to pay at some point in the future. You don't

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think it is such a stretch? I don't. The third paragraph of the letter

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says the public can't trust the EU or government promises that we will

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pay for the eurozone bailout, given the history of how we have been

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outvoted. That's fair enough. You can't trust Boris or the EU. It is

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the same letter! It leaves you wondering what will happen after the

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referendum. The day after when they have to sit around the table again.

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Exactly. Boris will be given the department of... Of paperclips or

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something when he is back. An award for his loyalty to the Prime

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Minister! Quite. It is very confusing. We were talking earlier

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about how in the end when we go to the ballot boxes we are going to

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vote the way we thought about this six months ago. You don't think it

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will change very much? David Cameron must be regretting calling a

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referendum. A referendum he didn't need to call and was done purely to

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try... A couple of use ago, to keep UKIP in its box. Now UKIP isn't much

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to be seen, it isn't such a worry, as much as the fact as the Tory

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party is stabbing each other in the face. Meanwhile, there is a far

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right plot to hijack wrecks it, according to the Mail on Sunday. Who

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thought racist would want to join a campaign where you don't want

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racists in the -- immigrants in the country? What is interesting is that

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The Daily Mail during the week said, you need to leave the EU. It

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is dreadful. And then the Mail on Sunday, with a different editor,

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said something different. I would be interested to see how The Daily Mail

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responds on Sunday. I bet they will save Remain campaign has a line of

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extremism as well. It will shake up middle England. Should we really be

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voting for a Brexit? I was struck by what you said, that you think people

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may vote how they would have voted before the campaign began. But one

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of the opinion polls published today suggests there has been a shift of

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one percentage point. It is within the margin of error, it is only one

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poll and you have to look at the trend. It does make you wonder how

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much is being achieved by all of the effort, or the campaigning and

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publicity. When did you ever believe anything an opinion poll actually

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said? They are very seldom write about general elections. This feels

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like a general election. It is turning very nasty. People are

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becoming quite personal about air attacks and who they trust. I think

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we will just look at the people who are actually fronting these

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campaigns and think, who do you trust? Tony Blair? Iain Duncan

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Smith? They've got horrible people on both sides! They are all equally

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loathsome. George Galloway or George Osborne? Or Boris? Let's go for some

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other news. The Sunday Times. As well is a terrific picture of

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Muhammad Ali at the height of his powers, to the right of that, the

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navy called into Control Panel for migrants. This is a reaction to the

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revelation of a boat that was found to be sinking in the English

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Channel, with migrants clutched to it. They were duly rescued by the

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coastguard. Here now that all of these little boats will go from the

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French coast to the English coast. The navy is not about to patrol the

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channel. It is a bit of a stretch. What has happened is the Border

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Force, which has three rubber armbands and a little polystyrene

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float has asked the Royal Navy for help unsurprisingly and the Royal

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Navy are proposing to offer several offshore boats, by which Royal

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Marines can go up the beach. They can reach certain speeds and they

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will have machine guns and so on taken. -- taken off. The media has

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been asked for help because nobody else has ships. -- the needy. --

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navy. Moving on to a little story at the bottom left. This is intriguing.

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Alastair Campbell in the clear, it says, in the Chilcott report. This

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is interesting. If you read this carefully it looks like something

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that has been leaked by the Tony Blair camp. He hasn't received an

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e-mail, outlining where he will be ticked. This maximisation process.

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You get a chance to fight it. That's probably why it has taken so long,

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so far. Anybody who is going to be criticised has had their more years

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poring over this for years now. The dodgy dossier was so deep at the

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time. It seems only wish all to me that Alastair will not be censored

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in some way. I can't believe in 2.6 million words, that John Chilcot

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hasn't found a future say about Alastair Campbell. Sadly we don't

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have that many words left. Thank you both very much for being here

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tonight. We have The Film Review coming up next. We will be back with

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more news at the top of the hour.

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