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


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


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


Susie Boniface and Philippa Kennedy, The digital Independent carries


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


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


rather humourous image. 20 by the serious ones.


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


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


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


when he was still known as Cassius Clay.


The Observer also shows a picture of Ali and


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


hear your parents talking about conscientious objectors. He took a


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Force, which has three rubber armbands and a little polystyrene


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


more news at the top of the hour.


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