02/07/2016 The Papers


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


With me are Anne Ashworth, Assistant Editor of The Times,


and Kevin Schofield, Editor of Politics Home.


The Observer leads with the Conservative leadership race,


saying the final choice will be between Home Secretary Theresa May


The Sunday Express front page is devoted to the Queen's call


for calm reflection in the wake of the vote to leave


The Sunday Telegraph has with an interview with Conservative


leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom, in which she claims she can be


The Mail on Sunday headline accuses Andrea Leadsom of hypocrisy


The Sunday Post claims that medics are planning to emigrate as a result


The Sunday Mirror front page has a tribute to Caroline Aherne,


the comedy actress and writer who passed away earlier today.


And it's back to the race to be the new Prime Minister on the front


of the Sunday Times, the paper says senior Tories


are uniting to stop Theresa May being installed in the top job


Let's begin with the Sunday Times. This is an interesting suggestion


that although we have only had elections that involve a party


members, this time we might not have won. There seems to be a bit of a


clamour for Theresa May to be installed as the new Tory leader and


Prime Minister, and clearly that was to happen, if she was appointed by


acclamation, then it could happen quite quickly and David Cameron


would be out the door. But there is a backlash to that idea, despite the


fact that she seems to have by far the most support among the


Parliamentary Conservative party, her rivals unsurprisingly are saying


no, we won't step aside, there must be a contest. Primarily there needs


to be a contest that when Mrs May, who was a remain Sam Payne, and a


Brexit photo, either Andrea Leadsom or Michael Gove. It is an


extraordinary drama, and they say they don't want a rerun of how


Gordon Brown replaced Tony Blair in 2007. The consequences weren't good.


So they want to see it done in full and fair contest. If Mrs May is


anointed as the leader they are even talking about a judicial review. Has


that ever happened before in the Conservative party or any other? Not


as far as I can remember, but nothing would surprise you about how


the world is behaving right now. There are plenty of judicial


reviews, particularly on Labour, whether Jeremy Corbyn would be on


the shortlist of candidates if there was a challenge. I'm sure we will


get to that eventually, but as I say, unsurprisingly Andrea Leadsom


is saying, I will not stand aside, and Michael Gove likewise. He is


insistent that the next leader of the Tory party must be someone who


campaign for Brexit. If it was a remain, they would not have the


moral authority, he says. The country has spoken, they want to


leave, and it would make sense for somebody who believes in it to lead


the country. That would be down to Michael Gove, Liam Fox and Andrea


Leadsom. Theresa May seems to be likely to be the figure who could


unite the party, is that not in the greater interest of the Conservative


party, to have a central figure with huge experience in government, and


who also has that popular touch? Remember Theresa May and


Hillsborough? You could see the woman really felt for those


families. She might be quite a price, and I think they would be


wrong to underestimate her. Let's talk about the other candidate we


have been talking about. We have done quite a lot of stories about


Andrea Leadsom. She says she might be the new Thatcher. Is that what


the Tories want? Maybe, they do have a vast yearning, don't they? Even


perhaps the ones who don't remember her in government. Andrea Leadsom is


saying, this is how I need to present myself. I am glamorous,


kind, but I have a steely determination. It is the idea of the


elegant woman who can bring consensus that knows exactly when to


play it tough. It is all a little bit... Are not necessarily


convinced. Remember it was not that long ago that Lady Thatcher was a


booby -- bogey woman in the Conservative party. Presumably this


is plain to the activists, isn't it? If it does go beyond the MPs. It is


a clear pitch to the grassroots. Presumably they won't have some of


the activists that Theresa May... That they were regarded as the nasty


party. She is not universally popular out in the country as far as


the membership is concerned. There was certainly a belief up until this


week that if Boris Johnson had gotten down to the last two he would


have beaten Theresa May quite easily among the activists. Clearly most


activists would have voted for an insert so they seem more likely to


support a lead supporting candidate. People in offices can feel a certain


rivalry, but there is nothing like the competitiveness and the


viciousness between people in Parliament. I think a lot of people,


if we say we are a nation that feels very separate from the Westminster


machine, is this not going to exacerbate those feelings of total


alienation from the political scene? Look how badly they are behaving! We


hear as journalists around the corridors of power, we hear them


back biting, as it is usually done behind closed doors. This is the


first time we have seen it just out there. And it was similar during the


televised Brexit debate, with some of Amber Rudd's lines against Boris


Johnson think pretty below the belt. They were party colleagues, but on


this issue they were really divided. They said repeatedly that won't have


referendums out of the way would come together, but it has been


anything but. It is getting nasty by the day. Speaking of which, let's


move on to the Mail on Sunday, because just as the Telegraph inks


Andrea Leadsom will be the new Thatcher, the Mail on Sunday has


found that she may not necessarily found that she may not necessarily


be the dyed in the wool eurosceptic has which she has betrayed herself.


They found that she wants said, I'm going to nail my colours to the


mast. I don't think the UK should leave the EU, I think it would be a


disaster for our economy and would lead to a decade of economic and


political uncertainty. That is a fairly forthright support of


Britain... That was just three years ago. When we knew the referendum was


coming. I said earlier the Remain Campaign should... She was not the


person of political substance. It is only in the past week that anybody


knows who she is. Some would say if you went out into the country a lot


of people still wouldn't know who she is. She is going to be doing the


rounds tomorrow. I think she is on one of the Sunday shows. I think she


might be on Andrew Marr's show. She will have a good time there. If she


is watching the paper review, at least she can be tipped off and will


be able to work on her story. Michael Gove is on the front of the


Mail on Sunday. His sister says he is a political psychopath. She was


full remain, but there is family loyalty, which is much stronger than


political loyalty. The Sun, Boris won't answer my calls. I can't say I


blame him, given what has happened. It says here, I have tried to ring


him and explain what I did, but he is not picking up his phone. Kenny


bee that surprised? He admits in an interview that on Wednesday night,


the night before the Dagar happened, he was still trying to drum up


support for Boris's launch, which was the following day. He says, and


I don't quite believe this, that they were at a Tory sum of all the


night before and a few things went on that made him realise actually


Boris isn't the man to lead the country. He went home and slept on


it and woke up in the morning spoke to his wife and said that is what


I'm going do. Then by 9am he had not only declared that basically


eviscerated Boris Johnson. You can't really expect him to pick up the


phone after that. I'm going to say something in Michael Gove's support.


He is an incredibly polite man. He has good manners and Isla is


courteous. He would be capable of writing a very strong 5000 word


piece on why he should stand, very quickly and very... He made quite an


emotional speech. Very personal. I think Boris is in the middle of a


dark night of his soul. He is sitting surrounded by the debris of


his career. I'm sure he is not necessarily talking to anybody, I


hope he is having some nice snacks, maybe watching the tennis, and is


taking time out. I think the last thing on his mind is speaking to


Michael Gove. Is intriguing to think that we were sitting here a week ago


reviewing papers that were talking about Boris throwing his hat in the


ring and being the leading light, and the likely winner. And it has


gone, it has vanished. The speed at which political development has


moved this past week has been astonishing. I am going to jump to


the Sunday Mirror, because speaking of sleeping a long time in politics,


copyright Harold Wilson, who was born 100 years ago today, and


someone who tends to be forgotten. It is hard to believe that Harold


Wilson would have ever had quite the experience Jeremy Corbyn is in


during this week. It is incredible. I doubt if there has ever been


Labour leader who having lost the support of three quarters of his MPs


had continued to plough on. It is incredible really. McDonald in 1921,


who had 14 MPs. He had just announced he was going off to form a


coalition with the Tories, so we might call those special


circumstances. Something I happened to look up this week, I was


thinking, there must be a precedent. It was the only one I could find.


Unimpressed, and surprised there was a precedent. There is something like


62 vacancies in his Shadow Cabinet, and there is no one left. I am led


to believe that now the rebels have stopped hanging on for him to


resign, rather than wanting to directly challenge. He has come out


fighting. What is the thrust of it? He is going to reach out. He is


going to try to bring unity to his party. I wonder whether the fishes


that too deep, and when we saw those people who had placed their trust in


him, their evident sadness at how badly wrong it had gone, and they


want to be a party in power. Nobody is in Parliament to be a protest


group. You want to be a party able to take power and assume it, and


currently, dare I say, the Tories will be hoping this continues then


they will have a snap election and there will be another Tory


government. Sports pages in the Telegraph, will


have to rattle through them. Do the England football story for us first.


I am declaring an interest in being Scottish, so why not in a great


position to criticise England, but the FA chief executive has said the


next manager will be paid by results. You can have a little


giggle at that, he might not get paid very well. You can see why.


Fabio Capello, Roy Hodgson is on a small fortune, they have spent


millions and billions to achieve nothing. When you get there, Wales


have obviously... Why would you bother to want to be in England


manager? There are an awful lot of people who have already made a great


deal of money out of football and what an amazing victory that would


be to lead the England team. But are they going to get this guy from


Wales? Isn't he a shoe in for the job? I don't see him being a Welsh


manager or going to England. Also, there is another interesting


question here, does this apply anywhere else? As any other person


in these kinds of jobs get paid on results? You get no basic whatsoever


and you just hope to win? It used to be before there was so much money in


football that the players remind on them -- relied on their win bonuses.


You could argue it was better than. Now they are on ?100,000 per week


regardless of whether they win, lose or draw. One man who has had a very


rotten day. It is the twilight of the gods, isn't it? No Djokovic at


Wimbledon, no Boris in number ten. What next? All the certainties have


gone! Leicester winning the Premier League. 2016 has been the year of


the upset. Even the upset in the football tonight. I've always


thought the Germans couldn't win it against the Italians, look what


happens! The Germans also missed a few penalties tonight, and they


haven't missed penalty since 1982. Everything we thought we believe and


new. Is it all down to Brexit? Is it that we are all... All about in


innate years are going, and because everyone else is like that we don't


notice it, but everything has been upset. Everything will be blamed on


Brexit. Everything that goes wrong will be blamed on that for at least


another 18 months, I would say. A terrifying prospect. I will remember


that when I drop or later a glass at home over the weekend. Thank you




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