09/07/2016 The Papers


09/07/2016

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

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With me are political commentator Jo Phillips and Nigel Nelson,

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political editor of the Sunday Mirror and Sunday People.

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The Observer says that Labour has been plunged into its "greatest

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crisis for generations" as a leadership bid was launched

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The Telegraph claims that Theresa May's most senior

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allies have gone to war against Andrea Leadsom

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in retaliation for her comments on motherhood.

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The Sunday Times also goes for the same story and says that 20

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Tory MPs 'would quit party' if Mrs Leadsom were to win

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The Sunday Express also covers her controversial comments,

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saying that mothers have rounded on Andrea Leadsom

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and accused her of "weaponising" parenthood in her fight to become

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The Mail on Sunday reports that Sir Cliff Richard has launched a ?1

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million law suit over the BBC's broadcast of the police

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The Sunday Mirror splashes on news that the former

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Labour Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott now believes that

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Tony Blair illegally led the country into the Iraq war.

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So, we begin with Andrea lets them. The Sunday Times, the enemies stick

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the knife in? -- Leadsom. That's before we even get to the Labour

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Party. It seems that her ill-advised comments that were recorded by the

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Times and broadcast quite widely, she is now being criticised, saying

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she is in a better position than Theresa May because she has children

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and Theresa May hasn't. Apparently 21 MPs have said they would quit the

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party if she won, including Nick Bowles. Philip Hammond broke off

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from some quite serious talks to defend Theresa May and criticise

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Andrea Leadsom. I thought he said he had never heard of her? I think a

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lot of us hadn't heard of her until she appeared. Does that necessarily

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matter? I think he was talking about other European leaders, but no, it

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doesn't matter. The Sunday Times, of all the reports in the Sunday

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papers, this is the most brutal. They are quoting Iain Duncan Smith

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as saying the party went from Project Fear to protect smear. She

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brought it on herself. She did something very stupid, that is

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absolutely right. This is a woman who wants to be Prime Minister, who

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has demonstrated astonishing naivete and foolhardiness in making this

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statement with a degree of arrogance. I think this is all true,

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but the Tory party is now doing the nasty stuff to try and knock her out

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of the campaign. I would rather hope that the person who is at the centre

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of this, Theresa May, would come out and be cool and dignified, get on

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with business as usual. Will the party be damaged or will it does

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come together and say, we are all friends now? It depends on the

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result. The answer last year for Labour was that they were not. From

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Andrea Leadsom's point of view, we will campaign and get to know the

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party membership. The party members are now the ones who will decide who

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becomes Prime Minister. Theresa May it -- Theresa May's supporters would

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only like three weeks. Nine weeks, there could be a lot of wild on the

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floor. We could all be in the shadow cabinet -- blood. The Telegraph have

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taken the angle, the Tory women are turning against Andrea Leadsom. They

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have quoted a number of prominent Conservatives who are allies of

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Theresa May. Some of them were Leave in the referendum campaign, but they

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are backing Theresa May. Including the leader of the Scottish

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Conservatives, Priti Patel as well. They also have a quote from Alan

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Duncan, a former minister and one of Theresa May's supporters. He said, I

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am gay and in a civil partnership. I have ten nieces and nephews, do I

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not have a stake in the future of the country? Yes, other MPs have

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said similar things. This will focus on Andrea Leadsom's view on gay

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marriage as well, which has also come up. She brought it on herself,

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I have no sympathy. It is the beginning of the campaign, a serious

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error, can she come back from it? You're the expert! It will be

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something else next week. A story like this is bigger the moment but

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will be forgotten quickly. Maybe it'll be a bout tax returns. Do you

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think that the Tory party activists who will vote in this election, are

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you 100% that they might support her? One of the things about

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supporting her is that a lot of those Tory activists quite like the

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idea of a Brexit Prime Minister. Theresa May, a safe pair of hands.

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She seems quite popular when you see her at party conferences. You never

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can be quite sure how an electorate goes. Moving away from that to your

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story, Nigel, about John Prescott. This is interesting, we had the

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Chilcot report this week and this is extraordinary, John Prescott, Tony

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Blair's deputy Prime Minister now says he believes the Iraq war was

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illegal? Yes, it was based on something that could and unfettered.

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-- Kofi Annan said. What is interesting is how little the

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Cabinet were given in terms of documentary evidence and the kind of

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things you needed to make a decision. He complained to the

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Cabinet Secretary at the time about this. One of the most important

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things was the legality for going to war. It would seem, according to

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John Prescott, the attorney general came in and told them verbally that

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he thought the whole thing was legal but there was some paperwork. I find

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it astonishing that the idea that you are not sitting around with a

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few bits of paper, doing it, then being told that something of such

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importance... Without being able to scrutinise whether there is proper

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evidence for it... He says he was unhappy about it at the time and he

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regrets voting for war. He has made an apology to the families of those

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who were killed, both British soldiers and in Iraq. That is not

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excusing it, they made a collective decision, it was a huge mistake and

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it shouldn't have happened. If they made a collective decision but only

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some of them... Line it is about what lessons you learn from that.

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John Prescott argues that we should have learned a lesson. Let's get

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away from this idea of presidential government. The Prime Minister comes

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first, then Cabinet responsibility. Going to the Observer,. -- going to

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the Observer... Angela Eagle says, she is pretty much saying she is

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going to launch a leadership campaign on Monday. So it is a

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battle between her and Jeremy Corbyn. Could this be the end of the

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Labour Party? I think it is. I cannot see how the Labour Party can

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go on as the official opposition when you've got more than 100 MPs

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who do not support their leader. He is struggling to get enough people

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to put together a shadow cabinet. He is refusing to stand down. You have

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now got Unite the union, the biggest donor, there general secretary has

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turned on Tom Watson, Jeremy Corbyn's deputy. Angela Eagle is

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probably a stalking horse to try and push things through. I can see a

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point... Posted Brexit, everything is up for grabs in a way and in

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turmoil. The Lib Dems, who don't get very much coverage these days, are

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in a position with a disgruntled Labour Party and perhaps with the

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more European side of the Conservative party to begin to do

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something sensible. There is a feeling that there is a group of

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people who are not represented in these shenanigans. You are

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absolutely right that there has been a lot of talk in Westminster about

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how a merger could work with the Lib Dems. What would happen is that

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Jeremy Corbyn, should a split happen, would retain the party name,

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offices and money. The new Labour would be interesting. They would

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have party organisation money, Administration. What would they be

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called? One of the things I was saying in my: This week is that it

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is rather like crossing a labrador with a poodle, so you would get the

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Labour-doodle-Dems. I wonder how many people would vote for them? I

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do hope it is a more sensible name. There are other dog breeds that come

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to mind, but perhaps we shouldn't... The Sunday Times, one of their

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reporters was tragically killed in Syria. The story here is that he --

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the Assad government deliberately targeted the building in which she

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was staying? Yes, apparently her family have filed a lawsuit. She was

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killed in the house by a rocket attack, and the family are claiming

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she was killed by a Syrian government forces. I am sure you

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will remember, just after she had done a very moving and shocking

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report, pretty much accusing the Syrian army of shelling cold,

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starving children. It was one of many memorable reports that she did.

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She did the live television interview from the building where

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she was staying, and within hours she was killed. The suggestion is

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that it was deliberate? The idea that your targeting journalists in

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that way... Whether it has any legs to go on, who knows? Go into

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something slightly lighter, the prospects for Andy Murray? You're a

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big tennis fan, the match tomorrow? Nigel knows more about it. Which one

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is Andy Murray in the pictures? I think it is very exciting. I think

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he is really in with a chance. In with a chance? Will donate! I think

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you can do it, I think it's brilliant. Of course he can do it.

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He will be playing at Milos Raonic. -- playing at Milos Raonic. We think

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18 million might watch? Yes, millions and millions. It would be

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nice to have something cheerful. After everything we've been going

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through. Express has a special about steamy nude TV shows, Train-spotting

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live? It is live footage of trains. -- new. They probably should have

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shown it... Equate here is, laughing at train-spotters has become a cheap

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joke for too long. -- the quote here. That's it for now, up next,

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the Film Review.

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