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

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With me are the Senior Political Correspondent

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for the Daily Telegraph, Kate McCann, and the

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Deputy Political Editor of the Sunday Times,

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Let's have a quick look at the front pages, starting with the daily

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Mirror. Jeremy Corbyn dominates many of the papers. The daily Mirror has

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him on the front page, smiling. He him on the front page, smiling. He

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describes a leadership battle as an uncivil war. The Metro also has him

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on the front page was he mentions how the rules have changed for those

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who want to take part in the ballot. The Financial Times leaves with the

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ruling about Chinese claims for large parts of the South China Sea.

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The Daily Mail looks forward to the likelihood that Theresa May will

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appoint female MPs to many of the Cabinet's top jobs. In the Times,

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news of the potential Labour split. In the Daily Telegraph, an interview

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with outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron. He says it has been a

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privilege to serve the country he loved. We are going to start with

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the Metro. James, carry on, Corbyn, it is the headline. They are talking

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about the rule change which will prevent tens of thousands of people

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voting for him. I think the Metro is speaking for part of the nation

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still bothering to follow the soap opera, or sitcom, that is the Labour

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Party at the moment. There has been a vote this evening amongst the

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party's ruling National executive committee. They have decided that

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Jeremy Corbyn will automatically go onto the ballot paper and will fight

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for his job. That is busy not what a lot of the moderates were hoping.

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They have whisked through one change, or tweak, to the rules at

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the end of the seven-hour meeting which has been going on. If you

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joined after January the 12th, you will not get to vote, unless you

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decide to become a registered supporter. The fee for wanting to

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vote has gone up to ?25. Is that to keep out those who are not on the

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left of the party, or is there another strategy behind it? I think

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that is the intention. What we saw last year, lots and lots of

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left-wing people signing up. They will have to pay ?25 if they want to

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take part this time around. Was it 125,000? 120 9000. They will not all

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pay ?25. There are mixed views about who this will benefit. Spending ?25

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to have a vote, there will not be a full member still. They will have to

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pay a membership fee. This is the ballot for the leadership. A lot of

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supporters of Jeremy Corbyn tended to be young people. You have to ask

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yourself whether they would be likely to spend ?25, as opposed to

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?3, to vote for him again this time. Some of them are well heeled older

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people. There is evidence of support for Jeremy Corbyn not coming from

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traditional Labour communities, working class communities. It is

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coming basically from working-class towns up and down the country. Those

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who are union members were allowed to vote as well. Last time around

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the unions could sign up for free, or at no cost to the individuals

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involved. We're not sure what the rules will say. You are an ex-daily

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Mirror reporter. As RU. As am I. I was struck by this headline. I did

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not think the daily Mirror would go with this headline, contemplating

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the fact that the Labour Party could be split. All joking aside, this is

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a sign of how grave crisis is that some compare it with what happened

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in the 80s. I think probably this is the biggest crisis to engulf the

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party in its history. The movable force, an unstoppable force have met

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an immovable object. Jeremy Corbyn and his allies are giving -- are not

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giving up but I cannot see the MPs going back to the front bench. We go

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through this process again and he wins, had been Jeremy Corbyn and his

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allies think MPs will come back and serve on the front bench and serve

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as shadow ministers. I do not think they will. One MP said, we will not

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march back behind the band. When you compare what has been going on in

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the Conservative ranks, it has been vicious on the Tory side but at

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least it was quick and vicious. There is one thing that people say

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about conservatives and it is not only in a positive light. They are

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intent to govern. The most important thing is to get on with the job.

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That is why we saw Andrea Leadsom stepped down for that very quickly

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the party has come together and stand around Theresa May, who will

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be Prime Minister tomorrow for study need to ask yourself what Labour is

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doing for the country at the moment. There are serious policy

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implications. The Government is largely going unchecked in the House

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of Commons that should be something the Labour Party, particularly at

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this point in time, whether you are about to see and an elected new

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promise to take control of the country, it should be something they

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are focusing on. -- an unelected new Prime Minister. A lot of the Labour

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MPs were waiting for the results from the NEC. They were reflecting

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on the fact the meeting today, comparing the seven hours it took

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compared with the time Andrea Leadsom folded and Theresa May was

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declared Prime Minister of Great Britain. We are regretting that is

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macro they do not seem to be able to arrange things in the same fashion.

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I was struck to like the people we have spoken to who talk on the

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Momentum sides about deselection. That takes a generation, as a party,

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to do that. I cannot remember the figures but there are very few

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deselection is in all of this was going on in the 80s. The point is it

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creates a climate of fear amongst the others. There are some MPs who

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frankly take their chances. You must ask yourself, Labour MPs are being

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intimidated publicly. They are seeing protests outside their

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offices. Bricks through windows and people are being intimidated in

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person and online. Only a matter of time that we see this. Pat Glass

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said she stepped down from her shadow front Branch role. It is only

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a matter of time before we see more Labour MPs, I think. -- front bench.

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We see people saying, actually, I am not up to this anymore. You think it

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would not be a fair contest with this intimidation? What I am saying

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is, being an MP is a very difficult job. Most people would agree. It is

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being made more difficult by this climates, and this atmosphere of

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fear, aggression and intimidation on all sides at the moment. Unless that

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changes, I cannot see many people becoming an MP. Jeremy Corbyn has

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said he has had death threats. Perhaps it is not a concern for him.

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On the right-hand side of the capital Times front page story in

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number of newspapers picked up on. Theresa May will look at some senior

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posts for women. She has a long history of trying to promote very

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good senior women in the Conservative Party. She has done a

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lot for women to win. She has been very good at taking women under her

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wing. One of the women she brought on was Andrea Leadsom. I would not

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be surprised if there were a job for her. We will gloss over that. That

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may be something that Teresa will focus on now. There are lots of

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women in the party who are very capable and competent. Who have you

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picked out? This story in the Times, Amber Road is being suggested is

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perhaps the new Chancellor. An interesting choice. The former

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investment banker. She has the background in finance. But she has

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only been an MP. Cheers, a relatively short amount of time to

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take on such a big job, often seen as the second biggest job in

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government. There are other MPs, Justine Greening. Amber Rudd was the

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pressing the case for Remain. He took the Bart Boris Johnson in the

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debate. -- he took apart. The other thing to say is, while these women

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are getting promoted, what about the competent men? Very true. The Daily

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Express will hold a feature on some of the things that the Leave

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campaigners wanted, freedom of movement. They think she will crack

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down on Mount. One of the most interesting outcomes of the fact

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Andrea Leadsom has stepped down is Theresa May has not been forced to

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reveal her hand, have bargaining hand, before she negotiates on

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Brexit. It means she has not had to set up her position on lots of

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issues. She already has got herself into trouble on what will happen to

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EU migrants living in this country. She has refused to guarantee they

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will be automatically allowed to stay here. That is part of a

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bargaining negotiation tactics. You are right that the Express and lots

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of Conservative members and MPs will want to hold Theresa May to account.

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She said Brexit means Brexit that no one knows what that means. Really

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that statement does not have a lot of clout. In the Daily Telegraph, as

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I leave today, I hope people will see a stronger country. David

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Cameron about to check out of Number 10. How will he go down? An

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interesting question. We kind of saw the first proper verdict of history

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on Tony Blair last week. There is a danger for David Cameron that he

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gets a very harsh verdict as well. When he came in, obviously, everyone

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was very concerned about the economy. They were worried about us

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losing our triple-A rating and not get the deficit under control.

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Critics will argue the deficit is not under control and we have just

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lost our triple-A rating. The jury is out. In terms of a stronger

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country, we have Scotland threatening to break away. There is

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probably a lot of truth in what you see in terms of what he has actually

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achieved. The difference between David Cameron and Tony Blair, David

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Cameron has the sympathy, largely, of the country. People do quite like

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him and they have seen him fall on his sword very quickly after the

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vote. People are quite surprised that Remain did not win and they are

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surprised by what has happened after that. People do not like big chains.

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They do not like it when everything is in freefall at once. He was still

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quite popular when he left, wasn't he? He was quite popular. I want a

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dog about this story on the front of the Daily Mail. -- I want to talk.

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The Tory -- Victoria Beckham is kissing her daughter on the lips.

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Why don't you tell us what this row is? This has come up before. It came

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up on the only way is Essex. People say it is weird. There has come up

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again today because the Tory Beckham has kissed her five-year-old. People

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are saying you should not kiss your kids on the lips because you will

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give them cold sores or it is not right. Maybe it is just me but I

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think that is normal. I kiss my parents on the lips. Even now. Even

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now. I kiss my daughters and sometimes it might be on the lips

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but probably by accident rather than design. You probably go for this

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area. Usually the back of the head as they ran away from me. I am not

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allowed anywhere near my daughter when she is at the school gates

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because that is to that is a bit too embarrassing.

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That is the papers. Nick Miller has the weather shortly.

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