12/07/2016 The Papers


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


With me are the Senior Political Correspondent


for the Daily Telegraph, Kate McCann, and the


Deputy Political Editor of the Sunday Times,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


traditional Labour communities, working class communities. It is


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


implications. The Government is largely going unchecked in the House


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


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


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


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


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


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


compared with the time Andrea Leadsom folded and Theresa May was


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


intimidated publicly. They are seeing protests outside their


offices. Bricks through windows and people are being intimidated in


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


perhaps the new Chancellor. An interesting choice. The former


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


because that is to that is a bit too embarrassing.


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


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