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


With me are Steve Richards, the political commentator


and broadcaster, and Martin Bentham, Home Affairs Editor


Thank you for being with us. We want to die then because there has been a


lot of news. In the Telegraph tucked away is the story about Jeremy


Corbyn being heckled by his own side. As we've just heard, the


Trident vote has been carried. It's sort that the vote was carried by


politics. Yes. I'm recording a radio series about Corbyn's first year and


it was interesting recording it because in a way the schism with his


MPs began over Trident. The very first Labour Party conference last


September when he was interviewed about whether he would ever present


the nuclear button and he said he never would. His defence spokeswoman


said this is not the way to lead a Labour Party. He had only been a


leader for about a week and here we are a few months on with the second


leadership contest happening, and this Commons later night. In a way


it is one of those things that happens in politics. I den bring


Corbyn for not changing his mind. He has always helped these views. He


said in the leadership campaign he would stick with this, but he has a


Parliamentary Labour Party where many MPs have support for the


opposite way and it is just Labour splitting from this. It is a mess.


There were three positions. Abstention, voting against and


voting with. It is one of those things where it is a consequence of


what happens when he was elected leader, but where there is no


obvious escape route, in other words it would completely undermine him,


Corbyn, to announce he did not believe what he has been talking


about in the last 40, 50 years of his political life. If he doesn't,


there will be a schism. This coming on the night of hustings to try and


find that so-called unity candidate to stand against Jeremy Corbyn,


potentially. As Steve said, it highlights the split in the party.


Corbyn is perhaps in June with the majority of his members still, which


is the challenge for Angela Eagle and the wind Smith who are trying to


find ways to unseat him. -- Owen Smith. Whoever comes forward, the


big challenges see whether they can do the -- defeat Corbyn in the vote.


They had better be good. They need to produce some pretty special. That


is part of the problem. We shall see. Martin, move of one. Execute


and you are out. This is the message from the states and international


community as a whole to Turkey. The Turkish president in response to


this failed coup, as well as arresting an enormous number of


people and suspending officials, he's suggesting he might restore the


death penalty. Whether he would is another matter, but the European


Union has a policy that all its members cannot have the death


penalty. This headline refers explicitly to that. The foreign


affairs spokesperson says if you do that, that is the end of your route


into the EU. The Germans have said the same. Lots of developments


continuing in this attempted coup and a lot of concern from the


American and European side to the extent of this perch he is having.


From the outside it does seem as though he may be using this as an


excuse to round up anyone he doesn't like. Isn't it interesting in the


context of that now distant EU referendum debate which now seems


like ancient history, one of the arguments was, don't carry on with


the EU, Turkey is about to join. At least the EU has some bargaining


power by saying if you carry on like this you won't get what you want,


which is to be part of the EU. Britain out of it has no bargaining


power at all. They have because Turkey still wants to be part of the


EU. Onto the sports pages of the Guardian. Sorry, you are having to


share. This is all very collegiate! Times are hard! This is the story of


Russia's state-sponsored drugs programme and the fact that Putin


has responded by saying maybe they will be split in the Olympic


movement. What I find staggering about this story is just the scale


of it, if it is proven to be the case. Government security services,


hiding widespread doping. It is astonishing if it has been carried


out on that scale. You asked the question, is it worth all that? What


will happen? If it is on that scale and Putin warns of this blitz, when


you throw in all the other compost above things going on at the moment,


to have this admittedly on the front page of the sport section of the


Guardian, it is a pretty explosive story. It was comprehensively


organise. There were drilling holes in the walls to seize the containers


with the positive sample so they could reopen them and put back clean


samples. It was very highly organised and the reason it was


worth it to the Russians, particularly in such you where they


came out as the top medal winners, Putin is obsessed with his country's


national prestige. And the Olympics of political. Football and politics


interconnect, but this is huge. This connects with Putin, the future of


Russia, international diplomacy. It seems the athletes already banned


from the Olympics and it's whether it's extended to the rest of the


Russian team. The track and field people have already gone. It will


have to happen otherwise it will destroy all readability. Some are


competing under the Olympic flag. Very complicated. We will finish


with the Financial Times. Two stories. Take as with the top one.


Thousands on the promenade in Nice. Minutes silence for those who died.


The focus though was on the Prime Minister. There was a great response


to the emergency workers and a negative response to the French


Prime Minister. I was in France last week before this happened. Even then


people were saying there needs to be a stronger response to the problem


of extremism. This is accentuated it and despite the state of emergency,


they are having these large-scale attacks and they cannot get to grips


with the terrible problems affecting them. It is a massive political


problem for the French authority and a terrible event that is been


marked. It is unfair to blame elected politicians. I know they are


ultimately responsible. There has been criticism of the French


security services. I am not an expert on security, but it seems


difficult to stop something that happened in Nice we have this loner


in a truck. We took about how the Olympics become political, this


clearly does with the French presidential elections next year.


People, various people, marine Le Pen coming in from the right, she is


going to make this a key issue. I think it is unfair to blame them,


but they need to get their act together pretty quickly. I can see


you want to come in, but time is tight. My thanks to you both. Before


we go, an update on that news out of Germany concerning the man who had


attacked a number of people on the train in Wurzbueg. We are now


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