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That is all from Sportsday. Coming up at a moment... The papers.


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


With me are Liam Halligan, columnist from The Telegraph,


and the journalist and broadcaster Rachel Shabi.


Let's take a look at the front pages...


The Telegraph is reporting that the government will scrap


its target to reduce net migration to below a hundred thousand a year.


The Express urges the new Home Secretary, Amber Rudd,


The Metro leads with the shooting in Spalding in Lincolnshire


The Financial Times focuses on the IMF reducing Britain's growth


forecasts after the vote to leave the European Union.


The I dedicates its front page to the fight between Owen Smith


and Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership.


The Guardian's front page has an image from


Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's press conference with US Secretary


The Times leads with a story about Owen Smith's past, when he


That gives you a flavour, let's dive in, and we find battle lines drawn


between Owen Smith and Jeremy Corbyn. Yes, battle lines strong


because Angela Eagle dropped out of the leadership bid earlier today.


One of them was always going to drop out, that was always going to be the


plan, they want to just the one candidate, what they are calling a


unity candidate to stand up against Jeremy Corbyn. The trouble for this


candidate is that it doesn't seem to really matter who it is by that many


percentage points in the sense that Corbyn is still the preferred


leadership candidate amongst the Labour Party membership. Interesting


that the fight for the soul of labour... Getting to grips with the


idea of the Battle of ideology, essentially, the purity of the


Labour vision versus the pragmatism of how one gets elected, perhaps?


The Parliamentary Labour Party, the MPs who don't back Jeremy Corbyn's


leadership, they have fallen out with him on Trident with the lot of


MPs backing the renewal of Trident and Corbyn himself being against


Angela Eagle, a very experienced MP from the north-west, she got 72 MEPs


and MPs supporting her and Owen Smith, relative new,, bin in the


house since 2010 from a safe seat and Pontypridd, going forward to


battle with Jeremy Corbyn, with and illegal as part of the deal, will


get some kind of senior role but I think a lot of outsiders from


outside the Labour Party looking on both think OK, clearly Jeremy Corbyn


will probably become leader again but even though he is popular


amongst Labour activists, he hasn't got any chance of winning a general


election. Do they want to win this ideological battle or do they want


power? Although it's kind of false paradigms as is the purity versus


pragmatism set up in the sense that it seems to be what the centre


slashed left of the party has failed to learn from the last few elections


and the EU referendum is that the centre has collapsed, the jig is up,


people are not buying that style of politics in a more, people are not


interested in these reasonable looking centre is to present


themselves in nice suits and give us spin. That clearly isn't working any


more and that is what is explaining Jeremy Corbyn's success, it's not


about him, it's the fact that he represents a kind of politics that


hasn't been represented in the mainstream for so long and people


are hungry for it. Of course it's going to be a pretty long summer of


this because September, is when it all happens at in the meantime, in


the Times, the lead story, Labour feud over Corbyn rival's pastors


lobbyist... We will see a lot of this on both sides, no doubt, a bit


of concern raising, shall we say about the former role that Owen


Smith had for the US drug company Pfizer. The Corbyn eased as one to


paint him as Blair like, he has come back saying I am radical, similar to


Jeremy Corbyn in many ways but the Corbyn eased as say you've been a


lobbyist for a big pharmaceutical firm and paid a great deal of money,


the firm was fined, you're not part of the Labour tradition and so on. I


think what I'd say, as an outsider, is that Owen Smith, while he may


present himself as also to Corbyn than he is to Blair, seems to be a


lot like the other Labour candidates that Corbyn beat so convincingly


nine or ten months ago. What has he ever really done outside politics?


He's been a journalist for a while, worked as a lobbyist, again in


politics... It is... I would very much agree with you, he seems to be


more of the same but on the other hand, I just want a fantastic HM


opposition to go up against because I think that's what they need and


filed Corbyn may appeal to the Labour activists, he's still got


appalling ratings amongst the general publics that are done with


Michael Foot when I was a kid. That is the problem. It's no surprise he


has low polling ratings in the middle of this chaos amongst the


party but I agree with you, they desperately need an opposition and


you kind of think, if we are going to end up with the same result in


two months' time, Corbyn will be leader, we have to go through this


train wreck? As regards the Brexit debate, the UK debating with Europe,


but we've also got to debate with ourselves, as we debate... In the


middle of an identity crisis. We are, aren't we? Take us on to the


Daily Telegraph, Rachel. We turn our attention to the Tories, this


headline about Tory migration target axed, the focus today on the new


Home Secretary Amber Rudd and what her view might be on the targets are


met migration. Amber Rudd, the new Home Secretary, signalled and Boris


Johnson later backed up, that the target of hitting below 100,000


migrants per year coming into the UK was not reasonable and that it was


going to be dropped and that it was unrealistic and it would set up a


sort of false expectation that would only be disappointed and I suppose


this has to be seen in the context of Brexit. And managing people's


expectations around that cause so much of that Brexit debate was


premised on regaining control of borders and reducing migration


whereas the reality is... Neither of those things may come to pass. In


the sort of formulation of leaving the EU. Your paper... Before the


last election, David Cameron famously said I will reduce net


migration to double-digit thousands for example 100,000 below and then


it went to 330,020 15 and that is net migration and many, many more if


you went to people who didn't stay a year but got a national insurance


number and this has to be seen in the context of Brexit, to try and


see off Ukip before the election, Cameron making the promise and he


promised the referendum, of course. I am sure many people voted to leave


because they wanted to see less net immigration but there would be this


negotiation that we spoke about before, the basic leader of the


negotiation, free movement of people on one hand and control of borders


and trade on the other hand. And going into any negotiation you don't


want to see what your target is, obviously but I think it's furry


clear that we will get somewhere between 150 and 250,000 so more


sustainable that you can plan better with the UK Government in some kind


of control to give people more confidence. But that Cameron


pre-election promise to head off Ukip is probably too difficult to


deliver any time soon. They don't want to be held to a figure. Talking


about people held to things they said in the past... Very nice link.


Enjoying your new job, Mr Johnson? Boris had a bed of a rough fried


with journalists. He had a bit of a rough ride, didn't he, the new


Foreign Secretary. The bit I really liked, it was bad enough he was


basically trolled by US journalists holding into account for various


insulting remarks particularly in relation to Barack Obama and Hillary


Clinton but there was a stage at which John Kerry was being kind to


our Foreign Secretary over something at which point Boris Langton and


John Kerry said, it's called clumsy, Boris! And I thought that was such a


great part, this is how you do it! Not what you have been doing! Boris


was caught out for making rude remarks about Hillary Clinton and


Barack Obama and he said there isn't time to issue the litany of


apologies, the global apologies I will have to make to account for my


30 years after a listen. And he is probably right. He tried to turn it


into a joke but the US... The US press did not really get it. They


don't speak Latin and they don't understand sarcasm. We jumped to the


Daily Mail. Something a little closer to home. This story of


patients being dropped their GPs for being too healthy. GPs tend to get


something like ?136 a year for every registered patient and of course


those registered patients don't turn up and some of them unfortunately


may not be with us any more or may have moved so we hear now of moves


by the Department of Health to hire cab at the outsourcing in order to


go through lists and write to people twice and if they don't reply to


remove them from lists so if you haven't been to your GP for more


than five years, according to the story and you don't respond to two


letters or one of two letters to say you still want to be treated, you


can be taken off the list and find it much order to get an appointment,


it's a cost saving measure but some people will find it worrying, Norman


Lamb the leading Lib Dem, well-known for his interventions on the NHS has


called it outrageous and I'm sure many others well but on the other


hand, people and the government said we have got to save money and why


are we giving money to doctors at a time when we are trying to control


the payroll to hospital doctors, fire be giving money to GPs and


patients they are no longer looking after in any way? Because we are


tight on time, Rachel, take us back to the Daily Telegraph, we've had


such a hard day, too hot for some but they have this barmy or barmy?


All of it. Is that Aberystwyth? It's really beautifully composed picture.


But yes, so unexpected. This image. Now it's too hard. Social media is


full of how to... Put a bottle of frozen water in front of your fan


for indoor, do-it-yourself air-conditioning. We have just had


one of our reporters. They were rubbing suncream on a pig. Thank you


both for a much. That is it for the papers. All of the front pages


online on the BBC News website. You can read a detailed review. Olver,


seven days a week. You can see us there as well. Posted on the page.


My thanks to Liam and Rachel. Good evening. What a day it was.


Most of us enjoyed a lot of sunshine. Temperatures rocketing up


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