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


With me are Ayasha Hazarika, a former Labour adviser,


and Dan Bilefsky is a writer for the New York Times.


The front pages start with kidnap alert at all bases, on the Metro.


The Mail leads on the same story, as police hunt for two suspects in


connection with the incident at RAF Marham. Today's meeting between


Theresa May and Francois Hollande dominate the Guardian's FrontPage.


They report on the French president insisting that the UK will not have


access to a single market without open borders. The Express claims


house prices rose by more than 10% in the last month. Millions of Brits


are abandoning trips abroad and taking staycations, in what the


Telegraph says will be an economic boost. The FT pictures Jeremy Corbyn


launching his campaign to stay as leader and his warning that his


Parliamentary opponents will not be safe in their seats if he wins.


According to the Times, several people on camera's honours list have


been blocked by Whitehall because of concerns about their suitability. We


start with the Metro. The Mirror, actually. Those two papers are


reflecting the alarming incident at RAF Marham in Norfolk concerning the


attempted abduction of a serviceman. An awful story and a serious


reminder of the fact that this country is still on high alert in


terms of terrorism and also the sort of threats that our service men and


women face both abroad and at home. Some horrible reminders of the


attack on Lee Rigby, which happened, of course, in this country. So it's


a very important reminder that, even though we have all been focused on


the EU referendum and Brexit, terrorism is still a huge issue for


this country, keeping citizens safe, and I am sure Theresa May will be


acutely aware of this. Her primary duty as a Prime Minister is to keep


citizens safe, so I think people will be watching this, she will be


getting regular briefings on it, and it is very serious. The significance


of RAF Marham is it is from where Tornado jets, the fleet is based,


and they are carrying out missions over Syria all the time. Indeed. We


have been watching with deep concern what has been happening in France in


the last couple of years, three serious terror attacks in less than


two years, and Britain, which recently renewed its offensive in


Syria against Isis, now finds itself potentially under attack. This is


very alarming. We are not sure yet whether this was terrorism. But


given what is happening in the rest of Europe and across the Channel,


it's deeply concerning, because all along we have been worried the UK


might be vulnerable. The Guardian, no free trade without open border,


Francois Hollande has told Theresa May. This is tricky, because there


is a difference between being in the single market and getting all the


benefits that we have now, while we are still in the European Union, and


having access to the single market, suggest a lesser status. The Brexit


people are keen to point out that, if you have access to the market, it


doesn't mean you have to follow along with the rules concerning free


movement of people, for instance. Look, this is an absolutely crystal


clear example of how confused people are about the consequences of exit.


Also, what were people voting for? Loads of people voted leave because


immigration is a big issue. It became a lightning conductor.


Thought it would be clear that we could get immigration down. May not


be that clear-cut. What politicians are going to have to be realising is


there has been a huge breakdown in trust in politics, which is a reason


for why the vote went the way it did. If people think they were


promised one thing and it isn't delivered, that is going to store up


trouble for this government down the track, especially because you have


your Brexiteers, David Davis, Boris Johnson, and I think they could be


quite a gap between what those politicians are saying and what the


public think they are getting. Yesterday, we saw Angela Merkel


Francois Hollande, portraying Theresa May very well, but Francois


Hollande is saying, look, if you want access to the single market,


you have to have free movement of people. There are 100,000 plus


French people living in London and they are a huge cultural part of the


city. They look of French people there are worried about their


future. Francois Hollande was playing nice today but there was


some Gallic seriousness. It was a wake-up call. I agree. I think you


have to abide by the democratic decision. I voted Remain. But there


is so much uncertainty about what Brexit is going to mean a very


practical level. The immigration thing is one, take another


interview, in the music industry, where there is a lot of great work


in Europe. They are worried. They are all thinking, will we have to


get visas? There are some interesting and big questions,


practical questions, that nobody has the answers for, and that is


worrying. And the false promise that Brexiteers have been selling, that


they can have access to the single market and not have free movement,


that will be laid bare very quickly. The Financial Times, Jeremy Corbyn,


the issues a seat warning to rebel MPs. The suggestion is that they may


be deselected if they don't support him. Touring boundary changes in a


couple of years' time. This, to me, screams of desperation, at a time


when you have civil war in the Labour Party, with the Parliamentary


Labour Party no longer supporting Jeremy Corbyn. He has a lot of


support with the grassroots, young people and some older people. It


depends on your definition of young, I find. The fact that he finds the


need to make this sort of threat means that there will be a war of


attrition in the Labour Party and, if they don't get rid of him now,


they will eventually, but the main beneficiaries will be the


Conservatives. After Brexit, you thought it would be mayhem. This is


the kind of rhetoric, and Team called in am I suspect, will come


out and say, this is not a threat, simply something that might follow


following the redrawing of the electoral boundaries, and it is


perfectly logical that that could happen. -- Team called in. But it is


something that militant put forward as a tactic to pressure people in


the 80s. Of course it is a threat. It is like saying, my hand is held


out, but in a fist, ready to punch you in the face if you don't comply.


What we are finding in the Labour Party is that Jexit is proving more


stressful than Brexit. It is a travesty what is happening in


Labour, and we've got to get this election sorted out as soon as


possible. But one of the things you have to do as leader of the Labour


Party is you have to try and unite the party, try and bring together


different parts of the party. The members are very important, the


councillors are important, but MPs are important as well, because we


have a Parliamentary democracy. Jeremy should be trying to bring


people together, not create more division. But has he created the


division? It is the MPs who have done that. I think the group


Momentum at putting pressure on MPs. Most MPs get horrendous abuse from


Momentum on a regular basis, they get threatened with deselection.


Angela Eagle is on the brink of being deselected by her own


constituency party because she doesn't think Jeremy Corbyn is a


good leader. He rang her local party to give, basically, the allegations


that he was very much supporting her party to deselect her. That isn't


unity. If you can't keep the Parliamentary Labour Party together,


how can you govern in opposition? That he would argue that 183,000 new


members in the last few days alone, he must be doing something right. He


is, but membership is one thing. Winning with the public is


important. David Cameron's honours list blocked by Whitehall. This is


like a final body blow to Cameron Kurle who has been facing... Downing


Street, he's honours list is being challenged and blocked by Whitehall,


which is unusual from what I understand. It is. Cameron Kurle on


one of the hallmarks of his time -- Cameron Kurle, one of the hallmarks.


David Cameron. I want it Theresa May have anything to do with this. I


wonder if she has been saying, look, we are not going to put everybody


through on these peerages. They are controversial. People feel that the


house of Lords is already overstuffed. There is another story,


saying that the Labour Party offered Shami Chakrabarti a peerage, so


there is cronyism allegations on both sides. What is a vote against


the Notting Hill set? Possibly. Never mind David Cameron putting


forward his people. Liz Truss put forward to be the new Lord


Chancellor, of course. Our first woman Lord Chancellor. But she has


no legal training and to people have already said they don't want to work


with her Lord Fawkes, who has resigned as justice minister, and


Anna Soubry, who has worked 20 years as a criminal arrest. Liz Truss is


not very popular. -- criminal barrister. I don't think Michael


Gould, her predecessor, at any expertise. As a feminist, I am all


for breaking these barriers, but it is what you do with your power. I


know that a lot of women are very worried about what has been


happening with the cuts in legal services, legal aid, so I hope that,


as a woman first Chancellor, and Theresa May is a woman Prime


Minister, they will be feminist ministers. Mrs Clinton, nothing


seems to unite the Republicans better than the desire to lock her


up. They are in the middle of her convention and they are pretty


united on their anger against her. It is one of the most extraordinary


Republican conventions in the US, with the party completely divided, a


plagiarism scandal with millennia trump, quoting some lines verbatim


from the shadow -- Michelle Obama speech, and then Ted Cruz saying


that Donald Trump assassinated -- insulted his father. He refused to


endorse Donald Trump. It seems that the only thing uniting the party is


how crooked Hillary Clinton is and the notion that they will somehow


put in jail over her use of private servers at home for e-mail. It shows


you, it is like the image of the Labour Party in this country... It


makes me feel better that there is another political party which is as


dysfunctional as we are. It is the only thing which seems to be uniting


the party. On the front page of the New York Times, Trump gave an


interview yesterday saying that the notion of article five of Nato, by


which countries promised to defend other countries from attack, it is


no longer sacrosanct and that the United States under president Trump


would not adhere to this. It has caused international backlash


because people are afraid the United States will retrench from the


international stage. It would be an interesting world with Donald Trump


is leader of the free world. Larry the cat. This is really important.


We know there has been a lot of famous political rivalry. We had


Brown, Blair, Theresa May, Boris Johnson. But it is their cats that


are arguing. Larry the cat has apparently been injured in a scrap.


We have got exclusive pictures. This is them. This is the power struggle


between number ten and the Foreign Office. It is like a metaphor. I


think Jeremy Corbyn's cat was a bit upset.


El Catto? That is what is cat is called I thought it was good


Chairman Meow. I heard that Theresa May was allergic to cats. Thank you


for coming in. Thank you for watching. Goodbye.


It's a pleasant evening out there for most of us. Not completely dry


because, in one or two areas,


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