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Welcome to our look ahead to the papers.


Let's have a look at some of the front pages. Financial Times leads


with a survey that suggests is the Brexit vote business activity has


experienced its sharpest drop in at least 20 years. The Telegraph says a


human rights solicitor is facing a criminal enquiry after pursuing


abuse cases against British soldiers who served in Iraq. On the front of


the Metro, a story of a woman who survived a life-threatening Schumer


and in the same week a won ?61 million on the lottery with her


family -- life-threatening tumor. The claim that Staton 's fuel the


rise in the number of people developing diabetes. The Guardian


leads on claims from readily -- Labour leadership contender Owen


Smith that the party could bust apart and disappear if Jeremy Corbyn


remains as the leader. The announcement armed police will be


deployed on foot patrols across London for the first time is the


main story in the Times. More on David Cameron's lead to resignation


honours list after a Tory donor rules himself out of consideration.


Plunging out but piles pressure on Bank of England to head off


recession, everyone is expecting a rate cut tomorrow. Yes.


Everyone is also expecting it to have quite a significant effect.


This is a headline that doesn't pull its punches, the pressure is now on


for the Bank of England and its governor, Mark Carney, to head off a


recession. The problem is, we have had historically low rates of


interest rates for seven years. His hands are tied. Probably he will


announce quite a small cut. Because, they are already so low, will have


quite a small effect. And yet everybody is now looking at the man


who, two months ago, warned a Brexit vote could take us into recession,


to try to get us out of it. Turning, part of the problem is, interest


rates are so low, people are talking about getting too negative interest


rates -- Tony. If the economy is not stimulated enough through monetary


policy measures. Maybe the pressure is going to be on fiscal policy, tax


cuts, great investment, maybe that is where we will have to head. That


makes sense. The reality is since the credit crunch in 2008, they have


been fighting off a recession all the time and keeping interest rates


low. It is time for investment to pump some money into the economy. To


try to build some confidence. Unfortunately with the Brexit thing,


people are still nervous. I don't think Brexit will happen. Really?


They will back away from it. Every indication is... Brexit means


Brexit. She might find there is no definition of Brexit if she looks in


the dictionary. Let's go to the Telegraph.


Dramatic picture on the front page, armed and ready, the new face of


Britain's anti-terror police. This is the first lot of 600 armed to the


teeth police marksmen, Tony. This all stemming from what has been


going on across Europe in the last couple of weeks. We live in a


climate of fear where people now think it is acceptable but police


armed to the teeth walk the streets. I'm not so sure it is a good thing.


We should be looking to get guns off the streets. I am reading the story,


the Times gives more detail, some of the things they are talking about,


armoured BMW motorbikes that can get to the scene of the action. It


sounds a bit like Robocop Bond, to me. I am not so sure it will enhance


our safety. It will encourage the nightmares, the climate of fear.?


You think it will have the opposite effect of reassuring the public?


People will be scared. The reality is, because this is an island


nation, despite what people think about immigration, because of the


way we are set up at the board of control, there is less opportunity


for outrages we have seen in Belgium and France to happen in Britain. We


all feel under threat, now. We will feel even more under threat. I don't


feel reassured by senior policeman with a gun on the street. If you


look to France, Kate, they have been under a state of emergency for


almost a year. The police are routinely armed. They have different


levels of armed capability as far as different forces are concerned in


France. The police are routinely armed in Germany yet this is where


the terror attacks have been taking place. The police are also routinely


armed in Northern Ireland where I grew up and I have to say I agree


with Tony. It didn't do much to reassure people. I think what it


did, it was a constant reminder of the terrorism we were facing. The


express is very interesting with its headline, describes these cops as


protecting us from terror. That's the problem. Terror is a feeling.


This is absolutely what the terrorists want to do. They don't


just to take our lives. They want to take our life, quality of life, they


want to change how we live our lives. I am very sympathetic to what


the police are trying to do. I think they trying to do two things, one of


which is ace show of strength, to the terrorists. On that, they might


be successful -- a show strength. But for the public to be reassured


by this, that is mistaken. The key to a successful


anti-terrorist campaign is intelligence. I think that is what


we have in this country we had of parts of Europe. There is much more


of a working relationship between the police, those in law enforcement


and the public here. Certainly weigh more than in France or Belgium. In


intelligence is important. -- certainly weigh more. Look at the


root of why the potential terrorists come for. In Northern Ireland, the


Catholic population at the lowest crime rates in Britain, before the


troubles. They became the most politicised. In fact share's terms,


criminalised community. They did not see it that way -- in Margaret


Thatcher's terms. You need to stop the dissatisfaction, the alienation.


You do that through education and investment. The people that were


most at danger in this community is radicalised Britain's. We need to


stop that, that is the most important thing -- Britain's


population. Guardian, Labour on edge of a split that would finish the


party says Owen Smith. Is this just rhetoric? "Vote For me and the party


would split" or does he genuinely think this might happen? A


combination of the two. An awful lot of Labour MPs now fear that the way


they put it is that Labour doesn't have the God-given right to exist.


They have seen what happened to the Democrats in the south of America.


Only a couple of decades ago. They realise that you can lose millions


of voters. They are very worried about this. At the same time, one of


the rows within the leadership is about who is causing the split. Both


sides are accusing each other. That cannot be denied that that is part


of what is happening. Owen Smith is presenting himself as the unity


candidate. He is the saviour. He will save the party. They reckon


Hillary Clinton could win Texas, this year. LAUGHTER


So, the Democrats will come back in the south. It starts in one state.


It starts in one state and let's see how far it goes.


Tony, it will be difficult for 170 odd MPs, Labour frontbenchers, who


walked away from Mr Corbyn. If he wins, and it looks like he will


probably win, it will be difficult for them to go back to the benches,


isn't it? This party is in disarray, it is in meltdown. Corbyn appeals to


the rank and file but he is not a leader. You can admire his


convictions, you can admire his political views. But the Labour


Party needs someone to grab them and say, OK, on the morning of the


Brexit referendum, this is our best opportunity since the Tony Blair


era. He says he did that. He didn't, he should have called a general


election that morning, he should have made sure every one of those


Labour MPs the night before were behind him, were going to stand and


say the same thing, to say that they would need a general election and we


needed now. The problem is Corbyn is not a leader. The worst problem is,


I don't see a single Labour MP that is a leader. I wouldn't trust any of


them. Is that the problem. We saw the line-up running against Jeremy


Corbyn the time of the leadership campaign ten, 11 months ago and they


didn't get a look in, did they? No, they didn't. There was a feeling


among a lot of Labour voters that they were very... Dispassionate. No


fire in their belly. And Jeremy Corbyn have that and he has


galvanised tens of thousands of young people to join the party. But


the problem is, you can follow a leader and be behind him and throw


everything into him. If it is a bad leader, he will take you down a bad


alley. I am sympathetic for Jeremy Corbyn, more than most, I am a


traditional Labour heartland voter. Liverpool. I look at it and say,


this is a party that is devoid of leadership it is untrue. People have


rejected Jeremy Corbyn, their image of what a Labour leader image should


be -- they have projected their image. Unfortunately he is not bad


leader. The Guardian, Mr Murray. He has cheered us up over the last few


weeks in this pretty wet and soggy summer and the horrible stuff as far


as terror attacks are concerned. He will carry the flag for Great


Britain during the Olympic opening ceremony.


Four years ago, he has talked about Scottish independence, he was in


favour of Scottish independence. At the next Olympics, would he be...


Carrying the flag for Scotland? Which flag would he carry? That is


not going to be happening in four years' time? I am not making any


bets about that whatsoever. This is a great choice. Since then, Andy


Murray has worked very hard on the Davis Cup team for Great Britain.


That's true. Probably what he shows is maybe that kind of line from Walt


Whitman, he is large, he contains multitudes. Not just one thing at


any time. Especially given his Wimbledon win, he is a very good


choice. One of the greatest British sports men ever. People don't warm


to him and I don't understand why. I don't understand it either. They are


getting warmer to him, don't you think? As time passes and he has


chilled out, comes across as a little less surly, we have taken him


to our hearts, haven't we? We have had to. He has pick so many. He is


wonderful. Maybe he has a bit of... What appeals about Jeremy Corbyn. --


he has won so many things. And Donald Trump. There is now a move


towards authenticity. Andy Murray has never pretended as well. That is


very true. Talking about the Olympics, the Games' legacy on the


front page of the Guardian, odd suburb but nice park, the legacy for


London. As always, the problem is hyping up.


We were promised quite a lot. In order to build the political


consensus, to spend quite so much money. As you remember. Billions.


And then it was a more billions because it went over budget.


You could argue with hindsight this is what politicians always have to


do to get these big things through. The legacy questions are pretty


serious. That will hang in the air for a long time. Same with the


Telegraph. Mr Trump. The suggestion, Tony, that


he might want to, possibly, if he ever became the leader of the United


States, use nuclear weapons. He asked three times, why can't we use


them? I think a little physics lesson might help. LAUGHTER


What you mean, mass casualties? It will affect global weather, that


sort of thing. He is very much... He is a can-do kind of guy. We got


these were pinned in the locker... Come on, why not?! -- these kind of


weapons. You hope Americans vote for him because certainly in the last


few days, he has had a bad few days. It is beyond parody. If you made a


film about this campaign, people will say that is ridiculous. I am


sure someone will. That is the thing, isn't it? There are a lot of


people, now, in the United States... Even the Republican party, they


think he might even drop out. That is the suggestion. On the flip side,


in the past couple of weeks, there have been a an awful lot of people


in America saying, yes, well, that he won't be able to... -- there have


been an awful lot. He will be curtailed by... Officials. Someone


will stop him. He will be the president but you don't get to just


run around and do all these things. There are officials. There is the


Senate, there is Congress. Every time he opens his mouth, he suggests


that argument. The brief going into the convention was that they had to


act more presidential. He passed the period where he could


be the wild outsider. He has to act presidential. "Why Can't we bomb


everyone?" Interesting question. Brexit. It can help us transform our


countryside, Kate. A fabulous story on the front of the Telegraph. A


suggestion from the head of the National Trust that it the UK's


farmers, who are a little bit nervous at the moment in the wake of


the Brexit vote about what exactly will happen to their EU subsidies


should do less food production and open up the countryside to more wild


flowers, bees and butterflies. I just cannot see that going down


particularly well. Not really. We will ruin the economy but get the


English meadow back. It works for me. The head of the National Trust


has been talking to Andrea Leadsom about this, stay tuned for your


daisies and wild flowers. Don't forget, the front pages are


online on BBC News, the website where you can read a detailed review


of the papers. It is there, seven days per week. You can see us there


with each night's edition being posted on the page shortly after we


finish. Goodbye.


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