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A British woman the victim of a suspected honour killing, the father

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and husband had been held in the Punjab.

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

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With me are Caroline Wheeler, who's the Political Editor

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at the Sunday Express and Ben Chu, who's Economics Editor

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting with...

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The Observer features an interview with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn,

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in which he criticises his deputy Tom Watson.

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A poll for the Independent suggests Prime Minister Theresa May

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is Britain's most popular politician, and is even regarded

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positively by 20 per cent of Labour supporters.

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The Sunday Telegraph has seen a leaked letter

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from the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, which suggests

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he and Boris Johnson are arguing about who controls key parts

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There'll be a royal wedding next year, according

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to the Sunday Express, which announces that

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And The Mail on Sunday shows cyclist Laura Trott and her team mate

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Elinor Barker celebrating after Trott became the first

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British woman to win three Olympic gold medals.

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The Sunday Times, private briefings by government ministers to city

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executives that Britain could remain a member of the European Union until

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2019, later than anticipated. Let's start off, Caroline, we

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mentioned the row, a feud according to the Sunday Telegraph, between

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Boris Johnson and Liam Fox. Two probe wrecks it ministers feeding.

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In some ways, something we have been anticipating. They are all fairly

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forthright. David Davis being the third. Suggestions that they would

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inevitably have a tussle. Seems this has happened already. The Sunday

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Telegraph seeing a letter by Liam Fox to Boris Johnson, effectively

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asking him to give up control of some of the economic levers of his

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brief. In exchange, he is supposed to oversee the more diplomatic

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sections. The idea Boris Johnson handing around chocolate at parties.

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That is what Liam Fox thinks his job should be, as well as looking after

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the security interests of MI6. We are told that people are Boris and

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Liam Fox then get on that well. David Davis as well. They have their

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differences. Always quite a strange decision by Theresa May to give the

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very strong figures in politics these roles, sorting out the British

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exit from the EU. The question was, who was in charge, pushing the

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agenda. Lo and behold, we have this row. Seems like a letter that was

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designed to be leaked. Why then he split up your role, gimme the

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economic bets. Boris Johnson is never going to say, I would do it

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tomorrow. Typical role, David Davis as the Brecht said ministry, of

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course the trade deals, which is what he has been tasked with being

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overseen, they were not come into the line until we are at the end of

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those discussions. We have seen he has been out of America, as a

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precursor to those negotiations. Until we get to the point of

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exit.... The Sunday Times saying it could be late 2019. Good for

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business, the longer it goes on. Although uncertainty continuing.

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What I like about the letter, one of the quotes at the end of the story.

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The consensus view is that if you want to keep exports going, you need

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to stay in the single market, the exact opposite of what he's pushing

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for. We may have senior Tories at their throats. In the Labour Party,

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really at each other's throats. Jeremy Corbyn saying the deputy Tom

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Watson is talking nonsense. We have had the allegation that

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Labour has been illustrated by Trotskyites. -- infiltrated. A lot

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of it was in a booklet written by Michael Crick, something that was

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put together by the hard left. He takes a swipe at Ian Nichol, the

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Labour Party general secretary, behind the legal action we have seen

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this week. Effectively going to the High Court, the Appeal Court. Now

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Jeremy Corbyn is suggesting it might go to the Supreme Court. About the

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entry to the party, where they can vote in the leadership contest. It

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does not come to a conclusion until September. What does this mean for

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the Labour Party. Do you see them splitting apart? You can say look

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what happened in the 1980s, they will hold together. All sorts of

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logistical problems. If you have two splits. It is so dysfunctional. The

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leader of the Labour Party at war with his party. They were both

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elected. I don't know what Jeremy Corbyn thinks it looks like to the

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outside world, but it looks like the party is completely at odds with

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themselves. Cannot agree on anything. Why would anyone vote for

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a party in that state of disarray? We will see polls this evening, in

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terms of popularity of the leaders, Jeremy Corbyn right down there. If

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you see the polls among the Labour Party, who they prefer, Owen Smith

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or Jeremy Corbyn, Jeremy Corbyn way out ahead. Talking about whether

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130,000 people can vote. Small fry compared to those who can vote. You

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wonder whether he can possibly catch on. We saw that poll that a lot of

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labour voters like Theresa May. Mail on Sunday, story about the UK's

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thought police. Snooping on web users. Really about Twitter,

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trolling. Other social media. The police trying to stop that. It is

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going to cost a couple of million pounds. The Met launching a two

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million pounds Twitter squad. Not exactly the Sweeney. The kind of

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thing, in some ways you would expect them to do. We have been hearing a

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lot about death threats. There has been pressure on the police to take

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some of this stuff online more seriously. Not surprising they have

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done this. Interestingly Daily Mail's coverage. They have spun it

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as thought police. Very negative. When you could imagine them saying,

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at last, they are finally cracking down on trolling. They could have

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taken on Facebook and Twitter for not doing this themselves. Relying

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on the British police to do it. One you could imagine them spinning the

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other way. 1.7 million, five employees, does not seem like a

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thought police. Not checking every single tweet. Actually only 452,000

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allocated. Five detectives. Some people will say they could be

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investigating burglaries, murders. Which you cannot get a police

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officer to investigate. They are so overstretched, the blue line has

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become so thin. My reading of this is positive, so many people in the

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public I find this troubling. So desperately unpleasant. It does

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happen to pretty much everybody raising their head above the

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parapet. It must be given news they're going to take it seriously

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whether this is the beginning of the big initiative, let's hope so.

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Let's get that Huybrechts, couples arguing over Brecht said, they are

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being given advice. They should have a strict time limit on discussions

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to avoid getting to the point of no return. Something that Liam Fox are

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Boris Johnson should have. Should they go to Relate. That is people

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who disagree in the same families. Husbands and wives. The advice from

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the Cambridge branch of Relate, agree to disagree. Very sound

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advice. Do you know people who have fallen out? I am lucky, me and my

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husband were on the same side of the argument. I can imagine, really

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passionate discussions. We certainly had a few in our office, where the

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direction of the paper is fairly obvious. I can see this being a

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problem. They said they have been really surprised then taken back by

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the number of couples that have come forward and mention the referendum

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as the root of the problems. The phrase coming into us, it is not EU,

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it is me. -- it . We have to talk about the

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Olympics, great pictures on many of the front pages. What do you think?

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Are you surprised how well we are doing? Third in the medal table.

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Looking at the BBC graphic. We are tracking just below the medal level

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at the same stage in London. Incredible, considering that was a

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home games. Everybody was expecting a tailing off. To be level,

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incredible. Are you watching it? I have been at work today, not

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watching it. My son is entranced by the divers. Every time we take into

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the swimming pool, he's desperate fling himself off high obstacles. He

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would love to be the next Tom Daley. Lovely to see the inspiration. Nice

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to see the cream of the crop, and people wanting to copy them. It is

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about showcasing them. So great to see the other sports. Such a rich

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variety. The variety, the big-money, ?100 million from Manchester United,

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a lot of these guys doing these amazing feats, they don't get

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anywhere near the money. Great to see. The stories you hear all the

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time, the sacrifice, overcoming illness. Adam Peaty said he gets up

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at four o'clock every morning, sometimes he wants to go back to

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sleep. I know exactly how he feels. We will talk to you again at half

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past 11. For the moment, thank you very much. That was our look at the

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papers. Coming up next,

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