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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are political commentator Jo Phillips


and Nigel Nelson, political editor of the Sunday Mirror


Good evening to you both. Let's have a quick look through the front


pages. The Telegraph calls


the Rio Games Britain's greatest The paper's main story


is a crackdown on cosmetic surgeons who will be named and shamed


for poor practice. The Observer leads with a call


from the London Mayor to Labour Party members telling


them to back Owen Smith Sadiq Khan says Jeremy Corbyn has


been a disaster for the party. Nicola Adams's gold


medal win is pictured The paper reports on warnings


that Rio may be Team GB's last great games,


if economic problems force a cut The Mail on Sunday says Theresa May


has been dragged into a party scandal involving


allegations of bullying. Jo, let's start, a terrific Olympic


games altogether and this lady whose name will be bandied about a lot


now, Nicola Adams, didn't she do well? And wasn't that a lovely clip


we just heard? The whole thing for me has been this joy of people who


were not household names a few weeks ago but the real reward for all


their hard work, they have all been so brilliant, beaming brightly with


great pride. She shrieked and hot about! As you would. So here we are,


we got 65 in 2012, 29 gold medals and we are at the moment on 63, with


26 cold, another five or six we could win overnight. It is


extraordinary. The Sunday Telegraph, there we are, the US, Great Britain.


China has over a billion people and there is Britain doing as well as


they are. I didn't start these games with any great enthusiasm, it seemed


what could top London? So I felt I would tune in every so often but


suddenly it captured you and the fact that Team GB has done so


incredibly well, amazing to everybody, not least some of the


Team GB people who obviously weren't expecting this kind of result. It's


a bit awkward for newspaper people because of the timing. The timing is


hopeless. We're a bit behind but are a long way behind. But what we have


been doing, last Sunday we brought out a 3M addition on Sunday morning


of the Sunday Mirror, so we are trying to keep as much of the news


that is going on in the papers, there was a team staying up until


late last night to get it all in. Were you watching it all? Bits and


pieces but it felt like Rio, there were problems with the building and


the Zika virus, it almost appeared suddenly and this waterfall of


extraordinary... There was no build-up. It seemed to suddenly


happen. The Olympics will be in a couple of weeks, really? It's been


brilliant. We will talk more about the Olympics but stay with the


Sunday Telegraph for something different here. Cosmetic clinics, a


story that has been rattling around but now they will be named and


shamed for bot operations. And regulated, because it seems these


clinics do not have to be regulated but now the idea is the Care Quality


Commission will come in and give a star rating like a hotel, so if you


want cosmetic surgery you can choose a clinic which is outstanding, good,


requires improvement for inadequate. One assumes you would avoid


inadequate ones, but what is astonishing is this has not happened


before. Hospitals and standard medical treatment get it. I was


surprised, there was a survey from the British Association of aesthetic


plastic surgeons. I assume if you want something done privately like


breast augmentation, you look up an advert and go to a clinic to have it


done, but what surprised me in this article is that they mention laser


eye clinics where you would have thought you would have to go through


your doctor or ophthalmologists, you cannot just walk in and ask for


laser eye surgery. I had a cataract sorted out but never laser eye


surgery, but I would assume that was a process, it would have been if I


had surgery, that goes through a doctor and it would start with the


GP that you wouldn't just knock on the door and say, can you laser my


eye? You didn't get as far as surgery. I just had a lens replaced,


which is straightforward surgery. But how did you know the person you


were dealing with? I have health insurance, I was referred to a


consultant on their list, started off with a GP, I went through the


normal systems on the basis of that, it wasn't a matter of flicking


through a phone book and say that looks good, and it was at an eye


hospital, so I thought I was probably in fairly good hands. You


seem fine, but at the back of this the roster risk when it does go


wrong, and if it does it can be catastrophic, not just for facial


things but when it comes to size. There have been cases of people


going abroad for cosmetic, in the true sense of cosmetic, for breast


or bottom augmentation, where it has been very catastrophic and in some


cases there have been severe outcomes from it, and things like


liposuction, they all come under the heading of cosmetic surgery but if


you're going to spend thousands on doing this privately, you


wouldn't... All medical practices ought to be regulated, so the fact


these haven't been, Jeremy Hunt says it's high time this was done and I


wonder why prior Health Secretary 's have not done this. I suppose what


you're saying is that they assume people that it is OK. But if you see


one that has per on the front door you would not go in! Let's go back


to the games, and the Independent have Nicola Adams on their front


page, celebrating her victory, and also a story of Rio 2016, the last


great aims for Britain. We have had one quite good, one amazing and what


is this about? It's a bit incoherent because this is based on what


appears to be an interview with Tessa Jowell, who was the Olympics


Minister, and what she is quoted as saying is if in 2020 we are looking


back at the Team GB that has not performed at the level it did in Rio


for London, it will be fair to say Richard was one reason. That is the


big words there. You think all right, but basically George Osborne


in his last Autumn Statement in November pledged a 29% increase in


funding for sport, that has yet to be confirmed as that commitment


continuing under his successor, Philip Hammond. UK sport, the body


that users were to spend about ?450 million per four-year cycle, are


fearful but they haven't even got off the podium yet, let's not start


talking it down, let's look at this and see where it's going. But if


does go to the core of this, people save white or we suddenly doing so


well, hosts tend to do better but then you go to Rio and what a


surprise, we have done well, but funding has been crucial. At this .1


ought to give John Major a pat on the back, who started the process,


because without the lottery, a lot of athletes could not have got the


training they have and that is something that builds up over the


years so it is because of that we are now where we are, so I agree


with Jo, I am not sure where Tessa Jowell is going with this because I


would assume lottery funding will be unaffected by Brexit. If funding on


top of that does not go through there may be a problem, but were not


even finished these games, there is a long way before Tokyo and on the


basis of that lets see what happens next. It has been improved from this


that if you put money into an elite sports where you are most likely to


win Wessels, see what happens. You will get medals out. So there is a


sense of the poor relation but I have I idea for funding the next


Olympic Games, I think it's marvellous, if every premiership


footballer Steve a weeks worth of their wages every month and put it


in a park for the next four years, they wouldn't notice and we would


have enough funding to support it. It's an idea! We did hear it here


first. Let's go back to the gritty world, and your turn to start,


Nigel. The Observer, and that is Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, a


successful election he had, he tells Labour they have the wrong leader.


Which is interesting because Sadiq Khan has been trying hard not to say


who he will support in this leadership election, every time he


is asked he has dodged it, and he is now chosen the Observer to psych,


I'm an Owen Smith man, I endorse him, and he says Jeremy Corbyn is a


disaster, he cannot organise a team, 80% of his MPs would trust him and


he has to go. Curious that Sadiq Khan choose as this moment to do


this and not earlier in the week when he was asked the question. He


was interviewed by the BBC Two days ago. And he said he wouldn't answer


it. We always suspected that said the town would be an Owen Smith


occur, we know he was never keen on Jeremy Corbyn, during the London


election he did his best to keep Jeremy Corbyn at arm's length and


when he was elected to the job, there was that uncovered meeting


between the two of them, so this does not come as a surprise. What


Sarah -- what surprises me is the ferocity of the attack and the fact


he pins it on what Corbyn did or did not say about Brexit. He has come


out all guns blazing only two days after being pushed on the BBC on who


he was supporting and I suspect the reality of dregs of jitters, even


though the sky has not fallen on our heads yet, here is the Mayor of


London dealing with investment and uncertainty, especially in the


construction sector, and worries about London, he is thinking if only


Jeremy had stood up and I sense a real personal anger in this that he


didn't come out and he says just a couple of weeks before the Brexit


referendum, people didn't know where the Labour Party stood, and I think


this is almost support for Owen Smith but it also recognises that


Jeremy Corbyn is going to win and that's the other point. That makes


me wonder whether we could look ahead more, if we think Jeremy


Corbyn will win, the Tories do well, Labour will need a new leader.


Possibly Mr Khan. Am I being too cynical? If you work on his timing


that his first term will end with the next election, it will depend on


whether Mr Khan wants to go for his second term as London mayor.


You'll both be back at 11:30pm for another look at the stories


I'm David Eades and, from here in the world's newsroom,


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