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

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With me are Political Commentator Jo Phillips and Nigel Nelson, political

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editor of the Sunday Mirror and Sunday People.

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The Telegraph calls the Rio Games Britain's greatest

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The paper's main story is a crackdown on cosmetic surgeons

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who will be named and shamed for poor practice.

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The Observer leads with a call from the London Mayor

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to Labour Party members telling them to back Owen Smith

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Sadiq Khan says Jeremy Corbyn has been a disaster for the party.

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Nicola Adams's gold medal win is pictured

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The paper reports on warnings that Rio may be Team GB's last great

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games, if economic problems in the future force a cut in funding

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The Mail on Sunday says Theresa May has been dragged into a party

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scandal involving allegations of bullying.

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The Express hails a 'golden era' for British sport,

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alongside a picture of the gold-winning kayaker,

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And the Sunday Times says Theresa May will harness the spirit

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of Britain's Olympic "world beaters" to draw up a blueprint for Brexit.

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Let's get to the papers. Nigel, let's start with the Sunday

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Telegraph. They all sang it in different ways but the headline is,

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"The greatest games". Hasn't it been? Splendid. Certainly when it

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started, I was a bit, Young, OK, I might watch a bit, it will be all

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right but wasn't to enthusiastic. -- yeah. Now we are thinking this is an

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extraordinary achievement. Mundy 20 and 12 was fantastic but just around

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the 12. -- London 2012. They beat China with a population of over a

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billion people. It has been fantastic. We saw at the women's

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hockey last night with prosciutto, fantastic. Nicola Adams, of course?

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You could almost feel her cheeks a king from the smiling. When you

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listen and see all these people, they are young, they have years

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ahead of them, hopefully, to carry on playing, running, boxing,

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swimming, sailing at the standard and the are so refreshing. The

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message is hard work, commitment, it's just brilliant. Write-up in the

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corner, US, 39 gold. Only two more to call and we equal London. London

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were 65 overall. No pressure Mo Farah, then. No pressure! That

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starts with the Golden games. They have a spin on it, the Times, D-Link

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issues. Two of the big stories of our age, how have they done that?

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With an awful of imagination. -- an awful lot.

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To reason they will harness the Olympic spirit for Brexit. An

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interview or a speech from Greg Clark, the business and energy

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Secretary, Nigel would disagree with me, I know. What they are basically

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saying is that we are going to use what has happened with funding of

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the Olympics which is basically targeting elite sport, the ones you

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know where you can win medals, we are going to use that for business.

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We have an opportunity to use the same approach. " No country has

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increased its medal tally after 1986". What they have done is by

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targeting funding. The underlying message is that the government is

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saying we are going to give resources, give a boost and support

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industries or businesses weather the other creative set, that gets a

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mention also, to high-tech industries. The underlying message

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is that that means they will be tough choices. Total rubbish. To be

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fair to Jo, she is quoting what the paper says. It reads like a speech.

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It is a clever way of a speech. Theresa May does something like it

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as had the view speech for Prime Minister next month. As Joe pointed

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out, we target excellence and that is the way to get through Brexit.

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The ID you can link together somebody doing the 400 metres with

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making spanners in a different part of the country, I don't think it

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works. -- the idea. There is something in it, too. Didn't we do

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well? There is something that we touched on the earlier about the

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sheer spirit of the people that have taken part in the Olympics. If what

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you are saying is let's get that same kind of spirit, the British

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spirit or whatever you want to call it, and really go out and make backs

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at a success, I would understand that. I don't get trying to make

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this specific link between certain industries and athletics. It's a

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problem that all it takes is basically pedestrian, isn't it

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question mark in its pace. You know, politics is showbiz for ugly people.

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It's pretty true. --? In the dull world of politics to somehow

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capture... The mood of the moment. There is that thing of how did they

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do that and why can't we inspire people? The reason is, frankly, Greg

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Clark has a long way to go before he is as exciting as Nicola Adams. I

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remember after London 2012, people say there had been no legacy. What

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has happened? This is the legacy. You can't not quote what has

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happened in the four years between. We don't see these people often

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during that time unless they have done an advert, they are training.

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They don't do that because of all the things that went into London

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2012 and from that. It is part of that legacy and Tokyo in 2020 will

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be the legacy of these games. Let's go to the Independent. Nigel, I

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think it is your time. This is pouring cold water on what has

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happened. Reintroducing them, the last great games of return. --

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Britain. -- Rio 2016. What she is saying is that these games are great

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and Tokyo 2020 might not be because of Brexit. How do we keep linking

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Brexit with the Olympics? How do she make the link? She doesn't. A fund

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came up for a elite sport. That fund has been threatened by Brexit so

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they won't be as much money around. I would say that as John Major, we

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have to thank for most of this because he started the lottery.

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Lottery money has gone into sport and allowed the kind of work that

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the athletes have been able to do to get them as good enough for London

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2012 and for Rio. Nicola Adams and the the amazing cyclist. They went

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even born, it really is a legacy. The story in the Independent is,

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again, stretching it. It is the mood of the moment, link it to absolutely

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everything. Lots of things are going to be fragile in their funding

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because of Brexit and because of the world economy. It's like, "Let's

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look at this now". Next week it might be something else. I think

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it's a bit off. It's not even over yet. Let them enjoy their moment in

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the sun. The parades and all those things. Let's go back to proper

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gritty politics. People giving each other proper kicking.

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The London mayor putting the proverbial boot into Jeremy Corbyn

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in a big way. Blair only two days after he was interviewed on the BBC

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and pressed and pressed again on whether he would support. -- only

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two days. It is a very, very damning attack on Jeremy Corbyn. He says he

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is a principled Labour man whose support has brought hope to many. He

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has been able to organise a successful team. He has lost the

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confidence of Labour MPs. Throughout the campaign, he has failed to show

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the leadership. That is the point. We are going back to Brexit now but

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in a very serious way. Is as that's what Jeremy Corbyn... Yahoo yes.

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-- yes. There was a problem all the way through. The truth is that

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labour voters were in favour of Romain, as far as we know. There was

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the third then of the remain that wondered if it was an official

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policy. -- remain. Next week the ballot papers go out so we have the

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voting process going on. I think there is an element of that they

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have to try one last chance of stopping Jeremy Corbyn being

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re-elected. At the moment, he looks the key is way ahead. There is no

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other chance. I think you will find there will be lots of major figures

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going out. -- he looks like he. To think there is another message to

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Jeremy Corbyn saying that they know and he is going to win but you can't

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leave the Labour Party to victory? What about earlier, Owen Smith

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doesn't make it, Jeremy Corbyn does, the Conservatives win decisively,

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this is what people are thinking in the Labour Party or Sadiq Khan. Then

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they will need a new leader. Sadiq Khan might be? Would you want a

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second term as London mayor would you want to rescue what is left of

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the Labour Party which, by then, webby very much. -- won't be. The

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government waters down drink warning. This is a fascinating

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turnaround. We are about to get new drink targets. Instead of 14 units

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for women being safe over a week, and 21 units for men, it will now be

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14 for both. However, it will be a soft message from Jeremy Hunt where

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he will be saying, "Watch it when you are drinking but it is actually

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not much more serious to have a few drinks than going out for a drive."

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Although, don't do that same together. But the actions you are

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carrying out, that's fine. It's tried to get away from the nanny

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state idea and yet still they want to put targets down without actually

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saying whether these targets are safe or... We have been told that we

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shouldn't drink ever at all, ever, ever, ever. Even looking at a bottle

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of wine was bad for you back then. This comes on the back of the

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childhood obesity and -- thing. If the government stepping back from

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the nanny state and telling people to be responsible? There is a

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difference between grown-ups drinking and children who can't

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often make the choice. There will be accused whatever they do, they will

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be accused of caving into the drinks lobby. -- they will. There is a

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change of mood. What you said nanny state.

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We shouldn't be finger wagging too much. Men are being told we have to

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come down. They feel like rigid targets. Does

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that mean 14 units a week is safe but 15 isn't? If you say to people,

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it depends on your metabolism and a variety of things, your physique,

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whether or not these things are safe or not, you should not have a

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target. If you are going to water down the nanny state, don't bother

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with a target either. It is really about common sense. This is the

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whole thing about public health. If you eat rubbish and don't exercise,

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you know... OK, that is it.

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