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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be
With me are Political Commentator Jo Phillips and Nigel Nelson, political
editor of the Sunday Mirror and Sunday People.
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 in the future force a cut in funding
The Mail on Sunday says Theresa May has been dragged into a party
scandal involving allegations of bullying.
The Express hails a 'golden era' for British sport,
alongside a picture of the gold-winning kayaker,
And the Sunday Times says Theresa May will harness the spirit
of Britain's Olympic "world beaters" to draw up a blueprint for Brexit.
Let's get to the papers. Nigel, let's start with the Sunday
Telegraph. They all sang it in different ways but the headline is,
"The greatest games". Hasn't it been? Splendid. Certainly when it
started, I was a bit, Young, OK, I might watch a bit, it will be all
right but wasn't to enthusiastic. -- yeah. Now we are thinking this is an
extraordinary achievement. Mundy 20 and 12 was fantastic but just around
the 12. -- London 2012. They beat China with a population of over a
billion people. It has been fantastic. We saw at the women's
hockey last night with prosciutto, fantastic. Nicola Adams, of course?
You could almost feel her cheeks a king from the smiling. When you
listen and see all these people, they are young, they have years
ahead of them, hopefully, to carry on playing, running, boxing,
swimming, sailing at the standard and the are so refreshing. The
message is hard work, commitment, it's just brilliant. Write-up in the
corner, US, 39 gold. Only two more to call and we equal London. London
were 65 overall. No pressure Mo Farah, then. No pressure! That
starts with the Golden games. They have a spin on it, the Times, D-Link
issues. Two of the big stories of our age, how have they done that?
With an awful of imagination. -- an awful lot.
To reason they will harness the Olympic spirit for Brexit. An
interview or a speech from Greg Clark, the business and energy
Secretary, Nigel would disagree with me, I know. What they are basically
saying is that we are going to use what has happened with funding of
the Olympics which is basically targeting elite sport, the ones you
know where you can win medals, we are going to use that for business.
We have an opportunity to use the same approach. " No country has
increased its medal tally after 1986". What they have done is by
targeting funding. The underlying message is that the government is
saying we are going to give resources, give a boost and support
industries or businesses weather the other creative set, that gets a
mention also, to high-tech industries. The underlying message
is that that means they will be tough choices. Total rubbish. To be
fair to Jo, she is quoting what the paper says. It reads like a speech.
It is a clever way of a speech. Theresa May does something like it
as had the view speech for Prime Minister next month. As Joe pointed
out, we target excellence and that is the way to get through Brexit.
The ID you can link together somebody doing the 400 metres with
making spanners in a different part of the country, I don't think it
works. -- the idea. There is something in it, too. Didn't we do
well? There is something that we touched on the earlier about the
sheer spirit of the people that have taken part in the Olympics. If what
you are saying is let's get that same kind of spirit, the British
spirit or whatever you want to call it, and really go out and make backs
at a success, I would understand that. I don't get trying to make
this specific link between certain industries and athletics. It's a
problem that all it takes is basically pedestrian, isn't it
question mark in its pace. You know, politics is showbiz for ugly people.
It's pretty true. --? In the dull world of politics to somehow
capture... The mood of the moment. There is that thing of how did they
do that and why can't we inspire people? The reason is, frankly, Greg
Clark has a long way to go before he is as exciting as Nicola Adams. I
remember after London 2012, people say there had been no legacy. What
has happened? This is the legacy. You can't not quote what has
happened in the four years between. We don't see these people often
during that time unless they have done an advert, they are training.
They don't do that because of all the things that went into London
2012 and from that. It is part of that legacy and Tokyo in 2020 will
be the legacy of these games. Let's go to the Independent. Nigel, I
think it is your time. This is pouring cold water on what has
happened. Reintroducing them, the last great games of return. --
Britain. -- Rio 2016. What she is saying is that these games are great
and Tokyo 2020 might not be because of Brexit. How do we keep linking
Brexit with the Olympics? How do she make the link? She doesn't. A fund
came up for a elite sport. That fund has been threatened by Brexit so
they won't be as much money around. I would say that as John Major, we
have to thank for most of this because he started the lottery.
Lottery money has gone into sport and allowed the kind of work that
the athletes have been able to do to get them as good enough for London
2012 and for Rio. Nicola Adams and the the amazing cyclist. They went
even born, it really is a legacy. The story in the Independent is,
again, stretching it. It is the mood of the moment, link it to absolutely
everything. Lots of things are going to be fragile in their funding
because of Brexit and because of the world economy. It's like, "Let's
look at this now". Next week it might be something else. I think
it's a bit off. It's not even over yet. Let them enjoy their moment in
the sun. The parades and all those things. Let's go back to proper
gritty politics. People giving each other proper kicking.
The London mayor putting the proverbial boot into Jeremy Corbyn
in a big way. Blair only two days after he was interviewed on the BBC
and pressed and pressed again on whether he would support. -- only
two days. It is a very, very damning attack on Jeremy Corbyn. He says he
is a principled Labour man whose support has brought hope to many. He
has been able to organise a successful team. He has lost the
confidence of Labour MPs. Throughout the campaign, he has failed to show
the leadership. That is the point. We are going back to Brexit now but
in a very serious way. Is as that's what Jeremy Corbyn... Yahoo yes.
-- yes. There was a problem all the way through. The truth is that
labour voters were in favour of Romain, as far as we know. There was
the third then of the remain that wondered if it was an official
policy. -- remain. Next week the ballot papers go out so we have the
voting process going on. I think there is an element of that they
have to try one last chance of stopping Jeremy Corbyn being
re-elected. At the moment, he looks the key is way ahead. There is no
other chance. I think you will find there will be lots of major figures
going out. -- he looks like he. To think there is another message to
Jeremy Corbyn saying that they know and he is going to win but you can't
leave the Labour Party to victory? What about earlier, Owen Smith
doesn't make it, Jeremy Corbyn does, the Conservatives win decisively,
this is what people are thinking in the Labour Party or Sadiq Khan. Then
they will need a new leader. Sadiq Khan might be? Would you want a
second term as London mayor would you want to rescue what is left of
the Labour Party which, by then, webby very much. -- won't be. The
government waters down drink warning. This is a fascinating
turnaround. We are about to get new drink targets. Instead of 14 units
for women being safe over a week, and 21 units for men, it will now be
14 for both. However, it will be a soft message from Jeremy Hunt where
he will be saying, "Watch it when you are drinking but it is actually
not much more serious to have a few drinks than going out for a drive."
Although, don't do that same together. But the actions you are
carrying out, that's fine. It's tried to get away from the nanny
state idea and yet still they want to put targets down without actually
saying whether these targets are safe or... We have been told that we
shouldn't drink ever at all, ever, ever, ever. Even looking at a bottle
of wine was bad for you back then. This comes on the back of the
childhood obesity and -- thing. If the government stepping back from
the nanny state and telling people to be responsible? There is a
difference between grown-ups drinking and children who can't
often make the choice. There will be accused whatever they do, they will
be accused of caving into the drinks lobby. -- they will. There is a
change of mood. What you said nanny state.
We shouldn't be finger wagging too much. Men are being told we have to
come down. They feel like rigid targets. Does
that mean 14 units a week is safe but 15 isn't? If you say to people,
it depends on your metabolism and a variety of things, your physique,
whether or not these things are safe or not, you should not have a
target. If you are going to water down the nanny state, don't bother
with a target either. It is really about common sense. This is the
whole thing about public health. If you eat rubbish and don't exercise,
you know... OK, that is it.