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chased them down 150 348. They reach their target with five to spare. And


that from now is all the sport. Delyn BBC News, the papers.


Hello and welcome to our Sunday morning edition of The Papers.


With me are the former President of the polling firm YouGov,


Peter Kellner, and Sebastian Payne of the Financial Times.


Let's take a quick look at some of the front pages.


The Telegraph calls the Rio Games Britain's greatest ever,


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 in the party's


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


Nicola Adams's gold medal win is pictured on the


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


games, if economic problems in the future force a cut


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, Liam Heath.


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 start with that Sunday Times story. Sebastien perhaps you will


start. It is about politicians, the headline is the glorious games and I


is all about the politicians and the brain and is making use of that.


Absolutely. These games have been a great moment for the country, a warm


fuzzy feeling to see Britain doing well against a country like China


that has a population of 1 billion or something like that and if you


look at the medals we have versus the performance and the money it is


a fantastic story so naturally politicians are keen to get on the


coat-tails of this. Shoehorning this end, Theresa May is talking about


the idea of backing excellence. I am not sure how you can find excellence


in the future but apparently that is what Brexit Britain will do, how


only industrial strategy will work in the economy will be just like the


Olympic Games or something like that. Peter, a senior cabinet


minister are named tells the paper about this. I do apologise, we get a


name. I am less cynical than Sebastien because I think there are


lessons to be learned from the Olympics, I am not sure this


government will learn indeed the Labour Party because this is new a


success for the right-wing paradigm of the free market not the left-wing


paradigms of state intervention. What we had was substantial public


funding through the lottery, strong national leadership in a number of


sports and close full -- close cooperation with the voluntary


sector. Later on in the Sunday Times on the comment pages one of her


British entrepreneurs, he says why doesn't Britain have a Google. Allah


says because the Americans, they invested a lot through the


government and the universities in these tech start-ups. So if we learn


the real lessons from the Olympics, from both the right and the left the


need to be some hard thinking about what has made Britons were


successful in this last fortnight. Indeed every will get parades and


things, Sebastien, there was some doubt about whether there will be


one in London and that is bound to be. The politicians will be the big


time. Absolutely and they want to harness this mood but what about


your point Peter, there are lessons for all politicians. On the left


this is an example of how we have taken public funds and use them well


but for people on the right it is not just black and public funds,


that is the point, if you take Google, what the US was trying to do


was they had a problem which was searching, they put money in the


academics, it filtered through and they found these two chaps and set


up Google. We have done exactly the same thing with cycling and all of


the sport we have done well and I'm sure the government will try and do


that and we will see if it works. We can say one thing, the government


will not be not investing in the Olympics in the future, they will


want to make sure that 2020 is just as successful as this. Indeed. Let's


move on. The mail on Sunday, Peter, going back to this long-running


business, May and the Tatler Tory, linking the Prime Minister to a


scandal. Something for going on inside the Tory party. The key


characters and Matt Clarke who ran a thing called the road to some years


ago and he has been engulfed in all sorts of allegations about sexual


malpractice, one of the people involved ended up committing


suicide. Arguably the Conservative Party should have got shot of him


along time ago. Allegations which are denied. Theresa May some years


ago congratulated him on the marvellous was doing. I think it is


a bit of a stretch to blame the Prime Minister for this. She was not


running the party at the time, she was Home Secretary. She has been


asked to go along to support someone who is in place and has not been


dismissed and of course what is any senior party figure going to do but


see you are doing a terrific job. It is odd but I don't think this story


will last more than 24 hours. I suspect, it is interesting, the


premise as she now Home Secretary, she can be seen slapping the smiling


Mark Clark on the back. An uncharacteristically excited misses


me tells Clarke and so on. If you look at the picture we have here,


this confirms all of the stuff that has come up about the scandal, it is


in a pub, you have this fellow and his mistress apparently the Prime


Minister, but the key thing is Theresa May loves campaigning, even


after she became Prime Minister she went straight back onto the


doorsteps to really go and push the conservative message. The thing we


found out from this whole road that scandal this week is it did work in


some cases. The Conservative Party did find it useful to win seats. It


is not a surprise that Theresa May liked it. She probably had no idea


who this guy was. Was a volunteer in the party. Let's move on. The


Observer, right, I have the Observer here in the desk I think. Some


people are debating whether I had it right but I have. London they are


Sadiq Khan seeing bits Corp and now afford it is too late. Google


staffers on this? Sebastien. It is interesting to me that a couple of


days ago Sadiq Khan was asked this question firmly and he said he would


not get involved a few years coming out and really damning Jeremy


Corbyn. It is a bold move because the not forget that Sadiq Khan was


one of the 35 MPs who backed Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership


last year. In his article... Element he nominated him, he did not vote


for him. We don't know that. He said he didn't. Again this whole thing is


flip-flopping a little bit but he does say I do not regret nominating


him because the party had to have that but it is very damning and it


reflects what a lot of Labour MPs are saying which is that the EU


referendum was a crunch point, the public did not know Jeremy Corbyn 's


view in the did not campaign and if UV has now done more campaign events


for its own leadership in the dead for the whole of the EU referendum


and for those in the Labour Party they found it totally unacceptable


that he can campaign strongly for himself but not for the EU, so many


people in labour like yourself will feel strongly about this. Jeremy


Corbyn seems to be the man who will get the readership the matter what


people like Sadiq Khan say. My record predictions is not a great


one. I think Corp and probably will win, it will be closer than some


people think but we will see. Let me say this. Sadiq Khan is now the


tenth, 20th, 30th Labour MP to oppose carbon on the specific


grounds that Corp can't win a general election for Labour. What


you are not getting is these MPs on the whole see actually Jeremy Corbyn


's politics are wrong. This is the debate that isn't happening inside


the Labour Party as to whether it should lodge towards being a


thoroughgoing Socialist party, which Jeremy Corbyn consistently in his


campaign and 33 years as an MP, Corbyn has been a consistent


hardline socialist so why aren't his opponents taking him on unseen


hardline socialism, we tried that in the 20th century in a number of


countries and it was disastrous. But Labour seem scared of having the


debate. Let's move on. Do you have the Sunday Telegraph? One of you


does. Let's look at that. First of all they do the greatest games,


wonderful coverage they have that. That is Nicola Adams. Hasn't Nicola


Adams done well? But the main story let's go onto that. It is all about


cosmetic surgery, naming and shaming. Most people will find it


very strange that these people are not regulated, the specialists who


do not just cosmetic surgery around the face, they do I surgery, they


are not properly regulated at the moment. It is one of those stories


that again, like the dangerous dogs thing, the public have very strong


feelings about the sort of thing. If you have a laser eye operation it is


not well regulated, it has a huge personal impact on you. It should


rightly be called out on. Closing up that sort of the pool is a good


thing for the government to do. It is not something that you can argue


about because it is straightforward. The are not operating correctly the


government should be clamping down. It is the I surgery thing that


interests me. I say it is so crucial but not very well regulated until


now. That is right. But one always has the question in any industry we


have the same thing with care homes and regulation. When anything goes


wrong anywhere people say, it should be regulated. Here's the problem. If


you have too much regulation and you stifle enterprise and you end up


with fewer decent services, and the trick is to get the right balance


will stop clearly here we have not got the right balance, we probably


do need more regulation. But let's not go overboard and say let's


regulate everything. Let's go back, we have the Sun, we are on the


inside pages with quite a short story that I reckon could be an


important one. Sebastien, it is Jeremy Corbyn, rebels Co-op split.


Coming back to the point about what is going on in the Labour Party, is


Jeremy Corbyn wins again and he probably is most likely to even it


is by a smaller margin than last time, what do those moderate MPs do


who do not believe in a hardline socialist agenda? The Co-op party


which is linked to the Labour Party but a separate entity, may become


more of its own faction and those moderate MPs may try and create the


Co-op party within Parliament. This is part of the cooperative movement


which I'm sure you all about, as they can use that to promote their


own agenda and push it forward and to have a distinction between


Corbyn's readership. These rebels have tried to get rid of him at Owen


Smith, if that doesn't work they have no way of differentiating


themselves. This could be big. The Sunday Times has the same story in


greater length, it contains the key point which is that the speaker, if


they want to have varied opposition instead of Corbyn then they must do


it through a separate political entity that is recognised by the


electoral commission. And the Co-op party is recognised by the electoral


commission so that makes it a possible routes down the track or


Jeremy Corbyn two replaces the former Leader of the Opposition by


one of the other current Labour MPs who may become a Co-op MP. It sounds


wonderfully old-fashioned. The record of party split in the past,


it does not seem to work. Maybe it is all about to change. You are


absolutely right, the last time it was tried in the 1980s when the


social Democrats broke away from the Labour Party it helps keep the


Conservatives in power for 18 years. Maybe the same will happen this


time. The trouble is looking at the Labour Party I can see any route out


of the present dungeon that leads it quickly to the sunlight. They have


got to if I can extend the metaphor, there is a lot of dark tunnelling


for years to come. Going back to the same point, a lot of the younger


members to back Jeremy Corbyn, it is a fact of life. Absolutely and this


is the problem facing those MPs that you can keep challenging Jeremy


Corbyn and they will challenging if he wins this leadership contest but


those 515,000 people, there are more people in the Labour Party than all


other parties put together and those people like Jeremy Corbyn and you


have MPs and members in the totally at odds with each other. They either


have two reconcile themselves with the selection and the MPs are people


leaving the Labour Party and there's no sign they will leave the party


any time soon so this is when you think that a split does have to


happen. Let's end with a wonderful man, Lord rix says he now is. I do


not know if you have ever met the man. People of our generation will


have seen him on television many times. The Sunday Mirror has a


wonderful tribute, as do a number of papers. He was a great actor as you


and I were growing up long before Sebastien was born, and had a child


with Downs syndrome which could propel him into campaigning.


Emitting a life peer in 1992. My wife who was appointed a Labour peer


worked very closely with him. He was an extraordinary and effective


advocate in Parliament for disabled people, now the House of Lords is a


monstrosity democratically, people should be elected, but if you have a


truly elected House of Lords and you will not get people like Brian rix


going there. I am not saying there is an easy solution. But perhaps we


should remember in our tribute to Brian rix that the House of Lords in


its ludicrous way does allow people like him to play an important and


positive role in our national life, which equally dead. He changed his


views on his own experience, which he was open about. -- which he


equally dead. He was against assisted dying until the last few


months when he faced his own terminal illness and he wrote to the


Lord Speaker and said I have changed my mind. A figure perhaps not well


known to younger generations. Now but it is a very heartening story to


hear about the campaigning and it is great to realise that Peter is right


that having that strange mechanism in the British process the people


who are passionate and have good views and can make a real difference


is the House of Lords at its best. We should welcome that. It is great


to see this tribute and find out about someone from an older


generation who has had a big impact. Just a reminder we take a look


at tomorrows front pages every Good morning. I hope you're having a


pleasant Sunday morning.


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