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In football it's also a big day for three of the Home Nations. England,


Scotland, and Northern Ireland al play their first World Cup


qualifiers - we'll have more on those throughout the day, plus news


of the final cricket one day international between England and


Pakistan. But that is all of the sport for now. Now, the papers.


Welcome to the Sunday morning edition of the newspapers. Joining


me, Robert Fox, defends editor for the London Evening Standard, and


Eleanor Mills, editorial director of the Sunday Times. Front pages:


The Observer reports that a British warship is on its way to Libya to


intercept and arrest people smugglers aiding the flow of


migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean. The Mail On Sunday


claims that migrants from the Calais Jungle camp are causing crashes, on


the roads to the French port, as they try to get to Britain. The


Sunday Express says the Prime Minister has been warned to get


"undressed under the duvet" to avoid being snooped on by Chinese spies at


the forthcoming G20 summit. The mind boggles on that one! The Sunday


Telegraph covers news that the number of youngsters diagnosed with


cancer has by 40 per cent in the last sixteen years, apparently


because of air pollution, pesticides and poor diet. The Sunday Times


reports on the revelation by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola


Sturgeon, that she suffered a miscarriage six years ago in the


early stages of pregnancy. And there are allegations in the Sunday Mirror


that the Labour MP, Keith Vaz has paid for the services of male


escorts. Let's begin, the Sunday Times.


Theresa May is in China at the G20, we have a story about a new Chinese


security row, the company called global switch, owned by the Rubens


Brothers, at the top of the Rich list. They basically they are hosts


of computer networks. -- Global Switch. Networks of banks and


government, everything that makes the Internet work. They Chinese


companies trying to buy a 50% stake. All sorts of questions being raised


about security issues surrounding that. Also hanging over the head of


Theresa May, Hinkley Point, that she allowed the Chinese to invest in


that? There is a growing row about the strategic importance of China,


how much do we let China into our most precious secrets, our most


precious resources, energy, Internet, all of that, how far can


we trust them? There is the new Prime Minister, in the middle of all


of that. The suspicion of China is what is coming three all of that. --


coming through all of that. Important trip, warnings coming out


that Brexit is not only mean Brexit but also means poorer, she is


desperate to get investment, talks of trade deals with Australia, you


may as well wait for the time that the moon turns to green cheese


before you will get special deals! China is with her, for two reasons,


one, as Eleanor has flagged up, it is a big security question, massive


security question, this is just a symptom of it, particularly over


Hinkley Point, if they get into Hinkley Point, they get into what a


friend of mine has called the British version of the big state,


nuclear, the nuclear military, the nuclear civil, they weave in and


out, which even for people who have been watching it for decades,


dinosaurs like myself, they find it very difficult to know what is going


on, there is real alarm about it, but back to Brexit and money, there


is two large economies which are stacking up huge surpluses, how do


we get into it? We are faced with dreadful figures, one is Germany,


the other is China. China do not like foreign companies buying in.


This week, all of the statistic post Brexit have been up, it is


manufacturing up, house prices up, you say to his huge headwinds, I


think, looking at the facts over the last few weeks, it has not been


gloom and doom. But that is quotidian news, it is what is coming


down the news. -- coming down the line. As we were talking about, real


problems within the EU,. Talk of real strong trade deals with


a lot of partners who find it difficult to negotiate with the EU.


Who is going to do the deals? LAUGHTER


Nobody knows how to do them. You mention Hinkley Point, right up


there on the agenda, a lot of this, what happens now, particularly with


China, and the new Prime Minister, will set the tone, will set the


relationship, whether that is going to be an abrasive relationship or a


religion ship that can come to something. Such wariness around


China as well. Seem to be opened or five years ago, we worried about


what is going on in the Pacific, the South China see, the atolls, very


powerful, aggressive phase, where they are saying, not that they want


to take over the world military but they will not be bossed around and


criticised. -- South China Sea. They do not care about human rights


agenda, we are seeing this right through the piece, very disturbing


things like the book-sellers of Hong Kong, relatively small in


themselves, but indicative of a whole lot more. A huge amount to get


through, you guys have been very diligent with your look, moving to


the Observer. Talking about Brexit, whatever got here? -- what have we


got here? This says that Brexit, Margaret Thatcher would be very


against Brexit, this was run back in my newspaper, back in February, this


has been massively denied, in fact, Bill Cash said he had a letter from


Thatcher saying that the project was contrary to British interests and


damaging to Parliamentary democracy, and she wanted to get out, I don't


quite understand why the Observer are using this story, putting this


story on the front page again, this is an old story, Charles Powell


saying that Thatcher would be anti-Brexit, a lot of Thatcherites


completely dispute that. Current story, people smugglers being


targeted. This is the apparent... We are going to send a fleet of


ships... The HMS is going to go to Libya, to try to catch 100 people


smugglers. We had 3100 deaths this year, people coming in from Libya on


boats, 13,000 people came over last week, a real problem, and it seems


to be that they are saying they will send people down there to catch the


people smugglers in Libya. I would say that is practically impossible,


when you get there, you will deny that they were our people smugglers,


the people smugglers themselves do not even get on the boat, they put


the refugees on the boats and they tell a refugee that if they are in


charge, steering the ship, with the mobile phone, they can get their


half-price. The premise is what needs to be targeted. Stop those who


are smuggling in the first place. Will it make any difference? There


is a very bad record on this, we will always going to get the missed


a bigs, especially when we had the scandal of the people coming across


the Aegean Sea, we said that we were going to get smugglers back to


Somali pirates and the Indian Ocean and all of that. -- Mr Bigs. What


are they really doing, HMS Diamond will just have to pick up people


because that is what the law of the sea is. And the Charter of human


rights. They are not getting anywhere near it. What is very


dangerous, this is turning into a 3-way contest, because there is a


bit of shooting going on from what there is, and goodness knows who


they really answer to, of the Libyan Navy. At the same time, you have


American warships and an American led flotilla flying off to attack


Isis, I think this is an awful lot of window dressing. The bit they


have not got into, you are right, ten to 13,000, it is a large number


being picked up, they are being shipped off to Sicily. Not hearing


nearly enough about this, what happens? Lampedusa, Malta,


completely overcrowded, moving them to the other big islands, like


Sardinia, I do not know what will happen there will stop Corsica,


relatively underpopulated. This is where they disappear and this is


where numbers are quite boggling. They managed to close down the


route, so they are going around the other way... As we were discussing


before coming on air, this is a very different dynamic but it is a global


phenomenon, and it is going on for a long time. Yes, we understand why


ships are being sent down but it is not going to work. Leaving that,


moving on to the Telegraph, modern life is killing children. This is


one of those stories, of course it is all for that cancer rates among


under 16s are up 40% but it makes you feel a bit despairing. Modern


life is killing children. Bernd barbecues, electric fields, power


lines, hairdryers... It really could not... It could not be any more


depressing, air pollution, solvents, obesity, basically everything that


any of us have ever used. Could it just be really good cancer


detection? Very possible. This is a statistic story, it has come from


statistics, from professor Dennis Central of Bristol University, his


statistics are showing something that is alarming, up annually from


ten children, contracting serious cancer, out of 100,000, up to 14,


even in some areas 60. -- 40, 60. Improved detection we thought we


were getting to a better stage of getting it early earlier on. This is


worrying. From a journalistic point of view, it is written in a mad way,


it is everything, apparently, you should not decorate your baby 's


room, there is a danger for the paint, whatever you do, and yes, you


should send them to school, playgroups, very early on, that is


the way that they will contract diseases! Would you believe it, that


is good for their immune system. That is a shopping trolley of a


story. Especially when you read the list there are, a lot of people will


be affected! It is not anything that anybody can do anything about. It is


a despair story. Looking at the mail, this story here, Calle, very


briefly, I want to get onto your story of Nicola Sturgeon, very


worrying, quite frightening. Congratulations, the BBC has done


some superb reporting. In a life-threatening situation, an


accident caused by one of these gangs, of the refugees, from the


jungle at Calais, moving along through their windscreen, collided


with a truck, driven by a Hungarian, and I think that it is really...


There is a crisis blowing up with the jungle, because the French


Minister of the interior has said that they intend to close it down,


they will do that soon, they have been talking about it for weeks. Not


much time left, Nicola Sturgeon. The story in your magazine this week.


I'm the editor of the Sunday Times Magazine, we have this moving story


about Nicola Sturgeon, she had a miscarriage back in 2011, she has


let the story come out because there has been so much around female


politicians being childless, allegations levelled at her that she


was too ambitious to have a family and she sees herself as a role model


and would like young women to know that she wanted to have children and


it did not happen for her, and that having a family is not


irreconcilable with being First Minister. Very strong woman. All


strong women, as we know, can also be vulnerable, this is a very


personal story, but it is interesting and to her credit that


she would like people to know this. There may also be some politics in


this, in that... It is... Second referendum coming up, if she could


win the deficit. I thought that sweetness and light was the order of


the day with Brexit and Scotland. She does wonderfully well for this.


Fascinating interview. She shows that she is a real politician. The


fascinating thing about this, Ruth Davidson, it is not that they let it


all hang out, they are real people, in a way that we are lacking in the


village of Westminster. Not afraid to tell you, either. Lovely piece.


Theresa May can learn something from the incredibly skilful way in which


Nicola Sturgeon handles the media. Good of you both to come in for the


newspapers, thank you very much. We will see you again soon. Don't


forget, we have the newspapers every night here on BBC News. Now we will


go to the Vatican, more than 100,000 pilgrims are gathering to watch Pope


Francis, who has just formally declared Mother Teresa a saint.


Mother Teresa, the nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor and


sick in India. She is now Saint Teresa of Calcutta.


Plenty more on all of that after the top of the hour, but here is the


weather. On the whole, a better day for


today, fantastic weather watchers


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