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Now on BBC News here's Luquessa with The Papers.


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


With me are Matt Chorley, Editor of the Times Red Box


and Prashant Rao, Deputy Business Editor


The Observer leads with a warning about the health of the NHS -


top bosses saying it's on the brink of collapse.


Meanwhile, British traditions are under threat


A government review will point the finger at growing ethnic


Own your own home for 900 pounds because of the Help to Buy scheme,


that's the main headline on the Sunday Express.


The Mail on Sunday carries an exclusive interview with the wife


of the Labour MP Keith Vaz who has said that she will forgive him after


claims he paid for the services of two male escorts.


Plans for new grammar schools are being drawn up by councils


following yesterday's announcement by the Prime Minister,


that's the front page of the Sunday Times.


While the Independent dedicates its front page


to the US-Russia deal on Syria, the ceasefire is due to come


Good morning to you both. Where are we starting? The papers are full of


grammar schools after the Prime Minister's speech on Sunday. The


Sunday Times splashes on the idea that councils are going to -- to


open grammar schools in Kent, Essex, Maidenhead, Northamptonshire, faces


that have already got some selection. They are the ones who are


rushing to open them. I think what is interesting is the people... You


think it is good? I think it feels more like something that she is


doing to draw a line under why she is a different Prime Minister to


David Cameron. David Cameron had a big row in the Tory party in 2007


where he said under him, he was not going to go back to the days of


grammar schools. This seems like a bit of red meat for the traditional


Tory right, it is very popular with the people it is popular with. It


could prove to be unpopular they are with the people who do not like it.


The Observer says that private schools are predicted that they will


get the boost from this because middle-class parents who miss out on


grammar schools will rush to send their children to private school.


Sticking with the front of the times, you have had a different


schooling education, what do you think about this in Britain? Do you


think it will work these days? It is hard to tell, because the evidence


certainly seems to suggest that the success of grammar schools is mixed


depending on what your goals are. If your goals are to get poor children


into grammar schools, the evidence does not seem to, it is quite


unclear on whether it is successful. The Green paper comes out tomorrow


with Justine Greening the Education Secretary which seems they will try


to combat that perception because the Sunday Times says that it is


going to be talking about, Private schools will have two sponsored


state schools, they will lose their tax breaks. As you say, it is really


trying to paint this as an issue that Theresa May is good. Whether it


is good for Britain is a hard thing to tell because it is a complicated


proposal. It seems like a political proposal. The problem is, the


evidence seems to show, I interviewed someone yesterday he


said that the kid to get into the grammar schools it helps, but it


does not help social mobility all over, because if you pick winners,


there will have to be losers. Theresa May said she wanted every


child to have the education she had, but you cannot have everyone at a


grammar school, because then they are just, handsets. --


comprehensives. We have had so many stories saying that not getting into


grammar school destroyed them, a sense of failure at the city and


age. There is problem of 16 by anecdotes, people who went to a


grammar school saying, it lifted the out of cardboard box. But you have


got to get there. But the other people who did not go and they say


it held them back. It feels like a very old debate. It felt like we had


moved on from that. We thought the Tory party had moved on as well.


People are saying the cost as well, getting your kids through... The


tutoring. It is ?60 million that could have gone to improve all


schools. The Telegraph has it on their front page, it is split in the


Cabinet as well. Leave aside across parties, within the Conservative


Party this divisive proposal. Let's move on to the Mail on Sunday. The


story that shocked them in a people last weekend has moved on, we are


hearing from the wife of Keith Vaz, saying that she forgets her


husband's betrayal. Laughter macro pick this up!


There has been some reporting about what might have been known or not


known in other papers, we were discussing it earlier, as


journalists, we get involved in political theatre, he is the chair


of the common committee, but it is very personal. This is something


that his wife is going through, I cannot imagine how difficult it must


be. How she goes through it and what she says is fascinating. It is


interesting because there is a very detailed account of the interview of


the moment he returned home last Friday night and sat her down. He


actually returned early extract normally he is always late home. We


will not mention why expect she took about interlocking his hands on his


lap, pausing and then detonating his bombshell. She said, I would like to


have taken all of my crockery and broken it on his head, but she has


taken it back, they are sharing their marital bed. I think it is


very interesting. Maybe because we were talking before, it is the sort


of in the interview you would have gotten a few weeks, but it is very


recent and very raw. I thought that, it is a very quick response. And the


personal details about the marital bed, I thought, it is only a week


gone. She is an extremely intelligent woman, a judge, very


successful lawyer, said in her own right, and in credible woman. Do you


think this was too soon to come out with something like this? It is hard


to tell what is to seem because it is their family and how they go


through it. It is certainly feeling very fresh, the story broke a week


ago, and I can't imagine that in a week that all of this could have


happened. She has already already said that she had to sit down with


her kids, she had to say my daughter was devastated, I did not want to


break down, I did. What my child to -- I did not want my child to prop


me up. To go through all of this in a week is very terrible. What I do


about this story in the Sun? Brexit means Brexit, this group called


change Britain is being launched, as a vote Leave, campaign, so this


piece is the co-chairman who is going to be involved in Change


Britain. Breast Johnson just gets a little bit, he says that Brexit --


Boris Johnson. He is asking people to say what they


think Brexit means. He is asking people to sign up? To sign up to


Change Britain. There is a campaign, Britain stronger in Europe has


become open Britain, and voted league has become Change Britain.


They had a lot of people sign up as members of those campaigns, so this


is a feeling that it will be a long-term debate and how that debate


is shaped, those campaign groups, they are doing the job of the Labour


Party which is non-existent at the moment. This week we have had Boris


Johnson putting down a marker, he expect a hard Brexit, Liam Fox the


story, his medications today, the comments calling at each business is


fat and lazy and they want to play golf, he has been slapped down by


Downing Street. David Davies saying it is improbable that we would stay


in the single market, he has been slapped down by Downing Street. They


want to say Brexit means Brexit and we do not want to talk about


anything else, but the big beast in Cabinet want to make noise. This is


needs to come out soon. This is campaign by slogan, Brexit means


Brexit, there is no running commentary. They have a lot of these


details but a lot of this still can be shaped. The Brexit means Brexit


thing essentially means that we do not know what it means so we can


shape it. So you have got Change Britain which becomes like a


campaign. They have their own manifesto, the Observer has a story


about how the ?350 million pledge is nowhere to be found in the Change


Britain manifesto. It is a debate which has not been won or lost. It


is going to be going on for a few years. Oh, dear X Mac lets -- oh


dear! The front of the Telegraph, elliptical correctness. -- political


correctness. A threat to Christmas, it makes you think, here we go


again! They have got early thinking from a government report which has


been done by the government's integration czar, and it picks out


this story about a community centre which put up a festive tree because


they did not want to call it a Christmas tree cos it might offend


Asian and the slim star. They said as it was -- and Muslim staff. They


said it was a well-meaning white manager who did not want to offend


anyone. I think focusing on that covers up a more interesting and


more important issue. We have seen it in the past with tales of child


abuse in rather, where people in positions of authority -- in rubber


-- they do not speak out because they do not want to offend. The quiz


treating does not matter. Unless you put up a sign saying, this is a


festive tree, not a Christmas tree, no one knows. The headline is silly


but the content of the story is more serious. It is picked up in the


Sunday Times as well, they have an interview with someone who was a


counterterrorism officer in the Met Police who talks about how racism in


the Met Police is not a problem from white officers, it comes from Muslim


officers who can be quite hard line on things like... Sharia law, and...


Domestic violence. She said that people do not call that out because


they are worried about being called racist. Underlying the silly


headline is more interesting. That is where the rubber hits the road.


What this means, political correctness. The Sunday Times story


is interesting because it says, what happens when political correctness


comes to something we have to care about, national security? She has


offices that say Pakistani problems could be solved by the Caliban, she


complained and said if a white officer said something similar, they


would be fired. This is where it comes out. Sometimes differences are


there to be shouted about. She says one of the reasons she resigned is


because, if you have got a senior Muslim officer in the


counterterrorism police, we want diversity. Pick up on page eight and


nine, double page spread in the Observer. We are talking about new


political tribes. Do we have room for more? Certainly, this is not


great reading if you are a supporter of the Labour Party. The numbers


speak for themselves in terms of where the country is heading, 77% of


voters say they are centre left of centre-right, and only 20% say the


Labour leader occupies that territory, and those people say he


is left wing. But elections are not one within a party, they are one


nation wide. This is interesting data in terms of how the Labour


leadership election will be shaped. It is 24 September, the results? I


think we all know that he's going to win, but no one knows what is going


to happen afterwards. This sort of polling will make for some grim


reading for the Labour Party. What it shows is how out of tune with the


country Jeremy Corbyn is. All elections are won by being in the...


It is an a great rock in the centre, they just go about their business


most people, they just worry at the election. They say, even if we win,


they have the same problems, they have not moved on. Let's go back to


page 15 of the Telegraph. We have got about 40 seconds, what do you


say? It's was a bit of digging around to find anything on the


Paralympics. There is a bit here, deep in the sports section, it is


surprising, it was everywhere in London 2012. We are doing well and


breaking records but it does not seem to have got onto the front


pages. You have to ferret around to find it. We thought it was a bit


disappointing. It has become a novelty story. It was quite


disappointing because in London 2012, the Paralympics were covered


in fantastic detail. There were covered as they should be as a


sporting event. Now they seem to be just a collection of 1-page stories


here and there rather than the bank it covered you would expect. Need to


make more of an effort. There are fantastic stories coming out. Thank


you very much. That is it for us, thank you to our


guests. We will be taking a look at tomorrow's front pages every evening


at 10:40pm here on BBC News.


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