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


With me are Pippa Crerar, Political correspondent


at the London Evening Standard and Torcuil Crichton,


Westminster Editor of the Daily Record.


The Telegraph leads with the resignation


It claims, fears over being cast as a backbench schemer,


led David Cameron to step down with immediate effect.


We're reminded by the Metro that on leaving Downing Street David


Cameron had said that he would be "proud" to serve as a backbench MP.


Has legacy in the ruins 16 months after his election victory.


The Times says the issue to reintroduce the grammar schools was


time Cameron's decision to quit. The Guardian says the Prime Minister


-- former Prime Minister did not want people to look at differences


between him and Theresa May. The Daily Express reports that


almost a million people in England have potentially deadly Type 2


diabetes but don't know it. NHS health chiefs are concerned


that soaring numbers The murder brings us the story about


the BBC losing the contrast to -- contract for the Great British Bake


Off. We're talking about the demise of the show on the BBC.


Cameron quits to avoid split with me. Allied said he feared being cast


as backbench schemer. But he says he did not want to be a distraction. A


couple of months ago he promised to stay on as an MP and here we have a


dramatic U-turn which very few people expected, despite some operas


close as parliamentary friends saying that they knew all along. He


consulted Sir John Major, one of his predecessors, about this and John


major headed straight to the awful to watch the cricket on the day he


stood down from Downing Street. -- awful. -- the oval. He was keen not


to be cast as the new Tony Blair to go off and make his millions


elsewhere in the private sector. Not did he want to follow Ted Heath who


sat in the back benches for 37 years. Stewing over what Margaret


Thatcher was doing to his beloved party. When she then met her and at


Downing Street he took to the streets seeing, rejoice, rejoice! He


does not... Is fundamentally about difference of opinion with Theresa


May and the way she is shaping up as the Conservative leader? That is


part of it but he had is bake off. The voters of Whitney have been


outbid by David Cameron's inherited fortune, which she can now play


with. His ?4 million M Meyerbeer and -- memoir deal. Is it about the cash


then? He seems to have been disappointed he was crashed so


quickly by trees at me. All our eyes has begun Brexit so we have not been


following David Cameron's arc over the summer with things like his


closing up to the Chinese, Theresa May puppet of that. Same with the


Northern powerhouse. Grammar schools -- Theresa May got rid of that. It


would not surprise me if she even kicked the Huskies out of Downing


Street! He felt privately aggrieved about this. With the legacy he was


hoping might continue is gone? He left a huge legacy. He says taking


Britain to the edge of the cliff and then left us there. That will be the


single biggest thing he is remembered for, regardless of what


he done as leader or legislation. Well, the bedroom tax and austerity


and... He has potentially taking us to the beginning -- beginning of a


new dawn of free trade, not tied to Brussels. That's what those people


who voted to leave would say. That is what the majority voted for, for


sure. Let's go to the Daily Mail. His


legacy of ruins. -- has legacy ruins, they say. He was the first


Prime Minister with a majority, Tory Prime Minister, since 1992. And now


he is leaving the Commons. It is quite remarkable how Theresa May has


come in and while many people thought she was going to be a


continuity candidate, one nation carry on one nation aspect, she was


Home Secretary in his Government for six years, she has quickly struck a


new tone and set her own course will stop for me, nothing represents


that's better than grammar schools which David Cameron very early on in


his leadership made clear he would not pursue, he would not allow the


expansion of grammar schools and he would stick with the Labour policy


of banning any more. For sound educational reasons and also good


political reasons. Forward into the past. It casts the Tory party as


old-fashioned 1950s British party and Cameron's one achievement was to


take it from the mad fringes it was on when Tony Blair was elected and


bring it back to the centre ground, with the help of his Huskies and


lots of other things and make it electable again. Then he threw it


all away, he gambled Britain on the Scottish referendum which he won and


lost the following morning when he started talking up English votes for


English laws and flare nationalism again at the top he won that so he


could gamble again just to pacify the right wing in the Tory party. He


is the man who broke the bank in Monte Carlo. He took Britain to the


casino and lost. What was a poll said, all political


careers end in failure? Is that the right way to look at Cameron now? It


depends on the up, Brexit and your political perspective. To some


people it will be about what he did and power since 2010 including


things like austerity and the bedroom tax. For others though, who


wanted to have a referendum on the EU and applauded him for doing so


and then subsequently that was one, they will probably do him a bit more


nostalgically and fondly. It comes down to what happens with bread


negotiations and how successful or otherwise at end up being for our


country. -- Brexit negotiations. How hard is it for a former leader to


shuffle to the back, onto the back backbenches? The prostate and


Theresa May made at the dispatch box -- the first speech to May, you saw


him on the fourth row in the backbenches. He looked comfortable


and relaxed. When Theresa May had her Brexit await the day he was in a


Westminster restaurant seeming to enjoy himself. It looked like he was


in it for the long haul and he promised he would be. Alex Salmond


got it right today when he said that every MP has a contract with the


constituents to serve out their town and Alex Salmond was in the same


situation with being the big man and stepping aside. He knows how


frustrating that can be fully former First Minister Prime Minister but


you have got to suck it up and coming clearly felt he could not. --


and Cameron felt he could not. Onto the times. Talking about boundary


changes. The political analyst, well known analyst has had a look at the


boundary changes which are coming in next general election and worked out


that Labour could lose 25 seats, a massive shake-up and one of the key


facts of this is it could boost the Tory majority from 12 MPs to 40.


When you consider how complicated the next 12 -- next four years look


for the Prime Minister and getting policy through Parliament, how few


MPs 12 that is who will vote against everything she proposes, it makes


after the next election make her life if she continues as leader and


possibly Prime Minister a lot more comfortable. One of the reasons


Cameron decided to leave, with only a majority of 12 all the MPs must be


there all the time. He would not have time to go anywhere else and


relax. One of the other interesting


elements is what happens to Labour. One of these seats in lose is Jeremy


Corbyn's seat which would be subsumed into a bigger east London


constituency and he would be up against some quite prominent MPs in


the area. Diane Abbott, his Shadow Foreign Secretary. There is a sweet


irony in that. I think that is the story although it is quite near the


bottom in the times. Basically Jeremy Corbyn's constituency may


disappear and Emily Thornbury and Diane Abbott would have a greater


claim to the resultant constituency because under Labour's rules 40% of


their constituency would be the new one. Even if one was to step aside


than under Labour's rules it should be an open short list. He is caught


by ways on this. There is some good news in that boundary change. It


seemed Nick Clegg's she is also due to disappear, so he will be relieved


he will not have to stand again. Do you know something we do not?


Not a Cabinet's view. All of this stuff, toss it out of the way. Great


British Baked Off. How much of a disaster is best for the BBC? It is


a disaster for the BBC but is it a disaster for the viewer? I do not


know where Channel 4 is on the telly. I've no idea! Once again,


follow the money. ?25 million Channel 4 paying for this programme


formats and I fear this might be some kind of reverse top gear. They


bought the former but not the presenters. And they have not bought


Mary Berry. They consider themselves BBC people and the fact the big is


considered the BBC product I think they will be fairly upset about that


but do they then also follow the money? It depends how much they get


offered. The BBC was any lose - lose situation. The either match what


Channel 4 is offering an come in for criticism from the newspapers over


is it were spending so much money on a programme, no matter how popular


it is, just one programme? Or they let it go and they are criticised


for giving up on... It is almost like letting go of the Crown Jewels.


30 million viewers. How much is that worth? How many Chris Evans is it


worth? The BBC will be slapped off what


ever it does but it will be slapped off more, one suspects, if it spent


the money than letting it go. The BBC, through the licence fee, part


of its unwritten remit is to develop talent and develop formats. There is


a future for you. Fill the gap in the schedule. Other programmes that


have transferred they tend to lose that secret ingredient. If the


format is changed or the presenters go, it changes. Surely they will


reach the ceiling of viewing numbers by now and can Channel 4 improve on


the recipe. Lets see if they can. Thank you to you both. The front


pages are online on the BBC News website. You can see us there too


with each night's edition of The Papers posted shortly after we


finish. Once again, thanks for that. Much more coming up. Now the




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