24/09/2016 The Papers


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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are the political commentator, Jo Phillips


and the Political Editor of the Sunday Express,


Distinguished company with which to review the front pages. The Sunday


Telegraph has an interview with former Prime Minister Tony Blair and


he says enquiries into abuse of British troops should never have


been ordered. David Cameron is quoted in the Mail on Sunday. London


Plaza Mayor Sadiq Khan claims in the Sunday Times that divisions in the


Labour Party could lead to a split. And the Sunday Express says the


detective who brought Christopher Halley well to justice may have


killed the missing chef Claudia Lawrence. -- Christopher Halliwell.


The Sun reports that Zoe Ball and Norman Cook are separating after 18


years together. Let's start with the Sunday Times.


The big story of today was the real election of Jeremy Corbyn. The


Sunday Times says a purge now could kill Labour. It's not really


surprise on. Sadiq Khan is the most senior elected Labour official in


the country. He is not in Jeremy Corbyn's shed their cabinet so he


can speak out with a great degree of seniority. He is obviously saying


what many people are thinking that the purge of MPs who are not loyal


to Corbyn by the Lamenting group would see a split worse than that


which led to the setup of the SDP with the gang of four -- the


momentum group. Mr Corbyn was not talking about a purge. As Jo said,


we would not expect him to come out and say now let the purge begin! We


do know behind the scenes that he is keen to get the former members of


the Shadow Cabinet who left in the summer back on board. There are some


who are willing but I know there are others who feel concerned that the


boundary changes are on the horizon and they will face deselection. Last


week we saw a list going out of uncooperative Labour MPs which many


of them saw as a bit of a hit list and they feared this would be used


by Momentum supporters to go after them and that is making them feel


reticent about rejoining the party. The attempt by MPs to dethrone


Jeremy Corbyn has backfired because he has ended up with a bigger slice


of the vote and a stronger not weaker division. He has 61% of the


vote which is 2% more than last time, a competence of victory. But


he still does not have the support of his MPs in Parliament. It is


great, Jeremy Corbyn is clearly very popular. So is Mary Berry and lots


of other people. Clearly popular amongst the registered supporters. A


YouGov poll yesterday was clear that Labour members who joined the party


prior to 2015, it was Owen Smith who was far more popular amongst them.


And without the support of the Labour Party in Parliament, he is


not effective as Leader of the Opposition. Whether or not they


allow the elections to Shadow Cabinet, that will be the testing


point. Let's shift the focus from the Labour Party to the Conservative


Party. A couple of papers have stories detailing the divisions


between David Cameron and Theresa May. The Sunday Times have a story,


what is that about? That is the Sunday Times political editor who


appears regularly on this programme, Tim Shipman, who has a book coming


out shortly, which is a chronicle about what went on behind the doors


of Downing Street during the referendum campaign. One of the


things he is saying in this book is Theresa May told Cameron he should


not push ahead with the months for an emergency brake on migrants


coming to Britain. He is using this as a division within the Cabinet to


suggest that Cameron and Theresa May were at loggerheads over Brexit and


she had not been supportive of his plans to shore up support for


renegotiation. However, if you read on, what it is basically saying is


there was this plan on the table for this emergency brake which was going


to be introduced at the last moment to shore up support and ultimately,


Cameron was told he would not get away with it. Obviously, he would


not go ahead with something which would essentially be blown a role


spree by the rest of Europe almost immediately. -- a raspberries. The


Mail on Sunday have information by someone who used to work at the BBC


and now he has a book which is being serialised in the Mail on Sunday,


again about the divisions between David Cameron and the extent of his


frustration by Theresa May's refusal to back him on the EU referendum. He


begged her to come off the fence but she refused and one of Cameron's


allies questioned whether she was secretly and enemy agent. They don't


waste time! He has only just come out of Downing Street, got his


knighthood and here comes the book. I do think you should have a little


degree... You will not be reading it? I am sure I can read the


explosive extracts if I want to. It is all written in this hyperbole


about bombshells and explosive revelations. It does not tell you


anything you did not know. But nine minutes before Boris Johnson put


himself at the head of the Leave campaign, he had reassured Cameron


in a secret text, it could not be that secret because Craig Oliver saw


it and read it, it is really about the shenanigans behind the scenes


with David Cameron, Michael Gove and Boris Johnson. Theresa May has been


in Downing Street for a few months so now it is she was this, that, the


other. Some of it I have to say it does not ring true. Disinterest in


because it is kind of history. Yes, and rewritten history because


Theresa May is in power. Would she have been the focus of this book if


it was Boris Johnson who had become Prime Minister? This talks about the


fact that Theresa May was not being desperately supported and in one


decision she decided to go on holiday for a weekend break with her


husband rather than support Cameron. If you know something about Theresa


May, she was never off duty as Home Secretary. The idea that she would


flounce off on holiday and not be a full player in this is a little bit


far-fetched. Ultimately, she played an amazing game during Brexit. She


literally let all the other people in the leadership race take each


other out. It worked very well for her. The idea that David Cameron


said in January she could be Prime Minister in six months... In


January, it was going to be Boris. We are talking about David Cameron,


one former Prime Minister, let's talk about another former Prime


Minister, Tony Blair. The Sunday Telegraph are continuing their


campaign into a quarry is into alleged abuses of British troops in


places like Iraq and Palestine -- there enquiry is. -- Iraq and


Afghanistan. The Iraq historic allegations team was set up by


Gordon Brown. Obviously, it is of grave concern for service personnel


who have served in difficult circumstances in terrible places


that 14 years on they are being investigated and in some cases, the


particular case which came up recently about the Iraqi teenager


who drowned in a canal outside Basra in 2003, that was investigated in


2004 and the soldiers involved were cleared in 2006. It is the length of


time. You think troops should be investigated if there is an


allegation? I think there should be an investigation and we cannot on


one hand welcome, as I think everybody in this country did the


enquiry into Hillsborough which brought to light what people had


been saying for a long time, and at the same time say, well, we can't do


it because soldiers are above reproach. And it is not something


which Theresa May has not said. She has brought her top brass in to say


let's knock a few heads together and see what we can do to look at these


cases and bring this to a reasonable conclusion. We would not expect her


to draw a line under it and say let's not look at this. It is about


speed, I think. Talking of speed, we have not got too much longer. Let's


go to a couple of lighter stories. The Sunday Times, the Great British


Bake Off saga continues. You think that is a lighter story! The BBC is


threatening to rush out a rival show to the Great British Bake Off which


has gone to Channel 4. Not much has gone to Channel 4 apart from Paul


Hollywood. One man and his tent. Maybe Mary and Mel and Sue will do


it in a kitchen somewhere else. Is this what the BBC should be doing?


They are supposed to be an innovator. John Whittingdale said


ultimately what the BBC should be doing is not morning losing it to


Channel 4, just come up with a new show. But if they come up with a new


one it could be a breach of copyright on the formula. They could


call it take off. Or a cough. And from one hit BBC showed to Strictly


and we have Ed Balls. Doesn't he look lovely? Never mind Paul


Hollywood, Ed Balls and Mary Berry. Balls and Berry. But does he know


anything about baking? I am not sure he doesn't know anything about


dancing either. They said for a former Labour minister it is very


conservative dancing. Is he an example of a politician reinventing


himself? He lost his seat and now he's starring on prime-time


television. Whatever you think, it is tough when you lose your seat.


Some people manage to get on with it. Michael Portillo has had a very


successful career as a broadcaster, historian and travel writer and


still does the odd bit of politics with Andrew Neil. Ed Balls is


obviously keen on doing this side of thing.


He is the lighter side. He has said it will probably embarrass his


family. Bless him. We love a loser in this country. Will you be


watching him? Maybe. Thank you for the time being.


You'll both be back at 11.30pm for another look at the stories


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