24/09/2016 The Papers


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


With me are the political editor of the Sunday Express,


Caroline Wheeler, and the political commentator Jo Phillips.


The Sunday Telegraph has an interview with former


Prime Minister Tony Blair, in which he says inquiries


into alleged abuses by British troops should never


David Cameron's former spin doctor is quoted


in the Mail on Sunday, where he reveals divisions sprang up


between Cameron and Theresa May during the Brexit campaign.


London's mayor Sadiq Khan claims in the Sunday Times that divisions


in the Labour Party could lead to a split.


The Sunday Express says the detective who brought double


murderer Christopher Halliwell to justice believes he may also have


killed the missing chef Claudia Lawrence.


And the Sun reports that TV presenter Zoe Ball and her DJ


husband Norman Cook are separating after 18 years together.


Let us begin and start with the Sunday Times. Following on from the


big story of the day, Jeremy Corbyn's re-election of the Labour


leader. Sadiq Khan saying that a purge by Jeremy Corbyn could kill


Labour. You think there will be a purge? I think I am not alone in


thinking that the call for unity and wiping the slate clean up going to


be very hard to deliver with the people involved and who are


supporting Jeremy Corbyn. He has got huge support, he has an increased


majority, beating Owen Smith comp reactively. He has got a mandate


from the hundreds of thousands of people who have joined the Labour


Party, but the question is, are they actually going to work with the


shadow cabinet and the MPs in Parliament? Because without the


support of the MPs in Parliament he hasn't actually got an effective


opposition. He is just a leading protest group. Caroline, you have a


story from the Sunday express. And you are saying there could


effectively be a shadow cabinet in exile, so Labour moderates will be


on the backbenches running a sort of shadow, shadow cabinet? Exactly. If


you have spoken to any senior voices with a Labour Party recently they


have been scratching their heads about where they can go next. They


tried this fairly dramatic coup, which has backfired. It has made


Jeremy Corbyn stronger, rather than weaker. It hasn't now he is in a


position to start purging the party using boundary changes, as an


opportunity to get rid off moderates. You think he will do


that? Those are the indications we have been given, Batty has this


opportunity to reintroduce shadow cabinet elections and doesn't look


like he's desperately inclined to do that, which basically means he will


be appointed cabinet. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to


muster enough MPs to sit in at shadow cabinet and fulfil those


roles, but we understand, and I've spoken to numerous moderates, who


say actually they still think they have a role in the party, although


not necessarily within the Jeremy Corbyn camp to hold Theresa May's


government to account and they say they are various ways in which they


can do this, one of them is sitting in internal policy committees,


coming up with new ideas and in essence generating a kind of


ulterior agenda for the Labour Party, even potentially an ulterior


whipping system where they can counter selective education and


bandwidth there are moderate MPs to vote in a certain way. It's a


fascinating proposal. It is, but the question that you have to ask is why


don't you put your tribalism to one side and actually go in with the


Liberal Democrats? And just worry about the name later. I know a lot


of Labour people would think that is madness, but everything is there,


the structure is there. Just do it, because then you would automatically


then become the opposition. You ask a question about the moderates


regularly. There is this movement by Paddy Ashdown which is trying to


unite the left and become a centrist party and get when you speak to any


of the moderates and ask whether this is something they are


considering, the answer usually comes back that no decision Labour


Party and they aren't prepared to move away from that, but will limp


on as they are under Jeremy Corbyn. Moving from divisions within the


Labour Party to divisions within the Conservative Party. The Mail on


Sunday have what they called the explosive book by Number 10's


insider, David Cameron's former spin doctor. Watch the you make of these


revelations in which apparently David Cameron begged Theresa May to


come off the fence over Brexit but she refused so often. One of


Cameron's allies asked if she was secretly an enemy agent. Really? It


is colourful language and explosive, a Mail on Sunday serialisation of a


book. They paid a lot of money for it because it probably won't sell


many books, but you would think that these people had something better to


do than keeping meticulous notes or reading other people's text messages


but this bombshell exposures... David Cameron has a book, everyone


else has a book. Tim Shipman is a journalist! Exactly. This is all


really about, as Caroline said before, this wouldn't be about


Theresa May if she wasn't the Prime Minister. They've picked on the bits


about her apparently failing to support David Cameron on 13 separate


occasions which are then detailed in large print. Her sphinxlike approach


is becoming difficult. You know... We knew all of that, didn't we? We


knew she was playing a clever game which in the end paid off. But also


is his thing about personalities. There was never a sense that there


was any warmth between Theresa May and David Cameron. The fact that she


is the longest serving Home Secretary since the Second World War


and is actually regarded to have done a very good job and been a


steady pair of hands on many things, but she has made some quite


devastating attacks on the public school boys. That said David Cameron


was involved in it. It is also about rewriting history, knowing now that


we have Theresa May as the Prime Minister. At the relegation that are


more interesting are not the ones about Theresa May, but those that we


picked out before, this idea that Boris Johnson said these text


messages just nine minutes before he said he was going to campaign for


the leadership. Essentially saying, don't worry, David, I will campaign


for Leave, but we will be crushed. There's no chance will win. This


kind of duplicitous as is staggering. Tim Shipman has a book


as well. Briefly run through what that is saying about what happened


between David Cameron and Theresa May. It is the same sort of thing.


David Cameron branded Theresa May livid after he said she would drop


plans of immigration. This goes back to 2014 when David Cameron was


planning to make a speech. He wanted to come in with a very tough deal,


and emergency brake on the number of EU migrants, but it was well-known


that Angela Merkel wouldn't have accepted that, and so David Cameron


did a deal which was cutting the benefits to new arrivals. But again


this is sort of rewriting history slightly to say that because Philip


Hammond, who was the then Foreign Secretary, and Theresa May refused


to back David Cameron, but what they did say is that you would look a bit


of it it if you stand up there and say this and then Angela Merkel


says, don't be ridiculous! The final point while we are on internal


divisions, David Cameron and Michael Gove, who were huge friends, and the


men and their wives have been close for more than a decade according to


the Sunday Telegraph. And they haven't spoken since Brexit,


apparently. I am not desperately surprised by that at all. It is well


known they were close, and the Prime Minister did feel an enormous sense


of betrayal and felt Michael Gove was going to have his back in this.


He knew he was a Brexiteer and as far as understand Michael Gove had


led him to believe he was going to play a more genial role in the


campaign and the Prime Minister was genuinely staggered to find out that


he was then going to be the sort of many head of Leave and was going to


lead the campaign and that came as a blow to him. But of course there


were other unsavoury things said, all about their relationship in


various newspaper columns by Michael Gove's wife that wouldn't have gone


down well. There was apparently an attempt by Michael Gove to make


ridges with Boris Johnson, although I understand some of those overtures


have been rejected. The bridges have not been built. I imagine Boris


Johnson would delight in saying he is too busy. But of course he has


actually done quite well out of it. Boris Johnson has had the second


life as the Foreign Secretary and is doing quite well. And Michael Gove


less so. Less so. He does cut quite a lonely figure these days. I am


sure you choose him up when we say hello. We just a cost everybody we


see. You will talk to anybody! You should be careful! Talking about


some of the more important issues, like what will happen to The Great


British Bake Off. The Sunday Times says the BBC are turning off the


heat with a rival programme, the gloss of course they have got three


of the stars still, but you wonder whether that is allowed under the


copyright rules. Yes, I presume the copyright belongs to the company


that came up with the format. The BBC did it, took a gamble, it has


been hugely successful and the company had sold that format. That's


what happens in television. It seems the BBC is cooking up something. In


terms of a rival show. You won't have to do much, because they have


got the main ingredients. You just need to tinker with the format a


little bit, change the name, Strictly Come Baking. What else did


we come up with? It could be the Hairy Bakers. Absolutely. And let's


talk about Strictly. Poor old Ed Balls made his debut and it didn't


go too well. Maybe this is where Michael Gove should go. This is


about careers for politicians, when life beckons beyond... They do like


to line these people up. We all love an underdog and generally we could


see that a mile off, that he made bigger said underdog. But it is the


British thing of thinking he is a good sport, he doesn't mind making a


full lock himself. After the debut, he is bottom of the leaderboard, I'm


afraid. They said he was quite conservative. I must say the


trousers look very uncomfortable. He is apparently madly disappointed.


I'm not sure what he was expecting. I would have thought that even in


your wildest dreams you are not going to be top. Good sport for


trying. He will be in panto somewhere this Christmas. This is


where politicians and up. And Celebrity Big Brother and all those


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