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And before 11 o'clock, Meet The Author with Rose Tremain.


Welcome to our look at what is going to be in the papers tomorrow. With


me, the political commentator Lance Price, and the columnist Tony Green.


That's why you through the front pages we have them at the moment.


The Daily Telegraph leading on Britain accusing Bush of being


guilty of war crimes with its bombing in Syria. The Times claims


that bombing includes the use of napalm by the Russian-backed Syrian


government. Metro focuses on the Labour Shadow Chancellor John


McDonnell's refusal to apologise after saying that former


Conservative disabilities minister estimate -- Esther McVey should be


lynched. In the i, allegations that Theresa May failed to properly back


the Remain campaign. The decision to leave the EU is also dominating the


Financial Times, reporting fears in the City of London that the


Government is leaning towards a so-called hard Brexit rather than a


soft Brexit, which it says would damage business confidence. The Sun


splashes on its exclusive interview with England footballer Jamie Vardy


and his room or over racially abusing a student. And Prince George


and Princess Charlotte adorn the front page of the Daily Mail. So,


let's kick off. Lance Price, we've got these accusations still rumbling


on about Theresa May being delivered, a series of accusations


from people close to David Cameron and a reply now from people close to


Theresa May - a war of words within the Tory party? It is an


extraordinary battle which is being fought out so soon after Theresa May


taking over, between her and friends of her predecessor David Cameron.


Sparked off by a book by his former director of communications, now Sir


Craig Oliver, which set the cat amongst the pigeons by suggesting


that Theresa May was not perhaps batting for Brexit as much as she


should have been, and as much as David Cameron wanted her to be. But


now we have got an argument over how strong she was on controls on


migration. Downing Street itself, or friends of the new pram minister,


actually issuing memos pointing out that she was arguing for much


stronger rules on migration than David Cameron's not saying that she


was. So, David Cameron's friends trying to protect his legacy, trying


to share some of the blame for the Brexit defeat. And Theresa May of


course is absolutely determined that her image as an incoming Prime


Minister is not going to be painted by others, and certainly not by her


predecessor. So,, Tony, no love lost, it seems? Absolutely and why


would there be? We talk about her being Prime Minister, but actually


she is not in a strong position if you think about it. She's got a


working majority of 16, she's got dozens of MPs whom she sacked who


were very loyal to David Cameron and the manifesto of 2015 which did not


mention for example grammar schools. She's just announced to the party


about the grammar schools. I should also mention the other book, written


by my Sunday Times colleague, Tim Shipman, which has caused the most


anger, because it alleges that when David Cameron was putting together


his negotiation strategy with the European Union ahead of the


referendum, but actually it was Theresa May and others who said,


don't ask for controls on migration, and that's actually much more


damaging, means that Theresa May's attempts to present herself as a


strong negotiator with Europe have been trashed. That's one reason why


Downing Street have reacted so strongly. Actually what they've done


is to produce memos sent between Theresa May and David Cameron from


the time, to prove the point that she has been tough on this issue.


But she faces enemies everywhere she looks. Talking about her negotiating


stand, the Financial Times have got this story about what kind of Brexit


it will be, which we still don't really know. Will it be hard or


soft, a bit like how you like your boiled eggs? DFT saying that the


City fears that No 10 is shifting towards a hard Brexit? The problem


of course which everybody has is that no-one knows where No 10 is


heading, because perhaps quite rightly, she may not have any


choice, that Theresa May is keeping her cards close to her chest on


this. The fear is that the strong Brexiteers she has put in place,


including the Foreign Secretary, Liam Fox, David Davis, they


recognise that there isn't a third way. Either you're going to leave


the single market, and you're going to take everything that goes with


that, and that probably involves leaving the customs union as well,


that's hard Brexit, or you stay inside the single market and you're


very close to the situation which we have at the moment, which would not


be acceptable to the hard Brexiteers. And so she's caught in


this cleft stick. Everyone is pushing her one way or the other.


Weakness of her position is that she refuses to put any meat on the bone.


Will it be her that decides, or will it be that trio of Brexiteers? It


certainly will not be then, she will be making the decision, she chairs


the committee which will make the final decisions. We may get some


clarity this week. On Tuesday, Liam Fox, the Secretary of State for


Health and national trade, will be making a speech at the World Trade


Organisation. We are expecting him in that speech to talk about the


fact that effectively, if the UK wants to do its own trade deals


around the world, it will have to leave the customs union. I think


there is a lot of nonsense spoken about the single market. There's a


big fence between being a member and trading with the single market.


China and the United States manage to trade with the European Union


whilst not being involved with every single piece of regulation. Some as


an lots of uncertainties ahead. But I think you're right, the third way


was a good analogy. There isn't a third way. If we want to control


immigration, we can't have access to the free market in the way that we


have now. So the UK needs to decide what it once and how much it is


going to get out of the European Union. But I think we need to start


pivoting our thinking to the vast majority of the world's population


that are not in the European Union, and the trading opportunities which


could be out there for us IF these three ministers do their job


properly. Let's go back to The Times, which has a top story saying


that Russia is accused of a barbaric napalm attack on civilians in


Aleppo. Saying that not only that, they have dropped not only napalm,


but cluster bombs and bunker busting happens as well. It is an absolutely


appalling situation in Aleppo. What is interesting to date is what the


international community are trying to do about it. Really, they have no


cards left. They have been trying to hold Russia and Syria to account at


the United Nations, with some extraordinarily strong words.


Britain's representative even walking out of a meeting when the


Syrian foreign minister was about to speak. But with such an onslaught


going on from the air, including these appalling bunker buster bombs,


they have put hospitals and schools Underground, which are now being


threatened by these penetrating bombs... It seems very unlikely that


any talk of war crimes is going to stop that. They will push it as far


as they possibly can. Let's go to the Guardian, Labour Party


conference obviously in Liverpool, Jeremy Corbyn easily being


re-elected to the leadership. The question of course, what happens


next? Talk about wiping the slate clean and party unity, but the


Guardian headline is, Corbyn foes refusing to be silenced. Can I say


one thing, these rebels, which is actually three quarters of the


Parliamentary party, have just failed to deliver on one of the most


farcical leadership campaigns I've ever seen. We have some of on


Corbyn, with the party presenting this awful candidate, Owen Smith,


who appears to be some kind of gaffe machine. His pitch seems to be, I


have exactly the same ideological principles of Jeremy Corbyn, but I


am slightly more presentable, apart from all the gaffes that I do! They


need to have a long think about what they're trying to do. Corbyn has


trashed them. Lance, you are an expert on Labour Party internal


politics, for your sins, what they can do? I identify I guessed with


those moderates. My friends in the party are having to do some very,


very hard thinking. With these two rallies today, Progress and Labour


First, very well attended, spilling into the street. You saw people like


Angela Eagle, Hilary Benn, making it pretty clear that they will stand


and fight for their vision of what the Labour Party should be. I agree


with Tony that it was an ignominious election campaign, it did nobody any


favours at all, certainly not the Labour Party. But nor did it really


resolve anything. Chiefly, will the party stick together? A lot of talk


that it was going to split? If you split, or you do is help the Tories,


and nobody wants to do that. We've got John McDonnell, the Shadow


Chancellor, refusing to say sorry for suggesting, for talking in


pretty dramatic terms about Esther McVey, the Conservative Party


member, that she should be lynched. He would not go back on this? And


that's a disgrace. Can I just remind you, I work with MPs every day.


We've had an MP murdered in our constituency. Labour MPs coming


under daily abuse and threats. I spoke to a Labour MP couple weeks


ago who said angry, and told me, someone has just found up my


constituency office and screamed abuse down the phone about how they


were going to kill them. That's the toxicity in our politics. For this


arrogant man, this IRA apologist, to say he will not apologise for


comments which were ridiculous, lynching a female MP... And this is


the problem for two Labour, where do you go from here? Says, sometimes


you need to Express your anger. This man is the Shadow Chancellor, he


needs to start showing that. And Jeremy Corbyn needs to make it


absolutely clear, and he needs to slap down his one close friend in


politics, John McDonnell. Was Jamie Corbyn does not go in for this kind


of language and he doesn't set a different kind of example, and


that's how he says he wants the Labour Party to conduct itself. I'm


afraid John McDonnell is a very, very nasty piece of work, and his


style of politics is incompatible with what Jeremy Corbyn says he


wants, but doesn't take action to incest that everybody else does the


same. Somebody else who uses colourful language, of course,


across the Atlantic is Donald Trump. And there is the key TV debate


tomorrow night, the first of three, which could be critical. Do you


think this one will be critical? I don't know. We will see what


happens. One thing to consider is that almost as much as three


quarters of Americans may be tuning in at some point, so the first


debate is really critical. It's critical for Hillary. The thing


about Trump is, it's anti-politics. In the past, candidates would have


spent weeks preparing, getting someone in to play their opponent,


thinking about the questions - Trump does not do that, he's


anti-politics, he will just turn up and answer questions. It's scary but


refreshing. A lot of undecided voters still? There are some. The


poles are showing that they are narrowing, so this could be crucial?


It's crucial for Hillary Clinton. She's in that difficult position of


being far and away the best qualified candidate to be president


- I don't think any impartial observer could say otherwise - and


yet he could go in and walk away with it. The barrier for success for


him is incredibly low. All he has to do is not insult of the population


of America during the course of the debate, and look vaguely as if he


could be vaguely presidential, and people will say, this is a triumph.


Will he be trying not to say something outrageous, do you think?


Who knows? Tone is white, which Donald Trump will each be? His


advisers will be hoping that he doesn't say anything outrageous,


he's already said, I can say what I like. And that's what his supporters


like. Yes. If he thinks that's his route do victory, he will carry on


with it. That makes it very, very hard for Hillary Clinton to respond.


Both of you, for the moment, thank you very much for being with us.


They will both be back at half past 11 with another look at the stories


making the news tomorrow. Coming up - it's Meet The Author.


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