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friendship get caught up in the middle of their parents' feud. We

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will get Mark Kermode's thoughts on that and the rest in the film

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review. A warm welcome. With me are the political

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commentator, Lance Price, and the parliamentary journalist,

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Tony Grew. Tomorrow's front

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pages, starting with: The Telegraph leads on Britain's

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accusation that Russia is guilty of war crimes with its intense

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bombing of civilians in Syria. The Times claims this bombing

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includes the use of napalm by the Russia-backed Syrian

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government features - the papers says that more

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than 200 civilians have died since the ceasefire

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collapsed last week. The Metro focuses on the Labour

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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell's refusal to apologise after saying

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that former Conservative disabilities minister Esther McVey

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should be 'lynched'. Alleged infighting amongst the Tory

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front bench is highlighted in the 'I' - with allegations

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from senior MPs that Prime Minister Theresa May

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failed to properly back Britain's decision to leave

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the also dominates the FT - the paper reports fears in the City

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that the government is leaning towards a so-called 'hard Brexit'

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that would damage business The Sun splashes on its exclusive

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interview with England footballer Jamie Vardy - and his remorse over

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racially abusing a student. And Prince George and Princess

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Charlotte adorn the Mail's front page - as the Cambridges

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continue their Canadian Royal Tour. Let's begin. We have the mirror in.

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They have a lot of coverage of the Labour Party Conference. I know you

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are known to be on the moderate wing of the party, shall we say. The

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right of the party, I don't know how you want to describe it but how do

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you see the party now after Jeremy Corbyn's resounding re-election? The

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Daily Mirror is that most prone labour newspaper. It is the one that

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consistently supports the Labour Party and put the gloss on the

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stories. Battlelines drawn as conference opens. A picture of the

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leader and the deputy leader looking like a couple of hoods from the back

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streets of Chicago. It makes it clear that despite the pleas the

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unity from Jeremy Corbyn and his speech yesterday, that the two sides

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of the party clearly are in no mood to bury the hatchet and no mood to

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give up on what they see as two very, very different perspectives of

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how the Labour Party should go forward and that was spilling out in

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a lot of the speeches that had been made in the fringes of the

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conference. How do you see Jeremy Corbyn now? Is he going to, as he

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says, wipe the slate clean, unite the party? Or will he try for a

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purge of the right? I think Lance is for the reality -based part of the

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party. He is not going to unite the party. He has ruled out MPs for the

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shadow cabinet which would be a significant olive branch. He is

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talking about giving more say to the members and increasing democracy.

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Even in this copy, today, Jeremy Corbyn has questioned the government

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's decision to increase the number of people working for our security

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services. Does he not live in the same world as the rest of us? Does

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he not see the security situation we face? No, he doesn't. It is a

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socialist nonsense. He doesn't live in the world we live in, a strange

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socialist bubble, he lives in. That is what is dangerous. It is a fight

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between reality -based Labour people. And Jeremy Corbyn people.

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One of the more worrying comments that Jeremy Corbyn made was that the

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majority of Labour MPs would have nothing to fear. That would suggest

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that some would have something to fear and a -- it looks like they

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would be keen to get rid of them. Some people around Jeremy Corbyn

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will be giving them all the encouragement they need. The problem

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is, Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonald are still fighting a battle to

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control over the Labour Party. They are not interested in the battle to

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try and persuade the public to support Labour. Jeremy Corbyn has

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won 62% of the vote, overwhelmingly, he has the support of the party

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membership. Depending on what poll you look at, most people in the

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country describe themselves as centre, centre-left or centre right.

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There are around 10% that are far less. Yes, they are voting in Jeremy

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Corbyn. But the Labour Party needs to win marginal seats that are

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presently held by the Tories. You don't do that with far left

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politics. Onto the Daily Mail. A different story. Furia at Blair

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warcrimes. -- fury at. If they are going to look at troops being

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prosecuted for allegedly fences being committed on the battlefield,

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the Daily Mail as saying that they shouldn't be those investigations.

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He agreed that the International Criminal Court and took us to war in

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the first place. It is a very, very thin story, to be honest. In that

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case, let's move on. In the Times, there are rumblings, a row, between

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friends or people close to David Cameron. People close to the reader

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may as well. After a lot of stories criticising Theresa May, her people

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are now hitting back at David Cameron. There to -- there appears

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to be real tensions within the Tory party. There is allegations that

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Theresa May told David Cameron not to take a hard line on immigration

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when he was talking with Angela Merkel. He was scared of the German

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Chancellor. The director of killing patients at Downing Street has

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managed in the space of three months to write a full book with criticisms

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of Theresa May saying that she was disloyal to David Cameron and did

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not support the remain campaign. There is a proxy war going on. It

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will get worse at the Conservative Party conference next week. Lance,

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as a former spin doctor, you surprised how quickly the Downing

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Street spin doctor has come out with a book question mark is extra

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ordinary. I wrote a book five years after working with Tony Blair. I got

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it in the neck. I was told it was too soon. These are books coming out

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within weeks of leaving office which raises the question of whether they

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were working on them while they were still in the job. Any person in the

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job keeps a diary and is already thinking about the book they might

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write afterwards. It makes the revelations more relevant, in a

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sense. Very relevant. That is why it is threatening to Theresa May. My

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boss Alistair Campbell did this. Not only protect their own role but

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protect the legacy of the Prime Minister they worked for. This

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person is doing it for David Cameron but in the process, damaging his

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successor. The Scottish version of the Daily Telegraph has a story

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about Nicola Sturgeon. The independence for Scotland. Can you

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explain what that is about? No. The thrust of it is that Nicola Sturgeon

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can use Brexit tattoo leveraged more powers from London and thereby

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putting Scotland in an optical position. -- optimal. The supporters

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are very keen and people are very keen to have a referendum on Brexit.

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As soon as possible. This suggests waiting, seeing what they can get

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out of the British government and thinking about independence as an

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aspiration. The Telegraph, not the Scottish edition but the other

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addition, has Britain as accusing Vladimir Putin of warcrimes. The

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whole situation in the latter was so distressing. So many people are

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dying. These accusations in the end a possibly meaningless, are they?

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The Russians and the Syrian government are going to continue? I

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feel that is right. It has been extraordinary in the General

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Assembly. People turning on both the Russians and the Syrians and

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accusing them of warcrimes all very close. That is almost all that the

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rest of the West have not, the rest of the international community have

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got left in their armoury. They are not going to do in any way take on

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the Russians in the skies in Syria. There is nothing they can do

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militarily but there is a faint hope that even words as strong as these

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will do anything to stop the carnage. It is interesting. When you

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think about who is going to be the next president of the United States,

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how Russia handles itself, that could be key. There is a lot of

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people that say that Obama's alleged weaknesses in Boldon Vladimir Putin

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and Russia. -- embolden. Looking ahead to what's the big TV debate

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which is tomorrow night. Clinton versus Trump. 90 minutes. It will be

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quite a good watch. Interesting. The pickup would you saying, one of the

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things Hillary Clinton will be talking about is the importance of

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Nato. The importance of the alliance. What we have is the unity

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within that structure and that is what people will be explaining the

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Jeremy Corbyn. Will they get them into the room and tell them to be

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calm or will he say one outrageous thing which will then vent all

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courage on the debate. Going into a debate like that, the polls are

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almost neck and neck. And they are narrowing. It will talk about the

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pivot in the campaign and they are expecting Trump at some point the

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pivot from being this populist that says everything that he likes to

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being a more presidential candidate and that has not happened. I think

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the advice he will want to receive and therefore the advice that a lot

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of people around him will give him will just be to carry on being

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Donald Trump and that poses a challenge for Hillary Clinton. She

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is clearly the better qualified but we have seen before, if you look at

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Al Gore versus George W Bush, the first time around when he ran for

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president, Al Gore was better qualified but he looked almost

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sneering because he looked down on George W Bush. If she does anything

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similar to that, even though he lives through his teeth, he offends

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everybody, she could still come out of this debate tomorrow night the

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loser. That is a very, very serious threat to her campaign. Tony? I

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could not possibly predict who will win. The other people we need to

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focus on other moderators. He constantly tells lies and I would

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expect the moderators to pick him up on those lies. To stop in and say

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no, that is not true. But the problem that American media and TV

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have if they are just filming him saying outrageous things but they

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don't stop him and question him? If Hillary Clinton is standing there

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and saying "Liar, liar, pants on Fire", it may backfire. Laura Trott

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and Jason Kenny, the heroes at Rio after their golden performances in

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Rio, they got married and managed to keep it a secret. Quite an

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achievement. a bike made for two. Amazing that we

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are talking about the fact that these people got married and didn't

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sell it on Hello magazine. It is nice, isn't it? It is nice. I had

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the sense that the editor was saying, why didn't we get the story

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of this wedding?! Rather nice picture of Laura Trott with the

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couple's dogs, posted by Jason Kenny, and he tweeted, good morning,

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Mrs Kenny. That is rather lovely. Anyway, thank you both very much

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indeed. Always nice to end on a sweet note. It is. That is it from

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the papers. Coming up next year on BBC News, it is the Film Review.

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