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Rowena Mason, Deputy political editor of the Guardian. Thank you


for coming in. The front pages: Most of them have this lead story about


Steven Woolfe. Images released by ITV News, which show the Ukip


leadership collapsed after an altercation with another MEP. That


is featured on the Metro. The i Also has this as their top story.


Scotland Yard has been caught up in a corruption scandal, according to


the Daily Telegraph. Cliff Richard is leading legal action against the


BBC and the police after being named in a child sex enquiry, in the Daily


Mirror. The Daily Express looks ahead to the Autumn Statement which


he says will contain measures to help struggling families. The Times


says gambling companies face a crackdown on TV advertising during


the daytime. Let's begin... That story about Steven Woolfe, one of


the Ukip leadership contenders, and how it has featured on the times.


This is the photo from ITV News. A lot of papers have it on their front


page. A dramatic blow to the Ukip reputation. There is a certain


unease about whether this picture should be used at all, but the


papers have gone with it. We had some discussion, as well, to a


certain extent all of us have been desensitised to some of these


images. What is and isn't in good taste. This is probably veering


towards not in good taste coming yet we have it over all of the front


pages. That happens in a public space, so it is up for grabs. Yes. I


feel slightly sorry for Steven Woolfe who has had this terrible


health scare. He seems to be OK now. He is sitting up and smiling. But he


is now pictured spread-eagled on the floor. Bit rough on him. It is. But


the headliners dramatic blow to Ukip's reputation, do you think that


is true? -- the headline is. They will now have an enquiry into


exactly what happened in this altercation. It has taken place


between Steven Woolfe and another MEP. Mike Hookem's spokesperson said


he did not touch Steven Woolfe. There are different versions on what


has happened. Ukip will look into what happened, according to Nigel


Farage, who was once again Ukip leader, and there is the possibility


there could be some kind of disciplinary action, or suspension


against one or both of them. And we have a leadership competition coming


up for Ukip again because Diane James stood down after just 18 days


in the job. This is one of those things where, you know, if Ukip was


a conventional political party, some have suggested that it is a


different kind of political party where the one-time leader steps down


after 18 days, the long-time leader steps back in, the favourite to


replace her has now been caught up in some kind of altercation. How do


you predict what will happen next? I have no idea. There are also reports


that Steven Woolfe was thinking about leaving Ukip. That's correct.


We ran a story yesterday saying that Steven Woolfe had been in talks with


the Conservative Party until quite recently about defecting. He then


admitted he had been seriously thinking about it. He claims this


happened before he learned that Diane James was going to stand down


as Ukip leader. Very conveniently for him it meant that having decided


Ukip was his future he was then able to announce he was going to run for


the leadership again. But it's caused a lot of tension within Ukip.


He has a lot of support from the grassroots activists and from people


like the major donor for Ukip, Aaron Banks, but other people within the


party think it is unacceptable that he was on the verge of jumping ship


to another political party. Some senior Tory figures did believe he


was going to come over to their side. We will find more about that


when the enquiry is over. Now, the Labour Party reshuffle. Why do you


having stayed on as leader of the having stayed on as leader of the


Labour Party? -- Jeremy Corbyn. I think he wants to make sure the team


around him will be loyal to him. That looks like what this reshuffle


is aiming to achieve. There is an appointment of some key allies to


senior posts. Diane Abbott becoming the Shadow Home Secretary. Keeping


Emily Thornberry in her job as Shadow Foreign Secretary. The other


interesting one is Chakrabarti, who led the enquiry into anti-Semitism


within the Labour Party. He is surrounded himself with people who


are of the same politics. And another interesting move which I


think as just come in quite recently in the last 30 minutes is that he


has moved Clive Lewis from the role of Shadow Defence Secretary into a


new role as Shadow Business Secretary and replaced him with a


pro-trident MP. That is another move to shift the Shadow Cabinet so it


aligns more closely with his views. Jeremy Corbyn is anti-Trident. Clive


Lewis, while being sceptical of Trident, he said he thought Labour


should park the issue. At the conference all of the talk was about


we need to have unity. This reshuffle will give us an indication


the Parliamentary Labour Party, or the Parliamentary Labour Party, or


the grassroots, won't it? Those are some excellent points. The


difficulty now is how does Labour battle between unity and loyalty.


These are two different concepts now. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party


now, given the people who have been sacked, what is the party going to


look like? How do you unify what was previously a disparate group of MPs,


most of whom did not want him as leader. What does he do now? How


does he unify the party? I suppose a lot of MPs were waiting to see


whether there would be the whether there would be the


opportunity to vote on who sat in the Cabinet. Some of these posts


have already been handed out. Is that a possibility for some of the


other Shadow Cabinet? There was as recently as a few days ago a plan to


actually talk about this idea of Shadow Cabinet elections. I think


allies of Jeremy Corbyn say that there could be this opportunity for


Shadow Cabinet elections down the line. But when it gets to that point


it'll be difficult to remove some of those people from their current


posts who have been loyal to the needy, and who Jeremy Corbyn likes,


and had not given him a hard time in those roles. There are other


questions about which roles in the Shadow Cabinet would you make an


elected, and how many would you make elected, and the Worcester shadow


ministers believe that you suddenly told, you out of a job. -- and most


of the shadow ministers who you suddenly told you are out of a job.


Theresa May had to have a hard line on immigration for her party but it


hasn't gone down well among other European leaders. Angela Merkel was


also speaking to a domestic constituency. We will get to the


point soon by these national leaders will be talking to each other. And


these negotiations are not going to be easy by all indications are two


years in which the first few months years in which the first few months


where there will be a French national election campaign, a German


national election campaign. The idea this will be two years and we are


done, I think a lot of these countries have particular things


they want out of these negotiations. And we are talking about 28


countries. This will not be easy. Domestically, conservative


politicians can talk about anything they like, say what they want, but


it is all to be played for in negotiations, isn't it? That's


right. Often politicians are talking right. Often politicians are talking


in a domestic context and they might forget how their comments will be


received overseas. It looks like the French Housing Minister has had a


pop about the Home Secretary's proposal to ask companies to say how


much their workforce were international workers. It seems


like... There is a lot of leaders playing to their own audiences at


home. Theresa May is going to come home. Theresa May is going to come


up against this in her negotiations in the months to come. One other


interesting thing to note is that it seems to be... Angela Merkel's tone


seems to have shifted since Theresa May one became leader. That press


conference they gave jointly in Berlin, Angela Merkel was saying I


am in listening mode, come to us with a proposal, we will see what


happens, but as it has become clearer that Theresa May is moving


towards the rhetoric of hard Brexit, that seems to have annoyed people


over the continent. The Daily Express, savers to get boost at


last. Tory plan will help millions of hard-working families. We know


the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has said it is up to


the government, but how does the government do that when the Bank of


England is in charge of interest rates? It is a difficult thing.


There are some things the government can do by making saving more


attractive. Savers have lost out big time in the last few years. There is


no prospect of interest rates rising. Anything the government can


do to make saving more tax efficient. In the mould of the ice,


when it was created, when it was that idea of encouraging people to


save. -- in the mould of the ISA. The government can still do things


to incentivise regular people to put money in their saving accounts. The


pensions expert now sit in the House of Lords and she is suggesting


something which would be appealing, but how do you do it? A 4% national


savings bond. People would jump at the chance to get 4% in returns at


the moment. It seems like a natural thing for Theresa May to do given


the kind of politics she's been talking about in her party


conference speech. Wanting to help savers. Many of those people will be


traditional Tory voters, maybe older who have seen the value of their


savings and their pensions decline. The other side of that is that their


out of people in the UK just managing, struggling people, who


don't even have the money to put into savings, and it won't do much


for them. The Daily Telegraph, going walkies since before Stonehenge.


Tell us more. This is an intriguing and charming story about prehistoric


travellers who seem to have taken an Alsatian with them on a 215 mile


journey from York to the site of Stonehenge. -- 250 mile. How do they


know? What have they found? They have found a tooth from one of the


earliest domesticated dogs. I have earliest domesticated dogs. I have


never been to Stonehenge. You must. It isn't clear that this journey


happened at one time. I think the dog might have been quite tired at


the end of it. All in one stretch. Perhaps he has spent many years of


his life walking across many parts of the UK. Nice to know Alsatian 's


have been around for such a long time. That is it. Some light relief


amongst some of the political stories we have to deal with. You


can read a detailed review of the papers. It is therefore you seven


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Thank you very. Coming up: The weather.


There is a bit of an autumnal chill in the air. It is not a warm start


October. Things are now cooling down. Down to the fact we are


drawing in our breeze from the east, from northern Poland, where


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