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Hello and welcome to our to what The Papers will be bringing us tomorrow.

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With me and the London Evening Standard's Political Correspondent

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and Nigel Lanson -- Nelson, Political Editor at the Sunday

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people. Let's look at the front pages. It is all about Brexit. Metro

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has more on the Supreme Court ruling in article 50. They 50. They see a

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bill could come before MPs as early as Thursday. The Daily Express

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claimed any plans to prevent Brexit from happening will be thwarted by

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new legislation at Westminster. The Telegraph says Jeremy Corbyn and

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Nicola Sturgeon are planning to undermine the Prime Minister's plan

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for a clean Brexit, but it is not just the opposition parties that

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could be a thorn in her side. The Times says Tory rebels demanding a

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full debate over the departure from the EU. The Guardian says MPs want

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more of a plan that more of a say in plans to leave the single market. An

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investigation into drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel in

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the daily Mirror. It is a hoary old phrase, but what a great way to

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start. Theresa May she lost the battle, but she the war. The Metro,

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how many times will we say that. This is the story about the Supreme

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Court decision, the Brexit bill will have to go before MPs and the

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response from the government that it will happen as fast as possible. The

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Metro is one of the few papers that covers the story in a straightaway.

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They tell us what happened, but where's the other papers concentrate

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more on what happens next and the ensuing battles and rebellions

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within her own party, and within the opposition parties as well. The

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Metro plays it straight. Number ten will be relieved in two areas. One

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is the devolved governments, especially Scotland, didn't get the

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right to have a say on Brexit. Secondly, the court didn't

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explicitly state what happens next. That would be left up to the

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government. It wasn't all bad news. We knew this would be the result,

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didn't we? From the High Court, it was highly unlikely it wouldn't go

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this way. The whole point about the devolved government is not being

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able to influence all this, we probably knew that was going to

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happen as well. It is a bit of a win- win for Theresa May. She didn't

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want to have the vote in the first bus. She would have liked none of

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the court cases to have happened and carried on doing it on the royal

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prerogative and not been involved. What she has two now get three is

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that it is not nearly as straightforward as the Metro likes

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to present the story. There will be an awful lot now going on. The

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problem they have got is that article 50 may or may not be

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reversible. We don't know. After all, Brexit means Brexit, so does

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that actually matter? It matters to MPs, because what it will mean is

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they have got one important for where they can influence events. The

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moment we trigger Brexit, then we are moving out of the EU, there is

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no going back. When you think about it, all the other votes that come

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up, not really of any importance whatsoever. They get a final vote on

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whether to accept the deal that will either be hard Brexit or hard as

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nails Brexit, it will be up them. The little devils are in the

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details. Judges make history in Brexit blow to ministers. This is

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their take on it, because now, MPs, including some conservatives, could

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decide that we don't want to leave the customs union, we should be in

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the single market. We have agreed to split up with Europe but the divorce

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details have yet to be fleshed out. What the Times was in on is the

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Conservative MPs causing trouble for the Prime Minister as we go forward.

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During the debate in the Commons today, David Davis, there were seven

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Conservative MPs who suggested they had concerns about the single market

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aspect of Brexit in particular. They called for there to be a white

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paper. The government would have a set out a paper with more detail as

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to the way forward before MPs had a vote. This has been something that

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number ten said would not happen, but David Davis today has been

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distinctly cool about. There is some suggestion that they could be

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holding that back in reserve if they need to appease their own

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backbenchers and the opposition parties who want a White Paper. They

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wanted to help smooth the passage of the article 50 foot. Give me a

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couple of potential amendments. The other amendment will be from Labour

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and that would be the negotiating position, which will be to keep

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Britain in the single market. Theresa May has said no way. I think

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quite rightly so. If she does that, there is no way of not accepting

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free movement, therefore the key point of immigration which a lot of

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people were voting for Brexit on those out the window. She makes the

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point it is more or less staying in the EU and UN if we stay in the

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single market. Within come to the next bit, the customs union. Surely

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a matter of the movement of goods. Maybe there is a deal there. I would

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have thought not. Again you have the rules, you have the common tariff

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for outside goods. You also have the situation where we cannot do trade

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deals elsewhere and by Friday they should be a nice one with Donald

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Trump, Bob. To the Daily Telegraph. Talking about the amendments and the

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obstruction is the opposition parties and some Tory backbenchers

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could put in the way of all this. Nicola Sturgeon, Mr Farren and

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Jeremy Corbyn, the suggestion from the paper is Nicola Sturgeon and Mr

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Corbyn are somehow striking a pact. It suggests they are plotting to

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undermine Theresa May's plans. I would be very surprised if they were

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actually on the phone to each other trying to work on the way forward.

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Some Scottish MPs have said they will table 50 amendments, which

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means they might not just delay the process, but also shifted

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considerably into their sort of Brexit, which as we know they didn't

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want at all. So, one of these amendments is a proposal to block

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Brexit entirely. The Liberal Democrats, for their part, are keen

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to seek a second referendum and oppose triggering Article 50. There

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MPs will vote against that. Labour, the big problem for them is how

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individual MPs will vote because the party, Jeremy Corbyn said the party

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will support continuing with the article 50 vote, but many individual

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Labour MPs would be hard pushed who are in favour of that. Two thirds of

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Labour voting constituencies voted in favour of Brexit. Judy Foote with

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their conscience, their constituents or the national result? -- do they

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vote? At the moment it would appear that are not enough MPs to stop

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Brexit. There will be enough Tory MPs. The only one who seems to be

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going to vote against it is Ken Clarke. The chances are that it will

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go through, but there are a lot of fun and games on the way. The key

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thing is we will be learning about Parliamentary procedure is that we

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have never heard of in the next few weeks. What they are trying to find

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is how do you" will probably be a one or two Kleinveldt? There isn't

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much room to amend anything. What they will try to do is find a

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Parliamentary procedure which means they can get something in there.

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That is what they will be working on over the next few days. If they do,

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if they find something that is in order, that will become part of the

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vote. So, it might be, with Tory rebels, with Labour, with the SNP,

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if they line, it is possible you could delay the process simply by

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demanding the single market access. We are going to go on to the times

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then. It is GPs draw up plans for patient charging. That sounds

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alarming. It should be said that this is not one of the official

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College of GPs or a proposal by a large group of them. This is a

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senior GB in Oxford who is working with colleagues to develop this

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proposal to charge patients for weekend or even appointments. There

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has been a long-running dispute between doctors, between GPs and the

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government. Theresa May once a seven day with access for all of us who

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are hard at work during the day to be able to go to our GP in the

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evening or at weekends and GPs are saying is not possible with the

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money they have got. What they are suggesting is for particular types

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of work, of procedures that they need, things like this actually and

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non-cancerous mole removal, they could have that done at their GP and

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be charged. Alarm bells start ringing about privatisation and lots

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of people are not as sympathetic with GPs as with other doctors,

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because the average salary is over ?100,000. They feel they should be

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there to provide a service when it is needed. They would get a third

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party to provide, a private company, to provide the procedure and they

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would build the company. It is a kind of privatisation and people

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will howl about it. I am a heretic on the NHS. I would ask people is to

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think about a proposal like this. The NHS is unsustainable the way it

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is going. We have broken the principle of free at the point of

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use with dental charges, eye tests that we pay for. I have never

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understood quite why everybody, whether you are a beginner could

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actually go and see a GP for free. It costs ?25 every time. It seems to

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me that people paying a certain amount who could afford it, and one

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on pre-prescriptions, they carry on getting totally free health care,

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that is most people. The ones who could afford it, I concede that is

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the direction we will have to go and stop. I said it was a heresy. Jeremy

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Corbyn will not be impressed. For the sick of my editor, this is not a

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newspaper policy. I think this is a good headline, actually. When will

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we ever learn? These are photographs of people on their phones while they

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are driving. Very dangerous. This follows a crackdown by the police,

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by traffic police on mobile phone use behind the wheel. It was a week

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back in November when they caught a thousand drivers during the week

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doing exactly this and many of them ended up with fines and points on

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their licence. The government have been trying to toughen up, please

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have been trying to toughen up with preventing people from doing this.

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The public sentiment is starting to shift. There have been a couple of

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horrific accidents at the end of last year when people were killed

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because someone was on a mobile phone. It is like a drink-driving.

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There was the social and cultural shift when it was an appalling thing

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to do and this is going the same way. If you are a pedestrian or in

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another car, you find yourself watching people using their phone. I

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see people on bikes on their phones. At least it is a little bit slower.

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They are less likely to go into a car and kill everyone. The Mirror is

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the only paper to not have Brexit front and centre. There you go,

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Daily Mirror, with your national epidemic of people on their phones

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in their cars and vehicles. Many thanks for that. Thank you for

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looking at the stories behind the headlines. Thank you for watching.

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Do not forget that you can see the front pages of The Papers online on

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the BBC News website. It is all there for you at the BBC website. If

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you missed the proven anything you can watch it later on the eye

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player. Not much rain in the forecast over

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the next couple of days, but there will be fought again. That will be

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the most disruptive element of the weather. We have some nasty patches

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across southern counties, the areas of fog will expand across the

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southern parts to eastern England

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