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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be
With me are Jo Phillips, the political commentator
and Nigel Nelson, political editor of the Sunday Mirror
First up the Observer - it's reporting what it calls
unprecedented criticism by a group of leading retired bishops over
the Church of England's stance on lesbian, gay
While the Mail on Sunday looks back at a supposed exchange
between Diane Abbott and the Brexit secretary David Davis -
that's said to have happened after the vote to trigger
The Sunday Telegraph focuses on Commons speaker
John Bercow and his controversial comments about Donald Trump's visit
- also mentioning there that the President may go to areas
of the UK that voted heavily to leave the EU
The Sunday Express is also looking ahead to that visit
and says Mr Trump will 'speak to the people' at a stadium rally
with the proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal.
Domestic politics take the lead in the Sunday Times -
it says secret succession planning is under way for the next labour
We can't really get away from Donald Trump. Kick yourself. What is the
Express revealing. When he comes here, he wants to do a major rally
so for ?10 ahead, you can go and see and do whatever he is going to do.
Not quite sure where it is going to be Birmingham, Cardiff, Wembley
Stadium. The clever part of it is he will give all the money to the puppy
appeal. Very good politics. Suggesting he is coming towards the
end of the year and certainly the word around Westminster is not
before the end of August, probably in the autumn at some point.
Conveniently when Parliament is in recess. Then John Bercow can't ban
him. That brings us neatly from the Express to the front of the
Telegraph. John Bercow, and not just the remarks about Donald Trump. Just
a couple of days before he made that rather astonishing outburst in the
Commons chamber, he was talking to some students at Reading University.
He revealed that he had voted remain and that he was quite open and frank
about his views on Brexit on all that. Is a parliamentarian. Probably
a very good and interesting guest but very strict but rules governing
the speakers state that they should not be politically partisan. Which
is why the Speaker never votes. You don't see them campaigning in
by-elections. Some think it's great, some are upset but this I think is
probably more damaging because it does suggest that he thinks he is
outside the rules that govern the Speaker. It is a very important
office. Even though many think it is rather old-fashioned. It is the
division between Parliament, the monarchy and the state. Famously,
speakers lost their heads for daring to defy the will of the king. Which
is why the Budget is always delivered by the Deputy Speaker. The
speaker can't have his head chopped off by doing it. That is a tradition
from the old days. Curiously, I'm not sure I quite agree with the
seriousness. It is a minor thing to say to students who asked the
question however, when you think about the absolute power that the
speaker wields, can you imagine the Queen turning around to students and
saying, I prefer remain. What surprises me is he gets caught out
by something like it. I don't think it is a huge deal and it wouldn't be
on the front page of item is outburst earlier in the week against
Donald Trump but it's a silly thing to do, just like the outburst was
silly. An error of judgement. Then you get the whole point about
judgement and the authority of the speaker. It is not a capital crime.
Not at the moment. Who knows? Let's move on. The Sunday Times. Talking
of people who might be about to lose their heads, at least according to
the newspaper, Jeremy Corbyn's prospects are looking less rosy.
Less rosy than what? As his supporters keep telling us, he has
won all these local elections and is still leader of the party. Lets talk
after the 24th of February after the two by-elections. This is described
in the second, what do you call this sub headline? Subject. Who said the
show wasn't educational? Party faces poll disaster. That doesn't surprise
in the slightest. I am astonished. It is now not secret that Labour has
been searching through Gerry Micawber in our there are so few
people to choose from now he has managed to alienate much of the
Parliamentary Labour Party. He has been nice to them. Even Harold
Wilson, didn't he once say a dog is allowed one bite but then the owner
might consider putting it down. Very unusual you would have a three line
whip on a boat like this and they keep their jobs. Given Jeremy
Corbyn's own background, serially defies the own whip. It astonishing
he allowed them to keep their jobs but is it -- but it is a human
resource issue. Is the Labour Party Mac was is -- is the Labour Party's
problem Jeremy Corbyn or is it fundamentally more? I think it is
Jeremy Corbyn but the reason he is there is because of the problem of
the Labour Party and I think, in a sense, is probably exactly the same
thing the Democrats are going through in America right now. There
is a sense of, it's fine, it's been great, we can carry on like this. Ed
Miliband didn't quite cut the mustard. We will carry on.
Everything else has happened with Brexit and David Cameron going.
Jeremy Corbyn really has not quite cut the mustard because I think the
Labour Party has been, but too long, in denial about the threat to them
of Ukip. They have been in denial about Brexit. You scouting around to
create a shadow Cabinet. People, you have frankly never heard of. One of
two of them, two women, may end up being his successor but I presume
that will be decided later. Isn't that the fate of opposition parties?
When William Douglas Smith was leader, members about the shadow
Cabinet you have never heard of an interviews later, they won the
election, those people are Cabinet ministers. People have forgotten
that they used to be a skewer. There is always a bit of that but this is
more than that. I have been in the House of Commons for more than 30
years. I've never seen of the political party has polarised as the
Labour Party is. When you see stories like this about the
succession to Jeremy Corbyn and suggestions he might jacket in. Most
of it is wishful thinking. You can't talk to a Labour MP and ask how they
are without them telling you, I am awful, I'm a Labour MP and then
going for a diatribe against Jeremy Corbyn. Its public to the stage
where he can't be defeated in an open election, as we saw. As a
result, Labour MPs who oppose him hoping something else might happen.
Jeremy Corbyn is Britain's most unpopular party leader behind the
SNP and Ukip. Yet a leading Britain's biggest political party.
The front of the Observer now. Above bunch of retired bishops are
lecturing the current bishops about handling gay rights. You didn't make
a great job of it. It is a bit like elder statesman. The Church of
England's ruling body, in Parliament, meeting this week. 14
retired bishops. They are significant bishops. It's anyone who
is listen to radio forward heard. Peter Selby, the former Bishop Paul
Worcester and Richard Harriss Boxford, they are saying, you are
talking the talk about LG BT rights and stuff but you're not walking the
walk. I don't think for one minute we are suggesting there should be a
change. It would be good. It would help the church if you could somehow
coming to the age that the rest of us live in. The 21st century.
Sometimes it feels like we are moving back into the 20th century.
Particularly when you look at the left hand of the Sunday Times.
Russia's Cold War style. This is genuinely serious. What the
intelligence agencies seem to be talking about is that we have been
penetrated like never before. We really are up to dealing with the
Russians and Chinese who are both trying to into everything. What the
Telegraph is saying, 60 significant cyber attacks a month. The Sunday
Telegraph are talking about 3000 attacks a day. There is an awful lot
going on. Our security is very bad. Ministers are putting it at the top
of the agenda. This has fallen to the Chancellor to do that. A major
conference coming up this week. It is a serious issue and thank
goodness it is being addressed. Is it because we haven't taken it
seriously before? One of the things that is interesting is what Nick.
This is fake news. News website that is based in Edinburgh. It is a
Russian- funded site. This help they can use stuff, it's all part of the
whole thing. The story on the front of the Sunday Telegraph. Hackers
targeting kettles. Apparently, Nigel Wyatt -- Nigel and I were discussing
it earlier. Why would you need a computerised cattle? You can boil
water from the next room. If you want to boil water from the next
room. You might as well make yourself a thermos flask. There is
so much effort going into these. Then you can have computerised
bridges. They will sort out the ingredients. You can programme it
from outside. Why are we bothering? Why are people worried about things
like this? People are so dam lazy. What it does mean is that the
Russians and the Chinese were just talking about it, they can
conceivably hack into the whole Wi-Fi system. It's an intriguing. I
thought wonder at the Russian samovar would be a lot easier. Joe
Phillips, Nigel Nelson. Maybe something a bit stronger than a cup
of tea when you get home tonight. It is good to see a boat again. The
paper review is on line. We will see you again. We are here every night.
Thank you very much your company. More news at midnight.