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We'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment.


First, the headlines: Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson says now


is not the time for a leadership contest, but warns the party must do


President Trump announces he will not be attending


the White House Correspondents dinner this year.


A man has died and two other people injured after a man drove a car


into pedestrians in the German city of Heidelberg.


Three men have appeared in court on slavery charges


after the discovery of a cannabis factory at a disused nuclear


And coming up after the Papers, we'll get Jason Solomon's take


on Patriot's Day, the Hollywood blockbuster based on the Boston


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be


With me are Caroline Wheeler, the political editor


of the Sunday Express, and Anne Ashworth, assistant editor


Let's take a look at the front pages that have arrived


The Sunday Telegraph has an interview with


the new independent reviewer of terrorism


That's Max Hill, who warns that the threat of terror attacks


In the Sunday Times - changes to visa regulations


The paper says plans include limiting access to benefits


The Sunday Express has more details about the man who murdered


Kicking off with the Telegraph and the story about Brexit, Lord uniting


potentially to soften Brexit. That will pause consternation for some


people? Of course. It seems like this has been going on for ages,


these debates around Brexit, and we still haven't triggered Article 50,


the formal mechanism by which we leave the European Union. The


withdrawal from the EU bill has already been driven House of


Commons, it went through unamended and is now going through the House


of Lords, where the relationship is different and the arrangements about


patronage, they will get voted out if they don't follow the will of the


people as it were. It doesn't quite apply to the House of Lords, so of


course they are little bit freer to tinker with the legislation. They


have put through a raft of amendments. One of them concerns the


rights of Europeans over here and one is about having a vote on the


entire deal once we get there. These are the things the Telegraph is


telling us there will be some cross-party support for as they try


to have their influence over the bill. They are free to tinker, but


at the same time they have to be careful because this is a referendum


with a huge exercise in democracy. The House of Commons pass the bill


without change? You might say they have to be careful, but I don't


think they are minded to be. They are almost becoming like an


opposition party. They will be asking questions about migrants'


writes, about the very fine detail and under exactly what terms the


exit. I think it will be a very interesting process. Is that


democratic? They are there to review legislation and they see that as


being difficult in this crucial piece of legislation. They see that


as their role. Whether they have any great success with this is still


very much up for debate. There will be this process of ping-pong with a


meant legislation and it will then be cast again by MPs, who will


reject it, as they did beforehand, and of course the whole intrigue


around this is that it will affect the timing of triggering Article 50.


We have to get this bill passed before we get Article 50 enacted and


it was suggested that good we done as early as March the ninth, the


suggestion is now that it will be pushed later, possibly towards March


17. You wonder what Theresa May will think about that. She was there at


the beginning of the debate in the lords, looking at the peers as they


were debating it. Now of course Jean Miller, the businesswoman in the


Independent's front page. She is pictured and the Independent say


that she says the lords need to show backbone on the Brexit bill. She was


the woman who of course brought the original legal case, which then went


to the Supreme Court, that the parliament had to debate this and


pass this legislation. An extraordinaire woman in her own way


who has put herself into the limelight and received a huge


torrent of abuse over it, over her questioning of Brexit. She has once


more in merged to say that the lords must do their job. She sees it very


much as their role to be the irritant in this process. She is a


Marmite person. People are very divided about her, but on a lot of


people who really admire her for the Percat Henning on the amount we pay


for pensions. -- for all of the things she has done. People on both


sides of the debate. Nigel Farage says he can't go to the pub any more


because he gets a torrent of abuse when he goes out. But she is an


interesting figure because it takes an enormous amount of courage I


think on an issue as divisive as the one we've just seen in terms of the


referendum to actually then take up the mantle and take this to the High


Court. Then of course the government took it to the High Court. So a


great deal of courage. In many ways what she is saying is what we would


expect it to say. She is going to the lords to try to soften Brexit


and she sees the Prime Minister... Cheesy turning up in House of Lords


as somehow being a bully, breathing down their next. It will be


increasingly divisive. A quick look at the Sunday Times. They've got


another angle on the whole Brexit story. A story about an offence from


migrants and of this revolution. An interesting story that we just


seeing. Trade deals on the sidelines. What we are talking about


is the right to migrants, both those who might come in the future and


those who are already here, but we think this is most interesting for a


very interesting date. Is the cut-off date at which you can stay


here, if you are an EU migrant, the date of the referendum, or is it the


date on which we trigger Article 50? I think this is going to be a cause


of huge dispute. This particular article suggests that the lawyers


have looked at this and what they are saying is that it could be the


date that we trickle Article 50. Which could be a couple of weeks


away. Exactly. Much to be determined. If everything goes well.


Another story is about the Labour Party, which we have been discussing


since the fallout from the by-elections. Tom Watson, the deputy


leader, suggesting they could face wipeout in England as they have done


Scotland. Yes, the analysis, if you look at the level of swing we saw in


Koh plant, would suggest scores of Labour seats under threat. --


Copeland. Who will naturally be pooling their resources together. It


is interesting to see how Theresa May discussed the idea of the


Conservative Party now be the workers party. The Conservatives are


very much trying to... This is a major concern to those in the party


at the moment, especially the moderates who don't see any way out


of this. There is no kind of white knights charging to their rescue,


that anyone can see. Nobody really thinks that any candidate other than


another from the left will actually win out, should there be another


leadership contest. If David Miliband going to enter the fray?


Very big comment in my paper this morning, this is the darkest time he


has seen the Labour and he sees it as impossible. Will Tony Blair come


back? That's been another one around the fringes. Come back to rescue the


party. But with the party elect David Miliband? It would depend. The


interesting thing about this is the reason they want to Jeremy Corbyn to


hang around is because there is more change they want to instigate in


September, which is the John McDonnell rule, which will mean they


don't have to reach such a high threshold in order to get another


left-winger onto the ballot paper. Quick word. You got a story in the


Express. You have the summit up about Ukip. There were two


by-elections. The fallout from Labour. Paul Nuttall obviously


didn't win the seat of Stoke and basically party's biggest donor will


issue an ultimatum and say, there could be chairman, that's me


modernise the parties we can become electable and if you don't do that I


will set up a rival party that will basically destroy Ukip. He has set


up a rival log. But would he actually like to be Prime Minister?


Does he see himself as the leader of Ukip? And the Sunday Telegraph. The


terrorism chief, as they call him, talking about the threat of terror,


the worst in a generation. This is an extraordinary story. Max Hill,


the new independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, the man who


keeps an eye on the people who keep us safe. He has said that the


terrorist threat is at its worst since the 1970s. Now, you might


expect him to say that he has a serious job and a great deal to do,


but it's a very, very sobering tale. However, there are lots of things


that they don't seem to ask him in the story. One of the things I would


have liked to have heard from this interview is what about all of the


Isis fighters who have returned to Britain? The people who have been


radicalised and returned? Is he going to be keeping a special eye on


them? Does he want new measures, new surveillance techniques? It is


interesting you should say that. One of the things I was saying before is


the reason terror is back on the agenda is because of the death of


the Guantanamo Bay detainee who had gone out and blew himself up in


Iraq. Of course I would have wanted him to talk more about surveillance


and what we are doing to make sure people don't give out of the country


when they have been a cause for concern. But from your point, the


thing that alarms me is that actually he talks about reviewing


terrorism prevention and investigation measures, which are


the most Draconian, although not as Draconian as the control orders,


because he thinks they are an extraordinarily serious infringement


on freedom. He seems to feel he will go the other way and actually look


at Civil Liberties, rather than looking at the angle of these people


posing a grave threat to us and what we can do to keep us safe. A quick


look at the Sunday Telegraph. The Oscars. La la land is tipped to


sweep the board. The picture of Emma Stone, the hot favourite to be named


best dress. You went to see it and you didn't like it? I didn't like


it, but I think the interest will be in what sort of level of virtue


signalling we see from the stars. How many impassioned anti-Trump


speeches will we see? Usually I can get really focused on the frocks.


That's what really interests me. But I will be wondering how beautifully


choreographed and scripted all of these impassioned, seemingly


off-the-cuff, speeches are. But, no, I didn't enjoy La La Land, but it's


a Hollywood film. There will be frocks and politics tomorrow. There


will be. We've seen a bit of that already. We've seen some protest


today with the likes of Michael J Fox and Jodie Kidd making speeches


about Trump. That will be a feature of the Oscars tomorrow. They will


probably be looking at the frocks. I don't get to go to the movies very


often. You haven't seen anything for ages, have you? No, very


disappointed. As I was saying, this is the best night out at had in


ages! Thanks very much. That's it for The Papers. Coming up next, The


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