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revealed the London Bridge attackers tried to hire a 7.5 ton lorry to


carry out the attack, but the payment was declined.


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


It will be extended compared to usual.


With me are Jack Blanchard, political editor of the Mirror


and Caroline Wheeler, political editor of the Sunday


The Observer says May's Premiership is in peril.


The paper leads with its editorial comment saying Mrs May


is discredited, humiliated, and diminished.


It says she is now weak, with rivals and opponents no


The Daily Mail focusses on the Foreign Secretary Boris


Johnson saying he is set to launch a bid to become Prime Minister.


It also carries a picture of former Top Gear presenter,


Richard Hammond, who was involved in a car crash during filming in


The Telegraph says Theresa May may be in Downing Street but she has no


power after losing her majority in Parliament.


The paper says senior tories are jostling in an unofficial race


The Sunday Times claims as many as five cabinet ministers are urging


The Express leads with the resignation of Theresa May's two


closest advisers Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.


It's headline refers to them as "toxic."


A great deal to discuss, mostly focusing on the Conservatives. We


will also mention Labour at some point. The Observer. Blocking the


DUP coalition. I wonder how or the DUP would have been on the


coalition. The experience the Lib Dems had in 2015, the formal


coalition running the country for five years, it was disastrous for


them. They were almost completely wiped out as a party. There is no


appetite to repeat that because of the impact it had among the major


parties. We now have a loose arrangement. The problem with that


is it is anything but strong and stable in the words of Theresa May.


It is weekend wobbly. It could fall apart at any moment. -- weak and


wobbly. We don't know how much you will get through, not much, I


imagine. For some in the party that clearly think the DUP I'm not the


right bedfellows... Absolutely. Ruth Davidson broke ranks yesterday to


support she was very concerned about their stance on gay rights. That


started many others coming out. There is similar rhetoric about


women. Many have come out to speak vocally about fears of getting into


bed with the party whose track record on those issues is quite


concerning to them. They are antiabortion and also they have a


problem with gay marriage and issues like that. There is genuine concern


about this. That is aside from the overarching issue about the peace


process. Think about where we are at the moment. It is a very fragile


peace process. The current power-sharing arrangements and this


month. The government previously has been a neutral arbiter of the


process. If we get into one, it is shattered. Yes. They are supposed to


be neutral and sit above it all. It is easy to sit in London and forget


how fragile it is. But people involved in a process for 20 years


are coming out this weekend saying it is dangerous and stupid. Jonathan


Powell, Tony Blair's Chief of Staff, he was central to making the peace


happen. This is a bad idea. You don't know where this goes further


down the track. The last thing we want is this peace process to fall


apart. Peter said the same thing in our newspaper. He talked about civil


servants intrinsically involved in the process raising fear and alarm


about the damage this could do to the process moving forward. There


are genuine concerns now it could be absolutely, in his words,


calamitous. The DUP say they don't want a hard Brexit, because they


don't want a border between Northern Ireland and the republic. That might


prove to be some leverage they can apply with regards to Brexit which


would please a lot of people. They could do that in all sorts of


things, some might please people and others not. Now people in Northern


Ireland are wagging the dog of the entire country. It is what the


Conservatives have said Labour will do with Scotland. And then half an


hour on a Friday morning, let us do that. Reckless. They are not


thinking about the implications for the peace process and what it will


look like. Professor John Curtice, who never seems to be wrong about


this, he called it right away. He said that is where she could go to


for support. UKIP... I mean, in politics, don't you sometimes have


to make allegiances were you never expected to? They're restricting


that. But the Conservatives have been running a seven-week campaign


about that. Four hours later, they are doing exactly what they said


they would not do. It is hypocrisy. They would argue it is an


arrangement which has been informal for some time. You often find the


DUP go behind the Conservatives on lots of things. The difference if it


is a very cynical bid to shore up her own power base and majority.


That is what people are taking exception to as opposed to... I just


want to say, the DUP saw off the Ulster Unionist Party. Exactly.


There is only ten of them. It is enough to get her over the line just


if every one of her MPs it supports us. There might be ten DUP MPs.


There are 19 openly gay Tory MPs. They are furious to see their leader


jumping into bed with this very anti-gay rights party. If they


decide to vote against Theresa May, the majority has gone straightaway.


These concerns have been raised with her already, especially the LB GT


rights issue. I know she has had assurances, Ruth Davidson, that


those issues will not be on the table. But if you are in a situation


where you are desperate to shore up votes on a particular issue, for


example, a vote on a Brexit deal on the grand repeal bill, for example,


how far would she go to guarantee she gets that through the house if


it became a confidence issue? It became about her leadership again?


She would do pretty much anything, I would imagine, to get that through.


They use the expression jump on the bed so many times. We need a


different phrase for it. -- jump into. Via The Observer. She has no


mandate. It is up to negotiation. I had an interview on Friday with


David Davis. He said this is all about Brexit and she wanted to


strengthen her hand with this election. How many votes does she


need to claim she has the mandate for what happens next? He said to me


a majority of one was enough. Of course, she does not have a majority


of one. There are serious question marks about whether she has a


mandate. Having said that, lots of people are saying this is academic,


that she went to the polls for different reasons and used Brexit as


the general excuse for doing it. There are other things a play. The


threat from Scotland. The expenses scandal that was nipping her toes.


It will be tough for her to get through the kind of Brexit she has


wanted to pursue and said she would. I know Whitehall insiders, lots of


them have said they are literally ripping up the plans they had made.


They are saying those plans are pretty much dead in the water. We


have not heard much about it, happily? They now realise they have


to make concessions. The most important bits, getting out of the


custom union, it is hard. This is the first time in this election we


have had a chance to vote on what type of Brexit... Were they really


voting on that? Many people said it is the NHS and education and social


care. That is why they liked Jeremy Corbyn. There were people in the


referendum voting on the NHS as well. How can you do sting which


these things? A party puts forward a manifesto... Distinguish Yarmouk --


distinguish. It is the first time they have had a chance to vote on a


type of Brexit. Theresa May said this is why we are going to the


polls, specifically for support for Brexit and her planned. She did not


get it. It is hard to argue now that we will leave the EU in this way.


She needs more of a consensus than the way she has tried to do it. What


has happened during the course of the day. The Sunday Telegraph. In


office and not in power. Fragile leadership. Her two chiefs have to


resign. Another bit of pressure added. The feeling is that senior


services thought Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill had too much say. Yes. It


was a settling of scores as well. It is hard to overstate how powerful


these two people were. They were running the country with Theresa May


almost exclusively. That upset other member is of the cabinet and Tory


party and people in Whitehall who felt they should have had more say


and could not get near the Prime Minister because these two people


were basically running the country. -- members. They could not wait to


wield the axe so to speak when the opportunity arose. It was not just


the election result. We were talking about how fragile the power base was


right from the moment the Tory manifesto was published three weeks


before polling day. People lapped onto the front pages of newspapers


about it. -- lept. MPs were taking this policy onto the doorstep. They


were finding it was absolutely monstered and savaged. Many said it


was going down like a bucket of cold sick among Conservatives voters.


Like the triple lock for example. They have been seen as culpable for


that. The Sunday Express, your paper, May's toxic aides resign. And


incomes Gavin Barwell, who lost his seat, finding himself with a good


job as Chief of Staff. -- in comes. Twice the money. They are not paying


to of them. They are saving money. Austerity is working. Yes. He is


reasonably popular among Tory MPs. They have been getting along well


over the past two years. It is seen as a conciliatory measure. You have


to understand these two aides were the life of the reason made. Along


with her husband. Now she is looking isolated. -- Theresa May. They were


her sounding board. Now that is taken away and she is left standing


alone. But Barwell is like. He will have to be a critical friend. He


dubbed Theresa the freezer. He said she left everyone out except for


those two. MPs are saying it is time to thaw and to stop that freezing


out of people, bringing them back into the tent. That is possibly what


this appointment signals. The other people we have heard from today have


said that. It is a brave decision she has made. She kept her powder


dry since leaving Downing Street, the former Director of


Communications, who broke cover to talk about her own experience of


working in Downing Street and how she felt, that they were very


dysfunctional, that they were not very inclusive, that they ruled


everything with an iron fist, that there was not much negotiation


discussion, and everything was rubberstamped and went through them


and that made life pretty umpires and for her and others. -- pretty


unpleasant. Ultimately they are AIDS, not the


Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister? That's how they were


acting. Looking at the public, they will say while on you carrying the


can, you didn't win the vote on your leadership by the margin needed, you


need to be walking away, not sacking your advisers and blaming them.


There are rumours Theresa May wanted to resign but was persuaded to stay.


Moving onto the Mail on Sunday, Boris is set to launch bid to BPM as


Theresa May clings on. His team is circling a wounded leader. That's


not a surprise that people, notably the Foreign Secretary, are thinking


about having a shot. Literally from when the exit poll came out we


started talking about Boris on manoeuvres. There was further


speculation when he came out and didn't say things supportive of


Theresa May in the aftermath of the election results. The story


inevitably moves on whenever there's a wounded Prime Minister, it's a


sign there is a leadership contest brewing. Fires are starting. The one


thing we know about Boris is it in his DNA that he wants to be Prime


Minister, there's no doubt that is the top job he wants and he's almost


willing to trample over anybody to get their. No, it's not a particular


surprise that this is the story featuring both in the mail and the


Sunday Times but what is a surprise is the idea he is set to launch it,


which suggests something imminent -- Mail. I don't know what your


soundings are like from MPs but certainly Conservative MPs,


especially the more critical ones, of Theresa May's premiership, are


quite clear this isn't the time to get rid of her and it would be


damaging for both country and party and would make the prospect of a


general election all the more likely, which of course they feared


desperately would lead to a Labour government. I'm going to put a cat


amongst the pigeons and change the order, we will do the times, the


Mirror and then back to the Times. That's what we'll do -- Times. I


have missed something out. I'm supposed to be honest! We're doing


the Times next. That is also about Boris Johnson, we must call him by


his Paul Mayne, people get quite cross when we give him not his


nickname, just his first name -- full name. Five ministers urging


Boris to topple Theresa May. He has tweeted today that the Mail on


Sunday is tripe, I am backing Theresa May, let's get on with the


job so whether these ministers will persuade him? This won't take a lot


of persuading for him, this is about timing, when is the right time? How


will it look when he does go for it? There's suggestion that he might be


looking at having a stalking horse candidate, somebody else makes a


challenge to Theresa May's premiership first, someone who


doesn't think they will win but triggers the leadership contest so


the process gets under way, the MPs start to consider it, start to vote


and at that point Boris goes in and says, if you're having a leadership


contest, why don't I put my name in the hat and he romps to victory!


That's the most likely thing. Others will want to stop him, not everyone


will want him. There are other names like Amber Rudd and David Davis


particularly but I want to point out in Tim Shipman's excellent story, he


says although he has had these calls from these five Cabinet ministers


urging him to stand, he decided on Friday challenging May would


destabilise the government and catapulting Corbyn into Downing


Street and that's what the fear is, if you have a leadership contest you


make the possibility of a second general election more likely. I was


talking to a couple of Tory contacts today and there is genuine fear


among some of them that if there was another general election, which is


possible, this one hasn't created a result, they could lose and that's


the worst thing, losing to Jeremy Corbyn and having him in Number 10.


The Daily Mirror exclusive says we might not have to wait that long


according to Jeremy Corbyn. He thinks he could be Prime Minister


within days, that is what he has told my Sunday Mirror colleagues. He


is of the opinion that Theresa May is not going to be able to do this,


she has stitched together this coalition of crackpots as we


memorably dubbed it in the Mirror yesterday and is it really going to


hold? She's got a tiny majority in the Commons with the help of the


DUP. But the party is in turmoil. She's not going to be able to get


things through, can she get her Queen's speech through unamended


Quanne a budget? Maybe, maybe not, it could fall apart quickly and the


Leader of the Opposition is within his rights to try to form a


government. But he doesn't have the numbers either, he can say what he


likes to the Mirror, even with the support of the SNP and the Lib Dems


he doesn't have enough. He is waiting in the wings and snapping at


her heels and there's another revelation today he is already


putting together his alternative Queen's speech if there was an


opportunity for him to put his forward over the one now Theresa May


must literally be tearing up, the one they had prepared before, there


are huge question marks about her policy agenda, for example the


grammar school revolution, can she get that through, no, the DUP can't


vote on education reforms anyway because it is a devolved issue.


There's huge question marks about some of those policies. The other


thing with Labour, suddenly the Conservative Party are taking Jeremy


Corbyn seriously. So is the Parliamentary Labour Party! That's


absolutely true. So is the press, they have laughed at him and mocked


him, the Conservative Party were overjoyed he was the Labour leader,


they thought they would not him out of the park and suddenly it's not so


funny any more and suddenly they are seeing him as a genuine threat who


could genuinely be in Downing Street if another election happens or even


if it doesn't. Suddenly the dynamic has changed. One Labour MP told me


we are all Corbyn Easter is now. Something they weren't saying a few


days ago. There's a sense the party is going to pull behind him because


they can sense Tory blood, and they now think there's a realistic


opportunity they could form the next government whenever the next


opportunity arises. Labour is more united now than in a long time.


Let's pull you away from this story. Do you want me to do the Sunday


Times? Charlie Hollis it up? It is connected to the Sunday Express


story we will do in a second -- shall I hold it up. Hospitals warn


they are terrorist targets. A week since the horrific attack in London


Bridge and Southwark killing eight. How do you protect public buildings?


Hospitals and other buildings are open, you just walk in. But you have


to do, people are using things like kitchen knives, vans and cars,


everyday things, you can't ban these things, you can't have armed guards


on the front doors of every building so I don't know how you protect


against it. The trick is in the end catching these people before they


act. Stopping the radicalisation as well, which is the real problem with


this happening online, not people meeting people on the streets all


going to see hate preachers but sitting in their bedrooms and seeing


this hate that mobilises them to commit these terrible atrocities.


Let's finish on a more positive note that has come out of those awful


events of last week because Geoff Ho, one of your colleagues, he has


been writing about his involvement in trying to stop these attackers? I


know I am biased but even if it weren't my particular paper I would


urge everyone to read Geoff's Tory. Geoff is a trusted colleague and a


good friend -- story. What he did this time last week was incredibly


brave. Now for the first time in his own words he has told the story of


what happened to him when he took on the three jihadists in a pub in


Borough Market just moments after he intervened in another fight,


stepping in between a bouncer and some troublemakers as he describes


it in his own words, he made the fateful decision to follow up that


little altercation with a little snifter in another pub rather than


getting the train home. That fateful moment led him to walk into what...


It's just an unimaginable thing, I don't think many of us could imagine


what it would be like. The way he describes what happened, he


literally used his own body, his own skill, he is a martial arts expert,


to fend off these attackers. He took the decision very, very consciously


that the only way to stop a huge loss of life was to keep these guys


talking, to try to distract them, to play for time, to make sure, praying


the police were on their way, that they would do as little damage to


him as possible as he kept others hiding behind barstools and tables


safe. That's exactly what happened. He had his throat slashed. He was


very lucky to be alive. I work up to the news on Sunday morning he had


been very badly injured and was in intensive care -- I woke. We didn't


know his prospects but I'm really pleased to tell you he is sitting up


in bed, he is accepting visitors, there are queues outside the


hospital ward to see him, we are all struggling to see him. If he is


watching, best wishes to Geoff and speedy recovery. Thank you to the


gallery crew for following my front-page bingo. I love that shot


from over there! Use that again! Thank you, that's it for the papers


tonight. Don't forget you can see the front pages online at the BBC


News website and we have colleagues that tweet them on Twitter every


night. All of the papers are there seven days a week and all the


additions are posted there and on iPlayer if you missed them. Thank


you to Jack and Caroline. Time for the weather forecast next. Good


night. Good evening. Mateen always keeps us


on our toes and the weather does as well. Different day tomorrow


whatever you had today --


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