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

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With me are Tim Stanley, lead writer at The Daily Telegraph,

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and Jessica Elgot, Political Correspondent

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Tomorrow's front pages starting with.

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welcome to you both. The front pages... We're not doing them, we

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are so short a time we're going straight on. The Metro is where we

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begin. Squeaky bum time. That takes hand-picking. Prime Minister clings

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to power implying it was a bit nip and tuck from Theresa May today

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because of her lack of majority. I'm impressed by this because it managed

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to combine two stories in one. One story is the purchasing of DUP

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support so the government giving ?33 per taxpayer in order to get the

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support they need in order to get the Queen's speech voted through

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which happened today by a margin of 223 -- 323-309. Essentially that is

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the story, they have paid off the DUP and because they have support

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they now have a agenda. But it has exposed how things are going was

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back in the Metro says Theresa May squeaked through the speech and the

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nature is everyone will be from now on. This is the best it gets for

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Theresa May. This is all of the Conservative MP votes, no rebels and

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all of the DUP members. Every vote will be this close. These are the

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types of things the DUP said yes we will supported that they cannot be

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sure if they get around to anything as? It covers finance, security, a

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confidence motion, Brexit legislation so the very basic start

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of the daily life of the government. That could continue but other things

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could be disagreed upon and we should listen to save the DUP has

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forced a U-turn on things like means testing, the Winter fuel allowance

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and the triple lock and pensions. And of course as we will discuss

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with the abortion amendment, the price has already shot up a little

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bit because the government has caved on one other aspect. Why don't we

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talk about that? Abortion concession had soft Tory revolt on the Queen 's

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speech, this is an amendment tabled by the Labour MP Stella Crecy.

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Normally amendments like this on specific issues usually fall by the

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wayside and I get support there was something about this that really

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caught the attention of MPs. I think it is because women in Northern

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Ireland if they come over here for an abortion they have to pay for it

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even though the UK taxpayers pay for the NHS but because it is so

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restricted in Northern Ireland most of them will travel over here if

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they want to have a termination. Most MPs, most Tory MPs said they

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had no idea this was the case. It seemed like a really strange

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anomaly. It is bizarre they didn't know because there are certain

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things about Northern Ireland which set it very much a part in

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legislative terms for the rest of the UK. But the key thing they

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didn't know is if they came here to have a termination that they

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wouldn't have won on the NHS and that they would have a charge. When

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Stella Crecy put this forward and it is a bit of political gameplaying

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with baiting the government to see if they would do this if they are in

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a deal with the DUP, love to talk to the Mac 40 MPs might have abstained

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or at the very least expressed concerns to the whip about the

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issue. The government seemed to decide that they have two act in a

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policy which has been the case for decades in the course of the

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morning. With cross-party support. You are absolutely right. Abortion

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remains devolved when it comes to Northern Ireland and there was a

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ruling by the Belfast Court of Appeal today that it is not a

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judicial issue, it is a political issue to be decided by the Stormont

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assembly. This is why I think the amendment was so clever. She

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identified the one aspect of the Northern Ireland arrangements on

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abortion which the Commons could legitimately have a say on. That is

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the issue if you can't have an abortion within Northern Ireland

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except for cases of rape and help, if you cannot have on their... It's

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not even for rape or incest. It is if the mother's health or well-being

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is at risk. OK and a medical emergency. If you cannot have one in

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Northern Ireland than he pays for it in England? That legitimately was

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within the purview of the Commons discussion, Ian Paisley junior said

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that on Wednesday in a debate about the Queen's speech. He said this is

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something England can do something about so by seizing upon that one

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bit, she identified the thing the Commons could legitimately discuss.

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There was support and it didn't end up getting voted on, she withdrew

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it. So she probably managed to identify the one thing that you

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could actually do through the Commons. Movie: looking at the

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express which is a somewhat perplexing headline. May gets big E

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exits boost. How? When I first saw this I couldn't understand what the

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story was about and then I read it and this was about an amendment

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which will supported by good chunk of Labour MPs against the advice of

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their own party whips which was to keep Britain in the single market.

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The way the express have done this is to say that this motion was

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rejected by thumping 322 votes - one original one which was betrayed as a

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defeat for Labour but it was a back table amendments. Jeremy Corbyn

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whipped the majority of his MPs to vote to abstain on the amendment so

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it is a bit of a technical way of betraying it. It happily into the

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next headline which we understand a bit more which is on page two of the

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sun. Regular trio Corbinned. Some of the MPs have voted to stay in the

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single market lost their place on the Labour front bench. Corbin

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sacked three and two May have resigned. One definitely reside.

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This is what is really fascinating. Everyone is talking about the

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election that didn't go the way people expected. I have been away

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for a few weeks and it seems like Labour won the election. The

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government is on the back foot so that outcome is unexpected that the

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other one that other people are talking about is that the Labour

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front bench has reconciled itself to Brexit and not just to Brexit to

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leaving the single market. So we're now in a position where Jeremy

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Corbyn is whipping his people to keep them on side of leaving the

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single market, sacking people who disagree with that and of course the

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left and much of the Labour Party are cheering him on. It is true the

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election did not produced a hard Brexit Tory led government that

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everybody expected that would have this massive majority. True. But the

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election result has empowered Jeremy Corbyn which means you have the

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Labour Party which is essentially committed to a kind of hard Brexit.

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And will thereby disappoint a lot of the Labour members who voted remain?

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It is striking when you compare the Glastonbury 2016 wire it was the

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time of the referendum and many people are customary weighted in

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their tents for the result and this year the great reception that Jeremy

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Corbyn got and it feels like there is quite a disconnect from that

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young demographic who are mostly pro-remain and their feelings about

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Jeremy Corbyn because as Tim just said the basically has

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rubber-stamped hard Brexit. Left, right and centre there are divisions

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where you look. The times. Keep the cost of cladding style tower experts

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told. This is the Times investigation revealing council

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pressure over the cost of the refit. We must save the BBC has not seen

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these e-mails and we will tell you at the moment for the Council have

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said in response. Because of obvious legal implications of this I'm going

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to stick very precisely to the text. It describes this in minutes of

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meetings, price outlets and other correspondence which focuses on

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cost-cutting before the refurb is. Which has been linked to the fire

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which seven people tragically died in. One example. One e-mail lists

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three options for the reduction of costs in cladding intended to encase

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the building. For instance the use of aluminium panels instead of sink

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which could mean a saving of 293,000 pounds. Of course zinc panels would

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be noncombustible but the aluminium cladding which was eventually used

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had a flammable core. Let's tell you what the council said. They have

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said that the Cabinet of the Council and the person the Council are

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leading, rock fielding melon, are... Based on the advice received from

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the managing company which was not only response will for delivering

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the project but ensuring the Bill James met the current regulations.

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-- building. They are asking for a justification in the increase of the

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budget which would have been made in the spirit of ensuring public funds

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whilst being poorly managed and could be justified. Safety would not

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have been compared my son are quite clear that they allowed the right

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amount of expenditure. If you look at the very beginning of the time

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story it says in that they received, the records show little evidence

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that is clearly something the council has contested in the

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statement that safety concerns would have been part of the

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decision-making process. I don't know if we can move on, a story

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going on throughout the whole of the day about a public meeting which

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should have held the night in Kensington and Chelsea Council. The

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Daily Telegraph briefly, a private meeting and the Guardian and other

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media organisations got a court order to allow reporters into the

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meeting. Yes during the course of the day that was a High Court ruling

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that says journalist should be allowed into this, what was supposed

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to be a public meeting which was changed to be private at the

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council. And when the leader of the council realised at the start of the

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meeting that there were journalists he had another meeting to take

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place. He did seem to understand they were there in the first place.

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And finally some levity if you don't mind. The Daily Express, not in the

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house, MPs can go tireless. The common speaker sweeping away a

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custom for 100 years, should men have to wear a tie? I have been

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meditating upon the Sordo. On the one hand the wearing a retired means

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you have two the business, the extra effort to look presentable means

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your mind is focused. On the other hand some people wear such ludicrous

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and absurd tyres that they themselves undermine the

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institution. Yes or no. I like the type 94 wearing one. Don't ever turn

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up here without wearing one that is it for the papers tonight.

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Don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online

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