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


With me are Kevin Schofield of Politics Home and Benedicte Paviot


We start with the Mail on Sunday, which claims


that the Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a dramatic U-turn


on university tuition fees, to attract younger


The Observer reports a Tory revolt against public sector cuts,


suggesting Theresa May is facing pressure from within her cabinet,


who are demanding a radical overhaul of state funding for public


The Sunday Telegraph reports claims that Number 10 has told business


leaders that Theresa May could walk out of Brexit talks over


The Express reports that British fishermen will be given exclusive


rights to a 12-mile zone around the coastline


And 'Rogue SAS unit accused of executing civilians',


is the headline on the cover of The Sunday Times.


Let's get on with the review. Starting with the Telegraph and this


Rex app walk out. -- Brexit walk out. This is a warning that Theresa


May would walk out or we'll walk out of the Brexit discussions. I don't


know if we heard this from marine person or David Davis. Anyway,


whoever is representing Britain at this time we'll walk out if we are


told that they will ask for a multi-million pound bill. This has


been briefed to business leaders by a member of the Number 10 staff


after the election. We don't know who that person is, but there could


be a mass exodus from Downing Street. A lot of people are saying


they are fed up. So a private briefing was given to business


leaders, saying this is what Theresa May will do. The flaw in this


argument is if you want to walk out and make a stand, it's best not to


let people know three months in advance. The surprise is kind of


lost. Absolutely. People will say, we knew you were going to do that!


Also, I wonder how much of an impact this will have, given the result of


the general election, which the Prime Minister calls to increase the


mandate. Clearly that's all gone up in smithereens. My reading this, I


have to read it twice because by the time I got through it for the second


time I thought, well, it's a bit of an insult to British intelligence to


think they are going to put on this show, because they are saying it's


for domestic consumption. We don't need to see that, do we? Maybe it's


a way of galvanising the troops before the Conservative Party


Conference, before the autumn kicks off and we will see later in the


review that there are many twitching ministers asking for the


pursestrings to be loosened. Here it would seem the pursestrings will not


be loosened and certainly not to the extent that the divorce bill that


the EU leaders seem to be asking for. That bill ranges from about 100


billion euros to 50 billion euros, or even down to about 40. What is


interesting, or the Sunday Telegraph article also says, if some pools


have suggested that the voter -- voters are against paying large sums


to Brussels. Not surprising because we didn't hear about it in the


so-called campaign, which lacked a lot of information. It is


interesting. It says, yet, UK officials are increasingly resigned


to the fact that they will have to pay when they leave and of course in


any divorce you do need to pay. This will be money that you've already


committed to. Precisely. You can't walk away from your commitments.


It fell through commitment to previously made. It does make you


wonder why this was revealed as to what an. As I say, I think it can be


counter-productive because you are basically showing your hand. Again,


it is foolish to think that EU leaders and their advisers are


reading this. This will not make for cordial relations. Do you think


other EU leaders might have envisaged this as a scenario? I


wonder! The Sunday Express. Still on Brexit, at this time we are


literally fishing. In the same way that dominated the Queen's Speech,


it will dominate parliamentary life and therefore all about jobs and


economic life of this country for years to come and actually probably


wipe a lot of our smiles of our faces because there will be all kind


of different foreseen and unforeseen consequences. Anyway, the Sunday


express is looking at the fishing rights in our waters. A possessive


adjective. Britain is going to take back control of its coasts in


accordance with the big take back control. So British fishermen we are


told will have the right to a 12 mile zone around the coastline under


the post- Brexit plans to take back control of our fishing policy.


Interesting as the government, according to the Sunday express,


will announce on Monday that it is withdrawing from the London


fisheries Convention. Personally I have to admit to have not read that


bit, London. Soon the London fisheries Convention, meaning the


countries that could, amongst them, that could fish within six miles of


British shores will be banned from fishing within 12 miles off the


coast. Intriguingly on this front page it says Michael Gove, whose


father's Aberdeen fishing business closedown because of Brussels


bureaucracy, said" leaving the London". Presumably fishing


convention are the next two words! Perhaps Michael Gove could tell us.


Obviously fish can't tell, so then they will be gone, presumably.


Pollution doesn't respect waters. Very true. Michael Gove has always


given as the reason as why he backed Rex it, because of the Common


Fisheries Policy. -- Brexit. Now fate have conspired that he is in a


position to take back control. To help take back control. It will be


interesting to see how much fish we collect from other EU shores. It


adds up to millions of pounds, is that right? It will be interesting


to see if the consumption of fish goes up in Britain. Are these fish


we are going to export? The observer. Top Tories in revolt


against Theresa May over public spending, is one of the stories. In


revolt over public sector cash. She has got her plate rather full! Yes


and we mentioned before that there was a witness in the position and


now she has demonstrated that her own Cabinet realised that she has


been pushing her around. An increasing number of Cabinet


ministers are talking about the public sector pay cut. There was a


lot of confusion about whether or not Downing Street would want to see


the pay cap moved. At the moment since 2010 it has been off-limits


for all public sector workers. The feeling now on the back of the


election result is clearly that there is a mood in the public that


austerity has gone on for too long and particular public sector


workers, firefighters, police, people who have really... They


deserve a pay rise. So the Prime Minister, colleagues and Cabinet,


feel emboldened to go public and try to put as much pressure on it as


they can. Also Justine Greening wants more money for schools and


Damian Green, who is the closest to the Prime Minister in the Cabinet,


effectively her deputy hinted that potentially the tuition fees policy


could also be overturned. So there is definitely a move abroad and


jockeying for position within Cabinet. That's how the Mail on


Sunday leads their front page. This is on their front page as well.


That's right. It seems there is real pressure on the Prime Minister


actually to make an announcement before the 20th of July, so that it


is sense, although MPs won't be in Westminster and talking to each


other, which I gather is when a lot of the plotting goes on, but it


would seem they want... There may be some announcement a foot. And of


course this is on the back of weeks in a demonstration in London and


other parts of the UK about stopping austerity, basically. It is


interesting that the polls are very bad now. They've been spooked by the


election result. The Observer was just showing that now according to


the latest poll in the Observer by opinion it shows Theresa May is a


-20% and Jeremy Corbyn on 4%. So the election is having it would seem


applications as we saw, with the tabled amendments, whether it was on


abortion, etc, and very these protests. Living the Sunday Times.


This is a story that hasn't been verified by the BBC. We don't


exactly know who is involved, but if you could just quickly summarise


that for us and I will let you know how the MoD has come back.


Essentially these are allegations against so-called row SAS units, who


have been accused of executing civilians in Afghanistan and are


trying to dress it up as if they have been Taliban insurgents. So


essentially they have been accused of working. There is an ongoing


operation into allegations against British soldiers in Afghanistan and


this is one of the allegations. These are credible claims. The MoD


response to this, we've had a spokesperson saying the Royal


Military Police has found no evidence of criminal behaviour by


the armed forces in Afghanistan. They discount over 90% of the 600 of


the allegations made and 10% of the allegations remain. That is a


summary of the response from the MoD. Very quickly, I would like to


move on to... At the back to the Sunday express, this is going to get


people talking. It is hard enough to get him to see the GP, but things


possibly getting more tough. Apparently family doctors will be


able to turn away all but life or death patients under a new court.


The Sunday express has new details of this plan drawn up by members of


the BMA's general practitioners committee after a unanimous


approval. It would see surgeries closing their doors in emergencies


such as flu epidemic, staff shortages, or a cyber attack. That


is pretty scary. Very quickly, the Sunday express. Do you know when


Wimbledon starts? Monday? Very good! Andy Murray says he is fighting fit.


He isn't playing very well, he had a bad end at Queens club. So fingers


crossed he can make a decent fist at defending the title. We will be


there. Murray hill, or whatever it is called these days. Thank you very


much. An absolute pleasure. That's it from us. Meet the Author is next.


The Irish writer Paula McGrath's novel, A History of Running Away,


is about three women separated by time and place,


who are all trying to escape the circumstances of their lives.


They're all connected although we don't know how


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