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

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With me are Kevin Schofield of Politics Home and Benedicte Paviot

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We start with the Mail on Sunday, which claims

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

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on university tuition fees, to attract younger

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The Observer reports a Tory revolt against public sector cuts,

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suggesting Theresa May is facing pressure from within her cabinet,

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who are demanding a radical overhaul of state funding for public

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The Sunday Telegraph reports claims that Number 10 has told business

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leaders that Theresa May could walk out of Brexit talks over

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The Express reports that British fishermen will be given exclusive

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rights to a 12-mile zone around the coastline

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And 'Rogue SAS unit accused of executing civilians',

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is the headline on the cover of The Sunday Times.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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a way of galvanising the troops before the Conservative Party

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

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review that there are many twitching ministers asking for the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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it will dominate parliamentary life and therefore all about jobs and

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

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

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of different foreseen and unforeseen consequences. Anyway, the Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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Interesting as the government, according to the Sunday express,

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will announce on Monday that it is withdrawing from the London

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

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

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

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

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

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father's Aberdeen fishing business closedown because of Brussels

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bureaucracy, said" leaving the London". Presumably fishing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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been pushing her around. An increasing number of Cabinet

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

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

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

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

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

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austerity has gone on for too long and particular public sector

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

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

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

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

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

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effectively her deputy hinted that potentially the tuition fees policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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have been accused of executing civilians in Afghanistan and are

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

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

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operation into allegations against British soldiers in Afghanistan and

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

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

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Military Police has found no evidence of criminal behaviour by

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

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

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

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

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

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possibly getting more tough. Apparently family doctors will be

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

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

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the BMA's general practitioners committee after a unanimous

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approval. It would see surgeries closing their doors in emergencies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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is about three women separated by time and place,

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

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

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