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the All Blacks in Auckland, leaving the Test series at a tie.


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


With me are Nigel Nelson, political editor of the Sunday Mirror


and Sunday People, and the political commentator, Jo Phillips.


Tomorrow's front pages, starting with this.


The Observer, which tells us that German industry is warning the UK


it cannot rely on its help in securing a good Brexit deal.


This is a "stark" intervention, says the paper.


It's talked to Lord Dannatt about caring for veterans


Back to Brexit, and the Telegraph says Theresa May is trying


to capitalise on Donald Trump's optimism on trade amid growing


While the Mail on Sunday is told by Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell


that he thinks it's time for Mrs May to step aside


The Sunday Express leads with Mr Trump's comments that the UK


will thrive outside the EU and his promise to sign a "powerful"


It says Mrs May claimed that Mr Trump's comments had put her plan


And that is where we will start with the Sunday Times. Donald Trump


throws Theresa May a lifeline with a trade deal. A sabotage to the appeal


bill. A lot to cope with. The lifeline. The promise of a trade


deal. He says it will be very powerful, very quickly. We are not


there yet. We are not. It is a long way off. It will take at least two


years before we can even begin, assuming Brexit even happens in that


time. Many think they will have to be a transitional deal that will go


on much longer. Therefore, any trade deal will be some years in the


future. The Sunday Times is very clever. They managed to get three


stories in one. The trade side, with the Sunday Times suggesting Theresa


May talked to China, Japan, and India, who are keen on trade deals.


They say that is one for her cabinet. Then we go on to our own


future, with an ally of David Davis saying in October she should say


when she is going to resign. And the Great Repeal Bill, the one that will


have a rough time in the Commons next week. This is when they talk


about the Henry VIII powers, those not used since Henry VIII's time.


Tell us about it? The idea about the repeal bill is when we Brexit, all


European law will be put into British law, one deal. It is an


interesting way to do it. We can spend years gradually picking it


apart after doing it in one day. MPs will not get a vote on it. They are


worried we will start repealing this, leaving that, without them


getting a chance to consider it. They are thinking of opposing it and


making trouble for it. If they can defeat the repeal bill, of course,


we would have a major problem the day that Brexit came. They have


wedged a lot in. Yes. A powerhouse! Well done, both of you. We are very


pleased to count them as our paper review was. But there is a lot going


on behind the scenes, which we will go on to. The facts Theresa May


needs this lifeline from Donald Trump. Absolutely. As you said, we


will talk soon about what the Germans said. She needs a lifeline.


But it is not a lifeline, someone is saying it's OK, we will come back


with a lifeline. It is not actually someone giving the rope. Keep


treading water. That is the risk of Donald Trump. Yes. It is warm words.


And she has come back, I don't know how important any more these summits


are, frankly, there is a fundamental gap between the Americans on climate


change and the Paris agreement. They are trying to appeal to many people,


the home audience and the international audience. Compared to


what Barack Obama said riot to the referendum, this is a useful change.


-- prior. It is a useful change. She is already in talks with China,


Japan, and India. She is working very hard to get some business deals


already and interest with countries outside. At least we have an


American president who likes Brexit, which we would not have had with


others. Theresa May playing the Trump card,, trying to play off this


rebellion with help from Donald Trump. But the idea she will face


that critical of a rebellion, it would appear she will have surely


enough friends to keep her in power for now. It does not suit the


Conservatives to get rid of her. She is very weak and since the election.


She is probably fatally damaged in the long-term. But we are going...


What is it, two weeks until the summer recess? Everyone will go away


and come back for the party conference in the autumn. These


stories will continue to rumble on. There are obviously people making


mischief, making stories. There is of course growing talk in the Lib


Dems, certainly, and softer pro Brexit, sorry, pro- remain talking


points. That is going on. But nothing new is going on in the


Tories, they just feel weak. They don't want a new leader because they


are terrified of opening the way for a General Election. It is difficult


with Tory rules. You need 48 MPs to back someone to go for leadership.


You get the kind of feeling that they have some power, because


Theresa May is so weak, she used to be dictatorial, and now they have


more power over her. That doesn't change the people in the background


saying I wouldn't mind the job when it comes around. There would always


be people like that. The Mail on Sunday says Andrew Mitchell, a chief


David Davis ally, is saying this. Andrew Mitchell said this at a


dinner in the Commons, a Conservative Party dining club, he


was forced to resign. He was also the international development sector


ally. He is a close ally of David Davis. There is no suggestion in


this article David Davis is plotting against Theresa May, but he is being


seen by many, and I think this is what often happens, someone saying,


go on, Nigel, you can do it. If there was a challenge and Theresa


May could not survive it, they would be in the position she is in. They


would not feel they have a mandate. That is what they are terrified of.


That is why they don't want another General Election. Andrew Mitchell


could be the anonymous MP on the front of the Times, we don't know.


But the message is awfully similar. The idea is that Theresa May should


go. One hard-line Brexiteer named here says he would rather not lose


Brexit so long as Jeremy Corbyn does not get in. That is just ridiculous.


Of course. If there was an election tomorrow, Jeremy Corbyn would


probably win. Exactly. It is a very febrile atmosphere, summer, everyone


needs to go away and come down. She got through the Queen's Speech, she


could get to the 20th of this month, Parliament breaks, they have a


break, the comeback, and they talk about else. And in the meantime,


political minds need to be looking at what these deals might be. The


Sunday People. An exclusive. Britain is breaking the law over six


soldiers. Lord Dannatt from the army is saying not enough is being done


to support ex- service men and women who suffer from Post-Traumatic


Stress Disorder. A serious intervention from someone who was


head of the army at one point. The problem at the moment is that, umm,


those who suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder coming back from the


frontline, there is very little for them. There is the NHS, superb


charities like Combat Stress. Lord Dannatt is saying this is no way to


treat the troops. We promised if they risked their lives, we would


look after them when they came back. David Cameron brought in a covenant


and Lord Dannatt is saying we are breaking that and breaking the law.


He says it is down to the MoD to sort this out. You don't just have


charities to rely on, you have a proper set up in the MoD which deals


with people going through these mental difficulties. It is something


the paper has been campaigning on for quite some time. He is certainly


the most senior person so far to come out with something like this.


Like so many lives of the people in the families of these sufferers.


More than 10% of return price back -- Britain's soldiers suffer this.


What he is saying, I think it is devastating, in 1917, they did not


understand shellshock, but in 2017, we do understand PTSD. And


apparently there is no MoD dedicated psychiatric hospital cap will of


treating those with. -- capable. It is ironic, as Prince William and


Prince Harry have of course been talking about mental health and


mental illness. Prince Harry has been a serving soldier. It seems


absolutely fundamentally wrong that however good a charity is, you can


back from seeing and doing stuff civilians don't see and you are not


given any help. Coming back into civilian life is hard enough for


those not suffering from this stress. It is not about a lack of


awareness, but a lack of resources, a formal framework for dealing with


it. And also a lack of organisation. We have resources and all of that.


But what you need to do is the MoD needs to have a cross parliamentary


group that covers health and Work and Pensions and various departments


getting involved. You set that up in the MoD specifically for people


suffering from PTSD. And it would play into so many other areas of


treating mental illness. Yes, yes. We know that veterans, former army


personnel, they often end up on the streets, with drinking and drug


problems, broken relationships, other problems. If there was some


resources put into it, you could prevent that. We need the will. It


is one of those things you put in paper. Lord Dannatt is talking about


potentially suing the government. That is not a constructive way of


dealing with it, it should not be necessary. The Observer. Taking us


to the end. The Germans and the industry warning the UK about


Brexit. We want to talk about Lions, both. But the German industry is


warning the UK ever Brexit, saying the priority is to protect the


single market and no favours will be done. This headline is definitely a


stark warning, not what we expected. Our ministers have been giving the


impression, especially David Davis, that the German industry, especially


carmakers, are the ones who would help smooth us through a record deal


because they don't want tariffs on the goods they sell in this country


any more than we do over there. -- Brexit deal. What they are saying is


these are industry organisations saying, no, no, we don't think that


at all. If you want access to the single market, obey the rules. We


will not help out at all because there are 27 other states. There has


been a free trade deal struck with Japan, the EU and Japan. There is no


freedom of movement, no single market, but a free-trade deal. We


are looking for a similar thing. Keep in mind we are a member of the


EU, and the smoothest transition to become out of the EU would be with


access to the single market or the customs union. We are looking for a


different position from Japan, but we want something similar. In years


to come... In years to come, it won't be the same kind of smooth and


frictionless borders we have at the moment to do the trade. The


president of the BDI, the federation of German industries, says it is the


responsibility of the British to limit damage for both sides. He is


talking about imminent effects. Is it all down to political will on


both sides? We can have a very, very nice arrangement if everyone is of a


like mind, but they are not. We cannot. There are straightforward


rules when the EU is set up. These are the cornerstones of keeping the


EU as it is, which we signed up to, and also 27 other member states


signed up to. If you want a single market, we have to accept freedom of


movement. That is what people voted against when they voted for Brexit.


There is no way of squaring that circle. We go with the rules or we


don't. If you want to be in the club, those


are the rules. And we made those rules clear to other nations who


joined. It will be interesting to see what the negotiation is, because


it can't be about that. And finally, shared glory as Lions win. It is a


little bit of an anti-climax, it is like here is your Brexit cake, but I


think in terms of the fact that the Lions were seen as the underdogs,


they were going to take on the mighty All Blacks, they won, we won,


a draw seems like a good deal to me. Nigel, you have been saved by the


bell. I know you had much to add about the Lions. We will talk of


set. How about that? Visit from the papers this power. Thank you very


much indeed -- that is it from the papers this hour.


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