02/09/2017 The Papers


02/09/2017

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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 Nigel Nelson, who's the political editor

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at the Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, and the political

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The Observer says that the Prime Minister Theresa May is facing

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a revolt from Remain supporting MP's over the upcoming Brexit Bill.

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The same story leads the Sunday Telegraph,

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with Tory rebels being told to back Brexit or get Corbyn.

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The Sunday Times also leads with a Brexit story,

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it says Theresa May has secretly agreed a ?50 billion

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The Mail on Sunday says that Theresa May ignored a memo

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from Sir Lynton Crosby telling her not to risk

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And The Express leads with presents left to pen-pals

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by Moors Murderer Ian Brady, who died in May.

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So, let's begin, and I think we can see from that what is dominating and

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it is Brexit and politics. Jo, we are going to start with the Daily

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Mail, the bombshell, apparently, dropped by Lynton Crosby who said

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you should not be thinking about a general election. Nevertheless, she

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did? She did, and completely ignored him. The Mail on Sunday have got

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this memo from Lynton Crosby, who was called while he was away on a

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long planned family holiday in Fiji. He said, you need to call one of the

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chiefs of staff, and was told they were thinking about going for an

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election. He said, I'd think that is a smart idea. He asked what research

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had been done, heard that none had been done. Obviously said, you know,

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this is a bonkers idea, are you sure you are going to go ahead with this?

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Furthermore, there's a real risk that the Conservative vote would end

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up broadly similar to what the party got in 2015, voters do not want the

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uncertainty. This also comes on the same day that the Prime Minister, in

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the poll for the same paper, shows that Conservative voters think that

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they have more chance of winning if she quits. Boris Johnson is the

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favourite to replace her. But I think this memo that has been linked

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just shows the total shambles that was going on. And then we saw it

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played out, embarrassingly, toe curling Lee, through every day of

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the election campaign. It's amazing that everybody thought the way they

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did. Calling the election was always high risk. Everything that had

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happened in America, the voters were behaving particularly keenly, and

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nothing was guaranteed. The article says it was Lynton Crosby's strategy

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to make Theresa May the centre of the campaign. The strong and stable

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leader? Exactly, it wasn't about the Tory party, it was about Theresa

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May. Anybody that spent five minutes in her company knows that she

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couldn't sustain that. Lynton Crosby should have known. What he was

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thinking to try to do it that way was bound to actually fail. Pages

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and pages of this in the Daily Mail, but we must go on to the Sunday

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Times. Staying with Theresa May, this is the suggestion that Theresa

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May has secretly agreed the terms of a divorce bill, they have numbers

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and everything? We should say our esteemed colleague Chris Mason has

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it on high authority from Downing Street that this story is absolute

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rubbish. They say it is to be not true. Maybe we should move on? Tim

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Shipman, also an esteemed colleague, says a Tory source who has discussed

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the plans with Theresa May's inner circle, saying they are planning to

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approve a politically explosive Brexit bill of up to ?50 billion

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after the Conservative Party conference in an effort to

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kick-start the talks and negotiations with the European

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Union. It means Britain would pay between ?7 billion and ?17 billion a

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year for three years after Brexit before ending the sizeable direct

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payments. I don't know if you believe that? The trouble is, it's

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about time somebody put a figure on what we are going to have to pay. I

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think the onus is on Michel Barnier and the EU, they are the ones

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selling this thing. We are the buyers, if you like, and they should

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come up with it. We fight estimates of any thing from 40 billion to 100

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billion. Let's start with the actual figure so that we know what it is.

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Then we can also find out what we are buying, we can talk about, OK,

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we might pay that amount of money for staying near or in the single

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market. Whether the story is true or not, Downing Street have denied it,

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we will be somewhere around this figure. She will have two actually

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come up with money within this kind of range. We just don't know what it

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is. That is why Europe must say what they want from us. Staying on

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Brexit, in The Observer, this is the suggestion that if Tory backbenchers

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start to create a fuss about Brexit and the terms thereof, they might be

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in a spot of bother with the whips? Yes, what comes up is the Repeal

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Bill, which has come down from The Great Repeal Bill, what it was

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originally called. On the day of Brexit, all EU law becomes UK law.

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Completely sensible. A lot of people don't like it. A lot of clauses

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suggest that powers would be taken away from Parliament and handed over

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to Whitehall. Anyway, a lot of Tory rebels, there has been a major

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assault from Labour, trying to get the Tory rebels to come over to

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them. The euro supporters in the Tory party. The warning is that if

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you do that, we could be into general election territory. The

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government could fall if she can't get through her bill. According to

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the Observer, the whips are leaning on MPs and saying, don't do this. Of

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course, the MPs are saying, the more they lean on us, the more they are

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inclined to have a go. I will move us on, but let's jump to the Sunday

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Times, just to finish. Time is tight. It is a totally different

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story, but an interesting one. Five-year-olds wearing the hijab as

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a school uniform. New figures coming out? It is they survey the Sunday

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Times has done. It has shown there are lots of state primary schools

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that allow girls as young as five to where the Muslim headscarf, this is

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just the headscarf, not covering the face or anything. The idea of

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wearing the hijab, normally it comes in at puberty, not at the age of

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five. There are completely understandable concerns, which I

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must say I share. It is alarming female Muslim campaigners, church

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leaders and academics, they say it is sexualising little girls.

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Basically saying to them, you must be covered up because you are a

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sexual thing, a sexual temptation. There are concerns, Ofsted are

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looking to see if headteachers have been coming under pressure from

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external organisations, from parents or religious leaders, to bring this

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in. There is quite a difference across the country. A fifth of 800

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primary schools, including Church of England primary, in 11 regions, now

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lest the hijab as part of their uniform policy, which is odd for

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five or six-year-olds. I think we disagree somewhat on this one. I

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would be happy about this, provided the parents of the children are

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happy, and the schools are happy. The principle of the hijab being

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school uniform, I don't have a problem with it. Well, we end on a

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glorious disagreement. We have had to be short and sweet, because time

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is tight. We will be back in the next hour. Thanks to Jo and Nigel

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for now. We will be back at 11.30 when we will have more time for more

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discussion and disagreement! That have a look at the weather

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prospects. Hello, a lovely start

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to the weekend, with the exception of a few sharp showers in East

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Anglia. Most places were dry with some

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sunshine, with skies like this.

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