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That's all the sport for now.
Now on BBC News it's
time for The Papers.
Hello and welcome to our look
ahead to what the papers
are bringing us today.
With me are Katy Balls, political
correspondent at The Spectator,
and the journalist and broadcaster
Let's have a look at some
of the front pages.
The Observer leads on comments
from a former head of the civil
service, who makes a scathing
comparison between some brexiteers
and German nationalists
between the world wars.
Theresa May will face a coup
from cabinet brexiteers,
if she persists with plans to remain
in the customs union,
according to the Sunday Times.
And more Brexit on the The Sunday
Telegraph which says
the Prime Minister is being urged
to invoke the example
of Margaret Thatcher
and defy her chancellor over Brexit.
The Express accuses Jeremy Corbyn
of environmental hypocrisy,
claiming he left a diesel car
waiting outside his house for 40
minutes before getting in for a six
mile trip to Westminster.
Meanwhile the Mirror has an image
of the Health Secretary,
Jeremy Hunt, taking a nap
in a hotel, which the paper claims
was taken while thousands
marched through London,
calling for more NHS support.
There we are, a snapshot of the
newspaper front pages. Katy, let's
kick off with Brexit, Brexit, Brexit
on the front pages. Don't let
Hammond ruin Brexit.
I think it is
an understatement to say tensions
are running high over Brexit. We
have the two big meetings next week.
The Cabinet are meant to be
thrashing out a position. I'd then
think it's hugely surprising that
Bernard Jenkins has said that the
Chancellor is frustrating the
The head of Waitrose...
We are still
quite away down the track and we are
still trying to work out what kind
of Brexit it is going to be. I
suppose that is why we are getting
all this arguing.
We and it's
interesting that Bernard Jenkins is
the latest voice saying we should
not be so vague, but an unknown
source, a senior Brexiteer is quoted
as saying in the piece that there
are far more of us than there are
Tory Remainers in the Commons and we
are the ones who can pull the temple
down. I found that confusing because
I thought it was the temple of
Brexit we are building and if it is
going to be pulled down, what will
we be left with?
Maybe they are
talking about the temple of Theresa
If we are going to
use the divine as a metaphor, the
reason that they haven't been able
to find a way forward is because
someone on high wants to abandon the
Sticking with the temple
metaphor, there are Brexiteers in
the Sunday Times who want to create
a new temple, I suppose. This is a
dream number ten with Boris Johnson
and Michael Gove.
These are new
tenants that can move into the
temple if the current ones don't
live unto it! A softer Brexit is
being discussed, which would mean a
customs union of some sort. If she
does that, there is this idea that
they will get rid of her and they
will move in the three Brexiteers.
Gove would be the deputy, but only
if he remembers not to stab Boris
Johnson in the back again. I don't
think this is everyone's version of
A nice picture of them as
the three Musketeers, the three
We could have Boris made
up, we saw that piece of Gary
Oldman's make up. We could have a
about Theresa May's weakness. Is she
staying put for now?
I think she is.
I think she is trying to get us to
the next election without a
decision, without a proper plan, so
we are forced to go back to the
country. I feel she has lost the
appetite for it, but she is very
good at keeping everybody sort of
trailing behind, complaining,
dreading the satchels in the sand,
but they still do their homework and
turn up at 9am the next morning.
is trying to keep this fragile
coalition within her government
The way she became to the
Prime Minister is because she was a
reluctant remain them. There is a
point in this please which is
basically if she were to go for a
softer Brexit, and I think the
Brexit camp at the moment being led
by Jacob Rees Mogg, they are the
type who would call for a confidence
vote. Ultimately it will go above
Last story on Brexit. This is
He is aligning the
with the Nazis in Germany. He is
saying the attacks on the Civil
Service are, if you like, following
a pattern, which ultimately led to
national socialism. I suspect that
might be overstating it, but when
you look at what is happening in the
rest of the world, perhaps it is
Katy, what do you think about
Once you compare tactics with
anything with the word Nazi in it,
you are into territory that is over
the top. There is a growing problem
between the Civil Service and the
government we have seen that this
week with Liz information. I don't
regard this as helpful.
a hard job even harder. The Sunday
Telegraph. Uma Thurman, Harvey
Weinstein, more allegations that he
allegedly attacked her as well.
Shyama, this is something that she
has hinted about before and now she
has given chapter and verse about
Yes, and the report she gives is
very similar to others, he exposed
himself, he jumped on her.
Apparently she broke down in the
middle of an interview when she was
retelling the story. I'm curious
about the timing. She could have set
this up front. I don't know if it is
strategic and she is doing it to
keep the argument alive,. I'm not
entirely sure what it adds to what
we know. It's interesting to know
that Uma Thurman was one of the
victims. It shows that no one was
about being attacked by Weinstein,
assuming at this point that all
these allegations have foundation.
She says she feels bad for not
protecting other women. I suppose
different women feel differently
about what they want a say in public
regarding what happened to them.
had lots of leading actresses who
have now, and spoken. They talk
about the guilt, they should have
used the position of power, but it
tells you about his monopoly on the
industry. Someone like Uma Thurman,
or Angelina Jolie, they feel they
can't say anything.
isolated events and may be the
subject just believes that it is
only happen to them. It's only when
someone else brings it up it starts
If these are all true,
why is he currently just in therapy?
It doesn't quite seem right.
Sunday express. We have a story
about Jeremy Carbone. They say he
uses a toxin pumping diesel car and
leaves it on the yellow line for 40
Are you outraged by that?
I'm quite low energy today and could
not get that outraged. Lots of
people see Jeremy Corbyn as this
left-wing messiah, this saint. The
fact he has taken this car which is
diesel, it goes against his
principles. It's interesting that
they have come up with alternative
routes for him to get to work.
can use the tube or the bus.
cycle. But there are security
But they miss the main
point. Apart from having described
in great detail the spec of a Ford
Galaxy, the car is actually provided
by the government car service. So in
fact it is not Jeremy Corbyn who is
It is not his decision.
No, it is the government's. It is
only being done for safety reasons
because they decided he should not
cycle into work any more because it
was a security risk.
personal story about a politician if
you like is in the Sunday Mirror.
Gerry Mahar nes having a nap. They
are making something about how he
was sleeping at a spa Hotel while
NHS demonstrators were out on the
I think this
is slightly unfair. Whatever you may
think of Jeremy Hunt, he has a fall
asleep at his desk or in the
Chamber. Maybe it is a sign that
he's working very hard in his day
job that by the time it gets to the
weekend he can't stay awake. This is
about NHS funding and if you speak
to people in the party and in
covenant, Jeremy Hunt is lobbying
for more funding. It's not that he
is going against them.
I think it's
unfair. So should he be allowed a
little keep every now and again?
course. He is probably exhausted.
Maybe the mirror committee was
watching the demonstration on BBC
News. Maybe he fell asleep when he
was watching it on BBC News.
that very much. If he was watching
cars would not fall asleep.
the mirror of the Jeremy Carbone
story. Just having a pop at someone.
Let's end on an upbeat note. The
Spice Girls are reuniting for a £50
million tour. Posh is going to sing
and make even perform at Harry and
They are embodying global Britain.
Are you a big fan? I was
a big fan. At school we used to pick
one to be.
Who were you?
I was posh.
But I think maybe posh is doing this
because it is financial.
enjoy singing, I saw them once at
the O2 when they did the last
reunion and she sang the least. She
probably sign a couple of tiny solo
bits, and the worst. Interestingly
though the crowd went wild when she
did something. The other four, not
so much. She just opened her mouth
and the crowd went wild.
go to the concerts now?
wouldn't batter my way to get the
If someone offered you a
to the Spice Girls. As we said,
global Britain in action. Thank you
both. Great to have you with us.
That's it for The Papers
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Thank you Shyama and Katy.