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‘ the ‘the day the stay dry for much of the day the increasing chance of a bit of rain, not amounting to much, moving in. this weather system has stalled gci’oss this weather system has stalled across us this weather system has stalled across us by monday so we start monday with loads of cloud, damp and drizzly, coastal hill fog, not very inviting at all and another weather system brings more rain to scotland and northern ireland but for england and northern ireland but for england and wales in the afternoon it brightens up, given any sunshine it will be quite warm, the low 20s, but feeling quite muggy and from tuesday onwards it is brighter but showery. had online, videos, the weatherfor the week ahead and the latest on major tropical weather systems around the world —— head online. hello, this is bbc news with rachel schofield. we will be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first the headlines at 11:30pm: the metropolitan police has paid compensation to the former head of the army, lord bramall, and the family of the late home secretary lord brittan, who were falsely accused of child sexual abuse. more than 1,400 people have died and a0 million have been left homeless or displaced after catastrophic flooding across several south asian countries.
on his second visit this week, president trump praises the people of texas as he meets those affected by flooding there. a campaign group says more than 700 homes have been burned down in a rohingya muslim village, as tens of thousands of the minority group continue to flee myanmar. my guess is marcel thereux, and we are talking about his story about storytelling, and why it matters. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are nigel nelson, who is the political editor at the sunday mirror
and sunday people, and the political commentatorjo phillips. tomorrow's front pages: the observer says that the prime minister, theresa may, is facing a revolt from remain supporting conservative mps over the upcoming brexit bill. the same story leads the sunday telegraph, with tory rebels being told to back brexit or get corbyn. the sunday times also leads with a brexit story. it says theresa may has secretly agreed a £50 billion divorce bill with the eu. the mail on sunday claims that theresa may ignored a memo from sir lynton crosby telling her not to risk a snap general election earlier this year. and the express front page has the news that moors murderer, ian brady, who died in may, left presents to pen—pals including locks of his hair. so let's begin, and nigel, i will
get you to kick us off this time. we will start with the sunday telegraph where we are going brexit to begin with. tory rebels being rapped over the knuckles in advance of a busy week. parliament comes back on tuesday after a long break and the first thing they are faced with is the great repeal bill, now they have dropped the great. that puts all eu law into british law on brexit date, which is basically quite sensible. however, a lot of tory mps do not like this very much. they are worried about the government basically taking too many powers away from parliament and handing it to whitehall. so the telegraph as saying that six of them may well rebel. it could be even more than that. at the same time, labour objects to the bill because it doesn't put in the protections they wa nt to doesn't put in the protections they want to see in it and they will be voting against it and they are encouraging the tories to come across. in the sunday papers, a
charm offensive by damian green, first secretary of state, who was effectively theresa may's deputy prime minister. he is appealing for tory unity. theresa may is in every paper asking for tory unity as well. david davis is in another sunday paper doing the same thing. it is quite a co—ordinated effort. probably she will get through this week. if she doesn't, the government falls, which is their warning. and as the telegraph says, then you end up as the telegraph says, then you end up with jeremy corbyn, as the telegraph says, then you end up withjeremy corbyn, as they would bea up withjeremy corbyn, as they would be a general election. probably these mps will hold their fire and try and amend the bill in committee. still a problem for her because she relies completely on this bill to get brexit through. it is all about numbers, isn't it? it undermines completely her slim majority, this absolutely way the then seeing which is going to be the difference between her staying in power and jeremy corbyn getting in ——
wafer—thin thing. 0r possibly brexit never happening and ending up with a hung parliament again. we were talking earlier and saying i feel like i have heard this argument about could the tories be united and put their splits to one side? i feel like i have heard that all my adult life. and there is bill cash quoted, just to make sure it feels like a rerun. you think either get on and do the job that you have got us into by calling the referendum that david cameron... and we will come at him later, and just get to it. but this is all the worst sort of venal party politics. you have corbyn who doesn't want an election, you have theresa may, who doesn't want an election because corbyn might win. then you have the snp and democrats and a few rebels and you have conservative mps saying don't bully us, we will do what we think is right for the country.
us, we will do what we think is right for the countrylj us, we will do what we think is right for the country. i think that is probably right. and the election is probably right. and the election is quite important. although is probably right. and the election is quite important. althoutheremy corbyn has to say he wants an election, he doesn't really want to have to negotiate brexit. much better to pick up the pieces right at the end of it and try and put right anything that might be wrong. talking about election, much has been made this week, and it has picked up in articles tomorrow, about theresa may saying she is in it for the long—term and will be around for the next election. that has caused some disquiet. around for the next election. that has caused some disquietlj around for the next election. that has caused some disquiet. i read a story last week naming the date that she would go. this is making the assumption that as she had indicated to tory mps, she wouldn't stay beyond september 20 i9. i did a story working out the date from that with tory election rules and the parliamentary timetable, and 30 august 2019, a friday, when she
would have to quit. suddenly she goes to japan and make the announcement she will stay, which astonished all of us. not least the tory party. you had lord heseltine coming out, grant shapps, pointing out that this is not in her gift. the tory party decides the leader, not the leader. and she was asked directly by one of our bbc political correspondent, and once she says she is not steyn, people will say it is unstable, and we can't negotiate with her. she showed the ability to mess up the election and what she has said is i will stay as long as the tory party and the country want me. that is all you have to say. you are not putting a timetable on it. the next question is does that mean after brexit? she could repeat the same answer, i will stay as long as and so on. it has gone down well, calming the waters in the tory
party. suddenly she says this and kicks up a huge storm again. another huge storm brewing in the sunday times, suggesting she is getting too busy and making secret deals before anything is announced. and as chris mason said when you were talking to him earlier, it is so secret it is on the front page of the sunday times. allegedly she has agreed a £50 billion brexit deal, so she wa nts to a pprove £50 billion brexit deal, so she wants to approve this after the conservative party conference in 0ctober, conservative party conference in october, in a bid to try and kickstart talks with the european union, and britain would pay between £7 billion and £17 billion a year to brussels, and downing street com pletely brussels, and downing street completely denying this and saying there is no truth in it. a source close to tim shipman or close to number ten, close to tim shipman or close to numberten, i close to tim shipman or close to number ten, i should say, sorry, close to tim shipman or close to number ten, ishould say, sorry, a source close to theresa may, says they are planning how to do the
brexit bill, and whether to do it as an early payment. again, it is coming back to numbers, and we still don't know what the bill is going to be. we still don't know what the cost of the negotiations is going to be. and over what a long period of time. and rather oddly, ithink, given that most sunday papers rather like doing polls and things, they have a survey saying seven out of ten voters and four out of ten tories disagreed with mrs may's assertion that she should fight the next election. 30% of voters want her to fight on, 40% want her to quit before 2022. i find it odd that they didn't put that further up. when it comes to this, it is time we got figures out there. a whole of the negotiation is being held up as of money, and if barnier says this is the money we want from you, then
we are in a negotiation. it is david davis's duty to beat him down on whatever it is but at least we have a starting point. it is the fact we have no figure which means we are having talks about talks six months after article 50 was triggered. let's go back in time with the mail on sunday, because they have a story which takes us back to the snap general election and that theresa may was warned it was a catastrophic mistake. yes, so this is a secret paper which has been leaked to the mail on sunday, and it is a memo from sir lynton crosby, the australian election guru who helped david cameron wind two elections and borisjohnson when two terms as mayor of london. he was away in fiji ona mayor of london. he was away in fiji on a long planned family holiday for his wife's birthday. does he wish he had stayed there now?|j his wife's birthday. does he wish he had stayed there now? i suspect he probably does. he was told that they
we re probably does. he was told that they were thinking of going for an early election and he said i don't think thatis election and he said i don't think that is a very good idea, mate. not to the prime minister, but somebody quite senior, and said what research have you been doing? he is... i don't know him, you probably do, nigel, but he is renowned for being absolutely rigid. his message was who do you trust on the economy, and not on foxhunting and everything else. his advice was clearly this is a high—risk strategy, there is no guarantee you will get the landslide the polls are currently predicting. and of course, she ignored it and we all know now what a total shambles it was. and mainly the blame game, inevitably, goes back to fiona hill and nick timothy. you have a fascinating, a great... well, an
interesting picture comparing nick timothy to rasputin, mostly in line with the beard. the character has a bit to do with it as well. 0r with the beard. the character has a bit to do with it as well. or a mac and we hear this thing that we have heard so often, that theresa may's him ignored crosby's advice out of spite. you get an adviser who thinks they have more power, and they exclude other people, and that is where you end up with a shambles. what did you make of this, nigel? there is a lot of unpicking of who said what. it is a blame game. what is interesting about the article is lynton crosby was responsible for making a presidential campaign and making a presidential campaign and making theresa may the centre of it. clearly a mistake, she wasn't up to that. equally you had nick timothy and fiona hill, with an iron grip on downing street already causing problems, and making a huge cache of
the party manifesto. everybody takes the party manifesto. everybody takes the blame for it. ultimately it is with the prime minister because it was her choice to call the election in the first place. we will move away from brexit to something totally different. this is in the sunday express, about health tourism, particularly on the issue of cancer. it is a fascinating piece, this one. it is from doctor thomas, a cancer specialist at the royal marsden hospital in london and he says that one in 20 patients he treats as a health tourist. interestingly he is talking about the fact that the bill for health tourism is probably hugely underrated. at the moment it is reckoned at about £2 billion, he thinks it is much higher. the government are trying to do something about this. they want people who come in and are not entitled to nhs treatment to put a deposit down, at least to pay for the nonurgent treatment they have.
what doctor thomas says it is they don't have the staff in hospitals to actually administer that. so effectively not working. clearly warning like that from a person like that needs to be taken seriously. they have a way of dealing with it. if it is not working they need to make it work. i will have to rattle through, because there is a lot we wa nt to through, because there is a lot we want to get through. 0nto the 0bserver, want to get through. 0nto the observer, and at the bottom, not their main story because they were on brexit as well. a clampdown on fixed odds betting. there has been a lot of concern about this, particularly from gambling addiction charities, because touchscreen roulette things, and the argument is that gamblers at the moment can play casino games with stakes of up to £100 every 20 seconds, which in extreme cases means a player can gamble away £80,000 in an hour. gambling charities, addiction
charities, want the stakes to be lowered to about £2. now, obviously that would have implications for the treasury, and so there has been a bit of... sort of i think, that the treasury wanted to keep money but obviously be seen to do the right thing. you have the department of culture, media and sport saying they must do something about this. in a letter to the bishop of st albans, one doctor alan smith, the chancellor, philip hammond, has assured the bishop that they are going to do something about it, and they are going to look at it. it is four columns of a story that is the government rights to the bishop to say don't worry about it, we are looking at it. but they have to lower the stakes, because there is not a lot else you can do to control this. and have fewer of them on the high street. they target poorer areas. we have been running a campaign on the