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That is all, coming up in a moment, the papers, see you later.

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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 the former Conservative pensions minister Ros Altmann

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and the sports journalist Mihir Bose.

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting with The i,

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it leads on the political crisis in Northern Ireland.

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The Telegraph says a review has found that Britain's most senior

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military judge mishandled the trial of a Royal Marine, who was found

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guilty of murdering a wounded Taliban fighter.

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The Mail leads on the pressures on A

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It says the Health Secretary has begged patients to stay away

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While the Guardian says front-line doctors have warned

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patient safety is at risk, as casualty units are overwhelmed.

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The Times leads on the story that doctors believe more than a quarter

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of accident and emergency units are dangerously overcrowded.

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The Express focuses on house prices.

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And the Metro leads on Meryl Streep's criticism of Donald Trump.

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That is at last night's: globes, we will talk about that later on, but

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let's start with the Daily Mail, broken a and E is your fault, i.e.,

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the public was fought. One in three of us should not be in casualty at

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all. We are in the middle of winter, when you get the biggest pressures

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on the NHS, particularly A, he is trying to flag up that sad hopefully

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stop a few of us going over there. It is unprecedented for doctors to

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give the kind of learning we have had just now, which is that our A

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systems are overloaded, patient safety is at risk. As you say, we

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are in the winter, the busiest time of year for ten one typically, but

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what I think is really going on here, and if you look through some

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of the examples of what people are saying and what is happening in

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hospitals, lots of problems stemming from the failure of our social care

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system, and hospitals are saying we have got to discharge people. We

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have not got enough beds to admit people to, and they can't, because

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social care is not taking people back into the community. So you have

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patients at risk, at one level, and then you have got the government

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saying that actually about 30% of people who actually show up at ten

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one are not real emergencies. So they are talking about having GPs to

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fill the people out as they come into town one to see who is really

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an emergency and who isn't. Mihir, this is a problem we have year after

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year, ten one can't cope, people are going there who should not be going

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there, there is not enough money to put into the health service.

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Something radical has to be done to deal with all this. Absolutely, and

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it is quite interesting what the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has

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said, that people are going in with broken fingernails, and that is

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causing the broken A It is almost the way he has put it, and of course

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he is suggesting that if fewer people have to go, otherwise the

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four hour wait, which is what was prescribed back in 2004 by the then

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Labour government, that patients have to be treated, may have to be

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revised. In a way, what is happening here, we are very proud of our

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National Health Service, but we are getting close to what happened in

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America, where they don't have a National Health Service, and where

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people when they are ill go to the emergency ward. That seems to be

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happening. We need to look at our whole health care system. What we

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need to do and what we should do, people are growing older, living

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longer, and every year we have the same crisis. But this year the

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emergency seems to be greater. But having GPs there to filter out who

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really is an emergency make some sense. You would think it was

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already happening to some degree and it hasn't done, so we have to get to

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grips with this. The front of the independent macro, crisis as

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McGuinness resigns. Bizarrely, all of this over a green energy scheme.

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Yes, and although that is the sensible reason, but one suspects

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that this goes back to the reaction of the Republicans who are sharing

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in the ruling Northern Ireland to what has happened to Brexit and how

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they feel about it. Oh really? I suspect that the filling of the

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whole peace process in Northern Ireland, the European Union played a

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big part in it, and the feeling was if we quit Europe and Northern

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Ireland, particularly the peace process, would be damaged, and I

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think this is the first, if you like, dividend, if one can put it

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that way, of the June vote. Roz, Mihir has hit on this going way

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beyond the green energy scheme, which if people have missed the news

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over the last year, it was a scheme to encourage people to be more

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green, they were getting subsidies in order to do this. But in fact the

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subsidies were so great that people were actually using more energy than

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they needed in order to get the subsidies, and as a result the

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people of Northern Ireland are in a hole to the chewing of ?490 million

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think it is. It is known as the cash for Ash scheme. But as Mihir has

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suggested, it could be Brexit, certainly as far as Sinn Fein is

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concerned, you have got certain issues with the First Minister, in

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that state she is not seen as a friend of pound sharing --

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power-sharing, per se, but she has not been giving the Catholics and

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Sinn Fein what they believe they should be getting out of devolution,

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so this goes very deep, way beyond Ash for cash. It definitely does.

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The power-sharing agreement means that Sinn Fein and the DUP, both

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sides have got to share power. So as soon as Martin McGuinness as Deputy

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First Minister and stand that brings down the government and they have to

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go for elections. So the DUP First Minister cannot rule without the

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Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister. But an election will bring out the same

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as arts, the DUP will probably be the ruling party. What they are

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helping us to get rid of Arlene Foster, who they find it difficult

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to work with. But there are Brexit overtones to this, as Mihir says,

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there are Brexit overtones to this because nobody knows how it will all

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work with the border with Northern Ireland, if you have not got an open

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border, how will you make this whole thing work? Jeremy Corbyn on the

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front page of the Daily Telegraph, he faces Labour backlash over

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strikes. This is the RMT strike, Southern Rail strike, Jeremy Corbyn

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has refused to condemn the strikes, even though the Mayor of London

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Sadiq Khan has attacked rail workers who went on strike on the tubes

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today, and this is seen as something that could hit him electorally. I

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think it could. There are hundreds of thousands of not more people who

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are really being disadvantaged by the problems on the railways. It has

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been happening for a long time on the Southern railways. Today we have

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had this awful strike in London, so a lot of people couldn't get to work

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or spend hours trying to get work. There is a lot of anger out there.

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We have got the Mayor of London saying this is unnecessary and then

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you have the Labour leader saying actually he is backing the strikers.

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The public want to see that something is done. At the end of the

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day, we all need to get to work, we all need to commute. Lots of people

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will either be losing business or some people will be losing jobs as a

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result of this travel chaos. The Labour Party is putting a new Streng

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-- campaign strategy for the beginning of the year that they

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believe will take them to a better place in the polls. To be the kind

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of unconventional leader that they believe Donald Trump has been and so

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on and so forth. Is it going to work, and not being mealy-mouthed is

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what Jeremy Corbyn's followers would say past Labour leaders would have

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done in this situation, they would say it should go to as lead, they

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should have talks, both sides have an item that suggest they should

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whatever -- to as lead. He is saying I am going to back the strikers. Big

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mistake? In the past, Labour leaders would have said let's have a beer

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and Sam Burgess. Labour is doing what the Republican right did in

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America for a long time, that we will go to our core base. I get the

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feeling that Corbyn would not mind losing the next election if he gets

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a Labour Party that believes in the sort of socialism he wants and that

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could be the launch pad for years down the line for a Corbyn acolyte

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or another figure like Corbyn that would really bring in the socialist

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republic that really they aspire for. We may say that is impossible

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but look at what has happened in America. But that is a maverick on

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the right, and that is the thing about all these revolutions, yes

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there was Syriza in Greece and the Durm us in Spain, though they are

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both on the back foot. Everyone else they are on the right. But if you

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know now, there is a lot of talk about the disparity in incomes, that

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people in the city are still getting huge bonuses. Even Theresa May has

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spoken that the so-called Jams want the government to intervene. So

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those are change even in Conservative thinking. Rods, is that

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true from your experience? Yes, but Corbyn doesn't have the backing of

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his own MPs. Most of them. The core Labour supporters to want to get to

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work, Mr Wood to have a job and travel. That could be his big

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problem. The front page of the Metro now Ros, the Golden Globes last

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night, Millstreet used that pulpit and microphone for a bit of sparring

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with the president elect. It is incredible that he has risen to that

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date. It is not incredible, Ros, where have you been? I guess you're

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right, I still can't quite believe it, though. What she was basically

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saying is you should not mock someone who is disabled. Most people

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out there would agree with that, but for Trump to come back and said to

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her that she is some kind of second-rate actress, this woman has

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got 19 Oscar-nominated is, 13 Golden Globes, three Oscars. By no stretch

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of the imagination could you call her other thing -- other than

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anything van... We are living in a post-truth world, Ros, where have

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you been? We can't keep going like this, surely? It shows that Trump is

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being very Trump, and he denies saying what he says, which is on

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record. If you point out to Trump that he says that come he will say I

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have not. We have all fallen down the rabbit hole. A post-truth world.

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We have had the meeting of the old pulpit, I support our troops in

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Vietnam or I don't, thanks for the Oscar by the way, thanks to my mum.

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And the way Donald Trump does it, with a bit of a tweet. At five in

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the morning. Which one is going to win? It has to be that we do. Will

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he still be doing it after January 20? The front page of the Guardian,

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Trump to hire son-in-law the top job in White House. There is most to be

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laws against nepotism, when JFK hired Robert Kennedy, they brought

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in a law to stop this kind of thing happening. It's still happening. He

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is going to be senior adviser, that is the story, but they believe there

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is a loophole, because the law says you can't, the person who has an

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agency can't appoint a relation to the agency, and they are arguing

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that the White House is not an agency, the president is not an

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agent, he is above that. This is an interpretation of the law. This is

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semantics of the worst kind. Can he get away with it? I suppose it can.

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I think he can get away with a hell of a lot. Until things go wrong.

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Maybe he will continue to. He will say he is a consultant. To be fair,

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he is pointing out that Bill Clinton and his wife, you know, they both

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had top positions together. She would have asked Bill for a bit of

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advice, wouldn't she? Maybe, maybe not, but I can see their point of

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view. Mrs Clinton acted on the health care programme which did not

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actually work, so she had a proper job. But I think the problem here,

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Ros, is we have to see how he does and secondly at this point in time

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the American people might give him a lot of slack. I do believe they will

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come as I say, until something goes wrong. It is all fine until it goes

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belly up. Front page of the Daily Telegraph, shoppers warned over

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waste. Yes, I mean, basically we are going to apparently get science in

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supermarkets reminding us that you should not why food unnecessarily,

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that bread goes off more quickly if you keep it in the fridge, things

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like this. Do we really need this? Are they going to help by not giving

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ridiculous two-for-one offers, Fifa one of us, so you have six packets

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of these things in your fridge, not speaking from personal experience.

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And then you have to throw for them away. It is a bit nanny state. There

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is a huge amount of food waste but not sure that signs in supermarkets

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are going to make much of a difference. I will have to read it

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here. Mihir, Ros, good to see you, thanks for joining us. All of the

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front pages online where you can read a detailed review of all of the

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papers. It is therefore you seven a week. You can see us there too with

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each night's edition of the papers and we are on iPlayer as well. Stay

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with us for all of that, Ros and Mihir thank you, and to you goodbye.

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