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Hello and welcome to

the Daily Politics.

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He's gone - Theresa May

has sacked Damian Green,

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after an inquiry found he'd made

'misleading statements'

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about pornography found

on his office computer.

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The Prime Minister has lost a close

ally and her third cabinet

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minister in two months.

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This year has seen Theresa May's

fortunes transformed for the worse,

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a lot worse, while Jeremy Corbyn

ends within reach of power -

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unless he isn't.

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We'll look back at

the highs and the lows of 2017.

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You know what, it's been

a busy year in politics.

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And who knows what

the next 12 months could hold?

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So we've come here to London's

West End to ask Christmas shoppers,

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are you feeling optimistic

or pessimistic about 2018?

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And it isn't Christmas until we've

revealed which well-known political

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figure has put on the white beard

to become this year's

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Daily Politics Secret Santa.

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All that in the next hour of this

Daily Politics Christmas Special,

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our last programme of 2017.

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And the very best one

to present, it says here.

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Andrew and Jo wrote that before

they went off Christmas shopping

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and left me behind to fill in.

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What a year it's been

in politics, though.

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We'll look back, and look forward

to another one in 2018.

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And joining me for all of it,

four guests we'd all love to see

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turning up on our doorstep singing -

MPs Peter Bone and Jess Phillips,

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and the journalists

Zoe Williams and Harry Cole.

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Welcome to all of you.

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First today, let's talk

about the big story

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that broke last night,

just as MPs were voting

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on the withdrawal bill

in the Commons, the news that

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Theresa May had sacked her deputy

and old university friend,

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the First Secretary

of State Damian Green.

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His job had been hanging

in the balance since the beginning

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of November after claims

of inappropriate behaviour

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towards a journalist,

and claims he had viewed pornography

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on a computer in his office.

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He denied both and still does,

but an official inquiry found he'd

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made untrue and misleading

statements denying he even knew

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about the pornography,

and for that he had to go.

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He is the third minister

to resign in two months.

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So a big political story to end

the year, and Ellie Price

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is here with the details.

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John, thank you.

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Damian Green was being investigated

by an official at the Cabinet Office

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after allegations that he made

unwanted advances and sent

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inappropriate messages

to the writer and journalist,

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Kate Maltby, in 2015.

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He was also being investigated

about public statements he made

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about claims by police that

pornography was found

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on his parliamentary computer.

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Officers had raided his office back

in 2008 during a separate

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investigation into

Home Office leaks.

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Damian Green strongly denied both

of these accusations and has

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maintained his innocence throughout.

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The Cabinet Office report said

he had made "inaccurate

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and misleading" statements

by denying he knew about

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the discovery of the pornography,

and had breached

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the ministerial code.

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Regarding Kate Maltby,

the investigation found

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there were "competing

and contradictory accounts"

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and it was "not possible to reach

a definitive conclusion"

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on the appropriateness

of Damian Green's behaviour.

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Although they added that Ms Maltby's

account was "plausible".

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The report finishes by saying that

Damian Green maintains his innocence

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over claims he viewed pornography

on his Parliamentary computer

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and the investigation reaches

"no conclusion" on this matter.

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In her letter to Damian Green,

Theresa May expressed "deep

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regret" at his departure

but said his actions "fell short"

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of the conduct expected

of a cabinet minister.

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In his reply, Damian Green

admitted his statements

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about the pornography

could have been "clearer".

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And apologised that

they were "misleading".

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He also apologised to Kate Maltby

for making her feel uncomfortable.

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John.

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Thanks very much.

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Let's talk now to our political

correspondent, Alex Forsyth.

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Alex, hello, what are you picking up

now on this sacking, what have you

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heard from Downing Street? And the

House of Commons?

The overwhelming

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thing you get, especially from

Theresa May's letter to Damian Green

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is the regret at the fact he had to

go. It cannot be estimated how close

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these two were, they met at

university 40 years ago, they were

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in parliament at the same time, they

are close friends and allies, he was

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her trusted confidant, that comes

across in the opening few lines of

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her letter. She sets it out clearly.

There's no doubt Theresa May didn't

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want to have to make this decision

but because of that breach of the

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ministerial code that only talked

about, she felt she had no choice.

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It's interesting, there are a number

of Conservative MPs pointing the

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finger at the role of police. There

were two officers who made public

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the fact that pornography had been

found on computers in Damian Green's

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office. They have been criticised by

not least the Metropolitan Police

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commissioner looking into the fact

that they disclosed confidential

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information, and now a number of

Conservative MPs saying that perhaps

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that was not the right thing to do.

Theresa May herself, in her letter

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to Damian Green, said she had

concerns about the action of police.

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I do think there's a sense that

while Theresa May felt that she had

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little choice but to take this

course of action that she wanted to

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avoid, there are bigger questions

about what happened more broadly

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when it came to the raid on Damian

Green's offers a number of years ago

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and what was found subsequently.

It's worth saying that the police

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officers who disclose that

information said they felt compelled

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to do so because it was in the

public interest and they feared a

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cover-up but on that front I think

there is more to come. When it comes

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to Theresa May and her government

there is no doubt that she cuts a

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lonely figure at the top having lost

Damian Green.

No mushroom cloud in

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the Tory party about this, we

remember David Davis in the Cabinet,

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he threw a protective arm around

Damian Green when this went to a new

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level if you days ago. He said

effectively through intermediaries

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that he would be prepared to walk if

Damian Green was the victim of a

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police revenge operation. He's not

going to go?

It doesn't sound like

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that, he's kept quiet is this all

broke publicly last night but

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various people are suggesting he's

got no intention to resign at this

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stage. The Prime Minister's

spokesman was asked about it and he

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said there were conversations

between David Davis and Theresa May

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that will remain between them but

there's no sense he's going

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anywhere. It sounded like it was a

threat made that he has rowed back

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from. I think around the Cabinet

table at least, this resignation

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about what has happened here, the

fact that Theresa May had to take

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some course of action, given the

findings of the enquiry. What is

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interesting to note is when Theresa

May was first given those enquiry

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findings on Monday, this was a

Cabinet Office enquiry, she took the

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decision to ask her independent

adviser on the ministerial

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standards, to look at them. He did

so on Tuesday and reported back

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yesterday. Theresa May really did

take a pretty close examination of

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what was found, to see what course

of vaccine she has to follow.

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Whether she felt she had a choice

around that. Who knows? She has been

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clear on her level about extreme

sadness at Damian Green's departure.

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Alex, thank you. -- the cause of

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action she has to follow. What does

this sacking mean for Theresa May's

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strength when we are talking about

the Prime Minister, she had no

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choice but to sack Damian Green, is

that the truth? She said he lied and

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he had to go.

Is pretty open and

shut, there's not a lot of ambiguity

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in telling the truth around this.

Once you've set on two separate

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occasions that something was not

true, I don't think she could have

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just ignored it. I don't know if

somebody stronger could have served

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it.

Is not necessarily the

misdemeanour that gets you but it's

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always the light, going back to the

beginning, he...

Why do none of

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these people watch the West Wing?

No

doubt that Theresa May fought to

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keep him. Everybody's been asking

what is going to happen over the

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last few weeks and no doubt that the

timing is admirable, she has jetted

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off to Poland, MPs are going away

for the Christmas break. If this

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happened three weeks ago, pre-,

maybe getting progress on the Brexit

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talks? When she was in a weaker

position? She has firmed up her

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position in the party, but Europe on

the brunt foot and slipped out the

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results. While obviously it is bad

news, no way losing three Cabinet

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ministers in two months is bad news!

It's not as devastating as it could

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be.

I don't agree on waiting until

it's Christmas and then they forget.

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She will not be hauled into the

Commons tomorrow to talk about it.

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Let me go to the other side of the

table... Peter, a very happy

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Christmas to you. A lot more

Christmas to come, you've no idea!

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What's the feeling you've picked up

on the Tory side about the way this

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came out? The police leaking

information about an investigation,

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that was not meant to happen?

Everybody thought that Damian would

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be cleared, and had he said two

things that were not true, it

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wouldn't have been a problem, he has

done nothing illegal and has

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completely denied looking at

pornography. I absolutely believe

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him on that. But if you lie to

someone, if you lie to the Prime

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Minister, you are out basically. As

simple as that. But the other side

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of it, it is the police thing. I

think it is quite extraordinary. I'm

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a great fan of the police generally

but there's been a number of cases

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now where staff has been leaked to

newspapers or to the public which

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should have remain confidential. If

you have a situation where police

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can raid your property on the basis

that it is on a warrant looking for

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certain information, you find

something else and then you put that

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in the public domain, we have got a

really...

That is why these rules

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exist.

It is very worrying.

Let me

asked all of you, do you feel sorry

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for Damian Green this morning? I'm

picking up from you, Jess, because I

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missed you to like that! You don't

feel sorry for him?

I don't, at all.

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On a human level, I was about to

swear, but I won't! He's in a

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rubbish situation, he's going home

for Christmas. As somebody who has

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worked with victims my whole life, I

know that they feel guilty about

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their wives and children, and the

families, and the jobs of the people

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that they make accusations about.

They rack themselves and they say, I

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would come forward. I know his wife,

his girlfriend. The person who

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should feel guilty as the person who

does the thing wrong.

These claims

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would not have come forward if

somebody didn't come forward. Sue

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Gray, the Cabinet ethics watchdog

found her account credible. That's

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the only reason the police, however

they justify it to themselves, came

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forward. It's a he said, she said,

situation and it's very clear that

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this would not have happened if

somebody hadn't come forward.

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Whispers were that Damian Green felt

that he was going to be cleared...

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He put up on Instagram a picture of

himself in a Christmas jumper!

Let's

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call a spade a spade. The man lied,

and the reason he did that, during a

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public investigation into him, is

because he is entitled and he felt

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like he was going to get away with

it and nothing bad was going to

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happen. He still felt a level of

impunity, to lie about it to the

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public.

It's interesting, isn't it?

Where does it leave Theresa May?

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What she had to do? Replacing Damian

Green in that role isn't going to be

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easy.

The job was to show her up

last time she was in dire straits,

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in June after the election. She

called on her closest friend to

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bring him in as a shield, to help

her with Brexit and see off any

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challenges, and basically get her

machine up and running again.

If

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William Hague wanted this job he

could have it in a heartbeat?

I

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don't think he wants it! The show is

now on the road again, Downing

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Street operations are up to

strength. The chief of staff, things

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are motoring now.

You are basically

saying because she has a full

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commitment of members of staff...

I

don't think it is necessary to pull

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someone out of a job they are doing

already to make them in this already

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seeped up job which was created at a

time when literally half the Downing

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Street were becoming MPs or fired or

quit! There's going to be an empty

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building.

If there is to be a

replacement, there may not be in

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this position, who would it be? Who

do she trust that much who doesn't

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want to be Prime Minister? Karen

Bradley is in the Cabinet...

I think

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Harry was right, the person they

would not look too is William Hague

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but there is an issue. I understand

that Damian was running the Cabinet

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Office operation of coordinating

everything, especially to do with

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Brexit. Somebody's got to be put in

that role. Perhaps a junior

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minister...

They have three men

doing it already, can't they do it?

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The people in charge of Brexit.

No,

I would...

You can tell by the way

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that Brexit is going how

meticulously coordinated it has

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been!

You noticed that. I would

think that we are going to have to

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have someone promoted.

Give us a

tip? Hull Dominic Raab, he would do

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a good job. He would be a junior

Cabinet member.

You all know that we

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are all Brexiteers now! That's

absolutely clear!

Speak for

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yourself!

In the Conservative Party,

I know that you want a second

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referendum and want to stay in...

Your site has been proven to have

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not much of a relationship with the

truth, which was your comment there.

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It showed

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A lot of talk this morning about how

it has left Theresa May battered and

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bruised, you can't lose a senior

colleague without bumps and bruises.

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I think she will be all right and

will survive this. I have predicted

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Theresa May will resign every 20

minutes for the last six months.

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Extraordinary in PMQ 's yesterday,

literally, her main point was

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showing off she was still Prime

Minister.

Six questions on the NHS.

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We are going to move on.

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So Theresa May has lost another

cabinet minister and an old friend.

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It seems the Prime Minister knew

she was going to give him the sack

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yesterday afternoon,

before she had to sit through two

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hours of questioning

by parliament's Liaison Committee,

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that's made up of the heads of each

Commons select committee.

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Let's have a look at

Yvette Cooper questioning her.

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They're not virtual,

they have to be physical.

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Are you ruling out cameras

at the Northern Ireland border?

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What I'm saying is that,

as part of our negotiations,

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we will be ensuring that there is no

hard border between Northern Ireland

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and the Republic of Ireland.

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That can be achieved

in a number of ways,

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and I'm not going to sit

here at the moment...

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A camera's a camera.

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And I am not going to say

precisely how we achieve that,

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because we are going

into a negotiation.

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OK, that's also baffling.

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On the process, now that

amendment seven is in,

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can you confirm that there will

be a vote on a statute for

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the withdrawal treaty is ratified?

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We can speak now to someone

who was watching Theresa May's

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every movement yesterday,

Times sketchwriter Patrick Kidd,

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who this morning writes of that

committee that the Prime Minister

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'displayed all the humanity

of a Toyota production line'.

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You'll be off her Christmas

card list then Patrick?

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Yes, I have been bumped off the

Christmas card list, I got one last,

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I got one from Nigel Evans, but

nothing from Theresa May, which

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means I have done my job well.

What

did you make of how she handled

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herself yesterday on what we now

know to be a tough day than it

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seemed to be.

It was a tough day for

her, we had primaries does questions

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went on for nearly the full hour.

She was asked about the NHS, the

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middle of winter, everyone is saying

budgets are tight, and she shouldn't

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be winning on the NHS. But she did

have a good day. Backbenchers

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drummed their feet on the floor and

said, more. That sent her off in a

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buoyant mood. She had nearly two

hours in front of the Justice league

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of select committee. Nicky Morgan,

chairman of the treasuries, was one

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of them. There are people like

Yvette Cooper, who have been nemesis

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going way back. She did the Theresa

May thing. We have talked about it

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before, Geoffrey Boycott was her

hero as a child, she did the full

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defensive blocking show, nothing

flash, and kept them out.

The

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Justice league, we liked that. Who

was wonder woman?

Rachel Reeves was

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wearing a jacket made out of genuine

Muppet fur, so that was the best

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outfit.

You can call her a machine,

you did, in your piece, but robots

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don't look as if they are somewhere

us, and she does look like that

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quite a lot of the time, are you

being unfair?

That is partly my job.

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She has had a horrid year. She has

lost a majority, lost her 20 point

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lead in popularity. She opens a

cupboard and finds a years worth of

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detritus... But she is a survivor,

and robots are built to last,

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perhaps, and it helps that no one

really wants her... They don't want

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the bad bits of the job, and there

are lots of bad bits of being Prime

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Minister at the moment. She is

there, the poor woman, for quite a

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while to come. Apart from losing her

close friend yesterday, which will

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be a bit like having Christmas and

finding a rancid Satsuma in the

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stocking, I think she had a good

day.

What about Theresa May, the

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tough woman, she is often called

tough, but we also know, when the

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exit poll came in on election night,

she shed a tear, but we don't blame

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her for that. Is she tough or simply

stubborn?

Probably a bit of both. We

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don't see the vulnerable woman. I

think she has a heart, of course she

0:19:440:19:49

does, she would find it very hard

not to be pained by a lot of this,

0:19:490:19:54

especially losing an old friend. I

think we saw Theresa May at her best

0:19:540:19:58

a couple of times earlier this year

when there was a crisis, the day

0:19:580:20:02

after the Ariana Grande concert, I

think she gave a really good

0:20:020:20:08

statesman-like response. The trouble

is crisis follows crisis, follows

0:20:080:20:12

crisis, and after a while, it is a

shambles all around you. But she is

0:20:120:20:17

a divider. She begins each day with

Gloria Gaynor playing on her record

0:20:170:20:21

player. And she is still there,

famously Margaret Thatcher didn't

0:20:210:20:30

show an ability until she left

Downing Street, until you saw tears.

0:20:300:20:35

That was one of her finest moments

after the terrorist attack, you are

0:20:350:20:42

no more qualified of answering this

than anyone else, but do you think

0:20:420:20:45

Theresa May wishes she was somewhere

else and not primaries at all just

0:20:450:20:48

now?

Just now, yes. I wonder, she

loves to get away from things. When

0:20:480:20:56

she goes on holiday, she went to

Snowdonia at Easter, walking in the

0:20:560:21:02

Swiss Alps as if I were her, I would

get away with Philip, who has been

0:21:020:21:10

her rock, she has the most important

job in politics at the moment.

0:21:100:21:14

Patrick Kidd not being nice about

Theresa May, but that is his job,

0:21:140:21:17

isn't it.

0:21:170:21:19

As it's our final show of the year

we're going to take a look back

0:21:190:21:23

at some of the defining

moments of 2017.

0:21:230:21:25

There were plenty of them,

but nothing confounded expectations

0:21:250:21:27

quite as much as June's snap general

election, although obviously

0:21:270:21:30

all of us here saw the result

coming a mile off.

0:21:300:21:32

Let's take a look.

0:21:320:21:35

I have just chaired a meeting

of the cabinet, where we agreed

0:21:350:21:38

that the government should

call a general election.

0:21:380:21:42

You're joking.

Not another one!!

0:21:420:21:45

# Over and over and over and over

0:21:450:21:50

# Like a monkey

with a miniature cymbal

0:21:500:21:57

# The joy of repetition

really is in you

0:21:570:21:59

It's about providing

a strong and stable

0:21:590:22:01

leadership this country needs.

0:22:010:22:02

This is a programme of hope.

0:22:020:22:06

Winning those 56 seats

will be a huge challenge

0:22:060:22:08

for Nicola Sturgeon's party.

0:22:080:22:10

Ruth Davidson has predicted

that we've hit peak now,

0:22:100:22:12

that the only way is down.

This party...

0:22:120:22:14

Hello.

0:22:140:22:16

Nothing has changed.

Nothing has changed.

0:22:160:22:22

The Prime Minister

is not here tonight.

0:22:240:22:27

She can't be bothered,

so why should you?

0:22:270:22:31

I get to decide when I take the bins

out, not if I take the bins out.

0:22:330:22:37

LAUGHTER

0:22:370:22:38

And what we're saying

is the Conservatives are

0:22:410:22:43

the largest party.

0:22:430:22:44

Note, they don't have

an overall majority at this stage.

0:22:440:22:51

I'm sorry for all those candidates

and hard-working party workers.

0:22:560:23:02

Theresa May is a dead woman walking,

it's just how long she's

0:23:020:23:05

going to remain on death row.

0:23:050:23:06

That's why I've chosen to step down

as leader of the Liberal Democrats.

0:23:060:23:14

I'm standing down today

as the leader of Ukip

0:23:140:23:17

with immediate effect.

0:23:170:23:20

Deal or no deal, Mrs Foster?

0:23:200:23:22

Today, we have reached an outcome

that is good for the United Kingdom.

0:23:230:23:32

We're going to turn now

to a regular feature

0:23:410:23:44

of the Daily Politics Christmas

special, that's where we demonstrate

0:23:440:23:49

beyond doubt why it is that

most TV quiz shows are pre-recorded

0:23:490:23:52

and not broadcast live.

Yes, it's our quiz of the year.

0:23:520:23:57

And we've decided to pit

our MPs against our journalists,

0:24:000:24:05

so it's Zoe and Harry up

against Peter and Jess.

0:24:050:24:11

And just to ratchet up the tension

I can confirm that absolutely

0:24:110:24:16

nothing is at stake beyond

the very limited bragging rights.

0:24:160:24:21

You can take them away with you on

your Christmas holidays.

0:24:210:24:23

You may have noticed

there are buzzers in front of you,

0:24:230:24:26

so let's hear them one at a time.

0:24:260:24:28

Zoe you go first.

0:24:280:24:29

Not my spaniel...

He is an easy one

to begin with. Stand by your bosses.

0:24:390:24:48

Here's an easy one to begin with,

who can tell me what drink

0:24:480:24:51

was blamed for leadership plots

against Theresa May this summer?

0:24:510:24:53

Nothing has changed.

A bottle of

Merle O?

It was present over. I

0:24:530:24:59

thought that was an easy one. Let's

take a look at the Ukip leader

0:24:590:25:06

discussing social care with some of

the other leaders in the election

0:25:060:25:08

debate in May.

0:25:080:25:12

I think BLEEP is absolutely right.

0:25:120:25:13

BLEEP.

0:25:130:25:14

Sorry.

Thank you.

0:25:140:25:15

My fault. Sorry. Accident.

Women's names...

0:25:150:25:17

You've done it twice now.

Have I? I'm sorry about that.

0:25:170:25:21

Here is the question, what name did

Paul Nuttall mistakenly call Leanne

0:25:210:25:25

Wood?

Nothing has changed.

Was it

Natalie?

That is a point, we are

0:25:250:25:37

keeping score, for Harry. Which of

these is the odd one out and why?

0:25:370:25:41

Jam... A manhole cover... State...

And a copy of the morning Star

0:25:410:25:50

newspaper...

Not my spaniel.

Jeremy

Corbyn is vegetarian, but he is an

0:25:500:25:58

enthusiastic about all the other

things.

You are right.

Especially

0:25:580:26:01

manhole covers.

They are apparently

a rich variety of manhole covers,

0:26:010:26:09

and they are about the individual

person that makes them.

I want to

0:26:090:26:14

keep the sense of momentum going.

Which Parliamentary candidate s used

0:26:140:26:22

this custom piece of audio to reach

out to voters online?

0:26:220:26:27

Who was first?

Great night.

It was

great night. Did anyone else know

0:26:310:26:40

that? -- Greg Knight will we need to

get on, stand by your buzzards.

0:26:400:26:53

The next round is all about Brexit,

contain your excitement, look at

0:26:530:26:59

Peter, he looks like someone that

has woken up and found something

0:26:590:27:04

under the Christmas tree. This is

Theresa May giving her Lancaster

0:27:040:27:07

house Peat enzuigiri.

It is right the government should

0:27:070:27:13

prepare for every eventuality, but

do so in the knowledge that a

0:27:130:27:16

constructive and optimistic approach

to negotiations to come is in the

0:27:160:27:18

best interests of Europe and the

best interests of Britain.

Which of

0:27:180:27:27

these... It is the next question in

its as I am getting overexcited.

0:27:270:27:33

Theresa May at Lancaster in January.

0:27:330:27:44

Was it don't behave like the

Nazis... Or don't... It was

0:27:490:27:55

something about the Second World

War.

We will give you a point. That

0:27:550:27:57

is pretty much exactly it.

I'm sure

he didn't quite say that.

Zoe, you

0:27:570:28:07

are ahead. 2-1.

You have got to pull

your way.

I didn't believe in

0:28:070:28:17

cross-party working.

On the subject

of elections, let us look at that, I

0:28:170:28:20

would like to hear your thoughts on,

do we accept that a Corbyn led

0:28:200:28:24

government is a very real... Leave

the buttons alone eczema you can

0:28:240:28:33

take them home. Do we think that a

Jeremy Corbyn government now is a

0:28:330:28:37

real possibility? You are shaking

your head.

I don't think so. The

0:28:370:28:41

problem Theresa May had in the

election, she spend the first four

0:28:410:28:45

weeks of trying to convince voters

that she needed an election because

0:28:450:28:49

Jeremy Corbyn was a credible threat

to Britain and could actually win.

0:28:490:28:51

It dragged on and dragged on, but

actually, if he is not going to win,

0:28:510:28:56

we might as big for him anyway. Next

time, she might do that, and because

0:28:560:29:00

he got Labour back, he is now a

threat. People realise he could be

0:29:000:29:12

on the steps of power, the floating

voters... Or didn't bother coming

0:29:120:29:16

out...

The thing is, Harry, and this

is why your predictions for what

0:29:160:29:22

happened in the election are worse

than mine is because you don't take

0:29:220:29:26

any notice of how popular he is. You

can't see it. You see customary, and

0:29:260:29:32

you think it is silly kids. You

think it is rent a crowd... There is

0:29:320:29:41

actually a groundswell of support

for him, which you can't ignore.

I

0:29:410:29:45

am not ignoring it.

You are ignoring

it.

Argue taking into account that

0:29:450:29:50

if you look at the opinion polls,

they come out every five minutes, he

0:29:500:29:55

is ahead in some of the polls, you

could argue with the government, the

0:29:550:30:00

Labour Party should be miles ahead,

but has Jeremy Corbyn peaked?

We

0:30:000:30:05

talk about the past and say, the

polls say this, but they have been

0:30:050:30:09

wrong for at least seven years now

and they are wrong because asking

0:30:090:30:14

people to predict how they feel

about a way to vote is not a good

0:30:140:30:18

way of finding out how they will

vote. It doesn't work. The polls say

0:30:180:30:23

to everybody, these two parties are

neck and neck. The point is, the

0:30:230:30:35

polls of 41-41, how do you feel? ...

Theresa May. It doesn't actually...

0:30:350:30:42

It has never formally been polled.

They don't exist.

0:30:420:30:49

The fear of the Jeremy Corbyn

government unites your party, your

0:30:490:30:53

side are an absolute terror. Is that

the case?

I don't think it is

0:30:530:30:58

absolute terror...

Something like

terror, when it goes on for a while,

0:30:580:31:02

on the governing side, there may be

some opposition, that might not be

0:31:020:31:06

such a bad thing?

The situation is,

in the electoral cycle, we've been

0:31:060:31:10

in power a long time and therefore

the opposition is about time that

0:31:100:31:14

they won. Oppositions cannot win

elections. It is all in Theresa

0:31:140:31:19

May's hands. She's got to do two

things. She's got to have a

0:31:190:31:24

successful Brexit and secondly we've

got to stop banging on about Europe

0:31:240:31:27

for the next election because that

will be on

0:31:270:31:30

something totally different. In the

last one we fought on Brighton.

0:31:320:31:37

Brexit was not really thought about

Brexit either. It was the leaders on

0:31:370:31:41

the NHS.

No, it's not...

Guys,

guys...

This is like Christmas at my

0:31:410:31:53

house!

There's 20 years of

conversation about it. Of course it

0:31:530:31:58

was a factor. The idea that it was

the deciding factor in the only

0:31:580:32:02

reason people voted for Brexit,

nonsense.

Next time around the

0:32:020:32:05

Tories will not make the kind of

howling gap we saw in the last

0:32:050:32:10

election...

Of course they well!

Setting out a social care policy,

0:32:100:32:14

instantly turning off your most

reliable supporters.

Somebody said I

0:32:140:32:19

reckon there will be eight bullet

points on how they will govern...

0:32:190:32:22

There is a 90 page document drop and

you think, what have they done?

0:32:220:32:27

Jess, do you believe that Jeremy

Corbyn will be Prime Minister?

No,

0:32:270:32:32

I'm not sure, is the answer. I don't

know when the election will be. I'm

0:32:320:32:36

not convinced there will be one

before 2022. Why would they be so

0:32:360:32:42

stupid?

Why aren't you convinced?

I'm interested.

An election doesn't

0:32:420:32:47

just happen by accident, it has to

be called by the house. And it has

0:32:470:32:52

to be called by a two thirds

majority, so they have to instigate

0:32:520:32:55

it. It has to be instigated by the

Prime Minister. The Tories love

0:32:550:33:00

anything, they love power. Why on

earth would they do it? They've had

0:33:000:33:03

a shocking time, to have their

majority slashed.

I think you are

0:33:030:33:11

overestimated in how chaotic it's

going to get.

We don't mind a bit of

0:33:110:33:15

chaos. We will move on.

0:33:150:33:25

What did Jeremy Corbyn give to

Michel Barnier? I won't disqualify

0:33:250:33:32

you from this round on that basis!

All of our contestants... Except

0:33:320:33:38

Jess! Was it a Jeremy Corbyn scarf,

an Arsenal shirt, a home-grown

0:33:380:33:44

marrow or a list of potential

reforms?

Nothing has changed!

An

0:33:440:33:51

Arsenal shirt with" Michel Barnier

Number 10" on the back?

Is Michel

0:33:510:34:01

Barnier an Arsenal fan?

No, Jeremy

Corbyn is.

Peter, a chance for you

0:34:010:34:07

to get into the game.

You are

lacking... I am going to bow out!

0:34:070:34:11

David Davis is a man who does not do

things by halves. How many pluses

0:34:110:34:21

did he add to a Canada style deal

between Canada and the EU... Zoe?

0:34:210:34:28

How many?

There were three... You

are correct. So he is running away

0:34:280:34:31

with this.

She comes in before we

are allowed to press! She is

0:34:310:34:36

disqualified!

I think it's within

the rules of the game.

Harry can

0:34:360:34:41

pick it up!

In June, Donald Tusk

said that the EU was built on

0:34:410:34:46

impossible dreams and that one of

those was Britain wanting to reverse

0:34:460:34:50

the decision to leave. But, what was

the iconic British song that he used

0:34:500:34:54

to illustrate the point?

Go, Harry,

go!

In June?

Nobody has got this.

0:34:540:35:05

The answer is John Lennon's

"Imagine".

Yes, one of the

0:35:050:35:10

weirder...

LAUGHTER

Yes, let's look back at some of the

0:35:100:35:15

big moments of 2017...

0:35:150:35:26

No deal for Britain is better than a

bad deal for Britain...

0:35:290:35:38

The Supreme Court ruled

that the government cannot trigger

0:35:380:35:40

Article 50 without

an act of Parliament

0:35:400:35:42

authorising it to do so.

0:35:420:35:43

The ayes to the right, 494.

The noes to the left, 122.

0:35:430:35:50

So here it is.

0:35:500:36:00

Thank you and goodbye.

0:36:010:36:11

TRANSLATION:

The UK decided to leave

the EU, not the other way around.

0:36:110:36:14

And the consequences

are substantial.

0:36:140:36:18

A football shirt?

Barnier?

0:36:180:36:20

Barnier, you're now

playing for Arsenal.

0:36:200:36:28

The UK will honour commitments

we have made during the period

0:36:280:36:31

of our membership.

0:36:310:36:33

We will not accept any form

of regulatory divergences that

0:36:330:36:35

separates Northern Ireland

economically or politically

0:36:350:36:37

from the rest of the UK.

0:36:370:36:47

Sufficient progress has not

been made on the strict

0:36:510:36:53

terms of the divorce.

0:36:530:36:56

This was a difficult negotiation

for the European Union

0:36:560:36:58

as well as for the United Kingdom.

0:36:580:37:08

Here is the moment that Peter Bone

has been waiting for like a child

0:37:210:37:24

waiting for snow to fall on

Christmas Eve! Does the government

0:37:240:37:26

have a plan for Brexit? A Cabinet

minister ended with an agreement,

0:37:260:37:31

maybe, because the agreement was

that you should have your cake and

0:37:310:37:35

eat it as a Brexit policy? When it

comes to goods and services but

0:37:350:37:40

without the obligations that go with

single market membership, does

0:37:400:37:43

anyone, even you, believe that is

possible?

It's perfectly reasonable

0:37:430:37:48

to accept the fact that there are

£70 billion more of goods than we

0:37:480:37:56

export to them. Of course, they are

going to agree to it.

Services,

0:37:560:38:00

80%...

You cannot have one without

the other.

You can, as Michel

0:38:000:38:06

Barnier pointed out.

Why would we

let themselves tonnes of goods to us

0:38:060:38:11

and not let us export our services?

It's an extraordinary position to

0:38:110:38:17

say that we will boycott them until

they accept us...

When did the word

0:38:170:38:24

"Boycott" come into it? They are not

trivialised by behaviour.

Wing there

0:38:240:38:33

will be an implementation period and

then we will live happily ever

0:38:330:38:36

after.

What if they say no?

That is

their gambit. It is a negotiation,

0:38:360:38:45

of course everybody is going to take

their hardest lines in public.

As we

0:38:450:38:49

saw two weeks ago, last week, at the

end of the day, when push comes to

0:38:490:38:55

shove, deals get done. Shove Anier

is saying that there is no treaty

0:38:550:38:59

that the EU have done, and what he

didn't say was that they offered

0:38:590:39:05

services in the Canadian free trade

deal and the Canadians didn't want

0:39:050:39:07

it.

It is leaders around the

European Union.

They are much more

0:39:070:39:19

divided, the 27 leaders around the

EU are much more divided on what

0:39:190:39:22

they won the trade deal to look

like. The commission had to take a

0:39:220:39:25

hard line because it is their job to

protect. If you look at countries

0:39:250:39:29

like Poland, and if you look at

France and what Germany wants, what

0:39:290:39:35

Greece wants, Italy wants... The

Italians are making positive noises.

0:39:350:39:39

At the end of the day it's up to

them.

Can I ask, Jess, do you think

0:39:390:39:44

that the Labour Party is going to

fully swing behind close and

0:39:440:39:48

thorough alignment with the European

Union? Going all the way towards a

0:39:480:39:52

new single market customs union? You

would like to lean that way but

0:39:520:39:56

you've got a leader who doesn't

really think that way I

I'm not

0:39:560:40:02

going to speak for him but the

suggestion was it was seven out of

0:40:020:40:05

ten, I believe. I think the Labour

Party, when all is said and done,

0:40:050:40:12

all they care about, or suddenly all

I care about, is the prosperity of

0:40:120:40:16

the people in this country and

that's the top and bottom of it, for

0:40:160:40:20

me. Car manufacturing in my

constituency is the single biggest

0:40:200:40:24

employer, it always has been and we

really have to be very careful. I

0:40:240:40:29

think the Labour Party will

eventually get into a position where

0:40:290:40:32

there is the red Line and it cannot

be crossed.

Don't you need a lot

0:40:320:40:36

more Labour supporters to swing that

idea?

If you look at the

0:40:360:40:42

constituencies that will heavily

leave, now they are trying to get a

0:40:420:40:46

Brexit dispensation so they don't

have their fishing industry affected

0:40:460:40:50

by it. Most people are changing

their minds and heavily leave areas

0:40:500:40:56

are seeing what the impact will be.

I don't know if people in my

0:40:560:41:01

constituency who voted to leave her

change their mind but they filled

0:41:010:41:03

the sense of belonging that they

hoped it would give to them, Britain

0:41:030:41:07

being in charge of things, these

things matter. I did a survey on

0:41:070:41:11

each and every one of my

constituents, 61% voted to leave and

0:41:110:41:14

every single one prioritised being

out of the single market.

Let me

0:41:140:41:20

ask, there's only -- does anybody at

this table really believe that it

0:41:200:41:24

would be possible to conclude a

fully fledged trade agreement in

0:41:240:41:30

time for March 20 19.

If you look at

Lancaster house and Florence, we had

0:41:330:41:41

another speech in January, and one

in early February, that will be the

0:41:410:41:44

framework of the deal.

The Prime

Minister said a full-fledged deal?

I

0:41:440:41:51

think it is ambitious, you cannot

sign a free trade agreement with the

0:41:510:41:55

EU until we have left it.

Every they

inched towards it, they fall apart

0:41:550:42:00

themselves.

Let's move on...

I bet

£100 we will not leave the EU.

How

0:42:000:42:13

much did you bet?

£100.

There's no

going back on this!

0:42:130:42:28

It's time for the final round of the

quiz, this is about other things

0:42:300:42:33

that have been done in 2017. This is

George Osborne arriving on first day

0:42:330:42:39

as editor of the Evening Standard...

0:42:390:42:48

As editor he's enjoyed

heaping opprobrium -

0:42:480:42:52

well that's the polite name for it -

on the PM.

0:42:520:42:55

But can you name one

of his other jobs?

0:42:550:43:03

Harry? He is a strategic advisor to

Blackrock.

That's correct, and I

0:43:030:43:08

will keep it open. Any other jobs?

Is he still do something about

0:43:080:43:13

wallpaper?

LAUGHTER

Yes! I think he still has an

0:43:130:43:19

interest in the family firm, I

donate if he does a lot of

0:43:190:43:23

management in that firm. That

doesn't count as a job.

Another one,

0:43:230:43:27

one more? He is the chairman of the

northern Powerhouse partnership?

I

0:43:270:43:32

will not give you a point for that.

0:43:320:43:34

You've already got one!

0:43:370:43:40

At Labour conference this year,

the organisers had to abandon plans

0:43:400:43:42

for the Labour leader to do what?

0:43:420:43:45

Was it...

0:43:450:43:48

I was giving you some options! I

will disqualify you again. These are

0:43:480:43:53

the options...

0:43:530:43:55

Carve himself

0:43:550:43:56

a Corbyn Stone.

0:43:560:43:57

Walk on water.

0:43:570:43:58

Turn water into wine.

0:43:580:43:59

Or hold a photo opportunity

on a ram-packed train.

0:43:590:44:04

It is the water one.

You are right,

it is the water one.

Wait, no,

0:44:040:44:14

somebody tell me this...

He wanted

to build a platform floating in the

0:44:140:44:19

sea!

On the beach. It would have

been a great moment.

0:44:190:44:30

He's known sometimes as box office

or spreadsheet Phil,

0:44:300:44:33

but what one word did

Chancellor Philip Hammond give

0:44:330:44:35

to describe himself?

0:44:350:44:45

Umm... I actually don't know.

Peter,

you must know.

The words I want to

0:44:460:44:51

use for the Chancellor and ones that

you are thinking!

Nobody is going to

0:44:510:44:55

get this. The answer is "Fiscal"

0:44:550:44:58

you are thinking!

Nobody is going to

get this. The answer is "Fiscal".

0:44:580:44:59

Fiscal Philip. Nicknames are

supposed to be fun, that one doesn't

0:44:590:45:06

quite qualify!

0:45:060:45:08

How much did David Cameron's

shepherd's hut cost?

0:45:080:45:12

£20,000.

I think that is actually

correct.

20 4000.

It was £25,000.

0:45:120:45:23

For a shed in the garden. Score

keepers, we are giving Jess a point,

0:45:230:45:31

because Peter wants to back her up.

0:45:310:45:36

We've been looking at the year

that's on the way out,

0:45:360:45:39

but 2018 promises to be just

as eventful and unpredictable.

0:45:390:45:41

But is it something people

are looking forward to,

0:45:410:45:43

or are they tempted to hide

behind the sofa?

0:45:430:45:45

Elizabeth Glinka's been

out with the moodbox

0:45:450:45:47

for the final time this year.

0:45:470:45:50

You know what, it has been a busy

year in politics, and who knows what

0:45:510:45:56

the next 12 months could hold? We

have come to do West End to ask

0:45:560:46:01

shoppers if they are feeling

optimistic or pessimistic about

0:46:010:46:04

2018.

Optimistic. I think it can't

get any worse. I'm fairly confident

0:46:040:46:12

that we will strike some sort of

deal with Brexit.

I would say

0:46:120:46:16

pessimistic for politics Radwan.

Pessimistic cause of Trump.

Given

0:46:160:46:21

where we are, I would say we can

only be optimistic that things

0:46:210:46:27

change.

I feel like things couldn't

get worse, but I feel optimistic

0:46:270:46:32

with the hope there might be a new

movement full of young people with

0:46:320:46:36

Jeremy Corbyn at the head of it.

It

is new year, Christmas time, how can

0:46:360:46:40

you be anything but optimistic?

Optimistic, especially with Brexit

0:46:400:46:43

coming up.

Optimistic because I

think that the stranglehold is

0:46:430:46:50

loosening.

Do you feel optimistic or

pessimistic?

I would like to think

0:46:500:46:57

she would say optimistic.

Look, it is panto time.

Oh, no it

0:46:570:47:03

isn't.

Oh, yes it is.

0:47:030:47:09

Pessimistic about Corbyn.

You are

pessimistic about Corbyn. Why is

0:47:150:47:18

that?

He is an idiot.

When things

get to a particular level of bad,

0:47:180:47:24

there has to be a backlash the other

way.

I feel optimistic. I am moving

0:47:240:47:28

to South Korea.

I am feeling

realistic, actually. Feeling

0:47:280:47:34

realistic is often misconstrued as

feeling as a mystic.

What is

0:47:340:47:38

happening with Brexit Bizet 's? I

don't know which way to turn.

I have

0:47:380:47:42

a good job, I'm in love.

Look, baby

Christmas pudding.

Evenly balanced,

0:47:420:47:50

kind of thing.

That sounds quite

Zen.

It is quite Zen.

The only thing

0:47:500:47:57

that's constant nowadays is change,

so we had to be adaptable to change.

0:47:570:48:02

Maybe it is the Christmas spirit,

but shoppers here in the west end of

0:48:020:48:06

London are feeling, on the whole,

pretty optimistic. I better get

0:48:060:48:10

going. I have not done any shopping,

so Merry Christmas.

0:48:100:48:16

That was Elizabeth Glinka with

the entirely unscientific moodbox.

0:48:170:48:19

Let's get the thoughts of our panel

on the year ahead...

0:48:190:48:22

By the way, Peter, have the extreme

Brexiteers loosened their

0:48:220:48:28

stranglehold?

I don't know any, I am

moderate. It is difficult for me to

0:48:280:48:32

judge.

This is a difficult question,

but I will ask you anyway, this was

0:48:320:48:39

a year when pundits got it wrong, no

one saw what was happening next,

0:48:390:48:42

what do you reckon might be the big

shock of this coming year that

0:48:420:48:47

proves the pundits wrong all over

again?

I think what is going to

0:48:470:48:50

happen is Theresa May, by October,

will deliver Brexit. She will go on

0:48:500:48:54

to become a national hero. That is

no more unrealistic than President

0:48:540:49:01

Trump or Jeremy Corbyn, or us

winning the referendum. That is an

0:49:010:49:09

absolute possibility, and I hope it

comes true. She has worked

0:49:090:49:11

exceptionally hard. Whatever you

think of her, the Prime Minister has

0:49:110:49:15

worked exceptionally hard. I can't

believe how much she does every

0:49:150:49:18

single day. And have to deal with me

as well! A terrible job! She is the

0:49:180:49:26

right person to go on and lead us in

future.

A genuinely touching moment

0:49:260:49:30

of self-awareness.

That prediction

is ridiculous. She does a full eight

0:49:300:49:38

hours?? I'm sorry, she is the Prime

Minister. Most people would give

0:49:380:49:45

their right arm to be the Prime

Minister. It is so terribly hard for

0:49:450:49:49

her rhetoric I'm afraid to say, she

has ultimate power to change things.

0:49:490:49:55

What is your shop? -- shock.

It is a

continuity answer, I think we will

0:49:550:50:05

be where we are right now by the end

of next year. I don't think there

0:50:050:50:09

will be a big upset at the front of

each party.

Zoe.

I think Brexit

0:50:090:50:15

negotiations will derail. The Labour

Party will finally say, we are

0:50:150:50:18

anti-Brexit or nothing. I think that

will happen. As Brexit negotiations

0:50:180:50:26

derail, the Conservative Party will

do look West.

0:50:260:50:29

They will make solid and decisions

about when to call an election, and

0:50:290:50:34

that will vanish because they will

be all over the place.

Look at the

0:50:340:50:38

Labour side for me, Harry.

Last

night showed the divisions, the

0:50:380:50:44

Brexit divisions, they will rear

their head again. The Cabinet, the

0:50:440:50:52

divisions in the Cabinet on Brexit

are on a smaller scale. Basically,

0:50:520:50:57

everyone is firing in the same

direction, it is how fast they get

0:50:570:51:01

there. Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd

are said to be the ones that are

0:51:010:51:04

trying to stick closer to Europe,

but at the end of it, they are

0:51:040:51:08

saying, what is the Buddha Brexit if

we can't divert on something? Labour

0:51:080:51:11

is much more fundamental, it is a

pro-EU backbench, and that will rear

0:51:110:51:16

up.

The CORBA nights and the

momentum movement -- they have a

0:51:160:51:25

stranglehold of the party now.

I

don't recognise that to be the fact.

0:51:250:51:28

I have had local selections in my

CLB. There will be no answers

0:51:280:51:36

whatsoever.

I don't recognise this

momentum as a big Marxist... Some

0:51:360:51:40

momentum branches are massive, some

are small, and...

Some of them are

0:51:400:51:53

lovely.

Even, Jess, without

punishment or ideological

0:51:530:52:01

deselection is and the rest of it,

the ideological march of Corbyn goes

0:52:010:52:06

on. Bringing down neoliberal

economics.

I think you are wrong. I

0:52:060:52:15

figured pragmatic and central

approach is coming out of leadership

0:52:150:52:17

at the moment.

To the centre? It is

too far to say attacking the centre,

0:52:170:52:25

but I think...

Unions are ones

making the shots.

The unions are

0:52:250:52:33

making a noise about the single

market, and they make a very good

0:52:330:52:37

left-wing case for staying in.

We

can expect that, because it is this

0:52:370:52:41

time of year, there will be a winter

NHS crisis compounded by a winter

0:52:410:52:46

homelessness crisis. That will cause

problems for the government.

It is

0:52:460:52:49

already causing problems.

Once we

get past Brexit, you have got to

0:52:490:52:54

look to these other issues.

There

are people dying on the streets of

0:52:540:52:59

Birmingham, can we not wait?

Carry

on, Peter.

It is amazing that your

0:52:590:53:04

vanity project is more important

than the homelessness in my

0:53:040:53:11

constituency.

I think the NHS is an

important thing, social care is

0:53:110:53:16

perhaps even more important. The

homeless issue, it depends in which

0:53:160:53:21

part of the country you are in, and

we need a credible approach to that.

0:53:210:53:25

That is probably what the next

election.

The Tory party tried to

0:53:250:53:28

fight the election on those issues,

and look what happened to them.

Some

0:53:280:53:37

idiot thought up a manifesto, but I

never read the manifesto. It

0:53:370:53:41

destroyed the campaign.

We can't

afford social care or the NHS, we...

0:53:410:53:49

Something cross-party.

I am talking

about the ridiculous idea that the

0:53:490:53:58

second anyone mentions the NHS,

people like the Guardian jumped down

0:53:580:54:01

their throats.

No one is saying,

don't touch it. Everyone is saying,

0:54:010:54:06

funded properly.

That have a

grown-up conversation.

I will wind

0:54:060:54:09

this up now, Harry and Zoe, because

we have got to the part of the show

0:54:090:54:14

that matters to me. This is the bit

I have been looking for.

0:54:140:54:18

When you think of Christmas

traditions - what springs to mind?

0:54:180:54:21

Christmas pudding?

0:54:210:54:23

The Queen's message?

0:54:230:54:24

Reruns of Dad's Army?

0:54:240:54:27

Peter Bone's Christmas

card about Brexit?

0:54:270:54:32

Well, what about that other,

almost as ancient tradition.

0:54:320:54:35

I speak of course of

the Daily Politics Secret Santa.

0:54:350:54:39

Yes, as usual we've asked a famous

political figure to dress up

0:54:420:54:45

as Father Christmas.

0:54:450:54:50

Previous occupants of

the big red suit include such

0:54:500:54:53

luminaries as Jeremy Corbyn.

And look where he ended up...

0:54:530:54:57

And Peter Bone.

And look where he ended up.

0:54:570:55:00

So it's up to my panel to guess

who is under that beard...

0:55:000:55:06

Do we get a question first? About...

Here are some clues, it is not as

0:55:060:55:15

hard as that. Here are some clues,

Peter. He is a former member of the

0:55:150:55:20

European Parliament. He used to be a

Remainer, but now he supports

0:55:200:55:27

Brexit. You can press your button if

you've got it. You have all got it.

0:55:270:55:35

Zoe, you were first.

Are you Stanley

Johnson, by any chance?

Is this the

0:55:350:55:41

moment to reveal myself?

Yes, it is.

Who are you?

I am he, I am he, and

0:55:410:55:48

my job is to give you all Christmas

presents. Happy Christmas,

0:55:480:55:54

everybody. Lovely to see you. I will

take them out. I have come from the

0:55:540:55:59

North Pole. Look at this.

Let's see

what it is.

Merry Christmas. A big

0:55:590:56:13

one. This is for Harry. You can open

it now.

Thank you very much.

Look at

0:56:130:56:23

that. A Jeremy Corbyn Christmas

jumper.

Show us your T-shirt, Peter.

0:56:230:56:37

Peter Bone's is brilliant.

I love

it.

Look at Harry's jumper. Zoe,

0:56:370:56:50

what have you got?

Whatever it is, I

do think I can wear it, so that is

0:56:500:56:53

no fun.

Tell us what it is.

The

beautiful poetry of Donald Trump.

0:56:530:57:00

Read a bit.

I cherish women, joiner

is expensive, no more apologies,

0:57:000:57:09

take the offensive.

0:57:090:57:11

That is the Donald Trump Book Of

Poetry. How is life with you? You

0:57:140:57:21

came out of these liberty jungle.

I

rather enjoyed being in the jungle,

0:57:210:57:25

because I lost nine kilos. There is

beans and rice, and there has beens,

0:57:250:57:36

it was fine.

It must be wonderful

for you to be the star.

Right at the

0:57:360:57:46

end of my career, I finally

recognised in my own right, fine.

0:57:460:57:51

Why shouldn't I be pleased about

that??

Stanley, you have been

0:57:510:57:56

waiting for this, I will give you

this call the business journalists

0:57:560:58:01

scored six points, the politicians

scored four. Well done.

0:58:010:58:09

It has been good to have you all on

the show. Enjoy the Christmas

0:58:090:58:13

holiday, Peter Uihlein will be

looking at your photo album of Don

0:58:130:58:16

Claude Juncker will

0:58:160:58:19

2018 should be every bit as good as

the stories from this year. I wish

0:58:230:58:27

you a good one at home with the

family away from all this stuff.

0:58:270:58:30

That's all for today.

0:58:300:58:31

Thanks to our guests.

0:58:310:58:32

There's no This Week tonight,

and no Daily Politics

0:58:320:58:34

until the 8th of January.

0:58:340:58:36

Do join Jo then, and in the meantime

have a very happy Christmas.

0:58:360:58:41

Bye bye.

0:58:410:58:45

Have a good one.

0:58:450:58:48

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