06/07/2012 Newsnight


06/07/2012

Hacking, banking, expenses, riots. Have we lost faith in the establishment? Plus the innocent man serving life for murder in Florida. With Emily Maitlis.


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Tonight's scandal upon scandal after the banks the MPs,

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journalists the media and its moguls, have we lost faith in the

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country's institutions? Another inquiry's launched the

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Serious Fraud Office will put their spotlight on Barclays. What trust

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do people have on the elite. With more to come with Leveson is this

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country facing a Profuma moment. face a Christian writer, and author

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on the new book on the establishment to debate the

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direction of the country's porl compass. Also, 26 years in a Miami

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crime the evidence suggests he didn't commit. The explosive new

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details that point to the innocence of Kris Maharaj. I wake up and ask

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why am I in here, I committed no Hello good evening. They're serving

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strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, but if you're looking for

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consistency, it is getting harder. The Barclays saga has Tyrone the

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upper everyone lons into a panic. It is the latest series that put

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the journ journalists, BBC and others in the spotlight. Tonight we

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ask has something changeed in your oat. Have we become more morally

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lax? Or was it ever thus. There's flash photography in Paul Mason's

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report. Banks, busted. Reputations, in flames. He impugned my integrity.

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Politicians outed and serious expenses scamers, the biggest

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selling tabloid destroyed by phone hacking and now it is banks again,

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Barclays, escaped nationalisation, leadership eadvice rateed over the

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libel scandal. What started four years ago, as a financial crisis

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has now moved into a crisis of confidence in the whole

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establishment. They still serve strawberries at Wimbledon and cream.

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But there's a sour taste everywhere. In the past week, we've seen the

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British establishment illustrate a panic, the Treasury, the FSA the

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Bank of England, all struggling to avoid being dragged into the libel

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scandal. But beneath that, there may be something bigger going on,

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not the death of deference but political and financial elite

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losing control of the story. Who is this. If you're under 50, you will

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struggle to remember. But John Profumo, Tories Defence Minister,

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gave the name to the last establishment crisis. Profumo slept

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with a call girl who slept with a Russian spy. But as the case

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unravelled, the public had a glimpse how the Britain had be run

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and they didn't like it. Today they're getting more a glimpse, the

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day after day the Leveson Inquiry is making media mow gulls and

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ministers squirm. Did you see her every weekend or most weekends in

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the peshed 2008, 2009. Not every weekend. Most weekends. Ex.

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News Corp scandal finished the careers of police top man and could

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go further. Go it go further. A senior police woman reveals this.

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It has a connected network of officials. I don't mean the

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officials are in contact with each other, more that, the journalists

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had a network upon which to call, at various strategic places across

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public life. Criminal proceedings are now under way, against senior

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figures in the News Corp empire. But journalists, already low in

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public esteem are no longer the lowest. Recent research, now puts

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bankers at the top of the league of the distrusted. 78% of the

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questioned assume bankers are generally lying. The figure is 77%

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for politicians, 74% for journalists and 59% for business

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leaders, so far, of all the beleaguered groups the police

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remain most trusted. Just 26% assume copse are routinely lying.

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As the crisis morped from banking to politics to policing, it is

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coinciding with social break down, like last summer's righting, gangs,

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criminals purveyors of stolen goods and those prepared to buy them. But

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the more people look at the top echelons of society the more they

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see networks of influence, that cross over into rule-breaking and

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outright crime. Today, the Serious Fraud Office

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stkw a U-turn deciding to investigate what it calls "lie

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bother matters", namely Barclays. It is worth remembering what

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happened last time the SFO investigated a major British

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institution. When it came to prosecuting, Britain's biggest arms

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making rer for bribeing allegedly Saudi laws, took second rate, and

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the rich and powerful got away with it. But Britain, in the meantime

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has become very intolerant of untram Meled power. Our economics

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editor. With me to discuss this, Neil Hamilton, the former Tory MP

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who lost his seat, own Jones, Richard Sharp and Anne scan Atkins

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is a Christian writer. When we look at this, Owen, scandal

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of scandal, do you think anything has fundamentally changed?

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Absolutely. I think our democracy faced a real crisis. These are not

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a few bad eggs, and shreds diamonds who can be thrown to the media

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packs. We are seeing the consequences over 0 years or more

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of a shifpt of power to those at the top, and increasingly,

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unaccountable elite. Take the masses of the universe like the

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gentleman opposite me and the role they've had in plunging the world

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into the biggest economic crisis for a hundred years, that's the

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consequences of three decades of de-regulation, untram Meled

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economics, for example the Big Bang under Thatcher. If we're talking

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about politicians I'm sat nexttor a trail blazeer of politicians

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disgraced, but what we saw with the Spencer scandal is MPs would

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rationalise it and say look at comparable professions and look at

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what they're paid for, and people rooted in their careers, they were

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a career isolated from those who they represented. Do you agree with

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the stphrns Not sure the reasons, necessarily, I'm not saying they're

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also contributory. I agree it goes further than the last two or three

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years. I think this goes right through the 20th century. A number

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of reasons, one, think I the obvious one is decline of faith

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over the last hundred years, which inevitably effects our values. I

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think back to my father's or grandfather's generation, to cheat

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on tax was unthinkable for a gentleman. You just wouldn't do

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that. And that, whole sense of honour and integrity has been

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watered down, and people don't, one of the things we lost is

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interesting we referred to the rights, you referred to the rights.

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One of the things we've lost over the last generation is a sense of

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shame. Now you might say that's a good thing A young girl who gets

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pregnant doesn't have the terrible shame that drove some to suicide.

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That's a good thing. But on the other hand, there's a sense that it

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doesn't matter if I get caught out because I can reinvent myself.

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There was a time, if you were found doing something like that, it was

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so awful you wouldn't do it. Your profession, you just had the finger

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point at you, do you feel that you have to constantly justify the

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banking trade now, or can you say, banking has always been about the

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need to maximise profit, and people never complained that in the past?

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Well, I'd like to pick what Anne was saying, values are very

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important. We've seen capitalism, and we've had examples of Cadbury's,

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or Barclays at its origin, with Quaker roots. Where capitalism can

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be inco-operateed in a way it integrates and provides a service

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to the community. Clearly, there have been changes taking place as

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part of the global growth which led to consequences which effect the

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whole community and question... It begs a questions about governance,

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the issue isn't one, I'm not clear what Owen was getting at but it is

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not the direction, the direction is one of gochnans and values that you

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have organisations, you have organisations, with approximate

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degree of transparency and atability and leadership is based

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around values which goes beyond slogans on the wall or an newly

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report. It goes to actually the way those companies operate. And many,

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many companies do, and many people in those companies do operate

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properly. I'm wondering, it must be 20 years of the controversy or

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scandal whatever you call it, made you lose your seat. Do you look at

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this, and laugh at the idea any of this is new or something we're

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noticing now. Owen has no sense of history or knowledge, because the

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history of company law, going back to 1720, is about financial

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scandals and frauds, in the City. And, nobody would have known from

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what he said, about this being due to the Big Bang and Thatcher, the

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events involving Barclays occurred under Gordon Brown's leadership,

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and he was the man who was going to restore the moral compass to

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British politics after Tony Blair. You've had your say, I'll have mine.

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We've seen it before in all generations. A hundred ago we had

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the Marconi scandal. If we've seen it all before, does it mean these

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things just come up and go away again and everyone forgets them or

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does it mean we're steadily on a downward path? Every generation has

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to relearn the mistakes of predecessors. What was different

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after the experience of the great depression, backlash of laissez

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faire economics, which had a disastrous similar situation is

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constraints were put on people at the top. Wealth and power faced

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constraints which they never had previously had, if it was higher

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taxes, we have greater stability now. Because of Thatcherism, those

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constraints were stripped away and those why we end newspaper this

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mess. Is it right, would you of liked more governance, do you say

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we were unable to regulate ourselves as bankers? You know, it

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was queried in terms of historical understanding. If you go back to

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before Thatcher, we had state enterities which were hardly fit

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for service. You wouldn't remember the gas or electricity board, the

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failure for people to get a telephone What does this have to do

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with the financial sector in the economic crisis. You do have a

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point, because what we have now is socialism for the rich. Banks

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bailed out by the taxpayer, we should have no tax yeas for

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representation. They should be represented on the boards. Anne,

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one argument is if you shine a light on any industry, close up and

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look at any industry, things are are acceptable to people who work

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in that industry, aren't? One of the things that changed is there's

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more information out there. Prince Charles, just to get personal,

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thought he could get away with the lifestyle of his grandfather, you

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can't because of the newspapers, there's a sense in which that is

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the case, Richard has an interesting point. Going to the

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Quaker roots of these some of the institutions, a friend of mine has

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his own investment company he said the difference between the Quakers,

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the believeing Quakers, some of the cliepts, and he says to them, would

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you like, you can avoid tax, this way, and they go, no, we want to

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pay the tax and contribute to society. When you lose that when

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you're not accountable to God and only your neighbour, if your

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neighbour doesn't know, it doesn't matter. That is a bizarre argument.

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When we had far Christian ethics, we had the more yars of kensyism,

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the civil war which religion played a key role. In what sense did faith

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constrain people. In the 19th century, which was a century of

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great faith, after the 18th there was a revival, it was the Vic tore

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gran, the Dickens, fighting that kind of thing, which they inherit

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from a century. It was the Victorians who put and an end to

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child labour, it was the Victorians, who were the great feminists.

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Are we actually, losing your faith in these institutions, this is the

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question we started with, or are we accepting these things happen? Just

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to remind people, after the enormous demonstrations, following

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the Iraq war, everyone voted Tony Blair back into power. Do you think

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people have long or short memories. It is a fact in current

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circumstances, obviously people are less trusting of institutions than

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they were a few years ago, because of all the scandal What do they

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trust instead? It is a factor of the human condition, there will be

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frauds and incompetence in all generations. And nothing is new

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about any of this. What I find so extraordinary, is that people like

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Owen are prepared to put faith in regulators and governments to stop

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these things happen. The Financial Services Authority, knew about all

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these libel things. And yet they wafted them through. The Gordon

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Brown with the moral xas was our Prime Minister. Ed balls was the

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man who designed the system of regulation. You're right. What New

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Labour did was accept the thaix right consensus which was de-

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regulation of free market economics. But the fear I have as a critic if

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you like of the establishment is what we will get resignation, pass

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sift, people saying they're all in it together. To quote an African

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American, power concedes nothing without a demand. It takes pressure

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from below. A lot of what Owen is aiming at is fair. The issue is,

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what is a better system. That is where he has a problem, because,

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there isn't a better system, certainly not one which actually

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has power to politicians, and bureaucrats without accountability.

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So the problems we've had in terms of how the economy evolved is

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certainly one where capitalism has its plaus. The issue that you have,

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is really to construct a better model which really works. Say for

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example you talked about putting people on the boards. So the

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question of who should be on the board is who is qualified to do is

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a better job. Because the people own these companies. The banks:.

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Just proving, you don't think it would work to have members of the

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public sitting on boards? Any individuals who are qualified.

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You're saying yes. We own RBS and some of the banks, and yet...

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democratic control. OK,. There is corruption and always be a problem.

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Where I don't agree is we've had eras and periods when you can leave

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your house unlocked. I don't want a savoury tea receipt, it is a waste

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of time, but we live in a society, to answer your question, we have

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lost faith. Is it time for a new order? We've got, inquiries,

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resignations, arrests all the rest of it. Is something going to change.

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Why people want the inquiries, particularly the ones who are led

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by judges who, have no idea of commercial world, is kicking the

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ball in the long grass. Ed balls wants that, because he was the guru

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when these things happened. The banks should be allow today go bust,

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if they lost enough shareholders money. The implicity taxpayer

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guarantee, create an era of irresponsibility.

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Look, I don't have a problem, that's why the too big to fail

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issue is an issue, why Owen understandably speaks for people,

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because taxpayers feel they've bailed out the banks. Thank you. A

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British businessman's approaching his 26th year in jail in Florida

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for a double murder he denies. A major investigation by Newsnight

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eight years ago, found evidence suggesting that Kris Maharaj was

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framed. Now this programme brings more material to light which

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independence kaits the man is innocent. Will he ever win a

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retrail? This piece constains trong I went through hell. They're

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killing me slowly for 25-plus years. I did nothing wrong.

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What am I doing here in the name of God? How do you measure time after

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26 years in a foreign jail? Do you count the days, the decades, your

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own shift from middle to old age, for Saturdays until you next see

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your wife, the minutes until lunch. The hours between pills, the lost

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appeals. How long does it feel to you, that you've been in prison

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for? It is 26 years, it seems like 2,000 years to me. Every day is

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like a year for me. You have to take one day at a time, otherwise

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you go insane. Now there's more evidence suggesting that it's been

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26 years in jail, as an innocent man. Is this dynamite information?

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Of course it was. Of course it was. And Kris Maharaj was the fall guy.

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Hi Kris, very good to see you again. Times were good in the '80s, having

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made a fortune importing fruit, Kris divided their time between

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London and Miami. South Florida itself, was teetering. Swamped by

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cocaine a brutal turf war between Colombians and Cubans were played

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out on the streets of Miami. Dickry, Dickry, dock, you joust got busted.

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Maharajs, from oblivious, life was eye depilic until this happened.

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double homicide happened. Father and son, der Rick and Duane Moo

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Young were found dead. That was on October, 16th1986, the next day,

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Kris Maharaj was arrested. Within a year, he was on Death Row. When

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they said I was convicted, I faipbtd, I thought it was

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impossible to get convicted for murder, something you didn't do, so

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I faipbtd in the court. - fainted. I've been coming to Florida, on and

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off for taen years, reporting on Kris's case, I can't get my head

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around why he's never had a re- trial. What looked like a fairly

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open and shut case at first glance is anything but the more you dig

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into it. He had a gun in one hand and a pillow, cushion in the other

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hand. Firstly the prosecutions only eyewitness, Neville Butler said he

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saw Kris shoot the victims in front of him. Yet he's changed his story

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and failed a polly graph. There's also the fact that at the very time

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of the murders, six people testifyed that Kris was 30 miles

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away in Fort Lauderdale. You saw him twice, between 11 and noon?

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have no doubt. I haven't any doubt at all. Not one of the six alibi

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witnesses testified at Kris's trial at which the judge was arrested on

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day three, and led away in handcuffs, charged with taking a

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bribe in another case. Then there are the extraordinary questions

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about a man with a gun, and silenceer. An old colleague of this

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man, Adam Hussain told me on the day of the murders, a gun and

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Hussein's desk. What did he say to you? That it would solve the bunch

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of his problems, he had come into money, a couple of hundred thousand

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dollars, cocaine and what have you, and that he'd had to eliminate

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people to do it. When I tracked him down for Newsnight he wasn't keen

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to talk. People talk to you in association? I don't care. Can you

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explain to me. I don't locking care, do you understand me. No. Can you

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explain why:. Speaking to him is more the police have ever done.

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Doubts over the main prosecution witness, the six alibis not called

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to court, judge arrested three days into trial, the question of the gun

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and silenceer, enough to convince, two former UK attorney generals

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this does look like a miscarriage of justice. Enough to have the

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death sentence commuted to 50 years, for a 73-year-old. But not enough

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to win a re-trial to present the new evidence. I wake up 4 and 30am,

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I have to go for insulin. After I had the insulin, all of us go to

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the room to eat breakfast, and 46 of us go back to the dorm. Four

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feet away you have a bunk, and another bunk, and one, two, three,

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four over the bunk. I don't spend time thinking when I get outside, I

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just get depressed if you care to put it that way, thinking of the

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life I have before, and why I'm in here. I think God, why am I in here,

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I did nothing wrong. Since I saw you and the appeal failed, the

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defence have digging into your case, and they turned up new leads

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suggesting that you are innocent and one of the most compelling, is

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The testimony of Tino Geddes was truly damning. After the murders,

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he said he was with Kris at the time, he was innocent.

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And then he fliped before trial, testifying that Kris his actually

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been schemeing to murder the Moo Youngs. The whole thing was played

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out. As he had planned it. When I was with him. At the same venue, at

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the same hotel. What made this star witness flip? More clues are

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emerging from teeno's home town in King ton. We found out the

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prosecutors in the Raj Raj case flew over to clear Tino's case he

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was having, a few bullet. Tino Geddes is now dead. And his lawyer

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from the time, is now more forthcoming. He was charged with

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importation of firearms and I think there were, might have been other

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charges. It transpires, Tino Geddes was facing charges of bringing guns,

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ammunition and silenceers into Jamaica, and faced a potential life

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sentence. What sentence did he actually receive? He got a non-cuss

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toadal sentence. There was a fine. On the charges. But, no

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imprisonment. He must have been surprised? I was delighted. I was

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delighted. Do you think the prosecutors coming down on the

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Maharaj case to testify made the difference? Between him going to

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jail and not going to jail? Well let us put it this way, I

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considered at that time that it might have made a difference, and

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that is why I called him. You've got a safe, any Tino Geddes in

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here? Nothing of value. It is ornamental. No confessions from

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Tino. No not at all. Your knowledge of Geddes and you went to his

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funeral and you were friends with him. Why do you think he flipped

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from being an alibi for Kris Maharaj to being the prosecution's

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key witness? That is a question I cannot answer. I cannot penetrate

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with the content of the human mind. I cannot faith tham the motivations

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of human may have your. I don't know. I suppose an argument could

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have been advanced, that there was some form of inducement or pressure.

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I went to tell Ron Petrillo the E cop at the time that Tino Geddes

:28:42.:28:49.

had escaped life but got a fine. That would definitely explain to me

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why, for months Tino Geddes was a staunch supporter of Kris Maharaj

:28:58.:29:06.

and the next time I saw him, he was testifying for the state in court.

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I could not believe what I was hearing. The news about Tino Geddes

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isn't the only revelation that's come out. There's more stuff about

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clol beeian who had the room opposite where the murders took

:29:25.:29:32.

place, did you know anything about him at the time? At the time no.

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Miami detectives arrested Mid-80s, Miami was creaking under clol

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beeian cocaine. So when it transpired a Colombian rented a

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room opposite the qilgs, you would expect the police to investigate

:29:50.:29:56.

this fully. They barely questioned him a proper checkup, would have

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revealed what I showed him. He was suppose today have carried �40

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million 348 dollars for deposits for Swiss bank accounts on maf of

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Colombian drug smuggleers. Opposite the murders. Is this

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dynamite information? Of course it was.

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The whole case sincere far as I was And Kris Maharaj was the fall guy.

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Frustrating stuff for Kris Maharaj's British lawyer who took

:30:49.:30:55.

up the case 17 years ago. We have a big battle ahead of us, my plan, I

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hope is to develop this evidence and go to the Florida state courts

:30:59.:31:04.

and persuade them. If that doesn't work, we have to go to the American

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Supreme Court. Every piece of new evidence is bitter sweet for matter

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Rita Maharaj who stayed by her man all this time. Occasionally I dream

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about Kris when he was younger, and always in London. The other day, I

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dreamed that he came home and we were going, and the day he was

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embraceing me and kissing me for the first time I dreamed that.

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Short of a legal or diplomatic miracle, that remains a rather

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distant dream. I want to be out while I'm alive, not when I'm dead.

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I want to be vindicated, not after I'm dead. Kris Maharaj ending that

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report by Tim Sam uels. But Tim is up now with a review show. We will

:32:06.:32:10.

be delivering on the verdict on the Spider-Man, a fresh start for the

:32:11.:32:18.

superhero. Michael Palin's novel rg The Truth, and When I'm 65, and a

:32:18.:32:25.

new series set behind a the scenes called Newsnight. Join me in just a

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minute. I will remain zipd and bring you

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the front pages of the papers. The FT weekend has Osborne to fight for

:32:34.:32:36.

FT weekend has Osborne to fight for bank bonuses.

:32:36.:32:41.

Murray's milestone, a familiar sight you'll see on most front

:32:41.:32:51.

pages tomorrow. A 74 year wait for a Wimbledon final. Ministers claim

:32:51.:32:56.

of silly kaims on Lord reform of course. The Times has got a big

:32:56.:33:04.

picture of Andy Murray looking heaven-wards. And Daily Telegraph,

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Hacking, banking, expenses, riots. Have we lost faith in the establishment? Plus the innocent man serving life for murder in Florida. With Emily Maitlis.


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