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We will have the latest from Sydney, where they could be three debutants

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in the side. Welcome to a look ahead at what the

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papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me as Sam Coates, Deputy

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political editor at the Times and Robert Fox, the defence editor at

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the London Evening Standard. The Express has more on the severe

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weather expected over the weekend. The Financial Times reflects on

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poorer festive sales, calling it a Christmas sea of red.

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The Daily Telegraph says government cuts to the Environment Agency could

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leave homes exposed to flooding. The Independent reports on many

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university vice chancellors receiving 8% pay rises despite

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lecturers receiving just 1%. Margaret Thatcher secretly preparing

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to deploy the army and declare a state of emergency in response to

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the miners strike. Cameras at bus lanes and boxed ulcers are -- box

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junction are costing hundreds of thousands of pounds for commuters.

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A third of doctors believe that charging ?10 per visit would cut the

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number of urgent cases. -- nonurgent.

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Would that stop people turning up when we have got an interim toenail?

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This seems like an idea that we have put on the back of a prescription

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pad when they were getting together at the GP conference. I do not mean

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to sound so facetious, but I have not seen the story in that. How on

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earth are they going to do this? The GPs say that they are worried that

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routine referrals, we know that they are being used for non- emergency

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treatment and consultation. That is where you have to start. Physician,

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heal thyself. It is the problem of the GP system. I do not think a

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charge would change that at all. But there is the idea that someone books

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and appointment, there would be a rest -- retrospective charge. The

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great problem with the NHS system at the moment is because it is free at

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point of use, how do you make sure that people go to the right point of

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entry? There are trying to make you stop getting appointments. People

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have been drifting to a and E surgeries. Particularly at weekends.

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Particularly at weekends. A lot of people rock up a drunk on a Saturday

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night. It is a problem that Jeremy Hunt has actively tried to deal

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with. A lot of areas have out of hours services contracted to private

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suppliers. They have an operator who will refer you to a doctor who will

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call you back. It makes sense if you have a child, to take them to the

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local hospital. One of the other suggestions as if you are quite hard

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up you might be put off going to the hospital at all. It is quite likely.

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As Sam was saying, it is the referral system that is at the heart

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of this. It is so conflict and difficult. But he did not need to be

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referred. The ID would be to put people off from going because there

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is a charge. It is such a meshed problem. So many ways of how people

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engage with the NHS at the moment. Let us look at the Daily Telegraph.

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Delays may scupper the EU bill. This is the Conservative party bill. It

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is being put through as a private members bill that the Conservatives

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hope would make sure it never wins the general election, there would be

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a referendum on how we are part of the EU in the future. We are

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starting the conversation that is going to be happening all year.

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David Cameron and the Tories ahead of the European elections in May. It

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is a private members bill that would commit a referendum on our

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membership in 2017. Some people are saying that this is not going to

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become law. That is a problem with David Cameron. A lot of his own

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backbenchers said that he might duck out after the next election. The

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fact that it could collapse is causing yet another problem for him

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in times of party discipline. What if he just said, I tried? He is in a

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hard place. Europe is a hot button issue and it has been for a long

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time. One of the criteria when you are looking at a prospective

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candidate is where you stand on Europe. The workers in the

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constituencies are really worried about the UKIP factor. This is not

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my area, but it does seem to me that where they are manoeuvring in

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relation to UKIP is terribly important. It is going to be long

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and strung out. Eventually there are going to come up hard in Europe

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itself. There are problems. Isn't there anything the whips can do? The

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Conservative party apparatus, to get it through? This is about the number

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of amendments that can be put down. There simply is not enough time. It

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is not going to happen. Is this going to be indicative of the kind

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of you that David Cameron is going to face? I am afraid so. It is

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something that David Cameron has tried to park. But so many do not

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trust him. They are going to keep picking away. And there is the fear

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that UKIP is going to slice out of its in every constituency, thereby

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handing a lot of seats to labour, people are wondering if they have to

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do more. Let us move on and talk about your article in the Times. It

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is not surprise. Voters trust that society is collapsing. You have

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spoken to reform the Liberal Democrat leader. He thinks that our

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trust in our key institutions is crumbling into dust. He is saying

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that people are unhappy with politics, that is well-known. But

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what they have seen over the past few years is a collapse in the

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reputation of these of society that people have become dependent on. He

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names bankers, journalist, the NHS, the BBC. Some of the quotes he uses

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are quite fruity stuff. The BBC cannot manage its own affairs. The

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NHS is failing rate down to the level of doctors. It is pretty

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difficult stuff. He says he is quite surprised there has not been more

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public protest on the streets. I am not predicting more common but I

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would not be surprised if people came out because they did not feel

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that the democratic process has satisfied to their demands. His

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argument goes on that if there is a collapse in our trust of these

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institutions, the temptation for some people is to look for simple

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answer is in places that mainstream politics would find distasteful, the

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far right, maybe. It is quite an established theme. But he seems to

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have switched over to the save wavelength of the author of the

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revelations of St John the Divine. He sees things in apocalyptic terms.

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It is a very strange statement for a Liberal Democrat strategist to be

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making at this time. It is a extreme. The language, I mean. He is

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a former leader, a member of the House of Lords. He does not need to

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face an electorate in 2015. He thinks he can say stuff that Nick

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Clegg cannot. He says this in a blender reform. But this man thinks

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he can see it in a more robust way. But some people think he has gone

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over the top. Take away the colourful language, has he got

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point? He has got half a point. People are worried. But what you do

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not do is fanned the flames. I have shared conferences with him. He

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always goes on about the need for world governments. He is going to be

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part of the planet that we do not normally inhabit in political

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discussion. The rate of it is unfortunate. That is why he get

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invited. Something you should watch, he looks at simplistic answers. The

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very interesting that he links UKIP and the conservative movement in

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France. Let us move on and look at the Daily Mail. It is on the front

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page. On Page two, sorry, page eight, the education secretary

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writing about how he feels that the left wing myths are undermining what

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the First World War was really about. Whether it should have been

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fought and what it achieved. Blasting Blackadder which many

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people enjoyed. Essentially being a coward that that the whole thing was

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a shambles. I'd though it does not bring his belt, that story, but we

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are going to get a lot of it this year. -- when -- ring his bell. The

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battle lines are being drawn. You are getting a group of right-wing

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and conservative historians saying the poets that are core to the

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curricula of ceremony of our schools are wrong. They were defeatists.

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Michael Gove is lumping them together. The sense of futility that

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you get from these people, it really informed things. It was an extremely

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carefully thought out comedy that had a profound message. It is like a

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schoolboy writing a sixth form SA. It is the conservative historians

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against the historians. He calls out several historians he lacks. --

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likes. He picks up one of my favourites, Margaret Miller, who has

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written one of the outstanding books on the outbreak of the war. She has

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been speaking at literary conferences. She says it was an

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unnecessary war. Why could they not have stopped it? It is being

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recruited for politics and a sad way. There is a lot of context that

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is fascinating. I am fascinated by the politics of it as well. Michael

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Gove is good at tickling the Tory party base. This goes well, attacks

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on the left wing. Attacks on historians and features. --

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teachers. A lot of Tory activists love this stuff. It is not

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surprising. It will go down well with sections of the Tory party. It

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is something he feels passionate about. Some feel find it distasteful

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that it is being politicised in this way. One of the interesting things

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is the impact on relationships with Germany. We have got quite a pointed

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attack. That is all we have time for. You are warming to your theme.

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It is about military. Of course it can talk for hours. Another time.

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The papers for this evening. Sam Coates, Robert Fox, thank you very

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much. Stay with us on BBC News. More severe weather on the way. Coming up

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