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statement on the case of three-year-old Mikaeel. With the let

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you know when that starts. -- we will let you know.

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Welcome to our look ahead at what the papers will be bringing us

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tomorrow. With me are Yasmin Alibhai-Brown from the Independent

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and Eleanor Mills from the Sunday Times.

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We start with the Independent on Sunday. A report on leaks connecting

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the police and News International was buried. Gamers Janet Smith will

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say that Jimmy Savile's behaviour was recognised by BBC executives,

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but they took no action. The Sunday Times reports that Prince

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Charles will share official duties on the beaches of Normandy this

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summer when the nation marks the 60th anniversary of the D-day

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landings. The mail says that the Prime

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Minister intends to stop printing welfare literature in any language

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other than English. Let's start with that story on the

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mail on Sunday. The headline, speak in English, or lose benefits. This

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drives me nuts! English is my fourth language. I did not even speak it

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until I was eight. This idea that unless you learn English you some of

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criminal. What if Spain decided to do this to the Britons living in

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Andalusia. Would that be all right? Eleanor? This is another one of

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those lurches to the right to try to put off the UKIP tendency, isn't it?

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This is pure politics. This is responding to the popularity of

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things like benefits straight and the opinion polls that everyone

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thinks we should be cracking down on welfare and that people think it is

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too easy for people to get benefits. This is a knee jerk political

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reaction to that. We would want it to happen to Britons living in

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Spain, Italy or France. There would be an outcry if those countries had

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these sorts of knee jerk policies? I completely understand, Yasmin. But I

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also think that there are people who come to England and claim our

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benefits. You have to ask at some point, shall be endlessly spending

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money who have no railings to this place except for the fact that they

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have wound here -- wound up here as economic migrants. That is so wrong.

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Maybe that is a way of doing it. I'm not saying... If you go into

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schools, school after school will tell you, I'd even this government

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admitted it ten days ago, some of the top achieving schools are

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achieving high results because migrant children, who don't speak in

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-- English have gone there and work so hard that they have raised

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standards. So can we stop punishing people who speak other languages? I

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agree with you. I am the governor of a local primary school which has

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over 50% of children who do not speaking this as a first language.

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And they do incredibly well. In London, where we have most

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immigrants, we have the best schools. There is an immigrant

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culture which values education. That is not say that we should have an

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open door policy everybody who comes here not speaking English and wants

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to claim benefits. Onto the Observer, serious topics

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with the headline, revealed, how Savile abused up to 1000 on BBC

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premises. This is Dame Janet Smith, who was a former Court of Appeal

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judge who previously led the enquiry into Harold Shipman. She has led a

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report into the proclivities of Jimmy Savile. She is saying probably

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there were 1000 people abuse at the BBC in dressing rooms and green

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rooms. That allegedly BBC executives knew about it and did nothing. The

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most chilling phrase, every chat -- every chance he had, he took it.

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There was never a quiet day for Jimmy Savile. That is chilling. And

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to be fair, it sounds as if it is revolving around a one source. And I

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commented from the BBC press office, we will not be commenting on the

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article. We will be responding to the review when it is published.

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Therefore, that is the situation at the BBC at the moment. It wasn't

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just Savile, though, was it? The Hull City were tall thing, it came

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out in a letter to the police. I took a letter that the BBC -- that

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someone wrote to me about the BBC and that is the first time anybody

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thought about what Stuart Hall had been getting away with. It was not

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just the BBC, the whole of our society seems to have colluded in

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ignoring these victims. There have been these high-profile court cases

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about every high-profile chap from the 80s, the entire cast of

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characters from my childhood on trial for the most horrendous

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thing! And all deny it. Yes, but it is not looking good. Onto another

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story with the Observer. This one is the main photograph story. Richard

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Harris, the former special adviser to the Liberal leader Nick Clegg,

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talks about her disgust about how the party has handled the Lord

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Rennard harassment case. -- Bridget Harris. I find this, not shocking,

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but is if we are back in some 18th century, or something. This is

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supposed to be the modern, nice guy party. Liberal party. What is

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stopping... Apparently, it is the Lib Dem peer 's, and I can believe

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that, who are starving Nick on this. He was quite robust, as much as he

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could be. I think he was in a corner and he had to do something. But I

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notice that the laws come together. It is a club. It is up to Nick Clegg

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to say that this is wrong. Lord Rennard has denied all of it. And he

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was cleared by the commission that Nick Clegg setup. That is not enough

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for Yasmin! The women you are coming out now are disappointed and saying

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they want an apology. I don't think women make these things up because

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they haven't got enough washing-up to do. It is very hard to take

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npower. I wasn't suggesting that. -- to take on power. There was a great

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deal of theory that this chap had got away with it and he seems to be

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coming back into the fold. -- there was a great deal of anger. Bridget

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Harris is saying that she doesn't want to be part of a party that

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allows this go on. The Liberal Democrats have seven female MPs and

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while they carry on treating women in this way, they are unlikely to

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get more. It puts of women going into public life and this -- and we

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need more of them. This is a disaster. The quote from Bridget

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Harris is, this is a classic Lib Dem farce. Well, she should know! It is

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tough on Nick Clegg as well. It is tough, but this is when... He often

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becomes Nick Clegg, I can be very authorities -- very authoritative.

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This is time for him to do it. It shows him in a bad light unfairly.

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These are not his values. It was Nick Clegg who said that they would

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make the commission look into it, and the problem is that if you let

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the commission direct and they come up with a decision that you do not

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like, you are in trouble. It is like Cameron and 11 as an enquiry. It

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seems like the easiest political enquiry -- the easiest political

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decision to leave it to an enquiry, but you should make them yourselves

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-- make your decisions yourselves. Whatever the actuality, there is the

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perception that these women are making complaints, even if they did

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not happen, these are the perceptions. Perceptions are very

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important. There was enough evidence that bad things were going on. As a

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leader, he should have said that should not be going on. Just to

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repeat that any allegations have been strenuously denied.

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Onto the Sunday Times. The headline, Queen and child star to

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job share. Eleanor, the subheading merge staff teams to begin this

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week. -- Queen and Charles to job share. They are basically saying

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that the Queen is finding longwall travel exhausting. Prince Charles

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went to the Commonwealth conference. It seemed like Prince

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Charles will be doing a lot of the heavy lifting. We discovered that we

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will not call it a Regency, because that would cause constitutional

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issues. But Charles will be doing a lots more. Camilla has been

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shadowing the Queen in not more. She is 88, she has not been well and

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this is the beginning of a shift. Charles will be taking over quite a

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lot of her roles. I think it is a momentous moment. Julie six, when

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they go for the D-day landings in France, June the 6th, will be the

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passing of the bat. Some comments in from our royal correspondent, he

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says that we have known the communication teams are being named

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-- are being merged and Prince Charles is taking on more. The

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newspaper's line that the Queen's visit to the D-day landing site may

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be the Queen's final trip, he is very sceptical about. Yasmin, trying

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to get you excited in a royal story is eat -- is not easy. I am not

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going to be excited. Why do you have this on your front page? It is not a

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front-page! A job share between two privileged people. I am sorry, I am

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a Republican. Can I be excused? Know! -- no, you can't! On the basis

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that news is what people are interested in... Something serious,

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yes. But a job share between the monarchy in the air is not a big

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story. There will be people shouting at their televisions in support and

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against. But the Queen has insisted that she will go on and not abdicate

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and this is the first sign that she is maybe feeling her age.

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Onto the Sunday Times's second story. Sugar watchdog work for

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Coca-Cola. This is a proper front-page story. I'm sure it

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carries on. It is depressing that one of the country's leading

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nutritional experts, tasked by the government to propose new ways of

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instructing people not to have too much sweet stuff because it is very

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bad for you, is a paid adviser to Coca-Cola and Mars. I find this

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utterly depressing. He gets money from Coca-Cola and advises them at

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board level. Monthly. Sorry, for Mars. And cocoa -- Coca-Cola fund

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his Ms -- funds his research. This is happening everywhere. Academic

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life is now is infiltrated because of cuts and so on... Well it's

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funded... We are losing that ethical space between commercial interest

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and academic neutrality. Someone in the Government should have said,

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hang on, this is a conflict of interest, you are can't advise us on

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sugar and Mars and coke coalament We are -- Coca-Cola. We are living in a

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time where everything is sponsored. We no longer have it in politics,

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academics. That's really dangerous. In America it's much worse, by the

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way. It's all incredibly powerful sugar lobby. The last couple of

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weeks people saying sugar is the new tobacco. I'm not an expert on the

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science of the health claims for sugar or against, but there's a very

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strong, big business lobby, which has massive financial interests in

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keeping our food pumped up with cheap sugar. A huge industry. With

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regards to the comments, from the Times, then, defend your stance.

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You've got that as a story on the front page, but it's small in

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comparison to the main story about the Queen and Prince Charles. I

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think they're both jolly good stories. A lot of, probably in terms

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of selling newspapers, the Queen and Charles are a good headline. That

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will go around the world. What is, do you think people don't know that

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Charles is now taking up much more stuff that the Queen isn't doing? In

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what sense is this a surprising story for anyone? I think it is

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surprising because the Queen has been so adamant that she wasn't

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going to do it. Slowly, in the last six or seven months, even I, turn

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away, have noticed that Charles and Camilla have been doing many more

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official functions. And Prince William. Yes. All of them. , there's

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an abundance of stories, Harry coming out of flying apaches. Yes

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taking a desk job. Coming back to London. William back in London.

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There's a sense of the new generation taking over at the

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Palace. That is important. The Queen's been a massive figurehead

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for a large part of the globe for a long time. She's not going to do

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that, that is a big story. Whether you're a republican or not, she's

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massive news. The sugar thing is completely crucial and very

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important. It's on the front page too along with two other very good

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stories. Enough! And fantastic stuff inside too. That's enough selling.

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You completely scuppered your OBE chances. You know I sent mine back.

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I did. You had to mention that. You did? I sent mine back. She's had the

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call and she said no. I sent the thing back. I took it and then sent

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it back. It's the past. I thought you were a rerepublican. We are

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waiting for the police statements in Scotland about the three-year-old

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Mikaeel Kular and that statement by police, was due to happen outside

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Police Scotland headquarters. That was due about five or so minutes

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ago. That hasn't actually begun yet. We could perhaps maybe talk to

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Robert Hall, who's our reporter who

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