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for one matter. -- Juan Mata. It could be a brilliant day for the

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Industry Minister they look to retain the Ashes. That is all. -- it

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could be a brilliant day for the English women as they look to retail

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the Ashes. Hallow. Welcome to our look ahead to

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what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. Bring me are the political

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editor of the Daily Mirror and the political correspondent of the sun

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on Sunday. Many front pages are in. In the daily Telegraph, claims from

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Iain Duncan Smith that the coalition 's welfare reforms will make Britain

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great again. Pictures of protesters throwing petrol bombs in the centre

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of care. A striking image of anti-government demonstrators and

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police in the Ukraine. That is on the front of the Guardian. In the

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Daily Mail, a different story. It claims Nick Clegg is struggling to

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contain another sex scandal. That is after allegations against Nick

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Hancock. Markets are braced for a pre-election rise in interest rates

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at the drop in unemployment figures announced today. And the Metro,

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which you can get in 50 cities around the country, has views of

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parents being fined ?60 if children are late to school. I will stop

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benefit Street Britain. This is what has been reported. Iain Duncan Smith

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is saying that minutes released by the monetary policy committee

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suggested that tightening in the eligibility requirements for some

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state benefits might have led to an intensification of job searches.

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Basically, because of his benefit reforms, unemployment is going down.

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I am sure he will be suggesting that. I would like to look at the

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minutes in full. I thought this was the result of a fantastic economic

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boom the Government were supposed to be creating by letting house prices

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rocket in the south-east. This story comes off the back of the fantastic

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job figures out today. It is a really welcome fall in unemployment.

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What is not mentioned is the double sting in the tail. The same set of

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figures showed the value of peoples wages is still going down in real

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terms. Wages went up by only .9% in the year to November, which is half

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the rate of inflation. Further down the line, there is the prospect of

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an interest rate rise. The Bank of England has said that when

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unemployment hits 7% of the Bank of England has said that when

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unemployment hits 7%. To think about rate rises again. I goalposts. -- I

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suspect they will be moving the goalposts. It has been the biggest

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fall in unemployment, which is great news. That is what Iain Duncan Smith

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is highlighting in part in his speech. He is also saying the

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benefit reforms are transforming the country. He is the kind of the

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cuddly side of the benefit crackdown to George Osborne. Compared to

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George Osborne, who is the nasty side. He has always believed that

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changing the benefits actually transforms lives. That is the most

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important thing. People trapped on benefits, it is bad for them and it

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is bad for society. It is not just about fixing the benefits. It is

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about transforming lives. Most people would agree with that. We

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have Benefit Street in the headlines. The Channel 4 show has

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been very popular. It does not actually mention Benefit Street

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anywhere in the speech. He does go on to talk about these hidden

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ghettos that nobody sees. If you live on your father-in-law 's

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country estate, M Iain Duncan Smith, any get ministerial limo to work

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every day, you're not going to see it. Let's move on to the daily

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express. It is claiming that millions are still trapped in these

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ghettos. Craig, this is suggesting that Iain Duncan Smith has not gone

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far enough. It is from the exact same speech. A totally different

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reading of the exact speech. In Duncan Smith says that if people are

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trapped on benefits, at the very worst, it makes them turn to

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criminality. Iain Duncan Smith was someone who said he did not want to

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demonise people on benefits, except. He is making a link between benefits

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and criminality. I am aware of quite a few people who commit crimes who

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are on very decent salaries. I'm not quite sure why he is raising this.

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Is he definitely raising this or is this an extrapolation from the Daily

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Express he is saying the present system makes criminals out of those

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trapped in its clutches. Too many end up in the shadow economy or

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working cash in hand. He is not saying they are going out rioting, I

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he is saying that when you go into work you get penalised by the tax

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system and it is not worth people working. They end up doing a couple

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of shots behind the bar and taking cash in hand. That is a criminal

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offence. It might not be crime as we think of it but they are criminals.

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They would be a not more pleased with what the Daily Telegraph has

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written. We are going to stay with the daily express. Tories face

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backlash on EU migrants. There are dozens of Tory MPs plotting to rebel

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next week and two folk to try to put work permit restrictions on

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Bulgarians and Romanians migrates. -- and to work to try. Anyone who is

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prepared to get on a plane and change countries to look for a job

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on New Year's Day, deserves it, frankly. This is the immigration

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bill coming back, which they delayed through this parliamentary fudge

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before Christmas, precisely so that Nigel Mills, who put down this

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amendment which was supported by some Tories would no longer apply.

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That did not put them. We think it is coming next week. Must be dawning

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on David Cameron that he cannot win with these people. -- it must be

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dawning. He has encouraged Euroscepticism. He needs to do that

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with UKIP now, doesn't he? Let's move on. Several front pages

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carrying dramatic photographs of the clashes in Ukraine. In the daily

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Telegraph, there are events which are being described over there. Here

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is in flames. That is like a scene from Dante 's Inferno. In the

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Guardian, we go forward together to face bullets. The opposition has

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been meeting the President this evening and those talks did not get

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anywhere. The opposition leaders have said to their comrades, we are

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going to go back out onto the streets. That story could develop

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over the next few days and has in fact been dominating. We should

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explain it all started because the president was seen to push forward

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with this to take the country bit closer to the European Union. He

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decided not to do that. He decided to get closer to Moscow. Was it not

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a voluntary move? This is a serious point. It is on the doorstep of

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Europe or in Europe depending on geographical definition. It is

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serious stuff. People are getting killed. There is a bizarre impasse.

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They keep going into one square with demonstrators are congregating,

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clearing it out and letting them back in again. The demonstrations

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have developed over the past couple of days because the Government

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decided it would clamp down on people having a right to join

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together in the street and protest and stuff. A situation is

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developing. Let's go on to the Daily Mail. Further embarrassment, it

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seems, for the Liberal Democrats. A new sex storm shames the Lib Dems.

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That is the headline. This is a terrible week getting even worse for

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Nick Clegg. He needed this like a hole in the head. This is Mike

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Hancock, who had had the whip taken away from him but he is a Lib Dem

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councillor in Portsmouth. Some frankly horrific allegations that

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have come out in a report by a QC which is probably best not

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discussed. It comes after Lord Wren Arndt, the scandal which is less

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graphic than this but it does not paint Lib Dems in a particularly

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good light. These allegations have been floating around for almost four

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years. The party has failed to do anything about them. We must say

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there is a criminal case to answer. This report that was leaked today,

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into the allegations about Nick Hancock, the local Lib Dems voted to

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suppress it. I think there will be big questions asked about why Nick

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Clegg has not got involved in trying to sort this out beforehand. It

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comes of course as they are desperately trying to close down the

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Nick Reynold row. We saw the wife of Nick Clegg coming out today denying

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she was fuelling the problem. There is now an investigation into

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the investigation which could rumble on for 14 weeks. It could go on to

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the next election. So it is the leadership's handling of the crisis

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which is that the four here? They are trying to play catch up. In both

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of these cases, nothing happened. This is 2011. The Lord Rennard

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allegations are also fairly historic. It is now a case of it is

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all out in the open. It will rumble on and on and on, unfortunately for

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the Lib Dems. An interesting story on the front page of the Guardian,

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this is an exclusive and it is saying a repeat of Afghanistan or

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Iraq invasion ruled out for the war weary UK. This is an interesting

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story. What it seems to be saying is the top brass in the MoD who think

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not only is Britain very sick of intervention abroad, after Iraq and

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Afghanistan, but the changing make-up of Britain is also making us

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less prone to intervention. This comes at a time when people who

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think we should be intervening more abroad are pointing to Syria and the

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horrors happening there and saying this is why we cannot afford to

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stand back. It is a dilemma. Is it because there are more people from

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different countries and backgrounds. Exactly. It is not just it is the

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ball from areas where you might be taking military action, more so that

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it is the global outlook that there is. Any time you see a leak from the

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Ministry of Defence you have to wonder what the agenda is. This

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looks to me like either top brass or senior officials coming up with

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America and the new way of saying, if we say it is this reason,

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actually hides the fact that we cannot afford to do another

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Afghanistan or Iraq. The other thing is it comes on the day we find out

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another 1400 soldiers are getting their marching orders. Some fancy

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deflection there. So, the Guardian, you have been had. Thank you. You

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are going to be back in an hour's time for another spin around Fleet

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Street. Stay with us because at the top of the hour we will have much

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more on the biggest fall in people out of work for 14 years, according

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to the Office for National Statistics. Stay with us here, it

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will be an eventful Sportsday. Hello, I am Olly Foster. Here is

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what is coming up on a very eventful Sportsday. United pay the

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