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there are Coalition talks after 2015, he'll lobby for ?12,500 tax

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free. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.

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With me are writer and broadcaster, Yasmin Alibhai Brown and Vincent

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Moss, Political Editor at the Sunday Mirror.

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Thank you for joining us. Tomorrow's front pages. The Sunday Telegraph

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features the Malaysia Airlines air crash, its headline asking, were

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terrorists behind plane tragedy at sea?

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The Mail on Sunday claims one of Britain's most senior judges, Lord

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Justice Fulford, campaigned to support the Paedophile Information

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Exchange. Lord Justice Fulford says he has no memory of having been

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involved with its foundation or the detail of the work of this campaign.

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He has also added that he has always been a deeply opposed to pedophilia.

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A new storm over multi-million pound salaries. And the Sunday Times

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claims a secret BBC report is considering a radical plan to scrap

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the licence fee. Plenty to get our teeth into, so

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let's begin. We will start with the news that we have been getting

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throughout the day about the loss of the plane over the South China Sea.

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Without information, it is very difficult for the relatives at this

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time. The deep mystery around it. It is almost like a Hollywood movie. I

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cannot remedy is happening until there was all of this stuff about

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the Bermuda triangle. It has been a long time since we have anything

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like this happened, something vanishes like this, no

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communications. How completely intrigued and shocked by it. And oil

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slicks are the only sign to possibly say that the plane is down. Most of

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the papers are focusing on the suggestion that at least two of the

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people on the plane were travelling with stolen passports, one from an

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Austrian and one from an Italian, both from when they are in -- from

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when they were on holiday. Astonishing as it may seem, it is

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not that rare for people to travel and stolen passports. You would

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think that it would be outlawed but it is strangely not. Until they find

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the lack box recording, people do not know what the cause is. It

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doesn't help when people are speculating already, but of course,

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there was this attack in China just a few days ago Palma and the paper

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-- ago, and the papers already making a connection to a terrorist

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attack connected to what happened then. It is really a complete

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tragedy, and if nothing more is known about it, decrease will be

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astonishing. It could be quite some time before the black box is

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located. That is right, and that is one of the key things, why we need

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to find it. It is very unusual for a plane to not give any indication of

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something being wrong, which is why it has led some people to speculate

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that there was some catastrophic incident, because the pilots --

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pilots would not have been able to alert anyone.

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Let's go once the second story about assisted suicide, with the headline,

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administers clear path for assisted suicide to be legal.

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This is a big talking point, and what the paper is focusing on, it is

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saying that this has learned that there will be a free vote on this

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very controversial issue, and it is suggesting that Lib Dem social Care

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Minister as saying that he will vote in favour of this will stop that is

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a big kick forward for avoiding this sort of rather horrific situation

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where people are doing what they think is in the interest of their

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very ill relatives and helping them die with dignity. And some of them

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are having to go to Sizzler in -- Switzerland or not go to

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Switzerland. We have to deal with this. It is going to be a growing

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problem as the population ages. All sorts of illnesses come at a later

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age, and we cannot mess around with this decision. It is causing deep

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anguish to families and people concerned. And it has led to some

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relatives appearing in court. It is something in our society about

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wanting to keep people alive who themselves have made a decision, and

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yet we don't care when there is so much other misery we could do more

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about. Suicide rates are appalling for an advanced country. I find this

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very audit. The government would say they need safeguards in place to

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make sure that people are not bumping off the relatives. That is

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the issue. Moving on. A couple of interesting

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stories today. The BBC license fee. A BBC report says to scrap the

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license fee, a secret plan for subscriptions. This is a document

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that was produced a little while ago from a former Cabinet Minister. This

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is a review panel that came up with one conclusion saying that you could

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get rid of the license fee and make the BBC a subscription channel and

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that some people would pay twice the licensee for that. It sounds a lot

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but it is a lot then you would pay for rival broadcasters for some

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people pay up to ?700 a year. It is an interesting piece of work. I

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think the BBC is saying that it is just something that is being looked

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at. Those of us who love the BBC never

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wants to have attached, but for so long they have been dependent on the

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will of politicians, and years into the next discussion into the license

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fee, they have become trapped in political games, not because the BBC

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wants it to happen, but that is just how it has been calling for a long

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time. Anything that frees up the BBC to become truly independent, by only

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anxiety is that everybody wants everything for free. There is a

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hidden agenda that many Conservatives believe that the BBC

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is full of raging lefties and needs to be tamed.

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Have you seen the red colour? Other broadcast channels across the

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world have not a patch on the BBC. If you go to the states, lots of

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channels, lots of choice, but most of it is rubbish, and people should

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look at the options and reduce the cost, but people should protect what

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is a fantastic broadcaster. We will use this in the highlights! Another

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story, ex-pat Scottish people have the rights to vote, with Alex

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Salmond saying, by the paper, that he acted illegally by denying

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ex-patriot Scott's a vote. An interesting turn of events. The

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diaspora of Scots is huge, and I do not know how far they expect that

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this can be extended, but certainly, American expatriates have

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a right to vote, so I do not think why expatriate Scottish eagle would

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not. -- people would not. It is a big

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number. 1.5 billion. Presumably, the reason why Alex Salmond was keen for

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them not to vote is because they would not have voted his way I'll

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stop if they are brought back and they get to have their say, it could

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be decisive. -- his way. Moving on. The co-op Bank is once again in the

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headlines. I think you should start with this one. It is a huge amount

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of money. There are linked documents which are showing that the Chief

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Executive, the new guy that took over from the chairman under the old

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regime, he will be getting a total package of ?3.66 million. That

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sounds a lot of money. You have to have the best people. No! Absolutely

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not. I do think this is so immoral. So immoral. I really do. Once he has

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done the job, once he has actually brought the bank back to some of the

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house, maybe we can talk about it, but to make it a condition of his

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saving the bank is ridiculous. It will be performance linked.

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That is what they do with these packages now. It is a long-term

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programme. If he only had ?1.5 million, he would just about survive

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the modem to think? We come from industries were we are

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surviving on a little bit less. I don't believe that. That is the

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presumption which has been exploited. There are huge numbers

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of. If we had this... Where does it end? You need the best people to do

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the job, but the price has gone up to about 120 times of where it was a

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few years ago, said there is a strong argument that paying the

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executive has gone far beyond. We have got a British Museum, a

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world institution they don't ask for the money that these thinkers are

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asking for. People want jobs about being this greedy. They can turn the

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bank around with a bit less. Moving on, Scotland Yard, this time accused

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of covering up institutionalized sexism.

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When you are on a roll! When is this going to end? Every single day at

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the moment, there are stories about police to misdemeanors -- police

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misdemeanors of stop we had the story about the Lawrence family --

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misdemeanors. We had the story about how the police behaved during the

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Lawrence family investigation. The institutional sexism, this is

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another story which the Guardian has been going on with a long time, the

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infiltration, benign groups like green campaigners. Any kind of

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protest was infiltrated by police. Why? We live in a free country, I

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thought. They are saying that they want to

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strike out these claims by women who are in relationships, that would be

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very bad for democracy and that for the women who are claiming that they

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were unfairly and very wrongly duped by people. And they are children in

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some places. Thank you, you will be back at 11.30. There is another

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chance to see the Sunday Paper at 9.30 tomorrow. The former Fleet

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Street editor eve poll land and Jenny Bond will discuss what is

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making the news. Coming up next, it is Reporters.

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