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17/03/2014

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to Stamford Bridge tomorrow. That's in 15 minutes. First, the

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papers. Hello there, welcome to our look

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ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me Shazia

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Awan, entrepreneur and British Library ambassador and Martin

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Bentham of the Evening Standard. The Financial Times is looking to

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Wednesday's Budget with the Chancellor saying people are

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beginning to benefit from rising living standards.

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The Telegraph is leading on the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend,

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L'Wren Scott, saying the musician was devastated by the news.

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The Express is asking if al`Qaeda hijacked the missing Malaysian jet.

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The Guardian has news of a Government plan to give families up

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to ?2,000 a year to help with childcare costs.

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A health story on The Times which says patients are needlessly moved

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about between hospitals at night to relieve pressure on wards.

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We will start with the Financial Times, Osbourne hones in on cost of

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living. He is going to set out his vision for the Budget on Wednesday.

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We are going to get lots of little bits in the next couple of days

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about what he is going to do. He is basically trying to get across the

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message that the economy is growing, it's getting better. Absolutely.

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This is classic Osbourne pitching to middle`class families and showing

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the Conservative commitment to help hard`pressed families. One of the

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interesting things that they're saying is they're going to be

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offering up to ?2,000 per child tax relief to working parents but that's

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extended ` could be extended to families earning up to ?300,000 per

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couple so I am not sure how hard`pressed those people really

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are. Is he going to get the balance right do you think? It's hard to

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know. I suppose he is under pressure from his own side about the 40p tax

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rate which I don't think he is going to address. I suppose things like

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this gesture ` I am sceptical as well when you hear it, tax relief on

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childcare, up to ?300,000, they don't sound hard`pressed. On the

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other hand they are that group the Tory backbenchers are talking about.

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At the other end he is going to raise, from what we understand, the

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personal tax allowance to ?10,500 to take more people out of tax. There

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is research that shows that people who really benefit from that are not

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the people at the bottom but people higher up the income scale who get

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about two of this of `` two`thirds of the benefit from that. We wait

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and see. Obviously the pitch he wants to make is he is appealing

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across the board and trying to ` cost of living. The Labour charge

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that the cost of living has gone up for lots of people, people are worse

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off in large numbers and Osbourne wants to say the figures are looking

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better but actually you as individuals are going to feel it in

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your pockets, as well. That's what he is trying to deliver, whether he

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can do that or not we wait and see, I suppose. That's the key. He has to

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sort of say, look, the economy is growing, things are getting better.

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And you are feeling it. He almost has to tell you that you are feeling

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it. Is that part of the problem that he has got that perhaps people

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aren't feeling it or are they feeling it and not feeling it

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enough? People are really feeling the absolute pinch across the board.

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Everyone's feeling the pinch. It's very difficult for people to relate

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to somebody like George Osborne, up there telling them it's getting

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better, it will get better and of course I am a former Tory candidate

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and, you know, even I can understand it's difficult to have that

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conversation with people. People find George Osborne very difficult

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to relate to, I think. It's fair to say that. You are a former Tory

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candidate, what should he be saying? What should be the basic pitch he

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puts forward come Wednesday? I don't think it would be a bad idea to look

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at sort of completely reforming something like stamp duty, for

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example, because so many people struggle to get on the housing

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ladder, buying and selling homes and I think that is actually something

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that would significantly help but the Government makes so much money

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from that. It would be worth looking... He needs a big, bold

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gesture. Something really quite big for people to go right, OK, that's

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interesting. That's really something for us, that's going to help me in

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my day`to`day life and that would be something, rather than help to

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buy... I think actually, on the Government's side on this, I think

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what they have... And there's nothing wrong with that, Martin! Are

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we having a role reversal, Martin? Not at all, I am thinking the only

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thing that ` or the main thing that's positive for them is whether

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people feel it or not the question is how you think your life is going

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to be over the coming years and that's still where, for Labour it's

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more tricky, because they have the backdrop of what happened when they

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were in power and maybe people think even if it hasn't come through to me

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yet f the economy's picking up that the next few years might be better.

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Really, that's going to be part of his pitch. I would have thought what

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the Labour Party are going to say is look, are you better off now than

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four years ago? Well, they are. Are they feeling it? The phrase will be,

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are you feeling better off? They're right to make that point for a lot

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of people. That's a valid point. Whether it's political traction in

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the long`term because people will be also thinking well, who is

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bestplaced to deliver a better future for me over the next few

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years? I am not sure yet that Labour has counted the negative effects of

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what its record in power was and that the Tories having got the

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figures looking better, at the very least, might have something saleable

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there. Who knows? There is a year to go before the next election. I don't

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think people are going to feel better with Ed Miliband. All right.

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On to The Express. Did al`Qaeda hijack the missing plane? Passengers

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could still be alive. Two sweeping statement there is. I suppose what

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these statements indicate is that while there are no facts, and if

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there are no facts you can come up with all kinds of stuff now. I

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hesitate to be definitive in anything to this story, the answer I

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would say is no. But only because... They would have said so by now, you

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think? I don't think there's been any al`Qaeda`related incident where

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they haven't claimed responsibility fairly rapidly. There is also what

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the intelligence community ` talk of chatter going on, there's been no

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indication of that. And I think it's a sort of sex sexy theory to put

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about. There doesn't seem to be ` the theorys there are about what's

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happened to this plane, there doesn't seem any evidence as yet,

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and of course the Americans and all the world's intelligence communities

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have been looking into the background of the individuals on

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this flight, nobody's found any links. That doesn't doesn't mean to

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say it's not possible that they don't exist. It seems unlikely. The

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story says, for example, that links ` the plane could have landed in the

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Taliban areas, southern Afghan heartlands, you think how have they

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got in there with the Americans and ourselves. All kinds of military

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hardware would have spotted it, you suspect. The bottom line there,

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passengers could still be alive, I mean, that's something that

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obviously the families are going to cling on to while there is no clear

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indication that unfortunately they are dead. Yeah, there is hope whilst

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we have all this speculation and no hard actual facts about what

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happened. There is hope. That's only a good thing for the friends and

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family of those 239 people. As far as this headline goes, did al`Qaeda

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hijack the plane? No. I think that's typical Express, at least they're

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talking about something other than the weather. It's an arresting

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headline. There is nothing that says 100% that they didn't hijack that

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plane. It is possible. That's the point. It seems unlikely. What would

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they be doing with these passengers for two weeks? If they had hijacked

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it they would have come out with it by now, surely. There was a point

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today, while there's been no, etc, etc, there is still hope. Of course

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the opening up of these two admittedly vast corridors, one to

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the Indian Ocean and one across the central Asian land mast, the latter

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gives the prospect of them having landed somewhere, there are air

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strips they could have landed on, never mind some stretch of central

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Asian terrain. With 26 countries, there's hope. But it does seem

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absolutely bizarre to most people that in this day and age when

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supermarket will know exactly what you eat, what you buy, what your

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habits are and they can't find a plane. Well, it is lost somewhere.

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Onto the Daily Telegraph. World Cup chief and family paid millions by a

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Qatari firm. There have been allegations swirling around FIFA and

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corruption for years and the BBC has done a lot of investigating. Part of

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the problem is the impression that can be given that there is

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skulduggery or something allegedly going on behind the scenes because

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of the bidding process and the way they conduct their business. Yes,

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and as you say it is a long`standing concern. Every time there is a World

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Cup bid, and in the last one I think they allocated Russian and Qatari

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World Cups the same time, meaning allegations of trade`offs between

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voting for the different world cups. This story, we can't say the

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allegations are correct, but it is suggested that Jack Warner, the

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former Vice President of FIFA, received money from a Qatari former

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football official. We don't know the rights and wrongs of that allegation

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but it is the sort of thing that regularly crops up after the World

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Cup. It looks like the whole process has to be looked at. The

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International Olympic Committee has had its own problems in the past

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with these allegations and it seems to have got its act together and it

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is strange that FIFA can't do the same. Sporting beards over the years

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have been full of corruption and all kinds of things. `` bids. It is

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alleged that Jack Warner has got ?2 million in his bank account from

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this. The only reason this has cropped up is because a bank in the

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Cayman Islands saw the red lights and raised this. They said it is

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happening. It is a shame that it takes something like this for it to

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come out. If it is true, of course. These are all allegations. Right!

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Onto the Guardian. Very sad news of the partner of Mick Jagger, L'Wren

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Scott, who has died at her apartment in New York. She is on the front

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pages with Mick Jagger, a number of the front pages. But we have got to

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remember that she was a very successful woman in her own right,

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as you point out. Absolutely. I think a lot of people will think of

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L'Wren Scott as Mick Jagger's other half but she was a famous model,

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highly successful, and a very famous designer. Her clothes are in Harrods

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and Selfridge's, the high`end stores. This is absolutely tragic.

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They have been dating for 13 years and it is unexpected. We have to be

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very careful what we say about this because of the circumstances

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surrounding it. But of course a big tragedy and it is filling

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practically every front page that we have got. He is on tour in

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Australia, I think. Yes, in Perth. It is striking because you think

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they are couple who have got everything and then it ends in this

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terrible way. To go to your point, one of the things that has been

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speculated is that she was concerned about the losses that her business

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was in caring, and one of the reasons she was concerned about that

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was because she was determined the business should stand on its own two

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feet and not rely on the vast wealth that Mick Jagger has. That is to her

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credit really. Indeed. They look like a picture perfect couple. It

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goes to show that you don't know what is going on behind the scenes.

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You will be back in an hour for another look at the stories behind

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the headlines. Stay with us on BBC News for much more at the top of the

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hour, including the latest on the shenanigans going on in the Ukraine.

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