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against Novak Djokovic at the Miami Masters. That's coming up in the

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next 15 minutes. Straight after The Papers.

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing

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us tomorrow. With me are James Rampton, features writer at the

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Independent. And Kate Devlin of the Herald. Let's have a look at the

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front pages. We start of the Independent. It looks of alleged

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police corruption and subsequent investigation has found dozens of

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Metropolitan Police detectives were in the pay of organised crime. The

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Telegraph is leading an energy prices. The watchdog is likely to

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order a competition enquiry into the big six providers tomorrow,

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apparently. The financial Times says Rupert Murdoch's eldest son is in

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pole position to take over as father 's media empire. The guardians of

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the Home Secretary will take personal charge of the way the

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police respond to domestic abuse in England and Wales after a damning

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report. The express is looking forward to cheap energy bills after

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today's price freeze by SSE. The mail newspaper reports on fears of

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runaway house prices. We will start with a big debate tonight. Between

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two party leaders, one speaking five line which is including Dutch, the

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other one feels uncomfortable on a commuter train when he hears foreign

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managers. Which do you think is which? It's so hard to tell, isn't

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it? No idea. They were both, the audience and everybody told were

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told they had no idea what the questions are going to be. You just

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thought, it's on Europe. But you were there. Technically. You were in

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their spin room getting all kinds of jibber jabber from UKIP and the Lib

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Dems. Who do you think came out on top? It's very interesting because I

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thought it was very close and both of them had at the moment is dying

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moments and probably, Nick `` Nigel Farage one but he squeaked it. A

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poll says he won by a large margin tonight. What's very interesting is

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the last time we had TV debate during the general election, Nick

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Clegg was the man of the people, when speaking. He was the outsider.

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I think this time, Nigel Farage has managed to beat him. Apparently, in

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one of these polls, one in five Liberal Democrats thought Nigel

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Farage one. That is interesting. So they don't agree with Nick Clegg

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either. I agree with you that Nigel Farage has stolen Nick Clegg's

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outsider clothes and he's playing the underdog card for all it's

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worth. This front piece in the Guardian says it's interesting

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because UKIP has no more major experience of winning anything in

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the UK than a town called Ramsay in Cambridge with a population of 6000

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people but Nick Clegg is the Deputy Prime Minister. Lord Heseltine

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thought was a bad idea to dignify him with this debate and I think a

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lot of Liberal Democrats must be nervous about it but you can have

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got 30% in the polls going into May's Europe elections and the Lib

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Dems are 9%. Nick Clegg has to raise his profile to make it look

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statesman`like. He does have to prove he is a statesman. That's what

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you may have done tonight. That's the reason they went for it for what

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they are rock bottom in the polls. What happened in 2010, he came

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across as passionate, and man of the people, to a degree. Also, as well,

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because he was the outsider, he was perhaps hoping some of that Sheen

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would rub off tonight. Basically, they had nothing to lose another

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thing to gain and they had to do this. There was a call at the end

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when Nick Clegg said, it is never voted Lib Dem before, us a chance.

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They could equally absurd comeback. If you're hacked off at about

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tuition fees, for instance. It is very interesting, he made a real

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slip and said people always had to read the small print and he was

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talking about the combo ideas around EU referendum is but I think a lot

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of people will see that as tuition fees. The latter with a small print

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you sent to voters will come back to haunt him because people will see

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that as the most rank hypocrisy, and that could be why they are 9% in the

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polls. There is another debate next week so he could pull it back out of

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the fire and be seen to be the man who won an all that kind of stuff,

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but was it a mistake, given Nigel Farage's performance? It might be a

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mistake given what David Cameron and Ed Miliband aside to do because what

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tonight proved was that two people debating was quite dynamic, quite

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quick, a lot more sensible in some ways than three people debating.

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So, the upshot from tonight is Nick Clegg could end up being cut out of

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the general election debates. Then I think they will see it as a massive

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mistake. Is that a possibility? Basically, the parties get to decide

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themselves. The Lib Dems are going to say Nick Clegg are going to get

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on the stage. Many conservatives are keen not to have Nick Clegg are

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there. They think there's enough differentiation between Ed Miliband

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and David Cameron and their comfortable they can win that and

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they think Nick Clegg in the middle could muddy the waters. If Nick

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Clegg and David Cameron said we don't want Nick Clegg there, they

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can get away with that. Yes, I think Nick Clegg would try to take some

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action. I'm not sure if he would go for legal action. He would be

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spitting tacks of that was the case. If they said the doubly Prime

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Minister Erdogan along powerful enough to stand on the platform. The

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old boxing match, the confrontation between two people, that's why the

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US presidential elections work so well. It feels much more ponderous,

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everybody being asked the same question. Much more laboured. Two

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men feels a bit clean and clear. Let's move on to the Telegraph.

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Millions are paying too much for energy. No, Sherlock. Ofgem

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criticises the Big Six companies amid allegations of profiteering.

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This is interesting because it says it could lead to an enquiry that

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might even break up the so`called Big Six and this is an incendiary

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issues with the election right now. This is a big one in people's minds.

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People are being talked about the quality`of`life and the cost of

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living and this is absolutely key to that and people thinking that the

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increase, some as high as 11% recently, in their energy bills are

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unsustainable. That's why, although some people saw it a cynical, I

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think SSE has pledged today to freeze its prices for cue years was

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quite clever. They are losing 500 jobs at to off`load assets to

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achieve that but it seems they were getting ahead of the game so it will

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be interesting to see how that plays out. People are hoping that the

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other five big energy companies are following suit. Absolutely. I do

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wonder, though, what this will say tomorrow. It's basically about

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profits and SSE seem to be suggesting, by cutting energy bills

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and getting rid of staff, profits might not be too much affected, and

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you saw that in the stock market today. Actually, today, it will take

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the regulators to go in and change this market and we can't really rely

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on the goodwill of the energy companies. That sounds very

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tautological to me. On to the Daily Mail. House price bubble. Beware.

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The suggestion is we are stoking up house prices too much. Yes, it's

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quite worrying for the bid comes from the head of the independent

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office the budget responsibility, whose job it is to predict what's

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going to happen is the economy and if he says there's worries about

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house price bubbles, we should probably listen carefully. The

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problem is, as we know, the government has got interests in

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this. With helpers abide, they are hoping that this high risk strategy

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will get lots of people onto the market `` help to buy. And get their

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votes, without stoking a housing bubble remains to be seen. The Bank

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of England, Mark Carney, recently, was saying he doesn't think there's

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a bubble, but the public shouldn't get too much credit and overextend

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themselves just in case. It sounds as if the Bank of England is

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slightly worried as well. Interestingly, Prince Charles has

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weighed into this debate and I think, in this particular instance,

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I applaud what he said. He said is not sustainable, the average house

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price in London is expected to jump from ?458,000 up to ?650,000 and the

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next few years. Who can afford that? Most normal people would find that I

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bought a really expensive and would have to move out of London so Prince

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Charles is absolutely right to point this out as a huge issue. How can

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people get on the housing ladder if the average goes on up to 650,000?

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For the coalition, they're not in any mood to do anything about this

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before the election. On the flip side of this, as we always say

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before bubbles burst, everybody gets a lot richer. Quite a lot of people

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might be quite happy to see their bills... What his activity, I like

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that phrase, a lot of developers and speculators are buying things off

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plan that they don't intend to live in and that overheats the bubble

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which then bursts. I know one developer and where the plans have

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been sold twice. The plans. It hasn't been built at full sub sold

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twice, foreign investors. Was this when Gwyneth Paltrow kissed goodbye

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to her marriage? We've got no idea who the bloke is, someone called

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Donavon Leach, but she publicised the fact that she was separating

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from her husband, the lead singer of Coldplay, on her website. It wasn't

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even on the front page, it was in the blog spot, and she used a

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curious phrase which I have forgotten now! Conscious and

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coupling. I don't know what it means either! I am slightly conflicted

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about this story, I hate to see couples breaking up. But there is an

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element of schadenfreude about it, a woman whose very persona reeks of

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smugness. Really?! Absolutely, if you read the website, it tells you

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how to live your life, fun and banned, you have to knit sandals out

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of tofu. You have to leave... Live an incredibly dusty life, and some

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people say, I don't want to do that. There may be an element of that, I

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am not surprised he's run away if that is the way she is. Do you

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agree? This phrase turns out to be a self`help and trap and a whole

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industry... You learn a new thing every day on the Papers. Candy

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Crush... I did not think you were so cynical! I have absolutely no idea!

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Never heard that before! We will end with new media, Candy Crush has King

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takes 15%, explain what this is. You are a young person! I do know what

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it is, newfangled games that people play on their iPhones while they are

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commuting and all that kind of stuff. They are quite simple games,

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but they are worth millions, because they are very addictive. The problem

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is they might not be worth as much as people thought they were, and

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Candy has indeed been crushed on the stock market, taken an absolute

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pounding. It raises a couple of questions, is it just that the

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markets think this particular company had a one`hit wonder they

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will never repeat again? Or do they think that general tech stocks sell

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for a lot of money, do they think they are overvalued and we are

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heading towards another tech bubble? Oh dear, not like 2001 again! That

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does seem to be another bubble, and one analyst says, it is an unproven

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business and the presidents for this are not great. You can say that

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again! `` precedents. We saw Facebook by that company recently,

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WhatsApp, billions. Yeah, one wonders if it is money well spent.

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Absolutely. To be fair, the owners of Candy Crush did not help

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themselves. They basically admitted they were one`hit wonders and said

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the plan is not to find another megahit. OK! An interesting

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strategy! Merry Christmas, their one`hit wonder for ever and ever,

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live of the proceeds. And interesting business strategy, you

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will be back in an hour for another look at the stories, thanks for

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that. Stay with us, because at the top of the hour we will have a

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little bit more analysis of that debate between Nick Clegg and Nigel

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Farage. But coming up now, time for Sportsday.

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