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playing Cassandra Morelle in Dynasty.

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

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Thank you for joining us. We will look at tomorrow's front pages. We

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start with the Telegraph, the lead story is news that parents who start

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star their children of love and affection `` starve their children

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of love and affection face prosecution. The Guardian says

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experts are warning that climate change has already cut into the

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global food supply. The independent says the Midlands and the North of

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England would be hardest hit by quitting the European Union. The

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Daily Mail headline is about mothers over 50 having births. The daily

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express says a right`wing think tank suggests patients paid ?10 per month

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to use the NHS. We start with the Telegraph. This is quite

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extraordinary. Explain more. Neglect and emotional abuse has always been

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a gateway for social services to intervene in the family, and remove

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that child into care, along with sexual abuse and physical abuse. But

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here they are going to add a criminal by mentioning. The issue is

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how you prove it. It has always been, with physical abuse you might

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have evidence. Sexual abuse, to an extent, the same. But how do you

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prove to the court that a child has been starved of cuddles? People will

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be hearing this and thinking it is crazy, you will have children saying

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they were ignored, this and that. Yes, I was treated differently,

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excluded. In the civil court, this happens, we have many cases where

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emotional abuse or the likelihood of emotional abuse in the family is a

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wafer social services to remove children. `` is a way that. We know

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that it can affect people. The inaccurate nursery rhyme about

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mental abuse, it hurts a lot. We know that it matters, whether the

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court can really judge on it, really find enough proof, it seems a lot

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more work for the legal establishment. In all seriousness,

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in this report there is a lot of food, might, may. `` could. How much

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of a chance does this have? We have recently seen David Cameron cracking

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down on pornography that children have access to. It is a political

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issue. All the politicians want to look to be on the side of protecting

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children. This seems to fit into that pattern. It is easy to say you

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want to do something about things like this, quite hard to actually

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crashed legislation that works. `` craft legislation. The political

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side must be how far the state can intervene. Looking at this closely,

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you do wonder, surely this is being covered by elements of cruelty, how

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far are we going to go? Many mothers suffer from postnatal depression.

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Where does the boundary stop? It will be very difficult if it comes

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in. Staying with the Telegraph, this story about Britain walking tall

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again, says George Osborne. One senses in this story a little bit of

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the thumping of the election from. Such a cynic. You're quite right.

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The Chancellor had a good couple of weeks. His budget was well received.

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Since that budget we've seen the opinion polls tightening, Labour's

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lead has gone down quite a bit. George Osborne seems to be wanting

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to punch home, making this big speech on the economy tomorrow.

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Within the story, we learn that Nick Clegg is going to try and rain on

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his parade a little bit and claim that actually the tax cuts the

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Tories claimed to have delivered are actually, certainly the raising of

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income tax, was actually a Liberal Democrat manifesto idea. Nick Clegg

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says, not so fast, George Osborne. What coalition? The knives are out.

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It is like Game of Thrones. We are not sure who is doing what.

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Everybody wants the glory. I disagree. I many people would really

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have predicted this coalition, the first coalition would have lasted

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until now? `` how many people. It is a fixed term parliament, there was

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nothing they could have done. Onto the Financial Times. We were talking

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about tax. Here is another story. It suggests according to the latest

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figures, the calculation is showed that less tax than forecast is going

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into the coffers. People are not paying as much. Are we in recovery?

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Tax has come up short. Everybody is rushing to pay their tax. It is the

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end of the tax year next week. The figures don't add up. This is the

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issue. Have we got enough to do what the government wants to do the year

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before the election? Talking of the coalition, the big thing that they

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said they were coming together to achieve was to eliminate the deficit

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in the court of this parliament `` the course of this Parliament. The

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deficit is still very big. Tax has gone up by ?23 billion over the

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course of this Parliament, as the FT says, politicians like to talk about

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tax cuts but if you think about things like VAT, national

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insurance, overall we are paying more tax. It is still not enough.

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The figures, it is a small percentage that, it equates to a lot

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of money. They were working on 38.8% of income. It has been revised down

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to 37% now the Independent. We have the debate on the BBC on Wednesday.

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But this says actually, a report is out suggesting that quitting it

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would hit the north and the Midlands hardest. Too`mac this is another of

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those big scare stories `` this is another of those big scare stories.

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The idea is, not only would they would be hit hardest, but the figure

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is 3 million jobs that Britain would lose, it is now being spoken of as 4

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million. The fact is, we have a big trade deficit with Europe, we buy so

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many of their Mercedes, cars, the idea that Europe is going to stop

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trading with us if we were to leave the European Union is nonsense,

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Norway, Switzerland, other countries outside the European Union have good

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trade relations, and if we ever left, we would keep those relations.

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I do agree, it is a scare story, and what makes me smile is the North,

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the Midlands, O far north are we talking? Is this another blow at

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Scotland? I think that is what it is. It is showing the political

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might through the economic industrial heartlands, if they still

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exist, in the north and the Midlands. It will be interesting to

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see how quickly this survey shows up in the debate. One assumes in the

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first two minutes. We should have a wager. Moving onto the Guardian. Bat

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look that climate change and this report coming out about global

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warming which makes some pretty damning reading. It is quite

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frightening. Wheat is the first big staple crop to be affected by

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climate change because it is sensitive to heat. It is grown in

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Pakistan, Russia, Canada. The projection suggests it could drop 2%

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per decade. It is absolutely frightening. The changes in

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temperature could lead to food prices rising between three and 84%

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by 2050. We have already seen food riots during the last crisis. This

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is unsustainable. We cannot feed our people know. `` at the moment. If

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the yield of crops is falling because of climate change and the

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population rising, we are in difficulty. This is a very Guardian

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story, is it not? In a way, yes. It is also on the front of the Metro.

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Fair will be lots of people in Tory Somerset who will read this with

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interest, worry about their future. I would link this story with the one

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we just with that, the scare story on Europe. I see this as a scare

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story as well. The climate panel in the UN as a record of exaggerating

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some of the risks. Come on, we have fish catches that could fault by

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between 40`60%. Throughout history we have had people warning of

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overpopulation. If you look at the world today, disease rates, poverty

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rates are falling at unprecedented levels, there has never been a

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better time to be alive. The great story of humankind as we find

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solutions to problems that we face. I am confident we will find

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solutions. I want to catch my fish, not grow them. That is a different

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issue. Onto the Express. Bat has the story, it is being said by this

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think tank that patients will have to pay ?10 per month to use the NHS

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under plans revealed today. Is this another scare story? No. The issue

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with the NHS, I have to link it to legal aid. This is the lawyer's

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interest coming through. It is one of the backbones of our society,

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what makes us different from any other country in the world, and

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paying to go and see your doctor, it sounds like the BBC licence fee,

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doesn't it? It undermines universe allergy `` universality. We all

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remember Margaret Thatcher, look at David Cameron, you still the Child

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benefit from the mother on the school run. The deficit Labour left

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behind might have had something to do with that. Bringing in small

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charges here and there, it is going to be the downward spiral. I cannot

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see the link to legal aid. You just have to get it in. In the

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introduction you spoke about the right`wing think tank but my

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understanding is this is a former Labour health Minister who is part

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of this report. None of us want charges for the national health

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service, for anything, but a little while ago, we spoke about Britain,

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?100 billion deficit, the fact that taxes are not plugging the gap. We

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have a massive crisis in public finances. The NHS budget is

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protected. I'm not sure this is the right solution, but I'm afraid

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solutions will need to be taken. It will bring in a system where people

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who can pay it and cannot are in a different way. Thank you. We will be

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back later. That is it for the papers. Thank you to our guests.

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Stay with us, because we will have the latest on discussions between

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the United States and Russia aimed at resolving the crisis in Ukraine.

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Still waiting for that best conference to start. Coming up next,

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it is time for Click. I ordered an e`reader with an extra

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large font. I think I will need to buy a bigger case.

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