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Secretary tried to intimidate the parliamentary watchdog that was

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investigating her. Welcome to our look ahead at what

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the papers will bring us tomorrow. Whitney is a regular face, Vincent

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Moss, political editor of the Sunday Mirror. We are also joined by Martin

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Bentham. Let's look at the front pages. More detail on the possible

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signals from the black box of the Malaysia airliner.

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The Sunday Times says the Army is thinking about lifting the ban on

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women serving in armed combat units. One story, as expected, still

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dominates. That is Maria Miller. Calls

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increasing for her to go. The Telegraph `` the Sunday Telegraph

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broke the story. These are the other headlines.

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The Observer pushes the story down to the bottom corner, but it is

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still there, support ebbing away from the league administered. Those

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headlines despite support still coming out of Downing Street. We

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heard from Grant Shapps today, the Conservative chairman, the Prime

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Minister supporting her. But it is not going away. The Sunday Telegraph

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has spoken to a minister saying her position is incompatible and she

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must go. Most are speculating that she will go at the next reshuffle.

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There is not a huge amount of public support. Grant Shapps you, you would

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expect to publicly support. So if the row trundles along, she will be

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an trundle that she will be in trouble. If she can get past the

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spring forum, she will be fine in the short term. Do you think,

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particularly when the Mail On Sunday say that 80% of the public thing,

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will they be worried? David Cameron might think it will blow over

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although if you leave a sour taste. As far as her actually going in the

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short`term, one of the things about the stories is that there is no

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dynamite new revelation. That is what with sink in the next few days.

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Cameron wants cling onto her. They are not named ministers, either. The

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Telegraph 's talks about speaking to 50 activists who said there was no

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support. But they cannot get a major named Conservative minister to talk.

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She has also not had a huge amount of public support, either. But

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Vincent, you have to remember it was mainly the expenses scandal which

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led to such a low turnout in the last election which is why we are

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left with a coalition government. That's right. If this was somebody

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fiddling their benefits, they would probably get a jail sentence. The

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way that she has behaved over her housing expenses it is hard to see

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why she has got so lightly. I completely agree. Any normal member

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of public would think there was something not right here. Her

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apology was lacking in grace, to say the least. Her conduct in trying to

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put pressure on, argue with, not cooperate with the enquiry was also

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distasteful. More than the actual thing itself. If she had said it was

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an error and she thought she was applying the rules, but to behave as

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she has following all that is, that leaves a sour taste. The person who

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might gain most from this is Nigel Farage as the outsider. It does not

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cast a good light on politics. It has been terrible handling by

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Downing Street. When the Prime Minister says that we are drawing a

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line under this, you think, no we are not!

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The other story that dominates is the signal, not confirmed, from the

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black box. The Malaysia airliner that has been missing for some time

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now. If you find that black box, you could find the plane as well. That

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is covered on the front page of the Sunday Telegraph. You think about

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the relatives of those lost on the airliner. They just want answers.

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All the answers lie in the box at the bottom of the sea bed. We have

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had a lot of false alarms. This looks like it may not be. The

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Chinese themselves put it out directly. That suggest that they are

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quite confident. The frequency is right and if they can track it down,

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that will allow them to eventually locate the black box and have some

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indication, maybe not definitive, as to what happened. But it will be a

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little clearer. The problem is, the suggestion is in the Telegraph, that

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the black box could be as deep as 4500 metres. And recovery vehicles

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only go down 3000 metres. And the pinger only goes on for a certain

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amount of time and we may not find it in time. It has all the elements

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of a race against time. We do not know if they will find it in time. I

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think somebody was saying it dies out after 30 days because `` so

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we're running out of time. I was speaking to a salvage master. He

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said that finding the black box was difficult enough, try getting it to

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the surface. Staying with the front page of the

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Sunday Telegraph, a tiny box but a shocking story. A Britain is shot

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dead in Brazil carjacking. `` a British man. Lots of stories about

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violence in Brazil. This is not a tourist case, he has lived there for

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some years. It may be just an example of violent crimes against

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people in Brazil as opposed to the tourist areas, so it might be

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different. Obviously, we will got a lot of this kind of profile for this

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kind of story about anything in Brazil because of the World Cup

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coming up. Lots of people travelling out there and potentially at risk. I

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have just come back from there and the divide in Brazil between those

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living in human misery and turning to crime, and those not, is quite

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shocking. There will be a lot of stories like that coming up in the

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build`up to the World Cup about just how safe British people will be in

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Brazil. Let's move on to the Independent on

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Sunday. A story there, a story you have written about as well, Vincent.

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Supermarkets in the dock over waste. Quite a shocking headline. The rest

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throws away 222 million tonnes of food a year. That is as much as is

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produced in the sub Saharan Africa. This report is coming up tomorrow

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from a committee of peers in the House of Lords. We have looked on

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food waste and they have astonishing figures. ?5 billion a year wasted in

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England `` in the UK. This controversial report will suggest

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that supermarkets are in the dock and one of the problems is buy one

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get one free. It encourages us to buy fresh fruit which we don't use

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and throw away. It's a supermarkets are also terrible for getting us to

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buy food and then they cancel the order and the farmers are forced to

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plough it into the ground and it goes to waste. Europe should do more

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to tackle this, food waste is going `` is a growing problem and it is a

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good report. Why do they end up cancelling the order? Because they

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don't know what the demand will be? Yes, they can't sell the order

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because it is misshapen, consumer demand changes, they then tell the

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farmers they do not want it and it ends up being wasted. This also

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makes the point of the fact that producers have big penalties if they

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don't deliver the right amount. So they overcompensate so that they are

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not caught the right way. They produce more than they need to so

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the result is that food is wasted. It says here that the European

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Commission estimates that 5% of food waste comes direct retailers, 42%

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from consumers and 39% from this `` from producers. But the onus is on

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the supermarket because some of the practices encourage us to buy too

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much. Or with the producers where are encouraged to produce more by

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cancelling late and they are throwing it away so it goes on their

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books as a waste rather than your books as the retailer. What a

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shocking about this, it was not that long ago that there was a report

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about how much food we throw away. The price of food is shocking, it is

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not cheap! Supermarket food is not cheap, is it? The food bill is

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really high for everyone. So you would think people would not be

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throwing it away. It is tempting though, when you see a special

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offer. They are quite right to apply pressure on supermarkets and

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consumers to think about it. Also sell by dates. Ignore those little

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bit and actually just look at things. They are smart packaging.

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Rather than use by date, have a date that you really should not have it

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by. Extend the period that you can eat it. And also, although I need to

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look in this `` look at this in more detail, if you think about it, if we

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are expecting the most perfect looking fruit, that'll bump up the

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cost. You will throw away food, and the cost of that must be somewhere,

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so that put up the cost in the supermarket as well.

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Finally, in the Observer, revealed, Michael Gove's build `` bid to limit

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fallout from failing free schools. It looked like he is after damage

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limitation. They are making this out to be a big scandal. Free schools

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are a big political divide between the Tories and the Labour Party. It

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is saying that this document says that in the Department for

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Education, they have asked for any problems with free schools to be

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flagged up and rapid action taken. The contrast with the normal local

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authority school where often has to declare them to be failing. That

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this is somehow all about politics. I think it is probably just reality,

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as it says in the story, as free schools just having been setup have

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specific problems like the new sites and people running the business.

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They have had one two failures and they need to protect parents by

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taking rapid action. That is not a bad thing. That is true, but that is

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generous to Michael Gove. He cannot have his flagship measure `` policy

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failing in the run`up to an election. There will be schools

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which have had issues about setting up, but there are schools which will

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be badly run and that should be highlighted. I am not sure that it

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is saying they should not highlight it, they are saying that action

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should be taken to sort it out. If you were a parent, you would want

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something to happen pretty rapidly. But they should do that with all

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schools. But there is a structure with all schools. Thank you to you

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both for now. Thank you for watching. Vincent and Martin will be

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back at 11:30pm for another look at the stories. Stay with us. Here on

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BBC news at 11, more on the search for MH370. Australian authorities

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confirmed that a signal detected by Chinese authorities is consistent

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with a black box. Welcome to Reporters. From here in

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the newsroom we send

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