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Coming up, the hackers helping to create new forms of music as well as

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the latest technology news. Hello, welcome to our look at what

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the papers will bring us tomorrow. Let's have a look at the front

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pages, we will start with the Financial Times, framing that

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Barclays is poised to announce it will pull out of parts of its

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commodity does this. It says an announcement is due later in the

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week. The Daily Telegraph features the new portrait of the Queen taken

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by David Daly, released to celebrate her birthday tomorrow. It leads on a

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letter which 55 public figures have signed, accusing David Cameron of

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fostering alienation by his insistence that Britain is still a

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Christian country. A striking picture of the Pope graces the cover

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of the Guardian, greeting crowds after his Easter Mass. It reports on

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how the shoot out at a Ukrainian checkpoint is threatening the Geneva

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peace deal. The Independent highlights a report which it says

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shows teachers are facing an increasing amount of online abuse by

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peoples. The Times says the Chancellor may soon find some room

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for tax cuts, according to latest research on consumer spending. The

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Daily Mail reports on the rise in skin cancer cases since the 1970s

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being blamed on more holidays being taken abroad.

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We will start with the Daily Telegraph, an interesting story that

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we have just mentioned in the headlines, a system of David Cameron

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for mentioning his faith. The Labour Party said that the Prime Minister

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does not do religion, but David Cameron does. Yes. Some people seem

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to take pleasure at being offended, they enjoy it. These people who are

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complaining seemed to fall into this category. Last week, in holy week,

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David Cameron stated his faith at a reception for Christian people. He

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followed it up with a couple of interviews. He did not take a

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position that made secular people or people from other faiths unwelcome

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in Britain, he just said, I am a Christian, this is where I stand.

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Auditions are often criticised for not saying what they believe, he

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says he does, and he is criticised. He is accused of alienating other

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people. When you have a Prime Minister who is nailing his tongue

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to the church door, it begs the feel a bit nervous. Why? The idea that

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politics should be free of religion. There is a right place for

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that, and it is not the House of Commons. Really? We both think so.

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Most people who have a belief, that affect them political beliefs. I

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love of the most important movements in history, the civil rights

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movement in America, this has come from people's faith, you cannot

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separate food you are from your politics. The letter says, we

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respect the Prime Minister's right to his religious beliefs, but we

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object to his mischaracterisation of our country as a Christian country,

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and the negative consequences from our politics and society that this

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view engenders. It is strong stuff. Yes, and I think they have a point.

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We are supported by Christian values, but it is a secular

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country, we have religious leaders who sit in the House of Lords, but

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they sit there, not in the House of Commons. They just comment upon the

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law. You are not uncomfortable with what has been said? I would be

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unhappy if we had a theocracy, where people of certain views could not

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have their perspective heralded inside the House of Commons or in

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the media. We do not have that country. We have Moslem schools,

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Jewish schools, secular schools, people of all different traditions

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in the House of Commons and House of Lords. Britain is one of the most

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tolerant countries in the world. It seems to me that you can have almost

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any belief you want except Christian. People take a Christian

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view, you shot down, they would not have shot down a Muslim leader

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saying this. Or a secular person saying this. It is Christianity that

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is being forced out of the public square, and I am grateful for the

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Prime Minister saying, I will not allow that to happen. From number

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ten, a spokesman said, as the PM set out in his speech, the UK is a

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Christian country and should not be afraid to say so. He added it was

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not to say that to have another faith or no faith was somehow wrong.

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He has said on many occasions he is proud that Britain is home to many

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faith communities who do so much to make the UK a strong country. Let's

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move on to stop `` let's move on. Still with the Daily Telegraph,

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these claims that the Bashar al`Assad regime has carried out a

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series of chemical weapons attacks using chlorine. The French president

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has said they have information but not true. There is an ongoing

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concern, that Bashar al`Assad is using chemical weapons, and despite

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what Vladimir Putin has said, he asked them to sign the agreement to

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destroy the chemical weapons stockpile, do not believe this has

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happened. That is the issue. Will we ever find out? This is another

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terrible chapter. In a period when we are marking the centenary of the

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First World War, chemical weapons have an ugly part in our

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continent's history, but if you are a Syrian person being persecuted by

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the regime, you do not care whether it is chemical weapons or barrel

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bombs, very nasty bombs cropped from the air from Russian supplied

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fighter aircraft, or conventional warfare, Asharq Alawsat is one of

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the most murderous dictators we have had in our recent history `` Bashar

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al`Assad. It seems like he is still being able to continue his reign of

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terror. From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a spokesman

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says, nothing would surprise us, given the regime's history. But the

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regime signed up to the agreement last year. It was a get out of jail

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free card. It allowed them `` it allowed the Americans to not be

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involved and for the Russians to say they have done their diplomatic bit.

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The Financial Times, the Easter prayers from the Pope, so many

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millions around the world pay great attention to it, but this links up

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to Syria and Ukraine. The Pope is the people's Pope,

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Orthodox country. It came across at the same time as the Archbishop of

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Canterbury. Have a look at the Guardian, it is a lovely photo,

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whether or not you are religious. He is a drive`by Pope! He has embraced

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the era of the self a. He is humble, he is accessible,

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approachable, everything that a modern leadership the. Such a

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contrast, one of my images of last year was the man in St Peter's

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Square with the disease that made him look like the elephant man. He

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had the chimneys. The Pope hugged him, he kissed him and he kept

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hugging him. That embrace of people that the world rejects, so much of

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that, we are attracted to this Pope, and that smile of his is wonderful.

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The main story is about the Ukrainian shoot out, threatening to

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bury the Geneva peace deal. It is just getting even more worrying.

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Every day, there is a new twist to the tale. My concern is how

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intransigence has just meant that Vladimir Putin is invincible. We can

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shoot him in the head tomorrow, he can bleed from the lake, he will

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leave with a plaster around his finger. He is growing in strength

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each and every week. Because the West is not going enough? The West

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is not doing anything, and what is NATO for? I have never seen so much

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military sitting on the sidelines. It goes back to what we were

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discussing a minute ago, Vladimir Putin looked at the West and he

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realised that the West was not going to fight. Barack Obama said any use

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of chemical weapons is a red line. That would be something that would

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provoke a reaction. The reaction was zero. The West could ever think it

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could to get out of intervening. It did not want to fight, and Vladimir

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Putin saw that, it realised the West was weak, and he said, I will take

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Crimea. Now, his eyes are on eastern Ukraine. The domestic story in the

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Independent, pupils targeting us, or from a quarter of teachers have been

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victims of abuse on social media. We have always had a culture of

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ridiculing teachers, we always remember the teacher that reduced to

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laugh at. Aristotle was a student of Plato, he laughed at his teacher.

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But this is taking a more insidious turn. The way that teachers are

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being targeted, it is on the Internet, and that is not easily

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raised. It is an ongoing, persistent intimidation of the profession.

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There needs to be an idea or a contract with an income when you

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send your child to school, this figure is not acceptable. It is

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difficult to monitor. I am not condoning it, but it is typical to

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monitor. Children are often more able to navigate technology and some

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of these media and teachers or parents. The controls you put in

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place to stop them writing this or that, they will perhaps move on, if

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you ban them from Facebook, they will move on. Some of the comments

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are pretty awful. I want to allow time for the times and there may

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photo portrait, taken by David Bailey to commemorate the Queen's

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birthday, which is on Easter Monday. It's a lovely photo. We are talking

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about the cult of personality, she is our personality, it is fantastic.

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She is a bit different from Vladimir Putin! We have had the stamps from

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Finland, those images, people talking about what we put on our

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stamps, what about this? Why not have this? Definitely. We had a

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lovely letter last week, they said there was no picture of Kate in the

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paper today, I hope she is OK! There have been so many pictures of her!

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Here we have the Queen upstaging William, Kate and George with her

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beautiful smiling picture, it is great to say. On that note of

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agreement, we will leave it. Thank you to our guests. Stay here and BBC

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News, because at 11, we will have the latest on the ferry disaster in

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South Korea, as transcripts are released of the final transcripts.

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