24/04/2014 The Papers


24/04/2014

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Europe's clubs risk financial exclusion. That is in Sportsday

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after the papers. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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

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pension analyst Ros Altman and London Evening Standard journalist

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Mihir Bose. They are so much more than that, of course, but that is

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the shorthand. Tomorrow's front pages, starting with: The Telegraph

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leads on comments by Nick Clegg that the Queen should lose her

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constitutional role as head of the Church of England. The Times has the

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same story. It says senior Cabinet ministers are split over the role of

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the church. The Guardian reports on Russian forces carrying out fresh

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manoeuvres on the Ukrainian border. The paper also says the Gherkin is

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for sale for more than ?500 million. An extra cup or two of coffee a day

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could help slash the risk of diabetes ` that's according to the

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Express. Today's court appearance by the Coronation Street actress

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Barbara Knox dominates the Mirror's front page. She denies drink

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driving. And the Metro says tenants faced with paying the spare room

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subsidy in South Wales are offered a free Creme Egg. A housing

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association wants them to keep up with their payment. I did not say

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welcome, but you are. So let's begin. The Times is looking at this

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idea of whether the Church of England should be the established

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church and whether the Queen should be the head of it. Nick Clegg thinks

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not. I find this idea strange. We are a Christian country with strong

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Christian traditions and values. I don't understand what the Vantage to

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anybody would be of sending a message that somehow, we want to

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divorce the Queen from the church, or the country from this Christian

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tradition. We are very tolerant. We don't have a religious issue in

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terms of church and date. So from my perspective, I think the prime

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minister is right. This is something that is important to Britain, the

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Christian tradition. I think this has come about because Cameron wrote

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that article just before Easter about this being a Christian

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country, and of course, it is. The traditions and history of this

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country are embedded in Christianity. I think Nick Clegg

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wanted to stand apart, if you like. That has always been liberal policy.

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Nobody knew it until Nick Clegg made the broadcast! Or not outside the

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party. I can't see the advantage of doing that. If you had an opinion

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poll and went around and ask people, is the Queen the head of the church

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quez Mac I don't think people would say yes. I am not a believer or a

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Christian. I am of a completely different faith and I don't believe

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there is a heaven where I will always score 100. But I think we

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respect all faiths, and I don't see why this issue should, . It has

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become a slightly political issue between parties trying to appear

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that they have distinct positions on an issue on which they should not

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have a position. It is a shame we have got politics interfering in

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religion. But that is how it will be decided in the end, through

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politicians, if we disestablish the church. That in itself is sad. It is

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a different matter for the bishops in the House of Lords. That was a

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historic situation. Whether it should carry on is a different

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matter. That is a political decision. We can have Anglican

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bishops or other religious faiths in the House of Lords, or none. Do we

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need to have the monarch, whether the Queen or Vince Charles, who has

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talked about wanting to be seeing the defender of the faiths, not just

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the faith, when he becomes king? Do we need the head of state to be head

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of the Church? We would still be a Christian country. After all, for

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some people it is rather unpalatable that the monarch is the head of the

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Church of England, because it was a matter of convenience for Henry

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VIII, who established it. The question is, if the monarch is the

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head of church and the head of the state, does the state, a liberal?

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Does the state become something that prosecutes other religions. If not,

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what difference does it make 's if it gives an advantage to Christians

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over non`Christians, that would be an issue to be tackled. If it

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doesn't, why should it matter if the country is Christian or not? The

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fact that it doesn't is something we should be proud of, that we can show

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that in a Christian country, Utah right all faiths and religions, or

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none. The Telegraph has the same story. It has a quote from Nick

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Clegg saying it would be better for the state to stand on its own two

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feet. I don't see how that would be better for the church. It would not

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make the church any more popular. I don't see you would benefit. `` who

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would benefit. The fact that people do or do not go to church does not

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make them any more or less Christian. Let's stay with the

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Telegraph for a second. Cameron says risk could be given a safe Tory

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seat, adding to speculation over the return of Boris Johnson to

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Parliament. The prime minister admitted that the mayor of London

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could fight the Tory chief whip seat at the general election. He has

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still got a job of the mayor of London, hasn't he? Well, Cameron

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says he could be both. He gave a rugby analogy, which is interesting.

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And useful for you! I think this is Cameron tried to say, I am not

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worried about are struggles in becoming an MP. The background is

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clearly what happens at the next election, should the Tories not win.

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There would probably be a move to remove Cameron, and Cameron is

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saying firstly, I am going to win the election and be leader. Boris

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would be somebody who would help me. What was the rugby analogy? Boris

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used to play rugby, and he said he would be a good member of the scrum.

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And he also said beforehand, if someone drops the ball, I will pick

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it up and run with it. So this is Cameron saying, if you want to, you

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have an opportunity. But it will be up to the people of the party you

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are in that constituency as to whether he is selected to stand, and

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up to Boris whether he wants to. Keep your friends close and your

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enemies closer? Absolute glee. `` absolutely. He is on a hiding to

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nothing if he says he shouldn't come back. Let's look at the Guardian.

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Putin warning as Ukraine's troops hit back. We have got Russian forces

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who are carrying out fresh military drills on the border. They are

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warning Kiev to be careful. We have had five pro`Russian people dying in

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Sloviansk at the hands of their own government. You wonder, what did

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Putin expect? If Russia has invaded Ukraine, is Ukraine going to just

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sit there and say, don't worry, guys? They have gone into Crimea and

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taken that. With the blessing of most people who live there. Indeed,

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but when it comes to the rest of Ukraine, where do they draw the

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line? If you remember, Putin, when he celebrated Crimea coming back to

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Russia, said, I don't want any other part of Ukraine. So this is a bit of

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power politics that he is playing. But I do feel that the West, looking

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back, has not played the Ukraine situation very well. What should

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they have done? Firstly, they encouraged Ukraine to be part of the

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European Union without realising how it would play with Russia. The West

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are not going to send in troops. So they are making noises against

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Russia and Russia has the upper hand. But the people of Ukraine

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generally, not Crimea, wanted to belong to the EU. And strategically,

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having Ukraine within the EU makes a lot of sense from the point of view

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of gas supply and so on. So they're all these geopolitical forces. The

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Ukrainian people have removed and elected a president, so there are

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also soft nuances. We don't know what is actually going on. We see

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these kinds of headlines, but we are not sure what it means. And we don't

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know how much support the Russians may have in the eastern part of

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Ukraine. These are imponderables. And there are ethnic Russians in

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other Baltic states as well. Where do you stop? Let's stay with the

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Guardian. Barclays shareholders scorned the bank over bonuses. A

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huge amount of criticism from the shareholders at their annual meeting

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today, with the board being accused of greed after handing out 2.4

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billion pounds in bonuses last year. This was also supposed to stop. Some

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of the quotes from shareholders are fantastic. It is jam tomorrow for

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the investors, but champagne today for the investment bankers. I liked

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this one ` we are paying for Manchester United, but we are

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getting Colchester United. Fans of Colchester United will not be happy

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with that! This shareholder meetings are being attended by private

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investors who can make a noise, but do not have much clout. The City

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investors have already supported most of them. Standard life has

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stood out against it. The interesting comment in this piece is

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where the Barclays head of the remuneration committee is being,

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standard life should not have spoken out at the public meeting, they

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should have told us privately if they were not happy. But that is not

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how it should be. Prophets down 10%, bonuses up 20%. It is not surprising

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that shareholders are little miffed. This is the ridiculous thing about

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company democracy. You can make a lot of noise, but don't have any

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impact. Experts say the risk of diabetes can be reduced by drinking

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coffee. There are so many conflicting reports about what we

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should think and eat. If you drink three cups of coughing, you might

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never get to sleep but at least you would not have diabetes. Well, I

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should start with three tomorrow, because I normally drink two.

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Caffeinated? Caffeinated. Caffeine free, that would require five cups,

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probably! Let's look at the business pages of the Telegraph, and it says

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optimism is rising on the high streets. I suppose the good weather

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helped to bring us out shopping? And the UK economy is doing really well.

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We see lots of negative stories, whenever we hear something positive

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about the economy, there is always a but. If you look at it, the high

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street is rising, the front page of the Telegraph, talking about

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property at a seven`year high. For first`time buyers. And we have seen

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manufacturing optimism at its highest level since the 1970s. This

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economy is doing really well. Are you sure this is not another

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bubble? Exports are not going up. I agree with you, exports are an

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issue. Productivity is a bit of a puzzle. But it looks as if the

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economy is firing on most of its cylinders. Investment? Investment is

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starting to kick in, that is really important, so we need to get exports

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going. What about people who are much, much worse off, who might have

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been on benefits, and who are not able to partake in any high street

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boom? They are not, but the way the economy works, once you start

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getting this general uplift, it filters out. And you have also seen

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some of the figures which came out yesterday, where a lot of the people

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who were previously on benefits are now in work, and that itself

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produces more growth and prosperity. So, this is a long game, not

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something which is going to be solved immediately for everybody.

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And certainly there has been an increase in inequality, to some

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degree, but what is going on now is that it is filtering through the

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rest of the economy. We hope it will not lead to regional disparity.

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Let's look at a story which might be connected to regional disparity. We

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mentioned those figures for first`time buyers, at a seven`year

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high. That will be surprising to a lot of people, how are people

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affording it? Well, we have got the help`to`buy scheme, we have got

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cheap finance, and also help with subsidised finance for first`time

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buyers with very small deposits. They are not hurry first`time

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buyers? No, they are not. `` not all Qatari? Stay with us, we will be

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back to bring you the latest on the suspended peace talks between Israel

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and Palestine. Coming up next, Sportsday.

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season. And Benfica have the advantage in their Europa League

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