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1970s. His supporters attended a rally in Belfast demanding his

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release. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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

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Gerry Phillips and Michael Nelson. That is overlooked at the front

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pages. The Independent on Sunday is

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dominated by an image from the continuing violence in Ukraine. The

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paper's main story is a claim by the headteachers union that pupils at a

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free school learnt nothing for a whole term.

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The Sunday Telegraph says David Cameron has appointed his senior

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adviser to lead a new dry for compensation for British victims of

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IRA terrorism. More than 30 Labour parliamentary

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candidates have written to the Observer calling on Ed Miliband to

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support renationalising the rail network.

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According to the Mail on Sunday the Labour leader is planning a

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crackdown on drinking, smoking and junk food if he winds the general

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election. The Sunday Express leads with the

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news that a BA steward has been found dead after a landing that the

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paper says left the entire cabin crew unfit to fly. Let us begin with

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the Independent on Sunday which has this chair of what is happening in

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Ukraine. A quote from President Putin who has said, it Ukraine is

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beyond our control. Ukraine is nudging towards civil war and it is

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difficult to see what anyone can do about that. The best hope is that

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all the indications are that Putin does not want to invade. He does not

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want Ukraine. He is content with Crimea. If that is the position and

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Russians in Ukraine don't get knocked about too much, there is a

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chance that we can at least find a way through this. At the art a lot

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of pro`Russian voices in other parts of the country? Not just in Crimea.

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Absolutely. The stakes have raised in the last 24 hours with the death

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of over 30 people in Odessa. Things are escalating. It is that slides

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now and you don't know how it is going to be stopped. With Putin

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saying that, his control is it under? We in the West are looking

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increasingly important. It is strong words and threats of sanctions. The

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danger is that Putin goes in. What do we do next though because

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sanctions are not working. This is not about a policy or anything like

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that. Sanctions won't change anything. The question is, how do

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you bring this to an end. The ideal thing would be to do it within the

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country. And there is still an interim government in Kiev. They

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overthrew President who was democratically elected. That is

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distasteful. But they do have elections coming up on the 25th of

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May. That is not far away. How anyone can campaign in these

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circumstances is Dion 's belief really, and I think it is very

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difficult to see how this is going to have any sort of happy ending. If

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both sides meet back from the rink, you can have those elections. Let us

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move on. 27% say they think UKIP are racist but 29% still back them. It

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is not necessarily the party that people thinks is racist, but it

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might attract racist. We could talk about this for the rest of the

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evening and just get the sport! It is a really thorough pole and it

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will make interesting reading for all four leaders. What it tells you

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is how complex the richest electorate are. That whilst they do

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think, most people think UKIP has become a magnet for racist bigots,

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six out of ten people think that Nigel Farage's outfit is packed with

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extremist, but they are prepared to vote for him because they think he

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is more in touch and the other leaders. That is really interesting

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and also the research is expensive. It talks about things that people

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have liked about the colour vision. They like that the coalition raise

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the personal tax allowance to ?10,000. They are also praised for

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capping benefits, but attacked for the bedroom tax. Or despairing

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subsidy as we might want to call it. We will call it the bedroom tax. If

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you are sitting in Westminster working out your campaign, or where

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ever you are, you will be looking at what other messages that are

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resonating here. The clue to how people will vote of different for

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the European election. That's right. Broadly, it doesn't matter

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what UKIP stand for. What the voters are saying we don't like established

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politicians and politics. They are saying they will have a protest vote

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for one election only and UKIP will do. It does not matter about this

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party, but they are about to win the most seats in Europe, and what the

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mainstream parties have to take from this kind of data is that people are

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fed up with them. But what can they do? David Cameron has been promising

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that we will have a new look at our relationship with the European

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Union, but we know that holding that kind of referendum is almost

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impossible. Absolutely. Nick Clegg's ratings have plummeted by

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taking on Nigel Farage. However, the Lib Dems have been upfront and they

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are pro`Europe. However, this tells you about this very richest thing of

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want to give it a kick in the teeth and have a protest. The Liberal

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Democrats always used to be the recipients of the protest vote. Now

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it looks as if UKIP will get it. The challenge is how do you say to those

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people, actually, if you vote to UKIP next year, you will probably

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get Ed Miliband. Which they probably won't anyway. You are right. They

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want to give the main parties a bit of a kicking, but not too huge a

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kicking. And not on home ground. Exactly. People are saying they

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don't think that the European elections are that important, so it

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is the eye your time to do it. It will give Nick barrage `` it will

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give Nigel Farage quite a bit of power. He doesn't even agree with

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the European Parliament. But we don't want to end up with people who

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are not as in touch as Nigel Farage is. UKIP is really a one`man party.

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I doubt if many of the electorate could name another UKIP politician

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beyond Nigel Farage. It is crazy to think that someone like him could

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form a government because although I think he is probably capable of

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running a government department, he needs 22 other Cabinet ministers.

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UKIP is not a proper political party. He just needs to take this

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home with him, or shove it on a piece of paper and he is laughing.

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Let us move on to be observer. Pressure from more than 30 of Ed

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Miliband's parliamentary candidates to bring back the railway to state

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control. Labour macro while some of his candidates might be saying it's

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a great vote winner, I'd then see him actually coming up with it. He

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has one huge problem coming up with his van to freeze energy prices. It

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could well be somewhere down the line that you talk about taking the

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energy industry into public ownership. The last thing he needs

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is to make it look like he is taking all of public industry `` private

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industry into public industry. Well, it is not impossible. The East

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Coast mainline is now state owned. He needs to work out all these

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independent rail operators and get them to work together sensibly, and

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bring the fares down. It is very dodgy for him. Of course. Other

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countries manage to have a transport net work that functions and is

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affordable to lose. Absolutely. My own personal view is I would like to

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see if essential public services in state control. It seems to be that

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that is where they should be because they are essential. But how do you

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make them run efficiently? That is the problem we have a four, but

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there is no reason why the state can't run something as efficiently

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as a private company. We did have a bad experience before and the danger

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is that the electorate will shy away from this. Let us move on to the

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mail on Sunday he stays with Ed Miliband. He is on to front pages.

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He says that he will force people to get fit. How will he do that? It is

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a lairy is. This is the e`mails screaming about these neo`

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communists who are going to make us healthier. `` this is the Sunday

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mail. As you said before we came on air, the Daily Mail is the paper

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with the biggest health coverage. On a Tuesday morning there are hundreds

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of people queueing up for this newspaper because there are miracle

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cures in it. When you look at it, it is perfectly sensible. There are

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some things that are slightly questionable and these are the

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things that people will pick up on. For instance, ban on sponsorship for

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sport by drink firms. That will have a serious impact across the board,

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especially grass roots organisations. Banning supermarkets

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for selling drinks near the door and sweetener the till. Aiming for a

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smoke`free generation. It would help a lot of parent if there weren't

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sweets may be till, but haven't we learned that you cannot force people

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to do things? And a sense, that is exactly what you're doing. If you

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are fiddling around with advertising, that is part of the

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nudge approach to it. Minimum pricing for alcohol has been put on

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the table by both Labour and the Conservatives. This is not as

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extreme as the mail on Sunday would want you to believe. Well, it was

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Labour who fought in the cafe culture that introduced 24`hour

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drinking. For 13 years they had to do a lot of this stuff and shied

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away from it, but I think most parents will agree with it, and that

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is why they put the drinks by the sweets, by the way. It is for the

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parents. Victims of the IRA deserve pay`outs,

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David Cameron in a bid to persuade Libya.

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They are going to Libya costs of some of the materials that were

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used. A lot of the material came from Libya. The argument has always

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been the Libyans have to pay the victims compensation. At the end of

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the story in the Sunday Telegraph, it explains the real album. None of

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this can happen until Libya is a more stable country `` the real

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trouble. The Libyans are not against the idea of paying compensation but

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as far as they are concerned, they have more pressing concerns in their

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own country to deal with first. This is surely trying to bring British

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victims of IRA attacks in line with American victims is according to

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this report, Tony Blair intervened `` because according to. So American

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victims of IRA bomb attacks received millions in compensation from Libya

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and British victims received nothing. This is about winding

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British victims in line with what happened in America. `` wingding.

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And these efforts started some time ago. Tony Blair was very active with

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Gaddafi. That is all we have time for what we will be back at 11:30pm

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for another look at the front pages. But as tensions continue to escalate

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in Ukraine, more on the situation in Odessa and Sloviansk.

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Hello, I am Tim Wilcox. We send our correspondent to bring you the best

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