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fascinating world Snooker final. In Madrid, players have gathered to

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remember Elena Baltacha, who has died at the age of 30. Hello and

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welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us

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tomorrow. With me are Fay Schlesinger, home editor at the

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Times, and Sarah O'Connor, who's economics correspondent at the FT.

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We will be delving inside in a moment, but let's run through the

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front pages. The Daily Express has news of a super pill, that experts

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say will save millions of lives and add years to life. The Daily

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Telegraph says according to a national review, hundreds of asthma

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deaths could be prevented and is blaming GPs and health services. The

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Metro is carrying a photo of Elena Baltacha, a shining light of tennis.

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One in seven hospital beds is occupied by someone who was

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diabetic, according to the Daily Mail. They say it is costing the NHS

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?10 billion per year. The Financial Times is dominated by the takeover

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bid for AstraZeneca from Pfizer. The Times say that top doctors condemn

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shocking standards of care. The Guardian has details of a

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ministerial letter which the papers claim could mean jobseekers losing

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their benefits if they don't take zero our jobs. The Sun talks about

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the changing face of Britain, and how a third of the population could

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be nonwhite by 2051. We will turn to the Sun first.

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Melting pot UK is their headline. This is based on a report from the

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policy exchange, a rightleaning think tank, who have crunched some

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numbers and done some forecasting, and they think that by 2051 a third

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of the population in England and Wales will be nonwhite. That would

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be quite a big change from now, and would change the face of Britain.

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Not only in that sense, but it probably means we will be more

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religious, and there will be lots of interesting political implications

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as well. This is a 2`pronged story. There is nuance about how society

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will be made up, and sociological trends, for the politicians, they

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will be scouring through it and looking at what they need to do. In

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2010, the Tories got among the ethnic minority voters, and got

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16%, compared to 36 overall. It shows the massive distrust of the

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Tories among ethnic minorities. In the Asian community, there is an

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overrepresentation of small business owners and entrepreneurs, which are

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areas that the Tories claim to be fully behind. Yet they are not

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managing to crack the vote. You can't just lumped together ethnic

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minorities, of course you can't, there could be some who been here

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for several generations, newly arrived, here for lots of different

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reasons, or who are living in the North of Scotland. There is a huge

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range, but there is a problem that the Tories have in this area, and

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Labour are doing much better. We know that Lynton Crosby, the

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election guru for the Tories, has possibly said, don't bother with

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ethnic minorities. You need to appeal to middle`class Britain, get

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the economy going, don't be distracted by these things. This

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research is and that come 2050, with this trend continuing, the Tories

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will lose out. There is a quote saying that the Tories will be no

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more unless they manage to crack this area. It reminds me of the

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Democrats in the US. The Republicans have that idea, don't worry about

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the poor, just focus on the core voters, and they were hit very badly

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by this. They were pinning all of their electoral hopes of a group

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that is diminishing. The cover is the headline is very unbiased. It is

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a fact, and I just had a tweet from somebody who watched the 1030

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version of this programme, saying they were concerned by the Daily

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Telegraph headline. The headline is very balanced, that there is an idea

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that they are undermining English identity, figures ethnic minorities

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tend to see themselves as British, rather than English. I'm not

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particularly bothered by that, but there is a line being walked. Some

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of this will play into the hands of Ukip. Ukip's beef is with

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immigrants, and people who come to this country as they say to take our

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jobs. It is fascinating to look at for other reasons. Education is far

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better through some minorities, like the Indian community and Bangladeshi

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community, better than some white boys. It is necessary to be careful

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to make generalisations. Let's turn our attention to the times. `` the

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Times. Hundreds of asthmatic and is dying needlessly, that is their top

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story. I think this is genuinely a shocking story for many people,

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because most of us know somebody who has asthma to a greater or lesser

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extent. It is such a common illness, especially among children. You see

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kids at school, you feel like loads of them have inhalers. The idea that

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1200 people die each year from asthma, including 40 children, it is

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quite shocking. If we were on a par with other Western European

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countries, you could say, well, we are doing our best. We are doing

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worse than most countries in Western Europe, so we are obviously doing

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something wrong. This study says that what is happening is that

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children or adults are going to hospital with an asthma attack, and

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they are sent home without any checks being done, and a large

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proportion of those who die from asthma attacks have been to hospital

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in the past month and are not being monitored. They have been given an

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inhaler, and that is it. I think this year is the first time that

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schools are allowed to keep spare inhalers. There was a ban on that,

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but now they can. We are making steps forward, but it makes you

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wonder. You have a good point about the view of the NHS from the US.

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Stories like this play into the idea that socialised healthcare is a

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terrible thing, because of things like this. Session with cutting

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costs instead of giving the best care. Most British people would

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think, that is nonsense, the NHS is fantastic. When you see things like

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that, the Royal College of physicians finds that one of the

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main reasons that two thirds of these deaths are preventable is that

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doctors are trying to cut costs and are prescribing the wrong kinds of

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inhalers to the wrong patients. Also, if you have asthma, you may be

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seen by a nurse, and they are saying that sometimes those health

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professionals don't have the right level of experience or expertise.

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There are other story, which will hopefully have people jumping for

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joy, a new scanner could end check`in misery. This is by the

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science correspondence, and it is all about bottles of liquid at the

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airport and all these things. There are 65 airports, including Heathrow

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and Gatwick, that are trialling this new kind of scanner, which is using

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rum and spectroscopy. `` Rahman spectroscopy. It is a way of

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scanning liquids to make sure that they don't have explosives in them.

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The limit on our liquids comes from the 2010 bombing attempt. Isn't it

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so annoying way you go through airports and you have to strip off

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and put all of your things in bags, and I was saying earlier that once

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brought peanut butter back from a trip abroad, and they confiscated it

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because they said it could be a liquid. They do need to find ways,

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if we are going to show Britain to be open for business, what you don't

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want his queues of people, and it feels like it is getting worse

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rather than better. It will let people's lives a lot easier, and a

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lot of goodwill will come from it if it works. I think it is the best

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story I've heard all year! It is very exciting. You hear so many

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stories, I won't bore you with mine. The one group that is great for is,

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think of all those cosmetic companies who have made a fortune

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from selling cosmetics in tiny bottles `` it will be bad for them.

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It will be the end of the special travel accessory rack. There is a

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downside to every story. Let's turn our attention to the Guardian. We

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mentioned this when we were doing the runthrough of the top stories.

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Jobseekers told they must take zero our jobs. A suggestion that they

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could lose their benefits if they refuse to take a zero hours job.

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What do zero hours contracts mean? It is one where you have a contract

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of employment with your employer, but they won't tell you how many

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hours you will have. It could be zero, it could be 48, or whatever.

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They won't commit to a certain number. The employer has a lot of

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flexibility, and you have very little, because you need to be

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available to work in case they send you a text message and say, we need

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you tomorrow. They have been controversial, we have had a lot of

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new data about them taking over the market. The change seems to be that

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previously there was no obligation to take that kind of job because of

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the potential pitfalls. There has been this exchange of letters, and

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the Labour MP has raised the possibility that that may change. In

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theory, these contracts can be very well defended, with the idea that

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unemployment has been a big problem in this country, it has now come

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down to 7%, but we have the tourism industry. It changes day today on

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basis of the weather. If a theme park suddenly needs loads more

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people for a gorgeous bank holiday weekend, they should have

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flexibility to do that. The idea has always been that if you are a worker

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you have the choice to take a zero hours or not. This suggests that you

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do have to. I think the contract are defensible within this current

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climate, but as we come out of recession it could become

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problematic. Clearly, the tone of the story has put the cat among the

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pigeons at the DWP, because they have released... Some people in the

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Guardian have been very much against it for a long time. They headline

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they are saying that jobseekers are told they must take them. That is

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not actually what they are saying. The DWP is saying that it is not

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that people will be forced, there will still be discretion, but it may

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well be that a zero hours contract is a good opportunity. If an

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employer is saying, if you have this contract you can't work or anyone

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else, the DWP are saying in that case we wouldn't insist on it. The

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department is giving themselves some flexibility, which I think is

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understandable stock yellow this is happening at exactly the same time

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as whether `` that they are talking about whether to ban the contract

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altogether. It seems a bit confused. We have been covering this

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story all evening, Boko Haram in Nigeria saying that the 270

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schoolgirls snatched may well be sold as slaves in the marketplace.

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Ghastly, really. There is a video that the Guardian have seen with a

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man claiming to be a spokesman of Boko Haram, saying that women aren't

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worth anything, that they shouldn't be in education, and that they are

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no better than slaves. The frightening thing about this story

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is the idea that the new front that this extremist organisation will

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face, is about female education. In the developing world, female

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education is exactly what we need to get rid of extremist groups like

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this. That is what they are going to for, you will get mothers across the

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developing world, and they will say, I could send my child will school

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but if she is at risk of kidnap and I won't do that. The other thing

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that is fascinating is the Twitter campaign around it. It really did

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get picked up. I had friends who saw it on Twitter before they saw it in

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newspapers, because I think newspapers were quite slow to get it

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on the front page. Politically Nigeria, there has been a lot of

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criticism of Goodluck Jonathan, the president, we saw today this

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television press conference he made, which is one of the first

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opportunities he has taken to comment on it. It has been three

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weeks, and he has given no public statement. You can understand why

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there has been huge anger in the country about why they aren't doing

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more, and why they aren't questioning and arresting people who

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are activists, rather than people who actually did it. There is a

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strange twist, with the wife of Goodluck Jonathan suggesting that it

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is a conspiracy campaign against her husband, and that it never actually

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happened. We are going to talk about the Daily Mail, Tesco declaring war

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on pound shops. You can have ten seconds. You get Premier League

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footballers in pound shops, they are so popular. It goes with the idea

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that we are not ashamed to shop at little shops, and it is the lasting

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effect of the recession. We are starting to get richer again. You

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would think that might move, and we would go back to Waitrose. At the

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other end of the market, Waitrose is doing quite well, so it is

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polarising. Tesco are going to trial 60 stores, and might increase to 300

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with a pound I'll, and we will see how they do. That is giving you a

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flavour of what you might find it tomorrow's papers. Do you stay with

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us. We will have the latest on the abduction of those girls in Nigeria

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`` do stay. In the meantime, it is time for

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