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took the World Cup, England footballers have arrived in Portugal

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for their first training camp. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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

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political commentators Lance Price and Miranda Green.

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The Independent's front page shows a man telling off anti`UKIP

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demonstrators as the Party campaigned in Croydon ahead of

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Thursday's European and Local elections.

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The Guardian highlights fighting in Syria, reporting on rebel attempts

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to break the stalemate there. Lloyds' crackdown on high`risk

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mortgage lending in London is the Financial Times lead.

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The Mirror reports on an inquest into the death of a 20`year`old job

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seeker who committed suicide after applying for 40 roles to no avail.

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Reporting on recent developments in the so`called 'plebgate' affair, the

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Times reports on claims by former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell. He

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alleges an officer at the centre of the affair boasted he could "bring

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down the government "Prince Charles' comments on Vladimir Putin make the

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front page of the Daily Mail. The paper reports that he's likened the

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Russian President's actions to those of Hitler.

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The Sun leads with Abu Hamza, reporting that the convicted

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terrorist's family continue to live in a 1.25 million pound house, paid

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for by the British Government. And the I leads on the renewed

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search by the US Coastguard for four British Yachtsmen missing in the

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Atlantic Ocean. We are going to start with the

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Telegraph. George Osborne: UKIP is a threat to the economy. What of mind

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has been plugged at Nigel Farage and this is the latest bit. Aimed at his

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direction by the Conservatives `` Nigel Farage. He hasn't actually

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named UKIP but he talks about the extreme right and the left who he

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believes are a threat to the economy because they don't support

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Britain's free market position. IPhone is a bit of an unconvincing

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argument from the Chancellor. `` I find. I do believe that you could's

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policies are going to have an impact on government policy because they

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will not win the election or form part of the Coalition. This is an

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absolute earthquake. More interesting, I find the event that

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is coming up, the CBI president is going to say that it little

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uncertainty that is the biggest threat to the economy. We know the

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CBI don't like the idea of a referendum because that creates the

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uncertainty that business hates. If the Conservatives to win at the next

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election, they have pledged to have an in our referendum. A lot of

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public like that idea. They do. They also have given the Scots are

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referendum on whether to stay in the United Kingdom which is coming up

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very quickly now. It is almost upon us because it is in September. That

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is another source of huge political uncertainty, says the CBI. And

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another reason why it is nurses who might be thinking of investing in

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the UK are thinking twice at the moment. It is a really big issue,

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actually, because if you have got a large, international corporation

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thinking, we want to be somewhere in Europe, where surely invest in our

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new plant? Or we might want to meet corporate headquarters to Europe,

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where should be go? They are seriously, this implies, looking

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elsewhere, not perhaps to London because of all of these enormous

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political mini earthquakes that are going on in Britain at the moment.

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And that is a serious concern because, we have just started on a

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recovery after the worst recession we have seen for many decades. If we

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are giving the message to the rest of the world that we have become an

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unserious country in which to invest, that is worrying. At the

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same time, one of the big debates at the moment is this sort of lack of

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involvement of, you know, the mass of the population in the political

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process. From the so`called elite as Nigel Farage would put it. That is

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part of the reason he is doing so well. Having a referendum on Europe

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and a referendum in Scotland, including the public in these

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debates, that is part of democracy, isn't it? And the CBI, I know it has

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to fight in its own corner at the end of the day, the public need to

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feel part of the process, but they? Certainly. I think we will see in

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the votes that are coming up on Thursday that that disconnects that

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you are describing is a very real problem. It will be reflected in the

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wake in which people vote. I have no doubt about that. The Tories and the

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Labour Party and the Lib Dems have to face up to that problem. It is a

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different situation when you get to the general election. The disconnect

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will properly still be there and it is one reason why the Conservatives

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have to tread carefully about whether or not they will scupper

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television debates. That is something which does connect with

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people. The voters like it. It makes democracy feel more real. The big

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challenge for Europe at the moment, people have said it many times that

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all politics is local. The problem with the EU is it feels very remote

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and it is easy for people like you get to tap into that. Veranda, that

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is the challenge for the established parties as well, the big three. They

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have to somehow tap into that contract without going too far to

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the right in the eyes of some and trying to take UKIP on. What is

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wrong with this George Osborne approach I don't think this is a

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very effective last`minute attack on UKIP with hours to go before polling

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on Thursday. For the very reason that this is the approach that has

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failed so far. The Conservative party has been talking now for three

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years about this idea of being in the global race. We must compete in

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the global race. That analysis may well be right in this analysis from

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George Osborne today about Britain needing to remain open with open

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borders and free trade, it may be right. But it gives a lot of people

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in this country the feeling that they are being left behind in this

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race and that they are not going to win, even if some sections of

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society do win out of free trade and free movement because they get the

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employees they need if they are in business. This does not tackle in

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any way the well of discotheque that UKIP have been tapping into. ``

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discontent. Is not about the figures, economically we may do

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better because of immigrants coming here. It is the environment that is

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left behind as a result of that. It is that the fact he is pointing to.

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Let's go to the Times. Biggest bank home loan. This is all in the wake

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of fears of the housing bubble. We now know that the housing market

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really is worrying. Not just the Bank of England but also Downing

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Street. David Cameron has had to say that he is doing the rounds and he

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is the warnings from the Bank of England. Those warnings from the

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bank have become more explicit this evening and quoted here on the front

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page because Charlie Bean, the retiring deputy of the governor of

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the Bank of England has used his farewell speech to say that the

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housing bubble is you really reminiscent of what happened to the

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buildup in the crisis of 2008. There is a lot of worrying. But where are

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the response ability lie for stopping another vast? That is the

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question. Is it in Downing Street or is it in Threadneedle Street? Is all

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your fault, isn't it? You had a number of years to build a whole

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bunch of houses. You didn't do anything. You do have a point on the

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housing... I have never been much of a housebuilder! I am no good with a

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trowel. The shortage of supply is an absolutely fundamental problem. To

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be fair to the Labour Party, they build houses they didn't build

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enough and they recognise that. They do have a big programme at the

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moment but the common thing that runs through all of this is market

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and you leave it to themselves or do you intervene? Actually, all of the

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stories show that you have to be prepared to intervene when the

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markets are going crazy. The other thing about this Lloyds story, new

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caps on home loans is that every time the mortgage industry decides

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to tighten the rules on who can get a mortgage, whole categories of

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people who would like to buy their own home yet ruled out. That is a

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big danger. One of the things we have seen in this recovery is a huge

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growth in self`employed people. Very difficult now. How are you going to

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get a house was Mike yes, you don't need the obvious criteria. It is a

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worry for people who would like to get on the housing market. Top of

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the times as well, officers claimed they could bring down the

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government. This is coming out of private hearings held by the

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Metropolitan Police into the so`called Plebgate affaire. This is

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the story that never stops delivering. There is always

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something new on it. I used to cycle through those gates on a regular

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basis and never had any problems! This is about whether or not the

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police officers concerned were aware of the political implications of

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what they were doing. There is a suggestion that one of the officers

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textured shortly afterwards to say that it could actually even bring

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down the government. Of course, Andrew Mitchell who is fighting in

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action against what he perceives to have been in justice of his fourth

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resignation. This is going to go on and on. This is because Andrew

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Bichel is determined to clear his own name. He would clearly like to

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rebuild take his political career and there are many people in the

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Conservative party and beyond the Conservative party who would like to

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see him reinstated. They don't like the idea of a Cabinet Minister being

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wrought down by some sort of campaign unfairly. OK, when you need

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to know anything in this country, you talk to a taxi driver. We know

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that and David Cameron has decided he is going to do that with

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elections coming up. He says he understands why people vote UKIP.

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This newspaper has been doing a series where they have their own

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taxi driver who has been interviewing the party leaders.

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David Cameron is trying to justify himself to a very suspicious man who

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is tempted to vote UKIP on Thursday. I'm afraid that he does not exceed

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because at the end of this interview, the cab driver is still

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saying that he is veering towards UKIP. If you read it from the point

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of view of someone like myself, the message you get from it is that

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making excuses and saying that you understand the UKIP message does not

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work. It does not convince people, it just makes them feel happy about

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choosing UKIP. That is why I am not that happy about either the

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Conservative party or indeed now the Labour Party deciding to take this

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tack, we understand where UKIP is coming from. I think you got to take

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them on directly. Is this... Is this more than a gimmick or is this the

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way that you actually do get the voice of the people? I never find

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these articles very convincing. They are not designed to convince me,

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they are designed to convince the reader is of the newspaper who may

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find it genuine. To me, it does not sound genuine. Even the language

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does not sound right. The verdict at the end, none of the leaders have

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jumped off the page at me. That will be Tom Newton Dunn. That is a bit

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cheeky. They did write a very fierce editorial, today? Lambast in Nigel

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Farage for what they called racist language. Other people in politics

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have been much more mealymouthed about whether it was racist or not.

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When they feel people have crossed the lion, they do go for them.

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Certainly, Prince Charles feels as though a certain Russian leader has

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crossed the lion. `` line. Usually, when a royal uses language like

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this, it is slightly offensive. I wanted to pack him on the back ``

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pat him on the back. He is saying what a lot of people are thinking.

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To annex the company, to foment unrest in the country, and use that

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as an excuse to go in and take a slice of it is exactly what Hitler

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did in the run`up the Second World War. The Daily Mail are going on to

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say that it is likely to be seen as a criticism of the West will not

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confronting Vladimir Putin. That seems a bit of a stretch. Yes, that

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does seem a bit of a stretch. I don't think he is suggesting we

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should be rearming. Miranda, Vladimir Putin would say he was

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defending Russian speakers, defending those people who are his

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countrymen, and that is what the leader should do. He would say that,

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but I think the thing is, as this has gone on, experts are now saying

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that those fears that we are entering a second Cold War are quite

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real now, because Russia clearly seas NATO as an enemy, and they have

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been using increasingly belligerent language `` sees. Stay with us and

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