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freed after five years. Coming up, a report on Niger's child

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brides. Hello and welcome to our look

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ahead to what the the papers With me are Nigel Nelson,

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Political Editor of the The Sunday People, and the stand`up

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comedian Romesh Ranganathan. Let's have a look

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at tomorrow's front pages. The Observer says

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the Labour leader Ed Miliband is facing a backbench revolt over his

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immigration policy `` his critics warn that unless he gets tougher he

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risks losing working class voters The Independent

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on Sunday features the campaign for justice for two Indian girls

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who were raped and murdere. The paper also reports that

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a study here shows that death rates in NHS hospitals significantly

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increase at the weekends. The Sunday Times alleges it has

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evidence which shows that the World Cup should not have been

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awarded to Qatar in 2022. While the Sun on Sunday reports that

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police are investigating allegations of match`fixing ahead of the

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World Cup in Brazil. The Sunday Telegraph's lead is that

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there will be a radical reform of workplace pensions announced

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in this week's Queen's Speech. Observer. It's about a woman who was

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brought up a Christian and refuse to take up Islam. This is great news.

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It looks fairly clear that this was international pressure that maybe

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Sudanese change their mind. David Cameron, world leaders, they leapt

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on these things when they happen, but nothing really happens in

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between. We should be thinking more about Western leaders understanding

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Islam better to stop these things happening in the first place. It is

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still pretty disgraceful that she was giving a death sentence, but

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without us knowing about it and the international condemnation, she

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would not have in freed. The death sentence is part of the whole

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sentence which included a hundred lashes, which no one will survive.

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It is a strange setup. They seem to be one and the same. What is

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incredible is that she was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce

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her Christian beliefs. If you are in a situation where you have children,

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you would say anything to get out of, you would renounce anything to

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get out of eight death sentence. It's an incredible thing that she

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think so much about her beliefs. It is difficult to know whether this

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would have gone away straightaway. It is quite often a situation where

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women in Sudan to renounce their faith. It brings to question, how

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often does this go on? Exactly. We should not be intervening when there

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is a crisis. One of the things Tony Blair constantly says is we try and

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solve things with politics and religion is often at the heart of

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it. The Sudanese government are saying this is not a change in

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attitude, it is part of the judicial process that will lead to her being

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released. They can say that, but this has become a worldwide issue

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and everyone is up in arms. They can say that because they don't want to

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be seen to be taking a step back from their position. It is difficult

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because it is interesting seeing the response in this country where we

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are in a current climate of people feeling distrustful of Islam because

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of various arguments and issues and to see a story like this take

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prominence, it is quite worrying when you see the reaction. If you

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look on social network, people are saying they are worried about Islam

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because of things like this happening. It comes from a lack of

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understanding. This is about an interpretation of the religion. That

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the point I was trying to make about understanding. There needs to be

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more dialogue. Absolutely, otherwise you just get a story like this.

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Without an understanding, you can see why people jump to that

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conclusion. There has been no understanding or context. I hope

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that this is a springboard for people to set up a dialogue and

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increase their understanding because it is dangerous. People could

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develop ideas that are not true. Let us stay with the Observer. Miliband

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was get tough on EU migrants, demand MPs. This is of the back of the

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recent elections, which were not particularly edifying for any of the

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main parties. These are seven MPs who have written an open letter to

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the Observer. They are talking about restricting migration from the EU.

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By doing that, we need to renegotiate our terms of entry,

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which David Cameron is trying to do for the 2017 referendum. Two of the

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MPs, who have written to the Observer, they are on the

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Eurosceptic wing of the Labour Party. Immigration is the subject

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that MPs say people care most about. Elliptical leaders cannot walk away

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from it. `` political leaders cannot walk away from it and one of the

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reasons for UKIP's successes because they were prepared to talk about it.

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It is something the main political leaders have not tackled and that

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has been the driving force behind UKIP gaining popularity because they

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are talking about something the general public think should have

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been talked about. It is difficult to talk about immigration without

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sounding like a racist and that is why people are nervous about talking

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about it. You can imagine saying one phrase that is slightly out of turn

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and then every paper will be on it and everyone will be on it. This is

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a reaction to the fact that UKIP have tackled an issue and are happy

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to talk about something that the other leaders are scared to talk

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about, or have been scared to talk about. They are trying to take some

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of the impetus and say, we are dealing with it as well. Pressure on

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the Labour Party to promise a referendum. There is pressure on

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them, and maybe they will get it. What Ed Miliband has two work out is

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if he promises a referendum, will that neutralise Europe as an issue

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at the general election. Once he has decided that, we will know where we

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are. We will know by the party conference whether that is so. If

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you are going to deal with European migration specifically, the only way

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to do that is to deal with Europe. Radical pension reforms in the

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Sunday Telegraph. Workers will be able to invest in a mega fun that

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could boost savings. This is a shake`up of workplace pensions that

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haven't been in place that long and they are already being shook up. We

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are moving towards a Dutch like megaphones. I am on board with that

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because I like the sound of it. `` mega fund. The idea is you put the

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money in a massive part in it reduces the cost because you are

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dealing with it on such a large scale. It sounds good, and also,

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they have used mega fund repeatedly in the article. They have also said

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it gives pensioners and increased freedom to spend their savings in

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the way they want. Giving pensioners a chance to go on a massive splurge

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has to be celebrated. The suggestion in this article is that it will take

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the pressure off some of the parties, or did you leave the

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coalition who have had it rough. Pensions are a major problem. We did

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not address the difficulties of an ageing population early enough and

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now they are paying the price. The idea is that if you have got one of

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these megaphones that we are so fond of now, you can cut the

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administration cost down. If you are looking at the same amount of money

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we put into a pension here and the amount someone in Holland is putting

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in, they will get a 30% better return than we do and that is purely

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by cutting down the administration costs. The pension industry is not

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enthusiastic about this, but hopefully they will. The one thing I

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do understand is that this is supposed to be the reforms whereby

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they are trying to claw back some popularity. But immigration is the

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issue everyone is talking about. I can't imagine someone sitting back

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and saying, they are working on pension reforms. Great. It's not a

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solution. People are talking about immigration and this does not feel

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as if it is something people want. Lets have a look at the Sunday

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Times. Craig is at a record low. He is the least popular leader in

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recent history. I think part of the problem is his body language. He

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does not carry himself as if he is organised. He needs to throw his

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shoulders back and really go for it. He looks like a sky who got a dodgy

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sandwich at lunch time and he is upset about it. `` looks like a sky.

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But there are rumblings in the party. People have said he needs to

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go. Bay are upset. There was a goblin, obviously, but the first

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past the post will save him. The wipe`out came under the proportional

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representation system. Back to the Sunday Telegraph. What a to`do about

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how do we do. The English are unsure of what to do when greeting each

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other because of the decline of the phrase, how do you do? If you say to

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someone, how do you do? You don't really want to know. If you said

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that to me, and you didn't... I'm sorry about that. Cape Fox says we

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should into juice it again. `` Kate Fox. She has a point. You don't know

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when you are greeting someone whether to go for a handshake or a

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Hogg or one case or two. It is a horrible situation. I have had

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relationships ruined before they have even started.

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do, you are not supposed to respond. In the next hour come up with a

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decent response. That is the papers macro `` that was The Papers. Coming

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