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within days. ``Qatar's. And after the papers, Tom Cruise is saving the

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world from aliens. But how did critics find the film? Welcome to

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our look ahead at what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With

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me are Nigel Nelson, Political Editor of the The Sunday People, and

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the stand`up comedian Romesh Ranganathan. Tomorrow's paper,

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beginning with The Observer says the Labour leader Ed Miliband is facing

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a backbench revolt over his immigration policy `` his critics

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warn that unless he gets tougher he risks losing working class voters at

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next year's General Election.The Independent on Sunday features the

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campaign for justice for two Indian girls who were raped and murdered.

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The paper also reports that a study here shows that death rates in NHS

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hospitals significantly increase at the weekends.The Sunday Times

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alleges it has evidence which shows that the World Cup should not have

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

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that police are investigating allegations of match`fixing ahead of

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

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be a radical reform of workplace pensions announced in this week's

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Queen's Speech. The christian women in Sudan, that

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is where we are going to begin, with Miriam Ebrahim. It is the main

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picture story in the Observer, saying that Sudan has lifted the

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death sentence. The death sentence by hanging after a flogging of 100

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lashes `` Taylor. That has been lifted as well? We don't know, you

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imagine that if 100 lashes were given, that is effectively a death

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sentence. I cannot find anything to say whether she is being released

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without any punishment at all. It is not clear. It is good news that she

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is not going to have a death sentence. Sudan says it was an issue

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of letting justice see the course through. It has to go through

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various appeal processes. Nothing to do with international outcry that

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there has been? The international outcry has changed their mind

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certainly! It is curious that this was announced by the Ministry of

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foreign affairs in Sudan. They say that Sudan warranties freedom of

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religion. Maybe the government does, but the courts obviously didn't. ``

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allows. The question for the government is what are they doing

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about the legal system? To make sure this does not happen again. Politics

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and justice seem to be at odds in that country? It is a weird thing

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that they say they guarantee the freedom of religion. What is going

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on contradicts that. What is interesting about the story is that

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it says that she was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to

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renounce her christian beliefs. There is this situation where she

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was sentenced to death if she does not renounce her beliefs. To have

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that force of belief, that you are willing to not pronounce these

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beliefs and risked death, that is incredible and difficult to relate

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to I think. The case was that she should have been a Muslim because

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her father was. But she married a Christian man? There is this idea

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that there is a freedom of religion, but it does not seem to be right.

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The government has stepped in and released her because of

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international pressure. It shows it works. However you look at it, it is

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good news. But, one case. There could be many more? That is the

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beer, but this is what it comes down to. The international community not

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only turning their backs. `` that is the fear. But what happens

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elsewhere? To have that dialogue will help us understand where they

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are coming from. And prevent other women suffering the same fate. The

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point you make about helping us to understand what they are coming from

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is important `` where they are coming from. We have a similar

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situation in this country where there is some fear around Islam

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Islamic beliefs. With a story like this coming out, there is that worry

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that you have, that people associate the story with being about Islam,

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and it is actually about an interpretation of Islam. `` Islam

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and Islamic beliefs. People are suspicious in this country, the

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general public consensus is that if you look at this report about halal

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chicken in restaurants, the nature of those reports indicate that there

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is a feeling of the public being unsure of Islam. With a story like

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this, the danger is that people think it is representative of Islam.

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It is important to us to get an understanding so we get a context of

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these things and so going forward we have a better understanding of where

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these people are coming from. Let's stay with the Observer, the main

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story is regarding immigration. A subject on everyone's minds,

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particularly following the elections of late. Miliband must get tough on

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EU migrants, that is the demand from MPs. That has also been demanded of

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David Cameron. There's only so much you can do with the current state of

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play. The EU is all about freedom of movement? It is, but you can open a

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debate about it. The trouble we have seen from the European elections and

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UKIP success. Farage was prepared to talk about immigration and other

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party leaders were not. `` UKIP's success. People put that as the

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number one concern. Let's get the facts out there and debate, our UKIP

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trading on myths and hearsay? Is there something out there that we

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need to address? ``are. UKIP, the driving force behind the increasing

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popularity is the failure of the leaders of the main parties to

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tackle immigration as an issue. People are worried about sounding

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racist. That is the situation we are in. UKIP are willing to talk about

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it and people feel a concern that they have is being dealt with. I am

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really happy about that. It galvanises their support. You can

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understand that the main party is reluctant to talk about it because

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it is such a difficult situation but it has to be opened up. People feel

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it is not being discussed so when one person is willing to discuss it,

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everyone gets excited. It is felt that it is a burning issue. My

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concerns are not being dealt with. If you are in a situation where you

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have lost your job and you are told it is because of immigration and it

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is not dealt with, you can understand why people are

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frustrated. Let's move on to the Sunday Telegraph, radical pension

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reforms. Pensioners will be able to invest in lest risky mega form ``

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less risky mega funds. How will this work? As we do more research on it,

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broadly, the idea is that people will group together, you form a mega

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fund, and as a result, everyone is together and the administration

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costs go down. This is a system that operates in Holland. According to

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the calculations, if you put the same amount of money into a pension

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pot in Britain, and the same amount in Holland, the Dutch pensioner will

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get 30% more. It is a good kind of system. What David Cameron is

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looking for is something eye`catching for the Queen's

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speech. It has nothing terribly exciting in it, because he is

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bringing in some bills that have already been out there. This is the

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chance for him to start. It will distract people from the immigration

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issue? I don't think so. They have had a go at it by using the words

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"mega fund". That is obviously exciting. My mum would be excited.

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She is part of a lottery syndicate at work, pulling everything

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together, and she would be well on board with this. If you are worried

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about immigration, and then they will reform pensions, you will not

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say that you are happy now because it has been dealt with `` pooling.

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That is not what people are asking. Everybody wants to know if there

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will be enough money to keep you going? I agree, that is not... The

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doorstep issue is immigration. I am keen on pensioners to! I am sure you

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are, he is biased about his own concerns! `` too! Let's have a look

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at the Sunday Times, Nick Clegg finds himself on the front, but not

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for particularly positive reasons. He is the least popular leader in

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modern British political history. It is horrible, he is having a

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difficult time at work, and he thinks, it could be worse, but he

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reads this paper, and things, no, it couldn't! What is astonishing is

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that he is more unpopular than Gordon Brown. According to YouGov,

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his unpopularity rating is `65 whereas Gordon Brown's was 62. ``

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`62. He is only slightly less unpopular than Miklik. Is he going

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to survive it? There are rumblings that he has to step down `` Nick

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Clegg. He has to get it sorted out before the general election. He is

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not out of the woods yet. I don't think Vince Cable was plotting

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against him. He has to face this party conference in the autumn.

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Under Liberal Democrat rules, it is the local parties who can decide to

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unseat him. There will be moved to do that. My guess is he will decide

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it, but he could move into a tricky summer. The Sunday Telegraph, what

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should you do about how do you do? The form of greeting that is social

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and trough Pol `` social anthropologist says we should be

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bringing back into use. We have said that it was first used in 1600, and

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was an enquiry about people 's health. We have been able to

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discover the etiquette. I would turn to you, and so, how do you do Lady

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Windermere? How do you do Lord Darlington? That is how Oscar Wilde

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did it. I am glad that someone has said that, on social media, they

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said, do do do the funky Gibbon! I will not, if you don't mind! How do

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you do implies that you care about how the other person is doing. When

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you are really not that bothered. If you are terribly British, and

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someone asks how you are, you would say that you are fine. The truth is

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rarely ask it, you don't really care! If someone says, actually,

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they are having a complete nightmare... The point that the

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anthropologist was talking about is that greetings have become more

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complicated. When you go out to someone to kiss them on one cheek,

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or do you do it on both cheeks? Do you shake hands or not? We may have

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over complicated it. Perhaps, is simple hello is the answer. If you

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are Dutch, it is three kisses and never ends! Kiss inflation is a

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problem! I would go for four sometimes! If I am feeling Lucky! A

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clash of glasses can also be an issue. Lady Windermere, Lord

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Darlington, it has been good having you both here. Thank you for joining

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us. Stay with us, at midnight, we will have more on that accident on

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the Scottish Borders where three people died after two crashes during

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the Jim Clark Rally.

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