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head into the weekend. More on the prospects for the weekend where you

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live on the website. Hello and welcome to our look at

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what the papers will bring us tomorrow. Michael Booker is the

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deputy editor at the Daily Express and so Mira Shackle, freelance

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editor. Let's have a look. The Times reports militants had for the Iraq

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capital of Baghdad. The Metro leads on the online abuse that the Harry

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Potter author, J K Rowling, received after making a ?1 million donation

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to the campaign against Scottish independence. The Mirror shows the

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pitch on which England will play for the first World Cup match against

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Italy on Saturday. The Guardian claims passport office staff have

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been told to relax the rules to help clear the backlog of applications.

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Passports are the lead of the Daily Mail. The PM claims there is no

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crisis at the office. Black cab drivers protest eight taxi hailing

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app, on the front of the Financial Times. The i reports on a record

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boost to the job market, as figures show the number of people in work

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has grown by 350,000. The express says walking 6000 steps per day

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could reduce the pain of arthritis `` the Daily Express. It would

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increase the chances of not getting the condition. We will begin with

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the times and the situation in Iraq. Islamic insurgents push

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Baghdad to the brink. It looks as if the security forces, after billions

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was pumped into the training of the Iraq army and the police, and

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allowing the suggestion that it made sense in some people's mind for

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Western forces to pull out, it seems to have been a waste of money. The

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fact that the security forces abandoned their post, didn't fight

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against the militants, a report suggests that 30,000 troops ran away

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in the face of 800 militants. It undermines the US claim to have

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created a unified, well`trained, strong Iraq army. It is a dire

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situation. It demonstrates how long he remained responsible for when you

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invade a country or take part in an occupation. So many things are set

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in motion that cannot be predicted. Americans were trying to sort out a

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military agreement with the Iraqis in 2011 that would have allowed a

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small contingent of US forces to remain in the country. We couldn't

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work out the details. Barack Obama had the public saying, get out of

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there. Nouri Maliki said, we don't want you here anyway and now this

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could be the result of that impasse. Nouri Maliki himself, David Cameron

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said that he hasn't acted quick enough. We can see that he is

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focusing on him being the problem and Iraqis being the problem. There

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has been 11 years of fighting in the country. You can understand the

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bloodthirsty mob. People don't want to fight any more. There is talk in

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one story about how there was a phone call to an oil refinery. They

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said, lay down your arms or fight to the death. I know what I would do in

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that situation. I would run a mile as well. You have got to put

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yourself in their position. This Isis group, it is the speed of this

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that is apparent, these cities, towns, oil refineries are going

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down. They have come from Syria. Should we have then got involved in

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Syria? If we had, would it have stopped this problem or would there

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be another Al Qaeda affiliate popping up, another head from the

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hydra that would have done this anyway. It begs those questions,

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should we have got involved? We didn't want to get involved. That

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was due to public opinion. We don't want to get involved here either.

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Let's hope there is more resistance from American troops who are there.

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Towards the end of this story in Kirkuk, it seems as though security

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forces are putting up a fight. Maybe it has caught them by surprise. Now

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that they have... They have organised themselves, there could be

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more resistance. Let's move on to the Daily Mail. Kamran, what

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passport crisis? Angry families face ruin Summers, the PM is response ``

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VPN's response. The government has taken action apparently, 250 staff

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on the frontline, the passport frontline, they have been deployed.

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Geoffrey Robinson is quoted, saying, we are told all is well but staff

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are working 17 hour days and paid ?70 per hour overtime for the job of

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sticking labels on with names and addresses. If this is not a crisis

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of management, I don't know what is. Party politically, they are stirring

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it up. It seems as though people are not getting their passports. They

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are waiting for weeks, driving hundreds of miles to get to passport

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offices and getting them in person. It is a big problem. There is a

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story in the Daily Telegraph, where there was a meeting of high

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commissioners and ambassadors, a great meeting to be out, and they

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say that it isn't because there are hundreds out thousands more

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applications but because they have class overseas passport centres. ``

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they have shut. Was that just spend? David Cameron saying that because

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the economy has improved, people have more money so there are more

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applications for passports. It is a roundabout excuse.

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It was acknowledged that changes to the rules about overseas passport

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applications was going to create a huge backlog. It is a situation for

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the government, you are dammed if you do and then if you do not. There

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are huge amounts of anger about passports being delayed and not

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being able to get them in time. On the other hand, if the Home Office

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start relaxing checks to speed up the process, that is also a scandal

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in its self. People do not want to feel that it is less secure or

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reliable. As you were suggesting, the Labour Party and opposition

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benches are having a field day. There is a statement, this is a

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seriously chaotic and the government is in denial about the extent of the

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crisis. David Cameron is suggesting there is no crisis. It is a good

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front`page story. But the Home Office has already put out a

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statement saying it is nonsense. Are they saying it is nonsense or that

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they were not aware? They are not aware, but they have stamped on it.

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That is what they would like as to believe. It is a simple effort to

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reduce the backlog. Cos signatories as well as requirements for

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evidence. The sources say it could leave it to talk criminals and

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fraudsters. We were very worried about our leaking borders and if

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passports at being made easier for people who are fraudsters. It is

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clearly very worrying. Just to reiterate, they have told the

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passport office to withdraw it immediately. The Herald. JK Rowling

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attacks call to end online bile. She is receiving stick online for her

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donation. `` attracts. This story features not just the attacks on JK

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Rowling, but calls for figures in Scotland to stop these sorts of

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attacks on people who dared to voice an opinion on the referendum. That

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is actually something that is heated. That is a good thing to call

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for. People are entitled to have an opinion, JK Rowling has made no

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secret of being a donated. I think it is very corrosive if you have a

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situation where people are afraid to say one way or another what they

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think. That tenders the public debate. `` tenders.

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It is getting nasty now. It is, but it goes wider than this issue. Any

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issue that seems to get people excited also ends up with people

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going online, sending these messages to people, unnecessary messages. It

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could just be a general message to everyone. People getting on their

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computers and firing out the nasty as the thing that comes into their

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minds. There is no justification for this. Give it a rest. Yet on the

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doorsteps and offshore computers. That is a good idea. `` get on your

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doorsteps and off your. Let us go to the i. A good, positive headline for

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the i. The number of people in work leaps. But there is a sting in the

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tail. Wages are below inflation. People are going into short`term

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work, part`time work. People are leaving jobseekers allowance and are

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trying to get as much work as they possibly can. But it is very

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low`paid. The cost of living, it is the sort of thing the Labour Party

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keep banging away at. In fact, in the figures released today, the

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suggestion is that wage rises are not going up as fast as they were. I

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did not think wages were going up at all. That is the thing. We could go

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into the next election where there is a situation where there is a

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booming jobs market, but it is a funny kind of recovery where the

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numbers are good but people do not feel the difference. Something I was

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struck by was the office of budget responsibility saying that it will

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be 2018 before wages return to where they were at. That is still a long

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way off. That is the one bit of light for the Labour Party. They can

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hammer away at the cost of living prices. People might get bored of

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it, but because the coalition seemed to have done well with the economy,

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this is one part they have not managed to crack. The headline is

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the record boost to the UK jobs market.

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Onto the Express. Daily walk to stop the writers. That is your front

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page. `` arthritis. It affects millions of people across the world.

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It costs the NHS various things. Any replacement is ?5.2 billion every

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single year. `` a knee. We are supposed to get 10,000 steps per

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day. 1000 steps is a brisk walk. It is something that can be done by

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anyone. The study has found that problems have been slashed by 20%

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with just an extra 1000 steps. You can understand how people would

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think, maybe I should not move around as much. You would get that

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impression. It apparently if you keep walking around, the mobility

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does improve. Hopefully it will change lives. On to the Daily

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Mirror. I know you are excited about this. This is the picture on the

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front, the pitch that England are going to play on against England.

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This is what happens when you put too much manual on the grass. ``

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fertiliser. It is three days to go. It will be fine, it will be sorted.

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It will start and everyone will forget about it. All of the great

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stories come out. We have been through the favelas, now we are

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looking at the pictures. It. The great. `` it is still going to be.

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It is not just a problem for us. Thank you very much. And enjoy the

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World Cup. Stay with us. At the top of the Ella, the latest on the

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situation in Iraq as Islamist militants seize a second city in the

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north of the country. Coming up, it is time for World Cup Sportsday.

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