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north. All in all, it stays relatively quiet for the next few

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days to come. And that will be the forecast right until the end of the

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weekend. Welcome to BBC News. We will be

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taking a look at what the papers are bringing us tomorrow in just a

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moment. Let's have a look at the front page is now. The Telegraph has

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what appears to be a reversal of medical advice for the taking of

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aspirin to prevent strike. The paper is reporting that 1 million people

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have been told not to take the medication if they have a particular

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heart condition. A legal loophole that allows GCHQ to spy on British

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People's Facebook Twitter messages. The same story is on the front of

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the Mirror. GCHQ says that without surveillance, there would not be

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adequate levels of intelligence. The Guardian has more detail about this

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apparent loophole, reporting that GCHQ is considering certain social

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media legally acceptable to monitor because the data lies outside Rajesh

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borders. Cosmetic surgery is the `` outside UK borders. Cosmetic surgery

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is on the front page of the Daily Mail. Jeremy Hunt says the procedure

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should no longer be available on the NHS. And the Times says nurses are

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calling for patients to be charged ?10 to see their GP. OK, we will

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begin with the story on the front of the Financial Times. How ISIS charts

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its brutality in an annual report. The Financial Times has a very

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interesting thing about ISIS. Apparently, they have been

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functioning like a corporation, issuing reports, and not exactly

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collecting donations but telling their supporters what they plan to

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do, how many cities they will take, and what their donors' money is

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doing. This has been happening for two years. The Financial Times

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appears to be both horrified and amused by this. This is something

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quite new, to say the least, we're what we call a terrorist

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organisation is acting almost like a corporate entity with a goal in

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mind, which is actually to create a state. The question is this. If they

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have been tracked like this for two years, why hasn't anybody done

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anything about this? A lot of this information was found on memory

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sticks in a raid in one of the areas they controlled in either northern

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Iraq or Syria. I cannot remember which. But they found this

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information and this was on that data. But they have been monitoring

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this organisation for years. It is bizarre it has not come up. The

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Financial Times is leading on this. If you have potentially millions of

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dollars from outside donors funnelled into your organisation,

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you have got to produce a report when you think about it, haven't

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you? One thing we have been saying is that this neatly underlined the

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fact that this is not some kind of ragtag army sweeping through the

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Middle East. It's push through Iraq has been planned for several years

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full of and here we have a few annual reports from the organisation

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in which they set out metrics and essentially advertise to donors that

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if you give us some money, this is what you can expect to get for it.

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And there are some quite precise things they have. Assassinations, is

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revised explosive devices and so on. It is the professionalisation of

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terrorism. Amusing is the wrong word but it is the fact that we are

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receiving metrics in terror and those are two things we don't

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commonly associate in the same field and that is why it does feel a

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little bit... And it is great for the Financial Times to put this on

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their front. It is great but it also shows how we, Western journalists,

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tend to show pictures of a particular aspect of terrorism and

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this is actually deeply organised. And suddenly, we get the feeling

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that this has burst onto the scene when of course it has been going on

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for two years and has been planned. And it makes you think, why do we

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get to this point? When ordinary people are being murdered,

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basically, before anything is done. sleeper cells that are ready to pop

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up, including Baquba, the place they were fighting over last night.

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15,000 fighters spread across the country. You can expect relatively

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detailed planning to have gone on in the part of the country that they

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haven't... When you look at the other side as it were, a call to

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arms very late or even children being called into the effort. Bouet

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comedy effectively having a re` shuffle today. `` Nouri al`Maliki.

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You would be very optimistic about the future for the country as it

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stands. My point again is that this organisation has been tracked for

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two years. Suddenly, all of this comes out on the front page. Let see

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it other newspapers pick this up. This is something very, very new and

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very precise. It also gives us an indication that this organisation

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which is trying to create a state, it has branched out to people

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outside of their entity and getting money from it and showing a return

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for their money. It goes back to, why haven't we been watching this

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before? This is their annual report, ISIS. On to the Times. A

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Muslim man failed `` faces claims of corruption. We will remember the

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case of on election night. Something odd was going on. We could tell that

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was the case because of the enormous delays. You will remember on

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European election night, holding up into higher country's

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result. Here we are seeing the first indications of what might have gone

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wrong. An independent is accused of having groups around the various

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polling stations, perhaps hindering what was going on, allegations that

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will be tested in the High Court. Nevertheless, the accusations have

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been outlined today. It does feel like Tower Hamlets is a bit of an

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electrical `` electoral entity. There are three political parties

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that are concerned about what is going on. It is something that is

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not understood outside of the area. It is a micro` political climate.

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Few people have properly penetrated it, perhaps what is going on in the

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High Court will judge that. If it is found that will be wrongdoing, the

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election will be rerun. Was the mayor faces claims of corruption. Is

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it because he is a Muslim? What is that about? The story is about, as

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is said, the very complex entity that is Tower Hamlets. Why is this a

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headline? Also the fact that he was born in Bangladesh, what has that

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got to do with anything? The story does not tell you it has anything to

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do with anything. This is the sort of thing that stirs are up the kind

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of problems that we are having now. I don't agree with it. OK. Onto the

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Independent. Millions living in overcrowded conditions. Because of

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failure to build new homes. The side`effect of rising house prices

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and people not being able to get on the housing market but those people

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who do have houses are squashed in. I think being an immigrant myself,

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one of the things that maybe I can help to understand is there is a

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real attachment, particularly in England to green spaces. People

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don't want houses and housing built on landscape, basically. One of the

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problems is that a lot of land and space where houses could be built,

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where they should be built are allowed to be built because people

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do not want the space invaded. There is something that people don't want

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to talk about because it is assumed or felt that everybody gets about.

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That there, it is necessary for green space and landscapes. It will

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was in a village in Yorkshire and people were talking about the ever

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to see the vistas. That is at the bottom of all this. It is a cultural

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thing that, I think people outside of the United Kingdom are

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particularly, don't get. And that is really at the root of it and it is

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not talked about directly. It is talked around. There is a lot of

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space but people don't want that space built on. I am not saying it

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is good or bad but I am saying it is not a question that people engage

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with. It is about how much land, the law of land. Is that the problem, do

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you think? That we are not prepared to go after greenbelt land, or brown

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field sites. As a result, we will have problems building the houses we

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need. Absolutely. The unwillingness to build on our tarnished land is

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deep embedded in the psyche. You only have to look at the buildings

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that are going up to no and do a random that they are much smaller

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than previous housebuilding generations. Take an example from

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Lewisham where I live. There is a big corporately owned block that is

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being turned into housing. The planning application was for a whole

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series of 1`bedroom flat. Then they realised they could get more money

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if they converted those flats into studios. So there is no separate

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bedroom. They could squeeze more money because the price per square

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metre has gone up so much and that is the issue because you can squeeze

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money out of people. Developers are building, basically, tiny little

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rabbit hutch is. They are within the law. The measurements and

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specifications for properties are legally... It also has to do with a

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deep antipathy to the city and to urban space which is also part of

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the culture in this country. I live in the west end. Near Oxford Street

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and the same thing is happening. There was a huge baby`boom at the

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beginning of the century. This is going to have to be faced. I think

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the question is whether or not local councils are feeling they can stand

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up to developers when they say, they want to shrink the size of the

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properties and squeeze more money. That is where the relationship is

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quite interesting and Ricky largely uncovered. That takes us to the

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Daily Telegraph. Average house is ten times the salary of most people.

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So, you know, one of these rabbit hutch houses, the booklet afford

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anyway. This is a bit about the device. A man who goes to Singapore

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and is guided his accent because the taxi drivers turn around and ask

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him, where should I buy in London? Because they argued in Help to Buy.

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This is something people aren't talking about. This is very

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dangerous. George Osborne has been warned about this by the IMF. In

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saying that we are in a situation where we are getting very close to

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it becoming untenable. Banks are starting to increase the ratio of

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salary to lending. This is where we are, we are a culture where bricks

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and mortar... This matters because in the next fortnight, the Bank of

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England will increase the amount of money you can borrow. It will feel

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like an interest rate rise through the backdoor but of course, that

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only affect households rather than businesses because it is pushing up

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the cost of growing for people blocking them from getting

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mortgages. This is why this kind of story matters because you simply

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won't be able to extend your salary to have a mortgage that big. This is

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the kind of thing that... He flip`flops about interest rates,

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Mark Carney. I am not sure we have got to the bottom of what he is

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like. That is interesting! Explained. We have got, Mark Carney

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came in with a big idea where he would give an indication of when

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interest rates would rise. Forward guidance was based on an implement

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than it turned out unemployment so he replaced it with fuzzy guidance

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and that didn't work. He said, whatever happens, I will not raise

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interest rates. Many said, there an interest rate rise around the

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corner. The markets have reacted with confusion and some panic. I am

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not sure he is the genius that he said he was. If he raises the

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interest rate, something like a million people will be in trouble.

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It has been great having you. Stay with us here on BBC News. Much more

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