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the extreme north`west of Scotland. Good spells of sunshine and always

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foremost in the south. That will continue into next week as well.

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Good night. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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

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political journalist and blogger, Susie Boniface, also known as the

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Fleet Street Fox, and Kiran Stacey, Political Correspondent for the

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Financial Times. Tomorrow's front pages. The Telegraph has a clear

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warning from the Business Secretary Vince Cable: don't raise interest

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rates. The Express says that a cure of Alzheimer's could be a reality in

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just over a decade. Murdered for being Muslim is the Metro's headline

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as police investigate the murder of a student stabbed to death in a

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park. The Guardian focuses on Iraq as the government there asks the US

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for air`strikes on ISIS insurgents in Tal Afar. More on Iraq in the FT

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with the news that oil companies are evacuating staff from refineries

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across the country. A political lead on the front of the Times, with two

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polls that reportedly suggest voters do not think Ed Miliband would make

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a good PM. A report in the Mirror suggests that levels of poverty in

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Britain are increasing. And the Mail has news that Charles Taylor, the

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warlord convicted of crimes in Sierra Leone and jailed by the Hague

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for 50 years, is suing the government, saying his detention

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here breaches his human rights. So let's begin.

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We are going with the i. Miliband to abolish jobseeker's allowance for

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the young and he is standing there with his fist clenched. Is this in

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getting tough on benefits? a bacon sandwich in his mouth. He is

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doing the funny fest that politicians do. They are doing it

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for emphasis. They are trained to do it. They say we don't like people

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pointing because it feels offensive. Instead, you do this,

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which looks like positive, though it is punchy. It is

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a media training thing. It is like when they do this at the dispatch

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box. Stick with this allowance. When we spoke on

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this I got told off for taking too long. Three key policies. If you are

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under 22 and you don't have low skills `` if you have low skills,

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you won't get the allowance. You only get a high rate of the

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allowance, 71 pounds per week if you have done five years of paying

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insurance. Young people can't claim housing benefit. Well done. There

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you go. Not as punchy as the Tories who is a ?35,000 cap as a whole for

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your benefits. That is the problem. Will it get around the voters who

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feel Labour have been soft on the benefit issue? If you think Labour

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are soft on benefits, then probably isn't going to restore your

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faith. You think it is hot air. If you think Labour should support the

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welfare state, it might make you think about whether you want to

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the Times shows, he has terrible personal ratings and is less popular

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than Nick Clegg. We have just moved on to the Times if you want to bring

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it up. Not up to the top job, say voters. Pressure part of a leader.

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Interestingly, a poll shows that 49% of voters think he should be

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replaced. 43% of Labour voters think he should be replaced. 43%? That is

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his own side. They feel that this is what... You are taking the mickey

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out of politicians. I am going to notice this. Alan Johnston, the main

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rival to be the Labour leader at some point in future has said that

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aired isn't able to connect with people very well. In the same way

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that his brother could have done, who of course was... It isn't his

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strong point. People aren't enthusiastic about it. It isn't his

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policies, his technical ideas about the economy or restoring faith in

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benefits, the problem is he cannot get across to people that they

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should like him. Being PM is basically flirting your way into

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Downing Street, pleasing people all the time, making people think you

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like them. I would rather flirt with a lamppost. I would be more

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successful. You would rather vote for a lamppost than Ed Miliband?

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Could it get any worse? They won't ditch him now. It is too late. What

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can they do? They have David Axelrod in. He got a black man, Hussain, to

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lead the most him Porton country on the face of the earth. Surely, he

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could get a lamppost voted in. I am not sure that Miliband and Barack

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Obama are not quite the same. Not quite the same message of hope.

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David Axelrod two days per month, who cannot spell Ed Miliband's name

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correctly . It is clear that there is an open goal that if the Labor

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leader, 18,000 without adequate housing, many living in damp

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housing, and if this is true, with the gap between rich and poor

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widening, it is easy for anyone in opposition under these circumstances

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to come up with policies like this, connecting with enough people,

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millions, and Ed Miliband is not doing this. Everyone is saying it is

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easy. These people aren't stupid. What is going on? If they can't kick

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the ball into the open goal. The same as with the England team, it is

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a matter of inspiration and the person at the top getting everyone

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together, firing them up and getting them think they can win. The people

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who vote are doing OK. These are the people who have houses and they see

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the prices rise. These are people having a good time because of low

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interest rates, people with jobs. Admittedly, wages have not gone up

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quickly. Though they have jobs still. These people see the glass

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half full, rather than half empty. Is that the problem ? Labour are

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ahead in the polls. They should be further ahead. I am not sure...

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There are two versions, interpretations of what is gone

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wrong. He is to left`wing. When there is a right`wing chant Allah,

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Ed Miliband is on the wrong side of the debate. `` Chancellor. All that

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does is help his own side, people who will vote for him anyway. The

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other problem, they aren't mutually exclusive, whatever he says, people

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don't listen. He doesn't have the sex appeal. No matter how good or

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useful or useless the policies may be, they are technical, thoughtful,

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academic. There isn't any passion or feeling. The energy price freeze was

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eye`catching. Easy to understand. It worked. He hasn't got anything like

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that on the other side, being tough on benefits, what will Labour do?

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They think they can be in power because the coalition is unpopular

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and if they play the numbers right, if they get a 35% share, they can be

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in power. That is not the way to convince people. It is not the way

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to have a democratic mandate. If it was the other Ed Miliband running

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labour, given the economy is improving, given that anyone in

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Labour is fighting the perception that they were responsible, 100% for

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the economic crash of five years ago, would they do any better? I

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don't think so. The polls we looked at suggest David Millar band would

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do better. The problem with David is that he was too connected to the

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past. He ran a campaign about being a continuity candidate `` David

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Milliband. He is weird and geeky. He was supportive of the Iraq war. That

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would be disastrous in the run`up to the election. I don't think he would

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be a good idea. We need a woman, Yvette Cooper should step up to the

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plate. I am sure she is watching tonight and not the other bloke on

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Newsnight. What's his name? I have forgotten. There you go, step up to

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the plate lady. The Telegraph. Vince Cable, don't raise interest rates, a

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plea on bended knee to Mr Carney. It depends on the timeframe. We see

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elsewhere, it looks like the Monetary Policy Committee, the Bank

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of England's decision`making committee, is gearing up towards an

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interest rate) and of the year. That is earlier than expected. ``

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interest`rate rise. They want to ensure inflation doesn't build.

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Vince Cable is worried about the number of people who are

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overleveraged, they have borrowed a lot to buy their house. I have seen

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in the Times, a study that showed people are borrowing 4`5 `6 even

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seven times their salary to get a home in the south`east. The banks

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are clamping down on that. And lot of people have borrowed at rock

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bottom rates. If you are on a mortgage, you are paying a minimal

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amount, you can do it, though, what does happen when interest rates rise

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as Mac will you begin defaulting? I have just borrowed a lot, you just

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fix. I am fixed, I am all right. Hopefully, I will be OK. The worry

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is when people start to default. Mark Carney in Canada raised it a

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little and left it there for a while to see what the market does. You can

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always change things. Nothing major will happen overnight, it won't jump

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to 14%. It will be gradual. A lot of this is shouting about something now

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so that when it comes around, no one is surprised. You don't want to

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shock the market. There have been minutes from a Bank of England

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meeting saying they were surprised people were not more aware there

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could be a possibility of a rise. It means, get used to the idea. It will

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be a tiny 0.25% rise and it won't be the end of the world. The reason

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this is happening and they are talking about interest rates is

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because of rising house prices, which is because of George Osborne

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's help to buy scheme. I think they would be rising anyway. Is something

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they have not removed from the market. The first thing they should

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do is cope Help to Buy. `` curb. They have a better chance of a

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majority in 2015, they want them up as high as they came for the next

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year. Speaking about feeling good, we know England will win by what,

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5`6 mil? The stats. The point to an England win `` nil. Analysis

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suggests England will win. This is how we tackle full ball on the

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Financial Times. None of York press conferences at our Steven Gerard.

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Simon Cooper, who is a brilliant writer on football and has written a

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book about economics in soccer and why certain things happen, he has

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come up with three statistics tell us why England will win `` your. The

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last time Uruguay at beat a Western European site was in 1966. That is a

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long time ago `` side. They have lost against Spain, Germany, France.

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Argentina have the same problem. Simon Cooper says the problem is

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that South American teams don't move the ball around quickly enough.

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England are good at that, moving the ball around quickly. Very quickly.

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England completed 91% of passes last week. The only reason they lost is

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because 92% of passes were completed. He also missed the fact

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that Uruguay have never beaten them in the World Cup. We did not talk

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about Luis Suarez. It has been brilliant having you in, discussing

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the important issues. Stay with us here, much more at the top of the

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hour. It is time for World Cup Sportsday.

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