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look ahead to the first test between England and India. Coming up in 15

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minutes. Hello and welcome to

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our look ahead to what the papers With me are Caroline Daniel,

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editor of the Weekend edition of the Financial Times,

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and Kevin Schofield, Chief That remarkable World Cup scorer.

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That was surely feature on the front pages, but not yet!

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The Financial Times says the Better Together campaign to keep

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Scotland as part of the UK has received a flood of donations

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in the run`up to the referendum on Scottish independence.

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Shoppers are increasingly forcing down prices by choosing discount

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The Guardian has details of donations made to

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the Conservative Party by the brother`in`law of Financial

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And the Metro explains how the authorities caught two men

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from Birmingham, who went to Syria to fight alongside

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And English cities like Manchester and Birmingham will ask Westminster

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to fold more economic control to them. The Daily Telegraph, Britain

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will be able to claw back some powers from Brussels? This does

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sound like music to the ears of a lot of people, particularly those

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backbenchers on the Tory party? In theory... ! But it really should be,

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Britain may very possibly, after very long negotiation, if we

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decide... It does qualify this by saying, we're looking at these if

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only all others agree. There are lots of different caveats. The good

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news is he is not bad`mouthing David Cameron. But there is no real story

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in terms of any real evidence. Kevin, in fact, he is fulfilling

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every single game lead in prophecy that the Tory adventures were

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saying? He also says, I am not a Federalist, and that was the scare

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story. And he says he does not want an EU without Britain so that... But

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he does include Britain being able to claw back some powers? He does

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say that but... This will need agreement from other members of the

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EU. This will involve give and take that this is a positive signal from

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the Prime Minister because he was bruised when he went into bat and he

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only had one friend, in Hungary. So this is a slight olive branch to

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say, look, we will, in theory, agree to some powers being returned. I am

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much more sceptical, this is from a leaked recording to Brussels MEPs,

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if this really was an olive branch, he would say something much more

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explicit to the British. There are lots of other things the British

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will want from the Commissioner. This is pretty much the smallest

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thing, we might really negotiate powers. All very interesting. But

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Brazil, they are dying 7`0! `` dime. `` down. As a Scotland fan, it is

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sorry to feel sorry for the great Brazil! We will also stay with

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Telegraph, shoppers are forcing down prices? Yes, this is an interesting

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trend, apparently the rise of discount stores are forcing down

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prices in other supermarkets, the upper end of the spectrum. And they

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are pushing down prices and becoming much more popular with wealthier

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shoppers. They want a bargain. They had the steepest fall in eight

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years. That is quite significant. Given the cost of living crisis, as

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Ed Miliband calls it, that is going to be a very big political

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discussion point in the run`up to the election, this is quite

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insignificant thing. A lot of people would say this is competition in

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action. If only the energy markets was `` were as competitive? Great

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news for illegal but not for Tesco and Marks Spencer. They had pretty

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bad results. 12 quarters of slowing sales in clothing and Tesco recently

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had terrible results, the worst in 40 years in the UK. And this is the

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evidence, people like my father going shopping for his shepherd 's

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pie and boasting about how cheap it was. Prices at a level that Tesco

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and Marks Spencer will have to deal with? Totally, and this shift

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to online shopping, so you can... Marks Spencer is bad online but

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others are incredibly easy. And there are more of them, they are not

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going away. It is fantastic for consumers. If only competition was

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as good as that in other sectors of society. The Financial Times. The

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act of union, the Better Together campaign has been deluged with

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donations? This is a very good news story if you are in favour of

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Scotland staying with the UK, they have raised almost double the amount

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of donation money for the Better Together campaign than the

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pro`Scottish campaign. ?2.4 million, and a lot of that is from J K

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Rowling. The fascinating part of the story is how much this has come from

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Tory donors. If of them been helping out. And from big companies and from

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tankers. It has been bankrolled by Tory backers and David Cameron... He

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has said, get your fingers out! Which are hand in your pocket. This

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potentially will have an effect? Just over ten weeks until the

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referendum, there is a lot of advertising space being paid for so

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obviously this money will come in very handy. What is also significant

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about this is, of the pro`independence campaign, they had

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?4 million in total and a lot of that came from a couple who want the

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EuroMillions and the other was Stagecoach, big SMP fans. We're

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always told that the yes campaign is a grassroots movement but when it

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comes down to actual cash, it is coming from a very limited range of

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sources whereas the Better Together campaign is wealthy individuals and

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companies with a broader spectrum. What happened is that the opinion

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polls narrowed a couple of months ago and a lot of prounion supporters

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saw that and thought, this will not going the way we want it to. They

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came up with the cash. Hugely significant in the run`up to the

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vote. The Guardian, Harriet Harman tells of a raw deal by sexism. She

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suggested that Gordon Brown did not make the Deputy Prime Minister

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because she is a woman? That was very mean of him! This is a really

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interesting thing, people might say you would expect to see this. She

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has been cheered on by Conservative ladies on Twitter? This view of him

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that I would be cheering her! She has been campaigning for gender

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equality. There are some details about her hosting event at the G8

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summit, limited to dining with the wives of the leaders, and I can see

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why that is very patronising. We discussed the reaction from David

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McBride, he has underlined what a political `` politically thuggish

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environment this is. It was a great speech. Kevin, she talks about

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overall sexism at Westminster. You write for the Sun, doesn't look

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pretty sexist to you? I think it is. It is an old boys club, she also has

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a go at the press gallery. She refers it `` to it as being too male

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dominated. I would take issue there, I think Damian McBride, he does

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point out that Gordon Brown's record on promoting women was actually

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quite good. And the best line from him was when he said that as far as

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Gordon was concerned, people fell into two different categories, they

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were useless or they were not useless. John Prescott was Deputy

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Leader and he got the job as the number two. It would seem on the

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face of it, pure and utter sexism that the same thing did not happen

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to her? I would agree but it is just a bit late for her to be talking

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about this year's after the event. I don't remember her at the time...

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Why not? I do not know. As a lecturer, she was giving it on the

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quality and that is a very big thing for her. `` the quality. John

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Prescott was a Tony Blair appointment, this was a decision of

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Gordon Brown. There were special circumstances regarding John

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Prescott representing the left of the party and having to be given a

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decent job to bolster his ego a little bit so there are different

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circumstances. Gordon Brown decided that would not be the case,

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especially when Harriet Harman got elected. And she has finally, seven

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years later, decided to speak up about this. We are running out of

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time, The Daily Telegraph, an attack on the wealth of J K Rowling? At the

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heart of this is some amazing data about authors and how much they do

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not get paid. The average order, then mean income is ?11,000 every

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year. Based on 2500 writers. That is below the minimum wage. The idea

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that you will make money from being a novelist is over. This is an

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indirect attack on just how unrepresentative she is, she is

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worth ?600 million. She could probably buy all of the other

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authors in the UK! No one but she was indicative of the publishing

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world, did they? This is more about using a very nice picture of J K

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Rowling on the front page to sell more copies. You know the press so

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well! And their devious little ways. And she has reintroduced Harry

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Potter on his 30s, she did a piece on the website imagining Hermione

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and Harry and what they would look like in their 30s, Harry Potter has

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got some white hair, no spell to get rid of that. They say that

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journalists are all novelists who just cannot do it! That is true! I

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would not argue. Stick with the day job! ?11,000 per year, that is all

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you would get as an author. There was a great cartoon that shows an

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artist saying, I am writing a novel, and the other said, neither am I!

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That does say it all! You will be back in about 15 minutes. Because of

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the football. Many thanks. Stay with us. Much more at the top of the

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hour. It will be very interesting with the sport.

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