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today and the best action as India and England began a five test series

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in the cricket. Hello and welcome to

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our look ahead to what the papers With me are Miranda Green,

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the former Press Secretary to the Liberal Democrats and Liam Halligan,

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a commentator at the Economist. The Financial Times says

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the Government has ordered a review into the sell`off

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of state assets just days before MPs publish a report into last year's

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privatisation of Royal Mail. Teachers could be stripped

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of the right to hold rolling strikes without fresh ballots,

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according to the Telegraph. The Express says

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following four simple rules could The charity Christian Aid has

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branded the singer Katie Melua a fallen hero after she was named

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in a list of celebrities involved The cyclist Chris Froome is shown

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with blood on his face on the front of The Guardian

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after multiple crashes made him And after the Home Office lost

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records about allegations of child abuse, The Independent claims

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documents relating the transfer of fugitives have also disappeared

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from the Foreign Office. We start with the Guardian. The

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Prime Minister will crack down on strikes as 1,000,001 out. Cameron

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was branded a bully after a threshold on union ballots. Big

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public sector Walker tomorrow, the Prime Minister, his words timed to

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perfection? He has said and Boris Johnson has spoken out strongly on

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this as well, that he wants to see in the Conservative manifesto at the

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General Election, proposals to limit the power of unions to strike in

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keep a big sector roles. It is interesting because are two

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different proposals and one is much easier to bring public opinion with

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than the other. This issue of the percentage that you would need in

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your ballot to call any strike and they say they should have a simple

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majority. More than 50% should vote for striking. They have got

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themselves into difficult territory with that because a lot of people on

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the left say, hang on, MPs are not required to be elected with more

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than 50%. I have those figures! US Presidents! One of the other

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proposals but I find the bill will find easier to get the backing for

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his having one ballot that enables the union to call strikes over a

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very long period. Without going back to members. The rolling ballot. This

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strike that we are going to ensure tomorrow, speaking as a parent, the

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ballot for this was called two years ago in the summer of 2012. I think

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there might be some case for looking at that and I think they will find

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it more difficult to get cross`party agreement. I was going to say, which

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one of those scenarios does your lot not like? Because David Cameron

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would like to change the law right by but he cannot because he is in

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the coalition. That is right. Changing the law suddenly in a

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reaction to this one`day tomorrow would be extreme but, certainly, if

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David Cameron could win convincingly at the next General Election and

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have a working majority, they are determined to do this and I think

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they probably would get support for something to do with a requirement

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for a fresh ballot for each strike. The Lib Dems might be able to work

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with the possibility of preventing rolling strikes right now? I am not

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sure that the public are aware that rolling strikes or something that

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unions are allowed to do. Which is why Cameron is highlighting this.

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The right to strike is precious and hard fought over many years. And no

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reasonable person would suggest that is not the case. There are shades of

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Norman Tebbit in this... No reasonable person? There are lots of

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people who reckon that Bob Crow and his people should not be going out

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or should ever have gone out at all because this is a vital public

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service? I don't think any mainstream politician will stand on

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any platform of not striking ever. The right is there forever. But a

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lot of reasonable swing voters and the Tories are trying to smoke the

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Lib Dems are at, they would say, should we be striking on it ballot

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from the summer of 2012? This is just England and Wales but we are

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expecting 3000 schools, one in every eight, to be closed down. And

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possibly another aspect is that this is collocated but this might get

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through, if only one in ten teachers have voted, even though it might be

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half of the union that has called the ballot. That will also raise

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eyebrows. What also will is this, from the electoral commission. No MP

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was elected in 2010 with more than 50% of the vote. Only 35 MPs had

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more than 40%. Eight MPs were winners with less than 20%. That is

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a difference... Between first past the post and, I will take my life in

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my hands, because the constituency is a race and this is in winery

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decision. Vote or not? They are good numbers. I wanted to get that.

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Absolutely, and all day, those in the Tory party who are the

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staunchest proponents of this crack down on union powers have been

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trying to fight the numbers you have quoted. They are getting themselves

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into a dig mess with this but on the other issue, rolling strikes, that

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is much... One of the big union leaders in this country is trying to

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have talks with Gordon Brown, now in the coalition government, to talk

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about other ways for outing to take place. Perhaps, supervising the

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workplace or online. He says he has been met with a wall of silence and

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the suggestion for the leadership of this country is they do not want

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more people to be able to vote on strike if necessary? I heard that

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interview. It was really interesting. It was a very clever

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lie because he was calling out the government and saying, you are not

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concerned about democracy and unions. He legitimised the result of

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the strike by not motoring bigger turnout. Exactly. `` endorsing. Many

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apologies if your children are not at school! Make sure they're not

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going on and are plain! Constructive games. `` onto an aeroplane. The

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Daily Telegraph, budget airlines shone these new checks? We have been

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trying to work the side and the Department for Transport says that

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travellers flying to and from any British airport going forward will

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have to show they can turn off and on their electronic devices. To

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prove they are working. And they are not Fukushima. But the budget `` the

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budget airlines say they are sticking up for little people who

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will feel harassed by all of these extra checks and we think we don't

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need to reply but if they must comply, they must. They are

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exploiting this confusion. It has been rushed in and also, this will

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be more difficult tomorrow because is another strike at Heathrow. Some

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of the border agency people. And we are expecting tens of thousands of

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passengers affected. Reverse be the case? If you have a budget airlines

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saying we will not check people, this is no problem, would you want

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to get onto that plane? Given that someone in Yemen is trying to work

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out how to stick bombs into batteries? People do get divided, at

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an batteries? People do get divided, at

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airport there or the tumour types who are really grateful at these

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stringent security checks. `` are the tamer. And other people find it

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cringeworthy. This will frighten some people. All right, we will go

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to the Telegraph. Sabres could be an independent Scotland? So, business

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and the banks with some notable exceptions have been quiet on the

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Scottish referendum so the votes are on September 18, enormous decision.

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Do they sever those ties with the UK, or leave the UK. And UBS warns

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that there are people making naive assumptions about the effects of any

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potential yes vote and separation. And they warn that savers could just

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take their money out of Scotland overnight. September 19. Goodbye,

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all of those millions of savings. Bring them south of the border, take

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them elsewhere in Europe, offshore. That would completely alter the size

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of the Scottish economy and that would have all sorts of knock`on

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effects. In some sense, the technicals, they will be explained

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by Liam, but... I think the phrasing of this, saying naive assumptions

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are being made, is quite powerful. The effect will be huge. Alex

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Salmond and the SNP are trying to say that there will be a lot of

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continuity. They want to get the point. It is an assumption and the

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yes campaign will say it is just scare tactics. It is an assumption.

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In response though, that argument can be made that there is a UK

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Government backing for British savers funds up to about ?85,000 and

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if they would draw that, then the Scottish banking system will be

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vulnerable. if they would draw that, then the

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Scottish banking system will UBS are rehashing some research they did in

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Czechoslovakia and savings did flow back from Slovakia into the Czech

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Republic. Whoever their friends are in politics, they are slightly plain

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to the back that the yes campaign has been suppressing the business

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lobby's right to talk about this. We will discuss this more in the next

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hour. The Financial Times, take it on the chin, Brazil, like ask Ritz.

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Hundreds of millions of people were in tears yesterday. They should've

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taken it on the chin like us because we are used to losing. Matthew Engel

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who does all the sports coverage for the Financial Times is always

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wonderful. And Simon Cooper, I should say. This is a wonderful

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piece. It is saying not only do we Ritz have a stiff upper lip and we

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can take sporting losses, but because we lose all the time and is

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always another sports coming, we can hope we win in the next one. It has

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not been a great summer. Chris Froome won the Tour de France last

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year, he has crashed several times and is now out. We had our worst

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World Cup since 1958. Andy Murray crashing out of Wimbledon. And the

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cricket as well, but we haven't had right on the beach or teargas. This

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is true, but the only game Brazil play really, really, really well is

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football. We don't play any sport well, but they do play football well

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and if it goes to pot, so does the nation. I have been told that I have

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two stop you, Miranda. In her prime! It is not me, it is someone

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in my ear. We will have more discussions later. Time now for

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Our headlines this evening. Stalemate

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Are we heading for extra`time in Sao Paulo?

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