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Trafford. We will have football results and referees learning how to

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use the vanishing spray. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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

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Wright, Whitehall Editor of the Independent and in our Edinburgh

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studio, author and journalist, Iain Macwhirter. Tomorrow's front pages.

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US Weighs up airstrikes is The Guardian's headline as Islamic

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Militant group IS continues to make gains in Iraq. While an image of

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Iraqi refugees dominates the front of the Times, saying a mass exodus

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of Christians were fleeing from the Muslim extremists. Boris Johnson's

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on the front of the Express. He says it will be easy to win powers back

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from the EU, as long as the Prime Minister gets tough. The Mail, which

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says NHS operation waiting lists are the highest they've been for six

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years. While the Telegraph says the new Education Sectary is to push for

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British values to be taught at nursery to protect toddlers from

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religious extremism. A striking photo on the front of The Indy,

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which says fresh violence has erupted in Kiev as authorities tried

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to remove activists. While The Scotsman says the sanctions showdown

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between Russia and The West could cost the Scottish economy up to 50

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million pounds.And the Mirror says the gang that allegedly

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attacked and killed two students in Malaysia were high on crystal meth.

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Net is start with the Scottish Telegraph. `` let's start. Alex

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Salmond got a grilling. He refused to back down. It is the aftermath of

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the debate on Tuesday with Alistair Darling. It has been the defining

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moment of the campaign. He has been getting a hard time on people on his

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own side. They are saying, why lock yourself in? Why not just say, if

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there will not be a currency, we will get our own? We might print our

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own pound which is one to one parity. Than Scotland would not be

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liable for its share of the UK debt. It is a per capita share of 110

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billion. That would make an independent Scotland more viable if

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it would take on its full share of the doubt. What do you make of the

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take that the Telegraph has? That's in light of the debate on Tuesday

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night. From the no point of view, it is clear where their view lies. I

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think the TV debate could go down as the defining moment for when the

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game is up for Alex Salmond. For the yes campaign, he was on the central

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point of the currency, put in a difficult decision. The question is,

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he doesn't go for his own currency, and that is because people want to

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keep the pound. This is all looking increasingly unlikely. What about

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the people who are supportive of yes, but are not supportive of the

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currency argument? There were people today talking on both sides. If

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people are insisting they would not be a currency union, and I don't

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think there would not be a currency union, as pointed out by

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economists, is George Osborne did put up a wall to stop this, it would

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damage the English economy almost as much as it would damage Scotland's.

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They are one of the biggest trading partners. It could be worth up to

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?24 billion. A prominent economist and a Labour Party adviser didn't

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think there would not be a currency union. It is practical. Most people

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do not want to change currency when they cross the border. The pound is

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not England's property. It was a joint partnership in the 17A7 union.

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When you to solve a partnership, you to sell the assets and liabilities.

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`` dissolve. The Scotsman has a piece on its

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front page with Mick Jagger and other celebrities to back the no

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campaign. There is a lot of discussion about whether the no

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campaign is negative. It is saying, if you are independent, you can't

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have this or the other thing. But there is something about union

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dispute. The no campaign has realised that it is better to have

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people like Mick Jagger and then Judi Dench, rather than George

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Osborne. It gives them a voice, but it doesn't give them much more.

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There was a representative of the border constituency that made the

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point, if you are sitting in the UK, it is like the debate we are having

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about Marat, if we get divorced and we split up, Julie keep the house?

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It should be about why we stay together. What do you think of

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celebrities having a say in this? When a woman leaves home, it is not

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assumed that she has given up rights to the marital residence. I know

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there are many well, but maybe they shouldn't. This is a gift to the

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SNP. Simon Cowell calling for Scotland to remain just piles up

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votes for the yes. There was a proclamation urging people to stay

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in the union. That has led to a play in the Edinburgh Festival talking

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about like that shouldn't happen. There are other political issues

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that I am thinking of. It depends which celebrities that's what. ``

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says what. Simon Cowell might put them off. It would depend on it is.

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Bruce Forsyth is not going to work. Let's go to the Scotsman and the

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trade war between Russia and the EU. They are talking about what this

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will cost the Scottish economy. It is quite a parochial take for the

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this is a Russian attempt to post the trade ban on Western

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agricultural products, which could cost the farmers of Europe billions.

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This is a disturbing echo of the 1930s in having a trade war of these

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two blocks. We have had the annexation of the Crimea. We have

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had the separatist movements in the Ukraine. The Russian response is

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disturbing. It is escalating. Both sides will have to look at this.

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Russia is a big country. It has considerable agricultural resources

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and it has control of most of the oil and gas that goes to Western

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Europe. It could be very serious. From the UK point of view, don't

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export but many products to Russia. Beef has been bound. The way that

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Moscow could hurt us is to ban the export of oligarchs to London. They

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might be concerned about what has been said here about the

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consequences of sanctions that are going in that direction. A number of

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them are people that have fallen out badly with the Putin regime. That is

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why they are here. I'm a financial point of view, that could hit the UK

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economy hard. `` from a. That was the take on the Scotsman, but it

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should be covered more widely. I would suspect it is covered more

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prominently inside most papers. Particularly with the prevention of

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European and American airlines being prevented to fly over Russian

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athletes. You have hinted at that. Let's go to the Times's front page.

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They have gone on the events in northern Iraq. I'm not quite sure it

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is Wars of religion, ethnic and religious cleansing. There is the

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talk about whether President Obama could have limited air strikes,

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which could come quickly. There is also the horror story of hundred

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thousand people being forced to flee. They are being told by ISIS to

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get out or be killed. People have nowhere to go and they are running

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out of food and water. Part of the story is about whether they can

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create a humanitarian corridor which is protected. This is a story which

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people will focus on in the coming days. It is a very arresting front

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page with a photograph to go with it. The times has given us the

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treatment it deserves. It is reminiscent of what happened in

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Kosovo. The West did arrange for abstracts that do to rectify the

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situation to a certain extent. `` air strikes. They are hesitant to

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get involved in Asterix, America, but this would not be a repetition

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of 2003. `` air strikes. It is not the same situation. Only 10,000

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people have managed to acquire military power from the Iraqi army.

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This is what has caused this crisis and I think it could be contained

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fairly easily. President Obama was poised to have air strikes. There is

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an official quote saying that this could be a fast moving train. There

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has obviously been a meeting. They probably have had contingency plans

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free time. This `` for a time. It is of limited

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scope. That goes back to the caution you were talking about. They always

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talk about there will be no American boots on the ground. Given their

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experience about what happened in Libya, it is difficult to say

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whether the West could stand by and allow this to happen. It is possible

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to mobilise ISIS easily. No military intervention is easy, but in this

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situation, something could be done to prevent a humanitarian

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catastrophe in the making. Let's go to the Daily Mail. This is a health

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story. It is about a six year high for hospital waiting times. I don't

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want to be an apologist for the government, but I think it is more

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complicated Pat Howard has been presented. There

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`` than how it has. This is traditionally a quiet time for the

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NHS. That's not to say that there would be a problem in the winter. It

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could be a flu outbreak. If the beds are taken up with the flu, then

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that could increase the waiting. Any thoughts before we move on to Dr

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Who? The national health service has been devolved Scotland. There have

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been talks in previous years of people waiting outside the accident

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and emergency in trolleys. One of the anxieties expressed in the

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independence campaign, like Doctor Phillipa Whitford, saying if they do

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not opt for this, the privatisation and commercialisation will happen in

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Scotland. That is causing some concern. As I mentioned, we are

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going to end with a story about Dr Who. The Daily Mirror has a picture

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of Peter Capaldi. He is 56. The way people are going on, you would think

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he was 156. He is, isn't he? I think the producers are worried.

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Matt Smith was young. They had a lot of viewers. People probably watched

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because of him. They will be wondering whether they can hold onto

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audience. I am a fan of Peter Capaldi, but only because of Malcolm

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Tucker. I don't see how he can transition. The land which will be

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less salty. `` language. He is going to keep his accent, and so I don't

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know if the Daleks will understand him. Thank you. Coming up, we will

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have more on the situation in Iraq. Hello and welcome to Sportsday, I

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Mike Bushell. The

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