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qualifier. We will have the action and the latest from the U.S. Open

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tennis. Welcome to our look ahead to what

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the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. The Financial Times

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reporting on the investigation into Christine Lagarde. The Telegraph is

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looking at the Council officials in Rotherham who it says failed to act

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to prevent the sexual abuse of more than a thousand children. The Metro

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reports on Emma, the victim who says she was forced to leave Britain to

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escape her abusers. In an interview with the Guardian the deputy

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children's commissioner says children are at risk of serious

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abuse right across England because of a culture of wilful blindness

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about the scale of sexual exploitation. The express is urging

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David Cameron to get tough with foreign benefits cheats. We will

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start with a story that has dominated the headlines for the last

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couple of days. Chiefs who ignored child abuse must quit on the

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Telegraph. It seems a to a lot of people that given the scale of what

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went on in Rotherham only one person has resigned. I'm usually against

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politicians saying other people should lose their jobs when people

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like Ed Balls have done it in the past with Sharon shoesmith. This is

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different because they are being reports for at least a dozen years.

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People have took absolutely no action whatsoever about this

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appalling scale of industrial abuse. They wanted to hope that it wasn't

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happening or perhaps they didn't have the resources for it. It's

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undoubtedly the case that these people who actually responsible for

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the services at the time, somebody has be held accountable. That's the

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point. I've witnessed it in the past. It is easy, so`and`so should

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resign, it happened on his or her watch. That's the traditional

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British way, and yet in recent times you find criticism that people

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haven't resigned when perhaps they should have done. In my experience,

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sometimes when people do resign because it happened on their watch,

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those who actually were responsible survive. My only question tonight to

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people in Rotherham would be if social workers, these social

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workers, if council bosses, if the Police and Crime

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workers, if council bosses, if the Commissioner and is particularly the

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police seem to have been rather quiet in all of this, if they were

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responsible on earth was? There's a lot of evidence that the police were

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told about these cases and didn't act. They were caught or house where

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a 13`year`old girl had called for their help and when they turned up

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they found her drunk and hiding under the bed of an Asian man in his

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30s. They arrested her for being drunk and disorderly. They paid no

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attention to him. No action taken to having a 13`year`old naked girl in

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his bedroom. The police prefer to think that these girls were

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prostitutes or slags or responsible for their behaviour. The victims

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were being blamed. The numbers that this report highlights. 1400. Is

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that the tip of the iceberg as some papers suggest? Who knows what's

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happening elsewhere. Regardless of whether Shaun Wright who is the

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former Labour councillor responsible for social services, he's now the

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Police and Crime Commissioner. He is making it clear that he doesn't want

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to resign. You wonder who is advising him on that. How can anyone

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have any confidence in him rightly or wrongly given the report that's

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taken place? That's right. This is one of the flaws. Tories set it up

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with the idea that they would be invulnerable to local pressure. If

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the electorate doesn't like you you will get voted out that there are

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years to go before another election. The Labour Party would like him to

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go because he's an embarrassment. They can expel him from the

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government. No one has any power to say you are off. I come from a part

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of a country where we had an election last week for a Police and

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Crime Commissioner. The turnout was under 15%. That's the other flip

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side. Going onto the Guardian. Wilfully blind. The evidence seemed

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to be there, but those people with a statutory duty to protect children

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seem to ignore it. This comes from an interview with the Deputy First

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children's minister. Her comments are intended to broaden the case

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beyond Rotherham and similar cases of abuse. She cautioned despite the

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emphasis placed on most of the victims were poor and white, while

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the perpetrators were Asian, she said it affected all communities and

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races. On the BBC News channel you've had interviews and you've

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been reporting on your own Asian channels. We've been asking what

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does the Pakistani feel about the way this has been reported? There

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have been some very strong views expressed. It would be fascinating

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to see how it plays out. I interviewed the head of the slim

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women's network which works on behalf of Muslim women. It was

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fascinating. She was talking about the fact that is in a Muslim

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household the mother or the sister or one of the female members notice

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something strange about the menfolk and feels that there may be grooming

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taking place they are often reluctant to speak out because they

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will be ostracised by their community. She said society needs to

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intervene to provide a safe haven for these women who will feel they

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can come forward and say I think something dodgy is going on with

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so`and`so in the household. That's an interesting take. There has to be

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much more openness about the fact there are sexual exploitation taking

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place across all races but it often indifferent cultural forms. You can

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get black gangs in London where girls are raped for members to prove

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their masculinity and then raped by rival gangs to get back at the

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original gangs. That's troublesome. We've known about a lot of

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exploitation in white communities. Look about elderly white men from

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Jimmy Savile onwards exploiting girls. We have to investigate how

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it's happening in different areas and spot the different patterns. A

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report earlier this year didn't get much attention. There is appalling

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sexual abuse taking place all over England and police forces and social

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services are averting their eyes. I'm afraid everyone was looking

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around and saying in what ways have children been mistreated. This will

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make us look at what is happening now. We will have to put resources

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into this. A lot of the time social workers don't want to look at the

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reality of what's going on underneath it because then they

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would have to take action. It's expensive. There's not much money

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around. This has been going on quite recently. None of this is history.

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The Financial Times and Christine Lagarde. A leading light of

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international finance, French. Like Dominic Strauss Kahn. In no other

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way is she like him. I meant being French. She is being investigated.

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Innocent until proven guilty. Caught up in a corruption scandal dating

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back to her time as finance minister. We are always prejudiced.

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I've always thought of her as a heroine. When I read through this

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copy and read it quite a minor charge that there was a corruption

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scandal, a businessman possibly paid off, she was finance minister and

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the only possible charge being laid against is that she should perhaps

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have intervened. Possibly a charge of negligence. No one saying that

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she was corrupt herself. I have high hopes she will be found innocent.

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The businessman to whom you refer is a former owner of a football club.

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He had some business difficulties. Who knew that he was a bad man? I do

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need to say alleged I think. I will say it anyway! The Financial Times.

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Ryanair. Planning to land a share of business. ?2000 to pay for a

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flight, would you go to Ryanair? I love this story. My old mate Michael

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O'Leary, changing the image of Ryanair. It's going to do business

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light flights. According to the Chief marketing officer of Ryanair

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business travellers, what they want has changed. It used to be about

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Lounge free snacks and free drinks but now customers want a reliable

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service that gets you to your destination. That's a fairly basic

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thing. It is quite interesting. Ryanair has had this brand, I used

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to ban that word. I hated it. The brand of Ryanair is very clear. It

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was built up deliberately by Michael O'Leary successfully and it worked.

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Actually, it ran out of puff. Now he's trying to change it. He puts up

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his marketing officer to try to change the image. I like Michael. I

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want to see more of you. We are running out of time. The Daily

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Telegraph we will do at 11:30pm. Let's go back to the Guardian. Mary

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Beard. How to tackle your troll. Right his job reference. A brilliant

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story after a run of such depressing news stories. Mary Beard was

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horribly traduced on Twitter by people hurling sexist abuse and

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being cruel about her appearance. What has she done, she befriended

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her patrols. She discovered they have troubles in their lives. She's

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taken out to lunch, writing references and finding that they are

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angry about health care problems. She says all she is trying to do is

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to stop hating badly. It's magnanimous and generous. She

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reached beyond the ancient Roman or didn't, to Anglo`Saxon England and

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used certain words that would be more appropriate. She has decided to

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help them. I think it is fantastic, I congratulate her and I think it is

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wonderful, but, for me, Twitter is changing. There is some trend in

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going on. This trending his people that are on Twitter but not putting

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themselves. They listen to what other people are saying. ``

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tweeting. But people are intimidated by what goes on on Twitter. I don't

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think that has got anything to do with Twitter watchers, it doesn't

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matter if people are just following feeds. I will watch the

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developments. You are both on Twitter? Do you get trolled? No.

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Even from those on the right of the political spectrum who feel you are

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a bit of a lefty? Well, maybe now they will start. You have been on

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the papers for years! Everybody that follows me has been charming. I am

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sure you get trolled by Manchester City fans? I learned a long time ago

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to give as good as I get. We are going to be back in an hour. We will

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have the stories behind the headlines. Stay with us on BBC News.

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At the top of the hour we will have much more on the local Labour

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Party's warning in Rotherham that it will suspend the South Yorkshire

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Police Commissioner Shaun Wright from the party if he has not

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