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media at a press conference today, and we will round up a busy night of

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super league. That is in 15 minutes. Hello. With me this evening at

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Jeremy Cliffe from the Economist and Alison Phillips from the daily

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Mirror. That has look at some of the papers.

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Climate of fear, this is the news of the UK's terror threat being

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raised. The daily Mirror says more police

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will be on the streets and at airports.

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The Times says the Prime Minister will negotiate with the Lib Dems

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over antiterrorism measures. The Daily Telegraph reports that a

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laptop seized in Syriac contained research on how to make a biological

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bomb, and religious justification on using it.

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The Daily Express has a picture of the missing 5`year`old who is

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seriously ill, who was taken from hospital by his parents. The Daily

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Mail claims consumers are panic buying hype powered vacuum cleaners

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before an EU ban on their sale comes into force.

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The Financial Times said Labour is considering a health tax.

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As we would presume, the main headlines are about the terror

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threat tomorrow. Difficult one for editors, because you don't want to

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be accused of being sensationalist, but when you have words like

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"highly likely" being issued by the Prime Minister... This comes after a

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long summer of bleak news from around the globe. It will have been

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increasingly worried, at home we have seen young British men going to

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fight alongside ISIS, and now there is the concern about many of them

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coming back. But also the fear that if it all continues, what the

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long`term future could be. Theresa May has said an attack is highly

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likely. We didn't do a story like the slightly today, we appreciate it

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will add to the concern, these feelings of fear. `` lightly.

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However, people need to know where we are with this. Does this change

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the way we live our daily lives? I think so. I completely agree, I

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don't think this is sensationalist, it is as you say a report on what

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the Government's telling us, but there is a debate to be heard about

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how we as ordinary citizens use this sort of information. I was listening

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to the radio, and there was a debate about whether or not this is

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directed at us. Are we supposed to take these different levels of

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threat into account and change our behaviour? My understanding is it is

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addressed more at organisations like the police and transport

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authorities. But it affects the atmosphere in which we live our

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lives. Until about 2006 the public were not

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informed what was the security was `` to security there was. Lots of

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biggest Egyptians, local authorities, the risk has gone up so

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lots of things kick in for that. `` big institutions. The Independent

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has the headline, "climate of fear" . The media does not want to be

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responsible for that, but terrorist organisations like Islamic State

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are. In some ways, terrorism is on the day working for them, isn't it?

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Is David Cameron said today, this is a fight we will be fighting for

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generations ahead, most likely. `` as David Cameron said. I think this

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front page does a good job of bringing home how much the events

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abroad and are reflected in our daily lives, there is this picture

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from Cardiff of people about their daily activities, walking through

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security barriers in preparation for the NATO summit. And the article

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talks about Iraq, Syria, are to lose to the Russian `` we used to go to

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these `` it points out quite rightly this is now hitting home, one cannot

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simply allot the drawbridge on crises happening apparently a long

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way away. `` pull up the drawbridge. I would imagine a lot of people do

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not want to lose the freedom we enjoy. If we have rings of steel and

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security checks at Tube stations and airports... We have been there

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during the IRA Troubles, no one particularly wants to go back to

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that and we have been through those periods and come out the other side.

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And this is a tightrope David Cameron has to walk, can he do what

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he needs to do to protect people's security without infringing more

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than is necessary? It is a test for the security

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services, and also a big test for the Prime Minister in his handling

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of this. He is trying to distance himself from what in `` some see as

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infringements on civil liberties by the past Labour Government. He made

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a big song and dance about the fact his Government was going to get rid

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of control orders. Neither are suggestions he might be bringing

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them back as soon as Monday. But it makes it easier for him to bring

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back control orders and sees passport if we are at a higher level

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of risk as well. The Daily Express says, new fears of

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jihadi attack. I mean, as I was saying before, it is very difficult

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not to present a headline that is good to worry people over breakfast

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tomorrow morning because that is what we are being told, that is a

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reality. The other big story being covered by BBC News and no doubt the

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papers tomorrow is the search for 5`year`old Ashya King, who has a

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brain tumour. It is such a sad story. He was last seen on the

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cross`Channel ferry to Cherbourg. It is believed the family are now

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driving through France. It seems extraordinary the family have not

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been found, they have the registration number of the car... He

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will need a wheelchair. And a feeding tube. Apparently this is not

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strictly illegal. Parents can take their children out of hospital when

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they are receiving treatment. That in itself is not against the law. I

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found that remarkable. I think unless the hospital have gone to get

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an order to get him looked after, which I don't think is the case

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here... But this is a very poorly little boy, and who knows what the

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parents are going through. We do not know why they told the boy

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out. `` took the ball out. They have been documenting his treatment for

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so long as well. `` boy.

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The Daily Mail dedicates its front page pretty much to a consumer

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story. "The great vacuum cleaner stamp paid". `` stampede. We're

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being told to anticipate a buying frenzy tomorrow as people stormed

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department stores to buy high`powered vacuum cleaners before

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it is too late. The EU is cracking down on these. And while obviously

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the fact that the EU gets involved in these things drives us all up the

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wall, I have to say I think these stories sometimes overlook the

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bigger picture which is that practically everyone apart from the

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fiercest Eurosceptics think we should be part of the single market

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in some way. If you're part of the single market you have to sign up to

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common rules and regulations. You can disagree with individual rules,

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but the bigger picture is that this is something we have to put up with.

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And while Earth do you need a vacuum cleaner? That is like a fire are. ``

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Ferrari. But in some ways, a particularly ``

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this is the kind of stuff people care about, but the EU has an

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influence over, from bananas to vacuum cleaners to hairdryers.

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But the people who really care about it are the people who make vacuum

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cleaners which I imagine is where the story has come from. They will

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be doing well after this! As cynical we all are.

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`` how cynical. The Financial Times, they lead on Ukraine, and the latest

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situation in `` just on the eastern edge, where the claims of a Russian

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invasion now. Some striking reporting now, from the Financial

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Times's man on location. He describes the residents digging

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trenches and preparing for the invasion of rubble. One is quoted

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saying, I will use my shovel to fight if necessary. `` the invasion

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of rebels. It seems Russia is invading this part of Ukraine rather

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like what happened in Crimea. According to NATO. The Russians deny

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anything like this is taking place. The Daily Telegraph very much linked

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to that story, don't mess with us, we have nuclear weapons, Putin warns

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the West. I suppose we didn't need reminding of that. He was speaking

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at a kind of youth rally, I don't know if he was trying to whip up

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greater enthusiasm, but it is a really old smack of statement. He is

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talking like a boardroom thug. # a really bald statement. `` just above

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that, bake of complaints hit 800. `` the great British bake off.

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I have missed the whole scandal, but I know it has infuriated many

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people. A grown man make a big Alaska, an elderly lady took it out

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of the freezer, his date Alaska melted and he failed in the contest.

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He stormed off, and the lady, who I feel sorry for, has become a

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national hate figure. There have been 800 complaints to the BBC, but

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it is not entirely certain whether there were complaints about the dish

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being taken out of the freezer or just about the editing which has

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made this lady into a criminal. Surely the point of the programme is

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to provide light relief among these terribly depressing stories. And

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even this now is descending into low skulduggery. Where can we turn?

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It goes to show we can take our minds of some of the great horrors

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of the world at the moment, and still have a huge debate about when

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is the right time to bring out an Alaska and whether it was edited in

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a fairway. Thank you for taking us through all

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the papers, you will be back at 11:30pm.

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the news that Britain's terror threat level has been raised. ``

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11pm. Coming up: All the latest sports for the weekend ahead in

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sports day.

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