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to impose new sanctions on Russia. It will get you in trouble. Coming

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up in this week's The Film Review, Mystery Road, the latest crime drama

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from down under. Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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will be bringing us tomorrow. With me are James Lyons, the deputy

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political editor for the Daily Mirror, and Oliver Brown, who is

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chief sports feature writer from the Daily Telegraph. Tomorrow's front

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pages, starting with: Thank you for being with us again. The Metro

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focuses on our main story tonight ` the finding of five`year`old Ashya

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King in Spain. The paper says that his parents are being kept from

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seeing him following their arrest. The FT leads with calls by the

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Russian President for talks on the question of statehood for south`east

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Ukraine. Vladimir Putin says it must be a key part of negotiations to end

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the conflict. The Telegraph also concentrates on the situation in

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Ukraine. It says that NATO allies are being told to increase their

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defence budgets due to the growing threat from Russia. The Guardian

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goes with news that David Cameron will make it easier for intelligence

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agencies to access information about airline passengers, as part of

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efforts to stem the flow of British`born jihadis travelling to

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and from Syria and Iraq. The Express splashes on the claim that EU red

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tape is costing retired Brits thousands of pounds in pension

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pay`outs. The Daily Mail says that figures show customers are being

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charged at least three times the price their suppliers pay for gas.

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There is a front page of the Times, running with the news that

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Conservative grassroots organisations are putting pressure

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on David Cameron to tighten up the UK borders. And finally, The

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Independent Leading with the news that David Cameron faces the

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damaging new revolt from Europe from up to 100 Conservative MPs over

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leaving the EU. So let's begin. Plenty to get our teeth into there.

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We will start with the Guardian, and the lead story about new powers

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potentially for spy agencies, as they say. This is all about airline

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passengers, and list that the government might want to get a look

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at. We saw a dramatic statement from David Cameron on Friday, talking

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about the fact the spooks have raised the terror threat level.

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Tomorrow we will hear what he will do in response to that. One of the

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things he will be doing is compelling the outlines to give more

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information and more timely information to the security services

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about exactly who they are ferrying around. This is obviously aimed at

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helping the security services, preventing would be to ``

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jihadists, who are going to Iraq and Syria to fight with ISIS. At the

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moment it is a voluntary system observed by the airlines, but some

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are much further than others. Tomorrow there will be a new law to

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bring us in line with the US where it is mandatory, they have to do it

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for legal reasons. The airlines will have to give more information, and

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they will have to give more notice to the security services. At the

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moment sometimes they only get this information half an hour before a

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flight takes off. Clearly Cameron and Nick Clegg have had a busy

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weekend thrashing out ideas about what they might do to fight the

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terror threat, and some very contentious issues, I think.

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Absolutely, it is interesting that one of the key details is the

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intensifying cooperation with Germany and Turkey, which gives you

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some illustration of the staging post spy which the jihadists are

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getting to Syria and Iraq to fight with Islamic State. You wonder what

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the ramifications of getting the intelligence agencies to have access

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to flight list will be. I think the days of getting on a flight at the

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last minute, on a standby list, are going to be over, if you have to be

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vetted in advance in this fashion. I think there will be quite profound

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replications for air travel. Watch this space if you are a frequent

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flyer, as to what impact that might have on your doing and check in

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time. Staying with this issue of fighting the so`called terror

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threat, the Daily Telegraph, right down the bottom, not their lead

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story, they are talking about one of the more contentious issues, and the

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fact that one of the things thrown out a David Cameron apparently is

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the idea that terrorist suspect would be forced to relocate. This is

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related to control orders we saw. This is a power they had when the

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old control order regime was in place. The courts could move someone

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from my neck of the woods, offer example, and make them go and live

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in Norfolk, where they would be more easy to track and a lot less

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trouble. That went when control orders went and were replaced with

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what we have to call TPIMs. There was a lot of speculation David

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Cameron would take the opportunity to bring it back, and now it looks

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very much like he is not going to when he finally stands up tomorrow.

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And that is for two reasons. There are concerns on the Tory side about

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human rights, we don't want to breach those laws. But more

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importantly there is a lot of opposition a thing from the Liberal

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Democrats, who are very reluctant to be seen signing up for anything that

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might offend their few remaining supporters. We have heard from two

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vocal former leaders today criticising David Cameron over this.

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We have had Paddy Ashdown and Campbell, who suggested that a third

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measure expected tomorrow, basically temporarily travel bans, but that

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could actually be illegal. Bolivar, you wanted to come in. Two

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interesting to see what rhetoric David Cameron captures the Seoul ``

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Mac `` Oliver. `` captures this all in. It was called in on helpful

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measure. In the struggle against extremism, there is obviously the

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legal minefield about what a temporary ban on actually means. And

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it seems to be some question about whether, even if you do strip

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someone of their passport after they leave the country, they still could

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have a legal entitlement to get back in. Staying with borders for us, and

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slightly moving sideways, the Times says reclaim our borders, Prime

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Minister warned. An interesting story they have hear about the idea

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of getting immigration under control and the fact that many Tory MPs are

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getting very cross about the fact that David Cameron has missed

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targets and may not be able to renegotiate any way of stopping

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immigration from within the EU, of course. Two including missing them

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spectacularly of course with those figures of 243,000 one of the

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suggestions in the Conservative home manifesto seems to be to scrap the

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whole notion of targets altogether. And to introduce this points `based

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system. Which seems to have worked in Australia, where the emphasis is

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firmly upon the skills that are required for economic growth and new

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immigrants are required to buy health and welfare insurance cover

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which would be, I think when the targets have been missed by Coyte

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this margin it would be an interesting possibility to explore.

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This is an absolutely excellent piece of mischiefmaking, it

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represents one strand of thought within the Conservative Party. And I

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think, crucially, the point is that they are calling for David Cameron

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to persuade the EU to abandon the free movement of people within the

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EU, which is one of its founding principles. It is not going to

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happen, he knows it will not happen. He is definitely not going to try

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and get that, because he can't get it. This is the grassroots, or the

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Tory right, whatever you want to call them, pushing him, and pushing

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him, and trying to push into a corner. It is just part this whole

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running issue that immigration in Europe has become. It is now this is

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suppurating sore. Lets pour a little more salt into the suppurating sore.

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Tory Eurosceptics to defy the party. The suggestion that up to 100

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Conservative MPs will declare that they will vote to leave the EU, no

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matter what concessions he wins. Absolutely, it seems like a

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specially miserable news for David Cameron, however you dress it up.

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The Independent peace points out the parallels with the 97 elections,

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when obviously... David Cameron will obviously be pleased with that

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parallel being drawn. Yes, given that he stood unsuccessfully. The

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pressure that was obviously placed back in 1997 with the idea indicates

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that David Cameron could be under significant rebellion. This becomes

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a major headache with the general election next year, all thoughts

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turning to polls and what the general public thinks. The point

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here being, as we have seen, Douglas Carswell defecting to UKIP, and the

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threat about what voters think of emigration. All eyes are on Clacton,

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rather than the general election, they want to get that out of the way

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first. We are seeing a miscalculation by the Tory right and

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David Cameron. The Tory Right are trying to, well, it depends. If you

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take them at face value, they are making a massive miscalculation.

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UKIP UKIP. If they are going to go on banging on about Europe and

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immigration, they are just fuelling the fire that is sweeping through

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their constituencies. If you think this is a sinister plot to try and

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realign the Tory party with elements of UKIP, then that makes more sense.

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Then what David Cameron has done, which is foolish, he keeps throwing

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red meat to the Eurosceptics, and he will never keep these people happy.

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They just want out, as we see here in the Independent. A just want to

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leave, and everything short of that they are not interested in. Lets

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change gear and turned to the Metro. One of the key stories we have been

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talking about all weekend is the story, the difficult, delicate story

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of Ashya King. His parents are in police custody, possibly facing

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extradition, and the headline in the Metro, parents kept from seeing

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Cancer son, page five. This is such a difficult story, as it has so many

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elements, but one eventually comes back to the idea that this is a

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family who are really struggling. Two it is a heartbreaking story. It

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is exceptionally difficult to ascribe blame. Difficult to blame

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the police for a child going missing for Southampton General Hospital,

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but equally impossible to blame the parents for seeking the best

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possible treatment for their son, wherever they see fit, including

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looking for this proton beam therapy, which is available and the

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Czech Republic for ?100,000. It would be available here for another

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six years, and so we have this impasse which is not helping the

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little boy at all, and that his parents are not by his bedside but

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being interrogated by two sets of police and could face extradition.

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What is also interesting about this story from a logistical point of

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view is how different sides of the debate have come out through social

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media. The family itself have been able to use YouTube and so on, even

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though they are thousands of miles away, to get their story across.

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They have, and they have done it very effectively. And equally, the

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grandmother has been speaking very eloquently about the situation. I

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think actually is this goes along, I think there will be a lot of parents

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who actually feel very angry on their behalf. That they are being

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treated in this way, when, you know, as we have said, they are basically

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just trying to seize every chance they can to save their son 's life.

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Lets just squeeze in the Daily Mail. Their front page, I feel we see this

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story so often it gets depressing for people, but this is all about

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the price of gas, and the suggestion again that gas supplied are not

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passing on any savings they make in wholesale gas to consumers. Neatly

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illustrated by a pensioner who probably doesn't have to worry.

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Cliff Richard is back, that is a whole other debate. Customers being

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charged at least three times the price that suppliers pay for gas,

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speaking to the consequences of a complete lack of competition in the

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industry, which will only fuel the sense of outrage. Winter is coming,

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and a lot of people are genuinely very worried about staying warm. And

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we hear the same thing every time from industry, which is that they

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have to buy a long way in advance and hedge the price, but it never

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seems that the wholesale price goes up and bills come down. It always

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seems that the wholesale price comes down and bills come up. In the

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suggestion in the media is that the politicians are failing to grasp the

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nettle and get stuck into them. You will find Ed Miliband insisting he

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is getting stuck in, and I'm sure we will see the residence of the pledge

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he made last year resurrected again as the sort of cold days come

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around. To freeze prices. I think there is going to be headaches for

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the Tories. That is all we've got time for. Thank you both. Many

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thanks for being with us this evening. Stay with us here on BBC

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News. We'll have the latest on the arrest of Ashya King's parents and

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their attendance at a courthouse in Spain. But coming up next it's time

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for Film Review.

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