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lead to one of them having to leave the F1 team.

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Sportsday is in 15 minutes after The Papers.

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Welcome to our look ahead to what the newspapers will bring us

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tomorrow. With me is the broadcaster and journalist Henry Bonsu. And we

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also joined by the former Minister for trade and investment, Lord Digby

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Jones. Good evening. The Telegraph says the UK is getting ready for war

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with Islamic State militants and David Cameron could launch air with

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Iraq and Syria within weeks. The Guardian says the Prime Minister has

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pleaded with world leaders not to give in to Islamic State's demands

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for ransoms. The Metro leads with the killing of an 82`year`old woman

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in Edmonton. The Daily Express describes how illegal immigrants

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tried to storm ferries bound for Britain. The paper claims our border

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security is a shambles. The Daily Mail has the same story. It says

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riot squads were sent into Calais. The Financial Times reports on how

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the European Central Bank president caused jitters in the market after

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cutting interest rates to a record low.

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I real mix of stories. Let's start with what everybody is talking about

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with the debate over what to do with Islamic State. Britain gears up for

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war, is how the Daily Telegraph reports on it. This seems to have

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moved on from what Mr Cameron was saying in the early days. There was

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very little talk of military action. Of course will stop here

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summit taking place in Celtic Manor. David Cameron is looking very nice

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with these children but there is a fire breathing Welsh dragon in the

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background and Mr Cameron is breathing fire saying he will always

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act in the British national interest. He seems to be doing a bit

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of a Tony Blair with Bill Clinton, trying to persuade President Obama

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to go further than he has already done, when it comes to bombing known

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positions of Islamic State in Iraq and possibly go on to Syria. He made

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it clear that there is no legal impediment to the UK launching these

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strikes. It will give a lot of MPs who voted against action in Syria

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last year, the jitters. That is one reason why I think Tory whips were

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canvassing backbench opinion last night and finding out that Tory

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resolvers hardening and people are getting more hawkish. Do you not

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think that both leaders have a lot in common? In the same way Blair and

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Bush wanted war and very much brought us into war with Iraq and

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Afghanistan, these two gentlemen are reluctant. They both came in on that

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we will bring the troops home ticket. The concept of we are not

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going off on adventurism again. Particularly President Obama. The

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public seem to like that. Yesterday I talked to the graduate entry of a

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big multinational country in Britain. These people are 21 or 22

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years old. I said, help me, you have a Prime Minister who in the next two

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weeks, God forbid this happens but it probably will, we are going to

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watch a Brit beheaded. And he knows this. And the British public, to a

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man and woman, are going to say, something should be done. So he has

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got to respond to public opinion that says, this is disgusting, this

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is awful, something has to be done. We do not know what special services

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are doing and he is hardly likely to tell us. At the same time, something

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that is done, at least the British public `` half the British public

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are saying, I do not want you to do that. I do not want boots on the

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ground, I do not want you to kill innocent people, I do not want you

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to get involved but by the way, something must be done. Anyway, it

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ended and I said what would you do? One of them said, I just would not

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be Prime Minister! There is a lot in that, you know. This is one of the

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reasons why people who get the top job age grow quickly. The thing is

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what is your line, what is non`negotiable? David Cameron was

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saying yesterday, I'm like by implication, the French and other

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European Union countries, Britain does not do deals with terrorists,

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Britain does not pay to get its people out. There is a lot of

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speculation in The Papers tomorrow that Islamic State, that is what

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they want. They want Britain and America to launch war. It helps them

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recruit. It is a political position. It is a recruiting sergeant. The

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moment you do that, use only have people saying, I did not mean this.

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But when you have to respond to an obscenity happening in front of

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everybody's eyes, democratically elected politicians have to do

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something. We must move on. It is a huge debate about whether we should

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go back into war or not. Also on the front page of the Daily Telegraph,

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UKIP woos Tory and Labour MPs who claims that defecting will boost

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votes. Henry, this is with poles as well? I'm not sure who did these

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polls. It shows they have got a lot of money. Commissioning these

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independent private polls do cost a lot of money. A number of MPs have

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admitted that people have been canvassed. They themselves have

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been. People like the Conservative MP Adam Holloway says he has been

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approached for times in the last week alone by a UKIP MEP. Gordon

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Henderson and MP as well. And it is also claimed in this story that

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Douglas Carswell, the former Tory MP, or is shown evidence that he

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would retain his seat more easily if he became a UKIP MP. This is about

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an anti`Tory issue. It is always promoted as anti`Tory. Vote Yes in

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Scotland, anti`Tory. UKIP, anti`Tory. And yet, the party which

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is probably sleepwalking to perform a decline in both environments is

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probably the Labour Party. In Scotland, they are the people who

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suffer in England if they lose their Labour majority in Scotland. And

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secondly, in a lot of working`class Labour seats in northern England,

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UKIP are making enormous strides. So they tell us. All I would say,

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cautioning equanimity here, everybody is a dissenting UKIP's

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progress on a Tory issue. It is actually Labour. There are two

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issues at the centre of the next general election, one is immigration

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and one is money. On page two of the Daily Express, millions the home

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loans rate rise. It did not go up this time but the signs are there.

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No they have been saying that for the past four years! Two people put

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their hand up last time. We at the moment have the most successful

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economy in the Western world. Our growth is four times stronger than

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France and stronger than Germany. The problem we have got is when you

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have successful economies, if you do get this surge of need for both

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goods and wages, you get inflation. The way to choke off inflation is

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not to put stonking great rises up, it is early on a little bit. Are we

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into the sixth year of the same interest rate? Problem you have got

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is people have made purchase decisions on house is, indeed, they

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have probably moved twice in the time and they are an Apex trait.

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When a fixed rate comes to an end next year, they will be hit with

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twice the interest rate `` they are on a fixed rate. And there will be a

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financial crisis? Spot on. The markets were very startled by the

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moves by the European Central Bank president. Why were they startled?

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This headline is only of interest to Britain in one Y. They did not

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expect him to do it. Look at Norman Lamont 1992 and George Soros, there

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would only be one winner. This is no different. They thought, he cannot

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mean this because this means we will go to a 0`sum game. The only reason

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it matters to people this tonight is although we increasingly export more

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goods and services to the rest of the world, it is still sort of about

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45% of our home market is the euro zone. The problem with the eurozone

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is it is in big trouble. They do not buy our goods and services. We have

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ever got a few minutes and I know you are very keen to talk about the

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other headline on the Financial Times, negligence ruling sets up BP

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for an $18 billion fine. The devil is in the detail, isn't it? BP acted

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with gross negligence. And they will be fined $18 billion that they can

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appeal. They are saying that they will pay a penalty of up to $4300

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per barrel spilt and that is a colossal fine. The big question is

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whether or not they will have to pay it and whether this is a political

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decision. Does this not affect our pensions as well? Barack Obama

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starts call it `` calling it British Petroleum when it has not been so

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for a long time. Every single person on both sides of the pond, if they

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have a pension scheme, tend to have shares in BP. If you look at the

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last paragraph of this article, it says, American companies, two other

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groups, were companies doing stuff on the rig that were contracted from

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BP, so BP deserved to be blamed that these two were actually there at the

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coal face. These two companies facing legal action were found

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negligent but not reckless and they will face smaller penalties. I would

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just like to know if that would be the same conclusion if they were

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American. It does worry me that this smacks of protectionism. I would

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love is this judge was in charge because what some of these companies

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get away with in Nigeria's unbelievable. Two American countries

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get away with less than a British company.

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The collision in Belgium COULD cost Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg

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