06/09/2014 The Papers


06/09/2014

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead at what the papers will feature

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tomorrow. For the second time in a day we have Yasmin and also

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journalist Eve Pollard. You make me feel like the office junior! Let us

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have a look at the front pages. The Observer says Scots will be offered

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a radical new deal for people to vote no in the referendum. A new

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poll suggests support for the yes vote is growing stronger and the

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Sunday Times claims Scotland is on course to vote for independence

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later this month. The Mail on Sunday carries a warning from Ed Miliband

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that manned border posts could be introduced Scotland boasts for

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independence. The Sunday Telegraph carries a picture of JK rolling who

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famously donated to the better together campaign and her main story

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is that MPs are likely to get a 10% pay rise next year. Katherine

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Jenkins is pictured on front of Scotland's Sunday post with the

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slightly confusing tag line, I'm so proud to be Scots. We will find out

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more about that a little later. We will start with the Observer. Scots

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to be offered a radical new bid it `` deal in a bid to save the union.

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I new opinion poll will shock Britain. This is the poll that we

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have been expecting. We are just 11 days until the historic vote and for

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the first time, very symbolically, it looks as though the Yes campaign

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have nudged ahead. Yes, everything is up for grabs. No

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one side can be seriously overconfident but I think it has not

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played... I have been to Scotland twice in the last six weeks, wants

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to Edinburgh and once in the Borders, and what was clear when I

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spoke to people there is that they did not like the bullying way the

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big voices of the No campaign were going on. They felt they were being

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put under and you pressure and they felt they were grown`ups and they

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could think about it and some of them really did not know which way

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they would go. A lot of people still do not. A lot say it will depend how

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they feel when they go with. I think whatever happens Alex Salmon has

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actually won. Even if it is a no vote they will get so many more

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concessions and that is the Observer story. There have already been hints

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that they will have a new convention and all kinds of new arrangements

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will be offered. Just stay with us and we can come to an agreement. I

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might be rather cynical about that. Government policy `` promised these

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things in the civil servants get hold of it and it does not really

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happen. If you think about it you have got separatists or people who

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want to be Independent all over the world, it is part of a zeitgeist at

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the moment, and I have expected that in the end it might turn out just to

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be a vote for independence because there has been so much negativity

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from this side and also there has been so much to frighten you. The

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very first thing, if someone says they will frighten you into it, it

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makes you think you will show them what `` who is boss and that is my

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take in the ballot box. They have been talking about all of these

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things they are going to give the Scots just to persuade them but they

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have had a long time. This is exactly what we're going to give you

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and here we are in of days before and it is almost like dealing with a

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boyfriend. You now have two 0 accepted it. Should it have been

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more carrot than stick all? There are really serious reasons why the

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Scots are thinking about this. They need to be thought about as well. It

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is quite clear to me that the way the Scots imagine their society is

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very different from the way our bigger British imagination is going

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in that they are very socialist minded, their nearest kind of ideals

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are the Scandinavian countries where as, whether we like it or not, I

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think our British government, successive governments, have veered

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towards the Anglo`Saxon, much more ruthlessly capitalistic model. At

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Times. I think ever since Margaret Thatcher until now there has been a

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number of, through Blair and Brown. I do not think it is necessary that

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we want to be like Americans, we live in bigger cities and we want a

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different life. When you go to Scotland as I have two do bits of

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work and to have holidays it is just a small group of people. London, let

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us be very honest, perhaps the problem in the British Isles is

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London runs everything. I fit we should become a city state and that

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is the next bit of devolution. Can I be Queen of London? Not the real

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Queen, she can be queen that I could run London. You need to speak about

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Boris `` to Boris about that. Every Scottish person I met while I was

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there, yes or no, is very pro`European. Let us move on to the

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Sunday Times. That is a big difference as well. They have this

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poll saying that the uni screen fears the break`up of the UK. David

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Cameron is due to breakfast with the Queen tomorrow. That will be an

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interesting conversation, went to? Publicly she does not express an

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opinion but in the Sunday Times Royal sources said to say that the

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Queen is a Unionist and we would expect that she is, she is the Queen

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of Scotland as well. So is David Cameron and so most of us in our

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hearts, we are part of Great Britain but you know you just have to have

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some imagination to think that the Queen will still be the Queen of

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Scotland. There is talk of a constitutional issue. They are in

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uncharted territory. It is not beyond human wit to try and sort

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something out. None of it is! Actually Her Majesty has been

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brilliant all the way through and she will find a way through and it

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will work fine if they do vote to leave. I notice that child has got

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to kill time. Is tickets? It is the Braemar Games so you would have to

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wear a kilt! The Scottish people are not going to get an elected head of

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government. You do not think they will become a Republican same time?

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I wish that they would! They did say that they actually won the Queen to

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remain head of state. Let us look at the Mail on Sunday. Ed Miliband will

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put up guards on the Scottish border and there is talk of a new Hadrian

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's Wall. Can we get duty`free as we go across? If anything would want to

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make you want to go and vote for independence this is a crazy idea.

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You can almost see a sitcom being written about the men who man of

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these guards with people passing by with too much mulled whiskey. Which

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way will it flow? I am getting very old and will I moved to Scotland

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because old people get a better deal? A nice little retirement

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village! You have that warmer sea. Free care. All of us could move up

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there. Who will it stop? Ed Miliband must be very worried because a lot

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of his MPs come from Scotland. This is just insane. The idea that you

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are going to have to go through customs, which you do not do now in

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most of Europe so the idea that you are now leaving Scotland, have done

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a think and what will you have to do, check how many shortbread

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biscuits you have got? It is just insanity. Let us move on to the

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Daily Telegraph and we can move away for a moment from the Scottish

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referendum. MPs to get a temper sent pay rise. They say this is an

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exclusive. They will defy the high minister and increase the salary to

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?74,000 a year. David Cameron said he wanted the body that looks at

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this to think again and he has even talked about scrapping the authority

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if they do not do the right thing. On so many levels this is a very bad

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idea, particularly in the election less `` election year. First of all

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there are far too many MPs and if anybody and you know MPs and I know

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MPs, they have far more time than you or I have. I thought they were

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rushed off their feet? I think most of them! I would not say they do not

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work but there are too many of them. I feel sympathy for some, the idea

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of the London Place and the country a state, Mike suggestion is there

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should be a house for the MP in every constituency, like the White

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House. When you become the MP there is none of this changing fixings and

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buy one with one mortgage and it is not your main house, you move into

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that house and a few the big family might be a squash and if there are

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two of you you might matter `` might rattle around but that is the house,

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while house prices are risen outside London, we should buy it and we

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should watch their expenses but then if they get far fewer expenses, and

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there are far fewer of them, then they could get a rise. I do not

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think they should get a rise. Not more than nurses or doctors. If they

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want take 10% rise in then or other public services workers should get

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the same, you cannot split the public service workforce. I think

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most of them do a good job, most of them do the kind of stuff I could

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never do, even getting elected must be so tough in today's very cynical

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world. Yasmin, you could get elected tomorrow! Oh, I could not. But you

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cannot claim that ?74,000 is not enough for you when so many other

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public service staff, it is just not. It is not enough if you have to

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have two homes but I do love that you should have two have two homes.

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For the responsibilities they have, ?74,000 is not a huge amount of

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money by modern standards. If the old days MPs had made some money and

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then they went into politics. Now they get involved with politics at

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university and they go straight into politics so they have never had a

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job, which is a bad thing for what they have got to do, and they have

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never had any money to fall back on, which is also possibly bad. The

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whole thing needs a rethink. I am sorry, I think it is possible to

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live in London for ?74,000. But not if you need to have a house

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somewhere us. But I agree, subsidised housing for all MPs in

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London or that wider area around Parliament but I do not think a 10%

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rise is necessary. Maybe they should all have a council house in their

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constituency. That would cause a lot of arguments, surely, you cannot be

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suggesting that? I am not saying horrible council house but there are

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some very nice ones. Lee leave council houses for the ones that

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really need them. I am saying that there should be a constituency home

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so there is no flipping and making money out of selling one and all the

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rest of it and that, when you get elected, is where you go and live. I

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do not think people become MPs for the money. They do not. They do it

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for other reasons and I think those are good reasons. I just want to

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quickly look at the Sunday Times again. Porridge gets a Tory flavour.

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This is a comedy series about someone who is not habitual criminal

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but the man who was a former Tory cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken, he

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is colluding, co`writing with the man who co`wrote the thick of it, to

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look at his time inside, the older Tony. It could be very funny because

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they make a joke because if you have been to eat and you know what prison

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will be like. This could be very funny and since we have got all of

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these great actors now who have been to public schools we won't have to

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look very far to look to get them to behave so I think it will be very

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funny indeed. I am quite intrigued by powerful people when they go to

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prison, how, when they come out, they make a career out of what

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happened to them in a prison, it is just extraordinary. Ordinary people

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do not do that, do they? They do not say, my life for 41 days in prison.

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What is interesting is that I thought Jonathan Aitken wrote some

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very good pieces, advice to Andy Coulson, about how to make the best

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of it. He has learnt a lot. He also seems to have had some sort of

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amoral rethink. That is what prison is all about, isn't it? It does not

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always happen. But it seems to have done.

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have. That is it for The Papers for today but we will have another look

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at the stories on the front pages in an hour. Stay with us on BBC News.

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