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up on international duty could have been avoided. And it was a

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record`breaking day for a South Korean golfer on the women's tour.

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That is after the papers. Hello and welcome to

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our look ahead to what the papers With me is media commentator

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for Forbes.com, Neil Midgley, and, from Glasgow,

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Scottish columnist We can look at the front pages

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first. The Daily Telegraph claiming the BBC has told the presenters and

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stars of the last night of the problem is not to mention the

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Scottish referendum, with fears the corporation could be accused of

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bias. The Financial Times reporting that Scottish banks led an onslaught

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against Scottish independence. The Guardian have Oscar Pistorius. He

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was cleared of murdering his girlfriend. But he will have to wait

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until tomorrow for the final verdict. The Sun newspaper leading

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with a story about Strictly, but carrying a poll that suggests the no

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vote have a 58 to 48% lead `` 52. The daily record has the story of

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the jihadi bride vowing to kill and to die a martyr. And the Daily

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Express saying that house prices have increased by an average of

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?26,000 in the past year. We will start with Scotland. The Financial

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Times. Kevin, business onslaught over the yes vote. It has all been

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about the corporate world today. Five banks have indicated they will

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move their headquarters, their company address, south of the border

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in the event of a yes vote. Several high street retailers, such as John

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Lewis and Marks Spencer have suggested that prices, somehow, will

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go up in the event of a yes vote. I think a lot of the onslaught was

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expected at some point and it was obvious it would happen when last

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week's polls suggested much against predictions down south that is the

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yes vote was level pegging with no. A lot of Scots will be is slightly

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cynical as to why this has happened now, why the banks, for instance, if

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they are afraid of currency uncertainty, why they are doing it

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now, rather than in seven days, when it cannot affect the vote. And there

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is the strong whiff of orchestration by number ten in collusion with the

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Better Together campaign, which leaves a nasty taste in the mouth. A

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suggestion this has been orchestrated by David Cameron. He

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would do that, would he? At this stage in the campaign, number ten

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pulling out the stops. There was a reception for business leaders on

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Monday and arms were twisted. An interesting part of the FT story is

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that Marks Spencer will pitch in tomorrow. This is not just a no

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campaign, this is an M camp paid now! The big guns are coming out ``

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campaign. There has been an argument about the banks and why they are

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moving to England. Alex Salmond saying the jobs and operations will

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be here. Part of the issue according to the Financial Times is the banks

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are worried the rating agencies will downgrade them if they are part of a

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smaller economy and that they will not have the Bank of England as the

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bank of last resort. It will be a big issue for an independent

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Scotland that they lose that as part of the union `` what they get as

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part of the union. The ban, the headline, the BBC banning talk of

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the referendum for the last night of the Proms. I do feel sorry for the

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poor old BBC at times like this. I have written my fair share of

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negative stories about the BBC, at the BBC has to you try to stay

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impartial. That is in any political matters. And to have political

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slogans, electioneering from presenters, performers, at the last

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night of the Proms would cause a huge impartiality headache, because

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it is difficult to make sure you have similar quantities on both

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sides, if you allowed it. But it does feel like the BBC has been

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po`faced and overly serious when you think that the last night of the

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Proms, rule Britannia, Jerusalem, the most patriotically night of the

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year. You cannot deny that this is going to have a bearing. Viewers in

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Scotland will make up their minds based one way or the other of the

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waving of the union Jacks. They will be able to bring banners. They can

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have campaign banners. Kevin, will that make people sway one way or the

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other? I cannot see it. There is something faintly ridiculous about

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this story. Are they really going to be seeing `` saying to performers we

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do not want a mention of the referendum. I doubt it is the top of

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the agenda, the performers on that night. Will they banned music by

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Elgar, for instance? Do they think we Scots who enjoy classical music

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may be swayed to stay in the union because of a sharp burst of

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Jerusalem? I doubt it. Our hearts are stirred by that music anyway,

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whether it is stirred the union is another matter. The Times newspaper

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and the Sun newspaper have this new poll that puts the no campaign of

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52%, yes on 48%. This is back to the figures we we used to. I know the

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Sun newspaper is presenting this as the no campaign regaining lost

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ground. If you were to ask people in the yes campaign where they would

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like to be with seven days to go, I think within two points of victory

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is exactly where they would like to be. The thing about the yes campaign

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is that they have access to more volunteers and they have a more

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sophisticated and better organised electoral machine. In the next seven

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days, not a street in Scotland will be without yes campaigners. There

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are more of them, they are more evangelical than no campaigners and

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to be within two points of touching distance with all this campaigning

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still to go, I would say it is where they would like to be. We can turn

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to the Guardian, who have a powerful picture of Oscar Pistorius crying in

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the dock. He has been cleared of murder, but no judgement yet coming

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from Judge Masipa in Pretoria. He may well yet to be found guilty of

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what I think is called culpable homicide, manslaughter, which is,

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roughly speaking, as a former solicitor, means killing someone

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when you do not intend to. The judge has said that Oscar Pistorius acted

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unlawfully. Firing a gun at anybody behind a closed door is unlawful and

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dangerous. And so he may well still go to prison will stop I am struck

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by the drama. You pointed to the picture on the front page of the

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Guardian. If he does not go to prison, he has a career in Hollywood

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ahead, the amount of crying, vomiting during his testimony, can

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you imagine his O on speech with this level of emotion? `` Oscars.

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And this final twist in the court case. We expected a conclusive

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verdict and there has been another cliffhanger. You could not script it

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better. What is your take? Congratulation to

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the arts department because that is an excellent front page with a

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superb picture well used. It will grab people on the newsstands

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tomorrow. I saw the judge giving the reasons for the first part of her

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verdict today and although I do not have a legal background, I would

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suggest it would not provide much comfort to Oscar Pistorius and his

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team in terms of what can be expected tomorrow if she is already

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talking about unlawful. Thank you very much. We will be back at

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11:30pm for another look at the stories making the news. At 11

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o'clock, Alex Salmond accuses Westminster of laying as banks and

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businesses expressed concern over the economic impact of Independence

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`` bullying. Now time for the sport. Louis Van Gaal parade his new

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signings and he says he released Danny

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