05/11/2015 The Papers


05/11/2015

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does. And England lose their test with Pakistan, 2-0 on the final day

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of the third test. That in Sportsday, in 15 minutes -- Sydney

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Rabbitohs. Hello and welcome to

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our look ahead to what the papers We are joined by the City Hall

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editor at the Standard and John Statham.

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting with: The FT suggests the Bank

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of England is considering making it harder for lenders to extend credit,

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The story of a driver who has been jailed after he filmed him

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self driving at 192 miles per hour is on the Metro's front page.

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British spies uncover Isil plot, says the Daily Telegraph,

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suggesting British intelligence intercepted messages showing that

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Isil extremists had plotted a terror attack in Egypt.

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The Sun says you can pay 15 quid to get through the security at

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Good news on the front page of the Mirror, with the story of the baby

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girl who has been cured of leukaemia with pioneering gene therapy.

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the Guardian also leads with that picture of Layla Richards,

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who is now cancer-free, after being given months to live.

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The crisis in Sharm el-Sheikh features on

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the Independent's front page, which claims Britain is becoming embroiled

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And, finally, the Times claims there is evidence that an Islamic State

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bomb was smuggled on to the Russian jet in a piece of luggage.

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So a lot of speculation still. We still don't know what happened. But

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The Times Is among the few papers which has been digging. In their

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headline is spies think Isis blew up a plane with a bomb in a bag. That

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is why the Brits stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh are still being told that

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when they fly home they can only do it with hand luggage and they hold

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luggage will have to stay on and be checked out and brought out

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separately within a week, they say. Let's see about that. Britain has

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apparently requested all sorts of extra security at the airport. I can

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only imagine that the Egyptian authorities are going to agree to

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all of it, even though they may be doing it all already. Extra checks

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on background checks on Egyptian baggage handlers is one of the

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things that has been asked for, according to the Times. Extra checks

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on passengers and their hand luggage. And things like the holds

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of the planes being checked, vehicles which drive in and out of

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the airport. There are all sorts of options for people trying to get

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in, close to the planes. And they are all being looked at now, trying

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to ascertain what is going on. As you would expect, as we had at

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Heathrow, similar action on planes leaving Heathrow many years ago.

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Those cheques can't come soon enough. The front page of the Sun.

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I'll tell you what, you can carry on. Not trying to take over from

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you. Just a natural link. Some stories claim you can pay a ?15 fee

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to skip the cue altogether, and they allege that that enabled one guy to

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walk through with a razor blade and somebody else spotted someone

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supposed to be manning a security machine playing can be -- Candy

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Crush on his mobile phone. People are supposed to be looking at and

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attending those machines, eating and smoking. And letting staff through

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airports, airport staff through, without any checks at all. It does

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sound of the story is to be believed as though this story was -- that

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security was very lax. And the Egyptian President said in London

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they had looked at it and found nothing MS. Obviously... We assume

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something was amiss. -- amiss. There was indeed a bomb on board this

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plane in a bag. I don't know about you, you have travelled through a

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few dodgy countries and war zones where security is always incredibly

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tight, and remained so for years and years and years. Tel Aviv, if

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anybody has ever visited Israel they will have experienced the tight

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security there and it has been like that for decades. Do you think we

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are perhaps getting to a point where we have to have that persistent,

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tight security, not just surges of it when there is an event? I get

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irritated by it at Heathrow, I must confess. Take your shoes off, take

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your belt off, it varies from airport to airport. I think in this

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country at least it is very effective. It certainly has been in

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the main so far. I think the question this raises is what is it

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like at these sort of resort airports where this evidence would

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suggest that at Sharm el-Sheikh and maybe one or two others around the

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world, a similar picture would emerge. The Independent makes this

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point that this demonstrates that if it was indeed a bomb, as seems to be

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the case, it suggests there has been a dramatic shift in Islamic State's

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strategy, having gone from being an organisation predominately fighting

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on the ground in conflict zones in the Middle East to being one which

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is considering the option or already has considered the option of softer

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targets, tourists, western targets, people going on holiday. It is the

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classic soft target, incredibly difficult for security services to

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do anything about. It is these resort airports rather than the

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capital cities and European cities which will be vulnerable, and which

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presumably the British government will want, around the world, not

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just in the Middle East, but will want foreign governments to do

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something about stepping up security. As experts have been

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saying on the BBC is what you have to remember is we are not

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necessarily talking about an Islamic State sell. There are many extremist

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groups around the world that support Islamic State. Franchise operations

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as well. The other thing this raises, The Independent Raises the

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diplomatic row which has resulted as a consequence, Mr Cameron talking to

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Mr Putin on the phone today. Putin apparently angry that Cameron made

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this assessment of the situation, he put it more strongly than that,

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before the situation will make investigation of what eventually

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happened. The Egyptians very angry still because they believed that he

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was premature to say this. And clearly harmful, desperately

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harmful, to their tourist industry. It is very damaging for Putin if it

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is found to be a bomb because it was only very recently that he committed

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Russian forces to combat operations against ISIS in Syria. Many will be

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thinking was that such a good idea if we have ended up being attacked?

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What tends to protect us more than anything is intelligence, and if we

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go to the Guardian we hear from Nick Clegg that most investors were not

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told of the mass surveillance of British nationals. Interesting

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story, this. Nick Clegg claiming in the Guardian that he only found out

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when he became Deputy Prime Minister, and that as you say most

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senior ministers had no idea that this was happening. But it had in

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fact been happening since 2005. I think most people when it was

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revealed this week that it had been happening were surprised as well.

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Personally I don't have a problem with it but I can understand the

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civil libertarian argument against it. At the Discover actually that

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senior figures in Cabinet didn't know about this is quite

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surprising. -- but to discover. Maybe we are reassured by that

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because it was kept secret. Maybe we were all naive and should have

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realised it was happening. One would imagine that the security services

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will be arguing for... Will be saying that events like this plane

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crash from Egypt actually demonstrate the case for increased

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surveillance power, when you consider that the British

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intelligence and some American intelligence as well has gone back

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retrospectively to the few days before the incident and found

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chatter online emanating from that part of the world which indicated

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that something was coming up. But they only found out after the event.

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And that is from access the phone, in the UK, phone, e-mail and text.

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If they were able to expand that to social media in the UK would they be

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able to do more? There is always the argument that if you are not a

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terrorist you have nothing to worry about. It is a fine argument that if

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you impose restrictions on some people, they will be imposed on you

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and do you want to live in that sort of society? And as we know that

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journalists can get involved in that it is they are speaking to people

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that security services want to know more about. And where then do you

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get independent journalism? Let's move on to the Daily Mail. They

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focus on two very different stories today. Let's go to the first one.

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Fury over speed camera racket. I know you have a lot to say about

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this. I have been done for speeding, I'm sure you have. Absolutely not.

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Pure as the driven snow. But tens of millions of pounds by blackmailing

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motorists to attend speed awareness classes. They have pocketed a large

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amount of money by sending millions of drivers into these one-day

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sessions. It makes the argument that police have no interest in stopping

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people speeding because they don't keep the money from speeding fines

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but they do keep the money from these courses they send... Or you

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volunteer to go in. And the accusation is they are persuading

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people to go on these courses not because it will do them any good

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necessarily but because it will actually mean more revenue for the

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police forces. And the police forces would argue they desperately needed

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because this government is cutting back on our servers right left and

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centre. Is that not dedicated on the assumption that these touchy-feely

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courses as described are actually less of a deterrent for drivers

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speeding van fines might be? I mean, I know people that have gone on them

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and they have actually learnt a lot, and they are quite shocked. I had

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never been more boarded my life. They go on for a long time but they

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tell you how much the difference of a few mph can make as a matter of

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life and death. People don't realise, they say I was done for

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doing 35 and 30, it is the difference between life and death.

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So many people say this about these courses. I have also heard. As John

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says it is all set against the wider background of police cuts. We have

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the cognitive Spending Review later in the month. Some forces, like The

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Met, is expecting cuts over the next four years, a massive chunk of their

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Budget -- comprehensive Spending Review. What sorts of crimes will

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the police investigate, if you are mugged or burgled? People will

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really basically... They are saying 25% cuts already and the prospect of

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further. It is staggering. Also on the front of the Daily Mail is a

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picture of a blazing police card New Scotland Yard tonight. A rather

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large protest in central London and other cities around the world. Quite

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close to home. Surrounded riot police at the BBC. There was the

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prospect of protest is coming -- surrounded by police. So he donned

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his Guy Fawkes mask before coming here. It is the Anonymous group on

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November the fifth, celebrating Guy Fawkes's attempt to blow up

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Parliament. They call it the Million Mask March. We respect anyone's

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right to protest peacefully but according to the police some of

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these people was the last thing on the mind of mind of some of the

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people, they say, involved in this March. They are apparently telling

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their followers police are not your friend. We see picture evidence

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there are some of the problems they have caused. I don't know how

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widespread it was but obviously a huge operation for the police

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tonight. We have heard there have been some arrests for public order

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offences as well. Now let's move on to the Daily Express. This is what a

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lot of people will be talking about tomorrow. What does no rise in

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interest rates mean for me as a homeowner and me as a saver? And it

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is not what we were expecting, is it? The Express has a slightly older

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order your Mac audience, a readership who might be -- slightly

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older audience, a readership who might be planning their retirement.

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So they are not going to get any interest on their savings,

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basically. And haven't done for a very long time. Whereas people with

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mortgages, obviously it is good news because it looks as though we are

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going to have another couple of years, we are looking at spring 2017

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was the suggestion, that interest rates rise above the 0.5% rate they

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are currently at. So yes, it will be a very long time before that

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actually happens which means that mortgage payments will still stay

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low. But the suggestion from Mark Carney today, the Bank of England

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governor, is that there would be some restrictions on lending,

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multiples of it income looked at carefully -- multiples of income

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looked at. It is still quite difficult to get a mortgage,

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certainly more difficult than it used to be? Is the review, how much

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you spend at the gym, how much you spend on pizza... That is a good

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thing, isn't it? Into that sort of detail? The problem the last time

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around was they were giving out money like there was no tomorrow. It

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depends where you live, in south-east London or Edinburgh,

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properties are very expensive and if you are on an average income than

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the only way to move up the property ladder is to borrow. If you feel you

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are able to afford those outgoings, and I appreciate there has to be a

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margin for error for mortgage companies, but if you are unable to

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afford it, you won't be able to. Shall we give ourselves something to

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smile about? Let's have a look at the Al alpaca on the Times. He was

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photo bombed. The scoops me all the time with this background

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information. This is one of two employed or taken on via Turkey

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farmer ahead of Christmas because the fox has come out and grab hold

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of your Christmas dinner -- by a turkey. It will drive the foxes away

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and sort them out. This farmer is Colombian, which is why the knows

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all this -- why he knows all this. So far it seems to be very

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successful. They really like llamas as well. Thank you to our

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correspondence. Thank you to you as well. Great to see you both and

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thanks for tuning in as well, Sportsday is next.

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Hello and welcome to Sportsday - I'm Azi Farni.

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