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quarter-finals. Chelsea plan to bring down Stamford Bridge in

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exchange for a brand-new home. That is in Sportsday in 15 minutes after

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the papers. Hello and welcome to

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our look ahead to what the papers Welcome to you both and thank you

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for coming in. The Independent devotes its front

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page to the government's proposal to launch air strikes against IS

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targets in Syria, declaring that it is based on "wishful thinking

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and poor information." The Daily Telegraph picks up

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on this evening's comments by the He called Labour leader

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Jeremy Corbyn and his allies The Times reports results

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of a poll which suggests less than half the country supports the UK

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taking action in Syria. While the Sun has pictures

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from a training exercise carried out today in London by armed police,

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aimed at thwarting a Paris-style The Mail carries claims of

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an internal Conservative Party row. It says an ally of

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Home Secretary Theresa May is accusing the Chancellor of

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encouraging mass immigration to help The Financial Times says the Bank of

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England has "drawn a line under the era of bank-bashing," by signalling

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it won't tighten restrictions The Mirror has the story

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of Britain's youngest ever organ donor, Hope Lee, who died just 74

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minutes after being born. And finally, the Express leads

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with the news that cutting your So, let us begin, and of course it

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is the vote on Syria tomorrow, around this time tomorrow night we

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will know the result of the vote. The Telegraph, first of all, have

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got this, allegedly, inflammatory language from the Prime Minister he

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used to Tory backbenchers to describe Jeremy Corbyn and those who

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will vote against. Yes, tonight at the 1922 Committee of backbenchers.

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It reflects a shift in tone from David Cameron on the Syria debate

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which started as being quite measured, and very respectful on

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both sides. The Commons' statement last week had both David Cameron

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telling Jeremy Corbyn he restated his long-held opposition. He

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received praise from Labour MPs as well as his own team for the way he

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handed the statement, putting the government's case. It didn't last

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long. Maybe he is trying to rally his political troops into action.

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The atmosphere is definitely fed -- febrile, verging on acrimonious. On

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the one hand, we have his attack on those who walk through the lobbies

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in opposition to the plan for airstrikes, accusing them of being

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terrorist sympathisers. Extraordinary. I must confess, after

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his very well measured comment in the last two or three days, to say

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this is exceptional. Is he saying the Tories in his party who don't

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want to go in our terrorist sympathisers? Is David Davis, the

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Foreign Affairs Select Committee, the majority who don't want to bomb

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them, terrorist sympathisers? Having said that, the behaviour of Labour

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MPs leaves a lot to be desired. Some have gone to Labour MPs who are

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against bombing in Syria and has said that, sorry, who are voting for

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bombing in Syria, saying they will kill innocent children and people.

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They show them a picture of a dead baby to remind them of what won't

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happen, which is inappropriate. While David Cameron's sites are on

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the opposition and those who won't back the strikes mission, Jeremy

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Corbyn turned on his own party, issuing a thinly veiled threat to

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those who would back David Cameron, saying there would be no hiding

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place and it would lead to innocence being killed. That is filtering down

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through the party. More than 100 MPs I believe have received an e-mail

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from someone claiming to be a Labour member, part of the Momentum

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Movement in the party, in which they are threatening deselection, and

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saying this will be payback for the Labour members. This is the

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behaviour that turns the public against politicians. There is

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nothing more crucial than this and they are bringing party politics in

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such a dramatic way. That is exactly what turns people off politics. The

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Independent have a powerful piece by Patrick Cockburn. There is all sorts

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of stuff in the papers. There is a deluge of opinion. Yes. This is a

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striking front page with a picture of a fighter jet. They can be

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heading to Syria tomorrow night to start airstrikes. Patrick Cockburn

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is a very well respected and long-standing war correspondent.

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They have quoted from his piece, Miller Street strategy is based on

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misinformation -- military strategy. There is a lot of detail, not just

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suggested by the Prime Minister, but this issue everyone seems to be

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gathering a round, the 70,000 troops on the ground. It seems almost

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inevitable that you need people on the ground -- around. You also have

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to follow it through and make sure you clear out ISIS. This 70,000

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forced, presented via the Prime Minister, sounds like a unified

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army, from the Kurds to the Turkmen to

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President Assad's own forces -- ranging. To try to get them all on

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one side and into some sort of credible armed fighting force will

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be hard. We have no idea how it will end, less than the idea we had about

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Iraq, so Patrick Cockburn has a point. We have got the Times, with

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the dramatic picture of protest is outside parliament - don't bomb

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Syria. They've got a poll suggesting, although it has

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fluctuated, less than half of voters support airstrikes. It does not

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surprise me at all, quite frankly, with what has been said, and with

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what we have not discovered in the past. Like a lot of people, I have

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been wavering on this. Maybe we should go in, then I think maybe we

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shouldn't. There are so many questions that haven't been

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answered. You cannot bomb your way to democracy, as Jeremy Corbyn has

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said. You cannot go in without a plan. Tomorrow is a crucial day. If

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you were an NTU would be wavering? I would be waiting to see what David

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Cameron has to say about the sources of financial aid for ISIS Mufti oil

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supply they have -- if you were an MP, you would be wavering? I want

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what we know to be public before making a final decision. Will it

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influence MPs, will they vote according to what they have heard in

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the debate? A lot of have made up their minds. Apparently, 30 Labour

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MPs have not yet nailed their colours to the mast. People might be

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swayed in the debate itself. These are very emotive occasion. Members

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in the press gallery in the House of Commons, during the Iraq War debate,

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head of the invasion, which had troops on the ground, it was very

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different in that respect, but the feelings of passion with people like

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Robin Cook resigning over it, and the tension, which was tangible. It

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is strange in a way, because warplanes are attacking ISIS in Iraq

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already. This is a question of moving across the border. Moving

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across the border without troops on the ground. You've got troops on the

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ground in Iraq to support you. In history I don't think there has been

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a campaign of bombing that has ended in victory. We need more. US special

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forces on the ground. A lot of people opposing action say that

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because we don't know the endgame, this is a vote on airstrikes. It is

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a motion that no ground troops will be committed. What happens 18 months

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down the line, maybe the Vienna peace talks have not led to a

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transition from Assad... Who can you negotiate with? How can you

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negotiate peace? We need more people involved, for a start, and more

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information about what's going on. If you have feet on the ground, they

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have to be from countries in that region, but also a UN force, will

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Russia and China sign up? We could debate Syria all night and the

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Commons will be debating it all day tomorrow. The Daily Mail have a

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story about George Osborne banking on migration to boost economy. It is

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an odd story to run on a day like this. George Osborne, they say, has

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been accused of encouraging mass migration to balance the books on

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the grounds that the bigger the economy overall means spending cuts

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affect increases when the deficit measures according to GDP. The

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bigger economy. Is it about Theresa May against George Osborne and the

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Tory leadership? Both. George Osborne can put a ?27 billion rabbit

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out of the hat. The office of the responsibility predictions suggested

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180,000 more people coming to the UK and generating more income and

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therefore the economy would be boosted. However, the source of this

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story is a former special adviser, who worked with Theresa May for five

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years. They are close to the -- very close to the Home Secretary. It is

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very true that immigration is always a top issue at when you ask the

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public at elections and so on, it comes to the top of the list.

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Theresa May is calculating what will happen when David Cameron goes. She

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is looking at the lineup and thinking, there are two Tory left

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candidates and someone has to keep either right crowd, occupy the

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immigration argument. That is a debate for another day -- has to

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keep to the right. Shelling a small amount of fat could cure type 2

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diabetes -- shedding. That is according to the Daily Express and

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Newcastle University. Losing a tiny amount of fat around the pancreas

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can radically affect the condition of diabetes, type 2 diabetes. As far

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as I know, fat has always been a factor in diabetes, people say it is

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partly because of being overweight, but this is about fat just around

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that particular organ. If you lose it, you can improve your condition.

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Let's move on to the Financial Times, which as usual has a picture

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of footballers on the front page. Don't ask me about this because

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football is not my forte. I know your husband is a Manchester City

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supporter. So am I. The front of the Financial Times. More money for

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them. 13% Chinese state. The biggest win for Sheikh Mansour, who owns

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13%. Not a bad day for him. Good news for the club. Sheikh Mansour

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has been very good to the area around the ground, lots of

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development going on, massive training ground, a new college and

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swimming pool, helping 8000 new homes in the area, providing the

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area which was badly run down. You sound like a press officer at

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Manchester City! It is good news all round. And they won tonight, so it

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doesn't get better. The Chinese President visited. Of course. Even

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though he is allegedly a Manchester United fan. He had a photograph with

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David Cameron. And the star striker, Sergio Aguero. No questions on human

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rights. Does it enter into it? Certainly not in the investment with

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nuclear power, Chinese investment, and transport and infrastructure, it

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has been conveniently forgotten. I want to see whether the Man City

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website talks about its books. I think they will be stocking lots of

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Manchester City shirts. Light blue books. Thank you so much for being

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with us. It was a pleasure to have you with us. Coming up next,

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Sportsday. Hello and welcome to Sportsday,

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with me Ore Oduba. Everton seal their spot in the

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semi-finals of the Capital One Cup. Delefeou dazzles in

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the win over Middlesbrough.

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