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from Roger Federer, who has big plans for next year. That is coming

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up in Sportsday. Hello and welcome to our look ahead

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to what the papers will be With me are the economist

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Bronwyn Curtis and the broadcaster and former football administrator

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David Davies. We are going to start with the i.

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You will see a number of different coloured boxes of Nurofen. A blue

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one, an orange one, a red one, if I can zoom in, and a purple one. The

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suggestion is, according to the Australians, that although these

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boxes... You are in Australia? I am indeed. Although they are different

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colours, they have the same stuff in them? Yes. That is the allegation.

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The competition authority in Australia are saying they are

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exactly the same. It is misleading. Get them off the shelves. That is

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what is happening in Australia. But it is coming here as well. The

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company has said, just because that has happened in one region, it is

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not applicable to others. Here, the advertising standards authority is

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now taking a look at this. It is after they have had a series of

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complaints, earlier this year. It seems to have taken the Australians

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to pull the trigger. They are exactly the same! What does that

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mean? An Australian backache is different from a United Kingdom

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backache? A layperson like me cannot understand. It is like this. You

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look in your cupboard, I've got some year offence, or ibuprofen. --

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Nurofen. If it is not brand, it is cheaper. I better go and see if they

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have anything specific for backache. You go to the chemist, it is called

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product differentiation, I think. You can charge double for it. I go

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to a wonderful chemist. Because I had an illness earlier this year, I

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have had more medicine in the past six months than in the past 60 plus

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years. That is the first point. And I have got increasingly worried and

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depressed by, when I go and see all of these different painkillers, this

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story in Australia just makes things even worse. Cold cures are the same.

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It's only because I've got an excellent chemist in my village who

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says, have that and do not have that. If you don't happen to have an

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excellent chemist, or there is not a chemist, somebody to talk to you, or

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a doctor on the end of the phone or whatever, this does mean if you go

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into a pharmacy and UC for back pain, for a headache,

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it. That has been allowed, to a point, in the advertising

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here, they might not be breaking any laws? They might not. There have

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been complaints here. If you look at the back, I am sure the company has

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had focus groups that have said, well... Some of the public wanted?

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They will buy it. If it says Nurofen Express, does that mean you get

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cured more quickly? That is the idea, it gets absorbed into your

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bloodstream. And I being cynical, that is just the same... That is not

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something we can go into, let's not be subject of a court ruling.

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Britain to quit EU over migrants, we know that David Cameron is trying to

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negotiate a different relationship with Brussels. He has put feelers

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out, it is not looking too good, particularly on cutting the benefits

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of new migrants arriving in the UK. A new poll showing that Europe is

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unpopular because of the migrant crisis. Hardly a sensation. From the

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pro-European point of view, you have to do worry that David Cameron is

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actually allowing the wrong questions to be asked in this

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so-called negotiation. Is that cynical? It is a negotiation. It is

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going today, particularly later in the week. Are there bigger

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questions? Is Europe's safer, for the UK and its citizens, if we are

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in or not? That seems to be a fairly basic question, when I hear Sir Hugh

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Orde and former police chiefs saying that we need to be in Europe to

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share the important security information. To me, that seems

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fundamental. It is difficult to get away from the whole migrant and

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refugee question. So many people are trying to get in here, it has been

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all over the media for two years, practically, that has become a

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central question of the whole debate. Or, is, as David is saying,

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the staying in camp is allowing it to be the central question, and not

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making it more of a side issue? As you can see, it makes a great

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headline. Blame it on the migrants. People are a bit frightened by it as

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well. Who is coming in? Can we control them? So it is easy to play

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to those emotions. Either way, this particular survey in the express was

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by a company called Servation, I've never heard of them. They are

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commissioned by the Lines For Direct Democracy In Europe, an alliance of

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parties including Ukip. I am not saying they have not done their job

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properly, but I think they brought out the things that they wanted to

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bring out. As you say, there are other things. Europe is our biggest

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trading partner. We sell most of our goods to Europe. 60%. Having said

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that, there clearly is, according to polls, and Servation is a reputable

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company, no question about that. People seem to be leaning towards,

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according to these polls, towards a situation where perhaps they don't

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want to be in. You could be excused for thinking that there is a get

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Britain out campaign and a little bit of a staying in campaign. The

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biggest name that I am aware of at the moment, who is active, is Will

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Straw, the son of the former Foreign Secretary. Maybe they are having

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trouble getting the message out. Are you seeing what the bookies are

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saying, 63% are going to say they will vote to stay in? I listen to

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the bookies sometimes. Even the ones that say Louis van Gaal is going to

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leave... We'll not get onto that! We will talk about pension bonds,

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saving rates are slashed by half. These pension bonds, they were

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announced a year ago. One year, and I think three-year bonds. They had a

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great interest rates. The one-year, 2.8%. The three-year, 3%. They are

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not going to continue with the one-year bonds. Well, they are going

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to continue with them, but they are dropping the rate to 1.45%. That is

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not only outside the top ten, it is 0.7% below the best rate you can get

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for a one-year bond. We didn't hear anything about that in the Autumn

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Statement, did we? I didn't hear anything. Funny, that! I don't think

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there is an election this year, is there? Probably not. Why are you so

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cynical? Because, being a person of a certain age, in January of last

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year, the other side of the pond, I spent hours trying to get through to

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National Savings And Investments, to buy some of my bonds. I fought and

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fought, and I worked the computer in Mexico. I got some bonds. I have a

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view on this. This sort of retrospection... You got to be

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careful, it is not a retrospection, it was a one-year bond. What about

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the three-year? What they are saying is that when that mature as they not

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necessarily do that either. I think they won't. I think this... These

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are fantastic rates. There was no suggestion that they would carry on?

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At all? I suppose people felt they would. The application was? So we

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got suckered? That is what you are trying to say. But you got that good

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rate for a year. If you put it in for three years, you made it for

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three years. Doing all right. But only for a small amount of money.

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You got suckered, David, sorry! Have this bloke. He is going into

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space! Tim Peake. He is leaving Russia

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tomorrow, Kazakhstan, sorry, and he is going to the International Space

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Station. It's going to be a very special day for the UK. I know there

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will be people that are saying tonight, what a waste of money, what

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are we doing up there? All of the rest of it. I think it is great,

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Boy's Own stuff. I would love to blast off, and some people would be

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glad that I did, blasting off from Kazakhstan. He is achieving a

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lifetime ambition. I saw his mum and dad, sitting, as you do, in

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Kazakhstan. They were so proud. And rightly so. And credible. Is it

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Boy's Own stuff for you? Is Definitely Boy's Own stuff. Gil's

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Own stuff? The only thing that would have made a better would be a

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British woman going. It is a great story. We have had a lot of really

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depressing story so far. This is a really nice, feel-good story. Of

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course, it does mean that, you know, they are blasting off from

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Kazakhstan, it means that Britain Kazakhstan, it means that Britain

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is, you know, working with all of these other countries as well. That

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is really good. A lesson for us in Europe? I think it is a lesson for

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Europe. We might get in trouble for that. Many thanks for that, you will

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be back in one hour's time. Much more coming up. Now it is time for

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Sportsday. Hello I'm Olly Foster,

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this is Sportsday, here's what's

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