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years. And we see how England do at all their test series against South

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Africa on Boxing Day. That is coming up in 15 minutes after the papers.

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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With me are are the former Trade Minister, Lord Digby Jones,

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The FT - it reports that Apple has launched a fightback against

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Temperatures will reach 17 centigrade

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during tomorrow's winter solstice - as warm as the summer solstice

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The Express says that hospitals are making up to ?3.7 million each per

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year from car park charges on patients.

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The Mirror also has that story, as well an interview with

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British families spent ?40 billion more than earned this year,

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fuelling fears of a new crash, reports the Independent.

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The decision to ban Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini from football for

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David Cameron has been urged by the former chancellor Lord Lawson to

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allow cabinet ministers to campaign to leave the EU, says the Mail.

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Ruth Jones, we are going to start with Fifa, the front of the Guardian

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-- Lord Jones. Sepp Blatter it is getting it in the next more damaging

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for Michel Platini. They are both getting it in the neck. It depends

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on what each of them say. For Sepp Blatter it is the end. This is his

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legacy. This is what they will remember

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corruption. They have thrown the book at him. The Guardian say, in

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addition to the alleged corruption with a potential lifetime ban, the

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charges were based on other breaches of mismanagement, non- cooperation.

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He wants to be fought as the man who took the game to all of the

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developing world. That is a noble purpose. He will end up with the

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image of a man who clung to power, the nails coming down the door close

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as they take him out. That has ruined him. That is what is so

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painful. Football has this. We saw this with the IOC. We

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will see it with the IAAF, with Lord Coe. We have seen it in cycling with

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Lance Armstrong, clearing people like Chris Froome, winning the Tour

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de France. Football has to go through this. Sepp Blatter will feel

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wrongly done. That is his problem. If he can show it is wrong, let him

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put it forward. And Platini has this problem, he did something, he didn't

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worry that Blatter might not be around to recorded, and now you are

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saving he paid me the money just before he needed my vote. That

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unaccountable and that was the problem. You shouldn't be so

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cynical. Onto the Times. Interesting front page. None of the other papers

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have it. SAS fighter stops Taliban in Helmand. The district where 100

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Britons lost their lives. That is right, in the town of Sangin, which

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has fallen after a weekend siege. It looks as though the Afghan forces

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cannot hold it without refute and American help. We are seeing 60

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American special forces and 30 British SAS -- British. They are

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going to try to wins this back. It going to try to wins this back. It

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calls into question the whole mission. British and American troops

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were therefore their best part of years -- win. They want to enable

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them from that place of the country to take back the country and

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maintain and run it as a fledgeling democracy. That hasn't happened.

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People are asking if it was worth it. It was always a west is

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province. -- Mesto. It was a stronghold of -- they working to win

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back -- restive stronghold. There are two sides to this story. Both of

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them are so sad. The first is, clearly, if we are going to be in at

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all, we pulled out to only. It says here, the Afghan forces were not yet

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ready for this. And both Britain and America, responding to democracy...

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(CROSSTALK). The home. And that is a problem. The

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biggest thing, especially this time of year, and it is not just of the

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456 British fatalities in Afghanistan, a quarter of which

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occurred in Sangin. Think of the guys who lost their legs and arms.

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This Christmas is going to be mums and dads who look at photos of kids

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who never go home. -- who never came home. If you see a photo of a kid

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who didn't come home from the Second World War, the Falklands as well,

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with a noble purpose, liberating people and relieving people, it does

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think that at least it was worth it. think that at least it was worth it.

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Many feel it was worth it. Many feel they were right to go in. Clare

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Short was for Afghanistan. It might well have been worth it. You have to

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stay there and see it succeed. Coming home, and none will be

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holding a photo and thinking it really wasn't worth it. -- a mum.

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That is the greater story from this headline. While we are thinking

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about IAS and assuming Al-Qaeda was in retreat, and the Taliban, who are

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no longer relevant, in their own country, Afghanistan, they are

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strong -- IS. The Taliban and ISIS, so-called Islamic State, are

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actually fighting each other. Not the same theatre operations. They

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are enemies. It is unclear what version of Islam... Some poor

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civilian will be caught up in it. That can never be good. Moving to

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the Independent. A really interesting topline story. It was

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highlighted by you -- top line. Sun told to put the Jeremy Corbyn

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apology on the front page. When we were coming in for the 10:30pm slot,

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we thought it and I wondered what it was about. I ask your good people to

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get the people for the 11:30pm slot, the Sun are being held by IPSO, the

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Khat -- independent press office. 30-3040 years ago we brought in the

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idea that the leader of the opposition can be paid for being the

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leader of the opposition -- 30-40. You should pay someone to oppose the

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government, it is fabulous. It is called Short money. It has nothing

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to do with brevity. The story was about how he uses this money. The

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Sun have been judged that they were inaccurate. To be clear, the Sun was

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ordered to publish a front-page correction for a story, falsely

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claiming the Labour leader only agreed to be initiated as privy

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councillor because his party stood to gain financially to get this

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short money when in fact it is a long-standing convention that the

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leader of the opposition can get the money, which is allocated according

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to a formula which does not depend on whether the party leader is a

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Privy Council. The Sun got it wrong. They got it completely wrong. And

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they deliberately got it wrong. I won't get into whether it was

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deliberate. They were factually inaccurate. IPSO say that you are

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going to... (CROSSTALK). The regulator say. Where you ran the

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story. I believe that if the press are told to put apologies where

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won the story, this would end overnight. Their newspapers would be

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full of apologies -- run. Rather than on page 57. So they are told to

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do it, and that caught my eye in the Independent that. -- Independent.

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Then on the Sun, this exclusive on the politicians having an affair,

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and then down on the bottom left corner, so small that you can hardly

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see it, IPSO complaint on Labour Short Money is upheld, on page two.

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The apology is on the apology is on to five words at the bottom of

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whatever it is. Exploiting the loophole. It is clearly a loophole.

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The regulations should say that the apology should be the same size as

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the offence. Let's bring the offence. That is the apology. Let's

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see the offence. He varied lives. -- there it is. The front page on the

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left where the Sun made the mistake and the apology is on the bottom,

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the right, on the bottom left, you can't even make it out. If they were

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told to put the apology on the front page, they don't even include the

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word sorry. They put IPSO complaint is upheld. It would be nice to see

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the word sorry. First of all, they don't apologise. Secondly, the size

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of the apology, the non- apology, is miniscule. It is an insult. It

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should not end there. We have always said IPSO has no teeth. Hopefully

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this body should result in a body with teeth. Let's see what they do

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as a result of this. Where I think it is right that this is taken up is

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it is in the Sun's best interest that they do this properly. I for

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one want to see a free press. I don't want loads of regulation. I

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believe it is right that this partly to the review of Canon -- can prick

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us and I don't want censorship in the wrong way. It will only work if

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they deal with it in the way it is meant to be dealt with. There will

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be more regulation if they don't. The members have Hacked Off the

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organisation representing those who have had their phones hacked as part

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of the results of elements within News International -- hacked off.

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They would say that they can afford to do that because they got away

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with it. They can get away with it. There is no suggestion from the

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Leveson Inquiry that it will continue to a second phase. That is

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what it was supposed to have done. That has been thrown out. The bottom

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line is, newspapers can act this way because there has been nothing in

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recent history. We are in complete agreement. This is a test of IPSO.

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We need to see consequence and a full-page apology because they

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it wrong and they have got it deliberately so. It going to need

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someone to go to IPSO and make a fresh complaints -- it's going to

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need. Will you do that? It is common in the Labour Party machine. It was

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actually an ordinary punter who bought this original in. Try to get

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through to people. -- port. If we want the free press that a mature

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democracy should have, you have to rely on the press to do the right

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thing. The right thing in this case is to do what they were told to do

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and not try to get away with it. The problem is... (CROSSTALK). It will

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bring more regulation. In media organisations there is group think.

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People adhere to a particular philosophy. It knows no boundaries

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or morals. We are going for him, whichever way we can, which is what

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we have to do. I just wish, because the CBI, government and everything

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else, have always tried to have less regulation and less rules, not more.

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Because you trust them. Because I believe it frees the spirit.

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(CROSSTALK). If they don't do it they will get more regulation and

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more rules, which is what we don't want. There are some people who will

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say that if you cannot have the regulation to stop this kind of

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thing, after the phone of a dead girl has been hacked, it it ain't

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gonna change! We will see what they will do. Onto the Telegraph. Down at

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the bottom, there is a row going on where students of this college in

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Oxford have removed a clerk in honour of Cecil Rhodes and they want

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to now pull down the statue because of his obvious prejudice, some would

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say racism, historically. And Mary Beard, the Cambridge academic, has

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said he was a prejudiced man but not necessarily racist. By the way

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students, you can't have your cake and eat it because you have a Rhodes

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scholar and take the money, but want to get rid of this. That is the

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argument. I would ask for people to be judged on the time when they were

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there. If you want a really good lesson in this, Thomas Jefferson,

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the father of the Constitution of the United States, this huge pillar

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of representation of the people for the people by the people and the

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rest of it, owned four slaves and had sex with them. At the end of the

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day we are judging him with a different set of rules. We are

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judging people of that later, the Confederate flag, the

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statues of Confederate leaders, like Jefferson, have been taken down on

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university campuses, including the deep south of the US, because people

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are using the enlightened morals they have today to judge that time

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find those people wanting. We have the right to do that. We live in a

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free world. This can only be a question of opinion. How many

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opinions to Jefferson allow. If someone wants to pull down the

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statue, they should pay back the scholarship. Is the money of the

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ancestors! Henry and DB, as ever, great to have you in. And Merry

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Christmas -- Digby. I don't know if we can say this to everyone who

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watches but thank you for putting us together. Yeah it is not easy as you

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know. The top of the hour, Newsday, now, Sportsday.

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of the Premier League, after beating Manchester City tonight.

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