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camera. A lucky escape indeed. More on all of that in 15 minutes after

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the papers. Hello, welcome to our look ahead to

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what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. With me, journalist and

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broadcaster Eve Pollard, and Guardian columnist. We will start

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with a Financial Times, Revenue and Customs claims for Sellers on Amazon

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and eBay are dodging VAT. Agencies are creeping up to half of the fees

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paid by NHS hospitals for locum doctors according to an

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investigation in the Telegraph. The metro says Christmas shoppers queued

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for a six hour traffic jam to get out of the blue centre in Kent.

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Figures showing more than 1 million migrants entered the EE you this

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year make the splash in the express. That story on the front of the

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Guardian, which carries a photograph of refugees arriving on the Greek

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island of Lesbos, while the ten one says five of the biggest investment

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banks paid no corporation tax last year despite making billions in

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profits. UK military advisers are dispatched to Helmand province. The

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Times says tens of thousands of union -- European Union officials

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are to receive a pay rise of 100 million euros. We will start with

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the Daily Telegraph, NHS hit by nurses pay scandal. This is to do

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with locum agencies. I have to admire the Daily Telegraph, and

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undercover story where they discover that a nurse who could be earning,

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say 20, ?30 an hour, the actual agency are getting double that

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often, because that is all she is getting but the agencies are

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creaming off the top. When we are all worried about the national

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health, and the Daily Mail, if you remember, had stories about the fat

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cats at the top of the health business getting paid more than the

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Prime Minister, now you find agencies are getting paid a fortune

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for nurses. Nurses are not getting that money. The agency is. I have to

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say, 20 years or so I was asking when I was still editing newspapers,

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would I produce at that time, very old days, a newspaper just for the

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national health that actually advertised jobs and actually you

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could drop it from one hospital to another. Surely there is a website

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you could make that could work, so you have to be qualified to go on to

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it, and say I want to work as a nurse, but surely that could be done

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rather than going round the back? Rather than going through an agency?

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And I think Geremew... Hunt? Hunt! Much more than the drugs we might

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need, the agencies are getting the money. Great story by the Telegraph.

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Some weather on the way, this evening and overnight different.

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One of the interesting elements of this is the investigation has

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already been endorsed by Jeremy Hunt. He says this investigation

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shows how some staffing agencies seek to turn big profits at the

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expense of our NHS and hard-working taxpayers. It is evident as to why

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we have introduced a tough new cap. There is an element of brass neck in

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that because one of the reasons hospitals are having to pay Sony

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agency staff is because they don't have the actual staff, and one

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reason for that is because Jeremy Hunt says they have to cut it off

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the health budget. He is not without sin here. So it is somewhat ironic

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to see him talking in these terms when actually his finger prints are

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on some of it! Don't you think, and we are already into a new

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government, but virtually, but surely this is the time to stop

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playing politics with the NHS. Sarah Wollaston, who is the chairman of

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the health select committee, says the government should publish what

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they pay the agencies and what the agencies then pay the nurses. Surely

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we should actually stop playing politics, itch not be a left or

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right thing, it should be transparent. As a country we all

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feel we want the very best health service and the best value we can

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get. It is now up to the government to worry about how to deal with

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nurses and make it go public. But it is a market, companies get what they

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can get and they can only charge those kind of fees because the

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hospitals are so desperate to get the star. Journalists don't have

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agencies that get them a job. You apply. We staff are newspapers. But

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there must be a better way than going through an agency. I suppose

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you might be hoping Mr Hunt has digestive this investigation by the

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Telegraph and covering up with creative points. A newspaper that

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the eve would edit. Is a pretty old-fashioned idea! But a website.

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Some journalists would probe needed for peanuts. And you would leave

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them. Not sure about that but I am very happy to help. Interesting, new

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new committee film banned for being too religious. I ramble that story

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not too long ago about cinema chiefs who were in trouble because they do

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not allow a short film about the Lord's prey. I think the Archbishop

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of Canterbury was involved of love was some criticism of him. The

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Lord's Prayer. Now a similar row, this time a short film featuring

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Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. It was for a campaign. A cinema has

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reduced the show this as well. It is a private company, they allow to do

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that. They don't allow any kind of religious film or message so it is

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not just Christianity that is affected. But actually, someone was

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saying earlier which reminded this had come to our mosque? Frankly you

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are looking for your tissue, because you know will be a tear-jerker, you

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are worried about where you put the popcorn. If it made a lot of people

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who follow in a religious way, that would be great. I think it is

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absolute wrong. We are a Church of England country, and think this idea

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that we don't have any politics. Actually, if they took all these

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ads, it perhaps it would be cheaper to go to the movies. You do feel

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they might be oversensitive. Would you care? I wouldn't care. I have no

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opinion. I would probably just think when is my film starting. That is

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the thing. Is the bubble in front going to wriggle all the time? Onto

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the Guardian. Afghan forces in Sangin receive food drops. Ten

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military advisers from Britain have gone out of this area. This is what

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is so terrible, had I had a son who fought in the army and died in this

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area, to see this happening now must be heartbreaking. Obviously this is

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a pretty difficult piece of land to hang onto. I do know that fighting,

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armies, and the way it is configured, but obviously this is a

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part of land that probably nobody wants but it moves to further

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forward. The Taliban, we have almost forgotten about the Taliban, because

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we have been so busy with Islamic State, but the Taliban are making

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inroads. In a way I am delighted we are helping them. Without any doubt

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our soldiers did die that it a very good job in this area in Helmand

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province. But of course people are saying we brought the soldiers home

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too soon and we should not have done this or that. I don't see how come

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the famous poem about Afghanistan, nobody gets out alive. No one wins.

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It seems to be the pattern, that we get embroiled and no one seems to

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know how we get out, presumably because we had no plan when we went

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in. I saw a magical and terrible thing about Raqqa the other day,

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which showed the rot tunnels going all the way from Turkey to Raqqa. I

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didn't know they existed, I presume the Army did but that is a pretty

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hard thing to deal with. The problem is these are very difficult areas to

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hang onto. Guys have got killed and for what? A very small number of

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special forces going in this case but you do have the wonderful stop

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the number of engagements we are being asked to be involved in seemed

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to be growing. Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan now. How many people

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have we got any army, are you going to join up? Not immediately, no, I'm

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not sure that is quite my calling, but people do it and we are grateful

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that they do, and we wonder whether we should be cutting them at this

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point. All these foreign entanglements, you wonder whether we

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should be cutting the Foreign Office. This particular area, I

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imagine there are a number of soldiers in this area who have been

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dying to go out, because they know how that works. They also know how

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difficult it is, dealing with the Taliban. Your paper, the Guardian,

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calls for David Cameron to step in after US bars British Muslim family

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from going to Disneyland. This is the ordinary, we have all been

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watching the various comments and antics from Donald Trump, about

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banning all Muslims from America, anything that will never happen. But

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you worry about what will the knock-on effect be, how will the

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influence the thinking? You have a story, a British family from East

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London who were going to Disneyland. For the very last minute they were

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told they could not have these is, they were not allowed to board a

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flight from Gatwick to Los Angeles. So that dream trip they had planned

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was scuppered. There have been other cases as well, British Muslims

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getting into the States. Everyone who has applied here for an American

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Visa, you have to do it, you have to do it in advance. Have to have it

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before you get on the plane. You have, because the British

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authorities check you have. The left-hander is not working with the

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right hand in America. I hope they have sorted it out and given them a

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free trip. To the Metro very briefly, six hour nightmare the

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shoppers, it will get even busier on Wednesday. Although I would hate to

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be in that queue, and we keep hearing everyone is buying

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everything on the web, isn't it great that people are spending?

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After some years where their money was really tight and may couldn't.

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Apart from the fact that we are spending 40 billion more than we are

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actually taking in as households. It is all on tick. All on credit cards.

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To the Financial Times. Zimbabwe turns to the Chinese economy in a

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bid to revive its flattened economy. You can use Chinese money to buy

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your products. It is surprising that there is nothing Robert McGarvey has

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to do -- Robert Mugabe has to do. You feel we should be to bring some

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pressure to bear. It just remind you of your impotence really. Where can

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you get hold of it? They have written off 40 million in Zimbabwean

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debt. Tourists can spend their currency there. Chinese have been

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buying up lots of commodities in Africa. I am guessing Mugabe will

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have a few notes hanging around that you can share. You will be back in

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and our's time, many thanks. Stay with us here on BBC News, much more

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coming up but now Sportsday. Hello and welcome to Sportsday,

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I'm Jessica Creighton.

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