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Hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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With me are Helen Joyce, who's International Editor at The

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Economist, and Dan Bilefsky, Staff Writer for the New York Times.

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And now for tomorrow's front pages with.

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Pretty much all the front pages Aryan. Let's start looking at them

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now. -- are in. The Express leads with warnings that

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more than a months worth of rain is expected to fall over Northern parts

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of the country in the next 24 hours The Daily Mail reports that

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looters are targeting evacuated While the Times carries a picture

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of an historic bridge that has Their other main story is that

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a third of elderly people who have experienced substandard care

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in hospitals and care homes are too afraid to complain according to

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a government report. The Guardian writes that a strike

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by junior doctors is likely following the breakdown of

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negotiations of their new contract. The Independent's front page is

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taken up by another picture of the aftermath of the floods as soliders

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help prepare for Storm Frank. But, it's main story is a racism row

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that has been sparked by the release of a government memo written

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during the Thatcher government. The Telegraph also leads with that

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story, that government adviser, Oliver Letwin,

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has been urged to apologise after papers showed he blamed "bad moral

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attitudes" for the rioting in black A story that also appears

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on the front page of The Mirror. And, finally, the Financial Times

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reports on the likelihood of an We will start with the Times. It

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is... Of course, many front pages are leading with the flood story.

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Storm Frank is bearing down on the nation as I speak. That picture is

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of a 300 -year-old ridge in tank -- bridge in Tancaster. Somehow I just

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feel that this picture really speaks to how extraordinarily extreme this

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weather event is. Especially after the Paris attacks. Now we have the

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human consequences of local warming. Christmas Day, 20 Celsius.

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-- global. Forest fires in Australia, storms in the US...

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Climate Change, this could be a wake-up call. Is there a sense that,

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first of all, it seems that it has taken a while for the world to

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accept that climate change is real and can have devastating effects. Is

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there a sense that, especially after Paris, that we will start preparing

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for this. We want to say this may or may not be Climate Change, but one

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of the things from Paris, for the first time we have an agreement on

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the fact that money and preparation has to be put in year after year to

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move people out of the most affected areas, letting the river flood where

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it needs to, and someone. That is what we are not seeing here. David

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Cameron said last year this must not happen again. And it is. It seems

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they have not been spending enough. They are still building homes in

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floodplains. Did you see the extraordinary picture of the sign

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about luxury homes and all you can see our floodwaters with the words,

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coming soon. We need to start repairing a little bit better. The

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Telegraph front page. -- preparing. The environment chief criticised for

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going on holiday. That is during one of the most important events for

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someone of his expertise. You would expect him to be on scene before the

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nation. Especially at a time when David Cameron is coming under attack

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for the perception he isn't getting enough financing to the north. It

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reminded me of George W Bush arriving late on the scene in 2005

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with Hurricane Katrina. You know... This is important. It seems we will

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have large, domestic consequences if David Cameron cannot handle this

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well. The north and south divide perception in particular. Some would

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say the northern Church of England is not his natural constituency

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anyway. -- stretch of. But there has to be a point where he is seen as

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the leader of the whole country. Are you suggesting that there are people

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who feel that is not happening? That is what people there are saying. Is

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Ashley with the idea of the Northern Powerhouse, money being put into the

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North to make England a less centralised country. -- Especially.

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How can that work if this will happen? There is strict three with

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the figures. Anyway, we are facing global warming. -- trickery. It

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isn't just about what we face, it is how we face and the wounded and

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thinking. -- how we face it. -- what are we thinking. Three times in ten

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years we have faced a one in a lifetime event. One of the

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criticisms of Paris is that it is not enforceable, there is no

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accountability is that the what more wake-up call you need? --

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accountability. More than 10 million people are wrong storm warning. It

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is quite amazing. Yeah. The front page of the Independent. Eight

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completely different story. Moving away from the flooding. After a

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left-wing memo that was racist on black rioters, he said quite a few

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things on the riots in the 1980. -- Letwin. We always have the stories,

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things that were said that years ago. Well, that was a different era.

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Things were said that shouldn't be said now. Then you look at what he

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said... 30 years ago I was not saying... Here is an extraordinary

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quote. A scheme to encourage black entrepreneurs would only make them

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invest in disco and drugs. I wonder whether he will have to resign or

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work as a backbencher. He is the chief adviser. There are cries for

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his resignation. The apology at the end of this story is a referral...

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It is not even an apology. That is remarkable. Margaret Thatcher held

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similar views. She said there was no excuse for the kind of writing that

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took place. -- rioting. Nothing justifies it. Going back 30 years.

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You two were just barely born. (LAUGHING). Was that it general

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view, black people were feckless and lazy and are into all kinds of

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nonsense? You know... I am Irish. We had almost none in Ireland with no

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immigration... In America, there has been dissemination for decades.

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These retrograde ideas remain in 2015. -- discrimination. But you

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cannot look at that and say it was a product of that time. If Margaret

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Thatcher was raced, that doesn't mean that a Prime Minister can go

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back on those ideas. -- racist. If he gives a robust apology, one would

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think that would help him, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Into

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thousand 15, in an American election year, you have racist speech about

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Muslims. -- 2015. Think about Donald Trump. In the UK, one couldn't get

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away with saying these things today. That is what is so extraordinary

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about this for me. What he was saying is that he seems to be making

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some kind of reference to black people in their general behaviour

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anyway. Margaret Thatcher was speaking specifically about riots

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and said she did believe there was any justification for the riots.

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However, this was more about his personal generalisation. Yeah. We

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had the report right after the Brixton riots which made it clear

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that there was unquestionable evidence of the disproportionate and

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discriminate use of stop-and-search. So, social

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inequality and lack of opportunity were a big part of what happened,

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according to the report. New York City, being a young man who is black

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in America, you are at risk of being killed, or at least that perception,

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someone was left of that week because of a toy gun. He is still

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alive. Very briefly. The Telegraph is the security for New Year

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revellers after a silent bomber. Law enforcement officials in this

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country are calling for a robust set of preventative measures after this

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attack was planned for the ten year anniversary of the 7/7 bombings.

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After the Paris attacks, these are not like the jihadi is, this young

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woman came from a middle-class family. -- jihadis. She was advising

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youth offenders. The husband was someone who enjoyed alcohol and

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drugs. We saw a similar pattern in the Paris attacks. Several of the

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perpetrators came from middle-class families and were involved in drugs.

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They become radicalised through the Internet. We saw that he was caught

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because he went on Twitter to brag about what he was doing and to ask

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for advice on where he should target. We are seeing this on social

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media, they are bragging about what they want to do. It is one of the

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only clues they have at this point to point you think people will be

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apprehensive going out on New Year's Eve after Paris and Belgium and so

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on? It is hard to say, isn't it? What are you going to do? Sit at

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home for the rest of your life? What amazed me with the Paris attacks was

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the young people having beers afterwards. People are resilient.

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There is the perception that the terrorists win if you don't. A

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deadlock. Negotiations are falling down. Pay and hours. I don't know

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what else to say that the this looks like it may have happened. -- say.

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It will be unprecedented. Indeed. Finally, Vladimir Putin. The man for

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all seasons. Apparently, there was an official calendar of him in

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various states of dress and undress. And, you get this if you

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are lucky. (LAUGHING). In Russia. There are

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various pictures of the man himself putting a little dog and dancing in

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a traditional games. All I will say is that this screams... He is a

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macho sports fan. At a time when the economy is doing badly,

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geopolitically, Russia and the Ukraine, he is saying, look at my

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pecs. He is trying to send this cold of masculinity. --. You say that,

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but he had a 90 to approval rating. -- cult. Not many can boast that.

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About taking his clothes off and so on, he does that at every excuse. He

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doesn't need to distract, he just doesn't for fun. Maybe David Cameron

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should get up and get his kit off. No. Would that work for him? I don't

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think so. I love that at the Prime Minister and his partner at the

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gym, his private gym, and then he cooked in a state. Cut it off. --

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steak. Should I move to Russia to be close to it's I remember when Angela

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Merkel said she was afraid of dogs so Vladimir Putin had his big one

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out when she came to visit the Kremlin. Now, it is time for sports

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they. -- Sportsday. Hello and welcome to Sportsday -

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I'm Azi Farni. Leicester miss out

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on the chance to retake the Premier

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