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

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With me are Daily Mirror columnist Susie Boniface,

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otherwise known as "Fleet Street Fox", and the Financial Times'

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Many of the front pages are already in.

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The Metro leads with claims that the masked jihadi

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in the latest Islamic State video is a former bouncy castle salesman.

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The Telegraph also has details of the man suspected of being

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It says he fled to Syria while he was on bail.

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The i devotes its front page to Jeremy Corbyn's potentially

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controversial Shadow Cabinet reshuffle, which will, according to

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And the Guardian also leads with this story,

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saying Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn and shadow defence

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secretary Maria Eagle are likely to be removed from their jobs.

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The Financial Times carries stories about the share price falls on world

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stock markets, and the US lawsuit facing carmakers Volkswagen.

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The Express says anti-immigration campaigners are furious

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after a Sudanese man who tried to enter the UK via the Channel Tunnel

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That story's on the front page of the Mail too, which says MPs

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We will start with the latest propaganda video from Islamic state.

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Suspect escaped to stereo while on UK bail. He was a British

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businessman. He was a bouncy castle salesman, which does not sound very

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sinister. I do not know if he was involved in the higher of bouncy

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castles, which might be more common rather than buying them. But this

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format bouncy castle salesman from his London from a Hindu family seems

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to have converted after marrying a Muslim wife, or at the same time,

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and was arrested on terror charges. He was involved in a group Remy

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involving students involved in fundamentalist Islam -- mainly

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involving. We don't know if there was a mistake allowing him to get

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across the border. He has now been identified not by the security

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services, I think, but people who have perhaps done their own research

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and his own family. He is in that video shooting five men, which is

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not amusing and very serious, but if you watch the video, as David

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Cameron has asked people to do today, it has a ring of the Monty

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Python about it. He is insisting we will defeat -- they will defeat us

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in the war and David Cameron will lose. But Islamic State to have

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their strengths and things we can do that we -- they can do that we

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can't. But there is a world coalition forming against Islamic

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state. But the British security service say they have foiled about

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seven plots. And they do seem capable of at least inspiring people

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to commit atrocities, certainly in France and Belgium, Tunisia as well.

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There are questions about what is organised or inspired by some

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extent. Sometimes people claim Isis is an inspiration, but these ports

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are easy to follow. -- inspired by Islamic State. But the more

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troubling things are what happened in Paris. Also people who have been

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trained and come back and carry out sophisticated attacks. That is what

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is worrying about British fighters, that they will come back from Syria

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and have been trained. These will not just be people blundering around

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that I easy for security services to pick up and stop there might be

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trained in evading detection, which may have been the case in Paris.

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There are a few 100 Britons over there. It has been relatively easy

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to identify business, if he is that men. We have to hope we know who

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these people are and can stop them coming back in. The suggestion is

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that he escaped bail. He was arrested and fled the country. There

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was a child in this video, which a lot of people find repugnant. He

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spoke with a rigid accent as well. -- British. He has been identified

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as well, and a leading men things it is his grandson. He is disgusted his

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grandson is being used in propaganda. The whole thing is

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gruesome and the Sun and unpleasant, but most of that video was in

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Arabic. It was very much aimed at British as a nation because of the

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hostages he was killing, any people he was addressing in these videos.

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This seems to be addressed to some of the Islamic State's own followers

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to remind them they can there is punishment if you don't toe the line

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and do not have loyalty. The five people they shot in this video, it

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is a callous point but we do not know who they were. They appear to

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be people picked up in Raqqa whom it is like state may have had a dispute

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with about any number of things, perhaps collection of taxes. --

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Islamic State. But there are also operatives in Raqqa, activists and

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people trying to send footage of what life is like that. Some of

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these guys killed were running Internet cafes trying to give access

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to the outside world. They could be providing information to the British

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security services. They would be intimidated and now worried. That is

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perhaps the point of the video. Hilary Benn may be safe. If you are

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going to have a reshuffle, you want to get rid of a problem. You want to

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do it quickly as well. Quickly, efficiently and ruthlessly. Many

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people would point to Hilary Benn being the biggest problem Jeremy

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Corbyn has as far as his shadow, is concerned, but it seems he is

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staying. The biggest problem Jeremy Corbyn has his Jeremy Corbyn,

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because it does not really matter if you agree with him not. Whether you

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like him think is good his job or or not, but he does not have much

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experience managing a big team, and if you are going to run a shadow

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cabinet which is the executive officers who sometimes have to have

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some disagreement but generally carry the line and run your policies

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and present them to the public for you, they have to be on-site. He has

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had a big bump in that they have not been part of his team. -- problem.

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Hilary Benn has said he is not part of this, especially where the Syria

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vote was concerned, Jeremy Corbyn's people have been saying they would

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be a revenge shuffle. They said it would be today. They have had

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journalists outside the offices in Parliament all day waiting for a

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decision. We're now told it will be tomorrow afternoon. Jeremy Corbyn

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has gone home to rearrange his bathroom cabinet tonight instead. We

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get the point. There is no ruthless efficiency. Nobody expects the

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Jeremy Corbyn inquisition because it is so bad. Putting your old

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political hat on, there are suggestions there were things he

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wanted to do, but he could not do them or if he did to them it would

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cause friction, and therefore he has pulled back? That seems to be the

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suggestion. In the Guardian, it says Jeremy Corbyn's ideals solution

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involved moving Hilary Benn and Maria Eagle two other senior posts,

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but it may risk of damaging split. The problem is not carrying out a

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reshuffle. It is not even taking revenge. The point is that leaders

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should love during a reshuffle. It is where they get the media

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headlines want. They get to work ruthless and in charge. They get to

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do it in their own time and can manage the whole of this story, and

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it makes them look like a metre. For Jeremy Corbyn to botch not one but

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two reshuffles, which happened because people were overheard

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talking about it, which does go on, but to botch two, the problem is I

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don't think necessarily the idea of doing a reshuffle or saying that

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some people don't act me so I can't have them in top jobs, fair enough.

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-- back of me. But she has handled it badly and now books week. He

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books incompetent -- looks, and he now needs to look decisive. This

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should be a time when he gets to do that. Can you imagine a time when a

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reader decides to have a reshuffle and then revealing in advance via

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your press adviser that you probably can't do it anyway? -- leader. David

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Cameron, even Tim Farron would not do that. This did happen to David

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Cameron once. He tried to remove Iain Duncan Smith, and he was told

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in no uncertain terms, I am not moving. That was a real moment of

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weakness from the Prime Minister. He realised it could create some

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damage. But he did not tell everyone to days in advance, I will move in

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Duncan Smith if I can, but if I can't, I might have to back down.

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Sorry, guys. Let's move on to the Independent. Britain conspired to

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ignore Saudi executions. A lot of analysis in the last few weeks and

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months about written's relationship with Saudi Arabia, especially on

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contracts and judicial tie-ins that they have -- Britain's. And

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apparently written ignorant these executions even though they knew

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about them. This is based on a paper from 2011 saying we would like to

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stop or death penalties, and listed a number of nations involved such as

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China, Iran and USA. We would like to start them having the death

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penalty, which is fair enough. Best of luck, but it is only a piece of

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paper where it is written down. There is no reason not to include

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Saudi Arabia on that list. All of the others will tell you to get lost

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anyway. So Saudi Arabia was not on the list? Correct. But the fact they

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were left off, it was so unimportant, why bother ripping them

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off? You may as well include them. -- leaving them off? But it is

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because of those contracts we have but they were left off? The Foreign

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Office are saying we have to make nice with Saudi Arabia. We don't

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like them, they are not great, but if we don't have them in charge of

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Saudi Arabia, there will be someone worse. We may as well be nice to

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them. They can say, we should perhaps try to push on some rights,

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we would like them to do them differently, but we have decided

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that we don't want to push too hard. The Saudi Arabians know very well

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how strong their position is. They are an important ally for us and the

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US in the Middle East up against Iran. If we were not making friends

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with them and they are not making friends with us, they know how

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strong they are. To be fair to Jeremy Corbyn, his opening speech

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referred specifically to Saudi Arabia. It is one point on which he

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has been determined and successful. If you remember the story about the

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Saudi Arabia was on Jerry Jeremy Corbyn highlighted that as an

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issue. That tells us one thing. Jeremy Corbyn's home territory is

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foreign affairs, and he is often on safer ground talking about foreign

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affairs. Sometimes dodgy ground, but he feels on safer ground equals he

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has got a lot about that. Maybe less so on domestic issues. But what he

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was pointing out is that Britain has always had a difficult relationship

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with Saudi Arabia. Also regarding what we have seen in

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Saudi Arabia, ministers are agreeing. The commission is from

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Volkswagon? I am very interested in this because I own a Volkswagon. In

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America, they are receiving compensation. This is a story about

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the US government suing Volkswagon for the fact that, because the

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emissions were higher than expected, they have polluted the air. The

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pollution authorities have said there will find them for each

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vehicle affected -- they -- fine. This is not the car owners suing, it

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is repercussions for the emissions. It is not for people like me who

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would perhaps like some compensation for owning a Volkswagon. It will be

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interesting to know whether the US government will pass the money on to

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the drivers, or whether they will use the money for something that

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will benefit everybody. I think it has been announced, or not announced

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but it is out there, that British Volkswagon owners like yourself will

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not get a penny. American Volkswagon owners will. They are willing to pay

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compensation to American drivers, not to British drivers. Separate to

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this lawsuit. That is apparently because there is a potential market

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of many millions, and they want to keep up with that. They also want to

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keep in with the US authorities. You don't want to get on the wrong side

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of some of the US legal authorities. Exactly. Is that underpinning part

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of this? You don't mess with the Americans. They have the

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resources... The class action suits in America are very expensive

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compared to a. Particularly on the government's side. They won't back

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down. It is interesting that Volkswagon is currently in dispute

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with the Americans over various things, including devices in SUV

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's. This is possibly trying to get some more compensation out of them

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for those things. Volkswagon has that aside I think 6.7 billion

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euros. This could be tens of billions. Thank you for looking at

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some of the stories with us. Stay with us, it's time for Sportsday.

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No need to wait until tomorrow morning to see what's in the papers - Clive Myrie presents a lively and informed conversation about the next day's headlines.


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