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to our look ahead to what the the papers

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With me are the Evening Standard columnist Mihir Bose

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and Assistant Editor of The Times Anne Ashworth.

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Mihir seems to have brought with him someone else's opinions(!)

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Tomorrow's front pages starting with...

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The Times leads on a payout made to eight Republicans

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who had their convictions for being part of an IRA

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The Sun leads on the case of Tareena Shakil,

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the first British woman found guilty of being a member of IS.

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The i leads on a theory that Alzheimer's may

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have been transmitted between patients during particular

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In the Telegraph, the Head of the Army warns that

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"fabricated" legal claims made against the military

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may cause soldiers to make mistakes during combat.

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made by a senior immigration judge that many migrants in Calais

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Hospitals are being told by regulators to get

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rid of staff to rescue the NHS from financial crisis,

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on comments by a World Health Organisation expert that the Zika

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virus could travel across the Atlantic to Africa,

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We will begin with the Zika virus story, an epidemic which may cross

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the Atlantic, devastating poorer nations with vaccines still

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potentially years away, this story has really taken off this week. It

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is the black swan... When they talk about these things that suddenly

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come out of nowhere, these crises, that nobody had been expecting and

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nobody had been planning for, looks like this virus is turning to that,

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because of the way in which we have seen... It has not been proven,

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there are babies born with microcephaly in Latin America, but

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it is linked to the Zika virus, and this story is telling us it could

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cross the Atlantic, because the climate in parts of southern Europe

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are actually good climate for the kind of mosquitoes which carried

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this virus. Not all Mosque eaters, dirt and species in particular. It

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is when it starts to threaten places like Europe and North America that

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clinicians really begin to pay attention. One of those classic

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things, like the Ebola virus, a short time ago, nobody had been

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paying much attention, and suddenly it was in the headlines, top item in

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the news, similar to the Zika virus, I hope I pronounce this correctly,

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the survival of this particular mosquito, which sounds like an old

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Egyptian goddess, but so far we thought that with mosquitoes and

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malaria, we knew what was happening, and suddenly, for this to emerge out

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of nowhere, it does make you feel a bit frightened. All of this talk of

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all of us being aware of what diseases to combat and how to combat

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it, you feel helpless. Clinicians are far away from getting a vaccine,

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and also, this idea that you may go to a country and then decided to

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come home and start a family and it might be a very unwise thing to do.

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Not everybody even has symptoms when they are carrying it. In adult it is

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minor. The symptoms of the Ebola virus can be a cough and a cold, it

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is a bit like that. In this story, advising people that come back,

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particularly Brazil, they should use condom is if their partner is likely

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to become pregnant or are pregnant. You have to be bitten by the

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mosquito carrying the virus rather than the Ebola virus which is

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patient to patient. Google tax whistle-blower speaks out, H MRC is

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not interested in stopping corporate tax avoidance. This is in the week

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in which we are having to make sure our self-assessment tax returns are

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in, and small tax bills to pay. This picture makes him look like a

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character from war and peace! Slightly differently dressed, but,

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there are two questions here, first of all, we have bad laws, Beasley,

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allowing corporations to do this sort of they need to be looked at,

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no point in saying that Google should be morally in the right,

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corporations are not in the moral business, they will try to pay less

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tax. The second thing, the Chancellor set out to claim, he made

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a great success of it, getting Google to pay all this money, we do

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not have the details of the settlement. To be convinced that

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Google did the right thing, we need some details of why they are paying

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this sort of money and not the much greater charge which the French are

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levying on him -- levying on them. This is the week and won 1 million

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people who are yet to file tax returns will have two get forms in

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face penalties, I think people are angry. This a year in which Inland

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Revenue will be able to clamp down because it has more information all

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of us, drawn from all kinds of sources, to make sure our forms are

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right. It seems to me that the scrutiny that is being applied to

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individuals is not being applied to corporate. We hear from every

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budget, that the goal of Revenue and Customs is to clamp down on tax

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avoidance, this whistle-blower says that he is not persuaded of that.

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That is probably out there in the country what a lot of people think.

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It seems as if Google has made a donation rather than paying tax. We

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could all decide to make a donation(!) ?150? That is not how it

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works. Google is doing what it is entitled to do by law, we should

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look at the law, we should change the law, to make sure the

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corporations pay the proper tax. Until the law is changed, people

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will be fed up. It is the fourth of the lawmakers. Now you are agreeing

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more than I thought you would! Stop that! Student loan jihadis to to fly

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to terror with tot. The 26-year-old from Birmingham who has been in

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court this week, she has been sentenced, she is being sentenced on

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Monday, a president, really, being set. What it says, particularly that

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she took a student loan to go there. This raises the whole question, what

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is happening the second or third generation children of immigrants,

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why are they in effect being attracted by this is the body, why

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would they think, why do she think that she could use a student loan to

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get there? She must be very alienated from the country, that is

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worrying thought. Why she registered at any UK academic institution? It

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seems to me to be an clear, she seems to be able to not use the

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money for fees merely to depart for Syria. This is interesting, about

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what is a member of IS, she was not necessarily a sworn member, but she

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went to join them. She seems to be a poor woman who felt lost and

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disengaged from society and saw IS as a route to some kind of

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fulfilment. It is interesting that a member of our society should feel

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like that, so disenchanted, that they should think of going to an

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organisation which will devastate them. Four months later, she

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realised, she came back. Outrage at pay-out for IRA gang, tell us about

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the pay-outs. Interesting story, the convictions were overturned because

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at the time of the trial, various facts were not disclosed. That is

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the role in this whole affair of an informant, an informant among the

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IRA ranks. At the Court of Appeal, convictions were overturned because

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it was not made clear that this man had a role in his double life, as it

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were, and now, they are going to be getting some compensation. ?200,000

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apiece, some will be able to get a second amount of compensation for

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another trial, another series of convictions, and I think that this

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will be yet another issue where people think, why is this happening?

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The laws have been tightened since but a lot of people will say, how

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did this come to this, particularly when people who were injured in IRA

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attacks are yet to have any regrets? The point is, these trials took

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place, in one case, 25 years ago, it is a long time ago. The law has been

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tightened. But the law was defective, the law that has been

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tightened means that if the crime has been committed it cannot be

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reversed. The decision being reversed not on the fact that the

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crime was committed, it was, but that not all of the information was

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given to the defendants. It is how the troubles will haunt us for

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decades, we think that they have moved into the past but they will be

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there with us. Troops at risk from parasitic law firms... Head of army

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and Defence Secretary joining forces to condemn claims against the

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military, the suggestion here, that fabricated legal claims made against

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the military could undermine Britain's ability to fight future

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was, how did that make that leap? If you are going to bring these claims

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against soldiers, the Ministry of Defence is going to spend a lot of

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money trying to defend cases which are completely spurious, they are

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saying, it will affect morale as well, soldiers fighting for Britain,

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in what they believe to be a just war and a good moral cause. And the

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possibility that some of the soldiers may bring action against

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other military personnel for being sent into battle not properly

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prepared. The war machine becomes not something done on the

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battlefield, but done in the courts of law. There will be accusations of

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a witchhunt against soldiers, but is it a witchhunt if it is an

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examination of facts? Very murky waters, about what happens on the

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field of battle. I think we need to recognise that if you are in the fog

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of war, things are going to happen which may not necessarily be the

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things that should have happened. And what we seem to have got into

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this, lawyers are everywhere, whatever situation you have got,

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lawyers are making loads of fees. Tax claims for Google, for pursuing

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troops... I would like to know, as a taxpayer, where we are. At the

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beginning of the Iraq war, we were talking about a morally certain war,

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so far we have not even had the Chilcott enquiry properly. I feel

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that I should mount a defence of lawyers... (!) hairdressers are the

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most popular people, so I have read. If you have a legal issue, you need

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professional advice, it is very expensive to get unprofessional

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advise! But all lawyers are ambling chases! I don't believe that they

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are(!) LAUGHTER This is the Maoist cult leader,

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Aravindan Balakrishnan, and his daughter, Katie Morgan Davies, who

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spent 30 years of her life held captive by her own father, she has

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waived anonymity. May we all be as magnanimous as she has been, she

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repeated the words here of Nelson Mandela, " I have my father". Nelson

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Mandela said that if you leave written with hatred and anger and

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bitterness, you are still in prison. She was imprisoned for three decades

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by her own father. Extraordinary, that she has come out in public and

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she has said that she is now going to be moving on from this. You have

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got to admire her. This is a person who was diagnosed as being a

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narcissist with a personality disorder, and he tells his daughter

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that out there are other fascists... That she would combust if she left

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the home, this is the power he exerted on this family, on his whole

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cult. And still he has supporters! Still people say that he was right,

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and he has been victimised, and things like that. As you say, the

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daughter has really elevated herself to a totally different level in what

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she is saying. I was on the bus with him quite often going to court in

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the morning, he looked so mild and make, mild-mannered man. You could

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barely work out that this man could have been guilty of such crimes. The

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most evil person doing ordinary things, the banality of evil. What

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we will be back at 11:30pm, that is all for the moment. Stay with us,

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