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has more to say about his decision not to make a 147 as the Welsh open

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snooker. That is in sports day after The Papers.

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Welcome to our look ahead to what The Papers will bring us tomorrow.

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We were stuck with the financial Times. It leads with news of the day

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between Saudi Arabia and Russia to freeze oil output. The Metro has

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more concerning the search for a missing junior doctor. There are

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reports tonight she left a letter which referred to personal matters

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but also mentioned the health secretary Jeremy Hunt. The daily

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Telegraph headlines the news that Prince William made a speech at the

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foreign office, some have interpreted his words as giving

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support to keep the UK within the EU. The Independent reports that

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eastern European leaders are demanding David Cameron water down

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some of his key demands. The some of his key demands. The

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Guardian leads with the same story but also focuses on the high sugar

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content of hot drinks. The express says house prices are rising by an

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average of ?18,000 a year. We will start with the Independent. Eastern

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countries think David Cameron's on the plan is unacceptable. Once it is

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by Thursday. Hopefully he will be able to announce that the referendum

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will be sometime in the summer. Some in the eastern Bloc are trying to

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block all about, aren't they? This is overstating what is happening in

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Europe. This is last-minute skirmishing ahead of the decision

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this week. They do not like bits of the day, so it is to do with child

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benefits for Polish workers in the UK and a bout of this is behind the

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scenes, how much does that mean Paris can not pay benefits to punish

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people question what it is about the impact on other countries. That is

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not quite true, it has been a mixed day for David Cameron in Europe. He

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they are starting to wipe their they are starting to wipe their

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fingers at Saint Catherine listen to us as well, although can say they

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don't have a veto over these proposals. There are mixed messages.

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You want a row with Europe. David Cameron want to be seen to be having

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a bit of a row. I think this is a poker game. The negotiation is

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coming up. They are making complaints publicly to paint Cameron

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into a corner. He will say they will not accept this and the most

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interesting thing in this story is that I imagined it has to be done,

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the dean, at the end of this week otherwise can work back and say I do

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not have a deal, therefore I recommend we get out. That is his

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bottom line, but he is hoping for a deal he can sell. It says here that

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if he does not get the DVD is looking for, he will take it further

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and will be discussion. He has always made the point there is no

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rush on this. He has until the end of 2017. In theory he has. If he

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doesn't get it. It could mean we leave the European Union or we stay

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in. He needs a D he can take to the public. If he gets the deal he can

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sell to the public is prime ministerial career is over. A that

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these negotiations are technical. They will not win over at the

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public. These are marginal issues. public. These are marginal issues.

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As the European people have been sent, this is being grown. We are

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talking about the odd carrot in the crew. The French and Germans are in

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favour, people did not want to see the UK Niamh, so I think this is an

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overstatement of what is happening. Rather sanguine about the situation.

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Let's go to the Telegraph. Prince William. He is being drawn into the

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EU raw -- row. Is this overstating it? These are different pages of the

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press. It is a big thing. We had Margaret Thatcher coming back from

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the dead to advocate for a sting in Europe and now Prince William is

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giving a speech in which he doesn't mention the word Europe, but he

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alludes how Britain is better off working with other nations and some

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have chosen to interpret this as Prince William... They could have

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said this at any time. I disagree. The Palace knew exactly what he was

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saying. We have a proud tradition of seeking out allies. During the

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Scottish referendum the queen made a very carefully orchestrated

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intervention. What is fascinating about our Constitution is we have

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this former head of state who cannot explicitly say nothing. They do it

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in code and we have interpreted and I think this is a fair shout for a

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front-page story. I think it is the first time we had Prince William on

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the first page of the FT. We did take it seriously and it is an

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interesting intervention. I like that David Cameron said the Queen

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had heard down the phone. Maybe there will be some purring in

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Westminster tonight from this story. The Britain, at last an apology for

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her. -- Lady Brittan. She had a private meeting and got an apology

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for the handling of the allegation like of abuse concerning her former

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husband. Yes and he was absolutely right to make a very precise

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apology. The police were aware that the investigation into the word

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Britain had been dropped, there wasn't sufficient evidence, but they

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delayed and procrastinated about telling the late peer about this and

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he died with these allegations hanging over his head and his widow

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was not told in a timely fashion. That is quite wrong and it is a

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denial of natural justice. Having said that, I do understand why the

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police have been so eager to investigate allegations, because the

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previous problem was they were getting allegations and not taking

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them seriously which was a denial of justice for victims. They swung too

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far the other way and they will not grow back, but I am glad there is an

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independent enquiry analysing this issue. This is not an apology for

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the investigation, which is what some people were asking for, but an

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apology for not telling Lord Britain before he died that he was in the

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clear. This is a senior public figure. I do find it shocking it has

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taken so long for the police, even if it is a technical apology as he

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explains, he says he is making a precise apology, but six months...

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This is a high profile case. He was slandered in the newspapers along

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with other people as well. I do think she is ready to deserve this

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apology. Financial Times, your paper. The average weekday edition,

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not the splendid weekend edition. One wondered how long it would take

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for these oil-producing countries to crack. They agree and output freeze

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in a bid to halt the oil price slide. It seems they have realised

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they cannot keep doing this. I think this is a really interesting moment.

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In some ways we expected this a long time ago given how much the white

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price has crashed, 70% since 2014 and they are hurting. The Russians

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and Saudis are hurting. This isn't as far as the market wanted them to

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go. They wanted to cut back on output and instead they have said

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they will freeze output where it is. But is not as far as market wanted.

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It may set a floor under where we are going with when prices. Some

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people were worried it would move to $10 a barrel. This suggests that

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might not happen, but it might require other countries, like Iran,

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to agree to this and that is a big unknown. The geopolitics are

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interesting because the Saudis have been priming the pumps and pouring

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out toilet in order to keep the price low and to put American

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fracking out of business. They are paranoid about America developing

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energy security and removing their reliance on Saudi Arabia, which is

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the guarantor of Saudi Arabian security and the lives of the Royal

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family. The fact they now have there is an interesting story last week I

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just read, saying some of these companies in America are struggling

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to get funds from private capital because they are losing so much

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money. The Saudis have now come in at this time the moment, it is about

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more than economics. This is a central strand of the narrative that

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has linked the West and the middle east over the last half a century.

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Let's go on to the Guardian. High sugar content of hot trunks. Did you

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like coffee or hot chocolate? I really did laugh at the beginning of

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the story which said people are putting their health at risk by

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ordering the fashionable drink hot chocolate and I grew up of hot

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chocolate and it was not particularly fashionable and I don't

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think it is now. So, yes it does say it can be the equivalent of adding

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25 teaspoons in just one drink. They are talking about some of these

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generous drinks with extra stuff on the top. It is a bad story and we

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probably do not realise how much should we have in our copies, that

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my father, if he is watching, does have five spoonfuls of sugar in his

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coughing every time. I think he should pay attention. 25% in a group

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moved forward with China. With a name like that, white with you order

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that? Quickly onto the Telegraph. British children are apparently the

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laziest. They don't give a lot of space for this. What is worse is

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they spend less time on homework than those in other countries which

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are surveyed and I think that is a worse story than lazy kids not doing

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household chores. My wife bought our child ate little mini Dyson. It

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doesn't work. He has taken to it. You will be back in an hour and we

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will look at more of the stories in The Papers. Many thanks for that.

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Much more coming up, but now time for

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